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dadof4

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  1. Wow, I did not know that my bringing my kids to a free concert would make for a discussion on abortion. I went with my kids, not to support the Methodist church (like I said, it was a free concert, and I did not put any money in the offering plates when they were passed around), but to spend time with them and also to allow my wife to get some rest before she went to her overnight job. The concert was truly amazing. The players were lively, spirited, and full of energy. The high school aged kids (this was done by a high school group) did such a wonderful job that I was brought to tears by the music and how much they put of themselves in the music. One of the high school seniors in the group even arranged one of the songs that they played - truly amazing talent. I was not shocked when Pastor Wendy (or whatever her name was) stood up to open the concert in prayer. Neither did I take my kids by the hands and lead them out of the church. I went for the music. I am a musician. I LOVE music. I want my kids to appreciate good music. I can play 13 instruments and am passing on the training of some of these instruments to my kids. We have played in our church a few times. I even stood up on the platform with my kids and their toy hand bells and played a Christmas song for an offeratory once. My purpose in writting all of this is not to bash anyone on this board, nor the Methodist church for supporting abortions.
  2. The kids and I were able to go the Wesly Bell Ringer handbell concert tonight. That was GREAT! Good music + good company = wonderful time. They even let my kids try out their largest bell - it weighs 20 lbs.
  3. This past Sunday night, my youngest son, Jonathan, was baptized. The heater in the baptistry was not working, but he didn't care - he wanted to get baptized. He sure was shivering when he came out of the water!
  4. He has a good voice - I wonder what he will sound like when his voice "changes." http://www.godvine.com/14-Year-Old-Sings-You-Raise-Me-Up-Like-an-Angel-333.html
  5. My wife and I love this movie!
  6. Are there any mechanics that live near Golden State or West Coast that would be able to help a friend with his car. He attends college (but I am not sure which one at the moment), and he is having trouble with his car. He and his wife are on a VERY tight budget and could use some help with their car.
  7. My wife and I have the wonderful opportunity to pick up Pamela, one of our deaf ladies, every Sunday morning now. She lives less than a mile away from us. It is so good to see her being faithful to church. Also, she recently joined our church!
  8. When we were expecting our first child, a man in our chuch came up to us and gave us a minivan. When Elizabeth got hit by a deer and knocked that van out of commission, a man from our church came up to us and gave us a minivan. When a man in our chuch decided he no longer needed his minivan, he came up to us and gave us a minivan. We have always been a 1 vehicle family - it is going to be odd to see 2 vans in the driveway now.
  9. I see it has been a long time since I have posted anything here. Ray, our director, has had a change in his work schedule, and is not able to be in church much any more. Because of this, when he is able to have time off on a church day, he and his family have "family time" at home. Because of this, Larry, the assistant, has taken over teaching the deaf class on Sunday mornings. Please, pray for this situation. Now, for the praise. Fedrico has been able to come to church a few times this past month (he got a new job, so he comes when his schedule allows him too), and he has brought another deaf man with him when he comes. This man's name is Art. He has gone to many churches searching for answers to questions he has. One Wednesday night after church, Larry took some time and answered his questions about religion, God, and such. Art was very glad to find a church with the answers he has been looking for! Pray for him, and his wife (whom we have not met), that they might soon accept Jesus as their Savior.
  10. The kids and I have got our summer colds now - all of us are medicated and ready for bed

    1. CPR

      CPR

      Ugh, me too think it's going around. Hope y'all feel better soon!

    2. OFIB Preacher

      OFIB Preacher

      Bless your hearts, or rather, noses! Pleasant dreams.

    3. dadof4

      dadof4

      We are hanging in there - just a few more days and I think we will be over our colds. :)

  11. Boy, do I have a headache!

    1. Brother Rick

      Brother Rick

      Stop eating your ice cream so fast!

  12. Yet another good movie that my wife and I watched - and let our kids watch. An older man starts having Bible studies with the young boys in his neighborhood. He teaches them Bible lessons in very different, but fun ways. Also, he teaches them life lessons - how to deal with bullies, friendships, etc. A good family movie!
  13. Have you seen this one? It is a very good movie. In the beginning of the movie, a wife leaves her husband, but then, 10 years later, the meet up again by chance.
  14. has a bad headache!

  15. It was a real blessing to see Chris in Sunday School and church on Easter Sunday. He is a deaf man that has come a couple of times in the past year.
  16. I thought the American amen was odd as well. My wife and I mentioned this to our deaf friends at church and they found it and watched it. The found it interesting to watch and also commented on the American amen sign being wrong. I love the sign for Sweden! We had the 3 visitors from a couple weeks ago in class today. Ray, our deaf leader and teacher, taught on salvation today. It was a good day for us in class. Pray that we see more deaf visitors coming to see the Word of God being taught.
  17. Thank you for posting this! I enjoyed watching this. Very interesting.
  18. We had a good day today in the deaf ministry. The hearing couple that has been coming once in a while was there again today. And, we had 3 first time visitors there today - four if you count the 1 year old that went into the nursery. 2 were deaf, and 1 was hard of hearing. Our teacher's wife met the hard of hearing lady and Wal-Mart and invited her to come. I talked with our soul-winning director last week, too. I met 5 deaf people at the bus station while waiting to go to work. I asked if there was a way we could get tracts for the deaf, or information about our church's deaf ministry in tract form. He said he never though of that (he has only been on staff for a couple of months) and would look into getting something for us.
  19. Leah - friend from high school
  20. Xanthippe - this was Socrate's wife's name
  21. Ivan, Icabod, Isaac, Isaiah, Ishmael sorry, got carried away

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