Here is my profile,,,
--- Hello, my name is Joe Lynch, and I’m a middle aged Canadian male. I also happen to be paralyzed, but I don’t let that, or anything else in life, detract from the joy of being blessed, blessed with this gift of life, which God has granted me. I happen to still be a very energetic, easy going, adventurous, fun loving guy. Oh yeh,,, one more very important thing about me,,, I happen to be “born-again”. I would also like to think, that I'm somewhat intelligent, even after the closed head injury that I incurred in my last automobile accident. This same accident, left me paralyzed, with a T-12 complete break in my spine. So I guess that it is now true, what people have been telling me all my life, that I'm brain damaged,,, lol.
--- Ever since my youth, I have always been a go-getter, making things happen. In high school, I was allowed to have parties most every weekend. I guess that I never let school become so difficult, that I could not find time to have fun. As in, I always finished just enough homework to get me by,,, lol. That, along with a wonderful mother named Hazel, who taught me the true meaning of life, which was not what you have or know, but the attitude you hold and portrayed, through good times, as well as bad.
--- I’ve always tried to find a way to see the good in all things, and all people. I try to learn from my mistakes, and use any setbacks to my advantage. I believe in making the best out of the hand you are dealt, including your setbacks, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,”(Romans 8:28). For instance, I had to stay back a year from university/college, so I used the extra years of time, to do something for my mom,,, as well as myself. I built a 16 foot by 32 foot, by 2-story addition on the side of my mom’s house, as a place to work, play, and live. I did this in the extra time that I had off from school, because I was in good standings with the teachers, and I managed to work it out so I only had to go to the one class a day,,, yessssssssssss.
--- I have tried my hand at college,,, three times: first two years of Electrical Engineering at UNB in Fredericton, then one year of Computer Graphics Specialist at COGS, in Laurencetown. I have recently spent about three years taking Information Technology as a part time student at N.S.C.C. here in Truro, to learn how computers do what they do. I even worked it out, so that the government pay the tuition and books for me to go, by the EAPD disability clause of the government. I have even gained two grants to buy myself these computers, the desktop and laptop that I'm working/playing on to write this profile. Now that’s what I call using my disabilities to my advantage,,, lol
--- I figure that I should have realized long ago, that there was a God, One that was looking out for me. It was either that, or I was part cat, and had 9 lives,,, lol. One of my many accidents that I had, was with one of my motorbikes. Some lady pulled out of her driveway, right in front of me, I could not believe that she did not see me, or even look my way. I had no time nor distance to slow down, or even swerve, so I t-boned her car, between the front + back door. I hit the roof at waist level, at about 70km/h, flew up and over the car, and skid about 200 to 300 feet down the road. I can’t even come close to explaining the feeling, of having both of your hips being ripped out of their sockets. The hip pain was always intense, sometimes excruciating, and ever present from that day on,,, It was permanent, and my life would never be the same again.
--- Since my last accident, I have gained stronger meds, like morphine, dilaudid, and I even have a prescription for pot, (marijuana),,,, yessssssssss, which also helps my nausea. But I don’t use my meds very often now, as I try and bear the pain and nausea as much as I can, and only take meds when it becomes too intense to keep smiling. Which is thankfully not very often now, especially since I had my church pray for me, to ask that my Lord would take away the intense pain. That was the best medicine ever prescribed for me, it is very effective, none invasive, and has a cost which my friends, family, and I can handle/afford,,, prayer!!!
--- I'm so thankful for my knowing God, before I had these last two automobile accidents. The one in the late 80’s, which damaged my hips, and will to live, as well as the other in the summer of 1996, which left me paralyzed. If it were not for God, I would have surely not have survived, the twice when my heart stopped, and the time they thought that I was surely brain dead. I heard that I started breathing on my own, the day before they wanted to discontinue the machines. The machines that were keeping me alive!!! I should admit, that I would probably not have wanted to survive either accident, if I did not know God, and believe Romans 8:28. I feel blessed, to know in my heart, that this time on earth is a mere needle prick,,, when we consider eternity. The first accident was the one that caused me so much pain, and then the second one that took away the pain, but unfortunately, only for a little while. Unfortunately, it also took away the use of my legs, and they say that is permanent. I still have hope though, that He will heal me, before the Rapture, so that I can be a testimony to His power. Both accidents took more than I had in me, to be able to accept the problems that came alone with them. He comforted me, and gave me the extra strength that I needed, to get me back into life.
