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A great security idea...

Sure, some bugs need to be worked out... but, still... http://hackaday.com/2013/01/29/this-man-will-take-your-picture-while-macing-you/

Paul's thorn was...?

Ray Edwards has a fascinating argument for Paul's "thorn in the flesh" being not a health problem or besetting sin, but persecution. I'll have to dig into the verses he shares in this episode:

Listening to Spiritual Foundations Podcast (When You Feel Like Giving Up [#003])

When you feel like giving up, there is a way to have faith -- even in the toughest times
You're often closest to your big breakthrough right when you feel like giving up. God provides a way for us to have joy and peace, even when we face real trouble.

Every believer can overcome trials if they will follow the example of the Apostle Paul, and his very explicit instructions. In this podcast, I explain what the Apostle Paul has to teach us today.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17 How Has God given you peace and joy, even in the midst of trouble?






A Posterous quirk?

Last month (December 2012) I had emailed a couple updates to two of my Posterous blogs, and noticed that they never went through. Today, I just got the alert that the post was published. I have no idea if they were there but it just wasn't alerting me, or if they didn't get posted until today. And if it's the latter, was it because a delay from my email server (an odd possibility, but stranger things have happened) or were they queued somewhere in Posterous-land and finally made it through now?

IKEA Ramp Glee!

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Documenting Emotional Eating?

I joked the other day that I used to think that “emotional eating” was just a quirky excuse… until I started doing it myself. For the past year or so I’ve been trying to drop 25 pounds.  I’m not trying to become a fashion plate; I just think my back and knees and other aging body parts would be happier if I hovered around 175# rather than 200#.  Those who knew me a dozen years ago can’t believe I weigh that much – I was once compared to a dart (in entertainingly colorful language, I might add) – but once I gave up MSG and my body started digesting food really well rather than just “adequately,” I put on a lot of extra pounds. A lot. Anyway, the “diet idea” I had was a simple one: No eating after 8:00 p.m. Simple, easy to follow, should be helpful.  Aim for losing a pound a week, and in six months I’ll be set!  There’s just one problem: I really like to eat at night. Last night, after a few emails I shouldn’t have read and a few tasks I should’ve put off until today, I decided I deserved a t…