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Cheeks

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About Cheeks

  • Rank
    Silver Member
  • Birthday 02/01/1977

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    John
  • Relationship Status
    married, no muppets
  • Displayed Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Publisher
    yes
  • Baptized
    yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Raised in Truth from infancy.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    NFL, NHL, music
  • My favorite music
    Anything but rap.

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  1. As much as I hate to say it, I am afraid we will see more of attacks like this becoming more common. During our meetings as soon as they start we lock our doors and have a brother monitoring the survelience camera for any late-comers to let them in. One positive thing for our location is that we are next door to a Tim Hortons – for those unfamiliar it is a famous coffee shop all over Canada – and the police use our parking lot during non-meeting times for their coffee breaks and usually there are 2-3 squad cars there on a regular basis. Actually, a comical story from when I was young: A brother stopped off at our Hall on his way into work one morning to get some literature for a neighboring congregation. He goes to the front door and notices the entire side window glass pane was shattered – he looks inside and see’s a person laying in the back row and blood on the floor. He calls the police immediately fearing the worse possible sceneiro that someone was murdered. It turns out the man was driving drunk, ran out of gas and got cold so he decided to break into the Hall to keep warm. He slipped as he stumbled in, cut his leg on the broken glass, wrapped himself in the carpet by the front door and passed out LOL. The funny part is the man had no idea where he was and no memory of what he did.
  2. Cheeks

    My DNA

    I was listening to the same podcast episode I mentioned earlier and one of the co-hosts said he refuses to do the test because that would mean that a company now has access to your DNA, which is something I never thought about. Is that something that one should worry about re: someone having access to your own DNA? Maybe I worry too much but not sure how I feel about that actually being out there. Being adopted, my DNA is something I have def thought about, almost daily. I know a little bit about my roots (British, Scottish) but it is very vague. Sometimes I think I must also have Irish somewhere down the line because of my temper (and love for Guinness...). Along the same lines there is a company out of Toronto that actually provides DNA testing for your dog. Apparently it can pick up the 3 most highest breed levels that your dog's DNA has: https://www.easydna.ca/dna-my-dog-breed-test/ - we were told our little fur baby is Bichon x Maltese but I am positive she has Pit Bull somewhere because she's a fighter lol!
  3. Cheeks

    My DNA

    I listen to a sports podcast and one of the co-hosts wives thought she was of Italian background & was very proud of her background and was never shy about representing her heritage. She decided to do the DNA test and turns out she was only 10% Italian and 90% Irish [emoji38]. According to the co-host she was so upset she actually started to get depressed! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  4. Interesting times indeed. Question for those that live in the States: is CNN as bad as what President Windbag says with regards to reporting fake news? I only ask because I always though CNN was the highest level of news reporting that all other networks looked to be like. Then again, I'm in Canada and aren't totally familiar with the USA goings-on. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  5. What does the outcome mean for Trump? Does this mean he doesn't have as much power as he did before? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  6. My only exposure to Android was back in the days of the Galaxy S2, which was probably the worse phone Samsung ever made so it soured me on the Android experience. However, we recently were out in service with another couple who re-introduced me to Android through the Google Pixel phone...it is awesome! Like you I am so done with iTunes especially . Did you have a different Android phone before the S9? I have heard that some get annoyed with all the bloatware Samsung puts on the phone so just wondering if that's an issue for you.
  7. I was a big Apple fan but the last while I have found their products boring - I am leaning towards Android which have the ability to customize things. Personal preference.
  8. I've seen some that instead of a wedding ring they get tattoos on their wedding ring finger. I guess if they ever get divorced they could say it was just ink from a pen exploding LOL!
  9. Love it: "Tattoos make them look different, just like everyone else"
  10. I don’t know if it is just me or whatever, but I cannot believe how many women have tattoo’s these days! And I am not talking about just one on their upper arm – I am talking full sleeves down their arms! For one, these things are not cheap to get. And also, what are these things going to look like in 5 years? 15 years? I suppose they feel the need to make a statement or whatever. Even ones where I would have thought would require the utmost professionalism: banking, legal, etc. Sign of the times I guess.
  11. I thought the same. Was thinking maybe just a cover but the edging even has the old gold color the deluxe Bibles used to have.
  12. I currently am an Apple user (iPhone and iPad). My iPad is about 6 yrs old and getting slower and battery life is approx. half of what it was and is dying a slow death. The majority of apps I use are non-Apple: Google Drive, MS One Drive, Outlook, Gmail, MS Notes, Google photos, etc. I ventured into Android back in 2011 with the Galaxy S2 – was ok but so many issues: unread email count not working, Samsung bloatware, etc. Currently I have been thinking of making the jump away from Apple completely and siding back with Google/Android. Of course, the main concern is security since Apple seems to be more harder for hackers or virus to break than Android/Google. Also, the cost of Apple is just insane & I cannot justify the prices they charge. I also enjoy the flexibilty the Android world offers. Any Google/Android users here that can relate their experience with the platform? Have things improved for the better since the days of my Galaxy S2? Anyone make the jump from Apple?
  13. I def can relate to what some have pointed out to regarding Instagram. For a while I used to get very envious of others on what they posted – it appeared as if they had no problems, stress or worries and they just surfed through life with no problems while the rest of us are dealing with a mountain of issues and feel like a turtle on its back just struggling. I felt as if it was constantly being thrown in my face and/or that they were flaunting things. I deleted my account for a while, to get some perspective & focus on spiritual things. I went through a bad time with depression, family issues, job loss, blah blah and the negativity I was distinguishing from Instagram was a liability to me. I’m back on it now, with a few ppl deleted. I’m a huge dog lover so my main viewing is for puppies or animals in general lol! Like anything else, Instagram can be something good or bad – it depends how it’s used and really we are the one that can dictate whether we control it or it controls us.
  14. My all time favourite book when I was small! I remember the pic of Jezebel used to scare me so much. Then a sister moved into the cong that actually looked like her and I would always ask my mom: is that Jezebel...? [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for your hard work on doing this my brother. 👍😀
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