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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 24. 21 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Water! Access to fresh water declines as populations grow, temperatures rise, immigration increases!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bobby May 15. 7 Replies

What are their options? The aquifer that provided a necessary element for successful crops for the past 100 years is predicted to dry up in 20 years. Four generations of farmers in one family may probably not be able to last for the fifth…Continue

Web slang

Started by Roswatheist. Last reply by The Shinedowness Apr 11. 119 Replies

Is it me, or can most people on social networking sites not spell? I get acronyms, but actual misspelling, really? I'm not that old, either-not even thirty.Does this make anyone else crazy or is it just me?Continue

Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Feb 23. 10 Replies

The following showed up this morning in my YouTube daily feed, and I have to say, it just charmed the socks off of me.  This is what animation really can do in the hands of a creative and skilled team.  Really, it's what animation has done for darn…Continue

Tags: Kitbull, Pixar, Disney

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 24, 2019 at 7:35pm

Tom, adulthood often becomes rush to plan the weekly menu for the family, rush to the store and try to stay inside my budget, rush to get to the doctor or dentist in time, rush to fill my pill boxes before I run out, rush to get the dinner prepared in time to suit everyone's needs, rush to get out of the kitchen before 9:00 PM, rush to get the laundry done for everyone and not get a wool sock mixed up in the hot water load, rush to clean up messes others make and leave behind, rush to get to bed before 10:00 PM. 
Ya! Adulthood is different than childhood. When I have the company of my great-granddaughter, I can see and smell the flowers. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 22, 2019 at 10:19pm

Thanks for the lovely report of you day with Brooklyn, Joan.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 22, 2019 at 3:44pm

A postscript:

Before children become teenagers, Ma and Pa Nature replace their blood with hormones.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 22, 2019 at 3:12pm

We all know what happens as [children] get older.”

They become teenagers.

Their “terrible two’s” warn us.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2019 at 1:05pm

Thanks, Joan. I re-saved the photo you made and re-uploaded it. That worked a treat.

I've dug out my old harmonica and hope to entertain James with that, if I can remember any tunes.

Comment by Patricia on May 22, 2019 at 12:25pm

I like that larger photo of you, Ian. Too bad they have to be so small for the avatars.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2019 at 9:54am

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2019 at 9:51am

Children are such fun. I'm going to see my grandson James at the end of the month. I've been told that he's started walking and getting into everything.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 22, 2019 at 7:21am

Ian, I've had that photo problem before. Never did figure out how to fix it.

Joan, it's so sweet that children are "blind" to age, race, religion, etc., of playmates. We all know what happens as they get older.

Comment by Plinius on May 22, 2019 at 7:01am

Every time you're paying attention to what children see, or people, or animals, you find you're in another place. That fun never ends, Tom.

 

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