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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11824 is a reply to message #11816 ] Sat, 24 October 2015 05:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The tendency is when you get older is to always tell the same story from some memory that happened years ago. We've all been there at one time or another.

Your talking to someone and in the middle of the conversation they start off with: "did I tell you about the time". Then here it comes, a story you've probably heard a thousand times, in fact you could probably stop the person and recite the whole story by heart.

I hate it when I get trapped in some of these scenarios, you want to be polite and let them finish the story and then it drags on and on. Your brain tends to tune it out and wanders onto some other subject while the person is reciting what took place in their younger days.

Can't they remember any fresh stories from the days of old?

Anyway, come to think about it I think I posted this story before. Very Happy

When I'm telling someone something that happened in my life I sometimes stop talking and ask the person, have I told you this story before. Some will reply I heard it but go ahead and tell it again. Then I start thinking why do they want to hear this again so I cut it short, why bore someone that is probably trying to be polite. At least I don't have to set there and tell the story and it looks like their not paying attention. Anyway who in their right mind would want to hear the same old story again. Right! Whether its about the car wreck someone was in, or some other fantastic ordeal, I guess its some fond memory we feel is important, worthy of relating to our fellow man.

Then again I think maybe its better to be silent and let them tell some old memory while enjoying their moment in time. Try to take the time to understand what really happened and what they went through. After all we only have one life to live on this old earth, might as well enjoy someones moment with them. Maybe they'll cut it short, when they see your setting there grinning at what happened, and they'll remember they already told you this one.


Gary



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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11825 is a reply to message #11824 ] Sat, 24 October 2015 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary wrote on Sat, 24 October 2015 05:50

The tendency is when you get older is to always tell the same story from some memory that happened years ago. We've all been there at one time or another.

Your talking to someone and in the middle of the conversation they start off with: "did I tell you about the time". Then here it comes, a story you've probably heard a thousand times, in fact you could probably stop the person and recite the whole story by heart.

I hate it when I get trapped in some of these scenarios, you want to be polite and let them finish the story and then it drags on and on. Your brain tends to tune it out and wanders onto some other subject while the person is reciting what took place in their younger days.

Can't they remember any fresh stories from the days of old?

Anyway, come to think about it I think I posted this story before. Very Happy

When I'm telling someone something that happened in my life I sometimes stop talking and ask the person, have I told you this story before. Some will reply I heard it but go ahead and tell it again. Then I start thinking why do they want to hear this again so I cut it short, why bore someone that is probably trying to be polite. At least I don't have to set there and tell the story and it looks like their not paying attention. Anyway who in their right mind would want to hear the same old story again. Right! Whether its about the car wreck someone was in, or some other fantastic ordeal, I guess its some fond memory we feel is important, worthy of relating to our fellow man.

Then again I think maybe its better to be silent and let them tell some old memory while enjoying their moment in time. Try to take the time to understand what really happened and what they went through. After all we only have one life to live on this old earth, might as well enjoy someones moment with them. Maybe they'll cut it short, when they see your setting there grinning at what happened, and they'll remember they already told you this one.


Gary






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I go through this almost daily with an elderly neighbor who can't remember what I tell him fifteen minutes ago but can tell me play by play of football games 50 years ago. I can say without a doubt he has told me stories literally 30-40 times over the last 6-7 years. Every now and then my patience isn't quite where it should be and I remind him that I already know the ending of the story; but most of the time I just remind myself that he doesn't have anyone else that will spend time with him and listen. Everyone needs to feel loved and appreciated, besides if I'm where he is in twenty years, I hope someone will be patient with me while I tell of my youthful exploits and experiences.<smile>

"Who in their right mind..." and "Can't they remember?" This is the explanation Gary, their minds aren't 'right' anymore, and they 'can't' remember. It's not a character flaw, it's a deterioration of the mind...just as our muscles slowly deteriorate as we age. Some just are blessed with good mental and physical health longer than others;for various reasons; some self inflicted, others genetics.

Let us give thanks unto God for every day we have of health, whether mental or physical...hopefully both, everything is by His Grace and Mercy...we certainly don't deserve anything better over anyone else.


