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Mills
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Hi my name is Mills (yes I am female). I'm from South Carolina. My family has been in South Carolina for many generations.

I'm married and have two beautiful children. One girl and one boy. The Lord has richly blessed me because at the age of 16 I was told that I would never have children. Instead of consulting a Doctor again I consulted God. He saw fit to give me the boy and girl that I desired.

I work for a local business in my office. I mainly do FCC licensing and renewals. Purchasing is another one of my titles. My previous work was in the Dental Field and I worked in that field for almost eight years. I've been at my present job for 2 years now and this is where I hope to stay.

My faith is strong. I've been a christian for some time now. Having a close relationship with the Lord and raising my two children in his care are two of the most important things to me.

This is a great website.

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Katz
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hi *wave* i'm Tyme's wife [Kiss]

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Tyme
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:: Looks at the Angel behind him ::

"he sais My feathers, not yours, relax, and put that sword away"

Good to see you Sorry.

I mostly hang out in the Bible Topics area, as that is what I enjoy the most.

I'll be wandering around, as more time permits.

Tyme.

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Tyme
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Hello Sorry.

Glad to see you here, and thank you for your interoduction.

I hope to hear more from you in the future. Maybe we can ruffle each others feathers about music, movies, and others things.

Tyme.

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Tyme
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That is a Great Idea "Help"

I think "Intro's" should be it's own "Sections" so that new members have a place to post and it does not get lost in the bustle.

Ohh yah, who controls this forum anyway, I have some suggestions, I would like to offer can you tell me where to post them?

Tyme.

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helpforhomeschoolers
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Hi and welcome everybody. I noticed that there were 9 Hi I am new threads opened in the General Forum today. I am going to make this a feature topic that should remain on top. I am hoping that we can keep introductions in this one thread. That way when someone looks at the today's current topic's page they see all the topics and not a whole page of Hi I am new with the others forced over to a second page.

Plus it makes it much easier to see who is new if everyone is meeting in one room.

I hope that made sense!

[clap2] Anyway! Hi Y' all (that is South Dakotan for Howdy! [thumbsup2] )Welcome to the Board!!! [clap2]

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Tyme
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(this post is late because I just became a member, and JUST discovred that little scroll down thing that lets me look past todays topics)

Hello Ambariel.

Welcome, I'd hug you with a warm and fuzzy welcome, but alis will you settle for a simple

:: Hug :: as assume it's from the heart.

I look foward to talking with you, and getting you know you here.

as for the Music. Heavy Metal, is just music, do all things because you enjoy them, know in your heart where you faith lies, and nothing can turn you.

as for the Game, Everquest, DAoC, Shadowbane, or what ever you wish to play online. There is nothign wrong with any game you play, as long as you understand, it's only a game, no diffrent then reading a book, or watching a movie, just a means of simple enjoyment.

You have my deepest sympthese, about your previous feelings and expirences, and I know exactly what you mean. When you stand alone defending your faith, and feel the world is against you.(With the few other Christians out there going "Yah, your all gonna burn, now go away" which never seemed to help my case)

I make this promise to you, I will provide you as much spiritual help and aid as I can.

we will disagree, as all people do about matters of faith, but we share a common ground, and that is our love and aprication for the salvation of Christ.

This is my hope as you are my christian (Umm not sure, Brother or Sister on this) (sorry on that part.)

But welcome and bring your self a chair.

You are home among those that will love you and accept you.

it is my hope that we can all learn a bit from each other, that is part of the journey we take in life.

Tyme.

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Ambariel
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Hmm just took 3 weeks for a reply to my thread (sigh).

RPGs don't have to be a bad thing - I take my faith in-game with me. Call it a ministry to those who might not otherwise hear the Word in-game.

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annointedlady
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Hi there Ambriel

It sounds to me like you are one very frustrated musician who needs to find a church which would help you into a music ministry. If you can get there, take yourself to the River Church at Music City in Nashville - it is in the Centre - It is run by Dony and Reba Rambo Mcguire and pretty lively. (Quite a variety of young people in youth group and older people too).

I would avoid those role play games . They are not really healthy and because you are focusing on being attacked rather than having a person involved in these things coming to you to hear about Jesus then that is what the problem is. I think it sounds like you need to find healthy online and offline friends that are into Christian things.

Love in Jesus
Annointedlady

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JP
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quote:
Originally posted by Ambariel:
Hello there!

I'm Ambariel and I live in Tennessee.

I have been around the internet and back and looks like I have finally found a christian BB that has more than five members actually posting, which is great. When things get slow at work or at home I do like to take part in discussions.

