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   I absolutely love this CD, though this music is certainly not for everyone.  Dr. Crum introduced it to his theory students of which Jon was one.  He introduced Rutter to me.  And I've been hooked ever since.  This, though, is my favorite CD of his music.  He's an English composer, and his music is ethreal.  The first time I listened to him was in the music library at school (interpret: college); the music actually brought me to tears.

   Speaking of his music reminds me of Christmas.  Jon wanted a Christmas list from me.  I didn't realize how little I need till I tried to write it.  But the first thing I listed is a membership to BMG.  We used to have one, and I wish we did again.  They have such a wide selection of music!  And if you can't find it in their catalog, I'm sure you could online.  So, yes, this is a plug for BMG.

   I really think we should join Glen Community Baptist.  Pastor Bill's messages have really gotten to me lately.  Like tonight, what should have been common sense really hit me hard.  He had a lot to say, but the two points that stand out the most were found in Job and Hebrews.  Why do we ever question the choices of God?  Did we form the earth?  Can we feed all the animals of the earth?  Are we really in control of anything?  What would we be without God?

   The second point he made was not to take our salvation for granted.  Obviously, we don't have to work for it, nor will it ever be taken from us.  We can't lose it.  But how many times do we reflect on how fortunate we are?  Did God have to come to this earth and die for us?  No.  Why did He?  Because He loved us.  Why did He choose to love us?  I don't know.  Why did He create us?  Yes, I know it was to glorify Him.  But does He need us?  No.  If I really think about why God created us, it blows my mind.  I can think of no good reason, especially since He's God.  He knew what a screwed-up people we would be.  I mean, the son of the first people created killed his brother!  How could he when he knew how real God was?

   Anyway, don't get me started.  I can only be thankful to God for saving me.  I can't understand Him.


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   If anyone desires to get me a paid account, more power to you!

   All right, I have to say what I've been aching to say since Sunday.  It blew my mind.  Pastor Rose (I don't remember what he was speaking on) mention that Paul would have given up his own salvation to have the Jews saved.  Wow!  Let me quote the verse:

    "For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:"

   That's Romans 9:3 for those of you who want to look it up.  It totally floored me, because I totally can not say that.  I mean, I would love to, but I wouldn't give up my salvation for anyone!  And here was Paul, one of the greatest men in the Bible (to me) who would give up his own salvation so that his countrymen could be saved.  I mean, wow, I still can't get over it.  How seriously do we take the fact that others are lost and dying and going to hell?  Obviously not enough.

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