--- I truly do believe in God,,, with all my being,,, the God of the bible,,, the only true God. I believe that He created us, and truly loves us,,, even the ones that choose to ignore Him. I also believe that He wrote every Word in the Holy Bible, through human hands. I love absolutes, like math and logic,,, which told me if God existed, He would somehow make it clear to us, out of all the religions in this world, which one was Him. I believe that He would make it unmistakably clear, and the Bible was surely the front contender, with all of the Truth that it had in it. I think that the Bible has proved itself very worthy of being used for advising on right and wrong behavior,,, (10 Commandments, medical and nutritional advice, morals,,, and it’s vast proven historical accuracy). But more convincing, are so many fulfilled prophecy,,, and then there is the Bible Code,,, they are both real, and speak truth,,, just take an honest look at either of them,,,,,,,,,,,
--- I was born in February of 1964, and then born again in the late 80’s. My first love is God, and I study His Word often, but there is still room for a close second,,, lol. The accident did not seem to slow me down much; I still happen to be quite active, as I like the outdoors, and I usually only sleep about 3-6 hours a night. The way I figure it, there is not enough hours in the day, to be wasting a third of it sleeping,,, lol. I'm into most movies, and music, but I have all but given up on the mind numbing effects of TV. I like to talk, about lots of things, things that I know something about, and things that I don't know anything about. I always like to learn new things; after all,,, I think that is one of the reasons that we are here on earth, to learn things,,,
--- Some of my greatest enjoyments in life, are math, logic, science, and factual provable truths,,, I like things that you can work out for yourself, through logic and mathematical calculations, through laws of mathematics, nature, chemistry and physics, to prove it for your own self. God says that He has written His moral laws on our heart, “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts” (Jer 31:33) + “I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;” (Heb 10:16). I believe this, internally we know when we do wrong. I thought that if there was a real God, then there had to be a way to prove it.
--- I found my answers, in a book that changed my life,,, “Armageddon”, by Grant Jeffrey. This book held the proof that I needed, numerous fulfilled prophecies. All these prophecies are well documented. The greatest prophecy was the one that stated the time that the Christ would come to the earth, the Jewish people, and to the rest of humanity. Jesus came into Jerusalem, on the very day predicted. It went further though, even to our modern day, the Jewish people were given a second chance. This same prophecy predicted that the nation of Israel would come back into existence. It even predicted the very day, May 15, 1948,,, I had no more need to search, the Bible proved itself to me, as the True Word of God.
--- I know that you’ve heard that Christianity is all about faith,,, and I don’t mind admitting, that words like “blind faith” made my skin crawl. I lived in the real world, where if you are blind, somebody will take advantage of you, and lead you astray. Let me tell you what being born-again is like,,, it is like switching on the Lamp, in this dark world. It has brought me great peace, joy, contentment, and comfort,,, it is like everything is new, like I just woke up, in this world of slumber. I now know why they call it, and what it feels like to be called, “born again”
--- I like to laugh, joke around a lot, and like a lot of people, get my digs in; but only in fun, and not with people that take it too seriously. I can be quite witty at times, and then very serious, when that's needed. I do still drink and smoke occasionally. I happen to be born again, and not dead to sin yet, I still have far to go, with my struggles with self-will
Who I'd like to meet:
I would like to meet most all of the people in this world,,, People of all races, nations, tongues, and religions,,, But I would especially like to get in contact with my brothers and sisters in Christ, I enjoy discussing anything,,, and not just God's Word. I have many interests, and enjoy discussing most subjects. From politics, to the many faiths of this world,,, From math, to biology, to electronics, to land tectonics,,, From the lies about evolution, to quantum physics,,, From any and every subject in between, to the proofs about how we are living in the LAST DAYS,,, including the logical and mathematical reasoning for believing Christ must return before the year 2020 You can get a hold of me, by using joe_born_again, under hotmail or yahoo Or you can contact me with my MSN, one_christian_warrior
Bible prophecy, reading, learning new things, physics, math, science fiction movies, nature = scenery +plants +animals
the Bible, Armageddon - by Grant Jeffrey, all science and math textbooks, the Left Behind series of fiction
The men of the Bible, the profits of the old testament, and the apostles of the new testament,,,
My modern HEROES are the men and women in our military,,,
who are putting their lives on the line, for us, and the peace and security of our nation, and all of the free world,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,