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Bruce McDaniel

"following Jesus"

Piedmont, WV, USA
male, age 55
Speaks: English
Joined Oct 10, 2005

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  The ability to practice forgiveness towards someone who has wronged you, is the ability to say I am not going to let what this person has done to me effect my life any longer. It’s about letting go and freeing yourself and accepting what is. “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet leaves on the heal that’s crushed it.”

Forgiveness does not mean that you just act like nothing ever happened and allow that person to hurt you again. The practice of forgiveness is for healing yourself not them. Once you have forgiven you become at peace with what happened to you. You move on without holding a grudge or holding on to past pain.

Remember what Jesus said “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” While he was being brutally tortured on the cross he practiced forgiveness. It is true the ones who do you wrong are often completely unconscious and unaware of what they have done.

There is no reason to seek revenge on someone who has wronged you. What people put out comes back to them every time. Your only job is to forgive them. Practicing forgiveness is the only way of moving past whatever wrong has been done against you.

To practice forgiveness towards yourself is an act of self respect and self love. We all make terrible mistakes and have regrets in our lives it is part of learning, growing and being human. If we never did things wrong then how would we learn to do things right? Accept your past mistakes and do not repeat them.

The original definition of sin is to miss the mark. As humans we all sin which simply means we have missed the mark. It’s that simple you just missed the mark! Love yourself enough to practice forgiveness of yourself and others. We all deserve forgiveness because God knows we all miss the mark sometimes.

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 Finding forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ

 Baptism(immersion in water)

 A Prayer for Jesus to be your Saviour.

"Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and Saviour. I renounce all other loyalties, and I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of Jesus. Amen."
  Fellowship with others that have a knowledge of Christ
  It all seems so easy so far, but now for the hard part. That is walking in faith and turning your will over to God. This is where 99% of us seem to fall short of His glory.

 First of all this takes daily prayer and communion with our Father and obeying the Ten Commandments.
  The Commandments were given to strengthen the relationship that God had already established. Because God chose Israel, they were to be loyal to God alone. They were to worship only God and not make or worship idols that represented other gods. And because God's name is holy, the people weren't to misuse it in any way (see Exod 20.7). The relationship with God also included setting aside a day for rest, as God did at creation (Gen 2.2,3; Exod 20.8-11). The day of rest “belongs to God” (Exod 20.8), meaning it was to be a day to worship God and to remember what God had done for the people (Deut 5.12-15). Observing this special day each week was to set the people of Israel apart from their neighbors. By resting, worshiping, and by giving servants (and even animals) time off, the people would remind the world of their unique relationship with God.

 The rest of the commands help define the relationship that the people were to have with one another. These commands are like important foundation stones or pillars helping to support Israel's life as a community and to protect it from danger. If these “foundation” commands were not obeyed, lives would be affected in negative ways. Individuals and whole families would be hurt. Marriages would be broken up, and the peace and blessing intended for those who live under God's care would be replaced with pain and chaos.

 Notice that neither list of commandments (Exod 20.1-17; Deut 5.6-21) includes a “one through ten” numbering. Different religious traditions number the Ten Commandments in slightly different ways. Some combine the command to worship only God (Exod 20.3) with the command which bans the making and worshiping of idols (Exod 20.4-6). The final command about “not wanting” what belongs to someone else is then divided into two commands, so the list will equal “ten.” What's most important about the Ten Commandments is not how they are numbered, but rather that they show God's people how to live with one another and to honor God.
  Deuteronomy 5:6-21 (New International Version)

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

"You shall have no other gods before me.

"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

"You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

"Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

"You shall not murder.

"You shall not commit adultery.

"You shall not steal.

