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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10709 is a reply to message #10708 ] Mon, 06 January 2014 23:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gary & Sage,

I was looking on the map to where you both live - Michigan & Indiana & it is in similar latitudes to us here in Victoria, 40 - 45 degrees. However we never get that sort of weather except up in the mountains. How do you keep warm, & not have frozen water pipes? Do you store food & what do you use for cooking? Sounds to me, who is enjoying 30 - 40 degrees plus (very hot) that you are in that movie where they were hold up in the National Library & had to burn the library books & furniture to keep warm as everything was frozen over. Yes I do exaggerate. It wasn`t global warming, (in the movie) but northern freezing. Trev has just come in & says that movie is `Independence Day.` Have you seen it?

I have been snow skiing so have seen & enjoyed snow but it is not usual for here.

All the best, Marilyn.

[Updated on: Tue, 07 January 2014 00:50]


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10710 is a reply to message #10709 ] Tue, 07 January 2014 10:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Marilyn,

I don't think its as bad as it sounds. Were not smashing our furniture and burning our Strongs concordances yet. LOLOL

I don't know if your looking at the map correctly. I think your below the Equator and were above it. I looked on google world map with a street view and noticed a lot of palm trees and desert like conditions, there was hardly any grass on the lawns there, I think it was at Port Augusta.

Your weather is probably more like the Southern states in America, I would at least guess that it was.

Gary






Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10711 is a reply to message #10710 ] Tue, 07 January 2014 15:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gary,

Yes I was only joking. (Lol Laughing) And I meant the latitude `upside down,` as it were from you in the Southern Hemisphere. We are about the same, but even in our winter we never get that cold. So how do you keep warm & not have frozen water pipes?

We have a fire box at our place, Trevor chops the wood which we have plenty of on the farm. And we can use the fire box for warmth & for cooking on top & in the stove underneath, so if our electricity goes off we are fine. The wood fire keeps the whole house warm & toastie all day & all night. It is so relaxing to look at the fire burning instead of the TV blaring, if you know what I mean.

Rug up, Marilyn.

PS. Port Augusta is more Sydney way while we are near the Murray River, Echuca, Victoria.

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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10712 is a reply to message #10711 ] Tue, 07 January 2014 18:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Marilyn,

We have a Trane gas furnace that we heat the house with, it is run on natural gas and electricity. Very energy efficient. If the power goes off we have a gas log fire place that we can run without electricity and it would keep the plumbing warm as well.

Teresa and me both want to get back more in the country where we can heat with a wood stove for back up. We would only use the furnace at night while sleeping. But we would probably use the wood stove most of the time as we like the smell of the wood and to be able to watch the fire. The wood stoves or inserts in fireplaces have glass doors and you can leave the doors open if you want. We have had wood stoves in the past and we would heat all night as well with them. Wood is expensive here to buy so I have a place where I can cut it for free.

You must call your wood stoves, "fire boxes", that's a new term for me.

Recently I played a clip on the laptop of a fireplace burning logs with a nice fire. We enjoyed that as temporary till we get the real thing. LOL

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10713 is a reply to message #10712 ] Tue, 07 January 2014 22:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gary,

Yes we do use the term `wood stove,` but this new term `fire box,` refers to having the fire, the heating in the box at the top, & then underneath is another box, the oven, which you can regulate the heat by opening or closing vents. It is also very handy to have the top part suitable for cooking & that is where I cook our big pots of soup while the bread is cooking in the oven. I can see Therese would love that as you said one time she was cooking biscuits.

Glad you are all warm & can operate without electricity if you have too. I think as time moves on we have to be more self sufficient & not rely on man`s system as much as we can as these things are going to get very expensive.

I wonder if James is as cold in his part of the country. Marilyn.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10716 is a reply to message #10713 ] Wed, 08 January 2014 09:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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YEP! he is. LOL

It set new records, yesterday it was 8 here in Birmingham, AL. today it think a heat wave has arrived, it was 15 this morning...

