Posts by Dianna

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  • Need Help

    11/25/2014 10:15:18 PM PST · 66 of 74
    Dianna to vadagator
    Can you be kind to one another? If you can, then stick around, give it some time and see if trust can grow. And it keeps you in your girls' lives full time a bit longer.

    I saved our marriage but the resentment is still there.

    YOU saved your marriage? All by your lonesome? She didn't leave either. It sounds to me like you see yourself as the hero here. I guess what it comes down to is this: Do you need to be right more than you want to be happy?

    I've been married 23 years. The early years were rocky. I spent quite some time feeling awfully self-righteous about being the good one, the one who was right, the one who magnanimously forgave the sinner! Every time he annoyed me, I remembered and rehearsed every single instance of wrongdoing. Spending time in The Word is the best cure for this type of attitude. I'd bet everything she has done to you, you have done to God.

    My husband is awesome and we are pretty doggone happy- wouldn't trade him for the world! But it takes time, it takes work, and sometimes it takes a lot of humility. But it's worth it.

  • Please pray for Mrs. FD 2003 -- unexpected surgery tonight

    11/12/2014 7:04:21 PM PST · 4 of 219
    Dianna to freedumb2003

    You bet! Hope everything goes well.

  • Five Myths About the “Rapture” and the “Left Behind” Industry

    09/30/2014 4:29:57 PM PDT · 122 of 232
    Dianna to Tax-chick

    I try to remember that the most learned of Jews did not see Christ in the OT. Perhaps we only ‘kind of’ get it as well?

  • UPDATED: Foxwoods in talks with senior lenders

    08/14/2014 6:09:30 PM PDT · 16 of 27
    Dianna to CTyank

    LOL! I worked at Foxwoods back in 95, maybe? It was during the time the Sun was just opening. Foxwoods machines were always tight IMO. Mohegan was much better.

  • Rome's Chief Exorcist Reveals the Secrets of Hell

    08/09/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT · 11 of 53
    Dianna to NYer

    I have a hard time with the idea that Satan or demons can create. Counterfeit or twist the Lord’s creation, sure.

  • Is Getting Rich Worth It?

    08/06/2014 7:47:41 PM PDT · 34 of 45
    Dianna to huldah1776
    Any inheritance horror stories out there?

    Not an inheritance and not a horror story, but maybe helpful...

    We came into some money--not in the million dollar range-- but a nice sum. Before the money, I spent a lot of time plotting and planning about how we could pay off our debt, if we made X and paid Y, if we cut here, we could pay more there...that sort of thing.

    After the money, I spent the same amount of time, if not more, worrying about the money. Are we invested wisely, are we managing it wisely, what if it disappears, what if it grows to an enormous amount, how will we teach/protect our son, on and on and on.

    Finally, we took a portion of it and paid off the house. Nice boost to our lifestyle and some of the money was "preserved" in a concrete benefit. That's when I stopped thinking about it. Best decision we ever made!

    We get a monthly statement from the people whose job it is to grow it. I look at it and then I go to work.

  • Monster Snowstorm Rolling In-New England and NYC

    03/24/2014 4:47:29 PM PDT · 42 of 68
    Dianna to BwanaNdege

    I was in Kittery,ME in ‘93! We got several feet as well.

  • Advice from the Lord in overcoming anxiety. A sermon for the 8th Sunday of the Year

    03/02/2014 7:39:19 AM PST · 8 of 8
    Dianna to markomalley
    Anxiety is something I have really struggled with for most of my adult life. As I get closer to God and stronger in my faith, the anxiety is mostly gone, most of the time.

    What I hadn't realized is how much joy and quiet contentment is on the other side of that. I was just hoping for increased peace! Ah, the abundance of the Lord! LOL!

    Great sermon!

  • Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    02/23/2014 12:54:15 PM PST · 39 of 58
    Dianna to SeekAndFind
    The author’s argument is that providing a service should be construed as participation or affirmation. Why? Because if Christians truly believe that a vendor service is an affirmation, then they need to explain why it is only gay and lesbian weddings that violate their conscience.

