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David Kowalski
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I'm sad to see Google+ ending but in this life, everything comes to end. I have no plans to migrate to MeWe or Facebook, though I do plan to continue to post articles on Apologetics Index from time to time. Goodbye, my friends. — “With all our faults God loves us still, if we are trusting in His Son, therefore let us not be downhearted, but hope to live and learn, and do some good service before we die." – Charles Spurgeon
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My New Year's resolution will be either to be more decisive or to stop procrastinating. I haven't yet decided which to choose.
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Sound advice from an attorney on how to reduce the odds of being ticketed when pulled over -- even if you were going over the speed limit. We should always obey traffic laws but I confess that at times I do not pay sufficient attention to how fast I am going and have consequently been pulled over a few times in my life. I thoroughly agree with Lehto's comments, with the exception that I think it is always best to turn off your engine (since some people speed off).

The only other piece of advice that I would give is to be very careful to never speed in a school zone (it endangers kids and you are not likely to be shown mercy). It is quite possible to enter a school zone without being aware, which is why one must always be looking out for these zones while driving -- especially when in a city or part of town in which they do not frequently drive (and may, therefore, be unaware of the locations of schools).
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Samson's Strength

The 16th chapter of Judges reveals the source of Samson's strength -- a revelation that should cause us to consider from where our strength comes as believers.

"And the lords of the Philistines came up to her [Delilah] and said to her, “Seduce him, and see where his great strength lies" -- Judges 16:5 ESV

"...If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.” -- Judges 16:17 ESV

“O Lord GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.” --- Judges 16:28 ESV

Every pictorial representation of Samson (such as the 17th-century painting by Luca Giordano shown below) shows him as a man with great muscles. Unfortunately, this tradition has been perpetuated in children's Bibles and children's Sunday school literature -- a portrayal that helps people to miss the point of the narrative.

Samson's strength was clearly not in his physique. The Philistines would not have wondered about the secret of his strength had he been muscular, and Samson admitted to Delilah that if the Lord's strength (maintained through his Nazirite vow) left him he would be as weak as any other man. Only when he cried to the Lord for strength was it given to him once more at the end of his life.

I would like to see the pictorial representations in our literature portray Samson as a man with an ordinary build -- something that would reinforce the truth that Samson's strength was in the Lord, not in himself -- just as our strength must be.

'Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might." -- Ephesians 6:10 ESV

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How to annoy an OCD lighting technician.
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A classic quote by Will Rogers.
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For two reasons, I agree with Paul McGowan's observations in this video about why solid state amps perform better after warming up. First, I have experienced the phenomenon and it is too pronounced to simply be psychological. Secondly, I discussed this topic just yesterday with a friend who is a retired electrical engineer.

My friend said that though transistors are instantly on their performance does not peak until they have warmed up. He noted that when he installed and set up radio equipment (I believe this was for the military) he would have to wait fifteen minutes after first powering up the solid state equipment before he could reliably tune it -- and it is after fifteen minutes of use that music through my amplifier sounds much better to me.
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I think I would win this.
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I think more money needs to be spent on research for this malady.
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