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  • Welcome to all our new members!


    Welcome to Free Jinger!  We hope you enjoy your time here.  Free Jinger (FJ) has a somewhat specific board culture when new members may not be used to from other forums.  We have put together some tips to help new members integrate successfully into the community.

    * Be sure to read our rules

    * Read the TOU and Privacy Policy while you are at it

    If you do not email us when people that live with you have accounts, you WILL be banned for being socks.

    * We have an amazing set of FAQs  (thank you @HerNameIsBuffy)

    * Since history has taught us since most people don't read the rules, we do not allow hate speech here. That means we do not allow words like retard/retarded, fag/faggot, gay (used as a slur), the n-word, etc.  We also don't allow symbols of hate in avatars or cover photos.  This includes swastikas and confederate flags.

    * Please read this post by Happy Atheist before you jump right into posting.

    * We have a whole forum set up just to help new members get acquainted with Free Jinger. You will find it here. It's not mandatory, but you won't have to worry about being scolded by long term members for making mistakes if you post in that particular forum. ;)

    * Please take a moment to read this great post by Church_of_dog and this one too to help you avoid running afoul of our board culture.

    * We have such a wonderful community here that people do things like write summaries on the families and organizations we talk about, maintain a blog list and maintain an FJ specific dictionary. We also have a handy acronym feature.  Hover your mouse over acronyms that are underlined and you will be shown what they stand for.

    * We also have subforums dedicated to the people we discuss.

    * Please make your post readable.  This means:

    • Post in English only
    • Don't use excessive formatting
    • Remove formatting from pasted text
    • Put animated images under a spoiler
    • Put excessive (more than 2) images under a spoiler
    • Snip quotes
    • No text speak
    • Mark links NSFW
    • No NSFW images


    * You need 6 months membership to start new threads or read our Are You There FJ area.  You can start new threads in the SOTDRT and a helpmeet will move it to the appropriate forum for you.  If your post does need to be moved, please report your post with a note that it needs to be moved.   We don't always catch those kinds of posts right away.

    * Please keep the majority of your comments/snark based on the beliefs/ideology/philosophy of the people who you are speaking about.   It is natural for a snark site to have some "bitch eating crackers" (BEC) type commentary and that is fine, but please make it the exception, not the rule.

    *BEC =/= snark.  If you don't understand the difference ask!

    * Expect push back if you let your xenophobic, islamophobic, racist, homophobic, misogynist freak flag fly.


    *Before you post about how mean it is to "pile on," please read this great post by Lurky

    * Words have meaning on FJ. The majority of members are going to take what you say in the plain English meaning of the words you use.  You will not be able to "baffle them with bullshit" here.  Use "word salads," mainsplaining and your own definitions of words at your own risk.

    * If you state something as a fact (rather than your opinion), you should expect that someone will ask you for sources to back up your claim.  If you use crazy, biased sources you will likely receive mocking and push back.   We do not allow links to hate sites (Stor*mfro*t, Brietbart, Infowars)

    * We currently support tapatalk, however tapatalk does not fully support us.  Please make sure your signature is turned off in your tapatalk settings. If you are having problems or wonkiness when using tapatalk, please make sure to check out tech support forum to see if your issue has already been addressed.

    * We use post count titles.  The first one is "You're Going to Hell."  No one will be upset when seeing this title above your name.  Just make 5 posts and you will get a new post count title.

    * No one owes anyone an explanation for downvotes and they can be given for any reason, from serious disagreement to an avatar that doesn't amuse you.  Don't ask about downvotes in the threads - that's not drift it's disruption.  Also remember that people accidentally downvote when on mobile so if it happens and there is no other reason to believe your post is objectionable do everyone a favor and let it go.

    * We heavily discourage 1-2 word/emoticon/emoji posts.  We do not allow posts like "I agree" or similar variants at all.  Please use the like button for those types of posts instead.  We do realize that on occasion a very short post is used to make a point or a joke and that is fine.  Please don't make these types of posts the majority of your contributions to discussions.

    * When you post an article, particularly from a mainstream site, please don't copy/paste the entire article. Post the link and then a few bits that you feel are important and then let people go read the rest of the article themselves. it's not really very copyright friendly to post the whole article.

    * If you find an article on a fundy site and you think they will delete the article and it may be useful to have the whole thing to refute them in the future  (ie: Kendull's I "spanked" my kids all day post)., a screenshot is best in this case rather than a full copy/paste.

