Originally Posted by Chickielady
Originally Posted by Cowgirlgrace
OK, positives here. All my stuff in the greenhouse is coming up.
Spoke to my neighbor yesterday. He's been with the Shipyard 35 years. He spoke with a buddy in HR who checked my online app and I got some pointers so hopeful for that interview I know is coming soon..
My neighbor is also a Church marriage counselor with his wife. I have not shared much with them about relationship issues the 20 years we've been neighbors and shared a BUNCH ( unfortunately my weakness) yesterday. So much crap. He was blown away. But just making lots of changes in MY life and feeling empowered and supported. God has plans and is in control so am comforted. Things will change dramatically and to quote a verse in the Bible:"I lift mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help (strength)? My help comes from the Lord who made both Heaven and Earth". I'm looking at a photo of DH from before we were married but dating. We had been on a back pack trip with our Church college group. He is standing on a rock over looking a vast expanse of hills we're hiking in. Many years ago I put that photo in a frame and added that verse onto the photo and gave it to him as a gift. It was a very cherished gift. I just wish he would take it to heart these days as I do. But life goes on and we each do with it as we see fit.
I also was reading in Joel Osteens book "It's Your Time". And one statement he wrote about has really stuck with me. He said "God doesn't do things TO you. He does them FOR you". So bad things that happen may be perceived as bad but when we keep ours eyes on God and keep the faith we will see that those bad things end up having a silver lining. "All things work together for good"
Soooo, so much for preaching but just wanted to point out no matter how bad my life may seem I KNOW I am taken care of. Ever hear the story of 'Footprints in the Sand"? God walks with you side by side in the sand so there a 2 sets of footprints. Then one day there is only one set of footprints and we assume they are ours and we question God about why he abandoned us only to hear the answer that the one set was Gods and He was carrying us. All I got to say is God is my ROCK. Thats my story and I'm stickin to it!
That explains why I have lived in a storage (over my life time) shed with 3 men (varioues times), and birthed several children...and never once had so much as a BAND of a wedding ring~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I had land, and raised produce & animals.....and my kids...................in the wildness of Idaho.
In the process, I attracted loosers.
Just attracted yet more "user friendly men" everytime I asked for someone to come help harvest timber~~~~~~
Or fire wood................. or help side the house..........
From one day to the next I am so GLAD it is being done FOR me.
My God, is not the same as yours, he is not.
And in this content, it would be nice if one would not shove another's religion on anyone else.
I know ya ain't "Shovin"
So I find it would be really nic e if we all got along & quit saying OURS was the best ??
Cuz there is a million bazillion people here, and they all have their GODS
and who are we to say their GOD is not THEE God ?
Makes me wanna stay in my own Cathredral~~~~~~
P.S. The best things in life have changed !!!
The best things in life are WHERE THERE IS NO PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha ha ha
The land is pure & relatively clean...animals native still mate & raise their young....Otters, Muskrats, Deer, Elk.
Coyotes & Fox..................WE need to STOP overbreeding...I have said this before.
Originally Posted by Tailfeathers
Originally Posted by Chickielady
It would be really nice IF you all kept to the forum and NOT HOO-Hawing about your religion.
Like I have said befoer, there are a MILLION religions and a million GODS and I do not PUKE mine on you and I do not like you going on about YOURS.
Perphaps you all can start your own thread ???
More power to ya.
Equality & respect here !
I agree! How about a little equality and respect here!!! One of the reasons I rarely come to this thread is because I don't care to see all the dribble that goes on every single day that has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with poultry or waterfowl. And I'm really get sick and tired of some who seem to have NO problem talking about whatever they "believe" but as soon as someone mentions the word God or quotes the Bible, folks come screaming out of the woodwork like the world is coming to an end.
If folks on this thread are going to post about their aches and pains or what's for supper or how they had a bad day or a good day or whatever - THEN leave the gal alone and let her make her post! This particular thread more often than not looks like an episode of Peyton Place than having anything to do with chickens so if that's the case, then let the gal have her 5 minutes of air time!
And for what it's worth, there is ONLY One True God. Folks may think otherwise but that don't make it so.
You know what TF, your right, there are times when this forum talks about other stuff, and maybe that's because a lot of us have gotten to know others here through this forum and we feel for them, we support them, in chickens, in horse in sickness, ect. And yes Greg this is America, I was so proud to be an American I decided to Serve for her, and I'm glad I did! If we weren't free, we wouldn't be able to have this discussion. Everyone has religious freedom here, and yes this forum is probably not the place to air that, and I don't think anyone in the last few post PUSHED anything, I have seen posts from others about other issues, I have posted my own. I come to this forum because it is familiar, and most of the time supportive of everything, and I have gotten to know many on this forum personally, I'm sorry the discussion doesn't always center on poultry ect. But, I for one am glad that I can come to a place where I have friends who, may or may not listen, may or may not have a response to my post, it's their prerogative. And yes Greg there has been talk of drunks and chi-mos and pain and hurt, I personally apologize to anyone I may have offended or embarrassed with my recent ravings, it won't happen again. I would hate to think that some of my friends on here would feel ostracized because they shared their illness and pain and we told them "you can't say that it's not about poultry" Believe me when I say there have been some topics on here that made me want to jump in with two feet and get down and dirty, but I haven't, it just an opinion. I hope with all my heart that both you TF and Greg try to look at the good stuff that comes with this thread, and the very good people who are on it. I respect and admire both of you for your beliefs and knowledge. I hope we can all respect others who don't necessarily believe as each individual has the freedom to do.