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25 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

I thought of a game that I hope will be fun - entertaining, at least.  I was thinking the other day about how many people on here live somewhere that someone else once did, or have connections in another way - no matter how obscure it seems.  So...here's how the game works.


When someone posts something that links to you, you post how it links to you, and then put in a couple of facts about yourself that someone else might link to.


For example:

I might say that my hubby and son are Buckeyes.  And that at one time I lived in Oklahoma.  I also take piano lessons.  The next poster could pick up on any of these things, with a connection they have to it.  Does that make sense? Hope so - and I hope everyone enjoys playing along....Here we go:


I was born in Seattle, WA, ergo - I love rain.  :icon_smile:  My "granddogger" is a chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix. Northwestern Indiana summers are muggy.  



The Pope And Chrislam...

24 June 2014 - 10:14 AM





German website DW reports that for the first time ever, the Vatican is staging an unusual exhibition in the Emirate of Shajah. The show is seen as a sign of openness and cooperation between religions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is the first collaboration of the Vatican with an Arab country,” said al-Khamis. Indeed, the exhibition is one-of-a-kind – not only because it presents excellent artworks but also because it furthers dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

(emphasis original to the article - I changed it from red because the red bothers some eyes)


Here are links to more articles on Chrislam:



I had never heard of this blog before (I don't think - candlelight may have mentioned it, because she knows a good bit about Chrislam), but apparently the founder is KJV, so that's good.

God Is So Good...

18 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

I wasn't sure where to put this because it could fit several fora, so I thought I'd just put it in the lounge.  Something happened this last week - and you'll see in a moment - that prompted this thread.  (as well as it being mentioned that there are never any threads like this...which, there have been, but here's another!)  I thought it would be a good idea to talk about how we've seen God's goodness in our lives or in the lives of others.


This past weekend, two brothers - 8 & 9 years old - drowned in a pit in a nearby town.  I would appreciate your prayers for the family. Losing one child would be terrible, losing two at the same time and in the same way is just, well, unthinkable.


Anyway...there is a praise in there.  God is so good.  See, we run a number of buses. Have done so for all the years of the church.  And we pick up children in all the surrounding cities.  We bring them in to church.  They hear the gospel in Sunday School, church, on the bus coming and going.  Bus workers visit in their homes every week, getting to know the kids and their families very well.


These two boys were some of ours.  They had ridden the bus to church for years.  They had gotten saved. Praise the Lord these boys are in Heaven.  The family has asked one of the men who worked with the kids to help them - be with them through this, etc.


Even through this tragedy, we can see the goodness of God. He knew their appointed time - and He made a way for them to come to Him in salvation.  Now the boys' family is grieving, but they can have hope because of this.


Sadness, but gladness intertwined.


God is so good. All the time.

The Vatican Makes History...

17 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

-This article was in the Washington Times online. There were some questionable ads, so I just posted the article and am giving credit to the source-


For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Korean readings from the Catholic facility.

The readings and prayer came as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to pray for Middle Eastern peace.


A Holy See spokesman said the prayers were supposed to be a “pause in politics,” Breitbart reported. The pope said, too, that he hoped the interfaith prayers would foster peace specifically between Israelis and Palestinians, the news outlet said.



Jewish prayers were also incorporated.  Francis has decided to be a peacemaker in the Middle East.  I think we all know how that's going to turn out...



Kidnapped Teens...

16 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

Here's a situation that could certainly use prayer.





"My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three Jewish teenagers, two Israelis and one American, who have been kidnapped by radical Islamic terrorists. This atrocity against both our nations reminds us that we face a mutual enemy who attacks us because of our shared commitment to the basic principles of freedom.


"This act of terrorism should also alert the Obama Administration to the fact that working with, recognizing, and/or funding any 'unity' government that includes those that seek the destruction of the Jewish State is naive and foolish. Such legitimization of the enemies of Israel and the United States only invites more violence.  As Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed out, ‘You remember that Israel warned the international community about the dangers of endorsing the Fatah-Hamas unity pact. The dangers of that pact now should be abundantly clear to all.’


"President Obama should immediately direct the Department of State to suspend assistance to the Palestinian Authority until the PA recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and takes specific and affirmative steps to renounce and eradicate terrorism. This most recent vicious attack on innocent young civilians demonstrates beyond any doubt that the PA is not fulfilling these conditions, and not one more U.S. taxpayer dollar should be sent to support them until they do."

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