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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2008, 06:43:51 AM »
Good day its cool here today and I was out to an early morning prayer meeting.
I have done some bible reading also and  I am reading a bible plan to read the bible through in a year.

Going to load the dish washer and than get on my treadmill  ,seeing its to cold for me to day to go for a walk. :crazy:

Blessings to you all!! <3

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2008, 08:01:07 AM »
You know Pat I was thinking about the pictures of your wedding we were looking at.  I can hardly believe it was in May.  What a wonderful day we had.  I really loved the time we had with family.  You were a beautiful bride. 

John got the small roof over the hall reshingled yesterday.  It was quite a job with it being a drizzly day. 

It is later than I thought, gotta run.


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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2008, 01:19:55 PM »
I certainly thought there would have been more posts before now. Where is everyone?

I have been to Curves, to the Chiropractor, to work and now back at home. I didn't take the dogs for their walks yesterday because of the rain so I will take them this afternoon and hope we don't get rained on.

I really need to  work on this small afghan I started many months ago, it will be for a great grand whenever that happens again.

I have been reading my Weight watchers cookbook looking for  dessert recipes to feed Keith that are low cal, however it is all in the amount he has per serving. there sure are some tasty sounding recipes, not just desserts but main dishes as well.

Larry how are you doing on your WW regimen?

Gotta sign off now and restart this computer as the firewall has just been updated and  it need to restart.

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2008, 01:37:40 PM »


My favorite animation above.  For you who are new...look at it and wait.  Surprise! 

Pat ~ I don't think I could be parted from my new husband.  I know you have obligations in Guelph and him in Virginia but I couldn't do it.  Especially if it was a long-distance courtship!!  (I have yet to be introduced to my new husband... ;) )

My doctor appointment went well.  She talked to me about my blood sugar.  All the numbers are in the norm.  Another fasting blood draw in February and an appointment a week later. 

Then I went to vote.  50 minute wait.  Never ever before has it taken that long to vote!!!  Great that everyone is coming out to vote!! 

Then I noticed the Embarq truck at the corner west of me.  When I got home, no phone or internet.  Must be burying the line deeper so the farmer can't get into it again next spring. 

My nephew went back to the woods earlier.  I called him to ask him to stop by the house on his way home.  I have two bags of rock salt at the back door for the softener in the basement.  Afraid to carrying them down the steps.  He can handle it.  He looks like Mr. Clean...shaved head and muscles!! 

Ivalou is in Ohio.  Jo had to spend the night and didn't have a way home from the hospital.  Myself, I think she just wanted to see her Mama and Mama wanted to see her daughter.  <3  I think Ivalou will be home at least tomorrow morning.  Thank you for all the prayers.  One can't have too many prayers said for them.



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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2008, 01:46:22 PM »



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Pat ~ I don't think I could be parted from my new husband.  I know you have obligations in Guelph and him in Virginia but I couldn't do it.  Especially if it was a long-distance courtship!!  (I have yet to introduced to my new husband...  )


That's the way both Paul and I feel too but we didn't plan for a builder to go bankrupt necessitating poor Paul to have to finish building his house himself.  He's staying out there at the house in a corner of the basement on foam pads as he's paying the subcontractors by the hour and he has to be there.  And there's no place for me to be there.  :(  Soon, though.


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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2008, 01:53:06 PM »
I thought this was good for Election Day:

As I prepare to go to the polls today, I go with a heavy heart believing that though neither candidate is even close to perfect there are stark differences between the two.  I recognize that no matter which of these candidates is elected our world and our society is heading toward that day when Jesus Christ will come in full splendor and judge with power and might - unrighteousness - and He will bring in His new age of eternal glory and eternal life where all knees will bow.

As long as we have life and breath, we we are to learn His ways and and walk in them  - detesting evil and vigorously opposing it.

My friend Art Ally stated it this way in his prayer letter today
" ... I was able to spend yesterday in fasting and prayer for the future of our nation. I started out asking Him to extend His mercy one more time but ended up acknowledging His sovereignty and concluding with 'Thy will be done.'

If a McCain win doesn't return this nation to following Him again
wholdheartedly, then what's the point? Ultimately, we deserve
what we might get with an Obama presidency. But, then again,
we have always deserved what we might have gotten -- but His
mercies have continued to be extended. He may do it again -- but He will not contend with us forever. ..."

Lastly, I'm not much of a musician or singer, but I found myself drawn to the piano today and began wailing on it the following song.

