JRandal
JRandal
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JRandal
JRandal
 Brazil,  
"A marvelous invention, the paragraph"

#^http://fellowshiproom.com/marvelous-paragraph/

#writing
JRandal
 Brazil,  
#^http://fellowshiproom.com/era-tldr/

It is what it is. Let's deal with it.

#writing #internet
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Not online as much the past few days, in order to work magazine and books. Got a new issue of the mag to the printer on Fri.

Did this online today, however: #^http://cristaos.org/m/ignorar-deus/

And this: #^http://randalmatheny.com/glory-emcompassing/

My habit tracker is looking sparse, probably will until Mon. or Tues.

#writing #work
JRandal
 Brazil,  
OK, I confess to nitpicking on a point in an otherwise excellent article, over on HTH, on why there are four gospel accounts or histories about Jesus:

Why have four accounts of the same life? These books are portraits that present four different poses as one unique personality.


"Pose" strikes me as inappropriate here, even given some poetic license. Maybe Wes (my RSS feed said he was the poster, though on the site no author is given) is a photographer. That would explain it. (I'm sure I've left him groaning at my nitpicking today.)

I often use the words "angle" or "perspective" for the different approaches of the four gospel authors. Would be poetic justice for someone to find fault with my usage, I suppose.

Wes's point is valid here, of course, and I appreciate him calling attention to the four gospels. We need more thinking on the complementary perspectives of the gospels, rather than clumsy attempts at harmonization.

Let's read each gospel for its unique approach and for its distinctive message, in order to enrich our overall understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ.

#Jesus #gospels #writing
JRandal
 Brazil,  
JRandal
 Brazil,  
1. House renovation continues slowly, with friends doing the work as they can. Found a spot that has to be torn out and redone. They left after 8 pm tonight. How about eggs and coconut muffins for supper?

2. At the TortaStore, Katia says she'll make chocolate cheesecake for The Maiden, who arrives Fri. We've not seen these sweets in many moons, they're troublesome to make, Katia says. I'm not special enough to deserve them.

3. To find joy where you are, this is the great secret, not in what you have.

4. The past is gone, the future yet to come, the present is all I have, and what I do now determines where I will wind up.

5. Much writing going on for a Portuguese book. Has progressed well over the past few days. I'm taking it in pieces and parts, unusual for me. Not linear like most of my projects.

6. The world online is fraught with similiar drama / As life itself, where people fight over a comma.

7. "I tell you that everyone who has will be given more, but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away" Lk 19.26 NET.

#7points #couplets #writing
JRandal
 Brazil,  
The mind isn't kicking into gear this morning. I stayed up past midnight working on a book, most of the day spent on it as well. Maybe lack of sleep?

I want to finish this book, to get to the next one, which I think will be the better of the two. But this one is shaping up nicely and getting me excited.

#writing
JRandal
 Brazil,  
1. This comes early tonight. I'm about to fall out. Up at 4.30 am, no nap, all work. I'm hoping to last until 9 pm.

2. Portuguese devotionals are written and scheduled through Monday. Maybe tomorrow I'll translate them into English for my personal site.

3. So why does printing 1,000 business cards take three weeks? I'm waiting to hear the answer to that. They were supposed to have been delivered this afternoon, but printer was a no-show.

4. Today I decided to leave the linking and sharing of my writings in the Lord's hands. Of course, he may not want to do that. I prayed he helped someone to be benefited by them. I spent more time writing than advertising today.

5. Honesty means political stability. So says Proverbs 28.2. And many changes in government are caused by a nation's sins. Seeing that happen now.

6. A couplet:
    No friend is death, its hard defeat comes last,
    When down to hell its fiendish lord is cast.

7. "I will bow down toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your name, because of your loyal love and faithfulness, for you have exalted your promise above the entire sky" Psalm 138.2 NET.

#7points #writing #couplets