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Miss_DJ (Mar 2, 2010)
for Him.

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, "I'm done". But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the
servant would not dare touch the table, because.......... The folded napkin meant, "I'm coming back!"

Jesus is coming back.
Miss_DJ (Mar 2, 2010)
drawn in 38 min
lynnandcharlie (Mar 2, 2010)
beautiful draw and analogy He is coming soon
davincipoppalag (Mar 2, 2010)
nice job on the napkins
Aakyra (edited Mar 2, 2010)
A signifigant and touching message! Beautifully rendered!
firecracker (Mar 2, 2010)
very nice draw and message.....I do believe that Jesus is coming back SOON.....the sooner the better!!!!!:)
marcello (Mar 2, 2010)
and if he doesn't?
vlad.the.hamster (Mar 2, 2010)
But if he comes back, doesn't that mean the end of our world? That's got to be a little scary, no?
Miss_DJ (Mar 2, 2010)
I'm glad you like the draw. I believe He is coming back, and I'm sure it will be a glorious day when that happens. But, I don't agree with, "the sooner the better" because I am enjoying my children and grandchildren and would like to watch them grow up. I have more living I'd like to do. ♥
vlad...I'm not afraid.
elly (Mar 2, 2010)
What an awesome drawing and message, Miss DJ! This drawing is very unique, to say the least! Those who are afraid of the end of 'this' world are not secure in their salvation. And, if He doesn't come back 'soon', then it just means He's not ready for us yet =)..just sayin'
TumblingUpwards (Mar 2, 2010)
Very nicely drawn.
Bubblicious (edited Mar 2, 2010)
I kinda wanna gradiate (yes, I spelled it that way on purpose ;)) and get an edjumacation before he be coming back, lol. Plus I want to publish a novel, and get a tattoo, become a tattoo artist, become a librarian (but I don't wanna go to college T.T) get married... um... not have kids before that all happens. SO. If he holds off a wee bit longer I'm cool wid dat.

If I type like that anymore there is no way I'll publish a novel lol.

And lovely picture Miss DJ~!
Flubbles (Mar 2, 2010)
I believe in fwairies, i do, i do.
lynnandcharlie (Mar 2, 2010)
If you read Hal Lindsey's books you will realize how close we are
firecracker (Mar 2, 2010)
I'm not afraid of the "end of the world' either......it will be the end of the world as we know it.....but it will be a whole new glorious world as we cannot even begin to imagine.....and we will be re-united with all of our :loved ones" who have passed before us.....there's no reason to be afraid.....
vlad.the.hamster (edited Mar 2, 2010)
I don't have that kind of steadfast faith. Maybe someday I will, but not right now.
Btw, I really love the picture, it's so delicate.
madscientist (Mar 2, 2010)
Beautiful draw and story along with it! Christ's return gets closer each day! one day even the scoffers knees will bow and tongue confess!
jekyll (Mar 2, 2010)
Beautiful drawing, but to me the analogy says that maybe mans blind adherence to our traditions and beliefs are what is keeping this world in the mess it's in.....thy will be done?...somebody's gotta do them damn dishes
Miss_DJ (Mar 2, 2010)
thank you all for your comments! I totally believe that no matter when He comes back, we've got a big mess to try to clean up right now. So, I agree Jekyll... do you wanna wash? I'll grab a dishtowel.....♥
jekyll (Mar 2, 2010)
:)
lynnandcharlie (Mar 2, 2010)
I think thats part of being "prepared for the Bridegroom"
marcello (Mar 3, 2010)
you people frighten me.
lori (Mar 3, 2010)
ya... I'm ready to curl up in a hole.
Flubbles (Mar 3, 2010)
I think religions bullshit, i really do believe if somebody told you that a three legged dwarf called bernard was the son of god, and from birth it was imprinted into your'e mind by your'e parents and the rest of society you would believe him in just as much as you believe in jesus.
Axil62 (Mar 3, 2010)
Jesus Christ lived, it's a historical fact.
backmagicwoman (Mar 3, 2010)
I think people should believe what they want to without it being called such names as bullshit..but everyone is entitled to their opinion..I know I behave like a foul mouthed heathen at times....but I belive in God and church and prayer a religion and miracles..it doesn't make me brainwashed by society or my parents.
Flubbles (Mar 3, 2010)
I'm sure in thousands of years time people will be worshipping harry potter , the story will become non fictional somewhere along the line.
lynnandcharlie (Mar 3, 2010)
why be afraid of Christians? none of us are going to bring about the end of the world, we just talk about our beliefs, Axil, now you know what I meant about the folded napkin
backmagicwoman (Mar 3, 2010)
Don't be a turd head Flubbles...
Teapot (edited Mar 3, 2010)
Excuse me, but why is it okay for you to express your beliefs but Flubbles expressing his makes him a turdhead? Because he disagrees with you? THAT makes you scary.

