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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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Sigh!!!! I am not sure if I should mention that snails taste better with a little salt or not.

It may be that some of the folks here like their snails with salt and some without salt. So, I will forbear and let all of you eat your snails anyway you like and not try and persuade you otherwise.

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1 hour ago, Alan said:

Sigh!!!! I am not sure if I should mention that snails taste better with a little salt or not.

It may be that some of the folks here like their snails with salt and some without salt. So, I will forbear and let all of you eat your snails anyway you like and not try and persuade you otherwise.

In France they seem to have snails with garlic and parsley butter, in fact they sell it as butter for snails.  I once had a Cretan cook book and they had a number of recipes for snails, one of which was "Holy Thursday Snails.".

Pineapple on pizza usually goes on top of ham and we call it Hawaiin pizza.  It used to be quite popular but I don't think it is so much now.

I like Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce and chopped chives on Scrabled egg. (We don't have any L&P as my daughter bought us Hendersons Yorkshire sauce as that is vegetarian, but I don't think it has much flavour.)

Olive oil and chopped oregano on pizza.

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4 hours ago, Alan said:

Sigh!!!! I am not sure if I should mention that snails taste better with a little salt or not.

It may be that some of the folks here like their snails with salt and some without salt. So, I will forbear and let all of you eat your snails anyway you like and not try and persuade you otherwise.

Snails and pins go together, you can't have one without the other. I learned this as a child.

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11 hours ago, Alan said:

Sigh!!!! I am not sure if I should mention that snails taste better with a little salt or not.

It may be that some of the folks here like their snails with salt and some without salt. So, I will forbear and let all of you eat your snails anyway you like and not try and persuade you otherwise.

I'll take my salt without snails, thanks. 🤣

On 1/17/2020 at 3:27 PM, Jim_Alaska said:

Oh yeah, you reminded me HC, Pickles are gross. Especially dislike them on any sandwich. Order a burger and you almost have to fight them to not put pickles on it. To me pickles on a burger contaminates the whole sandwich. Some say, "just take them off". Nope, once the pickle has hit the burger bun the taste of pickle never goes away. Might as well have a pickle sandwich!    🤢

No, pickles GGGOOOOOODDD! 😜

I like breakfast burritos, but with salsa, not chopped tomatoes. There is a difference, and for some reason I can handle the salsa better than straight tomatoes.

I do love ketchup on hot dogs! When I was expecting our son, I was very sick - nearly died from not being able to hold anything down. After months of it, when I was finally able to start eating again, one of the first meats I ate was a hot dog. I had to smother it with ketchup in order to eat it, though.

While I do not like ketchup on my eggs, I DO like the combination of chopped steak covered with steak sauce, and scrambled eggs. I like L & P in soup (that's actually what we had for supper tonight).

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13 hours ago, Alan said:

Sigh!!!! I am not sure if I should mention that snails taste better with a little salt or not.

It may be that some of the folks here like their snails with salt and some without salt. So, I will forbear and let all of you eat your snails anyway you like and not try and persuade you otherwise.

Well, let's face it they couldn't taste any worse, so go ahead and add salt.

Of course you cannot have a Hawiian Pizza without pineapple, but a good "works pizza" should also have pineapple.

I have no idea what this "ketchup" is that you speak of, but tomato sauce is also made of tomatoes, and whilst I would not have it on most eggs, scrambled can handle it.

And you can add any number of different things to steak, but steak sauce or tomato sauce are definitely NOT acceptable.

Here is a biggie: a burger is not a complete burger without a few slices of beetroot in the rest of the salad.

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6 hours ago, DaveW said:

Here is a biggie: a burger is not a complete burger without a few slices of beetroot in the rest of the salad.

HERESY!

My dad...being the good parent that he was...made me eat beets once. Before I did, I asked him to please not make me eat them; I'll throw up if I do. Of course, he thought I was just trying to get out of eating them, so he made me go ahead and eat them.

I'll spare the details, but he never made me eat them again. 

...and I haven't eaten another bite of them since. 

By the way...ketchup is the chief gourmet condiment of the United States.

