every person has a reason.

That’s true?

Rebecca Faythe

Perhaps you came
with your gingerbread skin
and pearly smile
into my wounded life
to show me
that love doesn’t have
to be exhausting,
but rather, nourishing.

Perhaps you’re
not my karma,
the payback of all the times
I didn’t love
someone who loved me.

Perhaps you’re the wind
blowing away my doubts of love
like last year’s leaves —
a wildness meant to inspire

but not to stay.

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Lord Is Everything For Me

Exquisite Life

Good Evening Dear,

Sometimes in life it happens, situation comes when you just standing alone in the dark, having no hopes , it happened to me in life, i got courage from “lord himself” with abundance of love , made me understand what life is exactly , finally i lost myself within him forever.

Some people says real people get real hurt .

When i listen this video , it hurts very deeply, no words but pain inside my heart and crying.

Do spend little time listening to this video of lord, very heart touching and it make you feel the importance of lord in our life.

What value the most in my life is “Lord” .

Never give up if you standing alone in dark.

Thank you so much for sharing your time .

My love of life is lord.

God bless everyone!

Sk Sandhu 2019🇭🇰

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Such Love…



Such Love You Freely Give

Much Love you have Shown

Such Kindness is Rare

Love is the Ultimate Sacrifice

So much You Bear

Love Makes All the Difference

You Put it All on The Line

Love is not Respecter of Person

You Serve Others with such Patience and Grace

Giving of your Heart and Time

It is Apart of Who You Are

A Beautiful Gift

A Treasure

A Jewel

Your Words, Your Deeds will Ever Be Remembered

God’s Light Truly Shines Through You



InHisCare 🙏


The Time rendered, the time shared is Priceless.

I’m truly thankful to God for You


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The Master Of The Waves. (Rewritten as inspired. Copyrighted.) An analogy. By Timothy Baugh. March 18, 2019.

From The Darkness Into The Light

The great rivers of Life are in the power of the Lord. And they carry headlong all those who despise Him: and entangle their paths. They sweep away their banks. (they know no boundaries to the damage they can cause). Their flooding catches the bodies (of weak, sinful ones) and destroy their lives. For they (Life’s trials, tribulations, and hardships) are more swift than lightning and more aggressive. Those who cross (meet them) in faith are not moved (troubled or distressed); And all those who walk on them without blemish (in purity) shall not be afraid. For the lesson in them is what the Lord has done. All who cross (meet) them in faith are not moved. (troubled or distressed). Put on, therefore, the name of the Lord (Jesus Christ), and know Him. Then, you shall cross them without danger, for the rivers (and seas) will be subject to you…

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Anointing For Exploits

From The Darkness Into The Light


securedwellings, andinquietrestingplacesIsaiah32:18

ANOINTINGistheexpressionofthesanctifyingunctionoftheHolySpiritofGoduponthelifeofaChristian. ItsignifiesGodsempowermentandblessingsonapersontodoexploits. TheuseofoilforanointingisonlysymbolictodepicttheblessingsofGodandHiscallononeslifeandtheempowermentthereof.

HowGodanointedJesusofNazarethwiththeHolySpiritandwithpower, whowentaboutdoinggoodandhealingallwhowereoppressedbythedevil, forGodwaswithHimActs10:38

In Luke4:18,19 Jesus testified that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him as theanointedOne

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Wisdom is valuable

So full of Wealth

It’s even good for your Health

Very Insightful

Much Revelation

Tools for Life from Above

There is something for Everyone

Many lesson to Learn

Some you may Fail

Get back Up…

It’s not Over…

Be a Lifelong Learner

Wisdom is a Principal

Get It, Ask for Wisdom

Let Understanding shout it Down

Wisdom and knowledge go Hand in Hand

Like a Glove they Fit

The Book of Proverbs

You can’t Miss



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Praise God every day. Praise Him forever.

Learning From God's Word

God is our “Refuge” (Psalm 142:5). In His “mercy”, He leads us in His way. He protects us and rescues us from our enemies (Psalm 143:8-9). The Lord, “the One in whom we take refuge”, is described by the Psalmist as “my Rock… My merciful One, my Fortress, my Stronghold, my Saviour, my Shield” (Psalm 144:1-2). The Lord is “great.” He is to be praised “every day.” He is to be praised “forever and ever” (Psalm 145:1-3).

