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Morning Devotional...

Spiritual Warfare and Sin:
Irreconcilable Hostility

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. --Ephesians 6:12

In the early days, when Christianity exercised a dominant influence over American thinking, men and women conceived the world to be a battleground. Our fathers believed in sin and the devil and hell as constituting one force, and they believed in God and righteousness and heaven as the other. By their very nature, these forces were opposed to each other forever in deep, grave, irreconcilable hostility. Humans, our fathers held, had to choose sides-they could not be neutral. For them it must be life or death, heaven or hell, and if they chose to come out on God's side they could expect open war with God's enemies. The fight would be real and deadly and would last as long as life continued here below. People looked forward to heaven as a return from the wars, a laying down of the sword to enjoy in peace the home prepared for them....

How different today. The fact remains the same, but the interpretation has changed completely. People think of the world, not as a battleground, but as a playground. We are not here to fight; we are here to frolic. We are not in a foreign land; we are at home. We are not getting ready to live, but we are already living, and the best we can do is rid ourselves of our inhibitions and our frustrations and live this life to the full.
Dr. Tozer in This World: Playground or Battleground?, 4-5.

"Lord, we've lost too much by becoming friendly with the enemy. Help me to be willing to take a stand for righteousness, to choose clearly to be on Your side against the enemy, to pay any price--and then to look forward to laying down my sword later in heaven. Amen."

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Pat



This week's Trivia (thanks to Melody)






Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season?

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible

3.  What's your favourite colour?

4.  What hymn encourages you?

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.

6.  What's your favourite food

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

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ?

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Marilyn

Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season? Spring

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible Philippians 4:6-8

3.  What's your favourite colour? Purple

4.  What hymn encourages you? Victory in Jesus

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies. Crocheting, singing, PSP Stationery

6.  What's your favourite food anything Mexican

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?  Israel

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ? Esther and Ruth
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Janice

#3
Hi Y'all.  It's been a long time since I was here!  Have been lurking a bit these past few days.

I was going to reply to the trivia questions, but am a little late.  Guess I will send it in anyway!  And then do the new one later.

How high does it get?


1.  What is the elevation where you live? 
     4260.  We live on the plains, but it is quite high here even so.

2,  What is the highest elevation you've ever visited?
     Not sure if it is 11,000 in CO. or if at Taos, NM mountains.
     (Not sure of the altitude there).

3.  How high is your hairdo?  Rather flat, maybe half to an inch. 
     That picture is a little old.

4.  How many layers was the highest cake you've ever eaten?
     3 layers.

5.  How high is the volume when you play music?
     Kinda loud.  Deaf in one ear.

6.  How high is the price of gas/petrol in your area? $2.36 today.

7.  How high can you jump?  Jump?  You think I am THAT young?  no way  :)

8.  How high is the moon?  (meaning what do you wish for most?) 
     I wish for a peaceful end to this election. 
This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.   Ps 118:24

Janice


Marilyn, did I  understand your replies correctly, did you get married?  Your answer sounds like you did. 
This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.   Ps 118:24

Marilyn

Not yet Janice, but soon.

Welcome back. I  have be wondering  what happened to you and if we would see you back here.
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Pat


A great big :welcome: to you Janice!

I'm so very happy to see you here!

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Pat

And thanks for doing the trivia.

We just started it last week and it's so nice to see the answers from each other.  So, I'm so glad you included yours from last week.

Now we'll see your answers for this week.


And if anyone else didn't get last week's trivia done, please feel free to do them in here.


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Carol

Pat:   Your message at the beginning of this thread is so "right on".  I am awake early this morning because of these thoughts running through my head - this election and how our country is swinging, how people are actually voting with no thoughts of all the Red Flag warnings out there. 

I have lost a quilting magazine that has a pattern in it for the next quilt - it had to be on this move but I have seen the magazine and still think it is somewhere in the house.  Oh, where could that be????  Have the fabric and now am ready to work on it and the pattern is gone gone gone. 

Janice:  How nice to see you posting.  How are things going for you and Earl?  You need to come and visit more often.  I imagine that you are having the same unseasonably warm weather as well - we should have rain on Tues/Wed. 

Marilyn:  Have you two decided on any date?  You know, this will be CP's first wedding amongst the posters, I believe. 

Melody - Thanks, it is kinda early in the AM for me to think. 

Needing  :coffee:

Carol

#9
Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season?  Autumn

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible:  The entire tale of Job

3.  What's your favourite colour? Teal

4.  What hymn encourages you?  Beautiful Savior

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies. Quilting for peace of mind; Walking for feeling good

6.  What's your favourite food Swedish pancakes and Lingonberry sauce

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you go?  Katmandu - I want to see the children and Israel, Turkey plus all over that part of the world to follow in the steps of Jesus. 

