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25/08/2006, 05:23 AM
New Thread Time.
25/08/2006, 06:56 AM
It has been interesting reading all the opinions on when life begins and contraception. I too am of the opinion that life begins at conception.
Abstinence. Is where I am. Let's not go there.
POV, you're not the only one! Though on the odd occasion when we do, we just use condoms. I really don't like hormonal contraaceptives, I don't think they agree with me and I don't like interfering with my hormones
. My son asked me who 'that boy' (Torin) is when he saw me reading EB, and what he is holding in his hands!
mishym, I have just posted in the child sponsorship thread. We have sponsored 16-year-old Soule through Plan for 7 years. I am thinking about changing which organisation we sponsor through when we are no longer sponsoring Soule - any suggestions anyone? Having said that, I have been happy with Plan.
mishym (again!) I hope you find a solution that works for you and is compatible with your beliefs. This must be so hard for you
. I will pray that it works out for you.
Could people please pray for my DH this weekend? He is joining us at church tomorrow for a children's games afternoon, to which the parents are also invited for their own social thing. I just really hope that people will be friendly and welcoming to him, as he doesn't normally attend church with us. Thanks!
25/08/2006, 08:17 AM
Good morning all!
Busy day over here, I have a load of house work that needs doing etc etc
I have friends coming for dinner tonight.
Guess I will see you all around a bit later.
Sorry, I am so tired, I don't have much to say.
25/08/2006, 08:35 AM
Mishy - praying for you as you struggle with the contraception issue. Re the child sponsership - we are looking at going through the Smith Family to sponser an Australian child. The money goes to the child as a scholarship to pay for school fees, books etc.
patscat - how exciting that your DH is coming home today. I can understand you'd be excited after 2 whole weeks! Hopefully your DH has planted some seeds with your friends. Praying for your TTC efforts.
Shell - thanks for the info on NFP. I will have to look into it a bit more after bub is born.
julita - praying! It's good to see he is willing to come along & participate. Baby steps...
Hi to everyone else that I may have missed from the last thread!!
25/08/2006, 11:06 AM
Off to suss out the WDYT thread to see what the uneducated and unenlightened have to say...
The ignorant can be so entertaining at times... and at others very annoying!!! <_<
I might head over there myself (I rarely visit WDYT) when I have finished my housework (which will probably sometime when I have died!!!!!)
25/08/2006, 11:58 AM
I can see how my comments could be used against me.... but I must speak as I find.
Those who refuse to hear another argument ARE ignorant. Those who refuse to be educated by at least listening to another point of view ARE ignorant.
My Dad sadly is one of those people. He deliberately ignores your statements and presses his own opinon, right or wrong. It's ignorance to bag something you don't understad. It's ignorance to not even look into another argument and see what they are talking about.
Jesus wasn't exactly sensetive either - he called the Pharisees a bunch of vipers. That's pretty insulting, and I don't think people saw Jesus any less.
If I get criticized for not being a perfect Christian because I speak the truth... bring it on! I will NEVER be a perfect Christian. I strive to be Christ like. If people want to be petty, then they can go ahead. No skin off my nose.
25/08/2006, 12:38 PM
Hi all - I didn't realise we'd started a new thread... bit slow today!
I'm feeling great because I just got my hair chopped off! I haven't had it cut since DD was born (she's 20 months now!). It was really really long and I loved it but it hurt my head because it was just so heavy (I have very thick, curly red hair). Now it's so so short - it's so strange! I probably look a big middle aged now but what the heck - I AM middle aged!!!! LOL!
pastcat - hope the reunion was great - will be lovely to have him back!
Re. WDYT I found it interesting that the first comment in my thread about how do people account for supernatural occurrences:
Gullibility, hysteria, naivete, wishful thinking.
Sigh. But I probably might've said the same thing 7 years ago. Now I know differently but it's impossible to explain to someone if they've not had a supernatural experience AND won't acknowledge GOd. I find it so sad to think some people believe science is all there is. What's the point of being here, or loving, or feeling? ANyhoo - it's getting to be an interesting thread...
Oh and I agree about not putting down people who disagree with us or won't even consider our viewpoint. They don't have the holy spirit and don't know about grace - without those things they can't be any different. We will not always be Christ like but I just think sometimes we don't need to fan the flames... We need to pray!
25/08/2006, 01:29 PM
OH mEEEEE!! I looooove black jelly beans!!!
