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    Comfortable going to heaven?

    I work in a public school. I can't exactly wallop some students over the head and holler THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU (I'll admit, a few need it.) or whip out my Bible like some kind of street preacher and yell from a soapbox. I do work with social outcasts though. Deaf and hard of hearing kids typically are behind socially in the mainstream setting. What I CAN do is pray about to proceed in sticky situations, how I can encourage these kiddos in ways they may not get at home or other ways I can support them These schools are a pretty dark place. If I can be some sort of light, reflecting Jesus to those who'd otherwise never see him, my mission is accomplished. Outside of school if someone asks, I'll witness to them, sure. Trying to get bolder, not there yet. Hence my comment about trying to emulate Christlike behavior. I still see the entire "guilt" argument from the perspective of giving someone advice. If they don't follow it, why should I feel guilty? Bad for their poor decision making skills,? Yes. Guilty? Nah. I know the repercussions of not choosing Jesus are a million times more severe but, same concept. And yes, I love my neighbor as myself.
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    Comfortable going to heaven?

    The Bible makes it pretty clear. You don't accept Jesus after being presented with the gospel. You go to hell. Actions have consequences. Those who haven't heard... I'm not sure about them... but comfortable? Yeah, You accept Jesus and live for him, you get heaven. You don't? You don't. It's not rocket science, nor am I gonna guilt trip myself over it. But if you're feeling guilty over all of those lost souls, I hope you're doing what you can to be a witness and point people towards Christ. This is the behavior I'm striving for.
  3. BEGONE THOUGHT.

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    jesussssssssss

    Cool story, bro.
  5. Girls don't use viagara you doofus. 

  6. Define... celebrate. I go to costume parties because it's fun. They just happen around Halloween. If they were in any other month, I'd still go. All Hallows Eve is a way to celebrate the dead for some, other people believe it is when the spiritual and physical realm are closest and wanna... talk to ghosts? ( I am unsure as I believe you should just leave dead people alone. Saul in the OT yelled at some dude for waking him up.) The holiday has Pagan origins brought over from Ireland, granted, our modern Christmas has pagan origins from South America... so.. y'know... What bothers me is the fear factor. "For the Lord has not given us a spirit of fear" and part of Halloween feeds off of fear. Skeletons, morbid images of death, fake blood, monsters and stuff... not exactly Christ-like things. The other bit is greed. Kids running around hassling people for candy, comparing how much candy they got, which house gives out the best candy, the most candy, how much candy can I consume without my parents noticing. While there are worse activities out there, I don't think Halloween is optimal. I wouldn't call it WRONG, but I wouldn't call it right either. If you wanna hit up a costume party and gorge on individually wrapped Snickers bars go for it. You wanna make some kid pee himself by popping out of a grave? Eh, then I question your interest in said holiday.
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    Christian Fiction Tips?

    I like doing Christian fiction two ways. 1. The Christian theme is subtle, interwoven in a story told by characters who may or may not be followers of Christianity. The message is there and pokes through in the plot, morality/goals of the characters and treatment of others. 2. The faith (or lackthereof) is direct, in the reader's face and they watch the protag come to terms with belief, or watch them grow in faith after almost giving up. It all depends on the sort of tale to tell. Some go the route of Christian protag who has obstacles and scenarios to overcome. Some go subtle, some go bold.
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    Hi

    Of course! Yeahhh... i've been here a loooooong time. What genre? I write action novels.
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    Hi

    YES. FINALLY. SOMEONE THAT MAKES ME FEEL LESS OLD. Hi, I'm Becky, I'm 27. They keep around because the teenagers need a little extra common sense provided. Oooh... writing... what do you like to write? Welcome to the forums.
  10. She's only your step mom if they're married. Otherwise, she's just your father's girlfriend. Your statement... "are Colombian women good for marriage?" sounds kind of...off? Kind of demeaning and dehumanizing. I feel like you're asking questions about an Amazon Alexa or an iphoneX instead of a human. I mean, some POC suck at marriage, some...er... many white people aren't fit for marriage (or having kids for that matter, I'm looking at you, all the Honda Odyssey soccer mom's named Karen or Sharon). What does someone's home country have anything to do with it? It boils down to the person.
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    Love Triangle...

