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God loves things by becoming them.

God loves things by uniting with them, not by excluding them.

-Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ

The roast beef in the fridge is... borderline. I think I can still have it for lunch

My daughter ran her first 5K today - got second in her age group (10-12). We're pretty excited here 😁

If you see an open-source project that has support for Twitter (in one way or another, could even be just linking to Twitter profiles in a website theme) but not Mastodon, go file an issue and ask kindly for it to support Mastodon, too.

Let's help this network grow!

Starting to install solar panels on my church building - Millersburg (OH) Mennonite

Hey, I don’t like asking for help, but I’m in a bit of a bind right now and just need a bit of help getting some groceries. I had some car problems that have put me back for the last couple months and I’m close to being caught up and stable again, but right now I’ve got like $10 to last me until the 25th and I have to skip payment on a couple bills and such too.

So if you have like a dollar or two that you could spare, it would really help me out.

Just a tad surprised that people are getting their knickers in a twist over the possibility of a new Princess Bride movie

I was finally catching up with old Liturgists podcasts, when I heard Vishnu say Walking my Dog in the Rain was almost the title of _This_ 😳 I almost ran my car off the road.

Satire is about speaking truth to power, and pointing out hypocrisy/shortcomings.

The Babylon Bee is indeed going after a powerful international corporation, but the "hypocrisy" they point out is failure to idolize gun possession at any cost.

How can a Christian (a "Little Christ") organization worship weapons of death, when they purport to follow someone who invites us to lay down our lives, and, "In all things, do to others what you would have them do to you"?

So I started watching Lodge 49 (AMC - to catch up on Season 1 I got a subscription to Hulu, which I hope to cancel before the trial period expires). It's a very good show. Solid writing and solid acting. I describe it as David Lynch meets The Dude meets late-stage capitalism. I don't watch much TV, so what I do watch needs to be top shelf, and this definitely qualifies. If that interests you, check it out!

Oh - I have to lead singing on Sunday as well - maybe I should get some songs organized first... 😁

Looks like the poker game I was going to go to tonight doesn't have a quorum - maybe I'll dive into Lodge 49 tonight? Heard a lot of good things about it

Welp the auction was Tuesday. The good news is, it is finally over. The less good news: we got at the very bottom end of what we were willing to take. Our auctioneer assured us it would go for substantially more. Oh well. We're still doing pretty well - just have to postpone some plans. At least we can move on and put this behind us. Onward and upward...

Seems to be less activity here on this mastodon lately - although I haven't exactly been helping to alleviate that. Guess I'll have to start posting more...

What does it mean to be Conservative in 2019, in US politics?

It's been a difficult few weeks here - we're selling our house/small farm at auction, and I've been totally stressed about it. Our realtor/auctioneer tells us he believes it will go for "market value" (which I am fine with), but I know that the nightmare scenario cannot be ruled out, and that freaks me out. I'll certainly be glad when it's all over...

It was so humid this afternoon, my sunglasses fogged up while I was running πŸŒ«πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ž

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