Teens of Eru - Guild for Christian Teens

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Teens of Eru - Guild for Christian Teens

Postby LadyLariaien » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:28 am

I was on the Followers of Eru guild for a while when I relized that we needed a Christian place for teens. So I'm starting it; we'll have the basic same thing as the Followers of Eru but for teens. Bible studies for teens and stuff we can relate to. We have teens here too that can help with problems some one might be going through. Any one can join, any one at all; so long as your a teen.

There is one thing I ask, that we all get to know each other at least a little. So here is a little qusetionare for us all to do. Please ask each other questions (NOTHING that involves your town, age ext.)it will help us get to know one another.

1. What is your fav. food?
2. What is your fav. candy/pop?
3. What is your fav. activity?
4. What is your fav. movie? (if it's LOTR what's your 2nd fav.?)
5. If you were in ME what would you be?
6. What church do you go to?
7. What are your nicknames?(for your username)
Ok please give a small bio of your life if you were in ME and a small bio of your life here(again please NOT your age, where you live, ext.).

And when you post a prayer request if you could please tell us when that request is anwered? I'm going to start posting the prayer requests once a week. Thanks.
~LadyL~


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WOW!! I thank God for helping this guild grow and I thank all of you for becoming members, please if there is any mistakes or I missed some one tell me.
Thanks to all,
~LadyL~
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Postby Arien_Kaleniel » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:53 am

1. my favorite food is baby bak ribs.<BR><BR>2. Rootbeer. Aything sour.<BR><BR>3.Pottery<BR><BR>4.LOTR of course but my second is Pirates or the Carribean<BR><BR>5.I would be an elf<BR><BR>6. Center Point Community Church<BR><BR>My Bio for middle earth is actually in my story. The first part is called "Rings- The Truth is Revealed" The second part is called "Rings- The Fellowship Continues" <BR><BR>My Bio in this world is not much, my mom is a Bilble Study leader and my daddy helps run sound at church. I have no siblings and I am homeschooled.I love pottery, horses, movies, and, ofcourse, LOTR!!!<BR><BR>Arien <(((><
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Postby LadyLariaien » Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:24 pm

Hi, sorry I didn't get this on sooner, but I had play practice. <BR>1. pizza <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>2. Any kind of pop and I really like pretzels<BR>3. reading or writting<BR>4. umm I like POTC too but I also like Princess Bride<BR>5. I'm a hobbit<BR>6. I go to an Open Bible Church<BR>My parents were rejects in the hobbit world so they went to see the elves. Along the way they were kidnapped and killed by orcs. The elves from Rivendell found me and Elrond took me in. That is were I have lived all my life. More in 'Frodo's Heart'<BR>I was saved when I was three and have moved around alot. My dad is a funeral directer (I think that's awsome 'cause then people look at you funny when you tell them that <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>) nothing much<BR>~LadyL~<BR>P.S. Arien, I read your story and really like it.
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Postby Tari_Niphredil » Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:28 pm

Cool, a place for Christian Teens. Can I join?<BR>1. My favorite food is broccoli with cheese.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>2. Favorite candy:Tootsie Rolls. Favorite pop: Orange soda<BR>3. Favorite Activity: Going onto the internet(<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>)then reading.<BR>4. Favorite Movie: ...I don't know, PotC, Princess Bride, Gladiator...<BR>5. If I had a choice, an elf, but I am more like a hobbit<BR>6. I can't tell you, it has the name of the city where I live in it. But it is a Bible/Community Church<BR><BR>I am a hobbit with curly red hair who lives in the Shire(exciting, I know!)<BR><BR>I live with my parents and two sisters and have grown up in the church.<BR><BR>Tada! Very exciting I am sure.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby elf-maiden » Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:34 pm

Pizza<BR>Reeses/and kind<BR>Gettingon TORC.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>LOTR is 1st and Pirates of the Carribbean is 2cd.<BR>An elf<BR>The Church of Christ<BR>I don't really have a ME bio.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR>In RL my dad is a preacher and has been for as long as I can remember.My mom teaches little kids. I have two brothers,one older one younger.
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Postby elf-maiden » Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:35 pm

Pizza<BR>Reeses/and kind<BR>Gettingon TORC.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>LOTR is 1st and Pirates of the Carribbean is 2cd.<BR>An elf<BR>The Church of Christ<BR>I don't really have a ME bio.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR>In RL my dad is a preacher and has been for as long as I can remember.My mom teaches little kids. I have two brothers,one older one younger.
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Postby elf-maiden » Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:40 pm