Hi Ambariel!

I've only been on here a couple of months myself, but welcome aboard! I thought it was pretty amusing, then reliazed, pretty sad, about your "more than five members actually posting" remark because it is so true.

I have been to so many Christian websites that have message forums (even commercial sites) and they are completely dead. Tried it myself (and I get a fair amount of traffic) and have talked with other webmasters who have tried it. It just seems that Christians do not like to participate in message forums. This one is definately unique. Perhaps it is because of the events that you experienced that they stay away. It is sad, because there are so many non-Christian message forums that always seem to be full of activity, but nothing in the Christian ones.

You'll notice it is not all peace and harmony here; there is a lot of debating that goes on. But at least we all love Jesus and that is the difference between here and the other boards you experienced.

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Ambariel
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Hello there!

**Forgive me while I hijack your post Ambariel. Just wanted to let everyone know that we now have a section of the boards just for introductions.. be sure to introduce yurself there too! --salti**

I'm Ambariel and I live in Tennessee.

I have been around the internet and back and looks like I have finally found a christian BB that has more than five members actually posting, which is great. When things get slow at work or at home I do like to take part in discussions.

Over the last few years, I have been slowly learning the lessons of where I'm supposed to be, and where I'm not supposed to be.

I am a trained singer and spent some time in Nashville trying to make it in country music, but have kind of given up, it's a hard life and I am a person who wants to have a comfortable home and some decent clothing and some spending money in my pocket, so I got a real job and just do an occasional writer's night or something for pure enjoyment.

Music has always been a big part of my life and due in part to my siblings' influence, and my own personal tastes, I have been a fan of hard rock and metal for years, in addition to country, classical, and bluegrass.

To that end, some time ago, I started visiting and posting at the home page of a particular heavy metal singer who I have always thought had a really incredible voice. It's not necessary to name who it is, but let's just say that over time, I was shocked back to reality when I realized how many fans of this person were into wicca, paganism, were atheists, or were just completely hostile to christianity in general. Well, the battle was joined: I am not shy, and I have pretty thick spiritual armor and I did my absolute best to defend the faith. But eventually I grew tired of the pack of hyenas I was having to argue with, and how their attacks grew increasingly personal.

"Blessed are you when men revile you for My sake" was a verse that gave me comfort, but I'm not completely immune to having hurt feelings. Eventually I could simply take no more: I was the only christian there willing to defend the faith, and some of the song titles this artist was putting out were increasingly disturbing to me. It became suddenly very obvious that I was just in the wrong place, and wasn't doing myself any real spiritual good there, other than them heaping blessings on me by abusing me for defending Jesus. (though that's probably more good for me than I'll know in this lifetime).

Well my little brother (who lives away from me) got me interested in playing this online game with him so we could spend a little more time together. Some of you may have heard of it, it's called EverQuest and it's from Sony. A really spectacular role-playing style game, I will talk about it in another thread. To make an increasingly long story shorter, I thought, well, this is a lot of fun, and found BBs that had to do with the video game.

Now, I take my religion with me into the game. If you select my character, she will tell you that I'm a christian who heals the injured, feeds the hungry, and helps out newbie players, and I do, I don't see why you can't be a christian everywhere you go, and I take my faith in game with me.

So I found a new BB for EverQuest and became a member of that community, and all seemed ok until the subject of religion came up. I gave my thoughts and was instantly attacked by five or six people who were into wicca, paganism, deism, or were atheists. It was same old, same old. Again, I fought the fight for as long as I could until the attacks became personal, and a little creepy to me. I moved on, found another site that seemed very positive, so much that I asked to be a moderator, determined to keep things on a much more positive level, and for a while, I was successful. Until religious discussions came up...someone posted a quiz that showed you "what level of Hell from Dante's Inferno you would be sent to". I did not much like that, because it put no weight on repentance, and did not allow for Grace. That started a new battle, as people were proudly displaying results of what level of Hell they were sent to, apparently in delight. I could scarcely believe it.

Well, we are back to the "same old same old" there, I am obviously the only christian there willing to stand their ground and defend the faith, and I just can't stand it anymore. I really need to be among fellow Christians and I think that's what God wants for me, so again, I've moved on.

And it brought me here.

I never knew there were such folk in real life. I'd never met people like that before I got on the internet. I never met people like that in high school, or college. I never knew such evil existed. I never met such scorn, hatred, derision, and venom before. It was suffocating.

I hope I've finally found a home where I belong.

[ December 29, 2004, 01:50 AM: Message edited by: Salti ]

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