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I think I have become a Christian!

Something snapped. Something broke in me.

All my life I tried to FEEL THE LORD BUT THERE WAS NO FEELING. Jesus was just a word and there was no resonance attached, no feeling. God I can FEEL, he's THERE, it's VISCERAL but there was no RESONANCE.

What I have felt is the pipe. The one pipe given to native peoples by White Buffalo Calf Woman and I still believe that she was sent to us by God because God doesn't neglect people but all the sudden the name of the Lord Jesus is profound and he's there.

WOW! IT HAPPENED. THERE IS NO OTHER TRUTH. WE KNEW THAT but unless there is a connection, we are a fallen order of beigns and this cut us off and I think the pipe came because it was the best we could do. We were given prophecies and limited understanding but now there is better. But now there is better. So now I stand and confess that I am a sinner and I shall surely die unless I accept Jesus.

So let this be. Amen, so be it, I accept and confess. And as the prophecies get ticked off like a checklist, we see that we are in fact near the end of days. And all I want to do now is be right with my wife. Because now I realize I can't fix this.

CHRISTIANS if you have room for a low and dirty smudge pot, I now desire the company of the redeemed and I hope you can forgive me for being who I am. And

In the name of the Lord.

Aho.

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So i shall come to NH?

and inflict myself upon you poor innocents?

I used to cut down over 100 trees a day right where you are freestater. But if i return now I will not carry a chainsaw. Not even a Husqvuarna 268 XP and I no longer have a franklin skidder with the 353 Detroit Diesel and a cable and sling system with the Pewak chains that will rip a hole in your whole world.

My ex wife had a tattoo of a chainsaw on her face. How ripping is that?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Plenty of trees here, come on

Plenty of trees here, come on over

I WILL

one way or another. See in death i get what i am not in life which is a property owner for i have not one but two grave sites and i get to pick: shall i dwell with the ones who moved away or shall I dwell with the bones of my ancestors?

The choice is clear to me; I will dwell in our mountains and I shall listen to the wind whisper in the tall pines and i shall taste of our waters.

But I suppose now that I am a Christian I shall have to content myself to the second coming if Messiah and i shall suffer death. Us indians live forever but now, in order to keep this promise?

One little thing. Us indians never had to give up anything. Christianity settles like a robe on old bones and we still believe in every single thing we were taught. You white people have given us a gift indeed because it goes down like milk with honey.

I would hae converted a long time before this but I just didn't FEEL IT. Jesus wsa just another word with no resonance attached to it so I could not honestly accept hti s redemptiopn. And I tried and tried for so many years but it didn't work. There was nothign there.

Well now there is. And it literally happened overnight.

First there was a mountain now there is no mountain then there is. Caterpillar sheds it's skin to find the butterfly within. (Donovan)

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

I gave you + 1

But I would also give + to someone questioning ALL religions.

Religion was always used by some evil folks to screw the population all over the world.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

LL I recognixe you as an old friend

and as a "poster of good faith"

Nothing about redemption causes me to doubt for one second our heritage as natives, if anything it's a double-burden. I still have all the faith I used to, now I just have more.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

That's beautiful

I envy your faith.

When I think of faith too often I get the images from history books of Christian priests/pastors blessing the weapons in 1914.

Every side in that so called "Great War" got their weapons "blessed"...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Well...I still say...

Christians should come here http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=1... tomorrow afternoon, and ask ALL the questions they have...and keep seeking out the truth; because things are getting quite serious these days!

Wonderful to hear Smudge!

Just don't get too hung up on feelings--they come and they go. Jesus is the English translation for the Son of God's name--Joshua, Yeshua, and Emmanuel also refer to the son of God, our Messiah. It is HE who saves us from our sins! God come down to live and breathe and suffer with us humans.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

So do you?

Do you really believe Smudge has converted?

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

Rejoice! Rejoice, Emmanuel

Oh come oh come Emmanuel and ranson captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the son of God appear;
REJOICE, REJOICE, Emmanual shall come
and ransome captive Israel

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Ahh, My favorite carol

Speedily and soon may He come.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

all are welcome brother!!

all are welcome brother!!

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Welcome home, brother!

Hey, and don't worry about being a sinner, either. We Christians remember whose we are, and where we would be without Jesus. (At least I hope we do, we should!) We will all arrive home soon enough. Let's be kind to each other while we're here. Love , Libera_me.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I recognize you

we have known each other for years.

