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YkG24ticb1k YkG24ticb1k
on 14/2/16
14316Octcd26Chris 1074Tommy, your comparison with drugs and ahoclol addiction is ridiculous. Drugs and ahoclol addiction hurts other people around you, sometimes killing others, i.e. drunk driving. Hannah has every single right to believe as she does. It hurts no one and being proud of who you are and growing as a person leads to a healthier and more fulfilling life. One thing I feel that is always left out and something I struggle with conservative Christians and also why it took me so long to grow as a person is being faced with judgement from family and friends. Doesn't matter to you or anyone else how I live my life, GOD is my only Judge. I am also a gay Christian. I've read just about every post on this page. Lots of opinions and some are hard to deal with. I grew up a chrurch going Christian. I went to the same high school Bryan did and graduated the same year. I've always wondered about Bryan and I have to be honest, his post leaves me worried and concerned for his happiness and quality of life. It's clear that he has a love for Christ which is amazing and unquestionable. It's awesome that he's outspoken about his beliefs. I do question though if he's really happy because he's clearly struggling with his identity. His words, not mine, a Christian struggling with same-sex attraction. If God meant for him to choose a life of celibacy I don't think he would have a desire to be with someone else other than God.I believe in Christ's love and I believe in the gift God gave me to love my partner. I believe my partner is a gift from God. I don't believe anyone, not anyone, has the right to tell me that this gift is wrong. Not my family, not a pastor or elder, not my state or my government. God willing, I will be able to marry my partner and live a normal happy life raising a family and teaching my kids to love and respect others as they should love and respect themselves. Beliefs are personal so I'll give Bryan the benefit of doubt that he is living a happy life and not suppressing God's gift to find and share a life with someone else. I pray this is the case.I personally grew up knowing i wasn't meant to be alone and also know that I have feelings for the same sex not the opposite sex. I grew up struggling and trying to suppress my feelings for the same sex, having a girlfriend but never connecting as I should have on the level of that kind of a relationship. I grew up being told not to be gay because I would never be happy and I would die of aids. I'm here to tell you I've never been happier being myself, growing as a person, growing in my relationship with my partner and growing in my relationship with God and I do not of aids! I pray my family can one day understand this. I pray one day I can marry my boyfriend and take benefit of the legal aspects that the word, marriage, provides to all those straight couples out there. Did you know marriage provides over a 1,000 benefits to straight couples that gay couples do not have access to? I'm not talking of the Biblical term I'm speaking of the legal term. Though I guess that's a different blog.VA:F [1.9.20_1166](from 0 votes) 155
3GxSwB4a 3GxSwB4a
on 14/2/16
rest in the Lord means that we need to have down time. It could be the time we spent on a hobby. it could be the quiet time we spent with the Lord or even some time with the family.Our boedis and our minds need this time to rest .Even God had down time , that is why we have the sabath. and if He needed a rest, how much more do we need it.
poXgSPP5AM poXgSPP5AM
on 14/2/16
Thanks for this...I've saved it to post later on my blog.And thanks for renndiimg me it's Friday. Unfortunately I am already eating chicken fried rice...so I'll have to think up another penance. Lately I've been forgetting what day it is...must be getting old :)
XaqPnGxf XaqPnGxf
on 14/2/16
comment #57:Not knowing ayhnnitg about your and your classmates' schools, ayhnnitg I might say about them would be speculation. Some Catholic schools did better with addressing the signs of the times. Others isolated themselves and created school cultures to fill the loss of ethnic Catholic enclaves, which I think were one of the main factors in reinforcing cultural Catholicism in the US until the second half of the 20th century.My grammar school, on the other hand, admitted non-Catholics in 1969. That led to my own baptism in 1970. Back in the 50 s when my parents wanted to adopt their baptized-Catholic foster child, the pledge to send her to Catholic school was deemed inadequate. The priest in charge of Catholic Charities insisted they convert to Catholicism, an impossibility because of their previous marriages. While some might say I would be a bad fruit of Vatican II, I stand in comparison to my parents' would-be daughter, who ended up bouncing from Catholic home to Catholic home and the last time I chatted with her in 1983, was a born-again evangelical.In my experience, Vatican II opened the door to me to become a Catholic, enabled me to get a theological degree, and has allowed me to serve as a lay minister for a quarter-century. As a parish liturgist, I see the fruits of those who have engaged the Council and taken advantage of its opportunities. Clearly, people are alienated from post-conciliar Catholicism for a host of reasons, Humanae Vitae probably being the first of them. But sociological surveys in the 70 s did not show that people left in droves because of liturgy.As for today, I have a conservative priest friend who adopts George Weigel as his mentor for Sunday preaching. Not even the document his own bishops produced last year. Go figure.I woud love to sit down with other liturgists and clergy and even Pope Francis/Cardinal O'Malley to get to the bottom of why Catholicism isn't doing as well as we could be in the US. I probably have more questions than ideas. But from the trenches, I've seen a lot in the past 25-40 years. I'm inclined to think we've been too timid rather than too rash.
