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  1. Em says:

    Events going on in my world today have me pondering…..
    How do we watch/anticipate our Lord’s return without getting sucked on to a “lat days” mentality?
    As it was in the days of Noah……….

  2. Em says:

    Lat? Blush… Make that LAST days

  3. Captain Kevin says:

    Good question, Em.

  4. Em says:

    sometimes this truth is hard to keep uppermost in my mind, but it does solve a lot of quandrys……

    “But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Galatians 6:14).

  5. jtk says:

    “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!”
    ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭

    Our own holy conduct and godliness is a pretty good start on being prepared for the end times. I bet it will serve us better than pin-the-tail-on-the-antichrist.

  6. Michael says:

    Well said, JTK…

  7. Michael says:

    It’s easy if you avoid prophecy wonks and politicians…you simply live in the reality that you are going to Him or He is coming for all.

    The point of the “days of Noah” was that things were going on as normal…till it rained…

  8. Em says:

    Michael @8:56
    IPeter 3 has a lot of good ponders… IMHO
    God keep us all

  9. Linnea says:

    Hope all is well with everyone this good Sunday…

  10. Nathan Priddis says:

    Brushing up on my history today. I’m getting less dropped internet. Looking forward to streaming more history/doctrine/ stuff/more stuff, while I work.

  11. Dan from Georgia says:

    Went to dinner at Taco Mac. Sat outside for a while with my little buddy Andy (Beagle). Now working on my beginning Russian language alphabet flash cards.

  12. Em says:

    Watch out, Michael. Dan’s a Russian spy… LOL

  13. Dan from Georgia says:


  14. The New Victor says:

    Worldvision as a charity… problems, or safe to donate to?

  15. bob1 says:

    World Vision’s been around since the 1950s. They have a stellar reputation and from I’ve read, are very well managed.

    I think Patricia Heaton works for them.

  16. CM says:


    Taco Mac is good. Their beer selection is excellent.

  17. Dan from Georgia says:

    Amen CM!

  18. Muff Potter says:

    I’m not gonna’ worry about the ‘days of Noah’ or bust my rump in a zealous attempt to be ‘godly’.
    What I am gonna’ do is heed the advice of Ecclesiastes 9:9

    “Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.”

    And Ecclesiastes 9:10
    “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.”

  19. Everstudy says:


    I remember taking Russian in Bible college, and we all had difficulty with the pronunciation of a couple letters. When I found out that a current coworker learned Russian while he was in the Army, I told him the story of a particular letter that I had a hard time saying, and he looked at me funny and said, “That’s not how you pronounce that letter.” I chuckled and said, “Well, my teacher was from St. Petersburg, I’m pretty sure she knew the proper way to say it.”

  20. Dan from Georgia says:

    hey Everstudy…I can probably take 1-2 guesses and know which letter you are speaking of. Our class is meeting on Zoom, and it is offered through a museum of all places, and our instructor is from the Ukraine, a native speaker, and has done advanced studies in the Russian language. I have long wanted to learn one or more foreign languages, and once thought that something like the Rosetta Stone software would help, but I usually hear that the best way to learn another language is either to visit a nation where that language is spoken, and/or through a native speaker.

    Last night was doing some exercised in my workbook and the only ones I really had a problem with had to do with a few letters that sounded very similar.

  21. Xenia says:

    Everstudy, if he learned Russian in the Army, he probably attended the Defense Language Institute here in Monterey and and the teachers are native speakers and probably many of them attend my church!

  22. Everstudy says:


    Ы and Щ. My Russian teacher, Paulina, had us (trying to) pronounce Ы as a sort of ‘e-u’ in the back of our throats. Seemed easy enough for her. My coworker just pronounced it ‘e’. We also had difficulty with Щ and making it as one smooth sound instead of two distinct sounds.

    I only took one semester, and it was a long time ago. I think I only took the class because I had a crush on the teacher (she was also a student at CCBC).


    I’ll have to double check, but I’m pretty sure he said he did attend that institute.

  23. The New Victor says:

    Thanks bob1. My mom tossed the will her husband wrote that stipulated i would get his properties after his and her passing. I lost the property ($17K in back taxes+at least $10k in probate didn’t seem worth it to me to redeem a hoarders property with a home that needed to be demolished), but I will be able to claim some money after the tax auction, and want to donate some to WV which she liked.

  24. CM says:


    Monterey is also home to the US Naval Postgraduate School.

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