    By the way, it was years and years ago that I refused to attend the wedding of my husband's scummy boss who had an affair and then left his family to marry the other woman.

    For years I have been quietly resistant to treating my brother's live-in girlfriend as my sister-in-law. The end result is that I don't have any special relationship to my other brother's wife because I don't wish to highlight any difference in treatment between the two.

    Fortunately for me, they all live very far away and the issue is largely moot. But I mightily resent being put in a position where I am expected to treat their relationship with far more respect/credibility than either of them do. If my brother does not want to make her a part of the family-or if she is choosing to not become my family, how am I the bad-guy by treating her like just another girlfriend?

  • Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    02/23/2014 12:37:31 PM PST · 36 of 58
    Dianna to SeekAndFind
    But Christians don’t do that in the latter case, so, her question is this, why simply target refusal of service to gays and lesbians and ignore other Biblical violations?

    I would guess that in order to do this, a business must delve more deeply into a couple's personal issues than most people feel comfortable with. Generally, when processing an order for cake or flowers there is nothing particularly obvious about a couple who are violating God's law when they are a male/female couple. A male/male couple is obvious right off the bat.

    Sure, we can probably assume the couple is engaged in fornication- they could have children accompanying them, which would make it obvious, but in that case most of us would be glad to see them "making it legal".

    Aside from the divorce issue, a male/female couple have the capability to build a Godly union over time, if the union does not begin in that manner. And even in the case of divorce, would God demand that a person who divorced and re-married and then became a Christian un-do the second union and dissolve a family created? My guess is no, this is where grace comes in- where before you did not understand, acknowledge that you violated God's law, ask forgiveness and move on.

    A same sex union has none of these possibilities.

  • Pope says its “absurd to love Christ without the Church, to listen to Christ but not the Church"

    02/01/2014 6:02:44 PM PST · 172 of 173
    Dianna to D-fendr; CynicalBear
    Now how would Paul know your assembly to address? How many "assemblies" would he be writing to in your neighborhood? In your zip code? In your city? In your state?

    Just prior to Thanksgiving, my mega-church was involved in a food drive. They were joined by a number of other local churches. In the written materials and on the news stories, all the churches were referenced as The Church of Cincinnati. They all agreed to not be named otherwise.

    I suppose a letter could be delivered to one church leader, read and then passed to the next.

  • Prayer request for our unborn child

    01/20/2014 3:44:23 PM PST · 119 of 283
    Dianna to redgolum
    Doctor said that we will probably lose the baby. Matter of time.

    The Good Lord knows exactly what will happen. He is in control. Trust and have faith that He will provide all that you need, whatever the circumstance.

    Prayers for strength and comfort for both you and your wife. May the Glory of God shine through this trouble.

  • The Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist: Scriptural and Tradition Support

    01/06/2014 5:17:46 PM PST · 122 of 178
    Dianna to mlizzy
    "Go to the source," as they say. Take in a [weekday] Holy Mass! You don't have to be Catholic to do so. Just refrain from receiving Holy Communion.

    A Sunday Mass isn't good enough? LOL! I've been to plenty, thanks.

  • The Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist: Scriptural and Tradition Support

    01/06/2014 5:15:49 PM PST · 121 of 178
    Dianna to Salvation
    What don’t you believe about the Last Supper.

    “This IS my Body, This IS my Blood.”

    This IS symbolism.

  • The Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist: Scriptural and Tradition Support

    01/05/2014 9:48:09 PM PST · 67 of 178
    Dianna to mlizzy
    Ew, Diana; that's quite an image you created. The Eucharist is BOTH symbolic and Real. The Eucharist is not His flesh, like the flesh on your arm. But the Eucharist is still His Body. And since Jesus, in all His Love for us, understands we are a weak people (and we need proof! proof!), has helped us out in that regard by providing Eucharistic miracles.

