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Forum: BibleIssues
 Topic: Dd was talking today about zealots...
Dd was talking today about zealots... [message #742616] Mon, 12 March 2012 13:02
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Can you imagine the discussions between Simon the Zealot, the disciple and Matthew, the tax collector, the disciple?

She pointed out that Barabbas, the person released instead of Jesus may have been a zealot, or at least taken part in an uprising.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: There's a phrase that's prophetic....
There's a phrase that's prophetic.... [message #758530] Tue, 07 August 2012 10:03
Sister P  is currently offline Sister P
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I'm having brain issues this morning. Confused I'm going to say what I'm thinking and see if any of you might be able to decode it for me.

Something about a phrase that is said when entering Jerusalem(?) that is prophetic to the coming of Christ?
 Topic: Haran...
Haran... [message #761576] Sun, 09 September 2012 05:16
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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So, is there any significance to the son Haran dying and the family moving to Haran? Did they move back to their family land or something?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Forum: HotTopics
 Topic: Hot Topics (as in: Boy, is that topic hot or what?)
Hot Topics (as in: Boy, is that topic hot or what?) [message #334477] Thu, 11 October 2007 17:14
william
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The nature of the HotTopics board is that sometimes controversial issues will be discussed, and often these will be issues that are close to the bone. If you feel offended by something someone has written, take a deep breath and ask yourself *why* you are offended. If it is by someone holding a different opinion or offering a different interpretation of the facts, then feel free to wade in and disagree and present your point of view. If it is because of the language they have used, either bring this to their attention or to the attention of a moderator - we want this board to be a safe place for everyone!

If it is because this is a very personal issue for you, or a "hot button" from your past then we would urge you to think very carefully before posting. Re-read the original or "offensive" post and remember that the person posting is talking about an issue, not criticizing you personally. Remember that we are to bear with one another and assume the best possible motives and clarify what the person is saying before taking offense. If your blood pressure is too high or you are too hurt to post in a reasonable tone we would urge you very strongly to walk away and come back to it later. In some cases, discussions may be too "hot" for you to feel comfortable posting at all.

Proverbs 19:11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

In all cases, remember that someone on the other side of the screen wrote something because they believe it. If you disagree with their position, argue your case reasonably or not at all. Sarcasm, ridicule, anger and "flaming" are NOT part of Christian behaviour nor what we want to encourage. If you believe a post contains any of these, do NOT respond in the same way! Notify a moderator to review the post, as it is their responsibility to keep the boards safe for everyone.

Proverbs 17:9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
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A dear sister (you know who you are--many thanks!) sent this as a suggestion to put at the top of the Hot Topic's board. I agree.

Well stated!

William


There's never enough time to do Satan's bidding...
 Topic: Don't miss the CHFWeb Cookbook info (posted on Chats board)
Don't miss the CHFWeb Cookbook info (posted on Chats board) [message #377595] Fri, 08 February 2008 13:49
Tamara Eaton
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http://chfweb.net/index.php?t=msg&th=41281&start=0&a mp;S=0578b91be28cd7cfbc92f1ca9033709a

Busy homeschooling moms are sharing their favorite recipes! More info is also available on the Chats board, so don't miss it if you're interested in contributing recipes or purchasing the recipe book when it's finished.


Blessings,
Tamara

"There is always enough time to do the will of God. Don't Waste Your Life!"
 Topic: Have you heard about...
Have you heard about... [message #377618] Fri, 08 February 2008 15:09
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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"Anonymous" declaring "war" on the Church of Scientology?

I just became aware of it...and think we should pray for the real gospel to reach both sides...


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Kate, dear....
Kate, dear.... [message #377871] Sat, 09 February 2008 20:31
Carrie L  is currently offline Carrie L
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But then, I have a different view of Deborah than most (but won't get into that here Wink.

I would love to hear your view! Smile Please. Smile Smile


Carrie

Only three things are necessary to make life happy: the blessing of God, books, and a friend.
 Topic: New Book agood response
New Book agood response [message #388107] Mon, 17 March 2008 11:47
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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to atheists, or for older teens and ourselves -- there is alos a discussion guide.

http://www.thereasonforgod.com/


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Important reminder about CHFWeb Guidelines...
Important reminder about CHFWeb Guidelines... [message #411800] Fri, 23 May 2008 10:53
Tamara Eaton
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to post this reminder about CHFWeb Guidelines (linked from the top of each message board).