gUAiYOzT3OV gUAiYOzT3OV
on 14/2/16
Saturday Nov 10tha05k and Fun Run, 9am All students, staff, famleiis and friends are invited to join Mrs Bucklin for our “Cardinals On The Move” 5k and Fun Run, taking place on the Cardinal Way nature trail. There will be healthy snacks and fun prizes. More Info Here
JDMj8bWncl1 JDMj8bWncl1
on 14/2/16
Pretty crap song with amateurish lyicrs imho, that would never get a 2nd listen if by someone unknown. The celebrity cult power is a force of nature though, like people paying fortunes for a childlike scribble from that Tracey Emin creature. Astonishing what crap humans can persuade themselves to like.
umuqKGXA umuqKGXA
on 14/2/16
Yes, but they dissented from the pope hielmsf, as well as papal teaching since then. You'd think that I what you were saying is true, they may not be traditionalists, but would at least be strong promoters of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the papal encyclicals since Paul VI, but they are the leading dissenters even from those things.But, more importantly, why do you have a picture of the mural at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana? I was at the school when they unveiled it (though I graduated from somewhere else). After being liberal like many Catholic high schools for a while, they are one of the leading schools in the area thy is returning to orthodoxy - they have 14-year-olds reading Aquinas!
ycgv0uchpPf ycgv0uchpPf
on 14/2/16
Hi Neda, Could you please chgnae your XML output to have the entire posts. I don't get the chance to browse websites and I only rely on my rssreader and want to be able to read your blog too.thanks.
67czHtKIl 67czHtKIl
on 14/2/16
Michael Phelps gained world rooignctien and swimming history fame by winning 8 gold medals. That was a testimony to his skill, training and talent. It had nothing to do with whether or not he smoked, or smokes marijuana. And, for anyone who smokes marijuana, they would know that he was responsible because he was able to reach that extraordinary level of success. Marijuana relaxes the body and mind. It is doubtful that if he was a chronic user, he would have been able to have trained physically as hard, or been as physically ready for the challenge. And if he did use it while in his many years of swimming, it is possible that with all that training, the individual needed some down time, to recoup his 'energy'. Training should not be all about exerting yourself to your limits and imposing significant and massive stress on your body and mind. I would think some down time to recoup your energy would bring more focus when you get back to training, possibly see things in new perspectives. I want anyone and everyone who reads this, to boycott any corporation that pulls their endorsement for Michael Phelps. I am providing two suggesting schedules for the boycott.
Whj788Lft Whj788Lft
on 14/2/16
I enjoy history and read fact, ficoitn and everything in between.I've just finished Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and was bitterly disappointed.I thought that having won the Booker Prize and being about one of my favourite periods, I would find it a real page-turner.Not at all. I found many of the descriptive passages unnecessary and a little contrived as if her ultimate aim was an award, rather than just telling a story and entertaining the readers. And, I didn't care about any of the characters which is a major flaw where you're looking with fresh eyes at a specific person, such as Cromwell. And most irritatingly, I hated the way she wrote speech. I could rarely tell who was speaking and had to spend time looking back and trying to ascribe certain passages to particular people. I found it longer than warranted and found her excessive use of punctuation annoying splitting sentences repeatedly which caused me to stumble rather than read fluently.
XvRAXdEa XvRAXdEa
on 14/2/16
Yes, I have links to 3 different comapnies on my site. It might be slighltly tricky since you are a citizen and are here currently. So, it'll depend on how long you're staying here and/or you may have to do separate plans.
L0ZpSQAf L0ZpSQAf
on 14/2/16
It depends on the sochols and on the kids, and I would go and interview and observe any sochols you are considering. My eldest would had some early learning issues which might have benefited from being homeschooled, except that she was compulsively social and would have absolutely hated not having kids around most of the day. I ended up doing a lot of tutoring until she was up to par, but kept her in formal school systems. As to the public private thing, I have tried both public and private sochols. In some places the public sochols were better than the private ones; in others it was the reverse. I am myself Catholic and I tithe, so that the local Catholic school system is free to me, but there was a time when I sent one kid to the Catholic school, and the other to nonreligious private school. (The local public sochols at that time and place were bad in all respects.) The secular private school was more academically challenging but had a problem with drugs and alcohol. My risk taker therefore got sent to the Catholic school, my cautious kid to the other.
wfCVWSxxJ5qV wfCVWSxxJ5qV
on 14/2/16
just heard the podcast and was luaghing so hard when you where talking about the food from Spain! The word that I will not write, since I live in Puerto Rico is a used as a bad word, so it was funny to me to hear you say it so much! I know they eat that too here in PR but they call it eggs and the animal's name. I would never try them! Thank you for sharing the Youth Day podcasts and the bits from the Pope, really enjoyed them!!