THough I am supposed to be losing weight....
Funny - if the mind can make a miracle happen because you want it so bad... why isn't THIS working? I want to be skinny soooo bad.. but yet my mind can't make this miracle happen... <_<
25/08/2006, 03:52 PM
No, POV, I am in Melb and I've heard of Nar Nar Goon. Couldn't tell you where it is though...
I guess it's near Cranbourne then?
Bondia, I've noticed your WDYT thread, it's certainly moving. I haven't had time to read it yet but IKWYM about how it starts.
Oh no! I left DD unattended for 5 minutes and she has shredded half a roll of toilet paper all over her room! She is into everything ATM, I can't keep up with her.
Thanks for the prayers for DH. He came to a newcomer's lunch at church with us a couple of weeks ago and said it was fine, so I hope tomorrow will be even better.
25/08/2006, 04:18 PM
That is absolutely wonderful! You must be so relieved! So glad you had the blood test
25/08/2006, 06:25 PM
I just found this thread, I haven't had as much time as I did to check all the forums that I frequented on eb when I was pg
so I didn't realise there was a buddy group, yay!
I just tried to read back but just read through all of #3 (talk about picking a random place to start
). So I will try to catch up to learn more about everyone, I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all, it's a bit hard when I just post comments here and there in Your Spirituality.
I just wanted to say a big thanks to POV
for sticking your neck out for the christians in the Why don't you believe thread, you're a legend, you got battered from every side. I wanted to say thanks in that thread but didn't want aggravate the situation
I did find that thread really interesting, I guess that it typified what I like about the WDYT section, just understanding the way people tick and what goes on in their minds. I'm such an amateur psychologist
Anyway I'm typing one handed and it really bugs me so I'll speak to you all soon
25/08/2006, 07:49 PM
This thread moves sooo quick, I've been so busy I haven't been able to get on here for a few days.
She-nanny - great news, very happy for you.
Must be the day for haircuts, My lil sis took me out today and surprised me with a haircut which she kindly paid for. My dd's dedication is on Father's day and I hadn't had my hair cut for 7 months!! So I'm feeling nice and pretty now
Will pray for all the prayer requests over the past few days too.
btw i'm in melbourne too, eastern suburbs.
26/08/2006, 12:33 AM
Nar Nar Goon
?? And I thought Tassie place names were bad!
Mmmmmm...black jelly beans
MINE MINE MINE! (sorry, had an attack of the gollums) Bec
got my hair cut too today!...
(although hairdresser Shoshoi did it -she's cheap
Just popped in while checking my mail - wanted to wish you all a great weekend... welcome emmamc
- just realised how close your DD is! Best wishes for the next few weeks! She-nanny!
Congratulations! and jutila
saying an extra special prayer for your DH's experience of church this Sundaypatscat
for your DH & his friends too after their recent conversation... if I've left anyone's particular prayer requests out, pls forgive me - I'm skim reading tonight...am finding it hard to concentrate without those black jelly beans
26/08/2006, 06:03 AM
, welcome! Your DDs all have beautiful names
what I like about the WDYT section, just understanding the way people tick and what goes on in their minds.
This is exactly why I read WDYT as well. it's interesting to see why people answer the way they do.
, great your DH is back, and that he has had a chance to talk about his faith (and not a confrontation after all). He might have left his friends with some things to ponder ...
There are quite a few of us in Vic! Better question might be, who is not
in Vic? And also quite a few pregnant or TTC. Those days are over here. I just loved being pregnant
Busy day here. We have my nephew's 2nd birthday party this morning then the church thing this afternoon. As DS went to another party yesterday afternoon and woke today at 5.30am
, he'll be a very tired little boy tonight. Have to go and make my nephew's lion birthday cake now.
26/08/2006, 06:56 AM
Thanks for the welcome ladies
I don't live in Vic, I'm from the Central Coast of NSW. I hate to admit that haven't even visited, as much as I'd love to. My sil lived in Melbourne for a couple of years when older dd's were 1-3 y/o and the thought of making a 12 hour car trip with them was too horrifying to contemplate, lol. And it was just too much effort to organise a baby sitter and fly down, I didn't really have the cash at the time. Now she is living in Perth and it is even more expensive to visit her. Oh well, my time will come to travel
Just thought I'd jump on this morning while I got a chance because it looks like it is going to be a busy weekend with family visiting, which is nice but no time for eb
26/08/2006, 08:06 AM
Hope you ladies have a great weekend, just popping my head in whilst the washing machine is going.. It has been great to read and catch up.
