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Seeking new maintainer/moderator

Hi! I am slowly closing down my LiveJournal accounts. I have not be on LJ since 2014, and I am at a different stage in my life where I am focusing on my family, our fledging business, and my blogs (UNashamed and A Heavenly Home).

Before I delete my account, I would like to hand this community over to someone else.

If you are interested in taking over ownership/maintaining this community, please comment below.
Joy // Breathings

Collective neglect, individual indifference

Good afternoon!

I would be very honored if you would check out my article "Collective neglect, individual indifference", just published at ADvindicate, a brand new Christ-centered, Bible-based online magazine from an Seventh-day Adventist perspective.

Collective neglect, individual indifference [link]

Feedback is most welcomed.

May grace of our Lord be with you this day,
myself // Happy

GYC 2011 Houston, Texas

Hello, fellow Adventists! I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and holidays thus far.

Just a quick note to announce that I am heading out to the Generation of Youth For Christ (GYC) 2011 conference in Houston, Texas, tomorrow morning and will be gone until January 2nd. My sister, Jessica Fisher, will have an exhibit for her debut album, New Life. We will also be displaying prints of the amazing artwork by an amazing Adventist artist, Sarahi!

If anyone else is also attending the GYC, come by our simple booth in the exhibit hall and say hi! You may see me running around, handing out things at the meetings, or picking up the offering buckets because I will be ushering again this year. If you are unable to make it, you can watch the GYC's main presentations on 3ABN.

This year's GYC theme is the Holy Spirit. Last year, Jessica and I co-wrote a song based on our experiences at last year's GYC conference, and that song is now featured on her debut CD. The Lord works in mysterious ways, because the song, "Upper Room Experience", is also about the outpouring on the Holy Spirit and Jessica may (it has not be confirmed yet) be performing this song at the GYC. You can listen to the entire song and read the lyrics at her website by clicking here.

God bless and may you have a joyful new year!
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I went to Europe and then didn't log into livejournal for several years now.  I didn't realize that i was the moderator of the adventist community, and I apologize about that.  I have found that livejournal now allows me to open membership, so anyone can join this community now without permission.
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Urgent Prayer Request

My older sister is about seven-months along with her third child, Alexander. Doctors discovered a cyst developing in the area of Alex's stomach. Today we received an update on Alex's situation, here is part of my sister's email:

Note: Both my sister and my brother-in-law are RNs.

So the doctors think Alex has something called a choledochtal (ko-lee-do-k-tal) cyst which is a cyst that grows off of the gall bladder, liver, and/or the common bile duct (used to dump enzymes from the pancreas and gall bladder into the small intestines to help digest food). They are unable to fully confirm this from the ultrasounds, but the placement is right, and they aren't sure which specific structure it might be growing off of, they won't know this unless the cyst starts to dilate the common bile duct or until they do an ultrasound to him after he's born. Depending on the ultrasound and the flow of enzymes they may decide to take him immediately into surgery and remove the cyst and common bile duct, reconstructing it with a section of small intestine, this would require a stay for him in the NICU while he recovers. The good news is that everything I've read says that neonates (newborns) do better with this surgery than older infants (over 6 months old)–but its scary. If it doesn't interfere with digestion and has no impact on the enzyme production, they may chose just to watch it and see if it goes away on its own.


Please remember my sister and little Alex in your prayers during this difficult time, that either the cyst will be nothing or that the necessary surgery after birth will be successful. We are all very worried.
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Praying for Christchurch, New Zealand

In case you do not know, Christchurch, New Zealand, was struck by a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake at 12:51pm, February 22, 2011. One of the hardest hit areas was the Central Business District (CBD).

David Asccherick, Adventist evangelist and director of the ARISE Institute, had been in Christchurch conducting “What Does the Future Hold? Bible prophecy seminar” since January 25th. He was in his family's rental apartment in the CBD when the quake struck and recounts what happened in a very telling article Christchurch Earthquake Frontline Report.

Read David Asscherick's report of the earthquake here ->

"It looked and felt like a scene straight out of the Second Coming. [...] The scene was perfectly apocalyptic complete with fires, collapsed buildings, thousands of terrified people, helicopters buzzing overhead, and toxic smoke-filled air. [...] It was all very surreal and otherworldly. I felt like a pilgrim—all my belongings on my back, walking through a wasteland surrounded by confused and frightened people."

Both David and his family (who were visiting friends elsewhere) were safe, but we know from news reports that many others were not. The death toll is about 75, but is likely to rise with over 100 are still trapped in the debris or presumed dead.

"Many decisions for baptism had already been made. We had been getting between 300-500 people attending nightly. The last message I had presented was the truth about the Sabbath. [...] We were halfway through our nightly meetings and have been progressing very well, particularly for such a secular city. I was set to preach the truth about death and hell the day the quake hit."

Let's all keep Christchurch and all those affected by this earthquake in our prayers.
Joy // Breathings

FREE MP3 Download of "I'll Love You Everyday"

Just wanted to let you guys know of a special Valentine's Day offer. Now until February 14th, "I'll Love You Everyday" by Lila Cervantes will be available as a FREE MP3 download. Click here for the download.

Lila is a new recording artist who is making waves in contemporary Christian music here in North America. Adventist, Hispanic-American, Army wife, mother of two, Lila has experienced many trials in her life and have found comfort and strength in the Lord. Her voice is angelic, powerful, and touching. She hopes her music will provide inspiration, encouragement, hope, peace, and a knowledge that the Lord has a special plan for you. Lila is also a good friend of mine. =)

For more information of Lila Cervantes, her debut album I Can See, and upcoming performances you can visit her website or Facebook page.
Joy // Breathings

Songs about the Sabbath

For awhile now I have been saddened at the lack of English songs about the Biblical Sabbath among the Sabbath keeping. I am now determined to write a few myself. My sister, Jessica Fisher, is currently working on her debut album featuring eight brand new songs written by Jessica, myself, our close friend Ebony, and one song from a very nice man named John (he works with Adventist Frontier Missions). Unfortunately, there is not room on this CD for an additional song. Should the Lord provide Jessica the opportunity to create a second CD, at least one song will be about the Sabbath.

As the Sabbath arrived last night, I was longing to listen to Sabbath songs. Guided by the Holy Spirit, a friend's tweet led me to a YouTube video with the gorgeous music of Neville Peter and two of his songs on the Sabbath. I thought I should share the songs I found:

"Holy Time" by Neville Peter [website]

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In the end, I created two new Playlists on my YouTube account: Sabbath and Pillars of Our Faith

This is only a meager selection of songs for the Sabbath, and I know that there must be more songs out there. Maybe we should issue a Sabbath Song challenge for all Sabbath-keepers. ;)
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Resources Gleaned from GYC

My sister and I had the opportunity to attend the 5-day GYC Conference in Baltimore, MD, last week. Not only was it phenomenal, but it was Christ-centered, Bible-based, and Spirit-filled experience. I have blogged about some of our experiences at the GYC and will continue to do so over at my Christian blog, In Focus.

Every meeting at the GYC, it seemed we were also given free resources and materials – everything from business cards with website addresses to free books – and we received even more when we visited the Exhibit Hall with booths from dozens of various ministries. Below I have listed some of the websites of resourceful ministries for anyone who may be interested.

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