Go to the LTW blog here for quotes from Martin Luther, showing that "spritual disciplines" are not enough to bring true and everlasting peace.
Dear Dwayna, My name is Sam Park, and I stumbled across your blog posts from March 2008 containing your thoughts about godly relationships and about being single. I browsed through just a tiny fraction of your many blog posts and also visited the LTW website, and I was just so encouraged by all that God is doing through you. I'm a senior at USC in Los Angeles, and I know how it feels to have a burden for the lost as I walk through Hollywood and Santa Monica and other parts of LA, or even just every day on campus as I go to my classes. So, to read about the ministries in West Hollywood and Venice fills me with so much joy. Sometimes I feel so small, thinking about how God could possibly reach out to these people, but when I read your story I am so encouraged. I appreciate very much the wisdom you share in your blog entry about how men should lead the relationship, particularly your comparison of men in California to those in New York. To hear it from a woman's perspective...it is something that I will take to heart as I look for a wife. It resonates with me since I've spent my whole life in Southern California and also because I'm Korean (many Asian men tend to be passive). I am learning more and more about what it means to be a man of God...Sam ParkLos Angeles, CA
The world's colleges and universities, even Christian ones, cannot possibly teach wisdom, other than the wisdom of the world which will burn up one day. To fear the Lord is to lay up treasures in heaven, which will not burn. Dwayna, there is much wisdom in what you write that can only come from God and your faith in Him who gives understanding (in many things.) Your attitude and demeanor shows godly grace and compassion....not seen very often among women (and men,) college-educated or not. As you continually abide in Christ, He will direct your paths and bring to you more wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as needed in your work and sanctification. You have and are impacting many people, including me. Your example played a part in me seeking to learn how to truly study the Bible. I've done "Bible study" before, mainly following study guides like the Navigators or whatever my Sunday School class would happen to use. I've been in many different denominations over the years and often times their classes or study guides would only focus on their denominations particular nuaces, like "baptism of the Holy Spirit." But there have been times when I have gone long periods without studying or reading the Bible at all. So in March I asked Jay Wegter for suggestions on Bible study and am going from there.TimUSA