"O Father, You are Sovereign"

I recorded it and am playing it over and over periodically through the day.


O Father, You are sovereign
In all the worlds You made;
Your mighty Word was spoken,
And light and life obeyed.
Your voice commands the seasons
And bounds the ocean's shore,
Sets stars within their courses
And stills the tempests' roar.

O Father, You are sovereign
In all affairs of man;
No powers of death or darkness
Can thwart Your perfect plan.
All chance and change transcending,
Supreme in time and space,
You hold your trusting children
Secure in Your embrace.

O Father, You are sovereign
The Lord of human pain,
Transmuting earthly sorrows
To gold of heavenly gain,
All evil overruling,
As none but Conqueror could,
Your love pursues its purpose-
Our souls' eternal good.

O Father, You are sovereign!
We see You dimly now,
But soon before Your triumph
Earth's every knee shall bow.
With this glad hope before us
Our faith springs forth anew:
Our Sovereign Lord and Savior,
We trust and worship You!
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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2008, 01:59:40 PM »
I apologize for my absence yesterday.  I was having computer problems.  I think it's back to normal now, except that a LOT of emails have disappeared.  ALL of the ones I received while I was away, and I hadn't even gotten to read them, so I don't know who or what I missed.  Does anyone know how I might get them back?

I went to my chiropractor this morning for a top to toe realignment, then we went to vote.  We actually had to wait for a very short time, which has never happened before.  Oh, how I pray every Christian prayed earnestly over this election.  There is so much at stake!

Carol, you mentioned that Marilyn's might be the first wedding of CP posters---Nope!  Our dear Pat and her Paul were first!  (I think.)  Anyway I am not remembering any others just now.

Jeanne and Janice--Welcome back!!  We have missed you both and are so happy to have you posting again.

I will come back later to do this week's questions.
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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2008, 03:45:56 PM »
I thought if I went to vote around 9:00 this morning I'd beat most of the crowd but I guess a lot of other people had the same idea.  We have four polling places in our little town and at mine I was already #153.  That's usually almost a full day's voting.  I've never had to wait in line and this morning there were four people ahead of me.  I guess these presidential candidates have really stirred things up.

Now for the trivia:

Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season?  All four - each has its own special beauty.

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible - I will lift my eyes to the hills...

3.  What's your favourite colour?  Blue

4.  What hymn encourages you?  It is Well With My Soul - and - Till the Storm Passes Over

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.  Reading, computer

6.  What's your favourite food?  Chocolate and/or peanut butter

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?  I can't think of any place I'd rather be than right here.

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ?  Joseph who struggled with so many troubles and never lost his faith

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2008, 04:25:35 PM »
Janet - I love that poem!  Whose is it?  Oh that we would always come with awe and worship before the sovereign God.

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2008, 05:05:19 PM »
We took one vehicle in for an oil change & free tire rotation - using a newcomer coupon.  The newcomer coupons really have come in handy .  Walked through a very fancy store that has all sorts of things for the house - countertops, sinks and all.  Wonderful designs.  Walked away & my purse was closed the entire time. 

Pat:  I didn't realize that your builder left you in the lurch.  That is a lot of work for Paul and I hope that he gets people to show up and do their jobs in a timely fashion.  You two can handle it - you have already handled much more in your lives.  We lost a bundle this year on helping a contractor out who needed money to build a few apartments - we would go up to see the land and no one working so I guess that the contractor really didn't intend to get anything finished after all.  It is much too easy to let things go and not communicate. 

Janet:  So now you are all aligned from top to toes - good for you.  Nice to see you posting.

Larry:  Would you believe that I have not been able to sew a thing yet - company coming Saturday and tomorrow is my physical with a new doctor, but the bed and bath are ready for anyone.  I am making this next quilt out of batik cotton and need to delicately wash the pieces first and air dry and it has been too windy to do anything.  Rain & wind tomorrow - the mountains are getting snow. 


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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2008, 05:16:26 PM »



Yes, Carol...  It will be a lovely home though when Paul gets finished with it.

I've added more wedding photos if anyone would like to have  a look..

http://www.christianphotographers.com/community/index.php?topic=6998.0

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2008, 06:05:18 PM »
Those are lovely photos, Pat.  Again, I wish you every happiness.

I am ready to start writing my review of our European River Cruise.  If it is published in our newspaper, I will get $100 off the price of a future trip!

