Since: Mar 09

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#502269 Mar 11, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I'm fascinated by the conclave events. I disagree about the campaigning by the way, I hear that there's a lot of stuff going on among the Cardinals, promoting of candidacy and so on. I can only go by what I see in the press of course.
I have visited the Vatican three times, Sistine Chapel, all the beautiful art, etc. There's a room with all the vaults for the dead Popes. Only a few spots left. Don't know what they'll do when they run out of space.
There may be people promoting who they think would be best but its pretty much a given there isnt to be any self-promoting. I personally have never been but heard its quite something. I'd rather see the church decentralized. But I also would like the Vatican preserved out of a sense of art, history, and legacy. I heard they start stuffing two popes per casket. Nah I dont know:) Im sure they will figure out something

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#502270 Mar 11, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
<quoted text>
Evil is not outside of God's plan, as far as I can understand it. However, much like Job and what I've already written to you, part of a Christian's refinement is to resist and rebuke the evil that is allowed to test them. By resisting temptation, not an easy thing, resisting the evil concepts of the world and resisting the evil within. A Christian is not meant to embrace evil but resist it, in order to pass the test, so to speak.
The problem is that few (even Christians) can agree on what is evil and what isn't.

The Old Order Amish would say all of us on Topix are sinning and going to Hell just by using a computer.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#502271 Mar 11, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
<quoted text>
:-)
Hey there ~ thought I would share this...

This morning, I decided to go into my walk in wardrobe to spray the body spray and perfume rather than do it in the bathroom, as I used to do it before, and the spray keeps the wardrobe, and the clothes, smelling nice :)

For some reason, I thought of Mum and the perfume I used to buy her (Tabu) and the last time I gave her one, she said I might as well keep it because it now gave her headaches (this is years ago) and I wondered if I could be getting headaches from the sprays?

Anyway, as you may know, I work in hospitality, and when I went into the ladies toilets, there was the unmistakable smell of Tabu. Of course, it will always remind me of Mum, but it was only this morning that I was thinking of Tabu, and a few hours later, I was smelling it.

Many will of course, think of this as coincidence, whereas I will think of it as Mum being with me.... recall too, it was only a few days ago that I was in the emergency room that we were both in when she died, so feeling very close to her right now!!

Love to all, life is grand, started my car this morning when I got here just to make sure battery is all okay and she started like the little love she is (the car I mean).... I call her 'Serah' LOL

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#502272 Mar 11, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Cap; One of thoses sneaky shakers (earthquake) hit california some fifty three minutes ago.
It's jist com'n down the pike is all sis.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#502273 Mar 11, 2013
Thighumper wrote:
Jesus is too busy forgiving all the christians over and over and over again, to have any time to help the rest of us....*sighs*.....
GOD has all the time in the world :)

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#502275 Mar 11, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>There may be people promoting who they think would be best but its pretty much a given there isnt to be any self-promoting. I personally have never been but heard its quite something. I'd rather see the church decentralized. But I also would like the Vatican preserved out of a sense of art, history, and legacy. I heard they start stuffing two popes per casket. Nah I dont know:) Im sure they will figure out something
Hahaha, two popes to a casket, that's great. Hopefully their souls will be compatible.

I have to admit, and this won't be a surprise to you, but to me the whole concept of religion, any religion, all religion, is weird.

I once took a winery tour in the Napa valley, and somebody asked the tour guide (very knowledgeable about wines) what was the best way to preserve a bottle of wine if one only drinks part of it. The answer she gave: "I don't understand the concept of not finishing a bottle of wine."

That's how I feel about religion--I don't understand the concept.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#502276 Mar 11, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>There may be people promoting who they think would be best but its pretty much a given there isnt to be any self-promoting. I personally have never been but heard its quite something. I'd rather see the church decentralized. But I also would like the Vatican preserved out of a sense of art, history, and legacy. I heard they start stuffing two popes per casket. Nah I dont know:) Im sure they will figure out something
Jist as soon as they find all the parts ta the Mr. Taterhead game, they'll figger out who gits ta sit in the "feeler chair".

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#502277 Mar 11, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text>Feeling some better my friend, I'm afraid that I didn't get the chance to check the video out yet, could you re-post the link please.
And yes, as the Apostle asked the question........if we suffer not with Christ, than how can we reign with him?!
You have a Blessed day/night sis.
Well it just so happens that I have another name beside Grace, and Patience is one of them Brother. You will no doubt learn them all as time goes by.
Like I said in that l-o-n-g post you missed, that I thought you would like it, being a USA mission in PNG. And despite long winded in a >>>yawn<<< kinda way... it has a great motto... pineapples and all!

