I am more concerned about the people who voted him in twice and who will be voted in next. Our nation,on a slippery, downward slope headed for destruction? Wickedness in High Places, now that's something to be concered about.
I also believe like you Mike, going through tribulation is different from going through the Great Tribulation which has not come yet. The AntiChrist has not yet been revealed and the horror that follows is what the rapture keeps us from going through. Jesus said to watch and be ready and that's what we are to do and to work for Him while it is still day for the time is coming when no man can work.
I agree pennelope and can see it all around us and knowing prophesy keeps my eyes open to what is actually happening rather than sleep like the"proverbial" frog while the water gets hotter.You brought out some things I hadn't thought of.
Thanks GS, appreciate that. We even had an incident at our house one day. My husband had been to the store and left the garage door up while he finished cutting up achicken to fry for lunch.( he loves to cook) and went out to throw away trash. A man sitting in my car in the garage. Said it was his friend's car and my husband pulled out his cell phone to call the police and he ran off. Later they came back for my husband to look at a picture and said they had found some stolen goods in woods near our home. He couldn't identify him because he had a hoodie on that covered most of his face. No, it is far from being the quite town of Jefferson.
Well, Ladybug, I never said, I agreed with her job, just said what she did for a living. She is a kind person that raised a kind, sweet daughter that loves my grandson dearly. I am a Christian going to a Baptist Church. I do not believe women are to teach men and I am in a older women's class, that has no clicks, no competing with one another and just love each other and support one another. They really care, and believe me it is so refreshing to be in their class. They are all widows with pain in their lives. One had a daughter that was murdered, another has a son that has been released from jail and staying in a garage apt. which is hers. Another's husband was murdered and she saw it. They owned a business and when they arrived at the work place he ran into a robbery in process and was shot and killed and then fled after the shooting. They bless me so much more than I ever could. Btw, we use a Ouartly to teach out of, so s.c. can relax. We are in Gen.23. The story of God using a picture, of Jesus that touched a man to be moved to change things that brought on the work of missions, and so much more was pretty awesome and would bless these women like it did me
Lurker, I too, will pray for your daughter's loss. How sad for your family this Thanksgiving. You are a kind, loving man and like John Uk said, it makes us stronger to be bound together in God's love. Three ropes tied together is stronger than one by itself. We post on here with heartache and pain in their and we never realize it. Thanks for sharing so we can pray. My grandmother had 10 babies at home with a midwife attending and one miscarriage. She told my mother much later( never forgot it) how much more painful it was than all the other births. She wasn't just talking about physical pain either.They lost one in childhood. The others lived long lives.
Appreciate your thoughts about my grandson and yes it was an amazing experience for me, the phone was passed around and we all got talk to him. At one point he was eating his dinner while talking( like we were doing) and I heard someone ask him what he was eating at his Thanksgiving dinner. Our son asked if we would have this same meal at Christmas when he comes in next week on leave, so we will have a Thanksgiving meal on Christmas eve, when we all meet once more.Thanks again for caring and will keep you informed when he is sent out. He is only 19 but we all noticed how he has matured since we last saw him. My daughter said, "Austin, you look like uh a man now"!! He is ready to go and says, they better be ready cause they don't know how bad and mean Marines are. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Very interesting article. All three of my children have a strong work ethnic and all 3 have jobs. One put himself through college and worked 3 jobs to help buy him a vechicle. They had chores to do and were paid a very small allowance when children. My husband worked hard at his job as forman at a power company, sometimes during storms all night to get the power back. He told my daughter that she could be anything she wanted to be and became a Science Teacher. One son is a driver, and his dad told him to be whatever he wanted even a ditch digger and be the best ditch digger they ever had.
Hadn't thought of that pennelope. You said it all in so few words. It has been reported by officals here and friends that are invovled in politics that Isis is here in our town but nothing can be done until they do something first. On the outskirts of town we have a place that is an Army Depot that have built bombs and build parts to repair the Hummers. Not sure what all they do but it is so large and have been a big place that employee lots of people. I can't tell you how many of my friends have retired from there and some work there now. We have an Air Force Base 45 miles from here in Shreveport,LA and I have told my husband, every since 9/11 that would be a place of interest for the terrorist never dreaming that they could ever get in so easily. Makes me very aware that a simple shopping trip could be my last.
