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Post by ccm2361 on July 5th 2018, 3:42 pm

I can't believe I am starting this thread & 5 days into the month no less Laughing

90+ degrees & 90+% humidity for the last week. (gotta love Michigan summers)

Not much to report on my end. I go up & down the road every night & sleep by day.


How is everyone doing?

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Post by joecool on July 5th 2018, 10:52 pm

Just got back from the Trump rally. Fours hours standing in line in the hot sun, followed by 3 more hours sitting inside. But the final hour with the president made it worthwhile.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on July 6th 2018, 3:32 am

Philip and I have been slacking on the monthly threads 3 demerits and kp duty for us...!

My last Trump rally was Mon of the rnc week but no Trump. We had several speakers including Alex Jones, Jan Morgan, Milo (gay conservative from the UK), and several others. Brushed up against an all polymer ak-47! One of my friends who went with us kept getting asked by media for comments. He ended up on local news.

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Post by joecool on July 8th 2018, 9:04 am

As of this writing, half of the Thai boys have been rescued from the flooded cave. No details on how it's being done. Were they taught scuba procedures, did they use Elon Musk's plastic air tunnel, or something else?

Been thinking about someone's RR campouts in a cave. What if the bat guano mountain collapses and blocks the entrance?

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Post by joecool on July 8th 2018, 8:52 pm

As it turns out, saving our campsite at Ranger Mountain doesn't have anything to do with resurrecting our outpost. The children's pastor just wants to use it for a father-son campout while the PowWow is going on. I think he knows the value of Rangers, having been a guest speaker a couple of times in past years, but for whatever reason, he won't bring it back to our church. Perhaps the senior pastor won't let him.

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Post by Claymore on July 8th 2018, 11:43 pm

joecool wrote:As it turns out, saving our campsite at Ranger Mountain doesn't have anything to do with resurrecting our outpost. The children's pastor just wants to use it for a father-son campout while the PowWow is going on. I think he knows the value of Rangers, having been a guest speaker a couple of times in past years, but for whatever reason, he won't bring it back to our church. Perhaps the senior pastor won't let him.

Maybe, you should evaluate if your CHURCH is utilizing its resources (you) properly.

I went to an Assembly of God Church in Milwaukee for 20 years, prior to moving to Mississippi.  After moving here, because my wife's parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, & uncles attend a local Church of God, we made the COG our home church.  However, the Church Council learned that I had been a Ranger Commander, and wanted me to start a boys' program.

I went to the Assembly of God, down the street, knocked on the Pastor's door, and explained that I was thinking of starting a Ranger Outpost, and asked if he had a Point-of-Contact, or a GPH Catalog, so that I could plan on purchasing materials.

The Pastor just-about started hopping up and down, saying, "Royal Rangers! Oh, I love Royal Rangers.  I'd love to have someone here to start-up Royal Rangers....".

My impression was that, he would have welcomed me into the church, right then and there, if I would agree to start a R/R Program at his church.

My point is this:  You may be squandering a valuable resource (you) by staying where you are.  Do not cast your pearls to swine.  The pigs will not appreciate them, and will only trample them into the ground, wasting something of great value, that could have been used to do much good.

And there may-well be someone, down the street, who would appreciate its value and put it to proper use.

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Post by joecool on July 9th 2018, 9:34 am

Claymore wrote:
joecool wrote: The children's pastor just...won't bring it back to our church.
Maybe, you should evaluate if your CHURCH is utilizing its resources properly.

Just like the "new guy", who only had one tool (sports theme) in his belt, our current children's pastor seems to use only one. He's comfortable as the big goofy guy, getting a good reaction out of the kids, who probably tell their parents that class is fun. I pray that it has the desired impact on the kids.

Our church is way different from before, in style and in people, and that's not entirely a bad thing. We had to purge the gold dust thing, along with all the leaders that brought it in. I'm convinced that our current pastors don't want anything to do with the old days, even that which worked well. For example, we recently lost a deacon. Two months later, I brought up the subject of replacing him. Our pastor plans on a special business meeting this fall to accomplish that. Thinking it would be helpful, I told him how our church previously handled unplanned losses. We would see which deacon candidate just missed the last vote, and use him to fill the vacancy. The pastor said he had been curious how we used to do it, and then repeated his special meeting decision. He also added that some newer members would be eligible for selection this fall. Hmmm, it seems that he doesn't want anyone from the old guard to have influence going forward.

That probably includes me, and not only with Royal Rangers. There was a recent call for anyone who would like to teach an adult class this fall. I volunteered, along with what I would like to teach, but there wasn't a wisp of a response. The call went out again last week, but I haven't taken the bait this time.

Pearls and swine, eh? I love bacon, but not in this context.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on July 10th 2018, 12:35 pm

Sounds like baby got tossed out with the water.

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