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chicken thursday August 13Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

Welcome to autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern. I am sure you "Southerners" are excited to get back outdoors after a long winter inside.

Here at Cybersalt World Headquarters we are already getting our first fall storm systems coming in off of the Northern Pacific. Grandma Cybersalt is getting ready to process a bumper crop of apples from the backyard. It's amazing how things grow when you water them during the summer!

BTW, do you know what I find is one of the greatest challenges of marking the change of the seasons and all these hemispherical references? It's properly capitalizing (or not) each term in different uses. I've tried my best - but not too much because I like to keep J. Pierce on his toes!

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

flamingos feeding under waterSunday greetings everyone!

Today's video share is an example of how the perspective from which you look at something can really change your . . . . . . perspective on it.

Above water, Flamingos are beautiful. But under the water, they look and eat like a child's playtime vacuum or a dream you might have when you are fevered. I was pretty surprised to see what is really going on under there.

Now, ponder this for a minute. Imagine you had only ever experienced flamingos from the underwater perspective and then saw video of them above water for the first time. You'd probably be amazed that they were so graceful.

This is a reminder to me that I can experience other people or cultures over and over in a way that reinforces my limited perspective on them, while missing whole other truths and realities about them as a whole.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

chicken thursday August 13Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

Today, for the first time in over 6 months, I had a business lunch with one of my clients. We met up at the local Denny's. Arriving at the parking lot, I put my mask on to walk from the car into the restaurant, used the hand sanitizer at the front door, and then proceeded to the booth where he was already seated. 

Once seated, I took my mask off and we caught up on our days, our lives, the faith in Jesus that we share, and then we checked out the menu. He, being in his 70s, told me he what he was going to order from the seniors' menu. I asked him what the senior age was at Denny's and he replied, "55."

And then it dawned on me again; in 7 weeks I am going to be a senior citizen!

This may explain why I often run into situations that make me think, "I'm too old for this!"

I'm not complaining because a lot of people and doctors have helped me get to the age I am and I am grateful. But there is nothing like a little context to keep things in perspective.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone!

After the recent interruption in mailings, today marks the return of Rev. James Snyder's ongoing column. Usually I included a link to his latest articles on the Cybersalt site, but the new template system has made it easier to include their beginning with a "read more" link to take you to the site to read the rest. That will shorten the Cybersalt news and streamline the newsletter creation process for me.

So, all of you God's Penman fans, just keep reading to the end of each digest to find the latest - and watch on Wednesdays as I include a few to catch up!

Today's video share isn't a video. I recently ended up on an amazing "Google Earth" type site - only for our solar system. You can scroll in and out and also search for specific planets, moons and other things. It's an amazing perspective on the neighbourhood of the beautiful planet God has placed us. Simply go to www.solarsystem.nasa.gov, and click on the "orbit" graphic in the top menu (pictured below).
nasa solar system icon

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

chicken thursday August 13Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

If you are subscribed to the Cybersalt Digest only, you may not realize that Chicken Thursday Cybersalt News updates also go to my PearlyGates list. That list features clean, theologically incorrect jokes. And if you are only subscribed to the PearlyGates list; vice-versa!

All this is to explain this special note to PearlyGates subscribers that there hasn't been a mailing for a couple of weeks because I had to redesign the newsletter template after a major upgrade to my newsletter sending system (the Cybersalt Digest got its new template this past Sunday.)

I am really happy with the results and am enjoying having this overdue upgrade off of my to do list. I spend so much time working on other's people's websites that my own sites are often neglected in the same way a mechanic ends up not working on his own car.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone!

Thank you for your feedback and comments about the new Cybersalt Digest newsletter template! Please keep them coming as you have ideas. You may notice a few changes in today's mailing, which include:

  • a darker colour for the titles
  • a nicer divider between the content items
  • adjusted spacing between the content items

Also of note:

  • Today's illustration is being rerun today because I had something set incorrectly and the whole item was not showing.
  • The newsletter is not displaying properly in Microsoft Outlook. I am looking for a fix for this.
  • YouTube videos are handled differently in this updated system. As you will see below, the image for clicking to view a video is much smaller. I may be able to find a way around this, but that may take a while to figure out.

Today's video share features a 93 year-old who still has a great singing voice. It was originally shared with me on FaceBook, but I tracked it down on YouTube so I could include it here.

One Day at a TIme

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

chicken thursday August 13Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

Remember me, lol?

Two weeks ago there was no Chicken Thursday mailing because of a DOS attack on the server. Last Chicken Thursday something happened to my newsletter software and the Cybersalt email templates went a little wonky. I could have searched for and fixed the problem, but for a long time now there has been a new version of the program available and I decided it was time to update. This meant that I had to redo the Cybersalt Digest template which was, like me, getting old and tired anyways.

After missing last Sunday's mailing, I am happy to present to you a new, responsive, mobile friendly Cybersalt Digest template. There may be some tweaks left to do over the next few weeks, but I think it's a big improvement.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

chicken thursday August 13Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

Yesterday was International Dog Day (for dogs it actually felt like International Dog Week.) To mark the occasion, lots of people were posting pictures of their pooches online. I was tempted to post a picture of our dog, but the back corner of our yard is not that photogenic (Maggie has been enjoying a dirt-sleep since 2008.)

Maggie is actually celebrated online everyday in the Funny Dog Pictures area of the Cybersalt Site. You will find that at:
www.cybersalt.org/entertainment/funny-dog-pictures

She was an inspiration for an article I wrote in 2004. You can read, "My Dog Has Fresh Water" at
www.cybersalt.org/cybersalt-shaker/my-dog-has-fresh-water

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

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Pastor Ti has done some car racing so here's a look back and the career of "The Pastor of Disaster."

 


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