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A word of knowledge for a woman wearing a hijab

A word of knowledge for a woman wearing a hijab

Over the years, the church has depended on Evangelists and full-time ministers to lead people to Christ, however, I believe God has important roles for all of us to play. This involves first allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us through such gifts as the word of knowledge, and secondly realizing we are simply one step in the process of a person becoming a Christian. It’s a process As Paul explains in his letter to the Corinthians, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. (1 Corinthians” (3:6 ESV) In this verse, Paul states that people have different roles to play. He was planting seeds, Apollos, a dynamic speaker in the early church watered, and ultimately God was responsible for the growth. Though Paul used this principle to describe the growth of believers in their faith, I believe the same principle is at work in the process of people coming to faith in Jesus. God needs people who are willing to plant seeds in people’s lives. They are not individuals who ultimately lead a …

‘Farming is a dirty word now’: the woman helping farmers navigate a grim, uncertain future – podcast | News

‘Farming is a dirty word now’: the woman helping farmers navigate a grim, uncertain future – podcast | News

In a moment of crisis for the industry, Heather Wildman tours the country helping farmers face up to the toughest of questions – not just about the future of their business, but about their family, their identity and even their mortality. By Bella Bathurst How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Source link

Lib Dems’ Sir Ed Davey’s eight word response over Post Office scandal apology | Politics | News

Lib Dems’ Sir Ed Davey’s eight word response over Post Office scandal apology | Politics | News

Sir Ed Davey came under fire from Laura Kuenssberg this morning, as she finally got the opportunity to take him to task for his role in the Post Office Horizon IT scandal. Appearing on Ms Kuenssberg’s flagship BBC show for the first time this year, she wasted no time in demanding to know why it took him so long to say sorry for ignoring the scandal while serving as minister for Postal Affairs under David Cameron. Sir Ed confessed: “I probably should have said sorry earlier on”. The admission stands in stark contrast to an interview he gave in January, when he refused 10 times to apologise for his role in the scandal. He quickly moved on to acknowledging the “huge scandal” and said the key thing now is to ensure the exoneration of convicted postmasters, and the payout of compensation, happens quickly. However Ms Kuenssberg demanded to know why action wasn’t taken sooner, pointing out that Alan Bates, the most prominent sub-postmaster campaigner, wrote to Sir Ed in 2010 asking for a meeting. Sir …

Casimir Funk: The scientist who gave us the word ‘vitamin’

Casimir Funk: The scientist who gave us the word ‘vitamin’

Casimir Funk in his laboratory in 1954 Associated Press/Alamy Casimir Funk, the Polish biochemist who coined the term “vitamins” for the vital class of molecules that help keep us alive, is the subject of today’s Google doodle. There have been theories of how food affects health for millennia. In ancient Greece and Rome, early physicians invented “humoral” theory, which stated that foods must have the right balance of wet, dry, hot and cold to keep the body’s four essential humours – fire, earth, blood and phlegm – in check. Much later, physicians made more distinct associations, such as the observation that consuming citrus fruits like lemons helped to prevent the disease scurvy in sailors on long voyages. In the late 19th century, scientists were trying to figure out the cause of beriberi disease, which can affect a person’s nervous or cardiovascular system and is today known as a vitamin B1 deficiency. In 1897, Christiaan Eijkman published a study based on experiments in chickens, proposing that diets containing brown rice were protective against beriberi, compared with …

Smoke and Ashes by Amitav Ghosh review: How the word hipster was coined — and the world hooked on opium

Smoke and Ashes by Amitav Ghosh review: How the word hipster was coined — and the world hooked on opium

In Hackney, the London borough where I live, “hipster” is an essential bit of anthropological vocabulary. For they are everywhere, and come in various subclassifications. But where does this term-of-art, associated closely with East London and the trendier bits of many cities, actually come from? The poppy fields of India, apparently. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century those who smoked opium, the powerful drug derived from the poppy, did so while resting on one hip. This preferred drug-taking posture came to America via immigration from China, where opium smoking had taken off in the nineteenth century, then became a favourite of some famous jazz musicians in the twentieth. Jazz equals cool, equals “hipster”: voila! Source link