"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 #11826 is a reply to message #11825 ] Wed, 28 October 2015 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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james wrote on Sat, 24 October 2015 09:34

Gary wrote on Sat, 24 October 2015 05:50

The tendency is when you get older is to always tell the same story from some memory that happened years ago. We've all been there at one time or another.

Your talking to someone and in the middle of the conversation they start off with: "did I tell you about the time". Then here it comes, a story you've probably heard a thousand times, in fact you could probably stop the person and recite the whole story by heart.

I hate it when I get trapped in some of these scenarios, you want to be polite and let them finish the story and then it drags on and on. Your brain tends to tune it out and wanders onto some other subject while the person is reciting what took place in their younger days.

Can't they remember any fresh stories from the days of old?

Anyway, come to think about it I think I posted this story before. Very Happy

When I'm telling someone something that happened in my life I sometimes stop talking and ask the person, have I told you this story before. Some will reply I heard it but go ahead and tell it again. Then I start thinking why do they want to hear this again so I cut it short, why bore someone that is probably trying to be polite. At least I don't have to set there and tell the story and it looks like their not paying attention. Anyway who in their right mind would want to hear the same old story again. Right! Whether its about the car wreck someone was in, or some other fantastic ordeal, I guess its some fond memory we feel is important, worthy of relating to our fellow man.

Then again I think maybe its better to be silent and let them tell some old memory while enjoying their moment in time. Try to take the time to understand what really happened and what they went through. After all we only have one life to live on this old earth, might as well enjoy someones moment with them. Maybe they'll cut it short, when they see your setting there grinning at what happened, and they'll remember they already told you this one.


Gary






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I go through this almost daily with an elderly neighbor who can't remember what I tell him fifteen minutes ago but can tell me play by play of football games 50 years ago. I can say without a doubt he has told me stories literally 30-40 times over the last 6-7 years. Every now and then my patience isn't quite where it should be and I remind him that I already know the ending of the story; but most of the time I just remind myself that he doesn't have anyone else that will spend time with him and listen. Everyone needs to feel loved and appreciated, besides if I'm where he is in twenty years, I hope someone will be patient with me while I tell of my youthful exploits and experiences.<smile>

"Who in their right mind..." and "Can't they remember?" This is the explanation Gary, their minds aren't 'right' anymore, and they 'can't' remember. It's not a character flaw, it's a deterioration of the mind...just as our muscles slowly deteriorate as we age. Some just are blessed with good mental and physical health longer than others;for various reasons; some self inflicted, others genetics.

Let us give thanks unto God for every day we have of health, whether mental or physical...hopefully both, everything is by His Grace and Mercy...we certainly don't deserve anything better over anyone else.



For some reason it appears dementia and alzheimers, (however its spelled), is increasing more and more. I sometimes wonder if its some of these deadly drugs that cause side affects causing some of this, we would never know if it was until its to late.

I'm not worried about all the food fears concerning gmo's versus organic. Somethings marked organic in the store is no more organic then the man in the moon.

Even herbal remedies sounds like a great idea but let's face it most herbal remedies contain certain chemicals that have a cause and effect on the human body, no one knows if their doing any long term damage.

Jesus said its not what goes in a mans mouth that defiles him, of course He was talking about being defiled in our spirit. What comes out of a mans heart and mouth is what defiles a person, because out of the heart of man proceeds evil thoughts, perversity, wickedness, adultery, etc., etc..

What does a man give himself over to?

Sin is the root cause of all the problems men face. God is willing to forgive men, but some refuse to hear what He wants for them. This is where Grace enters the picture, and God delivers some who will enter the Kingdom. But Grace is not a license to sin and live life the way we choose. It depends on what everyone makes a priority, God or this world.



Gary









Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11827 is a reply to message #11826 ] Wed, 28 October 2015 03:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Before I forget, Rolling Eyes were using the new microchip in the credit cards now at where I work. It seems like a hassle sometimes but when something new is introduced to society it takes time for adjustment.

This chip would fit nicely into someones hand or forehead. Not for sure that this is the way it is going to happen but it sure seems logical that this is the route they will take for the mark of the beast.

This new chip records all transactions that take place. Businesses are being told if they don't switch to the chip, that if a transaction goes bad, that the business is responsible for the money lost in a transaction.

Everything is tied together involving technology through wifi, smart phones, laptops, desktops, so whose to say the chip cannot be intergrated somehow. Someone showed me their military id and they said it had all their medical and other information on that card, embedded in that chip. Its hard to believe all the information stored on something that small.

