You already know that social media outlets are the curse of your daily life. You already know that they bring you little information and tons of trouble. You already want to quit them, but you think you can’t.
You can. I did.
Let go of them. In their place:
It works. I promise. Money back guarantee.
16686 - Resources I own in Logos
16641 - Those that are available in the mobile version
16627 - Those that are downloaded to my iPad Pro
14 - Available in mobile app, but not downloadable
When I started using Logos, I craved a CD drive so I wouldn’t have to swap floppies. Now I have almost all my resources on an iPad. It’s better than Star Trek.
My iPad still has almost 600 GB of storage remaining. Maybe I didn’t need 1 TB.
A branching, mycelial, thread-like hyphae, spreading organically through the human arbour; meandering through the fields, bridging the rivers, tunnelling under obstacles and crowded city streets. Short, pleasant walks at either end. Carts and (electric) buggies to provide doorstep-to-doorstep for the halt and feeble. The odd electrical hay wagon.
Using NetNewsWire full-time now on the Mac. My biggest issue has been sending an item to Pinboard, which I use as my Read Later Service. Spillo provides a nice share-to-pinboard service which works the way I want it to work.
Photos you can only see in a feed
Homelessness Up 12% In Los Angeles County, The rise comes despite two voter-approved tax hikes and more than $600 million spent last year on social services and new supportive housing. Officials blame rising rents and evictions.
Israel was exiled to Assyria and wiped out. Judah was exiled to Babylonia for half a century and was never again a truly independent kingdom except for the short Maccabean period, which was not so hot in its own right.
Why these periods of exile?
Because the bulk of Israel/Judah did not obey God. They were influenced by the culture around them to the extent that they became part of it. They gave service to God, but also to the cultural gods around them. They were in the world and part of the world.
“In the world and not of the world.” It sounds like one of those extra-biblical aphorisms that Christians are fond of, like “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” But it isn’t that way at all. It’s embedded in the prayer of Jesus for his disciples (and for us) in John 17. Read it if you don’t believe me.
Well, in my opinion we (the church) are not doing any better than the Israelites did at that thing. We are every bit part of the world.
We crave acceptance by the culture. We water down our message. We offer cheap grace and we partake of it fully. We modify our culture so it is acceptable the the bigger culture. We try to control the culture through political means. We certainly don’t want to be seen as different. We are more interested in being a club than being a church, a social network of people like us.
It seems we are unable to live in the world without becoming part of it. Just like Israel and Judah.
Why would God be pleased with the church any more than he was with Israel?
I shouldn’t be surprised if God decided to exile our part of his church into some foreign and awful place and let us stew in that for a while. I shouldn’t be surprised if it happens soon, or even if it has already begun.
That might be what we need.
Inspired by the photo of sweaters, I looked for other combinations of colors in the house. This combo is much softer, but just as random.
I can’t remember who around here mentioned Vulfpeck, but thank you.
Carol had laid some clothing on a chair in the living room, probably bound for Goodwill. The juxtaposition of colors caught my eye.