I went with Darrel yesterday to Liberal and got a whole lot of photos printed, not nearly all of them, though.  And they charged me for the archival CDs and failed to include them, so I need to call them tomorrow and see what can be done about that.  I really want all the photos on CDs so I can keep them safe.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is showing at our little movie house, this is the last night.  I think I would like to go, and avoid a couple of hours of election returns!  I will ask Darrel if he is up for that.

Al, the song didn't have the author's name, sorry.

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2008, 07:01:48 PM »
As for me, I'm re-loading all my software onto the new computer, I hope I can retrieve, most of my files from the old one, or at least get someone to do that for me. The old computer crashed, trying out a disk defragmenter, not sure what caused that, everything just hung up, and nothing would budge so I ended up switching the thing off, took over an hour to get back to just the wallpaper, and no icons.

In a sense it did me a favour, the cabinet was falling apart, and I've been thinking of upgrading for some time now, the monitor kept dimming out, so what was at fault there I don't know.
  Well the new computers up and running, thought I would have problems re setting up my internet again, and my anti virus, but all that went smoothly, so back with you all again.

On board graphics are a bit ropey, so I've sent off for a decent graphics card. The other computer, I think the motherboard is ok, the graphics card is ok, won't fit in this, as its PCI, drives C & D, don't know about, but the two DVD drives should be ok, so I'll let Margery's Grandaughter have it, sh needs one for college.

Went out for the first time on Monday, which was ok, but my knee is still weak, I don't think its really ever going to improve but I'll manage, it is arthritis that's the main problem now. But if I can get going, I'll be happy, prais the Lord.

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2008, 09:29:34 PM »




Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season?  Summer.

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible.  Epheasians 2-8-9

3.  What's your favourite colour?  Blue

4.  What hymn encourages you?  It is well with my soul.

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.  Singing for the Lord. Going to the Y.M.C. A. Looking after grandchidren

6.  What's your favourite food.  Lobster and other seafoods.

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?  The Holy Land. Switzerland.

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ?  Moses. :)

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2008, 09:57:25 PM »
 :)   Hi to all.  Sorry have not been posting to much as my wife and myself have not been feeling to good. I ask that you all pray for us as I think that we are having side affects from our medications so we do ask for your prayers.

Thank you all and may the Lord give you a great week.  Love in Christ.  Gord and Noreen. :)
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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2008, 04:19:57 AM »
Gord:  Sorry to read that you and Noreen are feeling ill effects from meds.  Praying this instant!

Summicron:  Don kept working at our little printer that is so nice to take along if needed and he did get it working perfectly again.  Cleaning the heads and all new ink.  The poor thing hasn't been used in several months and was having a little tantrum - now all is well.  Always something and always several hours at a time to repair something.  :-\

It is raining outside and snowing in the mountains - just a little bit of a storm.  I am much too much awake. 


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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2008, 05:29:54 AM »
   :coffee: Good morning to you.
It is a lovely day and I am just getting ready to go out for a while.
Gord-praying for you and your wife.
Trust every one will have a good day.
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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2008, 08:41:25 AM »



I am all ready to go to the dentist for a filling this morning.  I haven't heard anything from Ivalou since she called from the hospital parking lot in Ohio.  She is suppose to come home today...she said. 

Later, I need to go to the bank, P.O., and fill the car and a gas container with gas.  Then mow the leaves, mole hills and grass!  Maybe I will rake leaves out of the rocks and trim the hibiscus and butterfly bushes for winter.  Maybe not.... 

Then I  need to pack for our mini-trip!

It may be a long four years.....








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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2008, 08:47:11 AM »

It may be a long four years.....

Amen Etta Sue, Amen :'(
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« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2008, 09:01:13 AM »
Yes a long four year. I agree. Of course Gilbert had to call and sound elated that Obama won, with no comment from me.He asked who I voted for and I said "someone else" I wasn't about to listen to hum ridicule my vote. The rest of the family here are all Dems. I don't know about those far away.

Please pray for Gilbert's two little Min Pin dogs, they got into something while the kids were gone and  were having seizures and  semi conscious when the kids got home. They rushed them to the vet who put them on IV's and eventually said they would be OK to bring home today,  they almost lost  them, the family was so frantic trying to save their lives. Thank God they got them to the vet in time.

Raining here again this morning, but I still have to take the lady and her dogs for a walk even n the rain. I am taking my camera  as today is the day I chose to take pics for the challenge,  i hope and can at least get a few to enter.


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« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2008, 09:26:37 AM »
Kassie's comment was, "The USA sneezes and Canada gets a cold."  If the USA is dreading 4 years, we are too. 

