Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a month at sea? To travel the world without flying? To have your life threatened in Nepal? To run out of money in the Middle East? To flirt with one hundred women in the Netherlands?
In keeping with our mission, Modest Needs offers four major grants to low income but generally self-sufficient households, those who have newly returned to full-time work, those seeking to become stronger job candidates, and veterans who are transitioning from active duty service to civilian life. Our grants are designed:
To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance.
To restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who have experienced a period of unemployment and have returned to full-time work.
To empower those who are willing and able to work but need assistance to become stronger job candidates and return to their field of employment; and
To strengthen our veterans as they return from active military service and transition back to civilian life.
One evening in Paris in 1879, The Stomach Club, a society of
American writers and artists, gathered to drink well, to eat a
good dinner and hear an address by Mark Twain. He was among
friends and, according to the custom of the club, he delivered a
humorous talk on a subject hardly ever mentioned in public in that
day and age. After the meeting, he preserved the manuscript among
his papers. It was finally printed in a pamphlet limited to 50
copies 64 years later.
It is 4:44 PM Thursday late afternoon. The day has gone by normal. Tim showed up here around 1 o’clock PM. We invited Tim to have lunch with us. So Tim and I did not go anywhere for coffee today, instead we stayed here and talked for three hours. Tim is basically the only person I really talk to…
This weekend I replaced my old Fitbit which had been through the wash too many times. So today was my first day wearing Fitbit since around Jan. Not bad for the first day back: 10,494 steps which is about 4.5 miles….
“Although it isn’t stated directly in the Bible, God seems to prefer a balance of evidence: there is enough reason to believe if we want to believe, but not enough to intellectually force belief against our will. Instead of overpowering us with undeniable logic or mighty miracles until we grudgingly give up and give in, God wants us to want to come to Him. With this balance there is authentic free will, and the choice is primarily made not by intellect, but by heart and will. A balance is also needed for developing the “living by faith” character so highly valued by God. In a world where it may seem justifiable to be intellectually agnostic, God wants a non-agnostic faith, a total spiritual commitment, a true repentance followed by a complete trust in God that is manifested in all thoughts and actions of daily living.”—Craig Rusbult (via wisdomfish)
Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.
This would be a cool place to visit for a couple weeks….
When we strip away the world’s expectations, Who Are You? What are your Strengths and Weaknesses, and how do you define Success? Discover and Explore your Personality, and find your true path to Fulfillment.
Welcome to PersonalityPage.com, a website about Psychological Type, created by the view from the shoulders of Carl G. Jung, and the work of Isabel Briggs Myers, creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Peter Rollins is a provocative writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.
A TV/Web report on the digital revolution and how it’s changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more. Be a part of Digital Nation and tell us your story. Airs winter 2010.
Saturday got the dogs groomed then went to Best Buy and bought an iPad mini w/retina . Very nice ! I played with the pad for a while then started web surfing on my laptop. Bad move ! I ended up staying up ‘til midnight which combined with daylight savings time made for a very sluggish day Sunday and I missed church….
Good start today though; went walking for 40 minutes before work. I do need to make a point of getting more walking in….
I think I would have withdrawl symptoms if I tried to stay off line for very long. It’s strange how one becomes so attached to things. I was over 40 when I first discovered the internet, now it’s like a prosthesis…..
A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. As a neutral source of data and analysis, Pew Research does not take policy positions.
Lawmakers in Washington are calling for legislation that would end the use of padded âscream roomsâ to punish students who misbehave â a practice that has been called barbaric and abusive and one that is still being used in several states across the country in both public and private schools.
Yikes ! When I was in school (long time ago) we never had anything like this. They just paddled you if you didn’t behave….