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MrGroceries
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Does your loved one or friend need to have their faith in Jesus rekindled? I have some materials that can help them do that. These are the subjects available:

To those who are prisoners
To those who are stressed
To sinners
To young adults
To those who are depressed
To those who do not know Jesus
To those who have rejected God
To those who struggle to forgive
To those who are divorced
To those who have had an abortion
surrender to God
oneness
virtue
discernment
littleness
martyrdom
suffering
trust

Let me know if you want me to send any of these topics to you so you can forward them to your friend or loved one.

Here is part of the one on TO THOSE WHO ARE PRISONERS

Dear brothers and sisters, your Christian family needs you. Your prayers, your sacrifices have great power. If you unite your suffering to Jesus, He can use it to save many souls. For example, if you offer them to Him each day, He will take your offering and will use it to soften the hearts of your family members who are separated from you. He will use your offering to undo any damage that your sins may have caused. He will work miracles in your soul. Work for Jesus and He will work for you. It’s as simple as that.

You have not lived a perfect life, whether or not you are guilty of the crimes for which you have been accused. Even if those crimes were not at issue, you have not been perfect. No man or woman is perfect. All are sinners. In God’s eyes, this makes you no worse than someone who is not imprisoned. Do you understand?

You may feel the eyes of the world upon you in condemnation, but in the eyes of heaven you do not stand out. You are God’s friend. There are many souls, not in prison, who are far guiltier than you. You are cherished. Rest your head against Jesus, and He will heal you.

How can people be free, even while mankind has incarcerated them? The world can imprison your body but nobody has the power to lock up your soul. Your soul belongs to Jesus Christ. He, God, created you to serve heaven. Well, that has not changed simply because you find yourself in prison. It is all about heavenly service, so you must assume that Jesus needs you to serve exactly where you are. There may come a time when you are released from this prison and then you will be called to serve in another place. For now, you must serve where you find yourself.

The most important thing for you to know is that you are loved, just as you are, in whatever condition you are in. Jesus loves you. Jesus, who is all love, is also all mercy. He forgives you any sins you have committed. This is not conditional upon anything but your repentance. In other words, you may feel that the scope of your sin is great. You may feel that you have sinned so badly, and so often, that Jesus could not be talking to you when He offers forgiveness. Dear brother in Christ, may I say that this will not be the first time you have been wrong. I am telling you the truth. Jesus has forgiven you. Go to Him now and tell Him you are sorry. He is God. He has a right to your repentance. Understand that you must do this for Him. If you repent and say you are sorry for your sins, Jesus will heal you of any marks on your soul left by these sins. Many times on earth a human being experiences pain. There are many types of pain, of course, but the pain of not being loved or cared for is particularly troubling to a soul. This pain can then create a predisposition to commit sin. This may have been your situation.

Edited by: MrGroceries on Sep 9 2015 - 12:14pm Reason: Imported from old database.
Anonymous
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I'm gonna wear this one out.

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Anonymous
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I am 100% innocent! I swear!

No! I really am!

Ummmm I'm just going to throw out there that there is NO logical reason for your absence whatsoever EXCEPT having been arrested and being a secret pedo.

That is all.

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I know this is not everybody's cup of tea and I understand everybody's feelings with the whole NorthernLight issue, but seriously? Is it really necessary to make fun of a newbie and start redbricking him?

Probably not...you could green brick him to offset the red bricks.

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I know this is not everybody's cup of tea and I understand everybody's feelings with the whole NorthernLight issue, but seriously? Is it really necessary to make fun of a newbie and start redbricking him?

Probably not...you could green brick him to offset the red bricks.

Anonymous
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I think we all do.

Politely disagree.

Anonymous
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I thought the OP was a spambot or mountando... hence my snarky pictures.

Also, I'm not a buddhist, I just think the Dalai Llama says things that make a lot of sense.

Anonymous
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Whaaaaaaaat???? This actually happened? I've seen some crazy **** on here but that is just evil. Can you not sue for libel?