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Obedience and the Christian

Encourage Yourself In The Lord

The Importance Of Obedience In Our Christian Race
The importance of obedience even in our daily lives cannot be overstated; you can imagine the chaos if drivers ignore the traffic signs, and just do whatever they think is right. Or imagine the impending doom if a factory worker neglects the rules of operating a machine and decided to use his guts to operate the device. In essence, obedience is, especially in our Christian race. Just the way you are helping yourself and not the government by obeying traffic rules is the same way you are helping yourself when you obey God.

God’s intention for your family
Imagine how happy a family will be if everyone obeys God’s words respectively. Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”

The above verse shows how God wants children to behave in a family; He knows parents know better…

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Pray for New Zealand- Christchurch Mosque Shooting — My Witness

Let the peace of the Lord reign in the Beautiful City of New Zealand!

Valerie Cullers

Well said, totally agree! Thank you for putting it into words!

I write this with an extremely heavy heart, knowing that there are thousands of other sharing the same burden as I do. Yesterday afternoon, March 15th, gunmen opened fire on 2 mosques in the city of Christchurch in the South Island. 49 people died and countless left injured and traumatized. It’s too close to home. […]

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An Open Letter to Christians Struggling With Porn Addiction — Reformation Charlotte

Truth2Freedom's Blog

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I want to pour my heart out about something. This is a hard pill to swallow, but if we do not realize this truth we may never find the freedom we have in Christ.
It’s not the porn industry’s fault that you watch porn, it’s yours. It’s you who types into the search engine. It’s you who closes all the doors and makes sure no one is home. It is you who clears all the search history when you are finished satisfying your desires. It is your sin. Period.
Sure, do the models and producers take a cup of the blame for providing the sin? Of course. However, ultimately it is because of your own lustful heart that you watch what they post. Yet you are not alone. I think of all the times I blamed my sin on others when really it was…

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Giving God All The Glory

Pure Glory

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

Is your worship what God requires
Are their flames in your heart burning for Christ
Are you singing what he wants to hear
Or what’s familiar or popular in your ears

Did you know that worship
Is more than a performance
But how we love The Lord
In unity and harmony
How we treat each other
Our sister and our brother
Is a reflection of our praise
and our worship
We need true repentance for true deliverance
and forgive as Christ has forgiven us

Worship is a lifestyle
not a formality
Let’s give God
All the Glory
So I will give you all my worship
I will give you all my praise
You alone I love to worship
You alone are all my praise

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A King without borders

The Christian Mind


Psalm 72:11-13

Christ came as the awaited Messiah who would occupy David’s throne. This passage reflects the expectation that he would be a global King, whose rule would extend over all the earth.

While the Jewish hope that the Messiah would literally live in Jerusalem in a restored palace wasn’t realized, Christ does reign as a King. He rules over nations through the Gospel. And his authority extends from China to Australia, from Africa to South America.

Wherever individuals, families, and nations submit to the gospel, they come under his rule. And ‘he will have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth’ (v.8)

But he is not merely a powerful King, he is a compassionate one. He is a ruler who cares for the oppressed, feeds the hungry, and heals the sick. We saw him do this while on earth,and he continues…

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Growth Comes with Challenges


Background scripture: Jeremiah 12

“So Jeremiah, if you’re worn out in this footrace with men, what makes you think you can race against horses” (Jeremiah 12:5, MSG)?

This week has been a rough one. My patience and faith have definitely been tested. I’ve been feeling a little like Jeremiah lately. Not really understanding how people could be mean and cruel, but still prosper. Why were these people bothering me? But as God reminded Jeremiah, He reminded me. Challenges prepare you for the next level. Challenges stimulate growth and if you back away from the challenge how can you be a more refined, faith enlarged, warrior for Christ?! You see, the enemy knows the Word just like we do. He knows how to twist and manipulate God’s Word. He also knows our weaknesses. But remember the Lord never tempts us, but He will allow us to be tested (James 1:13, NIV)…

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Because Of Him


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As I prayed each passing day, to have him heal, to have God remove his pain, to wish upon him the return and the love of his children, God was healing me, blessing me, and returned me to the original plan he had set out for me. As I fought Gods plan, yet prayed that it came to volition, my scales were removed, and I was set free, but in the while, I lost the man I loved, to a disease, to a lie created by the forces that hate God’s creation. I weep daily for the many souls who are taken by this affliction, the lie of all lies, the death of all deaths.

