has written 4 SperlingViews. Currently, Embee is living in Mount Joy, PA and has a little something to say:
I am a PROUD Born again, non judgemental Christian. I am a sinner in need of a savior. I am happily married and I have 3 beautiful children who are in their 20's living out thier lives in different parts of the country. I love to crochet, draw, read, write and peruse the garage sales and the farmer's markets for really great bargains! I LOVE PEOPLE, no matter what religion they are...I believe there is something God can use in others which we can learn...I'm not too proud to know and understand that.
|Life Stage:||Empty Nester|
|Location:||Mount Joy, PA|
|Enjoys:||Reading my bible, Crocheting, drawing, art on my computer, writing...etc. |
|Email:||Contact Embee via email |
It's okay. Posted On: 10/9/2011 12:13:34 PM
Well, I have lived in Mount Joy, pa for about a year...it's nice and quiet and the people stay to themselves. This could be a good thing if you stay to yourself as well. I'm divided in my viewpoints about religion but notice more so that if you're "NOT FROM HERE", then you are kind of an outcast...a sore on the flesh or worth folks who live here...it is primarily Christian/Protestant...and I am absolutely FINE with that; however, I find that most Christians in this area are too much "to themselves." If one wants to be an effective disciple (myself included too) one has to get out there and meet people other than those who believe the way you do. It's like loving someone who already loves you! Where's the work in that? The bible is clear...love your neighbors as you do yourself. It also says, do kindly to those who have harmed you...this means forgiving them. Gods word also says, "Do not hide your light under a bushel, NO!" This means, if you are "in hiding" like the Amish, for example...afraid to commingle with others who may not share your beliefs, so they can see and learn WHAT you believe and perhaps be that much closer to accepting Christ as THEIR personal Lord and Savior, you are then not being a very effective "Christ like" neighbor. Our Savior was out and about dicipling...he wasn't hiding his light...he was letting it shine for all to see! That is OUR jobs as Christians...whether one is "From here" or NOT!
re: Not an open minded area, nor very educated - 6 Posted On: 10/9/2011 12:06:56 PM
I have to disagree with you there. I am baptist and my children did not just "get to graduate" because they were born again believers. It is a compliment to say we "Christian folk" are not "open minded." Open mindedness leads to destruction! One can agree to disagree without getting sucked into a false sense of society's viewpoints, which are many might I add. I have friends who are Muslim, Indian, Buddhists and the list goes on...do I agree with their "ways" or their "religion" no, and I am not going to be "open minded" to their viewpoints either, instead, I respect their viewpoints without shoving mine down their throats. The way to getting others to see your point of view, is to live by it...be an example...that gets people interested and asking questions if they are truly interested in what you believe. If they are not interested, they will not ask but at least you showed them through your actions, what kind of a person you are and what you do believe. Frankly, I think most "religions" agree that we should love one another and treat our neighbors kindly...that's a universal belief having nothing to do with "religion" per se.
re: Bad Area for Asthma and Allergy Sufferers - 5/ Posted On: 10/9/2011 12:01:37 PM
I agree with you there...it is highly polluted in my opinion. I lived there for almost 10 years (In Canton, Georgia) and was constantly ill.
re: Too religious for me - 1/4/2010 Posted On: 10/9/2011 12:00:25 PM
Well, ya know...that is an unfortunate commentary of our times, retireewannabe...I mean, afterall...you're saying it's YOUR right to not have to look at the ten commandments for all to see, but what about THEIR right to have it there? Hmmm...Tolerance. You can not change what others think about you or your religion, what you CAN change is your attitude about it. So, you're not protestant/Christian...find others that share your beliefs. If you live in an area that is predominately Christian/Protestant...you're going to get that kind of attitude and belief...you had to have known that going in. God Bless.