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    HappyChristian got a reaction from Invicta in Whats for Supper...   
    Tomorrow is our church potluck day (we do it every first Sunday). Mom made spaghetti, and white cake/lemon icing for dessert. I made a beef stroghanoff gravy and rice, and a green salad. Others will be bringing different things (I know sloppy joes are coming, too). So tonight I tried out the rice and gravy. Yum!
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in pulpit supply vs. pastoral candidate   
    The church my husband now pastors had 3 men acting as pulpit supply on Sunday mornings - for 5 years. When we joined the church, my husband was asked to join the roster of pulpit supply by the pastor who founded the church and was supplying the speakers. The members of the church, however, asked him to candidate for pastor. He did, and now is pastor.
    Two years ago, he had an accident that put him in the hospital for weeks and laid up at home longer. The pastor whose church founded ours graciously supplied pulpit fill while my husband was down.
    So, I guess in a nutshell, pulpit supply is filling in for an absent pastor, while pastoral candidate is someone the church is looking at as possible pastor. As Uke said, the time would be up to the church, in accordance with their church constitution (if it deals with the issue).
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Whats for Supper...   
    Tomorrow is our church potluck day (we do it every first Sunday). Mom made spaghetti, and white cake/lemon icing for dessert. I made a beef stroghanoff gravy and rice, and a green salad. Others will be bringing different things (I know sloppy joes are coming, too). So tonight I tried out the rice and gravy. Yum!
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    HappyChristian reacted to SureWord in Have You Heard   
    The panda will pander for donations
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    HappyChristian reacted to Bouncing Bill in Have You Heard   
    A newspaper headline in 2002.
     
    "Panda Lectures at National Zoo This Week."
     
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    HappyChristian reacted to 1Timothy115 in God is not in all his thoughts.   
    The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. [Psalms 10:4]
    Transhumanism
    Transhumanism is a class of philosophies of life that seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting principles and values. – Max More (1990)
    “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” [Romans 1:22-23]
    Transhumanism is just another attempt to avert God and build a "better" human. Fromr the little I've read it appears to be a global movement. I sure would like to have a list of their membership. It might help me understand some of our politicians actions and activities. Anyone else looked into 'transhumanism?
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    HappyChristian reacted to 1Timothy115 in Quotations Anyone?   
    Warren G. Harding innaugural address March 4, 1921"
    "Standing in this presence, mindful of the solemnity of this occasion, feeling the emotions which no one may know until he senses the great weight of responsibility for himself, I must utter my belief in the divine inspiration of the founding fathers. Surely there must have been God’s intent in the making of this new-world Republic."
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    HappyChristian reacted to 1Timothy115 in Quotations Anyone?   
    Madison's final words during his introduction to congress for a 'Bill of Rights'
    "I think we should obtain the confidence of our fellow- citizens, in proportion as we fortify the rights of the people against the encroachments of the Government."
    James Madison
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Quotations Anyone?   
    As Alan posted, they are here: 
    Please go to the link and read the rules - it's good for all members to know them.  It really does not matter if you see a difference in the wording of two different versions, as you mentioned to Alan. Nor does it matter if Jesus spoke Old English (which all of us know He did not) or Hebrew, Latin, Greek, or Russian. The fact is that OB is a KJV site. Refrain from using other versions. Thank you.
     
