Where were you and what was going on in your life 20 years ago??

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  1. annsni

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    Someone posted this on another board and I thought it was really interesting to see the different responses.

    20 years ago, I was 23 year old and married for 3.5 years. DH and I were beginning the struggle with infertility although I would be pregnant that June (I was 24 by that time - birthday in May). My husband had started his business a few months before, quitting his job and so I was the sole provider. That proved to be a bit scary when I lost my job right after New Year's but my husband's business partner hired me so that we'd still have money coming in. It worked out to be a great blessing since I was pregnant that few months later and it was a desk job - not so much walking. We were able to keep our home and the adventure that was ahead of us was unbelievable when I look back on it. God really had a hand in our lives - it's so clear looking back. :)
     
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    I was in Santa Ana Cal stationed at MCAS Eltoro acting like the south end of a north bound mule.
     
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    Twenty years ago I was 24, living in an old shack on the farm with a 6 and 7 year old. It froze in the winter with wood heat, water always frozen, ceiling in the kitchen leaked and poured rain. Most of the time we didn't ahve a car to even get ourselves to the grocery we had to ask someone to take us. We always did without and never had enough of anything including food, my husband and I frequently went hungry so the kids could eat. Two years later he (husband)was able to get a better job and we moved, house wasn't a lot better, but it had hot and cold water and a bathroom. And out kids never went to bed hungry.
    Not one christian, not one church ever helped us. And the one time we asked for help, because the food stamps were late the worker made a mistake and they didn't come until Dec 23, we were yelled at. By a preacher.
    Thats where were 20 years ago.
     
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    Twenty years ago I was a very shy 14- year old who had just moved to Kentucky and started going to a public high school. I was missing my old Christian school and old friends and trying to fit in my new environment.
     
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    20 years ago I was 62 and teaching the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at a local university whilst pastoring Calvary Church. It was three years before retirement and my first of four strokes.

    It was one of many glorious years presenting the truth of God's word and leading young men along the way into ministry. I sure miss those days, but praise God for new and wonderful ministries along the way.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Sorry to hear this Donna but glad the Lord made a way... I applaud you for hanging in there and not abandoning your kids...

    I was in the military doing what soldiers do (and sinners too).
     
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    I was doing much of the same thing just in a different location. Wow how some things stay the same! But, I am glad I changed. :wavey:
     
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    20 years ago? I was the assistant sales manager at a Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership working 90 hour weeks and making bushel baskets full of money. It was about that time the Lord was working on me to go into the ministry. Now I work 90 hour weeks and could put the pay in a lunch sack.
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    Well, I have read that you are a big eater..............:wavey:

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    madre got one of those electronic scales that announces your weight... I got on it the other day and the scale said, "One at a time, please."

    Back to the money thing... I make 30% of what I was making 20 years ago. I have 90% less financial concerns now than when I was making a bunch.
     
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    It is amazing how God stretches a dollar beyond our needs in ministry.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    1989 I had recently come back from 2 years in Atlanta, Ga. I had worked at WSSA AM Radio. Upon my return to Syracuse, I started working at WVOA FM, as a salesman, DJ, and Special events coordinator.
     
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    20 years ago I was a completely rebellious teenager who had a head knowledge of Jesus but didn't believe a bit. I continued on that path for too many years until I finally gave in. :godisgood:
     
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    20 yrs ago, I new it all!!!

    I was 19 and a freshman in college...

    Exactly 20 yrs ago tonight, I sang at a church... for a youth service.. I liked a certain girl there, I came back to said church... I fell in love with the girl, and 9 months later.....

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    . NO I DIDN'T GET HER PREGNANT!!!! What did you think I was like? lol

    9 months later, I married her!

    And we have been happily married for over 19 yrs now.

    What is strange is, 20 yrs and 1 month ago, I swore I would never get married!

    God has a sense of humor to prove to a 19 yr old that I didn't know everything....
     
  15. Marcia

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    20 yrs. ago I was an astrologer in Atlanta and had just been elected President of the Metro. Atlanta Astrological Society (in May). I was doing Eastern meditation every day, and hanging out with New Agers and others like that. Needless to say, I was not saved yet. I was married and had a son.

    I will not say how old I was! :tongue3:
     
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    You should have been a politician... :laugh: :thumbsup:
     
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    20 years ago, I was in the USAF, stationed at Fairchild AFB until May, and then at Chanute AFB.

    I left a church family in Medical Lake, but quickly found another one in Rantoul, IL. I even got to "discipline" the deacon's son the first week there! (The deacon was in the choir, and when the boy kept playing with a nail, dropping it onto the pew, I grabbed it and told him I would return it after the service. His dad came later and thanked me for stepping in for him! The son was GREATLY surprised! And he apologized, too! :thumbsup: )

    4 years later, I retired and moved back to Medical Lake. Been here ever since.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    I was twenty years old and had been married for just over two years. My wife was right at three months pregnant and we were very nervous as we had already lost one through miscariage. I was unsaved and driving 60 miles to work in Dalton, GA, making good money for the time (and 12-hour days), driving a 1980 Chevy Malibu wagon.

    We were living in a small, one-bedroom apartment off of downtown... back when you weren't scared to go walking after dark. There was a Central Park (hamburger drive-through) a few blocks away, and my wife craved double cheeseburgers, mayo only, and Snickers.

    I was a good bit lighter, and still heavily into Dungeons and Drgaons. It was not unusual for there to be up to a dozen teenagers in our apartment on my nights off, and we would game pretty much until the sun came up.
     
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    I was only 9 years old 20 years ago. :rolleyes:

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    I'm not sure if you are joking, but this is so for me. I can't really remember many details from that time except that Dad was a Pastor and had just taken the buy-out from Chrysler. Mom had to take a job and we were put in public school. As little kids, our world was turned upside down. For Mom and Dad, it would be the beginning of the end. They never really got along after that. The only vivid memories I have of that time were sitting on a loaf of Mom's Hermon bread (it was under a towel in the back seat of the car) and being spanked a LOT for writing a love note to a neighbor boy.

    This thread is very interesting. I cried a little at some of the responses. God had really been good!!!
     

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