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2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
Have you ever gone out witnessing? Write about your experience."
I never did care for door to door evangelism. I would rather people see Christ living in me in my day to day action than to go out preaching religion. People hear what you say but they believe your actions a lot sooner. I would rather win them by my behavior than drive up a wall with my words.
"Today we entered Quadrant N-421 where we came across another star voyager. jonblair talks about actor Leonard Nimoy, and the famous character "Mr. Spock" in
What do you think?"
I think Nimoy and I have a lot in common. Nimoy spent the latter part of his life reconciling with family and making amends for things he had done wrong. I have spent the past twelve years attempting to reconcile with my family and making amends for what IK did wrong earlier in my life. While my family has said that they accepted my amends I remain an outcast and that is their prerogative. I won't force them to associate with me for doing so would be more harmful than anything I did in the past. You see, I am a recovered addict. I spent years mooching off of society and living like a sponge. I no longer do that. I have been clean for 12 years and will work until my dying day to make up for the years I did no work. The work I do today is actively writing and marketing my books. I have a book coming out at the end of this month called "Teatime." It is being self-published by readersmagnet.com in San Diego CA. They are holding an event called The Festival of Story Tellers from April 23-25, 2021 and April 30, 2021- May 1, 2021. It is a virtual festival, free to the public. All you have to do is register and you can stop in anytime. It will air live for those time slots 24 hours a day. I am one of the panelists for several of the workshops. My times are:
Friday April 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - Biographies and Memoirs
Saturday April 24, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - Self Help
Friday April 30, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – Religion & Spirituality
Saturday May 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – Inspirational and Personal Growth
I will also be going live from my booth
Friday, April 23, @ 2:00 PM
And Saturday April 24, @ 2:00 PM
Then Friday April 30, @ 2:00 PM
and Saturday May 1, @ 2:00 PM
These are all efforts to market and build my brand as "Chris Breva" author. I owe it to my family, society, and myself to work my butt off to build Chris Breva into a marketable author. My real name is Marvin Schrebe, but since most people cannot pronounce it, yet again remember it, I legalized the name Chris Breva and use it to write with.
I also work as the Chaplain and Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist at the WV Veterans Home where I live. I do so to earn my room and board and a little spending money. I will work in all these positions until the day I die or until health forces me to give them up. I owe it to myself, my family, and society to do so as this is my way of making amends to them for the many years I mooched. Maybe my family and I will never be fully reconciled, but like Nimoy, I will spend the rest of my life doing my part to make it up to them whether they know it or not.
and (Since the prompts are the same.) Prompts: "Describe ten sounds you associate with spring."
Ten sounds I associate with spring? Frogs croaking is the first sound that comes to mind. Frogs breed in the spring and bullfrogs croak to attract mates. When they start you would declare there were thousands of them when in reality there are only a few.
The next sound would be birds chirping or a whippoorwill calling. Again these are usually mating calls.
Another sound is rain. It usually rains a lot in April so the sound of rain is a spring sign, though it also rains much of winter as well.
I cannot think of any other sounds. There are lots of early sights though such as daffodils popping through the ground and the return of the red-breasted robin.