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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11510 is a reply to message #11504 ] Thu, 12 February 2015 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gary,

I`m still here in the background & listening to you fellas chat & share. I thought I would like to encourage you that I always saw you as one with a `pastoral` gifting. You relate to people well & can elaborate on topics, plus you & I`m sure your wife have very caring hearts. Thus said, I am praying that God will show you what He desires of you both in regard to this opportunity.

I always think the enemy tries to control us by pressuring us whereas the Lord just gradually unfolds the way ahead a step at a time.

Bless you bro, Marilyn.


Marilyn C
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11511 is a reply to message #11509 ] Fri, 13 February 2015 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well speaking of only having bits and pieces of info, I'm not glued to the news either. Plus I think it's an day to day situation (I think hip people refer to it as "what's trending...") with some judges complying with the feds and some going with Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore. I think I heard this morning that Tuscaloosa was going to start obeying the ruling today and there was something about Mobile as well.
As to the ceremony, it's been my observation that many practicing homosexuals like to flaunt themselves at the 'straight' community(example, gay pride parades).


William I am continuing to pray for your ds as well as you and your dw, do you have any additional testimony you can share?




You can know it's cold when you run out of 'layers' to wear...

You can know it's cold when you go outside with a cup of hot chocolate and it becomes a popsicle in three minutes...

It was 24 this morning when I went for my morning walk, but with a 10-15 mph north wind it was cold. But now I 'think' I'm beginning to feel my fingers as I hit the keys...lol



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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11512 is a reply to message #11509 ] Sat, 14 February 2015 04:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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William Wrote: I've only heard bits and pieces concerning this so I probably don't know what I'm talking about but didn't I hear that the judges are actually issuing the licences but just not preforming the actual marriage ceremony?

If this is the case, what more does a person need if they have the licence? Is it mandatory that there be a ceremony?

btw, Gary, how is the new situation going? Did you quit your job? I'm trusting that God gives you wisdom!

Blessings,
William


William

I think there is a bit of satire on the whole world situation and that is the strait community does not want to get married but are all what we use to call "shacking up", while the gay community is all wanting to be married. Human folly is anything against what God has established if you know what I mean.

Also thanks for any prayers or advice, not made any major decisions here, still letting God be God. Will share more later as doors open.

Gary


Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11513 is a reply to message #11510 ] Sat, 14 February 2015 04:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Marilyn Crow wrote on Fri, 13 February 2015 00:52

Hi Gary,

I`m still here in the background & listening to you fellas chat & share. I thought I would like to encourage you that I always saw you as one with a `pastoral` gifting. You relate to people well & can elaborate on topics, plus you & I`m sure your wife have very caring hearts. Thus said, I am praying that God will show you what He desires of you both in regard to this opportunity.

I always think the enemy tries to control us by pressuring us whereas the Lord just gradually unfolds the way ahead a step at a time.

Bless you bro, Marilyn.



Marilyn,

Glad to hear your still on the fringes here.LOL I do enjoy knowing what the Aussies think and their whole prospective concerning all we are going through in this journey called life. God is working in every country with so many different people and were learning that Americans don't have the market on wisdom and knowledge.

Thanks for any prayers before the Lord for me. I'm a little hard headed sometimes on this end of things but the Lord is still having me (what you guys call) a work in progress.

That's a very good thought that the enemy tries to control us by pressuring us. I think its part of the wiles of the wicked one to deter us from the path set before us. Plus I think its a natural for humans to be obstinate, something we all have to overcome.

Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11516 is a reply to message #11512 ] Sat, 14 February 2015 13:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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William wrote: If this is the case, what more does a person need if they have the licence? Is it mandatory that there be a ceremony?


William,

One last thing, I was thinking about what you said here, and I thought, even though they have a license, its only a paper maybe that will give them tax breaks. Whether its a ceremony or license in the final analysis its not recognized by God.

I know you understand this. But for some strange reason those on the outside have something to prove to society. I still think its strange that the strait community refuses to get married while the gay community its become an obsession to be married. There's something deeper here going on in the overall picture. Maybe its just plain old rebellion by society.

