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    He shall feed his flock like a shepherd....
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  1. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Holding wages overnight   

     I know a little about it.
    I run a small business which serves mostly other businesses. I couldn't tell you how many times I have worked like mad, for a much larger company, only to have them hold my money for a month or surprise me with a "net 45 days" policy....So they got to use my property for 45 days for free, usually thousands of dollars worth, after I was diligent enough to produce it and get it to them on time. If it hadn't been for credit cards, I really would have been in a fix.
  2. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Was This Really a Miracle? Pope Francis Turns Vial of Blood Into Liquid   

    If anything liquefied, it's either of the Devil, or no miracle at all; most likely the latter.
  3. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Was This Really a Miracle? Pope Francis Turns Vial of Blood Into Liquid   

    I he's that 'miraculous' why isn't he healing the sick, curing cancers, paralytics, restoring sight to the blind...raising the dead. And why is there so much organized crime in his jurisdiction?
  4. heartstrings added an answer to a question: When a FBC decides to give to a new mission, should the members of the church have the opportunity to vote or should that just be up to the Pastors and clergy?   

    1 Corinthians16 
    Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
    2  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
    3  And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters , them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
    "Ye" and "You" are plural pronouns in the KJB . The congregation was free to approve who received this particular money.
    It also seems to have been their prerogative in 1 Corinthians 9.
  5. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Dumber than a.......   

    Good question.
    I think it's because I began posting about my sheep, along with  a few scriptures pertaining to them. I suppose it became a habit of sorts so I posted another one about an animal.  Since it seems to be ''common knowledge'' that one of the most notable traits of sheep is their stupidity, I thought it would be pertinent to discuss the intelligence of another "biblical" or nearly biblical animal.  But here are a few scriptures...
    Llamas can cross with camels, so they are of the same ''kind''; "species" notwithstanding.  A camel would be an unclean animal, according to OT dietary law, and so would llama had it been available in the OT.
    Lev 11:4
    Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel , because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. My llama, similar to a camel, is a very aloof and unfriendly critter; she would never be a pet. Camels are mentioned 18 times in the story of Eleazar's journey to bring Rebecca to Isaac and I have been told, though I haven't studied it out, that Abraham was a picture of God the Father, Eleazar was a picture of the Holy Spirit, Rebecca was a picture of the Church or Bride of Christ, Isaac as a picture of Christ and the camels were a picture of the grace of God. What say ye?
  6. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Dumber than a.......   

     Being my Dad was a rancher, I've been around and worked with cattle most of my life.. We did have one cow which would nurse herself, So my Dad put a device on her nose which consisted of a ring in the nostrils with a flat piece of metal draped over the nose holding sharp spikes. It was designed for weaning calves. Anyway the cow would jerk her head up sharply, flipping the device upside down, throw one hind leg up and continue to nurse herself. Most cows are indeed pretty dumb but, I guess cows can have "geniuses" just like people do. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153116854314757&set=vb.35086most of my life6824756&type=2&theater
  7. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Dumber than a.......   

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  8. heartstrings added a post in a topic: ...no rising up.   

    What do you think it is referring to?
  9. heartstrings added a post in a topic: ...no rising up.   

    Proverbs 30
    29 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:
    30 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;
    31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.
    Wouldn't you say that this verse is speaking only of the King of Kings when He reigns in the millennium? And that the "rising up" means that no one will even want to TRY? I don't see how the "comeliness" could refer to earthly kings, because I'm pretty sure there are some North Koreans who would love to get the chance. What do you think?

  10. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Dumber than a.......   

    ... rock  llama

    You want to get to the other side of the fence, but there is no gate open, so you pace back and forth looking for an opening that wasn't there the last few moments you checked; maybe it's just short memory? I don't see the sheep doing this.
  11. heartstrings added a post in a topic: What does your church call it?   

    They call it Easter Sunday at ours.
  12. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Easter   

    Is it possible that the feast of the Passover had been so corrupted by man's tradition, that it was like the religious leaders who officiated it; full of dead men's bones? Sort of like communion in a Catholic church, had it become perverted into nothing more than a religious ritual?
  13. heartstrings added a post in a topic: I saw the ram pushing......   

    Here are the trees "Big Man" is working on now with bark in various stages of damage..  He rams them and rubs some of them, much like a buck deer would do, until the bark/cambium layer is destroyed so the tree's circulation is cut off and it dies. At the far end of the photo is a smaller oak that he backs up and pounds repeatedly. It is shattered with splinters and strings of wood protruding everywhere. I am going to cut down some of the smaller trees and see if I can guard the larger ones with metal or something so he doesn't kill all of his shade.
  14. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Easter   

    Word origin
    Old English Easterdæg , from Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre ), from Proto-Germanic *Austron , a goddess of fertility and spring , probably originally of sunrise whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox, from *austra- , from PIE *aus- "to shine" (especially of the dawn).
    I don't understand why the word  "pascha" was translated "Easter" in this one place in the King James. But it's in there and I don't have a problem with it either way as long as we use the day to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord instead of a white bunny and a fertility goddess..
  15. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Easter   

    ​That makes sense too.


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    1As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?