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    05-17-2018, 03:45 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayers needed in Our Chapel
    Prayers up for you two. God bless you both.
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    05-16-2018, 02:21 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Just a question in Our Chapel
    Good question, Charlie. IMO, as far as I've been able to take it, I think the Lord knows our weaknesses and lackings and shortcomings, and mostly just tries to steer us as gently as will work with us, towards where he wants us to be or go. We can...
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    05-16-2018, 02:15 PM
    Amen. Were it not for tragedy, what would we be? Still, "understanding" things like this requires more than I have in my brain. This is when faith really comes to the fore, and we have to trust the Lord, and His perfect judgment, and not our own...
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    05-16-2018, 02:13 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayers needed in Our Chapel
    Prayers up for both of you. Not knowing for sure what's going on is harder than knowing. God bless you both.
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    05-13-2018, 10:22 PM
    Great work! There's something especially satisfying about taking an old gun that's trash, and making it usable and functional again! It's the next best thing to making your own gun.
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    05-13-2018, 10:17 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Knife Blade ?? in Our Town
    I believe the finest cutting blades you can get to start your knife making career, are the Mora and related type blades, and you can get them at Ragweed Forge. Just enter "ragweed forge" into a Google search and it ought to take you right there. ...
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    05-13-2018, 10:11 PM
    Traffer, that's exactly how the Lord keeps us from straying! He lets bad things happen to good people BECAUSE without the hard times, they'd drift into sin and evil. It's just how we work, and the world around us. He knows what it'll take to keep...
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    05-13-2018, 10:07 PM
    Much of the world today, and all in it, seems to be dedicated to eliminating or at the very least, suppressing the conscience. And that much effort cannot go to waste, and even the most devout among us IS, at least sometimes, affected to some at...
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    05-12-2018, 02:14 PM
    Whenever I want to see what REAL abiding and agape love looks like, I look to my young puppy. Dogs have a capacity for loving us humans that no other creature on earth seems to have. And we humans seem to love for so long as it "excites" us. It's...
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    05-12-2018, 02:09 PM
    Amen, Wayne! Great analogies! Thanks.
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    05-12-2018, 02:06 PM
    Amen! Nothing can stunt our spiritual growth like spiritual pride, and there's way too much of it within Christianity today. It's "fashionable" these days to have "pride," but our English language has no gradient words for the different types of...
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    05-12-2018, 01:59 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Blessed ! in Our Chapel
    When Tom T. Hall wrote that old song, "Watermellon Wine," that's one of the great pleasures he left out. Old friends who happen to be kinfolk, and the homies we grew up with, area always a special treat. Had our 50th year class reunion last year,...
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    05-11-2018, 12:22 AM
    You know, if taken seriously, that's a really good question. I don't want to think I would, but ..... fear and shock do some strange things to a man's mind. I think there's nobody who really knows just what they'd do in that situation. I think...
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    05-10-2018, 11:58 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Buyer Beware in Our Town
    A new barrel is probably the best/least costly option?
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    05-10-2018, 11:54 PM
    Amen! God cares about us even when we stop caring and dare something we know we shouldn't! I am SO glad God is in control, and not us! And while virtue is commonly disdained these days, it's STILL the chief among the cardinal virtues. It's a...
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    05-10-2018, 11:50 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread GOD bless ! in Our Chapel
    Another Amen to Ghost's post. Do we ever really think about ALL the wondrous blessings we have, or that not one of them could ever really be "earned?" Not often. Occasionally, when I'm reading something about the universe and its creation and...
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    05-10-2018, 11:41 PM
    Amen. And done. Amen especially to Jim's prayer. Only the Lord can help this bright young star now. God be with her. Amen.
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    05-09-2018, 08:34 PM
    My experience with shoulder holsters is that most folks quit before getting all the straps adjusted just right. The FITTING of the holster, via those adjustments, is KEY to the comfort of a shoulder holster. It took me several days of trying and...
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    05-09-2018, 08:27 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread strange time at range in Our Town
    To the original quetion, I'd have to answer that it just seems to be a mindset of those who like to "cheat" or have something "better" than everyone else with the same thing. It's just a cheater's mentality, and I have no clue how to deal with it. ...
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    05-09-2018, 08:21 PM
    Excellent analogies, Char-Gar! Just because we don't THINK of the things we take for granted, doesn't mean they're not there. We just have to learn to re-appreciate them, and then, a lot of things begin to fall into place. I always love your...
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    05-09-2018, 08:12 PM
    It is one thing to know Christ would be crucified, and of CAUSING it to happen. God the Father did NOT will Christ to be cricified. It was the Jewish leaders and some of the people who cried out for his death. As to the matter of whether we,...
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    05-09-2018, 08:02 PM
    Wow! This one hits me hard. I've always been the type of guy who prayed, "Lord, grant me patience and I want it RIGHT NOW!" But .... I'm getting better at it. Still a ways to go, but I'm so much better satisfied now, that I have a significant...
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    05-09-2018, 07:59 PM
    Amen! He knows SO much more than we do! What hubris it takes for us to insist that we always have everything OUR way! And what foolishness that is! Many of us would gradually slide away from our Lord if He didn't allow us trials that keep...
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    05-09-2018, 07:53 PM
    Great lesson! When a baby dirties its diaper, do we not pick it up, and scrape and wipe off that which is foul, and clean it and preserve it? God's judgment is, in a way, just like that. God gives everyone equal access to His undying love and...
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    05-09-2018, 07:49 PM
    Amen to all the above. So often, we take on a task or set out to do something, and quit halfway through whatever it is. We simply have trouble SUSTAINING our efforts, and focusing our attention on what's before us. We have "feet'a clay," as...
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    05-09-2018, 07:45 PM
    Lord, our nation is in a very serious position right now. We have enemies plotting all over, trying to devise ways to weaken us sufficiently that we will no longer be a threat to them, should they try to impose THEIR will upon US. Even within the...
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    05-09-2018, 07:35 PM
    "Faith is not some weak and pitiful emotion, but is strong and vigorous confidence built on the fact that God is holy love. And even though you cannot see Him right now and cannot understand what He is doing, you know Him." Amen. This reminds me...
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    05-09-2018, 07:17 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Charlie, you know you're always in my prayers. Keep on seeking, because we've been promised, "Seek and ye shall find." Some searches are long and protracted, but giving up is the ONLY way to guarantee you'll never get the answer you're looking...
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    05-09-2018, 07:06 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread GOD bless ! in Our Chapel
    Charlie, for each one of us, it's often just us and God, and very little else, on occasion. Where would we be without God? He's ALWAYS there, no matter what the circumstance. We're just mortals, and thus, have limited powers to help and care. ...
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    05-09-2018, 07:03 PM
    What a wonderful lesson. And thanks, Wayne, for your elucidation of the matter. Whenever OUR will overrides our actions, God's will must of necessity be secondary. When we put ourselves first, given our tendency to err, especially when we're...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check