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11517 is a reply to message #11511 ] Sat, 14 February 2015 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay, I've just thought better of my post and removed it since it contained private details... BUT if anyone wants a copy and a link to the mp3, just send me a private note and I'll send it!

Blessings,
William


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11518 is a reply to message #11517 ] Sun, 15 February 2015 08:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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William,

I read your post when you first put it on here and nothing seemed out of place. But I know how you feel somewhat as I have wrote posts in the past and pulled them because it just seemed right at the time, later I thought if nothing else it was good to just write it out.

Could you please send me your mp link through my email. I was wanting to hear your voice while ministering.

Lord Bless,
Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11530 is a reply to message #11518 ] Sun, 08 March 2015 05:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks like the President wasn't to far from you all yesterday. I googled Selma, it seemed like such a small town to make national news.

A good while back I read the Rev Martin Luthers biography it was very interesting to say the least.

I don't no if you seen the recent video where 12 cops were dealing with a homeless man and they ended up shooting him. You would think twelve men could handle one homeless person without shooting him. Makes you wonder where this is all headed.

BTW we just switched our clocks ahead one hour last night, it won't be long till Spring arrives their saying it will be in the fifties and the sixties next week here.

Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11531 is a reply to message #11530 ] Mon, 09 March 2015 04:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thinking about all the racism that took place in the past, that must of been horrible to have gone through. It could even be seen as worse then the holocaust that took place on the earth during Nazi Germany.

Human beings being treated worse then animals. Hitler has always been seen as some sadistic human being that had no regard for humanity. But are these grand dragons of the KKK or slave owners who abused people any different?

The fact is that all human beings came from Adam and Eve and we are all related in the human race. Why would one race think they are more superior because of some advantage that they find themselves in life.

I am glad that some effort has been made to help the children whose grandparents were treated so horribly. There is still a long way to go but racism still exists in America, and needs to be totally stamped out.

Gary





Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11533 is a reply to message #11531 ] Tue, 10 March 2015 05:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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More on Racism

One doesn't have to look to far to see that racism still exists in America. When students from the University of Oklahoma ride around on a bus chanting racist slurs we know that this problem is deeper then one might expect. Why would anyone want to harm other human beings except for the fact that they prove themselves to be "ignorant".

I could never imagine the atrocities that took place just a few generations back. Many times elderly people were forced to work in the hot sun or they would be beaten or horse whipped. Children were taken from their parents at the whim of some slave owner. People where sold and treated worse then animals. What a horrible life some must of had to endure.

The problem still exists in this country and must be recognized for what it is. Only the devil could be behind this type of hatred, which divides humanity.

Gary









Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11534 is a reply to message #11533 ] Tue, 10 March 2015 08:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary wrote on Tue, 10 March 2015 05:05

More on Racism

One doesn't have to look to far to see that racism still exists in America. When students from the University of Oklahoma ride around on a bus chanting racist slurs we know that this problem is deeper then one might expect. Why would anyone want to harm other human beings except for the fact that they prove themselves to be "ignorant".

I could never imagine the atrocities that took place just a few generations back. Many times elderly people were forced to work in the hot sun or they would be beaten or horse whipped. Children were taken from their parents at the whim of some slave owner. People where sold and treated worse then animals. What a horrible life some must of had to endure.

The problem still exists in this country and must be recognized for what it is. Only the devil could be behind this type of hatred, which divides humanity.

Gary



History reveals that racism has always existed in the hearts and minds of fallen mankind. We see it in reading The Bible (Jews/Samaritans), we see it all around the world today. I don't think it will be eradicated in America; while there have been improvements in society and 'rights' given through the legal system, it's still the hearts of people that need changing...Only Jesus can bring that about effectively.

Pride, ignorance, hatred, are all involved...and I agree, Satan is behind it.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11571 is a reply to message #11534 ] Sat, 25 April 2015 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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After five minutes of trying to remember what my password was to get on here I realized the caps lock key was on.