We are SO unprepared for bitter cold, I don't even have any heavy clothing, so I just layered-up(Imean a bunch of layers). A electric heat-pump doesn't begin to do the job in this weather...but, thanks be to Jesus, it does keep it semi-comfortable. I trust William is doing well, it's colder there than here. I know Sue is always telling me how she likes the cold and snow...guess she's happy bout now.<grin> Gary, if the TV is correct, yous guys are having some serious weather, I'm praying for you, Ron, and Dick there in Hoosierville.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10717 is a reply to message #10716 ] Wed, 08 January 2014 12:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, James, the freeze out has been very bad. Thank God He provides warm places and people to help during these times. Smile


I have really enjoyed hearing about you sharing on loving the brethren. It is very important to encourage one another. We never know what others are experiencing and going through. That is why it is important to give many the benefit of the doubt. Thank God we have each other on OO!! Smile

[Updated on: Wed, 08 January 2014 12:54]


Shalom,

GWB

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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10718 is a reply to message #10717 ] Wed, 08 January 2014 17:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi James,

It sounds like you guys got quite a chill. We broke several records up here on recorded weather temperature. Today it got up to 23 degrees and did not feel to bad out, compared to the minus degrees we had.

Everybody try and keep warm!

Gary






Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10720 is a reply to message #10716 ] Wed, 08 January 2014 19:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi James,
And you would be correct, I am loving this! The snow is so beautiful, and I don't mind the cold at all. I am glad the real bitter cold is done(at least for now) because there have been water mains breaking, fire hydrants that were frozen at a couple fires around town and pipes in peoples home frozen. When it is so cold like it has been the snow sparkles when the sun or street light shines on it, and the snow crunches under foot. It is really quite a refreshing experience(for those of us who enjoy winter.) And here in Michigan the freezing weather and snow will help replenish the ground water and also helps with our fruit crops later this year. Although I don't think the hard freeze that the southern United States has been having is too good for their fruit crops.
It is just a good day to be alive and enjoying the various seasons we have here. It won't be long and spring will be here
again, and then another season to enjoy.
As Psalm 118:24 says: "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10728 is a reply to message #10720 ] Mon, 13 January 2014 14:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's 55 degrees and sunny here in Indiana! What a contrast from just last week.

Hope everybody is enjoying this weather as well.

BTW They're having a record breaking heat wave in Australia, at least that is what some of the newspapers are printing.

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10731 is a reply to message #10728 ] Tue, 14 January 2014 07:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was just wondering, Why are we giving over a billion dollars to Egypt?

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Congressional negotiators unveiled a bipartisan, $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday night that will reverse a 1 percent cut to cost-of-living increases for disabled veterans and provide $1.525 billion in aid to Egypt, among other provisions.


Aren't they an oil producing Nation?

Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10747 is a reply to message #10731 ] Thu, 23 January 2014 07:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well its 0 degrees here this morning, and their saying it will get up to 5 degrees today. Very Brutal winter going on here. We have not had a winter like this for years.

Not much snow just cold!

I heard a report the other day that the reason its so cold is because of the effects of Global Warming. Rolling Eyes They don't know when to quit on that subject.

Hope everyone is staying warm.

Gary


Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10748 is a reply to message #10747 ] Thu, 23 January 2014 08:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We had 15 yesterday and tonight it's suppose to be around 10-12. What's with these "Polar Vortexes"?

Looking on the 'bright side' the farmers here in central Alabama raise a lot of peaches and they require X number of freezing hours to make a good crop; shouldn't be a problem this year.

On the other side of the coin (so to speak) heating cost are through the roof and it's so cold very few people are getting out to file their taxes...Meanwhile I give praise to God for His great Love and eternal plan...and I look forward to eternity with Him, worshipping and praising Jesus.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10749 is a reply to message #10748 ] Thu, 23 January 2014 11:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I love peach cobbler. Many people around here travel down south and bring back peaches by the bushels, they sell them in the Spring.

Don't know if anybodies interested but Andrew has another site:

http://truelightministries.org/blog1/?cat=16

I think you have to log in and become a member to be able to comment. Some sites will not let you post unless your a member.

Their running out of propane up here, I heard they are shipping it in from the South. There's not much carpentry going on up here either. Some guy the other day wanted me to go three miles into the woods and put windows in his turkey blind. I can just see packing tools and windows back into the deep woods. I had to pass on that one.

I was just thinking last night about the scripture, "who is worthy to open and read the scroll".

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2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”


I then started thinking how the Lord came to the earth conquered the devil, the flesh, and anything else thrown in His path.

Yes He alone is Worthy, He paid the price for us.

Gary




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10752 is a reply to message #10749 ] Wed, 29 January 2014 12:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Weather update from the frozen tundra of Alabama...

We had a major mess here in central Alabama, snow and ice and total gridlock of traffic in the Birmingham area. Thousands of people caught out overnight in their cars with single digit temps after icing and snow hit with a vengeance yesterday. The hwy dept wasn't prepared due to weather forecast predicting the snow/ice line to be 75-100 miles to the 'south'. No one was expecting this, people abandoned cars on interstates and major highways and just started walking...I had several friends who were caught out in traffic jams for up to 10-12 hrs and a couple of friends had to stay overnight at their places of business and just make do.

