WAYNE, PLEASE RESPOND.
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Responses from Wayne for the other post from median that PP pointed me to is here:http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,23483.msg545466/topicseen.html#msg545466
Sorry if my responses are shorter than the questions median. I appreciate all the time and effort you put into each of your interrogations but because they are so long, and there are so many questions, I have to pick out ones that I think you haven't asked before or that I may not have expounded on enough, and do the best I can.
I am asserting a reality that will not satisfy your need for proof. You need not ask me for that kind of proof. You should know that by now.
Here's a little more of what I do have to offer, something that I have eluded to in the past, and have never written here. How God positioned me for three consecutive California earthquakes.
Hold on to your butts.
1) October 1st 1987: Whittier Narrows The Christ returning vision of two days earlier ‘accented’ by earthquake as I sat in the same spot. See Cold Eggs for this one. It is important to note that on the 17 of that month I was baptised into the LDS church. That is a significant date because of what happened next:
2) The October 17 1989 earthquake occurred the morning after my ex-employee had stolen my truck and emptied it of tools, (except notably a power tool he knew I needed to complete the only project I had left to do. (That was kind of him don't you think?). I was still without truck as it had yet to be recovered by the police (to my best recollection of the events unfolding). I was standing at my desk ruminating about the obvious inside job, and aching from its emotional impact when the earthquake hit. I felt the quake, but it was in San Francisco and I'm not sure anyone but I felt it down here.. As I wrote before, October 17 is an anniversary date of my baptism, but you will forgive me if the stolen truck thing was at the time somewhat of a distraction, and I seriously doubt that I marked my baptism date as an occasion to mark in the future. That connection is just a recent surprise.
I don't want to go into every detail as I will later in a book, but I would find out that this employee's family (father and brother that is) operated a pretty efficient car theft operation. “ Any car, over the border over night!” his father would later brag to me when I confronted him. I had to repurchase used tools as they became needed and then the nest thing happened a few months later.:
3) February 28th 1990 Upland earthquake: I'm looking at replacement/ repair estimates for the loss on Oct. 17 many months before, and was ‘made whole’ as it were …
I didn't have insurance for that kind of thing on my general liability policy and by this time (in February), months later, I had discovered that my insurer in fact could provide relief. I think the issue came up when at a time of renewal I asked about such coverage. The additional amount I would have to pay on the premium was a ridiculous $10 for six months, and I recall saying, “do you mean to tell me the cost is $10 and I wasn't told that? They were very kind about the issue and said that they could cover my losses under a errors and omissions internal policy that agencies keep.
So, I am again months later at my desk this time looking at three different estimates of the cost of the lost tools and the damage to the truck that was stolen October 17 1989 when another earthquake hit February 28th 1990.
So, to summarize,
October 1 89, a quake fulfills a vision from two days earlier, and influences me to get baptised on October 17.
Two years later October 17 I feel a far away earthquake standing at my desk while agonising over the loss of truck and tools and it's implications.
A few months later I'm standing in the same position at my desk compiling my receipts and estimates for my losses at the from the very moment of the Oct 17 earthquake, and the Feb 28 1990 quake occurs as I am being restored for my losses.
Of all the implications of this sequence probably the most profound is that in both good times and bad times God's presence is with me to comfort me and to demonstrate his omnipotence and omnipresence.
Pretty funny don't you think?