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  1. John, thanks for the heads up on Home Depot. Somehow I'd either missed that about them or it didn't get through my thick head. Maybe it's because I rarely ever shop there, anyway. Same thing with Builder's Supply. It's probably been a year since I last bought anything from them. (BTW, that doesn't mean that I know something negative about Builder's. Just haven't had a need, specific to them, that justified the distance to travel to their location.) And, I do agree with your premise. As time goes by there's more and more that I cross off my list, as I just can't support some aspect. I can't t
  2. Sadly, this is so true, in so many different ways. One of my hobbies is woodworking. I'm not a pro, just something I enjoy doing. I don't sell what I make nor do I sell my abilities when I can help someone else. In order to continue to do this, I have to go to Lowes, Home Depot, Builder's Supply, and others for tools and supplies. I'm reasonably sure that everyone of these suppliers has something that directly or indirectly (as with Lowes) supports sin. Should I boycott all of them and tell my neighbor or church that I can't do xyz for them because I can't find a supplier who doesn't support
  3. If I've missed something in this thread I apologize. Does the OP have the legal authority to remove the children from their present situation or to mandate their placement in the future? Under our current legal system, is there anyone who can do this, if the OP can't? Isn't the real issue in two parts? (1) The OP should use everything within his scope of influence to encourage the placement of the children into a traditional family, if circumstances come about that will permit same to happen. If he can't/won't, then as a Christian, he should remove himself from this advisory position. (2)
  4. In my humble opinion, the US is well down the path towards one world government. If we are indeed approaching the end of time, we can't stop it. However, I do believe we can slow it down, as you mentioned. And possibly reverse it, if this is just another cycle of rise and fall, as happened to the Hebrews over the centuries before Christ came to earth. However, that possibility is quite small, since we are so far down that "global" path already. I'm afraid we are doomed to repeating their mistakes, as so few are willing to look around them to see what's happening. Secular interests are keeping
  5. PastorJ, please let me clear up what may be a misunderstanding resulting from my poor choice of words. First, I used to be a staunch "Republican". Not any more. In my political beliefs, I'm not a modern Democrat or Republican, nor a Liberterian (sp) as they are currently being defined. That said, I'm registered as a Democrat and vote Republican 95% of the time in November elections. I'm registered as a Democrat because our local governments consist primarily of firmly entrenched Democrats. It gives me great pleasure to try to vote even one of them out of office. Next, I believe in the REPU
  6. Years ago states sold their rights to the federal government. Yes, sold them simply by taking money from the feds for xyz use in their state. Taking money with the stipulation that xyz must be done in accordance with fed regs. A good example is the education system. Take federal money and run the school system according to the dictates of the feds. ie no prayer or mention of God in the classroom. Bit by bit, project by project, states threw away their rights by feeding at the federal trough.
  7. I beg to disagree that there should be no complaints about those who are rich. KJV'>Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. KJV'>Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. KJV'>1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. The Bible also warns us
  8. I went hunting to see if I could find an example of what bother's me about cartoon characters being used to teach our children. Decided to search VBS materials since those will be coming up soon at many churches. Take a look at this link that features cartoon figures and music, too. http://youtu.be/AoXyk5AFAvs What's your opinion? Does this glorify God and His commandments?
  9. PastorJ, just a quick note, as I have to run. If this were simply a downturn in the housing market, I'd agree with your accessment 100%. My question is where can you find stability today within the overall (global and/or US) financial system? How much longer can bandaids be put in place before the entire system collapses and resets itself? The US cannot sustain/maintain the debt load it has now, forever. It used to be that countries could insulate themselves, somewhat, from financial disaster that befell other countries. That's not the case anymore. All I'm saying is to wait a few months a
  10. I'm a conservative and I agree with Jerry. We're dealing with a lot of smoke and mirrors where the media is concerned. First, the middle class is disappearing as people are being shifed into two classes - the haves and the have nots. Already about half the population of the US is on some type of government program. Many of them are already firmly entrenched in their side of the class war being waged. What remains of the middle class is gradually being pushed down with the media hype against the "rich". Many of the "rich" are the people in the upper quadrant of the middle class. What many p
  11. KJV'>Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: -- A few days ago I read Separatism and Its Collapse. http://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/ -- For a couple of weeks now, my DSL carrier has being doing upgrades and they don't have all the buggs worked out. Thus connection to the Internet has been problematic, to say the least. -- At a recent yard sale held at our church, I was surprised, in a sense, at what came in for donations to the sale. Especially
  12. She didn't run for re-election this year. She saw the handwriting on the wall in terms of her chances to be voted back in for a second time. Her true colors are coming to light, since she's not playing the get elected game anymore. BTW, the great state of Mississippi got a round of applause this morning in our Sunday School class.
