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micro.blog has now launched.

#Internet #microblog
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Daily Christian QuotesDaily Christian Quotes wrote the following post Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100
Karl Edward Wagner
Karl Edward Wagner

We cannot escape from our daily routine, because it will go with us wherever we go…. God must be sought and found in the things of our world. By regarding our daily duties as something performed for the honour and glory of God, we can convert what was hitherto soul-killing monotony, to a living worship of God in all our actions. Everyday life must become itself our prayer.


#quotes #routine
JRandal
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JRandal
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Verse of the Day on the Fellowship Room: "The edge",

http://fellowshiproom.com/edge-mt-14-36/

#Jesus #Bible #faith #VOTD
JRandal
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Today's a holiday here. I went to the office anyway. Quiet on the streets. Found a place to eat lunch. Wasn't terribly productive, but better than taking more time off.

#life #work #holidays
JRandal
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In our reading group, we’re doing a series I call “Impressive chapters of the Bible.” The choice of chapters is somewhat arbitrary, of course. Or maybe "personal" is the better term. Since we’re traveling next week, I have two more weeks to wind down the series. So tonight, it’s 1 John 4.

http://esv.literalword.com/?q=1%20jn%204

#Bible #reading #faith
JRandal
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High temps at #CrossFit today, but we sweated it out. Lots of weightlifting in the mix today. Workouts are good even for old people.

#exercise #fitness #health
Maria Karlsen
  last edited: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:25:47 +0100  
I lost my job last year. It was horrible, my world was turned upside down. But I got a new one. And I strongly feel I belong here. With these people and these tasks. There is a meaning. I am supposed to be right here, right now. I don't know why or for how long, but here and now this is right. And that word of today fit so perfectly:-)
JRandal
  
So glad to hear that, Maria!
Charles Roth MPC
  
Excelsior!

JRandal
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I missed the eclipse, below th' equator,
And closing doors of the elevator,
The last piece of the chocolate pie,
The timing of my smart reply.

#poetry #verse #quatrains
JRandal
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Yesterday was difficult, mentally. The day previous we traveled 3 hours away for the wake of a 7-month-old of a couple dear to us. She had spent half of her short life in ICU with heart surgeries. She had 5 cardiac arrests on Monday, a sixth on Tuesday, which she didn't survive. The parents have #faith, as we all do. The #pain is still present. It will pass, mostly. The tears will dry, and the little one has left us with feelings of #gratitude for having graced our lives, if but for a moment.
Maria Karlsen
  last edited: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:44:18 +0100  
That's pain uninmaginable. My thoughts and prayers for everyone.
Charles Roth MPC
  
I am so very sorry. Words are inadequate.
JRandal
  
Thanks to all of you for your kind expressions.
JRandal
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JRandal
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Emotional intensity does not define true #spirituality. Often, the emotionally intense person is deeply carnal and selfish.

#emotions
JRandal
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"Like the Lord"

http://fellowshiproom.com/like-the-lord/

Discipleship means being like the Lord Jesus Christ, starting with #love.

#poetry
JRandal
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Doctrine vs. practice—must we choose?

http://randalmatheny.com/doctrine-vs-practice-choose/

#faith
JRandal
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JRandal
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JRandal
  
Pretty much my point, too.
Seth Martin
  
Facebook is only a tool that will be obsolete someday. Hubzilla is a wonderful set of tools that has potential to assist the church even more. A tool cannot be the church of course.
JRandal
  
I've been getting an expired security certificate notice for some time now. Sorry I've not been around.
JRandal
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To quote Charlemagne: “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” He might have added that to teach another language is to implant a second soul.

Of course, the very business of reconciling these two souls at any serious level requires considerable mental agility. It compels us to be precise, to confront meaning, to think rationally and creatively and never to be satisfied until we’ve hit the equivalent word, or – which also happens – until we’ve recognised that there isn’t one, so hunt for a phrase or circumlocution that does the job.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/02/why-we-should-learn-german-john-le-carre

#languages #meaning