I guess you didn't get emailed the mugshot that looked nothing like Moxie but was presented as her?
You missed out...some Rebecca got freaky with an underage boy.........

Suspicious eyes to the only obvious rebecca that could possibly be.............MoxieBravo!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

Anonymous
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Does this mean you're her?!
Seriously... I can't keep up with all the personalities :(

Anonymous
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No! It was because she created multiple new IDs on the same day!

:eyebrow:

OK...I'll believe you!

Anonymous
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While I have not always been your biggest fan I thought it was nice having you back and apparently most of what I believed about you was lies I was naive enough to buy into.
I think this time around you seemed like a more evolved version of yourself.

I can understand wanting to step back because someone is mentally ill and thrives on stirring the pot... but I hope you don't.

Anonymous
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Islam, Judaism and Christianity are all "brothers" so it seems sensible that the names would be interchangeable :D

Anonymous
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If you were a true attention whore you would have created a thread saying farewell to the forum. And then continued to show up here :)

Anonymous
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Exactly.

I said before, when I leave I'm going out with a bang!

Me too!! I'm prepping for it now!

Anonymous
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Nurse from Kentucky!

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Quote:
Exotic dancer from Maine.

I swear to god I didn't make that meme up myself. We have a strip club named Diamonds in Bangor, and it's the butt of a lot of jokes, and all I could think of was this. :rollinglaugh: It's been going around my facebook crew for a while hahaha

For those of you who don't get it, Bangor is one of the bigger towns in Maine. It's not known for its high class adult entertainment.

Anonymous
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Office Admin from St Paul!

whitediamonds
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This is in "prison resources", there are families & inmates who are religious.

whitediamonds
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I must be missing something yet again. On a recent DP thread, apologies, given to not upset safety corner, or just ignore DP category & threads placed in it. Not trashed.

In prison resources" this happens to this thread?? Connect with Jesus? Completely trashed out? Why not just ignore as we always say in talk here.

~ Macy ~
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I know this is not everybody's cup of tea and I understand everybody's feelings with the whole NorthernLight issue, but seriously? Is it really necessary to make fun of a newbie and start redbricking him?

~ Macy ~
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But thats the goal here is to be mean spirited. If you dont like it you can leave right? Orrr people will be so damn snarky and mean that you get tired of being nice and ignoring it. That way certain members can have the forum just the way they like it. Then when new members join they dont know the whole back story unless they read it. Certain members have control of this forum and if you say anything against what they say you are outcast. People tend to start fighting back. Its quite obvious to see and nothing that hasnt been said over and over again..All this of course will be denied but it doesnt take much to see the truth.

I think it's all about how you approach people. I often have a dissenting opinion and I'm not shy about vocalizing it. I just don't try to make it personal and lash out at people. I don't feel like an outcast and have not been treated as such (I think) :) I do believe people deserve a second (and third etc) chance, but YOU have to be open for it as well. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

~ Macy ~
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Here we go again [yawn]

~ Macy ~
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Seriously, if this place is so terrible, why the obsession with staying at all costs?

To show that she still has the power to entice people, because every freakin' thread pretty much ends up like WWII. It makes me wonder which is worse: the person who keeps coming back or the people who fall for it EVERY SINGLE TIME and seem to thrive on the drama :) * I'm calling peace *

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Does not feeding the troll mean failing to respond to anyone who isn't already an established poster then? Because it is only a matter of time before the current incarnation is also banned.

If we are distrustful of all newbies because we fear it is another false identity and therefore avoid responding at all, we negate the reasons why this forum is supposed to exist.

Hello - can we go back to the first page and see how we respond to a newbie?

sunray's wench
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Does your loved one or friend need to have their faith in Jesus rekindled? I have some materials that can help them do that. These are the subjects available:

To those who are prisoners
To those who are stressed
To sinners
To young adults
To those who are depressed
To those who do not know Jesus
To those who have rejected God
To those who struggle to forgive
To those who are divorced
To those who have had an abortion
surrender to God
oneness
virtue
discernment
littleness
martyrdom
suffering
trust

Let me know if you want me to send any of these topics to you so you can forward them to your friend or loved one.