Pizza<BR>Reeses/and kind<BR>Gettingon TORC.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>LOTR is 1st and Pirates of the Carribbean is 2cd.<BR>An elf<BR>The Church of Christ<BR>I don't really have a ME bio.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR>In RL my dad is a preacher and has been for as long as I can remember.My mom teaches little kids. I have two brothers,one older one younger.
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Postby LadyLariaien » Wed Dec 03, 2003 8:12 pm

I was wondering what version of the Bible you would like a daily devo to be in, and wether you would like to do 30 days with Jesus or 90 days with Paul.<BR><BR>I also have a little prayer request: A boy at school and church (Wensday night only) likes/liked me and asked me out.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> Problem number one I can't go out; problem two I don't want to go out (with any one not just him); problem three he's younger than me (I'm uncomferable with that).<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> He had my sister ask me out for him; I like it when they ask me out themselves (I'm not holding that against him) so I figured it's only logic that I give him my answer myself. The only time I've seen him was on Monday and today. He completly egnored me Monday,<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> so I wrote him a note today, he's still egnoring me.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> I really like him as a friend (I didn't put that in the note my dad said it's the 'kiss of death' for a guy). I guess what I'm trying to ask is that you pray that I know how to handle the problem without hurting him too much. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> Thanks<BR>In the Lord,<BR>~LadyL~
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Postby Shieldmaiden_pippin » Wed Dec 03, 2003 8:55 pm

1. What is your fav. food? umm...I have no clue...really...<BR>2. What is your fav. candy/pop? milk chocolate, and fv. soda is Dr. Pepper. <BR>3. What is your fav. activity? fav. activity...I really enjoy playing sports...anykind...<BR>4. What is your fav. movie? (if it's LOTR what's your 2nd fav.?) LOTR!!! And the PotC, and then X-men and X-2, voyage of the Unicorn...umm...<BR>5. If you were in ME what would you be? And Elf, of course. Living in wither Mithlond or Lothlorien. Or lindon... <BR>6. What church do you go to? Roman Catholic Church. <BR>Ok please give a small bio of your life if you were in ME and a small bio of your life here(please NOT your age, where you live, ext.).<BR><BR>If I lived in M-e, I'd be an Elf. lol. My parents are just now allowing me to explore my surroundings and play with the older elflings. <BR><BR>I live in a house, not hole, with my parents, 7 cats, and 2 dogs, and ofcourse, me, myself, and I. I DO have two sisters, but both are moved away. One is married in another state, and the other is a Dominican Sister of Nashville. I'm homeschooled...but will HOPEFULLY be going to take a few courses at our local college for more Highschoo lcredits <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. <BR><BR>Pip
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Postby Elf_Sheen » Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:26 pm

<BR>-Err- I almost feel a little strange doing this, but here goes nothing I suppose <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>My favorite food is . . . well I have a few, pro'ly deer steak or crawfish pie.<BR>My Favorite candy is snickers, pop is Mountain Dew, by far <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>My Favorite activity is Cowboyin with my Dad, Yep you got it I'm a Cowboy -err- girl <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>My Favorite Movie is <u>The Man From Snowy River</u> o and I like <u>Conager</u> too <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>If I were to live in ME I would probably be an Half-Elfling . . . yeh know? My personality fits both at times and i guess I get teased about having hobbit feet . . . so there you have it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>I go to two churches, the First Christian and the Assembly of God.<BR><BR><BR>My Bio of my life in ME is pretty simple, my character goes by the name of Shane Elfsheen. I'm an Elf who has fallen from the light and have worked in the service of Minas Morgul since I was an Elfling, hence the Dark Elf of ME. I'm in the service of the Nazgul (I take care of all their light work <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>) I'm the most feared, yet well respected Elf in ME at this point in time. I'm also the leader of the Elven Knights, which is contradicting my character because she is in the service of evil yet helps those of the light because she feels she owes the Elves something for the suffering her allegiance has caused so many. Assassin as well as just plain Evil go along with all that, yet my character is always in a struggle with herself because being around other Elves has shown her how badly she really wants to change her ways and be like them, yet she knows that this is impossible to accomplish because she has already chosen to be cast from the light and can never go back.<BR><BR>My bio in reality, however is much different from that in fantasy land. I live in the states, mid west, I guess, on my dad’s ranch/trucking company. We run cattle and sheep and I break colts (forgive the term I really don’t break their spirit or anything it’s just the term we use) or train horses if you will, my dad raises cattle and hauls cattle for a living. I also have a younger brother, by two years, who is ornery as they get <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> nad a step-mum who I love very much despite everything. I’m sorta knew to the Christian faith you might say having been saved just in August, though I've always believed, I just never knew there was more you could do than just believe . . . And I guess that’s about all I can tell you : )
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Postby -|---Anduril » Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:13 am