Please remember to discuss issues or practices in light of God's Word instead of naming specific ministers or individuals or churches.

For example, it's fine to talk about things such as what constitutes a Biblical Revival? What does the Bible have to say about angels? How do we know whether a practice is "scriptural" or not, or whether it is "anti-biblical" if it is not specifically addressed? How do we discern between the "anointing" and "flesh" and "feelings" and so forth, etc.,?

But we don't want to get into Brother Smith practices this and Brother Jones is into error here and whether a true outpouring of the Holy Spirit is happening in Cottonwoods Assembly (totally made-up name not meant to refer to any actual church!). Wink

Thank you!

http://www.chfweb.net/guidelines.html


Blessings,
Tamara

"There is always enough time to do the will of God. Don't Waste Your Life!"
 Topic: bunny trail from torture thread
bunny trail from torture thread [message #424523] Mon, 30 June 2008 16:15
denise d
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Some of the former detainees are suing the military contractors in civil court.

Article:


http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL3043530820080630 ?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true



God is Love.
 Topic: Are you ready to vote?
Are you ready to vote? [message #443356] Wed, 20 August 2008 13:34
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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http://www.citizenjanepolitics.com/are-you-ready-to-vote/

Remember the presidential candidates may not be your cuppatea -- but find out about local and state issues!

[Updated on: Wed, 20 August 2008 13:35]


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Fact check on Mr. Obama's infanticide vote
Fact check on Mr. Obama's infanticide vote [message #445637] Tue, 26 August 2008 21:49
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2...fanticide.html

Quote:

. . .
Obama's critics are free to speculate on his motives for voting against the bills, and postulate a lack of concern for babies' welfare. But his stated reasons for opposing "born-alive" bills have to do with preserving abortion rights, a position he is known to support and has never hidden.


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Bear with me...'nuther spin on the beauty queen...
Bear with me...'nuther spin on the beauty queen... [message #447216] Mon, 01 September 2008 01:45
99loons  is currently offline 99loons
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Thought some of you might find it amusing as it includes Palin's own thoughts about the beauty pagent.

http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/090108VFEA/#init

Her parents yard sounds so Alaskan...I have lived some of their lifestyle, thankfully not all of it. Cool

[Updated on: Mon, 01 September 2008 10:00]


I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
~from Ecclesiastes 3:14~
 Topic: Politics, a dirty game...
Politics, a dirty game... [message #448486] Thu, 04 September 2008 14:31
william
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Okay, I've got a dilemma here...

There have been a few "Reported" messages in the recent political threads presumably because of strong disagreements with the content of these messages.

You all know full well my position on politics and if it were left completely to me, I'd get rid of all of the political threads. I don't generally read them and I personally don't care for them…but that is just me... others seem to thrive on the current political news and it seems to me that since my opinion is a very minority position, I should just stay out of it.

So, I can do one of three things... I can remove all of the political threads because there seems to be disagreement on the qualifications of the candidates, or I can leave them and remove the few that disagree with the majority leaving only a pep rally atmosphere with opposition removed. Or I could just stay out of the way!

I don't believe that the first two options are particularly helpful unless there is a clear violation of the guidelines.

I've been asked to revise the guidelines to include different scenarios, but I think that it will open Pandora’s box and be detrimental to all of the participants on CHFWeb. Besides, simply being civil in our disagreements should be sufficient.

Some have attempted to equate "ministries" and "ministry personalities" (which we have attempted to protect due to the impossibility of their being able to personally answer charges made against them or their ministries) mentioned in the guidelines, with political figures. I don't see that the two are to be equated for a number of reasons, some obvious, and some not so obvious, but mainly because of my ambivalence to politics.

So please, spare me the task of reading all of those messages, and simply try to remain civil from now on! (Which the vast majority here are already doing!) And if you’re sensitive to such discussions, perhaps it would be wise to limit your participation to the other sections on CHFWeb and avoid Hot Topics.

(I wrote this from a personal standpoint, and would rather not have to involve Tamara since she is busy being a keeper at home, but I believe she is in agreement with me, and has no time to get involved in moderating political discussions. <grin>)

[Updated on: Thu, 11 September 2008 09:11]


There's never enough time to do Satan's bidding...
 Topic: I'm praying for the family of...
I'm praying for the family of... [message #450691] Thu, 11 September 2008 11:32
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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...this person:

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Out+of+pris on%2C+child+killer+returns+to+NH&articleId=f6a214bb-cbe5 -4e9d-9314-ccc0f90b3093

Wow...how does a person, even after they become a Christian (assuming that's the background of the religious group he has ties to and guessing that he's professed faith while in prison) prove himself back into society??

