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Orval

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    Orval got a reaction from Rosie in Nervous while praying in public   
    You might consider looking at prayer from another angle.  Does your praying cause others to be uncomfortable?  Often new believers will be challenged to pray by the actions of others and you know children they are uninhibited, daddy why don’t we pray?  Not being comfortable is good because it keeps us in remembrance that we are not of the world but we are in it.    
       
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    Orval got a reaction from heartstrings in Eggplant   
    Egg plant tastes wonderful.  cut about 1/4 inch thick roll in egg, then roll in flour fry in olive oil till lightly browned on both sides.  I like to add spices to my flour, but these are great for a side with almost any summer meal.  If you are not a fryer, use the same process and lay on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
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    Orval got a reaction from heartstrings in A sower went forth to sow.......   
    glad you found this handy implement at such a reasonable price.  
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    Orval got a reaction from heartstrings in Zacchaeus was a wee little man and....   
    Sycamore trees are part of my childhood?  I have not seen one in quit a while.
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    Orval got a reaction from heartstrings in Eggplant   
    Egg plant tastes wonderful.  cut about 1/4 inch thick roll in egg, then roll in flour fry in olive oil till lightly browned on both sides.  I like to add spices to my flour, but these are great for a side with almost any summer meal.  If you are not a fryer, use the same process and lay on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
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    Orval got a reaction from Alan in Gardens   
    has anyone tried hanging tomato plants upside down or planting potatoes in a trash can?
     


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    Orval got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in communication in a post modern world   
    I was just making a post in another area when this thought hit me, that I feel enslaved by technology.  I want to disconnect everything but find I cannot for fear of being isolated.  does this make sense?  People come to our home when we invite them for dinner or lunch and yet it does not seem that anyone just stops by anymore for the sake of friendship.  When we do get together with family and friends no one actually has discussions, references are to funny utube videos, or a movie, or some recent sporting game mostly they just sit around looking at their phone, texting one another while the person they are texting is in the room.  
     
    In the last two years I have not had more that 3 or 4 meaningful conversations with anyone under 30 years of age unless I am teaching and a question comes up.  How is that we can be so "connected" and yet so isolated?  I go to church and (I love our church and pastor and our church family) it seems when the last amen is said everyone over 40 disappears we have a large congregation for a city of twenty thousand.  I get the feeling something is wrong but I can't put my finger on it.  We grow by 20 people per year, we have soul winning and special days, we are often told we are one of the friendliest churches in our area.  Our pastor is a tremendous preacher and teacher and yet with all these positives.  I do not sense the same corporate power of God today I sensed 40 years ago.  
     
    I believe that technology is always calling for our attention right now and consequently we never have the time to get alone with God for a couple of hours, to dwell on what God wants to speak to us about one on one, to read the scriptures for an hour instead of reading a couple of verses and a 300 word devotion so we can get back to our friends who never come by to spend an afternoon or evening talking about the Lord.
     
    I saw a picture on Facebook a few days ago that kind of summed up todays understanding of God and salvation.  The caption stated "yep I am on my way to heaven, I clicked "like" on a picture and typed Amen!"  I am not sure if people under 40 truly understand what "true fellowship" is?  I am not complaining per se just wondering how old I really am.  I realize I cannot go back 40 years but should I have to go back if we are a New Testament church?
    Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
    Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
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    Orval reacted to No Nicolaitans in communication in a post modern world   
    A sign of the times as they say. As Daniel 12:4 says...people are definitely running to and fro, and knowledge has definitely increased.
    As much as I enjoy Linux operating systems...from configuration to creating themes to building my own systems...I often find myself sick of it too and have to step away. 
    I remember as a teenager, I could drive over to the next town, and I might meet another car on the way. Now...even in this rural area, it's a seemingly constant flow of cars. People are always on the move and have no time for anything truly meaningful. Though technology has opened the world to people, people have withdrawn into their own little technology cocoons...they are now living for technology instead of living life. 
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    Orval got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in communication in a post modern world   
    I was just making a post in another area when this thought hit me, that I feel enslaved by technology.  I want to disconnect everything but find I cannot for fear of being isolated.  does this make sense?  People come to our home when we invite them for dinner or lunch and yet it does not seem that anyone just stops by anymore for the sake of friendship.  When we do get together with family and friends no one actually has discussions, references are to funny utube videos, or a movie, or some recent sporting game mostly they just sit around looking at their phone, texting one another while the person they are texting is in the room.  
     
