cats.pm was down for several days, so I sat it out. Glad to see it's back up.
Work went fast and efficient this morning. Then it slowed down to a crawl about 4 pm. Good enough for me.

#work #productivity

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"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership." —John Kenneth Galbraith

So the question is, what is the major anxiety of people in our time?

#leadership #big questions
Mike Macgirvin
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Where do we even start?
Maria Karlsen
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I think in this time much revolves about your Self. You should fulfill yourself, be strong, smart, beautiful, inspiring. Let noone defeat you, let nothing get in your way. You have endless possibilities and you need to do something amazing of them. You need to be shiny and without flaws like what you share on social media. You should not let anyone know your weaknesses, your doubts, your pain and your secret desires. You should be a photoshopped version of yourself in every aspect. Focus is not on the world, your surroundings or other people - focus ison you only. There you have the stress of today.
a photoshopped version of yourself in every aspect.

Good way of putting it.

Psalm 119:147-148 - Private Devotion - Don Treadway
1. Great men of God were noted for engaging in private devotions
a. Isaac meditated in the field at evening - Genesis 24:63
b. David prayed three times daily, meditated on his bed at night - Psalm 55:17; 63:6
c. Daniel's custom was to pray three times daily - Daniel 6:10
2. Private devotions are encouraged by the Son of God
a. Jesus sought solitary places at early morn and late night - Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12
b. He counseled His disciples to pray in secret - Matthew 6:6
3. You may faithfully attend public worship with God's people, but do you also take the time to engage in daily, private devotions?

#outlines #Psalms #Psalm 119

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1. Have looked a couple of times along streets between home and the office for possible rental options. It won't be an easy move from the office.

2. A number of people liked my Practicing Proverbs post for chapter 2. Someday I'll complete the whole 31 chapters, maybe.

3. Weight has inched up a bit in the last few days. Not a happy eater.

4. Had to go downtown this morning for a chore. Takes a while to get even a few blocks. Lights, traffic, pedestrians. Now I remember why I avoid going there.

5. Does anybody else out there ever eat a breakfast-type meal at night? It's eggs and bacon time for us this evening. And The Missus's zucchini and cinnamon bread. See Item 3 above.

6. An original item:
The rocks rose like warriors' spears,
Tree limbs snaked downward to heighten their fears,
Darkness dogged their faltering backs,
The jungle swallowed their souls and tracks.

7. A Bible verse:
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Proverbs 12.20

#7points #Proverbs #life #food
Mike Macgirvin
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Does anybody else out there ever eat a breakfast-type meal at night?

We have chickens. When life hands you lots of eggs, it's only fitting to make lots of omelets or scrambles. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack, whatever.
Sounds good to me, especially with eggs from your own cluckies.

Introduction to Hebrews – Basic Bible Studies
First century Christians faced challenges and persecution from many sources, including Jewish ones. These Jewish problems confronted Christians in two ways. One, some Jewish converts to Christianity tried to bind on Gentiles the practice of circumcision and other elements of the Law of Moses as a means of salvation. This is the background of the book of Galatians. Second, there were devout Jews, still loyal to the Law of Moses, who persecuted their Jewish friends and neighbors who had been converted to Christ. They did this in an effort to bring those Jews back into full allegiance to the Law of Moses. This is the setting for the book of Hebrews.
See entire intro by Eddie Parrish.

#Bible #Hebrews #introduction
How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds | TechCrunch
Funny that the site this article is published on uses ... FB comments plugin.


How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts - Recode
Supermarket checkout lines — strategically stocked with magazines and candy — were for a long time a major point of sale for gum. Consumers waiting on line to pay would look around and make impulse buys. Now, however, we’re so consumed with our phones that we’re not reaching for a pack of gum to stave off our boredom. Indeed, gum sales have declined 15 percent since 2007, the year the iPhone came out, according to market research firm Euromonitor International.

You've probably read this, but it's new to me. Somehow, this point seemed significant, though I've never been a chewing-gum chewer.


Practicing Proverbs, chapter 2 – Forthright Press
This is an exercise we’ve done with several chapters in the book of Proverbs for our own edification. This seven-fold list might encourage you.

