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New Carpet and Linoleum

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We’ve spent the last two days with the installation of carpet and linoleum and as those of you who have ever experienced such things know- it’s basically emptying the house to move and then moving back in.

So, the explanation for my slight engagement the last few days.  Rest assured, though, that by tomorrow I will return to my normal 5 a.m to 10 p.m. work schedule.

Have a happy evening.

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October 30, 2014 at 17:59

Posted in Modern Culture

#ICYMI- Why I Don’t Observe Halloween

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I’d add one to Brian’s fine list (a list, I have to tell you, which is just -fantastic).

#11- It’s a stupid holiday.

Go see Brian’s 10 reasons why he doesn’t celebrate the stupid holiday.

Written by Jim

October 30, 2014 at 07:59

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Happy National Candy Corn Day!

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October 30, 2014 at 06:51

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True Friendship

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October 29, 2014 at 21:31

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Don’t Give Your Money to the Red Cross

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They won’t use it for the reasons they tell you.

Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help — donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross.

President Obama, like most elected officials and celebrities, vouched for the organization,encouraging people to give.

In the months after the disaster, the Red Cross touted its success in delivering food, clothes and shelter to tens of thousands of people left homeless by the storm. Gail McGovern, the Red Cross president and CEO, told NBC News two weeks after the storm: “I think that we are near flawless so far in this operation.”

The truth, however, is different.

Read it all- and don’t give anything to the Red Cross if you don’t want it to be misused.  And I happen to know at first hand how deceptive they are.  When we had a tornado some years back they were equally disinterested in anything but getting credit.  Indeed, the baptist disaster relief folk prepared, boxed, and provided hundreds and hundreds of meals and the red cross distributed them- and when the story was reported in the news, the red cross talked about how it had provided meals for many. With nary a word of the baptists who had actually done everything but hand the boxes out. I learned then that the red cross was not what it wanted me to think it was.

Written by Jim

October 29, 2014 at 15:29

Posted in Modern Culture

Logos 6

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Jim:

Torrey’s take.

Originally posted on Philonica et Neotestamentica:

Yesterday version 6 of Logos Bible Software was launched. After only two years with version 4,  they obviously found that it was due time to present an improved version; hnce version 6.

The bad thing about this version is that it requires at least Windows 7 as the operating system; hence I can only use it on one of my machines now. The good thing(s) might be the goodies they  have put into the program. I must admit, I had not yet gotten to know all the features of version 5; now I “have to” adapt to version 6. After some struggling to get in contact with the Logos server last night, I finally managed to get through, and I had the new version downloaded.

There are several ways of upgrading (see https://www.logos.com/ways-to-move-to-Logos-6), from just getting the new motor (you have to wait a little for that), to upgrading to some (very)…

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October 29, 2014 at 08:56

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The sblaar14 Meeting App

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October 29, 2014 at 06:36

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