Blog: The absolute latest random thoughts

Kari Byron news

highlighted links:

When did the Fall happen?

The merging of the blogs...

Living in micromanaging

MNBlogCon 2017 musings

Bread and circus

Salvation vs. Kingdom

"In your anger, do not sin"

Envy and the Cross

What is Repentance? Really?

Living sacrifices

earlier posts:

09.2002   10.2002   11.2002   12.2002   01.2003   02.2003   03.2003   04.2003   05.2003   06.2003   07.2003   08.2003   09.2003   10.2003   11.2003   12.2003   01.2004   02.2004   03.2004   04.2004   05.2004   06.2004   07.2004   08.2004   09.2004   10.2004   11.2004   12.2004   01.2005   02.2005   03.2005   04.2005   05.2005   06.2005   07.2005   08.2005   09.2005   10.2005   11.2005   12.2005   01.2006   02.2006   03.2006   04.2006   05.2006   06.2006   07.2006   08.2006   09.2006   10.2006   11.2006   12.2006   04.2007   05.2007   06.2007   07.2007   08.2007   12.2007   01.2008   02.2008   05.2008   06.2008   07.2008   08.2008   12.2008   01.2009   02.2009   03.2009   04.2009   05.2009   06.2009   07.2009   09.2009   10.2009   11.2009   12.2009   01.2010   02.2010   03.2010   04.2010   05.2010   06.2010   07.2010   08.2010   09.2010   10.2010   11.2010   12.2010   01.2011   02.2011   03.2011   04.2011   05.2011   06.2011   07.2011   08.2011   09.2011   10.2011   11.2011   12.2011   01.2012   02.2012   03.2012   04.2012   06.2012   07.2012   10.2012   11.2012   12.2012   01.2013   02.2013   03.2013   04.2013   05.2013   07.2013   09.2013   10.2013   11.2013   12.2013   01.2014   03.2014   05.2014   06.2014   07.2014   08.2014   09.2014   10.2014   11.2014   12.2014   01.2015   02.2015   03.2015   04.2015   05.2015   06.2015   07.2015   08.2015   09.2015   10.2015   11.2015   12.2015   01.2016   02.2016   03.2016   04.2016   05.2016   06.2016   07.2016   11.2016   04.2017   05.2017   06.2017   09.2017   10.2017   06.2018   01.2019  


Freedom, complexity, and inclusion

"Each new stage of growth always brings with it greater freedom, greater complexity, and greater inclusion."

Sounds good, and sounds intuitively correct. Is it true?

Could you replace greater inclusion with greater differentiation or greater discernment, which could then be read as a contradiction against inclusion?

The RobCast (Episode 6 | Listener Questions): http://robbell.podbean.com/e/episode-6-listener-questions/



Who's not against you?

I find this verse fascinating. It's the exact opposite of what we usually think...

"Master," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us." "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."




The world of backlinks and SEO

One common theme of mine is automation -- not "home automation" where robots wash your dishes, but a way of automating conversation, research, personal engagements.  Things where you, a real live person, can be more efficient or effective because a computer does some basic or simple or repetitive task for you.

In that vein, I discovered Zemanta awhile back, which was (is?) a tool for automatically finding related stuff based on what you write in a blog post.

Which I think is pretty cool!  I've got it out at http://ret.ention.net for the Story of America card project (which hasn't seen any action in ages, by the way)

Anyway, I didn't give it much thought, until I found this email way down deep in my archive:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Link Removal
Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM
Subject: I thought you'd want to know...
To: [my website feedback address]


I am working with zacjohnson.com I wanted to thank you for linking to our site from emlarson.com. However, it has come to our attention that this link may have been acquired against Google's Webmaster Guidelines. It is important for us to bring our site into compliance. Could you please remove our link from this page and any other page on your site?
You can find the list of links found on your site below:

Thank You,

No, Link Remove, thank you for the lovely note.  By the way, there's usually a name or signature that goes at the bottom, especially when you're leaving off with "Thank You," ...and that comma just sits there, alone, dangling...

