Friday, February 28, 2014

Tossing It Out: We Want a Messiah! Especially One Who Sings...

Pic Credit; Pink Floyd The Wall
So many people are looking for their messiah.  People want someone to show them the way to paradise.   Barack Obama has been touted by many to be the messiah they'd been waiting for.   So far we've haven't seen much saving grace from him. 

We've seen men and women alike pick their heroes, their stars, their saviors, in the form of entertainers, politicians, sports figures, and other celebrities.  People want a messiah.  They need a messiah.
What human can fulfill that role?   Many have tried and all have failed.

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Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out

My First Experience With A Google Hangout – with John Mueller – English Google Webmaster Central B&M SMB Site-Clinic office-hours hangout

My First Experience With A Google Hangout – with John Mueller – English Google Webmaster Central B&M SMB Site-Clinic office-hours hangout

Let me start with a big apology to John and team before writing my experience I had today with Google hangout.

A Screenshot of the session:  
I registered for today’s (24th Feb 2014) Hangout with John Mueller immediately after the announcement by John and team.  I also posted a notification in this regard in my website. You can read that HERE

I was eagerly waiting for it and got into it but unfortunately there was some interruption I do not know exactly what happened, later when I checked back I found or noticed that it was the problem with my network connection.
John and team waited for few seconds but I could not really fix the problem and I lost connection. This is my first experience with my Google hangout, though I become a laughing stock for few seconds,  I learned a great lesson out of it.   (You can see those embarrassing moments in the below given video).  Whenever you join for such sessions, first you need to read the rules and regulations to be followed.  For the new people who wanted to join such live sessions in future can read more information in the links given below:
 Office hours in Google+ hangouts! there you will get almost all information (How, When , Where, Topic, and How to join etc.)  regarding Google Hangout Webmaster Central team. 

You can also check out the past events links as well as the upcoming events details in this page.

Please Clik on this link here to visit that page.  Office Hours
To join the forum  Please Click Here: Google Webmaster Help Forum!
To read more about John Mueller and his activities please visit his google+ page here

You can watch the just concluded above mentioned Hangout in this video:

 

Apology to John Mueller and Team for the interruption caused.
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John Mueller
Google Webmaster Central




facebook, facebook, facebook !!! How much time you spent (waste) on facebook

facebook, facebook, facebook !!! How much time you spent (waste) on facebook 

Time Magazine’s Techland.time brought out an article under the section  ’Social Networking’ under the title: “How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook?” Read more: Facebook Time Machine:

How much time you spent on facebook!
Indeed an interesting and curious question to know the answer!

I tried this test and got the following results:

See the below given screenshots of my result:

It says: The average user spend 17 minutes a day on facebook,
and in the second screenshot it says:
Facebook is 3656 days old.

You’ve belonged for 631 of them and posted 2327 things to feed in that time.This may be true according to this tool, but I haven’t wasted any time instead I utilized it for posting my things like; my blog links etc. LOL.  But I think this looks like not an accurate account of my usage, instead i used it several times to promote my blog contents and other related activities.Anyways, if you are interested to know please check out yours by clicking HERE


Thanks for visiting my page,

Yours Sincerely for Philipscom & Associates

Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’



Source:  
Time Magazine. Techland.time

Blog Comments: How Are You Responding to it? Or What is Your reactions? My Take For The Day At IWSG

Blog Comments: How Are You Responding to it? Or What is Your reactions? My Take For The Day At IWSG


 
Yet another time/day for IWSG post! 

Those who are not aware about this wonderful group, a word of introduction is very necessary at this time!

We the members of I W S G (Insecure Writers Support Group) post the first Wednesday of every month our fears, insecurity, thinking, doubts, questions answers, suggestions etc. all related to writing.  Most of the group members are blog authors or writers in different fields.  We help each other by asking questions from the field of writing. 

Even the well-established authors sometimes feel insecurity.  For such situation this is the secured place to share their burden to find some sort of solution to their fear/insecurity. You can ask your doubts, questions etc in relation to writing . There are people to help you out at IWSG.  That is the specialty of this group.   Indeed it has been a great blessing to many of the members here.

In short this idea is the brain child of the Sci-Fi writer Alex J. Cavanaugh. to help out his fellow bloggers/authors.

The registration is still open to join in this wonderful group, anyone who is having one or two blogs or any other authors, can join in this group and exchange their ideas, fears etc. through their pages linking back to its web page.  You can reach to the main web page by clicking here:  IWSG, 

Today’s wonderful co-hosts are Sheena-kay Graham, Julie Musil,Jamie Ayres, and Mike Swift. Please be sure to visit their pages. 

Also the group have an informative and lovely page at Facebook. Don’t forget to visit and join in the page! Facebook Group.
MY TAKE FOR THE DAY:
 
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We the bloggers’ or for that matter any writers’ of any kind expect feedback from our readers.  There is no doubt about this! It’s a universal fact that writers expect comments/feedbacks from their readers!  Even the well-established authors look out for some kind of response from their readers.  Though some may not accept this fact openly that is a fact. Indeed, every one opt for some kind of appreciation or feedback from their readers.

Sometimes these feedbacks are very nasty or very negative ones! Of course major ones may be positive or a highly praising ones.  Whatever it is, writers always expect some kind of feedbacks especially the blog authors always look or check out their comment boxes to see if anyone commented!

Here is a CAUTION: Whether it is positive or negative comment, we need to address or respond to it that is a common courtesy.  But unfortunately some of our friends/authors take it lightly and just ignore it.  In the recent past I have notice some good blog owners who comments back or respond to their readers very promptly with all required details in their comments.  I am sure in this busy world, writing blogs and responding to their readers’ comments in a detailed way is a bit difficult task, but yet there are some blog authors very religiously respond to each and every feedback they receive in their comment boxes.  This is a good practice and we need to do it systematically.  I am sure this will definitely increase our writing ability as well as to build a good relationship with the readers, and ha of course the traffic flow too will increase by these continuous process of communication.

