Cari Jennings


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Oakland High School

lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil...

November 02 2006
so today was an interesting day. let me preface the following scenario with this: last night's youth group service was amazing. Justin Vance spoke about "A Radically Defining Love", on Romans 12:14-21:

 "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord.   On the contrary: 
   'If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
      if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
   In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.' Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

Justin did a great job delivering the message, and i was truly encouraged. so today i get to school, and i hear that a person, whom i speak to on a daily basis and who even goes to my church, has said that Bruce Gilley deserved to die because of what kind of person he was. I honestly almost threw up when i was told this. and the first thought that came to mind, was that scripture and last night's message. it's funny how many times we ask God to change our hearts or to move in some way in our lives, and then we are all shocked when He does. i think that through this kind of scenario, God is trying to get this love thing through my head. but man, it still makes me mad as all get out. gracious. how on earth could he say that? if you, and you know who you are, read this entry and want to get all angry and tell me that "Bruce said stuff about me or made fun of me...", let me tell you, i don't want to hear it. you obviously didn't know him in the least and didn't care to ever learn. but i forgive you, and i know that he would too. well, i gotta go do my homework...unfortunately. i love you all regardless. much love---Cari 

the brian king kenobi

November 02 2006
college? hard? *scoff* it's a breeze! except for microeconomics. i have a c in there. don't tell my mom!


November 02 2006
Well technically we all deserve to die because we are all sinners, but I would have to agree that that was a very rude and inconsiderate thing to say! Once we have been saved and redeemed, God frees us from that punishment we deserve, which is death and eternity in hell. But I believe with all my heart that Bruce passed on into heaven, a place much better than here that he definitely did not deserve on his own (nor does anyone). But because of God's grace and Bruce's faith in Him, he is there today, and that is something to rejoice about.


November 02 2006
i was there when said person said this & everyones jaw dropped..... we were like..... WOW i cannot believe he said that.