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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Meeting a Blogger from Tennessee

Blogging for me started last March by reading just one blog ... Dave Mullins'. I added another during the summer: Jeremy Weaver’s. These guys are also known as Reformer and the Doxoblogist. I worked with Dave at our church, Emmanuel Baptist Church and we really got along well. The Doxoblogist was someone I had never met and I was sure I never would.

How interesting for my husband and I to find that he was going to be at our church on Christmas Day. We made plans to meet him and his family in the foyer. We only visited with him and Dave Mullins for about 20 minutes, so we extended the invitation for him and his family to come to our house any time after Christmas, before they headed back to Tennessee. As it turned out, they were looking for something to do the next day. They came over and spent the afternoon. The four adults talked, and the five kids played in the basement.

His wife, Magaly is a very sweet lady … so easy to talk to, and very personable. She is also very pretty.

When Jeremy left, he said to my husband, "You're just like I imagined you. You two are very nice, friendly people." Well ... ... ... I am delighted to say that Jeremy is nicer than I imagined him. His comments that I see on his own blog and those that that he visits are so few and so brief, one might envisage that he is not sociable … but he was very warm and friendly. I shook his hand and I didn't catch any Calvinism either. ;~)


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  • He's got facial hair! hehe

    I'm pleased and glad that you were able to meet him!

    Antonio

    By Blogger Antonio, at 12/27/2005 11:43 PM  

  • Ahh, so thats where he's been!

    By Blogger marc, at 12/28/2005 1:26 AM  

  • Rose, We've got plans to meet a few of our E-daughters in the next year and I'm hoping that wil expand to include more. It must have been so great to be able to worship together! Great pics and thanks for sharing. ;-)

    By Blogger Kc, at 12/28/2005 6:40 AM  

  • Hi Rose,

    How cool to meet some blogging friends for the holidays! A merrier Christmas for all!

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 12/28/2005 8:40 AM  

  • I'd so love to meet some of my blogger friends in the States too.

    By Blogger Kitty Cheng, at 12/28/2005 9:53 AM  

  • Hi Rose

    Looks like you had a good Christmas too.

    Thats so cool that you can hear a voice and hold a hand that goes along with the face. Sometimes we get off track when blogging ... they are real and they have feelings.

    Maybe this new year we can take that to heart .

    Thank you so much for your friendship and love that you give

    By Blogger forgiven, at 12/28/2005 11:15 AM  

  • Awwww!!! That's so nice!

    By Blogger Jeremy Weaver, at 12/28/2005 12:50 PM  

  • What a great time you must have had!

    I would like to meet many of my blogging friends.

    At the top of the list, crammed together so tightly one cannot tell which is actually on top are: Rose, Jeff H., and Jeremy Weaver.

    Now I am jealous.

    By Blogger Joe, at 12/28/2005 12:58 PM  

  • Hello, Rose~

    Kitty, my thoughts exactly.

    Doxoblogist, you dont know how upset I was when you said I had offended you. I could not think about anything else all evening. I take these things very personally.

    God Bless

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/28/2005 2:24 PM  

  • Rose,

    I worked with Jeremy's brother (Steve Weaver) in ministry for a short time. That is how I got to meet Jeremy as well. I have found the Doxoblogist to be a thoughtful, extremely funny, and concerned about Christ and His cause. When we get a chance to talk together, we have always have a good time.

    I'm glad you discovered this as well.

    Now, get back to Tennessee and start blogging, Weaver! And tell your brother to answer his voice mail.

    JRush

    By Blogger John Rush, at 12/28/2005 3:47 PM  

  • Antonio,
    I'm pleased you're pleased. John wants to know if you have any family in Northwest Ohio!

    Hi Marc.

    kc,
    That is so sweet. You have e-daughters. Is Pia one of these?

    Cleopas,
    It was merry. I hope your's was happy too.

    Kitty,
    Maybe you will have a chance to come here sometime. We have had exchange students from Japan and Australia living across the street from us.

    forgiven,
    Shaking the hand and seeing the face is really something. I hope I will eventually meet other blog friends too. Mud Hens.

    Joe,
    It was a great time in that it was so very unusual. I marveled at the internet, but more so at the Lord, because believers are just like family. They are family!

