Hey guys, and gals,
To those that commented on the turkey. It was and is delicious. My dad, years and years ago, when I was growing up would always "dress the turkey" and then put it in a big brown paper sack/bag , tie the bag up , put it in the oven in a huge baking pan and it would turn out absolutely moist and wonderful. I am the only one in the family that continues to cook it this way,
I tried tofukey , one year, and that was the only year. No peas and carrots and no mashed potatos. Those come tonight. It was just a very simple meal of yummy turkey, no dressing, We had gravy and sweet potatoes and a delicious salad w/ as much organic in it as possible and later, baked apples w/ whipping cream.
In days past we had the whole feast, but now adays we have scaled down. This year it was just me and my husband , the grown kids are making their own traditions but at Christmas time it is all the family and we travel elsewhere. Being of Greek decent we do allot of greek cooking during the holidays and this year my husband and I decided NO SUGAR , so we will reap others cooking this year for one day and be glad to come home to peace and quiet after being around approximately 70 family members and their families.
Which rounding this back up to the "topic" I think what has been suggested is great, mainly because we all need these skills. We tend to see "one side" or even misjudge a person by what they are writing. I have found that many of us have left the mainstream and were knocked continually at different times. And they come to a blog and see the same pattern and just want to shun it.
We all have testimonies, we all want to help others and most of all Glorify God Almighty. But sometimes the "gorifying God Almighty, gets second or third fiddle, because someone gets stuck on "an occupation, that they think is wrong, or a church, that maybe God really wants them at , for HIS PURPOSES AND TEACHINGS, or they just plainly have a spirit and bad attitude and will argue w/ a fence post.!!!!-- That is when it is not a glorification to our Lord , our growth, or communicating w/ others. We become "the secular world inside a Christian blog."
On a couple of other threads there has been talk of "the new age concepts and the evils of certain things".
I know much about this because I was and am a licensed massage therapist and I know that God, Our Lord , Father Almighty Gifted me w/ hands that helped many and I am talking about several thousand during my 20 years career. I also know that because of having to take certain coarses I was exposed to more new age, and DID NOT KNOW that it was a cult, at that time. I have an awesome testimony and one that so many can learn from, but what I won't tolerate, is condemning anyone for being involved in the field of alternative medicine when it is to help others and God and Lord Jesus is there and Holy SPirit is guiding them. He Led Me and Taught me and I was faced w/ a lot of things .
This like many other topics can help others , I hope it can bring unity , the true unity of our Lord and understanding and most of all give back skills that we probably all once had w/ communication w/ others (which I am seeing is a lost art, just like LISTENING )--
We have allot to learn and this can be great if we will not allow satan to derail things or his demons/spirits.
There is a movement, actually 3 of them , One Dominionism, /NAR/Joels Army/Latter Rain/ Two --- Christian New Age, and Three - Emergent Church. We all need to know about this and study it and understand it, because this is where the majority of "christians in the Churches are at and where they are "coming out from" when the Lord opens their eyes. Yet, people want to focus on "why in the world were you in there and didn't you see the deception" ---------that is not how to help people. The Lord wants us to help the broken hearted and the wounded and give people the truth. Ans at times that takes much patience and the Holy SPirit really has to be a part of it.(those that will listen and want HIM more than anything else will at least be exposed to the truths and maybe if they have not exited their situation or they still don't understand then maybe they will look for "certain things") I think this is a great opportunity to help others. People start from the bottom, and learn and work themselves to growing and learning more and more. ANd I think sometimes, people that have been Christians for a long long time, forget sometimes how hard it was for them , in the beginning of their walk"
I guess I had to listen to so so many people and their lives and stories and help them see things differently , that I finally learned "to listen" . And to grieve w/ others as they walk thru their situations.
So, I plan on doing a thread , but right now, I have other things that are happening and I will, when I can and I am led to. There must be a "safe haven" for people to go and yes, put their opinions in and thoughts, but also to be able to feel safe and share as much as they can /or feel they can /(trust)
Hey Hope, I too, do not put anything in my hair. Years ago, I stopped that and it still has pigmentation of my natural brown in it, and the grey kinda blends nicely w/the brown making it look highlighted. Even that I praise the Lord!!!!!
Kevin has some excellent points and so do the rest of you,
May God bless you all that take this journey. There are times I can comment and as you see, I have been "locked away" for so long, I tend to write allot.