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06-18-2013 02:21 PM

Hi everyone,


I have not  had the time to read the entire thread. I was wondering where I could find Christians and was glad to find this thread. I understand that people have lots of views about Christianity and there are different ideologies out there. 'Religion' saddled with various human doctrines have not helped either. Yet that does not mean we should 'throw the baby with the bath water'. I believe that Christianity is all about Christ. Believing in his Lordship, his death and resurrection and accepting the sacrifice that he made thereby granting us eternal life.


I also believe in the Trinity and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I know that many people have said various things and believed they are led by the Spirit, yet there is one sure guidance we have which is the Bible. The challenge of people interpreting the Bible in whatever way they want is also there. Different denominations also seem to have their own Bibles, especially that of the Catholics (that is what I know, there are probably many other ones that have certain books included in theirs as well).


Yet, the Bible is still the authority we have and whatever anyone says is of the spirit and it is contrary to the Bible is clearly not of the Holy Spirit or of God.



Okay, just clarifying my beliefs. It would be nice to relate with people on this thread.

08-14-2003 01:53 PM
Momma Aimee Any Disciples Members here from Des Monies?

dh-2b and I will be relocated there for his job in Feb. And will need a new church. I am open to different thing; he'd like to stay D and I have to admit it is a great denmonation (not all hyper up about Gays, or anything). But we want a church big enough to have like home groups and bible studies besides sunday school and a great youth program from nusery 9which I hope not to use too much) on to HS.

ANY chuch suggestion in Des Monies would be greatly appercipated.

08-14-2003 02:50 AM
Faith Our church is an odd mix of AP: Moms who seem annoyed by their children's presence but nurse at age two... Moms who homebirth and also spank...

For the most part, I am the big weirdo, but I am not looked down on. I think I freak them out a little bit! They are all very accepting of me anyway.

We are actually looking for a new church because our current one is hoping to start a daycare to solve it's financial problems. My DH pointed out to the pastor the places in the Bible where this is not right, but to no avail. Our pastor actually said the words, 'there is more to life than cooking and cleaning.':Puke
08-14-2003 02:30 AM
barbara Welcome, Aimee21972! elcome

So, is there anything you ladies would like to talk about here in the spirituality forum? Like how does your church respond to AP? Mine is ok but most of the moms aren't too AP, so I'm kind fo the odd one out IYKWIM.
08-11-2003 10:17 PM
Momma Aimee I am here too

Gald to see you all

I was starting to wonder too.

08-07-2003 10:04 PM
JessicaS Hi everyone!! Sorry I keep disappearing from this thread..

08-07-2003 02:00 AM
barbara Hello ladies, nice to meet you and it is nice to see this thread brought back to life. How is everyone doing?
08-06-2003 09:32 PM
Mamma Riddle I'm here too!

We attend the Vineyard Fellowship here in Chattanooga!
08-06-2003 03:57 AM
Katana Hello, Tracy (mamaof2), and Anne.

Nice to meet you both.

08-05-2003 08:50 PM
AahRee Wow! I had no idea there were so many Biblical Christians on here! Praise God!

I'm Anne, and DH is Phil, and we have one DC.. a lovely 15-month-old girl named Katie. DH and I are both 28 and we met while working as counselors at a Christian summer camp. We're currently attending a Foursquare church, but I was baptised in an amazing Baptist church, and came to the Lord there. DH came to the Lord through the ministry of Young Life. It's great to meet you all!
08-05-2003 06:18 PM
marisa Hi there! Nice to meet you!
I've actually heard someone described themselves as a "bapticostal' before, how funny!
Always nice to hear from other Christian mamas!
08-05-2003 06:15 PM
PurplePixiePooh Hi there! I am also a proud Christian mama! We are between churces as we search to find the right "fit", but I would call myself charismatic for the most part, but not 100% either....I suppose if I had to label myself I'd say a Bapiticostal..LOL
03-14-2003 04:52 PM
IfMamaAintHappy just wanted to say hello and check in on this thread! I will come back later and read to catch up, just saw you!
03-08-2003 09:31 PM
Katana Thank you for your wise words and thoughts, barbara and Nursing Mother.

