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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #35 on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 10:01:08 »

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #36 on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 10:54:42 »
How happy does he look?

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #37 on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 11:36:48 »
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"If the focus of the church is on having a large crowd in a big place where people can come and feel warm and welcomed, then you and I will plan accordingly. We will prioritize a nice church campus for people to drive to and where they can find a convenient parking space. We'll give them a latte when they walk in the door, and then we'll provide state of the art entertainment for their children while treating them to a great show that leaves them feeling good when they drive away in a timely fashion. Variations of this vision engineered for the savvy Christian consumer are multiplied across the landscape of our country today, and they work well. The crowds come and the vision is realized.

But what happens when our vision changes? What happens when our primary aim is not to make crowds feel comfortable but to exalt God in all His glory? Suddenly our priorities begin to change. More than you and I want people to be impressed by the stuff we can manufacture, we want them to be amazed by the God they cannot fathom. More than we want to dazzle them with our production, we want to direct them to His praise. And the last thing we want to do is raise up people who are casual in the worship of God as they sit back and enjoy their lattes. Instead, we want to raise up people who are so awed, so captivated, so mesmerized by the glory of God that they will gladly lose their lattes - and their lives - to make his greatness known in the world." (Platt, David, Radical Together, p. 106-107)


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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #38 on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 11:46:51 »
[Posted by my daughter, who is 33 weeks pregnant. Jeremiah is her 4 year-old son.]

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Jeremiah just asked me if I had two babies in my tummy would I have two humps like a camel?



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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #39 on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 11:54:03 »
[Posted by my daughter, who is 33 weeks pregnant. Jeremiah is her 4 year-old son.]

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Jeremiah just asked me if I had two babies in my tummy would I have two humps like a camel?



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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #40 on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 11:55:50 »
Why??   ??? 







Ah, this makes my heart hurt for this young man!  It seems to me there is lots of self loathing going on.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #41 on: Thu Feb 21, 2013 - 12:19:23 »
In spite of the spelling errors, this is amusing.   ::smile::


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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #42 on: Thu Feb 21, 2013 - 12:23:43 »
Taken early this morning in Springfield, MO during a batch of thunder sleet.


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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #43 on: Sat Feb 23, 2013 - 05:07:55 »
Why??   ??? 


My best guess is that it is a person who hates themselves.  They want their outside to look the way, they feel they really are on the inside?  Perhaps?

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #44 on: Tue Feb 26, 2013 - 16:21:21 »
Psalm 34:15-The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.


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Re: Found on Facebook
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I love this!  Thanks for sharing...

As a side note, I have often thought how sad it is when Satan is able to use God's very own to accuse, humiliate, discourage, frighten, condemn, confuse, rush, worry, and push others. 

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #47 on: Wed Mar 06, 2013 - 13:07:01 »
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I am having a real difficult time struggling with "Praise" whatever, praise teams/ praise band etc. I find trying to worship with that "show" entertainment" going on difficult to worhip in that kind of atmosphere... comments plz.



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Below are two letters written regarding a distaste for "modern music".

Letter #1- I am no music scholar, but I feel I know appropriate church music when I hear it. Last Sunday’s new hymn – if you can call it that – sounded like a sentimental love ballad one would expect to hear crooned in a saloon. If you insist on exposing us to rubbish like this – in God’s house! – don’t be surprised if many of the faithful look for a new place to worship. The hymns we grew up with are all we need.

Letter #2:

What is wrong with the inspiring hymns with which we grew up? When I go to church, it is to worship God, not to be distracted with learning a new hymn. Last Sunday’s was particularly unnerving. The tune was un-singable and the new harmonies were quite distorting.


The first letter was written in 1863 about the hymn “Just As I Am.”
The second letter was written in 1890 about the hymn “What A Friend We Have in Jesus.”
It is amazing no matter how things change they still stay the same.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #48 on: Wed Mar 06, 2013 - 13:40:49 »
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I am having a real difficult time struggling with "Praise" whatever, praise teams/ praise band etc. I find trying to worship with that "show" entertainment" going on difficult to worhip in that kind of atmosphere... comments plz.



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Below are two letters written regarding a distaste for "modern music".

Letter #1- I am no music scholar, but I feel I know appropriate church music when I hear it. Last Sunday’s new hymn – if you can call it that – sounded like a sentimental love ballad one would expect to hear crooned in a saloon. If you insist on exposing us to rubbish like this – in God’s house! – don’t be surprised if many of the faithful look for a new place to worship. The hymns we grew up with are all we need.

Letter #2:

What is wrong with the inspiring hymns with which we grew up? When I go to church, it is to worship God, not to be distracted with learning a new hymn. Last Sunday’s was particularly unnerving. The tune was un-singable and the new harmonies were quite distorting.


The first letter was written in 1863 about the hymn “Just As I Am.”
The second letter was written in 1890 about the hymn “What A Friend We Have in Jesus.”
It is amazing no matter how things change they still stay the same.

 ::smile::

Our pastor included two letters regarding the inappropriateness of "today's" youth in church.  The letters expressed distaste for their choice of apparel, the way they wore their hair,  the way they talked; the slang they used, and the unGodly way they conducted themselves.

Much of our congregation nodded in agreement.  Once the pastor had us all drawn into his trap, he revealed the source of the letters.   One was written hundreds of years ago, the other was much more contemporary, it was from the early 1950's.  rofl


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It is amazing no matter how things change they still stay the same.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #49 on: Thu Mar 21, 2013 - 20:04:52 »
I posted this just a little while ago:

Documentation of the Spring Atrocity:
Taken at 7:00 pm and it's still coming down. So much for an early spring. Rotten groundhog knows nothing.








