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  1. I loved my times on sea duty while in the Navy. Even the long deployments without a port call (one for 102 days) have a special place in my heart. I would not alter my call to serve in the Navy for one moment. The camaraderie, the sights, sounds, smells, and especially the feel of being at sea became a part of who I am. I miss it. But in the early '90's things began to change. The services (with the partial exception of the USMC) started becoming social experiments for politician's who never served a day in their life. The military became a petri dish for every liberal social blunder to be tested in. By the time my son joined in 2008 the Navy was barely a semblance of that which I was so fond. Everyone walking on eggshells afraid they'll cross the PC barrier whose breaking point is ever changing. I loved my Navy, but I can't think of anything that would make me want to serve today.
  2. My wife has steadily gotten better over the years, but I am a guy who enjoys just about everything. I even liked most of the food I got served in the Navy. She does make some world class dishes, though. Her Lasagna can't be touched (IMHO). And, Pastor Matt, she is half Italian, which I believe is a factor.
  3. You may have made a typo, but there is no such word as curtious. However, assuming this may not be the case here is a 'cut & paste' from Merriam-Webster Courteous - Adjective cour·te-ous - ˈkər-tē-əs 1. marked by polished manners, gallantry, or ceremonial usage of a court 2. marked by respect for and consideration of others courteously - adverb courteousness – noun Synonyms civil genteel gracious mannerly polite well-bred Choose the Right Synonym for courteous CIVIL, POLITE, COURTEOUS, GALLANT, CHIVALROUS mean observant of the forms required by good breeding. CIVIL often suggests little more than the avoidance of overt rudeness. owed the questioner a civil reply POLITE commonly implies polish of speech and manners and sometimes suggests an absence of cordiality. if you can't be pleasant, at least be polite COURTEOUS implies more actively considerate or dignified politeness. clerks who were unfailingly courteous to customers GALLANT and CHIVALROUS imply courteous attentiveness especially to women. GALLANT suggests spirited and dashing behavior and ornate expressions of courtesy. a gallant suitor of the old school CHIVALROUS suggests high-minded and self-sacrificing behavior. a chivalrous display of duty Example Sentences There was no doubt that his stubbornly held and trenchantly expressed views—his trenchancy always tempered, however, by his gently courteous manner—contributed significantly to his unpopularity …—Simon Winchester, The Man Who Loved China, 2008 … she has seen generations of boys come and go, some well groomed and courteous, others rough and uppity …—Julian Barnes, New Yorker, 5 Mar. 1990 He joined us in the Yellow Room with … his son, a thoughtful, courteous, nice doctor …—Lady Bird Johnson 27 May 1964, in A White House Diary, 1970 The clerks were helpful and courteous.their customer service department always gives courteous responses, even to rude people You're welcome!
  4. Didn't know if should have given you an "I Agree" badge or "LOL", so I'll give both .
  5. Most everything I have read agrees that Puerto Rico leans (some say heavily) to the left. You cannot deny that liberal policies are a much bigger burden on the government both in cost and bureaucracy; hence not only a drain on the treasury, but also a drain on the middle-class wallet, which is a favorite place for democrats to reside. This would also lead to more liberal representation in both the house and senate, tipping those scales even more to left. Now we'd not only have a higher deficit and more taxes, but we'd have more liberal social policies passed through congress, which will do nothing but exasperate the financial problems and make America even more socially corrupt. No thank you Puerto Rico, we have enough problems.
  6. Heading out to the New Manna Youth Rally, in Marion, N.C., around noon with our daughter. We are meeting our son (who goes to Vision Baptist College) there. Vision is sending a whole bus down and "Brother Chahlie" is the final preacher on Saturday. The rally starts tonight with Brother Kenny Baldwin. It was his preaching (at Summit) that called my son forward to serve the Lord. Not only "Happy" but a whole weekend of the "Good News"!
  7. Perhaps you can prove that God did anoint you? It is not evident by your written word or demeanor; nor by your username either.
  8. No, it is not. John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Jesus Christ is the Word of God. All of it. From Genesis through Revelation. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. What scripture did they have at the time of this writing other than the OT? The same goes for: James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. In MT 4:4 Jesus Christ Himself (the Word) refers way back to Deuteronomy stating that man should live by the word of God. Is that not doctrine concerning the WHOLE word of God? John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Again, to what scripture is Jesus referring above? The Old Testament. Matthew 5:18 - 20 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. MT 5:18-20 sounds like doctrine to me. Luke 24:25 - 27 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. Jesus is the Word. All of it. He repeatedly referred back to the Old Testament for doctrinal reference.
  9. All the Bible is the doctrine of Christ. Perhaps you would do well to focus on the following: Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
  10. Two stories that I don't personally remember but were told so often by my parents to embarrass me and my brother they have to be true... 1. When my older brother was around 3 my dad had just finished painting his bedroom. Well, my brother wanted to help out, so he got out the shoe polish and went to town..., helping my dad..., get very, very angry. The way it was told my brother was very thorough. Not to be outdone in the artistry category: 2. My dad had just bought a brand new 1966 Olds Delta 88 (gold). A friend of mine and I decided we didn't like the color so we got some paint from the garage and voila! turquoise. I understand my dad got much more enjoyment out of the retelling than of the discovering. Funny; I remember the car well, but not this event. I would have been 5.
  11. Ours is: Preach The Gospel Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
  12. Actually, according to a NPR poll (not exactly a conservative news outlet) nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) are opposed to allowing transgender women and girls to compete on teams that align with their gender identity, while 24% overall support that. Of course the preponderance that do support it fall in the Democrat category (46%). Among Republicans only 4% support. The stat that amazes me is the 7 – 15% of those poled that were “Not familiar with this” issue. What rock are they living under?! Aside from the socio-political nonsense so prevalent today, I don’t see how any rational person can support this. The Economist came out with an article over two years ago that clearly shows the advantage even teenage boys have over elite women in their respective sports. The article plainly states that even after testosterone suppression treatment the muscle loss incurred is far less than the advantage granted by simply being born a male.
  13. "Literally dozen’s of mens lives have forever been altered negatively. Years of therapy and hair regrowth is in the future for all of this man’s victims.”, said the Deputy D.A. for Los Angeles County, Benjamin Rivers. Lives have been FOREVER altered negatively? Years of therapy? REALLY?! For losing a top-knot? Well, that speaks volumes; and none of it good.
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