FC: Donny Querin Journey of a Soldier
1: A Soldier is Born
2: Donald Angelo Querin born to Martin & Sandra | Weight: 7.5 lbs. Length: 21 Inches | March 13, 1981 in Sonoma, California
5: After Cynthia arrived, Donny's life was never the same! 2/27/82
7: A Soldier'sTraining
8: There is an order to how the Lord builds us, just like we would build a car, a plane or anything we would thoughtfully do because it is important.
9: Run toward God! | A proper foundation builds the spiritual muscle necessary to gain authority and leads to a stability that allows the Lord to "fine tune" or "tone" our muscle as we grow.
10: The Lord strategizes each lesson of our lives.
11: Tal | Take time to get your instructions from God, because you cannot follow instructions that you have not been given. | I am gentle in manner and resolute in execution.
12: Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works:: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, | sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Titus 2: 6-8
13: Men of purpose must be men of war first, in order to secure their ground and walk in their authority. Then the outpour of the Spirit will be easy and evident in their lives!
14: Each Other As quickly as the sun sets, the pages of our lives turn. We travel the world each empty, for something of substance our souls yearn. Pages turn to chapters, days turn to years. Our spirits will only be satisfied when we leave doubt with fear. Hardship comes and goes, and with it pain. But when we reach the end, we'll know our efforts were not in vain. Money, power, and fame, they say we're all after. But they could never replace the sound of a friend's laughter. We make the most of every moment, knowing that it may be our last. We see each other grow and change, a true transformation from the past. Who can put a price tag on friendship, something money cannot buy. It can only be measured, in the vulnerability shared by you and I.
15: Ah, to be vulnerable with someone, that's where the depth is. To see true care and concern, only paralleled by His. True friendship, real friendship, it transcends the laws of individuality. You find that in the end, we are who we are because of each other's personality. Our time is coming to an end, and our paths will soon part. We look back on the good and bad, and say, "Yes, you will always be in my heart." The memories we have together, one could never count or catalog. It would be like trying to measure the drops of dew, in a heavy morning fog. So this is the day and time we've been given, let us not put it to waste. For the hour is coming soon, when we'll disappear without a trace. Someday people will read about us, they'll say you were my family and I was your brother. They'll read on and on and on, and find that all we have on this earth is each other.
16: Where you spend your time creates your identity. Where you find identity is where you gain authority. Therefore it will be in the end what I wanted from the beginning.
17: Matters of the Heart ~Amy~
18: I am marked with a desire to first understand and increase my breadth of perspective through constant change. Amy is the best counterpart I could ever have found to that end.
20: Donny married Amy Katherine Davis on January 6, 2007
21: The Final Battle
22: But if we could control it, we would limit it. If we could contain it, we would constrict it. If we could defy it, we would defile it. | Don't Like Changes? If only we could see it coming, we could control it. If only we could plan for it, we could contain it. If only we could decide it, we could defy it. | The unexpected challenges and changes in life are the refining fire we always ask for. They are the things He uses to keep us on the straight and narrow. Embrace the unexpected. It's no surprise to Him.
23: A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and blame, and begins to search for God's love, ideals and justice, which regulate his life.
24: I want the Lord to provide me opportunities to minister to people that He sends to me. I pray that my love for them be everlasting and my compassion never fade...just as the Lord has shown me. Psalm 35:28 My tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all day long. | Break your illusion of need. Stand on Christ alone!
25: This is what and who He is to me...He's not my ability to breathe. He's not my ability to take my next step. He's not my ability to do good. He's not my ability to be nice or to give...He isn't even my ability to critically think or to have compassion, to be successful in this world or to make money. He is something much deeper. He is the One Who gave me the ability to do all of those things in the beginning. He is the only One Who will always be there when I'm depressed, even when I won't admit I am. He is the only One Who can always legitimately say, "I know how you feel." He is the only One Who knows all of my idiosyncrasies and doesn't ask me to change cause it's "weird" or "uncool". He is the only One that will never leave me nor forsake me, the only One Who meets me when I try to hide from the rest of the world. He knows me. He's my friend. Yes, He is the maker and creator of everything...but He also created me! He is Lord of the universe and judge of the nations...but He's my Dad! He is the "Alpha and Omega", all powerful, all-knowing, ever-present and the universe fits in the palm of His hand...but He walks with me at night when I am thinking about how great it's gonna be to honor Him with my life and wonder what my "next step" is going to be! He can be looked upon by no man. He knows how many hairs are on my head and what really happened to the dinosaurs, but He never leaves my side. And for all of these reasons, I will never leave His!
27: We are candles! We can only affect those closest to us unless we are willing to be set on fire and really burn to affect the room of our life beyond our comfortable space. The Lord is pleased with the sacrifice of our obedience to His will, even if it is in suffering, in order to light a larger room with His Spirit as it comes from the candle of our life. This fire often comes from conflict which starts fires; fires of truth in our lives to affect the whole world for Christ. We must be monumental in our efforts towards the cross!
28: Donny entered Heaven's gate at 7:00pm on March 4, 2010 in Clovis, California As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. Psalm 17:15
29: You Hold Me Now On that day when I see all that you have for me, When I see You face to face, there surrounded by Your grace, All my fears swept away in the light of Your embrace, Where Your love is all I need and forever I am free. Where the streets are made of gold, In Your presence healed and whole, Let the songs of Heaven rise to You alone! No weeping. No hurt or pain. No suffering. You hold me now, You hold me now. No darkness. No sick or lame. No hiding. You hold me now, You hold me now. Hillsong