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    06-16-2018, 10:27 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    Animals die of "natural causes" of all types every day. Shooting them almost always gives them a MUCH better death than nature would ever provide for them. Their carcasses just don't last long due to vultures, coyotes, possums, and other meat...
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    06-16-2018, 10:22 PM
    If anyone enters your home and is offended or thinks the axe is "inappropriate," kick them out IMMEDIATELY! And never let them in again. Life's too short to waste on folks like that!
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    06-16-2018, 10:08 PM
    Thanks, Ronnie. Great lesson. An awful lot of folks pay lip service to the Lord, but ask them to actually DO something for Him, and they very often balk. However, if you can get them to do one little thing, they can often (sometimes?) become a...
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    06-13-2018, 07:26 PM
    Lord, you have seen fit to give us a President who truly seems to care, and want to make things better in this country, in every way he can control or influence. Thank you, Lord. You watch over us when we can't, won't or don't do it for ourselves,...
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    06-13-2018, 07:16 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Smiling in Our Chapel
    GW, we can't carry the pain and troubles for you, but we can walk beside you and share it all with you, and do what we can to support you. We care, honestly. And you'll never be alone as long as this website stays up. Guaranteed. God bless you,...
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    06-13-2018, 07:12 PM
    Most folks don't really like it when I point out that making a profession of faith doesn't automatically make us "perfect" Christians, but ..... well, it just simply true. This world seems obviously put together to be a testing and proving ground,...
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    06-13-2018, 07:05 PM
    Amen, Jim, and thanks for this post. I started a week ago, and haven't let up since. This was just the first of what will be a number, maybe many, summits before things get all worked out - if that ever happens, of course. It's obvious that many...
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    06-13-2018, 06:52 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Paying Respects in Our Chapel
    Thanks, Wayne. One of my cousins spent 31 1/2 years with the Savannah PD. He was in Juvenile for 18 years, and Robbery/Homicide for the last 13 1/2. He was a genuinely good guy, and a good detective. He knew all the trouble makers and the...
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    06-08-2018, 09:47 PM
    God be with Kim and her family, and all who love her, and whose lives she's touched. And may He send his grace and mercy in abundance to all involved. These are the toughest types of situations for anyone to deal with, and most especially the...
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    06-08-2018, 09:42 PM
    Wow! What a tragedy! Prayers up for all concerned and their families. God be with them all.
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    06-08-2018, 09:39 PM
    Amen! Our forefathers had it before us. They faced all sorts of hardships, pitfalls and dangers, and they never turned back, but kept forging forwards, no matter what the cost to them personally, or to all of them collectively. What a courageous...
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    06-08-2018, 09:36 PM
    Great news! And Amen to Paul's prayer of thanks, too! Ol' Charlie's like me, I think: hard put at times, but tougher than we wish we were??? ;^) This life was NEVER meant to be a picnic. It's a testing and proving ground, to separate the wheat...
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    05-31-2018, 06:06 PM
    Stroke is a very treacherous and ornery foe. But not even it can change a man's basic nature, nor eliminate his faith. God be with your friend. Watching someone recover from a stroke is a truly inspiring thing. My dad had several. I miss him,...
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    05-31-2018, 06:03 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayer of Thanks in Our Chapel
    Amen! The young today have SO many forces working against them, trying to gain their faith in something evil! That she was found may well mean that your prayers were answered in more ways than one?
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    05-27-2018, 09:41 PM
    Understood, Char-Gar. And respected. My only point, really, is that flawed people are God's ONLY tools in this world. We're all flawed, for we've "all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Some of us, naturally, have sinned more and more...
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    05-27-2018, 09:28 PM
    The whole family is in my prayers. May God bless you all, and resolve the situation satisfactorily. Amen.
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    05-27-2018, 09:27 PM
    If all they did was an A1C test, that is NOT a good way to diagnose diabetes! I know. I had several A1C's done before I was diagnosed as diabetic, and all of them registered "normal." And if her blood sugar was 250+, I am pretty certain that if...
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    05-27-2018, 09:22 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Social Anxiety... in Our Chapel
    Every one of us meets his or her own personal challenges. It's simply up to each one of us to care more about how God sees us, than how other humans see us. This won't win you any popularity contests, but life in this world is not, and SHOULD not,...
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    05-27-2018, 09:13 PM
    Amen, Goat! I look more forward to getting to Heaven with each passing year, but I'm not really finished here just yet. Or at least I don't think I am, and I hope the Lord sees it that way too. My eldest grandson just graduated with honors...
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    05-25-2018, 07:41 PM
    Gee whiz, Char Gar! You're kind'a tough on Trump, aren't you? I agree that he once WAS a slime ball. But some time back, he came to belief, and it surely looks a lot like he's trying to grow in faith and understanding. It's much harder for the...
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    05-24-2018, 07:34 PM
    Some guns will shoot better than others, when shot by the same guy on the same day with the same loads, so there's no real answer to the original question here. Also, with the .44, there's a heaping helping of recoil, and no two people handle...
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    05-24-2018, 07:26 PM
    Castalot, I have to thank you once again for this thread. I've been wanting to build/buy some sort of CF .22 that I could cast for, preferably all the way from .22 short level up to varminator velocities (bobcat, coyote, etc.). You've reawakened...
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    05-24-2018, 07:20 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Have an Amazon Alexa? in Our Town
    "1984" was an interesting book. Some view it as a sort of prophesy! And indeed, there are those about in diverse places who'd very much LIKE to eavesdrop on all our conversations, if not look directly into our minds these days. Where will it all...
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    05-24-2018, 07:13 PM
    Hang in there Gent! This is the kind of report that always makes me think of that old adage attributed to John Wayne: "When you get old, you'd better be tough!" That's probably not quite the right quote, but it's close enough in my experience. ...
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    05-24-2018, 07:11 PM
    How's she doign now? Any change?
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    05-24-2018, 07:10 PM
    This lesson reminds me of that old story about the fellow walking by the seaside with Christ. When he looked over his shoulder, he noted only one set of footprints in the sand in some places. This bothered him, and he looked to Christ, and said,...
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    05-24-2018, 07:05 PM
    This is perhaps the hardest part of salvation for us dumb humans to get through our thick skulls? We are so oriented towards what we can see, what we feel and can control, that it's awfully hard for most of us to really have full faith in this...
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    05-24-2018, 06:45 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Open revelation in Our Chapel
    Revelations is a chapter that I simply take as given, and don't try to discern much about it. It's good to know what the end will be like, of course, but it tells us near the beginning that we won't be able to understand it, and that seems clearly...
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    05-24-2018, 06:39 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread No turning back in Our Chapel
    I dunno, Boaz. I get your point, but at least some folks DO turn back, or away from Christ, when following Him "costs" them more than they're willing to "pay." But it could legitimately be said, I think, that those folks never really KNEW Him to...
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    05-24-2018, 06:36 PM
    Stroke can produce some very strange behaviors that are totally unlike what the patient normally is like. God be with Scot and the whole family. And FWIW, this is no time to give up or try to predict what tomorrow will bring. Only time can reveal...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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