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Post by Boogie » Fri May 03, 2019 10:05 am

I last logged in in 2015!

Someone put a link to here on the Ship of fools and I see you are all still here. :)

My faith remains weak but still alive, just.

I’m puppy walking my sixth guide Dog puppy, Spencer - which is a great way to keep busy during retirement!

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Post by Joyce » Fri May 03, 2019 2:20 pm

Nice to see you again, Boogie. Time goes quickly.
There's a lot to catch up on. :reading:
Puppy-walking is hard work, but a wonderful way of serving the Lord and one's fellow-humans.

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Post by Caroline » Fri May 03, 2019 4:10 pm

Hi Boogie! :bye: What sort of dog is Spencer?
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Post by Caroline » Fri May 03, 2019 4:11 pm

PS You may be the only person who has ever remembered their log on details after 4 years!! :cool:
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Post by Boogie » Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm

Spencer is a black Lab/GR - he’s 12 months old on the 5th of May.

I’ll post a photo once I work out how to do it again. :)

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Post by Ernest » Sat May 04, 2019 6:03 am

Welcome back Boogie.

Good to know that even those who have been away for a while can still access the site. I admire your good mememory for remembering log in details. I am here regularly and often forget mine. Thankfully, Caroline helps when needed. :thumbs:

I look forward to seening your pictures when posted. :lol:
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Post by rolyn » Sat May 04, 2019 3:04 pm

Hi Boogie,

Good to see you.
I decided against joining the new Ship of Fools, although still regularly visit in the capacity of a Lurker.

I find the Christian Faith is unique in that like the prodigal son a person can wander away from God and yet still come back, even when all might seem lost. :cross:

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Post by Emle » Sun May 05, 2019 10:17 am

Hi Boogie :bye:
Good to hear from you!
What a wonderful thing you are doing, being a puppy walker is such a rewarding experience but I am sure it is heartbreaking when they move on for training. You had two lovely dogs the last time we ‘spoke’ they were such characters and I can’t wait to see the photo of Spencer :hug:

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Post by Caroline » Sun May 05, 2019 10:36 am

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Post by Boogie » Mon May 06, 2019 11:17 am

Gavin and Callum (Cavalier Spaniels) lived a happy 15 years.

Now we have Tatze - 6 year old Lab, who is a wonderful ‘Mum’ to the pups. Yes, it’s heartbreaking to let them go, but then a new baby arrives to keep us busy!

Here is Spencer as a tiny pup -


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And now, he’s a 32 kilo giant!


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Post by Joe Parrish » Mon May 06, 2019 3:20 pm

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Welcome back.
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Post by Caroline » Mon May 06, 2019 4:45 pm

Gorgeous dogs. :laugh:
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Post by Joyce » Mon May 06, 2019 5:54 pm

Beautiful. They look as though they enjoy a bit of fun.

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Post by Emle » Tue May 07, 2019 10:06 pm

Lovely dogs Boogie 😀
So pleased your spaniels lived to such a good age.

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Post by rogerjames » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:44 am

Wow - it has been a very long time since I posted anything, since when I have retired, moved house, settled into a new community and congregation and undergone major surgery and passed a major age landmark. Whew!

I have logged on as up to now I have been following a "light touch" commonsense approach to avoiding CO-19. However, given recent government announcements I am upping bio-sec precautions and will be stopping most of group contacts, big gatherings in particular. I will not be attending my church from now on so you may see me "attending" here instead.

It's a balancing act between knowing understanding epidemiology and knowing my preexisting medical risks. I am sure you will understand. I shall start digesting you comments.
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Post by Caroline » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:28 am

Hello Roger, and welcome back!
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Post by Pam » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:08 pm

rolyn wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 3:04 pm
I find the Christian Faith is unique in that like the prodigal son a person can wander away from God and yet still come back, even when all might seem lost. :cross:
Lovely thought, Rolyn, and this is one way in which online Christian communities can serve, by allowing people to dip a toe in the water on their way back!

Gorgeous dogs, Boogie - you must have your hands full! My niece has a Golden Retriever and he is a real bundle of energy. He goes to 'doggie daycare' when she and her husband are both working, which amuses me - like sending him to nursery - and comes back worn out.

Welcome back, Roger - as you suggest, another way online church can be useful is in filling the gap if offline church is inaccessible for some reason. We're not here to 'poach' people from their current churches 🍳🍳🍳, but to create more opportunities to be part of the church!

