On December 30, 2009, I tried signing into my gmail account so that I could retrieve my google documents. I can’t describe the utter horror that came over me as I discovered that google had deleted my account.
It is gone. It doesn’t exist anymore.
And I have no idea why. No one has given me an explanation.
There is no one to talk to at Google. Their problem resolution system is automated, and because I can’t remember exact dates of when I joined YouTube or blogger or other services that google uses our gmail password for, I can’t get my account back.
I am a writer. I have backed up my documents confidently on google docs for more than three years. I have posted videos on YouTube that I can’t get to now because YouTube uses my google account to sign in. I can no longer get into my blogger accounts on blogger.com because of the same reason.
Formspring login? Google has it. FeedBurner? Google. There are probably a lot more places that have this same log-in issue that I’m not remembering right now.
I have been hi-jacked by google with no explanation. I suppose they can. They owe me nothing. They are, after all, a free service. Is this how they get you to buy their professional service?
I am a middle-aged pastor’s wife in rural Indiana. I do not spam people. So why would google shut me down like this with no explanation whatsoever? Google is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. How does a Miss Nobody in rural USA fight such an enormous foe?
To say I am devastated is an understatement. “My entire life” is in that google documents file. Passwords, research, several novels in progress and other works in progress.
I need your help. Please reblog this when you read it. Send it in e-mails. Warn people who use Google Docs that it is not as secure as they think. I had started using google to help me back up my files after I had fried several hard drives.
Please help me and reblog!! Thanks!! Include my URL so that people can know it isn’t an urban legend. http://karlaakins.tumblr.com
When I saw your post I started searching the net to find a solution and found a lot of people with the same problem. This forum has some potential solutions. The last one seems to have some potential…try this:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen. 1:1 (NASB)
In the first chapter of Genesis, we see the creative power of God in action. No matter how you think it was accomplished there is one undeniable fact that the bible is quite clear on. The heavens and the earth were created by the LORD God.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,who formed you from the womb:“I am the LORD, who made all things,who alone stretched out the heavens,who spread out the earth by myself -Isaiah 44:24 (ESV)
Jesus Christ, being God, also participated in the creations of the heavens and the earth. In fact they were made for Him! In Colossians it says:
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. – Colossians 1:16 (NASB)
God is unimaginably powerful! Our small minds can only conjure up the faintest idea of His Glory! Think, not only did God create all that we know, but he did it by speaking. I have heard that in hebrew the best translation is something like “Light, Be.” In this case like the way that the Wycliffe Bible of 1395 puts it (Warning! Middle English.):
And God seide, Liyt be maad, and liyt was maad.-Genesis 1:3
And God said, “Light be made,” and light was made.-Derek Translation
Light, waters, dry land, vegetation, animals and man; He made them all!and when he was done:
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.” Gen 1:31 (ESV)
God made it all very good in the beginning and the story that follows shows how we screwed it all up!
Well, it is 2010 here in Iraq! I just got thru going outside and taking some pics that I will post in a little. Also I started a new blog. It is on Wordpress and it there to help me achieve my goal of reading through the bible chronologically this year. I just got my first post up on Genesis 1. I will probably get it to feed into this also, but I have to go and figure out how to do that. Still have two more chapters to go for the day and I am excited, starting the new year in the word of God!
Here is hoping that everyone has a happy new year wherever you may be! God bless!
Last moment, I was asked to share a Scripture at Danny’s funeral this morning! As far as I know, Danny never trusted in Jesus. As far as I know, only one other person in that room other than me had.
This is a divinely supplied opportunity!
I scurried in my mind for a message. I wasn’t completely starting from scratch because I prayed on my way to the funeral that God would provide this opportunity. Psalm 27:4 was at the forefront of my mind.
I opened Psalm 27:4 and shared David’s yearning to see God, dwell with Him, and gaze upon His beauty. God is beautiful. His power is beautiful because it knows no limit. His wisdom is beautiful because it cannot be topped. His presence is beautiful because He is everywhere.
We can behold God’s beauty and dwell with Him forever if we place our trust in Jesus Christ who came to gave us eternal life. I told them that it was my prayer that our mourning, grieving, and sorrow would point our thoughts and attention to Jesus and our need for Him
“Preach the Word in season and out of season!”
Pray that this little seed might be watered and grow into a flower of faith.
Putting this in my prayer journal!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with
- Truth, and having put on the
- Breastplate of Righteousness, and having shod your feet with
- The Preparation of the Gospel of Peace; in addition to all taking up
- The Shield of Faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take
- The Helmet of Salvation, and
- The Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
Arm yourselves this new year and remember that people are not the enemy!