    I agree, pretty gross!

    Lukewarm priests have been quite "surprised," when the Host they have consecrated, turns to flesh and blood; it's been found this flesh (after thorough testing) is the flesh of a human heart.

    But this is more gross. I much prefer ingesting The Word, by reading about Him, questioning and pondering. That way, it stays in my head and heart, not disposed of by public waste management. (Sorry- the disgusting images just keep coming!)

  • The Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist: Scriptural and Tradition Support

    01/05/2014 9:37:25 PM PST · 65 of 178
    Dianna to narses
    “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ “

    That's pretty good. Thanks!

  • The Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist: Scriptural and Tradition Support

    01/05/2014 7:03:29 PM PST · 46 of 178
    Dianna to mlizzy
    Is there anywhere else in the Bible that the Lord acted in a symbolic manner that we are to take literally? I am reasonably familiar with the Bible, but certainly am no scholar.

    I assume, had He really meant the Apostles to eat His flesh, that He certainly was capable of stripping off pieces of Himself and handing them out (and healing Himself afterward).

    He did not.

  • Homosexuality and the "Duck Dynasty" Debate

    12/21/2013 8:52:30 AM PST · 12 of 13
    Dianna to sodpoodle

    There are also quotes in the interview about Phil working with black people in the south doing field work. He said they didn’t complain about white people until after welfare and the entitlement mentality. You should find the direct quote.

  • Snowstorm Expands: To Impact More Than 110 Million

    12/14/2013 7:21:08 AM PST · 21 of 153
    Dianna to Mears

    Just rain here in Northern Kentucky- it’s melting the snow we already had.

  • Why I’m Thankful Today…What are you thankful for ?

    11/28/2013 11:05:08 AM PST · 9 of 15
    Dianna to lowbridge
    Aside from that, I got nothing else to be thankful for.

    I' m sorry, lowbridge. That sounds like a terrible childhood. You couldn't control that, but you do have control of your adulthood and it sounds like you've done nothing with it but stew over your hard start. No friends? No spouse or children? No job? Your health? Your ability to see and hear and feel and think? You can read, you can write. You can witness the awesomeness of the ocean, marvel at the Grand Canyon, ponder the mystery of the moon and tides...

    My 14 year old son was killed in an accident 7 years ago this Christmas. I am more grateful for everything I have today than I was then. I'm so glad God enabled me to see that. Prayers for you my FRiend.

  • The Gay Waitress Vs. Bigots Hoax

    11/26/2013 6:14:54 PM PST · 44 of 81
    Dianna to SandwicheGuy
    So reasoned and so wrong. Only if the waitress did not appear as a lesbian does your argument hold. She was obviously a lesbian, so you comment condones homosexuality. Is this what you intended?

    It is condoning homosexuality to pay a gay person for work they do? Seriously? You'd prefer they collect welfare, starve in the streets?

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 11:59:42 AM PST · 28 of 97
    Dianna to JAKraig
    A book that is a compilation of Holy books is no less holy than the individual books, just pointing out that there is much that could have been lost. The Apocrypha for instance, are they holy? If they are why do Protestants not have them in their Bible? If the same group that compiled the Holy Bible that Protestants use compiled the Apocrypha why is it now not accepted? What committee is it now that is better inspired than the original committee?

    I think the Lord who created the universe can get a book put together the way He wishes. That which is truly lost, God let go. We have all the rest available to us with the various arguments for and against. It would seem that the Sovereign Lord is leaving it to us to wrestle with.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 10:13:20 AM PST · 24 of 97
    Dianna to Salvation
    25 But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

    I am comfortable making the assumption that the Holy Spirit conveyed exactly what the Lord wanted conveyed in the Bible. After all, there isn't much point in writing a book and leaving out the important parts of the story.

    To believe that God deliberately only told us part of the story so that we, 2000 years later, would be reliant on the traditions of men--while simultaneously criticing the same in the Pharisees-- is less respectful toward the Spirit than I care to be.

