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Willa last won the day on March 23 2015

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  1. Welcome to Worthy, Holyroller. Sounds like you will find like minded people here.
  2. You must have posted my favorite hibiscus just to bless me today! Thank you, Snow. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I do.
  3. A late congratulations, brother. Welcome to the septuagenarians club! Blessings, Willa
  4. That's my husband till his name is mentioned.
  5. Yes, our nerd had acne, carried a briefcase, wore odd slacks and plaid shirts instead of tee shirts and jeans. I really grew to appreciate the guy after sitting next to him for a year, and asked him to walk with me in graduation. He made the class bearable with his wise cracks. He taught English at a university in Germany for many years. Another became a lawyer with his photographic memory. Several were in band together. They got together and dramatized the witches scene from Hamlet, taping it. He he he, bubble bubble, toil and trouble. One was a jock as well as a straight A student and class president. But most of the popular party people became alcoholics and many are dead now.
  6. Don't ask God to change him---ask God to change you to be the help meet that He needs. Ask God to help you be what he is not so as to compliment him: that your strengths may be used to bless him. And thank God for him just as he is, and for giving you such a godly man. 1Pe 3:1 AMP IN LIKE manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives, 1Pe 3:2 When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him—to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband]. 1Pe 3:3 Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes; 1Pe 3:4 But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God. Just saying, the more I asked God to change my husband, the more he changed me and my attitudes. He did eventually change him; he became a reflection of Father God to me. But more than that, God had to change me, an independent woman to become the woman he needed: "to respect, defer to, revere him—to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband]." Men and women will never really understand each other. Differing hormones motivate us in different ways. We have been married 54 years.
  7. My own pastor is an expository Bible teacher and keeps me on the edge of my chair taking notes, underlining in my Bible, and applying what the Holy Spirit is speaking to me. Praise and worship are only sincere when we are. Sometimes when I get critical of church I must repent of my bad attitude. I am criticizing Christ when I knock his Body and His people. If God speaks to me there, that should be sufficient. So if that is the way you feel about your church, as though it is a country club, you might look for another. Some Brethren churches do not have formal lrsdership. Perhaps you should visit those. You might even try worshipping at one that is racially mixed or a small church in a poor part of town to get out of your comfort zone. But you will never find a perfect one. So write down the most important thing that you are looking for. 1Co 8:1 Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that "all of us possess knowledge." This "knowledge" puffs up, but love builds up. 1Co 8:2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 1Co 8:3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. When I am looking for love in a church, God sends me unlovable people and teaches me to appreciate and care for them--to give them His love. Knowledge puffs ups, love builds up. And if I cannot love these people and recognize the needs in their lives, how can I love God? God usually changes me in a church by the obnoxious, hurtful people He sends my way so that I must rely on Christ in me to love and forgive them them.
  8. Truly God our Holy Spirit is working in and among the living Body of Christ. He came to reveal the Person of Jesus as the Messiah sent from God, God in human flesh. And Messiah came to reveal our Father God to us. Glory to God that the Word has humbled Himself to take the form of a slave and conquered death on our behalf!
  9. By the way, did that rhubarb pie have strawberries in it Miss Peeps?
  10. Praying for deliverance from all physical addictions by God's grace, and better doctors if necessary to help you with this.
  11. "Scripture and Tradition--"these are not to be understood as complementary or conflicting authorities in Orthodoxy. The Church does not accept the idea of "autarkeia" or "Sola Scriptura." Orthodoxy sees Holy Scripture was a product of, or fruit, of Tradition. God, in fact does not speak to the Bible alone, since the Fathers were witnesses to the early faith, and along with the liturgy, creed, and decrees of the faith transmit divine Truth to all believers. The Orthodox Church teaches us that the books of the Bible are based on a huge body of oral tradition whose limits are not able to be defined." This denies Sola Scriptura. It fails to give credit to the Holy Spirit for inspiring the Scriptures but instead credits oral tradition. This disturbs me. In most cases the Orthodox Church does give more credit to the Holy Spirit in it doctrines that I have read. But in this case, which is very important, it points to tradition as the inspiration of Scripture. If I had to choose between RC and Orthodox, the latter may be better. But Sola Scriptura God breathed by the Holy Spirit is a very important doctrine to me.
  12. Hubby was giving me a bad time for tossing my feta cheese that and turned into a blue glob! He said all aged cheese has mold. True, but he won't even eat feta without the mold. He only like American. Some people have no taste! i like a little crumpled feta on salads.
  13. 1Co 16:13 YLT Watch ye, stand in the faith; be men, be strong; Young's Literal Translation said it so I could understand. Eph 6:10 As to the rest, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might; Eph 6:13 because of this take ye up the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to resist in the day of the evil, and all things having done—to stand.
  14. When Mr Popple introduced himself he said he has 3 kid and has been a foster parent to 17 more. So his painful question is about unwanted children, often neglected and even abused. He has great compassion for these children and wonders why God allows all of this. One of the people who has replied here has been one of those kids, and now not only know God personally but rejoices in the foster/adoptive home God gave him. My own husband was adopted and abused, but God saved him and he became a wonderful example of a father, raising two sons to have a personal relationship with God and to love Him. So as has been said, your real problem is in not understanding that our God does love and care for these kids. He reveals Himself to many of them and calls them to be adopted into His own family. He is also calling you to receive Jesus as the Messiah sent from God to an unwelcoming world to be abused and to die in our place for our sins. Those who turn away from their ugly sinful lives and receive His forgiveness, welcoming Him into their lives as their Master, Teacher and God may also become adopted by God. Joh 1:12 WEB But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name: Joh 1:13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
  15. The net also attracts those who claim "special" knowledge or relationship with God. They are self proclaimed prophets. Many people here are not attending churches where they would receive the correction of others or leadership, or who have already been exposed as false in a church. Their goal is to draw disciples after themselves rather than to Christ, to fallow Him. So they often split churches. Col 2:18 Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions [he claims] he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit, Col 2:19 And not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.