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Allow Shoes In Your House

Do you allow shoes in your house? Is your house a shoe free zone?

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My job was delivering elephants. So now, Mr. Experence, what does that mean to you?
PS. Are we fighting that war again?
---Elder on 4/4/11

What does it mean to me? You confirmed what I'd deduced.
I didn't have to "assume" you weren't general by your first retort.
You "assume" your claimed experience (whatever it was) carries more information/weight than it has delivered.
Elder:(PS. Are we fighting that war again?)
You are Tarzan...I'm in a new one.... your elephants are loose by the way.
Ecclesiastes 9:18
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
---Trav on 4/4/11


wen some come to my house wit dirty clothes....(happened already).....I git the spray out.....
---shira3877 on 4/4/11


Whats about Herb and me's house? We'alls got dirt floors.
What'cha do when someone comes over in dirty clothes?
---Elder on 4/2/11


I have babies so I don't allow shoes in my house but there are exceptions like repair men and people in wheel chairs. I just swiffer after them when they leave. I also do not have carpet so it's very easy for me. If people knew how much germs were under the soles of their shoes (watered down poop,vomit,chuncks of phlegm)they wouldn't allow street shoes in their homes either. I have never had a problem with people following suit. When I take off my shoes at the entrance and put them on the shoe rack, they always do the same. I keep a supply of flipflops to offer. They only cost $1.00 and even less if you buy in bulk. Or, the person may keep on their socks which are still clean when they are ready to leave. I'm sort of a clean freak that way.
---Marie on 3/29/11


I don't know but I would think laying the towels down for the wheelchair would embarrass the person in the wheelchair more than anything.
---Mary on 3/29/11




my mom doesnt allow shoes on in our house,we have really white carpet,and we have never had a disabled person come in but my mom would prob lay towels down
---alyssaR on 3/28/11


No. If you come in my house I want you to leave them on.

Sweaty feet stink
---Jasheradan on 3/25/11


Just curious. If you require everyone to remove their shoes before entering you house do you also require a person in a wheelchair to remove the wheels? They have been through the same outside world.
---Harold on 3/25/11


Herb shoes is a lot lik'n teeth in West Va. Yall ain't got many.
Shirley if'n your feet bother the mice you can keep'em on.
---Elder on 3/13/11


We here in WV invented the tooth brush, not the teeth bush.
---Pastor_Herb on 3/19/11


John: I read your post from 2008 that you and your wife were starting an orphanage in the Phiippines. How did that work out? I am starting one in Mindanao and would like to know what paperwork and adversity you ran into when starting and how it has gone since then.
God bless,
Tom
---Tom on 3/13/11
Sorry Tom, that must have
been another John. Not me.
---John on 3/16/11




My daughter has had people remove their shoes her whole marriage. It is done at her in-laws as well. I picked up the habit when I moved into my apartment. Family members take off their shoes when they enter my apartment. Keeps the rug from getting worn out with outside dirt and debris. If a guest has a problem removing their shoes, I don't make an issue of it. It is a request I make, but don't mind if they don't.
---Trish9863 on 3/16/11


Aka-- yes, you'd better have rules for your children and their friends, They need to learn what is healthy and considerate behavior.(and if your children are allergic to smoke, you must protect them).

But for adults, who are guests, I'd expect your motives and your role to be quite different. Jesus didn't refuse to associate with "sinners" and "wine-bibbers".
Was it because he wanted them to be comfortable in their bad habits? No, he simply saw beyond the "habits" to see the person. Christians who showed me love when I was less than deserving, introduced me to the love of Christ.
---Donna66 on 3/16/11


John 2:17...it was written, "Zeal for Your House will consume me."

Jesus was about His Father's business and not our physical comfort. He defended His Father's house vehemently.

I do not know what Jesus' ministry has do do with comforting us in bad habit, but my kids know i have a few rules. when their friends are over, they enforce them. this is not to make their friends feel uncomfortable, this is because they love me.

also, my kids are allergic to second-hand smoke. i would be nice to one by letting someone smoke in my house. i would be kind to several by asking the smoker to step outside.
---aka on 3/15/11


In China this custom is very big. And while I was in China I went along with what the Chinese people were used too. When in Rome do as the Romans do. I always wondered if something happened to the horrific nature(recent earthquake in Japan) do you exit the house you are in without exchanging your(house) shoes for the shoes if you wore to the house"
---mima on 3/14/11


Hi Donna, I love your answer, God bless you.
---Mary on 3/14/11


Herb shoes is a lot lik'n teeth in West Va. Yall ain't got many.
Shirley if'n your feet bother the mice you can keep'em on.
---Elder on 3/13/11


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elder, do yu mean if I come see you I gotta take my shoes off????? you will be sorrrrrrrrry.
---shira3877 on 3/13/11


What are shoes? Usns here in WV don't wear them there shoes. Them are for the upity rich people.
---Pastor_Herb on 3/13/11


growing up our vicar(church of england)had everyone take off their shoes before going into the vicarage. in england the vicarage is the home of the vicar. most people i know remove their shoes, put slippers on, we live in a very conservative community that is also quite affluent and its normal for us to remove shoes.
---mark on 3/13/11