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Look around us, many don’t believe we are in danger, that our creator’s adversary has destroyed God’s children, living in Babilon and in a state…

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The Godly Chic Diaries

For We do not have a high priest who is unable to emphasize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — He did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Are you walking through a time in your life where you feel so ALONE, like no one could possibly understand the burdens you are carrying? Often in these moments of isolation, we believe, “No one would understand” or “No one would help me so why even bother being open about my struggles…” Friends, you are not alone. Jesus understands!

Even in the twist and turns of life, God’s in control. Never stop trusting GOD and his plans. That’s what faith is all about. He has been covering…

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From The Darkness Into The Light

The Presence of the Holy Spirit

The presence of the Holy Spirit can always be recognized by the way He moves us toward what Jesus would be and do (John 16:7–15). When we inwardly experience the heavenly sweetness and power of life—the love, joy, and peace—that Jesus knew, that is the work of the Spirit in us.

From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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The Way Of God Which Leads In The Paths Of Righteousness. (or, How To Seek God’s Face.) March 12, 2019. By Timothy Baugh.

From The Darkness Into The Light

The following is my short insight into this topic.   The Way of God is the way of all goodness, and goodness in ALL. Hence, only in this way is God seen ‘in all His works’. These are “the paths of righteousness.” And in observing, beholding, contemplating upon His works one sees the beauty and majesty of God displayed there. This is what is meant by ‘seeking God’s face’.  Jesus Christ Himself could rightly say: “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.” John 11:37-38.    May we too ‘seek God’s face’ by contemplating His Beauty and Majesty as displayed in all His works.   Prayer   Almighty, all wise, and loving Father of Heaven and Earth. We…

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My Update & Motivation

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Busy times have touched my life once again. Although I am not working at a location, which requires my presence and time, I have recently picked up teaching on Palfish at home. Well, I am so happy to say that I LOVE IT! It is starting off slow but I am enjoying the gratification of helping others!

Enough about me... I hope that this post finds you all well and enjoying the precious moments that God has provided. I know that we don’t always get to have great moments, and sometimes we go through hards times, but seeing what we are meant to see at each point in life is so important.

Maybe the rough patch is a lesson? Pray rather than fighting it. Get God’s help and ask for Him to give you the patience needed to see things through.

Many of you already know that I enjoy…

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Today’s Reading

From The Darkness Into The Light


“In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved.”
Psalm 30:6

“Moab settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel.” Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty deep; let his lands yield abundantly: let the weather be propitious to his crops; let uninterrupted success attend him; let him stand among men as a successful merchant; let him enjoy continued health; allow him with braced nerve and brilliant eye to march through the world, and live happily; give him the buoyant spirit; let him have the song perpetually on his lips; let his eye be ever sparkling with joy–and the natural consequence of such an easy state to any man, let him be the best Christian who ever breathed…

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Air are you There…

I need you to Breathe

Life You Give

Flowing through Every part of Me

Every Cell You Give Life

Your Love surrounds Me

Touching my Heart to the Core

In the innermost Part

You know my ends and Out

Every intricate Detail

Air… you are Here

Always Near

Embrace every part of Me


InHisCare 🙏

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How Do We Know When God Speaks Or Guides Us?

Done with Religion

By Mike Edwards

It isn’t always easy to believe in an invisible God; it isn’t always easy to know how an inaudible God is speaking or guiding us. If God was more visible or audible, wouldn’t our spiritual journey be easier? Jesus established a 24-7 relationship with twelve men and they struggled to believe everything that came out of Jesus’ mouth. Today, God’s awing or overpowering presence may only lead to fearful obligations to obey. I am convinced the road traveled of learning and reflecting better leads to lasting convictions. Maybe God speaks to us in non-dramatic ways out of love!

We are right to look for God’s direction through God’s spirit.

It is reasonable to imagine that since God is invisible that God’s Spirit resides in us and somehow guides us. There is rightly an emphasis in Christian circles that God guides up by their Spirit as opposed to…

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Let God be God of the future

The Godly Chic Diaries


Yes!! I love this verse, and the realization  that God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us and a specific way and perfect time to bring it all to pass.
According to ( Isaiah 55.8 ) God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, and his ways are not our ways.
Whatever you are trusting god with, whatever steps you are taking, know that they are the safest route to your future.  Because even when we don’t understand, we can trust God is ordering them purposely forward.


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Who Has What?

Exploring Alura

In the beginning there were two groups of people.

