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Invicta

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    Invicta reacted to DaveW in Just braggin' a little.   
    My wife is a wonderful, lovely, gorgeous, but slightly silly lady.
    I say slightly silly for the simple reason that you would have to be at the very least slightly silly to put up with me for 29 years, and yet as of tomorrow, it will be 29 years ago that we were married.
    I love her more now than I did then, and at that time, I didn't think it was possible to love a person more than I loved her.
    So I am bragging about how wonderful she is, and how amazing she is that she could put up with me for so long.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    You will find it here.  http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/?s=crisp+bakes
    Maybe mine collapsed because I steamed the potatoes rather than boiled them, but I think I may add some oats next time to make it less moist.  Some potatoes seem to absorb more moisture than others.  We once did mashed potatoes at church and it came out very soft. Our chef friend says he always keeps some instant mash  to add  if it is too soft.
    They also have a couple of bean bakes, which I intend to try.
    I had sardines with salad and chips this evening.
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    Invicta reacted to HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    Last night we had our traditional New Year's Day supper - Lasagna. It was the first time in 4 years that our son was able to join us. 
    Tonight we'll be having homemade enchiladas.
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    Invicta reacted to Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    One of my favorite Christmas verses.
    "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    My wife looking at the TV listings for today, said "The Archbishop of Canterbury is giving his new year message today, it will be ever so profound, it is all of five minutes."  I said  "It doesn't matter how long it is, it will be only political."  So it was.  If he was to call the nation to repentance, I suppose that would cause a storm.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    My wife looking at the TV listings for today, said "The Archbishop of Canterbury is giving his new year message today, it will be ever so profound, it is all of five minutes."  I said  "It doesn't matter how long it is, it will be only political."  So it was.  If he was to call the nation to repentance, I suppose that would cause a storm.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    Thanks Alan I still have the reply that I couldn''t send keeps popping up saying my text has been restored, but it still won't post.
    Thanks Alan I have removed the quote and will try again.
    A few years ago we had a vote on a pastor who some of he members wanted to invite.  He was voted down by the membership and  those who voted for him walked out. on the spot.  Our service attendance went right down  and some of the leaders thought the church may not survive, Our evening service was down to about seven.  However the Lord has been good to us,  We had two former members who hand moved away moved back into town, and anothe did later. we have a number of non members attend and one couple moved to us from an ecumenical church, the husband said "I was starved of teaching"  We have had three ladies who had left  another ecumenical church coming fairly regularly for some months. A man in his mid 30's who I invited to come to our Easter service last hear and said he would and  gave various reasons for not coming , one day said he would come with us and has been regularly ever since and has just asked for baptism. 
    What we are praying for is that more younger Christians to come and take over some of the work as most of us are a bit long in the tooth.  We have only two young families, which is something we praise the lord for as for a long time we only had one.
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    Invicta reacted to HappyChristian in Three Grandsons Saved Today!   
    YAY and AMEN! Praise the Lord for the new additions to His family!
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    Invicta got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Who Are You Worshiping This Christmas Season?   
    Christ mass, even the name is blasphemous.  The name shows its papal origin. We are supposed to have left Rome behind.
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    Invicta reacted to DaveW in Annual Rant about Santa Clause   
    Already enough people in the world who class Jesus Christ and God as "Fairly tales like Santa and the Easter bunny".
    Our kids were always taught that Santa was not real - but they were also taught not to offend other kids who were lied to. It is not their job to correct that misteaching.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Pastorj in Annual Rant about Santa Clause   
    As one work colleague and friend, said to a Catholic friend, "If you lie to them about Santa, how will they know when you are telling the truth?"  The Catholic Man was really annoyed at that.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    Thanks Alan.  I have tried to answer the above posts a number of times but it just doesn't post, although I have answered other posts OK.  
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    Invicta got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Who Are You Worshiping This Christmas Season?   
    Christ mass, even the name is blasphemous.  The name shows its papal origin. We are supposed to have left Rome behind.
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    Invicta got a reaction from (Omega) in Memory trouble   
    I have known Christians with dementia. One lady was put in a home when the family couldn't care for her anymore.  I used to take her and her husband out for a ride in the car each Tuesday.  When we used to visit her in the home, she thought her husband was her father, and that another man in the home was her husband and she used to walk hand in hand with him. When I asked her why she did that, she said  "He is my husband."  I said "No this is your husband."  She looked puzzled. It must have been painful to her husband.   She was over 80 and I once asked her how old she was , and she said "I think about 19."
     
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Who Are You Worshiping This Christmas Season?   
    Christ mass, even the name is blasphemous.  The name shows its papal origin. We are supposed to have left Rome behind.
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    Invicta got a reaction from (Omega) in Speaking in tongues   
    I agree Dave.  I did mention to somebody that there were many nations present that all heard in their own language, He replied that the miracle was in hearing not in speaking.  
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    Invicta reacted to DaveW in Speaking in tongues   
    Absolutely true.
    1 Cor 13 is so badly misused on this matter.
    I will only add that Acts 2 says those one whom the cloven tongues appeared began to speak with other tongues as the spirit gave utterance, and then lists a great number of languages that were heard, not just Greek and Hebrew......
    But all KNOWN and recognised languages that were understood ny the hearers - as you rightly point out.
     
