"I have prayed for Dean. I hope it goes well.
My wife's grandfather died over ten years ago and it was really difficult, he was the only really Godly man in either my wife or my family - and he'd had a huge impact on many…"
"I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law.
I've been hearing a lot of news about people being diagnosed with cancer lately and am planning on using my lunch break once a week to go to a daily Mass that's followed by a service…"
"Cameron, my sister and her husband are experiencing the exact same trial right now. I will certainly pray for you and your wife in my prayer time, and here.....
Lord, you call us to enter into holy marriage in Your name and then to be…"
Brothers (and sisters),I would just ask literally a few seconds of your prayer time today and in the near future for my father-in-law, recently diagnosed with cancer (unstaged as of now, but believed to be quite serious). I sincerely thank you. Pray as you think best, or even use what I'll type below. God bless. Almighty God, we ask you humbly, but confidently, to heal Dean of his cancer -- whether that healing happens slowly through gradual shrinkage of the tumor growths -- or whether that…See More
"I don't think that is safe to say at all. Due to the alarming divorce rate, more boys are growing up without a father figure than at any other time in our history. If men are becoming more like women -- which I would agree with -- it is due to…"
"Though it's probably preferable that one learns true manhood from his father, it's certainly not a requirement. Worthy mentors are found in other places -- maybe a grandfather, maybe a teacher or coach, maybe a friend's father. As…"
Maine seacoast, sports, reading, electric guitar, RPGs
Rick Johnson -- Power of a Man
Tom Brokaw -- The Greatest Generation
JRR Tolkien -- Lord of the Rings
Ocean's 11 (the original)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Quiet Man
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Dirty Dozen
original Star Wars trilogy
You know, Steve, I've never thought of it as "cool" until you wrote. It gives me a new perspective and I appreciate it -- thank you. On a related note, my father's name is -- wouldn't you know -- Steve. (It is spelled "Stephen", though.)
Matt, I like your last name. Sooo Cool! My original name was Kim. It was changed to Steven Kimble Masters in 1965. That's another story. My second daugher, actually my youngest and baby daughter has her mother's and my middle name: Kimberley Wynell. My grandson abbreviates her name to Aunt Ber or Kimber.
"I thought most of the stories were solidly portrayed, although I was hoping to see more of them, especially more the miracles Jesus preformed. I think that so many who have seen 'The Passion' will have that (in…"
"Matt, saying this guy comes of as aristocratic is a slap in the face of true aristocracy. Sure, the aristocracy have consisted of quite a bunch of a-holes in the past, but the idea of 'noblesse oblige' is firmly rooted in today's…"
"Having been on both ends of distance learning, I don't see it being good competition for traditional classrooms.
I did a little distance learning for a class that had 2 that couldn't regularly make class and 1 that could never make class.…"
"As long as people are willing to blow money on non-marketable degrees, while others key in to steady high demand fields; no.
But, there are always education bubbles bursting for degrees and certifications in fields related to other economic…"
"Posting a Preacher's comment as evidence against evolution? Genius! It's not like he's financially invested in people throwing money his way if they'd rather believe in fairies and unicorns!
Though, you can't expect much…"
"Man, if you haven't done anything go and talk to your sister and tell her what she is doing is wrong.
She hasn't acused you, yet is treating you like you have been accused? Well, that's some horrid villification."
"Sorry Prescott I didn't mean to downplay your issues.
I echo a lot of what the guys are saying here. Friendship comes first and you need to sit him down and tell him how you feel and what you are seeing. And if it is making you uncomfortable…"
""Two of my only true friends"....its hard but take a look at your life and expand your social circle...this is a bigger issue than your question. What happens when they break up and you potentially lose both of them?"