I find it annoying to have so many passwords to function in this world anymore. I started a page in excel that has maybe 87 lines of password information. And of course, its all protected with a password. I was told in the beginning its not good to use the same password on everything but does it really matter?

I once read an article that said to use the word "incorrect" as your password. Then when you go to a certain site and type in a wrong password the error message pops up: Your password is incorrect.

Maybe it wasn't such bad advice. LOL

Anyway why so many passwords? What am I thinking is someone planning to go on a site with my password and try and post something intelligent for a change. I probably have ten other sites I could add to my list, but I already forgot all the passwords that went with them.

I find it interesting that all this technology has led us down the road to many passwords. One lady told me she uses the same password over and over. I could tell right off that wasn't cool I guess she never listens to all the news.

How far do we end up carrying all this password protection and what is it that everyone finds they need to protect anyway?


Gary








Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11572 is a reply to message #11571 ] Sat, 25 April 2015 07:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess I'm like the lady, I use one password except when forced to include letters, numbers, and symbols, cap on and off. Never had a problem forgetting a bunch of various passwords by sticking to one that I felt I'd never forget. Besides, no one would want my identity anyway...lol

If you wanted to be practical and cool at the same time just have a tattoo of your password put on your body, no one would ever guess and you'd never forget, well unless you forget where you put the tattoo. Rolling Eyes

Seriously though, I am aware that it is a big problem for many who have had it happen to them. You wouldn't believe the extent the government (IRS) requires me to go in protecting information of clients.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11573 is a reply to message #11572 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 05:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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james wrote on Sat, 25 April 2015 08:53

I guess I'm like the lady, I use one password except when forced to include letters, numbers, and symbols, cap on and off. Never had a problem forgetting a bunch of various passwords by sticking to one that I felt I'd never forget. Besides, no one would want my identity anyway...lol

If you wanted to be practical and cool at the same time just have a tattoo of your password put on your body, no one would ever guess and you'd never forget, well unless you forget where you put the tattoo. Rolling Eyes

Seriously though, I am aware that it is a big problem for many who have had it happen to them. You wouldn't believe the extent the government (IRS) requires me to go in protecting information of clients.




That statement almost sounds like get the "mark of the beast" statement. I know your not saying that but it very well could be that is what they will use to convince the masses. Saying this is a better way to protect your identity. Everyone is convinced its a micro chip but no one knows for sure. Tattoos are a big thing up here now, everybody younger is getting them.

Its that time of year when everyone goes to the woods to hunt morel mushrooms. I don't know if they grow down there. This is the first time I have had them in years. They happen to be growing in the flower beds outside the door. Were in a wooded area and I think the guy who lived here before use to throw the water away in the flower beds after he cleaned them, so it was kind of convenient to find them growing there. There must be spores on the mushrooms that wash off in the water I guess.

Anyway wanted to stop by and say Hi, I cannot believe how fast time flies anymore and it seems there's always something that needs to be done.

I ran across a scripture recently where Jesus tells His brothers, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready."



Gary







Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11574 is a reply to message #11573 ] Mon, 27 April 2015 12:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't know of morels growing this far south, I've never seen any. Sue enjoys gathering them up in Michigan each season.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11577 is a reply to message #11574 ] Sun, 03 May 2015 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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God's creation is beyond mans ability to fully comprehend it.

A man can take a whole life time studying some area of this creation we live on and he will never fully understand everything there is to know about it. Then when he dies another man comes along and continues learning where the other man left off and even in his lifetime he cannot fully understand all there is to know.

Is there anything to hard for the Lord?

When God can take a pile of dirt and create a human being, if anything this shows that God is capable of anything.

God sustains this universe by His spoken word. All things were made by Him and for Him.

Man dreams of distant times when they will travel the universe exploring new worlds, but it will never happen. Space exploration is the modern day tower of Babel, while technology is the vehicle that drives it.

