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The God Den

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The God Den… that’s the new nickname for my house.

Friday evening I attended a service at Bethel. After the service, Kris Vallotton asked how I was doing. I told him that spiritually I feel good, but I’m living in a big house without even my Beagles for company, so sometimes I feel a bit lonely. He asked what I do with my time. I told him that I work on my new business, read a lot of books by Christian authors and pray a lot, especially so since the public meltdown I blogged about not long ago.

“You’re house has become a God Den”, he said.

I’ll accept that. I’ve begun thinking of it as such, and it’s changed my outlook quite a bit. It’s a bit more difficult to feel sad when you’re sitting in a God Den, don’t you think?

This morning Kris gave me a big hug. He said, “I love you man. You’re such an encouragement to me.”

“And you are to me, Kris. Your labeling my house The God Den gives me a new perspective on many things. Those words have stuck with me.”

And with that I left him to greet the others waiting to see him.

Isn’t it funny how a few words can change your entire outlook on something?

I can’t possibly do justice to the way Kris’ words changed things in my mind. Late at night, when I sit alone in my easy chair, reading a book or conversing with God, those words will encourage me to remember who I am and where I am.

In fact, those words can be used to remove sadness and loneliness.

So I sit here now writing to all of you from The God Den: a place where I continue to grow in faith… a place where I study… a place God meets with me.

That was a good word.

Thank you Kris.

12 thoughts on “The God Den

  1. Could my bathroom be “the God John”? That’s where I go to get away. Sometimes I don’t even do anything in there but pray.

    Which is funny because that’s where I did some other stuff that I shouldn’t have. (TMI, I know, but I thought I would share)

  2. donny,

    maybe some day God will knock on the door of His Den and say…’Donny! i have someone i need to move in here. they need a temporary home and you need temporary company!’

    lol, that would be just like God.

  3. “maybe some day God will knock on the door of His Den and say…’Donny! i have someone i need to move in here. they need a temporary home and you need temporary company!'”Ask Donny… That was me (last week) when the wife and I had it out and she kicked me out of my house “LOL”

  4. “maybe some day God will knock on the door of His Den and say…’Donny! i have someone i need to move in here. they need a temporary home and you need temporary company!'”

    Ask Donny… That was me (last week) when the wife and I had it out and she kicked me out of my house “LOL”

  5. Isn’t that a little like how someone from Jersey says Garden? The God-den …

  6. Isn’t that a little like how someone from Jersey says Garden? The God-den …

  7. Donny…Just FYI, stodghill here…I sued Turboface in court for libel.I won.I’d love to talk to you sometime, send me an email mandomainholderprivate@yahoo.com

  8. Donny…

    Just FYI, stodghill here…

    I sued Turboface in court for libel.

    I won.

    I’d love to talk to you sometime, send me an email man

    domainholderprivate@yahoo.com

  9. hi donny. could please change you blogroll address for me to http://www.pinkhairedgirl.net ? i’ve moved domains. THANKS!!

  10. hi donny. could please change you blogroll address for me to http://www.pinkhairedgirl.net ? i’ve moved domains. THANKS!!

  11. john! hope you’re home now! lol.

  12. john! hope you’re home now! lol.

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