A society controlled by technology is just a step away from total government control. It takes time to get everyone convinced to accept something. Most young people today are totally sold out to technology, brainwashed by liberals concerning morality, and willing to accept anything that is told them concerning microchips and how it will make it easier on them. The mystery is they seemed not to even question what is taking place.

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the years ahead.

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11829 is a reply to message #11827 ] Fri, 30 October 2015 04:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This old world is getting crazier by the day, and its even crossing over into the church. I read an article where some tv commentator was ranting about people using the word: "hardworker". When talking about someone you can't say; He's a hardworker. The commentator lady said this is a racist term referring to slavery.

It's odd their trying to take away, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from gun ownership, etc. Next they'll be telling us the constitution is a racist document. They don't want Christians or what the Bible says to have any say in society.

Whatever happened to common sense?

Next we'll have people running around and telling Christians: "they should not vote".


Gary




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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11830 is a reply to message #11829 ] Fri, 30 October 2015 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary wrote on Fri, 30 October 2015 04:24


Next we'll have people running around and telling Christians: "they should not vote".


Gary




Laughing Wait! How else will Donald Trump get elected president unless the Christian readers of Charisma magazine believe the 'prophecy' and vote him in as God's spokesman.

I just don't know what to think about anyone who would even suggest one shouldn't participate in the political process........LOL


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11859 is a reply to message #11830 ] Sun, 15 November 2015 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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About 30 years ago or maybe more, there was a story circulating that the government was building high security prisons that were all standing empty and being guarded. No one knew what they were for but supposedly the rumor was that they were built to put Christians in.

I had heard someone at church who said they knew where one of these institutions was and they were convinced that this was what was taking place.

I was wondering what happen to all these places and did they even exist.

Evidently writing books concerning end time scenarios is very profitable but the problem is most of the books come and go and nothing ever happens.

Setting around and guessing at what may or may not happen in the future seems to be an endless past time for some groups. No one knows for sure what is going to happen in the future we only have a general idea from the Book of Revelations, there is so many different views, but only God knows for sure what is going to take place.




Gary






Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11916 is a reply to message #11859 ] Sat, 12 December 2015 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Speaking of conspiracies, I believe Al Gore was right about global warming, it's in the 70's and I'm wearing shorts on the 12th of December. But I notice that since it's 'fall/winter' most people are determined to wear fall 'fashions'...that'd be leather boots up to the knees for women and sweaters. I could smell oak wood burning somewhere in a fireplace. Hey! Why let the weather change plans, cut the AC on a build a fire, it's almost Christmas, gotta get in the 'spirit'. At least the leaves are falling... Smile

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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11936 is a reply to message #11916 ] Sat, 26 December 2015 09:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A lot of new laws are on the books:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12/26/child-vaccine-man date-minimum-wage-hikes-and-more-taking-effect-in-new-year.h tml?intcmp=hpbt2

In Texas their now allowed to carry guns out in the open. I don't see the logic in this. If a criminal is coming in to do harm their going to target the man with a weapon, one would think.

The problem with criminals wanting to do someone harm is they have the element of surprise. You just don't expect someone to start shooting innocent people for no reason. But it seems to be a frequent event these days.

BTW Indiana has allowed people to carry guns in the open for quite some time, if you have a permit. Its not common to see people carrying guns in the open but I have seen a few of these cowboys running around with their side iron.

Another new law is forcing children to get vaccines in some states. I don't know if this is good or bad, but if it does not harm the children what harm is being done in getting protected. Many think it causes Autism in some children, this is where it would be a bad situation if it does cause harm. I would almost wager the big drug companies are behind this law, did you ever calculate how much money comes in each year when people get vaccinated.

One last thing, this new sexual orientation that children must go through is part of the new progressive thinking. During these sessions they brain wash children into thinking that there is nothing wrong with sodomy. The homosexual community have been pushing for this law to happen for quite some time.

Remove morality from the schools, toss out prayer, and then teach children there is nothing wrong with sexual promiscuity. Innocent children will accept this type of thinking, especially at that age. Some who profess to be Christians are now behind this and don't have a problem with it being taught to the children.

