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Praying for one another, in essence this is the fragrant note from James, the great versifier


James 5:16-20

(16) Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (17) Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. (18) And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (19) Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, (20) let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
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The wonder and the beauty, I daresay the magic which scientific investigation brings

Bees are very smart. They are also very sweet to watch while they are learning

This endearing study required a placing outside the norm, since it's written with sugar and all things spicy....so cuties.
 
BBC - Earth - Bees learn while they sleep, and that means they might dream

'... It was in 1983 that a researcher called Walter Kaiser made a new discovery: that honeybees slept. As he watched through his observation hive, Kaiser noted how a bee's legs would first start to flex, bringing its head to the floor. Its antennae would stop moving. In some cases, a bee would fall over sideways, as if intoxicated by tiredness. Many bees held each other's legs as they slept.

Kaiser's study was the first record of sleep in an invertebrate. But it was far from the last. The scuttle of cockroaches, the flutter of fruit flies, and the rhythmic undulations of jellyfishes all have temporary periods of quiescence.

"The evidence appears to align with this idea that sleep is shared across all animals," says Barrett Klein, a sleep biologist from the University of Wisconsin Wisconsin–La Crosse. "There's no universally-accepted exception."
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http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160621-do-bees-dream
A new study suggests that bees can store information in long-term memory while they sleep, just like humans do when we dream
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+Subodh Gupta ...ye....listening is a good thing
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BRITAIN..... :))))....Gotta love this....

The Guardian has published some telling charts detailing the demographic breakdown of the vote. For one thing, they show gaping class divisions. One of the best predictors of how people voted was their education level. Those with college degrees tended to opt for Remain, while people without them tended to opt for Leave. Age and income gradients were also clearly visible in the vote tabulations. The older and poorer you are, the more likely you were to vote Leave. The younger and richer you are, the more likely you were to vote Remain.

....lol....the old and poor and the lowly learned won...
A Remain supporter walks past a Leave supporter outside Downing Street, in London, the day after the U.K. voted to leave the E.U. in the Brexit referendum. Credit Photograph by Kevin Coombs / REUTERS
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What struck him about the book was its depth, and a complexity of thought that he had been raised to believe was the exclusive domain of the rabbis whose authority commanded his community of ultra-Orthodox Jews. The book’s brilliance, coupled with its unabashed heresy, created the first of many cracks in Solomon’s faith. Seeing the scriptures interpreted in methods so compelling and yet entirely inconsistent with the dogmas of his youth caused Solomon to question everything he believed to be true.

From Dershowitz, Solomon moved on to evolutionary biology, and then to Stephen Hawking and cosmology, and then biblical criticism, until finally, he was unable to deny the conclusion his newly developed capacity for critical thinking had led him to: he no longer believed in the existence of God.

‘It was the most devastating moment of my life,’ he told me. ‘I wish to this day that I could find the holy grail that proves that I’m wrong, that it’s all true.’

And yet 15 years later, Solomon’s life looks exactly the way it did the day of that fateful train ride, give or take a few infractions. Solomon is still leading the life of an Orthodox Jew. He is married to an Orthodox Jew. His children are Orthodox Jews who go to study the Torah at yeshiva. His parents are ultra-Orthodox Jews. And so, with his new-found atheism, Solomon did nothing.

‘It helps people find others in the same boat,’ said Phil Zuckerman, a professor of sociology at Pitzer College in California who studies apostates and secularism. ‘Twenty, thirty years ago, if you were living in Borough Park, Brooklyn, or Alabama and you were surrounded by Hasids or Pentecostal Christians and you started to have doubts, well, you were alone. Now, you can find someone right away who is in the same boat as you and is also sharing your doubts. You can find community, you can find a connection that bolsters your own situation and gives you support – intellectual and emotional. Religious fundamentalists want to have a monopoly on truth, a monopoly on lifestyle, a monopoly on morality, a monopoly on authority, but the internet undermines all those facades.’


BATYA UNGAR - SARGON has a PhD in the 18th-century novel. Her dissertation is entitled ‘Coercive Pleasures: The Force and Form of the Novel 1719-1740’. She is also a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York.


Seduced by science and rationalism, yet tied to their families and communities, Hasidic atheists opt for a double life
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I was born by a River - gotta love Mr Summertime, Old Sam Cooke

Colourless
Faceless &
Formless

Waking up
To Pureness
In Clarity

There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on

It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will
 
What Does it Mean for you to Wake-Up? "What Does Enlightenism Mean to You?" #5 http://goo.gl/klFhvM 
Join Malcolm Kelly, M.A., the Powers of Mind author and listen to his Enlightenism philosophy on how to create a spiritually healthy life.
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Beyond illusions of senses....is enlightenment!.... reasoning based on totality of existence including time!🔯🔯🔯
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The statistics are so invisible, but look here they appear, unbelievable. Are we way too negative and impatient with progress and development?....this is why we hardly have much good to say?....or print in our media?
 
South Africa is a very different place to that of 1994 or before and even from 2002, and that there are many good news stories that seem to disappear within the perpetual negativity.
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JAMAICA....top athlete bitten by zika

“I was experiencing back pains and muscle soreness, but I thought it was just soreness from the exercises I was doing,” he said. “I didn’t know I had it until I went to get a haircut. After cleaning up, my girlfriend realised a bump was on my neck, which was a lymph node.”
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ANA reporter honouring Botswana, after Mzansi won Trophy and Title

In the end, Bafana Bafana, who used their under-23 side who are to do duty in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, did just enough to overcome a brave Botswana side who were looking for a first Cosafa title.
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All I can say is...breathe
Thank you dear Lord for your Mercy
How marvelous, it is enough and sufficient
Already we are completely overwhelmed
Within our simplicity of painting our lives
Daily, to consider reading and analysing
The body of works left behind, painted and written
And considering collections of the great poets
and painters currently occupying our planet...
Let me breathe in and out, what a relief
There is just Grace and Mercy, live
Triumphantly
 
<3 When I say
Be creative,
I don't mean that
You should all go
And become great
Painters and great
Poets.
I simply mean
Let your life be
A painting,
Let your life be
A poem....<3
~Riz....
With love.....
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+Subodh Gupta ....I mean the original message is such a weight off the shoulder, take tiny or large wings and fly, and if you like it glide, float in water, do the butterfly
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Matthew 22:36-40

(36) "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" (37) Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' (40) On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."

Now isn't this just too lovely to come upon such wonderful sagacious poetry,.....with all your mind.

With a mind greatly exceeding the common size,
textured with wit, humour,
prolific vision and imagination,
not anybody who loved her dearly,
neither her contemporary
versifiers and bards
could convince
Virginia Woolf of loving the Lord
who is also her God,
with all of her beautiful scribing mind

Today is not for reading, my fingers itch for that which it loves so much, maybe obsessively, that is crafting.....
I've got sunshine and blue sky on this winter day
And enjoying my busy
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Such is life,nice to meet you how you single if yes sent your mail to me while will can talk on HANDOUT
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UNITED KINGDOM...ON THE RUN. ...LAP UP SOME BREXIT TWEETS
 
Some have taken the #Brexit vote better than others... Here are some Twitter reactions that'll make you chuckle.
Twitter users from the across the world have shared their funny takes following the unexpected outcome of the EU referendum.
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SENEGAL

Karim Wade was a senior minister in his father's government, and was in charge of major infrastructure and energy projects ..... #tingaling...kind of rings a bell
His large portfolio led to him being dubbed "the minister of the earth and the sky".....people are so hilarious


The son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade is freed from prison after serving three years of a six-year sentence for corruption.
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