Here is part of the one on TO THOSE WHO ARE PRISONERS

Dear brothers and sisters, your Christian family needs you. Your prayers, your sacrifices have great power. If you unite your suffering to Jesus, He can use it to save many souls. For example, if you offer them to Him each day, He will take your offering and will use it to soften the hearts of your family members who are separated from you. He will use your offering to undo any damage that your sins may have caused. He will work miracles in your soul. Work for Jesus and He will work for you. It’s as simple as that.

You have not lived a perfect life, whether or not you are guilty of the crimes for which you have been accused. Even if those crimes were not at issue, you have not been perfect. No man or woman is perfect. All are sinners. In God’s eyes, this makes you no worse than someone who is not imprisoned. Do you understand?

You may feel the eyes of the world upon you in condemnation, but in the eyes of heaven you do not stand out. You are God’s friend. There are many souls, not in prison, who are far guiltier than you. You are cherished. Rest your head against Jesus, and He will heal you.

How can people be free, even while mankind has incarcerated them? The world can imprison your body but nobody has the power to lock up your soul. Your soul belongs to Jesus Christ. He, God, created you to serve heaven. Well, that has not changed simply because you find yourself in prison. It is all about heavenly service, so you must assume that Jesus needs you to serve exactly where you are. There may come a time when you are released from this prison and then you will be called to serve in another place. For now, you must serve where you find yourself.

The most important thing for you to know is that you are loved, just as you are, in whatever condition you are in. Jesus loves you. Jesus, who is all love, is also all mercy. He forgives you any sins you have committed. This is not conditional upon anything but your repentance. In other words, you may feel that the scope of your sin is great. You may feel that you have sinned so badly, and so often, that Jesus could not be talking to you when He offers forgiveness. Dear brother in Christ, may I say that this will not be the first time you have been wrong. I am telling you the truth. Jesus has forgiven you. Go to Him now and tell Him you are sorry. He is God. He has a right to your repentance. Understand that you must do this for Him. If you repent and say you are sorry for your sins, Jesus will heal you of any marks on your soul left by these sins. Many times on earth a human being experiences pain. There are many types of pain, of course, but the pain of not being loved or cared for is particularly troubling to a soul. This pain can then create a predisposition to commit sin. This may have been your situation.

Church of Christ?

The only redeeming bit in the post is the final sentence, but it then does not explore the situation for those who have not had this as their "situation". It's a bit patronising really to assume that someone in prison isn't loved in any other way and feels they are unworthy. A bit like kicking a man when he is down...

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HunnyBee;1142742 wrote:

TRIPLE QUADROUPLE LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And further more:

"I feel that it is vital for us to find a genuinely sustainable and universal approach to ethics, inner values, and personal integrity--an approach that can transcend religious, cultural, and racial difference and appeal to people at a fundamental, human level. This search for a sustainable, universal approach is what I call the project of secular ethics." -H.H The Dalai Lama-

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I saw him speak and his major message to Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Athiests, Agnostics, Martians and Dog Worshippers is this: Religiousity is not the thing. Kindness, compassion, education, and mindfulness about how your actions affect others IS the thing.

If the head of what is considered to be a major religion can say that, well... I love him for it. To be fair, I do think that many try to get that message across in whatever flavor is their own. Hopefully, anyhow. I think the D.L means: that's what we need more of, no matter what group you identfy as, even if it's no group.

gooddog
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OP: if you ARE a truly invested and interested person and not a spam bot (yes, I have seen those on here too) then I want to assure you that there are websites dedicated to prison ministry with a lot of support on them. I myself am involved in one, in my own way. Just saying: it is out there if you want it or didn't know that. (Which you probably do.) (If you're real.)
And also many Christian inmates who would like letters from like minded souls.

