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JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 6, 2007
I know we're all a lot more focused on counting down how many returns are left (about three dozen coming yet for me) and we're all wired, glazed in the eyeballs, grumpy, and selfish right now. (Or is that just me?) But...stop and take a moment to understand and appreciate what God in Heaven did this weekend, available to any who are willing. Contrary to most reports, He's not about trying to wreck your party. He is most desirable thing that there is, the very thing we've been searching for all our lives. But the other team doesn't want you to know that. He's calling us to join Him...when you do, you'll never regret it. Happy Easter my friends.

Dsglouise (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
Thank you. You too.

Wwtaxes (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
I don't mind doing taxes, or even the chaos of April taxes. I also don't mind being the music director at church. What I do mind is that Easter and tax chaos collide every year. This is the most important time of year in our church - the Maronites consider Easter bigger than Christmas. I remember the year I was in Lebanon for Easter and had to go to church under the protection of armed guards.

As screwed up as our government can be, I thank God I don't have to do that here.

Bengoshi (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
Thanks JR! I was just thinking along similar lines while driving to work. Gosh, it's such a beautiful day outside too. It's so easy to get wrapped up at work during the mad season and forget what's really important and what God did for us. Hope everyone here has a great Easter.

PVVCPA (talk|edits) said:

April 6, 2007
Thank you, JR. But more importantly, Thank You, Jesus!

MsTwizz (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
Happy Easter to everyone also. I've have decided I'm NOT doing tax next year! Too crazy!!!!

Vbcpa (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
We all have so much to be thankful for....but you're right most of all for Jesus!

I lost it about two weeks ago...I was just sooo tired and simply was getting nothing done on any of my clients tax returns due to many "non-tax season issues with clients" that took priority...I remember my day started off with me crying on my husband's shoulder before coming into the office...crying all the way to the office....and finally just did what I should have done at the beginning -- prayed to God for help. Funny prayer really...."please stop the phones from ringing so I can work." God is so...good - and He still is in the business of answering prayers! I can see God's hand all over these last couple weeks. God is good all the time! May you all have a blessed Easter!

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
Happy Easter to all of you (and to anyone who posts on this thread after me)!

Wwtaxes, it's funny you say that about Easter being bigger than Christmas, which it really is. Many years ago, I sang with our church choir. After the entrance hymn, the priest at our church, proclaimed proudly, "Welcome to the holiest and most important day on the Christian calendar." To which a friend sitting right next to me said with the straightest face, "Geez, I thought it was Christmas." Well to keep from being caught laughing, I bowed my head as if I was praying trying like heck to hide my face. The choir director had to go outside, she was laughing so hard. Several other choir members lost it. One of the blue-haired women in our parish at the end of Mass came up and chastised us for laughing in church. When we told her what happened, she laughed as well. It still makes me laugh to this day.

Again, Happy Easter!

Chris2lane (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
Thank you JR for reminding us to keep things in perspective with our busy time and the Lord. I'll be at 8am mass on Sunday and then straight into the office to work all day.

Acctax (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2007
I sincerely wish everyone here a very blessed Easter holiday. Everyone here is just super helping each other which is what the Father & Jesus wants us to do. We should be glad for the mountains that come before us as they teach us how to climb and grow in the Lord. I don't work Wed. nites, teach at Church and always go to Sunday School & Church every Sunday because I need a good feeding of his word for strength before the new work week starts again.

I feel blessed to have found this site just after last tax season Everyone is so helpful & I appreciate all the help and advice that has been given to me. We just keep passing it on.

God bless you all.

Dar

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 8, 2007
Jesus was resurrected on Easter morning, so I resurrect this thread, merely to say thank you Jesus, for saving a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. ALLELUIA!

TexCPA (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Happy Easter to All !! My the God of your choosing give you comfort. And may the IRS not audit any of our returns.

Fondawise (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
It's a miracle! First I find this wonderful site to help me with my hard to answer questions in my business (I am a solo preparer in my home). Then I get spiritual refreshment from some of my fellow preparers! And we are so blessed to be in a country where we can praise Jesus on an income tax forum with no persecution or harrassment. Thank you to the moderators of this forum to allow us to proclaim the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter to All!!

Glendaandtaxes (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Happy Easter everyone!

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Amen

Sandysea (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Oh and what I can say.....thank you JR....I thought this morning I am going to start a thread about the Holiest of days and you beat me to it!! I slept in....didn't even want to work today but somehow I got trapped into it :)

We can see that JR lives what he says....today I want to live my gift...the gift of compassion....

Today and should be each and every day, we should live our life's calling....what did Jesus do? Yeah, he did miracles, but the greatest miracle was giving. Let's give to all...no matter who they are, if they are hungry feed them....just give and He will take care of you.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost, amen.

