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"Come back Choy"
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:15:50 PM »
Just thinking out loud here ... I notice that one of this section's most reliable contributors, namely Choy (Constantine), hasn't been here as much lately.

I think it's needless to get into the likely reasons, but I wonder if he'll be back?

(Disclaimer: I'm not saying anything against other sections of OCnet.)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 05:17:53 PM »
If it makes you feel any more optimistic, he/she has posted 9 times today already  :)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 05:22:30 PM »
If it makes you feel any more optimistic, he/she has posted 9 times today already  :)
At first, I thought he was trying to get choy back into the Catholic Church.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 05:34:22 PM »
If it makes you feel any more optimistic, he/she has posted 9 times today already  :)
At first, I thought he was trying to get choy back into the Catholic Church.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 05:54:28 PM »
If it makes you feel any more optimistic, he/she has posted 9 times today already  :)
At first, I thought he was trying to get choy back into the Catholic Church.

Same here, hahahahah

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 05:55:01 PM »
Peter, do you have me on ignore? :(

I actually thought you were gone because you were silent over Christmas.

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 05:56:02 PM »
Maybe PeterJ has his "filter all Catholic apostates" filter on  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 06:23:47 PM »
Peter, do you have me on ignore? :(

Certainly not.

I actually thought you were gone because you were silent over Christmas.

I participate more on some days than others, depending how busy I am.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 10:13:29 AM »
Peter, do you have me on ignore? :(

Were you trying to send me a PM?
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 10:04:47 PM »
I was just thinking, the Orthodox-Catholic section seems a lot less active recently.

Coincidence?

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 11:39:35 PM »
Just thinking out loud here ... I notice that one of this section's most reliable contributors, namely Choy (Constantine), hasn't been here as much lately.

I think it's needless to get into the likely reasons, but I wonder if he'll be back?

(Disclaimer: I'm not saying anything against other sections of OCnet.)

Sometimes everyone needs a break.  Not sure there is much to worry about.  He is posting less but not stopped.  Let's face it, forums are rough.

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 07:03:23 AM »
Just thinking out loud here ... I notice that one of this section's most reliable contributors, namely Choy (Constantine), hasn't been here as much lately.

I think it's needless to get into the likely reasons, but I wonder if he'll be back?

(Disclaimer: I'm not saying anything against other sections of OCnet.)

Sometimes everyone needs a break.  Not sure there is much to worry about.  He is posting less but not stopped.  Let's face it, forums are rough.
Maybe he found something better to do for the Great Fast.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2013, 07:49:42 AM »
Let's face it, forums are rough.

True.

Much as I hate to say it, OCnet is actually better than Catholic forums I've participated on.  :-\
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013, 08:36:55 AM »
Just thinking out loud here ... I notice that one of this section's most reliable contributors, namely Choy (Constantine), hasn't been here as much lately.

I think it's needless to get into the likely reasons, but I wonder if he'll be back?

(Disclaimer: I'm not saying anything against other sections of OCnet.)

Sometimes everyone needs a break.  Not sure there is much to worry about.  He is posting less but not stopped.  Let's face it, forums are rough.

Yes. People have been especially tough on choy the last few weeks.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 08:57:56 AM »
Let's face it, forums are rough.

True.

Much as I hate to say it, OCnet is actually better than Catholic forums I've participated on.  :-\

Back in the "old" days of CAF we had some great debates..........those were the days my friend......we thought they'd never end....

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 09:50:44 PM »
Just thinking out loud here ... I notice that one of this section's most reliable contributors, namely Choy (Constantine), hasn't been here as much lately.

I think it's needless to get into the likely reasons, but I wonder if he'll be back?

(Disclaimer: I'm not saying anything against other sections of OCnet.)

Sometimes everyone needs a break.  Not sure there is much to worry about.  He is posting less but not stopped.  Let's face it, forums are rough.
Maybe he found something better to do for the Great Fast.

exactly.  a little quietude and all that.  good for him.   

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 10:13:26 PM »
Back in the "old" days of CAF we had some great debates..........those were the days my friend......we thought they'd never end....

May I asked what happened to Fr. Ambrose? I just did a quick search and it appears that he was banned last year, but does anyone know how he's doing?

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 10:19:09 PM »
Back in the "old" days of CAF we had some great debates..........those were the days my friend......we thought they'd never end....

May I asked what happened to Fr. Ambrose? I just did a quick search and it appears that he was banned last year, but does anyone know how he's doing?

