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  1. According to another report, one particular professor says he can't advance due to his perverted (my words, not his) choices. Since, prior to employment finalization, he had to sign a statement agreeing to their detailed statement of faith (which included a prohibition on deviant (again, my choice of wording) sexual behavior including pre-marital, extra-marital, and same-sex - he should be fired for breach of contract and see what the AG thinks of that.
  2. I've been around MANY people (from Mexico, C.A., Korea, Philippines) who had morphological and/or syntactical difficulties with English. His seems more an attempt to butcher (think someone "faking" Ebonics, Southern or Country lingo and getting it wrong) the language intentionally. Him being a chain jerker, it would seem in line with humoring himself at our expense -- of, all in good fun. For the record, I don't have a problem with it (meaning I don't mind -- not meaning it always makes sense).
  3. I might be wrong --- I thought I was wrong once, but it seems that I was mistaken about that--- but I have a sneaking suspicion that in reality; TGL probably has a very good English vocabulary, good grasp of (and usage of - away from OLB) English grammar, and may have even been born and/or raised in the US.
  4. Reminds me of something from a "Patch the Pirate" tape - "You're trying to make a fool out of me!""No fiendly, you're doing a fine job of that yourself."
  5. Naw, sometimes the things men post in the open forums are more disturbing than they want to see -- they're sure not interested in the back room. Although, if we reopened it, lured you back there, and locked you in -- it might make some folks happy.
  6. Much has happened in the last two years. We were in E. TN. during the Covid crunch - rare to find a church open yet the Lord gave us a church to park at for 7 months and provided 6 new supporting churches. Nicaragua had an election which Daniel Ortega won (after arresting all his opponents for treason), he has shut down over 20 NGOs because they receive funds from the USA. Currently we can only get a visa for 3 months per year and the plane tickets are around $4000 per person. As a result, we are going to spend 6 months (Aug - Feb) in Mexico continuing Spanish language learning while praying Nicaragua will open up soon. As far as I can determine, only 2 IB missionaries are currently in country -- they both already had permanent cedulas. Even they are required to make a trip to the immigration office in Managua every 6 months for "renewal" of a 5 year visa. I've noticed that (unlike younger missionaries) I don't have people whining to me about how "I'd go, but I'm too old"
  7. As an update, let me start with saying THANK YOU for the financial help (Bro Alan was a huge blessing - wish he was still around to read this) and prayers. Esther underwent several surgeries, debridement procedures, grafts, stretching exercises, and release surgeries. She has 100% range of motion (more than I have) and is playing piano. We're about to spend 5 weeks there (starting this Mon), she has another baby brother arriving. Again, thank you.
  8. I would say it has gotten off topic --- except --- Hno. Morales can get off topic by himself with an OP without a followup post.
  9. Just for clarification, when the discussion took place and the permission given, it was Vietnam era. We pulled out before I turned 17, so no, I am not a Vietnam Era veteran. I shot my first rabbit at age 6 (currently own the rifle I used - it was my Dad's, and own the knife I skinned it with), owned my first rifle at 10 (birthday present), first drove a truck and a tractor (by myself, as opposed to just steering it) at age 12.
  10. Curious, when did the military start accepting 16 yr olds? My parents were willing to sign permission for me to enlist after HS graduation (17) - Vietnam era. During the Civil War, some southern boys would a piece of paper in one boot when enlisting so the could "honestly" answer "yes sir" to the recruiter's question "Are you over sixteen?"
  11. The most controlled "no weapons" place in the U.S. is in prison -- 129 homicides in 2018 and multiple non-fatal shankings every year.
  12. Wow, siblings (sigh)! Yawl (to avoid the argument over y'all or ya'll) should be grateful to us for paving the way. We wanted to move out of the house and ended up in a big fight with Mama. The favorite kids got their independence without such a big fuss (although she held onto her babies for a LONG time). Come to think about it, if we hadn't joined in her defense against the bully across the street (Channel) we would probably not be back on speaking terms with her OR the siblings.
  13. Well, we ARE different, but in all seriousness: 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the Armistice with Germany went into effect, officially ending The Great War ( the war to end all wars -- just over 20 yrs later to be renamed World War One). Commonwealth Countries continued with the original name of Armistice Day. In 1954 the US changed the name to Veterans Day and expanded it to include honoring all except those with a Dishonorable Discharge. We already had a holiday to honor the fallen - Memorial Day, started in 1868 and was 30 May until 1970 when it was moved to the last Mon in May (all national holidays were moved to a Mon in order to ensure everyone a 3 day weekend because what's a holiday (no matter how solemn the occasion) without our fun, right?)