Hey, can I join? I'm a member of Followers of Eru too, but hey, this looks cool!<BR><BR>1. What is your fav. food?<BR>any junk food<BR>2. What is your fav. candy/pop?<BR>Dr Pepper<BR>3. What is your fav. activity?<BR>TORC <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (anything on the computer)<BR>4. What is your fav. movie? (if it's LOTR what's your 2nd fav.?)<BR>The Matrix<BR>5. If you were in ME what would you be?<BR>Sauron <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR>6. What church do you go to?<BR>Roman Catholic<BR><BR>My RL Bio? Well i'm in uni I'm studying engineering.. I'm whacky <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> and I'm really involved in a charismatic group in my country which I am really dedicated to. I love computer gaming and TORC.. and LotR... <BR>andI guss that about covers it<BR><BR>Mt ME bio... Hey I'm Andu.. You know my story! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby AuroraWillow » Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:29 am

Hey! This'll be the first guild I've ever joined. You can call me Aurora. As for the questionere...<BR><BR>Fave food: French Dip(roast beef)<BR>Fave candy/pop: fudge and Vanilla Coke<BR>Fave activity: horseback riding and writing (it's a tie)<BR>Fave movie: other than LOTR... Anne of Green Gables series<BR>ME: I would be a lady of Rohan with a black mare named Silkstone<BR>Church: Fellowship Missionary (FMC)<BR><BR> As for my RB, I am the 2nd oldest in a family of 8 and the oldest in a family of 7 (divorced parents and step-siblings). I have the world's two best dogs, Hero and Murphy, and I love Christmas!!!! I really enjoy walking, reading, writing, drawing, decorating, dancing, and singing. I'm on the drama and leadership teams for my youth group. So... that's me in a very little nutshell! Elf_Sheen, you've quite an interesting ME bio there! That'd make a good story... l8er guys.<BR> -Aurora<BR><BR>
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Postby AuroraWillow » Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:30 am

Hey! This'll be the first guild I've ever joined. You can call me Aurora. As for the questionere...<BR><BR>Fave food: French Dip(roast beef)<BR>Fave candy/pop: fudge and Vanilla Coke<BR>Fave activity: horseback riding and writing (it's a tie)<BR>Fave movie: other than LOTR... Anne of Green Gables series<BR>ME: I would be a lady of Rohan with a black mare named Silkstone<BR>Church: Fellowship Missionary (FMC)<BR><BR> As for my RB, I am the 2nd oldest in a family of 8 and the oldest in a family of 7 (divorced parents and step-siblings). I have the world's two best dogs, Hero and Murphy, and I love Christmas!!!! I really enjoy walking, reading, writing, drawing, decorating, dancing, and singing. I'm on the drama and leadership teams for my youth group. So... that's me in a very little nutshell! Elf_Sheen, you've quite an interesting ME bio there! That'd make a good story... l8er guys.<BR> -Aurora<BR><BR>
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Postby AuroraWillow » Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:31 am

Sorry bout double posting guys...
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Postby Tari_Niphredil » Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:06 pm

No prob Aurora, happens all the time and welcome. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>LadyL, I don't want you want to do, its your guild and I am easy!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby InnocentEvil » Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:56 pm

Hi, folks. I think your guild is a really wonderful and uplifting idea. Please make sure, though, that you go about this in a very safe manner. If you would please include in the first post of the thread an admonition to your members. Celebrate and worship but in doing so, please don't ever give out your ages, real names or the places where you live (beyond the country, if possible). We want you to enjoy each other's company but we want to be sure that you don't give away anything about yourselves that can be used by a predator to harm you.<BR><BR>Thanks <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby LadyLariaien » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:33 pm