They are beautiful, and very comforting.
03-08-2003 05:53 PM
barbara I am praying also!
These are troubled times, and I remind myself daily that God is in control and He can see the big picture, where we can not.

I pray that the Peace of the Lord that passes all understanding will surround us all.

03-07-2003 08:37 PM
Katana Oh Debra,

After I posted last night, I thought to myself, I should have asked son or daughter. I'm so sorry I assumed.

I am a doofus. Oh, the shame.

Please forgive my faux pass.

And I'm praying every day that no one else has to be shipped out anywhere.

03-07-2003 11:12 AM
DebraBaker Alison,

It's a daughter.

Yes, she's active and stationed at LeJeune.

She's in school (for computers) but could be called "over there" anytime.

03-07-2003 12:41 AM
Katana Oh, Jenn, I just remembered, re: Teletubbies.

Did they ever figure out if the talking red one was actually saying 'Satan rules' or something like that?

That whole bruhaha just made me :LOL
03-07-2003 12:35 AM
Katana Hi Jenn, and welcome

Good luck to you in your search.

Dh and I are currently trying to find a new church, and it is tough. It's always hard to go someplace new, but there's got to be someplace out there that we'll like. At least that's what I'm telling myself to get out of our current church.

Hi Debra.

Is your son currently active? My dad would re-enlist in a heartbeat, if he wasn't too old. He's definitely always with them in spirit.
03-06-2003 12:41 PM
HBBFJenn hey i'm a jerry falwell Christian too! Does that mean we can't watch the teletubbies anymore?
I'm pretty new to posting here. I am a Christian who doesn't attend church on a regular basis, I was put on bedrest the last time I attended church, then had a sick ds, then had a dh working sundays, etc. I do read my Bible regularly though. I am a member of a southern baptist church and since I have several issues with the southern baptist association i'm not eager to return to a southern baptist setting. I want to get into a church, but the big churches in town are all eliteist type settings where if you arent old money you are crap, another reason I dont go. My mil is a pentacostal who has totally turned my dh against religion. He wants to go to church for the socializing. He doesnt believe in God, but took issue with me calling him an atheist. He's not one of those against prayer & christianity types. I think he's only that way b/c of his wierdo mother.
I feel we need to get the kids into church more regulary b/c my 4 yo ds was watching the Simpsons, it was the episode where Homer eats the hot pepper at the chili cookoff and "trips out", a fox comes out of the sky and talks to homer and ds asks if that was God. Oh MY!
Anyways thats my story.
03-06-2003 09:51 AM
DebraBaker Alison,

As the proud *mother* of a Marine I know what you mean.

Debra Baker
03-06-2003 09:30 AM
Bladestar5 You know the sad irony of that story, though, is that somebody else has to lose their precious little angel for that one to get a heart. So very, very sad.
03-06-2003 01:04 AM
Katana Hi marisa, and welcome.

That family is in my prayers. I hope a donation comes through.

As the proud daughter of a marine, the father's dedication to our country made me smile. It's not surprising, at all. Marines are a special breed.

Semper Fi
03-06-2003 12:51 AM
I consider myself to be a spirit-filled, born again Christian. I think alot of people have very negative connotations with Holy Spirit, "Charismatic" churches, but I am proud to say that's the sort of Christian I am! I think with every denomination you get churches that are "bad apples", and I'm sorry that some of you had negative experiences with these churches in the past. I just tend to get a little protective when I hear people say these "faith-based" churches are weird.
I second everything said here! Even my hubby has a bad taste in his mouth towards my spiritual heritage based on past experiences and television evagilists.
03-06-2003 12:19 AM
3miraclebabies This very brave family was on the CBS morning news this a.m.

