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Man, I just can't stop breathing sighs of relief and thanking God that this is over. Four days of literally battling with myself not to be fearful, knowing that God was in control and His will would be done...and I mean battle! Barely ate, barely slept, high blood pressue, jittery and nervous, and all the while trying to act normal around my wife. Really difficult weekend and Monday, and on top of it, trying to work. Each day I would daydream about what an incredible relief it would be if I called and they said I didn't own anything. I "knew" this wasn't the case though and even had an account friends high end attorney contacting me this week to discuss my legal options. I never imagined, not even for a moment, that my fanciful daydream was exactly what God had in mind! I had it.it.my head that worst case scenario would be that I would have to pay the principle after maybe being forgiven the interest.after.months of.legal battles and town councils just to get that.
Boy, that's quite the income and I wonder how closely the churches finances are monitored. With an income like that, I would think there are some very creative accountants on the payroll. I'm Insinuating though, I guess, but I just always read about the ultra lavish lifestyles these pastors live and I never imagined Christ living as they do. Not that they shouldn't enjoy fruits of their.labors, rewards, etc, but I just feel like the wealth takes a front seat to God and what the ministrys are really all about.
Hi Penbly, I remember the story when it came out. In fact, I think SA posted it up for a bit. You're right that it was limited to the US because I think it was Great Britan or the Aussies that had it banned in their countrys. What's a shame is that we had to fight to get the chem removed from the recipe and that they would have ever added it to begin with.
Hi John, do.you at least make choices from the healthier end of the menu? I knkw this is personal, but are you obese? Frozen meals and fast foods pack on the pounds fast and I don't imagine you running, hitting the gym, etc. You can still eat cheap while eating right.
Very odd and the Malaysian government seems clueless as to the planes route. Searching in the China sea when it may not have ever flown over it, etc. I hope it was taken over and landed safely somewhere with everyone safe and sound.
"In joining the Catholic church, Ekman, founder of Scandinavia's largest Bible school, said he plans to pursue unity among Christian movements and denominations."
Well, it's amazing to me that a man who knows so much about the Word of God, really knows so little, if that makes sense. I'm always dumbfounded when those with the knowledge turn away from clear bible doctrines, precepts, and theology; taking up arms against God while believing they had some sort of an epiphany which has set them apart from the rest in knowledge and holiness. The man, who must know better after all these years, has joined the ecumenical; siding with a pope who declared that we all worship the same God but just have different ways of doing it, different ways of getting to Heaven.
Thank you all again! US...ha-ha. As a business owner, a tax due is usually based upon and only a fraction of what the assessment is. Besides not knowing I owed for 11yrs with major interest compounding, I realized I had filled out my 1st tangible form wrong. I listed possessions, property, and vehicles that had no part of my business. The form is many pages and I read carelessly. By law, they could never have corrected my initial mistakes which inflated my taxes due to that of a much larger company. $2581, and $3168, etc, are taxes based on assessments for those rich people...ha-ha, because that's huge when arrived at from a small fraction. Just wanted to mention it in case any business owners wondered why my assessed tax was so high. Great thing to have friends like all of you. What's sad is that I couldn't share any of this with my wife, even the outcome because she wouldn't have saw it for what it was or really even cared about or believed the spiritual aspect. Thank you!
Thanks again!...and Mike, no, this is something I will never forget. I tried real hard to realize God was in control but this was one battle. I had to fight it by the minute or overwhelming fear would iimmediately creep back in. I forgot to tell you all: the tax adjuster only works Tue, Wed, Thurs from 9-11. I was stressing over how I would be able to meet with her, speak at length, etc when working. Well, Sunday night a long time acct called to reschedule. They were scheduled for Tues 9:30-11. How about that day and time slot opening? First time I can remember them ever rescheduling!