Now if you'll give me time, I'll just try and find it for you.
There you go...
...now SAVE it if you want it.
It's not always easy for me to go back in time.

The Pineapple Story
But cause I love U2... have a good >>>smile <<< my Friend.
It is a good medicine also.

I just want to check that other post between you and Tri1...
cause I'm stuck in the middle as a 'tribe folk'.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#502278 Mar 11, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>That's how I feel about religion--I don't understand the concept.
You are probably looking at the religion aspect more than the spiritual. Even most religious people find even most other religions weird so Im sure u find the whole thing weird. But forget about all the organized man-made stuff and rituals and what-not. Go to Pikes Peak in Co or the Redwood Forest in CA or some other natural wonder or just a cool place in nature in general. Go at night and by yourself. Watch a shooting star and simply wonder "did all of this really happen by chance, a self-sustaining universe"?You prob already accept certain forces that arent scientific like fate or karma. Consider God a higher controlling force of the universe. Thats 90% of it right there. The rest in a way is man laying claim to God. but the concept itself in and of itself isnt so strange

“The..”

Since: Dec 12

"..who whating how with huh?"

#502279 Mar 11, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is that few (even Christians) can agree on what is evil and what isn't.

The Old Order Amish would say all of us on Topix are sinning and going to Hell just by using a computer.
Yeah well, to me, evil is as evil does. Not stuff men invent.

“The..”

Since: Dec 12

"..who whating how with huh?"

#502280 Mar 11, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Hey there ~ thought I would share this...

This morning, I decided to go into my walk in wardrobe to spray the body spray and perfume rather than do it in the bathroom, as I used to do it before, and the spray keeps the wardrobe, and the clothes, smelling nice :)

For some reason, I thought of Mum and the perfume I used to buy her (Tabu) and the last time I gave her one, she said I might as well keep it because it now gave her headaches (this is years ago) and I wondered if I could be getting headaches from the sprays?

Anyway, as you may know, I work in hospitality, and when I went into the ladies toilets, there was the unmistakable smell of Tabu. Of course, it will always remind me of Mum, but it was only this morning that I was thinking of Tabu, and a few hours later, I was smelling it.

Many will of course, think of this as coincidence, whereas I will think of it as Mum being with me.... recall too, it was only a few days ago that I was in the emergency room that we were both in when she died, so feeling very close to her right now!!

Love to all, life is grand, started my car this morning when I got here just to make sure battery is all okay and she started like the little love she is (the car I mean).... I call her 'Serah' LOL
Lol... That's very sweet. Nothing quite like that mother smell.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#502281 Mar 11, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey there ~ thought I would share this...
This morning, I decided to go into my walk in wardrobe to spray the body spray and perfume rather than do it in the bathroom, as I used to do it before, and the spray keeps the wardrobe, and the clothes, smelling nice :)
For some reason, I thought of Mum and the perfume I used to buy her (Tabu) and the last time I gave her one, she said I might as well keep it because it now gave her headaches (this is years ago) and I wondered if I could be getting headaches from the sprays?
Anyway, as you may know, I work in hospitality, and when I went into the ladies toilets, there was the unmistakable smell of Tabu. Of course, it will always remind me of Mum, but it was only this morning that I was thinking of Tabu, and a few hours later, I was smelling it.
Many will of course, think of this as coincidence, whereas I will think of it as Mum being with me.... recall too, it was only a few days ago that I was in the emergency room that we were both in when she died, so feeling very close to her right now!!
Love to all, life is grand, started my car this morning when I got here just to make sure battery is all okay and she started like the little love she is (the car I mean).... I call her 'Serah' LOL
Wow you do live in luxury madam!

Fragrances I love, but I could't even wear a hint of anything as a teen as it gave my dad a terrible head-ache.

But to the point...
...as I too worked in a form of hospitality... one could get a whiff of some before they opened any door...

But your dear Mum?
If it's a popular one - in a convenient place - draw from it what you will. It's her memory that counts being even rekindled in that hospital, and in your senses.

I know in no convenient public space I have had out of no-where a waft of my Mum's violets... and nothing will ever subtract from that.