  13. Is your reliance on electronic media leading you to discard the use of paper? Are you putting your physical books on yardsale tables because you've moved to ebooks? Do you ever print an ebook for future reference? If you use a daily devotional, do you read it on line instead of subscribing to the printed version?
  14. Is your relationship with this couple formal or informal? That is are you a lawyer or a representative of a bank or other financial institution, and are "required" to assist them? Or, are you a friend who's simply lending a hand? In other words, are you in a position to back away from this and let someone else handle it, since it's apparently challenging your beliefs? I'm not an estate planner. That said, as a general rule (laws will vary by state), documents can be drawn up to specifiy exactly what is to be done with what a person leaves behind on this earth. With a capable attorney, I coul
  15. Watch "Storage Wars" to know how easily those locks can be removed.
  16. Another Amen! Proverbs 2:3-6 King James Version (KJV) 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. Coupled with: 2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version (KJV) 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
  17. Same here. Go to Lifeway and take a look at the children's study materials. There's a big difference between simple drawings to illustrate points from the Bible and what's being done today. Much of what I've seen there parallels secular "cartoons" both printed and electronic. The word "comics" didn't appear in the 1828 Websters Dictionary. Here's the definition of comedy. Quote: COMEDY, n. A dramatic composition intended to represent human characters, which are to be imitated in language, dress and manner, by actors on a stage, for the amusement of spectators. The object of comedy is sai
  18. I don't have the exact figures handy, but believe there's about 30 states with laws/constitutional amendents that ban same sex unions. And around 7-9 that support same sex marriage. I'm sure someone will correct me if these figures are off base.
  19. It isn't so much that she didn't "stay in her place" as it was that she chose to be receptive of all that satan offered her.
  20. Jerry, I don't know for sure, but I suspect that hardware/software upgrades and migrations have taken their toll on the database over all these years. I'm surprised, in a sense, that any thread would have survived this long. That said.... Suspect there's quite a few, just hanging around, till they get their reward, as we'll all winners in Christ. I kinda like the idea of this thread, as it symbolizes marking X's on a calendar, counting down the days till....... either He calls us home or He comes to get us. In the meantime, there's mo grass to be cut, taters to be dug, and maters to be t
  21. News this morn is filled with Obama's newly stated pro position on gay marriage. Along with American Idol's Clay Aiken (from NC) comments. BTW, Clay only revealed his preference AFTER the Idol competition ended. Jerry, I'm sure you're right. As we move closer to the end of times, "tolerance" is being transformed into "condone". We are no longer to love our neighbor and find their sin to be unacceptable in our own lives. We are to love our neighbor and honor their sin, as well.
  22. Yesterday, North Carolina held primary elections. On the ballot was a state constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely being between a man and a woman. In effect it bans gay marriage on a constitutional level that reinforce laws already on the books. Thus, removing the power of judges to overturn the laws. (Yes, there will be suits filed to void the amendment, if passed.) This has been the focus of this primary, overshadowing everything else that was on the ballot, including the national elections. Gay rights activists have pulled out all the stops to try to get this amendment def
  23. I didn't vote, as movie watching is a thing of the past for me. One exception is a couple of them that have been shown at church. The last one was Courageous. And, I'd rather have been in a 2 hour Bible study session. Even watching TV is becoming a thing of the past, too. Although I've been up several hours, haven't bothered to turn it on to get the local morning news and weather. About the only thing I do watch with interest, these days. Plus, even having it on for "background noise" is going away, as my preference for the solitude of a quiet house is growing. It's easier to hear the quiet
  24. Quote: According to one theory of human thinking, the brain processes information using two systems. The first relies on mental shortcuts by using intuitive responses — a gut instinct, if you will — to quickly arrive at a conclusion. The other employs deliberative analysis, which uses reason to arrive at a conclusion. http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-religion-analytical-thinking-20120427,0,5374010.story In my humble opinion..... more junk science. Another theory to cast doubt. Another study to get name recognition via media outlets. Another "game" satan is playing for those who tak
  25. The Temple Mount If I could share the gospel with anyone, who would it be? Anyone who is willing to listen. If you could be a hymn, this mornng, which one would it be? What was it yesterday?
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