I had things I felt needed checked on here at the office (like water pipes) and so I was one of the very few cars to venture out today, so obviously there won't be any clients stopping in for tax preparation. LOL

the good news is, only 50 more days til spring...



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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10753 is a reply to message #10752 ] Wed, 29 January 2014 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Glad to hear you are doing fine. I can't imagine how horrible it is down there, but reading some of the stories shows how there are a lot of good people who will lend a hand in desperate situations. Looks like people opened up their homes to strangers, others were taken care of at various business'. I just heard a story on the radio where someone offered $100 to someone so they could drive them a mile and a half to an airport.
Of course the person drove them to the airport without taking the money.
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10755 is a reply to message #10753 ] Wed, 29 January 2014 19:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool Cool

I just heard on the news tonight what happened down there.

I had to smile some though they said in Alanta they got 2 and 1/2 inches of snow and it brought everything to a standstill.

It looked like Alabama got a little more. Up here we get ten inches of snow and ice and everyone goes on to work. LOL I think were better prepared then you southerners.

I did think about you when I seen hundreds of cars stranded on the interstate. Were just getting cold air up here right now.

Praise God, Did you say just fifty days. I'm glad.

God said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Praise His Holy Name.

Gary







Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10756 is a reply to message #10753 ] Thu, 30 January 2014 09:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sage wrote on Wed, 29 January 2014 13:57

but reading some of the stories shows how there are a lot of good people who will lend a hand in desperate situations. Looks like people opened up their homes to strangers, others were taken care of at various business'. I just heard a story on the radio where someone offered $100 to someone so they could drive them a mile and a half to an airport.
Of course the person drove them to the airport without taking the money.


Brother Dick sent me this link to a story of a business being generous to strangers. It just so happens that this particular Chick-Fil-A restaurant is only a mile from where I live in Birmingham. Not to 'toot our horn' but southerners are, as a general rule, very friendly and generous to anyone in need. When the tornadoes hit every few years and bring extreme damage and death, people respond with awesome testimonies of people helping others.(of course there's always stories of people taking advantage of others but there's more stories of good deeds than bad.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/29/chick-fil-gives-fr ee-food-to-motorists-stranded-in-southern-snowstorm/


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10786 is a reply to message #10756 ] Tue, 04 February 2014 18:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I got home at around ten till four and it was clear outside and no snow on the ground. I set down for a few minutes and then got up to answer the phone, when I looked out the window everything was covered with snow and it looked like a blizzard.

We have maybe four or five inches and it is coming down heavy now. They say it will snow all night here. There is another front coming in after this one.

This has been a cold winter up here, one positive note, their saying it will kill off a large number of insects in our area.

Those who believe in groundhog forecasting are saying it will last for another six weeks here.

Hope every bodies staying warm.





Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10921 is a reply to message #10786 ] Wed, 12 March 2014 19:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just to let everyone know we just heard Steve Hill passed away last Sunday. This is not the Steve Hill we know from FA, but the one who resided down in Florida.

Someone called our house and thought it was Steve Hill from FA but I did a quick google and it was the other one.

Gary


Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10925 is a reply to message #10921 ] Thu, 13 March 2014 09:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Somehow in doing a Google search on Steve Hill (one of the Brownsville Revival preachers) I came across a story on an Amish lady who became wealthy making pretzels. Anne Beiler only had an eighth grade education yet started a company selling her 'Aunt Anne's Pretzels' that grew to sales of 250 million dollars annually. She has became a motivational speaker and has written a book about her faith, work ethic, and lessons learned. Here's a quote I found interesting and since several of us are or have been 'self-employed'/entrepreneurs through the years I thought others might 'get it'.

"An entrepreneur is someone who's willing to work 16 ours a day for themselves in order to avoid working 8 hours a day for someone 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 #10927 is a reply to message #10925 ] Thu, 13 March 2014 18:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I liked this quote, its true of most out there.

Steve Hill was only 60 years old, I hate to see anyone die early. Time is so short on this earth.




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10964 is a reply to message #10927 ] Thu, 20 March 2014 06:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not again, "same old story"!

I hope your setting there with a nice hot steaming cup of coffee as I wanted to share something that has been a little annoying over the years.

