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Faith and the Lottery leads to my Farewell.

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Posted: October 12, 2008, 2:14 am - IP Logged

I have come to a realization, with my much enjoyed interests in finding, researching, or participating in the lottery in any form, such as personal gambling or helping others with the 3 Pair Strategy Forecast, has now put me in conflict with myself in becoming a reborn Christian. Things are changing so rapidly in our world, now in crisis, such as U.S.  banking and overseas conflicts, one has to wonder, is it time. In my heart, I feel the answer is yes.

I'm just wondering, I'm I the only one, or are there others who may have a change in their feelings, just here recently, with the knowledge of knowing that any participation in the lottery, (helping or participating) is a conflict with one's faith?

With my dad's recent death, my mother fight with re-occurring cancer and a world in worsening conflict. This has certainly been an eye opener with the convictions of my faith.

With that said, I bid a fond heartfelt farewell to my LP family, Thank you for all the support you have proved me and my family.

I wish you well and a blessed future.

CBR

pcnut

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it."

                                                                                                                        David Starr Jordan

S.C.'s weekly-indicative random pairs: 05, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23, 34

Enjoy

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    Posted: October 12, 2008, 2:51 am - IP Logged

    Do what you're comfortable with.  I will miss you.  Stop by to say "hi" once in a while.  Em

    love to nibble those micey feet.

     

                                 

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      Posted: October 12, 2008, 7:19 am - IP Logged

      thars a ryme and reason for a great many of things .... so keep the faith and a spare buck handy and remember to keep us lotto addicts in mind when U say yer prayers

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        Posted: October 12, 2008, 7:43 am - IP Logged

        It's true that anyone in crisis will become alert to their crisis and conflicts within themselves. It's up to that person to intellectualize what is the best solution  for them.

        When life throws you conflicts, playing the lottery is definitly NOT the solution. With it's addictive draw, it too can cause more problems, like that of any addictive drug.

        Pcnut, I hope that you will find the solutions to your conflicts. That your Mom's health improves and that you will find the peace within yourself that you seek. Because our world will always be in conflict. That's the nature of MAN.

        Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

        Come on Jackpot!!!

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          Posted: October 12, 2008, 8:27 am - IP Logged

              Pcnut,

          Only with an open mind can you see what lies ahead of you. Most people face a crisis in their lives with blinders on and hope that a quick fix will remedy their situation, but as always it doe's not..

           Always remember that Family is first and foremost. Whatever your situation is, keep an open mind and follow your heart. I wish you well and I hope your Mothers condition improves, as well as you finding the peace within yourself. Keep faith and take care...!   

                                                       

                                                         "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "

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            Posted: October 12, 2008, 10:20 am - IP Logged

            I am sorry to see you say good bye but you must follow your feelings.

            Good luck and GOD speed.

            I will miss you

            jk

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              Posted: October 12, 2008, 10:24 am - IP Logged

              Pcnut,

              You have made a wise bet.

              Something is going on and it's not just a financial meltdown. There's much more to it.

              Keep your eye on the Middle East and Russia.

              Smiley Steve

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                Posted: October 12, 2008, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                I have come to a realization, with my much enjoyed interests in finding, researching, or participating in the lottery in any form, such as personal gambling or helping others with the 3 Pair Strategy Forecast, has now put me in conflict with myself in becoming a reborn Christian. Things are changing so rapidly in our world, now in crisis, such as U.S.  banking and overseas conflicts, one has to wonder, is it time. In my heart, I feel the answer is yes.

                I'm just wondering, I'm I the only one, or are there others who may have a change in their feelings, just here recently, with the knowledge of knowing that any participation in the lottery, (helping or participating) is a conflict with one's faith?

                With my dad's recent death, my mother fight with re-occurring cancer and a world in worsening conflict. This has certainly been an eye opener with the convictions of my faith.

                With that said, I bid a fond heartfelt farewell to my LP family, Thank you for all the support you have proved me and my family.

                I wish you well and a blessed future.

                CBR

                pcnut

                I wish you the best of luck in whatever you choose to do.

                I would recommend not making life-altering decisions before the November election, because I think you'll see a drastic change of message coming from the media after the election is over, and they no longer have to make everything seem awful.

