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Forum: BibleIssues
 Topic: Presence
Presence [message #336738] Tue, 16 October 2007 11:13
Anonymous for now
As i'm going through my things to pack, i came across something i wrote some time ago. I was apparently musing about how God works in our lives - does He really help us make little decisions, big decisions, truly intervene in our lives? Are we only helped with spiritual issues, morals? What's the incentive for someone to 'seek God'? As i read, i saw that i suddenly just wrote "Friends, He is our friend. Friends don't have to DO anything, we just enjoy their company, their presence. That's it!"
THEN i wrote: The song Presence just came on - cool!"
These are always meaningful moments to me; just rereading it and remembering it is almost as good as when it happened the first time!

We may think about our friendships but i've never wondered 'why should i be friends with this person, what do they do for me?' I just call them up and talk to them and enjoy them. Or go see them just to BE with them.

I've never liked the term 'practicing the presence of God'. I don't have a friend over and forget they're here! Though i guess that can happen if enough little ones running around get you too distracted Smile ) When i was married, i didn't have to 'practice' being with my husband or remembering he was there. He just was, whether physically at the moment or not.
Maybe the difference is that people are visible. But who needs to see a family member walk in to know they're in the house? You can feel their presence or absence. That used to drive my son crazy, he's not a parent yet. He was next door at my sister's, i expected him home at whatever time, he was 17 or 18 then. I was already in bed, but once it was too late, i woke up and called to make sure everything was still okay. He asked what woke me up; when i told him that it was getting late and i woke up because he didn't come in, he was totally confused. "Mom, it makes sense that you wake up WHEN i come in, noise or something, how can you wake up because i DIDN'T?!" When he's a parent, he'll understand.
If it's like that with our children, with our family, how much more is it like that with our GOD?

Once again i'm on the computer instead of finishing packing, going to withdraw my son from school, cleaning, etc. My favorite is writing and talking about the Lord who IS my life, does the rest really matter?
Yes, i guess it does. It would be weird for one of your children to just sit at your feet staring at you. Then when you ask, "What are you doing?" and they answer, "Loving you." That would be ... i don't know, something, okay for a bit but then what. I can understand now why there are creatures in heaven just facing God singing HOLY HOLY HOLY. I've been overcome like that before, we need glorified bodies to ever be able to do anything else if we're going to have to.
 Topic: Exodus ch 3 (continuing from Kate's thread)
Exodus ch 3 (continuing from Kate's thread) [message #389995] Sat, 22 March 2008 17:25
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The name of God as given to Moses is IMO very interesting. He doesn't name himself as anything to do with himself, if you KWIM. Not "Most Holy" or "Most High" or even "Most Merciful" but he names himself for the people he has interacted with and the promises he has made - for his words and actions in history. Very much a relationship God! And of course after this he is known as "The One who brought you out of Egypt" which continues the same theme. I never noticed that before!


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: Reason to keep up Bible reading!
Reason to keep up Bible reading! [message #418865] Thu, 12 June 2008 10:25
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Proper Plumbline – Thoughts on Daniel 5:27 by C. H. Spurgeon

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Proper Plumbline – Thoughts on Daniel 5:27 by C. H. Spurgeon

"Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting."

It is well frequently to weigh ourselves in the scale of God's Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt? Has my heart ever been broken on account of sin, as his was when he penned his penitential psalms? Has my soul been full of true confidence in the hour of difficulty as his was when he sang of God's mercies in the cave of Adullam, or in the holds of Engedi? Do I take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord?"

Then turn to the life of Christ, and as you read, ask yourselves how far you are conformed to His likeness. Endeavour to discover whether you have the meekness, the humility, the lovely spirit which He constantly inculcated and displayed.

Take, then, the epistles, and see whether you can go with the apostle in what he said of his experience. Have you ever cried out as he did--"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death"?

Have you ever felt his self-abasement? Have you seemed to yourself the chief of sinners, and less than the least of all saints?

Have you known anything of his devotion? Could you join with him and say, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain"? If we thus read God's Word as a test of our spiritual condition, we shall have good reason to stop many a time and say, "Lord, I feel I have never yet been here, O bring me here! give me true penitence, such as this I read of. Give me real faith; give me warmer zeal; inflame me with more fervent love; grant me the grace of meekness; make me more like Jesus. Let me no longer be 'found wanting,' when weighed in the balances of the sanctuary, lest I be found wanting in the scales of judgment."

"Judge yourselves that ye be not judged."


So often, if I slide into the dumps, it is because I have neglected to seek first His Kingdom!


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

bwsmith
 Topic: God's Mercy
God's Mercy [message #442443] Mon, 18 August 2008 10:51
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Yesterday, reading Mr. Spurgeon I realized how perfunctorily I had been in thinking about mercy. How we describe people, places or things reveals what we believe about them. What do you believe about God’s mercy? What are adjectives would you use to describe God’s mercy (a.k.a. loving kindness)?