  • An unanswered question: Differentiate b/w the never saved & the "fallen out of fellowship" w/Christ

    11/05/2013 7:11:34 AM PST · 3 of 43
    Dianna to Laissez-faire capitalist
    You did get an answer, I read it. We cannot know if other people are truly saved. Being non-omnicient, we don't have enough information.

    I'm sorry that God wasn't specific enough on this point to satisfy you.

  • Prayers needed

    09/29/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT · 35 of 51
    Dianna to Buckeye Battle Cry

    Prayers for you and your family. I was laid off recently- everyone has insisted that sigining up on LinkedIn is essential.

    It can’t hurt!

  • It’s Biblical to Ask Saints to Pray for Us

    09/15/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT · 181 of 578
    Dianna to mlizzy
    And unless one is able to pray and suffer their way to the top while on earth, could it be possible they'll only see Mother Teresa of Calcutta as she passes by on the "up" escalator... :)

    Suppose for a moment that Teresa is in hell. She did nice things but you don't know what she was REALLY like, in her heart. Maybe she felt compelled to play out a role, hating God and cursing him for her suffering?

    How would God feel about your prayers then?

  • Ignorance is Bliss

    08/31/2013 7:52:40 AM PDT · 17 of 24
    Dianna to ZirconEncrustedTweezers

    I do believe the piece by Benedikt was posted here and was found to be satire.

  • Casey Anthony's Parents Sell Late Granddaughter Caylee's Toys at a Yard Sale

    07/11/2013 7:45:06 PM PDT · 38 of 41
    Dianna to Black Agnes

    I apologize. My post was unnecessarily hostile.

  • Casey Anthony's Parents Sell Late Granddaughter Caylee's Toys at a Yard Sale

    07/11/2013 7:40:46 PM PDT · 37 of 41
    Dianna to Black Agnes
    I know some people who preserve their deceased child/grandchild’s room just like it was. Until they themselves die.

    Is that the RIGHT way to be a grieving parent? Please do tell, I'd like to know if I'm doing it wrong.

  • Watch32

    07/03/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Dianna to Maine Mariner
    Eventually, your Internet provider will shut down your computer and tell you to stop it.

    Don't ask me how I know that...

  • Court Yard Hounds (Dixie Chicks remnants)Play to 4 people

    06/27/2013 6:41:19 PM PDT · 42 of 50
    Dianna to IDontLikeToPayTaxes
    So Mel B was in the Spice Girls and the Dixie Chicks?

    No. She wasn't.

  • ENEMIES OF THE HUMAN RACE: "HERE BE DRAGONS"

    06/27/2013 6:32:15 PM PDT · 58 of 174
    Dianna to Lazamataz
    So very close to the truth, this Star of David comment, my FRiend. The NSA has the methods required to identify the ‘ideological Jews’; namely, Conservatives. All it would require, now, is an order from Der Leader.

    This is my current FB status:

    Justice Anthony Kennedy has referred to people like me as an Enemy of Humanity. No, that's all wrong. Enemy of The World would be much more appropriate. As James 4:4 says, a friend of the world is the enemy of God. So be it.

  • Prayers for our son.

    06/15/2013 5:26:49 AM PDT · 37 of 165
    Dianna to infool7

    Please Lord, you know what Liam and his family need for peace and healing. Hold your arms around them as they go through this trial. Help them to feel your comfort.

  • Sebelius won’t waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’

    06/04/2013 2:34:22 PM PDT · 81 of 91
    Dianna to RobbyS
    C'mon FReepers- in this case someone is going to die. Either the little girl will die without the lungs or some adult will die without the lungs.

    As long as you can get yourself a news story, you jump to the front of the line? It's an awful thing for ANYONE who dies before being able to obtain a transplant but I don't want the government to pick and choose at their discretion.

    If the rule is unfair then change it. Later.

