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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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A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 13. 9 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

Tags: community, farmers, poverty

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

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 26, 2019 at 10:59pm

Small children seem to defy the laws of thermodynamics, Randall with all the energy they have. 

I hope you enjoyed your vacation, Ruth. That kind of thing is very pleasant.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 26, 2019 at 8:41pm

Today I binge-watched 10 Star Trek Discovery episodes. A mental vacation of sorts.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 25, 2019 at 7:32am

I survived (a day with a 3 year old grandson)! A 3 hour afternoon nap (him, not me) helped.

Have a good weekend.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 24, 2019 at 4:04pm

If you find a way to bottle some of his energy, you'll get plenty of takers among folks of double- and triple-digit age!!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 24, 2019 at 8:00am

Grandson sitting all day today at my house. He's 3 years old and a handful. I'm glad I kept all my own children's toys and games. My grandkids love playing with them. Heck, I even have stuff left from my own childhood. Last week I posted a photo of another grandson building a house with my plastic "bricks", a precursor to Lego's perhaps.

Unfortunately, it's too cold to play outside today. I may be pulling my hair out by noon--3 hours from now. I'm tired already.

Comment by Patricia on January 23, 2019 at 1:49pm

A marvelous photo.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 23, 2019 at 1:48pm

A historic and very influential image. I think it started to change a lot of narrow-minded attitudes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2019 at 1:42pm

December 24, 1968, the very first view of the Earth occurred when astronaut William Anders, part of the crew of Apollo 8, took this grainy photo of the rise of the Earth over the Moon. The sight gave me a shiver and I have never felt the same about myself in relation to the Earth as I did that day. Seven months later, Apollo 11 astronauts land on it.

Using modern technology, this remastered scene produced "Earthrise". Once again, I feel a shiver and a commitment to walk softly on Earth’s surface. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 22, 2019 at 2:26pm

I like the moon and windmill photo.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

That looks promising, Ian!

 

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