How to use Copilot Pro to write, edit, and analyze your Word documents

How to use Copilot Pro to write, edit, and analyze your Word documents

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/ZDNET Microsoft’s Copilot Pro AI offers a few benefits for $20 per month. But the most helpful one is the AI-powered integration with the different Microsoft 365 apps. For those of you who use Microsoft Word, for instance, Copilot Pro can help you write and revise your text, provide summaries of your documents, and answer questions about any document. First, you’ll need a subscription to either Microsoft 365 Personal or Family. Priced at $70 per year, the Personal edition is geared for one individual signed into as many as five devices. At $100 per year, the Family edition is aimed at up to six people on as many as five devices. The core apps in the suite include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Also: Microsoft Copilot vs. Copilot Pro: Is the subscription fee worth it? Second, you’ll need the subscription to Copilot Pro if you don’t already have one. To sign up, head to the Copilot Pro website. Click the Get Copilot Pro button. Confirm the subscription and the payment. The …

“Merrick Garland” Is a Dirty Word Around the White House These Days: Report

“Merrick Garland” Is a Dirty Word Around the White House These Days: Report

As you’ve probably heard by now, special counsel Robert Hur last week issued a report declaring that he would not bring charges against Joe Biden over the president’s handling of classified documents—and also describing Biden, in his opinion, as an “elderly man with a poor memory.” Shockingly, that characterization did not sit well with Democrats, who’ve called the report a politically motivated smear job, or the president himself, who responded, “My memory is fine,” and asked, “How the hell dare he raise that?” in regard to Hur’s claim that Biden could not remember exactly when his son Beau died. But Biden and people on Team Biden aren’t only pissed at Hur. They’re apparently also livid with the guy who appointed him as special counsel, who himself was appointed by the president: Attorney General Merrick Garland. Per Politico: Joe Biden has told aides and outside advisers that Attorney General Merrick Garland did not do enough to rein in a special counsel report stating that the president had diminished mental faculties, according to two people close to …

How to get the retro WordArt back in Microsoft Word

How to get the retro WordArt back in Microsoft Word

Graphic design is my passion so naturally I love the vintage, 1990s WordArt. This was a feature in Microsoft Word that allowed you to create timeless “3D” renderings of any text you wanted. It was perfection, but for some reason Microsoft overhauled the feature in the late 2000s, basically ruining it.  Go head: open Word right now and try to click the WordArt icon, which is to the right of the text box icon on the “Insert” tab of the ribbon. You’ll get a few options, none of the chonky masterpieces you remember. Credit: Justin Pot These are a soulless simulacrum of the WordArt of yore. The true WordArt remains, however, embedded deep in the code of Microsoft Word itself. But some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for twenty years WordArt passed out of all knowledge.  But it can be found again. Create a new document in Microsoft Word, then click File > Save As. Make sure you save the document as a “Word97-2003 …

The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s transgender jibe: sorry seems to be the hardest word | Editorial

The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s transgender jibe: sorry seems to be the hardest word | Editorial

Rishi Sunak needs to say sorry. Using transgender people as a political punchline in the Commons last week while the mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey was in parliament was grossly offensive. He should apologise rather than continue with self-exculpatory dodges. By failing to acknowledge his error – and make amends – Mr Sunak emphasises a lack of a connection with, curiosity about and compassion for others. Brianna’s father was right when he called the prime minister’s words degrading and dehumanising. He has asked for an apology. But it’s hard to communicate with people if you haven’t listened to them. These are grieving parents of a young person who was murdered, in part, because of her transgender identity. Expressing regret for his crass jibe is the least Mr Sunak can do. But, sadly, grubby electoral calculations appear more important to him than basic human decency. The prime minister has chosen to prevail in the court of public opinion he cares about most – the opinion of reactionary voters. Mr Sunak thinks he must win these …

‘In a word, horrific’: Trump’s extreme anti-environment blueprint | Donald Trump

‘In a word, horrific’: Trump’s extreme anti-environment blueprint | Donald Trump

The United States’s first major climate legislation dismantled, a crackdown on government scientists, a frenzy of oil and gas drilling, the Paris climate deal not only dead but buried. A blueprint is emerging for a second Donald Trump term that is even more extreme for the environment than his first, according to interviews with multiple Trump allies and advisers. In contrast to a sometimes chaotic first White House term, they outlined a far more methodical second presidency: driving forward fossil fuel production, sidelining mainstream climate scientists and overturning rules that curb planet-heating emissions. “Trump will undo everything [Joe] Biden has done, he will move more quickly and go further than he did before,” said Myron Ebell, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team for Trump’s first term. “He will act much more expeditiously to impose his agenda.” The prized target for Trump’s Republican allies, should the former president defeat Joe Biden in November’s election, will be the Inflation Reduction Act, the landmark $370bn bill laden with support for clean energy projects and electric …