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On 1/18/2020 at 9:51 AM, No Nicolaitans said:

Alright all you ketchup haters...ketchup antagonists...ketchup dismissifiers!

What'cha you gonna do when you need to...

Ketchup on your family time?

Ketchup on your homework?

Ketchup on your bible reading?

Ketchup on your to-do list?

Ketchup on your sleep?

See...you can't deny it. Ketchup goes with everything! 

NO NO NO -- when things need to be done, the energy is to be MUSTARD that no KETCHUP be required..

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On 1/19/2020 at 3:25 PM, OLD fashioned preacher said:

NO NO NO -- when things need to be done, the energy is to be MUSTARD that no KETCHUP be required..

BALONEY!

Please allow me to LEEK a little iinformation for you. The last THYME that I MUSTARD enough energy to KETCHUP on important things in life, it was needful, because I had been working 12-16 hours a day...7 days a week...for several years.

I had to STEW over my predicament for quite some time afterward. I was tired, and my countenance was PASTE-like. 

LETTUCE move beyond this. Perhaps we can learn to SQUASH our differences, and STEAK a claim; in that, to KETCHUP or not to KETCHUP...there is no question. We all must KETCHUP on some things at some point.

Posted with love, respect, and admiration to my brothers and sisters of Online Baptist. If I could give you each a FLOUR, I would.

Respectfully,

NN

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On 1/19/2020 at 9:02 AM, DaveW said:

Well, let's face it they couldn't taste any worse, so go ahead and add salt.

Of course you cannot have a Hawiian Pizza without pineapple, but a good "works pizza" should also have pineapple.

I have no idea what this "ketchup" is that you speak of, but tomato sauce is also made of tomatoes, and whilst I would not have it on most eggs, scrambled can handle it.

And you can add any number of different things to steak, but steak sauce or tomato sauce are definitely NOT acceptable.

Here is a biggie: a burger is not a complete burger without a few slices of beetroot in the rest of the salad.

Ketchup is a tomato sauce.  Although you can get mushroom ketchup. I Thought it was Indian origin but it seems it comes from china, according to rge following article  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketchup  It says the market leader in the UK and US is Heinz.  

I did see a couple of varieties of tomato seeds, which were bred by Heinz ,in a catalogue a few weeks ago.  

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I enjoyed a hot dog with ketchup and mustard today. It's been a while! I can only eat Hebrew National (all others upset my stomach). As I was putting on the ketchup I thought of all of you anti-ketchupers. It was tasty to the last bite. 😜

(this is for you, No Ni)  PEAS be unto all of you. 😃

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6 minutes ago, HappyChristian said:

I enjoyed a hot dog with ketchup and mustard today. It's been a while! I can only eat Hebrew National (all others upset my stomach). As I was putting on the ketchup I thought of all of you anti-ketchupers. It was tasty to the last bite. 😜

(this is for you, No Ni)  PEAS be unto all of you. 😃

Hebrew National for the win! There are no better!

Thank you HC!

It's nice to have someone BUTTER me up instead of trying to EGG me into a sustenance battle. I RELISH that, so thank you! 😂

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A bun with ketchup on it tastes exactly like a bun with a hot dog with ketchup on it. It also costs less.  😀

Now, a hot dog with ketchup and mustard on it tastes just like ketchup and mustard. They are very effective at covering up the taste of a hot dog or anything else they cover. this is why I dislike steak sauce on steak.

I guess it just comes down to my personal likes and dislikes. I figure if I want to taste tomato I'll just eat a tomato. I don't want my hot dog to taste like tomato.

Am I a bit strange or over the top? Yep I am.

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Not a Hebrew National, Jim. They blend with the ketchup, mustard, and bread (sorry, we didn't have any buns hehe) to make one GOOOOOD dog! 😂

2 hours ago, No Nicolaitans said:

 

It's nice to have someone BUTTER me up instead of trying to EGG me into a sustenance battle. I RELISH that, so thank you! 😂

I'm so glad it didn't put you into a PICKLE. Wouldn't want any bitterness SPROUTing, right?

As ESCAROLE through this thread, it still makes me laugh. It is THYME for me to go to church now, so ICEE ya'll later.

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