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  1. There are soooo many great hymns. The first that comes to my mind is Abide With Me, especially when play on the strings. I need Thy presence every passing hour; What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r? So true. It Is Finished is also right up there.
  2. I've been listening to Charles Lawson lately and like him real well. Unfortunately, as time passes we are leaning more and more toward the Cleveland, TN area. Any recommendations in that area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the recommendation to date.
  3. We are in the early stages of considering a move to the Eastern Tennessee area. We just returned from a vacation at my son's in Cleveland, TN during which time we surveyed areas from Knoxville to Chattanooga. From this we have decided on two likely areas for us to settle in. These are the Farragut to Maryville area and the Collegedale to Cleveland area. Does anyone know of a solid Independent Baptist KJV church that has an active youth program within reasonable driving distance of these areas? Preferably a church that is not too large, although that would not be a killing criteria.
  4. I've always liked bluegrass music and have been to a number of big name festivals, so when I got saved it was just natural that I would turn to Bluegrass Gospel. Unfortunately, "gospel" music in just about every genre often preaches "another gospel". The first time I ever heard this song it was recorded by the Statler Brothers back in the '90s. It was written by Don Reid's son, Langdon. We (Christians) are an often untapped market in the music world. We have money that these groups want to exploit so these secular "artists" compose lyrics about that which they have little to no knowledge. Even the Statler Brothers. Sad.
  5. Sweet Springs Baptist Church is worth the 1/2 hour drive north. Pastor is Brent Logan.
  6. ... in a picture entitled My Wild Yiddish Rose. I arrived early so I went to the concession stand to get some kosher pickles and unleavened bread when what to my wondering eyes should appear...
  7. ...I mindlessly noshed on my pinto steak and my pinto beans. Becoming thirsty I mounted my t'rusty' Ford Pinto and went to the store for a pint-o' apple cider to wash it all down. Having properly sated both appetite and thirst I said to myself "BOB" (which is what I often call myself) where can this crazy story possibly take us from here?"...
  8. I get really annoyed when politicians and gambling proponents say that legalized gambling will bring employment and money into the area. I never bought into that argument as, to me, it has always been OBvious that the costs would far outweigh any benefit. I am usually rebuffed and told that the cost are minimal. Well recently I have done some research and here is what I have found: In reviewing the literature available on gambling, the social costs typically fall into nine groups. Crime costs: Police, apprehension, adjudication, and incarceration expenditures. There is a definite connection between gambling and crime through pathological gambling, which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV) as “persistent and recurrent mal-adaptive gambling behavior as indicated by five (or more) of” ten items. Among these behaviors are committing illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, and theft to finance one’s gambling. Business and employment costs: Lost productivity on the jOB, lost work time, and unemployment-related employer costs (such as retraining workers or searching for replacement workers). Bankruptcy: Costs on society are typically in the form of legal and other resources expended. Suicide: Costs on families and the wider society as well as ending the life of despondent gamblers. Bear in mind that insurance policies are typically void if the person covered commits suicide. Illness related to pathological gambling: Illnesses include stress related sickness, cardiovascular disorders, anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders. Social service costs: Unemployment, treatment costs, and other social services and payments related to gambling. Direct regulatory costs: Government oversight of gambling and the gambling industry. Family costs: Divorce, separation, child abuse and neglect. Domestic violence is also related to gambling disorders. Abused dollars: Dollars OBtained improperly but not reported as a crime. Often this is the case because the money or property is stolen by a relative or friend. Social costs collected from seven studies and adjusted to April 2011 dollars using the CPI-U price index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the average annual social cost per pathological gambler as $9,393 annually. This cost does not account for suicide or government direct regulatory costs as no numbers were available for these two groups. Other costs not factored into the above studies were the technological externalities not related to pathological gambling. Costs of lOBbying and corruption Costs of regulation of the industry Costs of monitoring the industry Alleviated money laundering Regressive effect of gambling (money goes from poor to rich people) All tolled, gambling looks pretty expensive to me; especially to the families that get sucked into its claws.
  9. Ballou, where he met a bear conveniently selling discount phone plans. Well, always being practical, Uncle Enor went with the "Bare Necessities" plan and then went about tinkering with his wonderful mechanical widget (that had nothing to do with phones whatsoever) to try and figure out what it was and/or could do.
  10. This is a principle reason why my FIL and I have a hard time seeing eye to eye. Two of his favorite sayings are: "I'm waiting for my ship to come in" (while he has spent most of his life unemployed (by choice))... and "I'm looking for someone to sue". He firmly believes that because he lives in America he is entitled to everything America has to offer at no expense to him. I am 53. I've had two jOBs since I was 17: Navy (14.5 years), and my current jOB (21.5 years). He has often audibly wondered how I do it. "How do you get up every day and go to the same jOB"? I've been married 26 years to this man's wonderful daughter and I still can't wrap my mind around his ethical beliefs.
  11. Well...truth is relative...speaking of relatives, did I ever tell you of my Uncle Enor who lived up in the Ozarks (the Oklahoma Ozarks...people ain't quite as touched there)? Seems he found this widget once that went "Zip" when it moved, and "Pop" when it stopped, and, "Whirrr" when it stood still...
  12. ...which has the wonderful secondary attribute of acting as an aspirin, which I am in desperate need of considering the headache I have developed through all this. And so off I go with Jim on a mission to who knows where...
  13. ...or not... Regardless, Krepnirm advised that I must still be dreaming as I am OBviously still in the fictional land of Nebraska (Mutual of Omaha?) and so he recommended I go off with his friend, Jim Fowler, who was preparing to leave to some remote location in Africa to personally wrestle with the 10 most deadly animals known to man. (poor Jim, Marlin always did get the easy jOBs).
  14. Sorry 282Mikado doesn't go to this White House. Following OFPs post... ...."listen to the song man, this is the Chattanooga Choo Choo. You're headed to Appalachia!
  15. think what to do next. Suddenly I began to hear a buzzin' buzzin' and in the distance I saw a number of people seemingly Letting their feet fly and their arms fly, too, buzzin' around round and round Like Do-Bee-do. Weird. So I...
  16. ... realized this was his perfect opportunity to eliminate both Bullwinkle and that pesky "do-right"-er Dudley (the mountie) and impress Fearless Leader, but just before he could put his plan in motion...
  17. Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost over night? To which he replied...
  18. ...and found it very fortunate that the Grand Canyon of the Nebraska Panhandle is only 18" deep (its "Grand because it runs 100 miles east to west and 125 miles north to south). Having only suffered minor scrapes and contusions from the fall, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and...
  19. Who happened to be running a "Blue" light special on escargot (seems Speedy doubles as a specialty foods salesman), and so I placed a double order...
  20. drink some Alka-Seltzer (I still can't believe I ate the whole thing). While there I introduced Blue to Speedy (thinking the latter could assist the former in overcoming his velocity limitations), and returned to the "Death Scrabble" match where...
  21. I know it is true for it happened to me, In my search for the giant gastropod named, Blue.
  22. He said Francis would have come too, but he was tied up with a decendent of Balaam.
  23. Maybe the game will just transfer to "whoever gets the last SHOUT in heaven is the winner". Of course that will be an endless game too.
  24. We're on post 23,508. At this rate this thread won't end until the rapture. If that's the case we're really all going to be the winner.
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