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  1. RonJohnSilver

    I watched 'Dancing With the Stars' for the first time tonight...

    ...because our adult daughter is staying over and wanted to see one of the performers. It happens that this episode was the beginning of the new season, 15? Anyway, only marginally interesting, a lot of hype and glitz and not much else until the final performer which was....two women, yes...
  2. RonJohnSilver

    Happy 'Talk Like a Pirate' Day!!

    On this special day, remember the pirates who surround us, those who wreck, maim, pillage and steal...things like booty, boats, elections. Them scum sucking evil-doers will get what's coming to them, if not on these here seas then when they dock on yon golden shores. Argh! Justice be coming.
  3. RonJohnSilver

    Need advice for an estate sale

    My wife and I are coordinating an estate sale for her mother, 96 and in a nursing home. The family is selling her house and so the realtor suggested a 'living' estate sale prior to listing it. We've had garage sales before but never an estate sale. So, anyone got some insider tips? She...
  4. RonJohnSilver

    If I see a crime at the Apple store...

    ...would that make me an iWitness?
  5. RonJohnSilver

    There are 3 kinds of people...

    Those who have problems with math and those who don't.
  6. RonJohnSilver

    Anyone need an ark?

    I Noah guy.
  7. RonJohnSilver

    Which are you?

    The Pessimist sees a dark tunnel. The Optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel. The Realist sees a train. The train driver sees three idiots standing on the tracks.
  8. RonJohnSilver

    If I had a quarter for every math test I've failed...

    .... I'd have $7.60.
  9. RonJohnSilver

    I asked my friends what LGBTQ stood for....

    ...but no one could give me a straight answer.
  10. RonJohnSilver

    It's my Anniversary!!

    41 years. My wife, Julie, and I figured that we have spent 59% and 53% of our lives together. We married on Aug. 16 because it was a date that wasn't associated with anything else, like Jan. 1 or July 4th. Turns out it was the day that Elvis died so we hear a lot of his songs. That's...
  11. RonJohnSilver

    BBQing with wood chips

    I'm planning on BBQing this evening. I don't usually use wood chips, mostly because I forget to buy them, this time, though, I have them. So, do you soak them first? Internet says 30 minutes, is that sufficient? I'm cooking steak and chicken, wood chips are mesquite. Do you wrap them in...
  12. RonJohnSilver

    What are the true 'Salvation' doctrines?

    First off, this is not an adversarial question. I'm preparing a study on basic Christian doctrines and it often helps me think more clearly and exhaustively if I can see what others see. So, here's the the bare minimum, what beliefs does a person absolutely have to get right to...
  13. RonJohnSilver

    TV show theme songs

    I don't know why this came into my head but now the question bugs me. What was the first TV show with words in its theme song? Not the first theme song, but the first with words. The earliest I could find was 'Secret Agent Man', which was 1960, but the actual song that I remember is the...
  14. RonJohnSilver

    What was your favorite musical groups/songs growing up?

    When I was in my pre-teens, I listened to my sisters favorites and since folk music was in at that time, I became a fan of the Kingston Trio. I still like them. Later, being a bit of a geek, I had kind of an eclectic mixture of tastes, the Tijuana Brass was one I enjoyed and Petula Clark, the...
  15. RonJohnSilver

    Are there targets in the US that are OK for cyber attacks? Apparently so.

    I'll confess upfront that I haven't read the article but the headline on Fox New Online says that Biden gives Putin a list of targets that are 'off-limits' for cyber-attacks. Which, I guess, means that there are some targets that are not 'off-limits' or are o.k. to target? Wouldn't everything...
  16. RonJohnSilver

    More questions for my series on doctrine...

    This is in preparation for my church groups fall lesson series on doctrine. Here's the questions we'll have for discussion... How do we (Christians) arrive at our doctrine? How did we get it? How did the OT folks get it? What makes doctrine doctrine and not just opinion? And a...
  17. RonJohnSilver

    Sins forgiven....past, present, future?

    I'm working on a doctrinal series for the fall and I read this verse and it hit me that this seems to fly in the face of people who say (myself included) that Jesus forgave their sins past, present and future. I'm studying more on this verse now, but I wanted others thoughts as well. The...
  18. RonJohnSilver

    Recommendations for Christian vs. atheism debates

    I'm working on a fall Bible Study for my church group. Our theme this fall is Christian Doctrine and I've got a working outline for 13 weeks. However, it quickly becomes apparent that 13 weeks is not nearly enough time to cover the basic Christian doctrines and their development, background...
  19. RonJohnSilver

    Good News and Bad

    The good news....I got a text today from my son who said that my granddaughter, 4.5 yr old Madeleine, had been asking about God and where He lived. Adam told her that God lived in Heaven and in our hearts and she said that she wanted that, so they prayed a short prayer. I know, 4.5 yrs old...
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    Anyone know anything about Bob Goff?

    One of the recommendations for our Fall Bible Study is the book "Love Does" by Bob Goff. I've seen his name but I am completely unfamiliar with him or his ministry. Anyone have thought/experiences with him, good or bad?