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    Hey Y'all,

    Stanly county boy here...Locust to be exact...kind of. My address is Locust, but I live 7 miles from town. I pastor a small church in Western Stanly county, so I enjoy reading the Bible, theology, history, philosophy, sociology, poly sci, great literature, and even some fiction. I am convinced, based on my study of our culture, that the Industrial/Technological age is coming to a close, and the Agrarian Self-Sufficient life is something that must be mastered once again if there is any hope for survival. Because of this, I have been working towards turning my acre and a third into a small homestead. I've also begun preparing for an emergency situation, and this site has been a wonderful resource in helping to do that.

    As far as my skill set goes...I'm a mean gardener. I can grow tomatoes that will make your mouth water, and cucumbers that you would want to eat like a banana. I'm a good cook. I am good on the grill and at the stove top. I managed a conference center and banquet hall in Asheville and learned how to prepare meals for large groups. I am good at budgeting and rationing. I'm a good leader, but I'm not pushy. I am good at recognizing the gifts and talents of others, and if they are better suited to lead in a particular situation then I hand them the reigns. And finally, I'm good at helping people understand the meaning behind the madness in life, culture, government, and whatever.

    Finally, I know that one of the rules is not to talk about religion. Understand that even though I'm a pastor I will honor that rule, but I want everyone to know that I would be honored to offer counsel or discuss theology with anyone in private messages. Just send me a note....I'll help however I can.

    I have already learned a great deal from you all, and I look forward to getting to know the "colony."

    Later,
    Jeffro

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    Welcome aboard Jeffro:)

    I am thinking along similar lines as you... as they say. "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst"!

    Wish there were more Preachers who thought that way :)

    I bet that banquet experience really was some great stuff to learn. I consider myself a pretty good cook, however I occassionaly get lucky when everything is ready at the same time. I guess timing is everything!

    Thanks for introducing yourself and welcome to the Xcolony!
    73

    later,
    ZA

    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jeffro View Post
      Hey Y'all,

      Stanly county boy here...Locust to be exact...kind of. My address is Locust, but I live 7 miles from town. I pastor a small church in Western Stanly county, so I enjoy reading the Bible, theology, history, philosophy, sociology, poly sci, great literature, and even some fiction. I am convinced, based on my study of our culture, that the Industrial/Technological age is coming to a close, and the Agrarian Self-Sufficient life is something that must be mastered once again if there is any hope for survival. Because of this, I have been working towards turning my acre and a third into a small homestead. I've also begun preparing for an emergency situation, and this site has been a wonderful resource in helping to do that.

      As far as my skill set goes...I'm a mean gardener. I can grow tomatoes that will make your mouth water, and cucumbers that you would want to eat like a banana. I'm a good cook. I am good on the grill and at the stove top. I managed a conference center and banquet hall in Asheville and learned how to prepare meals for large groups. I am good at budgeting and rationing. I'm a good leader, but I'm not pushy. I am good at recognizing the gifts and talents of others, and if they are better suited to lead in a particular situation then I hand them the reigns. And finally, I'm good at helping people understand the meaning behind the madness in life, culture, government, and whatever.

      Finally, I know that one of the rules is not to talk about religion. Understand that even though I'm a pastor I will honor that rule, but I want everyone to know that I would be honored to offer counsel or discuss theology with anyone in private messages. Just send me a note....I'll help however I can.

      I have already learned a great deal from you all, and I look forward to getting to know the "colony."

      Later,
      Jeffro
      Welcome, Jeffro....

      I share your faith (as do others on this site), and welcome you to the forum.....

      While I also love to witness, it is good that we try to avoid the conflict of interest here in the open forums...

      Don't be afraid to express your views, but try to avoid inviting rhetoric, at the same time......

      Good hunting.
      "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
        Welcome aboard Jeffro:)

        I am thinking along similar lines as you... as they say. "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst"!

        Wish there were more Preachers who thought that way :)

        I bet that banquet experience really was some great stuff to learn. I consider myself a pretty good cook, however I occassionaly get lucky when everything is ready at the same time. I guess timing is everything!

        Thanks for introducing yourself and welcome to the Xcolony!
        Managing the conference center was a lot of fun. I had a couple of full time cooks who were great at what they did, and I learned a lot from them. We did banquets for groups from 20-300. Timing was the tough part, but it also took a ton of planning. I've always thought that managing a joint like that was akin to being an Army Quartermaster. You had to be planning days and sometimes weeks in advance to pull off a succesful banquet/conference.

        As far as other preachers go, I'm with you. I think Stevie Wonder could see the signs, but because of the prevailing eschatological view most think that we will be spared from any difficult times, (edited by diesel)
        Last edited by Diesel; 12-22-2008, 12:38 AM. Reason: Please read the rules, no religious talk or calling out particular religions etc

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        • #5
          Ahh... logistics!!! It is the 'behind the scenes' that makes things work...

          All that planning is a very valuable skill to know :)
          73

          later,
          ZA

          Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
          beat you to death with it because it is empty.

          The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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          • #6
            Jeffro we do not talk about religon here, to each their own, I deleted your comments. Thanks
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            • #7
              Stanly co here too jeffro. I live in Albemarle and work in Badin. Love to meet you sometime. Welcome aboard
              The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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              • #8
                Originally posted by beebopcop View Post
                Stanly co here too jeffro. I live in Albemarle and work in Badin. Love to meet you sometime. Welcome aboard
                That would be great. Maybe we can get together after the holidays.

                Later,
                Jeffro

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                • #9
                  Sounds like a plan
                  The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                  • #10
                    Welcome Pastor,
                    I used to be Chairman of the Stewardship program and we would annually
                    put on a "Free spaghetti dinner".
                    It's amazing how many people will turn out for a free dinner!!;)

                    We used to do a pancake fund raiser for the Boyscouts, so I got a little experience cooking for large groups.

                    God's Peace

                    TLM

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