Frank wrote: Well Allie, if you read your initial post to JohnUk, you should easily understand why I said what I said. If not, so be it. I donât consider discussing the feminist movement to be getting on a soapbox. I consider that movement to be evil and all you have done is prove my point.
You think I am a feminist. Okay. I don't care about the opinions of strangers regarding who or what I am. The only thing that is proven is that you have made a judgment about who I am based on my responses to your comments. I don't judge you. Why? Because I don't know you.
Carry when I fill the feeders? Why that would be acknowledging that I am intimidated by the squirrels. No, I fill the feeders any time I please, and I donât tote a gun, either. I just fill them at night when the squirrels are in my living room watching Matlock.
Dolores wrote: John Uk, I understand what you are saying. We have to have a discerning spirit about these things. For instance our pastor made the remark that if a transgender attended our church they would have to show their birth certificates before they could use the bathroom and yes Paul was very much against the Jews that tried to make the new Gentile converts be circumcised and follow the rituals that Jesus had come to change. Of course in the day we are living in we have to be very careful, wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove Good thoughts to be brought out. We need a balance in these situations. The man in drag should have left the church as Christopher brought out. I had to leave a church because of their beliefs of things that to me were unimportant and because I saw things that were important neglected. I did learn about the Holy Spirit and that changed my life.and they did love the Lord or most did.
Yes indeed, Dolores.
It is not an imperfect church that ever bothers me, because I know the church is made up of imperfect people like me. What troubles me is the church that imagines itself perfect and in no need of change. It's like they are saying, "we have arrived..."
Plain Old Tim wrote: I donât know where you live, Lurker, but the âsquirrel-proofâ feeder doesnât work at my house. The squirrels just move a stepladder next to the feeders and go right on stealing birdseed.
Ha! Must be scary and intimidating to have squirrels bigger and smarter than you. I'm so embarrassed for you, bro! I sure hope you carry when filling the feeders.
Dolores, why donât you hire Christopher to come down and keep the squirrels off of your feeders? He needs a place to park his shopping cart for the winter, and that mug of his would repel Kodiak bears, let alone bushytails.
Christopher, you were right about being some what sensitive to remarks made and I am and I do have a rejection issue God has been working with me on.I accidentally (?) stumbled upon this site and can say I needed it desperately to correct some things I had problems dealing with. And actually what me said about the dogs was actually funny to me because I do have a sense of humor, my family does as well and we have a lot of fun .getting together. Penny helped me a lot when she said keep your feet in the boat while feeling the sharks That was a.fun way of saying something that has stayed with me and has helped me and another one that helped was that I needed to have the skin of an alligator, thick and hard to penetrate. Love you guys and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my sisters and bros on SA
John Uk, I understand what you are saying. We have to have a discerning spirit about these things. For instance our pastor made the remark that if a transgender attended our church they would have to show their birth certificates before they could use the bathroom and yes Paul was very much against the Jews that tried to make the new Gentile converts be circumcised and follow the rituals that Jesus had come to change. Of course in the day we are living in we have to be very careful, wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove Good thoughts to be brought out. We need a balance in these situations. The man in drag should have left the church as Christopher brought out. I had to leave a church because of their beliefs of things that to me were unimportant and because I saw things that were important neglected. I did learn about the Holy Spirit and that changed my life.and they did love the Lord or most did.
Thanks, Lurker, I will go to that website because I enjoy nature and feeding birds and have missed that. I actually live in a neighborhood close to the mall. We have lots trees on our block and our little dog was turned out one dark night and ran into a coon in our backyard. They both were surprised and he ran off after we grabbed her. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.đŠ
Dolores wrote: Interesting story if you care to read it. Found in John 4:1-42 Many were brought to Christ because of this womanâs testimony and the way she was treated by Him at the well while the disciples were gone into the city to buy meat. He was tired and sat on the well. Then the woman came up to draw.
It's a great passage of scripture, Dolores. The Lord taught by example how we are to deal with sinners. Not necessarily all sinners, but certainly those who respond in a certain way, as she did. In the lives of some, we are not to give any of our pearls to swine, nor give holy things to mockers.
