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dreams Parting is such sweet sorrow
There was a beautiful brunette girl. I asked her to be my secretary. My friend was there. My coworker and I were working on a project and wanted a secretary because neither of us wanted to take all the notes that were required. There was a girl we knew of who was a librarian who we thought might enjoy the work so we went to ask her. I'd only talked to her once or twice before. The building she worked in was massive; I saw my friend and I walking up the stairs and entering into a huge chamber with windows on all sides and hundreds of desks and people working. She was sitting at an information desk next to the stairs. We explained our situation and she said she'd be happy to help. We all talked for a few minutes, then my friend disappeared, leaving only me and her. She was gorgeous but humble, and smart as a whip - at least as smart as me. Brunette with beautiful brown eyes, perfect lips, and a perfect soul. Previously we had talked about poetry and I had told her about a class... (more)
preacher314 war is ugly
War is always ugly. The loss of innocent lives is never
easy to swallow. And yet, as tanks open fire on the
humble homes of the Gazan poor and rockets rain
down on a terrified Israeli populace we are compelled
to ask, â€śHow do we keep coming back to this profane
and violent place called war?â€ť Why do we consistently
and continually fail to understand the simple principles
of our own faith and the faiths of those who profess a
belief in God?
These simple faith principles speak of a command to
love one another and to have a deep and abiding respect
for all life â€“ especially innocent life. Then, why do we fail
to love justice, peace, and mercy as God commands and
seem so determined to visit such violence and destruction
on our world and on one another?
I think it is absolutely time to practice what we preach.
We call ourselves "People of Faith". If this is true then
whether Muslim, Jew, or Christian, we must love justice,
peace, and mercy as God commands and stop... (more)
The Common Ills Iraq snapshot
Saturday, August 23, 2014. Chaos and violence continue and we explore
how the White House blew it in 2010 and has blown it again on Friday.
Pretend you were beat up every day by some other kid. And the other kid got sympathy while you got scorn.
That's how a lot of Sunnis feel in Iraq and while feelings are neither
right or wrong, the Sunnis feelings are more than understandable.
In the anti-Sunni world so many of us live in, Iraq's problems started a
few weeks ago. The last four years didn't matter, the targeting of
Sunnis didn't matter.
Friday, a horrifying event took place and if it were known to be carried
out by the Islamic State, the White House would be condemning it in
strong terms -- as they have so many times before.
AP reports an attack on Imam Wais Village's Mosque has left 65 dead and sixty injured. RT says it was an attack carried out by a Shi'ite militia and reminds, "In July, Shia armed groups... (more)
Daily Devotion The Line Between Faith And Doubt
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Today's Chapters: Jeremiah 40-42
Message Title: The Line Between Faith And Doubt
Hello My Friend,
Just this morning I was praising God for the client that was coming, but when she did not arrive on time I began fussing at Him about getting me excited for nothing. Five minutes later she arrived, and let me tell you, I felt horrible for the way I spoke to Him. There is a fine line between faith and doubt, while we truly have faith that, with God all things are possible, quite often we doubt that they are possible for us. I imagine it's really not that we doubt God, it's that any faithful Christian will find it unbelievable that God would really do anything that amazing for them. The truth is, faith is what excites God to do the impossible in us, doubt may not stop Him, but it does slow Him down. â€śBut without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek... (more)
Janey Godley Janey Godleyâ€™s Podcast Episode 214
(Please be aware that this Podcast Contains strong language) In episode 214 of Janey Godley's podcast the comedy mother and daughter have their last recording from the Edinburgh Fringe. They talk taxi queue fights, late night food, stupid reviewers and we have an appearance of the COCK BANDIT! Janey discusses her 6 day headache and demands a beach holiday and gets mixed up with news about the beheading of a bush in Liverpool and real serious news. Ashley tells us how she feels about performing every night and how she never got to eat Michelin starred food in the Capital. The both discuss the ice bucket challenge. Mother and Daughter comedy team get to natter and the world gets to hear it on Janey Godleyâ€™s podcasts, expect some bawdy language and home truths, as Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie lead you down the roads less taken in their fantastic weekly podcast. Listen as mother and daughter banter, bait and burst with laughter. Janey Godley Podcast at: Episode 214 Check out our... (more)