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PostSubject: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:29 pm

What thing(s) good/bad come to mind?

For me.

1. Barack Obama wins

2. Gas over $4 a gallon...now less than $2 a gallon.

3. The pregnant man.

4. The passing of Tim Russert, Bernie MAc.

5. The shame our Governor brought to ILL.

6. Patrick Swayze

7. The Bailouts.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:59 pm

Good things for me is...

Obama wins.

My nephew is learning how to drive.

My cousin had a baby.

And our family friends daughter had a baby.

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Bad things.....

The passing of Beverly Garland, who was a legend to me!

My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:18 pm

Good things include:
SERVING JESUS!!!
a new neice
a visit with Diva friends and a trip to Mansfield/Burr Oak/Independence
my 15 yr old nephew became a believer of Jesus
I finally got a workplace that I love to be at
losing 40 lbs

Bad things include:
being unhealthy for a lot of the year (thanks once again for the prayers)
loss of an uncle not too long before Christmas
gaining 10 lbs back, so now I'm at 30 lost. Guess what my NY's resolution is, lol.


GOD IS AWESOME!!


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:31 pm

I can't believe the year is almost over already! How can it possibly be true?

At the risk of sounding like Pollyanna....I'm only going to focus on the good things that have happened this past year.

God has been with me every step of every day.
I have every friend and family member today that I had with me one year ago today.
God has blessed me with some of the most caring, wonderful friends in the world.
I still have my job.
I discovered that I can draw some.
I rediscovered how much I enjoy writing.
I was only Fifed two or three times. batEyes :Hahaha:

I could go on for so long. . . . .God is just so good. Even when bad things happen, good things are happening, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:32 pm

And Marilyn - congratulations on your weight loss!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:40 pm

Congrats, Marilyn!Thumbsup


Good things

My oldest son turned 16.
My oldest brother and his wife came home for 4 weeks this summer after being gone for 6 years.
I also have every family member I had a year ago.
One of my brothers and his wife become foster parents.(they can't have their own children)

Bad things

My stepmom's cancer returns.
My youngest brother lost his home, his baby is born sick.
We lost one of our pets.


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:11 pm

Savannah wrote:
I can't believe the year is almost over already! How can it possibly be true?

At the risk of sounding like Pollyanna....I'm only going to focus on the good things that have happened this past year.

God has been with me every step of every day.
I have every friend and family member today that I had with me one year ago today.
God has blessed me with some of the most caring, wonderful friends in the world.
I still have my job.
I discovered that I can draw some.
I rediscovered how much I enjoy writing.
I was only Fifed two or three times. batEyes :Hahaha:

I could go on for so long. . . . .God is just so good. Even when bad things happen, good things are happening, too.

Savannah, LOL at only being fifed 3 times. :Hahaha:
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:06 pm

I don't even know what year it is, and don't care. I'm good. Image hosted by servimg.com
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:14 pm

Good Things

I was given the all-clear after a suspected cancerous tumour in my thyroid.
My mom (86) and mother-in-law (90) are are still with us and both are independent, healthy women.
My daughter turned 16 and my son 13 (maybe that should be in the bad section - 2 teenagers under the one roof!!!!) mad
I still have my health, my home and no debt excluding my motgage.
My husband and I still have our jobs
I completed another Marathon
I too still have every friend I had this time last year

Bad Things

My possible cancer diagnosis and having to have surgery.


All-in-all it's been a very good year and I thank God for that. I know many who haven't been as fortunate.




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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:15 pm

flatbroke wrote:
I don't even know what year it is, and don't care. I'm good. Image hosted by servimg.com

Larry ROTFL




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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:26 pm

This is a neat thread. Thumbsup Savannah, I love yours! And Susie, I love the first line of yours! grinsmiley

Ok, so...

Good things of 2008:

My son graduated high school.
My son started college.
My son made marching band at college.
We saw lots of football.
Hmm...yeah, 2008 has pretty much been about my son. grinsmiley

Bad things:

My baby graduated high school. bawling
My baby started college. bawling
We are still paying on games that we charged to see my son play in the band. bawling
Filling out financial aide forms, student loans.
10,000,000 trips to Kalamazoo for college visits. Well, it seems like that.
Yep, 2008 has pretty much been about my son. :haha:

Really, 2008 was wonderful, mostly good, and I'm very thankful for my family and the lives we share. Applause


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:27 pm

I've been very blessed this past year. My family remains healthy; while we've had to tighten our belts we still don't have to worry over the essentials; and our church family has become like a second family to us.

