We got about 6 inches last Monday. And it's been wintery-cold ever since. There were a number of flurries yesterday but nothing measurable. It's supposed to rain tomorrow and get into the low 40s. Then on Tuesday: sunny and in the 60s! YAY! The rest of the week is supposed to be warm and dry, too.
We had mushrooms growing at the first place we lived...behind the toilet in the bathroom. Needless to say we didn't eat them. I'm not a big fan of mushrooms, although I do like to use cream of mushroom soup in a few recipes. I found a recipe for homemade cream of mushroom that I'm going to make some day. My hubs likes them fried in butter with onions. He'll eat them with or without meat. He also likes them sometimes on steak sandwiches and on pizza. Or raw in salads. And he loves stuffed mushrooms. Certain mushrooms - shittake, mittake and a couple others - are very good for us. There seems to be some cancer-fighting properties in them. So I get my mushroom needs via my multi vitamin every day. That way I benefit from them without having to eat them.
Ok...their email is now a contact page in their website. The site address i s fbwwm.org. They have the Christian Life series and a Bible Doctrines series available for download or on cd. They are not in Chinese, so would have to be translated. Neat thought...if you translated them maybe you could share it with them? Then they would have it in Chinese, too! Anyway, hope this helps. When you contact them, let them know LuAnne DePriest sent you. . They are IFB andKJB.
Well, well...as my hubby and I have been going through things to pack, we have unearthed many things we forgot we had. Among them is the Christian life series Buble study from Fundamental Baptist World-Wide Mission. There are 15 booklets in all, each one ccovering a topic pertinent to growth. Among them are: A Christian's Relationship to Christ; Knowing the Holy Spirit; Separation from the World; Persecution and the Christian. Perhaps you could get in touch with them to see about the lessons? They are in English (as far as I know they don't have any in Chinese), and you might want to tailor some things to your groups' needs, but these might help The email on the back is old...I need to find the new one and I'll post it.
Li, nothing comes to mind right now as far as Bible studies go. Books, yes, but then they would still need to be put into study form. I know some missionaries to China but don't know if they have what you would need. Let me see what I can find out. Might I suggest you pm Old Fashioned Preacher and ask him if his wife would have any materials you could use? Also...would you be ineterested/able to share some of your studies here on the ladies' forum? I'm sure we would all enjoy and benefit from them. IF you have time and desire to do so. If not, please feel free to say no!
Thanks - I do appreciate the concern. We are moving out there to be a help to my mom and to the church she attends. My dad went to glory 3 years ago, and her pastor went to glory 1 1/2 years ago. The church hasn't yet found a pastor but is seeking the Lord on the matter. So, we'll "kill two birds" and try to be what help we are able to both.
Heh...I am still here. Well, somewhat. There have been changes in our lives lately... God has shown me and my hubs that we are to move to WA state. And so... My last day at work was Feb 27, which means the only consistent internet access is my phone. With the software update, I actually couldn't get on via my phone. Now it's working, though. We had wanted to move by the end of the this month, but it's been postponed a couple months. Once we get moved, I'll be able to be on more.
I am so excited about his running! He would make a great POTUS because he does love the Constitution and this country. He is a born-again Christian also, which should make folks happy. As to his eligibility, it has been shown by a number of people - both liberal and conservative - that he is indeed eligible. The usage of the term Natural Born Citizen by the founders was borrowed from the idea Blackstone wrote regarding a country's citizens. (People try to say that Vattel is the one who they borrowed from, but he was a monarchist and the founders would not have used his thoughts as they were getting as far away from a monarchy as they could). Anyway, Blackstone defined a natural born subject as one who was born in the realm...and also outside the realm if the parents were citizens of the realm. The founders intended this wording to stop a foreign born prince from coming to America and taking the presidency. They also intended for future congresses to decide issues that would come up after the signing and adopting of the Constitution. In regards to citizenship, that would be US law code. Section 1401 delineates who is a citizen by birth - synonymous for natural born. According to US law code, Cruz is eligible due to the fact that his mother was a US citizen, and had lived in the US for (more than) the required 5 years before his birth, with at least 2 of them being after her 14th birthday. Some people are trying to say that Cruz was also born a Cuban citizen, but a look at their requirements for citizenship shows that he was not. He had dual citizenship - Canada and the US - by virtue of his birth (thus making him a natural born citizen...the only other way to become a citizen is to be naturalized). He rejected his Canadian citizenship. Oh, and BTW - the founders never said anything about not being able to hold dual citizenship...Were Ted not an NBC, he would not be able legally to be in the Senate - simply by virtue of the fact that he was never naturalized. The founders looked on people here in this country as three classes: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, and alien. Ted is NBC. As to his electabilitiy - the same was said about Reagan. Now RR was not the conservative I hoped for when I voted for him, but he was better than what we had before and what we have now. He did a lot of good things. I do believe that there are enough people in this country who are tired of BO and his policies who, if they would get out and vote, would elect Ted. He might not be able to get everything done that he'd like, but if he could begin to set things aright, that would be very good, indeed! The rank and file GOP doesn't like Cruz because he won't kowtow to them. And Krauthammer is a big disappointment. I would take his opinion with a huge grain of salt. He voted for both Carter and Mondale. As for experience? The Constitution doesn't say it is necessary. That document lists the three necessities: NBC, 35 or older (which would lend to life experience), and having lived the previous 14 years in the US. Nary a peep about Ted's birth? Au contraire, it's been going on all over. Liberals can't really say much because of the Obama situation, though. The "birther" movement actually began with Hillary's campaign, not with conservatives as so many people try to say. Although there are a lot of conservatives who won't accept Ted as being an NBC...simply because they do not understand that Congress was given the authority to create law in line with the Constitution. And that law is set unless Congress changes it, POTUS vetoes it and Congress doesn't override, SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional, or states nullify it. None of which has been done with the citizen at birth law. I'm hopeful. I know that only Christ can save this nation and its people. But wouldn't it be grand to have a Christian, Constitution-abiding POTUS? Imagine....
Well, look what day it is! Happy birthday, Happy! You have been such a godly example and encouragement to me on this site, and I'm so glad for the chance I had a year ago to meet you in person. Hope you're having a wonderful, special day, with many blessings from our Lord!
Well, let's see. BroMatt and Ben (who doesn't post often). Kitagirl. You. Miss Daisy. Pastor Scott. Jordan. Milkman Dan (who doesn't post anymore). Hmm - I'm thinking there's someone else but I can't remember...