Don't ask; won't tell.

Back to the topic:

Choy, I am glad that you are still posting here.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 11:39:24 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 11:59:15 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 05:42:38 AM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Welcome back!
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2013, 07:15:17 AM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Holy smokes! You're Fr. Ambrose?
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2013, 07:17:45 AM »
;D

Sorry,  :-[ occasionally my sense of humor goes a little weird.  8)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2013, 05:50:55 PM »
;D

Sorry,  :-[ occasionally my sense of humor goes a little weird.  8)

Peter, it would have been better in context if you had said "wait, you're Choy?"  But this is all water under the bridge   >:(      :laugh:
[occasionally my sense of humore goes a little weird also]  ;)   

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 05:52:57 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Everyone cares except for the few evil pretend-Orthodox that we have around here.  Glad to have you back.

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 06:22:20 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

at least someone does  ;)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 06:55:25 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Holy smokes! You're Fr. Ambrose?

It's a diabolical disguise, is it not?  ;D
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 06:58:23 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Yay!

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 07:02:01 PM »
And not to make anyone angry with me (because I haven't converted to Orthodoxy - yet!), but I'm really glad I took the time off (during our Lent). I was getting really confused and unsure about which church I "should" belong to - then when I was away from the board, realized I was allowing others (online) to tell me what I "should" do, rather than waiting for God to lead me.

I now feel a lot more relaxed and willing to await God's leading, rather than trying to push forward based solely on my whims and personal desires. He's always led me where He wants me in the past; so I trust He'll do the same in the future. :)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 07:03:47 PM »
That's a good way to look at it.
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2013, 07:07:56 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Welcome back.   ;D

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2013, 07:15:27 PM »
And not to make anyone angry with me (because I haven't converted to Orthodoxy - yet!), but I'm really glad I took the time off (during our Lent). I was getting really confused and unsure about which church I "should" belong to - then when I was away from the board, realized I was allowing others (online) to tell me what I "should" do, rather than waiting for God to lead me.

I now feel a lot more relaxed and willing to await God's leading, rather than trying to push forward based solely on my whims and personal desires. He's always led me where He wants me in the past; so I trust He'll do the same in the future. :)

So, I was correct that you had taken Lent off rather early. :)

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2013, 07:37:10 PM »
And not to make anyone angry with me (because I haven't converted to Orthodoxy - yet!), but I'm really glad I took the time off (during our Lent). I was getting really confused and unsure about which church I "should" belong to - then when I was away from the board, realized I was allowing others (online) to tell me what I "should" do, rather than waiting for God to lead me.

I now feel a lot more relaxed and willing to await God's leading, rather than trying to push forward based solely on my whims and personal desires. He's always led me where He wants me in the past; so I trust He'll do the same in the future. :)

Please.  I will only say of you what St. Gregory the Theologian said of his father, St. Gregory of Nazianzius ("St. Gregory the Elder"):  "He was one of us even before he was of our number."   You are more orthodox than most members of this board.  And yes, we did miss you. 

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2013, 07:41:03 PM »
^And now some wiseguy will say "are we Orthodox in degrees?"  The answer is yes and no.  We are all among the faithful when we are in real communion with the Church just the same.  But in terms of orthodox views, let's face it, some more than others.  Personally, I would like to trade some of those who are under the Vatican but are really Orthodox in spirit for some who are nominally Orthodox but belong somewhere else. 

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2013, 08:35:15 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Holy smokes! You're Fr. Ambrose?

It's a diabolical disguise, is it not?  ;D

 :laugh:

(Although I have to admit Fr. H is right: the joke would have been better if I had said "Choy".)
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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2013, 10:20:14 PM »
:laugh:

(Although I have to admit Fr. H is right: the joke would have been better if I had said "Choy".)

True, but I at least still laughed :D

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2013, 10:30:45 PM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

Welcome back

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Re: "Come back Choy"
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2013, 10:16:40 AM »
Well, I'm back, if anyone cares.  8)

I care--Welcome back!!!  You are truly a ray of sunshine here  :).
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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2013, 09:45:44 PM »
Welcome back! What did the Easter bunny bring you?

Thanks everyone!

The Easter bunny brought me a husband who knows how to make beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs!!
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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2013, 10:00:34 PM »
(P.S. here's the last one left in the fridge - ain't it purty?)

http://chrissysracinggreen.blogspot.com/2013/04/its-working-and-my-non-alcoholic-derby.html
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