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Started by BeneBear in West Virginia Bears 5 months ago

Hey bears.

Just moved into Garrett Co. Maryland, basically WV, and looking to get connected with ppl up on this side of the state.
My family and I are in Accident, MD.

Whats up?

5 months ago

Welcome, fellow Bear! What brought you to Accident? I know a family there. They own Art Butler Auto. Good people!

My family (one wife, 4 male cubs) and I are currently in Marion County, WV but we are looking for land for a homestead. 

5 months ago

Work brought me here.

And I just met Doug and his son. They sold me some winter tires and they're going to sell me some more! Nice guy.

5 months ago
What do you do for a living?
5 months ago
I'm a Lutheran Pastor.
5 months ago

Very cool! I am the grandson of a Baptist minister and grew up in a family that traveled around the country singing contemporary Christian music for the most part of the 80's and 90's (they started long before I came into the world in 81). It gave me a very interesting perspective on the "business" of church and religion and a VERY firm foundation in faith and LOGOS. BB's explanation of a lot of this has made me realize I wasn't the only person who understood that there is a natural order that was not explained/understood by most people, even those in the church. "Not everyone who says, 'LORD LORD, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven!"

I have always believed that someone intelligence is measured by whether or not you can discuss your beliefs and learn from others. Most people, if you question something they believe as truth, completely shut down when you question it. I have always questioned EVERYTHING, except the  Existence of God. I have not questioned that since late high school. 

What is your family like? Any cubs?

5 months ago

4 cubs and I always get the "God bless you" or "doin it old school huh?". I say "someone's got to fill these pews!

Yes, ive encountered the misunderstanding of the relationship of the church and business. The church should not be a business, but some people believe that it should be above "regular life" business and that's far from the truth. The Church on earth is a grassroots movement, voluntary. And it takes volunteers who have to manage earthly problems with earthly things. I try my best to teach against the "super spiritual" view of Church and instead present a very organic view.

I agree with your intelligence assessment. those are also the best people to talk to, even if no one changes their minds at that moment. To try and present facts and truth to someone who doesn't want to hear it is maddening. Unfortunately, that is a lot of ppl in church. So we hobble along, taking the long view, and hope that it eventually gets across. Especially this face diaper business.

Marion Co is within visiting distance! Have you gotten together with any other family bears?

5 months ago

We have not gotten together with any other Bears yet, but not for a lack of trying.  The only one I have found locally is a younger guy without a family. We would be game to get together though. 

We have only been back here for a couple of months and have been working on selling our house. We moved to Texas last July and came back because of Coronu. My wife didn't want to be there without any family close.

Like I said a few posts ago, we have 4 boys. They are 8 months, 3, 10 and 14. We get comments a lot as well but most are directed to my wife being the only female.  What are your cubs like?

After Thanksgiving we can get together in Morgantown if you all would be up to it. There are tons of places there we could break bread, provided Coronu doesn't close it all down. 

5 months ago

Our children are 2x2, girls and boys. The girls are 9 and 6 and the boys are 5 and 3. 

We are def up for another visit to M-town, but as far as eating inside, we may have to either find a picnic area or wait for nice weather.

5 months ago

That sounds good, brother! It shouldn't be too had of a winter so we should have that opportunity some time soon.

Do you all homeschool? I was homeschooled until high school and said I would never homeschool my kids because of socialization issues I always saw in other homeschool kids. When I realized I didn't want my children to get the socialization they get in school these days we pulled them out. This is now our 6th year and my wife and boys love it.

5 months ago

I hear you. I was worried about socialization as well, until I figured I could give them better socialization than the prison, I mean, school system.

We don't homeschool, per se, anymore. It just wasn't for my wife. What we did find was a public school teacher who quit this past year bc of the coronu stuff, and she has been teaching K-5 out of her home. Really excited about that find, when we were considering moving here.

5 months ago

That is awesome that you found a teacher!

Where did you all move from?

5 months ago
We moved from NW Indiana and had to make two trips. Moving: would not recommend.
5 months ago
I am an expert at moving! I have lived in 5 states in the last 20 years. Since my wife and I got married 12 years ago we have moved 6 times (about to be 7) and have lived in 3 states (Ohio, West Virginia and Texas). The funny thing is, I actually hate moving,  but I love new adventures. 
5 months ago

Welcome to WV BeneBear!


5 months ago

Hhahaha thx PhoenixBear. I wish WV freedoms were MD freedoms.

4 months ago

@chad-cooper just checkin in to see how things are going. 

4 months ago

Going well! Just put the Brisket in the smoker for dinner and headed to church in a bit. CRUSHING!!! How about you? How are things in MD? Getting settled in alright?

4 months ago

doing just fine. I've actually found some things that have been missing in boxes since we got here which has made me pretty excited. I know that sounds dumb, but its made my day.

4 months ago

Checking in from Huntington

4 months ago

We see you, @westvirginiabear  

 

4 months ago

Yes we do @westvirginiabear Parkersburg

4 months ago

@benebear Every time I move I leave something in a box somewhere, open that box a few months later and say to myself “I completely forgot I owned that!” So I definitely can relate to the excitement… Greetings @westvirginiabear  

4 months ago

Hello Bears. I wanted to introduce myself. Jill Ann.. I live in the Cumberland area. I can see WV from my home and about a mile northwest I can see PA. Wedged right in there. Born and raised here, but I “use to“ get out a lot

4 months ago

@jillann hello and welcome! My family and I are about 40 min west of you. 
I don't know if you all use Slack, but there is a big WV MD VA group chat on that app. Let me know if you're interested.