Did you ever go around someone who is an acquaintance, relative or friend and they precede to tell you a story that you have heard over a hundred times? In fact you've heard the story so many times that you could quote every detail and probably tell it better then them.

Sometimes I have tried to be nice and and throw out, I remember you telling me this, to let them know I have heard it, but sometimes I let them rattle on and endure knowing what will happen next.

I have found this to be an annoying trait of humanity. Oh I know its probably some highlight in their lives that they enjoy reliving a memory from bygone days or some accomplishment that they think others will enjoy hearing what took place in their lives. Maybe everybody is guilty of this at one time or another in our lives.

Now that I'm a little older and I hope a little wiser, I have tried to make it a practice that when I proceed to tell someone a story that I remembered and I notice a gleam in their eyes or a smile on their faces; to ask them the question, Have I told you this story before? Rather then bore them with the same old details, that are only important to me.

Its probably just part of life we have to live with, I mean in just eighty short years on the earth only so much can happen. I don't know if other people recognize this taking place as no one ever mentions it, but I think at least its worthy to know about as we go about our daily lives. Just thought I would share that with everyone this morning.

BTW while I'm thinking about it, Did I ever tell you guys about my trip to Israel, where I went on an archeological dig? Rolling Eyes

Gary



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10978 is a reply to message #10964 ] Sat, 29 March 2014 06:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bots or Web robots can roam the web and attach themselves to any board on the internet.

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More malicious use of bots is the coordination and operation of an automated attack on networked computers, such as a denial-of-service attack by a botnet. Internet bots can also be used to commit click fraud and more recently have seen usage around MMORPG games as computer game bots. A spambot is an internet bot that attempts to spam large amounts of content on the Internet, usually adding advertising links.


Just beware of the bots.



Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #10999 is a reply to message #10978 ] Mon, 14 April 2014 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Its time when the Blood Moon appears, its raining here, possible snow, and cloudy so we won't be able to see it. I thought the news commentator said it was tonight but I think its on the 15th tomorrow night. Anyway it should take place in the next few days.

I think their predicting some major world event will take place.

It will be interesting to see if anything happens. No matter what the Lord is in control.

Passover starts at sundown.

Here's the information, I know its already been shared by Gillyan in the eschatology section.

http://www.pray4zion.org/TheComingBloodMoons.html


At this point I don't know what to make of all this.







[Updated on: Mon, 14 April 2014 18:41]

Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11001 is a reply to message #10999 ] Tue, 15 April 2014 06:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:

Joel 2: 28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
32 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.
For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.




Reading the article on these Blood moons it says;
that these "Triads" will not occur for another 100 years after this time. We will see two Blood moons in 2014 and two in 2015, all will fall on a Jewish holiday.

If nothing else, the history of these Blood moons appearing is very interesting.

The situation is we see no mention of a Triad falling on a certain date for scripture to be fulfilled, at least looking at these verses in Joel. The scriptures show the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the Lord.

God can allow this event to occur anytime He chooses.

Like William mentioned in the other post, the more we learn about God we find the less we really know about the Lord. This is very true, the Lord is a lot bigger then our finite minds will ever be able to comprehend.

Just knowing He has called us into His marvelous light is beyond words. Its easy to understand why, the elders fell down and cast their crowns before the throne.

Quote:

Revelation 4:9-11

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

11 “You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”





Gary




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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11020 is a reply to message #11002 ] Tue, 22 April 2014 16:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi James,

You once said that you found it hard to keep up with me.....I think you need those running shoes now for Apostle. Laughing

Hope the weather is improving for you all.


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Weather in Alabama is nice, ater a few showers today... coming up on some days of upper 70's...beautiful shades of green (and yellow, if you like pollen)

You know Marilyn, it doesn't do any good to have running 'shoes' if your running days are past.LOL But I can walk briskly...

Maybe the newest posts will interest jman, he always lamented the lack of apostles.


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11024 is a reply to message #11022 ] Tue, 22 April 2014 19:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi James,

Did you know that you are 4 years younger than me and I can still run some. Laughing You`d probably outdo me though in the long distance. But I like to walk around the farm here and use the exercise bike when it`s raining.

About Apostles, it`s interesting to note that the believers represented by Ephesus `tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them to be liars.` (Rev. 2: 2)

I wonder if you would need to learn that test at Moderator school? Rolling Eyes


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Marilyn Crow wrote on Tue, 22 April 2014 19:23

Hi James,

Did you know that you are 4 years younger than me and I can still run some. Laughing You`d probably outdo me though in the long distance. But I like to walk around the farm here and use the exercise bike when it`s raining.

