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  3. BlessedMan

    Gynder Dysphoria?

    Well; I am impressed. This was actually a pretty good article. I do have questions about is it correct to call a truly "intersex born" individual as "trans?" This was a person who actually, was physically born this way. I thought "trans" was more about the mind and whats going on in it, as opposed to being born with the physical characteristics? IDK a lot about it. I knew a trans individual a couple years ago. Worked in a supermarket nearby. If that person was in the store; Id always go to them first if I needed to ask someone a question, because they were the most knowledgeable and friendly to approach. I find it really sad, sick even, that we have to ask the question: "Is there a place in our church" for this person.
  4. BlessedMan

    Running With The Horses

    Thank you. I had to re-post this as when I first made the post, there was an error or two that I wanted to correct. I sometimes post on a cancer forum, and I thought it would be of interest for some if I posted it here too. I have very fond memories of my late Grandmother and I wandering these beautiful mountains of Alberta when I was younger. No matter how steep the climb, we always chattered away a mile a minute. That was truly the only real Light I had at that time in my life. When I stood here today to take this picture, the following text came to mind: The mountains will bring news of peace to the people, and the hills will announce justice. (Psalms 72:3, N.E.T.) I won't bore anyone here with all of the semantics and theology of this verse; except to say that when I first started looking into it, I was surprised at all of the "scholars" and theologians who tended to argue away about this beautiful text. "It means this." "No, it means that." I am sure you get the picture - well, maybe thats why I included this picture with this post. To make sure. I was the one who personally stood on this spot earlier today and took this picture. I only know what it meant to me, so thats what this post is about. What I can tell people now, is that when I saw this beautiful sight today; the first thought that hit me was "whoever made this has such power, majesty, beauty, etc and considering the size of this mountain; I wondered if maybe that wasn't at least a part of the message in this text? Surely, most can see by this picture; that "God" (whatever that is to you) is bigger than us; and if He is bigger than us; if He is in us, then why wouldn't He show through? Was it in contemplation of this fact that the prophet Isaiah also said: Cancer may be that "mountain" for many of us, including the caregivers, but, from my personal experience, there is "something" bigger than us, that will always find a way to shine through. Today, my wife had a bad day while I was out standing before this majestic mountain; but when I got home, she lit right up in relief and just so happy I was back home safe to be with her. Could this be something bigger than me, showing through? The "mountain" of cancer, seems to give way to the Light within, as we let it shine, as in a sure place, and on such solid footings as this mountain, for others who are suffering or in want. Perhaps, this is a part of my own, personal message, as I keep saying:
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  6. Meekness of wisdom James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
  7. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Shocking Facts About The Challenger Disaster On January 28, 1986, the NASA space shuttle Challenger exploded at 48,000 feet just 73 seconds after lift-off, killing all seven crew members and leaving a nation stunned and in mourning. Here are five shocking facts you didn't know about the Challenger disaster... The Astronauts Didn’t Die in the Explosion Although people were led to believe originally that those aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger died in the explosion, that wasn’t actually the case. After an independent investigation, the Miami Herald's Tropic magazine reported that the cabin did not depressurize instantly because several of the air packs for emergencies had been activated during the explosion. The study showed that those inside the cabin were alive as the compartment rose another three miles and then fell for 12 miles, landing in the Atlantic Ocean. An Engineer Predicted "It's Going To Blow Up" The Night Before The Launch That o-ring problem wasn't a surprise to NASA engineers, who had warned the rings could fail in very cold weather. January 28 was exceptionally cold in Florida, and the launch had already been delayed by several days. One engineer even refused to sign off on the launch because he was worried about how the below-freezing temperatures could affect the ring material. After his managers and NASA overruled their warnings, engineer Bob Eberling told his wife, "It's going to blow up." However, NASA managers gave the go-ahead for the flight despite knowing about the potential for failure. The Last Sound Recorded Was the Word “Uh-Oh” This spaceflight on Challenger was the first for pilot Mike Smith. Right before contact with the space shuttle was lost by NASA, his voice can be heard on the flight recording uttering “Uh-oh.” This transmission indicated that at least one person on board knew that something was wrong before the explosion occurred. Big Bird Was Nearly A Member Of The Challenger Crew NASA officials discussed including Big Bird on the Challenger, going so far as to contact Sesame Street and Caroll Spinney, the actor behind the giant yellow bird, about sending Spinney to space as a passenger. "I once got a letter from NASA, asking if I would be willing to join a mission to orbit the Earth as Big Bird, to encourage kids to get interested in space," Spinney said in an essay in The Guardian in 2015. "There wasn't enough room for the puppet in the end, and I was replaced by a teacher." Tragically, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe took his place, and died along with the six other crew members aboard the shuttle that day. A Soccer Ball Survived the Explosion Astronaut Ellison Onizuka carried along a soccer ball belonging to his daughter’s team on the mission, which he had stowed on board for his trip into space. Following the explosion, the ball was found by salvage crews floating on top of the ocean. After the ball spent many years in a display cabinet at the high school his daughter had attended, it was retrieved to head into space again, this time accompanied by Astronaut Shane Kimbrough on his trip to the International Space Station in 2017 - 31 years after the Challenger tragedy.
  8. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Sean Connery's acting career took off when he became a sophisticated British agent, James Bond. In how many different films did Sean Connery appear as Bond? 7, 11, 5, or 9 7
  9. phkrause

    Bible "Trivia"