Thank you my friends!!!!!

Damn crying now....

Www.cpa1.biz (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Happy Easter and Passover as well. A little late though. Everyone stay healthy!

Michaelstar (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Happy Easter to you as well JR1. Went to Mass this morning with the family and we enjoyed it. I keep telling the kids (ya - 17, 19 & 22) okay - this is a sing along....

Now, I am not going to go religious on you but today we do celebrate "His" resurrection which is very, very important - but what was more important was the start of all this on Friday - "He" died on the cross for "our sins" - without this act it would not have worked. Put these two together and it becomes a complete event!

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
"He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (II Cor 5:21)

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.

Thank you, Lord, for making me whole.

Thank you, Lord, for giving to me,

Thy great salvation so rich and free.

Laticiaw (talk|edits) said:

8 April 2007
Thank you for the post JR...made me remember what really matters. I have been going crazy this past season because I was going nuts with work and then on top of it doing our Easter production. At my church, our Easter production is done FOUR times during Holy Week...two of which are on Easter Morning. I decided to work as much as possible the past few weeks so that I would not have to look at tax returns on today. I was told by our choir director that I was not allowed to quit and I am glad that I didn't. But I am sorta vegging right now and ready to go to the trenches tommorow...

HE HAS RISEN...HE HAS RISEN INDEED!!!!

LJACPA (talk|edits) said:

9 April 2007
May I add my thanks and praise as well. I am trying so hard to stay commited to not working on Sundays and fitting 80 hours into only 6 days. Maybe that's why I've been so 'mean' to my office mates and less tolerant than I would otherwise have been. I still believe God blesses me and helps me to get it done and I just need that one day off and spending it at church, especially yesterday, was a blessing indeed. God bless you all as we approach this earthly finish line and daily as we approach His.

Anne (talk|edits) said:

9 April 2007
Thank you JR for saying what matters the most. I love Easter and what it means for us. It's always good to get our minds off this stuff and think about what's really important. I am praying for wisdom in this last week though. This site has been great in helping me. Thank you all and it's almost over. :-)

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

March 21, 2008
Time for a refreshment! As 8" of snow falls here in Chicago on Good Friday...and three weeks remain of tax season, I want to pause and remember the stuff that lasts long after the snow melts and the returns are one day shredded. I'm reading a Jimmy Buffet novel right now, and he paints one scene that sticks with me. Dad is a ham radio guy, and teaches his young son how to operate it. At the age of eight, Dad dies. But the son remembers what Dad had told him, that he could get anything on that radio if the settings were right. And he works and works at it, even stringing an antenna wire onto a water tower to improve reception. He has no doubt that no matter where Dad is, he'll tune him in. But of course, that never happens, and the boy loses interest and moves on with his life.

Our lives are like that. We had communication with a Dad who loves us. But it was cut off, and ever since, we've been trying to get it back (most of us unaware that it was Him we even wanted to talk to!). But He is transmitting, we need to get our antennas up, listen carefully, and re-establish contact. That's what this weekend is about.

Happy Easter. You can come home.

Lancermc (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
Happy Easter everybody. I hope a peaceful weekend awaits you.

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
My sentiments as well.

I wish all of you a Holy, Blessed and Happy Easter!

Tom

DerekCPA (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
Happy Easter one and all. Praise God !!!

Sjpaccounting (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
I know most of you don't know me, because I don't contribute much, just read...but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter as well!

Sasha

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=49&chapter=24&verse=6&version=49&context=verse

Inagpurwala (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
I belong to a group who gets blamed for Jesus's crucifixion. So ------------

Happy Easter to you all!

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

March 22, 2008
It wasn't your fault, believe me.


It was mine.

Marty760 (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Thanks, refreshing to read so many positive comments about Easter. I agree, best day of the year. How my Lord could save a mess like me! Very thankful and appreciated everyone's comments.

We will get through this mess called tax season by the grace of God who gives us strength to do so.

Happy Easter one and all

Tyoungea (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Happy Easter to all! It is nice to read this thread and know that there are many in this profession that take the time to remember! God is good in all he does! Thank you Jesus!

Vbcpa (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Thanks JR for bringing this back to the forefront of our minds - where it should always be - Your "It was mine" - crushed me - It was mine too -It definitely wasn't the nails that held Jesus to the cross. What an amazing love He has for us! Happy Easter everyone :)

PEGGYB (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Wow! I needed that. All of THAT! I have not been on the site lately, but glad to be back. Counting mine and others blessings during this blessed time!

Happy Life to all. Remember, tax season is the time we can make that summer season earnings!

