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You are correct. Most pastors of the larger, highly organized churches of major conferences are routinely transferred after three or four years.  My experience over the past two decades has been with small rural churches that my son, who is a pastor of a small independent church in rural Virginia, (think John Boy and Billy Bob) refers to as “family reunion churches.” Their budgets are often smaller and leadership positions, outside of the pastors and one or two other positions,  are usually filled voluntary.

As to your shoes 👠 wear what you are comfortable wearing. But it takes real courage to wear high heels openly in church, not to mention performing on stage in full view of everyone. “ More power to ya.”  🤗

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Being mentally comfortable in your own mind is the key to wearing heels in public.

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Mlroseplant,

Don’t second guess yourself neighbor. Your footwear choice had minimal effect on the off chance one or two people surfing the net saw you and decided not to join that church. In times like these those regular members should probably give more of their money or time. Bubba136 makes great points about church attendance being down and it’s been documented that it’s down worldwide. Some religions have been plagued with scandal or created a perception certain behaviors are tacitly condoned despite laws against them. Many remember the scores of tv evangelists who succumbed to greed and temptation. It certainly didn’t help the faith community when certain states decided to close churches while casinos and liquor stores were open. All these factors drove people away. Precisely why it’s important to keep forging ahead. Even in heels. HinH

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And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. The only thing to note this week is that I had originally planned to wear some gray suede sandals with this outfit. However, when I went outside to load up the car with our instruments, it was raining. Therefore, I decided at the last second against the suede and went for these plain black patent pumps instead. You can't really go wrong with black pumps, can you?

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Yes, I love suede and gave several really nice pair of suede boots that I hardly ever dare to wear outside because of the way our fickle English weather can go from sunshine to showers in minutes with no predictability at all. My suede boots have become office wear.

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14 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

You can't really go wrong with black pumps, can you?

You really can't 

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On 7/8/2024 at 5:44 AM, mlroseplant said:

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. The only thing to note this week is that I had originally planned to wear some gray suede sandals with this outfit. However, when I went outside to load up the car with our instruments, it was raining. Therefore, I decided at the last second against the suede and went for these plain black patent pumps instead. You can't really go wrong with black pumps, can you?

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Great outfit, and love the Crown Vic also, wish I could find a nice one...

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20 hours ago, pebblesf said:

Great outfit, and love the Crown Vic also, wish I could find a nice one...

I always wanted a Crown Vic for some reason, so about 2 1/2 years ago, I finally bought one. It's my daily driver, and with only 118,000 on the clock at this moment, I hope she lasts until after I retire. It also allows me to stand out just a little bit in a sea of pickup trucks at the jobsite parking area, while still retaining street cred. 😆

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2 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

I always wanted a Crown Vic for some reason, so about 2 1/2 years ago, I finally bought one. It's my daily driver, and with only 118,000 on the clock at this moment, I hope she lasts until after I retire. It also allows me to stand out just a little bit in a sea of pickup trucks at the jobsite parking area, while still retaining street cred. 😆

I would love to find a nice rust free one, but that is impossible up here in the northeast.  I see them online out west and south, but not going to buy online for sure.  They were really great cars that do most everything well...

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20 hours ago, pebblesf said:

I would love to find a nice rust free one, but that is impossible up here in the northeast.  I see them online out west and south, but not going to buy online for sure.  They were really great cars that do most everything well...

Obviously, we have the same rust problem in the Midwest, I just got very lucky with this one. A guy was selling it for his parents, who hadn't driven it much, and most importantly, hadn't driven it much in the winter. I don't know if you have to have the actual Crown Vic, or would settle for a Grand Marquis. I really didn't care which one I got, I just happened to find a Crown Vic. For some reason, FoMoCo completely quit marketing consumer Crown Vics in the last decade of their run, instead pushing the Grand Marquis. Therefore, there are 10x as many Grand Marquis out there that are not cop cars or taxis. I did not want an ex cop car for a number of reasons. Nevertheless, we still call it "The Cop Car," and kids who are young enough to have been born after the last one was ever produced can identify it (mistakenly) as a cop car. What can I say? It's an American icon! Good luck in your search for a suitable one. If I see one around here, I'll let you know.

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Even better North Carolina. Vehicles last forever here and are not California priced. 

My current field, 2000 Tacoma, 2011 Escape and just bought 2007 F150.

zero corrosion all 3, paid 4k for Tacoma 8 yrs ago and just paid 5500 for the f150.

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My commute is a mountain highway. We call it a hill because its only 2300+ feet at the summit. It goes up from 50 feet to 2300 feet and then down to 30 feet with lots of twist and turns. Although my car is only 7 years old now, I thinking about buying a new 4-wheel drive SUV in the next year or two.

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2 hours ago, Cali said:

My commute is a mountain highway. We call it a hill because its only 2300+ feet at the summit. It goes up from 50 feet to 2300 feet and then down to 30 feet with lots of twist and turns. Although my car is only 7 years old now, I thinking about buying a new 4-wheel drive SUV in the next year or two.

That’s quite a commute 

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16 hours ago, Cali said:

Don what you need to do is book a flight to San Diego. Purchase one there and drive it back.

You are soo right.  I need to hire some service to scout out a good one for me.  

15 hours ago, Jkrenzer said:

Even better North Carolina. Vehicles last forever here and are not California priced. 

My current field, 2000 Tacoma, 2011 Escape and just bought 2007 F150.

zero corrosion all 3, paid 4k for Tacoma 8 yrs ago and just paid 5500 for the f150.

Hoping to move to NC for retirement

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