If you, like I, have not meditated upon the mercy of the Lord, refresh yourself!
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C.H. Spurgeon, on "The mercy of God." Psalm 52:8
Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord.

It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy as in the matter of it.

It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself--it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God.

It is undeserved mercy, as indeed all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice. There was no right on the sinner's part to the kind consideration of the Most High; had the rebel been doomed at once to eternal fire he would have richly merited the doom, and if delivered from wrath, sovereign love alone has found a cause, for there was none in the sinner himself.

It is rich mercy. Some things are great, but have little efficacy in them, but this mercy is a cordial to your drooping spirits; a golden ointment to your bleeding wounds; a heavenly bandage to your broken bones; a royal chariot for your weary feet; a bosom of love for your trembling heart.

It is manifold mercy. As Bunyan says, "All the flowers in God's garden are double." There is no single mercy. You may think you have but one mercy, but you shall find it to be a whole cluster of mercies.

It is abounding mercy. Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted; it is as fresh, as full, and as free as ever.

It is unfailing mercy. It will never leave thee. If mercy be thy friend, mercy will be with thee in temptation to keep thee from yielding; with thee in trouble to prevent thee from sinking; with thee living to be the light and life of thy countenance; and with thee dying to be the joy of thy soul when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.





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

bwsmith
 Topic: Not only Israelites fleed Egypt.
Not only Israelites fleed Egypt. [message #455438] Thu, 25 September 2008 07:59
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Ex 12:38
38 Many people who were not Israelites went with them, along with the many flocks and herds.
NLT

I often love how the *understatement* of Scripture packs a punch. This may not be much of a punch, but it really stood out to me when dgd was reading thru her devotional the other day. I wonder their motives and wonder if they were incorporated into the tribes, or if they just used this opportunity to travel or .... ? Did they also wander for 40 years? Hmmmm.
 Topic: I Samuel 13
I Samuel 13 [message #462240] Sun, 12 October 2008 12:41
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>Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make [them] swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that [were] with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.<

-- I Samuel 13:19-22

I had never seen this until today...I wonder how the Philistines had such influence with the land of Israel to get rid of the blacksmiths?

And I wonder if the situation was part of the reason that the people wanted a king like every one around them?

No wonder they were all trembling and hiding...


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: BT on unity.
BT on unity. [message #594135] Sun, 13 December 2009 22:12
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This came up in SS today, and I thought of Sue's unity thread.

The context of the lesson veered off from the "many antichrists" passage in 1 John 2:18
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Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but the did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.


Long bit of discussion about the "antichrists" and rebellion and apostasy and how God has allowed these folks into the church for his own purposes, and other various things, (in case anyone is questioning my connections...there was a lot I'm leaving out! Smile)and then we talked about these verses:

1 Cor. 11:19,
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for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.


Deut 13:1-3 about prophets leading people astray, and v. 3 says,
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...The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul...


Anyway, I can't repeat the whole sermon, or do justice to the thoughts, but what struck me was the 1 Cor. 11 verse that there MUST BE factions among you so that those who are genuine/approved (depending on version) may be recognized.

The Greek word for faction is the same root from which we get our word heresy KJV says
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For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.



So, although the point of the message wasn't unity in the Body, I found it interesting (and had never really noticed this verse) that factions exist at least in part to distinguish the true believers from the false.

Obviously, there was more to the message, but I thought I'd share that little bit in case anyone was interested in looking at that further.


Blessings,
Lisa R.
 Topic: Obadiah...?
Obadiah...? [message #657067] Sun, 10 October 2010 19:42
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The Obadiah that worked for Ahab and hid the prophets in cave...is it Obadiah the prophet? or someone else?

He seems like an interesting and very brave believer.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: What does "the last shall be first" mean?
What does "the last shall be first" mean? [message #695738] Tue, 26 April 2011 09:52
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In Matthew 20, what does 'the last shall be first' mean?
 Topic: What is God's glory...
What is God's glory... [message #725452] Mon, 07 November 2011 11:33
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...to you, and what do you base it on?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Glutton/gluttony...
Glutton/gluttony... [message #728688] Wed, 30 November 2011 10:52
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Dd just asked me if the Bible says that gluttony is a sin. When I looked up the word glutton and went to strongs, it was not defined the way I thought it would be.

So: is gluttony a sin? And what is it, exactly?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Dd was talking today about zealots...
Dd was talking today about zealots... [message #742616] Mon, 12 March 2012 13:02
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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 Topic: New Book agood response
New Book agood response [message #388107] Mon, 17 March 2008 11:47
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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
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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
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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
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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
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http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2...fanticide.html

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. . .
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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 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
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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
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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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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
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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]


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