This is some thing my mom had me read (for school). I really enjoyed it and thought you might like it as well. It's from, 'No Wonder They Call Him the Savior' by Max Lucado. The first chapter: Final Words Final Acts;<BR>In a recent trip to my hometown I took some time to go see a tree. ”A live oak tree,” my dad had called it (with the accent on ‘live’). It was nothing more than a sapling, so thin I could wrap my hand around it and touch my middle finger to my thumb. The West Texas wind scattered the gall leaves and caused me to zip up my coat. There is nothing colder than a prairie wind, especially in a cemetery.<BR>“A special tree,” I said to myself, “with a special job.” I looked around. The cemetery was lined with elms but no oaks. The ground was dotted with tombstones but no trees. Just this one. A special tree for a special man.<BR>About three years ago Daddy began noticing a steady weakening of his muscles. It began in his hands. He then felt it in his calves. Next his arms thinned a bit.<BR>He mentioned his condition to my brother-in-law, who is a physician. My brother-in-law, alarmed, sent him to a specialist. The specialist conducted a lengthy battery of tests--blood, neurological, and muscular-- and he reached his conclusion. Lou Gehrig’s disease. A devastating crippler. No one knows the cause or the cure. The only sure thing about it is its cruelty and accuracy.<BR>I looked down at the plot of ground that would someday entomb my father. Daddy always wanted to be buried under an oak tree so he ought this one. “ Special order form the valley,” he had boasted. “Had to get special permission from the city council to put it here.” (That wasn’t hard in this dusty oil field town where everybody knows everybody.)<BR>The lump got tighter in my throat. A lesser man might have been angry. Another man might have given up. But Daddy didn’t. He knew that his days were numbered so he began to get his house in order.<BR>The tree was only one of the preparations he made. He improved the house for Mom by installing a sprinkler system and a garage door opener and by painting the trim. He got the will updated. He verified the insurance and retirement policies. He bought some stock to go toward his grandchildren’s education. He planned his funeral. He bought cemetery plots for himself and Mom. He prepared his kids through words of assurance and letters of love. And last of all, he bought the tree. A live oak tree. (Pronounced with an accent on ‘live.’)<BR>Final acts. Final hours. Final words.<BR>They reflect a life well lived. So do the last words of our Master. When on the edge of death, Jesus, too, got his house in order:<BR><BR>A final prayer of forgiveness<BR>A plea honored<BR>A request of love<BR>A question of suffering<BR>A confession of humanity<BR>A call of deliverance<BR>A cry of completion<BR><BR>Words of chance muttered by a desperate martyr? No. Words of intent, painted by the Divine Deliverer on the canvas of sacrifice.<BR>Final words. Final acts. Each one is a window through which the cross can be better under stood. Each one opens a treasury of promises. “So that is where you learned it,” I said aloud as though speaking ot my father. I smiled to myself and thought, “It’s much easier to die like Jesus if you have lived like him for a lifetime.”<BR>The final hours are passing now. The gentle flame on his candle grows weaker and weaker. He lies in peace. His body dying, his spirit living. No longer can he get out of bed. He has chosen to live his last days at home. It won’t be long. Death’s windy draft will soon exhaust the flickering candle and it will be over.<BR>I looked one last time at the slender oak. I touched it as if it had been hearing my thoughts. “Grow,” I whispered. “Grow strong. Stand tall. Yours is a valued treasure.”<BR>As I drove home through the ragged oil field patchwork, I kept thinking about that tree. Though feeble, the decades will find it strong. Though slender, the years will add thickness and strength. Its last years will be its best. Just like my father’s. Just like my Master’s. “It is much easier to die like Jesus if you have lived like him for a lifetime.”<BR>“Grow, young tree.” My eyes were misting. “Stand strong. Yours is a valued treasure.”<BR>He was awake when I got home. I leaned over his bed. “I checked on the tree,” I told him. “It’s growing .”<BR>He smiled.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Hope you like it.<BR>~LadyL~
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Postby Aiwe » Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:54 am

