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282Mikado

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  1. 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.
  2. Chicken thighs marinated in Chiavetta's over night, tossed salad, and watermelon. I love Chiavetta's! it has a real good tang to it. Don't know if you can get it outside of western NY.
  3. Likes didn't start until just a few years ago. They may not have posted anything after likes started.
  4. We had that last night! Hard shell and soft shell.
  5. Took my wife out to celebrate our 26th Anniversary. We had Prime Rib, Baked Potato and a type Three Bean Salad. The restaurant gave us a piece of layer cake that had chocolate frosting and some kind of berry jelly between the layers. Very good!
  6. Yeah...let me know if you need any for your hourly avatar swap...
  7. I just started Charles Spurgeon: Lectures To My Students, Vol 1-4 (Illustrated)
  8. It took me three years to finally sit down and read that book through. I got it for my Kindle last month and read it through fairly quickly. I followed that with The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, then For the Temple by G.A. Henty, and I am now on The Young Fur Traders by R.M. Ballantyne.
  9. Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. Genesis 19:20 Lot has just been delivered from the total destruction of sin city (Sodom). (Bunny trail) What a picture of our salvation, and also (unfortunately) of many Christians. Lot is living in a lost and sin filled world, fully content to allow the alcohol, legalized gambling, homosexual marriage, just so long as his boat isn’t rocked. His mantra? “Hey. I’m a good person, I don’t do those things, I go to church, Hey…I’m a BAPTIST!”. Then a missionary shows up at his door and he begins to realize the sin he is in, and God brings him out of that sin and leads him to a mountaintop retreat. But Lot is not content with the direction he is being led. He can’t entirely leave his sin behind (back on topic). I find it interesting that the words “is it not a little one” are in parentheses as if added as an afterthought. Isn’t that how sin is? Okay, Lord! I won’t be part of that big sin anymore, but surely this little one over here won’t hurt anything. “Is it not a little one?” Just one beer? Just one website? Just one lottery ticket? Isn’t that how sin always starts? How many of you know of anyone who upon taking their first drink said I’m going to be an alcoholic! No, the typical statement made is, “I can handle it”. After all, is it not a little one? As the spiritual head of his household his attitude was well received by his family. He already left several of his children behind to the total destruction of sin, and now he turns away from the righteous path set before him to backslide a little: just a little one. Before he knows it his wife emulates his backsliding and turns back too. Except she turns just a little more, and she is turned into a pillar of salt, but if the salt has lost his savour…. Sin has now cost Lot another family member. Lot and his daughters arrive in their new sin city of Zoar, but he soon realizes that in his saved condition he is not comfortable living in this sin. He begins to fear for his life and decides he had best take the road less travelled and heads for the mountains of God. But his backsliding has left its seed of corruption in the hearts of his daughters, and they sin against their father and his God. From this spring the nations of Moab and Ammon and all the trouble that they brought against the nation Israel. This is how sin always begins: with a little one. Satan would be a fool to try to overcome a strongly held biblical/moral standard in one stroke. He is content to chip away one peace at a time. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Just a little one. We see in the story of Lot that just a little sin by one or a few can (and often does) snowball into an avalanche of sin. If you doubt that, just look at the moral state of our nation.
  10. I created a Facebook acount using a nom de plume several years ago as a method of keeping in touch with my son in the Navy. My site had no information on it and I didn't use my real name. Surprisingly I had no friends on it either. I did check out various family members and old acquaintances and was surprised to find what they are willing to divulge on a public forum. One of my cousins has his whole life history on there. Parents and sibling names, where he grew up, went to school, various commands in the service, where he has worked since, etc. The only thing lacking is the actual SSN and checking account numbers. I can see the possible good such things can be used for, but I really long for the days when we did not have all of the technological gizmos. You know, back when relationships were personal, not electronic. A slower time, when friendships were worth more than the time they took to maintain.
  11. Luke 8:35-37 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. 37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. Here's a man possessed by a legion of devils living in the tombs of this area. Crazy out of his mind and so out of control that even chains can't hold him. This man the people did not cast out, yet the man who healed him and made him sane (Jesus) is asked to leave because the people feared Him greatly. Did you ever notice that as soon as people find out you are a Christian the majority get uncomfortable in your presence and usually want to get away from you as quickly as possible? Yet these same people can be all day around others that are drinking, smoking, swearing, telling bad jokes, etc. and not be phased in the least. They've accepted the devils in their midst and see no need to cast them out, but the man who can save them from these devils must leave. How sad to be living in the country of the Gadarenes.
  12. The Naked Communist (1958) is a interesting read on this subject. It contains a list of 45 Communist Goals that should startle any true American. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Communist I also highly recommend watching the DVD: Agenda: Grinding America Down. This documentary clearly shows the slippery slope America has been led down. This would be scary stuff if I didn't know Jesus Christ as my Savior!
  13. I would think any good IFB church is going to have our country and its leaders (local, state and federal) on its prayer list, and that is as it should be. That is great for when the assembly gets together or for the more specific prayer groups that meet, but what about all the other time. Can you honestly say you personally pray for our leaders more than you disparage them? I can't, and it is something I certainly need to work on. As an aside, we need to remember that the politicians in office are merely a reflection of the current electorate. The people voting need our prayers as well because it has become rather obvious that there is a severe lack of righteous judgment in that quarter.
  14. Tak! Jest to dobre! Przepraszam, nie mówi po Niemiecku. :(
  15. I saw the Logan brothers on here so I figure it can't be all bad https://baptistsermonnetwork.com/home/
  16. Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Again, this is why I do not go to the movies or have cable, dish or any "Hell"ivision reception at all. Why feed the beast?
  17. I have spent a large part of my adult life criticizing the politicians who presumably hold power over us and ours, but this topic got me to thinking: "How often do I pray for these people?" When was the last time I prayed for John McCain? I can't remember when. The Bible says: 1 Timothy 2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Off the top of my head I cannot think of one person in Washington that I personally trust, but how often do I pray for them? How often do you pray for them? Remember, this is not just a battle of GOP versus Democrat, Arab versus Jew, or even Christian versus Muslim. This battle goes far beyond that: Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. In Ezekiel 28 is not God really talking to Satan through the tool (King of Tyre) that Satan happens to be using at the time...or through the king of Babylon in Isaiah 14? I wonder what would happen if every time a Christian thought of complaining about a politician they prayed for him/her instead. Can you imagine the noise level in heaven if all those complaints were turned to prayers? Just a passing thought that this topic brought to mind. Remember: Romans 13:1-6 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=dxCRIF0m79w&feature=related
  19. Kielbasa and German Potato Salad!
  20. WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS IS A Genius! Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up... Double click and the page gets larger...you can read the entire paper on some if you click on the right place.You can spend forever here. http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ Also, if you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course). AND, this site changes every day with the publication of new editions of the paper. Hope you enjoy this.
  21. Tommy Gun!? You are showing your age Jerry! Those things haven't been manufactured since around 1970.
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