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swathdiver last won the day on February 9

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    A wretch saved by amazing grace, June 13, 2007.

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  1. if you contact them I'm sure the Galyeans can point you in the right direction. Please pray on this, a local new testament church isn't to be chosen without much prayer. It may require you to relocate as it did me.
  2. While turkey hunting many many years ago my buddy and I were traversing a deeply rutted trail in a swamp to get at the gobblers. On point and walking in muck and water, enjoying the scenery, when just as I was to plant my right foot on the ground I hear a big HISS! A 5-foot long Alligator has just surfaced under my boot! He's as startled as I am, he puffs himself up while I very slowly moved my foot back to plant it on the ground and point the muzzle of my shotgun in his direction (it was already in my hands). My buddy comes alongside and covers me with his shotgun too. While I delight in eating tasty Alligators, shooting this little fella was not our goal. A stiff wind carries him away from us and then he climbed out of the water-filled rut and off into the palmettos. We breathed a sigh of relief and continued on after those elusive gobblers. The shotgun in that situation was a tool at my disposal that offered many ways of getting out of that situation should the wind have not provided one. It's a force multiplier, giving women like Salyan a fighting chance against prey much more powerful and alert than she. If she carried a weapon, I reckon the creepy music wouldn't play so much in her head. When I used to dive, sometimes the theme from Jaws would play in my head. As long as it was the slow part of the song, everything was ok, but when the music sped up, boy them sharks sure did come 'round! I hunted in the ocean too and often carried a speargun which surely kept the music slow. That and knowing that I could swim faster than most people in the water kept me from worrying about JAWS! hehehe
  3. I well remember you and often wondered how you were doing. I remember mentioning a few churches in your area but you had trouble traveling at the time. Our local church supports 4 missionaries, their churches are on the islands of Luzon and Leyte. I've met Eddie Galyean and his family if memory serves and they're ministering to Erdaneta City at present. I believe they may have started churches closer or in Manila and Olongapo about 5 years ago. http://www.libertyftpierce.com/mission-board/Galyean.php
  4. I saw Mad Max and you've got them wild donkeys too. No, you're country's citizens are just as depraved and in need of the Savior as America's citizens, The power of the Holy Ghost and the fear of lead poisoning keeps evil at bay.
  5. Guns don't kill, that's liberal speak. England like America is a material society and both worship stuff more than they worship God. You Brits have lived under socialism for so long, most of you have no memory of individual liberties lost when the government took them over for you. Our right to bear arms kept the tyrants at bay until the people turned from God and turned towards the devilish ideology of the tyrants without even realizing it. DaveW: American history seems to have been exported by Hollywood with regards to the wild west. Far from accurate or true.
  6. There are no apparent discrepancies, just my failure to understand. That's how I have to see it to have complete and total faith in God's Word.
  7. Bill Clinton loves nukes. Well, he loves giving the technology to his communist and totalitarian allies in exchange for money. He made a fortune brokering a deal between a former Soviet Republic and America's stockpiles of Uranium. He also gave the W-30 warhead plans to China and the information to successfully fly a ballistic missile. North Korea has benefited from this act of treason.
  8. This is the trouble (if one cherishes personal freedom) of communistic open borders and Muhammaden immigration.
  9. Yep, might be some tasty fowl flying around that chimney! DaveW: Don't feel sorry for me and my fellow Americans. With the Lord's blessings, our guns have secured our freedoms for hundreds of years while most nations' people exist to serve the state and whose governments are marching toward global communism. The Constitution of the United States was the bulwark that kept America from becoming the likes of France, England and Germany for over 200 years. As resident Aussie Steve Lee sings, I like guns.
  10. One might reckon that you fear your car being stolen or sippy cup but not your wife or children. Said another way, you fear and or prepare for one level of threat but not a higher level threat. I live in a fallen world with deviants of all kinds around me and my family. I am too infirm to defend them like Chuck Norris and have deferred to Indiana Jones' method of dealing with those kinds of threats.
  11. I was referring to the style, the numbers change depending on the material used and whether it's chambered just for .38 Special or for .357 Magnum as well. At the range those are intended to be used for, .38 Special would be enough for me. Those little J-Frames become uncomfortable after a while of shooting.
  12. I enjoy working with wood as well. Have both power tools and old school hand tools. I'd like to become more proficient with both and switch completely to the latter as my health and strength returns. Bought my first two box planes, one I'll use in building a pair of bookcases which will be assembled without any screws save for some finishing nails on the back to secure the wainscoting back board. I'd like to give each of my children and my wife a hope (blanket) chest made in the old ways well. I've been switching from screws to cut nails on some projects, they look so cool but I reckon none would look even better!
  13. If that little stainless revolver is a Smith & Wesson it's called or was at one time called a Bodyguard. It has a shrouded hammer for concealed carry. I'm of the mindset of no frills or bells and whistles. Nothing scares a bad guy more than hearing the slide rack on a shotgun! Nobody mentioned SxS shotguns?
  14. Howdy Florida! What part of the Sunshine State do you call home? It is so that divorce and remarriage are not permitted during the church age. However, God will forgive your sin and your soon to be wife's sin for getting married and then he will bless that marriage but you both must be prepared to be chastened. Your pastor should not marry you but neither should he deny your family membership either. It's too late for you but our local church has a couple of dozen college age young women who are waiting upon the Lord with regards to marriage. Seems we have the opposite situation that your church has!
  15. I don't remember. So I googled it and the words used are not those that we were taught. I will have to search my notes and books but it will take some time as those in particular are still out in the garage.