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    EnglishRose

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    An idea...

    Post  EnglishRose on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:08 am

    As it seems that we have all drifted back to the old forum, as it has been revitalised and seems to be running fairly smoothly at the moment, I reckon that this forum ought to have a different purpose if it is to stay active. My idea is that - as there are so few members here - why don't we take the opportunity to get to know each other properly? I have learnt a lot about some of the others on Kings Feet, both details about them and their characters, but I don't feel that any real friendships have been constructed. We could make this more of an intimate place? Just an idea, no one has to agree with me!
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    Butterfly

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    Post  Butterfly on Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:29 pm

    Totally agreed! I wasn't sure if I was ever going to go back to KF, considering it seemed no one cared that I left..but I've been amazed by the support I've gotten about this whole teeth thing Smile

    What ideas do you have? Let's run with it!

    prissyprincess

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    Post  prissyprincess on Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:39 pm

    Sounds like a good idea to me! We could start by saying telling each other our testimonies... just an idea.
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    EnglishRose

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    Post  EnglishRose on Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:28 am

    Ummm, I have to admit I didn't have many ideas about how I would implement my plan! Embarassed Haha! I guess I vaguely thought of starting a few topics where people would talk about more personal subjects rather than just throwing in generalised comments about a wider issue. I mean, I don't think anyone on KF actually knows anything personal about me except for the fact that I am in a relationship, I am English and I am slightly older than most of the people there! I know that's been partly my choice not to give out personal details, but I also don't feel like throwing my whole life history to a wide group of people I have never met. If it was 2/3/4 people, then I think that's different.

    Anyway, that's a lot of rambling. Prissy, that's a good idea to start off! Smile Why not kick off with that and we can add more topics as people think of things they want to know about each other. I will add mine later...I daren't miss my lift to church or I will have to pay an extortionate bus fare! Evil or Very Mad
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    kris

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    Post  kris on Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:21 am

    sounds great:)
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    EnglishRose

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    Post  EnglishRose on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:49 pm

    I will be posting my testimony, I will be! Embarassed I've had a manic couple of days with work and I want to do this properly...feel free to beat me to this, hehe!
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    Butterfly

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    Post  Butterfly on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:44 am

    I'll do mine too, soon..I work like crazy the next few days and I have a paper to write..so my apologies if it doesn't get done soon.
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    EnglishRose

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    Post  EnglishRose on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:51 am

    Here goes...I've just finished writing a paper that needed to be done, so here is a little break. Smile

    Really, my testimony is the classic "grew up in a Christian family" one. My mum tells me that I insisted on praying to be a Christian when I was 3 (though I don't actually remember it...I trust her that I did!). My parents are both keen Christians, both got very involved in our local church, and made sure that it was a key focus of family life. I never went through the rebellious stage really, but through my teenage years I didn't feel anything personally. I went to church every Sunday because it was expected and never kicked up a fuss about prayer time or reading Bible notes or anything like that. But chatting with my friends was much more important than listening to the sermons and it was more like I was doing all this to keep my parents happy for a quiet life.

    Around the time I went to university, we were beginning to have problems with the church that we were at. It's a long story and not really relevant here, but basically we were excluded for not following the leadership's grand design (really, it was quite a scary situation when we look back and I'm glad we got out!). I'm not sure what exactly led me to it - maybe it was starting something new by going to university, maybe it was questioning what made a good church - but at the end of my first term I decided to get baptised. (We were originally at a Baptist church; now we're Anglican.) I did genuinely mean it at the time, although looking back now I'm not sure how personal my faith really was.

    After that comes the interesting bit... At the beginning of my second term at university, I got seriously ill. By seriously, I mean I spent 10 days in intensive care and my parents were told at one point that there was nothing more they could do for me. I made a slow but almost complete recovery (that's probably another story), but the whole experience shook me majorly. The fact that I returned to normal life made me so grateful for being given another chance and everything became much more real to me at last. I suddenly felt that God actually did care for me and he was a real presence out there.

    A while later, we got settled in a new church, and I actually began to enjoy taking part again. The services weren't just something that I sat through in order to get to Sunday dinner afterwards. Razz Since then, I have felt that my faith does mean something, although I definitely have up and down moments. The fact that he led me so perfectly to my man (that's definitely another story) also made me realise how much my life is planned and guided by God.

    I still sometimes find it hard to keep on track, but I hope that I'm closer than I used to be.

    Looking forward to hearing other people's experiences!
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    kris

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    Post  kris on Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:17 pm

    mine.... my life most of my growing up years kinda revolved around church stuff.. As most of you know, im Mennonite. So when you get converted, and are old enough, like no set age, just around maybe 13- well whenever you tell your testimony to the church and than get baptised.

    So at 13 or so i guess i was getting to that age, and i guess i figured.. well time for me. So i had sort of an experience.. but not really.

    so later on i told the church and got baptised.

    But than a year and a half or so later i read Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy(wow... we are so far away from their site!!!!) and that totally changed my life... like, completely.. i gave my life to God... it was amazing. I tried to do things to serve Him!

    And than it started wearing off... For a year, year and a half i was doing amazingly well... like to think now.. wow...

    and than.. maybe a year or so ago i slllooowwly started slipping.... and just kept slipping further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further andfurther and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further andfurther and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further andfurther and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further and further...........

    haha.. you get the picture:) so thats where i`m at now... kinda slipped away a bit, but yet i do SOOO want to be a Christian and go to Heaven!!!!!

    So i still Love God:)
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    EnglishRose

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    Post  EnglishRose on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:46 pm

    Kris, I know totally what you mean. I go through periods when I feel close to God and like I want my whole life to be for him. And then a few months later I'll feel like I am just a Christian in name and that God feels miles away.

    I think some mutual support is going to be needed here. Smile
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    RebelChick

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    Post  RebelChick on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:14 pm

    I became a Christian at the age of 6. My mom lead me to the Lord. I have always been a part of a church and I am very grateful that I never really had a rebellious period. I wasn't really drawing closer to the Lord though until I was about 13-14. My parents got divorced and I was devestated. I started reading my Bible daily and praying...really relying on God to keep me strong for my parents and my siblings.

    I am still working on having a closer relationship with the Lord, and I just recently became a member at an amazing church.
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    HeidiRae

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    Post  HeidiRae on Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:27 pm

    Wow, I like reading your testimonies, and will be sure to put mine up when I have a bit more time. I'm running off to go make lunch now, so I'll be back later.
    Also, I just wanted to say that it's encouraging to see that you're willing to admit that you're needing help, and to get closer to the Lord, that's so much better than some who are unwilling to see that they need work in their lives. It's the first step! Very Happy

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    Post  prissyprincess on Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:51 am

    I accepted Christ when I was 5 on April 16th. My mother and I were making Easter cookies. Beating the dough represented how Christ was beat before the cross. There was a whole bunch of symbolic things told to me when I was making the cookies and me being 5, I asked alot of questions. So once we were done making the cookies, we went and sat on the couch and that is when I asked the Lord into my life. Very Happy

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