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Things I like reading on the Fediverse:

- funny memes
- updates or comments about projects you are working on
- interesting news stories from the rest of the world (not the US)
- what men like about women
- what people like about people they admire/respect
- things which contradict my thinking and make me reconsider
- small things you can do to make the environment better
- funny quotes
- honest wrestling with God and theology and the bible

The fedi public timeline is kind of like ... sitting in the high school cafeteria pretending to read a book, internally giggling at what the jocks are yelling at each other, and keeping one ear on what the economics lecturer is talking to the Young Libs about in the other corner...

Has anyone else noticed how inappropriate most of America's leaders are most of the time??
There was a massacre of Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles 150 years ago in 1871, and only now the city is erecting a memorial.
In posing with Chinese community leaders, LA's mayor, Eric Garcetti, was grinning during the entire monument unveiling!
Why do these douches smile for the camera when decorum would dictate a somber demeanor. Who smiles celebrating the riotous murder of 19 victims??

The best feeling in the world is realizing that you're perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed.

If Corrie Ten Boom could find things to give thanks for in Bergen-Belsen, I can be thankful in my own circumstances too.

Although, I need to practice, it isn't easy to think of things

It's hard to look forward to heaven when you have one mob telling you it's going to be a place of self indulgent bliss with gold roads and good food and friends, and another mob telling you we'll all be lost in worship around God's throne and carnal pleasures will be irrelevant.

What do you look forward to?

Just discovered Graeme Base has written a bunch of new books since I last looked - Our council library has The Tree and The Legend of the Golden Snail

Reading and exploring the amazing artwork in his books with the kids really is one of the fun bits of being a parent. Although I'll probably still borrow and read them even when the kids are long grown up and flown the nest

"God loves you and has a plan for your life"

The same could be said of many strong willed people...

In the evening, I love watching this video of a bunch of monks singing a soothing night time hymn... I find it peaceful

youtube.com/watch?v=V5gXyTSY_x

Productivity, Schmoductivity. I just discovered...

Veggietales: Lord of the Beans!

"the flobbit, toto baggypants, and his mentor, randalf, go on a quest..."

youtube.com/watch?v=m091Cfu0GO

It's probably better than The Hobbits Who Don't Go Venturing (also on YT)

Look around and be distressed
Look within and be depressed
Look to God and be at rest

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kws for those who filter their feeds:

Dear Internet, I'm helping an old man who's almost blind. His computer is really important to him, but he's losing what's left of his sight rapidly. He uses Windows on a normal PC. Can anyone recommend tools/settings/software I can help him try? #a11y #toot

I heard there was a secret code,
That David typed, and it fixed the Lord's
VPN latency issues.

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Surely it's about time someone rebooted churchmarketingsucks.com ... I mean it was awesome then and it's still awesome now

Don't quit Facebook because it is changing the name. Quit it because of the damage it is causing to you and the people you care about.

People will still be there if you're not on Facebook and, from experience, your interactions with many of them will be so much better.

John Sandeman's op-ed on talking to each other carefully as we come out of covid lockdowns is a thoughtful and very relatable read:

eternitynews.com.au/reflect/ev

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