Anyway, Zac Johnson's page is linked from those posts thanks to Zemanta, which is apparently where the problem lies?

I still like Zemanta.  It's the thing that, in one click, let me highlight Zac's name right there!  And it'll take you to his homepage!  Pretty cool, I'd say. And I'm not sure if using LinkRemovalHelp.com to send cryptic messages to bloggers is the best way to boost your SEO.  But maybe it worked in this case?


Inspiration from Stacey Martino

I rarely re-blog podcast notes but I'm driven to as I'm listening to Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod: Success | Productivity | Personal Development | Lifestyle | Business (#57: It's Time to Get Intimate with Your Goals | An Interview with Stacey Martino): http://halelrod.com/57-its-time-to-get-intimate-with-your-goals-an-interview-with-stacey-martino/


"The quality of our life at any moment can be related to the quality of our relationships." Tweet This

Stacey Martino is here this week to share her tips for empowering you to finally attain the unshakeable love and unleashed passion that you desire. A certified marriage educator and divorce-preventionist, Stacey is a relationship expert whose methods for achieving extraordinary goals have been featured in YourTango, Bloomberg News, Yahoo! News, QVC, and Aspire magazine.  

"It only takes one partner to transform a relationship" Tweet This

Over the course of fourteen years, she has created a name for herself as a love and passion coach,using her own experience to inspire others to realize their own romantic fulfillment. Demonstrating that it doesn't "take two to tango" for a relationship to succeed, Stacey provides us with three key strategies to empowering yourself and take your relationship to the next level:

  1. Stretch outside your comfort zone (16:53)
  2. Change your normal by relentlessly seeking out mentors (17:31)
  3. Take imperfect action and move forward (21:15)

"Everything happens for a reason and a purpose; it serves you" –Tony Robbins Tweet This

One of the most important steps in making lasting, positive changes to your relationship is living in the moment and seeing the gift in your adversity. Instead of waiting for hindsight to arrive, be present in all that you do. Say yes to the challenges that lie before you and unwrap the gift that you don't want to unwrap (28:49). 

"Nothing happens from a stopping point" Tweet This

Learn all eight essentials to radically transform your relationship with Stacey and Paul's brand-new (free!) video series "How to Reignite Your Passion for More than One Night". For more information, you can email Stacy at support@loveandpassioncoaching.com



The Judeo-Christian understanding of the world declares 1) the universe and everything in it was created in an intelligible way by a God who can be glimpsed as we understand His creation, and 2) the world is fallen and corrupt and doesn't run according to God's perfect plan. Thus, we have science -- seeking (and succeeding) to understand God's creation, and failing when it thinks it can understand it completely and replace the "myth of a creator" with itself. To grow, we need to remember that discovering causes of problems doesn't imply moral culpability. The established fact that Tylenol's glutathione depletion is an autism trigger in susceptible individuals won't be socially accepted for decades, because many parents falsely believe that accepting such a fact means it's their "fault" their child has a condition. Nothing could be further from the truth. (Culpability is a consideration only when people choose to stay ignorant of their alternatives and continue to engage in practices that they know are harmful to themselves or others.) We can rightly reject that false moral judgment without rejecting the science behind the causal relationship, or rejecting the notion that some human conditions are challenges that are best avoided if possible. Nothing happens outside of God's sovereign will, and He will move (powerfully!) through all His children's lives. But we have an Enemy who is happy to steal, kill and destroy via disease and illness. We not only can, but must fight that Enemy (not driven by prideful control but in humble obedience to our Creator); discerning his guilt from God's guidance is the trick. In the meantime, trusting God is perfectly compatible with taking positive steps to minimize our children's risks and shepherd them as closely to God's human design as we can.



emlarson.com:   Home | Blog | Work | Tech | Life | Lord | Play | Mail

Entire site contents Copyright © 2000-2005 Eric M. Larson

All rights reserved, please don't steal my stuff, etc. etc. etc.