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I lost both my legs playing with matchbox cars

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and I was quite Pistofforious about it too

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Holidays can be tough times emotionally!.....Remember that Critters have feelings too!...Comfort your Mountain Critters just as you would want them to comfort you!
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Don't do it Buck!.....There are other deer in the woods!...It will be OK.....

Mike Nelson
Bang dinner

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Buy him a drink. He'll get over it.

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I was more thinking he could use some Indica and them maybe sleep for a few days....that would help him to integrate and gain perspective....

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Say pal, can ya spare a buck?

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the doe led him on.....

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Locking horns with a hussey.

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I think a gal let him down.....just look at the non verbals....

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He should buck up and quit snivvlin.

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He could have had his whole life planned.....cut him some slack!......She may have ran up all his credit cards before he found out!

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A kick in the gut bucket

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I buy venison sometimes , I think its a little dear

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I think it's Roo and you got tricked!
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https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/your-guide-road-trip-survival-gear/

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My kit carries a hatchet and a shotgun with plenty of Zombie Loads!

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Everybody finds something to do.
Sometimes, things find you to do. A cautionary tale.

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I think it's Roo and you got tricked!




Have you tried roo?


Cooked correctly its nice ...you will hop into it

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Battered drop bear on a stick is quite pleasant too

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Thx but I prefer the baked Kracken Clam.

And now, this:

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LOL. When I was a Lad, when I thot about what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was unanimous: " I want to be wildly entertaining and calmly dismissed as a harmless Loon. "
I am so incrdibly sucessful!!
Thanks for the hatemail and letterbombs.
Any Press is Good Press.
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Soon after this drumming image was captured on public camera, Elko County Sheriffs were doing a photo shoot and a meet and greet with me at their HQ on account that I was accused of shooting the tires out of a parade float, tractor or horse.
It was a circumstantial case. The jury hung and I walked.

*whew*
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Is that the face only a pissed off white man's mother can love?   :badfinger:   :jandoor:     :troll2:                         :smee!:   
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FACE WARS! Show us your DL/ID photo!

Everybody loses this one!



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Smee's early Holiday 2020 gift from the Ether:
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Sorry, yer favorite HOT WHEELS car is out of stock until further notice.

Trailer hitch sold separately
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And then there's this:
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Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
November 19 at 6:31 PM  ·
We are hosting a toy & diaper drive from November 20 - December 18, 2020!
Bring in an unwrapped toy or pack of diapers (value minimum $10 because it's for the kids) and get one (1) FREE appetizer!
All toys and diapers donated will be taken to local 501(c)3 DOVES - Domestic Violence Education and Services. They typically do a toy drive through the school system but COVID-19 has hindered their ability to do so. Let's help one of the fantastic non-profits in Big Bear provide a great holiday season to children all over the valley!
Note: we are limiting one free appetizer per table per toy/pack of diapers.


:tello: " Somehow..diapers and appetizers just don't mix. "
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We're talking about the Western Winter Holiday Season. Or Boxing Day down under.
Not a Frat Hazing.
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Literary Piano.
The original name for the Typewriter.

Pianos have been around since the year 1700. Typewriters were invented some 150+ years by Dr. Samuel Ward Francis in Rhode Island. But the two instruments originally shared a common look, with the typewriter's piano-like keyboard that triggered small hammers to stamp out words. While the literary piano was the first gadget on the typing scene, journalist and politician Christopher Latham Sholes improved on the design about a decade later, creating the rows of QWERTY keys that have carried forward to this day. But one thing stuck from the original design: Despite the evolution away from a piano look and feel, we still say we type on a "keyboard."

Source: National Museum of American History | Date Updated: November 23, 2020


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Did you know all the letters of the word "typewriter" are on the top row of a qwerty keyboard

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Nope. Never looked. Thx for that, Professor!
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If im the professor ....you must be Gilligan ...

and that means I get Mary anne and you dont 

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I got out of Jail, I can get off the Island.
Keep the tramp, I'm going to The Pub and meet the Dames of my choice, again.

Check it for STDs there, M8!.

Island Fever has not been fully described or disclosed.

https://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/celebrities-who-have-served-time-in-jail/
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Lisha DeRycke Hallek
My daughter being creative again, doing a photo shoot around the lake.  I told her people would pay good money to have pictures done like this.  What do you think?

Renee Harmon Oleson
Wow !
Beautiful and creative

Mandy Murphy Lent
Super cool

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Alert Peter Jackson. Production Value here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Jackson
Peter Jackson - Wikipedia

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Totally awesome!

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:tello: " Dumb ass chick needs to be told her tats suck.

Bite marks can look better. "
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All in all, what does she really want?
To be adored by men.

Count me out.
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:tello: " You morons! I bot that stuff in 2006. Yer too late. That world died in 2014. Yer really reaching for ratings, huh?  Not on my watch. "
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I live here?
I should get out more often.


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Hi Debbie! So nice we can talk here!

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Share some love.
Debbie? Hey where'd she go?


