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  1. Does anyone have a favorite resource for middle school that focuses on word building (teaching roots and affixes)? Thanks!
  2. Sorry, that I am just seeing this now, so I haven't read responses but am answering your questions. I am so sorry that you are struggling. Personally, this is what gives my life meaning and purpose: Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Personally, my purpose is to love God and others. I often stray from this purpose, and my mind dwells on so many other things. I find my way back by refocusing on this purpose. It's very simple, but sometimes I make it very hard.
  3. And there's Free Pie Wednesday at O'Charley's restaurant: "You know that feeling you get on Free Pie Wednesday? Come get it today! For dine-in, come grab your Free Slice of pie with the purchase of an adult entrée OR get your hands on a Free Whole pie with any of our Family-Style Meals To-Go. Pie choices may vary by location. Only while supplies last."
  4. I would not contact the professor. They already know that this is how the group projects work. In my cynical opinion, they were designed to work this way: with the better, conscientious student(s) doing most of the work, and therefore a decent project is submitted, and everyone gets a passing grade. When in college, my children did what another poster suggested: take charge, edit as necessary, and do whatever work you have to do to get the project done. No, it's not fair, but that's the way the system is set up.
  5. I also think it's because there are so many old timers here. I was probably the biggest expert on homeschooling when my oldest was in the 5th grade, and I knew everything there was to know about homeschooling and had all the answers. Now my youngest is in the 5th grade, and I now know enough to know that I don't know everything. It's like how the biggest experts on parenting are parents of newborns. Now that I have so much experience, I am less likely to have a strong opinion about educational topics and much less likely to give advice. Unlike before, I realize now that there is no one best way of doing something and often there is no definitive answer to every question asked. For instance, one person may need to hear: "Don't take this so seriously. You don't have to do every subject every day." But someone else asking the same question may need to hear: "You must take this seriously! You must do every subject every day!" So, I think the more experience you have on a subject, the less likely you are to actually give advice concerning that subject or argue that your way is the best/only way.
  6. Thank you for posting this. These Scriptures have been in my prayers: "But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1Timothy 2:1-2
  7. The chocolate part is brilliant. For me, housecleaning has always been one percent perspiration and 99 percent inspiration.
  8. I understand. Maybe another food source would work for her. I once read a story about the oldest person alive at that time. When she was twenty, she suffered from anemia. Her doctor told her to eat three eggs a day, and she did. Here's one story about her that I found: https://www.today.com/health/world-s-oldest-living-person-emma-morano-eats-eggs-every-t104523
  9. A low FODMAP diet is really helpful for many people. I hope his symptoms improve soon and you find answers to help him.
  10. She may need to be eating iron-rich foods like red meat every day. If this is what works when she’s low, she may need to do it for daily maintenance. For me, iron supplements do not seem to work as well as food sources, particularly red meat. I hope she feels better. It’s a terrible feeling.
  11. My answer is: Mr. Rogers vs. Bob Ross. I could use a debate like that one to get the last real one out of my system.
  12. It was said jokingly. Maybe I should have put a laughing face instead of 😊.
  13. No worries! I actually found the irony of getting (lightly) flamed myself kind of funny. I didn't actually get offended. I'm sorry that things are extra stressful for you these days, and I hope whatever it is gets much better soon.
  14. I guess I should have worried more about getting flamed myself. 😊 Lesson learned.
  15. It's very telling that people here are worried about getting flamed for hoping that people don't get terribly sick. But this is the nature of things now.
  16. I unapologetically believe that God created the heavens and the earth. I don't have anything else to add because this question was obviously posted as a joke and not a serious question.
  17. I could eat a whole Hershey bar, but am satisfied with a small square of dark chocolate, and I feel like I have had a treat. Are there other satisfying treats that work this way? So, milk chocolate is to dark chocolate as [potato chips, ice cream, or doughnuts, etc.] are to ___________?
  18. This American Girl is like so totally tubular! You know, Addy escaped from slavery, and Caroline helped win the war of 1812, but could they reach level 9 in Pac-Man? I don't think so! Duh! Thanks for posting this. My daughter is so excited. (In fact, she probably needs to take a chill pill 😉)
  19. I am far from a Greek scholar. But I found this: "The problem is the rare Greek tense of these verbs. It is the future, periphrastic perfect tense. Without being scholars we can quickly see the problem. The future tense is of course a tense about something that has not happened yet, but will happen in the future. The perfect tense is an act that has been done in the past, but the results continue into the present. The continuing debate is which tense should carry the force of the sentence. The NASB, HCSB, and NET reflect the force of the perfect tense, while the other translations carry the force of the future tense." The Young's Literal Translation translates it this way: "whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens."
  20. Binding and loosing is not something that was given solely to Peter, but to all those who would follow Christ. "Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven" Matthew 18:18-19. (The verb tense here is very complicated, but this in the NASB seems to be the most correct translation for the bold, which is also used in Matthew 16.) The ability to bind and loose in Matthew 16 and 18, is tied to that which has already been bound or loosed in heaven. There is no authority to add to or subtract from what has been delivered or to create new law as if God's law is imperfect. (See Rev. 22:18, 19.) Believers derive their authority from heaven. It is not the other way around. Even Jesus did not do anything on His own initiative but only the will of the Father in heaven. John 5:30 - Jesus said “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me." See 1 John 5:14, 15 - "This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him." Also, this passage does not imply in any way that Peter was infallible, or the Holy Father, or to be worshiped. In the same chapter we have been studying, a few verses later, Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s" (Matthew 16:23). Matthew 26:75 - "And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, 'Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.' And he went out and wept bitterly." Galatians 2:11, 12 - "But when Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I [Paul] opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision." Acts 10: 25, 26 - "When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter raised him up, saying, 'Stand up; I too am just a man.'" Matthew 23:9 - "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven."
  21. Jesus said, "I also say to you that you are Peter (petros, masculine, a small movable rock), and upon this rock (petra, feminine, huge immovable rock or cliff) I will build My church." The church was built on petra and not petros. Christ's church would be built on the foundation of the confession that Peter had just made. Peter had just said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 1 Corinthians 10:4 - "and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock (Greek, petra) was Christ."
  22. I agree. It definitely was not Peter. [Jhn 20:2 KJV] 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. [Jhn 21:7, 20 KJV] 7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord... 20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
  23. I also wish there was a more consistent message coming from government officials. But I feel like the government of today is much more involved in these types of crises than in the past. The Spanish Flu of 1918 was worse than what we are dealing with today, and Woodrow Wilson never said a single word about it. I am not actually trying to start an argument because although I think the government is much more involved now, I am frustrated with the response. So, I don't know, maybe less of a response would have even been better than the constant changing of message.
  24. I agree with so much of what you have said here. I have been told recently that the solution is that every caring adult should adopt another child. Certainly, this is a great sacrifice to make for a child, but I am not certain that it is always the ideal solution. You said the greatest good would be to help the mothers, and I think I agree with this. I am wondering about the fathers. Where is their role/responsibility in this? So much burden is on the mothers. I want to thank the original poster of this topic. These things have weighed heavily on my mind, and it is helpful to read everyone’s thoughts.
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