And there ARE Christian practioners on this forum. -peace, out-

Lydya
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Don't leave me here, moxie!

Oh...fine. I'll hope on my unicorn and take another rainbow vacation too then.

Don't you dare! I swear I'll hunt that unicorn down and shoot him/it/her... No vacation for you.

Moonlampje
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I totally agree with the enough already, because I am pretty sick and tired of feeling distrustful of every new poster who signs up for this forum because of the actions of one person who not only fails to comprehend and accept the meaning of the word Banned, ( a forum admin decision, and not as if she's been voted off the island by others) but also refuses to put aside personal vitriol and just realize an unacceptable level of jackarsery.

Seriously, if this place is so terrible, why the obsession with staying at all costs?

the word troll comes to my mind (not you EM! just giving my opinion to your question). like you and most people on here I'm getting pretty darn sick of a person behaving like a 2 year old. And even my 2 year old niece is more mature than this individual. Yeah sure... don't read the topics, but the fun part about that is that these sentiments are spread out over the entire forum. You can't open ANY thread anymore without it being turned into this discussion. okay this might be slightly exaggerated, but I feel like this forum is going in that direction.

Please, please, pretty pleeeaaaassssse: don't feed the troll. once people stop responding it won't be fun anymore for this individual to try and get everyone's knickers in a twist.

Moonlampje
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Does not feeding the troll mean failing to respond to anyone who isn't already an established poster then? Because it is only a matter of time before the current incarnation is also banned.

If we are distrustful of all newbies because we fear it is another false identity and therefore avoid responding at all, we negate the reasons why this forum is supposed to exist.

I don't know if this was a response to my answer but I'm only referring to the individual that managed to return after 5 bans (or more, I lost count), I'm not singling out the newbies.

Moonlampje
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I totally got your reference to the particular individual. What I mean, is that because of the various incarnations she has hatched - inventing false back stories and locations and even careers - means I am ill inclined to respond to any query by any new poster. It may seem a genuine poster to start out with, but it just as likely to be troll in disguise...again.

okay, point taken, lol :D the f*cked up thing about the whole situation is that an IP ban doesn't work because everyone can acces a website via a proxy server... well, I think I'm gonna have a cup-a-soup :D

ashy
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No wonder people think people who write to inmates are crazy.

Sadly some ARE crazy :D

ashy
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Now, now, Miss ashy. Be nice and stop bullying! :D

Blah blah be careful where you throw those stones Miss living in a glasshouse ! :D

ashy
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Watch it now! You're dealing with someone who has a criminal record! :rollinglaugh:

Ah yes you are on all sorts of lists! But come on now... you really are just falsely accused and truly INNOCENT right? I do believe you if you tell me that ;)

ashy
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I am 100% innocent! I swear!

No! I really am!

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^^^^^Even my cat believes you! :D

ashy
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But thats the goal here is to be mean spirited. If you dont like it you can leave right? Orrr people will be so damn snarky and mean that you get tired of being nice and ignoring it. That way certain members can have the forum just the way they like it. Then when new members join they dont know the whole back story unless they read it. Certain members have control of this forum and if you say anything against what they say you are outcast. People tend to start fighting back. Its quite obvious to see and nothing that hasnt been said over and over again..All this of course will be denied but it doesnt take much to see the truth.

Then WHY do you insist on coming back here? It is not the members that are banning you, it's your own behaviour that does that with the help of admin of course. You have been banned what 5 times now? You are truly not one to call other people snarky!

ashy
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So, Megyn is Mount/ Northern ??!! Is that right? ?!! I'm confused! !!!
Why why why? ???????!!!!!

Yes you are not confused you got it one :) As for why? Well only Jesus knows that one :D

ashy
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um look back....i didnt bring it up AT all.

Thing is you KNOW that everyone knows its you which means you KNOW that when you post after being banned FIVE times that you will get a reaction out of people. You might not have mentioned Jesus and God in this thread but look back on your other usernames and figure out why this thread is taking this turn.