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    HappyChristian reacted to DaveW in My daughter to PNG   
    Well, late last week they were able to fly up to the airstrip. First try on Friday was no good - cloud everywhere (Normal for PNG) and so the plane would not have been able to find the airstrip. They didn't even try.
    Saturday, they gave it a go, and the pilot said in 21 years of flying PNG he had NEVER seen it that clear....
    Sunday, she was in Church at Kotidanga. She said the service was wonderful and she was able to follow the general line of the message - understood enough of the language to "sort of follow it".
    This week she ahs been observing clinic, in the mornings and having intensive language studies in the afternoons.
    She is a little overwhelmed, but loving it. This is what the Lord made her for.
    The others at the clinic are wonderful, and have all been through this already of course, so they are helping her out, and apparently loving her being there already.
    Thanks for the prayers folks.
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    HappyChristian reacted to DaveW in My daughter to PNG   
    My Hannah-Rose has made it through the boredom of 2 weeks quarantine in a hotel in Port Moresby, and is currently spending the day with the missionaries, getting to know them and making last minute preparations before flying up to the Kotidanga region on Friday (that will be Thursday night for most of you!)
    The flight is by a single engined small transport - typically a Pilatus Porter or similar for those who care, and the airstrip on the mountain is slightly larger than a postage stamp. The pilots who fly in such places are absolute heroes.
    A one hour flight, assuming the weather is good enough and clear to the stirp, then followed by a 5 mile hike to Kunai. By the time you wake on Friday morning she will be just about ready to go to sleep in her quarters after a long, exciting and no doubt stressful day.
    Then she will start with the work.
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    HappyChristian reacted to Ukulelemike in Tomorrow's World Magazine-Bad Stuff!   
    A couple people I know, including a young man in our church, have asked me about this magazine they keep getting, "Tomorrow's World." Having perused it once, a light reading showed it is full of false doctrine, so I told the young man in my church, and he is no longer reading them.
    Today, a co-worker brought me one and asked me about it, so I went a little further into it, and found it is produced by "the Living Church of God," which is apparently an even worse offshoot of Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God, (WCoG). It is a weird mix of Armstrongism, law-keeping, (thus also Sabbath-keeping), and Jehovah's Witness false doctrines, such as the Holy Spirit being merely an impersonal spirit of God, not the third person in the godhead, annihilism, (sp?) and other such things.
    Amusingly, many of their doctrines are ridiculously easy to refute from scripture, but sadly, as with the two young men who came to me about it, neother was able to discern the plain falsehoods in the magazine, though I suspect an unwillingness to actually read it may have been part of the problem.
    anyways, if you should receive this magazine, feel free to peruse it, but know, it is complete garbage.
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from SureWord in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    So my Dad's remaining brother contracted covid, as did his wife. (Just FYI - this is not a thread about covid, so don't make it so...just know that masking, "social" distancing, isolation, etc., were all practiced by the family and yet he and his wife contracted covid. Viruses are gonna virus...)
    My uncle, Dave, ended up in ICU on a respirator. Today I was told that they had to take him off everything - they had to remove air from around his heart and lungs, so the oxygen had to be removed. He had suffered a number of strokes and there is no brain activity. And they said it is only a matter of time.
    My uncle is saved, and will be reunited with his parents, my dad, and their 3 other brothers, as well as I know rejoicing upon seeing Jesus. The "baby" - their sister - is still alive. There is a lot of family, actually. Most in WVA, so we have not seen them in years.
    My cousin and her husband moved back to WVA a couple of years ago to be closer to family. She has not been able to see her dad since this covid stuff started months ago. As one who has gone through the loss of a dad, my heart breaks for her. Especially now, when likely there will be no funeral allowed. She also has 2 brothers. And there are a slew of cousins.
    Prayer for comfort, wisdom, and drawing nearer to the Lord would be appreciated.
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    HappyChristian reacted to 1Timothy115 in Proverbs   
    "If a snow just lays around before long another one will come and cover it up."
    My dear Grandmother.
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    HappyChristian reacted to Bouncing Bill in Proverbs   
    "Never lay a tool down without looking where you put it."
     
