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Wild Revelation

Of course I’m not material or so self-centered like some women.  i dont even look at shows like the Kardashians or Housewives of Orange County.  They’re so all about themselves.  I don’t wear stelettos.

Aah yes I go to Payless Shoe store about once a month and can’t get out of there without buying two pair shoes and I am often in sears.  However I am being frugal because it’s cheaper.  I don’t go to spas but yes I do buy Smashbox and Stila cosmetics.  Well yes I do shop at Sephora but no I’m not vain like those women on TV.

I can’t be  a shopaholic even though I go shopping once a week well maybe twice.  I do bargain shop.  I have been on a nail fast haven’t had a pedicure or manicure in at least two months.  I’m about to die from this fast.  I have to go to the nail shop as soon as I can.

No I’m not like those other materialistic, shallow women into clothes and beauty.  Who am I kidding!!!

Introducing the New Learn.WordPress.com

I’ll need to read this.

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New to WordPress.com and don’t know where to start? Looking for just the right theme, or wondering how to use all the features in your dashboard? Interested in creating a website, not a blog? Or perhaps you’re ready to do more on your site, from adding image galleries to using built-in tools to connect with the community — and the world.

On our new WordPress.com tutorial site, learn.wordpress.com, you can get the help you need to create the site you want and get it up and running right away.

Learn — our WordPress.com tutorial site — gets a facelift!

We’ve completely revamped and reimagined learn.wordpress.com with lots of new content to help you get the most out of your WordPress.com site, including detailed guides to tasks like:

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Meet a Forum Volunteer: Tess Warn

I really need this

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If you’ve ever had a question about WordPress.com, chances are you’ve visited our Community Support Forums. Forums are a great place to search for solutions and get answers. While our Happiness Engineers help out in these forums, WordPress.com enthusiasts — people who are passionate about WordPress.com and helping fellow users — provide the majority of answers.

We have previously interviewed forum volunteers Sergio Ortega (airodyssey) and Mike Brough (auxclass). Today, we’re excited to introduce another prolific volunteer: Tess Warn (1tess). We asked her a bit about herself, how she got involved in the forums, and her tips for getting and providing great support.

You’ve been blogging at Tess’s Japanese Kitchen since 2007. Tell us about your blog, how you got started, and why you chose WordPress.com.Tess Warn

My blogging hobby began in a forum connected to Taunton Press’ Fine Cooking magazine. Here is a secret: people who…

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Don’t Let Me In

Who left the gate open?  You think about inviting me in & to open the gate for me.  However you wonder should you.  You wonder should you leave the gate open for me

You may have good reasons to think about this to want me to come in but at the same thinking should you or not.  You are apprehensive.  You may have reason to be.  You know that I may come into your life and change your way with my ideas and my lifestyle values.  Not so much in a religious sense but what I value in life also.  You’re afraid I may spread my lifestyle & and way in your life.   Yes you have reason to be apprehensive about leaving the gate open because I have the same fears.  You may change me if I come into your life.


Leah Wise

I was asked to do the homily for March 3rd’s evening service at the church I attend here in Charlottesville. Now that it’s done (and I managed not to faint or run away from the podium), I thought I’d share it here. 

moses and the burning bush

Readings: Exodus 3:1-15, Luke 13:1-9

In today’s biblical texts, we can trace a clear progression. It has to do with human responsibility. But it’s not an obligation we place on ourselves. It’s one God has compelled us toward since his first meeting with Moses in the burning bush and maybe even before.

It’s a responsibility to personal growth that turns to action.

The Exodus passage begins with Moses going about his daily tasks. In the Old Testament’s typically understated fashion, the text tells us that Moses is suddenly quite curious about a burning bush that is not consumed: “I must turn aside and look at this great sight.”

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This is interesting. I think I’ll check this blog out and follow.


What a day… it has been filled with misconception, misunderstanding, and miscommunication. I’m beat! Today reminded me that we are not always understood.What is clear and sensible to me, may not be so to someone else. So, how do we deal with these missteps? Sadly, we often times continue to perpetuate the misdirection, by not taking the time to listen to and HEAR someone else’s point of view. It is okay (actually it’s right) to have an opinion and to have a moral code. It has been said that people who don’t believe anything will ultimately believe everything (right or wrong). Knowing what we believe (and why) gives us a sense of self and belonging.

listenToday I had to listen to what the people around me were saying. I had to understand things from their perspective (even if I didn’t always agree). It took time and patience (on my part – I am very…

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