[Updated on: Thu, 11 September 2008 15:50]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: A review of a book on Mr. Obama
A review of a book on Mr. Obama [message #453961] Sun, 21 September 2008 10:31
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=122 52991

The conclusion was great: "Do you hope that Barrack Obama will change politics if he becomes president? On what grounds?"

[Updated on: Sun, 21 September 2008 10:32]


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Has anyone read _Never Again_...
Has anyone read _Never Again_... [message #455201] Wed, 24 September 2008 15:32
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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by John Ashcroft? It gives *his* perspective on the U.S. circumstances around 9/11, the creation of the Patriot Act, the FISA courts, etc.

It was interesting to read a different perspective than I've gotten from any of the media reports.

Whether you agree with him or not, he clearly loves the Lord with all his heart.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Government bailout
Government bailout [message #455628] Thu, 25 September 2008 15:32
denise d
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Senator Bunning of Kentucky, opening statement on the hearing regarding bailouts.


http://bunning.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=NewsCe nter.NewsReleases&ContentRecord_id=8fe55864-a113-e3fa-47 d4-d7778f175c00


God is Love.
 Topic: The Dow Jones Industrial
The Dow Jones Industrial [message #457064] Mon, 29 September 2008 14:00
denise d
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Just took a big plunge as the bailout was just voted down in the House. And it is fluctuating wildly.

I thought they had the votes. And I still am not sure how I feel about the bailout, even though I liked the compromise better than the first proposal by a longshot

I don't even know how to pray for all this except, for God's will...the "perfect prayer".

[Updated on: Mon, 29 September 2008 14:12]


God is Love.
 Topic: For those who don't know who or how
For those who don't know who or how [message #458681] Fri, 03 October 2008 10:53
Laura in VA  is currently offline Laura in VA
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to write their representative in the house regarding this bill, or any others Wink

https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml

There's a little button on the top left corner of a hand with a pen that states 'write your rep...' or something like that. It will look up who your rep is, then take you to the place where you can email them Smile Very easy Smile


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
 Topic: ACLJ has an election issues survey. Takes less than a minute.
ACLJ has an election issues survey. Takes less than a minute. [message #462690] Mon, 13 October 2008 17:14
Kim L. from MO  is currently offline Kim L. from MO
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http://www.aclj.org/Survey/Default.aspx?sguid=ECA87AAD-300B- 4CEF-B17A-9403C350F2CE&guid=B7FCD4FE-6AB3-484B-A9E7-2B3F FEFD6A0B


"....And if your Master’s truth offends the gentlemen to whom you speak of it let them be offended. His name we must confess; of His glory we will continually talk…" Charles Spurgeon
 Topic: Link to CT Comparison Chart on Candidates
Link to CT Comparison Chart on Candidates [message #463368] Wed, 15 October 2008 12:02
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/augustweb-only/135- 31.0.html


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Can I get your opinion?
Can I get your opinion? [message #465081] Mon, 20 October 2008 01:38
Chelsea  is currently offline Chelsea
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Can I get your opinions on this website? A friend sent me a link to it the other day and it got me to thinking.

I personally think that the media is blowing our 'recession' out of porportion but the bailout is going to have a big impact sooner or later.

So please check out a few weeks worth of posts and let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Free4Him


Wife to Michael
Mother to Devon 7/95, Regan 1/02,Ryan 9/03 and Payton 5/07
 Topic: What do you think about this, regarding the election?
What do you think about this, regarding the election? [message #466633] Thu, 23 October 2008 10:10
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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http://www.valuevotersusa.com/

I always wonder why people say "Never has our country been so divided" -- er, what about during the U.S. Civil War?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: news from CBN on Obama in other countries
news from CBN on Obama in other countries [message #466767] Thu, 23 October 2008 14:52
Eve  is currently offline Eve
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http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/469143.aspx

Check out this website. It is amazing to see how people think of Obama even in the other lands as a sort of "Messiah!"