I would like to introduce or tell about few such wonderful bloggers to my readers in one of my future blogs.  Their dedication to respond their reader’s response made them real authors in the sea of blogging world.

Commenting to blog post and responding back to that comments is the key word for the day. Let us make it a point to read each ones page and find time to post a constructive comment there.  Surely most of them respond back and that will also be a great help to go further in our writing job.

Wish You All A Happy IWSG DAY !!!
Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’

THE CHURCH SUBTLY DECEIVED by Alexander Seibel,Germany. (A BOOK REVIEW)

THE CHURCH SUBTLY DECEIVED by Alexander Seibel,Germany. (A BOOK REVIEW)

THE CHURCH SUBTLY DECEIVED
(A BOOK REVIEW)
We are living in a world of uncertainties.  Unusual things are taking place day in and day out. A good number of unusual and unwanted things are happening even among the so called Christian evangelicals.   Such things are happening mainly due to confusion and deception.  Christ himself has given warning of such incidents at the end time.   We read this in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.

Take heed that no one leads you astray (Matt. 24:4) Mark 13 the last five verses very emphatically says “Be watchful”.   In this context of end time charismatic movement the writer in this book “The Church Subtly Deceived” gives a warning to the believers, “Be alert and Watchful”  In this small book of 107 pages the author very vividly explains many aspects of this dangerous trend prevailing even among some believers circles.

The Book of Acts at first sight, gives an adequate support to this, but a closer look at it will evidently show(s it is not so.   “It is vital to note that the sections of the scriptures dealing with the return of our Lord Jesus emphasize the area of deception, whether they be speeches of our Lord Jesus, or letters of the apostles.   In these sections, signs and wonders are repeatedly mentioned, but not in a positive context, instead, warning is given concerning them and their function of deception.”

The author reveals growing penetration of liberalism, modernism, ecumenism and mysticism into the charismatic movements.   He brought out NINE important and serious matters for the present day believers as an isssue of serious thinking and consideration.

It’s a good study on the following subject matters:

  1. SPIRIT BAPTISM.
  1. GIFTS. a) Tongues for private edification? b) Tongues as a sign.
  1. LAYING OF HANDS. A) Is infiltration of a believer possible?
  1. PASSIVITY.      a) The identity Theory. B) Active or Passive? C)  Falling on ones back. E) out of the body experience.
  1. SIGNS AND WONDERS. Signs in the Gospel of John, A) the case of Nicodemus. B) The response of the 5000. C) Passivity among these modern movements. D) Which is the greatest wonder? Signs in Acts.   From signs to scripture.  Signs, wonders and miracles, Signs in the last days, Signs in our days, A final consideration
  2. THE SECOND COMING
  1. RENEWAL THEOLOGY
  1. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE LORD JESUS
  1. THE ECUMENICAL ALIGNMENT.
For a reader who wants to know the real facts on these subjects it’s a good study and a reference guide.  A genuine reader can obtain such a lot of information needed to face such false teachers and practitioners of the present day charismatic movements. One can easily deal with such people if he thoroughly studies this book.   Though it’s very short in its contents he dealt with  almost all required aspects in these nine chapters.

All believers should read and make note of its contents to resist the false teachers of the Word. One can easily discern  the false teachings entered in the Christian church. He will be able to refute such practices with sufficient scriptural references.

In the concluding chapter he quote Abraham “The father of all believers”, who did not work one sign , yet he is called as the father of believers (Rom 4:12&16)   Abraham did not look at himself but only cling to the promises of God; he held fast the promises of the Lord and therefore only looked unto Him. He was his real consolation, the true anchor of his soul ( Heb.6:19).  His faith was fully counted on God.  This kind of faith proves God right and therefore let us look unto the Lord Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. (Heb.12:27)  He is the true Savior and victor over all these sinister powers of darkness.

 In conclusion he quotes the story of the prodigal son and calls the believers for repentance. Quoting Revelation 2:3 the author says even in spite of the deplorable situation in the seven churches Jesus never rebuked the saints for not having received the baptism of the Sprit or have too few spiritual gifts.   However, five times He says, “Repent”

He ends the book with an interesting yet serious appendix.  A critique of DGS Dinakaran’s book “Gifts of the holy spirit”. In these pages he gave a fitting reply to the followers of such false teachings.

The Blogger Philip V Ariel with the Author Alexander
A very informative book to know the fallacies of the so called self-styled  apostles of Christian faith.  A helpful guide and must read for Bible college students and believers who want to know the real truth about Jesus Christ and His teachings concerning the last days




About the Author:
Alexander Seibel was born in Vienna in 1943. Brought up in a customary religious setting, he later discarded his religion and became an atheist. His main interests as a student were scientific subjects.

Alexander Seibel
He was confronted with the Good News of the Bible during his days as a student through the testimony of some Christian believers of a worldwide missionary movement. The undeniable fulfillment of biblical prophecies in relation to Israel made it possible for the Lord to soften Alexander’s heart toward Christianity. The final breakthrough, where he finally surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, came on August 4, 1968 when he listened to a message about true discipleship.
Up until this time when Alexander completed his studies, he was a member of the Baptist Church in Vienna. He now holds a Master of Technology degree and works as a full time evangelist. He speaks on the subjects of science, the Bible, and evolution versus creation to youth groups and students. He has engaged in an extensive study of the Charasmatic Movement and recent trends in our society and churches. He has written several books, some of them up to five editions, which have been translated into several European languages. Alexander Seibel now lives in Germany, is married, and the father of three children.
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Alexander Seibel, Germany 
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