    Mattthew,
    You are welcome in NW Ohio, you know it. Don't take it to heart too much. It is as I told you - Doxoblogist has a thick skin. His true attitude (which is as I thought, humor) is also veiled behind the brevity of his comments. I'm am sure if he comes back and reads this he will be sorry that he made you disturbed.

    JRush,
    It was a revelation. We think he is back there now, if we're not mistaken.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/28/2005 4:19 PM  

  • Doxoblogist,
    I think that means you liked the post. Have I heaped hot coals on your head since you said nothing nice about me on your post? :~)

    BTW, you know the reason!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/28/2005 4:23 PM  

  • I would like to come to Ohio. Its just money and time. I have relatives in New Jersey and Florida. Maybe if I visit them one day, I might be alble to make a trip either west or north respectively.

    If anyone else bothers to read this comment, please do not feign offence with me. I do try really hard not to offend people and I get upset if I do. Please make it clear if you are just putting it on.

    God Bless

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/28/2005 4:31 PM  

  • Rose, thank you for your comments. I so enjoyed the privilege of meeting Jeremy and his lovely wife. I do wish I had had more time to visit. I did have to return to Akron.

    It was, as always, special to see you and John again. You are dear people... every time I think of you, I pray that you will see the "reformed light." HAHA - I am only (mostly) kidding!

    Thanks again!

    By Blogger Reformer, at 12/28/2005 4:43 PM  

  • Rose,

    Sounds like your family had a good christmas time. What a treat to fellowship in person with someone you've met on the blogs.

    Jeremy was the first one I had contact with in these RB blogs. I went to his site and we wrestled a little in Galatians. So much has happened since, I might have to go back now and see what he is up to.

    Shalom

    By Blogger Ephraim, at 12/28/2005 4:56 PM  

  • Reformed light?

    Electric light bulbs were invented not long after Dispensationalism.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/28/2005 4:57 PM  

  • Mud Hens. I'm so glad you all met. What a blessing that must have been.

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 12/28/2005 7:40 PM  

  • Doxo looks kinda burly with that beard. Are you sure that wasn't Steve?

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 12/28/2005 8:10 PM  

  • Matthew,

    are you conceding that dispensationalism was "invented"?

    Antonio

    By Blogger Antonio, at 12/28/2005 9:01 PM  

  • Reformer,
    I mostly miss you Dave. :~)

    Ephraim,
    That is so funny. I never would have known that. Poor Jeremy, he has had to fuss with two terribly insistant fussers, eh? :~)
    What are "RB" blogs? (What does "RB" stand for?)

    Matthew,
    I think reformer meant the bright light of a candle, blowing in the wind.

    Bluecollar,
    It was a blessing. Truly. Mud Hens. Ask Jeremy about his Mud Hens indoctrination.

    Bhedr,
    Who's Steve? (just kiddin)

    Hi Antonio.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/28/2005 9:27 PM  

  • Rose~
    Reformed people love their old-fashioned things like candles (except in churches, of course).

    Antonio,
    I think Dispensationalism was pretty much introduced by Darby. It is correct, but was absent through much of Christian history.

    Dispensatioanlism is modern. It is scientific. It is a theology for the modern world.

    With respect to any Calvinists here, I think Reformed theology is rather backwards-looking and reactionary.

    Rose~ if this is objectionable, please delete it.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/29/2005 3:29 AM  

  • Rose,

    I'm sure at the time Jeremy thought my points were anything but funny. It was just that as soon as I would mention any kind of pro-Torah perspective, out would come the letter to the Galatians, as if that would silence all who dared to disagree. And he was doing a study on that exact subject and letter on his blog. Who could resist? And while at first glance that letter seems to end all arguments in that pro-Torah direction, a careful study that includes the time, audience and context in which it was written can undo most of the common understandings that people hold of that particular letter. If I get a blog in the future I will be sure to include that discussion. It would at least give Jeremy a chance to put some heat my biscuits.

    But I digress.

    I use "RB" to identify "Reformed Baptist" blogs. I realize that not everyone who blogs here is a Baptist or Reformed, but for me it covers the general outlook and tone. I am referring to the blogs only. The comments on these blogs are, of course, all over the board.

    Looking forward to your next stirring debate.