Jesus said:

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Some think Christians are picking on people or wanting something bad for anyone, when they hear the Bible quoted. Others will take it personal and will be offended because they don't want to hear what God wants for His people. If your concerned about the souls of men one would think you would be concerned about how people are being misguided by this world and its ways.

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18 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”




This parable explains the way every individual hears and receives what God is saying.

Jesus ends the parable and says:

17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. 18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.”



Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11977 is a reply to message #11936 ] Wed, 03 February 2016 05:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The race is on for the new President! Cool

Sounds like a lot of people are not as interested in what Trump is saying. He's not afraid to say what he thinks but as we all know that gets a lot of people into hot water.

I can't see some billionaire running the country, but who knows.


Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12006 is a reply to message #11977 ] Thu, 03 March 2016 12:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I read this on CNN Politics that a moderator named Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions.

"I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so." He said, "I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't."

Speaking about taking Holy Communion (he says he is Presbyterian) Trump said, "When I drink my little wine---which is about the only wine I drink---and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness---"

You'd think that Copeland and those Christian leaders that endorsed him and prayed over him would recognize that, if this is true, Donald doesn't have a very good Biblical understanding of repentance/salvation/works/grace.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12007 is a reply to message #12006 ] Fri, 04 March 2016 04:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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james wrote on Thu, 03 March 2016 13:32

I read this on CNN Politics that a moderator named Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions.

"I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so." He said, "I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't."

Speaking about taking Holy Communion (he says he is Presbyterian) Trump said, "When I drink my little wine---which is about the only wine I drink---and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness---"

You'd think that Copeland and those Christian leaders that endorsed him and prayed over him would recognize that, if this is true, Donald doesn't have a very good Biblical understanding of repentance/salvation/works/grace.



I think some of these people are endorsing trump because he is saying what they want to hear. I noticed at work a lot of the young people do not like trump and are vocal about it, I think they are easily influenced by the Media propaganda machine.

Every politician has a religious side they like to show to the people who will listen. While reading your quote I could not help to think of the words of Jesus saying its easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle then for a rich man to enter heaven.

Its good to know were citizens of another Kingdom, looking for that heavenly country, were not looking for the next career politician telling us what we want to hear.

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16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.






Gary
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12011 is a reply to message #12007 ] Mon, 07 March 2016 05:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I saw Ted Cruz on a talk show and he made some very interesting statements. Is this the man that was born in another country?

I thought they were not allowed to run if they were not born in America.

Anyway his thinking is that the media is giving Trump tons of free advertising with their constant reports about him He thinks if Trump runs against Hillary that the media will have a lot of ammo to attack Trump with and he thinks Trump will not win if he runs up against her.

I kind of think Cruz is right in his thinking, but who knows. A lot of people are fed up with the "Politically Corrupt" crowd.

Their a progressive socialist movement.



Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12013 is a reply to message #12011 ] Thu, 10 March 2016 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
1 Peter 3:15
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12015 is a reply to message #12013 ] Mon, 14 March 2016 05:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12030 is a reply to message #12015 ] Wed, 27 April 2016 07:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary mentioned a husband/wife team, who writes Christian fiction, a few years ago named Bodie and Brock Thoene. I came across a book by them titled "Behold The Man", a story of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the centurion and the wife of Pilate. Interesting and enjoyable. It is the last of a 3 part trilogy on Jesus' life.

I am the same person who just a few years ago said I didn't read much 'christian' material besides The Bible or Hobart Freeman books. Then again, maybe I'm not the same person.

Gary, if you read this, thanks for the introduction to these authors.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #12035 is a reply to message #12030 ] Mon, 02 May 2016 05:25 Go to previous message
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james wrote on Wed, 27 April 2016 08:58

Gary mentioned a husband/wife team, who writes Christian fiction, a few years ago named Bodie and Brock Thoene. I came across a book by them titled "Behold The Man", a story of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the centurion and the wife of Pilate. Interesting and enjoyable. It is the last of a 3 part trilogy on Jesus' life.

I am the same person who just a few years ago said I didn't read much 'christian' material besides The Bible or Hobart Freeman books. Then again, maybe I'm not the same person.

Gary, if you read this, thanks for the introduction to these authors.



I'll have to look to see if I can find these books at the half price book store. I like their books concerning the "Zion Chronicles".

Gary



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