A friend responded with this:

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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #51 on: Mon Mar 25, 2013 - 13:26:52 »
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #52 on: Tue Mar 26, 2013 - 14:11:20 »
A friend posted this for her daughter:


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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: ”How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
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It made me think of Matthew 6:34 ~
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #56 on: Fri May 03, 2013 - 10:01:15 »
This is one for the record books. In recorded history, Arkansas has never had snow in May.


May 3 2013 Fayetteville AR


And the high temp for May 1 was low 80's.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #57 on: Sun May 19, 2013 - 20:55:36 »
One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.

Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?"

"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?")
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her.
"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading."
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start
at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."

"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman.

"But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden.
"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment."

"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #58 on: Tue May 21, 2013 - 12:30:35 »


Found in Moore, Oklahoma... posted by Salvation Army.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #59 on: Sat May 25, 2013 - 13:56:07 »
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #61 on: Mon Jun 03, 2013 - 09:30:24 »
Posted by one of our own. (Janine)


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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #62 on: Tue Jun 25, 2013 - 12:33:19 »
I am not on fb so I usually miss all this stuff, but this one got forwarded to me: (the post is a quote from the 2nd link off the fb page)

https://www.facebook.com/Musicademy/posts/10151688804429433?utm_source=Musicademy+Worship+Resources+Magazine&utm_campaign=a21cba43a7-newsletter1306e&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ceb1d20f-a21cba43a7-222701337
http://www.jonacuff.com/stuffchristianslike/2013/06/top-16-worship-music-typos/

Top 16 Worship Music Typos

Recently I did a post about noticing typos in the worship music. The comments on that post were funnier than the post. Here are the best, completely real, typos people have noticed at church:
 
1. “Lord, You are more precious than silver… Lord, You are more costly than golf.”
 
2. Easter. The line was supposed to read “We were naked and poor” but instead it read “We were naked and poop.” Quite possibly the best typo of all time. I could not stop laughing for the rest of the song. It was epic.
 
3. ‘Defender of the week’ like Jesus is getting an award for being great at sports.
 
4. When we lived in Latin America: the line in the song was supposed to be “levantando manos santas” (lifting holy hands) but they wrote “monos” (monkeys) instead of “manos” and put that on the screen. Lifting holy monkeys. Um hmm. People standing around us thought the shekinah glory had come over us.
 
5. “Our God is greeter, our God is stronger.” I like that image. God greeting us as we walk into church. He’s like the little old lady who shakes our hands, only…He is God and God gives high fives! I assumed they left out the “a” and forgot to embrace the contraction, so I sing: “Our God’s a greeter.”
 
6. I made the power points for our colleges ministry and had a slide that, instead of saying Jesus my closest friend, said Jesus my closet friend. Don’t know how many people’s experience I ruined.
 
7. When I saw “Oh Lord Your Beautiful”, I wanted to stab my eyes. But I chose to say nothing. It was years ago. The fact that I still remember it means something.
 
8. I’ve noticed that, when we are singing “How He Loves,” the phrase “sloppy wet” gets misspelled to “unforeseen.” Not even close! C’mon, media team!
 
9. Lion of God turned into “Loin of God.” Fail. My bad.
 
10. I create the lyric sheets for our small fellowship, and one Sunday the “strumpets” were calling during Days of Elijah. Oops.
 
11. The slide said “four our sins He died.” Someone behind me asked if we’re on our own for the fifth sin.
 
12. The best one I have seen was: Amazon love, how can it be?
 
13. I’m personally a fan of “Angles We Have Heard on High” at Christmastime. I always assume they are right angles.
 
14. I once attended a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” where the phrase “surely He has borne our griefs” was printed as “surely He has borne our briefs” in the programs given to the audience. I laughed for a while.
 
15. My favorite? It was in the song “The Great I Am.” “Holy, Holy, Guacamole…”
 
16. My favorite is not a song lyric–it’s a typo in the Lord’s Prayer: “forgive us our debits as we forgive our debitors…” Not exactly the same meaning.


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Re: Found on Facebook
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« Reply #64 on: Tue Jul 02, 2013 - 05:35:01 »

LOL!!!  I love it!

That is one of my "Songs for the Paranoid" collection which also includes "I Can See for Miles" by the Who and Alan Parson's "Eye in the Sky."

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #65 on: Tue Jul 09, 2013 - 10:41:37 »
We have a heat advisory in effect today, might need this!


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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #68 on: Fri Aug 09, 2013 - 09:41:30 »
Our local news channel posted this on Facebook today:

Maybe we really are entertaining angels unaware.

Rescuers working to free a woman from a horrific car crash in eastern Missouri say a priest prayed with the crash victim and helped to calm everyone at the scene -- but then disappeared shortly afterward.

They haven't been able to find the priest since, sparking a spirited discussion -- was the priest actually an angel?

What do you think?

MORE: http://bit.ly/1cjnskm

(Photo courtesy KHQA-TV)


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« Reply #69 on: Fri Aug 09, 2013 - 11:38:38 »
Whether an angel or simply a man, a messenger from God seems appropriate.  ::smile::

I heard a similar story a while back, and IIRC; at a crash scene someone was suffering and was actually healed by a strange woman who then disappeared into the background.  I'll see if I can find it.


 

     
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