Proverbs 27:9
New Living Translation (©2007)
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
mmmmmmmmmmm

And you call your car Sarah too...
Is 'she' a beetle or something?
>>>smile<<<

Be Blessed and be happy Sister Friend.
Got you 'Hi' this am... and trust the rest of the day pans out.
Take Care xx

Since: Oct 12

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#502282 Mar 11, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>It's jist com'n down the pike is all sis.
Are you near this if I may ask? Really have no fear of them just think of them as sneaky.Guess folks out in california pay them no mind.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#502283 Mar 11, 2013
Peace_Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>
Well it just so happens that I have another name beside Grace, and Patience is one of them Brother. You will no doubt learn them all as time goes by.
**********

*** CORRECTION >>>Lawest<<<
I speak of the names not your learning these virtues...
I would never say that to you!
Sorry if this came out the wrong way.
**********

Like I said in that l-o-n-g post you missed, that I thought you would like it, being a USA mission in PNG. And despite long winded in a >>>yawn<<< kinda way... it has a great motto... pineapples and all!
Now if you'll give me time, I'll just try and find it for you.
There you go...
...now SAVE it if you want it.
It's not always easy for me to go back in time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =rYM-4mGYzzEXX
The Pineapple Story
But cause I love U2... have a good >>>smile <<< my Friend.
It is a good medicine also.
I just want to check that other post between you and Tri1...
cause I'm stuck in the middle as a 'tribe folk'.
Oh the joys of reading and writing

“ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”

Alan Greenspan

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#502284 Mar 11, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>Jist as soon as they find all the parts ta the Mr. Taterhead game, they'll figger out who gits ta sit in the "feeler chair".
Is that dude still around?I had one as a kid. I remember rock'em sock'em robotd and Hungry Hungry Hippos until I got into leggo then Star wars and Transformers! LoL

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#502285 Mar 11, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you near this if I may ask? Really have no fear of them just think of them as sneaky.Guess folks out in california pay them no mind.
Had a 5.5 on the 7th - and they always around here.
No fear... and the folks don't build the same high rises.
Part from the couple main Euro/West Influence city/towns/islands... they mostly bamboo grass huts...

Would not like to live in those there area's where it is SO bult up, and re-built.
Stay safe

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#502286 Mar 11, 2013
Peace_Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>
Had a 5.5 on the 7th - and they always around here.
No fear... and the folks don't build the same high rises.
Part from the couple main Euro/West Influence city/towns/islands... they mostly bamboo grass huts...
Would not like to live in those there area's where it is SO bult up, and re-built.
Stay safe
Where I am.It is not all built up either.Wide open spaces other than the mountains.I just move into the camper if one shakes my house down as is not earthquake proof.Live under my hat anyway.lol.Had one here long time back that shook me out of my bed man I was one po'ed cookie but that was cause it sneaked up on me.They do not give no warning just boom right on top of ya.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#502287 Mar 12, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you near this if I may ask? Really have no fear of them just think of them as sneaky.Guess folks out in california pay them no mind.
Nope. Don't like the ground shak'n. I sit in the middle of the nation for now. I like the Rockies, but don't like be'in in the middle of the faults either. No more oceanfront property fer me either...disappears too fast. These flatlands ain't real appeal'n neither...Ya never git used ta it.
You was say'n about rid'n 54 a while back...I used ta ride that route with some ole' cattle boys a while back. We lost a truck right at the Okie line one winter...jist blew right off the road. Them ice road truckers didn't have noth'n on us! My outfit used ta haul pipeline when they started up...made a fortune at it. Bunch of wild cowboys!

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#502288 Mar 12, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>Is that dude still around?I had one as a kid. I remember rock'em sock'em robotd and Hungry Hungry Hippos until I got into leggo then Star wars and Transformers! LoL
LOL!
Yeah...it's still around. Ya know the original rockem sockem toy is worth a small fortune now.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#502289 Mar 12, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> Nope. Don't like the ground shak'n. I sit in the middle of the nation for now. I like the Rockies, but don't like be'in in the middle of the faults either. No more oceanfront property fer me either...disappears too fast. These flatlands ain't real appeal'n neither...Ya never git used ta it.
You was say'n about rid'n 54 a while back...I used ta ride that route with some ole' cattle boys a while back. We lost a truck right at the Okie line one winter...jist blew right off the road. Them ice road truckers didn't have noth'n on us! My outfit used ta haul pipeline when they started up...made a fortune at it. Bunch of wild cowboys!
I lived at Logan,NM in thoses days which is right on 54 drove into Tucumcari,NM to work and also done some work right there in Logan at alsup store graveyard shift.Where did you haul pipeline into?
Think there is a port near there cause the fellow sure had it in for one of the port fellow.You see I run the shuttle system from motel to terminal for the truckers and taxi service for the town people too.Got to know alot of good working people once in awhile would run across a sht head lol but goes with the territory ya know.I run for almost three years in those parts.

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