I have been hoping things would quiet down a bit but my pastor rang me yesterday and asked if she could talk to me.. Well things are not good at the moment, we have a bit of a crisis in church (gotta love a challenge) and I would say I am going to get busier.. Never mind. God has good plans for us! Must remind myself..
Please pray for us as we go through this time..
26/08/2006, 08:10 AM
welcome! Wow you have twins, they are gorgeous! Karen
sorry to hear about the church crisis.
who is not in Vic?
I'm in Brisbane, but was a Sydney-sider til 3 months ago. I've never heard of Nar Nar Goon - and I thought Humpty Doo was a funny name...
Oh and I can't stand black jelly beans!
26/08/2006, 09:58 AM
I am in country NSW.. I don't like black jelly beans, actually I don't like Jelly Beans at all.. LOL!
26/08/2006, 01:01 PM
Sha-woop-bop-a-loo-bop, the weekend's here!!
Hi to all!! Another here not in Vic - country NSW.POV
- do I dare ask why you went to Spotlight to buy milk? LOL. Would it be a bit high-school to say I am now intrigued (sp?) as to what towns you are referring to? Julita
- hope your dd didn't make too much mess with all that toilet paper! We have an outdoor loo, and if the door doesn't catch properly, our two dogs like to get in and shred the loo paper - heaps of fun to come home to a backyard covered in teeny tiny peices of paper (even better when it's been raining!). Sounds like a busy couple of days for you and your family. Good luck with the cake, and have fun at the party & church 'do'.Sue
- that's fantastic news!! Aren't you glad you did it, rather than stress for another 2 weeks? March won't take long to come around.emmamc
- welcome to the thread, have fun with the catch-up!patscat
- an hour of prayer, wow! I think the longest time I've prayed for in one hit would be about half an hour. What do you and your DH do for your quiet time? Do you spend it together, or seperately. This is something my DH & I need to work on. I get emails every day called 'Moments Together for Couples' that I am going to try and get to after dinner with DH.Becciboo
- amazing how good a haircut can make you feel, isn't it? That was very kind of your sister to do that for you.Shoshoi[/] - thanks! We are both very excited, though the time is starting to drag a bit. Only 16 days, only 16 days...
- praying. Hope the issues in your church sort themselves out & don't get too ugly.
Hi to everyone else. Another nice quiet weekend here, just pottering around, trying out our 'new' breadmaker, might do a bit of scrapping this arvo. DH wants me to teach him how to scrap, so should make for a fun & interesting afternoon!! Off now to check out the WDYT thread - have been avoiding, but you have all got me interested!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
26/08/2006, 02:30 PM
HI all Karen :
will be praying for you and the crisis happening in your church.Sue:
YAY thats so great! What a weight off your shoulders!!
Im not in Vic either, but we travel down there once a year to the mornington penninsular as thats where DH's family all is. Im also one of the preggo ones... not for much longer though!
Speaking of being pregnant, I had a scan today to check or the location of the placenta as it was previously over the cervix and that would mean a c/s (dont know if its shifted but definately praying for the best thing for bubs to happen, whatever that may be). Anyways the ultrasound chick was doing measurements and she was a bit taken aback. Im 33 weeks and bubs head measures 37weeks and belly measures 38weeks. This is going to be a MASSIVE kid lol! Bit nervous to be honest was kinda hoping itd be on the smaller side of things; but I just have to remind myself that we are blessed to be having a bub at all no matter what size
Hope you all have a great weekend
26/08/2006, 05:19 PM
Thank you, ladies, for all your prayers. My husband has reached Paris safely and has met up with his family. Yay! My cough and cold isn't any better, but my stress level is a lot lower now knowing he's safe and not wondering around in a foreign city looking for his family! (Not that there was much of a chance of that happening, but he doesn't call me 'worry wart' for nothing.)
Vicky77 - I don't know how many others are pregnant, but I am. Baby boy is due on 13/1/07, and he's our first.
Wooble - all the best with your little one. I am sure teh doctors and midwives will take good care of you and the lttle one.
Sue - excellent news!
26/08/2006, 05:32 PM
I hope no one minds if I jump into your group here?
I am Helen, 31 from Tassie. I have one ds (jalen) who is 2 and am married.
