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by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What is His name?
Replies: 63
Views: 548

Re: What is His name?

Who doesn’t want to be special?! To be part of an exclusive group. Jeez you put the hard yakka in as a believer if there wasn’t a payoff why bother? Right? We believe, honestly and sincerely and we’re saved. That’s scripture .....nothing at all to do with putting in the work and wanting the rewards....
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

Haha I always say that too!! I’ve haven’t decided what I want to be when I grow up.
Gosh you’ve really tried your hand at many different avenues. I think you’ll be okay when you do ‘grow up’ because you’ve lots of diversity and ‘experience’ 😉
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 41
Views: 434

Re: Iran vs. Israel

When your talking about the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, not just Muslims but Christians too as although in the minority there are Palestinian Christians. Their land and homes have been taken, land owned for generations as some long standing legal battles prove but yet they’ve be...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 41
Views: 434

Re: Iran vs. Israel

When your talking about the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, not just Muslims but Christians too as although in the minority there are Palestinian Christians. When their land and homes which have been taken, proven land owned for generations as some long standing legal battles prove ...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Lust
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Lust

Women lust or look just as much as men we’re usually just more discreet. Sometimes. Attraction is biological, it’s not a male issue but a human one. If your naive to think your lady doesn’t look then clearly that’s just an indication of wishful thinking. The old jargon that women aren’t as visually ...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

Wow, Phil that’s great you overcome so much and stayed positive! I agree I’ve learnt a lot over the last 12 months. I’ve dealt with a lot of emotional pain but overcoming physical challenges I’ve not had to deal with. It was confronting, more so in some ways. I’ve now been classed with a disability ...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

RickD wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:18 am
Nice picture Mel.

You have two beautiful daughters.
Haha thanks Rick, we both know the old girl on the right is me 😉
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What is His name?
Replies: 63
Views: 548

Re: What is His name?

Ohh haha that explains it an engineer 😉. I feel like I have to put a disclaimer out there and it’s not for my benefit but for the board which I respect but my views aren’t mainstream. I think that it is simple. As far questioning the ‘right’ way to believe. Dogma and theology are secondary to adheri...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

Ohh and I had been fundraising for 2 1/2 years for my daughter to dance at Disneyland, Universal studios and Hollywood so I had to be A okay. We got back 2 weeks ago and we had an amazing time!! We also spent a week in New York. It was the best holiday I’ve ever had so I guess America isn’t so bad a...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

BTW, Mel, how is your injury healing? And your son doing? Thanks for asking Philip, my Son is doing pretty good. It’s not been an easy path but he’ll be okay. He’s left his Catholic High school and is at a college. It’s a very progressive school and it really suits him. Just today he had an intervi...
by melanie
Fri May 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What is His name?
Replies: 63
Views: 548

Re: What is His name?

How do I "call on the name of the Lord" (Romans 10:13) ? What is His name? Call Him God, Father, Lord, Pop, Jesus, Christ, Saviour, YWHW, Redemer, Almighty or whatever. You know Warren, He’s not sitting on His throne thinking “you better get my name right” it’s us that gets very invested in termino...
by melanie
Mon May 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Fix-it Ticket
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Fix-it Ticket

I may be wrong without exploring further your thoughts but I think we may have some differing ideas on sin but that’s okay. Difference of opinion is in my opinion a sounding board for discussion and digging deeper into some really complex issues. But yes I do agree that there are very fixed paramet...
by melanie
Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

What a loss not having Jac around anymore!! It took me a while to get used to him, I thought what a self assured, arrogant, know it all. Then one day I thought geez, remind you of anyone lol. Seriously though great guy, didn’t beat around the bush and stood his ground for what he believed in and a w...
by melanie
Mon May 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Fix-it Ticket
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Fix-it Ticket

Of course, with kids, showing grace and love are key. But depending upon the level of misconduct, the loving thing is to also make them aware that there are also (hopefully appropriate) consequences. So many parents fail to rarely give consequences - which is unloving. Far better to realize them as...
by melanie
Mon May 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Fix-it Ticket
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Fix-it Ticket

So today my twins teacher pulled me aside and told me that both of them were caught cheating at rock, paper, scissors in class. My first thought was jeez they’re 7 tell me the big issues, but when I spoke to them about it this arvo I told them how cheating was wrong and that I was disappointed but ...