Editor's note: Deb and I have History. 6th Grade was the best!
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Works for me.
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Watch now: smee will come back with his twisted version of twisted invectives and subtext, insinuating that life is better in Oz but it's not.

You watch.

Smee, back to you!


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How'z my Numbers?

Oh look! Here they are now. NICE!


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I'm in the market for a good, used car.
Nothing fancy. Sound system a plus. Will pay $500 plus delivery. PM me.
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Heres one I prepared earlier


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It better pass smog inspection detection rejection.

6-Banger, 3 on the tree...gimme it!!!

You know, if 5% of the population of Ogden Utah would seriously dedicate themselves to a significant measure of brush clearing, they would broaden their economic horizons in the fields of vintage cars, and scrap metal.
(Actual Ogden Photo)


LOL, smee!
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Or for a few sheckles more .....this ...


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Mr. Gould wrote: $250 AUD. Needs work. You tow.

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Or for a few sheckles more .....this ...



If it duzzint have a trailer hitch, no deal but thx for hustlin'!
(And I find the Shadow Person to be troubling...)


Actually, I'm interested in the shed, in the upper right background section of the pic. Throw in the trash can and I offer $150 USD.
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I think it's Roo and you got tricked!

Have you tried roo?

Cooked correctly its nice ...you will hop into it

Sadly, no. Door Dash duzzint serve the greater Big Bear metropolitan area. Not with Roo, anyway....

The Tariffs gotta be immense.
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Can't wait.
In the meantime I shall figure out and learn how to use my new tools, and hurt myself in the process.
No worries. It's only a flesh wound.
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https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/article/spiritual-disciplines/
Volume 36 - Issue 3
Spiritual Disciplines
Abstract

Almost two decades ago I wrote an essay titled " When Is Spirituality Spiritual? Reflections on Some Problems of Definition ." I would like to follow up on one aspect of that topic here. The broader framework of the discussion needs to be remembered. "Spiritual" and "spirituality" have become notoriously fuzzy words. In common usage they almost always have positive overtones, but rarely does their meaning range within the sphere of biblical usage.

Almost two decades ago I wrote an essay titled ” When Is Spirituality Spiritual? Reflections on Some Problems of Definition .” 1 I would like to follow up on one aspect of that topic here.

The broader framework of the discussion needs to be remembered. “Spiritual” and “spirituality” have become notoriously fuzzy words. In common usage they almost always have positive overtones, but rarely does their meaning range within the sphere of biblical usage. People think of themselves as “spiritual” because they have certain aesthetic sensibilities, or because they feel some kind of mystical connection with nature, or because they espouse some highly privatized version of one of any number of religions (but “religion” tends to be a word with negative connotations while “spirituality” has positive overtones). Under the terms of the new covenant, however, the only “spiritual” person is the person who has the Holy Spirit, poured out on individuals in regeneration. The alternative, in Paul's terminology, is to be “natural”—merely human—and not “spiritual” (1 Cor 2:14). For the Christian whose vocabulary and concepts on this topic are shaped by Scripture, only the Christian is spiritual. Then, by an obvious extension, those Christians who display Christian virtues are spiritual, since these virtues are the fruit of the Spirit. Those who are “mere infants in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1), if they truly are in Christ, are spiritual inasmuch as they are indwelt by the Spirit, but their lives may leave much to be desired. 2 Nevertheless the NT does not label immature Christians as unspiritual as if the category “spiritual” should be reserved only for the most mature, the elite of the elect: that is an error common to much of the Roman Catholic tradition of spirituality, in which the spiritual life and the spiritual traditions are often tied up with believers who want to transcend the ordinary. Such “spiritual” life is often bound up with asceticism and sometimes mysticism, with orders of nuns and monks, and with a variety of techniques that go beyond ordinary Joe or Mary Christian.

Owing to the wide usage of the “spiritual” words, way beyond NT usage, the language of “spiritual disciplines” has likewise extended itself into arenas that are bound to make those who love the gospel more than a little nervous. Nowadays spiritual disciplines may include Bible reading, meditation, worship, giving away money, fasting, solitude, fellowship, deeds of service, evangelism, almsgiving, creation care, journaling, missionary work, and more. It may include vows of celibacy, self-flagellation, and chanting mantras. In popular usage, some of these so-called spiritual disciplines are entirely divorced from any specific doctrine whatsoever, Christian or otherwise: they are merely a matter of technique. That is why people sometimes say, “For your doctrine, by all means commit yourselves to evangelical confessionalism. But when it comes to the spiritual disciplines, turn to Catholicism or perhaps Buddhism.” What is universally presupposed by the expression “spiritual discipline” is that such disciplines are intended to increase our spirituality. From a Christian perspective, however, it is simply not possible to increase one's spirituality without possessing the Holy Spirit and submitting to his transforming instruction and power. Techniques are never neutral. They are invariably loaded with theological presuppositions, often unrecognized.

