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SarahStrawberry

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    SarahStrawberry reacted to Salyan in Does Anybody Have Any Music Videos That You Care To Share?   
    10 fingers, the recorder, piano, guitar... presumably vocal chords... gettin' pretty close to 15 there!

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    SarahStrawberry reacted to wretched in In a Dilemma   
    Recipe for disaster i suspect. In all relationships, the one who shows the least interest is always in control. Even in this post women's lib culture, when women chase men the men tend to start running away faster.
    Back off and let him come to you. If he doesn't then you have your answer. Might seem a hard idea now but will save you pain later.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to DaveW in for those who are married   
    Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
     
    ​Can I  just post a warning?
    There is a danger that a young man can put the desire for a wife ahead of his desire to honour and serve the Lord.
    If we put Him first in our lives, He will provide what we need.
    I have seen it before where a young man becomes so caught up in finding a wife that he loses sight of the Lord.
    Not suggesting this is where you are, but warning before you get there.  
     
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to John81 in Did anyone start a Duggar thread yet?   
    I don't know if the whole family is to blame for this unless they knew Josh was involved in sexual sin and tried to keep it quiet rather than deal with it.
    At the moment, it seems Josh is mostly or even solely responsible for giving the enemies of Christ an open door to attack us through. The fact Josh was working in a very public position for Family Research Council, having placed himself as a spokesman for Christians, all while he knew he was engaging in sexual sin, and doing so in a very risky manner, is the real problem.
    This is a larger scale version of the temporary dust-up over Bristol Palin, doing public speaking tours promoting abstinence while not practicing it herself and then becoming pregnant out of wedlock.
    Unfortunately, our enemies will always find some prominent Christian caught in public sin and use that as an open door to attack. Whether the pastor who preaches against homosexuals and then is caught having homosexual relations, of the Palin incident or the Josh debacle, our enemies will always judge us and attack us by and through or weakest members.
    In these situations I point out to people that I don't follow Josh, the Duggar family, Bristol Palin, the FRC or Pat Robertson; I follow Christ and strive to live in accord with His Word (the Bible). Most often, this eventually steers the conversation in another direction. For those who are just so bent upon attacking or trying to start a debate, I say basically the same thing but then separate myself from them because they aren't interested in the truth.
    Whenever we (Christians) are in the public spotlight there is more chance for someone to look up to us, to consider us someone special to some extent, and also to see our faults, notice if we sin. Pastors, their wives and children often feel this "fish bowl" effect with some people looking at them as a big fish in a little pond, or others who keep a watchful eye for the sake of hoping to catch one of them in a bad light or outright sin.
    Naturally, the enemies of Christ are watching too and will take advantage of any opportunity to attack whether it's a case of a pastor or pastor's wife hugging a visiting family member of the opposite sex "too long" (according to the spy who doesn't even know it's a family hug), or a more prominent Christian caught kicking a cat into oncoming traffic, the enemy will pounce whether he can only get an ounce or a pound for the effort.
    Take courage, this too will pass, and the end is already written in our favor by the grace of God.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to John81 in Head Coverings - Again   
    The hair is her natural covering, but women are called to wear a covering for spiritual reasons. This was the norm until radical feminism inflitrated the churches and all manner of women's dress was corrupted.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to John81 in John81   
    Nothing cheap about eating out anymore! I'm planning to take my wife out for supper tonight; tip already calculated!!
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from John81 in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to Salyan in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    6 pages on tipping! Who would have thunk!

    I actually kinda agree with Seth in that I don't like being expected to tip - those places that add a 15% gratuity to the bill really bug me. I'm enough of a cheapskate I'd rather not tip at all, and if I'm going to I want that to be my choice and not a requirement of the management. HOWEVER, I always do tip anyways (and usually around 20%) because it would be a bad witness to leave/give a tract and not do so. Even if it's someone else at the table who's giving the tract - you don't want the waiter to disregard it because of the actions of those associated with the person who gave it. If that makes any sense.
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from heartstrings in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from TheSword in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from PastorMatt in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from HappyChristian in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from robmac68 in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from swathdiver in A Teen's Salvation!   
    We had a teen girl get saved this past Sunday morning!!!! Last Summer our youth group really exploded and we've had a bunch of new teens coming pretty faithfully. But just in the last month or so it feels like we've kinda hit our first slump and I've been doing more praying than every individually for each teen and for the group as a whole. Last week I started praying even more specifically for our teens so it was really exciting and encouraging to see the salvation of this particular girl. She said she'd been wanting to for months! You just never know how the Lord is working in hearts. It's so wonderful to see Him moving. :-)
    Praise the Lord! 
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to Salyan in "Ban The Person Above You" Game   
    I think the three of us should just make this our own private forum! Ban the rest of OB!
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to PastorMatt in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    The staff at Online Baptist is now demanding tips. They are saying it is because they are underpaid. 
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to The Ohio Patriot in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    I don't visit this forum much these days, as I am working out of state.  But I have to say that about all I could do while reading through this single issue is shake my head.  I am shocked at some of the things I have read in this topic.  I see in this forum some really good God fearing, people loving individuals.  I could not agree with many of you on this forum any more that is certainly a bad testimony to go to a restaurant where it is customary to tip a hard working individual for the services that are rendered.  They may not remember the thousands of people who leave a normal tip but the Christian or Pastor who leaves a lousy tip and a tract will be remembered, I can assure you of this.  The chances of ever giving the gospel to someone you have shorted a tip from, or anybody they happen to come into contact with is very low.  If this is not a bad testimony I am not sure what would qualify.  
     
