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At 10:46am on November 25, 2013, Kambiz Nadri said…

Thank you loving comment.

At 10:22am on November 21, 2013, Steph S. said…

Flowers for you wonderful Joan. Always enjoy your postings here.

Take Care!



At 9:14pm on November 19, 2013, Daniel W said…
Joan, I love your update and your smile!
At 2:41pm on November 12, 2013, Loren Miller said…

A little something you should see here, Joan:

The Shamelessness of Bankers

At 5:26pm on November 6, 2013, Loren Miller said…

You not such a bad word-smith yourself, ya know!

At 8:55am on November 6, 2013, Stephen Gunn said…

The synoptic gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke.  Synoptic as in synonym, these three books are similar in substance, chronology and language. The gospel of Matthew was chosen to be the first, not because it was written first but because it created a convenient transition between the Old and New Testaments,  told the nativity story and had a genealogy of Jesus listed at the beginning.  Matthew wrote approximately in the year 70, almost 40 years after Jesus had died.  Mark wrote his gospel in the year 6o so it was the first gospel written.  John, who wrote about two decades after the last synoptic gospel in the year 115. 

Mark’s gospel starts with the story of John the Baptist.  He has no reference, whatsoever, in the whole text of his narrative to the virgin birth.  Matthew and Luke both have the nativity story in their gospels.  Some scholars claim that earlier versions of both of these gospels have no references of the virgin birth nor the genealogies as both began as Mark’s did with John the Baptist. 

With pagans joining the ranks of Christians in this new religion bringing their old beliefs, it was thought necessary to create a new concept of Jesus to compete with pagan gods being born in supernatural virgin births.  It was more desirable to have Jesus be as divine and powerful for the new pagan converts.  The gospel of Mark was already popular and was not to be changed.  The original gospel, the book of Mark is dissimilar in another very important account; the story of the resurrection.  Mark’s gospel originally ended with 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.”  This was the end of the gospel as recorded in the Codex Vatacanus  and Codex Sinaiticus.

Many bibles added  verses 16:9-20 with a notation: “ The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20.“   It is not a hotly debated issue that the last part of Mark was written by a different hand. The transition is abrupt and uncoordinated.  It has stylish forms of writing that suggest

At 6:53am on November 4, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hi, Joan!

Don't know if you'd seen this, and as always, I'd be curious to hear your input on it.

Happy Monday!

At 8:03am on November 3, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for you comment on my post. I enjoyed looking at your photo album. It's inspired me to go out today and take pictures of my yard, although it's nothing compared to yours, and too late in the year anyway! 

At 5:08pm on October 31, 2013, Daniel W said…


Here is the book review you were looking for.

I've read that book again.  There is so much there.


At 5:36pm on October 12, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!

I've made some enhancements to the tract I wrote, based on the blog entry.  I think the wording is better, too, especially on Page 2.  You might give it a look when you have a moment.

At 5:49am on October 3, 2013, Steph S. said…

Thank you so very much Joan for your wonderful comment.

I hope you are doing well. I have you in my thoughts.

At 5:58am on September 30, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hi, again, Joan!

I got an interesting piece this morning from and, knowing that you're currently wrestling with the C-entity, thought I'd pass this on to you.

I hope it's of use.

At 8:56am on September 24, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hi, again, Joan.

Some time back, you asked me for some more music to soothe your chemo-tested senses.  My apologies for being so long, but give the following a try.  It is a long-time friend of mine:

Please enjoy!

At 6:20am on September 23, 2013, Loren Miller said…

HEY, Joan!

I didn't quite know where to put the following, but I knew you would want to see it ... so here you go:

Let me know what you think.

At 3:05pm on September 12, 2013, Grinning Cat said…

Thanks for the new pictures showing you happy in your garden!

At 10:51am on September 3, 2013, Daniel W said…

Joan, Hang in there on the chemo and RT!  The light is at the end of the tunnel for the chem - you can do it!  I will get better!  You are much loved and cared about.


At 9:24pm on August 24, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!

Don't know as you're much interested in the whole Fort Hood - Nidal Malik Hasan trial business, but if you are, you might have a look at my latest blog entry about it.

At 8:23pm on August 6, 2013, Loren Miller said…

I sent you a video?  Must have been sleep-computing!  Seriously, that was either a while ago or someone else sent it.  So what was it???  [grin!]

At 6:53am on July 31, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I love your attitude and spunk (and rooster photo)! When my sister was undergoing surgery and chemo, I did what you mentioned to help. I certainly didn't pray (her twin sister did enough of that!). I have high hopes you'll conquer and recover.

At 11:09am on July 21, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hey, it's me again!

Don't know if you saw this on my status, but I thought it would have particular resonance with you:

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.
-- Robert Tew

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