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mcdave
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No recent posts for a long time so thought I'd start one,if for no other reason,to see who still pops in occasionally.
  Since leaving the Institutional Church(IC) Sundays,esp Sunday mornings are quite a bit different.I used to get up early and head over to the building to perform the various duties I had accumulated over the years,sound tech,worship team etc then hope to get home before noon or at least as close to noon as i could so i could catch the Vikings kickoff.
  Now,being home in time for kickoff is no longer a problem.in fact,waking up to a quiet house with no plan or agenda is the norm.the only constant,set in stone thing i do is get the coffee pot going.
  this comes to the point of my post.now that we no longer have our sunday mornings filled with "church" what do we do with them?
 Of course if you are still involved in a church,share those thoughts too


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what do you want to do with them?    you  have a relaxed morning ... got the coffee goin' ... ready for the game when it comes on.  :)

our sundays are unique to the day and unique to the needs of the family and of course, unique to me.  today i am going to TRY to finish our room.  cleaning ... organizing ... getting rid of a few things ... changing purses over (what an ordeal) ... stuff like that.

this morning i made a fruit smoothie and swept off the deck, dusted off the chairs and sat out there while our granddaughter and our neighbor's little girl hoola hooped.  the cat got to come out for a while with us, so she enjoyed entertaining her strong feline curiosity with taking in the new deck and walking all around and behind the pond.  jim left his computer project and came out and joined us for a while.  we are having some refreshing cooler weather, so i had to go out on the new deck and enjoy it. 

jim has been working, feverishly at times, on a shoveletter that has been growing and expanding larger than he anticipated. 

our middle daughter just made a fresh pot of coffee a few minutes ago, and since it is the weekend, i am indulging in sipping a mug of it. 

oh, also jim went for a walk early this morning along A1A with our oldest daughter.  they really enjoy that time together. 

personally, i know that i would dearly love to meet with you guys and have wonderful times and discussions together concerning god, christ as our life,  life in general, etc.   

our youngest daughter just called and told us that we HAVE put channel 5 on and watch the olympic ice skating, so ... off i go!  i am years behind on the world of ice skating!  we used to watch it a LOT around here.  life distracts as it tends to do and we exchange and trade one distraction with and for another one, etc. 

love and hugs to you all ...




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We usually attend a local church on Sunday mornings, but were up late (till 3:30 AM) last night due a family medical emergency, so we slept in, had coffee and late breakfast.  Then, I worked on one of my B-study.com assignments in Numbers 12 while I listened to the Young Messiah and then Mozart.  It's been a nice morning inside on a very cold day out.  You know what I mean, Dave?
No football game or ice skating till I can figure out how to get reception without cable.


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Tim,I know what you mean about
the cold.As far as getting tv without cable,you need a
converter box and uhf antenna.i have an extra
converter box i think but you still need access to an
antenna preferably a rooftop one....


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Well, good afternoon!

As Sherri already mentioned, I walked with Christy along AIA this morning. We've been walking every weekend  I slept in a bit. Yeah, I didn't get up until 4:30am.    I'm normally up at 3am every morning for work, and I enjoy having the time in the dark to myself before anybody else is up and moving about making noise, so I get up once I realize that I'm not going back to sleep. I usually give myself about a half hour before I finally give in to the fact that it's not going to happen.

Sometimes our Sundays are filled with the girls all hanging out, the washing machine running, breakfast or lunch being prepared, movies being watched, etc. Sometimes it's just Sherri and I, but that doesn't happen too often. Mandy and Trinity are usually in and out doing different things.

And I'm often on the computer working on the web site and other stuff, or writing another article or answering an email. And yes, the coffee is on. :)

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Jim,
If you don't mind me asking, what time do you go to work and what do you do between 03:00 and then?
What time do you go to bed?  I can't till about 23:00 myself.
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Tim P wrote:
Jim,
If you don't mind me asking, what time do you go to work and what do you do between 03:00 and then?
What time do you go to bed?  I can't till about 23:00 myself.


My workday at Home Depot starts at 4am M-F. So, basically I have enough time for a shower, breakfast and then out the door. :) I go to bed at 8pm.

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"I used to get up early and head over to the building to perform the various duties I had accumulated over the years,sound tech,worship team etc...."  mcdave

how does that make you feel nowadays, having been out of it and/or away from it for some time now?  do you feel a void still ... like it should be replaced with something else more 'spiritual', if you know what i mean?  are you having a hard time with it or are you just feeling a little nostalgic lately?  just wondering ...

hugs to you and the mcmrs.  :)


      

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I miss the social interaction,usually being the first person there and the one to lock up,i had quite a bit of time in between things to visit,once i got the coffee on of course.
       I don't miss the rush of sunday mornings and am pretty sure i would have a hard time returning to the structure of every sunday,not to mention sunday night,saturday nights sometimes,wednesday nights and "worship" practice tuesday nights
, oh and saturday mornings for meeting with the "leadership"....
       I will say that something struck me in relation to this thread.I was listening to a message mp3 by James Barron today while at work and he said something along the line that Jesus is now our "sabbath rest" so that to "keep holy the sabbath" all we need to remember is that we are doing so anytime by resting in Christ.  Kind of makes the sunday morning thing moot.THAT struck me as cool.