"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

"You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
  Following the Commandments is a hard thing to do because God gave us free will, and this is where we lose sight of the real goal which has nothing to do with earthly things. Our goal is our salvation through the Father. A lot of us think we can obtain that by just believing that there is a God. WRONG!!!! We must live and walk in faith daily. I feel that the Lord forgives us when we backslide and do the wrong thing as long as we ask for forgiveness and make a good effort not to do those things again. If you are a repeat offender there is no more help eventually.
  Our Father put us on this earth to be a servant to others. If you live in his will and always do for others even if you don't want to your needs will always be met.
  In Gods eyes we are all his little children, so always take heed to what you say and the way you approach others. Even if you are angry a kind word is always the best policy.
  Lose your arrogance and false pride. It is okay to take pride pride in your accomplishments as long as you don't boast
  In your job always remember you are not working for yourself or your boss, you are working for the Father. Do the best you can do everyday for Him.
  Do not gossip!! People love to talk about everyone but themselves. Even if you think you are trying to help someone you may be hurting them.
  I just wanted to add the fact that giving your life to the Lord does not mean that you cannot enjoy life. I belong to the Christian Motorcyclists Association and we attend all of the secular bike runs and enjoy the games and the fellowship with others and at the same time spread the word of love and salvation through Jesus Christ. You do not have to do drugs or drink to have a good time, as a matter of fact life is much more rewarding when you can remember what you did the day before.

Tips and Warnings

Pray daily
Don't be afraid to ask for forgiveness
Fellowship with others
Be kind
Being a self proclaimed christian and not following Gods word is worse than not knowing Him at all
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Found on the body of a woman at Auschwitz (While this is not a prayer by a veteran, it deeply affected the vets who found it and it is a great blessing.) 

O Lord
Remember not onlyThe men and women of good will.But also those of evil will.And in rememberingThe suffering they inflicted upon us,Honor the fruits we have borneThanks to this suffering --- our comradeship, our humilityOur compassion, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heartThat has grown out of all this;And when they come to the judgment,Let all the fruitsThat we have borne.Be their forgiveness 

The Warriors Pledge

Oh warrior, my brother, my sister: We once prepared for battle, and served our causes as best we could. Perhaps we are stained by blood shed by others, or carry scars from our own wounds.  Yet our task is not complete until we have acknowledged one another. Oh warrior, my brother my sister, I offer to you the following: I will honor your experience of service, recognizing that while your cause may not be mine, the terrors of war bind us together.  I will listen to your story, and share with you my own for without each other we cannot know the truth, nor can we tell the story to our children.

I will value your life, even though in the past we may have sought to destroy one another and may indeed have destroyed lives precious to each other, today your life is precious to me.  I will give you the gift of my presence, that we may know each other as the warriors we are, complete our task, and welcome each other into our homes. Alan Cutter, NAVVVM, 1999

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Groups Christian Stewardship, Habitat for Humanity, Hugs and Hope, NAACP, Native American Christians and Friends!, SHARING AND CARING
Hometown Kansas City Mo. 
Birthday Feb 04, 1963  
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About Me Veryoutgoing ,friendly ,ambitious ,self motivated ,I love the outdoors and try to enjoy what God has given us as much as possible! Concerned for the well being of others, hard worker, check out my site I kind of gave up on my physical appearance when my marriage started failing, because I just didn't care, now that I have found the Lord I have also found a new lease on life through faith. LOOK OUT!
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Pets cats and dogs  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions christian non-denominational  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy, Aspiring healthy eater  
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My Philosophy Life can do nothing but get better from this point on
What Gives Me Hope Waking up in the morning with Jesus
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Help others any way I can, protect our animals and our God given earth, it is the only one we have and so many people don't respect this wonderous place of beauty.
What/who changed my life and why Jesus Christ, because he is the way!!!!!!!!
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, people who steal and harm others, People who steal, people who rape, liars, gossips, Evil people, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt a child, abusive people  
Passions Our Lord in Heaven, love, LIFE!!!, water, trees, spirituality, peace, nature, animals, earth, Scent of a Woman, making a difference, laughter, broadening my horizons  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, peace, life itself, love, happiness, good people, god, blue skies, Birds chirping, a gentle breeze  
What Scares Me We have nothing to fear with faith  
Role Models Father, Son, Holy Ghost  
Quotation For God so loved the earth that he gave his only begotten son, whosoever beleiveth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Interests nature hikes/walks, GOD and Living In His Word, quiet time, Mind/Body/Spirit, humor, church activities, Antiques/collectibles, aromatherapy, computers, gardening, meditation, wildlife  
Books the Bible, Almost anything worth reading  
Music Gospel and RB, Down home blues and classic rock  
Movies I don't watch much tv  
TV Shows Animal Planet programs, mash, Trinity Broadcasting Network, animal documentaries, Ilifetv, Discovery Channel  
Favorite Foods good barb-q  
Favorite Places woods and lakes, nature, the mountains  
Can't Live Without god, friends and family, peace, love, laughter, nature  
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