That was beautiful, LadyL. Thank you for sharing it.<BR><BR>I just noticed this guild today. May I please join?<BR><BR>1. Vegetable soup with sauteed sweet onions and borsellini.<BR>2. Scharffen Berger's nibby bars.<BR>3. Spending quality time with my parrotlet (the little guy in my sig!) and writing fantasy/sci-fi.<BR>4. <i>The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain</i>, though I did rather enjoy POTC, Pentagon Wars, and Underworld.<BR>5. A werewolf.<BR>6. Roman Catholic.<BR><BR>Well, as you can see by my sig, there are a lot of different ME "mes" running around out there. Each one is a different side of my personality, I think. My favorites are Ngwaw and The Other Aiwe. Ngwaw is a teenaged werewolf who's trying to figure out just what he believes in and who he stands for and is always pondering those Big Questions. Aiwe is a healer from Far Harad, who is open-minded, kind, and always ready to learn something. She's a better woman than I, though, which is why I admire her. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR> <BR>As for RL, I live with my parents and older brother (all of whom I love dearly), my precious little parrotlet and three wonderful Shelties, as well as some tropical fish and a puffer named Kismet, and assorted pet plants. I love to be with my family and pets, read (Discworld!), write, RP on TORC, and play computer games that involve brain cells rather than bullets. I'm a vegetarian, a proponent of community education regarding pet parrots and wild birds, a former wild-bird rehabber, a pacifist, and I try hard to be a Catholic though I know I fail at it pretty often. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>--Aiwe
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Postby Elf_Sheen » Sun Dec 14, 2003 3:51 am

Wow, that was wonderful LadyL . . . truly <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>So . . . should we have prayer requests or somethin of the sort? Or should we just chat amongst ourselves about when we were saved or somethin of the sort? Or does it even matter what we talk about? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I'm truly curious . . .
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Postby LadyLariaien » Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:49 pm

I posted a request earlier, and I think we can talk about anything really. We can ask for other advice in stuff and all. <BR>Speaking of I would like your alls help. I was thinking after church (I know thinking hurts <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>), we had watched a Beth Moore video and she had talked about eating the kiwis and papias (I'm a terrible speller) instead of apples and bannanas every day. I asked my mom if the adult part of chriatians are eating kiwis and papias then why are they feeding us (teens and younger/older people) apple and bannanas. <BR>What I'm getting to is were is the fun and joy in being a christain, so I need your help in thinking of things that will make it more fun for us.<BR>Thanks,<BR>~LadyL~
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Postby aidana » Sun Dec 14, 2003 4:40 pm

Hey there! I think this is a great idea...can I join? I've seen a lot of you in the regular Christian guild, and haven't I seen you somewhere before Aiwe? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>well heres my info:<BR><BR>1. favorite food: pasta pasta pasta!<BR><BR>2. favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids...anything sour<BR> favorite soda: Dr. Pepper<BR><BR>3. favorite activity: Running...being with friends<BR><BR>4. Favorite movie: I guess my favorite movie after LoTR is PoTC<BR><BR>5: If I was in ME I would be an elf<BR><BR>6: Church: Community Mission Church<BR><BR>7: my bio for ME is pretty simple....I'm a young female elf (Aidana) who is a hand maiden for Galadriel. I live in Lorien by myself as my family has gone into the West.<BR><BR>8: In RL...I live with my parents, an older brother, and two dogs. I run track and cross country for my highschool and teach classes for a dance school. I also get to give the cute little two year olds their Sunday School lessons every Sunday! awww <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>So theres my info...this guild is a really good idea and I'm all for having kiwis and papayas instead of apples and bananas Lady L, though I don't have any Ideas at the moment.
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Postby PippenTookMyFireworks » Sun Dec 14, 2003 7:55 pm

HEY ALL!!!<BR>My favs:<BR>1.fav food...um, do i have to pick just one? ok, how about lasagna<BR>2. fav candy is Pay Day and fav pop is root beer (HEY, HO TO THE BOTTLE I GO)lol<BR>3. fav activity...too many to count really, but among the best are hanging w/ friends, reading, swimming for my school, and lots of other random stuff<BR>4.fav movie is obviously LOTR, but second on my list is "Pirates of the Carribean" and "Rat Race" and "Montey Python adn the Holy Grail"...<BR>5.what would i be? i would definetly wanna be a Ranger, or an elf who gets to marry a Ranger (looks at Arwen with envy), or a warrior chick like Eowyn<BR>6. home church: Church on the Rise<BR><BR>My bio: After growing up in Imladris, I went to Lothlorien to see if I couldn't liven the place up a bit, being the fun elf that I am. Alas, it was just as I expected...Celeborn sucked the fun out of everything. So I went to Gondor where my sister was residing with a certain king...wow was that interesting. I fought in the Pelenor Fields and personally handed Sauron his butt. That's my life story up till now...well, sort of LOL<BR><BR>Hey just wanted to know...I live kinda far away from my church, and I really want to get invovled w/ the youth group there. ONly prob is I'm a bit shy, and my church is huge...any ideas on how to get invovled and meet people? Its a bit hard because I don't know anyone...pray for my confidence (or lack thereof <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> )<BR><BR>3 DAYS TILL ROTK!!!! ANYONE GOING TO THE MIDNIGHT SHOWING?!?! I AM!!!!
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Postby PippenTookMyFireworks » Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:10 pm

