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Galen

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About Galen

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    ET1(ss) USN retired
  • Birthday 04/07/1959
  1. I believe that in each step of my life, I have been exactly where God wanted me to be. To experience something, to learn something, or maybe to help someone else.
  2. Galen

    A few thoughts

    Welcome back. It is good to see you again.
  3. Galen

    Random thoughts

    At 18, I enlisted and immediately after bootcamp I was able to drink beer on-base. I served on Active Duty for 20-years, on military bases it is up to the base commander whether or not he wishes to allow his underage troops to drink. The Navy's general policy is that if there is a nearby jurisdiction [within 40-miles or so] where troops could travel to and drink, then it is better to let them drink on-base. So like San Diego allows drinking on-base and Whitbey Island. Also Groton allows it.
  4. yes, parts one and two. Two different links. :)
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuIjVWnhyKw :)
  6. I had thought that since the verse says :11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, God gave, so this thing so it must be a gift.
  7. Sounds a lot like US Naval academy graduates.
  8. These gifts are given to the body of believers. They are not for helping the individual. So as an individual, having a gift gives you no benefit. Aligning chairs is more a deacon thing [tending to the details of the infrastructure of the group]. We own a rental realestate property that we are remodeling. One of our first tenants is a small street ministry church. A year ago we dropped out from attending a Way Ministry fellowship, and began going to this church instead. Every service their pews are pushed around and out-of-place. So I go in as the landlord on Saturdays and I re-align the pews. I do it because it bugs me otherwise. I certainly do not see this as any act of a gift ministry, but just a tiny part of what needs to happen to make the place inviting.
  9. It was in my understanding that as an individual you would not see what your gift was. Rather focus instead on the journey and others around you would see your fruit and know what your gift was. Whenever someone is bragging about their gift, I hear that as ego and pride.
  10. It is very much a 'Caste System'. I am an 'Advanced Class Grad', former 'Country Coodinator' and 30+ year follower. But I have never been a Corpse. In the Caste rankings the next higher chaste would be a Corpse spouse, and above that is a Corpse grad.
  11. The Way is certainly NOT the end-all be-all. But it did teach me a few lessons. All religions built of man are faulty. If you were in The Way and thought it was perfect, surely at some point that image was torn from you. But all churches are like that. Is there a man-made church anywhere that has no scandals? I do think that God led me to The Way for a purpose.
  12. At a time when I was in greatest need, I asked God to guide me, and immediately a person began knocking on my door. I feel that God led me to attend PFAL.
  13. There are believers in our local fellowship, who have been 'faithful' for over 30 years, that have no idea of any of the things that happened during the court cases. They swallow what is told to them from leadership, and they willfully ignore all else. When I have let slip mentions of the court cases, they have been shocked and ultimately in denial. Just because someone was active during the trials does not equal them having any knowledge of the trials. The knowledge was spread via this forum, which was largely forbidden.
  14. The example taught in the Advanced Class was if you knew a person was possessed, do not tell them. Just love them and minister to them in any context that they could handle at the time.
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