    I hate it when I am working on something, lay the tool down, do a bit more and then need that tool and cannot find it. I have not moved. I know it is within arms length and yet now it is hidden and it takes me ten minutes to find it. LOL
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    HappyChristian reacted to SureWord in Proverbs   
    Not really considered proverbs but more tongue-in-cheek maxims but I always found some truth in Murphy's Law and it's corollaries.
    "Only the tool you can’t find is the one you need right now."
    "Anything dropped will find the most inaccessible place to rest"
    Anyone working on a car or really anything mechanical will finds these two adages to be true on more than one occasion. 
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    HappyChristian reacted to Ukulelemike in Persecution   
    Sadly, I am afraid that the covid restrictions are helping along with the falling away from churches. Just gives people an excuse. If the lost pretending to be saved leave, so be it; it is the saved who are carnal leaving that concerns me.
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    HappyChristian reacted to SureWord in Persecution   
    The more liberal cities and states here in America have been the more restrictive although the Supreme Court has loosened up some of the restrictions in Commiefornia. If Christians don't push back, which many Christians think is not "Christ-like", the farther they will take it. 
    Here, in Virginia, it hasn't been too bad except in Northern VA where all the DC bureaucrats live. Nobody wears a mask in our church and nobody has been sick with covid. If you do wear one nobody will make you a pariah.
    Now, the school I drive bus for has really been harping on the Bill Gates tracking vaccine. We've had one staff member get sick and his symptoms were no worse than any other cold this time of year. No children I am aware of have been sick. 
     
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Persecution   
    Here in WA state, our governor began with the "two weeks to flatten the curve" nonsense.  We complied with the two weeks because we felt that we needed to show our concern for the community. Well, the two weeks stretched to more. Hubs prayed about what to do, and on Mothers' Day we held a parking lot service...
    That was the "compromise" that the governor came up with because of protests. Outside services were "allowed," but not inside. The following week it was raining, so we went inside...and have been there since.
    So far, the governor has issued 26 emergency declarations, in order to work around the law limiting the length of time he can declare an emergency. The no-indoor-service ban was lifted as long as no more than 10 people were there...then it was changed to 25% capacity or no more 200.
    However, SCOTUS has issued a number of pro-religious liberty decisions and our governor saw the writing on the wall - so he dropped the 25%. And now that SCOTUS has ruled that CA has no constitutional authority to ban indoor services, I expect some other tweak from the gov.
    We will not be shutting our services down again, no matter what (I've heard rumors of "climate" lockdowns coming worldwide...we'll see). But SCOTUS has ruled well and in accordance with the federal Constitution as to religious liberties. That is good news, as long as local authorities pay it heed.
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    HappyChristian reacted to Salyan in Persecution   
    This kind of stuff doesn’t get shared well by the mainstream media, so I was curious to find out what’s happening out there. Covid is being used as an excuse to remove our religious liberties. What measures are/have been taken against churches in your part of the world (and where is that?).
    The intent of this thread is not to discuss whether or not measures are necessary.
     
    Here in Alberta, a pastor in Edmonton was arrested yesterday for continuing to ignore restriction limits. He was charged and released, and will appear in court end of March. 
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    HappyChristian reacted to 1Timothy115 in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    I'll continue to pray for your family, your brother, and the peace that comes from your uncle's salvation. 🙏🏽
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    I am currently talking to my brother...no symptoms whatsoever. =D
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    My uncle has gone to Glory. Thank you for your prayer.
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    HappyChristian reacted to 1Timothy115 in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    I will contiinue praying for your brother and uncle, thank God for your uncle's salvation.
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    HappyChristian got a reaction from Salyan in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    So my Dad's remaining brother contracted covid, as did his wife. (Just FYI - this is not a thread about covid, so don't make it so...just know that masking, "social" distancing, isolation, etc., were all practiced by the family and yet he and his wife contracted covid. Viruses are gonna virus...)
    My uncle, Dave, ended up in ICU on a respirator. Today I was told that they had to take him off everything - they had to remove air from around his heart and lungs, so the oxygen had to be removed. He had suffered a number of strokes and there is no brain activity. And they said it is only a matter of time.
    My uncle is saved, and will be reunited with his parents, my dad, and their 3 other brothers, as well as I know rejoicing upon seeing Jesus. The "baby" - their sister - is still alive. There is a lot of family, actually. Most in WVA, so we have not seen them in years.
    My cousin and her husband moved back to WVA a couple of years ago to be closer to family. She has not been able to see her dad since this covid stuff started months ago. As one who has gone through the loss of a dad, my heart breaks for her. Especially now, when likely there will be no funeral allowed. She also has 2 brothers. And there are a slew of cousins.
    Prayer for comfort, wisdom, and drawing nearer to the Lord would be appreciated.
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