Marilyn

Carol We haven't set a date yet but it will be in the spring, we have been  working on getting  the rooms ready to move my stuff in. The next time I go up I am packing up all the stuff left by the son who just went off to college and bringing it down to my grandson. This is all the toys and stuff he left behind when he and his mom moved out after the divorce. There isn't whole lot of work to be done  mostly that room and the computer room to make room for mine. Closets that contain clothes that were left behind when the boys when off to college, and don't want, those will be taken to thrift shops either here down here or there. I am also downsizing here so I won't be moving a bunch of clutter. Since I  am only there a few day each month it is taking several months to get it done.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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JudyB

#11
Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season?  Summer but it is far too short.

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible  Phil.1:21

3.  What's your favourite colour? Red

4.  What hymn encourages you? Oh so many.  Bless Be the Tie that Binds.

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.
Sewing, and ummm sewing, oh and then there is ...sewing.

6.  What's your favourite food?
lobster.

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?
The Holy Land
England Scotland Wales and Ireland.

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ?
Joseph


Al Moak

Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season? Spring

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible "For God, Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Cor. 4:6

3.  What's your favourite colour?  Teal

4.  What hymn encourages you?  Praise God from Whom all blessings flow

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies. Writing, travelling

6.  What's your favourite food salmon steak

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go? England, Scotland

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ?  Joshua

Etta Sue

Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favorite season?    Summer

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible   The entire book of Ruth

3.  What's your favorite colour?    Red

4.  What hymn encourages you?    Amazing Grace

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.    Photography, PSP, crocheting, reading, TV, being with friends

6.  What's your favorite food    Anything Mexican

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?     Hawaii and Mexico now that I have a friend that lives in Mexico

8.  What is one of your favorite bible characters ?   Lydia because my maternal grandmother's name was Lydia and I have a g-niece named Lydia




Etta Sue



Larry ~ Listening to you and your talk of computers, I am beginning to think that a computer never dies...can always be revived.  Is that so? 

Hi Janice....good seeing you here.  Love your emails!!

And I forgot to say HI to Jeanne Lee.....Hi!  Jeanne!!!

Ivalou and I have a funeral calling this evening.  We lost two members of God's church this past week.  One calling isn't until the end of the week and Ivalou and I will be gone.  Young man...40's......who lost his wife a couple of years ago to death.  Leaving a teenage daughter.  Misty says her Daddy is with Jesus now.   

Cloudy and overcast today but unseasonably warmer than normal for this time of year.  Yeah, for the heat bill!!!

Just got a call from Ivalou.  Her daughter, Jo, in Ohio had a gall bladder attack last evening.  She is in the hospital and is having surgery to remove her gall bladder at 12:30pm today.  Her husband will be working his last day the 8th...he is being laid off at the age of 51.  So if you all would say a prayer for Jo and her family...two kids in college, one teenager and Lydia is 10.  Thank you.
 


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JudyB



Marilyn

"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Samantha

I'm behind a bit:

1.  What is the elevation where you live?  554 ft

2,  What is the highest elevation you've ever visited?  Not sure

3.  How high is your hairdo?  2" if fluffed, flat as pancake if straightened

4.  How many layers was the highest cake you've ever eaten? 6

5.  How high is the volume when you play music? Medium at home, medium loud in the car

6.  How high is the price of gas/petrol in your area? 2.23

7.  How high can you jump?   a foot maybe

8.  How high is the moon?  (meaning what do you wish for most?) Resolution to major problem in my life, and for my children to be filled with the spirit.
Choose you this day who you will serve; As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Isa 41:10     Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.



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Larry Hanna

Hi everyone.  I just got back from coffee and then a quick trip to Atlanta to pick up our daughter to bring her out.  She and Pat have appointments tomorrow morning at the chiropractor and then I will take her back to her apartment tomorrow afternoon.  She has another appointment with the foot doctor on Thursday as her foot is so painful and swollen.  

I have a luncheon at 1 pm today and that is my schedule for the day.  It is an absolutely gorgeous day here in Georgia.  I don't remember the trees being more beautiful than they are this year.  The leaves haven't started to fall yet and with the low humidity the air is very clear.  

Janice, nice to see you posting again.

Pat, thanks for the devotional for this week.

