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    Maureen K Dilley
  • Birthday 01/28/1951
  1. There is the crux of the matter and not only from TWI but other churches also. The logic goes ---if you are really hungry for the truth you will find--in this case TWI-- If you push the question such as "But if they have never heard of Jesus Christ in the wilds of Borneo (an example ) how can they go looking for him" The response is "God would show them about Christ if they really wanted to know the truth" The illogic of this staggers the mind All it is intended to do, for any denomination of religion of this mindset, is to absolve the members and leadership for being responsible to preach the gospel and good news of Jesus Christ to their friends, neighbors, and communities Rather like saying a person got salmonella because he bought food at store A, instead of placing the blame on the persons who incorrectly processed the food. It shifts blame from the responsible to the innocent This methodology soothes the conscience of every one who is doing less than they could in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ irrespective of denomination
  2. It has been wonderful... I don't get here as often as I would like but know that each one of you is in my thoughts may you enjoy the rest of the winter and I can hardly wait for spring And thank you for the birthday wishes
  3. Reality is that TWI made us all "hurters" even the lowliest leaflet in the twig hurt someone else. Think of those that were shunned for not ABSing enough, not believing enough, not being meek enough. How many times did we not do a kindness to someone else because leadership told you that they "needed to rely on their own believing"? ? I long ago stopped looking for apologies from others no matter how deep the wrong-- Those who know my story know the "Cost of TWI" in my life. I can ultimately do 2 things I can apologize to those I've wronged and become a better person I can ask God not to hold the wrongs done me against the responsible persons at the judgement. When Jesus Christ was dying on the cross he never said "I forgive" he said "Father forgive". Ultimately it is the judgement of God that matters. To spare those who have wronged you that judgement heals your soul-- the healing of their soul is up to them. We as humans have no way of knowing what goes through others hearts in the dark of night. Is it wrong to feel hurt and pain? -- absolutely not-- the lost years and fallout in my life-- are a constant ache-- but life goes on-- expecting an apology from someone is a useless endeavor- leave them to their own thoughts-- far more painful than anything you can do to them. And step forward in your life
  4. There was Limit on Sausage? ? ? ---HMMM remind me next time to send more-- So glad everyone had a wonderful time missed you all-- missed Dooj's cooking, the laughter , the getting to know everyone-- next year ..........the good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise................. plan to be there
  5. It's a no here Family is getting together for Cristmas on the Washington Coast then on to Spokane for that side of the family Same tickets I Bought two years ago have TRIPLED in price
  6. I'm making a throw for my daughter in law for Christmas -- And I got to thinking what a ridiculously easy pattern this is so I thought I'd share. By picking four different weights and textures of yarn it makes the throw look very high end You'll need one circular size 11 knitting needle 470 yds color A a standard 4 ply or light weight home spun 470 yds color B a bulky yarn 240 yds color C a thin yarn, or ribbon, or cord 240 yds color D mohair , fake mohair or fun fur Cast on four stitches- knit each row as follows ( no purl) At the beginning of each of the following rows increase one stitch breaking off and attaching new color as indicated 12 rows color A 16 stitches 12 rows color B 28 stitches 12 rows color C 40 stitches 12 rows color A 52 stitches 12 rows color B 64 stitches 12 rows color D 76 stitches 9 rows color A 85 stitches 9 rows color B 94 stitches 9 rows color C 103 stitches 9 rows color A 112 stitches 9 rows color B 121 stitches 9 rows color D 130 stitches 6 rows color A 136 stitches 6 rows color B 142 stitches 6 rows color C 148 stitches 6 rows color A 154 stitches 6 rows color B 160 stitches 6 rows color D 166 stitches Now knit 4 rows color A with no increases then decrease one stitch each row in reverse order and number ( D,B,A, C, B, A) and (6,9,12) cast off on the last four stitches With remaning yarn make four tassels and attach one to each end and at the edge of the 4 rows of color A in the middle. Weave in loose ends at the end of each color change.
  7. Was definite a few weeks back --but now I am waiting on the rest of my siblings to decide if we are all getting together for Christmas-- something that we weren't going to do but now looks like we might I simply don't have the money to fly outside twice in two months So It's still a maybe, However-- If you send me the correct address I will see that there is some Alaska Reindeer sausage there for all to enjoy.
  8. I shall miss my buddy from Juneau-- Godspeed my friend
  9. Dove, Can I have your permission to copy the body of your post and send it out to some friends and family? Please
  10. The housework/yardwork thing seems to be kind of universal. Beautiful lakeside home every convenience you could think of and us leafy little twiglets were expected to "bless" leadership by cleaning their home while they were gone. It was apparent that other than vacuuming and dusting the public areas ie. the guest bath and meeting areas, these people did next to nothing for themselves.