                It's absolutely criminal what they are doing, because all the gloom and doom scenarios they are painting in order to affect the election is having a bad effect on the good people of this country.  I also believe they are fueling much of the economic jitters.

                Last, I would recommend making a point to not over-saturate yourself in news coverage:  on the Internet, on TV, in magazines, or in newspapers.  It's amazing how much better you'll feel when you don't listen to the media's constant daily pounding of bad news.

                 

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                  Posted: October 12, 2008, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                  Warm wishes with you and your family on your journey... You will be missed, but you must follow your heart for it will point you to the true north... My prayer are with you, your mother, and your family... Take care of yourself & God Bless, Pogo

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                    Posted: October 12, 2008, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                      pcnut, you are right. It is time. I too, am having the same feelings. sfilippo is right. This is much much more than a financial meltdown. You

                      have to follow your heart.  I will be praying for you, your mother and your family.  GOD Bless you pcnut


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                      Posted: October 12, 2008, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                      We'll miss you Pcnut....Take care

                      Chouq

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                        Posted: October 12, 2008, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Good luck in all that you do Pcnut! I hope all goes well for you in your future endeavors.

                        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                          Posted: October 12, 2008, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                          pcnut, follow your Faith. 

                          I wish your Mother a full recovery.  I'll keep you and your Family in my prayers.

                          Stop by and say hello sometime, we'll leave a light on for you. Smiley

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                            Posted: October 13, 2008, 3:46 am - IP Logged

                            During the last couple weeks I was kind of feeling the same thing that you are feeling.  Actually in my dream my father came to me early one morning and knocked on my bedroom door I answered the door and he asked me if I was still gambling. I wasn't even aware that he knew I was playing regularly, I was in shock. I don't know whether this was my heavenly father or earthly father because when I open my bedroom door there was no one there. It was a dream.

                            From that day I realize that I was putting too much time into playing the lottery games and felt the urge to stop playing and I slowed down and eventually I think I am going to stop. I went to church the following Sunday and one of the songs they sang was IN TIMES LIKE THESE WE NEED A SAVIOR, IN TIMES LIKE THESE WE NEED AN ANCHOR, BE VERY SURE, BE VERY SURE YOUR ANCHOR HOLDS AND GRIPS THE SOLID ROCK AND THIS ROCK IS JESUS. That song was very touching to me. That was my first time going to church in months. I was so caught up in playing the lottery game until I didn't want to go anywhere when the balls were falling. Sometimes I would spend my entire lunch hour in the number house or even leave work to put in my numbers because my computer at work is not connected to the internet.

                            With so much going on in this world, I do think that it is time to get closer to god.. We need to read our bible more often and worship more with fellow belivevers and make sure we have an anchor which is JESUS. 

                            If you feel personally that playing the lottery is a SIN then it is in your best interest to stop playing. When I started playing I looked at it as something to do for recreation and possibly winning cash in return but now I feel the urge to stop playing as well because I am investing too much time in it.  Time I can be doing other more important things.

                             

                            Follow your heart and your mind pcnut and I wish you all the best in the future.

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                              I have come to a realization, with my much enjoyed interests in finding, researching, or participating in the lottery in any form, such as personal gambling or helping others with the 3 Pair Strategy Forecast, has now put me in conflict with myself in becoming a reborn Christian. Things are changing so rapidly in our world, now in crisis, such as U.S.  banking and overseas conflicts, one has to wonder, is it time. In my heart, I feel the answer is yes.

                              I'm just wondering, I'm I the only one, or are there others who may have a change in their feelings, just here recently, with the knowledge of knowing that any participation in the lottery, (helping or participating) is a conflict with one's faith?

                              With my dad's recent death, my mother fight with re-occurring cancer and a world in worsening conflict. This has certainly been an eye opener with the convictions of my faith.

                              With that said, I bid a fond heartfelt farewell to my LP family, Thank you for all the support you have proved me and my family.

                              I wish you well and a blessed future.

                              CBR

                              pcnut

                              we>>I respect ur decision

                              butttt,>remember>"UR"!!

                              that "SPECIAL PERSON"!!!

                              >remember> {someone LUV's >>>UUUUU}!

                              YOY HAVE DONE NOTHING"$$$$$$$ WRONG my FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                              PSYKOMO