First there were the Have-More(s). They were an interesting group of people. They felt right. They felt better. They felt they knew everything. In fact, they were so sure of what they knew, they knew they knew they were more than everyone else and therefore it was meant they should have more than everyone. Hence being the Have-More(s). It just felt right.

Then came the Have-Less(es). The Have-Less(es) were a wonderful group of people. They spent all their time worrying about love and fun and joy. They were always having a good time. No matter the less the Have-Less(es) found themselves to be in possession of, it was always just what they needed.

The Have-More(s) were a tricky bunch of people. The Have-More(s) could never decide what they needed to have more of. They always felt there was something to found…

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Acts of Faith

Serpent Box

If I am lost in the blowing grasses,

If I wander from the path,

I am in your hands, time.

And in them there is a stillness,

Where light becomes animate,

And tactile,

Like little lost pieces of a former self.

Where bones fall and whiten.

Where palm-sized animals go to burrow

In the darkness of the black, living earth.

Where stones rise speckled with bright

And ancient lichens,

Drifting from rock island to rock island

Where roots cling and flowers find purchase,

Each tiny paradise and enclave,

A world unto itself,

A land that I discover,

Lost in time and seen by no one as I see it,

I make it mine by this act of my loving,

I enter into the folds of time and

For awhile I do surrender,

Finally letting go,

And learning,

The meaning of faith.

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Be Ok With Who You Are

Drawing Closer to Christ

1 Peter 1:7 (NLT) says, “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

You know one of the things I love most about God? His character. His character is so fascinating to me. I’ve known Him for over 30 years and I have never seen Him fail me. No matter how many times I have failed, He has always remained the same. I believe that His ability to be so steadfast in His pursuit of me, is what has kept me over the years. Do I know everything there is to know about God? No, I do not. However…

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Rylisms e-Sword Study Bible March 5

From The Darkness Into The Light

The Bible Summed Up in Four Words
“Let there be light!” (Gen_1:3)
In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light!” These four words sum up the entire Bible. Everything that follows this first sentence, does so to serve the purpose of fulfilling it. When God said, “Let there be light” – He made a decree that has not been rescinded unto this day.
His will is that we see a revelation of His love in everything He has made, in everything He says, and in everything He does. That we come to know Him by being loved by Him and loving Him in return.
The Garden in which our First Parents were placed was a revelation of God’s love for them. The bounty of His blessings and the nearness of His presence provide lavish proof of His love. The paradise from which we have fallen, and unto which we…

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Here’s a Short Transformation Assessment for Your Spiritual Life… — Coffee With The Lord

Guam Christian Blog

A transformed life is the true outcome of “new birth” through faith in Christ. Here’s a quick spiritual life transformation assessment that you can use to determine your progress in your new life in Christ… (just a suggestion… if you use it you may want to password protect it 😉) As honestly as possible answer […]

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 104:1

Learning From God's Word

“Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 104:1).
We have come here to praise the Lord. Why do we praise the Lord? “Lord my God, You are very great.” God is great in power. His power can impress us, but it will not save us until we are touched by a special power – the power of His love. God is great in holiness. His holiness (Isaiah 6:3) shows us our sin (Isaiah 6:5). It’s His love that brings us salvation (Isaiah 6:7). When we see the greatness of His love, we can truly say, “Praise the Lord.”

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The Godly Chic Diaries

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose — Romans 8.28

When Joseph was pushed down the pit by his brothers, his heart was gripped by fear, despair, anger, tears, disappointment — “How could this be? Why me? What did I do wrong? Why has God abandoned me?” What Joseph didn’t know is that the pit was the necessary pathway to God’s promises…He had to be lowered in HUMILITY in order to be elevated in AUTHORITY!

How many times do we let our value be defined by others, who is noticing us, who is praising us, or who is overlooking us.

I want to encourage you today: Your value is not in the opportunities you have or…

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5 Things Extroverted Creatives Want You to Know

Atra Fabula

As a society, we don’t generally see extroverts as the intellectuals, the artists or the creative types, or as people who pursue goals in areas which are (wrongly, in my opinion) stereotyped as “quiet”. We often see extroverts as frivolous, lowbrow party animals — or at least as “friendly” and “people-oriented”. The truth is, extroverts are simply energized from being among people, while introverts tend to recharge in solitude.