Eve
 Topic: A strange step in 'redefining marriage'
A strange step in 'redefining marriage' [message #470208] Sat, 01 November 2008 21:18
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Confused

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2008/oct/30/litera ry-crush-alison-flood


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: This is how _The New Yorker_ magazine thinks Sarah Palin got to be US/Republican/VP pick
This is how _The New Yorker_ magazine thinks Sarah Palin got to be US/Republican/VP pick [message #470213] Sat, 01 November 2008 21:58
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Really interesting...but there's five pages...and at least one offensive word, so be careful:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/27/081027fa_fact_ mayer


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Are you a single issue voter?
Are you a single issue voter? [message #470290] Sun, 02 November 2008 08:54
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Quote:


In praise of single-issue voting – Perhaps less compromise on my part will yield more commitment on theirs | Tony Woodlief
http://www.worldmag.com/articles/14562

I have become something I once reviled: a single-issue voter. I used to think that a wise voter tries to discern each candidate's intentions on major issues, and then casts his vote based on an assessment of who will do the greatest overall good—or the least evil. I thought those voters who support a candidate based on a single issue—whether he will increase school funding, say, or lower taxes—were shirking their duty to consider the full ramifications of putting someone in office. What good is electing someone who is "right" on one thing, I thought, if he gets everything else disastrously wrong? This was the reasoning I used as I congratulated myself for wisely apportioning my votes based on utilitarian calculations.

Now I suspect this sort of calculation misses something. I've become convinced that a nation which sanctions the extinguishing of unborn children, and further, the outright execution of near-term infants, doesn't deserve admiration even if it gets every other policy right.
. . .
There are complications. Does it really matter, for example, if a county supervisor is pro-life? Maybe so. Years ago the late-term abortionist George Tiller expanded his murderous facility in Wichita, Kan., with little trouble, even as local authorities harassed pro-life groups. The battle over abortion is being waged locally, and it makes all the difference in the world whether officials welcome abortionists with open arms, gutlessly tolerate them for fear of legal trouble, or actually get down to the business of scrutinizing their activities with a fine-toothed comb.

Even worse in the Wichita case, the city's mayor during this period advertised himself as pro-life. Hence an additional problem for the single-minded voter: Many candidates claim this label, yet they have no intention of taking action. The ones who will act, meanwhile, may be far less electable. Voters who don't care about abortion can tolerate a candidate who pays lip-service to the Bible-thumpers. But there's a danger they'll write him off as a nut if he devotes significant energy to the cause once in office.

There's also the challenge that a genuine and committed opponent of abortion may win office, work to end this abomination, and simultaneously arm regimes that slaughter innocents in other countries. If we oppose the murder of unborn infants not because they are cute, but because the execution of innocents is evil, then we have to apply this standard throughout our politics. I always thought the single-issue voter didn't have to think, but maybe that's not the case. There are indeed complications.

Yet there is also painful clarity that comes with single-mindedness. Jobs, highways, schools, economic growth—none of these matter if we're willing to sanction murder to get them. Perhaps my mentality is a recipe for political isolation for Christians, for the losing of elections, and maybe even a loss of national greatness. I worry that the alternative, however, is to lose something far greater, which is our ability to discern good from evil, and to act accordingly.


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: pledge cards
icon13.gif  pledge cards [message #470357] Sun, 02 November 2008 15:28
~Janice  is currently offline ~Janice
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What!! Interesting article that illustrates how off track our society has gotten. I thought school was to teach the three R's - Reading, 'Riting and 'Ritmetic. Aargh!!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,445865,00.html

[Updated on: Sun, 02 November 2008 15:29]


TAKE TIME FOR FRIENDS!

Janice T. ~ CHF member since 09/97 ~
Mom to four - ds 28, dd 26, dd 24 and ds 21 - and wife to my sweet husband Richard.
 Topic: Can we talk political t-shirts?
Can we talk political t-shirts? [message #471617] Wed, 05 November 2008 15:46
Michelle, IL  is currently offline Michelle, IL
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During the summer I remember noticing the large number of Obama t-shirts with either one big picture of him or a collage of pictures of him.

Is it just society's moving away from words and going visual? It just struck me as strange and funny.

Michelle


Wife to 1. Mom to 4 dds ages 20, 18, 8 & 8 and 1 one wonderful ds (age 15) right in the middle of those 4 girls.
 Topic: BT off Dutch Sheets comments
BT off Dutch Sheets comments [message #472852] Sat, 08 November 2008 14:04
~Janice  is currently offline ~Janice
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He is speaking of abortion and says: "I also believe it is blood sacrifice that empowers demons."

