Well, if Jesus tarries longer than we think... our family will, Lord willing, be welcoming a new baby into our home in mid-December! This puts me in a funny position of longing for Jesus yet also hoping I get to meet this little one
The Lord has been gracious to give me this gift of pregnancy though. I'm forced to do something other than study all day... we need to switch our school room and bedrooms around and clean out closets. I need to get the almost 3 year old out of my bed and get him a bed of his own. I've been putting it off because I thought it didn't matter. Who has time to build Ikea furniture when there are prophecies to uncover?!? And I need to get back to eating well like I used to and get back to studying homeopathy again. I realized today that I have really missed these things since I've been thinking that they really didn't matter any more. But as my husband said... Jesus may or may not come within the next 9 months, but Lord willing we know the baby will be here. So I feel like I have a bit of normal life back, and for that alone I'm grateful. And if I'm here to see this baby, that would be kinda cool too. Even so come Lord Jesus!
How are y'all managing the combo of watching and also maintaining the joys of regular life? It is not an easy task! It's only with this new news that I realized how far I had sunken. I am grateful for this new burst of purpose outside of being a watchman.
Who has time to build Ikea furniture when there are prophecies to uncover?!?
"I know, right?!?!" as my second daughter likes to say!
Congratulations, witness1 !! Babies are such a blessing. My first, and so far only, grandchild is now 20 months old. Six months ago I was a little worried. His father says he is atheist, but I think it is that he just 'doesn't know', as he said he would be willing to go to church with my daughter if she went, because she wants her son to grow up with God in his life. Six months ago I thought we might be leaving and that, even though I know I am not the judge of who departs and who doesn't, my grandson's father would be left behind. I prayed hard(still do) that my faith would be sufficient to bring all my children and their SO's and my grandson along on this coming glorious event. I have yet to find anything in the Word that says that's possible.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." John 5:24
That is so hard stormyknight! I understand the thought of pleading with God to save our loved ones and wishing we could transfer our faith to them. I don't think that your faith alone will bring anyone into heaven with you, but God does say some mysterious things about how our faith affects our children and future generations. I will be praying that the Lord will begin to speak to your grandson's father and that the Lord will send just the right person into his life to speak truth to him, whether it is you or someone else. We know our Lord does not wish that anyone should perish!
EnochWalked: Oops, I forgot what happens when I put an "s" inside square brackets. Anyway, add this to the list of: genocide in Xinjiang, breaking the Joint Declaration on Hong Kong, spying on the world with 5G/TikTok/Zoom, and creating Covid in their labs.
Jun 20, 2021 8:29:39 GMT -6
yardstick: @ew, re: covid app - it's part of google play store, as a change to that app's software, which means that if you want it off your phone, you also have to remove any way to use google play store. but wait! there's more!
Jun 20, 2021 11:28:04 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app, cont. The app is opt-in, so even though they snuck it onto your phone, it is not turned on unless you want it on; and you have to install a state provided app for it to work.
Jun 20, 2021 11:29:18 GMT -6
yardstick: re covid app, cont. 2: my concerns are: how long will it take for an app to get updated to not notify you that it is opt-out, and because it is a core-app like google play store, you are not allowed to remove it because your phone wont work if you do...
Jun 20, 2021 11:32:40 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 3: (like google play store). You did notice they didnt add a new app, right? they changed an app that is core to the phone by adding a feature to it.
Jun 20, 2021 11:33:46 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 4: the article tells you how to turn off the app, and if you search for it in your phone there is information about it and how it is used. I like the part where they basically say that even though they and other users cant track you...
Jun 20, 2021 11:36:32 GMT -6
yardstick: re covid app cont. 5: the govt can; by implication: (paraphrase) even though google, apple and other users cant track your location, as soon as you turn on bluetooth and it pings other users who are being tracked via their GPS...
Jun 20, 2021 11:39:39 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 6: Your location can be generalized by the range of the bluetooth devices that others are using, whose GPS is turned on on their phone...
Jun 20, 2021 11:40:24 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 7: so yes, by implication and with plausible deniability you can be tracked, even though "only public health authorit[y apps] can use this system"
Jun 20, 2021 11:42:07 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 8: and generally, since it is the authorities most people do not want tracking them, therein lies the problem.
Jun 20, 2021 11:52:03 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Excellent analysis and explanation, thank you yardstick!
Jun 20, 2021 13:18:09 GMT -6
EnochWalked: groups.io/g/mpml/topic/83645454 "This new object, 2014 UN271, is not just unusual, but radically exceptional among all known bodies in the Solar System". "its orbit takes it [as close as] just beyond the orbit of Saturn" (11x the Earth-Sun distance)
Jun 20, 2021 13:20:54 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "given how exceptionally red it looked in 2014 precovery images ... [it's] almost undoubtedly the largest Oort Cloud object ever discovered- almost in dwarf planet territory!" "could possibly reach magnitude 13 in early 2031"
Jun 20, 2021 13:22:38 GMT -6