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Whit Johnstone
13 April 2014 @ 12:06 pm
Whit Johnstone
12 April 2014 @ 09:45 pm
Livejournal is Russian, now, and I am personally boycotting all Russian goods and services, along with any western company that supports the invasion of Ukraine.

I invite everyone to follow me to Blogger, and to follow me at .
Whit Johnstone
04 April 2014 @ 12:06 pm
  • Fri, 11:44: RT @RevMSlaughter: Followers of Jesus must never stand idly by in face of injustice but must work tirelessly to do justice
Whit Johnstone
03 March 2014 @ 12:07 pm
Whit Johnstone
16 December 2013 @ 12:02 pm
Whit Johnstone
15 December 2013 @ 04:36 pm
So, I decided that I would stay away from Tumblr from now on. It's an awful environment, and it tends to make people's opinions more extreme. So I'm back to blogging at LiveJournal from now on. I know it's owned by Russians, and I'm a little leery of that, but hey, I've been on here before. I have a backlog of posts that I'm going to put up here, hopefully I can get this corner of the internet active again.
Whit Johnstone
27 July 2013 @ 05:29 pm
After a long hiatus from proper blogging, I have started blogging again, but this time I am using Tumbler as a platform. If anyone here is still interested in listening to what I have to say, please join me at
Whit Johnstone
Sir Francis Drake, an adventurer, prayed this as he departed to the west coast of South America.

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.

(Benediction given by ++KJS at the opening of General Convention)

Edit: Apparently the prayer is not actually by Francis Drake- it actually comes from a 1960s collection of sermon helps called the Minister's Manual! The prayer has also been attributed to ++Desmond Tutu, or to Tutu adapting Drake. Of course, Tutu may well have used the prayer at one time or another, but if he did, that was because he found it in his copy of the Minister's Manual or on the Web.
Whit Johnstone
25 February 2012 @ 12:15 pm
Whit Johnstone
24 February 2012 @ 02:27 pm
It's been a while since I posted on this blog - facebook takes up most of the short posts and I have not had time to develop a long post because we are working Saturdays at the factory!

I have moved past my flirtation with a conservative position on homosexuality, and I am looking for a long term relationship.

Friend me on Facebook to find out what I'm up to.