    And I believe in my heart I should consume as many tacos as I want. Alas, I have a dairy allergy. Stuff from God is stuff you just know, it's a feeling, but it creeps into your head too, it's stronger. Feelings can lie. Be wary that you are praying for God's direction, not just wishing for you guys to come together under the guise of prayer. That route leads to disappointment. Trust me. I tried it many many times in my teen years. Finality and closure when dealing with these emotions takes time. Like I said before, it's not easy but in your case I think it would be worthwhile to back off a little in the romance department. You could pray for your future spouse in general and leave this girl's name out of said prayers. You don't have to go "cold turkey" on the friendship, but you can give yourself a little space so your judgment isn't clouded. For example, if you hang out 3 days a week, back off to one. Respond to texts slower, stuff like that. I guess? I personally am suspicious of this girl who says she'd prefer to date you but is still with your BFF. That's shady as all get out, in my opinion. I've SEEN girls pull that mess just to screw with dudes and it's so not cool.
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    Star Wars: The Bored Awakens

    American Sign Language. can do!
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    Love Triangle...

    it's cool lol. ~~~ Dan and I tried that. 4 months of no talking and we kinda crawled back to each like "I uh... I miss talking to you." We rebuilt from there. We have a pretty awesome friendship now. It can be done. ~~~ If her touchy-feely-ness bothers you, set up boundaries. Like no touching the back or the shoulder, only high fives, no hugs over 3 seconds or something to that effect. Figure out what works for you. I am a touchy feely human as well and if someone doesn't like me touching them somewhere or doesn't want to be touched, respect it and move on. ~~ If she likes you "the most", why the frick is she with your bestie?! As a female, these actions do not match up. Is she just dating him to be dating somebody? In an attempt to be close to you? It comes across as fishy to me. I'd never go for the dude's best friend, I'm after who I'm after. Most girls I know, except for the shady ones would agree. ~~ I wouldn't. You'll find yourself waiting for Gem when Diamond or Ruby comes up behind you, sees you're infatuated with another and goes on. The cycle will just repeat itself. Get over your feelings (which can be difficult) and carry on. If things change, great! if not, fine! You'll be alright. Things WILL work out some way or another. You're young, no rush man, no rush.
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    Love Triangle...

    The first girl is about as useful to you as wilted lettuce. Do yourself a favor and move on. If she can’t understand that her actions caused you pain, then she is not good for you. A decent human would apologize. ~~~ Next time you have a long story, please name people with fake names. I’m getting confused. As for the missing the signs, you live and you learn. Many people DO NOT MEET THEIR SPOUSE IN THE TEEN YEARS. Despite the rampant hormones, the social pressure, the unrealistic expectations Disney movies have placed on us, amongst a myriad of other factors, such as your brain changing dramatically between age 15 and age 22, many people who get into long term relationships as teens do not keep these relationships into adulthood. Something to keep in mind as a kid who seems to have marriage aspirations. ~~~ I must ask. How much do you REALLY care about her? From what I’m reading, this sounds kind of like you’re jealous of who your friend has and mad at your mistakes. Which is a totally normal reaction, it just doesn’t sound much like love. True love is selfless and would put the wants of the other human first. Kind of a convoluted example from my own life, but here goes. I have a guy friend, let’s call him Dan. Dan and I have been friends since were teenagers. He was my type and talking to him made me happy (still does!). We tried dating in our early 20’s but we were both too dense and desperate for romance for it to be a lasting relationship. He called it off. Long story short, we’re both still really good friends. We have a deep connection and can talk to each other about basically anything. He’s helped me when I’ve been depressed, I’ve encouraged him when he’s been down in the dumps. We’re both single and I’m not gonna lie, I have some feelings for the dude. He’s caring, compassionate, has the right balance of emotion and logic… But Dan doesn’t like Becky. Not like that. I’ve been called his best friend, his sister, “bud”. He also likes one our mutual friends currently (not that she’s aware of it to my knowledge.) Which, stings, I’ll admit, but I respect Dan. I respect him and his feelings and choices more than I want to fulfill my wants. I love him in that I want the absolute best for him and if the absolute best for him isn’t me right now or me ever, I still want that for him. ~~~ Emotionally choose you? What’s that mean? Also if she’s going to play around with hearts and boys, this is a pattern that could follow her until adulthood. Would you want to date someone who’d dump someone else so easily? What if you get on the receiving end of that? Ouch, man. ~~~ Being friends with people you like?... just be friendly. Don’t kiss them, keep hugs to a minimum, if your feelings are strong, always hang out in group company, don’t be alone. But since she likes you back… I’d play it safe and just not mess with that flame. You or someone else is going to get hurt even worse if you interfere with this relationship between your bro and the lady. If you wish to be friends with one or either of these individuals, you have to work through your feelings. You have to move on with the dreams of romance. You proceed day by day. Not feeling like talking to these two? Keep convos to a minimum. Feeling friendly? Say hi! As for what God wants, ask him! Communicate with him and you’ll get answers or things will happen so your next move becomes clear.
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    Two Truths and A Lie

    Nope. I am somehow allergic to coffee. So, while I love it, it makes me so so so sick. 2?
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    ban the person above me

    banned for trying to ban a moderator.
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    How many books have you read?