About Apostles, it`s interesting to note that the believers represented by Ephesus `tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them to be liars.` (Rev. 2: 2)

I wonder if you would need to learn that test at Moderator school? Rolling Eyes


Hi Marilyn,

Don't let that Southerner fool ya, he's in the gym all the time and is in top shape, at least that is how I picture him. Very Happy

Gary





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Hi Gary,

Yes it is interesting how we perceive each other. So here goes, I picture James as a type of `spy,` who goes through life on one level, mister nice guy, but he has layers, and is very God focussed. `On a mission from God.` I think that is a line from a movie.

Now you Gary, well, you are mister friendly to all. And I have appreciated you inviting me here & talking on various topics of interest. I see you by the fire with Therese sharing & caring.

William? Well when we can get him from his ivory tower of deeeeep study he has thoughtful things to say.

Love to hear your funnies of me. eeer perhaps!!!!


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LOL,LOL,LOL

'Mister in shape guy' just spent several days working around my mothers' house (trimming shrubs, removing shrubs, cleaning up winter limbs, cutting grass, weed-eating, blowing off the roof,ect) and came to realise, there's gym shape and then there's 'working shape' (and sitting at a computer preparing income taxes for 3 months doesn't compare to physical work). I'd work a while and rest a while. lol Now to get rid of the poison oak or ivy. Rolling Eyes

I think it's human nature to draw a mental picture of people we've not met, but my experience is that it's hardly EVER correct.


"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 #11150 is a reply to message #11094 ] Sat, 03 May 2014 15:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marilyn Crow  is currently offline Marilyn Crow
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morning James,

How are those eaglets doing?


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Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11151 is a reply to message #11150 ] Sat, 03 May 2014 15:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Marilyn,

I guess it is morning down under, it's mid-afternoon here. The eagles are growing like crazy, it's amazing just how fast their metabolism is; they'll be flying before ya know it. Today I discovered our resident Mallard duck has 10-12 newly hatched ducklings, so cute following her around the lake.

Hope you and Trevor are doing well and blessed in Jesus.


"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."
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Hi James,

Thanks for the update. Yes they would be very cute.

Trevor & his brothers are busy with ploughing, harrowing, fertilising, direct seeding, etc as well as looking after the cows & calves. I`ve gone visiting again for a few days & appreciate `girl time,` with my friends.

Are you still doing tax work?


Marilyn C
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11153 is a reply to message #11152 ] Sat, 03 May 2014 18:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, that ends on April 15, unless a client gets one of those 'letters' from Uncle Sam or they've filed for an extension.

Trevor sounds like a busy guy...


"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 #11154 is a reply to message #11153 ] Sat, 03 May 2014 20:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi James,

Yes Trev is a busy guy & he is `semi-retired`???? But one of his brothers has a back injury & is waiting for an op & another is on holidays so Trev is `feeding out,` the hay to the cows & calves. One is on the way today.

Trevor has 5 brothers & he is the 2nd eldest. It is his 60th soon & I am planning a gathering at our place. Many of my friends will help as they know I have limited strength.

Are you semi-retired? Do you have another paid job? Don`t mean to be nosey but it helps to know people that have been chatting for a while. Makes it a bit more relational & not so `cut & thrust,` if you know what I mean.


Marilyn C
Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11207 is a reply to message #11154 ] Sun, 11 May 2014 03:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It appears the "world" with their media are waving flags and saying we accept certain sins and see nothing wrong with them. Any time you hear or read the news, we find that sin is being magnified as a normal part of life.

Anyone who speaks out against certain sins are being viewed as trouble makers having no love for their fellow man.

No matter what the world will say or think about us, our God is in sovereign control. The promise in Habakkuk is for us today:

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Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.


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The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.



Praise His Holy Name!!!




Re: Taking a coffee break... [message #11258 is a reply to message #11207 ] Mon, 02 June 2014 07:21 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Hope everyone is doing fine!

We have been taking advantage of this nice weather and have been spending all our spare time camping. (In an RV.) It won't be long and it will be up in the nineties and humid here.

I woke up one night and the whole woods was alive with a very loud shrilling type noise. I think it was some type of tree frogs. It sounded like they were all harmonizing. This went on for a while and then it was like someone flipped a switch and the whole woods was dead silent.

Its amazing how when we live in town and our unaware of all the activity that is taking place on this earth.

James, everything is great, I don't have access to a laptop and the cell has no wifi. LOL

Gary








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