  • Prayers for my dear one.

    06/04/2013 2:21:17 PM PDT · 35 of 188
    Dianna to Justice

    Absolutely Justice!

    Prayers on the way for an easy surgery and a non-eventful recovery. Hang in there- I hope you can get this squared away soon- waiting is so hard.

  • Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too!

    05/24/2013 4:10:07 AM PDT · 31 of 313
    Dianna to redgolum
    If you click over to the religion forum, there is thread there on the daily mass which covers this homily. It looks like it is quoted in full.

    I spend time on another message board and their take away was all you have to do is be a "nice" person and you go to heaven. The Pope said so! Why they put any stock in what the Pope says, being generally non-religious, is beyond me.

  • Stockman asks for probe of alleged audits of citizens reported to White House email address

    05/16/2013 8:01:56 PM PDT · 5 of 21
    Dianna to uncitizen
    Do you suppose any of us here were reported to flag@whitehouse.gov? This is unbelievable ! Well not really anything these people do is unbelievable. This can’t be legal can it?

    Oh yeah, I reported myself. Gave them my address and everything. No audit- but my taxes are relatively uncomplicated.

  • Temp Agencies See Opportunity In Health Law [employers see a way around Obamacare]

    03/28/2013 5:14:35 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    Dianna to eyedigress
    I am employed by a staffing agency. I have worked in my current position for nearly two years, full-time. I am paid $5-8 an hour over most of the positions in my line that I see advertized.

    My husband carries our health insurance and we prefer to have cash in lieu of the benefits. Darn politicians.

  • CNN Anchor Gets In Explosive Personal Battle With Conservative Over 'Legality' Of Gay Marriage

    03/25/2013 3:15:40 PM PDT · 10 of 45
    Dianna to Maelstorm
    I have argued a point similar to this until I turned blue and the pro-gay marriage side just ignores it. Gay people can marry. There are no laws which say gay people are to remain unmarried. However, they must follow the same restrictions that apply to everyone else. I cannot marry a person of same sex, someone who is under age, someone who is already married, etc. These laws apply equally to everyone.

    That they don't like it, doesn't make it un-equal treatment. Yet, they INSIST otherwise.

  • Gluten-Free, Whether You Need It or Not

    02/06/2013 7:44:16 PM PST · 13 of 41
    Dianna to MrShoop
    I wouldn't care but it is annoying how much shelf space gets allocated to gluten free stuff that really tastes like crap. Even if you think you are sensitive to wheat (whatever that means), it isn't worth eating garbage for the rest of your life.

    Yes, it is. My husband's friend felt lousy and sick for years. He had been sick so long that he didn't realize he was sick. His daughter started experiencing similar problems and got tested. She's got Celiac. The friend started eating a gluten-free diet and was amazed by how good he feels now. IF you've got a problem, it can really be a huge quality of life issue.

  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 1 of 14]

    01/11/2013 7:30:07 PM PST · 19 of 20
    Dianna to HarleyD
    I've just stumbled across this series and am looking forward to reading the rest.

    To speak to your point Harley, I wonder what would be the point of God creating a universe of puppets? I tend to believe that the overall arch of the "story" is guided to God's purposes. For example: an apostle would betray Jesus. Perhaps it wasn't pre-determined to be Judas, but something about Judas made him the most succeptible to give in to that temptation?

    I hesitate to go so far as to say we can "surprise" God, or thwart his will. But unless we can choose and act with some independence, I don't understand why God would spend all this time and energy with us.

  • Obamacare: The nightmare of setting up state insurance exchanges

    11/26/2012 5:35:26 PM PST · 23 of 26
    Dianna to what's up

    Thanks for clarifying. I had thought you were saying each state would have an exchange along with the fedgov having one as well.

  • Obamacare: The nightmare of setting up state insurance exchanges

    11/26/2012 4:21:29 PM PST · 21 of 26
    Dianna to what's up; Brookhaven
    Yes, you will buy from the Fed exchange for a cheaper cost, but as the article says it will be total confusion.

