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Valuable

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  • [6] January 15, 2015 at 4:20pm

    This must be so difficult for you and your daughters but your wife is suffering greatly as well. A person doesn’t go from keeping an impeccably ordered and clean home to now not even being able to have people over because of the mess without something seriously wrong happening with her mental/emotional/physical health. Something is going on. Perhaps depression, bi polar disorder, substance abuse, a physiological brain abnormality, really any number of things.

    You are absolutely right in saying that she is not the person who you married. She isn’t right now but she can be helped to try to get that person back. For ALL of your sakes, please, please do some research and get your wife the help that she is in need of as soon as possible. God Bless.

    In reply to lessoneleg's comment on the contribution My Marriage Wasn't Meant to Be

  • [-1] January 15, 2015 at 4:01pm

    Oh Matt, now you’ve done it!

    The gurus of Evangelical Marriageanity are not going to like your logical, sane and most irritating, theologically-sound treatise at all. No doubt their responses will be “interesting” so I’ll be reading all of them.

    I am a Single Evangelical Christian and have read and listened to many who in numerous ways, say the opposite of what you said yet the divorce rate in the church is just as high as outside of it so something isn’t going quite right.

    In reply to the contribution My Marriage Wasn't Meant to Be

  • [2] January 12, 2015 at 6:52pm

    I was a sub at middle/high schools with the racial and ethnic make up as this one. Sadly, 99.9% the kids just want to get out to roam the halls, go visit their friends in other classes or do things that are not allowed in any school like buy/sell/take drugs. They do try to take advantage of the subs and I said no way more than yes. Some do just walk out and I’ve gone after some in certain situations
    such as the Principal specifically telling me not to let them out or something was going in the hallway that didn’t need anymore student involvement.

    Public school are a sad state of affairs.

  • January 9, 2015 at 3:51pm

    I had THE EXACT same thought!!!!

  • [21] January 9, 2015 at 1:32pm

    hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels increase in the first trimester then plateau or even drop considerably after. That is the hormone that urine and blood pregnancy tests are measuring so it makes sense that the later the pregnancy the lower the hCG.

    http://trianglepwh.com/womens-health/hw-view.php?DOCHWID=hw42062

    Valuable, RN

  • [2] January 7, 2015 at 12:26pm

    Right, jlroejim!

    When I was a brand new Christian at the age of 25 (20 years ago) and at a bible study of young adults who supported prayer in public schools like it used to be, I asked them what if the Hail Mary was the prayer that was chosen. They didn’t like that logical extension to their position. My point is this: If it was a Koran or Daily Missal or Watchtower magazine or Dianetics, the teachers are ALL protected just like this one handing out the Bible. I get very nervous when Christians and/or Conservatives think it’s a good thing that other faiths/beliefs can be silenced or put aside since we really are Enemy #1 from the time of Christ but especially now in this country.

  • January 1, 2015 at 1:51pm

    I had an abortion and it was the worst choice of my life. It no longer haunts me as I was sought by the Father through His Spirit to be washed whiter than snow by the blood of His Son. I completed a Forgiven and Set Free Bible study at a Pregnancy Center then went on to become a Post-Abortion Counselor there and at my church through our Forgiven and Set Free Ministry.
    I’ve talked to so many women who deeply regret their abortion yet still say it was the right choice at the time. I recall one woman my church who was feeling all of the negative emotional effects so much so that she sought out our help. She wasn’t able to see that regardless of the circumstances, it wasn’t the “only choice” she had since it wasn’t God’s only choice: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19.
    No one can find true peace and forgiveness unless they 100% accept their culpability in the taking of the life of their child: “For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity.” Isaiah 59:3 and the only One who can give it is Jesus Christ.
    The women and men who have have regret and say it haunts them are closer to finding healing than the ones who still think of it as getting a tooth pulled so Nicki Minaj is heading in the right direction.

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  • [10] December 4, 2014 at 2:23pm

    @rvick,

    I knew but didn’t care. I was so self-centered and selfish to worry about the life inside me. I needed a Savior in the worst way and I got one! He found me dead in my sin and trespasses and washed me whiter than snow with His very own blood. A miracle that I’ll never cease to be grateful for.

