I found your comment, Lurker, very interesting. My son drives for FedX ground frieght and had to make a delievery to Ray Price at his farm close to Paris, Tx ( I think) it's been a few years ago. What he delievered had to be signed by him personally and not his farm hand. My son being of the younger generation, think, Guns and Roses, AC/DC, didn't know that Ray Price was a very well known Country and Western singer until he got back to the office and handed the signed invoice to the manager who did know him. Pretty exciting day for everyone.My son still didn't know what the big deal was. I did so he gave me a copy. One of my favorite singers, singing my favorite songs.
You are right, Mike, about Jimmy Carter, he did love America. He served his country and did a very heroic thing once concerning a nucular plant. Can't remember exacty, penned to the rescue?? I do remember him saying, that he did lust sometimes and admittd that as a troublesome thing for him. There was another cartoon in our paper about Obama. There were two Dodo birds in the woods talking to each other. One said to the other,"At least they can't call you a Lame Duck." Dorcas, glad I made your day a little brighter.
There was a cartoon recently on the editorial page of the Gazette. It was a cartoon of Jimmy Carter( good likeness) and he was hugging Obama ( another good likeness, with the big ears and all) and he was saying," Thank you!!" The meaning being that he( Carter) was no longer considered the Worst President of the United States. Personally, I would consider it a tie.
Amen, sister penned and all the others on their posts. We are all in agreement on this one. I rejoiced when I read this article. Someone is taking a stand against this and God can use them and their efforts to right the wrong. God used David, just a lad with a slingshot, one stone and faith in His God, to slay Golith, who thought he was fully protected. I am thankful for those who will not take a defeated attitude but wll carry on as God leads. I am going through the Bible this year and today I was reading in 1Samuel about David and how he defeated this giant and it really encouraged me and increased my faith in God's ability to do the impossible.
God, uses weather patterns somtimes, to show us who is really in control and it ain't us, the scientist or anyone else on this earth. To wake up sleeping Chistians, bringing enough fear into the hearts of sinners that they will get saved. God brings good out of these tragedies through these type things. Important lessons are learned in our hard times, in our devestations than could ever be learned in our ease, and plenty. This reminds me of the time they were building the Tower of Babel and that didn't work, either.
I agree, penned, I have lost so much confidence in our government's ability to run our country, both here and abroad. Steve R, you make sense because we aren't actually winning wars anymore, just fighting them and not even doing that anymore. Seems like we are in a no win situation.
Lurker, thank you for posting back because I do have respect for you and do consider you as knowing a lot about scripture and God. I understand where you are coming from because I have been there. No one will fault you for doing whatever you feel in your heart is best for you. Christopher, sorry I misunderstood you. I can't even explain my feelings of regret at the way I handled it myself when Dopey disappeared.Prayer helps me to do what I need to do. That was a great sermon, that Dorcas gave for me to listen. Helped me a lot.
I do agree, penned. I have posted this before, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German preacher who died while in prison for speaking out against Hilter and the Nazi regime, hung for being a spy and plotting against Hilter said these words 'Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.' I wrote these words down so I would never forget them, that's how strongly it affected me. I totally agree.
Christopher, can you count the times I have left but for different reasons? Mine was short lived, too. Dopey, what a great message by Charles Spurgeon to start the day off with. Just knowing we are accepted by God, gives us the strenght and courage to face whatever we have to go through. In todays world we never know.
Dorcas, thanks so much for the link to that sermon on Forgivenesd when Wronged. This must be very important that we learn this lesson because we have been dealing with this for two days now and God clearly is speaking to us about it. May we learn to obey Him even when we don't feel like it at times, the good feeling will come later.Something I learned from the sermon.
Dopey, please continue your posting, it will make you feel better and help you to be a part of helping someone. Don't keep trying to defend yourself, it's too stressful and doesn't help anyway. Your friends on here care about you regardless, the others will have to be shown. Just post as you feel led and let your comments bless those that it's intended to bless. I was so glad to see the name, Dopey, pop up. I have thought of you often since you left and Christopher even said he missed you and we both wondered how you were doing. If I remember correctly. Think it over, pray about it and make your decision and I am not saying it will be easy to come back but you will be blessed.
Amen, great posts and as usual penned has the answer..funny penned. Right, best advise ever, a cup of tea and good dose of sunshine. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would want to stay in this sin sick world that is getting more evil by the day. Ladybug, you are right. They are worried about the coming judgement Day. My friends and I are in agreement that we are glad that we are on our way out instead of on our way in!! What joys await us.
Amen, John UK, you and others on here have been such a strenght and blessing to me, also. Yes, it was the Holy Spirit that was helping me with all these posts. So thankful I had you and Michael H. to help me also, again the leading of the Holy Spirit. For some reason I have such a burden for Dopey. I hope he continues to post and prove to everyone he has changed. I was really happy to see him back.
Steve R, I am sure Dopey appreciates your concern. I really think he is a sick man that needs the love and support from other christians. I think he may be like my husband who cannot fot some reason, say he is sorry even if he is.
Dorcas, glad you are back posting. Blessings to you and it's encouraging to read your posts as always. We all struggle to make sure we are pleasing the Lord in how we react to different situations. We do the best we can with the Holy Spirit's guidance.
GS, you are right in that we all have a right to our own opinion about the matter of Dopey. I made the choice to give him a second chance but those that are being more cautious are doing what they feel they need to do, forgiveness has nothing to do with what the other person does or doesn't do. I've learned through the years that when you forgive it does not make what the other person did right.It will not come overnight. I have had to work through this at times, because my hurt and anger would be so severe. Some that I have forgiven, I no longer have a relationship with because I lost trust. It takes one to forgive but it takes two to make a relationship work and that would take them being humbled and sorry for what they did to hurt you and show you they have changed, maybe with a sincere apology and stop trying to defend themselves..just admit you did wrong and are sorry for the pain you caused. I try to remember that when I'm the one you needs forgiveness.