Why Meddle?

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1 Peter 4:

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that OBey not the gospel of God?

18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

 

Why do some church people meddle in other members' lives and families? How serious is it if it is included with " murderers, thieves, and evildoers" 

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Sorry, should have been 'Do you have a real or hypothetical example in mind, Heartstrings?' :-)

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Sorry, should have been 'Do you have a real or hypothetical example in mind, Heartstrings?' :-)

Okay, I deleted several earlier posts to avoid possible misunderstanding or injured feelings.

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I mix up people's names all the time and I'd just replied to a post by Candlelight. 'Heartstrings'; 'Candlelight' -- both similar names in my mind as both are compound words. :-)

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I mix up people's names all the time and I'd just replied to a post by Candlelight. 'Heartstrings'; 'Candlelight' -- both similar names in my mind as both are compound words. :-)

 

So, you are basically saying that you confuse me with Heartstrings, Al?  I am a bit confused.

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Yes, Candlelight. When I first see 'Candlelight' or 'Heartstrings' I often have to think to myself: which one is Candlelight and which one is Heartstrings? It's not because I think the two of you are at all similar--far from it. It's just that both words are compound words and of similar length.

 

Kitagirl and Bakershalfdozen used to get me all the time too, because Kitagirl is/was a baker.

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Yes! That used to get me confused too. Not on their names, but on whether or not Kita was a baker or was that Bakers...

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Hehe, that is funny Al b/c I get the names confused all of the time, too.  It is hard to keep track sometimes.  

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I don't get names confused - I just forget them - "I know you but I don't remember your name."

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I used to get Irishman and Crushmaster confused too. No idea why. Perhaps they both started posting at similar times.

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Sorry, should have been 'Do you have a real or hypothetical example in mind, Heartstrings?' :-)

Real,

 

You choose to homeschool your kids but the lady in the church who disagrees, makes sure your wife and kids know that the kids won't be able to function in society.......

 

You make a rule that your teenage son is chaperoned when with his girlfriend but the lady(same one) cracks little snide jokes about it in front of your son.

 

The same lady invites the girl to live with her then invites your son over and tells the kids how she disagrees with dad's rules.

 

Another "lady" invites your daughter over to her home so she can meet the young man she has found for her.

 

scenarios like that.........

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Talking to didn't help with the first one and she passed away a few months later. There's still hope for the second.

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Those are the type of people to stay away from.

 

Thankfully I don't have any in our church acting like this but I have had family act in this manner over the years.

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Talking to didn't help with the first one and she passed away a few months later. There's still hope for the second.

 

Half of your prOBlem solved...

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"It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling." Proverbs 20:3

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Those are the type of people to stay away from.

 

Thankfully I don't have any in our church acting like this but I have had family act in this manner over the years.

I agree, John.  My church is the same way.  My pastor has it under control, and I don't have to worry about the saints acting this way. My unsaved family is another story sometimes.  It happens in big families.  ;)  

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Half of your prOBlem solved...


I am surprised that someone 'liked' my post.

Thanks Candlelight. It is a bit worrysome to see another person here with the same sense of humor.

...Unless you didn't see it as a joke. That would be cause for even more concern. ;)
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I am surprised that someone 'liked' my post.

Thanks Candlelight. It is a bit worrysome to see another person here with the same sense of humor.

...Unless you didn't see it as a joke. That would be cause for even more concern. ;)

You're welcome, Arbo.  I can have a twisted sense of humor at times.  ;)  I saw it as a joke.  IMO, you are the funniest OB member.  You keep this place real:)  

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Not sure where the joke is. Can someone fill me in?

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Sorry heartstrings.  I got  :puzzled3:.  I has been a long week.

I posted this on Facebook on 4-29-14

"Sadly, yesterday morning 4-28-14, we had to put down our 10 year old Pomeranian, Duke. He has had a history of Epileptic seizures since he was born. He was also having seizures back to back, even on medication. Our vet said that wasn't good, and in time he would have to be put to sleep. Ironically, that is not what killed him. Thursday night, he grabbed a chicken bone out of the garbage, and scarfed it down before I could get it away from him. Since our Lab/Dalmation mix has been gone for 2 1/2 years, Duke had become aggressive with food. He wasn't mean about it, though. He just took over where Dakota left off.  The chicken bone tore up his intestines. Over the weekend, and on Monday morning, we cleaned up blood from his stools all over the house. He wasn't eating and drinking only a bit of water. It was his time to go. Sadly, our 5 year old Maltese, Dusty, misses him terribly. His brother is gone. There is going to be an adjustment period in our house. Dusty went to the groomers today. They always love the groomers. That cheered him up. I also bought him an anxiety jacket, to help deal with the separation. I swaddled him like a baby. He wouldn't go outside by himself, yesterday, b/c he missed his brother. They went outside at the same time. He went outside after the groomers, but is looking around the house for Duke."

Thankfully, today was a wonderful day.  Dusty was less confused today.  I went out to lunch with my son, as we do once a week, and we took Dusty for his walk, as it was not raining.  We finally had a bit of sun today between the raindrops.  I was going to start walking both dogs this week.  Now, we have a singleton.



 

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Sorry for your loss there Candlelight.  The night one of dogs was killed by a drunkard, as I held his lifeless body we let the other dogs come by and smell him.  Then an hour or so later when we buried him, they were present too.  This way they knew he was dead and where he was buried, they adjusted pretty well considering how close they were to him.

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Sorry for your loss there Candlelight.  The night one of dogs was killed by a drunkard, as I held his lifeless body we let the other dogs come by and smell him.  Then an hour or so later when we buried him, they were present too.  This way they knew he was dead and where he was buried, they adjusted pretty well considering how close they were to him.

 

Thanks so much, swath:)  Dakota was the first dog I have ever put down.  While I grew up with dogs, my dad was always the one to go to the vet to put them to sleep along with my sister.  I never had the heart.  Putting Dakota down was difficult.  Duke's death was the same.  Dusty is doing fine, except he is still looking around the house for Duke when I let him in from outside.  His anxiety coat (Thunder Jacket) is helping him.  I swaddle him like a baby.  While at my in-laws this week, I told my family about the cool Thunder Jacket.  My single BIL asked me if they made one for humans b/c he certainly needed one for his stress.   :nuts: I wouldn't be surprised if they make one for humans soon.  The vets, groomers, etc. (animal community) know more about these kinds of things than our good doctors.

Oh, swath!  Killed by a drunkard?  How terrible.  That was a good idea.  I wanted to bury Duke in the backyard, but my hubby was concerned that Dusty might dig up his body.  He thought we would see Duke's dead carcass in the middle of the backyard one day.   :o    Dusty is a digger like Dakota was at that age.  He kills small rodents in our backyard.  We love it b/c he keeps them out of our garden.  I am confident he will adjust soon.  Thanks again for your post.        

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Candlelight, I'm sorry.  Been there a number of times, and Mrs. Arbo and I know that it is tough.

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Arbo.  :)

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