I think religion in all its forms is the most evil, damaging and vile thing that's ever plagued the creatures on Earth. Does that make me a turdhead too? Mixing Judaism and Christianity myths together and confusing them with each other is sort of funny from a historical and even theological viewpoint. Joseph Campbell would get a kindly chuckle out of this thread. He was a kindly guy and one of the few people I've come across who could talk about the human need for spiritual explanations without getting all Harry Potterish.
Flubbles (Mar 3, 2010)
If jesus and god are such spectacularly wonderful people why are they allowing people to run around with towels on there head blowing people up, and peodo's raping and killing young children.
backmagicwoman (Mar 3, 2010)
Don't get huffy...Flubbles know i was just teasing him...and if he had a problem with my statement he would definitely let me know....that is why I said it to him and no one else...if I thought you were a turd head i would definitely let you know..
Miss_DJ (Mar 3, 2010)
well, it's just dandy that you all stopped by the drawing...lol..'lovies'....dj ♥
backmagicwoman (Mar 3, 2010)
I don't need explanations..like i said before..people should be allowed to belive what they want without condemnation and put down from others who don't believe the same things..i don't cram my religious beliefs down people throats and if flubbles was upset about what i said, he is more than welcome to say so.
lori (Mar 3, 2010)
Jesus and God are holy spirits... I believe they can help these situations but only through time, patience and Their Hands in the situation via a living person, an angel, an animal... there are many miracles that cannot be denied.. but denial is also a choice... and some people do choose to deny good or not to be open to it. We are what we surround ourselves with. Just like we are what we eat.. and are what we think. I don't feel like blabbering anymore now.
Miss_DJ (Mar 3, 2010)
I've found through my experience that those that don't want to believe will find any justification/reason that they feel comfortable with to validate their opinion. I don't argue my beliefs anymore. There is only One that can reach the heart, and if it's hardened, only He can soften it. Even then, not everyone will open the door to Him who knocks. Seek Him first, and you'll find your answers. Even to the questions you haven't thought of yet. ♥
lori (Mar 3, 2010)
I wonder what aliens think about religion.
madscientist (Mar 3, 2010)
Ms. DJ You are right! All this bickering and arguing will not change a hard heart! Some people may need to have an experience like Saul before a change happens! Now he had a life changing experience!:))
Flubbles (Mar 3, 2010)
Saul bass?
Roytje (Mar 3, 2010)
I wonder what other animals think about religion.
davincipoppalag (Mar 3, 2010)
I think most of them think "I'm hungry..where's food"
Flubbles (Mar 3, 2010)
I' read the bible at school, there's some interesting stories in it, but i wouldn't want to live my life by it.
Axil62 (Mar 3, 2010)
Dave is right on the money on that one.
Flubbles (Mar 3, 2010)
One reason i dont like religion is because it causes unnecessary arguments like this.That's the most sense daves ever made.
Miss_DJ (Mar 3, 2010)
I don't see anyone arguing. It sounds more like a conversation to me.
Roytje (Mar 3, 2010)
I think it would be: "God, I'm hungry"
lori (Mar 3, 2010)
anyways Miss DJ... food for thought, for sure... and thanks.. you did a nice job on the drawing
Miss_DJ (edited Mar 3, 2010)
Thanks! ♥
Bubblicious (Mar 3, 2010)
Just a note, I wouldn't be worshiping harry potter. I'd probably be worshiping Lord Voldemort xD. And what's wrong with Harry Potter?!? I love that series. :/
firecracker (Mar 3, 2010)
"lol".....I don't care much for Harry Potter....my sister totally loves him.....she is the biggest Harry Potter fan that there ever was!! I believe that God is the "Supreme Being"....He always was and always will be. I was taught to believe that when I was a little kid, and went to "Sunday School". If we didn't have religion, and if nobody believed in God...can you imagine what the world would be like to live in??? It would be totally chaotic and lawless....and life wouldn't be worth living. Anyways......that's just my opinion......:)
marcello (Mar 4, 2010)
I'd imagine it'd probably be less chaotic and lawless than it is now.
Alter.Native (edited Mar 4, 2010)
Ditto@marcello!
A very cool draw though.
Miss_DJ (Mar 4, 2010)
thank you, Alter.Native!
firecracker (Mar 4, 2010)
I have to disagree with you on that......if there was no religion in the world, and no one believed in God......the world would be in total chaos because people would have nothing to believe in......people wouldn't care about anything....all the people who are now "believers' would now have nothing to believe in.....there would be chaos everywhere....I just can't imagine living in a world where no one believed in God......
Axil62 (Mar 4, 2010)
If I hold a pebble in my hand and you don't believe I have a pebble in my hand, that doesn't mean there isn't a pebble in my hand. There is whether you believe it or not.
vlad.the.hamster (Mar 4, 2010)
People would always find something to believe in. Whether or not it is called God is another thing entirely. The reason it's hard to imagine a world without God is because that is the world we grew up in.