How would this manifest itself?? Any thoughts??


TAKE TIME FOR FRIENDS!

Janice T. ~ CHF member since 09/97 ~
Mom to four - ds 28, dd 26, dd 24 and ds 21 - and wife to my sweet husband Richard.
 Topic: Economics and Us
Economics and Us [message #476601] Tue, 18 November 2008 12:18
Michelle, IL  is currently offline Michelle, IL
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Yesterday, I caught a show on the radio by R.C. Sproul. It was on economics. I found it very enlightening. I found it interesting because of our recent discussions about socialism and economic justice.

http://www.ligonier.org

Scroll down to "Economics" and click "listen". I think it's only @ 20 minutes.

Michelle

[Updated on: Tue, 18 November 2008 14:02]


Wife to 1. Mom to 4 dds ages 20, 18, 8 & 8 and 1 one wonderful ds (age 15) right in the middle of those 4 girls.
 Topic: A different take on AIG
A different take on AIG [message #486517] Wed, 17 December 2008 09:10
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=355820


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Do you facebook?
Do you facebook? [message #489433] Fri, 26 December 2008 22:48
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Friend me

PA Wire/Associated Press

Advertisers are estimated to have spent more than $1.2 billion in 2008 trying to reach social networking users, whose time on networking sites like Facebook and MySpace has increased 93 percent in the last two years. Not every advertiser is legit: Spammers in 2008 managed to trick countless teens and tweens to click a link for a video from their Facebook inbox that infects the user's PC with a spambot virus known as Koobface. It can infect a user's computer and turn it into a spamming slave, sending out email spam messages at the direction of a malicious proxy. — The Editors`(WORLD Magazine)

http://www.worldmag.com/articles/14811


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Interesting thought - fall in economics means rise in faith?
Interesting thought - fall in economics means rise in faith? [message #491091] Wed, 31 December 2008 22:59
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I was reading in the newspaper today that falls in economic times leads to an increase in faith. Apparently the Great Depression created a rise in faith, and this current economic downturn may do something similar. Interesting to think that when the world cries out that terrible things are happening, it may be for spiritual gain. If the world loses money and gains faith, that wouldn't be so bad!

(Apparently the reverse is true too - when times are good most people are too busy enjoying themselves to pay any attention to God.)

Hard economic times also tends to cause a downturn in the birth rate and a rise in the divorce rate. I think it rather sad that most people say that would like to have more children "if they could afford it"? Cutting back on your children in order to fund your lifestyle seems a bit backwards to me. How about going ahead and having the kids and cutting back on other expenses??

[Updated on: Wed, 31 December 2008 23:07]


Your sister in Christ,

Elizabby

Evie is six, Zoe is four, and Benji is two!

Not online as much these days, contact me through email or my blog if you want to talk to me!
 Topic: An inaugural ball -- free!
An inaugural ball -- free! [message #491709] Fri, 02 January 2009 23:15
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http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/02/obama-to-host-mi litary-only-inaugural-ball/


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General
Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General [message #493246] Tue, 06 January 2009 22:20
denise d
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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2009/01/06/obama_ wants_journalihttp://chfweb.net/index.php?t=post&frm_id= 7&S=76bba1d6b1915be5068e60da8849bf58st_for_sur.html?hpid =topnews

I like him, but think he will/might push for more socialized medicine. I have watched the show he is on (CNN) House Calls (?) and I think he is really great at explaining things in a down to earth and sensible manner.

He did brain surgery several times when he was an "embedded reporter" in Iraq.


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 Topic: Abortion Safety
Abortion Safety [message #494021] Fri, 09 January 2009 09:29
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Her California abortion empire in shambles, Bertha Pinedo Bugarin faces a pile of felony convictions in Los Angeles and San Diego. In courtroom appearances late last year, the 48-year-old admitted to posing as a doctor and pleaded guilty or no-contest to 16 felony counts, including at least nine of performing abortions without a medical license. Police last June arrested Bugarin after California health and law enforcement officials investigated a raft of suspected violations at Clinica Medica Para La Mujer, the chain of abortion businesses Bugarin built to target Hispanic women (WORLD, The Buzz, July 12, 2008). Bugarin faces up to 10 years in state prison for the Los Angeles charges when she is sentenced Jan. 20, and up to nine years when she is sentenced Feb. 6 in San Diego.
http://www.worldmag.com/articles/14830?


