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  1. To Cover or Not to Cover ?

    After reading this thread the question comes to mind is that if this is not an issue of cultural context then how did Jesus wear His hair?  Was it long or was it in a brush cut or perhaps a "do" like Elvis wore?  And what about His clothing?  Do you think perhaps He wore jeans and a t-shirt with a blazer or perhaps he wore a full suit with a vest and tie, mabe even a bow tie?  mmm....curious minds want to know! 
  2. Is it a sin for women to preach?

    Personally I am humble enough to hear God's truth regardless of who speaks it.  After all even Balaam listened to a donkey!  And no I am not calling us women donkeys!  A female pastor may be a stumbling block for some and so in that case she should not be a Pastor there in order to not divide the church but if believers are will to accept the truth from her than she should stay.   Everyone seems so bent on being right that no one is really interested in what is actually right.  If it is God's truth, who am I to tell someone to stop?   One last thing, on a bit of a side note (sorry addressing something someone said earlier in this discussion):  I am told to submit to my husband, not ALL men. 
  3. What do you have animals for?

  4. Remarriage after divorce

    You are absolutely correct Fez!  I would also like to point out that Jesus blasted those who used the letter of the law to justify their own sins - in this case trying to force a spouse to stay in an abusive relationship because of what Christ said about divorce.
  5. Remarriage after divorce

    If one thinks about and looks upon abusing their spouse than they should run and not walk to get counciling and seek forgiveness and a change of heart.  And yes they have committed a sin against God and their spouse (rage and violence is a sin).  God looks at our hearts and where are hearts dwell so eventually will our actions.  We are children of God.  Do you think any father would approve of their child being beaten?  I think not.
  6. Food Shortage?

    My favorite is when they put a "sale" price on an item if you buy more than one but it is cheaper if you buy just the one.  example:  Sale:  buy 5 cans of beans for $5.00.  Regular price:  Buy one can of beans for $0.99  I have caught that a few times.  I guess they figure that people will just see the yellow or red sale tag and grab it without looking at the pricing. 
  7. Remarriage after divorce

    That was the question I was going to ask GE.  Because I believe that Jesus made it pretty clear that anyone who looks at someone else with lustful eyes is committing adultry.  And we also know that adultry = idolatry in God's eyes.  Now I may be wrong but I feel that if one spouse abuses his/her spouse than they have commiteed adultry by betraying their vows, that they have exchanged their love for their spouse for their love of violence, power or whatever else is driving them.   Sorry I thought that I was the poster right after Golden Eagles remark.  This is what he said:  I have followed this thread with interest. I'd like to ask a question if I may: What if a Christian divorces an abusive spouse who also claim to be a "Christian"? God bless, GE   Sorry about the mix up.  It is late and now I haven't read the entire thread because I thought GE's was the last one.     Just too tired right now to make sense I guess.     Night all.
  8. Explaining

    I too am struggling with my health and am off of the forum for long periods of time.  Sometimes I wonder if people think that I am a troll!     It never occured to me to explain why I am absent for long periods of time.  Thank you for your courage.  I too am praying for healing for you.
  9. Food Shortage?

    I agree with all of the comments above.  In addition to this it is my understanding that no store carries more than three days of products now, in order to do this they use transit trucks a their "storage".  In other words their stock is constantly on its way to the stores.  The first time I heard this I didn't believe it so I researched it which confirmed it, still I was pretty skeptical but I have taken note while in the stores that while all of the shelves appear to be filled there are actually only a few items, sometimes 4 but usually less, behind the first one.  I shudder to think of what would happen if there is an interuption in transportation.   
  10. Food Shortage?

    lol other one!    My husband used to have similar views as your wife, but he is slowly coming around!
  11. What do you have animals for?

    I live in Canada (the part that gets brutally cold in the winter).  We have horses (for pleasure), dogs (for protection and companionship) cats (rodent control and companionship) goats for meat and milk (well, eventually the milk), chickens (eggs and meat) and rabbits (meat) oh I guess I should include the goldfish but they are just for for the pond not meat! 
  12. Food Shortage?

    I'm not sure if the topic belongs here or not so please feel free to move it if needed.  I have a fairly large garden and do a lot of canning ect.  Some things did not produce this year like they normally do for me but still enough that we have not been buying veggies all summer but not enough to can or freeze most things.  So anyway I was grocery shopping yesterday and really noticed that a lot of the products like canned veggies are very minimally stocked on the shelves and the prices are fairly high.  I shop at wholesale stores as I like to buy bulk.  I also noticed that many of the products that I buy are now packaged in much smaller containers or not carried at all.  I was at two totally different wholesale places yesterday and noticed the same thing at both places.  I have noticed this trend in regular grocery stores over the last couple of years but was completely taken by surprise yesterday at the wholesale places.  Has anyone else noticed this?
  13. Heaven is for real?

    This is my personal experience/testimony (the short version)   I was an athiest.  I tried to kill myself by taking an over-dose.  To the best of my knowledge at one point I was declared dead.  I had an experience/dream/vision (whatever you want to call it).  I was with someone in a field, they were on my right side and we spoke for a long time.  I do not remember what the person looks like, who the person was or what we were speaking about.  What I do know is that when I woke up I knew that God was REAL, I knew that He LOVED me and that I needed FOREGIVENESS and that the only reason that I was alive was because of Him.    That was 15 years ago.  Since then not only have I received Christ but so has my husband and both of my children.  We love and serve the Lord.   Amen
  14. I'm so home sick are you?

    I too am homesick.  I think that Paul eloquently said it the best:   21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.  Philippians 1:21-26   23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far  This I think we all know and yearn for, but at the same time 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.   As long as we are here God has a purpose for us.  We just need to trust in Him and his perfect timing and know that some day our aching to be home will be satisfied.  (I tell myself this all the time!)
  15. Grace - Focus on Horizontal Grace

    Sorry, I meant to add that the first commandment is vertical, the second is horizontal and an overflow of the first (the glasses were a great example!).  We are called to love others as ourselves.  And what does that mean?  To love others as we want to be loved:  which means to be accepted as who we are (warts and all), not to be controlled but to be free to be who God created us to be, to be encouraged in both our best and worse moments, to have open and honest relations.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that is the key  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.