Thanks! I'm still in shock.and keep walking around saying I just can't believe it. The 2013 tax she abated was $2581 and a balance of $80 was what was left from whatever, whenever, but wrote it off and collections wrote off the interest. Maybe the 80 was part of this years $3168, but no matter...it's all gone...wiped out...like God sent an angel to hit the delete key. Oddest, most incredible thing ever!
"Nope, that's it", she said.Â I asked if there was another department that would have a different balance but she said anything owed would be on her screen, recent or past.Â I hung up and fell on the floor prostrate that God would do such a thing for me.Â I prayed hard for three days but always ended with His will being done.Â I can't stop falling to the floor because this is just so completely crazy.Â Let me tell you all that there is no mistake, I should have owed around 40k after not paying for 11 years...no mistake, misunderstanding, etc.Â God, by some real, bonafide miracle, blotted out the debt, an unmistakeable debt that should have been there...but wasn't!Â Really incredible!Â Really, really incredible!Â To top it off, remember the $80 they said I owe?Â The tax assessor is abating it and collections is writing off the interest!Â My new balance after an ongoing 11 year mistake compounding at 14% interest?Â Praise the incredibly fantastic, unbelievable, merciful God of the universe...$0.00!!!Â Can you all believe it??Â Wow, wow, wow!Â You people have some powerful prayers!Â Thank you all for helping to make this happen!Â Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!Â By the way, I called collections back 4 times to have them double check!
A bonafide, no nonscense, unmistakeable miracle from the God of the universe to a no good, unworthy wretch!
Spoke to the tax assessor who abated my 2013 tax and cancelled 2014 saying by law, thats all she could do. She gave me my acct number to speak to collections about my unpaid balance after 11yrs @14% interest per annum saying that the town council, etc, would need to get involved, attorneys, etc. She said whether or not my business had moved, it was my responsibility to know the laws and collections would need to handle the rest. They were very nice after all my very lengthy emails and phone calls. Well, my excellent friends who lifted me up in prayer...wait for the miracle...I got up the nerve to call collections and spoke with Ann. I knew I had 11yrs of back taxes plus 14% interest, so around 40K compounded. Never paid any of it. I gave Ann my account number, asking what my balance is while trying not to pass out. After a long wait, as she checked, she said, "Oh...yes you do have a balance". She said it in a way like she was saying, "Uh-oh". My heart sank in utter dread. I knew I did, but my fear was hearing the total. Here's the miracle...Ann's answer: $80.00. I said, "What, are you sure? No previous years? That's it? She said, "let me look again
By the way, Lurker, thanks a lot for the great advice and for taking the time a few posts below. Didn't mean to skip over or not mention anyone elses comments either I'm just very out of sorts. The oast three days have been awful so I can't imagine having to get attorneys involved when I wasn't even in their jurisdiction. I'll update everyone later...
By the way, I'm really sorry for offending some by hijacking this thread. I tried to pick one that I didn't think would see any more activity. Sorry to SA as well because I know it's against the rules. I just don't have anyone around here that I can go to, ask for prayer, etc. My friends are all here.
Hi Christopher: Â I will Â be in work on Tuesday!Â Stop stressing!!!Â I will do my best to help you.Â I am not quite sure what I can do but I promise I will talk to Tina and we will try to resolve this for.you. Â Have nice worry free weekend knowing we can work on this Tuesday. Â Thanks, Pattie
This is a response from the tax assessor she sent from home after reading my 3 page email. She seems like she cares and I hipe she would be willing to act as if I sent a letter of closure but there was an oversight or something, amend the taxes, etc. She must have some power to do amendments, even major ones. Hoping, praying...
Thanks so much everyone. You all have no idea how much it means to me to have prayer while going thru something that, well, I can't even describe how horrible it been. Thank you, and Mourner, I've been praying for you as well. Thanks for the verses. Thanks Lurker. I can't imagine this being open ended for weeks or months. Just can't. I gathered all of my tax records and bank statements which prove I left in 2003 so I don't understand how that wouldn't be enough for them. Thanks again, and Lurker, I'll get back to you later when I get home. Thanks.