It takes a lot of observance and thought to get that right balance, if we would evangelise as Jesus did. And who is sufficient for these things?
Dolores wrote: I had to give up feeding birds also because the squirrels kept eating the feed and sunflower seeds are so expensive now plus I donât want to have to deal with 85 lb squirrels like yours!! đ
Enjoying your posts. I found a squirrel proof feeder several years back that actually works. You may want to check it out in the link below.
I had to quit feeding birds, too, Dolores. The squirrels kept hanging around the feeders with baseball bats, waiting to mug me when I carried the birdseed. I thought about loading the seeds into shotgun shells and firing them up in the air for the birds to catch, but the squirrels would probably rent a helicopter and steal the food anyway. The local birds are getting anorexic, and the squirrels are taking turns renting themselves out to the neighborhood kids for pony rides. So far my goats are okay, but they have been engaging in a turf war with the bushytails. A couple of squirrels tried putting on fake horns and eating with the goats, but the goats always tie napkins around their necks before they eat, so they werenât fooled. Two squirrels stole my debit card and hotwired my car, but they were arrested at Walmart trying to purchase six fifty-pound sacks of deer corn. They would have probably gotten away with it if they hadnât eaten another sack while in the store. The good news is that we wonât have to buy a turkey this year for Thanksgiving. We still have half a squirrel in the freezer from last year.
Christopher, itâs fine and I accept your apology and when I offend just let me know because like I told JohnUk, I want to keep my friends on here and it is easy to be misunderstood. Itâs more important to keep fellowship than to be right. I thought of another example and that is the parable Jesus gave of the Good Samaritan and thereâs a lesson there similar to what we have been discussing. Jesus knew how hated the Samaritan was and he used him as the one that helped the wounded man that had been robbed and beaten. Sometimes we need to just stop and read what Jesus said in different situations. Anyway, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!đ Old Tim, have you been taking good care of our goats?!! I had to give up feeding birds also because the squirrels kept eating the feed and sunflower seeds are so expensive now plus I donât want to have to deal with 85 lb squirrels like yours!! đ
Me, I appreciate your apology and all is forgiven đ You are growing in your walk with Christ and thatâs one reason we ask forgiveness from others because none of us have arrived at perfection yet .Iâm sure I say things that offend and I worry about that, too. I feel better that we have Christian fellowship . Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
Sorry I misunderstood you on that, Dolores. I didn't quite get where you were going, and thought you were saying just the opposite, without saying it, with the examples. There will be times when we all disagree on this and that, or even mis-understand things said, and unless it's made obvious, those times should never be received as some sort of an attack against the person. Oftentimes, things can be cleared up pretty easily. I've beem mis-understood often because I can lose people with my lengthy comments, and when I am, I simply return to clear it up, but don't view it as anyone coming against me, personally. Some of us are more fragile than others, and that's okay, but we have to try and separate any disagreements (or mis-understandings) from the notion that those disagreements are personal attacks on the person.
"Me", I'm glad you brought that up...it was the right thing to do, so thanks.
Christopher, I wasnât referring to this man who came to church in drag. I was referring to judging a person who might be a person that looks and is different than you or who would not want to associate with because that person is not worthy in their eyes. Even the disciples came back and marveled that he would be talking to her. They were passing through Samaria and would up staying 3 more days because of her witness and the people wanting to meet this man who told her all things about herself. I clearly said in my comment that if thereâs open sin being committed by a church member then he should be disciplined by the members. Our pastor said no transgender would be allowed to go into a bathroom without showing their birth certificate which I agree. I no longer attend a Pentecostal Church because of so much of how you look and not who are in Christ. I knew some members personally and they were not Holy on the inside, I was hurt by different ones because I wasnât what they wanted me to be. Same on here. I was told by one if you canât run with the big dogs then stay on the porch. Which I didnât and most of those have left. Strange thing they were all in agreement that I didnât belong on here .