161013 Notes
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40alatariel
Not everyone believes, but the incident in Oregon and the Presidential Election remind of me this:
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Genesis 6:5
(5) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.


As long as believers inhabit the Earth, we need to stand for God. Interestingly, I read a blog immediately after viewing that news clip that postulated that our constant influx of news actually causes the news. I think I'll go back to ignoring the news and concentrate of peaceful things instead.

Philippians 4:6-9
(6)  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
(7)  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
(8)  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(9)  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

161011 Excessively Long Survery
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40alatariel
I was going to post a survey, but appearently, there is a limit to how long something can be with a free account. You just don't get to be bored by my flippant answers.

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160930 See You Wednesday
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40alatariel
Despite the health issues, I'm going to go and see my daughter's commissioning. I'll be back on Wednesday, and will try to remember to post so that those who worry, don't.

So many people post what they eat that I thought I'd give an example of breakfast for me. I am changing my diet to reflect some of the latest research into lowering cholesterol and dropping body fat. When I visit with the cardiologist on Wednesday, I plan to request an exercise program, since what little walking I do seems to overtax me. I wonder if work is the problem here?

Breakfast:
Diced all natural, free-range chicken cubes with grass-fed butter, essential oils, and weeds


Why weeds? I became a fan of "Merryweather's Foraging Texas" and decided to test his recommendations, (which come with good photography). Today's weed was Purslane, which I chopped and added raw to the cooked chicken. Then I added four drops of lime essential oil, one of ginger essential oil, and a little sea salt. It was quite tasty.

Because of allergies, intolerances, and more research, I have eliminated all grains from my diet, and have found nutritional alternatives for almost all the starches.

160824 Survey
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40alatariel

#0050 Random Qs

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What's your favorite section of Walmart to browse?
The $5 video bin usually has a large pile of junk, and one or two “finds”.

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160807 Last Post For Awhile
Free People
40alatariel

Tomorrow begins the class on the Way of Abundance and Power, which is a class on how to research the Bible. I am assisting, so in addition to my new full-time position, I will be putting in an extra twenty hours per week of Biblical instruction. Something has to go, and it looks like the Internet loses.


See you in September...

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What’s the best thing ever?

God's Word


160806 Internet
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40alatariel
Someone in this park is sucking all the bandwidth. I have been completely without Internet for two days, and it is starting to fail again now as we approach 5am. I'm thinking of getting a WiFi hotspot through my cell company. Then, I can have more private and reliable Internet. I cannot get anything that requires hard wiring, so only cell phone or satellite are available to me. We'll see how much it costs. The cost for satellite is outragous. 
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160713 Joy vs. Happiness
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40alatariel
Romans 15:13
13  Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 14:22
22  Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

We get joy from God. It's always there to be accessed at will. Joy bubbles up whenever I remember God and His promises.

Happiness is usually tied to circumstances. Generally, I'm not a happy person, because I hurt; I'm tired; politicians lie, and people believe them anyway.

160707 Better
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40alatariel
After twelve hours of sleep, a gallon of water, and a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt, I feel much better. Today, work was slow. Tomorrow will be harder. Also, our water supply became tainted with something awful tasting, so I bought water that was bottled in the next town. It tastes great. I bought it because my dad lives in that town, and his water is always good. Next time I visit, I'll just fill some water jugs for "free" and take them home.

Thanks to all who expressed well wishes.

160706 Почему?
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40alatariel
Today, my page is in Russian. My words and your posts are still in English, but all the other words and choices are in Russian. Did I accidentally change my preferred language?

I know that a few Russian speakers have read my page. Some friended me, and lj tracked the others. I haven't seen any of them for about a year and half. :(

160705 Crowns
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40alatariel
This morning, I studied crowns, specifically the crowns that God gives us. All one has to do to be born again is to believe, (Romans 10:9,10) Beyond the basic gift of holy spirit, a person must use his free will to gain perks. The crowns are some of the promised perks. The Bible doesn't say exactly what a "crown" is, but from the terminology, it must be something desirable. Here are the main verses involved:

1 Corinthians 9:25
25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
The corruptible crown refers to the ancient Greek Olympics. Winning athletes were given a decorative head dress.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
19  For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
The Roman crown of rejoicing was a much nicer version of our party hats. We get the heavenly version for speaking the Word to those who believe.
2 Timothy 4:8
8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Just for loving the Return of Christ, we get another crown!
James 1:12
12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
For standing against the wiles of the Devil, God gives His people a crown. It must be important to stand.
1 Peter 5:3,4
3  Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
4  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Leaders who lead, rather than dictate, will receive a crown of glory. I wonder what THAT one is going to look like!

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