\\And just think people also bring in particles on their clothing as well you gonna dust them first lol.
---Lea on 3/12/11

I don't allow folks who smell like: Cigarette Smoke, Ethyl Alcohol, Weed, etc. in my house either.\\

This is one reason why the Russian Orthodox Old Ritualists and OId Believers keep clothes just for church.
---Cluny on 3/13/11


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I don't smoke (but I did at one time)
I want anyone who enters my home to feel comfortable, welcome and cared for...even if they are dirty or have bad habits. I don't think Jesus rejected anybody for these reasons.I don't allow illegal or immoral activities. But I can clean up whatever needs cleaning... after they leave.
---Donna66 on 3/13/11


If the roaches and mice don't wear 'em neither shall visitors. I don't want nothin' dirty in my shack....
I gat me a dirt floor and I wanta keep it clean.
---Elder on 3/13/11


John: I read your post from 2008 that you and your wife were starting an orphanage in the Phiippines. How did that work out? I am starting one in Mindanao and would like to know what paperwork and adversity you ran into when starting and how it has gone since then.
God bless,
Tom
---Tom on 3/13/11


Sag :i understand about being a good witness, i don't allow such in my home either esp cigaretts, alcohol, nor drugs. But i want folks to feel comfortable when they come to visit, and they all respect my home or they wont be back, same as my car no one smokes in my car at all now they are allowed to wear their shoes in there lol.
---Lea on 3/12/11


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And just think people also bring in particles on their clothing as well you gonna dust them first lol.
---Lea on 3/12/11

I don't allow folks who smell like: Cigarette Smoke, Ethyl Alcohol, Weed, etc. in my house either.

I do believe in being a witness for others. However, I don't believe that you need to allow them to mess up your house or pollute either.

I've just turned into a "tight wad" about these things. After experiencing several relative's deaths from drugs, smoking, and alcohol. Plus, I've had several people -- from church! -- track mud and such into my home. They never offer to help clean up their messes either. What animal-like behavior!
---Sag on 3/12/11


Well, I don't wear shoes in the house, because of all the toxins that you bring in the house. I read a few articles on that and it was alarming as to what you get expose to when you wear your shoes at home. It is best to leave them in the foyer.
---John on 3/12/11


Sag.....me thinks i would not be a guest in your home as i had a mother in law like this , to me a home is to be lived in not a show piece, people such as you must not have much company. And just think people also bring in particles on their clothing as well you gonna dust them first lol.
---Lea on 3/12/11


Paul, you wrote, "What does this have to do with God, take your shoes off for your on Holy ground?"

lolololololololol

Paul, these answers show how we are each unique. So, for being a Christian, and loving all people the way God wants, this can be a good reminder for me to know that each person is unique, so I need to pray and discover how God has me really get to know and love each one. I should not try to make everyone a clone of what I suppose is true of all people (c:

"God Bless, Paul"

Amen . . . "blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing" (in 1 Peter 3:9)
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/12/11


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paul, it's an old custom to remove one's shoes in the Chapel of the Burning Bush at St. Catherine's Monastery on Mt. Sinai.
---Cluny on 3/12/11


Yes we do, we live in an apartment & we do wear shoes into the apartment, take them off & put them on the shoe rack.
---Candice on 3/12/11


God said for Moses to remove his shoes on Holy Ground.

I ask my kids to remove their shoes on my holey carpets.
---aka on 3/12/11


I don't like to wear shoes inside my home. I like barefeet. But it is just a personal preference. I would not impose this on my household or visitors,however. There are more interesting and urgent things to worry about in this world.
---Robyn on 3/12/11


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yes i wear my shoes in the house and others do as well, dirt is dirt , i feel that when others watch the news they become fearful of living "period" don't live under a spirit of fear, my goodness if we allow pets to live in our homes why not our shoes, go live in a bubble if you are afraid of germs .
---Lea on 3/12/11


It's a cultural custom in Japan and other places.

I know a couple of people who do so who are not Japanese who do so.

It's their houses, not mine. If I go there as a guest, I follow their rules.
---Cluny on 3/12/11


YES, shoes are allowed in my house. why wouldn't they be?
---a_friend on 3/12/11


Shoes are allowed in my house. None past either the FRONT, or the BACK, entry way carpets, however.

I always request that guests & visitors remove their shoes and leave them at the door. Whether the weather outside is: Clouds, Sunshine, Rain, Snowy/Slushy/Wintery, etc.

Some folks express "shock" that I would even ask this. I politely explain that they can keep their shoes on IF they offer to clean my house too. For the rest of their life! They suddenly go quiet.

It's all a matter of keeping my house clean. If people want to bring a 2nd pair of CLEAN, around-the-house shoes or slippers, I tell them they are free to do so.
---Sag on 3/12/11


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Is this a joke?

Is this a miscellaneous forum or a CHRISTIAN FORUM?

What does this have to do with God, take your shoes off for your on Holy ground?

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 3/12/11


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