Personally, I believe there is definitely something beyond us out there holding everything together, but we as humans can't ever truly know what God is, though we can become close to God and learn from God. Or perhaps God is simply everything, and everything is part of God. We can't know for sure. But don't worry so much about what God is and just live your life to the fullest. That is what I believe right now.
firecracker (Mar 4, 2010)
As far back as history goes.....whenever mankind first came to realize they were intelligent and able to think and reason.....they always believed in something.....they always worshipped something. A lot of civilations believed in false gods and worshipped idols, etc......but every one believed in a god of some sort. Finally....Christians believed in the one true God, and that is the God whom I believe in......it makes me want to sit down and get my bible out, and start reading it....it's very hard for me to understand a lot of what the bible says.....but I think if I try hard enough, I'll be able to figure it all out. All you really need to do is to go out and look at the sky and the stars and planets and clouds and the sun and moon and trees and birds and animals, and everything.....how could anyone believe that God didn't create all these marvelous things.....
Suntan (Mar 4, 2010)
Great work, again, Miss DJ...lol@Roytje ;)
marcello (Mar 4, 2010)
what does god have to do with caring about things?
Axil62 (edited Mar 4, 2010)
God so loved the world....
http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html
Miss_DJ (Mar 4, 2010)
Thanks, Dan.
What a great message is there...♥
backmagicwoman (Mar 4, 2010)
It is a great message..
Axil62 (Mar 4, 2010)
One time I got a message from a hot chick, so you know what I did? I just played it coooool.
backmagicwoman (Mar 4, 2010)
I got a message from a hot chick one time too...
Axil62 (Mar 4, 2010)
and did you just play it cool?
backmagicwoman (Mar 4, 2010)
I tired but it was no use...I just ended up doing this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i9E6zAhvp8
Axil62 (Mar 4, 2010)
Yeah...I hear ya. And then your eyes pop out and your legs twist up like a propeller.... sucks, huh?
backmagicwoman (Mar 4, 2010)
Yeah.cause you get all stuck like that and then everyone laughs at you and calls you bad names while they are pointing at you..
bette_davis_eyes (Mar 4, 2010)
beautiful job on this donna!
firecracker (Mar 4, 2010)
That was a really great link that you posted axil......I enjoyed reading it.....I hope everyone reads it......I'm surprised that you posted that.....I kinda was under the impression that you were an atheist, because of some of the smutty stuff that you draw here, but I'm happy to see that you are a believer......:)
Axil62 (Mar 5, 2010)
Just because I sin doesn't mean I don't believe in God. Hell, Satan believes in God.
backmagicwoman (Mar 5, 2010)
That's what I was saying the other day....cause evrybody sins at some point...the only way to ever be perfect is to make it to Heaven..that's what I think...
Miss_DJ (edited Mar 5, 2010)
So true, Axil....he believes and trembles.
James 2:19: Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