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Post by Julia W » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:48 pm

:minicandle:
Hello. I've not logged in for years, but I'm at home at present, with a bit of a virus (I don't think its Covid 19), so I didn't go to my church today, and thought I'd see how I-church is.
Hope all is well at I-church. Apart from a bit of a virus, I'm very well apart from side effects of mental health medication and stress. I did come off benefits for quite a while, looking for a job, but decided as I've a lot of stress, plus side effects of mental health medication, it was too difficult to actually work in a proper job, so I've started the process of claiming benefits again. I'm still doing a little art and photography, anyway.
I'm stressed because I've genuinely had a lot of evidence that there is someone who impersonates me, who looks just like me, and people think she's me, but she is my enemy, she tries to destroy my life. I know this because people keep telling me, to my face, that they think I've been going to places that I haven't, doing things I haven't, and I routinely get inappropriate reactions from people. Very often, well-meaning people reject me or react strangely to me, as offensive, but I behave respectably, politely, normally, in a pleasant way, so there should be no reason for normal people to dislike me or treat me strangely, which they do, quite often.
Anyway, I think this woman who impersonates me, who may be my twin, goes to my GPs, who don't tell me what is happening, and she's fraudulently got a diagnosis of cancer, for me, and arranged wicked, evil, unnecessary physical operations for me, that she's given consent to, but which I don't need, don't want, and would never in a million years give my consent to. So I'm stressed. I've never had a diagnosis of cancer and I don't need any operations.
This woman who impersonates me, also acts as weird, but I'm normal, heterosexual, and looking for a man partner.
But I'm coping. I do my art, I go to church when I can, I cook, I walk, I try to occasionally communicate (although I'm excessively isolated [and having a virus is not helping]).
Anyway, about the Lent discussions I saw, for Lent I'm reading Dietrich Bonhoffer, I'm giving up tea in the mornings (except for Sundays) and I'm sometimes looking at the LiveLent C of E environmental booklet (but I do most of these environmental things already).
Picture: 'Me and my twin' Copyright Julia Wilkinson.
Anyway, pleased to be back on I-church. Greetings!
Julia

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Post by Julia W » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:06 pm

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I just thought I didn't explain properly - I don't believe I've got cancer, I've never been told I've a diagnosis of cancer, I've not had blood tests since about 2002, and as far as I know, those results were normal, but I suspect this woman who impersonates me pretends I've got cancer and the doctors are going along with this, without telling me.
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Post by Pam » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:14 am

Welcome back, Julia!

Your situation sounds very difficult. We're always happy to pray for people, if that would help - just post a prayer request on the prayer forum. I hope all the concerns about coronavirus aren't adding too much to your stress. I'm finding it quite difficult not to get wound up because so many people are worried.

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Post by Joyce » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:50 am

The way to find out if one has a twin or triplet is to get hold of one's original birth certificate. In England and Wales there will be a time on it if the birth was multiple.

A family I knew once experienced something like Julia's situation. The younger of two baby boys born under a year apart to teenage parents had been given up for adoption on the strong advice of Social Services. They all lived in the same county authority area and the boys met at a youth event some years later and got talking because they looked alike.They soon figured out who they were to each other. The younger boy had had a much more advantageous life materially speaking - foreign holidays, house in the country and so on - than the one who'd stayed with his birth parents and he was even an inch or two taller. They met a few times and then didn't bother to stay in touch because they had too little in common to be friends. However, the older boy thought he had cause to be jealous and was able to get away with bad behaviour and troublemaking for a while by impersonating the younger one. He was caught eventually.
How anybody manipulates doctors I don't know. I suppose some clever people are good at deception.

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Post by Ernest » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:29 am

Welcome back.

You are in a bad situation, but hope that you are with support, able to come through it all.

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Post by Julia W » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 pm

:minicandle:
Many thanks for your kind and useful replies, which are helpful thanks. I find it helps also just to explain the situation to people.
Blessings
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Post by Julia W » Wed May 20, 2020 12:19 pm

:minicandle:
Thanks again for your kind comments.
I've had a lot of evidence that my online accounts are not secure, so very likely my twin has been posting the opposite to the truth here.
The truth is, I'm well except for mild things, Praise the Lord!
I like men. I'm single, heterosexual and I've never been married.
Blessings
Julia
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