    Shalom

    By Blogger Ephraim, at 12/29/2005 12:11 PM  

  • John,
    If Steve doesn't want to talk to you then he won't talk. Have you hurt his feelings?
    :-)

    Dyspraxic,
    I'm sorry. I can't be offended. I'm sorry I troubled you.

    I got a Mud Hens cap! Thanks, Rose and John!

    By Blogger Jeremy Weaver, at 12/29/2005 1:07 PM  

  • Doxoblogist, thankyou. I appreciate your sincerity.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/29/2005 3:31 PM  

  • I have a brother who lives in Ohio. Somewhere in Springfield, I've never been to Ohio. Is that close to you?

    I don't think he is born again, unfortunately.

    Antonio

    By Blogger Antonio, at 12/29/2005 6:15 PM  

  • Springfield is a township 5 minutes from us, but it is also a small city 2 hours from us.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/29/2005 8:03 PM  

  • Ephraim,
    "Reformed Baptist"? You are lumping me in with them? tsk tsk!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/29/2005 8:04 PM  

  • Wonderful Rose...Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    God bless.

    By Blogger ambiance-five, at 12/29/2005 8:31 PM  

  • Matt,

    Trust me, if Doxo and I had Calvin wars a few months ago and our exchange was pretty tough, but we are still friends, then know this that Doxo is not offended with your rehtoric.

    BTW Doxo, Calvin was right for the most part and I have forgiven him for what he did, though I am still baffled as to why he did it, but lets not open that can up again. I have since learned to tremble and submit before God and that even Micheal the Arch Angel didn't accuse Satan.

    WE must always remember that Satan is the foe and that we are not to even accuse him(we are to resist though) as Authority is of the uptmost importance to God(In one sense this is the motive behind everything in his eternal plan along with revealing the glory of his love) and we are indeed to be careful with our rehtoric but that doesn't mean we can't have fun. This is why we need to develop thicker skin.

    As for you Doxo...I didn't have to meet you to know what you were really like. Between you and your brother, I knew you were and are both very serious hams that exposite the word of God accurately:-)

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 12/29/2005 9:24 PM  

  • Brian,
    You're making me blush!
    Look how red I am!

    By Blogger Jeremy Weaver, at 12/29/2005 10:04 PM  

  • Wow sounds like a great time>>>>

    By Blogger Shawn L, at 12/29/2005 11:34 PM  

  • Rose, would love to come visit you one day, God willing!

    By Blogger Kitty Cheng, at 12/30/2005 7:31 AM  

  • Hey! To the "lurker" from Monclova, Ohio, come on out of the woodwork and comment already! You know you want to! Your friend! :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/30/2005 11:41 AM  

  • Kitty,

    I just realized you are a Cheng and from Hong Kong too. Did you know Teddy and I wonder are you related to him. If this were to be the case then this would indeed be a small world. Perhaps I am assuming to much though. Wow Rose you indeed are bringing many together even if there may or may not be any rhyme or reason. Ha Ha

    Just picking:-)

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 12/30/2005 11:55 AM  

  • Ambiamce-five,
    Thanks for visiting! Have you read here before? It must be so since you had a link to me. I'm glad you commented. Welcome and come beack anytime.


    The Doxoblogist blushes. How grand. Bhedr, you have a skill.

    Shawn,
    It was fun and very interesting. Texas isn't all that far, is it? (jk)

    Kitty, do you know bhedr? Wouldn't that be something.


    Something strange happened to me on these blogs the other day. I was at Blucollar's blog, I clicked on his pastors link, then I saw a name in that blogroll that looked really familiar. I clicked on it and it is someone I have gotten emails from before. He is the son of the man who organized a conference that is held at our church in February and I get emails of graphics from this guy. I didn't even know he had a blog. His dad and I are familiar with eachother because I do all the printing for this conference. Small world!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/30/2005 2:08 PM  

  • It's great to see snapshots of warm fellowship between the saints!

    By Blogger H K Flynn, at 12/30/2005 5:57 PM  

  • I'm from wisconsin

    By Blogger Shawn L, at 12/30/2005 11:33 PM  

  • hK,
    It is.

    Shawn,
    I'm surprised!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/31/2005 2:58 PM  

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