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Fellow church people

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Bill Bubble Guy, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Well of course there's nothing wrong with being rich at all. But if rich people love money to the point that it has taken the place of God as the most important love in their hearts then they have made it their idol. They may not be criminals, but in such case the love of money has been the root of the evil of idolatry to them.
  2. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I need prayer. I lost a friend in 2003, and i can't shake the feelings of emotion or the nightmares of him. I have prayed countless times, and i cant seem to shake them. Will you all please pray.
  3. heralde Well-Known Member

    Sure, and I hope things improve. Sometimes it just takes time. But prayers are always answered in some form. :)
  4. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    thanks and i know your right but it has been years, and you would think that it would have paaed by now. Like on that show Rescue Me in season one Tommy see dead people he could not save, and went to church and asked God to make them go away, and they did. I think I'm kind of expecting the same thing. here lattley the dreams have gotten worse and I've been wakeing up feeling like i have been coaking. In the dream my freind convences me to hang myself with him. i can feel to rope comeing across my neck and closing my airways. It's scary to say the least.
  5. heralde Well-Known Member

    Well that's the kind of thing that's perhaps best discussed with a professional counselor or religious authority you trust.
  6. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Thanks I have thought about doing that, but I don't want to because I doont't want to be labled as crazy. I did however find something very interesting on the net last night. I was doing some Googling and typed in Dreams, and I was typeing it there came up something called dream Dictionary. This people on this site have put deffinitoins of what people are dealing with in there lievs It's very interesting stuff when you think about it. I think that it has helped me with some of the things iI'm going through.

    Here is the Website check it out it is really kind of interesting .



    http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/
  7. heralde Well-Known Member

    I used to be worried about that too. But really, seeing a counselor for your emotional health is the same as seeing a doctor for a broken bone. But of course it's up to you. :)
  8. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    My rare 2 cents about therapy or faith-based counseling.

    You know I never post in this thread due to the fact I'm not particularly religious and it would open up a big can of worms (not friendly ones like Slimy worm). However it should be noted that I've sought counseling throughout my life - some of my therapists have been faith based including the current one. It really doesn't get in the way because the goals and perspective are forged in the first session. That and the fact that I prefer the perspective of someone with the belief in God (no matter who they believe it to be).

    Anyway, dreams are usually the subconscious mind bugging us about something we haven't come to terms with. That or the spicy burrito eaten just before bed. Not a good idea on many levels. :o Going to a neutral third party for guidance can really be helpful. Prayer can be too, but all too often people need guidance on exactly what to pray for and whether God is talking to them (which I believe can happen) or if they're just hearing their inner urges reflected back.

    A good therapist is hard to find and some family members and/or friends might be uncomfortable with the idea of your sharing intimate life details that could include them, but the counselor is usually bound to not repeat the information in the session. I actually have psychiatrist friends and they tell me that they aren't interested discussing patients at all - just helping them. They really have heard it all before and then some.

    A good counselor is a facilitator for your unique life path rather than an enforcer of their own agenda. There are many skilled people of all walks and price ranges. Expensive doesn't always mean better and some counseling is even offered free of charge.

    If you really are in dire straits and need help or clarification ask the pastor at your local church or seek out the advice of trusted friends who have gone through issues. Admitting you need help and asking for it can be a difficult and brave thing to do.

    Just my thoughts. Frog bless from the pseudo-heathen San Franciscan. :)
  9. heralde Well-Known Member

    Exactly, you can do research beforehand to find counselors who respect personal beliefs and incorporate them into sessions, if necessary.
  10. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Tiss something to connsider I have had some what of a life that could have affected me to this day. I Try to just push it away, and try to make jokes. That has worked so far, but it could get to the point that i need to talk to someone. My mom has before and i think she still is, but I have kind of always been the strong one. Not saying that i was not affected by the things me and my family went though I just stayed strong. That may be some of the causes for some of this as well.
  11. heralde Well-Known Member

    Well they say in years past, people were told to move on and get over things. But in more recent years, experts realize that kind of advice isn't really dealing with the situation, it's just hiding it. And as we all know, when you hide something, it's not really gone. ;)
  12. Samwise New Member

    "But God gave us gifts so we could create (and appreciate) beautiful things like music (including Rock). For me, that's part of being a steward of the Earth."-Haralde
    I like this oppinion.
    I have the philosophy tha we are created in God's Image, So we are created in the Image of a Creator, therefore we must also create. One of my Buddies had a t-shirt that said God gave us music so we could pray without words. I like most sorts of music, but you have to Check the mster Artist, to whom we are apprenticed, and see what he says for you.
  13. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I know that this is a very old thread, and has not had any comments in a long time (2009) but I really need some help from fellow church going friends.

    I have lost my faith! I have had a very long and hard spiritual life, and that has in return hurt my church attendance to where me and my family never go.
    Today (12/08/2013) I want to work on changing that, and that is where you all come in. I am going to make a promise not only to God, and my family, but to the fellow church goers of Muppet Central. That I will do everything within my powers to be in church, when ever their doors are open. What I need from you all is encouragement and prayers. Let's start talking about church again, and hopefully not argue about issue, but lift each other up in the faith!
    Thank You all!
  14. heralde Well-Known Member

    Don't be too hard on yourself, everyone goes through this, and you said you're having a tough time right now with job hunting and all.
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  15. misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    I go to church quite a bit. I 'me not going today however because mommy said I'm emotionally unstable for church.
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  16. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Really that is interesting being emotionally unstable would be the best time to go to church I think.
  17. Janice+Floyd<3 Active Member

    I'm a free Methodist/Christian I am not very religious but I do have a close relationship with god and was baptized in September :)
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  18. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    I will admit that my life went emotionally and physically unstable when I spped going to church. So I started going to church last Sunday and I am still going to keep going to church unless homework or work starts getting in the way.

    I will admit that I am a Christian. :)
  19. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    It's amazing, the Sunday School lesson was on prayer, and talking about learning to pray. Oh how I needed that! The worship service was awesome as well. It was honoring widows, and widowers. Something I have known about, but never new the Bible had so much on the subject. God really looks out for Widows, and orphans, and that is just another reason why he is an Awesome God!
  20. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Amen to that!

    Sadly, I don't go to Sunday Sschool, but I still go to worship services nowadays. Once I am done with school by tomorrow, then I will do some Bible reading, because I want to think about the coming of the birth of Jesus Christ.and advent. This week is supposed to be about peace.

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