I have recently been finding myself questioning my understanding of God and what He has planned for me. I was raised Catholic but became disillusioned with the Church in my late teens. Since then I have not willingly attended any Church services.
Well tomorrow will change that. I have decided to go along to one of the local churches and check it out. I feel that there is something missing in my life and am hoping I can get some answers.
I would love to join this group as I explore my faith in the hopes that I might be able to get some help and support (and hopefully some prayers!)
I hope it's ok to just join in like this!
26/08/2006, 06:18 PM
Ullo you lot!!
Thought I would pop in briefly and say hi!!
Welcome to the group Helen. I hope and pray you find a church that can give you the right answers and THE answer.
I'm worship leading AND doing communion tomorrow, so pray for me!! I have a slightly blocked ear which buzzes when I talk and sing, so that will be very distracting. I pray that dissapears asap!!
Okay off to bath the kids.
I just want to say how very encouraged I have been from all you girls. I am so happy God lead me to you.
26/08/2006, 07:51 PM
Welcome to the group, Helen! Of course it's okay to just 'jump' into the group (well I hope so as that's what I did LOL). I have prayed that you will find some direction and answers and that your experience at church tomorrow will be a very positive one. Please let us know how tomorrow goes.
I have had a shocking headache all day today, but we got through it! Started with making my nephew's cake this morning and finding a nasty spider in the icing sugar (see my post in Venting). Then my nephew's party, then the games afternoon at church. It went really well, we all enjoyed it and just about everyone was friendly and welcoming to me and DH. I am pleased that DH has come twice recently to church activities and is now familiar with the place and some of the people. A funny story (sorry if TMI): DH took DS to the toilet, and DS said it's good to 'cross swords' (ie. cross streams IYKWIM?) in church because it reminds us of Jesus (the cross)
LOL at Bonnie Doon and Tooradin, POV! DH and I had a laugh at that.
Have prayed for you Skipper. I hope tomorrow goes well and your ear gives you no trouble.
27/08/2006, 08:23 AM
Morning all ... sitting here with my beautiful DD on my lap and lovely DH peering over my shoulder (oh - he just burped! Eew).
Vicky I'm hopeless with names, too, don't worry!
Helen welcome! I am so encouraged by your openness to explore a bit more. I really hope the church is welcoming for you - please keep us posted.
Sue I can't stop giggling about Poowong. We have a Toowong up here - but that isn't even remotely funny.
Jutila ugh about the spider! I had a little slug on my salad the other day. Blerch. But better than half a slug I suppose.
Re. being pregnant I'm not. But we would like to start TTC around October (so we can get the increased baby bonus, LOL, and so DD is at least 2 and a half). Last night I dreamt I had a baby girl. We named her Amber ... even though that's never been on our 'list'. She was very cute!
27/08/2006, 12:56 PM
Me again! Popped in to mention someone has now started a thread aout reincarnation in WDYT. So many interesting discussions happening of late! Keep praying!
PS does anyone know what this emoticon is meant to be:
ETA it's quiet here this morn - everyone must be at church!What's one thing you learn at church today?
I was reminded that we don't need to "sell" the gospel; and that it's false gospels that are usually pushed in a 'hard sell' type manner. Well, that's as much as I could gauge between running after DD!
27/08/2006, 01:55 PM
What's one thing I learned at church today?
In the brief time I spent in church today (spent nearly all of it in creche with DD clinging to my leg whinging!) someone up the front commented that "we are so lucky that we know our Heavenly Father". He was talking about how fortunate we are, as Christians, that we have God in our lives. That comment just struck a chord with me.
I was reminded that we don't need to "sell" the gospel; and that it's false gospels that are usually pushed in a 'hard sell' type manner.
A very good and interesting point, thanks for sharing it.
Interesting about your dream, Bondia. Some time after I had DS I had a vivid dream that my next baby would be a DD. I don't know whether that would have been the baby we lost (which I felt sure was a girl but was far too early to tell), or the DD we now have. But when I was pregnant with DD I had another very vivid dream that she was a girl, which I can still remember very clearly, and of course the dream was right
. Good luck TTC, I guess only time will tell if your dream was correct! BTW, I love
the name Amber.
I have been looking at those threads in WDYT as much as I get time to do. I think some of those nasty comments say more about the people making them than they do about those they are ridiculing.
I don't know what this means either -
- I'll also be interested if someone does.
She-nanny, thanks for posting that link to the town names. I laughed so hard I was almost in tears!