Too funny Lurker, haha. I have enjoyed you and John UK's post. I have had such a blessed day with my family that I missed all the posts on here. You know the funny thing is my new granddaughter is Presbyterian. Her father pastors a church and her mother is a chaplain at a hospitable. She is the sweetest, kindest person you would ever want to meet reminding me a lot of Jessica.My grandson is so fortunate to have her for his wife. Not once has she belittled me or hurt me or condemned me because of my beliefs, her father and mother have been so kind to my grandson and my daughter. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John Uk, Mike and others on here that keep me posting. The fellowship is one of God's blessings to me.
TMC, thank you for the scriptures. I think of it everytime there's different views mentioned on the holidays but always think what's the use, nobody seems to care what the Bible says about it and too much trouble to even go there.Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and others on here.
I have a praise for God as our family gathered around the table, to eat Thanksgiving Dinner; turkey, ham, dressing, deviled eggs, giblet gravy, green bean casserole, homemade yeast rolls, creamed potatoes and pecan pie, apple pie, coconut pie, fruit salad, sweet potato casserole. And family that took time to be together one more year. We had a new granddaughter-in- law added to the family and what joy to laugh and reminish, which is very seldom now that families are growing up starting new families. My grandson at Camp Penddleton who will soon be one of those that have been chosen to be deployed overseas soon as training is finished, called and spoke to each one of us on his phone and so neat because we could see each other as we talked. He always sat in a certain place as we ate and was a little sad thinking he won't be with us then he called. We may not have this again because anything can happen, so we feel God's presence and feel so blessed this Thanksgiving.
Ooops, Gday mate..still working on it. I think the chatter on here is one wsy different ones can be encouraged to carry on and stay strong in the Lord and leave them in God's hands. Sc do you eat sour pickles for breakfast, because you are the most negative, bah hum bug person I have ever met. I bet you keep a scowl on your face most of the time and who in the world would want your religion?!! As far as Ladybug, she is baiting me so she can show off and run me down and hurt me as she did Jessica. Jesus, didn't say a word to Herod when Pilate sent him to be judged because Herod just wanted Him to perform for him and Jesus refused. He didn't have to prove anything and neither do I.
Hi, Dave, and how is my favorite Aussie from the land of Oz, doing this morning or evening. Thankful, we have you on here with your good humour and kind heart. Kinda keeps us where God wants us to be. Lightens things up a bit and leaves us with a "Merry Heart that doth good like a medicine".somewhere in ptoverbs. Thanks much for the lesson in Your cute language. In the south here we say you all or ya'll a lot, it's you guys in Yankee states. Love the word, "muddled" that sister B McC uses. Now I'm using it. G'Day mate!!!
Keep the faith, Get Real, many on here love you and I will put you on my prayer list. You are God's child and your name is written on the palm of His hand and we can't begin to understand how much God loves us.
Sorry, it was the song you spoke of Peace Like a River and at that time neither of us knew the story behind the song and yet that is the one she picked to be sung at her daughters funeral. It's interesting to me that I had been singing that song by Frances a lot lately and when you posted that wonderful story about the painting, that I noticed the same name connected to this song. I thought that was great about you knitting with those ladies. What a picture forms in my mind. G'day sport.
Yes, John, that is another of my favorites. I was in the choir at this small church I attended and we always sang at the funerals. One of the saddest was when one of my friends lost her 14 yr old daughter in a car wreck and she requested this song to be sung. I think of all the mission work and souls saved because Zinzendorf was moved by the Holy Spirit while gazing at this painting. This song by Frances also has touched lives, mine included. It's actually a book of songs entitled,"Then Sings my Soul". On one page is the song with the music and on the other side is the story behind the hymn. It tells me God uses paintings, songs etc. His wonders to perform. I know it's the Holy Spirit that draws us to Christ by convicting us of our sins, wooing us to accept Him as our Saviour and be saved from the wrath of God. He is with us now as our teacher, comforter and helper. I hope that answers Ladybugs question to me.