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FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

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FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by ajdjr73 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:53 am

Hello: My name is Andrew John. I have moved a lot in my life and so I do not usually say where I am "from" because I have had 30 physical addresses in my life so far. One of those addresses was many years ago in Eastern Oregon in the town of La Grande. The setting of this story was thus very familiar to me because I spent many hours hiking and driving around Eastern Oregon.... this sort of weirded me out a little when I first read the book. It was fairly boring living there and nothing as dramatic as this book ever happened at the time I lived there. There was a canoe race in the melt off rapids in the river one spring. I remember a wild game dinner I was invited to. Pretty tame stuff.

Hebrews 13:14 For here we have no lasting city, because we seek the one yet to come.

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by Doggie » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:40 am

Howdy Andrew,
Yes, it more important to point where we are going and know that is our true residence than where we are, or have been.
It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by Courageous » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:42 am

Hii aj! Welcome to the board! Maybe see you around some. :)

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by PastorCarl » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:08 am

Hi there aj!!! Scripture says that our citizenship is in Heaven and not on this earth. We are just passing through this life on our way to an eternal one provided for us through Jesus alone.
"You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." Psalms 139:16

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by Arus » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am

Hi Andrew, welcome to the forum!
In the cracks of an earthquake, new flowers grow.

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by teresaandrea » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi Andrew, good to see you here, glad to see another person for whom The Shack made a difference.

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by Judy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:22 pm

Hello AJ and welcome. I'm from GA, currently living in AL and loving it. Nice to meet you.

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by Cathy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:56 pm

Hi Judy.

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by PastorCarl » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:18 pm

Hi there and welcome to the forum, Andrew!!! Glad to have you here.
"You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." Psalms 139:16

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Re: FOR HERE WE HAVE NO Lasting City

Post by livasheli » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:16 am

Hello Andrew. I too lived in Oregon for a few years, Portland. I am originally from Ga so when I first arrived I was awestruck with the snow parks, big evergreen trees, and the crystal waterfalls. I distinctly remember Multnomah Falls the first time I saw, I cried happy tears at the beauty of it. Reading The Shack took me back immediately to the beauty and tragedy of being there.
Welcome to the forum, may you feel at home in His grace and peace-

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