How shall we evaluate this popular approach to the spiritual disciplines? How should we think of spiritual disciplines and their connection with spirituality as defined by Scripture? Some introductory reflections:

(1) The pursuit of unmediated, mystical knowledge of God is unsanctioned by Scripture, and is dangerous in more than one way. It does not matter whether this pursuit is undertaken within the confines of, say, Buddhism (though informed Buddhists are unlikely to speak of “unmediated mystical knowledge of God“—the last two words are likely to be dropped) 3 or, in the Catholic tradition, by Julian of Norwich. Neither instance recognizes that our access to the knowledge of the living God is mediated exclusively through Christ, whose death and resurrection reconcile us to the living God. To pursue unmediated, mystical knowledge of God is to announce that the person of Christ and his sacrificial work on our behalf are not necessary for the knowledge of God. Sadly, it is easy to delight in mystical experiences, enjoyable and challenging in themselves, without knowing anything of the regenerating power of God, grounded in Christ's cross work.

(2) We ought to ask what warrants including any particular item on a list of spiritual disciplines. For Christians with any sense of the regulative function of Scripture, nothing, surely, can be deemed a spiritual discipline if it is not so much as mentioned in the NT. That rather eliminates not only self-flagellation but creation care. Doubtless the latter, at least, is a good thing to do: it is part of our responsibility as stewards of God's creation. But it is difficult to think of scriptural warrant to view such activity as a spiritual discipline—that is, as a discipline that increases our spirituality. The Bible says quite a lot about prayer and hiding God's Word in our hearts, but precious little about creation care and chanting mantras.

(3) Some of the entries on the list are slightly ambiguous. At one level, the Bible says nothing at all about journaling. On the other hand, if journaling is merely a convenient label for careful self-examination, contrition, thoughtful Bible reading, and honest praying, using the habit of writing a journal to foster all four, it cannot be ruled outside the camp the way self-flagellation must be. The apostle declares celibacy to be an excellent thing, provided one has the gift (both marriage and celibacy are labeled charismata, “grace gifts”), and provided it is for the sake of increased ministry (1 Cor 7). On the other hand, there is nothing that suggests celibacy is an intrinsically holier state, and absolutely nothing under the terms of the new covenant warrants withdrawing into cloisters of celibate monks or nuns who have physically retreated from the world to become more spiritual. Meditation is not an intrinsic good. A huge amount depends on the focus of one's meditation. Is it one imagined dark spot on a sheet of white? Or is it the law of the Lord (Ps 1:2)?

(4) Even those spiritual disciplines that virtually all would acknowledge to be such must not be misunderstood or abused. The very expression is potentially misleading: spiritual discipline, as if there is something intrinsic to self-control, to the imposition of self-discipline, that qualifies one to be more spiritual. Such assumptions and mental associations can lead only to arrogance; worse, they often lead to condescending judgmentalism: others may not be as spiritual as I am since I am disciplined enough to have an excellent prayer time or a superb Bible-reading scheme. But the truly transformative element is not the discipline itself, but the worthiness of the task undertaken: the value of prayer, the value of reading God's Word.

(5) It is not helpful to list assorted Christian responsibilities and label them spiritual disciplines. That seems to be the reasoning behind the theology that smuggles in, say, creation care and almsgiving. But by the same logic, if out of Christian kindness you give a back rub to an old lady with a stiff neck and a sore shoulder, then back rubbing becomes a spiritual discipline. By such logic, any Christian obedience is a spiritual discipline, that is, it makes us more spiritual. Using the category of spiritual disciplines in that way has two unfortunate entailments. First, if every instance of obedience is a spiritual discipline, then there is nothing special about the emphatically emphasized, biblically mandated means of grace: prayer, for instance, and serious reading of and meditation on the Word of God. Second, such a way of thinking about spiritual disciplines subtly cajoles us into thinking that growth in spirituality is a function of nothing more than conformity to the demands of a lot of rules, of a lot of obedience. Certainly Christian maturity is not manifest where there is not obedience. Yet there is also a great deal of emphasis on growth in love, in trust, in understanding the ways of the living God, in the work of the Spirit in filling and empowering us.

(6) For these reasons it seems the part of wisdom to restrict the label “spiritual disciplines” to those Bible-prescribed activities that are explicitly said to increase our sanctification, our conformity to Christ Jesus, our spiritual maturation. When Jesus in John 17 prays that his Father will sanctify his followers through the truth, he adds, “Your word is truth.” Small wonder that believers have long labeled things like the study of the truth of the gospel “means of grace”—a lovely expression less susceptible to misinterpretation than spiritual disciplines.

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Long-time readers of Themelios will remember that the final years of the paper version of this journal were among its best. Carl Trueman was then Themelios’s capable editor. When the journal became exclusively digital under the auspices of The Gospel Coalition, Carl graciously stayed on to write a column each issue—doubtless among the first thing that readers turned to. We announce with regret that Carl is stepping down and acknowledge with gratitude his singular contribution. Soli Deo gloria.

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1 JETS 37 (1994): 381-94.

2 Editor's note: Cf. D. A. Carson, “The Cross and the Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16,” in The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004), 43-66.

3 Cf. Keith Yandell and Harold Netland, Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009).
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