    And how often is the wealth and health gospel associated with false tongue speaking??????
    Problem is that when people think "Christian" they often think either of Catholic or Charismaniac, and we all get tarred with the same brush.
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    Invicta reacted to Saved41199 in Who Are You Worshiping This Christmas Season?   
    We made a personal choice years ago to not celebrate "Christmas" or any other "holiday". There is no biblical command to celebrate anything other than the first day of the week commemorating the day of His resurrection. I just wish I could convince my pastor...I did some research on the history of "Christmas" and the traditions, like the tree...it's not good. I'm of the opinion that there's no point in fighting it, let folks do as they please...we have to all act according to our conscience and conviction. 
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    We went to our service yesterday, we had 60 or more at the service compared with our usual Sunday service of 22-30.  Many were those we see only once a year, but one man who goes to our lunch club has told me for years that he would like to come to our church but works at the cricket club on Sundays,  He came for the first time two Sundays ago for our Carol service and again last Sunday and again yesterday.  Another of our lunch club attenders came for the first time and brought her daughter and son in law who were visiting her.  
    We went over to our daughter immediately after the service.  They had beef and all sorts of vegetables,  with an apple flan which they brought back from a visit to France on Friday.  
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    We went to our service yesterday, we had 60 or more at the service compared with our usual Sunday service of 22-30.  Many were those we see only once a year, but one man who goes to our lunch club has told me for years that he would like to come to our church but works at the cricket club on Sundays,  He came for the first time two Sundays ago for our Carol service and again last Sunday and again yesterday.  Another of our lunch club attenders came for the first time and brought her daughter and son in law who were visiting her.  
    We went over to our daughter immediately after the service.  They had beef and all sorts of vegetables,  with an apple flan which they brought back from a visit to France on Friday.  
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    Invicta reacted to Alan in Merry Christmas!   
    All of us are glad to hear that your son was able to make it to your house for Christmas.
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    Invicta got a reaction from (Omega) in Memory trouble   
    I am having memory problems.  I often cant think of the word I want.  
    My wife an.t remember something I have just said and absolutely denies that I ever said it.  My grandson was here once when she that and he said "He did say that Grandma."  She will also denies we had a conversation a few minutes ago.  What she can remember is the birthday of nearly everybody in the church and family.  I can never remember hers, even when she has dropped hits for a week or so.  I would forget mine if she didn't keep reminding me.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT THE QUEEN GIVES HER STAFF FOR CHRISTMAS   
    I can just see her trotting round Tesco with her trolley [en] cart [us] [caddie or chariot [fr]  I don't know what they call it in oz.
    The only well known person I have met in Tesco was about  years 30 or so years ago when I was at the fish counter on Christmas eve.  I was buying a salmon and waiting for it to be filleted and a voice behind me said "How much are you paying for that salmon"  I thought  "I know that voice!"      I told him and he bought a mackerel.   It was Bob Geldof.   Perhaps he couldn't afford a salmon.
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Shallow Christmas Carols   
    Our preacher last Sunday chose "There was no room at Bethlehem" but our pianist didn't manage it too well, our reserve pianist was feeding her Baby at the time, The preacher said he didn't know it, but chose it because he liked the words.No one else seemed to know it, although I am sure we sang it last year or the year before. So we ended up reading the words.  One verse says "But there was room at Calvary"
    There Was No Room in Bethlehem
    There was no room in Bethlehem for him who left his throne to seek the lost at countless cost and make their griefs his own: but there was room at Calvary upon a cross of shame for him to die, uplifted high, and bear the sinner's blame. There was no room in Bethlehem, and in the world today man will not give him room to live but bids him turn away; but there is room at Calvary, and there he stands to give a home to all who heed his call and look to him and live. There was no room in Bethlehem for Christ, the Prince of heaven come down to earth in human birth that man might be forgiven: but there is room at Calvary for sinners to abide, and all who come will find a home in Jesus crucified.  
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Shallow Christmas Carols   
    Our preacher last Sunday chose "There was no room at Bethlehem" but our pianist didn't manage it too well, our reserve pianist was feeding her Baby at the time, The preacher said he didn't know it, but chose it because he liked the words.No one else seemed to know it, although I am sure we sang it last year or the year before. So we ended up reading the words.  One verse says "But there was room at Calvary"
    There Was No Room in Bethlehem
    There was no room in Bethlehem for him who left his throne to seek the lost at countless cost and make their griefs his own: but there was room at Calvary upon a cross of shame for him to die, uplifted high, and bear the sinner's blame. There was no room in Bethlehem, and in the world today man will not give him room to live but bids him turn away; but there is room at Calvary, and there he stands to give a home to all who heed his call and look to him and live. There was no room in Bethlehem for Christ, the Prince of heaven come down to earth in human birth that man might be forgiven: but there is room at Calvary for sinners to abide, and all who come will find a home in Jesus crucified.  
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