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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 3 favorite Sports teams on: March 28, 2015, 06:38:07 pm
Pro

1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Dallas Cowboys
3. St Louis Cardinals

College

1. Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers
2. Oklahoma Sooners
3. Oklahoma State Cowboys
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in OC or OKC? on: March 28, 2015, 06:34:16 pm
California vs. Oklahoma. The best vs. the worst. Lol.

I have nothing more to say...

You're right.  California is the worst and Oklahoma is the best.  Enough said.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 28, 2015, 06:20:33 pm
are you getting paid by paper check? I know you prefer that method.

For the first three weeks, then it will go into direct deposit.  Contrary to popular belief, I actually prefer direct deposit.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread (Part 2) on: March 28, 2015, 03:50:02 pm

So, we've got Rand Paul on April 7 and Marco Rubio on April 13.  Who would be next after Rubio?
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What was your favorite television show when you were 3-5? on: March 28, 2015, 03:47:41 pm
Mine was probably Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Mine too.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 28, 2015, 02:06:48 pm
Good Saturday Afternoon!  I had a great all staff meeting.  I learned a lot of new things and met with the meat department for a few minutes and then got my schedule for GO Week.

Sunday, March 29 - 0500-1330
Monday, March 30 - 0800-1630
Tuesday, March 31 - 1130-2000
Wednesday, April 1 - 0400-1230 (Grand Opening Day)
Thursday, April 2 - 0400-1230
Friday, April 3 - 0400-1230
Saturday, April 4 - OFF
Sunday, April 5 - OFF

I don't know whose cruel idea it was to schedule me to leave at 8:00 pm on Tuesday and be right back to work at 4:00 am on Wednesday, but I thank this otherwise cruel person for giving me Easter Sunday off so I can worship my Resurrected Savior!!

So, with that, I have now entered Work Night 7!!
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 28, 2015, 08:17:24 am
2.  I don't know why my SBC convention decided to use grape juice, but it doesn't matter.  It's not an issue for me.

But aren't y'all biblical literalists? It says take this wine and drink. No metaphor there.

Like I said, I don't know why.  Please don't ask me or even think of getting on to me for decisions that were made at the national level way before my time.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Hillary win any counties in Oklahoma? on: March 28, 2015, 08:15:32 am
It's definitely a tall task for Hillary given that Al Gore was the last Democrat to win a county in Oklahoma.  It can be done, but it's not going to be easy.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 28, 2015, 07:58:49 am
An ex-Evangelical friend is trying to explain some Evangelical lingo to me and I wanted to ask Bushie for corroboration on some of it.

Is it true that the word 'worship' refers specifically to parts of a service that include singing and doesn't include communion or the sermon or whatever else?
Is it true that the word 'liturgy' is frowned upon even though the service seems to have a set order? If so, do you know why?
Is it true that communion, when given, typically comes before the sermon?

What you're describing is more typical of non-denominational churches, not of evangelical denominations (i.e. the SBC, PCA, or LC-MS).

(Baptists generally use grape juice instead of wine).

Wine was good enough for Jesus Christ. Why isn't it good enough for you?

1. It may be more typical of ND churches, but it is also common of Southern Baptist Churches.  I've been in enough different SBC churches and have studied the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 doctrinal book, which is a guide for ministers to follow in the way they handle their congregation, to know.  Each individual church is autonomous in that it handles all of its own affairs including the hiring of their own clergy.  The local association, the state convention, and the national convention are just there to provide support in anyway they can like for supply preachers and financial and baptismal records safekeeping.  The BGCO, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma also runs the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center which hosts about 5,000 middle school and high school students and their sponsors and churches for about 8 weeks of that number each week for discipleship, evangelism, and a summer getaway.  It also hosts several other weekend retreats throughout the spring and fall.

2.  I don't know why my SBC convention decided to use grape juice, but it doesn't matter.  It's not an issue for me.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 28, 2015, 12:04:20 am
An ex-Evangelical friend is trying to explain some Evangelical lingo to me and I wanted to ask Bushie for corroboration on some of it.

Is it true that the word 'worship' refers specifically to parts of a service that include singing and doesn't include communion or the sermon or whatever else?
Is it true that the word 'liturgy' is frowned upon even though the service seems to have a set order? If so, do you know why?
Is it true that communion, when given, typically comes before the sermon?

1) Worship refers to any act that we do as Christians.  it can include singing, preaching, praying, even secular work and play can be worship.  As long as we do it for the glory of God, then it can be considered worship.
2) The word "liturgy" is not frowned upon at all.  Scripture is an integral part of any worship service.  Any good church will read some Scripture during the course of the service, not just at the message, even if it's just to introduce the next song or hymn.
3) I've always taken communion immediately following the sermon and invitation.  The reason for this is the sermon is usually tied in with communion and gives time for soul-searching and close inspection of the soul before God.  It also gives an opportunity for those who are not eligible to receive communion (those who do not know Christ as their personal Savior and those with unconfessed sin) to receive Him and ask forgiveness to partake in the communion bread and grape juice.  (Baptists generally use grape juice instead of wine).

