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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G yesterday. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2016 at 4:59pm

Thanks for the advice, k.h.ky, but that won't be necessary. My procedure has been postponed till the 19th, due to bronchitis, and the instructions finally arrived by mail. Wow, 30 degrees in 4 hours!

Congrats on your daughter's engagement, Ian.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 12, 2016 at 4:35pm

Ian, I'm glad to hear it! And what wonderful wishes from Joan to his daughter and her fiance... all couples should have that!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 3:18pm

Ian, very nice proposal, so romantic. Maybe your daughter's generation will restore some romance into relationships. It seems to me that my generation lost the pizazz of romantic love. Or maybe I have forgotten, it was so many years ago. 

I wish them a life of good communication, shared responsibilities, and love, even the passionate kind. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2016 at 5:41am

I'm sure that will follow in the next couple of years. Looking forward to it.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 10, 2016 at 10:16pm
That's good news Ian. Maybe you can be in the grandparents club if you're not already. Grandkids are fun.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 10, 2016 at 8:27pm

Just been told by my daughter that she's getting married. They haven't set a date yet but her bloke went down on one knee and produced a ring Saturday evening. How nice!

Comment by k.h. ky on January 10, 2016 at 8:21pm
Our temps dropped almost thirty degrees in about four hours last night. The rain turned into about an inch of snow. It's a chilly 18° out now.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 8, 2016 at 11:42pm
Ruth, you should call the hospital and find out. I don't remember the before instructions or if I was given any. You could find it on google too.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 8, 2016 at 6:43pm

I haven't even been given any instructions yet, and it's now the weekend before. About bleeding from the artery, I'm taking 3 g of fish oil/day and some e as well. Nobody has suggested I stop. Will they say the night before the operation that I shouldn't take fish oil or e for a week before the procedure? Do you remember your instructions? My time machine is broken.

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Comment by k.h. ky on January 8, 2016 at 3:13pm
Ruth, l don't believe it was mentioned to me either until the day of. The major risk, as I understood it, was bleeding from the artery in the groin area where the tiny puncture is made. That was several years ago and may be different now.
 

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