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Mental health worker from Austin!

ashy
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Dog walker from Flagstaff

ashy
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Dentist from Pasadena!

MoxieBravo
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MoxieBravo
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Now, now, Miss ashy. Be nice and stop bullying! :D

MoxieBravo
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TRIPLE QUADROUPLE LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And further more:

"I feel that it is vital for us to find a genuinely sustainable and universal approach to ethics, inner values, and personal integrity--an approach that can transcend religious, cultural, and racial difference and appeal to people at a fundamental, human level. This search for a sustainable, universal approach is what I call the project of secular ethics." -H.H The Dalai Lama-

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MoxieBravo
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Blah blah be careful where you throw those stones Miss living in a glasshouse ! :D

Watch it now! You're dealing with someone who has a criminal record! :rollinglaugh:

MoxieBravo
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I am 100% innocent! I swear!

No! I really am!

MoxieBravo
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Ummmm I'm just going to throw out there that there is NO logical reason for your absence whatsoever EXCEPT having been arrested and being a secret pedo.

That is all.

That's what cracks me up so much. Contempt of court? Definitely something I would get thrown in jail for. But something that would get me a prison sentence, let alone force me to go on a sex offender registry? Come on. Next time anyone wants to start that rumor make sure the person lives in the same area I do (maps are cool!) and make sure the person at least resembles me somewhat. I don't know if I'm more offended that someone actually believed I'm a sex offender or if someone thought I looked like that.

As far as I can see, MrGroceries is a kind person who wants to help.
It's not becoming for members of this forum to be SO meanspirited, just because his way of helping is not to your liking.
We are all different in our ways, so please let's make room for everyone.

Many of you are followers of the Dalai Lama; so I wonder, how does this behaviour we're seeing, fit in with the words of his Holiness?
I'm much in favour of ANY kindness whatever the source.

OP actually comes across to me as either one of the pleasant spam bots we get here or someone trying to sell something. I'm not into people preaching to me about Jesus or trying to put Jesus in my face. I personally think it's rude. (I know, I know. "Don't read the topic," etc.) But I've been here long enough to see these Jesus spammers (and the ones who spam about NFL jerseys) to have formed my own opinion about them.

I'm not a "follower" of HH the Dalai Lama. I wish I were personally able to attain that label to be honest. One day I hope to be good enough.

MrGroceries - if you are indeed a real person and not some one off poster, I apologize for my picture and for your topic going off track. It's just the timing of your post here couldn't have been worse given some recent events we have had to deal with and I know others would want to apologize to you as well.

MoxieBravo
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This is in "prison resources", there are families & inmates who are religious.

And some of us browse the forum using the "recent posts" deal on the side. At least I do. When I do that I don't pay attention to the category.

MoxieBravo
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But thats the goal here is to be mean spirited. If you dont like it you can leave right? Orrr people will be so damn snarky and mean that you get tired of being nice and ignoring it. That way certain members can have the forum just the way they like it. Then when new members join they dont know the whole back story unless they read it. Certain members have control of this forum and if you say anything against what they say you are outcast. People tend to start fighting back. Its quite obvious to see and nothing that hasnt been said over and over again..All this of course will be denied but it doesnt take much to see the truth.

That is EXACTLY the goal. You get a cookie!

You forgot to mention the other people who come here (over and over and over and over and over and over again). The masochist. The one who is SO miserable here only they can't stay away. They always complain about how horrible it is here yet they keep on coming back.

MoxieBravo
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I saw him speak and his major message to Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Athiests, Agnostics, Martians and Dog Worshippers is this: Religiousity is not the thing. Kindness, compassion, education, and mindfulness about how your actions affect others IS the thing.

If the head of what is considered to be a major religion can say that, well... I love him for it. To be fair, I do think that many try to get that message across in whatever flavor is their own. Hopefully, anyhow. I think the D.L means: that's what we need more of, no matter what group you identfy as, even if it's no group.

I need more of him in my life. I think we all do.