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Wake-Up Call*bounce*Wake-Up Call by ~Ironhold
Wake up. Check the clock. Just before 5 AM. Bit must want breakfast. Here's a fresh can of food, kiddo.
Looks like Harriet is awake now. OK. Feed her, too.
Still before 5 AM. Might as well get some more sleep.
Turn the TV on to something quiet and calming.
Close my eyes.
Get comfortable under the covers.
That distinctly sounds like a cat throwing up.
Don't think I'll be getting back to bed now.
TithingTithingTithing by ~Ironhold
In May of 2013, Joe Carter, writing for The Gospel Coalition, discussed the results of a five-year study. In the study, a group of people who tithed at least ten percent were compared against a group who did not in order to determine the overall state of their respective finances. According to the study, those who tithed regularly tended to be in better overall shape across all of the metrics used in the comparison.
"How do we know," said poster "Robert" in the article's comments section, "it is not the reverse, that Christians who have healthier finances tithe more?" His words echo statements made by 71% of the non-tithe-payers in the study, who claimed that their finances would not permit them to tithe. Robert’s post set off a side discussion on the topic of economics and personal finance that lasted a full three days.
At this point, I should perhaps mention that according to their "About" page, The Gospel Coalition is "a fellowship of evangelical churches
New Toys, Old Fires New Toys, Old FiresNew Toys, Old Fires by ~Ironhold
It has come to my attention that some people are confused as to how so much could have happened, one incident right after the other, in the relatively short space of time between my arrival on Solaris and the Blakist invasion a few years later. In particular, at least one person has alleged that my narrative should have already served to cover the span of time in question. The truth of the matter is that many of these events happened simultaneously, and I have simply been focusing on each event one at a time for the sake of clarity. My associates and I have been attempting to reconstruct the timeline of events as we go along, and so a formal listing of what took place when should be made available one of these days.
An example of things happening simultaneously is the story of how Gysa came to join our ranks. The story starts right after I opened that first Any Time Food Company facility, but didn't come to a firm resolution until after the match against the co