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  1. You may want to investigate what the parameters of a school year needs to be in the state in which you reside. You may also want to consider that not everyone learns the same way. Your child may need more than the time you've allotted to master the material necessary for his/her grade. When your children are younger, you will want to ensure that they become excellent readers and accurate mathematicians. This can often take more time than you have specified. Finally, March to September is a long stretch of time for a child to remember the concepts learned previously. It seems from your st
  2. In going "all in" you may want to consider that the Doctorate will not open doors for you. Another choice might be to audit theology classes on a Bachelor's level (assuming you have the prerequisites to enroll in a college). Auditing would give you the information and the study, but would alleviate the time constraints and pressures that being a student would add to a new marriage. Everyone else has given you good advice. What does your fiancee think about your prospective plans?
  3. Maybe they can do the same for the Olympic games... Seriously, the Super Bowl service is an embarrassment. I believe the rich young ruler was admonished about having his priorities askew. Just sayin. Oh, by the way, we will be in our regular spots Sunday Morning and Sunday Night and we will have everyone there because my Pastor makes a big deal about showing up for the Lord's Worship on Super Bowl Sunday as a testimony to all who know us.
  4. Ban NN for his rant mixing proper English and "conversational", "dialectical" English. Oh, and Happy New Year to all the previously banned.
  5. Tonight we had panko-parmesan crusted chicken, au gratin potatoes, baby leaf spinach sauteed with onions. Have you ever had roasted Brussel Sprouts? (that is the only way I can tolerate them) :)
  6. Ban HC for noticing the 4ever absence and Ban Rosie for banning HC who missed me. :)
  7. Ban Rosie because she is banning everyone. It's almost Christmas! Ban the crowded stores :)
  8. Thanks for the heads up for this retailer. Great prices. Have you ordered from them before? Do you recommend them?
  9. Silly me....I thought it was a special Christmas dish.:)
  10. Ban Rosie because she is points out there are parts of Florida that receive snow, and that grieves me. Ban NN for having such a rotten schedule that I'm actually thankful for what I have to do today. :) Ban Rosie for using 55 degrees in a post about Florida. :)
  11. Ban NN for showing beautiful pictures of snow because we never see that in sunny Florida! :) (I'm not sure we want to either, I just want to say that it is a brisk 70 degrees out today.)
  12. I'm late to the game on this thread, but for me, we had some challenges that absorbed every fiber of our being, and as such, internet contributions dropped off the list. Then, time is always a consideration. I do think that if we all commit to working at it, we could make it more active. I was very active on the ladies' forum, less so here. (I wish we could access some of the old studies we had on the ladies separate forum.) If everyone would reach out to a member through private message or email, you could gather back some of the contributors you are missing. I know for sure when we
  13. What is "Repas de Noêl"? Sounds interesting.
  14. Today, I roasted chicken breasts atop red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic sliced thinly, au gratin potatos, and zuchinni. I love the convection feature on my oven (we have both regular and convection as an option for our appliance) as it allows everything to get done more rapidly and it provides a nice crunchy, toasty top for the potatoes while still keeping the boneless, skinless chicken breasts moist internally.
  15. I'm going to bypass all of the references to people's habits and intelligence and just answer the question. 1. All Christians are human. They are sinners, saved by grace that came by the way of the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary and His resurrection. 2. Are you human? I think so, because it is very human to look toward the authority in the church (or really any other place) and to examine them for flaws to help one feel better about one's self. 3. Are you praying for your pastor? It seems that you might post differently if you are. You eith
  16. Only Barney the dinosaur defines family as "a family is people and a family is love, that's a family, they come in all different sizes and different shapes, but mine's just right for me, yeah mine's just right for me". The Bible, the Word of God, God's very breathed words on paper tells us that a family is established when a man leaves his mother and father and a woman leaves her father and mother and they make a covenant binding them together as husband and wife. Your reasoning is interesting, but faulty. Two woman can not be man and wife. Despite the fact you know them and are will
  17. To the OP: Many things in life will not be chapter and verse, but you will have to use principles to determine how your family will operate. For example, are electronic games sinful? I know some families who will not let their children use electronics for games and others who will. Each has a principle that they use for their family. I think the bigger question is "Am I capitulating because I want to keep my kids happy since I always say no, or am I allowing this because I truly find it childish and harmless and it will be a fun time for my son and me.?" You indicated both are true for y
  18. What an interesting range of opinions I have just read. Full disclosure: My experience includes attending Christian schools and public schools of variant sizes and quality. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in education and Christian education respectively. My "career", if you will, has been as a teacher and administrator of Christian schools with a stint as a home school mom mixed in between. I believe God leads parents to train up children in the way they should go. I believe that the authority of the home is extended to whatever learning institution they select be it p
  19. Thanks for the other ideas for browsers. Thanks also for the discussion about consistency. My point originally was simply that we have a chance to voice our opinion and be heard at a time the company is actually listening because of the amount of press coverage. Further, this man was ousted. If you followed the progression of the story from the beginning, you will see how public opinion and commentary stirred the company to "accept" his "resignation" or in other people's terminology, his ousting.
  20. Hi. In response to Mozilla's ousting of the CEO based on a donation he made personally to a pro marriage cause, I have deleted all Mozilla and Firefox products from all of my computers and devices. Additionally, I left them feedback to alert them that their intolerance is the reason I have migrated to Chrome. I want to encourage everyone to do the same. (Not move to Chrome necessarily, but to delete Firefox and use something in its place.) In life we get very few chances to have our voice be heard by the big companies, but here is our chance to make our voices. heard. I hope you
  21. Checking back in to see how things are going for you and to let you know I'm praying for you!
  22. I agree with the Scripture quoted above. Here's the thing in my opinion, when we stand on principles we know what the answer will be without quantifying it. When we stand on the poor people whose wives deserted them, we are always called upon to compromise on the principles. It is sad that someone had a wife that rendered him unable to fulfill the qualifications of deacon or pastor. However, that does not render them useless in the church or unable to serve in other capacities. I have found in these types of discussions, we tend to measure our answers with the anecdotal perfect man whose
  23. Still praying for you. Hope you had a great Sunday.
  24. Hi Kitagrl! Working in a Christian school can be a thankless, overworked, underpaid position. Having read your posts over the years, primarily at OBL, I know your school class and its parents must thank the Lord daily to have a caring, dedicated, spiritual teacher like you. The teen issue is tough. We have folks in our area of the nation call and ask about our programs for youth before they will deign to visit our church. It doesn't matter how many youth things your church has, if someone is only interested in the social, they will only be part of the social realm. (We have had tim
  25. First, I'm sorry to hear that these folks have changed their beliefs about what constitutes salvation. Your post reminds me so much of the importance of teaching doctrine to our kids as they grow up. It is not enough to know that you use KJV only or that you dress modestly or that you are an Independent Baptist. You need to know why you are those things from the Word of God. Like Kitagirl, I do feel some get weary in well doing. However, I would add that they get weary in doing well because they are doing well more of habit than of heart; more of community than of conviction and mor
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