One would think that getting to know the Lord and walking with Him would be considered a goal worth achieving, no matter what the cost.

Gary







Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11578 is a reply to message #11577 ] Sun, 03 May 2015 07:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I picked up a book at a thrift store the other day by Josh McDowell titled: "New Evidence That Demands a Verdict". I think he quotes every Christian writer from NT times until today, plus some who weren't Christian. He goes through the evidence of the Bible being God's Word to Jesus being both God and man; the virgin birth, fulfillment of OT prophecies concerning Jesus, and a lot more.

Like it's written, apart from a God/Jesus centered life, mans existence is vanity and without true purpose or fulfillment.

[Updated on: Sun, 03 May 2015 07:02]


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11584 is a reply to message #11578 ] Thu, 07 May 2015 04:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm reading a good book by Gordon Lindsey called "Out of the Dark Valley", its dealing with mental illness in peoples lives.
When a person snaps and loses their minds, it ends up affecting everyone in a family who try and cope with the situation.

I don't know if this little book is even still on the market.

People can open doors through many different avenues which allows demonic spirits to come and take over an individuals life.

Not every case is demonic in nature but many are. Prayer and fasting is the main key to help a person recover. He also stated drugs only compound the problem, and is more of a temporary band aid if anything. These days medical science relies on drugging a person as they don't understand the spiritual dimension and what is taking place.

I always liked Gordons Lindseys books, he has a very balanced view of things.

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11586 is a reply to message #11584 ] Sat, 16 May 2015 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess everyone realizes there's a behind the scene movement being carried out by the Sodomites to take control of the minds of young people in America. Liberals have taken the baton and are running swiftly in the race to indoctrinate children of all ages.

Now the Liberals want to teach the children that there is no such thing as boys and girls?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/05/15/call-it-gender-flu idity-schools-to-teach-kids-there-s-no-such-thing-as-boys-or -girls.html?intcmp=latestnews

Does this affect all of us? Of course it does, grand children, nieces, nephews, children of friends are being bombarded by the devil and his demonic host, indoctrinating the minds of children with all manner of evil.

The government encourages evil and is antagonistic towards anything that speaks of morality.

I liked what David Wilkerson use to say: This makes my blood boil.

Don't ever let the devil make "you" think that you don't make a difference, because if your walking with the Lord you do make a difference and you do have an influence over society. Its the Spirit of God within you working to make this difference.

"He makes His ministers flames of fire"

Gary







Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11624 is a reply to message #11586 ] Mon, 29 June 2015 05:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As we all know "sin" is running rampant in the streets of America.

Everyone is asking Christians to be tolerant, but they are not tolerant of Christianity and the view of the Bible.

Our centers of higher learning have mass produced liberals with a hatred towards God.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all.


The Good News is God is still on His throne and He is still in control of His Universe.


Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord, And their works are in the dark; They say, “Who sees us?” and, “Who knows us?”


Isaiah 55:6
Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.




Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11626 is a reply to message #11624 ] Mon, 29 June 2015 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary wrote on Mon, 29 June 2015 05:03

As we all know "sin" is running rampant in the streets of America.



I thank God that the US Supreme Court is NOT the final say in the Kingdom of God. God WILL have the final say, and His Will will be done. If there's ever been a nation that needed God (and we know ALL have), it's America.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11627 is a reply to message #11626 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 05:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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james wrote on Mon, 29 June 2015 07:39

Gary wrote on Mon, 29 June 2015 05:03

As we all know "sin" is running rampant in the streets of America.



I thank God that the US Supreme Court is NOT the final say in the Kingdom of God. God WILL have the final say, and His Will will be done. If there's ever been a nation that needed God (and we know ALL have), it's America.



They should of realized back in the day that letting a Supreme Court make the rules or change the rules was a bad idea. I guess they could not think of everything at the time. Just like letting Senators having a lucrative career where they vote themselves a pay raise anytime they feel like it.

Someone told me yesterday at work they were ready to move to another country, but I don't think it would be any better for them.

Running from the problem is not the answer.

