Open Blogging Uncategorized Add comments Jan 262013 It’s all yours today… Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 17 Responses to “Open Blogging” erunner says: January 26, 2013 at 7:42 am New songs. Nice worship music. Drop by and listen! http://morethancoping.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/praise-worship-january-25th-2013/ Scott says: January 26, 2013 at 9:32 am Has Apple really started to rot? http://m.guardiannews.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2013/jan/25/apple-eu-tax-wh-smith ( |o )====::: says: January 26, 2013 at 9:57 am And I came home Like a stone And I fell heavy into your arms These days of darkness Which we’ve known Will blow away with this new sun And I’ll kneel down Wait for now And I’ll kneel down Know my ground And I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you So break my step And relent You forgave and I won’t forget Know what we’ve seen And him with less Now in some way Shake the excess But I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you So I’ll be bold As well as strong And use my head alongside my heart So tame my flesh And fix my eyes That tethered mind free from the lies But I’ll kneel down Wait for now I’ll kneel down Know my ground Raise my hands Paint my spirit gold And bow my head Keep my heart slow Cause I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you And I will wait, I will wait for you Captain Kevin says: January 26, 2013 at 10:00 am Ahoy Mates! Have a blessed day! Em the pontificator says: January 26, 2013 at 11:31 am #3 has a parallel of sorts in my morning’s reading from the 3rd chapter of Thessalonians: “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” … speaking of patiently waiting… any moment, my doorbell’s going to ring and another tour of lookie loos will make a quick trip thru my house, while their realtor tour guide stands in one corner and waits, if the past 5 months are any indication – i’ve averaged one showing a week and its tiresome when you’re a stay at home – not so bad if you’re working and the house is empty during the day, i guess Nonnie says: January 26, 2013 at 11:55 am Em, that must be a drag. Praying your house sells. Scott says: January 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm Housing market is still in the dumps. There are a few pockets of the country where it’s okay, however, things are still pretty bad. I got a market analysis on our place last week. The value has dropped 25% in 6 years! Fortunately, we are not upside down. However, selling now just doesn’t seem to be a smart move. Jtk says: January 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm Michael Patton said a sizeable group within the body of Christ says ALL spiritual gifts ceased–including teaching and evangelism. Can someone inform me whom that may be? Much less HOW…. Em says: January 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm Nonnie, thankful for what is and trying to trust for God’s timing – thank you for lifting it up to the Throne room, too the showing wasn’t notable in any way, so who knows? you have to want the view enough to be comfortable perched on this hill, i guess … we just had a run on condo sales in this town, nothing left there jtk, sounds like Michael Patton doesn’t have the gift of teacher, eh? Captain Kevin says: January 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm Jtk, I’d like to know that too. I’m thinking “sizeable” is an over-statement. Alex says: January 27, 2013 at 5:38 am Jtk, I think I owe you a “bite me” from the other day (I think that’s allowed since Michael uses the same phrase 🙂 Scott, Apple was over-hyped and over-bought. Back when it was hitting over $700 and friends were telling me it was going to $1000 no problem, I was citing all the concerns I had about the stock and why it would be $375-$425 by March of 2013. They all told me I was crazy, didn’t understand, blah blah blah. All the “experts” were against my position. I was telling my friends to sell into the rallies and euphoria or they’d lose money. Most kept buying all the way up. I have a nice bottle of wine coming, as I was right (thanks Niels 🙂 (it’s all verifiable and documented on fb, my prediction and the reasons were spot on, uncanny, my fb friends can go back many months and read it all, everything I was saying back then when it was ‘apple’s going to $1000!’ and I said “nope, it’s going to crash and here’s why…” is what analysts and “experts” are now saying, only after-the-fact) G, I’ve been really making it a point to enjoy the many good things in this life, including art, music, “relations” ahem, food, drink, philosophy, socializing with friends, horsing around with the kids, etc etc. You’re right, life has a very very good side and I love it. Your positive perspective is not lost on me and they’re good reminders. The church muck is only one part of my life, wish you could see the many much more positive parts. I’m sure we would hang and get along famously over a glass of wine or some good coffee etc. I tend to “discuss/argue” a lot less abrasively in person. Dunno why, but my style in print format really does come across a lot differently than similar words spoken in person. My atheist buddy Niels was a bit surprised by that dynamic when we had philosophical/religious discussions in person over some beer and sushi. Love life, deal with the bullspit, but always remember to love life and enjoy the ride (thanks G!) Scott says: January 27, 2013 at 8:15 am For anyone who might be interested in this kind of stuff here’s an article in Forbes titled, “Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums — $3,000+ Higher”. Give it a read if you wish. http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2013/01/07/obamacare-guarantees-higher-health-insurance-premiums-3000-higher/ Derek Thornton says: January 27, 2013 at 8:41 am I read this one yesterday. http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_22446272 Makes me glad I quit smoking years ago. If you have to get your own health insurance you may be paying some high charges. This bill was passed so quickly and is so long that people are just now discovering things in it. Alex says: January 27, 2013 at 8:50 am “You have to pass 0bamacare to know what’s in it”–Nancy Pelosi. Em says: January 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm Scott at #7 – meant to say that the market is beginning to pick up – we had a back-log of condominium units in this town and they all sold in the past month! i think there’s another wave of Californians heading north, so keep your ear to the ground, if you really want to sell – i have a hunch that since you are a builder that you have a very nice property and it will sell fast when the time is right my problem seems to be that i am on a hill with no yard, so why realtors keep bringing their customers, who don’t want to live on a hill with no yard to tour this place is beyond me … Em says: January 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm forgot to add – i am sitting here waiting for another lookie-loo tour to come through (i can tell that i’m just a stop on a list because they ask for an hour’s window for their arrival times) i just want to sell before the weeds start growing again 😀 health insurance? i just read somewhere that this upcoming plan has a no exclusion clause and the smart people will wait to insure until they are sick as the penalty for not insuring is waay cheaper than an annual insurance premium … social engineering with liberty and justice for all is something even God can’t do Scott says: January 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm At one time, part of the attraction of working for a particular company would be their “benefits package” including of course the health insurance plan. Seems to me now, unless you work for a bureaucracy agency (government) or a high-end company, there really isn’t much of a benefit to the employee that the health insurance plans provided by employers provide. They are essentially high deductible catastrophic plans with large coinsurance requirements after you reach your deductible and out of pocket expense. Co-pays are pretty much going out the window. My wife is part of the SEICU health workers union as a CNA. When she first started four years ago, she had really good health insurance coverage and was only required to work 80 hrs per month to qualify and keep it in place through DHS Oregon. Guess what happened? Governor John Kitzhaber (D) started “outsourcing” the majority of health care coverage via medicaid to independent companies. Companies that provide absolutely no benefits and very low wages. He did this to bypass having to pay employees through DHS, like my wife, on the payroll and include benefits. Thus, her phone stopped ringing for clients through the state. She lost all her benefits and is now receiving a whopping $136.00 a week on unemployment! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.