  14. While I agree that MANY in government want to eliminate honor or recognition of God, this is not quite an accurate observation (the 2022 obverse image on coinage). I just took some coins out of my pocket: penny - motto above head (2003,05), behind head 2021; nickle - motto on right rim, head facing forward (slightly right) 2022; dime - motto on left in front of head (1982); quarter - motto on right behind head (2018). All minted in Denver, CO. Are there any minted before with the motto behind the head or was a change made around 2000? Don't know, didn't research. btw: US currency didn't have "In God We Trust" until 1956. It bore "E Pluribus Unum" which was the de facto national motto from 1776 until July 1955 under Eisenhower (President when I was born)
  15. Bro, I like to jerk folks chains as much as the next guy ----- HOWEVER. Your guess is what is known as a WILD guess. If a church honors those who signed their name to Uncle Sam's blank check, I don't have a problem with it. If a church says secular things (and it IS a secular thing) doesn't have place in our gathering for spiritual things, I don't have a problem with it. I'm NOT a liberal in the least AND I'm a vet, with a brother, 3 b-i-l, f-i-l, Dad, grandfather, numerous uncles, numerous cousins, etc who are all vets. In combat zones, in actual enemy contact, support roles, Army, USAF. USN. Marines, CSA, Civil War, WWl, WW2, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq.
  16. Many things now labeled "political" are not political but rather moral -- killing babies, sexual perversion, adultery, fornication, gender were all Bible (and sin) issues long before a politician took up the "cause"!
  17. If the pastor is in error (Scripturally) the same procedure is to be followed as for any other member (he is also a member) -- go to him (with Bible and humility), if further action is needed - take a witness or two, if still unresolved - bring it before the church, if Scriptural error persists - put him out.
  18. Yes, thank you for posting this. Whisperingsage talked with my wife for a long time on the phone, was able to properly diagnose a problem the doctors had been missing for over a decade. They were both a blessing.
  19. In answer to your question. He raises sheep and is in the FL panhandle. Those pics are bedding areas of his own sheep.
  20. As to the issue of whether or not they “have their reward”, are doing it “to be seen of men”? Probably not, only 2-4 people are likely to know (unless they use an accountant or are audited.) If they do as one man I knew of many years ago who had his check sticking out of his shirt pocket with the dollar figure (on the right side of the check) visible as he shook hands around the church (of over 1000 people) - well, he already received his reward!
  21. One of our granddaughters, Esther, (the oldest child of our oldest son) was admitted to the burn unit in Wichita, KS on 15Sep20. Next month (Nov 2020) she will be 8 y.o. I took my wife to Dodge City to watch the other 3 children. Alisha (Esther's mother) is at the hospital with Esther. David (Esther's father) had to go back to work this week. Esther is burnt over 40% of her body, 60% of the right leg and 50% of the right arm are 3rd degree burns, the remainder is 2nd degree. When Esther gets back home (probably 2 or more weeks from now), our oldest daughter, Rebekah, (the one the Lord healed from Myeloid Leukemia after the doctors told here there was nothing else they could do for her) will go to Dodge City to handle in-home nursing for her (she's a CMA, CNA, Cardiotech and probably a few more things I don't remember). Rebekah started a GoFundMe to try to defray some of the costs beyond David's insurance. Here is the GoFundMe link https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-esther-with-her-hospital-stay?utm_source=facebook Updates are being placed on the GoFundMe page as they happen. Yes, the page list Rebekah as beneficiary - Rebekah needed to set things up quickly. David has his Venmo set up now, so the GFM monies can be transferred to him as needed. Thanks, I may not be able to update or respond to posts for a while - drove 25 miles to do this one. Thanks
  22. Squash casserole, zipper cream peas, collard greens with smoked ham hocks, baked sweet taters. All aforementioned veggies are fresh from garden. My wife’s been canning tomatoes, making pickles, chow-chow, hot pepper relish, 3 dozen tamales, on so on. On the “dog box” in the cab of the motorhome are two laundry baskets of yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapeños, sweet Italian peppers, zipper peas, bi-color corn, onions, and honeydew melons.
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