VIB Higher Power
His Request, My Reward and Release | Nu Mind Project

Luke 23:34 – “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” I have been prompted through various indications to touch on the subject of forgiveness. First, this scripture was something I was hearing on last week when contiplating what to blog. Then…

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dojams
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VIB Writing
Amanda | Kathleen Maher's Pure Fiction

Whenever she said, “Walter saved my life,” she wasn’t conveying what she really meant, because she meant so much. He had saved her by loving her—and just as important he had permitted her to love him in return.

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kathleenmaher
2 hours ago
VIB Health
Walking off Depression - Insights From A Bipolar Bear

Boy, do I love to walk. More specifically, I love to walk along the beach. Long time readers may recall, at one point that I walked on the beach strand nearly every day. Rarely did a day go by that I hoofed it less than five miles. It was instrumental in helping me lose ninety pounds. We all heard many times that exercise helps increase endorphins which may relieve depression. Now a study by The University of Michigan (U-M), with partners from De Montfort University, James Hutton Institute, and Edge Hill University in the United Kingdom shows that group nature walks are linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well-being. It does a body good.

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bradley
2 hours ago
VIB Science
Google's Asimov-Compliant Cars

BBC News Technology reports here on an interesting feature of Google's self-driving cars: they are programmed to break the speed limit in certain circumstances. If surrounding cars are speeding, the Google car may deduce that driving below the limit would be unsafe and so accelerate by up to 10mph to match the other cars.

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scifigene
1 day ago
VIB Higher Power
A Generation of Four “F”s | Nu Mind Project

The world has seemingly lost its moral sense of decency, love, care, and humanity. Murder, mayhem, destruction is an everyday common occurrence. Mothers against daughters, father against sons. The more gruesome, the more heinous, the more exposure, the more people garner attention to themselves. WHAT? Decapitation and cannibalism has become Internet entertainment. ISIS, yeah we…

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dojams
1 day ago

I walk through our mountain house that hides from the rest of the world that lies beyond the woods. I stop as I enter the living room. I can see my four-year old son sitting on the floor. His castle is before him. Some of his men are laid out around the carpet, while others balance precariously on plastic turrets. In his imagination, a battle is going on between good and evil and I am about to trounce upon it and disturb his carefully planned strategies. Carefully, I take another step. But the room and floor are empty. The image that was so real to me, was just a shadow from long ago.

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RaisingDrama
1 day ago

The Dramatis Personæ is the roster of conjurers and sentient magical creatures staying in the many rooms, grottos, and byways of Lita’s castle. Here is an entry in the guest book for the Clockpunk Wizard Wing. Bright [brīt] proper noun, c.1000; ME >OE beorht, breht > Gothic  bairht, Old Saxon beraht, Old Norse  bjartr; < berkto- Welsh …

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LitaBurke
1 day ago

On Sunday morning I opened my fridge to the quintessential first-world problem-more food than I knew what to do with: seven egg whites, a sad close-to-withering red bell pepper, one fennel bulb (what was I planning on doing with that?), and a lonesome carrot. I usually chop all my veggies and throw them into an omelette, but…

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andshecooks
1 day ago