I'll answer more questions tomorrow afternoon.  I need to go to bed for now, but these are answers from within the Southern Baptist Convention.  I can't speak for other denominations, because I don't know their practices.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 11:05:10 pm
I had a great time at Dave & Buster's.  Even though it took us an hour to get seated, it was a great time of fellowshipping and playing adult arcade games!  I'm now home and will probably go to bed around midnight.  My alarm will be set for 0715.  I need to leave at 0815 in the morning for the All-Staff Meeting at work which goes from 0900-1300.  I will find out more about my role in the meat department in Owasso as well as get my schedule for "GO Week" (Grand Opening Week).  The schedule will also include Easter Sunday.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 06:01:18 pm
Work Night 6 is underway!
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 04:33:16 pm
Wait, his doctor told him he was nutrient deprived?

I thought his indian doctors always told him he was in great shape and to not worry about losing weight?

Yes, he told me I was anemic.  I looked at him a little funny at first, but he explained it and I wasn't a bit surprised.

He also said my bad cholesterol had jumped nearly 40 pts in the last year from 96 to 132 and my good cholesterol is 1 point below normal.

My blood pressure was slightly higher than normal, but still not bad.  My blood sugar was perfectly normal.

did he say anything at all about your super-obesity?

Just that it's the cause of the anemia, high cholesterol, etc.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2015 MLB prediction/discussion thread on: March 27, 2015, 03:09:52 pm
Anybody know who the Cardinals are expecting to start against the Cubs on Easter Sunday?  Last I heard, Adam Wainwright had a late start to Spring Training and I've heard they may try to limit his innings this season.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 02:31:07 pm
How many fruits and vegetables have you eating since Doc said you were anemic, Bushie?

I've been eating two of the mandarin oranges each day.

Did you get the [redacted] discount card?

Not yet, but I should get it during the Grand Opening week next week.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 02:02:59 pm
How many fruits and vegetables have you eating since Doc said you were anemic, Bushie?

I've been eating two of the mandarin oranges each day.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 01:23:15 pm
Wait, his doctor told him he was nutrient deprived?

I thought his indian doctors always told him he was in great shape and to not worry about losing weight?

Yes, he told me I was anemic.  I looked at him a little funny at first, but he explained it and I wasn't a bit surprised.

He also said my bad cholesterol had jumped nearly 40 pts in the last year from 96 to 132 and my good cholesterol is 1 point below normal.

My blood pressure was slightly higher than normal, but still not bad.  My blood sugar was perfectly normal.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Harry Reid retires!!! on: March 27, 2015, 10:37:56 am
This is great news for conservatives.  My aunt and uncle in Las Vegas are probably celebrating.  My aunt even predicted this just a couple weeks ago.  It won't be an easy R pick up as a previous poster eluded to, but anybody should be better than Reid.  As far as Democratic leader in the Senate, I echo the preference for Dick Durbin.  I'm actually following him on my Facebook and am quite interested to read anytime he posts.  I don't agree with everything he says, but he is a good Senator and has represented Illinois very well.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 10:23:12 am
Good Morning, guys.  I slept very well and for a long time.  I went to bed at 2200 and didn't wake up until 0840.  I've got a headache as a result of sleeping so long.  Oops.  Today, I need to do my laundry, pay my April rent, get my paycheck, and then go to that Young Adult Fellowship at Dave and Buster's this evening.  I will probably get started on my laundry at 1130.

Bushie, just do yourself a favor and wash down god knows what you'll eat with a beer for me. Tongue

This is a fantasy statement...
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 27, 2015, 09:36:48 am
Good Morning, guys.  I slept very well and for a long time.  I went to bed at 2200 and didn't wake up until 0840.  I've got a headache as a result of sleeping so long.  Oops.  Today, I need to do my laundry, pay my April rent, get my paycheck, and then go to that Young Adult Fellowship at Dave and Buster's this evening.  I will probably get started on my laundry at 1130.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday, Antonio on: March 26, 2015, 09:03:25 pm
Happy belated birthday, Tony!
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 26, 2015, 08:14:28 pm
I am starting to get some knowledge under my belt.

That's an unusual place to store knowledge.


Everything else is stored under my belt, so might as well make room for knowledge. Smiley
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 26, 2015, 08:09:24 pm
I found something today in the meat department that I want to try one of these days.  It is their Bacon-Cheddar Chicken Breast.  It is a chicken breast stuffed with cheddar cheese and wrapped in bacon and topped with bread crumbs.  I prepared some today to put in the display and it really looked good.  I will have to ask how one would cook it at home.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 26, 2015, 07:49:37 pm
I've been through 4 full training shifts at work and have worked all three shifts - opening, midday, and closing.  I am starting to get some knowledge under my belt.  I can work the counter pretty well and I'm pretty good at keeping things stocked.  I spent from 0500-1300 today prepping some of the meat that they would go onto sell.  I am starting to get a feel for everything there is to do in the meat department.  I have found nothing but very friendly coworkers at both locations I have worked at so far.  I still have one more shift at Bixby on Sunday before I shift my attention fully to the Grand Opening of the Owasso store.  I am getting more and more comfortable in my work and I am better able to handle being on my feet for a long period of time.  For the first time, I have a sense of "I can do this" that is backed up by my production.  This is much better than a call center job and I believe it has more potential.  Good times are happening and more good times are ahead.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 26, 2015, 07:33:49 pm
No, I am liberal compared to the artists I listen to.  Contemporary Christian music artists are by and large quite conservative, and I am not.  We agree on some issues, but not enough to warrant Option 2, so I chose Option 3.
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