    In the last two years I have not had more that 3 or 4 meaningful conversations with anyone under 30 years of age unless I am teaching and a question comes up.  How is that we can be so "connected" and yet so isolated?  I go to church and (I love our church and pastor and our church family) it seems when the last amen is said everyone over 40 disappears we have a large congregation for a city of twenty thousand.  I get the feeling something is wrong but I can't put my finger on it.  We grow by 20 people per year, we have soul winning and special days, we are often told we are one of the friendliest churches in our area.  Our pastor is a tremendous preacher and teacher and yet with all these positives.  I do not sense the same corporate power of God today I sensed 40 years ago.  
     
    I believe that technology is always calling for our attention right now and consequently we never have the time to get alone with God for a couple of hours, to dwell on what God wants to speak to us about one on one, to read the scriptures for an hour instead of reading a couple of verses and a 300 word devotion so we can get back to our friends who never come by to spend an afternoon or evening talking about the Lord.
     
    I saw a picture on Facebook a few days ago that kind of summed up todays understanding of God and salvation.  The caption stated "yep I am on my way to heaven, I clicked "like" on a picture and typed Amen!"  I am not sure if people under 40 truly understand what "true fellowship" is?  I am not complaining per se just wondering how old I really am.  I realize I cannot go back 40 years but should I have to go back if we are a New Testament church?
    Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
    Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
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    Orval reacted to No Nicolaitans in windows 10   
    From the article above...
    I asked Microsoft which programs were most commonly being used to do the “circumvention” it talks about. It said it wasn’t sharing that information.
    LOL! They won't share that information, but they sure do want user's information! 
    LOLOLOL! 
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    Orval reacted to DaveW in windows 10   
    I don't think it is MS store only, but there are restrictions on what can be run - Internet browsers for instance.
    I read that you cannot (or at least it is really difficult) to make anything other than MS Edge your default browser.
    They are certainly making it as hard as possible for people to use non MS approved stuff. But I think it is mostly browser and OS admin type stuff.
    But W10s is not the "new" version for everything. As I understand it, it is the "cut down" Windows for use of tabs, phones, and low storage/low RAM machines.
    Full Win10 stays basically the same as it is now. Not to say the next update or version won't go the same way in the future.
     
    But in the end it is still more "open" than MAC, although they are trying to head that way.
     
    Other operating systems?
    Linux - talk to No Nics - he is our resident "expert", but keep in mind that Linux takes a bit of work to get going.
    Nothing else really for the average guy - got to be a serious geek to even find info on other stuff, let alone get it running.
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    Orval reacted to Invicta in air rifles   
    You should get a dog that hates squirrels.  My daughter has a dog who hates squirrels.  You just mention the word and she goes mad, rushing around the garden looking for them. 
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    Orval reacted to weary warrior in air rifles   
    1000fps is plenty velocity. I've killed big, fat rabbits with one shooting at 880. Sight in the scope, always shoot off of a steady rest, be patient and pick your shots. And happy hunting!
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    Orval reacted to wretched in air rifles   
    Head or chest, yes. Any other place you will be going through allot of pellets. Catch them on the ground if possible or they will dig into the tree bark and you will waste allot more pellets trying to knock them out of the trees and the meat will be ruined.
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    Orval got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in air rifles   
    Squirrels are killing my flowers this year and really frustrating me.  I have had a few problems over the years but with my neighbor passing away a couple of years ago (he would trap them) the squirrels are breeding to fast and are really digging up my flowers this year.  I borrowed a Ruger Blackhawk Elite .177 Pellet Air Rifle with Scope and have not zeroed it in.  I am wondering if it is powerful enough to kill a squirrel.  I am on the very edge of town and cannot use my 22 rifle but the squirrels need to move or end up in my frying pan.  
    the fps is around 1000 - 1200 which should be enough to kill at 25 yrds.  your thoughts?
     
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    Orval reacted to Salyan in Canning Help   
    I've only canned pickled carrots and multiple types of fruit/berries, and those you can do in hot-water baths.