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 Topic: Maybe other knew about this? Wendy Shalit
Maybe other knew about this? Wendy Shalit [message #494545] Sat, 10 January 2009 21:29
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from Independent Woman’s Forum http://www.iwf.org/news/show/20135.html

. . . Ms. Shalit had the courage to stand up and say some important things about the effects of the sexual revolution on young women. She knew a lot of people would think this wasn't cool. But she did it anyway. Her bestselling new book, Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It's Not Bad to Be Good, has been as controversial as her first, A Return to Modesty. . . .


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 Topic: Info on Autism from WORLD Magazine
Info on Autism from WORLD Magazine [message #496241] Fri, 16 January 2009 10:33
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DVD teaches autistic kids what a smile means

By MARIA CHENG
AP Medical Writer

LONDON (AP) -- It wasn't until Jude met Jenny that the 3-year-old autistic boy understood what happy people look like. Jenny, a green trolley car with a human face, had a furrowed brow when her wheel buckled and she got stuck on a track. But after being rescued by friends, she smiled broadly - and that's when something clicked for little Jude Baines.

"It was revelatory," his mother, Caron Freeborn told AP Television News in Cambridge, England. Before watching the video, Jude didn't understand what emotions were and never noticed the expressions on people's faces, even those of his parents or younger brother.

Jenny's adventures are part of a DVD for autistic children released this week in the United States called The Transporters.

The DVD teaches autistic children how to recognize emotions like happiness, anger and sadness through the exploits of vehicles including a train, a ferry, and a cable car.

It is the brainchild of Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University. He also happens to be a cousin of Sacha Baron-Cohen, the comedian behind the characters Ali G, the aspiring rapper, and Borat, the crass Kazakh reporter.

Baron-Cohen first became interested in autism in the 1980s while teaching autistic children. "Why should social interaction be so difficult for a child who has very good skills in other areas like memory or an attention to detail?" he wondered.

About a decade ago, Baron-Cohen suggested that autism - which is much less likely to afflict girls - might be an extreme version of the typical male brain. Men tend to understand the world via patterns and structure, whereas women are more inclined to understand emotions and sympathize with others.

Autism, Baron-Cohen believes, is a condition where people perceive systems and patterns while remaining almost oblivious to other people and their feelings.

To help autistic children understand emotions, Baron-Cohen and his team use eight track-based vehicles in their DVD. The vehicles have human faces grafted onto them, making focusing on human features unavoidable. The video was financed by the British government.

"To teach autistic children something they find difficult, we needed an autism-friendly format," Baron-Cohen said. Autistic children are particularly drawn to predictable vehicles that move on tracks like trains and trams. For years, parents of autistic children have noted their children's attachment to Thomas the Tank Engine.

"Autistic children are often puzzled by faces, so this video helps focus on them in a way that makes it very appealing and soothing," said Uta Frith, an emeritus professor of cognitive development at University College London, who was not involved in developing the video.

Frith said the DVD was a way for autistic children to learn social skills the way other children might learn math or a foreign language.

In a small study of 20 autistic children between ages 4 and 7, Baron-Cohen and colleagues found that autistic children who watched the video for at least 15 minutes a day for one month had caught up with normal children in their ability to identify emotions.

But Baron-Cohen cautioned that while autistic children might be able to recognize emotions better after watching the DVD, that would not necessarily change their behavior at home or on the playground.

"This is not some kind of miracle cure," he said. "It just shows that if you have the opportunity to practice these social skills, you can improve."

Other experts said the video was not a replacement for working and playing with real people.

"You can't just park your child in front of this for hours and go to the other room," said Catherine Lord, director of the Autism and Communication Disorders Center at the University of Michigan. "This will hopefully start interactions or play sequences that kids can then play with real people."

When the DVD was released in Britain in 2007, Baron-Cohen and colleagues distributed 40,000 copies free to families with an autistic child or to doctors working with them.

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Similar videos have been produced, but Lord said those have struggled to capture children's attention. In Baron-Cohen's study, some parents reported that their children watched the DVD hundreds of times within a month.

Freeborn said The Transporters DVD has made a "massive difference" for Jude and their family.

"(Jude) now understands what disgusted is, which is quite important if you have a younger brother," she said.



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