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RELIGION: Christian - other
MEMBER SINCE: 04/10/2008
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LAST LOGIN: 10/19/2015 18:28:49

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A League of Their Own; Cats & Dogs; Alvin and the Chipmonks; Field of Dreams; Ice Age; The Last Mimzy; You've Got Mail; Moonstruck; Finding Nemo; The Pacifier; Home Alone 1, 2, & 3; Men in Black I & II; Independence Day; 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; Chariots of Fire; Bolt; The Chronicles of Narnia movies; Lord of the Rings trilogy; the new Star Trek movie; lots of science fiction; movies that leave you smiling, laughing, uplifted.
TV shows: Monk, House, Bones, Fringe, Star Gate: SG1 & SGA, Dr. Who, Babylon 5, Eureka, X-Files, the Star Trek shows, Family Matters, Touched By An Angel, Doc (with Billy Ray Cyrus), Funniest Videos, educational documentaries, cat shows, dog shows

Christian, soft jazz, a variety of styles, pretty instrumental music, some classical, some easy listening, assorted music from the past several decades,

David Crowder band, Josh Wilson, Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, J J Heller, Laura Story, Selah, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Chris Tomlin, Brian Doerksen, Third Day, Chuck Girard

Ruth Fazal's beautiful violin music:

Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, Chuck Mangione, Sara McLaughlin, Jackie Evancho, Susan Boyle, Manheim Steamroller

Bible, inspirational non-fiction, inspirational fiction, science fiction, books about science, nature, and psychology, Who Switched Off My Brain & The Gift in You by Dr. Caroline Leaf; The Shack by W. Paul Young; He Loves Me by Wayne Jacobsen


pizza, cheese, strawberries, chocolate

I picked the name YellowRose because yellow roses are my favorite flower and I'm from Texas. I used to have 2 cats, but they both got old and died last year. For personal health reasons, I decided it's not practical for me to currently have pets, so I just enjoy pictures of cats and other animals. But my elderly mother feeds the neighborhood strays, so I occasionally enjoy watching them through the window. I never had any children myself, just never happened. So cats were my "babies".

I like to seek to learn and grow as a person, I like to try to understand people and to be encouraging to others and to help when I can. I seek to grow in knowing and believing the love that God has for me and for others. (1 John 4:16) I hope that my life will somehow make a positive difference in this world.

Some of my philosophy in life:
Some things aren't worth putting up with. Other things aren't worth getting your blood pressure up over. The trick is in knowing which is which.
Life is precious. Try to make the best of your time in this world.

With God's help and by His amazing grace, I have endured and seek to overcome very serious health problems, sometimes life-threatening, which has to led to some of my philosophy as mentioned above.

Also, in case anyone wonders, I generally only tend to be here sporadically. If I seem to go a long time without responding or participating here, it may be that I've been fighting another battle with my health. I have been hospitalized several times in the past few years, sometimes for life-threatening conditions and sometimes I have had several days at a time when I have felt able to do little more than spend most of my time in bed. One of my on-going battles is to be able to continue to walk. Thankfully so far I still can. For all practical purposes I have lived a pretty isolated life the past several years. I rarely go places except to medical appointments or medically related places.

Several years ago, I once had a full time job, also did some self-employment work, was very involved in church, did some volunteer work, and got together regularly with friends. But overtime the bottom gradually fell out. As my health declined, I became less & less able to get out to do the many things I used to. I now only have a few friends I have regular contact with. Some I was once close to moved away or died or just moved on & lost touch.

But all that said, I don't want my medical conditions to be my identity. I just want people to have some awareness of where I'm coming from in how much I may or may not be active here at times and in some of my opinions on things. I try to stay positive, to find things to smile about and be grateful for. I try to encourage others and pray for others so as not to get bogged down in self-pity over my own difficulties & challenges, and to persevere in trying to overcome what I can. Life's challenges have led me to have a new appreciation for the Serenity Prayer:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."

The internet has helped me keep some in touch with the rest of the world and I have a made a few friends over the years that I've never actually met in person. The internet can help make the world feel smaller. Serendipitously, I've sometimes discovered someone far away has some aquaintance with someone I know more locally.

Christianity, love cats but also like animals in general, neuroscience (study of brain), butterflies, flowers, science fiction, science, learning new things, people who are encouraging, things that make me smile and laugh, children's joy, inspirational stories and quotes, finding ways to encourage others in spite of my own challenges

Websites I Like:
(I don't necessarily agree with all views on them but find something about them interesting or thought-provoking)
(You'll need to copy & paste the addresses into your browser's address bar to access since this format doesn't seem to allow clickable links)
(a Christian website with some "out of the box" views)
Life Today:
(a ministry with an outreach for many different practical needs)
Mountain Wings:
(Wings Over the Mountains of Life - daily inspirational thoughts)
Life Without Limbs:
(ministry of a man born without limbs and about overcoming life's challenges)
Shades of Grace Ministries:
(God's Comfort for Life's Trials)
Joseph Prince Ministries:
(a ministry with emphasis on the grace of God)
The following 3 websites are for a church with emphasis on the grace of God and its pastor: Andrew Farley:

thoughtlessness, lack of kindness, lack of empathy, callousness, indifference to others' needs and pain, people being judgmental, needlessly giving up, people trying to get me to needlessly give up

computers, internet surfing, reading, Bible study, writing

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