Although I am very extroverted, I was not always aware of it, as I am not a people person or a party animal at all. Rather, I am a task-oriented, choleric-tempered, Type A person of excessive extremes, who needs a high level of eustress in the same sense that everyone else needs air. (And I happen to love an energizing, stimulating environment as well as all things over-the-top.)

1. We speak to fascilate brainstorming. We usually think best by talking, and…

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US offers $1 million reward for information on Osama bin Laden son


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Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden.//Photo : AFP
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden.//Photo : AFP

US offers $1 million reward for information on Osama bin Laden son

Breaking News March 01, 2019 14:49


US intelligence agencies increasingly see the younger bin Laden as a successor to his father for the mantle of global jihad.

The United States on Thursday offered a $1 million reward for information on a son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism.

The location of Hamza bin Laden sometimes dubbed the “crown prince of jihad,” has been the subject of speculation for years with reports of him living in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria or under house arrest in Iran.

“Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the AQ franchise,”…

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Momo Challenge’s, Protect Your Children


What is happening in this world, what kind of person you are to hack youtube kids and to tell them to hurt them selves, to jump from the window and all the other horrible things? What is the Momo suicide game? And how to protect your children?

I didn’t knew it’s even exist, until my girlfriends daughters teacher at the kinder garden asked her, do check well what her daughter watching on youtube kids, because horrible things started to happen…


Schools have written to parents to tell them that Momo is popping up in seemingly innocent Peppa Pig episodes, as well as Fortnite, Minecraft and videos showing kids opening Kinder Eggs and other treats.

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Financing Big Government with the Printing Press

International Liberty

Back in January, I wrote about the $42 trillion price tag of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

To pay for this massive expansion in the burden of government spending, some advocates have embraced “Modern Monetary Theory,” which basically assumes the Federal Reserve can finance new boondoggles by printing money.

I debated this issue yesterday on CNBC. Here’s a clip from that interview.

Wow, this Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) reminds me of the old joke about “I can’t be out of money. I still have checks in my checkbook.”

I don’t know how far Ms. Kelton would go with this approach. I know from previous encounters that she’s a genuine Keynesian and thus willing to borrow lots of money to finance a larger public sector. But her answer at 2:45 of the interview also suggests she’s okay with using the Federal Reserve to finance bigger government.

In either case…

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Eight years after Fukushima nuclear meltdown, workers still facing radiation risk


Workers at the Fukushima plant still don’t know how long they have to stay behind cleaning up the mess from the 2011 nuclear meltdown.
February 22, 2019
TEPCO officials recently said to Akahata that high-risk zones in the Fukushima Daiichi plant have become smaller and that now workers do not need to wear a full-face mask and a protective suit in 96 percent of the plant premises. This is because the level of radioactive materials in the air has decreased as a larger area of the site is now covered with concrete, according to officials. At the crippled nuclear power plant, the number of workers coping with the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear accident, though, is still more than 4,000 per day.
However, the hidden reality regarding contamination risks seems to differ from the impression the utility wanted to create by citing the figure “96 percent.” In a recently published…

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8-Step Process to Establish Your Business with WordPress Web Development

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This is a guest post by Shailendra Girish Kadulkar.

Online businesses are no more a new concept to discuss. There are already a great number of websites carrying out business activities with complete interest and remarkable progress. The fact that you’re surfing across the content indicates clearly that you have decided to leap through the world of WordPress web development.

Well, starting up a freelance business or even an agency of your own is never something easy. It would certainly not be something you decide on a day and get it executed. There are numerous precautions, decisions, and preparations that you need to do. There are many details you need to get through when you are looking into bootstrap a WordPress business.


This is not at all the case where you announce a day before that you are starting up a business and get it all to reality the next…

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Central bank to set standard for payments via QR code by June | BusinessWorld

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE CENTRAL BANK is looking to set a standard for quick response (QR) code payments by June, with the regulator eyeing two options for the new e-payment platform. Vicente T. de Villa III, officer-in-charge of the BSP’s Financial Technology Sub-Sector, said industry players are considering the EMVCo and … Continue reading Central bank to set standard for payments via QR code by June | BusinessWorld

On Nationalism and History: Poems by Fahmida Riaz and Sri Sri

Nikhil, etc.

“Three Dynasties” by Indian painter MF Husain, depicting three empires that ruled South Asia: the Mughals, the Mauryas, and the British.