LJACPA (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
I would never chastise anyone for working on Sunday, it has been tremendously hard in the 10 years (of 22!) since I made the commitment to not ever work on Sunday. I've been tempted, but truly by the grace of God, I have not done so. Somehow, some way - and I know how - the work gets done. I hope that each of you will be able to not work tomorrow. It amazes me how I am able to relax and almost completely blank out 'work' because I 'force' myself to take a day off each week and the last three Sundays I've left church and gone home and laid out in the sun on my deck and don't regret one minute of it. Happy Easter and God bless you all.

LJACPA (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Gosh, I just saw what I wrote a year ago and it's a bit redundant (this is NOT about me!). Above all, please celebrate this wonderful time and may God bless us all.

Smokeytax (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Inagpurwala - your group being blamed for Jesus' crucifixion is one of the most horrendous injustices that's ever occurred, and is consistent with the despicable and shameful scapegoating of your group throughout the world, throughout history, for what reason I can't fathom. Blessed Jesus was Jewish, beloved Mary was a Jewish mother ...

I hope and pray it will end someday.

This forum continues to amaze me - our talking openly about our faith. It's so rare.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 10, 2009
Just a reminder. One day, all your clients will either fire you or die. Or you will. Jesus will never leave you once you hook up with Him, tho'. Today's a great day to consider that there are far more important things in life than taxes.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

10 April 2009
Every day is a great day to consider that, if I may add. In spite of our feeling of self-importance this time of the year.

MWPXYZ (talk|edits) said:

11 April 2009
For tonight, "Like a rose, trampled on the ground. . .

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 2, 2010
Just a refresh to remember this weekend. What I wrote three posts up still stands. This tax season, too, will pass. And all our money will be gone shortly.

AEM CPA (talk|edits) said:

2 April 2010
http://www.drbo.org/chapter/50018.htm

PVCC-CCIFP (talk|edits) said:

2010-04-03
Thank you JR1 for reviving this thread today. It blesses me to witness the depth of faith as professed by our fellow accounting professionals each year thanks to your faithfull resurection of this thread. To all you people of faith who participate here, please keep my wife and I in your prayers this most holy of weekends, as we are currently struggling with a family health crisis.

--PVCC-CCIFP 23:06, 2 April 2010 (CDT)

MWPXYZ (talk|edits) said:

3 April 2010
We will be praying for you. That as His will is done, His kingdom will come and remain with you during this time. And this Easter is doubly memorable.

Sometimes we move too far from Him and we feel we are facing life alone, but He never leaves us or forsakes us. He has taken the punishment of the Father's face turning away, so we don't have to. Our sorrows are turned to joy.

Reyesjoe (talk|edits) said:

5 April 2010
It warms my heart to be in company such as this. I rarely ever meet believing accountants. May God bless you guys!

Fondawise (talk|edits) said:

6 April 2010
I trust each of you had a Blessed Easter and are ready to go back to work. It is such a privilege to do income taxes as a ministry to God and be able to help our clients in all the ways we do especially in their difficult years. It's not just about the money. It's about serving God and letting him use you to witness about his son Jesus and counsel those who need encouragement.

Smokeytax (talk|edits) said:

7 April 2010
I second what everyone has said.

I believe that keeping God in our work lives is important as keeping Him in our personal lives.

The generosity of folks on this forum is an example, to me, of folks following His direction that we love one another.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 24, 2011
Just a timely refresh. Tax season as most know it, is over. (Unless, like many of us, your mortgage payment is year 'round, and so are our businesses, with payroll taxes due now...) Your life isn't over, if you're still reading this! And there's much more to life than those tax returns which are now worthless, for they're in the past, work that's been done. Even that money is probably already spent, a week later. How many of our clients had no clue what was coming when we did their returns? What clue do you have when God does yours? Seriously? You know, there's a Great Tax Day coming, and you probably didn't even make estimated payments, right? So what will you count on when The Return is done? And you owe. You owe far more than you could ever pay...what now?

The Good News of Easter is that you don't have to pay, unless you want to. God went to a lot of trouble and personal pain to rescue you, but you have to leave the concentration camp and go through the fence to freedom. It awaits, the debt's been paid. Come through the fence. It's not so much about escaping the pain as it is about entering the joy. Embrace Joy.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

March 31, 2013
Just a fresh Happy Resurrection Day to you. Remember, in three years and two weeks, you'll be able to shred all the work you're doing now. It doesn't matter.

CathysTaxes (talk|edits) said:

31 March 2013
Happy Easter!

MWPXYZ (talk|edits) said:

31 March 2013
Thank you Jesus for taking us from doom to groom. Your sacrifice for us was turned to joy and glory (Psalm 22).

Fill us with the Holy Spirit so that when the hour comes, You will find faith on earth.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

March 31, 2013
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This has become one of my very favorite songs during this season of our lives...this is not the end of our stories.

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

2013-03-31
Happy Easter to all!