  11. All across the web and at LDS.org you can find disaster plans To my way of thinking these are the rock bottom essentials WATER WATER WATER Wal-mart sells these 14 liter plastic jugs figure one per family member refresh every six months also a smaller container and water purification tablets in case you have to use the local water Two changes clothes per family member ( including socks and shoes ) don't forget jackets etc. heavy duty Sleeping bags-- if you are too warm you can unzip or throw back parts-- better warm than cold. Waterproof tarps-- the blue auto tarps are great Wet wipes-- cuts down on water use since they can be used for hand faces and various parts of the anatomy we won't discuss here A saw-- me I prefer a Meat Saw thick tough and will rip through what needs to be ripped through-- and a good sharp hunting knife --whetstone A metal cup, plate and utensils one set per family member A good set of cast iron cookware-- at the least a dutch oven with cover and a large frying pan. They can be set in or on an open fire for cooking, also ladle, tongs and spatula, barbeque utensils work well Duct Tape (lots), medium weight cord, --for making shelter with tarps or other things Hand cranked am/fm radio Candles or led lanterns, flashlights that don't require batteries you shake them to make them work they run $20-30 apiece Matches (lots)-I like the wooden ones, also a flint and steel with magnesium block. magnesium shavings start even sopping wet wood If you live in an area that doesn't have Lots of trees a stock of firewood and kindling figure you may need fires for 2 weeks at least until power is restored or you can be rescued Food Beans and rice -- put with some purified water in your dutch oven on the fire --and a good nutritious meal MREs or freeze dried foods add water Canned goods with several can openers energy bars salt pepper garlic power other seasonings remember if you loose power anything that needs to be refrigerated or frozen will have to be eaten within the first 24 hours. In high heat you have even less time Store all this stuff in plastic bags in plastic totes or if you have a vau-seal system do that-- it is key that this stuff be accessable. Storing in the back corner of the basement will not help if the basement and first floor are full of water. In tornado or hurricane season put it with you wherever you are going to hunker down
  12. I have quoted Rascal here That is a wonderful example-- of course VPW left the key point out--(I am so surprised!!!!) What VPW failed to mention was the fact that these men followed Christ and Continued to follow Christ because DAILY they saw how Christ lived his life, how he treated his fellow man, how his actions were in line with scripture, And the miracles he performed. So when Christ called to Peter--Peter listened because he knew from his OWN FIVE SENSES observations the Christ was the real deal. Compare that with VPW-- anyone ever see VPW perform a miracle? He talked about the miracles in his life-- but where are the witnesses. Most of us saw or heard reliable testimony of how he treated his fellow man And "Rewriting" scripture IS NOT The same as following scripture And to add icing on the cake we were told to ignore our Five senses-- Gee I think think something might have been amiss here And Jeff, A huge Love Hugs and thank you for your service to mine and our country
  13. Happiest of B-Days to you May you go through the day with no raveling tops and through life with No holes in the toes Happiest of B-Days to you May you go through the day with no raveling tops and through life with No holes in the toes
  14. Called ex this am (she lives in The Woodlands just north of Houston) The storm has really wrecked havoc They are all alive and well But they have no power and have been told it will be at east two weeks and maybe even a month before they will have power All the food in the freezer and refrigerator has spoiled There is no gas because the stations can't pump without power Any fuel brought in from outside the storm area is for emergency vehicles only. The large oak by the hottub in the back yard fell on the house but from what they can see the roof is undamaged. the other large tree is listing at a 45 degree angle Even if you have fuel most of the roads are impassable and several of the freeways are flooded. There is really no place to go since stores etc are closed because of the lack of power and damages Keep them in your prayers
  15. In the case of a minor (under 18) who ran away from home.{ For the sake of this point I am assumng that the child was not fleeing a truly abusive family life. Just the normal "I don't like the rules I'm splitting" "no one loves me" of the teenage angst.} That child needs to returned by law enforceement to their parents IF the member of any group is married the spouse has every right to pursue legal means to prevent assents etc being given away to said group in order to insure their, and any children's, financial stability etc. But the individual, if an adult of sound mental abilities, has the right to believe in purple cabbage gods, eat nothing but strained rutabagas, and hand out glossy leaflets while dressed in a pink tutu with orange spangles without interference. That is why this country is this country It goes with out saying that if the individual poses serious physical danger to themselves or others law enforcement needs to be involved. BUt, even in the case of the minor, the right to believe as we choose is fundamental. The fact is that for almost all of us the truth is that we live work, and are surrounded by others whose belief systems we disagree with. As long as those beliefs are maintained at personal level and do not affect others around them those beliefs are sacrosanct