I have a really big question...k, I live about 45 minutes away from my church. It's a really great church, but I'm not invloved...at all. I love God and Jesus and pray every night...but it's become almost like a duty rather than a pleasure. I wanna serve God A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN I AM NOW. But I do believe with all my heart Jesus died for my sins. And I do ask for forgivness for my sins. So although I don't read the Bible everyday or am not currently involved in the church...I am saved right?<BR><BR>Please pray for my confidence (i'm rather shy) so that I will not be so afraid to go to the youth group...I really wanna meet new friends who will enable me to grow stronger in my faith. Thnx + much love
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Postby Shieldmaiden_pippin » Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:10 pm

uh oh...another pip!!! Dang. I'll just call you fireworks...or just fire. or ghash...the orcish word for fire...heh...ok...piptook works!<BR><BR>Welcome PippinTookMyFireworks!<BR>welcome to new members in this guild...bloody comp went down and havn't been on for 5 days...sorry for late welcome! <BR><BR><BR>Our church choir sounds like a cowboys/crappy singing choir that needs lessons in all aspects of music theory and singing. Uck. But who's complaining? [ME!!!!]<BR><BR>Pip the Wizard hazard<BR><BR>edit: piptook...yes, you are saved...the entire world is saved...BUt that doesn't mean we won't go to hell if we refuse to reform our lives. You love God, we all do. Heck...I own...5 or 6 bibles and I don't even read them...I have to look up scripture quotes for my religion in school. <BR><BR>Might I be...nosy...and ask why you don't go to the church? your parents? the time it takes to drive there...ok, I'll shut up now. <BR><BR>Pip
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Postby LadyLariaien » Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:33 pm

Any one can join, so stop asking <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR>PippenTookMyFireworks: Like pip said everyone is save when they accept Jesus in their hearts. As for praying for you I can and will (I'm shy too) I have that to when I feel I have to pray insead of wantin to pray.<BR>Thank you for coming PippinTook<BR>~LadyL~
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Postby Shieldmaiden_pippin » Sun Dec 14, 2003 9:05 pm

OH! the thing with the YG, I'm shy too. don't worry. Just GET INVOLVED!!! talk...snag someone and start talking...<BR><BR>I just joined a new youth group a few months ago, well...I was apart of it when my sis was, but then I left for another one at another church in the next town(where I new a cpl kids...but we weren't really friends) and I ended up knowing everyone, and making everyone laugh (I'm very sarcastic...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>)in this one I'm currently apart of, I have like...2 friends...and I know everyone else's names...and stuff...but all of us get along great! Be yourself...have fun...and step outside your comfy limits...you'll go far, trust me <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. <BR><BR>Pip
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Postby aidana » Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:37 pm

Hey there fireworks! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I can only say the same as everyone else...you are totally saved if you believe in God and choose to follow him...thats what so great about Christianity. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> You don't have to read your Bible every night or go to church to be a Christian- It just brings us closer to God. <BR><BR>I'll deffinitely pray that you'll get the courage and confidence to start going to YG and make some friends there. I used to be a shy person so I totally know where you're coming from...now I'm a lot more outgoing. People will want to get to know you more if you're a person with confidence. Once you make some friends there, you'll be able to have friends with the same beliefs as you.<BR><BR>Also, usually when I start to pray or read my Bible and be serious with God...I don't wanna stop. If you just set time aside to do it, it will become more than just a chore. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Of course, being the thickheaded person that I am...I don't always take my own advice <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>
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Postby Aiwe » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:07 am

