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The eight types of love, revisited.

On the 5th of March 2018, six years ago, I wrote an article about various types of love. You can find it here https://www.briansnellgrove.net/2018/03/05/love-comes-in-many-shapes-and-sizes/ 6 years have passed and I think it is time for me to revisit the topic and append my views. This was stimulated by my coming across an article entitled '8 Greek words that will make your heart soar'. What...

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Are you a controversial character?

controversy "disputation, debate, prolonged agitation of contrary opinions," late 14c., from Old French controversie "quarrel, disagreement" or directly from Latin controversia "a turning against; contention, quarrel, dispute," from controversus "turned in an opposite direction, disputed, turned against," from contra "against" (see contra (prep., adv.)) + versus "turned toward or against," past...

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Being on the same wavelength – yoga – Barrett’s esophagus

From where do we view the world The Garden of Eden reveals the character and purpose of God, who created humans in his image and likeness, and gave them dominion over the earth. It also shows the consequences of human disobedience and rebellion, which resulted in the loss of God's presence, blessing, and protection. It also points to the need for redemption and salvation, which God promised...

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What is learning and what is heaven?

This post is subject to revision. When it has been revised this notice will disappear. - Ed. How do we learn? How do we learn? I'm not talking so much about adult book learning but how we instinctively learn and thus guide ourselves through life. Children learn mainly by imitation and using their parents as a role model for behavior, and how to relate. Later, we learn in school. You can look at...

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Visit to Stamford and Oakham

We left at 9.30 am and arrived about 11am on yet another sunny frosty day. Stamford is an historical town used as a major stopping point between London and York. It has over 600 listed buildings. It is an affluent town with a good selection of high quality shops. I would have thought that the good and the great might want to retire there. An exceptionally well presented church. Enthusiasm comes...

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I have been offered $5,500,000

Scam E-mails In case there is anyone on the planet who has not received such letters, here is one such, quite brief in my experience compared with some. My name is Julia Margaret Flesher Koch I am an American socialite and philanthropist, the wife of David Hamilton Koch who was an American businessman, political activist, philanthropist, and chemical engineer. I believe strongly in “giving while...

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