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I have plenty to do (period). I’m blessed to LOVE doing even what I HAVE to do and to appreciate doing even what I choose to pile on top of that… Now I need to be more efficient so that I can also do what I LONG to do.

I have plenty to do (period). I’m blessed to LOVE doing even what I HAVE to do and to appreciate doing even what I choose to pile on top of that… Now I need to be more efficient so that I can also do what I LONG to do.

nakedpastor:

Moving from external authority to internal self-determination is one of the most difficult and frightening transitions to make.

tonysteward:

onefitmodel:



We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
 




@starbucks and @cafeevoke what do you think about this?

tonysteward:

onefitmodel:


We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. 

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’

It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.

 

@starbucks and @cafeevoke what do you think about this?

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ericlwoods:

RNF – Never outsource defining, determining, and developing your own gifts, abilities,…

RNF – Never outsource defining, determining, and developing your own gifts, abilities, dreams, and possibilities. That is one job description only you are qualified to fulfill. -ELW

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Tony Steward: I haven't been to a church in over a year.

tonysteward:

This past Christmas was the first time in my life I didn’t go to a church for some sort of service. I’m not in a bible study or small group. In fact being a part of organized religion has completely melted out of my life in the last twelve months.

If you were to ask why, the answer is simple;…

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By slow violence I mean a violence that occurs gradually and out of sight, a violence of delayed destruction that is dispersed across time and space, an attritional violence that is typically not viewed as violence at all. Violence is customarily conceived as an event of action that is immediate in time, explosive and spectacular in space, and as erupting into instant sensational visibility. We need, I believe, to engage a different kind of violence, a violence that is neither spectacular nor instantaneous, but rather incremental and accretive, its calamitous repercussions playing out across a range of temporal scales. In so doing, we also need to engage the representational, narrative, and strategic challenges posed by the relative invisibility of slow violence.
– Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, 2011 (via rhinocerosparty)

(via joshuabrandonbennett)

This faux celebration of divinity has left me feeling more present today than yesterday. #grateful

This faux celebration of divinity has left me feeling more present today than yesterday. #grateful

John Wesley said when he preached he set himself on fire and people came to watch him burn.

Failure

Romans 12:2

Luscious lips drip
With words from
Old tests

Metaphors deciphered
For context
Struggling to capture
Concepts

Communication crippled
By an able mind
Unstable

— But apparently there’s
A prescription for that

I am encouraged to be ambitiously, unashamedly, authentic.
– VEP

The Matter of Withdrawal & Institutional Membership

if (I’m not serious about God w/in the institution && therefore of no good) 

&&

if (I consider the institution to be a distraction to the process of the reinstitution of a healthy relationship w/ God) {

then
  • remove the distraction;
  • focus on loving God (loving people);
  • echo “I’m worth far more to Him and the world w/ that ethos than playing preacher on occasion with letters in front of my name.”;
}

if (I’m not serious && therefore of no good) 

&&

if (I consider the institution to be a distraction to the process of the reinstitution of a healthy relationship) {

then
  • remove the distraction;
  • focus on loving;
  • echo “I’m worth far more to the world w/ that ethos than by playing with titles and feigning success.”;
}
I have plenty to do (period). I’m blessed to LOVE doing even what I HAVE to do and to appreciate doing even what I choose to pile on top of that… Now I need to be more efficient so that I can also do what I LONG to do.

I have plenty to do (period). I’m blessed to LOVE doing even what I HAVE to do and to appreciate doing even what I choose to pile on top of that… Now I need to be more efficient so that I can also do what I LONG to do.

nakedpastor:

Moving from external authority to internal self-determination is one of the most difficult and frightening transitions to make.

tonysteward:

onefitmodel:



We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
 




@starbucks and @cafeevoke what do you think about this?

tonysteward:

onefitmodel:


We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. 

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’

It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.

 

@starbucks and @cafeevoke what do you think about this?

(Source: wenchymcwench)

Acquia is to Drupal Gardens is to Drupal as Automattic is to WordPress.com is to WordPress — right? Right.

ericlwoods:

RNF – Never outsource defining, determining, and developing your own gifts, abilities,…

RNF – Never outsource defining, determining, and developing your own gifts, abilities, dreams, and possibilities. That is one job description only you are qualified to fulfill. -ELW

View Post

Tony Steward: I haven't been to a church in over a year.

tonysteward:

This past Christmas was the first time in my life I didn’t go to a church for some sort of service. I’m not in a bible study or small group. In fact being a part of organized religion has completely melted out of my life in the last twelve months.

If you were to ask why, the answer is simple;…

A Web of Data (v. A Web of Documents) RDF | RDFa | XML | Microformats

A Web of Data (v. A Web of Documents) RDF | RDFa | XML | Microformats

By slow violence I mean a violence that occurs gradually and out of sight, a violence of delayed destruction that is dispersed across time and space, an attritional violence that is typically not viewed as violence at all. Violence is customarily conceived as an event of action that is immediate in time, explosive and spectacular in space, and as erupting into instant sensational visibility. We need, I believe, to engage a different kind of violence, a violence that is neither spectacular nor instantaneous, but rather incremental and accretive, its calamitous repercussions playing out across a range of temporal scales. In so doing, we also need to engage the representational, narrative, and strategic challenges posed by the relative invisibility of slow violence.
– Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, 2011 (via rhinocerosparty)

(via joshuabrandonbennett)

This faux celebration of divinity has left me feeling more present today than yesterday. #grateful

This faux celebration of divinity has left me feeling more present today than yesterday. #grateful

John Wesley said when he preached he set himself on fire and people came to watch him burn.

Failure

Romans 12:2

Luscious lips drip
With words from
Old tests

Metaphors deciphered
For context
Struggling to capture
Concepts

Communication crippled
By an able mind
Unstable

— But apparently there’s
A prescription for that

I am encouraged to be ambitiously, unashamedly, authentic.
– VEP

The Matter of Withdrawal & Institutional Membership

if (I’m not serious about God w/in the institution && therefore of no good) 

&&

if (I consider the institution to be a distraction to the process of the reinstitution of a healthy relationship w/ God) {

then
  • remove the distraction;
  • focus on loving God (loving people);
  • echo “I’m worth far more to Him and the world w/ that ethos than playing preacher on occasion with letters in front of my name.”;
}

if (I’m not serious && therefore of no good) 

&&

if (I consider the institution to be a distraction to the process of the reinstitution of a healthy relationship) {

then
  • remove the distraction;
  • focus on loving;
  • echo “I’m worth far more to the world w/ that ethos than by playing with titles and feigning success.”;
}
"Acquia is to Drupal Gardens is to Drupal as Automattic is to WordPress.com is to WordPress — right? Right."
"By slow violence I mean a violence that occurs gradually and out of sight, a violence of delayed destruction that is dispersed across time and space, an attritional violence that is typically not viewed as violence at all. Violence is customarily conceived as an event of action that is immediate in time, explosive and spectacular in space, and as erupting into instant sensational visibility. We need, I believe, to engage a different kind of violence, a violence that is neither spectacular nor instantaneous, but rather incremental and accretive, its calamitous repercussions playing out across a range of temporal scales. In so doing, we also need to engage the representational, narrative, and strategic challenges posed by the relative invisibility of slow violence."
"John Wesley said when he preached he set himself on fire and people came to watch him burn."
Romans 12:2
"I am encouraged to be ambitiously, unashamedly, authentic."
The Matter of Withdrawal & Institutional Membership

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I fell it continuously but I am actualizing it as we speak!