It is a rather cool position to be in when it comes to being the first at anything.
I’m not entirily sure about the structure of this site when it comes to things that have been broken or disabled. But, I do know that the URL link has never worked since I’ve been present (not to say that it never did). I found the only way to upload a GIF is strait from the desktop (this only applies to the matter of avatars only). Other URL links seem to work as they should (such as using them in the Public Profile, etc).
Hey, thanks for comming by.
I am the originator of all moving avatars on help.com
i first discovered and revealed them before anyone else, and before everyone with a post that told them all how to do it.
You certainly have been around for quite a while, no doubt. Though, I’ve been aware of GIF file, since GIF file birth. It’s too bad people don’t have such a simple skill. I think avatars would be more interesting than they are if they did.
Thank you for praying for me, and taking the time to respond.
I keep starting to type things and then realizing you will probably take offense to them. I guess I will just say that if what you say is true I am going to have to learn it the hard way. When I first began to doubt, I prayed often that if I was missing something, if there was a better way of understanding, that God might bring me to it and keep me close to Him. I prayed for His help because I knew my mind alone was weak and prone to all sorts of faults. In the end, when it still didn’t make sense to me and the help I asked for didn’t seem to appear, I prayed a sort of goodbye prayer. I told God that I felt like I couldn’t believe in Him anymore. I told Him I was going to see where I could get on my own strength. And I told Him that if I was wrong, He shouldn’t help me out one bit. That if He was there, and I turned my back on Him anyway, that I would deserve it if my life fell to pieces, and that if that happened I would know He was there, and know I had to return to Him.
It’s been over a year since I said my last prayer, and I think things are going better than ever.
That’s not to say it couldn’t all fall apart tomorrow. But if it does, I’ll know why.
I guess I don’t really understand the value of justice. Putting the perpetrator in prison can’t give the victim back whatever has been taken from them. And if the imprisonment is not to teach a lesson, then it’s doing no good for the perpetrator, either. I don’t see who it is helping.
I know. I know that’s what you believe, and I know you are telling me this because you don’t want to see me fall down that dark path of sin when I could be enjoying God’s grace and love even now. Thank you for caring enough about me to try to sway me to the path you believe to be best for me.
But that is no longer what I believe to be best for me, and so I will continue to live in my way despite your cautions. As for why my beliefs changed, the simplest answer is I could no longer accept that a Loving God would demand an eternal punishment for anything. Even for not believing in Him. Because punishment, to me, is about improvement, is about learning to do things better next time. Eternal punishment means there is no second chance, there is no next time.
And once I stopped believing and life continued to be joyful, rewarding, meaningful and not the black and hopeless abyss I thought it would be without my Father, I knew I’d made the right choice in leaving.
It’s okay if none of that makes sense to you, or if you think I’m being ridiculous. I don’t mind. I hope you won’t mind that I’m answering as honestly as I can.
I have done way worse things and was able to quit, but cigarettes are just really easy to get. Say you are an alcoholic and you quit, you don’t walk into a bar without knowing you will be tempted. Well I have to go to the gas station often or walk past my fiances cigarettes and the temptation arises. I just wish they were illegal so I couldn’t get them so easy. I mean they are so bad for a persons health. Those are some good reasons you added. I will have to make my own list. I’ve quit for 4 months before, but I used the electronic cigarette then. I have on I could try that again. Did your mom go cold turkey when she quit or did she use another method?
Not so good. It should get better though. We shall see I’m not giving up. I just need more self control which is hard right now because life’s so stressful right now. I got advice from mindhealer to quit cold turkey so that may be what’s best for me. I quit for a day and finally gave in. I just feel I must need more motivation. I live with a smoker too so that doesn’t help.