TFR grows, challenge to Fellows

Fellows Riverside Gardens

Maybe a nice place to read TFR? Image via Wikipedia

TFR is gaining ever more readers and subscribers to enjoy the mix of perspectives, viewpoints, insights, and fruits of labors that the Fellows share here regularly. This focused free-for-all is a favorite of many. (Yours, too, maybe? Say so below, if so.)

• Let me challenge our Fellows, especially those who haven’t posted recently to make at least one post today or tomorrow. Saturdays and Sundays are, not unsurprisingly, our slowest days.

• If you’re curious about who the Fellows are, here’s the roll call. We have only two pages on the site, the other is the About page, which, for convenience, includes the writing guidelines for the Fellows.

• Who knows, we might have a new Fellow or two to show their faces before long. Wikileaks hasn’t got a whiff of this yet. And maybe you have a nomination to make, eh? But like candidates for president, the person must really want it. Not that one should be obsessed with it, that would be a bit much.

• Have a great weekend. Take full advantage of that face-to-face fellowship which even TFR cannot substitute.

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#fellows, #housekeeping, #weekends

He who speaks in a tongue

on speaking other languagesThe Missus and I started using an online Flashcard service to memorize our Bible verses for the 100 Days of Scripture. Of course, we’re doing it in Portuguese. You can start your own card set in English, if you like. Nifty service. (OK, so, yes, I forgot and created the name of it in English. One of the hazards of being bilingual.)

• Speaking of bilingual, you’ve probably heard me tell this joke, which I recalled after reading Alan Smith’s devotional yesterday. Goes like this. What do you call a person who speaks several languages? A polyglot. And a person who speaks two languages? Bilingual. And a person who speaks just one language? An American.

• Alan’s devotional, you ask? I’ll see if I still have it and post it. It’s not online that I can find. He does a great job on those. Recommended.

• Going to be a busy weekend. Tomorrow morning, I teach the three-hour advanced study on the Biblical model, part 3. Four friends of The Maiden are coming tomorrow and staying through Sunday, for her birthday. (She asked for a Portuguese/English bilingual Bible for her present.) I’m preaching Sunday at both SJCampos and Taubaté, a rare occurrence these days. Oh, and there’s the church bulletin to do still.

• GBN Program Director Jim Dearman was kind enough to send an article about Barry Gilreath to BNc, “The Dream of God.” Be sure to read it.

• Once upon a time there was a little poetry group called Christian Poets. It didn’t last long. I must have had too many irons in the fire to keep it going. Swapping out some poems with Rick K. recently has made me wish it was still active. It had the niftiest little forum, which I still am partial to.

#bible-memorization, #devotionals, #languages, #tributes, #weekends

Daily Nudge: Saturdays for you — and news

What are Saturdays like for you? Rest time? Work around the house? Grocery shopping? All the chores you couldn’t do during the week? Regular work day? Cramming for Sunday for preacher types? How does your Saturday differing from Monday through Friday? I speak of Saturdays more than weekends, and Saturdays in general more than what you’re doing today, OK?

With Barbara Ann lost in the jungles of Costa Rica, BNc needs some help with stories. Ideas? Actually, needs not just ideas but write-ups.

Which leads to news among the churches. Whatcha got?

You probably read my Journey piece from yesterday, since I know you just wait from a word from me to drop. The game was disgusting, but the meal was degusting.

#nudge, #saturdays, #weekends