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  1. Maccabeus

    G19 replacement?

    Well, I'm late to the conversation and it sounds like you've already made your choice, but I'll add my two cents just because. For me, it would be the M&P 2.0 Compact. I'm a long time S&W fan and think that pistol looks great. And the good reviews don't hurt either. I've been trying hard not to buy one in .40 for months now. I don't need another pistol, another caliber, or any more hours thrown away at the range getting accustomed to a new gun (vs. time in on the ones I already own). But once I sell a Shield and a G26, it just might happen anyway.
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    Religion Not Sure Where to Post This

    I'm not in the area and can't speak to that particular congregation. As a general rule for deciding between congregations, my key factor is which congregation teaches the Word most faithfully. People allow all kinds of factors to influence their attendance decisions from worthwhile (youth ministry for the kids, bible studies, service projects, etc.) to not so worthwhile (my friend goes there, I've always gone there, I like the color of the carpet, etc). But, in the end, how important are any of those, if the Word isn't being taught clearly & faithfully? As an aside, your post did raise my eyebrows a couple times. 1) What do you mean "they accept goyim too apparently"? Do you mean, too "readily"? And, if so, what's wrong with those of us from "the nations"? Are we not welcome there? The TaNak is chock full of hints that the plan all along is to bring in the nations. Yeshua, Shimon Cephas, Sha'ul of Tarsus and all those other guys at the beginning were pretty open to the gentiles. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding your point in that sentence. 2) Still waiting for Elijah? That seems odd of them. I'm pretty sure Yeshua clarified that point during his earthly ministry (Matthew 11:14) and told us exactly who the Eliyahu to come was and that he already had arrived (even if John himself didn't realize that he was the one).
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    The 12 Days of Christmas - a modern take

    I get the 12 days. The Season of Christmas begins on Dec. 25 and runs through Twelfth Night on January 5th followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6th which begins the Epiphany Season. 12 days from the celebration of Jesus' birth to the celebration of the arrival of the Magi. But why all these entertainers and livestock show up one day at a time, I haven't a clue. Although, we could have a pretty good feast if the lords, ladies, & maids would start butchering and basting all those birds.
  4. I've met several people in this new crop of "life coaches". None of them would I want to go to for expert advice.
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    Yellow or White Popcorn?

    ... I'm presuming that's a statement made in jest... touching with subtle sarcasm on society's current desire to have everything quick and easy... (...But, you might be really asking...??) So, for those who do want to know, just Bing "microwave popcorn recipes" and click on the video of your choice. For a longer read, click here: https://www.theyummylife.com/homemade_microwave_popcorn I use a sauce pan on the stove top.
  6. Wait a minute... Wants to serve others. Beard. Tattoos. He's ready to hire at the modern P.D. Bonus: they provide uniforms!
  7. Is life really this hard? Does it really take an energy draining level of effort to deal with dirty dishes? If they need washing, wash them! How much coffee to drink? How about a coffee cup full? Society's suggested size. Why reinvent the wheel? What to wear? Wear the next shirt in line hanging in your closet. Problem solved. What to eat? Eat what sounds good to you. This article feels like some kind of snowflake training manual. As for "the uniform", is this a big deal? I spent a substantial number of years of my life wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, All-Stars, and, when needed, the same leather jacket I've had since high school (Yeah, I know, I looked like an extra from Grease minus the hairdo). It didn't take nine months of research to come up with: shirt, pants, shoes, and a jacket. I've had a touch more variety for the past 20 years, but not much. But, in either case, I'm pretty sure it doesn't warrant a news article nor is it a necessity to combat the dreaded "decision fatigue".
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    Yellow or White Popcorn?

    Had to resupply today: Clockwise from upper left: White, Blue, Ladyfinger, Mushroom. That should get us through January. Or, at least into January.
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    Yellow or White Popcorn?

    Interesting. That makes sense that milled corn would all be very similar. Besides the oil, it may be texture and size that I notice most. Even using the same oil, I find quite a difference in eating experience depending on whether I'm using Mushroom, Ladyfinger, traditional yellow, white, or one of the crunchier red/blue/purple varieties.
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    need some prayers if you dont mind

    "Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear." Isa. 65:24 "Through faith you are being protected by God’s power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed at the end of time. Because of this you rejoice very much, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various kinds of trials so that the proven character of your faith—which is more valuable than gold, which passes away even though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." 1 Pet. 1:5-7 "Therefore humble yourselves under God’s powerful hand so that he may lift you up at the appointed time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." 1 Pet. 5:6-7
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    Yellow or White Popcorn?

    Well, I ran out of yellow last week and used up the last of the blue a couple weeks before that, so this week it has been white as that's all that's in the house. That is just plain false information. Not to mention the added variation of flavor depending on which oil you choose to use. They are probably saying that so you don't start eating theirs. I need to stock back up on some red, blue, multicolor, Ladyfinger, etc. The kids like Mushroom and it does have a nice full shape and size, but way too many hull fragments IMO. Now I know what's for dinner tonight along with an apple and a big glass of water. White corn in a coconut-olive oil blend. Let's eat!
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    Lost Tribe

    I'm sure it can be quite a challenge as a Messianic. On the one hand, you no doubt receive much confusion and grief from those who share an ethnicity, but not the same view of Messiah; while, on the other hand, the numerical majority of those who trust that Jewish Messiah from Nazareth are a bunch of goi'im who have been adopted into the family and bring all sorts of non-traditional practices that overshadow the more ancient traditions. Sorry about that. But, many thanks for sharing the Savior! 😉
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    Lost Tribe

    Well, I'm not fluent in the historical details of the Bukharim, nor do I have first hand experience with OPMD. I am sorry for those in your family and lineage that have to deal with it. On this statement, however, I do have a comment to add: I suspect the comment was more tongue in cheek rather than your actual belief, but for other readers who may not be biblically informed, it's worth repeating the Lord's words as recorded in Luke 13: "...Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse sinners than all the people living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no. But unless you repent, you will all perish too.” Our external circumstances (including health or lack of health) cannot be used to assess the LORD's opinion of us. What matters is neither hardships nor the lack of them, but being in a right relationship with God. As for His feelings toward us, we must listen to His words, not our experiences. "For God so loved the world..."; and for those who trust Messiah: "See the kind of love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are!" 1 Jn.3 As for our circumstances, trials, and hardships, a man born blind gives us a glimpse into the unanswerable "why" questions: “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that God’s works might be revealed in connection with him." Jn.9
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    Microwave Ovens. anyone else not use.

    Except those times when it melts into the food you're preparing. I use one of these instead:
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    Microwave Ovens. anyone else not use.

    I use it all the time. Hot water, yes, but also some veggies, precooking potatoes before finishing in the pan, precooking brats or Italian sausage before finishing on grill or under broiler, microwavable Indian dishes in the little pouches (yum!), sauce for spaghetti, the kids like microwave Mac and cheese & microwave popcorn, but most often it's used for heating up left overs. With a house full of kids, when we prepare a full meal, there's times I wish I had two to run alongside the oven and toaster oven.