I've continued to pursue my writing goals and submitted my first children's picture book idea to a publisher and was a first time presenter at a writers conference.

I'm afraid that I might have to return to working outside the house if things continue the way they do, but that is a small concession to make when so many others are struggling.

Life is good! Praise God!


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:36 pm

Good:

My dad has held off his cancer for eight years.
My m-i-l survived the first year of her youngest son's death
Hubby and I lasted another year! grinsmiley
My sons advanced another year in school.
None of us lost our jobs.
Gas finally came down


Bad:
In November we marked the one year anniversary of my bro-in-law's death.
The family is still estranged
I still haven't gotten back to my watching my weight routine
Gas skyrocketed.



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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:22 pm

Good Things
Got a New Niece
Got News i was gonna get aother niece or newphew (Last Month)
Lost 10 Pounds
Found a New Church where i fit in better
Found a good Youth Group (Maybe it's the same as finding a new Church cause i found the youth at the new Church)
Went to a Carrie Underwood Concert
Started to eat healthy
Started to Read in my Bible evreyday (I Missed a Couple of days)
Went to Mexico
Went to Walnut Grove
Had A GOOD Christmas

Bad Things
Gain 10 Pounds
Stop Eating healthy
I'm Not Sure if i'm a True Christain

2008 has Been a GREAT Year


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:53 pm

JW wrote:
I'm Not Sure if i'm a True Christain

2008 has Been a GREAT Year


Sounds like you've had a good year, Jacob! Congrats on the news about your new niece or nephew on the way! Thumbsup

I don't profess to know it all, but Jacob, let me put your mind at ease on this one. You are a true Christian, rest assured. "Christian" means "Christ follower".....Jacob, you are doing your very best to follow Christ and that is obvious to all of us. All we Christians are sinners, but we are still Christians. Hope that helps.


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:57 pm

Amy wrote:
All we Christians are sinners
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:09 pm

Jacob, you have no worries about being a true Christian. Take the story of Lazarus. Jesus raised him from the dead, but this is what he had to say;

17On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Bethany was less than two miles[a] from Jerusalem, 19and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

21"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."

23Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

24Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

25Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.[i]

John 11:17-26 NIV

You're good to go Jacob.


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:50 pm

good that comes to my mind:

1. passing 9th grade algebra!!
2. Obama's election
3. going to Washington DC and being amazed at the sights there!
4. my sixteenth birthday!!
5. gas prices going down!


bad things:
1. Patrick Swayze having cancer (I like him as an actor after The Outsiders)
2. me not getting a job yet!
3. the 2008-2009 school year starts- I know a lot of kids graduating from my high school
next June
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:01 pm

Amy wrote:
JW wrote:
I'm Not Sure if i'm a True Christain

2008 has Been a GREAT Year


Sounds like you've had a good year, Jacob! Congrats on the news about your new niece or nephew on the way! Thumbsup

I don't profess to know it all, but Jacob, let me put your mind at ease on this one. You are a true Christian, rest assured. "Christian" means "Christ follower".....Jacob, you are doing your very best to follow Christ and that is obvious to all of us. All we Christians are sinners, but we are still Christians. Hope that helps.

Thanks Amy it means a lot to me




flatbroke wrote:
Jacob, you have no worries about being a true Christian. Take the story of Lazarus. Jesus raised him from the dead, but this is what he had to say;

17On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Bethany was less than two miles[a] from Jerusalem, 19and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

21"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."

23Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

24Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

25Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.[i]

John 11:17-26 NIV

You're good to go Jacob.


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Thank you Larry That is a Wonderful Story about Lazarus Thank you for Posting that Larry


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:26 pm

Anytime Jake, anytime. I may not post a lot anymore, but I'm around. Any time you wanna talk, just send me a pm, I'll be here. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:51 pm

It's hard to believe that 1988 is over already.



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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:21 pm

Thanks Larry I'll Keep that in Mind


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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:43 pm

Coach Jon wrote:
It's hard to believe that 1988 is over already.

ROTFL




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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:17 am

:haha: Jon!



Jacob, you're doing good for someone your age. I gotta say, you're a better Christian than I am. :shy:



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PostSubject: Re: Looking back at 2008   Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:36 am

carolineingalls wrote:
Coach Jon wrote:
It's hard to believe that 1988 is over already.

ROTFL

:Hahaha:

Well, my grandmother died in 1988. That was 20 years ago.

It's okay, Jon. We all make typing errors. :disco:
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