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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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Have you noticed how desensitized people have come? Today I was watching dateline with someone and a girl had been raped three times in one night by two different guys. She was a sophmore in highschool and they were seniors. Well, the detective wanted this case to go to court, but the prosecution refused to take it to court. She was talking about how it wasn't fair that she had to live with it for the rest of her life and the guys who raped her were getting off scotch free. Well, the person I was watching it with said, "She needs to just get over it." The more I hang out with this person the more I think they have no heart. They have acted like death was nothing before. Do people not realize these people are human beings? They have souls? TV and movies have desensitized America. They even desensitized me there for a point. THen my boyfriend put it all in perspective for me. He kept reminding me that these people are humans and have souls. Anyways sorry but this was on my mind because they just said it. This was my rant for the day.



I'll steer far away from that person. That's just freaky.
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Well our son was suppose to get the swine flu shot today at school and they turned him down because of egg allergy. He can't get the mist either because of his asthma. They told us (A parent have to be there whenever someone is required to get a shot instead of the flu mist) his allergist or general doctor will have to do it.

Because they don't let anyone over 65 (or is it lower??) get the vaccination, my son could catch the swine flu from any of his family members. Like his grandparents who are coming in for Christmas.

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So your a fire fighting woman!


Hey I like being of topic!:bleh: See Psalms you aren't the only one that is random and gets off topic. Actually if you look, most of the threads around here are off topic.

Anyways, I was on the fire department, but I am no longer. I liked the medical side of it a lot better.
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:ot: Oh no, I've got to do it again.

The Mennonites in our area have the fired department.

Once there was a fire on a farmers place, he had a great large back yard and it had crossed the fence coming into the farmers yard, the fire trucks that were already there was trying to save the farmers large barn. In that area of the yard the grass was quite tall and very dry

The last fire truck that made it to the fire come speeding in and ran right out into the middle of the very tall burning grass. There were about 6 Mennonites on the fired tuck and they quickly jumped off fighting the fire like crazy, finally getting it put out thus saving the farmers home while the others where still trying to save his barn.

They were putting their hoses and equipment back on their truck and the farmer came up to one of them handing them a check for $5,000 and thanking them for having saved his house. Them he asked one of the Mennonites what they would do with this $5,000. He replied, "The 1st thing we will do is as soon as we get back to the fire house we will fix the brakes on this fire truck so that we can stop it."

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Hey I like being of topic!:bleh: See Psalms you aren't the only one that is random and gets off topic. Actually if you look, most of the threads around here are off topic.

Anyways, I was on the fire department, but I am no longer. I liked the medical side of it a lot better.

Offtopic the whole purpose of this thread. We can go offtopic all we want :)

he will go Tuesday for a flu shot.
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:ot: Oh no, I've got to do it again.

The Mennonites in our area have the fired department.

Once there was a fire on a farmers place, he had a great large back yard and it had crossed the fence coming into the farmers yard, the fire trucks that were already there was trying to save the farmers large barn. In that area of the yard the grass was quite tall and very dry

The last fire truck that made it to the fire come speeding in and ran right out into the middle of the very tall burning grass. There were about 6 Mennonites on the fired tuck and they quickly jumped off fighting the fire like crazy, finally getting it put out thus saving the farmers home while the others where still trying to save his barn.

They were putting their hoses and equipment back on their truck and the farmer came up to one of them handing them a check for $5,000 and thanking them for having saved his house. Them he asked one of the Mennonites what they would do with this $5,000. He replied, "The 1st thing we will do is as soon as we get back to the fire house we will fix the brakes on this fire truck so that we can stop it."


I certainly hope they will fix their brakes.
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:ot: Oh no, I've got to do it again.

The Mennonites in our area have the fired department.

Once there was a fire on a farmers place, he had a great large back yard and it had crossed the fence coming into the farmers yard, the fire trucks that were already there was trying to save the farmers large barn. In that area of the yard the grass was quite tall and very dry

The last fire truck that made it to the fire come speeding in and ran right out into the middle of the very tall burning grass. There were about 6 Mennonites on the fired tuck and they quickly jumped off fighting the fire like crazy, finally getting it put out thus saving the farmers home while the others where still trying to save his barn.

They were putting their hoses and equipment back on their truck and the farmer came up to one of them handing them a check for $5,000 and thanking them for having saved his house. Them he asked one of the Mennonites what they would do with this $5,000. He replied, "The 1st thing we will do is as soon as we get back to the fire house we will fix the brakes on this fire truck so that we can stop it."


Yeah fixing the brakes would be a good thing! I never liked the brakes on engine 3. They worked but not as well as the brakes on engine 1. You had to be especially careful when going downhills. At least you can ride air breaks...hehe!!
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Yeah fixing the brakes would be a good thing! I never liked the brakes on engine 3. They worked but not as well as the brakes on engine 1. You had to be especially careful when going downhills. At least you can ride air breaks...hehe!!


On that particular day it sure gave the fire fighters an extra incentive to get that fire put out, and it worked, they conquered the fire in order to save their fire engine.
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Does anyone else get creepy feelings around certain people?



one time, but this coworker had schizophrenia but is treated with medication. But he wasn't so bad though. I just began to wonder what goes on in his mind after learning from another co-worker he had this. I caught him laughing to himself alot outside while he smoked.

another time was this bisexual guy. it wasn't because of his sexual orientation. It was because he actually have a criminal record of sexual aggression (This was told my my co-workers, and confirmed in the sexual pred. database). but he was the my friend's partner. He kept grabbing my arms a little harsh a lot and it was creeping me out. the reason I brought up bisexual because I wonder what kind a guy he is with a criminal record like his, and that he kept grabbing my arm.

He told me that the story sexual aggression was not true, and that the person made up lies about him and he hated women since. I think it is by his actions.

(edited, I'm trying to keep it less graphic and give out too much details as possible)
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