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mcdave wrote:
I miss the social interaction,usually being the first person there and the one to lock up,i had quite a bit of time in between things to visit,once i got the coffee on of course.
       I don't miss the rush of sunday mornings and am pretty sure i would have a hard time returning to the structure of every sunday,not to mention sunday night,saturday nights sometimes,wednesday nights and "worship" practice tuesday nights
, oh and saturday mornings for meeting with the "leadership"....
       I will say that something struck me in relation to this thread.I was listening to a message mp3 by James Barron today while at work and he said something along the line that Jesus is now our "sabbath rest" so that to "keep holy the sabbath" all we need to remember is that we are doing so anytime by resting in Christ.  Kind of makes the sunday morning thing moot.THAT struck me as cool.

That is cool, Dave.  Thanks for sharing.
Yes, the social interaction is the main reason I attend our church.  I am not involved in any ministry on Sunday or in any leadership position, so I can just enjoy the fellowship.

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mcdave wrote:
Tim,I know what you mean about
the cold.As far as getting tv without cable,you need a
converter box and uhf antenna.i have an extra
converter box i think but you still need access to an
antenna preferably a rooftop one....


Thanks, Dave.
We're renting a mother-in-law apartment and the antenna is above the main house.  The owner doesn't think we'd be able to connect to it.  I wonder if an internal antenna would pick up Mnpls, stations.  ???
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Tim P wrote:
mcdave wrote:
Tim,I know what you mean about
the cold.As far as getting tv without cable,you need a
converter box and uhf antenna.i have an extra
converter box i think but you still need access to an
antenna preferably a rooftop one....


Thanks, Dave.
We're renting a mother-in-law apartment and the antenna is above the main house.  The owner doesn't think we'd be able to connect to it.  I wonder if an internal antenna would pick up Mnpls, stations.  ???


You can get such an antenna online for about 50 bucks. I did. The reception is good with a converter, and totally excellent with a digital TV not needing a converter.

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Tim,

 You might try a good inside antenna like Jim said.you are closer to the north side of town so you might have a chance to pick up a few stations.as jim said if you have a newer tv you won't need a converter box. where we are,we would need a rooftop antenna and still would only pick up a couple of stations you might get a couple more.the best thing would be to tap into the roof top antenna somehow but you'd probabl have to get up there,split off the antenna with a splitter and run cable to your tv.probaby not too practical.


      

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mcdave wrote:
Tim,

 You might try a good inside antenna like Jim said.you are closer to the north side of town so you might have a chance to pick up a few stations.as jim said if you have a newer tv you won't need a converter box. where we are,we would need a rooftop antenna and still would only pick up a couple of stations you might get a couple more.the best thing would be to tap into the roof top antenna somehow but you'd probabl have to get up there,split off the antenna with a splitter and run cable to your tv.probaby not too practical.


Thanks, Dave.  Yeah, I'm not sure I can splice into my landlord's antenna.  He is talking of getting an amplifier to boost his own reception already.
And, I wasn't sure if the hill would interview with reception here.  Before investing in an indoor antenna I would like to know if others find success with one here.  It sounds your antenna only picks up a couple of stations.
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Go to antennaweb.org you can put your address in and it will tell you what antenna you need though i have found them to be a little conservative....

      

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we ended up getting the most basic cable package which was basically the local twin cities channels,wgn out of chicago and the home shopping club.a little expensive,$23 a month for something free with a good enough antenna

      

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$23 a month?  Who is that with?
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mcdave wrote:
Tim,

 You might try a good inside antenna like Jim said.you are closer to the north side of town so you might have a chance to pick up a few stations.as jim said if you have a newer tv you won't need a converter box. where we are,we would need a rooftop antenna and still would only pick up a couple of stations you might get a couple more.the best thing would be to tap into the roof top antenna somehow but you'd probabl have to get up there,split off the antenna with a splitter and run cable to your tv.probaby not too practical.


The antenna I bought is made for the outside and is mounted on the highest point of my roof. I pick up 30 stations. Of course, many of them are Spanish stations, and many religious, but I get all the locals, plus a few others.

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We are on the farthest fringe for recieving the minneapolis stations so would at best pick up only a few stations without a rooftop antenna otherwise,i'd tell the cable company to go away.tim,charter cable has a basic basic package,all the local minneapolis stations,two home shopping networks and one"superstation" wgn out of chicago for 19.99 with taxes the bill is 23 per month.i think installation is another $30.you get about 20 channels with that,maybe 10 of them are decent.


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