Liberame domine de morte eterna.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

That's awesome

if you have Smudge Pot! I encourage you to read this:

How can I become a Christian? There are also related topics below the article.
http://www.gotquestions.org/become-a-Christian.html

Also, go to this site http://www.needgod.com/

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25
http://www.needgod.com/
http://www.geniusthemovie.com/

amen

I suggest you start reading the Bible as soon as possible you can download one here http://www.e-sword.net/

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I guess

you are then homeless as well :)
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If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Freakin Deacon

Brother mine. How are our children bro?

I know you keep the faith like a sword.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Sure is weird Smudge.

But seriously, what does Aho mean? Where does that come from?

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

The word Aho is a Lakota thing

It's kinda like the Hawai'ian word Aloha because it's a universal affirmative, it means sure, you betcha, yes, i love you, go for it, I am with you, totally yo bra, there's absolutely no no attached to it. But it can also be used as a question in the interrogative like aho? and that means are we cool with this? Is this the right course of action? Are we correct in light of the ancestors on this one? ARE YOU SURE? Aho?

It's also a way of invoking the sacred language, the one we use to talk to God which is called Wo-Lakota. And that's where you see us "create a space" and light a fire to be in our center and we invoke the 4 Directions,

Wiyoheyapa
Itocaga
Wiyoheyapt'a
Waziya

And you will see us "smudge" to become pure

And then you will see us load the pipe, the Channupa....

and your life changes.

Aho.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Smudge, I've read this comment of yours

a few times now and for the life of me can't understand why it was downvoted.
Old aldy wants specifics on a Lokata word that doesn't have one specific meaning yet the cowards out and downvote your comment without explanation and that's supposed to be acceptable.
Old aldy's comment reminded me of that scene from Donnie Brasco where he explains 'fuggetabout it.' As a NYer, I laughed my a$$ when I watched it b/c I had used 'fuggetaboutit' in every way he had described, and then some. Fuggetaboutit.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

I don't know either but I guess that is what forgiveness is for

we shall turn our cheek shall we not?

"forgive others as we forgive ourselves" right?

Heck man I dunno, let's just walk our path or as the appostle said "we shall run and not be tired".

I have all this biblical training, it just never meant what it does now to me so a miracle happened in my life. And as you know, we are incapable of saving ourselves, each of us only having the face of messiah.

Hey check it out! All of this has just been waiting in me for the right time and now is the time. I'm still a native spiritualist and I'm still an elder, just now I can finally accept forgiveness. And I confess to you that I am a sinner. And but for this gift I would certainly go down to the place of silence. And I'm not convinced I'm not going to because if tehre was justice I would be cast down. All I can do now is sing the praises of God with a louder voice. And I know you will sing too.

And this is beautiful music. "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye nations".

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Never heard it before.

Kinda like? Do you have a reference for it somewhere? Or is it just slang street term made up some years ago?

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

Why so sarcastic and dismissive?

Have you ever hung out with Native Americans from the plains tribes? If you had, you'd have heard the word.
Many English speakers say "Amen" as a kind of agreement to what someone has just said. Like if someone said, "God knows it all," and someone else replies, "Amen." Would you ask the guy who just said 'amen' if it was a slang or street word made up a few years ago?
Amen supposedly literally means 'so be it' but it can also mean 'truly'. It comes from the word 'aman' which means to be failthful, support, or confirm.
So amen can mean 'so be it' or 'truly' or indicate agreement or be used as an affirmation or.... so it's kinda like all those things.
Your comment was unnecessarily rude and inconsiderate.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Tired....

...of the lies, that's all. Many good people believe his conversion posted here. They sincerely put up encouraging posts while Smudge rofl'ing.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

Honeybunch

Gentle One,

Make it up someplace? You got me rolling over laughing.

No we didn't make this up. This is a language that pre-existed your whole culture. You Wasi are "younger brother" to us and we are your elders.

Still laughing. Thanks for the experience. You are awesome.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

As expected...

No reference which is fine.

So, for what reason do you post this made up story about becoming a Christian? You cause all these good people to congratulate you and praise God for you, that doesn't bother you?

Just wondering.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

And ye shall speak the truth but they will not listen

for they have no ears to hear.

So I shall sing you a old song, this is Christian tradition and they call their songs "hymns". But I guess there is no more they for me now, this is us.

All glory laud and honor to thee redeemer king
for whom the lips of children make sweet hosanas sing!
All glory laud and honor to thee redeemer king
for whom the lips of children make sweet hosanas ring.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Watch these smudge pot

they will reinforce the title of your OP. You will enjoy these I promise. Aho brother, welcome aboard. We are indeed in end times.

http://amazingdiscoveries.tv/c/2/Total_Onslaught_-_English/

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

All the prophecies

point to this. This is it, this is the real thing, this is not a drill.

So now we get persucuted and the faithfull will run to the mountains.

Good thing I bring a couple hot dog cars.

;)

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.