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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:29 am 
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Very moving, Bemused.

I hope many will see this. And will think deeply about the message here.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Bemused wrote:
Soul Alone or AWOL

If I wrote out my story
Would you give it a tick
And then stop reading quickly
Before it made you quite sick

Would you weigh up the odds
And think, "this cannot be true"
No person would do
What this person claims men do

If I came to you church
And you saw my face
The lines, the anguish
In your holy place

Would the first thing you ask
Be, "how are you and our god?"
Then what if I were honest
And replied, "it's a relationship odd"

Would this cause a dilemma
A plea for my soul
Would you say "Trust Jesus
He'll make you whole"

Or would you react
Like very few do
Listen, really listen
And pass not judgemental view

Would you say "forgive"
Or "crime must not pay"
Would you fight for justice
Or just squirm away

But worry not for your church
My story there will not take its toll
For what need have I of such place
When I have not left, a soul


Yay, the purple poetry thread!

And now I don't know what to say except I agree.

I'm just a reformed drowned pickled soul.

The men of the church don't care, the men of the mission put me there, good samaritans are not in churches or missions!!!

Good samaritans are everyday people who care!!!!!

Jesus doesn't want to be a cheap band aid to stick on deep wounds!!!!!!!

Jesus taught us to love, but do we really???????


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:19 am 
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Well said, Weener!

I agree!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:47 pm 
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Much to think about!
I hope some do.
Maybe many......
Hi all!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:33 am 
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Hi MB.

All quiet here ....

:)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:05 pm 
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The world is waking up to clergy abuse.
Gymnast abuse.
Why not to MK abuse?
What's going on in Australia with the Royal Commission over there, Bemused?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Yes, the world is waking up.

I saw the Twitter quote below on Facebook.

Maybe tomorrow we will see more information on this:

"COMING SUNDAY: #EXCLUSIVE @startelegram investigation has uncovered over 400 allegations of sexual misconduct in hundreds of fundamental Baptist churches across at least 40 states — and the culture of fear that kept it quiet. #MeToo #ChurchToo"

This is from the Ft Worth Star Telegram, and I believe it refers to Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) churches. Very conservative, very fundamentalist, and very like New Tribes Mission in many ways.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:30 pm 
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A Little Christmas Poem ;)

On the first day of Christmas
My parents said to me
Behold we will be Tribers
Creme de la creme la missionary

On the second day of Chrismas
We told our kith and kin
All were sorely amazed
And said we needed our heads looking in

On the third day of Christmas
We arrived at training camp
They put us in a stable
Which was cold, dark and damp

On the fourth day of Christmas
I began to doubt the call of the Lord
But I sort of smiled feebly
For I wished not to be smote by holy sword

On the fifth day of Christmas
We packed our bags for foreign parts
Girded up our loins
To save the Brown Gold hearts

On the sixth day of Christmas
I swore we'd arrived in hell
Not only was it really hot
It had an awful smell

On the seventh day of Christmas
I started mission boarding school
It was a culture shock
For boarding school was not cool

On the eighth day of Christmas
Things happened that were really weird
But they said I must keep quiet
For the black souls could be seared

On the ninth day of Christmas
I came back to civilian life
But I found it a trifle hard
To move on from mission strife

On the tenth day of Christmas
I wrote to the mission to complain
But they said they were now absolved
For they did change their name

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My family said I must forget
Forgive what they said happened not
And be grateful for all I'd met

Now it's the twelth day of Christmas
And my true love said to me
"My, my you've had real adventures
And now you is flying free"

So Merry Christmas friends and friends
Let the frivolity and poetry flow loose
And raise a glass to good health and happiness
But make mine an orange juice


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:35 pm 
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Orange juice, indeed!
But if you will---
It really is time to celebrate!
May abusers find their fate
Via Instagram
Or other means
It's never never too late!
Optimism, indeed
Abounds from my quill--


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Outstanding moment--not good for humility....
In a face to face meeting recently
Someone asked
So you're Mosquito Bite?
Lowering my eyes
I answered in a small voice

yes.........


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