OLD fashioned preacher

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  • Birthday July 31

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    Under a rock, but crawl out occasionally
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    reading, weapons, playing instruments, livestock
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  1. It appears that as I shuffled my feet across the yard I inadvertently dug up an ant bed in the midst of everyone's picnic. I know I can't reverse that but I'll see if I can get some of the food and dishes out of harm's way. (I thought I was heading for bed but this needs to be attended to first). There has not been any "Hey, THEY shouldn't be a mod back here" in the back (or front) office. In fact, there hasn't even been of case of "I don't know .... well, I guess that one squeaked in by majority vote over my/our objection(s)". The illustration I used in the Mod room was the First Continental Congress. In this case, there are some viewpoint, approach and even doctrinal differences and if each mod was individually given free reign to build a 5 member group of mods of their choice (sole and absolute command of choice), you would probably see 5 different mod groups. They might not even match the current mod layout in any of those 5 sets. Is that to say that there is dissatisfaction in the current set? NO. It is just saying that there is not any cloning in any portion of OB and that naturally causes rubs ("down with the Ruckmanites", "ban the mid-tribers", "relegate the women to the kitchen portion of this forum", "who in their right mind believes the OT Jews looked forward to a cross they didn't understand", "Briders are brain dead, etc.). I was surprised that anyone zeroed in on a perceived "conflict" in the last portion of a post but there was more than one. I don't get my points across in a clear manner sometimes (especially written) but I assure you there is not any dissension amongst the mods (nor is there any way to play one against the other).
  2. Actually, this was in use verbally long before it was written. On the basketball court and football field. "My bad" was letting your teammate know that you realize the error was a result of your own hands, errant pass, etc. as opposed to their throw, catch attempt, resultant collision, etc. ie; the "bad play" was on you, not them.
  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHaHaHaHahahahah.......ah......ah....a....a....a........a.................a...................a, catch breath, wipe eyes, sigh. Okay, I think I've composed myself. A moderator obviously cannot "threaten" you with bodily harm or death and get away with it, but a "threat" of suspension or expulsion is only able to be diminished by Bro. Matt. Unless there has been a governmental modification that I have not received notice of yet, this forum is NOT a Democracy nor a Democratic Republic. It is a Sole Proprietor Business. Should there be female moderators? Doesn't matter outside of the extent that determines whether an individual can decide to stay here or not. Should Eric, GP, OFP, etc (insert any name) be allowed to stay? Doesn't matter except to the aforementioned extent. Does that mean input is discounted or ignored? Not at all. But much speaking, much noise or mass clamor is not a deciding factor. Let's face it, if Bro. Matt decided to have an eight year old and a ten year old as the only moderators and said only baby sprinkling, male hair dressers could participate in discussion ---- that's his prerogative! Would it matter? Only the the aforementioned extent. Would I still be here? Nope (a mass exodus of an awful lot of - if not all- the current members would occur). Would he be right? In the sight of God, NO -- BUT it would still be his right and therefore he (or his moderators) wouldn't have to allow me to clamor against it. While you were on vacation there was an open invitation to made your departure permanent if any moderator chose to. You're working on making us regret not doing so. There are a lot of members who would like to see other members removed, there are some moderators that some other moderators would rather not have as a moderator but feel they are better than the alternatives available. Everyone here (myself included) has a choice to make -- make it work or make tracks.
  4. Upon her request, I quoted HC in the event that GP still has her on ignore. I quoted GP so there would be no question as to what she (HC) was referring to.
  5. I understand, I'm allergic to doctors ---- my wallet breaks out and hides!
  6. Fresh crab, shrimp, fish, corn, potatoes ----- that was last night. Stir fried vegetables, rice, chicken -- that was tonight. My marriage is a keeper -- she keeps me spoiled, I keep her busy.
  7. 1) They should have NEVER gotten tied into government money (vouchers, grants, etc). 2) Make it clear that NO societies, alliances or similar groups are to be started in those two schools (no Student Council, no Honor Society [you either made honor roll or you didn't, no 'society' needs to be formed ], etc.
  8. I told someone once that. if I were to try, I couldn't even motivate a depressed man to commit suicide.
  9. Thank-you. "Hey ma, I learnt sumptin, you didn't think I could, didcha?"
  10. Now, I'm not saying one way or the other concerning LBC because I'm not at all familiar with them (don't even know how to pronounce the pastor's name -- like 'chapel', like Chap-L with the accent on second syllable, or like 'schap-el or Schap-L'). I'm also not sure how many IB churches you have been intimately familiar with. I, however, have seen several IBCs do more than people would imagine with less budget than people would think possible. (Some of these are all one church, some are in different churches) I have seen week long meetings with 70-75 people fed 3 meals a day (not continental breakfasts and soup/sandwich lunches- REAL meals) at $0 costs to the church for the food. I have seen 1800 sq ft new addition to a church and the existing 1800 sq ft remodeled at a TOTAL cost of $10K - in 2002A.D.(the complete electrical - including moving the service entrance only cost the church $130!!). I know a church of less than 150 members that owns a radio station. I have seen a church with a total annual budget of only $30K yet gave $6K to missions, had a K-12 school, a ministry at the county fair, a nursing home ministry, a missionary every other month present his ministry, a Bible Institute, a food pantry ministry, a recording ministry and a bus ministry, they had a meeting and housed and fed several guest preachers at NO costs to the church. I could go on if I took the time to think about it, these are just off the top of my head. .
  11. I must admit, I also did not watch. Why? About 30 years ago, I got sick and tired of "business models" being used as pattern for ministry implementation and evaluation. (10 minute rant avoided).
  12. I worked in a place once that required 48hrs/wk, they didn't care how we got the 48 (the plant was 24/7). I used to work four 12hour days. We had one guy who worked 24, take 2 days off, work 24, off 3 days.
  13. As to impeding flight ops, I doubt you would. H37 (KHER) Herlong and Amedee AAF (KAHC) on the military installation (inside RESTRICTED airspace) are both listed as having no beacon, KAHC only has portable runway lighting and is listed VFR only, KHER has unlighted runway. The next closest public runways have no less proximity than 20nm. Also, airport beacons have a green light as well as the white in order to ID it as an airport
  14. Hard preaching? See 1st quote in my signature. There's such a thing as inaccurate preaching and contentious preaching. Hard preaching? Doesn't exist - just hard hearts.
  15. We bought our building from the Mormons. We have the adjustable pulpit -- you'll like it. I like your lighthouse idea, we label ourselves as "A Lighthouse on the High Plains". I may have to incorporate the idea (depending on city ordinances, we unfortunately are inside city limits)