December 15, 2017

Eagle Taking the Plunge

eagle water

UPDATE: From our friends at Wartburg Watch:

[Eagle] will be authoring a series of posts, which will be featured here at TWW,  in which he will describe his journey. However, that may be a number of weeks in coming. We guarantee that that you will be stunned by the path his life has taken. Some of you will be moved to tears.

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Though I have been in regular communication with our friend Eagle, he has been absent by choice from Internet Monk for awhile. He had some important things to do in his own life and felt like he should take a break from active commenting.

I received the following announcement from him recently, and thought you all would like to hear it. I asked his permission and he said yes. There will be some follow-up posts later with more background and information.

Okay-

It’s official…

I’m registered to be baptized at Fairfax Community Church on Nov. 24 during the 11:15 service. You can put this on your calendar if your in the DC area. Or pray for it if you are unable to attend. 

We are, of course, thrilled that Eagle has found a way in the midst of his own wilderness. Please pray for him as he prepares to be cleansed in the waters of baptism.

Comments

  1. Awesome!

  2. Very exciting news! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Woo!

  4. Deliver him, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.Open his heart to your grace and truth. Fill him with your holy and life-giving Spirit. Keep him in the faith and communion of your holy Church. Teach him to love others in the power of the Spirit. Send him into the world in witness to your love. Bring him to the fullness of your peace and glory.
    Grant, O Lord, that Eagle who is baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his
    resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy says:

      Don’t forget to deliver him from all who would exploit his Celebrity Convert Testimony(TM) until he crashes into Celebrity Convert Burnout.

  5. Dee Parsons says:

    Thank you, Chaplin Mike, and all of your wonderful readers who stood beside Eagle as he wrestled with God. Your love and concern kept the doors of his heart open.

    • Chris Auten says:

      And thanks as well to Eagle for being open and honest enough to admit that he wrestled with God; something each of us, I suspect, do with some regularity. At least most of us hanging out at Internet Monk.

      PS God ain’t mad at anyone for wrestling with Him. It’s one way to let Him know you’re interested.

      • Well, I just hope God isn’t really angry at me for all the times I kneed him in the groin while we were wrestling.

        Peace, Eagle; be ye baptized.

      • +1

        The opposite of Love isn’t hate or fighting, it is indifference…..Better to wrestle than to ignore the Gorilla!!

  6. I’m so glad to hear this news! I have friends at this church and was hoping this was the one Eagle was visiting. He has been in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Headless Unicorn Guy says:

    Now that’s a kicker. Took me several years after my Evangelical Circus Burn Job to finally come back and settle in a Liturgical church, and Eagle took a more severe burn job than I did. All I can say is, EAGLE, YOU SURE WORK FAST!

  8. Wonderful news indeed!

  9. Adam Palmer says:

    This makes me so happy.

  10. Eagle,

    You have come full circle, now with eyes wide open. May God give you the wisdom to know love from law, truth from spiritual abuse, the genuineness of a person over the mask that they wear. May God bless you on your renewed journey towards Him. You are where you are for His purpose….

    Back in the 90’s I used to stay at a bed and breakfast in Fairfax .. I think its called the Stafford House now.. when I did business with DoD and other government agencies. Each room had the name of a Confederate War Hero… I liked the Mosby room, lots of books and at the time no TV’s in any of the rooms… very much a mid 1800’s period atmosphere….

    Peace…

  11. And Heaven Cheered!!

  12. Christiane says:

    Peace of Christ to you always, Eagle.

    (I love that picture . . . perfect for this post and for the good news about Eagle!)

  13. May God’s blessings attend you, His grace surround you, and His peace be with you always.

  14. Randy Thompson says:

    Good news! May the waters be specially blessed in Fairfax November 24.

  15. My prayers are with Eagle as he continues his journey with God. God bless you.

  16. Awesome news. God Bless you Eagle!!

  17. Awesome! I was baptized earlier this year after 27 years as a follower of Jesus!

  18. Welcome back, Eagle. Angels are singing.

  19. Awesome, Eagle. So happy for you.

  20. Eagle, I am so excited for you. You’ve traveled quite a journey, and we’ve been blessed for you to share it with us.

  21. Eagle, please accept this prayer for you, from me.
    –DM

    Deliver Eagle, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.
    Open his heart to your grace and truth.
    Fill him with your holy and life-giving Spirit.
    Keep him in the faith and communion of your holy Church.
    Teach him to love others in the power of the Spirit.
    Send Eagle into the world in witness to your love.
    Bring him to the fullness of your peace and glory.

    Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death
    of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his
    resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who
    lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

  22. petrushka1611 says:

    All right! If I were anywhere close, I’d go be happy with you that day, Eagle.

  23. Josh in FW says:

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing with us.

  24. Thanks guys I am touched….it was been an interesting few months, and years. A year ago I never would have seen this coming.

    • God has a real sense of humor….and timing!

      May blessings of peace and searching, contentment and longing, and fellowship and solitude follow you all the days of your life. Godspeed, my brother!

    • Woot!

      I drive up for the occasion, if I can drive once we get to that date. Bring my crutches in case? 😉

  25. Mazel Tov!!

    And a big thank you to the people and friends of iMonk who reached out to Eagle.

  26. I must admit I had a list of questions I always wanted to ask of Eagle, but never did out of fear that they might drive him the wrong direction. With this news, I’m glad I never asked them. 🙂

    Rejoicing with you, Eagle!

  27. I am already moved to tears. I wondered why we haven’t heard from him for so long. I’m so happy for you, Eagle!

  28. Congrats, Eagle! Looking forward to the series!

  29. Dana Ames says:

    May you continue to meet the Lord a he is meeting you, dear Eagle.

    Dana

  30. Eagle,

    A wild man serving our wild God!

    You already know how you impacted my life, I am so very thankful for you, your honest struggle brought tears to my eyes giving me light to own & name my story of spiritual abuse. You are loved!

  31. Congratulations, Eagle! I look forward to reading your posts about your journey.