    I have read hundreds of books. My favorites are the Maximum Ride Series, James Rollins Sigma Force Novels, anything by Frank Peretti. The worst book I ever read I've forgotten the title of, but it was a beauty and the beast re-write where the beast was a tiger and .... it was basically bestiality. Written for teenagers. Under the disguise of romance.It was gross.
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    ban the person above me

    Awwww. Shucks. my friend drew it! Banned for not liking cheesecake.
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    Two Truths and A Lie

    so wait... you DON'T like cheesecake? more for me. XD Darn it. 1. I love coffee, but can't drink it. 2. I love tea, but can;t drink it. 3. I like eating dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets with pasta.
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    Two Truths and A Lie

    Right. She's tiny and gray. haha.
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    Two Truths and A Lie

    ...I'm thinking number 3. But oooo number one. I fully believe you can speak French. XD You just seem like the type! 1. My eyes change colors based on what I wear 2. I have been in a music video. 3. I have a big, green tree frog as a pet.
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    If prayer works then why go to a doctor

    Sounds like she's addicted? Do you know if she's trying to get help? Have you ever talked to her about how her being drunk makes you feel? Kids can have a massive impact on parents sometimes. If she's not abusive ( doesn't hit or yell at you when she's been drinking) maybe it's worth a try--just let her know. Something as simple as "I wish you could take me to school more often so we can spend time together" might encourage her to make a change. The tricky part of addictions is that in order to stop, you have to want to, or have to let the Lord work on you to help you get free, but if someone doesn't WANT freedom, for whatever reason, then, they're making terrible choices. And as I said before, God doesn't over throw our free will. He'll nudge in the right direction, cause things to happen to help us change our minds so our circumstances change among other things; but He won't over-ride our free will. I understand. When I was 13 and I found my parents were divorcing, I only wanted one thing-things to stay the same. Like, yeah, my dad could be scary, but at least scary was familiar. Either way, situations can change, prayer does work, though not always in the ways we expect. Hang in there girlie. Jesus is there for you, and I am too.
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    If prayer works then why go to a doctor

    I have been in that place so. so. so many times. My father was abusive and I've had so many battles because of it. I've been in those dark places too, Lily, where it feels like you're just screaming a brick wall and God doesn't answer. You're filled with all those questions, why this, why that, why me? If God is good then why do I hurt so much? When will I stop hurting? When will my circumstances change? I can relate so much, sweetheart. We have prayer, yes, but what humans also have is free will, Free will to perform various actions, some which glorify God and some that can negatively impact others. God doesn't stop us from having free will. So your mother's drinking is her own free will at play and sadly it is negatively impacting you. Like my father enacting his free will to hit me. God can work on her heart so she quits, but he's not going to take that free will away from any human being. That is not how He operates I feel like I should mention, in addition to everything Kite said, that despite how people talk about prayer, it's not like rubbing a magic lamp. Genies don't pop out and cater to our every whim instantly. It's not like wishing on a star and getting a miracle in the morning, either. TV and movies make it seem that way, but that's not how it works. Our prayers are to build our relationship with God, to communicate with our creator, to build patience and other character traits as we grow closer to Him. He wants to hear our wants and needs, but he grants them in His own timing. I know the waiting hurts, I know it feels futile at times, but it is worth it. If you can pull through the trial by pressing into him, you'll grow, despite your sucky, sucky circumstances. You're certainly not alone. Even when it FEELS like you're alone, God is right there, beside you, coaxing you through as your life unfolds. If you ever need someone to talk to, send me a message, okay? I know what it's like to have a sucky parent. Praying for you!
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    Want to quit alcohol addiction

    is that a problem you're having, Lily?
  25. First day of work at a different high school was yesterday and I got mistaken for a freshman. XD
    Um. so you're telling me that current 14 year olds look 27? or do I look 14 because I know how to take care of my skin? 

    1. Will_Power

      Will_Power

      That's the worst! I constantly look 5 because of my jaw line and because I don't like long facial hair lol

    2. Boogles

      Boogles

      RIGHT?! and everyone keeps telling me I'll appreciate it one day. But like... i don't wanna look like an awkward teenager... I've seen you... . You are waaaaay too tall to be 5. Maybe you're actually 7 :P

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      Will_Power

      ahahha I'll take 7 

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