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    Orval got a reaction from HappyChristian in Canning Help   
    This is the only kind we have used and just fro a few jars here and there.  My mother used a pressure cooker but they were dangerous in those days.  
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    Orval got a reaction from InSeasonOut in new member here   
    Welcome Jake, look forward to reading your thoughts on various topics.
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    Orval reacted to AdamL in Beekeeping   
    I have seen this hive and read some about it.  It does use plastic.  From reviews I have read beekeeping purists absolutely hate it.  They say it is much worse for the bees this way and that the traditional way of opening the hive is much better for the bees and for your understanding of how the hive is doing. With this flow hive there is basically no interaction between you and the bees.
    I have no idea if they have a point or not. The flow hive certainly looks easier but I don't know anywhere near enough to speak intelligently about it.  Just read a few articles about that type of hive.
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    Orval reacted to AdamL in Beekeeping   
    I definitely appreciate all the info and suggestions!  I live in North Florida. I found a bee keeping association in my county so I will try to get in touch with them about equipment and bees, etc. The cold weather probably won't be as much of a concern here.  We generally only get down to freezing a couple times per winter and then it goes back up to the 50s or 60s.  Once I get some more info and start trying to setup I will post more for those that are interested. Hopefully some pictures too.
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    Orval reacted to Salyan in Beekeeping   
    Not sure where you are, or what the local practices are in your area, but in Alberta:
    To get started: you'll need hives (with bases, queen excluders, etc.), frames, foundation (the wax base for bees to build cells on), protective wear, a smoker (and other tools for working in the hive), appropriate extraction equipment, and bees/queens.  Up here we've had to order the queens from New Zealand, because of the mites in US hives.  Unfortunately the mites have made it up here, too. As of 12 years ago, they were the single greatest threat to honeybee populations in the north of our continent (that's how long it's been since my family had bees). You'd have to find accepted sources for queen and bees in your area.
    Generally you harvest honey once - at the end of the summer season. We harvested it all, but we also left sugar water in the hive to feed the bees over the winter (I'm assuming there were appropriate containers for putting this in the hive as well, but I'm not sure what they are). Due to the cold, we would also winter the hives by gathering them into groups of four, placing on a pallet, and wrapping up with waterproof insulated covers. You need to leave a place for them to get out though, as they will fly out in warmer weather to defecate (if they can't do this, they die). If you're not in such a cold area, though, the apiarists in your area might have different techniques.
    You can get little extractors that only fit 2-4 frames, and spin the honey out by hand. If you're interested, look for a good book and do some serious reading. You could also look around for apiaries in your area. You might find someone willing to answer questions, or even looking to sell off their equipment/hives (easiest way of to get set up).
    Oh, and rule #1. Don't squish your queen.  Had a friend of mine do that last year. They're a little expensive to replace. 
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    Orval got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in An Eternity At Dire Risk   
    I have prayed that the Lord will give you strength, boldness and determination to go beyond suggestions and present to this person God's glorious offer of salvation.  These are the moments hope burns brightest for both the hearer and the presenter.  May God hear our prayers and comfort you during this time.
     
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    Orval reacted to John Young in If you have one practical tip you can share   
    My advice would be to: Realize that you are not door knocking to "get results" but that you are going in order to give the person an opportunity to hear the Gospel in obedience to the Great Commission. Plant and water whatever ground you find and in due time God will give the increase and build His church.
    Door knocking is hard and takes resolve because it is the most direct means of informing and calling each individual to make a decision, which most people want to put off and not think about for as long as possible, but the time of "winking" is over and all need to come to grips with the call. That is why we go.
    Acts 17:30-31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
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    Orval reacted to Disciple.Luke in how far will the religious left go?   
    Very true quote. I see the "Christian" ranks diving in my own city. I have noticed that the traditional more "moderate" churches are mostly attended by Seinor Citizens who have been devoted to that specific congregation for a life time, but are not attracting middle aged worshippers (unless they turn Sundays into a rock concert and never mention sin in sermons). I know of a church that had 500 regular attenders just a little over two years ago, but have dwindled to 300 hundred because 200 people died of old age during those two,years.
    The IFB church I attend is growing rapidly with pews filled with members of every age group. There is no middle ground any more. If you believe in the Basic Fundamental Christian teachings there are only a few churches left to choose from.
    At the same time the liberals are looking for like minded congregations where faith is viewed as some historic tradition, so they don't have to feel guilty about living a lifestyle contrary to Biblical teachings.
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    Orval reacted to Jim_Alaska in how far will the religious left go?   
    This sort of mockery just reinforces my thoughts about not being surprised at anything that may come from  a husband/wife team of Episcopal "Priests".
    It was interesting to read the scriptures they provided to justify this heresy, while at the same time staying far away from scripture that condemns their heresy.
     Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
     1Cor 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
     2Cor 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 
     15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 
     16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 
     17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 
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