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William D'Andrea

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About William D'Andrea

  • Birthday 08/03/1945


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    Centereach, New York
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  1. In any religion there are always differences. The major ones are what each religion officially teaches; what it's members think that it teaches; and what each member actually believes.
  2. Thank you everyone for your prayers. Now, after having taken the probiotic tablets, everything is now back to normal. I'm thinking that with the recommended dosage of 2 tablets containing 20 billion probiotics, I might only have to take them once a week; or maybe wait even longer than that. All praise and thanks to the Lord. Amen.
  3. I'm having the same problem again. I'm again taking Probiotic tablets. This time they contain 20 billion of the microscopic beings. I'm praying to the Lord. This morning at the Church I attend, I paid a full tithe of my monthly income; which according to the Bible should be very helpful. Now I also ask for everyone's prayers again; so that when I leave the house in the morning, I'll have the Lord's blessing, of being clean, clear and under control. I ask in Jesus Name. Amen.
  4. In my stories, when my characters attend worship, it's always at a Presbyterian Church. The reason I do that, is that I am a member of a Presbyterian Church, and I'm following some basic advice which is given to all writers: Write about what you know. Also, each particular church I describe is different. Some of the pastors do base their sermons on the Bible. However, in one story concerning a politically correct community, one of the characters is described as "...the arrogant, heretical Pastor of their local apostate Church". Then in my stories about a "Vampire Town", I mention that there is a "First Presbyterian Church of Vampires", where they hold worship services on Sunday Nights, and the Gospel is faithfully preached. Its members are Born Again Christian Vampires, who only drink the blood of animals, not humans.
  5. It looks like the problem is finally fixed. On Thursday I lost my on line connection totally. The problem wasn't with my computer. It's functioning properly. I'm able to use it as a word processor, but nothing more. I figured the problem was with the cable company, and not me. That meant that all I'd have to do is wait patiently for them to have it fixed; so I wouldn't have to panic. Then I realized that the problem was with my connection. Yesterday afternoon I was finally able to call optimum on my cell phone. I spoke with a woman who helped me check everything about my connection. It looks like what I need is to buy myself a new wifi router. Since my home computer is still off line, I've come to a local library, where I am now using one of their computers, to send this message. I've also just used it to purchase a new router over the internet. It should arrive within a day or two, and things will be back to normal; and I can stop panicking . Then I'll be able to renew my on line Christian Fellowship with you members of this website; along with all of my other contacts. All praise and thanks to the Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.
  6. Now it's working again, and everything's back to normal. Thank you everyone for your prayers. In Jesus Name. Amen.
  7. I'm requesting prayers and advice for help with a problem I'm having on the internet. The problem is with my yahoo e-mail account. I suddenly am unable to delete any of the messages I've been receiving. Most of the yahoo e-mails I receive are items that I automatically delete. I suddenly can't do that any more. When I click on the check box to delete an item, it instead goes to that item I'm trying to delete, and the number of items in my inbox are rapidly increasing. When it comes to using computers and the internet, I know what I need to know, to accomplish what I need to do. Beyond that, when it comes to technical things, I am easily lost and confused in the wilderness. So any and all prayers, along with easily understood advice will be truly appreciated. Thank you.
  8. I consider listening to music, as a distraction from my writing. I never eat while I'm writing. I consider breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with occasional snack times, as breaks from work. I eat from plates, or bowls on a table, where I drink from glasses or cups. I do my writing on my computer, which is on a desk, separate from my dining table. I have one cup of coffee in the morning, and one cup of tea in the evening. The highlights of my day. I've got to get a life.
  9. I have a problem listening to this. My computer's speaker is turned up to 100%, but I can't hear what's being said. It's just a soft whisper. Fortunately, there are a very large number of recordings, which present Christian messages, that are thoroughly audible, and I have no difficulty hearing what's being said.
  10. According to the Bible, Pontius Pilate said to Jesus, "What is truth?" He didn't wait for an answer. He announced, "I find no fault in this man." He then ordered that Jesus be crucified, in spite of having just declared Him not guilty. Could this be an example of where "relative truth" might lead.?
  11. I've finally figured out how to deal with this situation. It's actually very simple. All I have to do is wait patiently. I'm sure that my friend and I will eventually get back together again, and leave this disagreement behind us. Then our friendship will be stronger than before. I've been in a similar situation before, with my sister. This involved personal, family problems, which I'd prefer to keep private, and not describe them. This resulted in her not wanting to have anything more to do with me. I was uninvited, and told to stay away permanently, for a good number of years. Now that's ended. She and I have put it all behind us. We are getting along better now, than ever before. She says that I will always have a place to stay in her house. So I will now be waiting in prayerful patience, for things to work out the same way between me and my friend. Praise the Lord for the things He will do. Amen.
  12. I don't want to give up my friendship or my writing. Being a Christian isn't easy. Lord have mercy on me a sinner.
  13. Believe me. I know that. I have self published a few of my writings, including the book I've described here, which is all I can afford. They have been posted on amazonbooks.com for several years. It's the costs of marketing, which are far beyond my ability to pay; so less than a dozen copies have been sold. This has led me to the conclusion, that no matter how good anyone's writing is, neither he nor she should quit his or her day job. That is why I keep my stories posted on writers websites. Even if I don't get paid, there are at least some people who will read them, and hopefully leave a few reviews. When I'm writing, I don't decide how I want the readers to think about what I've written. I just write the story, and let them decide for themselves.
  14. I'm not a novice writer. I've been posting my writings on various writers websites, for more than ten years, where I have received highly critical, negative reviews. I look at them objectively, and don't take them as personal. What is really disturbing me about this, is my friend who's made that accusation. He has cut off any contact with me, until I delete every one of my writings, that he says are poisoning my soul. He has not replied to any of my e-mails; and I don't want to make any phone calls. I don't want him or his wife hanging up. If he doesn't hang up, I don't want to get into arguments over the phone. Unlike all of you, and the ones who've given my works critical reviews, he is not a writer. Also, unlike all of you, he is someone who I know personally. He's also a very good friend. I consider him the best friend I've had in my entire life. In the past few years, he's helped me move, to two different locations. While doing so, he's helped find the new places to live; helped me deal with Government agencies; signing documents, etc. That's how he makes a living; and it's good to get help from someone who knows what he's doing. Beyond that, I've often been invited to holiday dinners with him and his family; and they've joined me on visits my to sister on holidays, and my birthday celebrations. Also. when my brother-in-law died in February, he accompanied me to the wake and the next day to the funeral. He is a very good friend, and a committed Christian, who truly believes I'm poisoning my soul. Now, in what I've been posting here, I've shown why I believe otherwise. The problem is that he believes otherwise, and is very concerned for me. That is why he is cutting me off from contact with him. I think that something called "tough love". My basic problem is that I want to keep both my writings, and friendship with him. I shouldn't be forced to make that choice.
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