The girls have "take your kid to work day," today so I have Elizabeth with me today.  Knowing what to do sh cleared out all the garbage and proceeded to sweep the floors and vacuum the rugs.  Whew she made me tired just watching her.  Now she has time to work on a cadet project. 

Looks llike john will be home an extra couple of days, and will be going out on Thursday or Friday.  There is nothing going out before that.  so I have him home for an extra day or two.  The down side of that is he will be gone on the weekend.

Must run, still praying.


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« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2008, 09:29:26 AM »
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Abba Father, let me be
Yours and Yours alone.
May my will for ever be
Evermore Your own.
Never let my heart grow cold,
Never let me go.
Abba Father, let me be
Yours and Yours alone
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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2008, 09:44:39 AM »
A long four years, indeed.  I am just heartsick today, can barely keep from crying.  (Not successful all the time.)  But I know Who holds tomorrow!

My friend Pat reminded me that today is Red Hats Day, so I am going to lunch with them.  I did get started on my trip report last evening.  Always projects to do, huh?  I'm sure it is the same for everyone.

If you could please pray for Beth, it will be appreciated.  She just continues her downhill slide, but says she will still get her miracle.  I'm trying to keep my faith strong for her healing.  She says if only she could use her hands again; if only she could stand, if only, if only.  The chaplains are taking special time to read her a devotional each day (she can no longer hold a book to read, and loves to read) and to pray with her.  Sometimes the burden seems almost too heavy to bear.

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« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2008, 11:43:48 AM »
I think we just got a large example of what lies ahead for the world.  Thank goodness, we know who really is our saviour. 

My daughter is ill with a bad flu virus and has to drive me to the dr. tomorrow.  I have been trying to deal with another bad bladder infection and have to get something to stop the pain.  We have had to both cancel the flu shots, also due tomorrow.  Only wish it was not a 20 min. drive for her.  She is also in so much pain. 

I do not feel much like doing the questions at the moment.  Will try to do so later in the week.  Have prayed for those asking for prayer and will continue to pray for our countries. 

God Bless,

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« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2008, 12:00:45 PM »
Yes, a long four years ahead.  I have to keep reminding myself that God is in charge and nothing happens that He does not allow. 

Janet, I'm sorry to say that having been gone so long I had no idea how far Beth has slipped.  My prayers indeed for her special miracle and for strength for you and Darrel.  <3
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« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2008, 12:13:07 PM »
We are having Indian Summer here in the north.  It is almost 70 F and it is hard to be working when there is such nice weather outside.

Talk about silly mistakes.  Part of my job is to call people who are taking classes and remind them of the upcoming class.  Well I printed off the class list and started the calls only to find it was last years list not todays!  So silly.

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« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2008, 02:50:58 PM »
Hi everyone.  It is another beautiful day here in Georgia and I continue to marvel at the beauty of the trees this year.  It looks like God has used a paint brush with many colors on the palette. 

This morning was Bible Study with our pastor.  Today we finished the study of I John and will continue next week with 2nd and 3rd John.  We then went with the group to the donut shop and then Pat and I stopped at the little buffet for lunch and had a lovely salad.  With regard to the Weight Watchers I am continuing the program.  Last week, because of my medical procedure, I lost 5 pounds from the week before and when I entered the loss the screen scolded me as that was too much. There will be a little reverse this week but have to expect that.  I have reached my first goal, which felt good, and now am working on a new goal of losing at least another 10-15 pounds and then will try to sustain that weight. 

My good friend Rod and his wife are leaving next Monday for a flight to Australia for a couple of days and then to New Zealand where they will do a ten or eleven day cruise, with day trips on land.  He purchased on of the small 8 inch screen two pound computers to take with him on this trip.  However, using the Internet on the ship costs $0.75 per minute so he won't be doing any surfing.

Liz, sorry to read you are feeling so poorly and hope the doctor helps you tomorrow.

I also am concerned about the next four years but the majority of the people in this country have spoken.  He certainly has a full plate of problems to deal with and at this point I will trust that all of this is part of God's plan. 

I have to miss choir this evening as have another commitment. 

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2008, 04:51:52 PM »
I have come back for a minute to post something that I just read on a Christian Blog.  Perhaps it is something we all must keep in mind as the world continues to change so rapidly.

Ten Predictions AFTER Election Day and EVERY Day!

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still work.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost.

–Author unknown - found circulating the Web!

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Re: Thoughts for the Week for Nov. 2
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2008, 05:54:53 PM »
AMEN!!
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