Etta Sue, very often the computer can be fixed but occasionally they become very out-of-date and need to be replaced, although I don't think that is quite a true today as it used to be with the powerful machines we now have.  Sorry to hear of the troubles Ivalou's daughter and family are experiencing.


melody

Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season? Summer

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible Philippians 1:6
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

3.  What's your favourite colour? Purple

4.  What hymn encourages you?---- All the way my Saviour leads me

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.  Bible Study-Walking-gardening, bird watching

6.  What's your favourite food ---anything with potato in it :crazy:

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?---- England , Ireland and Scotland would be on my high list :)

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ? ---Joseph because he was a man of integrity and was able to forgive his family and help them in their time on need.

Samantha

Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season? Spring

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible Joshua 24:15  Choose you this day whom ye will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.


3.  What's your favourite colour? Blue, all shades

4.  What hymn encourages you?----Victory in Jesus, and How Great thou Art

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.   Computer, Reading (I love to read!) Football

6.  What's your favourite food ---Junk food!

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?---- Israel

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ? --Sarah, Abrahams wife, hoped against hope for a child
Choose you this day who you will serve; As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Isa 41:10     Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.



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Carol

Another nice surprise when I answered the doorbell.  There was a smiling young gal with a mini loaf of pumpkin bread and a note from the church we just visited.  So far, three churches and three loaves of bread - now I am feeling guilty about us going to visit these and we do intend to visit more.  

Somehow, my last answer didn't transfer;

Who is your favourite bible character?  It has to be Job  and I admire him for his profound faith.

Just checked and "SeniorNet still is not back - it must have been some computer crash or a hacking.  

Don bought a radio. for his workroom. at Goodwill - we donate then look around.  It is really perfect fit for his little shelf and a SONY so it was originally very expensive but not for us on Senior Day!!!  He has finally been able to get back to making a couple of pens today.  I am heating up some frozen soup base and added a little chicken to it - my meal and he will have the chicken only and veggies.  It is windy outside and the temp dropped rather quickly.  Rain for the next two days and that is comforting.

Etta Sue:  Prayers for the family.  Hugs for all of them!!!  

Marilyn:  Sounds like a good plan for you and I pray that your future will be happy and lovely.

Larry:  It has been warmer than usual here as well - we will have to pay the Piper one of these days.  Sorry that Stacey still has foot problems.  It is so hard to keep feet elevated. 


Pat




Well, I was speaking to Paul today and he's probably setting out for Guelph on Thursday!  I can hardly wait to see him.  It's been terrible being separated for this time while he's been working on that house.  He's hoping to have the inspection done tomorrow and then they can go on to the next step--insulation and then drywalling.


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Marilyn

Pat how many miles is it from Guelph to  where Paul is?
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Pat

To his house in Falls Church, it's about the 500 mile mark, Marilyn.  Give or take about 25 miles or so depending on the highways we take.

To the house he's building it's a bit shorter.  Still a long journey.

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Marilyn

It is 207 miles  from my house to Keith's in North Bend, Oregon.

How many states do you pass through in that 500 miles?
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Pat

I leave Ontario,
pass through from the north border to the south of New York,
Same with Pennsylvania.
Then I go through Maryland
Then Virginia.

When we go to where his new house is,

It's the same except that we pass through some of West Virginia too.
And then Virginia.

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Marilyn

That quite a few states.
I suppose they would all fit in California and there would still be more room.
When I moved from the desert to here it was 870 miles all within the state with room left over

"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Larry Hanna

Hi everyone.  It is going to be another beautiful day here in Georgia and a great day for those who haven't voted yet.  I am so thankful we have early voting in this state and we have already done our civic duty and voted.  There should be a huge turnout. 

I don't have too much to do today.  I will go to coffee shortly and then later this morning attend a meeting.  After lunch I will take our daughter back to her apartment.  Then this evening I will be watching the voting returns and expect it to be a late night.

Pat, sure glad to see that the new house is moving along and it sounds like you soon will be able to see what it is really going to look like with the drywall put up.  Glad Paul is going to be able to join you for a few days. 

Carol, you can find some really good buys at Goodwill or other thrift stores.  It sounds like Don is ready to get back to his hobbies.  Have you started your quilting again?


Larry Hanna

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Getting to Know You

1.  What's your favourite season?  Fall, I love the beautiful colors of the leaves and the appearance of the atmosphere in the late afternoons.

2.  Give a scripture you like from the Bible  John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

3.  What's your favourite colour?  Red

4.  What hymn encourages you?  Sweet Hour of Prayer

5.  Tell us about a few of your hobbies.  Computer and reading

6.  What's your favourite food  Ice Cream

7.  If you were able to travel any where in the world  where would  you like to go?  Ireland or Scotland

8.  What is one of your favourite bible characters ?   Standing on the Promises