27/08/2006, 02:32 PM
Crikey - I've been logged on to the spirituality thread all weekend! Have actually been sick and nowehere near the computer...I have a life!...ehem, sort of! m'sprincess
my DS2 came 3 weeks early...make sure you're ready! Helen
Hey there, how did this morning go?
baby awake!...bye bye! talk soon
27/08/2006, 03:14 PM
Just a quick post to thank you for all your well wishes and prayers.
This morning went very well and I am so glad I went. I knew a couple of people there and other members were welcoming.
It was a very different Church experience to what I was used to, but interesting.
I will definately be going back!
What did I learn today? That it is not enough to do good things - we must do all we do for God, as one of His servants (this really hit home to me).
BBL for a more comprehensive update! lol
27/08/2006, 03:19 PM
Beautiful day everyone!
Today at church I learnt about the The Storehouse Principle! God told me to buy the book and so I have, have not been able to put it down until now when I thought I should have a break and visit the beautiful Christian Soul Sisters
I also learnt that God does not want us to live with stress in our lives... and so to live as God wants me to live, I am going to de-clutter my house, de-clutter my life, get my finances into order, build a storehouse, find time for everything I want to do and for everything that God wants me to do and live life to the fullest!
27/08/2006, 04:31 PM
What did I learn in church today? That 'you shall not murder' is a heck of a lot more complex than I first thought! I'm really looking forward to Tuesday's Bible study on this commandment...
wooble - isn't there a certain amount of error with those measurements? Praying for you for the next few weeks until your little one joins you.
POV - methinks you had too much time on your hands in geography lessons!
Gemstone - welcome! Glad to hear church went well for you, praying that it continues to be what you are looking for.
Skipper - how'd you go with leading & communion today? Hope the ears are a bit better.
patscat - thanks for sharing your quiet time. You must be happy to have your DH home again. Glad to hear his desert trek went well and was productive. That sermon sounds like it would have been very inspiring.
Julita - how's the headache? lol at your DS & his 'crossing swords' comment!
Bondia - how exciting for you to be almost TTC again! October isn't that far away. Sounds like you had an interesting sermon in church today.
Shoshoi - I am pretty much organised, but bubs doesn't seem to want to get the hint! Everyone keeps telling me I've 'dropped', but I think it's just giving me false hope now! How is your little one going?
Mishym - it is a lovely day here too. I must admit I am very happy to see spring showing itself early (give it a month or two though and I'll be sooking that it's too hot!) What a goal to aim for, all that decluttering!! Good luck with it all.
Thur - thanks for sharing that quote. I'm a real 'sticky' person - my computer screen is surrounds by bits of paper with quotes & notes. That's definately a sticker!
Bec - you must have been very busy this morning - no wonder you didn't hear much! Does your church have a creche, or were you all on your lonesome? Who would name a town Blowhard, and what were they smoking that made it seem like a good idea!
Oh my goodness, I've written a novel! Hope everyone has had a restful Sabbath, and we are all spiritually revived, mentally refreshed & physically rested to tackle the week ahead.
Off to check out what pots are being stirred in WDYT...
Sorry i havent been on here to post much. I have been really busy and I have had a really tough week. I never thought i'd see the day when a 7 year old child tells his teacher he wants to kill himself
My class is just so mixed up.
Welcome to all the new people. I hope to be able to post more often and get to know everyone a bit better.
As for where people live, I seem to be the only one here from Perth
Eeyone tends to forget about us wayyyyyyyyyy over here on out own
DH and I have been talking about TTC and it appears that he may be conviced to start TTC in October (yay!!) So i might be joining some of you who are thinking about it then.
As for church- I havent been to church in ages!. DH and I left the church I have been attending for 18 years because we both felt it was time for us to start again as a married couple (been married 2.5 years mind you) Unfortunatly its been rather difficult to find another church, so we are looking around but finding it hard to make the time to actually go to a new church.
I have a pretty big prayer point that i hope you dont mind me sharing. We're praying for a miracle and there is so much power in prayer that i hoped some of you would be prepared to pray for it. One of my friends is 22 week pg with her first. She had her 20 weeks scan which told them its a boy, and also told them that they found a lump on the babies lungs. Now there is a 60% chance that this lump will dissappear by 26 weeks when she has her next scan. The problem is that the 40% chance that it doesnt means that it might stay the same and have to be removed after birth, or get bigger. Now if it gets bigger and starts to place preassure on the baby's heart, they baby could die. If it develops in to a second stage, it releases a toxin that could kill the baby and the mum. They cant deliver the baby early because there are already so many problems with the lungs that it wouldnt survive. If it ends us that it may harm the mum, then they have to make the very difficult decision about what to do. BTW they are a christian couple.
