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General Discussion / Happy Birthday JeCrois!
« Latest: by Pete on December 16, 2017, 05:00:46 AM »
Happy Birthday JeCrois, from all of us at HGO!

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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by flaglady on December 13, 2017, 11:41:52 AM »
Oh I'd love to do that but sadly my social contacts, presently being almost zero, don't give me the opportunity. My spiritual feeding these days have been confined to doing the daily readings on biblegateway. In fact, I've been reading the bible through from Genesis to Revelation this year. Have it on audio so I can read it and listen at the same time. It's been an interesting journey which ends in a few days so I plan to start it again. It's narrated by Max McLean. Ever heard of him?
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by jiminpa on December 13, 2017, 12:35:41 AM »

I rather enjoy discussing topics where people have different viewpoints than I do. It's only in listening to opinions different from our own that we can really begin to understand one another better. It doesn't mean we'll all agree but when it's done respectfully, it can cause us to examine why we hold the views we do and consider that maybe, just maybe, people who disagree with us might actually be able to teach us something.


Years ago I decided that I was going to approach all people with the idea that they had something from God for me. This really changes the way you interact with people, especially those who hold differing viewpoints. Instead of picking apart their arguments, I instead try to look for what it is God has for me from them. I no longer see them as opponents but rather as a gift to be treasured and sought out.


It's a different perspective, and I've found that it helps me grow as a person as well as growing in my relationship with God.


Perhaps I'll start a controversial topic to discuss. Lord knows there are plenty to choose from...  ;)


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That could be fun. There's enough respect here that we can disagree without getting personal. I didn't agree with you on the gun topic, but it hasn't diminished my opinion of you a bit, and then again you didn't agree with me either. I think it was productive though.

I really wish I could solidify my issues with WoF enough to start a thread, again it would be fun, and we would have a growth opportunity.
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by Pete on December 12, 2017, 06:22:31 PM »

I do.

Maybe I should start a thread about the flaws of WoF. I actually want to flesh that one out, but I can't really articulate my concerns with it well.

Controversies are kind of nice on here, because we make our points, run the topic to the end and then stop arguing. It's not about winning the argument; it's about discussing the topic.


I rather enjoy discussing topics where people have different viewpoints than I do. It's only in listening to opinions different from our own that we can really begin to understand one another better. It doesn't mean we'll all agree but when it's done respectfully, it can cause us to examine why we hold the views we do and consider that maybe, just maybe, people who disagree with us might actually be able to teach us something.


Years ago I decided that I was going to approach all people with the idea that they had something from God for me. This really changes the way you interact with people, especially those who hold differing viewpoints. Instead of picking apart their arguments, I instead try to look for what it is God has for me from them. I no longer see them as opponents but rather as a gift to be treasured and sought out.


It's a different perspective, and I've found that it helps me grow as a person as well as growing in my relationship with God.


Perhaps I'll start a controversial topic to discuss. Lord knows there are plenty to choose from...  ;)


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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by jiminpa on December 12, 2017, 03:03:42 PM »
Controversy and strife always drives traffic. Remember when I started the topic on common sense gun control?  :angel:


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I do.

Maybe I should start a thread about the flaws of WoF. I actually want to flesh that one out, but I can't really articulate my concerns with it well.

Controversies are kind of nice on here, because we make our points, run the topic to the end and then stop arguing. It's not about winning the argument; it's about discussing the topic.
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by jiminpa on December 12, 2017, 02:51:48 PM »
Wow was meant more for the way you were being spoken of, not anything you had said or done Jim.  Not aimed at you, or really anyone in particular, just not a very godly way to express what was being expressed.
Oh, then I'm sorry now that I asked.

Maybe I should have worded what I said better, though. My intent was better than I seemed to have come across.
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by Bryan on December 12, 2017, 12:12:01 PM »
???

Wow was meant more for the way you were being spoken of, not anything you had said or done Jim.  Not aimed at you, or really anyone in particular, just not a very godly way to express what was being expressed.
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by Bryan on December 12, 2017, 12:10:50 PM »
Good thing, I was about to break out into a happy dance to get the traffic going again  :amen:
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by Optimax on December 12, 2017, 10:51:41 AM »
This forum is and has been a blessing to many over the time it has been in operation.

There has been a lot of Godly Wisdom said through many of the participants.

There has been many very very good and informing discussions about various subjects of God's Word, which I believe have led to spiritual growth in all of us.

It would be very sad to see the forum closed.
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General Discussion / Re: sshhhh - it's so quiet, oh so quiet ...
« Latest: by flaglady on December 12, 2017, 05:35:56 AM »
Happily, no!  :hugegrin:
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