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Bible Study

can now be found on Tomi’s At Jesus’ Feet blog (see blogroll for link), on it’s own page.  The transcripts and information to join the chat are there.  Also watch for the announcement each week in General.  The page is long, with all of those transcripts, so be patient.  You will find the newest at the bottom.

 Here’s that link:

http://septembermorn.psychcentral.net/fruit-of-the-spirit-bible-study/

I have been thinking of a poem I learned a long time ago.  For some reason, I learned it with “She” instead of “He.”  I just found it, and I think it would be appropriate to share here.

She drew a circle that shut me out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout
But love and I had the wit to win;
We drew a circle that took her in.
Edwin Markham

As someone who always felt left out, this poem always resonated with me.  I thought, how clever, to be left out and to draw a new circle of inclusion like that.  But I always felt powerless to draw the circles.  I was nothing but an outcast.  I guess that this has motivated me though, and influenced me quite a bit.  I keep trying to draw circles of inclusion.  The trick is to get those I include to accept that circle I drew.  They don’t always, and I suppose it isn’t up to me.  But my circle still includes them anyway.

Acceptance

It makes me sad when people let differences cause offense or divisions that make someone feel bad. 

I just read a post on another blog, and I want to reach out to all who hurt and feel excluded, and say that I accept you as you are.  I hope that others will do the same.  Let’s not let differences come between us.

To Join This Blog

As mentioned in earlier entries / comments, this blog is not just for me.  If you want to be able to discuss our topics with us, you are welcome to join.  When I first tried to add people, I had some trouble because the way the blogs are set up, you have to get a blog account to be added to a blog, even as a subscriber.

 DocJohn answered my question about how to get a blog account, and I will repeat his answer here.  According to this, you don’t have to actually have your own blog if you don’t want one (and I assume that you would always be able to get your own blog later if you want to then).

 Here is DocJohn’s answer:

Yes, the simple way is to ask for the users you want to add to ensure they have an account over at the PC blog site:

http://psychcentral.net/signup/

One of the options during signup is to just register a new account, or get a blog. If your users don’t want their own blog, they should choose “Just a username, please.” Once they’re registered, you can add them to your blog to create a community blog.

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If you want to be added here, leave a comment, PM me, or email me, and tell me when you have signed up.  I need to know the email address you signed up with to add you. 

Other Faith-Friendly Blogs in the Community

I have started to add other blogs to the blogroll in an attempt to make it easier to find others who like talking about faith, religion, etc.  If you spot one that I don’t have yet, or if you have one to add, please put it in the comments and I’ll add it to the blogroll too.  Or if you don’t want yours linked here, let me know if you would rather have it taken off of this list.  I’m just starting, and I’m sure there must be more.  Help me out, ok?  All faiths are welcome.

Welcome!

This blog is not just for me.  I hope that other contributors will be joining me here soon.  The idea is to have a place where we can talk about spirituality, faith, religion, in a way that is meaningful to us.  If you want to participate, and can respect the spirit of this place, you are welcome here.  You don’t have to belong to any particular religion, or any at all.  We will have differences, and we need to all respect each others’ differences.  Let’s all learn from each other and share in each other’s wisdom.  If you want to get involved, leave a comment so that we will know that you want to join.  We would love to have you.  Comments and questions in the spirit of this place are welcome.