    * When you post your article that you have found, please add a sentence or 2 of your own commentary so people know why you felt the article is worth their viewing time.

    * When you start a thread, making your title relevant to the subject will get you more input and it helps reduce duplicate threads. Instead of saying just "This is crazy" say "Zsu believes Obama is a hologram. Crazy!" (not actually true... that I know of)

    * Please scan the first couple pages of a forum before you post a new thread to make sure it's not a duplicate.  If you do accidentally make a duplicate thread, just report your post and a helpmeet will be along to merge it with the original topic.

    * If you post "insider" information, we may ask you to verify your identity to the admins.  Any information you provide will be kept confidential.

    * If you want to post about a controversial topic, please use the No Holds Barred (NHB) forum.

    If you have any questions, comments or problems please feel free to PM a Helpmeet and they will be able to assist you.

    Welcome to the community!

    (Updated Janurary 23, 2019)

     

     

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    • Marmion

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    • clueliss

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      And the newsletter with Sarah is engaged

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      Dear Friends,

      It has been a season of blessing and growth for our family. We are excited to share about it in this newsletter. Also, it’s time to think about ordering St. Patrick tracts (see below), and take note of the upcoming “Answers for Women” conference at the Ark Encounter where Sarah is speaking.

      I Said Yes! (By Sarah Mally)

      I said yes!!! Andrew Hancock and I got engaged last month! He proposed on the beach in Florida, after a beautiful boat ride watching dolphins. We are so thankful to the Lord for bringing us together and for the many people who have prayed and encouraged us along the way.

      Andrew lives in North Liberty—about 40 minutes from us. But, even though we have lived in the same area for most of our lives, are the same age, and have both been in discipleship ministry, neither of us had heard of each other or each other’s ministries. We are super thankful that a friend introduced us in March of 2018. As soon as Andrew and I met, we knew we shared a similar ministry heart, and we have had two wonderful years of seeing our friendship deepen and grow.

      One of my prayer requests for a future husband was for a man who had a heart for discipleship ministry. The Lord answered that prayer above and beyond in Andrew. Andrew’s primary ministries over the years have been leading a number of college discipleship ministries and serving as the young adult pastor at Parkview Evangelical Free Church. One of his biggest passions is training leaders in the context of the local church, with a heart to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12).

      “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy” (Psalm 126:3).
       

      Sarah is Getting Married!  (by Harold Mally)

      I can hardly believe it – two Mally weddings within six months. Last month, after two years of a growing and special relationship, Andrew met me for coffee and asked for Sarah’s hand in marriage. I was expecting he might bring that up. I gave him a “yes” and said I had been waiting for him to ask :-). I was wondering if it would ever happen. Sarah and Grace have both wanted to marry but, not knowing God’s plan, had committed their single years to ministry, for however long that would be. And God extended those years, which made us wonder for a while. 

      Recently, my thoughts turned to the Book of Ruth. In chapter 3, verse 18, Naomi said to Ruth, “Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.”  This was wise advice from a mother-in-law. Be at rest, clearly God is at work. And this man is faithful; he will take care of it in due time. And likewise we can sit still and wait and rest in the Lord. He will bring about His perfect plan in His perfect time and way. We can trust Him. 

      I had been praying for a man who was committed to Jesus Christ, who was a man of the Word, who was gentle in spirit, and who was ministry minded and would understand the ministry God had entrusted to Sarah. And I am so encouraged that Andrew also senses a calling to disciple men and has been used of the Lord to disciple many. That is the very thing I believe is needed. The Body of Christ needs spiritually strong men to be fathers, elders, missionaries, businessmen and leaders. The fathers of today will be the forefathers of tomorrow.   

      As serious relationships start to develop, they require much wisdom, prayer, patience, and faith. At the beginning, I met Andrew for coffee a couple times. Coffee is always a good start. 🙂 Both families met early on and then Andrew and I, and several other men met for a few months doing a leadership study together. This was another way to get to know each other from a ministry perspective. In various ways we have purposed to get to know and understand each other, because, although marriage is the uniting of two individuals, it is also, ideally, the healthy uniting of two families. Marriage both starts a new family but also blends the strengths of the two former families. We are so pleased that God has truly blessed Sarah and our family with a faithful man. 

      When Sarah and Andrew left for Florida last month to spend time with his family, Sarah was filled with a spirit of anticipation that a next step in the relationship could come soon, but she didn’t know that he had already asked me. It was a wonderful joy for her, and for both families, and for both churches when Sarah and Andrew announced their engagement. We look forward with great expectation to what God has ahead.  
       