So we are all praying for a miracle, that the lump will be gone in 4 weeks when she has her next scan. t would be really great if you could pray for that!! Thanks.
Well I hope your all having a great weekend. The weather here in Perth is wonderful. Its a nice change.
27/08/2006, 05:03 PM
I popped in to say thank you, to Sue for her post in Goddess Grove. Cali doesn't worry me one bit.
I use to be Amadahy.
27/08/2006, 05:16 PM
Just a quick one - DKD, I am praying for your friends, both for a positive outcome, and for the strength to get through the waiting of the next few weeks until the next scan.
27/08/2006, 05:40 PM
Oh and just a thought - Id perhaps rethink naming posters on EB who have "struck again"
You're totally right - I've edited. I can't believe I did that - thanks so much for the reminder. It's lovely to have this group for accountability Yay
to those TTC in October! Booooo
to the baby bonus not going up. Still, $4k is not to be sniffed at, especially when one's income is zero!
27/08/2006, 05:49 PM
Hi guys just letting you know ive changed from tao to tao78 because I wanted a thread of mine deleted and the moderators wouldnt delete it
the only way to get rid of it(or the only way that they would let me - and yes I asked kylie as well and she said no) was to get rid of allllll my posts since the start and unsign my membership and rejoin up - so just letting you know Im still here but as tao78 - not sure if many want 2 talk to me after the abortion thread riot
but just in case!... and letting you know.
27/08/2006, 07:33 PM
I learnt a few things in church today but probably the easiest to explain is that a lot of Christians look for the spiritual in the spectacular rather than seeing the spiritual in the simple. In other words everyday things are often more miraculous(sp?) than the big one off things. I can clarify if anyone wants me too.
Mishym - i have heard of the storehouse principle and would love to know more. Can you tell me what the book is called?
Well just a quick one, gotta go do dinner.
hehe, I just wanted to add that I have read the book about the mole with the poo on his head to my year 2's and they love it!! Particularly the boys and i have 20 boys in my class
Great way to get boys reading and a very funny book
27/08/2006, 08:20 PM
Sorry I haven't been around much. Been busy with...something. Just life I guess.Tao I have no idea what thread you're talking about. That being said, I'm against abortion too although I think I may differ with most of you on when life begins. But we needn't go into that.
I love reading what you all learnt in church.
I'll be around more often this week cos things are settling down.
27/08/2006, 08:29 PM
Oh Danielle, what a terrible situation for your friends to be in! I have prayed (and will continue to pray) for the lump to go and for God's peace, guidance and strength to be with them through this pregnancy. And how sad about the little boy you mentioned
. On another note, I have a brother living in Perth ATM, and much of my mother's family are from WA, so it's not 'forgotten' in my family lol.
mishym, I haven't heard of this book you are talking about but it sounds very interesting. What is the storehouse principle?
m'sprincess, my headache is much better, thanks for asking
. Unfortunately I am prone to headaches. You only have two weeks to go, how exciting! I hope you're not feeling too much late-pregnancy discomfort.
tao78, sounds like a lot has been going on in those WDYT threads that I haven't kept up with. Some of those threads move so fast. I'm very glad you're 'back though
27/08/2006, 08:46 PM
Welcome back Tao! Not sure what thread you are referring to but it's nice to have you back ... even with a little "78" at the end of your name (hmmm if that's your birth year you're a bit younger than me!)
27/08/2006, 08:52 PM
So sorry I can't really keep up with most of what's going on here... I am so tired.
The enemy LOVES to attack me when I am about to go forward and minister. Last night I barely slept at all because DH talked in his sleep ALL NIGHT LONG! I couldn't shut him up, as soon as I woke him he would fall back asleep and start up again!
But I got up, I began praying and worshipping God on my own in the shower. God showed me some pretty awesome stuff that he wanted me to share, the worship leading went really well. And so did communion. I was pretty happy with it all.
What I learned today was when God gives us a promise, he doesn't give us a time frame. The circumstance and the people involved HAVE to be ready.
Something like that.... I am so tired, I can barely see.
I'll come back tomorrow and hopefully not too much has happened since I have been gone.... thought already I feel like I have missed about a week.... I have no idea what is going on in here!
