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Celia

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  1. The quilt is lovely, but I think it would look better without the shams, just some solid throw pilows
  2. Sounds like you've had a terrible time with this! It sure would have saved a lot of time and trouble if Guy 1 wasn't such a doorknob and could do his job. Do just get your husband to pick them up and just deal with it at the other store. They sound nicer, and more importantly, more capable! But (coming from someone who has an anxiety disorder and knows how can make things like this so hard) you may want to look into ways to build up your ability to deal with these situations.
  3. I'd be fine with that. I let my 9 and 6 year old go to the park on their own though, with a cell phone. We live in a pretty safe neighbourhood. But when I was 12, I'd take the kids I babysat (ages 6,3 and 1) to the park all the time. There always have been perverts around. It's publicized a lot more now, and people end up too freaked out. It really depends on the kids though. You know the responsibility level your kids have, so trust your gut there. Just don't let yourself be ruled by those irrational fears. That'll rub off on your kids and they'll be needlessly anxious. That's no way to live.
  4. The most unusual animals in my yard... my children. Yes, it's been one of those days!!!
  5. I got a Samsung French door bottom freezer one about a couple months ago. I love in most ways, except for that it's kind of loud at times. I'm not bothered by that very much though. I got the model that's last years on clearance. The salesman told me that their newest model is exactly the same, but without the ice bucket tray, and it's several hundred dollars more, so that might be something to look for.
  6. He's also done a great documentary: A History of Christianity. It's a 6 DVD series. I actually have it rented from the library at the moment. :)
  7. It's gone different ways for me at times. My beliefs aren't mainstream, as far as Christianity goes. For example, I don't believe in the trinity, and believe that Jesus will personally return to the earth and set up his millennial Kingdom. When I first started coming to these conclusions via Bible study, history did cause me to questions my conclusions. I felt like how could I believe something people so much smarter than I disagreed with? But as I studied more deeply, I found that actually there were several who came to the same conclusions along the way. And that my belief in the millennial reign of Christ was actually widely held for quite some time. Likewise with learning about Bible prophesy. I would find quotes of people predicting events to do with the nations that were based on Bible prophesy that would have been considered completely absurd at the time. So as I've come along these quotes I write them down, and it actually has become very strengthening to my faith.
  8. That's nice that it's fixed for so long! The longest I think I've seen here is 10 years fixed, so a person has to make sure they keep in mind that the rates will increase. Ours is variable for about 2.6%, but it would be nice to have that kind of stability to know it's not going to change!
  9. That may be a good rate, but if it stretches your budget so much for the interest rate to rise a little, you may be getting yourselves in too much debt. I wonder if it works different in the US than Canada? How long are you ensured that the rate stays the same?
  10. When my ds had it on his arm, he only got a few of them, and they went away on their own in a few months.
  11. I'm glad to read you're taking her in, especially as it's on her face. It might not be a wart, but molluscum contagiosum from what you've described.
  12. Okay, no offense taken. As a non-trinitarian, I'm sort of used to being treated rudely by some Christians and I guess I've become a little hyper-sensitive. I often feel between two worlds in the homeschooling community and it gets tiresome, especially as I love discussing Scripture.
  13. Yes, that's right, thanks for posting a link. To sum it up, I believe there's one God, the Father. And that Jesus Christ is God's son.
  14. How is this a "very trinitarian thread"? I was commenting on the Bible - specifically the phrase 'the word' in Jn. 1, as it related to the topic at hand. I didn't see a 'trinitarians only' sign. All translations have a bias, so I provided several to show that the personal pronoun in John 1 was indeed a biased translation and could be understood in another manner, as was relevant to the topic at hand.
  15. Oh, also Social Stories could work well at home.
  16. Just seconding the social thinking resources. You can do it yourself, or find someone in the area familiar with it and outsource. Maybe you could even find another hs'ing mom with a child on the spectrum and tag team it.
