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Thread: The Church Gossip

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    Gertrude, the church gossip and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Many members did not approve of her extracurricular activities but feared her enough to maintain their silence.



    She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon.



    She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there would know what he was doing!



    Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.



    Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his old pickup in front of Gertrude's house... walked home... and left it there all night.

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    I like it.

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    whoooaaaa. Good one.LOL

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    LOL

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    Good for Frank!! Hahahaha....gossipers get their comeuppance sooner or later. Usually they become the target of gossipers.

    When I hear gossip starting up, I turn and walk away. I don't like it, and don't participate in it.

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    the quiet ones ARE the ones you have to watch out for!!!

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    Oh how funny!! Seems to me the words "church gossip" is an oxymoron lol :D

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    :D Just imagine her expression when she saw the truck... ROTFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Good for Frank!! Hahahaha....gossipers get their comeuppance sooner or later. Usually they become the target of gossipers.

    When I hear gossip starting up, I turn and walk away. I don't like it, and don't participate in it.
    I heard of a young lady walking into a pub with an older bearded man. when confronted with it she told them it was her uncle a sea captain. looks can can be so deceiving.
    I hat gossip. no good ever comes from it.

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    I have been bullied for over one year now. Rumors and lies follow me at church but I will not leave. I believe God put me there for a reason and despite everything, I love my church. I know who is behind the bullying and yes, it hurts. It is painful and leaves its own kind of scars, but I am strong. The bullying consists of sending out emails that are filthy...spoofing my address so that church members actually believe I did this. My friends are being targeted and I am being isolated. It is okay. I serve a God who sees and hears. I trust He will use this for good.

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    Good for Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanH2011
    I have been bullied for over one year now. Rumors and lies follow me at church but I will not leave. I believe God put me there for a reason and despite everything, I love my church. I know who is behind the bullying and yes, it hurts. It is painful and leaves its own kind of scars, but I am strong. The bullying consists of sending out emails that are filthy...spoofing my address so that church members actually believe I did this. My friends are being targeted and I am being isolated. It is okay. I serve a God who sees and hears. I trust He will use this for good.
    I am so sorry this is happening to u. Church is not about the uglyness that lurks in others it is about fellowshipimg with other christains and most importantly worshipping Our Lord and Saviour Chroist Jesus. Our pastor lovves to call out people not by name or anything just enough to make certain cjurch members squirmM. He calls them EGR'S, or extra grace required. I pray that this person/people leave u alone! Always know and feel love of Him!

    Your sister in Christ

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    served her right!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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