    Which book contains this verse?: " …choose you this day whom ye will serve,…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." A. Joshua B. 1 Chronicles C. Genesis D. Jeremiah
  10. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Which astronomer gave his name to a telescope launched into space in 1990? Galileo Galilei Nicolaus Copernicus Johannes Kepler Edwin Hubble Edwin Hubble
  11. Jaffa Port is an ancient port located in the Old City of Jaffa which is to the South of Tel Aviv.
  12. phkrause

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    January 28th 1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a co... read more » Africa 1997 Afrikaner police admit to killing Stephen Biko » American Revolution 1777 British plan to isolate New England » Art, Literature, and Film History 1985 Music stars gather to record "We Are the World" » COLD WAR 1964 Soviets shoot down U.S. jet » Crime 1958 Teenage killers murder three people » EARLY 20TH CENTURY US 1917 U.S. ends search for Pancho Villa » Vietnam War 1973 Cease-fire goes into effect » World War I 1915 Germans sink American merchant ship »
  13. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    January 28, 2020 The New Birth “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” (James 1:18) The term “born again” has come into wide use—too wide and popular, in fact, for many who use it have little comprehension of its meaning. First of all, there can be no real Christian who is not a “born-again Christian.” Jesus said: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. . . . Ye must be born again” (John 3:3, 7). The Creator of the new birth is the Creator of the universe, as the text declares. He begat us as a kind of first fruits of His creatures. The new birth is not a new leaf, or a new morality, but a new creation! “Except a man be born of . . . the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). The miracle is accomplished through faith in Christ, believing the record of His saving work, as revealed by the Scriptures. “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God” (1 John 5:1). “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23). Those who are truly born again will inevitably exhibit the characteristics of a spiritual birth, just as those who are born physically exhibit signs of physical life. As one characteristic of the new birth, “whosoever is born of God doth not commit [i.e., ‘practice’] sin” (1 John 3:9). Another sign is that of true Christian love, for “every one that loveth is born of God” (1 John 4:7). Furthermore, “whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). The new birth is not a religious cliché but a miracle generating everlasting life. “According to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). HMM
  14. dgrimm60

    Trivia

    PHKRAUSE I did not know that he served in the army and was in action on D-DAY=== dgrimm60
  15. Gregory Matthews

    Running With The Horses

    You take beautiful photographs.
  16. Stock car racing has its origins in bootlegging during Prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey. Bootleggers needed to distribute their illicit products, and used fast vehicles to better evade the police. When the runners weren’t smuggling alcohol, many spent their free time racing other runners for bragging rights. Once Prohibition had ended, runners found themselves with souped-up cars yet of work. On December 14, 1947, one of these runners, Big Bill France, held a meeting with other drivers to put in place some standardized rules for the races—thus NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, was born. The first official race was held two months later. James
  17. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    What was the first name of the astronomer that the Hubble space telescope was named after? Your Answer: Edwin Correct Answer: Edwin
  18. phkrause

    Bible "Trivia"

    Who was Mary's and Martha's brother? Lazarus See: John 11:2
  19. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II is the only person named Oscar to win an "Oscar" at the Academy Awards. Oscar Hammerstein was perhaps the most influential lyricist of the American theater. Major musicals for which he wrote the lyrics include Showboat, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Hammerstein won two Oscar awards in the Best Original Song category, one for “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from Lady Be Good in 1941, and a second award for “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair in 1945.
  20. phkrause

    NHL 2019/20 Season

    Tuesday, January 28 Schedule 7:00 PM EST Ottawa Senators 17-23-9 Buffalo Sabres 22-20-7 9:00 PM EST St. Louis Blues 30-12-8 Calgary Flames 26-19-5
  21. phkrause

    NHL 2019/20 Season

    Monday, January 27 Scores Washington Capitals 4 Montreal Canadiens 2 New Jersey Devils 4(2) SO Ottawa Senators 3(0) Tampa Bay Lightning 2 OT Dallas Stars 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 Nashville Predators 2 St. Louis Blues 1 Vancouver Canucks 3 Anaheim Ducks 2 San Jose Sharks 4
  22. phkrause

    NBA 2019/20 Season

    Tuesday, January 28 Schedule 7:00 PM EST Golden State Warriors 10-37 Philadelphia 76ers 30-17 New York Knicks 13-34 Charlotte Hornets 15-31 7:30 PM EST New Orleans Pelicans 18-29 Cleveland Cavaliers 13-34 Atlanta Hawks 12-35 Toronto Raptors 32-14 8:00 PM EST Boston Celtics 30-15 Miami Heat 32-14 Washington Wizards 15-30 Milwaukee Bucks 40-6 Denver Nuggets 32-14 Memphis Grizzlies 22-24 8:30 PM EST Phoenix Suns 19-27 Dallas Mavericks 29-17 Postponed Los Angeles Clippers 0 Los Angeles Lakers 0
  23. phkrause

    NBA 2019/20 Season

    Monday, January 27 Scores Cleveland Cavaliers 115 Detroit Pistons 100 Orlando Magic 92 Miami Heat 113 San Antonio Spurs 109 Chicago Bulls 110 Sacramento Kings 133 OT Minnesota Timberwolves 129 Dallas Mavericks 107 Oklahoma City Thunder 97 Houston Rockets 126 Utah Jazz 117
  24. phkrause

    NFL 2020 Postseason

    Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 6:30 PM EST San Francisco 49ers 13-3 Kansas City Chiefs 12-4
  25. D_Bishop

    Kobe Bryant

    Four parents and three young teenage girls died in that crash. That is a lot of grief to overcome.
  26. BlessedMan

    Running With The Horses

    "Sometimes He Calms the Storm" - Scott Krippayne
  27. Gregory Matthews

    Gynder Dysphoria?

    See: https://spectrummagazine.org/views/2020/there-place-bob-and-others-her-adventist-church
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