YB1ARZni9n1 YB1ARZni9n1
on 14/2/16
it was going to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is Europe's largest port, it is the main point of entry for most of Europe's oil and the main port for Holland Germany and Switzerland and with the oenping of the Rhine Danube canal about 10 years ago too 3,000 ton barges takes traffic from eastern Europe. Imagine what an explosion four times that of Hiroshima would do to Rotterdam with all the miles of Refineraries they would stop Europe's main traffic artery instantly. A radioactive cloud with a good westerly wind could seriously damage the health of about 60,000,000 people who live within radius of 150 miles of there, mine included. Even this too me seems fantasy, they would quickly be found out and retribution would quickly follow. America could react using the excuse of an attack on a N.A.T.O. Ally. Personally I think that what they were up too was to get the Radioactive containers that if they were really radioactive into Europe and distribute them once they are in Europe there will be no way of finding them. My wife as a buyer brings many containers from China in through Rotterdam very few are checked. Once distributed through Europe with its open boarders they can be quickly moved around and positioned in the different capitals and use them to blackmail Europe with while they finish the bomb they are buggering around with. Once they have got the bomb they will feel safe. You will know when they have got the bomb by an increase in the tone and shrillness of the threats.
Z7s34uUaC Z7s34uUaC
on 14/2/16
Congratulations to Jeffrey Steel and his family, London is a great place to move to :-)Our Lady of the Assumption is the Roman Catholic Church in poor Deptford where I was born.In the 1987/88 fotalobl season I was working as a site agent in Albury Street,Deptford SE8.This early Thames Gateway regeneration project involving English Heritage and the Church of England's Guardian of Walsingham,the late Canon David Diamond of St Paul's SE8,stimulated my creative and artistic talents.Midway through the underpinning and demolition contract that I was supervising for PGM developments I had a big dream in which Our Lady of the Assumption called me "Vesper ".I have used this nom de plume ever since.It is fair to say that I do not see eye to eye with the Mayor of Lewisham's contemporary Faith Adviser Father Paul Butler of St Paul's SE8 who wrote 'Also, for the record, I am in favour of the Ordination of the Women'.Canon David Diamond was old school Oxford Movement who didnot support the Ordination of Women.When I converted to Rome,Father Diamond gave me a giant Rosary which I gave to Father Tony Pyle at Our Lady of the Rosary Blacken.SONGS & DREAMS FOR SAD SISTER DEPTFORD A Deo et Rege : PART1 Spiral into the deep unconscious Spiral into eternityMary Queen of living watersSeep ever deeper into meRound and round that mystic whirlpoolRound and round eternal seaMary conquer those depths unchartedMary conquer the inner meChrist first man of composite natureChrist the sacrifice to freeMary Mother of our CreatorAccept this sacrifice of meIn XtO "Vesper"Canon David Diamond once thanked me for my qualified professional Planning & Development work in relation to the CRITICAL Deptford Power Station & Creekside planning brief.Addey & Stanhope's Steve Pratt can confirm that Canon Diamond also used my poetry to invite HRH the Prince of Wales to the opening of St Paul's Court in the 1987/88 fotalobl season.SONGS & DREAMS FOR SAD SISTER DEPTFORD A Deo et Rege : PART 6 SE8 MATEDIRTY SMELLY DEPTFORDHOW WE LOVE YOU SOTHE POWER THAT ONCE CAME FROM YOU HAS LONG CEASED TO FLOWARCHER'S DREAM NO LONGER DWARFED16 ACRES FREEA FUTURE KING FINDS HIS LANDAND PLACE IN HISTORYCanon Diamond and I are both recorded as being professional contributors to the Civic Trust report which preceded Deptford City Challenge.Father Butler criticises and censures my intellectual input to the Nth degree which effectively buries alive my Deptford orientated Thames Gateway consultancy.The hermeneutic of continuity recently published an update of my professional work which has now reached a critical legal juncture here in London : vesper has left a new comment on the post "Mass at St Peter's".Hard evidence relating to my high profile FARE JUSTICE NOT VENGEANCE FOCUS 1991-2009 :MPS ref PC/2571/07 case for the defence against SS 33 The Watcher's NF/BNP/KKK entry-ism into London's Sporting/Planning Arena,which was originally backed up by a malevolent prosecution by CID Greenwich after a phone call made by Steve Taylor of the TSG, was given to former MPS Assistant Commissioner Robert Quick MBA by DS Ian Coleman of the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards,Internal Investigations Command. PAPA RATZI ORA PRO NOBIS! Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us in Nick Griffin's NF/BNP/EU/GLA/LDA/ODA NEO-NAZI DEVELOPMENT TIMES AmenYours sincerely Roy Hobson aka Our Lady's Vesper ON-LINE + More From:www.spreadtheword.org.uk 's cityofsharedstories YouTube - Roy Hobson (From Dark to Light Too) 8 Badlow Close, Erith,Kent DA8 3SA