If you’ve been watching the news recently, you may be aware that tensions between India and Pakistan are at an all-time high, following a terrorist attack on Indian military forces in Kashmir, Indian strikes in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and Pakistan’s capture of an Indian pilot. I’m not here to offer any political analysis, but something I have noticed on Twitter and other social media is jingoistic, hypermasculine nationalism, calling for strong military responses on both sides.

Caught in the middle, as has been in the case for too long, are the voices of Kashmiris — the people who are most affected by conflict between these two nuclear powers. Let’s not forget that Kashmir is the most militarized region in the world, and for decades Kashmiris have been unable…

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‘Extraordinary Journey’ to Be Released on Netflix Tomorrow

From The Darkness Into The Light

By Lizzy Long   •   February 27, 2019

Tomorrow, a week after the one-year anniversary of Billy Graham’s passing, Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey will be available on Netflix.

Recapping the life of the worldwide evangelist, this 72-minute video reveals how a man followed God’s call and took the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

From his humble beginnings as a farm boy to taking the stage in front of millions, viewers can witness how God worked through Billy Graham to transform lives over seven decades of ministry.

With an inside look at Billy Graham’s spiritual and personal life, this film features rare footage and interviews from presidents, celebrities, family and close friends. In addition, the video covers a variety of historical events that occurred throughout his 99 years, including the Civil Rights Movement and 9/11.


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Attitude of Gratitude


Attitude is everything. Mindset if key. I bet you hear this frequently. You may even grasp the concept. It’s natural to be thankful when all is going well. But how do you maintain a grateful heart, even in the midst of trying times?

We go through seasons when life is good. Circumstances seem to align perfectly. The future feels brighter than ever, and everything falls into place.

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It’s lovely to imagine a perfect world. It would be wonderful if every day were a sunny day. But it’s more likely that you’ll face some hard times along the way. Life happens. Trials come. Whatever the case, an attitude of gratitude keeps you on track.

Positivity isn’t something you catch. It’s a choice. Being thankful with a negative mindset is hard. In the same way, a positive mindset makes you more aware of the blessings in your…

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The Plight Of The Gingerlily – Jim Webster #blogtour

But I Smile Anyway...

Today, I am delighted to host fantastic author Jim Webster as he is going on a tour of the Blogosphere for his new release, The Plight of the Lady Gingerlily.

Without further ado, I shall pass you over to Jim!

We shall start with a photo, and the story that was inspired by it!

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A casual observer might have assumed that Benor Dorfinngil was in a good mood. He had a spring in his step and might even be whistling a merry tune. 
There was good reason for his high spirits. Things were going rather well. 
He had funds. Admittedly he’d ended up giving two of the ten alar coins to 
Shena, on the grounds that the costs entailed in purchasing a dress might well come within the definition of legitimate expenses incurred during the investigation. On the other hand, he’d been firm with Tallis. Benor couldn’t see…

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The Power of Process Automation: The Linchpin to Digitization and AI Adoption by Daryl Eicher

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“How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.”

– Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

The Future of Digital Workforce Automation

I think about the future of work in the intelligent enterprise a lot. I have two brilliant kids just entering the workforce and a bright three year old. I’m always amazed by their creativity, resilience, and engagement in the mashed up real and virtual worlds they were born into. Disruptive technologies such as process automation with RPA and conversational AI offer the hope that my kids will never have to cut and paste across devices, apps, and reports.

Less mechanics, more design, faster time to market. That’s what scales. Orchestrating dynamic interactions among employees, intelligent bots, and robots is the quickest way to build your digital workforce.

In this segment of our podcast series, we discuss…

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Psychopathic US Senator Openly Calls For Maduro To Suffer Gaddafi’s Fate, by Caitlin Johnstone


Anyone who called for Marco Rubio to suffer Gaddafi’s fate would probably be arrested on the spot. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

Influential US Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio has tweeted a blatant death threat and incitement of violence against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. As of this writing the post has 13 thousand shares and counting.

The tweet consists of a “before” and “after” photo of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who in 2011 was mutilated to death in the streets following a US-led NATO intervention in Libya which was launched on false humanitarian pretexts. The first photo depicts Gaddafi alive and confident with a smile on his face, the second depicts him covered in blood following his capture by a militia group minutes before his death.

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The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data, by John W.


The only data corporations and the government don’t want is that which is purely trivial, like how much belly-button lint you gathered last week. From John W. Whitehead at rutherford.org:

“We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about… Your digital identity will live forever… because there’s no delete button.”—Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Uncle Sam wants you.

Correction: Big Brother wants you.