  • [7] December 4, 2014 at 2:17pm

    I love this story and other stories of women who change their mind at the last second through pro-life people at the clinic. I often wonder if I would’ve made a different choice if pro-life people would’ve been there when I went to an abortion clinic 19 years ago rather than an elderly man in a vest with “Escort” printed on it and a police officer.
    I was very rebellious, selfish and dead in my sin so only the power of the Holy Spirit which is Who the pro-life people are acting by could have changed my mind and I know that. I did eventually accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and then volunteered with pro-life pregnancy centers but never helped women and their babies at the clinics. Maybe I will now.

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  • [2] December 3, 2014 at 6:03pm

    30+ arrests is not cool, selling cigarettes illegally is not cool but using a restraint that isn’t allowed any longer and not changing to a different position when being told that someone can’t breathe and the person is now dead is really terrible.
    I worked in psych and we used restraints to prevent patients from harming themselves and others. The basic standard is never, ever have someone is a prone position. These police officers should not go unpunished. Maybe it wasn’t criminal but woefully negligent and they need to be brought to justice.

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  • [3] November 27, 2014 at 9:59pm

    I would like to see a DNA test performed to assure us that the person the flesh came from is of Jewish descent. Jesus is Jewish, remember???

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  • [1] November 22, 2014 at 8:42pm

    Canada,

    Thank you!! That was very kind of you! I’m going to learn yours out of gratitude!

  • November 9, 2014 at 1:37am

    I ate here when it was at their old location. It was Cuban food for that period and it was good.

    Etr1g@n meant to say Pitt Campus (University of Pittsburgh) not PSU Campus (Penn State University).

    I don’t get to that part of the city much anymore but I’m surprised that they weren’t busy given the sheer volume of people who work or go to school in that area.

  • [1] September 27, 2014 at 2:10pm

    Bill better watch out! He may soon become a Christian (and a Conservative)!! He is actually using his brain and you know what the Word of God says about that:

    “And do not be conformed to this world, but BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2.

    Emphasis mine!!

  • [2] September 25, 2014 at 1:31pm

    While I feel very badly for Mr. Evans, I feel much sorrier for the writer of the anonymous letter. Why?

    Mr. Evans is clearly a man who accurately handles the word of truth. (“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15)

    The writer of the letter is a follower of the heretical theology of the word faith movement that is destructive to the the person and to many others as proven by her assertions:

    “these movements were evidence of sins that “manifested across [his] face” and that, as a result, he had no place speaking in a house of God.”

    Only someone who is 100% steeped in the false teachings by those teachers and preachers who not accurately handle the Word of God in any way shape or form would take the time to write a letter- and do it anonymously.

  • [2] September 23, 2014 at 4:11pm

    I can see where pastors would not want to talk about their mental issues since the church can be the least empathetic place you can find. I say this as an, Evangelical Christian who struggles with depression and anxiety as well as ADHD and dyscalculia (math’s version of dyslexia).

  • [8] September 12, 2014 at 11:44pm

    I hope that they are found so the pic can be enjoyed again!

    I’ve NEVER seen this pic and I watch a lot of tv, on the net and listen to radio so I’m surprised!! How that it’s been picked up nationally, it won’t be long until it’s solved.

  • [-1] August 23, 2014 at 3:46pm

    “I went to catholic schools and we had a public school on the same street.The children in the catholic school behaved in a much more positive way than those in the public schools which were rather undisciplined.”

    I went to a Catholic school for 8 years of elementary school and 1 year of high school; my sister 6 years of elementary school. I also taught at one for 1 year and my sister I could say a lot but when I read the above post, I just had to add my 2 cents.

    All of the kids on our street went to public school all 12 years. They were far better behaved than we were, had more respect for their parents and are all doing better in probably every area of life than my sister and I. Our dad was an alcoholic, our mom was codependent and though they provided lots of material possessions, including high-priced Catholic school education, left much to be desired in their lack of enforcement of rules, consistency and personal responsibility.

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  • [2] August 13, 2014 at 9:49am

    I LOVE it!!! You are a good father!!!

  • [3] July 21, 2014 at 8:37pm

    I am going to call and email them!!! Thank you very, very much!!!

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