Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Ultimate Library

A copy of computing ( 31sth July 2008 ) has just landed on my desk. It carries an article about the British Library‘s need to digitise information. I was reminded of an idea that I had some time ago… Apparently, the British … Continue reading

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Wilkinson Plus, Wilkinson Minus

Someone on one of the Money Saving Expert‘s forums described an offer where you sign up for a free month’s trial at Wilkinson DVD‘s, and you receive a free boxed retail DVD from a list. The idea was that you get the free DVD … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Jabez

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause … Continue reading

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Facing Facts

Years ago, I was on stress handling course that was run by the Counselling Service at the Polytechnic I attended (1989-ish). I wrote this around that time: The hardest fact that I have ever had to face is that I … Continue reading

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Connections with God

The ways that humans relate to each other… Father-Son Friend-Friend Master-Servant Husband-Wife Brother-Brother …are dim and distant echos of the way that God related to God within the Trinity. But, each of these is also a facet of the relationship … Continue reading

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Finding your Sweet Spot

With a group of friends I have been studying Max Lucado’s book, “Cure for the Common Life”. Lucado suggests that our “sweet-spot” activities will have things in common with each other. If we look back at things we have done … Continue reading

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Small Group Game: Define Me

Equipment Paper and pens Roles Players Facilitator Description Players sit in a circle. Each player secretly writes down 6-10 words that define the player on their left. Ideally, these words should be positive descriptions of the person’s character. The pieces … Continue reading

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What is in your Heart?

My son, JB,  is now 3½. A couple of days ago I caught him singing these words to himself: Open your heart, open your heart, open your heart I wondered what he was thinking, so when he stopped singing, I asked him about … Continue reading

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VSS: Undo Someone Else’s Check Out

One of my colleges is off sick today. I need to edit some files that he was working with on Friday. Unfortunately, he checked out these files in Visual Source Safe (VSS), but did not check them back in. As a result, … Continue reading

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