Hello, Fireworks. I'm rather shy too, in RL, and also have trouble feeling connected sometimes. What I find helpful are writing and works. <BR><BR>I'm a Catholic, and Catholic doctrine recognises justification (being saved) by faith and works together. Protestants recognise justification by faith alone. I have faith, and I choose to believe in God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, but I have trouble feeling really connected through faith alone, so I try to do works when I can--volunteering, community service, helping where help is needed. One of my and my mother's favorite quotes of the Bible comes from James: "Faith without works is dead." And indeed, when I don't actively go out of my way to do works, my sense of faith feels dead inside. Prayer and Mass by themselves aren't enough always enough to keep me feeling connected. <BR><BR>I'm not telling you to convert to Catholicism or anything like that, I just wanted to share with you my way of getting in better touch with spirituality. I know how hard it can be for a shy person to get out into the community and work with a bunch of strangers, though. I highly recommend working with animals--you'll meet some other shy, quiet, thoughtful types like yourself in those jobs. I worked for several years as a wild-bird rehabber, and found it immensely fulfilling and educational to boot. Raising a clutch of orphaned chickadees was an experience I shall always treasure--especially the sight of all five on the day they were released back into the wild. Such fragile, amazing creatures always make me marvel and remember the Hand of God in the world around me. Also, when helping animals, you can also help people through education, helping them to learn how to keep God's Creation beautiful and safe for all His creatures. Right now I volunteer (not often enough, though, these days) with a local companion-parrot rescue, where the primary goal is low-cost, high-quality education for prospective or current parrot owners. I find that work very fulfilling. And when I look at my own little parrot, he often makes me think of God and what beautiful gifts He has bestowed on me--family, health, education, and a little bird who always delights my heart. <BR><BR>Another way I volunteer is by taking my dog, a Sheltie, to nursing homes and extended care facilities. It's really a wonderful thing to see elders with dementia, senility, Alzheimer's, or other terrible illnesses brighten up when they see a friendly doggie coming their way. My job is simply to hold the leash, and Gracie works her magic. Elders and patients will talk to her and to me; once I brought her over to an elderly gentleman and as he stroked her I was treated to his entire life's story as it related to dogs. I could tell that seeing Gracie made him very happy. In that sort of volunteer work, what's most important is knowing your dog and knowing how to sit and listen. It really is a wonderful feeling to know that you've brightened the day of someone who you don't even know. Animals are a gift from God, and just as we can help them, they can help us. That sort of thing is what strengthens my faith and helps me to see God's smile in everything. <BR><BR>As for writing, I like to sort of rant in my journal now and then. It helps me to figure out just what I believe in. God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Saints, obviously, but what do I believe concerning abortion? War? Death? Creation? Evolution? I find it helpful to argue these questions out with myself on paper, to make some sense of it and try to come to a conclusion if I can. Firm foundaitions of belief help my faith to stand strong. I'm of the opinion that faith <i>should</i> be questioned. It's like exercising a muscle, or the storm winds that bow the trunk but make the oak grow strong. I don't do this sort of thing often, but it helps when I do.<BR><BR>I hope that helps you out a little, Fireworks. <BR><BR>--Aiwe
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Postby Shieldmaiden_pippin » Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:27 am

Yeah, I'm Catholic too, I just find my apologetics(sp?) lacking...heh...havn't been to CCD in a few months...<BR><BR>I know my religion, I study the stuff everyday...I even am taking a Scott Hahn (super yawn) course with some of my friends...but they're so bloody loud, and I'm laughing so bloody hard at their antics...heh...we don't get much out of the thingy...(we're usuing the videos for our class, in my friend's home). We did learn one thing, that I pointed out: These tapes are God, for they are eternal and keep going, and going, and going...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> I know, we have REAAALLLY wierd senses of humor...<BR><BR>But my religion book is good, I think it's called...Our Goals and our Guides, or something...or that's the name of the series...but it's about our Quest for Happiness, this book I'm studying now. It's really good. Though I hate when they try to explain the Trinity...I mean...gosh! I get headaches reading/listening to people trying to explain it. All I know and want to know is: It's one God, three divine Persons, God the Father God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit Three in One. And that it's one of those strict mysteries that we'll never understand until God himself reveals it to us. So why do we even TRY to explain it, eh?<BR><BR>Ok...I'll shut up now <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>...I need to go to confession this thursday...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Pip
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Postby -|---Anduril » Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:30 am

let me share my 2 cents! <b>PippenTookMyFirework</b> sometimes religion does feel like a duty.. but i believe that when that happens there is only one thing to do about it.. Tell God how you feel about it! <BR><a href='http://yfellowship.cru2.net/index_article03.html' target=_blank>Here</a>are some talk that was given at my group about prayers that really reap results. The links is called 'The 5 before and after prayers' and 'when God seems distant'. The links are at the veeeery bottom of the page. If you're interested and the link doesnt work, tell me and I'll post it here.<BR><BR>But most importantly, as an answer to your question; of course you are saved!
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