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morpheus
4 months ago
The scriptural references to the book of life would be easily understood to the ancient peoples. The kings and pharaohs would also keep such books of those who served well and those who betrayed. The rewards and punishments were not always immediate. Rewards especially might be delayed. A good and faithful servant might wait many years for their reward, which might be a position of authority within the kingdom. Such positions may require a vacancy, so when a vacancy would arise, the sages a
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morpheus
7 months ago
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the book. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were
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morpheus
8 months ago
Missile Command
morpheus
9 months ago
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye." Psalm 32:8 We have all received help in our learning process, whether in school, sport, technology or any other area in which we were called by our service to our Lord to master a set of knowledge or develop a skill. It may have been a fellow collegue a coach, a parent, or sibling or the teachers themselves who helped us. We have all experienced the assistance of another in grasping an idea or tech
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morpheus
9 months ago
"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14 Throughout Scripture there are many promises given to which we are exhorted to wait. Indeed, a promise often projects us into a future hope that we must wait for in order to receive. However, human patience is often difficult and is easily discouraged over time. You can hear how emphatically King David expresses the Psalm above, repeating the word "wait" and calling us to do s
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morpheus
10 months ago
"Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 For those who feel weary, for those who are carrying a burden, for those who desire rest, Jesus' Own Promise is spoken to us, calling us to come to Him! What is making you weary? What are the burdens that are weighing you down? What is causing you to be tired at this time? There is a lot on our mind and heart in these days especially. Our first instinct is to summon up our own strength, to lift the lo
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morpheus
10 months ago
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;  the Lord lift up HIs countenance upon you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26 Many know this promise very well.  These are the words in which we close every worship service after having received the gifts of God's word and sacrament.  It is a wonderful beginning for each new week and a great encouragement for every day. These are the very words of God by which the first High Priest, Aaron, would b
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morpheus
10 months ago
"And the peace of God, which transcends all human understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 We live in times that make us feel vulnerable. There is so much that threatens us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We need protection from it all because it steals away our peace and well-being. The verse above from Philippians reminds us of a peace we have that guards us from all the assaults of life in a fallen world. It is a peace
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morpheus
10 months ago
Though I often feel alien to this world, it is a feeling I fight against and do not encourage. I find this feeling reduces my empathy and compassion and becomes a barrier to love. The sense of otherness is persistant and pervasive however. Perhaps I am at the other side of this blog author's spectrum? Rather than encourage the feeling of alienation, it is a stumbling block to me which I abhor. Being in the world, but not of the world makes for a challenge to narrow distance with others. Is
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morpheus
10 months ago
"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14 These are the words Moses spoke to the Children of Israel just before the Lord parted the Red Sea and led them to safety away from the Egyptian army. Moses encouraged the people to simply trust in the Lord and to believe that He would fight for them. As you are aware, the Lord did indeed deliver His people that day and crushed Pharaoh's army. There is a time for action and a time for stillness. Every time is the time
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morpheus
10 months ago
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2 Are there challenges before you or temptations you are facing, maybe a difficult time ahead of you? These are the waters and rivers and fires of life in a fallen world. But there is no turning back, they must be dealt with, they need to be confronted and avoidance
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morpheus
10 months ago
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4 The verse comes from one of the most beloved Psalms of all, Psalm 23. Perhaps this verse is one of the most comforting in all of the Psalm as it addresses our fear of death. It gives us the security that even when death approaches us, we need not fear, whether for ourselves or for loved ones in the faith to whom death comes. We nee
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morpheus
11 months ago
New Year’s Prayer for Year 2021 Dear Father God, We praise You for Your abundant grace and desire to give good gifts to Your Children! As we begin a new calendar year, we are reminded that You have a plan for us to give us hope and a future. Incline our hearts and minds to be receptive to all the blessings you will grant to us in the new year and keep us focused on the promises you intend for us to know and live. We recognize the difficulties of this past year, but more so, the wonderful g
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morpheus
11 months ago
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." Isaiah 40:29 Reading ancient wisdoms and recognizing how it touches upon life today may encourage in a critical moment. As this year closes, no doubt many of us may feel weak and powerless. We have been through so much that recounting the challenges we've faced; is already too evident. Yet, this life in a fallen world is always difficult, every era has its struggles that challenge our energies and diminish our strength. N
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morpheus
11 months ago
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 How could "all things" work for good? That's precisely what the verse says, it's all inclusive. Yet, how can God make our struggles and difficulties, the challenges of our time work for good? That is the question before us. The verse does not mean that all things that happen to us are good. Or that we should suspend discriminating right from wrong, i
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morpheus
11 months ago
"For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to Your people Israel." Luke 2:30-32 These are the words of old Simeon. He was given a special promise from God that he would not die until He saw the Lord's Christ with his own eyes. When Joseph and Mary came into the Temple courts for Jesus' Presentation, the Spirit moved in Simeon and revealed the identity of the baby they held. Overjoyed, Sime
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morpheus
11 months ago
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You." Isaiah 26:3 So many of God's promises have to do with giving us peace. It is beautiful, isn't it? Peace is one of the most desired gifts in a world at strife. Humans are constantly battling against each other, in competitions. We even fight battles within ourselves as our sinful nature is always at odds with our compassion with the holy spirit. Through the gift of faith, and by His grace, we li
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morpheus
11 months ago
Missed the point of the Sarte quote from the 2016 "miracle"? Part of the meaning is it is not a benefit to be tarred with a Nobel laurel.