At least that's my opinion.

Gary

Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11645 is a reply to message #11627 ] Thu, 09 July 2015 05:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quick note before I rush out the door. Confused

I have never seen it rain this much in June and July like we are getting now. It has been raining for several days and their predicting rain in the forecast for the next several days.

California is drying up while were getting drenched.

One good thing is that it has brought in cooler weather.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11648 is a reply to message #11645 ] Thu, 09 July 2015 11:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I saw on the early morning news that Indiana was really getting hammered, flooding in many places...We had a few days of cooler weather and afternoon showers last week but alas it's back to the upper 90's with dew points and humidity high...Normal summer weather in the south.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11675 is a reply to message #11648 ] Mon, 20 July 2015 04:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Roughly 8000 abortions a year in the state of Indiana, not including chemical abortions. Most of the woman are in their twenties who have these abortions.

http://wthitv.com/2015/07/19/we-still-have-a-lot-of-work-to- do-abortion-rates-in-indiana-continue-to-decline/

This is just in the state of Indiana. Some other states may be more or some less. If it was 8000 a state it would be around 416000 babies put to death each year. What about other countries?

Either way one baby is one to many.

With this just being the tip of the ice berg, we still see God being merciful to this land. Allowing people to have food, health, and His hand is extended to forgive. This, if nothing else, shows the mercy of God in these end times.


Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11702 is a reply to message #11675 ] Tue, 11 August 2015 04:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Some guy shoots a lion and the worlds in an uproar, someone kills million of unborn babies and the world is silent.

Not that I'm into big game hunting but it seems strange how things play out on the world stage. I did some carpentry work several years back for a man, who was a big game hunter. He had every animal you could think of mounted and in his trophy room. Cheetahs, zebras, a number of different types of monkey's, alligators, rhinos, and the list goes on. It seems sad that people would kill animals just for the pleasure of having some fancy trophy.

Secondly, the dentist profession must be doing quite well. I went recently to have my teeth cleaned and to check the fillings. They spent two hours measuring my teeth, and photoing every tooth with a fancy camera. Then they hand me a bill(estimate), for 5000.00 and tell me this is what it will cost. They wanted to put on crowns, do a deep cleaning, install a bridge, etc. etc.. I then realized as I was walking out the door the only thing that was getting cleaned was my wallet.

More and more young people coming out of dental school do not want to do any basic maintenance they want to sell the super dental package.

Well that explains where the dentist got 50,000.00 for his hunting trip.

Society now is out to make the big money so they can live the American dream.


Gary




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William,

Finally went out and got a Kindle Fire. It seems fairly easy to use.

I always thought it was strange that books are so expensive but when you try and resale them they become worthless. People refuse to pay anything for a used book.

I had to get rid of an encyclopedia set a while back, I had no room to store it anymore and I tried to donate it to a number of places and found no one was interested. The salvation army wouldn't even take it. Who would of ever thought encyclopedias would become worthless.

Who knows maybe one day we won't see library's anymore, except maybe the ones that house real old manuscripts.


Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11714 is a reply to message #11711 ] Sat, 29 August 2015 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My wife and all of the kids have the Kindle Fire and use it all of the time. I'm still using my older version kindle because I just use it for reading (my real computer is always close by if I need internet access!)

There are a lot of books available that have been digitized for the kindle and for the most part they are reasonably priced.

If you are ready for another technical challenge you might want to download a free program called Calibre. This program is a real workhorse when it comes to organizing your books. You install it on your regular computer and then when you hook up your kindle you can transfer books from your collection that you've organized.

Yes, I know what you mean, we've got two 8'x16' book cases that are filled with stuff we've collected over the years not to mention smaller book cases all over the house and it is a bit disconcerting to think that all of those volumes could reside completely on a hard-drive that measures about 2"x3"!!

Blessings,
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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11715 is a reply to message #11714 ] Mon, 31 August 2015 05:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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william wrote on Sat, 29 August 2015 22:56

My wife and all of the kids have the Kindle Fire and use it all of the time. I'm still using my older version kindle because I just use it for reading (my real computer is always close by if I need internet access!)