27/08/2006, 08:55 PM
Danielle - I'm not great on the praying thing (hoping to get better!) but I will pray for your friends.
becciboo - I too heard today about finding the spiritual in the simple things - about serving God in any way that we can, just so we can (if that makes sense).
I got a copy of the Bible today from my mum (it's my old one from school) and I'm hoping to find some time to read it. If anyone has any passages that they think I should start with, I would be grateful for the guidance!
27/08/2006, 09:04 PM
Well that day is over and a new one will start tomorrow.
The pastors had to make the announcement to the church this morning. They were not able to handle it the way they would of preferred to but at least it is out there..
I can't really go into too much detail but two pastors in the church have fallen and the families involved are devastated.. The church is devastated. But it shows that sometimes you can be pouring a lot out and not much is going back in and also we are all human and are all tempted...
I do believe this is just another bump in the steep mountain our new pastors have to get over (they did a great job today, I was so proud of them) I do believe that there is a beautiful horizon waiting at the top of the mountain and I can't wait to as a church we get there..
Thank you for your prayers today, I am sure they really helped..
27/08/2006, 09:30 PM
my suggestion would be to start from the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Then perhaps check out Genesis and Exodus. That'll keep you busy for a while!KarenV:
sounds like a very sad situation at church ...
Hope things look up from here on.
27/08/2006, 09:42 PM
I hope everyone is well.
Haven't been keeping up with the other threads so I don't know what you are referring to, Tao.
As for what I learnt at church today.. well, I didn't. I didn't go to church as I am still down with a cold and a nasty cough. I coughed all night last night and it feels like the morning sickness is back. Is that normal? At 21 weeks??
Another 6 sleeps before my husband gets home. Woohoo! I am so glad that he's with his family and it sounds like he's really enjoying himself. Unfortunately, the family is sick.. perhaps they are just over-tired from all that tarvelling. In any case I hope he doesn't catch it from them.
I felt really blessed this afternoon. An old friend of mine dropped by with some really nice things for me - some Palmer's cocoa butter cream, a lovely summer nightie (big enough to wear when my bump is bigger!) and a lovely calendar with inspirational bible verses for 2007. Isn't she lovely! Really thank God for friends like her, especially at times like these when I am feeling a little sad and vulnerable cos my husband is not here.
Thank you again for all your prayers. i really appreciate them
27/08/2006, 09:47 PM
Happy to share. I'm 32.
DH is 29 teehee
is your sig a vent at silly company policies?!
28/08/2006, 07:10 AM
I'm 23 and my husband is 31.
I'm so tired today. Just totally wasted and I've got so much cleaning to do (when do I not really?). DH will help me out before he goes to work so I can at least be calm knowing that it will be done..
Reading the Bible
I'd start with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Proverbs is very good too. Lurve Proverbs. LOL.
Alrighty, going to find out what the noise upstairs is about.
Have wonderful days!
28/08/2006, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the Bible guidance ladies. I started with Genesis last night, but might skip through to the New Testament tonight and try the Gospels.
Bondia - my sig's not really a dig at anything - it just made me giggle!
Oh, and I'm 31
28/08/2006, 07:51 AM
Just had to add a suburb very near where I live is Wattanobbi - if you don't believe me, look it up
They wanted to rename it but the people who live there don't want the hassle of changing their mailing details with everyone. You get so used to it that you don't think of how it sounds until it gets brought up, lol.
To answer the age q - I'm 27.
And I skipped church yesterday and after reading what everyone learnt in this thread I wish I'd gone, dh played drums at all three services (we have 2 in the morning and 1 at night) and said that they were really good messages, our pastor always preaches good messages, I just love him, such a faith-filled, godly man and always seeking God about where our church is going.
Skipper - I can't believe your husband talked in his sleep all night! It's funny what you said about being attacked when you are going to minister, my sister worship leads and when she was just starting (a few years ago) she had a prophecy about her voice and leading and that night in bed was woken up being choked by a demon! Pretty scary, I used to pray all the time that I wouldn't see a demon because I was really scared to, and I still haven't, my sister is much braver than me. Or maybe it is just that she more reliant on God
Karen - I know of churches that things like that have happened to and it really has only made them stronger. God uses big shakeups to revitalise churches. "All things work together for good for those who love the Lord"
Oops gotta go Amelie just woke up, this is latest she has ever slept!
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