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  • Birthday 09/24/1976

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  1. Grace Roman

    Is What Is Love "philosophical Fiction"?

    What you're referring to is Atom Punk, I think. It's in the article. I'm not familiar with what the "punk" part of those genres is, but I don't think it has anything to so with the Punk movement in the 80's, which was (as I'm told by followers and from watching SLC Punk) supposed to be a neo-hippie anti-establishment thing, which was completely unsuccessful and gave birth to what I call the "giving up" movements such as Goth, Emo, Grunge, etc. I attended a Christian school and was not allowed to "express myself" as such, but my mother was a hippie, protesting whatever she could get her hands on. I struggle between what I would think is my civic duty to voice my opinion and the Bible's mandate to "Do all things without complaining or grumbling", "turn the other cheek" and so on. My mother always said, "Sooner or later, you run out of cheeks." Well, I'd better not spoil too much more of future chapters of... (new title attempts - Drum roll please) What is Real? Realer. Is Love real? What Is Love, Really?
  2. https://pin.it/sozv52okzngya2 "12 Genres You've Never Heard Of"
  3. How Do You Get God’s Dream for Your Life? I’ve come to the conclusion there is no such thing as great people. There are only ordinary people committed to great dreams. When you commit yourself to a great dream, it draws something out of you and helps you become larger than you would become any other way. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (NIV). God’s dream for you is personal. Only you can fulfill the purpose God has planned for you. His dream for you is positive. It will give you hope! How do you get God’s dream for your life? You’ve got to be willing to dedicate your life to God, committing in advance to do whatever he tells you to do. “Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him …. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God, what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect” (Romans 12:1-2 GNT). Most people miss God’s dream because they’re not looking at God; they’re watching what everybody else does. If you’re trying to imitate somebody else, you’re going to be a carbon copy instead of who God made you to be. You need to be more concerned with God’s dream for your life than the American dream. The American dream and God’s dream are two very different issues. The American dream used to be pretty affordable and pretty simple. Today, the American dream is all-consuming. It usually takes both the husband and the wife to even try to keep up. This rat race becomes your total focus. If you want to get serious about discovering God’s dream for your life, you have to decide not to settle for the American dream. Will you choose the good life or God’s life? Materialism or ministry? The rat race or God’s race? “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back … and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us” (Hebrews 12:1 TLB). Commit yourself to God’s dream for your life, and don’t worry about being like everybody else. From the Bible App devotional "God's Dream for Your Life"
  4. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    One of my pet peeves: "What did you mean by that?" Why are there 50 different things I could have meant by that?
  5. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    I meant the plural "you". The South has the right idea with "y'all". Sometimes English is just dumb. I think the greatest impediment to understanding any English translation of the Bible is that they're all translated into English.
  6. Grace Roman

    Maybe This Is The Genre For What Is Love?

    I relish the compliment. I just thought "What is Love?" expressed perfectly my lament that we've forgotten what love is. (I know; that's also a song title.)
  7. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    I just repotted my future bonsai hopefuls. That's MY vacation!
  8. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    Coffee. Always coffee.
  9. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    Fantasy Island is a TV show from the 70's starring Ricardo Montalbon.
  10. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    I was thinking along the lines of seminars and workshops but also massages where you can take a complimentary voice recorder so you don't have to write. Also, the Disney or Universal-esque quality would be the ability to give you that atmosphere you want at any given time. Like Fantasy Island. (Great, now I've just explained to everyone exactly how old I am).
  11. Grace Roman

    Maybe This Is The Genre For What Is Love?

    Ok, suggestions? I was hoping to do a series which would include What is Faith? What Is Joy? Etc.
  12. Grace Roman

    I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

    I just got back from taking my kids to Disneyworld, Magic kingdom. I had never been myself. It wasn't much different than other amusement parks I've been to, so my favorite parts were the things you can't do anywhere else like my girls meeting Cinderella and them making the castle look different with lights at night. We stayed at a resort with a beach and a lot of water things to do. Ugh. I'm a cat/vampire and don't like either water or the sun, so I endured because I love my kids. At least they also had rock climbing and zip lines. My ideal family vacation would be a treasure hunt (one clue to another) in a foreign city of temperate climate and season. The whole trip made me think of what a resort for writer's would be like. If only I had the money. What would you include?
  13. Grace Roman

    Asking For Prayers

    Lord, give results to this situation that will glorify You.
  14. Grace Roman

    If You Were A Band, Which One?

    That music is just my style, and the words hint at Christianity. I also like Addison Road who is blatantly Christian. If they were to do some harder music to the Christian words it would be perfect. I hope Metallica gets saved someday.