There are a lot of books available that have been digitized for the kindle and for the most part they are reasonably priced.

If you are ready for another technical challenge you might want to download a free program called Calibre. This program is a real workhorse when it comes to organizing your books. You install it on your regular computer and then when you hook up your kindle you can transfer books from your collection that you've organized.

Yes, I know what you mean, we've got two 8'x16' book cases that are filled with stuff we've collected over the years not to mention smaller book cases all over the house and it is a bit disconcerting to think that all of those volumes could reside completely on a hard-drive that measures about 2"x3"!!

Blessings,
William



Hi William,

Thanks for the tip concerning "Calibre", it looks like a good program to have.


Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11723 is a reply to message #11715 ] Thu, 03 September 2015 20:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gary,

I don't know how long this one will last but here is a book that's been offered for free for today.

I haven't read it, so I don't know anything about it.

The wife gets notified when something interesting gets put up for free so I usually download them and the read them later.

Make sure the offer is still free or you'll end up paying for it!

We do buy books, but whenever there is a promotion like this we take advantage of it.

Blessings,
William

PS. By the way, even with out a kindle anyone can click and "buy" (even if it is free!) and read the book on their computer using the Amazon Reader.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11724 is a reply to message #11723 ] Fri, 04 September 2015 04:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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william wrote on Thu, 03 September 2015 21:41

Hi Gary,

I don't know how long this one will last but here is a book that's been offered for free for today.

I haven't read it, so I don't know anything about it.

The wife gets notified when something interesting gets put up for free so I usually download them and the read them later.

Make sure the offer is still free or you'll end up paying for it!

We do buy books, but whenever there is a promotion like this we take advantage of it.

Blessings,
William

PS. By the way, even with out a kindle anyone can click and "buy" (even if it is free!) and read the book on their computer using the Amazon Reader.



Hi William,

I don't see the book your talking about, its name or location. Where is the link or name of the book? I have down loaded several freebies and one version of the Bible so far, but I plan on buying a better version later.

Before going to sleep I like to read, I like the idea of being able to look at a lighted page. I don't have to use a book light or a lamp over on the table. This is certainly a nice feature of the Kindle.

Thanks,
Gary


Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11729 is a reply to message #11724 ] Mon, 07 September 2015 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary wrote on Fri, 04 September 2015 04:27

william wrote on Thu, 03 September 2015 21:41

Hi Gary,

I don't know how long this one will last but here is a book that's been offered for free for today.

I haven't read it, so I don't know anything about it.

The wife gets notified when something interesting gets put up for free so I usually download them and the read them later.

Make sure the offer is still free or you'll end up paying for it!

We do buy books, but whenever there is a promotion like this we take advantage of it.

Blessings,
William

PS. By the way, even with out a kindle anyone can click and "buy" (even if it is free!) and read the book on their computer using the Amazon Reader.



Hi William,

I don't see the book your talking about, its name or location. Where is the link or name of the book? I have down loaded several freebies and one version of the Bible so far, but I plan on buying a better version later.

Before going to sleep I like to read, I like the idea of being able to look at a lighted page. I don't have to use a book light or a lamp over on the table. This is certainly a nice feature of the Kindle.

Thanks,
Gary





I can't believe that I didn't paste the link!

Well, I'll make up for it by this link to an unabridged version of War on the Saints--Jesse Penn Lewis, free today!

http://www.amazon.com/War-Saints-Jessie-Penn-Lewis-ebook/dp/ B013U4A3RM/ref=zg_bs_158327011_f_46

Blessings,
William


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11730 is a reply to message #11729 ] Tue, 08 September 2015 05:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:

William wrote:

I can't believe that I didn't paste the link!

Well, I'll make up for it by this link to an unabridged version of War on the Saints--Jesse Penn Lewis, free today!

http://www.amazon.com/War-Saints-Jessie-Penn-Lewis-ebook/dp/ B013U4A3RM/ref=zg_bs_158327011_f_46

Blessings,
William





Hi William,

Thanks for the Link. I downloaded the book.