    If there is a Federal exchange, why would the states need to each set up their own? I thought the states were where the Exchange take place.

  • Does Someone Have to be Pro-Life to be a True Christian?

    11/26/2012 4:07:01 PM PST · 46 of 111
    Dianna to ksen
    I'm also guessing people don't really believe Paul when he says nothing can take you out of god's hands and that instead of saying "now is there no condemnation" Paul really meant to write "now is there mostly no condemnation."

    Ultimately God is the only one who can make this clear. None of us will ever be sinless as long as we are human. I do believe my sins are covered. I do not think that believing in Jesus is a get out of jail free card, where we can merrily sin up a storm (knowingly, willingly and unrepentently) and still receive salvation.

    I choose to do the best I can, each day that I can. The Lord will sort out the rest.

  • District Used $1.7M in Tax Dollars Paying Employees Not To Take Insurance

    11/19/2012 6:02:22 AM PST · 8 of 14
    Dianna to SJSAMPLE
    I seem to recall my company offering $1200 to any employee who opted for their spouse’s insurance plan. Of course, one spouse would have to pay extra for coverage because the other didn’t use their company insurance.

    My husband's insurance will cover him at one premium level and then another premium level for "dependents". Whether he covers only me or only our child (or 5 children, if we had them) or both, is the same price.

    It wouldn't make financial sense for me to drop out of his insurance and start paying my own, if he is still covering the kid.

  • The Hitler Myth

    11/16/2012 8:04:47 AM PST · 32 of 50
    Dianna to griswold3
    Not if the crash is pushed as the means to an end. The Left finds those who are willing to sacrifice if it means ‘revenge’ or ‘punishing your enemy’. Such is an unintended consequence of Envy and Jealousy (main motivational factors for the “Progressives”). I will suffer if it means my enemies will suffer too. (See Cuba and Venezuela) If you’ve been paying attention to what Progressive folks are saying like Trumpka, Laurence O’Donnell, Howard Dean and Patti Murray (who wants to be head of the Senate Budget Committee but will not commit to making a budget). This is their method to destroy the Republican Party. I think it will work.

    Exactly- anything bad that happens is the fault of Republicans/greedy business. They will have utopia after they succeed in getting rid of us. That doesn't mean getting us out of political power, it means removing us from society. And the crowds will cheer.

  • GAZA TERRORIST THEATER: HELPFUL PHOTO MONTAGE

    11/16/2012 7:34:40 AM PST · 3 of 4
    Dianna to massmike
    No video available to me right now but does this include the guy from yesterday who was holding the "18 month old" who was completely covered by white cloth and looked like a sack of potatos?

    I'm curious about whether that was fake.

  • The Cow or the Ice Cream (sent from my son)

    11/14/2012 3:46:04 PM PST · 6 of 23
    Dianna to Onelifetogive
    Oh, I see! You people want all of the ice cream for yourselves! You don’t want the poor to have ice cream. /sarc

    I know you were being sarcastic, but I feel the need to make a point.

    The voters in this country don't care about having ice cream themselves, they're totally satisfied by making sure YOU don't have it.

    It was easy to understand the argument, "You have $20, and I have none, so you owe me $10." It's wrong, misguided and theft, but it made sense. I've become convinced that they just want someone to rip up your $20. They don't want to be better off, they just want to destroy us.

  • (CT)State-issued debit cards used at ATMs at bars, casinos, strip clubs

    11/14/2012 3:12:35 PM PST · 9 of 18
    Dianna to proxy_user
    The most likely reason for this is that the ATMs at these places do not charge any fees. The owners expect you to spend the money there, and arrange for the ATMs to be free.

    I've never seen an ATM at a casino that didn't charge higher than average fees.

  • Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

    11/12/2012 9:04:10 AM PST · 12 of 33
    Dianna to jpsb

    The article states that the mandatory retirement age is 65.