(thanks, bette!) ♥
Bubblicious (edited Mar 5, 2010)
The thing that always gets me though is that, what if I'm wrong? A large part of me thinks: "There is a God, there will always be a God, and that's all there is to it." It's like I am a child again, sitting beside my grandmother and grandfather, listening to the pastor preach about all the amazing things God does and can do. I just feel like he's this great big person who will help me if I go to him, but I never do. I don't know why, but I hate talking about him. I'm afraid because, when I do talk about him it always brings arguments because my friends think I'm trying to shove my religion down their throat. Which is the exact opposite of what I do. I just try to express my own opinions, just like they are free to do with theirs. I'm afraid that at some point I'm going to lose my friends, and I don't have a whole lot of them.

But, another part of me has this lingering doubt about whether he is real or not. My best guy friend, someone who I have known since I was born, is an athiest, and every time religion comes into conversations he says these things that I find it hard to dispute. I want to defend God, actually every time someone says something insulting I get really angry and I do, but it's hard when I don't know what to say. I don't know if what I believe in is a hundred percent true. But then I remind myself that it is called faith for a reason- you can't prove it directly. There is hard-fast evidence, indisputable evidence, but people can taint it and twist it into something it's not. It's hard, and I hate it.
Bubblicious (Mar 5, 2010)
The angel from Montgomery was very beautiful, though it's not my choice of music. The lady had a really pretty voice. Back when I was a country fan I would listen to Jesus take the wheel. Reminds me of how I feel. Thanks for the vids guys. :)
Miss_DJ (edited Mar 5, 2010)
Bubblicious, to thine own self be true. I find it interesting that many of those that would scoff at God or His believers feel the need to insult them. Why would that be do you think? Hmm....
Your 'real' friends will accept you as you are, whether or not they agree with what you believe. Friends accept (not necessarily approve) each other's differences...and respect each other enough to basically 'live and let live.'

The next time your atheist friend begins to insult your beliefs, you may want to ask him what is it about your beliefs that frightens him so?
Because that kind of behavior from him...i.e. insults, etc..stems from fear.

Bubblicious (Mar 5, 2010)
I'll try Miss Dj, thanks for the advice. I don't think it's that he fears it, I just don't think he understands. He likes to think logically, which is why Science is his favorite subject. Except, Science doesn't make sense to me at all. The Universe is just too perfect for it to all have happened by chance. Which is what the Big Bang theory seems like.
elly (Mar 5, 2010)
Many say, "Prove to me that there is a God", I say, "Prove to me there is not" =)

God, You are my Father,
Jesus, You have set me free,
Holy Spirit, continue to guide me,
Until I am home with Thee.

Miss_DJ (Mar 5, 2010)
You're welcome, Bubblicious! Fear may not seem to be the base of his comments, but if you look very closely, fear is at the base of most of our negative reactions....fear we won't get what we want, fear we may lose what we have, fear we MAY get what we want, fear we won't be accepted, approved of, understood..etc.
Fear is at the base of pride, too...it's all over!
My hope for you is that you don't let go of what you believe and hold fast to it, no matter what.
When everything fades away in time...and it all will.....it's the only thing you'll have.
And in the meantime, what a Gift to have during this sometimes arduous journey!♥
Bubblicious (Mar 5, 2010)
Thanks again, I'll try to remember that when I'm having a hard time.
enjoydotcom (Mar 6, 2010)
Wow Miss DJ! Lotsacomments :D.

Not gonna comment on the hole religious issue, but I do like the napkin.
Roytje (Mar 6, 2010)
You live in a strange world if you believe everything that can't be proven.
Miss_DJ (Mar 6, 2010)
Believing everything that can't be proven, and believing in God are two entirely different ideas in my heart and mind. I have a relationship with God that is unmistakably real here and now. I have daily proof in my life that He is...and always was, "I AM."
marcello (Mar 6, 2010)
hard to argue with that. ;)
Flubbles (Mar 6, 2010)
If god really does exist, then who here can conclusively give me evidence i cannot dispute? i'm not saying i dont believe in god, i've just never been given any concrete evidence of his existence.
Axil62 (Mar 6, 2010)
See? You are persuing Him.
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