To be technically accurate, Big Brother—aided and abetted by his corporate partners in crime—wants your data.

That’s what we have been reduced to in the eyes of the government and Corporate America: data bits and economic units to be bought, bartered and sold to the highest bidder.

Those highest bidders include America’s political class and the politicians aspiring to get elected or re-elected. As the Los Angeles Times reports, “If you have been…

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Distance-Educator.com Free eNewsletter – 2/25/19

Virtual School Meanderings

Another newsletter from yesterday.

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The Educational Equity Imperative: Leveraging Technology to Empower Learning for All The Speak Up National Research Project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school. For the past fifteen years, Project Tomorrow’s® annual…

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The socialist menace

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A couple really good columns on this a couple weeks ago.

First, Jamelle Bouie:

Next came the president’s address to Congress. And this week at a rally in El Paso, Tex., Trump went after the “radical left,” blasting a caricature of progressive climate policies. “I really don’t like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane flights, of ‘Let’s hop a train to California,’” he said, bizarrely adding that under the Green New Deal resolution introduced by liberal Democrats, “You’re not allowed to own cows anymore.”

The clear expectation is that many or most Americans will recoil at any hint of “socialism,” either on principle or because of its association with Venezuela, which the administration has tried to elevate as a major adversary. That might have been true in Trump’s cultural and political touchstone, the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan’s hard-line anti-Communism defined American foreign and domestic policy…

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MainOne and Facebook announce open-access fiber network in Nigeria

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MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has announced a metro fiber infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria, with support from Facebook. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this project, MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fiber infrastructure in Edo and Ogun States, two of Nigeria’s fastest… Read more on https://mainone.africa-newsroom.com/press/mainone-and-facebook-announce-openaccess-fiber-network-in-nigeria?lang=en

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U.S. Navy ships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait, riling China

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February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday as the U.S. military increased the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

The voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.

The movement comes as U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States and China were “very, very close” to a deal to end a months-long trade war that has slowed global growth and disrupted markets.

The U.S. Navy’s passage through the Taiwan Strait also came just days before a summit between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

“The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a…

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Nigeria Presidential Elections Results 2019 – BBC News

MASSIVE ELECTORAL FRAUD IN THE NIGERIA 2019 GENERAL ELECTION!!! Nigeria Presidential Elections Results 2019 Live Coverage Nigerians went to the polls on 23 February, with President Muhammadu Buhari (APC) expected to face a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar (PDP) in the presidential contest. To be declared the winner, a candidate needs a majority of votes … Continue reading Nigeria Presidential Elections Results 2019 – BBC News

Step into the Vision


Do you believe there’s power in one small step? And if you do, what’s stopping you from taking the first step?

"Have a big vision, but don't just dream. Focus on what you can do today."-Julie Barbera
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I’ve been asking myself that very same question for close to 20 years. I’ve known all along what I was good at, what I wanted to do and what I felt I was supposed to do. Still, I couldn’t build the courage to take even the smallest of steps.

Yes, there were times when I dreamed about it. I thought about it. I visualized it. But every time I went to take a step something would stop me.

When’s the last time you set out to accomplish a goal? You were determined to lose weight, get in shape, go back to school, start a business or look into new job opportunities. You thought about it. You talked about it. But, when you went…

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Voice erupts to ban Chinese Social Media and e-tail apps

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As China is continues to block India’s efforts to take action against  terrorists in Pakistan. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated  Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) has written to PM Narendra Modi for banning Chinese social media and e-commerce apps, like TikTok and Helo, which have recently become popular.

Source: Voice erupts to ban Chinese Social Media and e-tail apps

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USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards 2019

Repeating Islands

Toppers_54_990x660[Thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing this compilation of winners in the Caribbean category.] Caribbean category winners are mentioned below; for full voting results, see the links provided.

Best Caribbean Attraction: Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-attraction

Best Restaurant in the Caribbean: Graycliff Restaurant, Nassau, The Bahamas https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-restaurant-in-the-caribbean

Best Caribbean Beach Bar: The Soggy Dollar, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-beach-bar-2019

Best Caribbean Rum Distillery: Topper’s Rhum Distillery, Cole Bay, St Maarten https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-rum-distillery-2019

Best Caribbean Golf Course: Old Quarry Course, Santa Barbara Golf & Beach Resort, Curaçao https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-golf-course

[Photo above from https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-rum-distillery-2019.]

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