    While we are on this subject about leaving a tract how could it be wrong if you speak with a waiter/waitress or not to leave a tract??  I don't care if they set it aside, throw it in the dish bucket or take it home with them.  If there is a chance at all that someone may pickup that tract and read it, I would leave a stack of them, even if that means some homeless person picks it out of the trash and reads it, what is the problem?  Will you get better results with it in your tract rack or you pocket?
     
    We like to puff ourselves up and think we are being frugal with God's money, which is a good thing.  At the expense of what?  
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to ASongOfDegrees in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    This thread is amazing. I never realized Christians felt so strongly about tipping.
     
    I always leave a tip around 10-15%. Even for the useless waitresses and delivery guys. Although most of them are hard working. Since I usually don't buy really expensive dinners the tip isn't much. I even tip the Chinese waitress at the Great Wall "all you can eat" buffet. If the waiter/waitress is really friendly I'll give more. I personally like to hand it to the server. If more than one waited on me I'll leave it on the table and let them fight over it. Yet I don't like leaving it on the table because I don't trust the beady eyed guy in the next booth. So I'll try and hide it under the plate with the left over sushi and mussel shells on it on it.  On a few occasions I have tipped the cook too. But that was when I was making decent money as a OTR truck driver.
     
    I also tip my barber (JC's Barber Shop. She named her place after Jesus. Really, she did!) and anytime I have to take a cab/livery somewhere which isn't too often.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to PastorMatt in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    If I was not going to tip, I would not go to a place where a tip is customary. It just goes against everything I believe as a Christian.
     
     
    Edit: Ha, I should read first. John's last statement just said the same thing. 
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to Kitagrl in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    Tipping is basically mandatory in a restaurant, and is part of the salary of the wait staff.  If it wasn't, they would not automatically add 15% to your ticket of parties of 8 or more.
     
    To not tip, or to tip stingy, is a very poor testimony.   When we go out to eat at a regular restaurant (which isn't as often as it used to be, with four kids now!), we figure in the cost of tip into our budget, because it IS part of the cost of eating out.  You don't just spend all you have on food, and say "Oh, sorry, I'm broke now, can't tip."  How rude!
     
    And the person who said they suspect the motives of someone who tips "big"...first, define "big", and then explain that for me?  You completely lost me on that.
     
    I'm ashamed to see how rude some of you are who are Christians.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to swathdiver in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    Oh boy!  Well, here's my two cents on the subject.  I used to deliver pizzas as a kid in 30 minutes or less and was grateful for any tip given.  I always made it a point to accept them in the spirit of thankfulness.  Many of my comrades were demanding and their attitudes reflected how much money was in their wallet at the end of the night.  I routinely made over $120 each night (Fri & Sat), about 50% more than the grumblers.
     
    Today, when we can afford to go out, we tip well (18% = 3x the sales tax in my state) when we leave the tract behind or witness or invite them to our local church.  Sometimes I just don't have enough but make it a point to come back when I do or on the next delivery to make it up.  Of course, with poor service that is the fault of the server the tip is lowered or not given at all, save for a note on how to treat others.
     
    I don't see how a server's tips correlate to the tithe for the Lord.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to DaveW in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    You will have to explain to me how tipping is sinfully following the world's lead.
    I simply don't understand it.
    Tipping to me is not a moral issue - it is an appreciation and kindness issue.

    I personally think it would be far better to pay someone a reasonable wage, than have them rely on the kindness of others - but that is not the way your system works.
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    SarahStrawberry reacted to John81 in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    Yes, and for certain jobs, such as waiting tables, expected tips are factored in as part of the salary. That's how the employer gets to pay waitresses less than minimum wage. It's expected that the small salary the employer pays plus the tips from customers will at least equal minimum wage.
     
    If one doesn't want to leave a tip, they shouldn't go to places where some of the workers salaries are based upon receiving tips.
     
    I've heard many a good Baptist pastor declare very plainly to his congregation that if they aren't going to leave a decent tip, don't be leaving a tract or letting the waitress know you claim to be a Christian or what church you attend because you are tarnishing the name of Christ.
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    SarahStrawberry got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Are You A Good Tipper?   
    My mom worked in the food industry for years before I was born, my dad delivered pizzas for the majority of my childhood, and now my sister works as a waitress. Growing up we were taught the respect of a tip. I still remembering my siblings and I (five of us) jumping dad every night as soon as he got home to find out how much he made in tips. And I remember the stories he'd tell about how it wasn't the rich side of town that he usually got his good tips from but the poor side of town. In fact, he was more likely to not get any tip from the rich side of town. 
    Real quick, I will note that I will lessen my tip according to the service. But if they even just did their job (no bad attitude etc) then I'll give the 15%.
    No one has the right to say, "find a different job if you can't live on 2.95 an hour" people work the jobs they can find to support their family. And if you can afford to eat at such an establishment then you can afford to tip at such an establishment. I have been known to take up the slack if someone who I am with doesn't tip their "share" because I refuse to leave a table with less than 15% or I won't go out to eat. They earned their paycheck just like I do. And if you're going to use the "we only give God 10% so why should we tip more than that" argument then maybe you should be giving God more. 10% is only the required amount, try giving an offering on top of that. 
    And yes, it is a bad testimony. 
    *gets off soapbox*  

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