      St. Patrick’s Tracts

      St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th! It’s time to be prepared with “History of St. Patrick” tracts to give away. This tract tells a brief story of Patrick’s life, and then explains the message he preached, giving a simple and clear gospel presentation. People usually receive the tract warmly, and they are often curious about the life of St. Patrick.

      Ideas for St. Patrick’s tracts during the month of March:

      Give them away to neighbors with plates of green cookies

      Check if there is a St. Patrick parade in your area and arrange a group of people to hand them out (you can easily give them away by the thousands at a parade)

      Keep them in your purse or pocket to give to people that you meet. Say, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is the history of St. Patrick for you to read.”

      Holidays open up doors for ministry! We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity. Read or order the tract here. 

       

      Online Resource of the Month

      This month we are selling CDs of our family presentations for $3.00 each. These CDs include:

      Forty Ways to Protect the Heart of Your Daughter (by Harold)

      Raising Pure Daughters in a Generation of Darkness (by Sarah)

      Every Mother’s Example (by Rebekah)

      Singleness: A Season of Fruitfulness and Joy (by Sarah)

      Preparing Young Ladies for Their Teen Years (by Sarah)

      Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends (by Sarah, Stephen, and Grace)

      Practical Encouragement on Witnessing (by Sarah and Grace)

      And others

      This offer will be honored on our online store through March 31st. At checkout use promocode: CD2020

       

      Answers for Women Conference

      Sarah is thankful for the opportunity to be speaking at the Answers for Women Conference this March, hosted by Answers in Genesis. Sarah will be sharing a session on "How to Identify Lies and Speak Truth in Your Heart."

      Location: Ark Encounter, Williamstown, KY
      Dates: March 27-28th

      Answers for Women 2020 will delve deeply into God’s Word to find out the truth to questions Christians face today. Satan is crafty, and he mixes truth with error making it hard to discern right from wrong. But when we understand and embrace God’s Word, we will know the difference between the truth and the lies and we will not be deceived. We will be able to hold fast to Christ, and we will be equipped to help others live out their faith with a sincere heart.

       

      Special Request

      As our ministry is in transition with two marriages and some unknowns about the future, we at the Bright Lights/Tomorrow’s Forefathers office feel a specific need for prayer. We are wondering if some who are reading this newsletter would agree to pray for Bright Lights and Light Shop and other aspects of the Tomorrow’s Forefather’s Ministry? We know that many of you already do. But we would like to ask if you would be willing to receive a short regular prayer list? If so, could you please reply at [email protected] and we will put you on the prayer team. It would be wonderful to have several dozen people praying for specific things. We know that many pray for us but we haven’t had a formal prayer group that we keep in touch with. Thank you!

       

      Upcoming Schedule:
      March 27-28: Answers for Women Conference – Ark Encounter, Sarah is speaking
      May 2: Andrew and Sarah’s wedding
      June 12-13: Homeschool Iowa Conference – Harold is speaking and we will have a booth
      June 20: Men’s One Day 100 Mile Bike Trip – the “Centurion Challenge” – contact Harold Mally for details
      June 25-28: Just Men Conference (for men age 16 and up) – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
      August 13-23: Iowa State Fair Evangelism Outreach with Answers in Genesis
      Sep. 25-27: Ladies Retreat – Camp Hope, Dahlonega, GA, Sarah is speaking

      May God richly bless you and your families!
      The Mally Family, Moffitt Family, and Bright Lights Staff

      Tomorrow's Forefathers, Inc.

       

       

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    • marmalade

      Posted (edited)

      On 2/23/2020 at 8:57 AM, Leftitinmysnood said:

      According to the SEC, Mark wasn't handing the money over to anyone else. You'd think that would be a problem for Jeremy. 

      Jer's podcast with Mark McArthur has been taken down. It's a shame that the Vuolos were going to this crook for financial advice.

      eta: G3 still has the link up. That shouldn't last much longer.

      Edited by marmalade
    • Caroline

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      20 hours ago, AliceInFundyland said:

      If expressing interest was how you went about going to the dentist, nobody would have teeth.

      Because most kids clamor to go the dentist. There are just some things parents have to decide for their kids:  health care is a biggie.

    • Eternalbluepearl

      Posted (edited)

      This is off topic but still about the Dillards. When Derick and Jill got engaged, a guy played a song during it that went something like "I know god was thinking of me when he made you." And it always struck me as so self-centered. Carry on...

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