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[OPEN] The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by boughtwithaprice, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. boughtwithaprice

    boughtwithaprice Legend Supporter

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    This forum is open by request. There will be no arguing, debating, or even discussion of doctrine. No venting of anger, if you must, please use the Chill thread.

    This thread is for fellowship only.

    We will see how it goes
     
  2. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    We are like members of a neighborhood, but we each remain in our respective houses and aloof from each other. We see each other as strangers instead of neighbors. I think if we spend some time getting to know each other a bit, we might find that, while we still passionately hold onto our beliefs, we can do so in an agreeable manner. I asked BWAP to start this thread so that we can become friends, the way you are in your neighborhood at home.

    Thanks, BWAP! :wave:

    So ............. Welcome. Step into my parlour and join me for tea. Or would you prefer a nice, cold frappuccino? Maybe an ice cold bottle of Nehi? Sit and tell me what's been happening to you lately. How are the kids? How are you? Got something you want to brag about? Anything troubling you?

    Let's share. :)
     
  3. Nehi

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    Now you are talkin' !!!

    Excellent idea for a thread. I'll drop by from time to time to lend my charm to this gathering.

    ~ NEHI
     
  4. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    Thanks for visiting, Nehi! Let me tell you a bit about my daughter.

    She is 15 (ALMOST 16 ;) ). She does goth. It really bothered me a bit when it started (you know that whole judgmental scene that goes with things like this :( ), she was real moody, and I felt we were drawing apart. That was about a year and a half ago. But since then, things have mellowed a bit, and I can look deeper into who she is. She is in 10th grade and is taking AP classes in school, and doing very well with them. She takes karate and will be moving up to black belt later this year, and she plays the cello (this is the thing about her that lets me know that everything is going to be OK.) She plays well, and has been encouraged to pursue it professionally. She is in three orchestras in school, and one of the orchestras just recently won a regional competition.

    I think things are going to be OK with her, but I was worried for a while.

    Thanks for letting me share. :)
     
  5. drstevej

    drstevej CF Chaplain Staff Member Chaplain Supporter

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    Sixteen was a tough time for our daughter too. She is now 23, out of college and doing well in her first sales job. She really has matured on all fronts. The difference between 16 and 23 has been significant.

    Keep on being a great mom (mean and tender).
     
  6. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    Are you peeking? How did you know I am mean? Did she tell you? (I am going to have to limit her internet access. :D )

    This is my daughter at our church camp last year. She was the cool girl on campus (and hated every minute of it. LOL)
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Cassiopeia

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    Hi Jenda sweetie

    Oh and you to drstevej..don't want you to feel left out. You know when my daughter was that age she was so easy. I was so thrilled that she bypassed that stage with all the other girls her age. Then, she hit 19, started attending the UofU and her best friend second semester got her hooked on Crystal Meth. Last October, while visiting in her father's home...Long story...she was arrested for being in possession of a meth pipe. He called me down one day, I helped him search her room...I had been telling him for months and her that I KNEW she was using something but I thought it was cocaine. Anyway, he phoned the police and after searching her room there they uncuffed her and turned her over to me and sited her. She has been in out patient rehab...and I am happy to say recovering well, which isn't common for meth addicts.

    I believe in the power of prayer and being a loving and kind but very tough parent. Tough I mean in that I don't waver. As my Aunt Chickie always has to say, "even if you are wrong at least be consistant at it." Today my daughter ran in long enough from work...OH she works at Starbucks...so if you all want frapaccinos let me buy..i get a discount ;) ..anyway she grabbed a sandwhich ran out the door shouting LOVE YOU MOM, on her way to dance recital practice. 8 months ago while I helped her detox here at my home, she told me, "your not my mother." I am so grateful to the Lord that my baby is back again and happy and healthy. Here is a picture of the two of us at my wedding this last december:
     

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  8. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    Thanks for sharing, Casi. That is a wonderful story of God's redemptive love. :)
     
  9. Apex

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    Ya, kids to grow up fast dont they, one day theyre crawling around on the floor the next their out the door to coll.... wait... Im not even in college yet.
    Man all this talk about kids and how they grow up so fast and go to college is starting to make me feel...well...like a kid. And I havent considered my self a kid for like... 3 years:D
     
  10. Cassiopeia

    Cassiopeia kthnxbai

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    There There Apex hun...we won't hold it against ya ;) Actually there is still a kid in us all. Just ask my 25 year old husband ;) oh and yeah..my 44 year old exhusband just how mature they think I am. I chase my kids around the house like I was 15 myself.

    Trust me..not a sight you want to see ;)

    Casi
     
  11. drstevej

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    Great picture, Casi. Praise God for the deliverance.
     
  12. Cassiopeia

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    With all humility :amen:

    I have learned about the true love and grace of God through learning to forgive my daughter the things that have been said and done. It has made me grow I think sometimes more than her. I have often heard that other's trials are really meant to teach us a lesson too.

    Casi (so very grateful for the grace of God)
     
  13. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    Maybe I am reading this wrong, but it looks like it says "25 year old husband". Boy, I thought I was bad. :D
     
  14. scraparcs

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    I'll take a 25 year old husband, please....:p

    (Sorry, I'm not saying much, I've been too lazy to do much but jabber lately.)
     
  15. Cassiopeia

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    It not only LOOKS like it say that...he IS 25. I am 46.

    BAD CASI BAD!!!
    :D
     
  16. Cassiopeia

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    Well if he doesn't shape up ..you can have mine ! NO ..just kidding ...I think..yeah ...just kidding...but ..um wait...no...well..let me just say...man I am not good at this marriage thingy so much anymore. We just got married in December and I am not sure I am cut out for it..but I am trying...well I mean I am making an effort...not that I am a trying person or anything.

    Casi (realizing she is like a raving lunatic tonight) ;)
     
  17. scraparcs

    scraparcs aka Mayor McCheese

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    Eh, things are hard sometimes...hope it works out well though! :)

    I'll still take a 25 year old hubby though! (But wait...I am 25...oh well! :p )
     
  18. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    Well, now I don't feel so bad. I am only 9 years older than my husband.
     
  19. Cassiopeia

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    What is that you say? Your husband is 9 years younger than you????

    Gotcha ;)
     
  20. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman!

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    ^_^
     
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