David Knapp

David Knapp

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500 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Favourite Links Friday... · 1 reply · 0 points

Thanks for including 7 Lies Christians Believe in the list! I need the encouragement. Everybody who left encouraging comments this week on the series sure does help. :-)
My recent post Authentic Christians Do Not Sin

500 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - The problem is with us... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yeah, I am trying to learn the German language. I have been here in Germany since May 2010. My wife can speak it no problem.

I can understand about 50% of what is said but I can't speak very much yet.

I feel pressure from the people here to speak it. Pressure doesn't help.

I am having a difficult time believing that God will help me learn this. There are a lot of old thoughts I received from childhood that creep up such as "You're stupid."

I am not as panicked as I sound above but I would greatly appreciate prayer in this. :)
My recent post Authentic Christians Do Not Sin

500 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Plan B Giveaway and bo... · 1 reply · +1 points

I tweeted and stumbled this post but please don't enter me in the contest. It's not because I wouldn't like to read the book but because I live in Germany.

The shipping cost is too expensive.

Glad I can help though. :-)
My recent post Authentic Christians Do Not Sin

500 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Hilarious video: My Bl... · 1 reply · +1 points

I want an eggs box 360! :-)
My recent post 7 Lies Christians Believe

500 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - God wants our characte... · 1 reply · +1 points

That prayer is difficult to pray because it is painful to be molded but still I am willing.

"Jesus isn’t in a hurry but is patient."

Last Friday & Saturday I practiced patients and did a pretty good job. I had to slow down and not let anger seep out.

Sunday wasn't like the other two days. I woke up 45 minutes before church started. I had to try to get my jeans dry (in Germany most people don't have a dryer. I was using a wall heater). I had to get cleaned up and prepare communion (not the message thankfully).

I about went crazy because I didn't prepare. I think in practicing patients one needs to be prepared. Life is full of unexpected things but there are a lot of things we can plan for.

Great post!
My recent post 7 Lies Christians Believe

500 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Favourite Links Friday... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for including Herb's post from Strive for Maturity in this post :-)
My recent post For Women Only- But I Like It Too

505 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Time Off · 1 reply · +1 points

When it comes to devo type posts I have a difficult time coming up with things. That is probably why I have a couple different blogs. One for ministry/devo (Strive) and another for whatever my heart desires (Mosaic Mercy).

Taking a break is good but there are a lot of us that are glad you aren't quitting.

Have a great weekend Michael. :)
My recent post What I Learned In Blogland This Week

508 weeks ago @ The Observer - [Church in 3D???] · 1 reply · +1 points

I agree. I like my church and it is in person. I think that is best :)
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508 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Living the life of fai... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm like the reporter sort of. I have trusted God to provide for me in Germany but I know there are other areas where my trust is not as great.
My recent post Is Facebook Becoming Less Popular

509 weeks ago @ Shooting the Breeze - Do you try to take on ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I create things for me to take on. I don't have enough blogs so I create one more. :S

The problem is that blogging is not just writing on my site but also commenting on other bloggers sites.

I find that I don't do this as much as I would like to because I have other responsibilities I need to get done or sometimes I just run out of energy.

I think pastors can have a very difficult job when their job description is to be every body part within the church.

To answer your question, I don't think I have done anything to combat this but I will think about it.

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