MaAlet

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  1. Martha63: ****DEAR FRIENDS, IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT THE ISLE OF CATARINA SIMS MUST ANNOUNCE OUR CLOSING. OUR CONTENT WILL BE MOVED TO THE SAVING THE SIMS YAHOO GROUP. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CONTENT HOSTED THERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME OR THEM AND IT WILL BE REMOVED. NO CONTACT IS CONSIDERED PERMISSION TO HOST. THANK YOU.**** Another Sims 2 site down. It is so sad!
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    This is a great add on! You are doing wonderful work Gina!
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  7. "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." — John 14:1–2 The late Isaac Asimov said, "I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing Hell, or fearing Heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of Hell, I think the boredom of Heaven would be even worse." Trust me. Heaven will not be boring. Some people think of Heaven in a mystical way, with clouds and more clouds and people floating around. Others think of Heaven as a really long church service. But what is Heaven really like? I'll begin by saying that Heaven is an actual place. Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you" (John 14:2). A place—that is very important for us to remember. Heaven is a real place for real people to do real things. We need to think of it that way. Heaven is also described as a paradise. When the thief on the cross said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom" (Luke 23:42), Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise" (verse 43). The apostle Paul said the same thing. He died and went to Paradise. That is an interesting word, because in the original language, it's actually a word to describe a walled garden like the king of Persia would have had. Think of a palatial estate with a manicured garden that goes on forever, with every kind of fruit and flower. That is the word Paul used to describe Heaven after God brought him back. Paul was thinking of the best thing he could imagine, saying it was like paradise to him. That doesn't mean it can't be beautiful on this planet. We see God's glory on display in His creation, even in a fallen state. But Heaven is a paradise.
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  12. Your family is so pretty, Beck! Well, I've re-installed Origin and downloaded Sims 4 again - just because your pictures are so cute! Now I have a couple with a little boy. Mom is expecting again. I hope this time it'll be a girl Here Dad is playing with Junior:
  13. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. — Hebrews 11:10 Think for a moment about cities you've visited. Certain cities have unique qualities, don't they? For example, Jerusalem, a city with so much biblical history, is a beautiful place at sunset. There's a golden hue to it. Cities also have certain restaurants, stores, activities, and entertainment that are exclusive to them. Heaven, too, is a city, and it is unique. The Bible tells us that it's a city "with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God" (Hebrews 11:10). A while ago our church was working on a new building. We had an architect, and we looked at the plans and walked through the building. Then we submitted the plans to the city, and the city sent them back with revisions. We sent them back again, and eventually they were approved. Then the builders came in and followed the plans the architect had laid down. The Bible says that heaven is a city and that God is the architect and builder. So when I think of heaven, I think of a real city. I don't know why some people imagine heaven as a cloud where we sit and pluck away at harps. That description isn't in the Bible. But is it possible that we could have things in heaven that earthly cities do? My answer is, why not? Maybe we will. Maybe we won't. But I do know this much: whatever heaven will be like, it will be great. C. S. Lewis described earth as the shadowlands, because earth is a shadow of the real thing. Earth is a pale version of heaven, not the other way around. Heaven is the original. Earth is the copy. Compared to whatever city you may have visited or lived in, even if it was the best city imaginable, heaven will be far better.
  14. As usual beautiful stuff! Thank you!
  15. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. — Revelation 21:4 The day my son Christopher went to heaven was the hardest day of my life, needless to say. Now birthdays are difficult. Christmas is difficult. Easter is difficult. It's amazing how every occasion is loaded with memories we didn't know we had. That day I joined a club I never wanted to join: the club of those who have lost loved ones and, specifically, those who have lost children. People pour their hearts out whenever I talk about this. They tell me their stories, and I have been in tears as I've heard from other parents who have lost children and have told me how Cathe and I have inspired them. I thank God for that. Despite this pain and tragedy, if we can bring a little hope or a little comfort to someone else, then I am thankful God has allowed us to have some joy despite this tragedy. If it were up to me, I would have my son back in a heartbeat. But I am not given that opportunity, of course. So I simply say, "Lord, I don't want to waste my pain. How can I use it for Your glory?" There are a lot of hurting people out there. I know what they're going through. I have found that talking about heaven is helpful to me. It causes me to focus and think about where my son is right now. Maybe you have a loved one who is in heaven—maybe a child, maybe a sibling, maybe a parent or grandparent, or maybe a spouse. If he or she trusted the Lord, then you have hope. And that hope is in heaven. It is not good-bye forever; it is see you later. We will see our loved ones again because, as Christians, we never say good-bye.
  16. How did I missed these? They are so cute!
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  18. Oh these are great! Thank you!
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  23. Oh wow! Now you got me exited too!
  24. Maybe I shall try Sims 4 now