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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 25 2016 8:20 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osKLrBxqkuA 

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יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 8:59 AM

mm.

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 9:10 AM

Indeed, Very Happy Birthday Wishes! 

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 9:14 AM

Van harte gefeliciteerd!

That today you may remember the greatest present Anyone has ever given you!

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday, and may you be blessed with many more. Cake

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 1:42 PM

Eat dessert first!

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 3:31 PM

Enjoy!  Cake

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 3:41 PM

http://youtu.be/n-v9ekKqZ3Q 

And many more!!!

DAL

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 5:09 PM

Best wishes!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 7:37 PM

Thank you all ... another decade marker passed and on Good Friday no less.Wink

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 8:36 PM

MJ. Smith:

Thank you all ... another decade marker passed and on Good Friday no less.Wink

So, you finally got to be 30?  Big Smile

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יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 8:47 PM

Happy birthday! 

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2016 8:57 PM

Happy coming into the world day Smile

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2016 3:35 AM

Happy Birthday.

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Alan | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2016 4:11 AM

Happy Birthday !! Cake

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2016 7:38 AM

MJ. Smith:

Thank you all ... another decade marker passed and on Good Friday no less.Wink

A very special day indeed.

March 25 is usually assigned to the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (thus we celebrate Christmas nine months after). Not until 2157 will Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) again fall on March 25.

"These days the church deals with such occasions by transferring the feast of the Annunciation to another day, but traditionally the conjunction of the two dates was considered to be both deliberate and profoundly meaningful. The date of the feast of the Annunciation was chosen to match the supposed historical date of the Crucifixion, as deduced from the Gospels, in order to underline the idea that Christ came into the world on the same day that he left it: his life formed a perfect circle. March 25 was both the first and the last day of his earthly life, the beginning and the completion of his work on earth." Eleanor Parker on her blog

John Donne wrote the following poem:

Upon the Annunciation and Passion Falling upon One Day. 1608

Tamely, frail body, abstain today; today
My soul eats twice, Christ hither and away.
She sees Him man, so like God made in this,
That of them both a circle emblem is,
Whose first and last concur; this doubtful day
Of feast or fast, Christ came and went away;
She sees Him nothing twice at once, who’s all;
She sees a Cedar plant itself and fall,
Her Maker put to making, and the head
Of life at once not yet alive yet dead;
She sees at once the virgin mother stay
Reclused at home, public at Golgotha;
Sad and rejoiced she’s seen at once, and seen
At almost fifty and at scarce fifteen;
At once a Son is promised her, and gone;
Gabriel gives Christ to her, He her to John;
Not fully a mother, she’s in orbity,
At once receiver and the legacy;
All this, and all between, this day hath shown,
The abridgement of Christ’s story, which makes one
(As in plain maps, the furthest west is east)
Of the Angels’ Ave and  Consummatum est.
How well the Church, God’s court of faculties,
Deals in some times and seldom joining these!
As by the self-fixed Pole we never do
Direct our course, but the next star thereto,
Which shows where the other is and which we say
(Because it strays not far) doth never stray,
So God by His Church, nearest to Him, we know
And stand firm, if we by her motion go;
His Spirit, as His fiery pillar doth
Lead, and His Church, as cloud, to one end both.
This Church, by letting these days join, hath shown
Death and conception in mankind is one:
Or ‘twas in Him the same humility
That He would be a man and leave to be:
Or as creation He had made, as God,
With the last judgment but one period,
His imitating Spouse would join in one
Manhood’s extremes: He shall come, He is gone:
Or as though the least of His pains, deeds, or words,
Would busy a life, she all this day affords;
This treasure then, in gross, my soul uplay, 
And in my life retail it every day.

– John Donne

Every blessing MJ.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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Dave Thawley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2016 3:02 PM

A belated happy Birthday :-)

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2016 3:10 PM

JAL:
Upon the Annunciation and Passion Falling upon One Day. 1608

Thank you - I was unaware of this poem.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 27 2016 1:47 PM

Happy Birthday! Happy Easter too!

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