Timothy Good

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Name: Timothy Good
Date registered: April 20, 2012
URL: https://profiles.google.com/105772228397740298280

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  1. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Wherein The Naked Alien Exposes Himself! — August 27, 2014
  2. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: The New 10. — August 27, 2014
  3. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Immigrants 5. — August 25, 2014
  4. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Apostolic Poetry – Say No To Cookie-Cutter Christianity. — August 22, 2014
  5. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Naked Thoughts on Isaiah 51:1-6 – Clay and Mud. — August 20, 2014

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  2. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Hating God – Naked Thoughts on Genesis 22:1-14. — 2 comments
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Aug 27 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Wherein The Naked Alien Exposes Himself!

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/qio37eFTtbo/wherein-naked-alien-exposes-himself.html


Christian Poets and Writers interviewed me about my writing as The Naked Alien, and as Tiwago (TImothy WAyne GOod). 

I was both surprised and honored to have been asked! My head is swelling a little...

Let me know what you think, please. Maybe, I'll keep writing?

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Aug 27 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: The New 10.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/rkyKWORUvZo/the-new-10.html


 
Paul's Ten Rules:
 
1. Really love people. Beware of lust, or greed, or fear masquerading as love. Hate what is hurtful and harmful to others. Stand firm for goodness.
2. Let yourself be loved as well. Love is something that is shared. Give others more respect and dignity than they give you.
3. Do not be apathetic, but let the Spirit be aflame in you. Serve the Lord with enthusiasm.
4. Take joy, you have hope. Be patient and pray when hope seems lost.
5. See to the needs of others, even strangers and aliens.
6. Show mercy and grace to those who are mean to you. Do not curse bullies - bless them.
7. Live an empathetic life: party with those who party; mourn with those who mourn. Give people the gift of your presence.
8. Live in harmony with the world. Don't be a pig-headed know-it-all or prima donna. Remember that you are never as wise as you think you are.
9. Do not ever ever return bad for bad. Take the highest road you can reach.
10. To the best of your ability within the circumstances, be at peace.
 
Summary:
 
If you focus on vengeance, you do not leave room for God to work in the offender, in the victim, or in you. What right do you have to steal judgement and punishment (or grace) from God? Give good for bad. If your enemy is hungry, if they are thirsty, care for their needs. Your being nice to nasty people is torture to them and takes away their fun! You will never, I repeat NEVER, defeat evil by doing evil! The only thing that takes badness down is goodness.
 
(Retelling of Romans 12:9-21)

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Aug 25 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Immigrants 5.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/Cf07vf-BoZ4/immigrants-5.html


(Painting by Domenico Fetti)
 
Some Naked Thoughts on Exodus 3:1-15.
 
Our story does not take place in The Wilderness - it happens in a place "beyond wilderness"! Farther than far. Stranger than strange. Way outside the box.
 
We see a bush that does not burn (props to God for the props!). This to me is an important key - God wants a disciple/apostle who is curious and open-minded enough to turn aside and peer into the burning heart of mystery.
 
"I AM the God of your ancestors. I have seen my people cry, and have come down to save them and give them a home in Canaan. I have heard them crying. I AM here." Is this old memory part of our fear today? Do we remember what we did to Canaan, but forget what happened to us in Egypt?
 
Moses begs off, but God says: "We're doing this. I'll be with you."
 
"God, even if I convince Pharaoh, I will never convince your people. Am I to say that a bush sent me? They will shut their ears to me!"
 
God: "Tell them you're on a mission from me."
 
"But they will want to know who 'me' is."
 
"I AM WHO I AM. Tell them that I AM sent you to save them. I AM, the God of their ancestors, has sent you. I AM forever. My name shall ever be I AM. Let them put that in their hookahs and smoke it..."

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Aug 22 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Apostolic Poetry – Say No To Cookie-Cutter Christianity.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/n24C8VUeaLA/apostolic-poetry-say-no-to-cookie.html


I beg of you,
For mercy's sake,
To know that the scars,
Of your living sacrifices,
Are Holy to God -
As worship.
 
Don't be afraid,
To be different!
Let your mind grow,
As you observe;
Always learning,
To discern God.
 
Laugh at yourself!
Be slow to judge -
Remember God,
Gives each one,
A different faith,
A different gift.
 
If we all act the same,
If we all think the same,
If we all are "normal",
If we all try to fit in,
If we all have one dream,
A Body we are not.
 
To each a gift:
To speak, or
To serve, or
To teach, or
To preach, or
To give, or
To lead, or
To love.
 
Each gift beyond any price.
Each gift given individually,
For the benefit of the whole.
 
(Romans 12:1-8 told by Tiwago)

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Aug 20 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Naked Thoughts on Isaiah 51:1-6 – Clay and Mud.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/c-QL9TNuHDE/naked-thoughts-on-isaiah-511-6-clay-and.html


 
 
Isaiah reminds us that is we want to see a righteous future, we need to look back at out historic foundation. He uses imagery of rocks and quarries to refer to ancestors. He could have gone further back. First Man was quarried from common red clay. Clay comes from decayed granite. Humanity rose from the mud of decomposition - recycled elements of history. Man is symbolically created from a medium that represents chaos and destruction. From dirt to dirt we live and die, but from dirt to dirt we also die and live.
 
From soil comes new life. Isaiah shares a vision where our wastelands will again bloom and become fecund. Where the Garden of the Lord will fill the land, and all creation will be restored to its natural glory.
 
But in the interim, we have a mission. We have received a teaching of justice which we must shine as search light for all the world to see. A time will come someday, when all of physical creation will cease to be.
 
And we will not care.

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Aug 18 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Immigrants 4.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/sfQ6D_k_z30/immigrants-4.html


(Painting by Frederick Goodall)

A time came, when history was forgotten. The history of welcoming the homeless stranger. The history of new blood and new ideas. The history of mutual benefit and need.

The head of the party newly come to power said: "We will soon become a minority in our own homeland - we must act now!" He had come to power by using an artificial atmosphere of racial paranoia. "Make them use our language!" "Send them back to where they came from!" "They are taking away our pyramid construction jobs!" "They are not loyal patriots, they will rise against us someday."

Out of fear, they gathered the Hebrews, and put them in internment camps. They made sure that the Hebrews worked hard for their food - this was not a welfare state after all! But the Hebrews continued to increase in number. 

The fear grew.

Not only was access to health-care taken away from the Hebrews, attempts were made to use the system for genocide. The health-care workers started a guerrilla war of birthing babies. God filled them with power and they succeeded - the Hebrews continued to grow in numbers.

A woman rose up among the Hebrews who was a dangerous combination of wise and determined. Baby boys were, by decree, to be thrown into the river. So that is what she did! But she had first lovingly built him a little ark, to ride out the storm of her scheme. She sent his sister as his watching shadow. They launched the precious boat at a time they knew when the river downstream was reserved for the royal daughter's bath time. The young woman saw the infant, and thought it would make a fun pet. The sister was suddenly there beside her: "Let me find someone to nurse this small one and bring him to you when he is weaned and potty-trained; these things are beneath your dignity as a princess!"

And so it came to pass that the boy was nurtured in love and first taught by his mother and his sister. When he became old enough, they sent him to live in the royal household, where the princess called him Moses ("drawn from water)." Another woman would now shape his life.

(Taken from Exodus 1:8 to 2:10)

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