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    In a way, I'm almost relieved that things turned out like they did.
    I mean - I have zero control over it, and it is what it is.

    But it really underscores the fact that our Hope is not in politics or government or men or powers on the earth....

    Our Hope is build on nothing less than Jesus' Blood and Righteousness.

    I am receiving a Peace that Passes Understanding, and I'm way less interested in politics than I have ever been,

    On top of this, my new Grandchildren have filled my heart with love, and given me a reason to model before them a life of Service to Him.

    Do I wish things had turned out differently? Sure. Am I going to let it get me down? Not even a tiny bit.

    It's time to get our eyes back on the Author and Finisher of our Faith, and Trust in Him.
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    In a way, I'm almost relieved that things turned out like they did.
    I mean - I have zero control over it, and it is what it is.

    But it really underscores the fact that our Hope is not in politics or government or men or powers on the earth....

    Our Hope is build on nothing less than Jesus' Blood and Righteousness.

    I am receiving a Peace that Passes Understanding, and I'm way less interested in politics than I have ever been,

    On top of this, my new Grandchildren have filled my heart with love, and given me a reason to model before them a life of Service to Him.

    Do I wish things had turned out differently? Sure. Am I going to let it get me down? Not even a tiny bit.

    It's time to get our eyes back on the Author and Finisher of our Faith, and Trust in Him.
    We understand that God is still on His throne, and He is in control of all that occurs. Nothing is a surprise to Him. Nothing catches Him off guard. His will and plan are being worked out in His timing, and the puny efforts of evil men will not change His will OR His plan.

    We keep our eyes fixed on Him, as a man running a hurdle race does not look at the hurdles ahead of him, lest he trip on them, but keeps his eyes up and over the hurdles to the finish line in the distance.



    Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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    • #3
      As my wife says, it's supposed to get bad. No matter what happens, this world is supposed to go to heck in a hand basket. I'm not afraid. I am disgusted in the results, but not taken by surprise. God still wins.
      That's what
      - She

      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
      - Stephen R. Donaldson

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mossrose View Post

        We understand that God is still on His throne, and He is in control of all that occurs. Nothing is a surprise to Him. Nothing catches Him off guard. His will and plan are being worked out in His timing, and the puny efforts of evil men will not change His will OR His plan.

        We keep our eyes fixed on Him, as a man running a hurdle race does not look at the hurdles ahead of him, lest he trip on them, but keeps his eyes up and over the hurdles to the finish line in the distance.
        I think, sometimes, we just need to be reminded.
        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

          I think, sometimes, we just need to be reminded.
          We also need to be reminded not expect life to be enjoyable or comfortable.
          "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

          "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

            I think, sometimes, we just need to be reminded.
            And, in our trials, we learn to remember sooner!


            Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              In a way, I'm almost relieved that things turned out like they did.
              I mean - I have zero control over it, and it is what it is.

              But it really underscores the fact that our Hope is not in politics or government or men or powers on the earth....

              Our Hope is build on nothing less than Jesus' Blood and Righteousness.

              I am receiving a Peace that Passes Understanding, and I'm way less interested in politics than I have ever been,

              On top of this, my new Grandchildren have filled my heart with love, and given me a reason to model before them a life of Service to Him.

              Do I wish things had turned out differently? Sure. Am I going to let it get me down? Not even a tiny bit.

              It's time to get our eyes back on the Author and Finisher of our Faith, and Trust in Him.
              So, here's a picture of the grandkids. I special ordered this rug - a 4' x 6' - with their names on it, and Jenny put the kids by their names.
              They look so TINY!!!!

              twins on mat.jpg



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              • #8
                I was watching a Christian response to the election this morning. I'm not going to bother posting a link as I found it full of tares. There were two grains of wheat in the video.

                If you expect a righteous election, you need a righteous people. This speaks to the shameful lack of evangelism by our churches. We've tried everything else except changing the people to change the culture. We (myself definitely included) need get back to proclaiming the Gospel and discipling the believers.

                Which leads to the second good point, America is no longer a Christian nation, and the Republican party is not Christian either. You can argue whether the first was true in the past but that's irrelevant to the present. Yes, the Republican party is better than the Democratic party for Christian beliefs but there is still a compromising of belief to be a member. For the record, I am registered as an independent.
                "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                  So, here's a picture of the grandkids. I special ordered this rug - a 4' x 6' - with their names on it, and Jenny put the kids by their names.
                  They look so TINY!!!!

                  twins on mat.jpg


                  smiley mad.gif

                  Aww... I can't even fake it.


                  I'm always still in trouble again

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                  • #10
                    Some put their trust in politics or the economy, but I put my trust in the LORD! Apologies to the psalmist. God is always trustworthy, any human who isn't Jesus of Nazareth .... isn't.
                    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
                      I was watching a Christian response to the election this morning. I'm not going to bother posting a link as I found it full of tares. There were two grains of wheat in the video.

                      If you expect a righteous election, you need a righteous people. This speaks to the shameful lack of evangelism by our churches. We've tried everything else except changing the people to change the culture. We (myself definitely included) need get back to proclaiming the Gospel and discipling the believers.

                      Which leads to the second good point, America is no longer a Christian nation, and the Republican party is not Christian either. You can argue whether the first was true in the past but that's irrelevant to the present. Yes, the Republican party is better than the Democratic party for Christian beliefs but there is still a compromising of belief to be a member. For the record, I am registered as an independent.
                      Trying to find anything here with which I disagree.
                      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        In a way, I'm almost relieved that things turned out like they did.
                        I mean - I have zero control over it, and it is what it is.

                        But it really underscores the fact that our Hope is not in politics or government or men or powers on the earth....

                        Our Hope is build on nothing less than Jesus' Blood and Righteousness.

                        I am receiving a Peace that Passes Understanding, and I'm way less interested in politics than I have ever been,

                        On top of this, my new Grandchildren have filled my heart with love, and given me a reason to model before them a life of Service to Him.

                        Do I wish things had turned out differently? Sure. Am I going to let it get me down? Not even a tiny bit.

                        It's time to get our eyes back on the Author and Finisher of our Faith, and Trust in Him.
                        One thing to remember, even if there was a huge red wave, just like bad things "this too shall pass." It is only temporary. God's Kingdom is not.

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                          One thing to remember, even if there was a huge red wave, just like bad things "this too shall pass." It is only temporary. God's Kingdom is not.
                          Yup, and, besides the babies, I got lots of other stuff on which I need to focus.
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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