They are certainly in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
03-06-2003 12:15 AM
Bladestar5 I feel so sorry for them. I am crying to think that I am so worried about the bills, and they are in such a very sad position of helplessness. This really puts things into perspective, and shows me how "rich" we really are, to have our family safe and intact. I pray for the family, and that poor sweet baby.
03-06-2003 12:06 AM
marisa Thanks for the welcome.
I'm sure everyone has heard of this situation by now, but please ask God for a miracle for this child and the family. I pray they find a donor in time.


LOMA LINDA, Calif. (March 4) - When Maj. Hal Sellers learned his infant son was living on borrowed time awaiting a heart transplant, the Marine and his wife had to choose between duty to family and to nation.

Should he stay and aid his critically ill son, or help lead his battalion as it readied for a looming war in the Middle East? Sellers ``did a lot of soul-searching,'' said his wife, Betsy Sellers:

Since there was nothing he could do to help 4-month-old Dillon, Sellers, 37, chose to help his military unit.

``It was a hard decision to make,'' Betsy Sellers, also 37, said Monday. ``He had to come to the hospital and say goodbye to Dillon, and not know what would happen.''

A little more than a week after Sellers left, Dillon has only days to live unless he receives a new heart.

``I am doing what I have to do, and my husband is doing what he has to do,'' Betsy Sellers said. ``We're doing what we need to do for our family and, hopefully, for other families.''

Dillon was 10 days old when he was diagnosed Oct. 31 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which occurs when a heart is unable to pump or circulate blood. Although the condition can sometimes be corrected with surgery, Dillon's heart is too damaged, doctors say.

Dillon has been placed at the top of the heart transplant list at Loma Linda University Medical Center, transplant coordinator Armando Deamaya said. It was not immediately clear where Dillon has been placed on the list by the United Network for Organ Sharing. The medical center has a 25 percent mortality rate for those awaiting transplants.

``Every day could be an end-of-life issue for him,'' Deamaya said. ``We're probably talking days rather than weeks.''

As the family struggled with Dillon's diagnosis, the Marines offered Sellers a desk job at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, a small desert town 140 miles east of Los Angeles.

But the 13-year veteran is second-in-command of the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and had trained for months to deploy to the Middle East. His wife said ultimately he was concerned about bringing in a new member so late in the training.

``I think this situation sheds light in a very tangible way on the sacrificial nature of service to country. While no one would want to be in the major's position, we understand the difficulties,'' said Capt. Rob Crum, a base spokesman.

The major's mother, Betty Sellers, said the family supported her son's decision.

``We didn't say, 'Hal, do this or do that.' We tried to convey the message that Dillon was getting the best possible care he could have, and maybe Hal had to do in life what he could do best,'' she said in a telephone interview from her home in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lying in a crib at the medical center, Dillon breathes with the help of a ventilator as tubes snake from his chest, arms and legs. A patch from Sellers' unit, known as the Wolf Pack, is among the pictures and stuffed animals decorating Dillon's crib.

The baby was listed in critical condition Monday.

On Sunday, Sellers called home from an undisclosed location for an update on Dillon.

His wife delivered a message to their son: ``Daddy loves you.''
03-05-2003 01:05 PM
3miraclebabies Welcome, Marisa!
03-05-2003 11:11 AM
Super Pickle Hi marisa!
03-05-2003 02:36 AM
marisa Hi! I wasn't sure if I was going to get through the six pages of posts, but I made it! I'm Marisa and I'm married with one son and 22 yrs old.

I consider myself to be a spirit-filled, born again Christian. I think alot of people have very negative connotations with Holy Spirit, "Charismatic" churches, but I am proud to say that's the sort of Christian I am! I think with every denomination you get churches that are "bad apples", and I'm sorry that some of you had negative experiences with these churches in the past. I just tend to get a little protective when I hear people say these "faith-based" churches are weird.

I practice AP to the full extent, extended BF, co sleeping, slingin', etc. and am also pretty "crunchy" too. I cloth diaper, am vegetarian, home birthed, etc etc.

Nice to meet everyone!
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