Also, Happy Passover (a little late, sorry)!

Tom

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

31 March 2013
Just in case my remarks are improperly censored again, I posted them on another thread.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

March 31, 2013
My thread. Sorry you're offended.

UpstateCPA (talk|edits) said:

31 March 2013
Is it your website? Why do we need to have all this religious discussion on a tax website anyway, even it it is in the "chat" section? And seriously, the comment about "my enemies be gone" in the change comments? Are we all that petty?

Wiles (talk|edits) said:

31 March 2013
Thank you, Jeff. Happy Easter to you and all others celebrating our risen Lord.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 1, 2013
Sorry for any offended. Internet board protocol seems to suggest that the original poster has some control, and hijackers often apologize or go elsewhere at some point to run their own posts. Posts that are entirely, explicity, and intentionally in opposition seem to be appropriately deleted and sent elsewhere.

And yes, enemies. The truth is that anyone who spends even one hour in honest research would discover the historical claims remain true. Those who would want to dispute them will never be convinced otherwise. The best evidence I've seen in recent years are an avowed atheist, legal editor for the Chicago Trib, Lee Strobel, who set out to prove that his wife's belief in Jesus was mere foolishness...and wrote The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith which describe his journey. Like I said, an honest hour. If you don't want to believe, I'm not forcing your hand. But I will stand forcefully against those who would try to force mine.

There is hope against the terrible crap this life brings against us. If you feel hopeless. If not, why throw rocks at me?

UpstateCPA (talk|edits) said:

1 April 2013
My point is just that once you bring it up on a public discussion board you've made it a discussion topic. I didn't read the article posted by Gazoo nor all the comments on your thread because I am frankly not interested in either. What I am offended by is deleting other's posts. If the post had been blatantly offensive, ie. using foul language or something then I agree it should be deleted. If it is just in opposition to your beliefs, well... I think you open yourself up once you bring it up here.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

1 April 2013
The chat area is specifically open to comments such as JR1s. If you don't want to read about Easter, don't open his discussion about it. Just as you don't open Gazoo's discussions. If you want to leave TAXALMANAC and go to another tax discussion forum which doesn't have non-tax discussions, you are welcome to do so.

We're not machines doing only taxes. We have religious beliefs (or disbeliefs), families, feelings, political ideas and opinions. We're human. The CHAT forum allows us a place to discuss non-tax subjects.

UpstateCPA (talk|edits) said:

1 April 2013
My point is not that either Gazoo or JR1 should not be allowed to bring up off-topic discussions in the chat area, it is that other users posts should not be deleted. I don't think the creator of the thread should delete other peoples posts simply because they don't like them or disagree, it goes against the fundamental concept of a wiki type discussion board. I disagree that you own the thread because you created it. Once you post a topic for discussion, tax related or otherwise you have opened it up for discussion, even if you find the users replying to the post to be annoying or even a bit deliberately provocative.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

1 April 2013
OK, I didn't see that. It is against TA policy to delete someone else's post, unless it is spam or blatently offensive. The 'history' tab shows prior edits, allowing the restoration of previously deleted posts. Please let me look at that and make the appropriate changes.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

1 April 2013
I'm going to allow that edit to remain gone. Gazoo knows that his posts sometimes need to be removed because they are too inflamatory. This was one of those times. JR1s post was meant to be a serious discussion, and, as my humor is often off-base, in this case Gazoo's was also. Gazoo has posted his comments elsewhere in his own discussion, so no harm was done in this instance.

In the future, it would be better for a person to call an improper post to the attention of Trillium or Myself (notice the capital M, lol), so that an impartial person may make the necessary decision about post deletion. Thank you, everyone, for your concerns about censorship.

Ukbones (talk|edits) said:

1 April 2013
Rather than inflammatory I suggest it's necessary to bring reason and doubt to a back-slapping, ego stroking discussion on a supernatural tradition, so I respectfully disagree. Religion, especially, shouldn't be protected from dissent in a public forum - especially when one has the gall to suggest the other is an enemy for it. I understand your predicament as a moderator, contributor, and religious man, but the censorship is misplaced. Religion is fair game.

But more importantly, I hope you all had a fantastic Sunday with family and friends.

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

2013-04-01
The "Chat" thread is for anything. It doesn't matter what the subject, it's here for a reason.

If a post is offensive, as Kevin notes, it will be deleted. But, I don't believe that if a post offends you, you should delete it.

If it bothers you, move on. There are more important things to worry about.

Tom

Laticiaw (talk|edits) said:

2 April 2013
JR-- Back to the original topic...I always enjoy seeing this post during tax season. It helps to remind me of what I am really here for...there's more to this life (to use the words of Steven Curtis Chapman -- one of my favorite songs of all time). Thanks again.

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