morpheus
11 months ago
"The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand." Psalm 37:23-24 There is much that is causing us to stumble in our current days. We feel set backs all the time due to our daily struggles. Many obstacles are in our path. Sin, death, and the power of the devil are constantly tripping us up. It can all be quite discouraging. But God has not promised that this life would be easy. In fact, for t
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morpheus
11 months ago
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." James 1:2-3 This is a tough promise, not because it isn't hopeful, but because it is difficult. Perseverance itself is inherently difficult because it includes the idea of waiting for success to be revealed. Patience is always a struggle for fallen people, and when we don't see immediate results, we easily get discouraged. Beyond
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morpheus
11 months ago
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 God has told us about the future in order to give us confidence and strength and not be overcome when this life doesn't meet our worldly expectations. God called His prophets of old to speak to His people about events to come. He did this in order to show them that He is in charge and has a plan. When we look back over all the many proph
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morpheus
11 months ago
We super-users are going to have to help each other more if we are to expect unwriter to have time to do anything.
morpheus
11 months ago
"The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8   Moses shared these assurances, as he is succeeded by Joshua before entering the promised land. Where Moses mission ended, Joshua picks up. Talk about "big shoes" to fill. Joshua no doubt felt overwhelmed by all that was before him as he was given the call to lead God's people into the land through military conquest. Accordingly, Moses g
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morpheus
11 months ago
"If you can truly open your heart, because the thought sends the signal out and the feeling draws the event back to you—the more you stay in your heart in your waking day, the more you don't have to go anywhere to get anything in your life." This lesson is well known to Paul, who encouraged the Thessalonians to Pray without ceasing in the fifth chapter of his first letter to them. Modern psychology is mostly the exercise of reframing ancient wisdom in humanistic terms. Paul wrote on much of t
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morpheus
11 months ago
."Evening prayer: "I give thanks to You my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Your dear Son that You have graciously protected me today, and I ask You to forgive me all my sins, where I have done wrong, and graciously protect me tonight. For into Your hands I commend myself: my body, my soul, and all that is mine. Let Your Holy Angel be with me so that the wicked for may have no power over me. Amen."
morpheus
11 months ago
"They devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching, and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42 Eat together, study together, acts of fellowship. Be with each other in a spirit of eager helpfulness. Be thankful for the chance to do for each other. Walk together on a common path. Much can be learned from their lives. Their times were at least as challenging as ours are today. What held them together is that they had a secret that the whole world needed to h
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morpheus
11 months ago
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil." 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Hodl to what is good! But, We sin. Because we are attached to our wrongdoing the Lord sent His Son into this world to free us from the bondage of our transgression. By the blood of Jesus Christ we are forgiven of our sins and released from the destiny that once awaited us. By the Holy Spirit’s power we are called by the Gospel, enlightened by God’s gifts, and sanctified to be God’s sav
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morpheus
11 months ago
"Amen. Come Lord Jesus." Revelation 22:20 These are some of the final words in Scripture taken from the last book and chapter of the Bible from Revelation. After the revelatory has given a future vision of all that is to come, while both great and tragic, he closes off by asking God to come and make it so. Despite that these future events will be cataclysmic, the author knows that they are part of God's plan, and because they are, they will ultimately be good for the people of God. In this se
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morpheus
1 year ago
"To Him Who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen!" Jude 24-25 The author of the Book that bears his name is Jude. Like James, yesterday's Bible verse author, Jude is also believed to have been a half-brother of Jesus, born from Mary and Joseph. Whether he was or not is secon
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morpheus
1 year ago
"Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise." James 5:13 Take home message, whether good times or bad, focus on the one most high, in prayer or in praise There will always be someone better off and worse off than each of us.