  17. Quite easily. John moves from impersonal personification to the actual person. Christ was the word made flesh in that everything he showed us the plan and purpose of God, which is what logos means.... The word logos, from which we get the word ‘logic’, is defined as this by Vines: denotes (I) "the expression of thought," not the mere name of an object, (a) as embodying a conception or idea, e.g., Luke 7:7; 1 Cor. 14:9,19; (b ) a saying or statement From another source: Logos – from the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek Lexicon: Logos; logos, ho: (A) the word or that by which the inward thought is expressed (Latin: oratio), and, ( b ) the inward thought itself (Latin: ratio.) Latin: vox, oratio, that which is said or spoken. Latin: ratio, thought, reason. Ho LOGOS, the Logos or Word, comprising both senses of Thought and Word. (New Testament.) The logos is God's reason, purpose, and plan. It is what is what we call the "Word of God", whether spoken, written or conceived in His mind. That's why in verse 18 we read that "18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." No one has seen God - Jesus wasn't literally God. But he did declare him - he made him known through every word and action in his life.
  18. I know. I was agreeing with you.
  19. True, Tyndale used the Vulgate (it's what was available), but the versions I quoted after him didn't. The point still stands that there were Greek scholars who believed the doctrine of the trinity that saw that the Greek didn't demand a personal pronoun for logos. If you take the time to look up other times that word is used in the NT, you'll see that this holds true. As I also reasonably pointed out, 1500's weren't an "arbitrary line" that I chose out of convenience. The fact that most translators prior to the KJV used 'it' rather than 'him' shows that it's a valid way to translate the text. Yes, the newer versions used 'him'. I believe that it's because of their doctrinal bias that they do so. Earlier versions clearly show that's not required.
  20. I love the Contigo (I think that's the name) that comes in a 2 pack from Costco. It never leaks!
  21. I have a wide margin bible that I write the notes in, and then as I read the Bible on my own, I have the notes there and don't forget. Notes that I write are typically connections to other passages in the Bible, breakdowns and outlines of chapters, definitions of the words in their original Greek/Hebrew, and where else that word is used in Scripture for comparison, historical information, I'll highlight key words in a chapter/book/epistle as it give info on the theme, I'll write down how someone/something was a type of Christ in the OT. And other stuff :) but that should give you an idea! I'm Christadelphian, and this is common among us.
  22. It's quite available for study... I took Koine Greek in university.
  23. Sorry, I guess I wasn’t clear what I meant when I said there wasn’t a Bible available for people to read. The history of our Bible, in short, is this: -There was a huge amount of controversy in the Church about which books were part of the canon of Scrirpture. They changed their minds several times over the years. I won’t go into that mess! -Once the canon was finally decided, Jerome translated it into Latin in 382 (even though he didn’t actually agree with all the books that the Bishop had decided were part of the canon). The resulting Vulgate was used for a long time throughout the Christian world (with the odd hiccup here and there as books were arbitrarily added and taken away). The problem of course being that the common people couldn’t read Latin. Oh, and if you were found with a copy of scripture in any common language, you’d be executed -Then this guy, Wycliffe, in the 1300’s, translated the Latin Vulgate (the only text available) into English. Some copies were made and distributed. The Pope was really mad about this. So mad, that even after he died, they dug up his bones and crushed them up and threw them into the river. -One of Wycliffe’s followers, John Hus, kept up producing Bibles. He was burned at the stake in 1415 using Wycliffe’s manuscripts as kindling. -With the invention of the Gutenberg press in the 1450’s, the Bible was finally able to be printed faster than the Church could burn it. This was essential to the reformation as the public began to read the Scriptures, they realized they were at odds with the Church’s teaching and practices. -Later in the 1400’s Thomas Linacre learned Greek at Oxford and, after reading the Scripture in Greek and comparing it to the Latin Vulgate, he declared famously “Either this (meaning the original Greek) is not the Gospel, or we are not Christians!†. The Latin Vulgate was such a corrupt translation that it didn’t present the real gospel as taught by Christ. -In 1525, Tyndale had the first English New Testament printed for the masses to read. Despite being burned by the Church (along with the people who were in possession of them), two have survived to this day. Tyndale was caught though.. incarcerated, then strangled and burnt at the stake. There’s more to the story, but I’ll leave it there. Hopefully you can see why I didn’t use any translations prior to 1500 - there weren’t any. The Church didn’t want the people to read the Scriptures, and did everything in their power to prevent it. When they finally did, they saw how wrong the teachings were, and revolted against it.
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