Wisdom (and the truth behind it) is discoverable, 1-11. We can know the truth, Jn 8.31-32. Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” has an answer.
To “call out for” discernment and “raise your voice” for understanding, 3, indicate the intensity of desire for wisdom, reinforced by verse 4. The search must be real and all-consuming, or “extreme” (now a positive quality).

Read the other five at the link above.

#wisdom #Proverbs
@giac hellvecio - Feliz niver! Que seja sempre jovem de coração.
giac hellvecio
obrigado meu amigo.
jovem de coração é coisa  ótima,
ser muito jovem de cabeça depende...
me sinto pouco maduro  mentalmente  mesmo tendo certa idade :-D
hehe entendi. Acho que não quero voltar a ser jovem de cabeça não.

As Jesus Shook Foundations – Believing Prayer
O God, who walked this earth and looked
His fellow man eye to eye,
Who touched and healed the sick and lame,
Who took upon yourself our blame:
Make our own words sanctify
Those who surround us — as Jesus shook
Foundations, let our faith transform
Souls who must face the coming storm.

That's all of it.

#prayer #poetry #transformation

Daily Lift – November 08, 2017 – GBN Daily lift
Every day we wake up there are people we seek to please. We want our family to be pleased. We want our boss and co-workers to be pleased. We want our friends and acquaintances to be pleased. No matter what we do, we should understand that it is impossible to please them all.

At the core of the Christian’s understanding is the reality that God is the only One whose approval we must seek. He is not only our Creator and Savior, He is our Judge. The early disciples knew that and lived accordingly. Therefore Paul wrote, “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

This is more of a problem for some than for others. Still, everyone must face it.

#Bible #devotional #God

1. Ever have a weird day, when things seemed out of kelter? Yeah, me, too. I'm probably recovering from the long holiday weekend, when we had company.

2. Next to my office, a burger and beer joint opened up tonight, with f-word in its name, plastered all over the front and side. Another reason to move?

3. Missus and I tried out a new food truck tonight, with good burger and fries. Was as cheap or cheaper than those fast-food places.

4. I chose the black hamburger bun. How do they get it to turn out so dark? And bacon, which makes almost everything better.

5. A new #TiddlyWiki site is about to go online. I confess to feeling a bit of excitement. Hope it's as good or better than TiddlySpace was.

6. An original couplet:
The power of men and nations rises and wanes—
As they must—for only God forever reigns.

7. A Bible verse:
The Lord promotes equity and justice;
the Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth.
Psalm 33.5

#7points #weird #food
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Twitter goes to 280 character limit. Ho hum.

#Twitter #was a thing #passé
"A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world."

—Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy

Quote of the day - They Said SoQuote of the day - They Said So wrote the following post Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:24:31 +0000
Quote of the day about Love - They Said So
Quote of the day about Love - They Said So

Physical presence provides chemical, relational, psychological and physiological effects that virtual relationships cannot. Our brains change in the presence of another person and their behavior. - Henry CloudImage/photo
Though we cannot love you as we ought, O Lord, let us love you as we are able, that guided by your light and kept by your power, we come at the last, into your glorious presence. Amen.

Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

Jesus, the first and the last,
you are alpha and omega,
      beginning and end.
You are there at the beginning of the year,
      you are with us at its end.
You are at the beginning of our lives,
      you are with us at our end.
work in us your gifts of grace,
bring us forgiveness,
and perfect us in love. Amen.

Jonathan Pye

From a religious site that doesn't provide a specific URI. Or changes the content every day.

@Hubzilla Support Forum+ With 2.8, the behavior to get to the Share button has changed, in the comments area only, apparently. Before, when in the text box, hitting Tab placed you on the Share button and all you had to do was hit Enter. Now, it goes to the "B" (bold) button.

The old behavior still holds true, fortunately, for the posting text box.

Mike Macgirvin
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Thanks for noticing. I've submitted a fix.

Who comes into the world: John 11.27 VOTD | Fellowship Room
“Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world.”

Click on the link for a very short observation on the Bible text above.

#confession #incarnation #VOTD
I'm now experiencing Hubzilla 2.8. Looks nice. Made for smaller devices, from the looks of it.