I'm going to sit down and try to make an effort to read this one this time.

I have this book but for some reason I have tried to read it maybe a half dozen times but for some reason I always lost interest and went to something else.

I've always heard many people rant and rave on how good a book it is, but was never able to see what they saw in it. Looking at the first few pages it looks like it is about the devil and demons working to deceive Christians. Maybe there is something good here I've overlooked.

Anyway will find time now and make an effort to read it.


Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11732 is a reply to message #11730 ] Tue, 08 September 2015 18:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's really not a book that I'd recommend to just anyone simply because on the surface it seems anti-charismatic. It's not, but because of the obsessive focus on the negative aspects of the supernatural realm it might seem that way.

The main thing I took away from the book was the danger of the passive mind when dealing with supernatural elements and how that Satan uses this passivity in order to gain access to people's lives.

When I first received the Holy Spirit there was a general attitude, at least in the group I was in, to essentially blank out one's mind so that the Holy Spirit could have free access.

The idea was that our minds (our rational reasoning processes) only got in the way of God's Spirit. I know that there are cases when this happens to a degree but when this concept is taken to the extreme it becomes counter-productive in our quest for the renewed mind that all of us should be developing.

God desires us to have an active-renewed-mind, making decisions based upon His Word, not a mind that is suspended, or passive. (Passivity is sometimes our naive attempt for Him to take total control but it doesn't work like that!)

Total control is what the devil desires from his victims, God wants a people that actively chooses to follow Him by using the awesome tools He has provided for us.

Blessings,
William


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11733 is a reply to message #11732 ] Tue, 08 September 2015 19:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gary & William,

I also appreciate the writings of Jessie Penn-Lewis. I was going to mention that I thought the part on passivity most enlightening. Have seen it working in people & they often say, " Don`t know what God is doing, but I just have to obey." And off they go on another `trip to save Israel or whatever.`

I think what you wrote William is very helpful.

God bless, Marilyn.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11734 is a reply to message #11732 ] Wed, 09 September 2015 04:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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william wrote on Tue, 08 September 2015 19:25

It's really not a book that I'd recommend to just anyone simply because on the surface it seems anti-charismatic. It's not, but because of the obsessive focus on the negative aspects of the supernatural realm it might seem that way.

The main thing I took away from the book was the danger of the passive mind when dealing with supernatural elements and how that Satan uses this passivity in order to gain access to people's lives.

When I first received the Holy Spirit there was a general attitude, at least in the group I was in, to essentially blank out one's mind so that the Holy Spirit could have free access.

The idea was that our minds (our rational reasoning processes) only got in the way of God's Spirit. I know that there are cases when this happens to a degree but when this concept is taken to the extreme it becomes counter-productive in our quest for the renewed mind that all of us should be developing.

God desires us to have an active-renewed-mind, making decisions based upon His Word, not a mind that is suspended, or passive. (Passivity is sometimes our naive attempt for Him to take total control but it doesn't work like that!)

Total control is what the devil desires from his victims, God wants a people that actively chooses to follow Him by using the awesome tools He has provided for us.

Blessings,
William




Hi William and Marilyn,

William you have my curiosity up concerning this book now.

I know the buddahists and hindus practice blanking out the mind to arrive at a state of nirvanna.

I think sometimes in charismatic circles people are encouraged to blank out their minds to hear the Spirit of God or maybe even be sensitive to the gifts. On the other hand many in the system barely acknowledge the fact that there is a spiritual world with entities bent on doing Christians harm. Charismatics have one advantage with the Baptism because this is the threshold into the spirit realm. Learning to walk it is another story, I think it becomes more individualized in working out our own salvation with fear and trembling. You know we don't want to stray to the right or left but staying on God's strait and narrow and not mans.