morpheus
1 year ago
First, thank you for this question, good questions spark insights guided by prayer. James shares encouragement for righteous thoughts and even more so for good deeds. His letter to the early jewish Christians reminds us even today that the good works are the proof of good faith rather than self gain. It applies every day to remind us that envy leads us away from truth. Also the display of wealth serves to foster such envy. The righteous good deeds therefore are the thankless ones. When done
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morpheus
1 year ago
As much as we can "get:.
morpheus
1 year ago
The psalmist also reminds us in the very first psalm that the penitent ones are the blessed (happy). It could be common sense, sleep well those who sleep after a righteous day. 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth fort
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morpheus
1 year ago
Motorcycles also tend to do this. It is especially needed on wet surfaces. Staying in the tire tracks of cars where they have pushed out the water, and away from the center of the lanes where cars drip more oil helps keep the parts of the bike covered in rubber on the road.
morpheus
1 year ago
Like IDE code editors?
morpheus
1 year ago
Self driving is a 1-2% productivity increase globally for about 20 years, (as it replaces todays systems over this period).
morpheus
1 year ago
Yes. What ideology can a blockchain even have other than forensically viable journaling? Chains of blocks are math put to that purpose. Then again adding proof of work to this is an earth sundering use of monumental magnitude. It will bend the history of the world toward truth and justice Ideological additions are gilding the lily. To paint over what's perfectly natural is to dream of things that need not be.
morpheus
1 year ago
RAMEN SURPRISE: Home made ramen using all the leftovers I can find in the fridge.
morpheus
1 year ago
Looks like they can do it so hot you sweat more liquid than was in the bowl
morpheus
1 year ago
This chapter comes to mind whenever some follower is impressed by the BTC price.
morpheus
1 year ago
PowPing is how lightning network ought have been done. Any lightning network user that tries PowPing should be converted. The structure of powping further provides the essential framework for "smart contracts" as well as normal dumb ones, and does so via the familiar Hypertext interface usable by most all devices. If one can't see where this is going, it's OK. One can just use it as it is because it already works. No need to wait 18 months, but a LOT of work to do to get where this is going.
morpheus
1 year ago
Jesus disciples marveled at the Jerusalem Temple building. Jesus said it would fall, disciples asked what would happen at the end... Matthew 24 King James Translation 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom aga
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morpheus
1 year ago
Would get to work of fixing some breaking supply chains. For example. Meat distribution changes from corona / lockdowns has broken causing ranchers to cull herds, slaughterhouses understaffed and cant "social distance" in the workplace, etc. This leads to price spikes and shortages. The sort of thing 100m can do is provide means to intervene and resolve some of these issues. For example when no meat processing can accept delivery, buy the stock that would otherwise be culled, and set up more
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morpheus
1 year ago
I've been almost able to reproduce this on samsung with chrome. The formatting eventually corrects after the page completes loading, but looks askew until it finishes. There may be a network or connectivity component to this bug.
morpheus
1 year ago
If you have to buy users with money instead of benefits from the product's features, the product has failed. But, if you want to do this, nothing stops you.
morpheus
1 year ago
No reason to think such
morpheus
1 year ago
Little known fact: there were more electric cars than gasoline cars in 1900. Many steam powered also.
morpheus
1 year ago
Lists, tables, justification markup?
morpheus
1 year ago
This seems antithetical on the surface. Are we tp pray that an antichrist comes so that Christian's are more united? It raises questions... Why is uniting Christians a goal? Does that end justify the means? Ought Jewish people celebrate the holocaust for the unity it brought?
morpheus
1 year ago
When not logged in, and attempting to do an activity that requires being authenticated, an alert is generated "please login" this is a bug, powping should present the user with the login rather than request the user to go find it
morpheus
1 year ago
When not logged in, and attempting to do an activity that requires being authenticated, an alert is generated "please login" this is a bug, powping should present the user with the login rather than request the user to go find it
morpheus
1 year ago
Did Jesus teach proof of work to his disciples? What we are is God's gift to us. What we do with what we are should be our gift of thanks in return. From Matthew 25, 14-30 For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five ta
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morpheus
1 year ago
Jaunty ramen with green mustache?
morpheus
1 year ago
Both are as easily ignorable as a fleeting spark within a dream. They have no more eternal consequences than an incorrect guess made on a child's test. Much greater tests are to come. Be prepared
morpheus
1 year ago
Our Father who art in heaven. What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.
morpheus
1 year ago
It is known. The optimal method for modeling string theory, is with ramen.
morpheus
1 year ago
We assert the Ramen zeta function has its zeros only at the negative even integers and complex numbers with real part 1/2. The proof is in the chili peppers.
morpheus
1 year ago
Are we not men? We are RAMEN!