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Orval last won the day on April 3 2017

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  1. Good morning to all, This fall I will begin a new journey with my SS class through the book of Luke. In preparation of these messages I would like two or three good commentaries on the book of Luke. Currently I am just finishing William Barclay’s commentary and have found his rich understanding of Jewish history amazing. I have always liked JFB, but would like to expand my authors on this project. I am contemplating G. Campbell Morgan so if you have a comment on him I would like to read it. I look forward to reading your responses.
  2. Sorry, I have not gotten back to you sooner but I have been very busy. I would suggest you read the first 5 or 6 chapters of Thomas Armitage's History of the Baptists for a clear understanding and wonderful word picture of the process. Research to understand how the Monarchial Bishops slowly rose to respect and power and how that meshed with the persecution by the Roman Empire of the early churches. I am really cramped for time so I just cannot do the research again right now. but would be happy to help later in the year when not strapped for time. Hope this helps.
  3. Sycamore trees are part of my childhood? I have not seen one in quit a while.
  4. glad you found this handy implement at such a reasonable price.
  5. Egg plant tastes wonderful. cut about 1/4 inch thick roll in egg, then roll in flour fry in olive oil till lightly browned on both sides. I like to add spices to my flour, but these are great for a side with almost any summer meal. If you are not a fryer, use the same process and lay on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
  6. Here is a recipe I tried recently and really like. It is spicy hot so beware. take one to several Jalapenos and slice very thin across the circumference (I leave the seeds in them), add a little olive oil to a skillet and turn on medium heat, place the Jalapenos in the skillet and fry them adding Montreal Steak spice. Fry till light brown and eat with your favorite foods. the taste is addictive (at least to me).
  7. I was just making a post in another area when this thought hit me, that I feel enslaved by technology. I want to disconnect everything but find I cannot for fear of being isolated. does this make sense? People come to our home when we invite them for dinner or lunch and yet it does not seem that anyone just stops by anymore for the sake of friendship. When we do get together with family and friends no one actually has discussions, references are to funny utube videos, or a movie, or some recent sporting game mostly they just sit around looking at their phone, texting one another while the person they are texting is in the room. In the last two years I have not had more that 3 or 4 meaningful conversations with anyone under 30 years of age unless I am teaching and a question comes up. How is that we can be so "connected" and yet so isolated? I go to church and (I love our church and pastor and our church family) it seems when the last amen is said everyone over 40 disappears we have a large congregation for a city of twenty thousand. I get the feeling something is wrong but I can't put my finger on it. We grow by 20 people per year, we have soul winning and special days, we are often told we are one of the friendliest churches in our area. Our pastor is a tremendous preacher and teacher and yet with all these positives. I do not sense the same corporate power of God today I sensed 40 years ago. I believe that technology is always calling for our attention right now and consequently we never have the time to get alone with God for a couple of hours, to dwell on what God wants to speak to us about one on one, to read the scriptures for an hour instead of reading a couple of verses and a 300 word devotion so we can get back to our friends who never come by to spend an afternoon or evening talking about the Lord. I saw a picture on Facebook a few days ago that kind of summed up todays understanding of God and salvation. The caption stated "yep I am on my way to heaven, I clicked "like" on a picture and typed Amen!" I am not sure if people under 40 truly understand what "true fellowship" is? I am not complaining per se just wondering how old I really am. I realize I cannot go back 40 years but should I have to go back if we are a New Testament church? Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
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    windows 10

    I just read another article on windows 10, and it reminded me I had made this post. lol http://searchengineland.com/microsoft-says-no-to-other-browsers-248381 I am not in a position to purchase another computer nor am I tech savvy enough to truly understand the intricacies of these forced choices. To me it just seems to be greed forcing people to pay for things that are free from many websites. Kind of like the IPhone you pay an outrageous price for the phone then pay an outrageous price to use it. I feel trapped by technology and want to just turn everything off but if I do I will have contact with hardly anyone.
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    air rifles

    Thanks. was not sure if I should take the time to zero the scope. I definitely want one shot one kill but not as steady on the trigger as I once was. ha. the rifle seems a lot heavier than my 22 I would guess it weighs 7 to 10 lbs. Thanks for the confirmation of where to shoot them. The air rifle is a single shot breakdown pump but it is free as opposed to paying 150.00 for a decent vermin weapon.
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    air rifles

    Squirrels are killing my flowers this year and really frustrating me. I have had a few problems over the years but with my neighbor passing away a couple of years ago (he would trap them) the squirrels are breeding to fast and are really digging up my flowers this year. I borrowed a Ruger Blackhawk Elite .177 Pellet Air Rifle with Scope and have not zeroed it in. I am wondering if it is powerful enough to kill a squirrel. I am on the very edge of town and cannot use my 22 rifle but the squirrels need to move or end up in my frying pan. the fps is around 1000 - 1200 which should be enough to kill at 25 yrds. your thoughts?
  11. we vary our men's ministry. we have prayer breakfast a couple of times a year, we have an outdoor barbecue a couple of times, we take in a semi pro baseball team once and usually a Oklahoma City Thunder game once or twice a year. some times we use a speaker like at prayer breakfast and barbecues and some times we do not. Our group is a little large for a in home fellowship but we do what we can. There is also the Stillwater Men's Advance once a year and many of our men go and camp out for the Friday Night preaching and the Saturday classes and preaching. All in all our men get together seven or eight times a year for fellowship, food and teaching from God's word.
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    Canning Help

    This is the only kind we have used and just fro a few jars here and there. My mother used a pressure cooker but they were dangerous in those days.
  13. Welcome Jake, look forward to reading your thoughts on various topics.
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    This is a pretty informative article concerning early questions. http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#locating
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