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I don't trust the documentary stuff either. Too many..."assumptions".

I like the archaeological dugs and stuff though, like where they found the ark on Mt Ararat or where they found the Dead Sea scrolls. But I'm also of the camp that doesn't believe the world is billions of years old, so I get uncomfortable when they start talking about things being dug up from "billions" of years ago.. Riiight wink.png

I think it's important, those discoveries, because then you have people like Bill Nye the science guy making big headlines about a fake ark, but hey, all these people are now asking what an "ark" is, so whatever it takes to teach others then, so be it big_smile.png

@ocap, do you ever find yourself looking back and thinking you could have done so much more if only you'd known more, sooner? I mean, I feel like I can look at the generation below me (I have a 23 YO stepdaughter) and have so much that they need to know, that I needed to know in my 20s, and i cant help feeling really frustrated that they're making the exact same mistakes I made. I find myself thinking if there were some way to get it to sink in, then we won't have another alcoholic divorcee with a rap sheet looking for some semblance of hope when she's 40.

Ugh, the first 40 years if childhood are the hardest, especially when you don't know God. sad.png
Edited by shortgrass - 12/17/16 at 5:00am
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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I don't trust the documentary stuff either. Too many..."assumptions".

I like the archaeological dugs and stuff though, like where they found the ark on Mt Ararat or where they found the Dead Sea scrolls. But I'm also of the camp that doesn't believe the world is billions of years old, so I get uncomfortable when they start talking about things being dug up from "billions" of years ago.. Riiight wink.png

I think it's important, those discoveries, because then you have people like Bill Nye the science guy making big headlines about a fake ark, but hey, all these people are now asking what an "ark" is, so whatever it takes to teach others then, so be it big_smile.png

@ocap, do you ever find yourself looking back and thinking you could have done so much more if only you'd known more, sooner? I mean, I feel like I can look at the generation below me (I have a 23 YO stepdaughter) and have so much that they need to know, that I needed to know in my 20s, and i cant help feeling really frustrated that they're making the exact same mistakes I made. I find myself thinking if there were some way to get it to sink in, then we won't have another alcoholic divorcee with a rap sheet looking for some semblance of hope when she's 40.

Ugh, the first 40 years if childhood are the hardest, especially when you don't know God. sad.png


I have regrets, I was not cut out to be a father, so yes, I look back but I do not want to go back, heaven is better :old

Favorite Books: More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Frank Turek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqzcDrILJ0

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo&app=desktop

 

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Favorite Books: More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Frank Turek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqzcDrILJ0

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo&app=desktop

 

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post #283 of 4333
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I have regrets, I was not cut out to be a father, so yes, I look back but I do not want to go back, heaven is better old.gif

True smile.png

I don't want to go back either. I've learned a LOT from all those mistakes, and some of those mistakes gave me a few of my biggest gifts in life, my kids. So I definitely don't want to change anything. Just ironic when I look back at all the opportunities for knowing God that crossed my path, and I was too busy working, or partying, or making some dumb excuse as to why I would look into it next Sunday, until all those "next Sundays" became 20 years later...

It's rough watching from the outside now wink.png
Edited by shortgrass - 12/17/16 at 5:46am
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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I have regrets, I was not cut out to be a father, so yes, I look back but I do not want to go back, heaven is better old.gif

True smile.png

I don't want to go back either. I've learned a LOT from all those mistakes, and some of those mistakes gave me a few of my biggest gifts in life, my kids. So I definitely don't want to change anything. Just ironic when I look back at all the opportunities for knowing God that crossed my path, and I was too busy working, or partying, or making some dumb excuse as to why I would look into it next Sunday, until all those "next Sundays" became 20 years later...

It's rough watching from the outside now wink.png


yes, I have handed the keys over to the younger.

I mow grass in the summer and break ice in the winter, incubate in the spring and process in the fall

Favorite Books: More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Frank Turek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqzcDrILJ0

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo&app=desktop

 

flock: Black Australorp, guineas,...

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Favorite Books: More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Frank Turek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqzcDrILJ0

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo&app=desktop

 

flock: Black Australorp, guineas,...

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post #285 of 4333
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True smile.png

I don't want to go back either. I've learned a LOT from all those mistakes, and some of those mistakes gave me a few of my biggest gifts in life, my kids. So I definitely don't want to change anything. Just ironic when I look back at all the opportunities for knowing God that crossed my path, and I was too busy working, or partying, or making some dumb excuse as to why I would look into it next Sunday, until all those "next Sundays" became 20 years later...

It's rough watching from the outside now wink.png

Go back?
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Wealth is a nightmare. With each coveted thing we buy, we lose a thing we dream about.
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Go back?

Yep, back. Backwards in time... Lol

Now that I finally feel like I'm starting to understand SO much about why life can be so...hard. Times I was tested and didn't know it, and I obviously chose the wrong answer. Times I had opportunity to teach, and I didn't. Times I could have forgiven, and instead I dwelled and harbored anger, and malice towards others.

Times I was most definitely not a Christian.

Regrets. Regrets about being so blind and deaf to what I already knew as a child. That God loves me and always has, that he tested me to make me strong, took things from me to help me see how much I didn't need the world, but I needed his Son to learn from and be an example to others.

We can't go back, but we have the ability to teach those below us how not to make the same mistakes. To take that Bible and hold it close, because someday you'll look back and realize that it held all the answers all along.

Job. The book of Job always does that to me lol, makes me think that all those trials had a purpose, to bring me closer to Him.
Edited by shortgrass - 12/17/16 at 8:23am
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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yes, I have handed the keys over to the younger.
I mow grass in the summer and break ice in the winter, incubate in the spring and process in the fall

Now, that's keeping it simple wink.png

I'll be there someday lol big_smile.png
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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yes, I have handed the keys over to the younger.

I mow grass in the summer and break ice in the winter, incubate in the spring and process in the fall

That is my dream :rolleyes:

I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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post #289 of 4333
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Bible documentaries on like, history channel, I don't trust. Most of the guys on the radio are pretty good. Billy Gram and Charles Stanley (Stanley is on TV btw) are famous, and not without reason. They preach the Bible, and nothing else.
My dad likes Billy Graham and I've heard good things about him. I haven't listened to him though. Never heard or Charles Stanley
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My dad likes Billy Graham and I've heard good things about him. I haven't listened to him though. Never heard or Charles Stanley

He's awesome. A bit on the quiet side, but hey, there's mikes in there for a reason!

I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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