Sometimes you can feel coerced into wanting to function in a gift because if I remember correctly only a small few actually functioned in the gifts, prophecy, tongues and interpretations. Paul said I wish you would all prophecy. In a large group many never functioned so I think sometimes ministers coerced people to try and make something happen. Maybe this is where the blanking out the mind came in.

I don't understand or have the answers why so many go to far in their thinking, maybe; I have thought it is because they are seeking some type of supernatural experience in seeking signs and wonders. Jesus said, an adulterous and perverse generation seeks after signs and wonders. Not that these are wrong when they happen but its not what were to seek after. I know you guys realize all this, just making some points here.

While reading the gospels I noticed when Jesus was betrayed that Satan just entered Judas at will, and then he went to the high priests. Total possession at that point in time for him. Here was a man who walked with Jesus and seen all the miracles, dead being raised, blind eyes open, etc., but he chose to betray the Lord.

This whole subject is interesting (deliverance or having an open door), because we even see Peter yielding to the devil, and Jesus rebuked him and said, get behind me Satan. Was he just speaking his mind? Later Peter yields to fear or what others would think and denied the Lord.

I don't believe that the devils can just enter at will but they can influence thoughts that could lead to an open door. Passivity can definitely open a door to deception, as well as the occult and its practices and sin of course is the main culprit to an open door to oppression.

Anyway I started reading this book and look forward to seeing what is being shared here by this sister in the Lord.

Gary







Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11738 is a reply to message #11734 ] Thu, 10 September 2015 18:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know it's already late in the day but here are a couple more that I found... the first one looks especially interesting.

http://www.amazon.com/Experiencing-Leadershift-Letting-Leade rship-Heresies-ebook/dp/B005V220XW/?tag=dailycheaprea-20

http://www.amazon.com/Be-Free-Galatians-Spirituality-Comment ary-ebook/dp/B005SZ0Z8Y/?tag=dailycheaprea-20

Blessings,
William


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11809 is a reply to message #11738 ] Fri, 09 October 2015 04:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Someone was saying that their church was given an ultimatum from their insurance company. The insurance company is telling this church that they are going to drop their insurance unless they allow gay marriages, and that gays will have other rights in their church assembly.

Why would an insurance company be telling a church this? Its like they are saying; you have to allow sin to take place in your midst, or we won't insure you.

Right now they are trying to figure out what they need to do in this situation as they have to have insurance because they are in debt on the building they meet at.

There is a great increase of behind the scenes activity where churches are being told to bow the knee to the world's system and its ways, its called "Coex Evil or Very Mad ist".

The scriptures say, a little leaven, leavens the whole lump, implying a little sin will affect the whole congregation.

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1 Corinthians 5:5-7

5 deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.




Those who continue in sin are to be delivered to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

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Galatians 5:8-10

8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.




Sin does not have a place in the House of God.

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

Those who have an ear to hear, will know what the Lord wants for all of us to heed, in this evil time we see all around us.

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11810 is a reply to message #11809 ] Fri, 09 October 2015 07:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A lot could be said negatively about insurance companies and I don't hold them in very high esteem, but I'm pretty sure that property owners in South Carolina are glad to be insured about now. Of course their rates will soon triple after this flood disaster.

As to telling churches who to allow in their congregations....I'm with you Gary, deliver them over.....not sure the context of scripture applies here, but anyhow...at least stone them. Smile


"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11816 is a reply to message #11810 ] Thu, 15 October 2015 04:26 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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We have really good weather this fall, cool temperatures, sunny, and the leaves have been brilliant in colors.

The small town near us which is a tourist trap generally has a million people go through it during the month of October. Its mainly because of the leaves changing colors and there is over 300 shops that people can look at stuff.

When I look out my back patio door, every day is a complete different change of scenery, as you watch the leaves change color during this time of the year. Its amazing how fast the colors change from day to day.

Their already telling us that its going to be a bad winter with lots of snow, and someone else said, its going to be a super cold winter with no snow. I always think they cannot even get it right from day to day so how do they think they will get it right months ahead in the future.

We'll only know when it gets here!








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