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August 20, 2019, 08:36:33 pm

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General Discussion / Re: Shooting in El Paso, TX
Last post by jiminpa - August 04, 2019, 09:13:49 am
It's sad. It's one of those things that makes me almost wish I didn't believe that freedom is better than authoritarianism. The facebook meme that points out that when we had gun racks in our trucks at school no one got shot makes me wonder what's changed since I was a teen, and wish that we could change that back.
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General Discussion / Shooting in El Paso, TX
Last post by Bryan - August 03, 2019, 09:26:12 pm
Another horrible tragedy, one that hits a bit closer to home for me.  I lived in El Paso for 6 years while in the military.  My wife worked in the mall that this shooting happened in and I still own a few electronic items that I purchased from this Walmart.
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Summer Activity
Last post by jiminpa - July 27, 2019, 09:19:02 am
Going to dirt track, stock car races. I live near what was once one of the top dirt tracks in the U.S. and it's still a good track, just not quite what it once was. I don't go as often as I used to, but I still make it a few times a year.

I want to get back into canoeing, but it just doesn't seem to work out when I try.
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Summer Activity
Last post by Optimax - July 26, 2019, 09:39:21 am
My favorite summer activity is fishing. I enjoy getting out on the lake, enjoying the scenery, the water, and catching fish.
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Summer Activity
Last post by flaglady - July 23, 2019, 06:51:52 pm
Me too! Though my version is to open all the doors and windows and 'melt' inside!
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Summer Activity
Last post by Bryan - July 20, 2019, 11:09:48 am
Melting in the sun!

Followed closely by swimming with my family and enjoying the outdoors
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General Discussion / Favorite Summer Activity
Last post by Optimax - July 20, 2019, 10:23:45 am
What is your favorite summertime activity?
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General Discussion / Re: Judging less so that I can...
Last post by Bryan - July 04, 2019, 12:34:08 pm
Its definitely something I need a reminder of.  Hard to show God's love through a judgemental heart.
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General Discussion / Re: Accepting my place
Last post by jiminpa - July 03, 2019, 08:57:57 am
You have both done more than you know.
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General Discussion / Re: Accepting my place
Last post by Bryan - July 01, 2019, 10:40:16 pm
Quote from: flaglady on July 01, 2019, 07:20:02 pmBryan, my lovely brother - that is beautiful ! Truly heartfelt and lovely. I have thoughts like that from time to time but sadly I have no activities such as you describe (reading the Bible in Iraq?) to back my feelings up. So I do get down in the dumps about it more often than not. 

I understand your frustration.  From a different POV sure, but still the feeling of not really accomplishing much can wear on a person who does genuinely love the Lord.

I have always thought that even if I couldn't do something concrete in ministry, then at least my prayers could reach a place I couldn't.

I am positive that when we get to heaven, we will only then realize how big (or little) an impact we have had for the Kingdom.  My fear remains that I haven't and won't be able to do enough, but it's honestly out of my hands.  I just have to trust Jesus to bring me the labor he has for me.

If that's being a Pastor, then Shepherd through me Lord.

If it's being a prayer warrior, then may the Spirit guide my words.

If my only purpose is ever to flip burgers at the local restaurant, then may I carry myself in a way that brings Yahweh glory and praise.

We all have different callings, but the same purpose, to bring God glory in whatever task he has assigned us.
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