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Sunday greetings, everyone.

Ladybower Reservoir Plug HoleI was laying in the backyard last night, picking weeds (not pushing daisies yet!), when my phone rang. It was Ray. Ray is an alcoholic.

I hadn't heard from Ray in over a year, but as I answered the phone I groaned inside and prepared myself for another one of those calls where he, being well into a number of beers, would sloppily tell me what a f^%k up he was and how after the weekend he was going to quit drinking.

But this call was different. Ray was actually calling to catch up and to tell me that he was 8 months sober! What a nice change from the usual script since I first met him 15 years or so ago!

Ray's life story is a hard one, partly due to decisions made by others that affected his childhood and partly due to decisions he's repeatedly made to try and cope. For those of you struggling with addiction in your life, don't give up!  If Ray can be sober for 8 months, you can be too!

Today's video share is a gripping one. Angela Loucks Alexander has a powerful story an some interesting facts and she communicates them very clearly!  "Escaping the Hidden Prison of Auditory Processing Disorder" is a powerful presentation!
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

ss whale vs sealThe other day, Grandma Cybersalt sent me an email inviting me to a date: "Invitation: Septic Pump Out @ Thu Aug 4, 2022 8am - 12pm" Of course, I accepted right away because almost everything is better when I do it with Susan!

Actually, the reason behind this invitation was to keep our two calendars in sync and confirm the unspoken arrangement between us that Susan would book the appointment and I would greet the honey wagon when it arrives.

To make sure I keep up my end of the deal, Susan is out of town - but not by design. She flew to Toronto yesterday to bring our grandson back (on the same day) for a summertime visit. However, a storm caused a delay for one of their flights back and they were both stuck in Calgary last night.

This means that Susan will not be home for one other unspoken part of our deal, being: if the political promises tank truck shows up at 8:00am, she will not be able to wake me up to go out and do my part. But I'm not going to make a big stink about that because I know that "stuff" happens. Nothing is going to hit the fan when she gets back!

Speaking of stuff that happens, today's video share is one I may have already featured in the digest. It was filmed a few miles off shore from where we live and involves a killer whale and a seal.  Here's a hint as to whether you want to watch it or not: "The killer whale wins." If you are one who tends to cheer for the seals, you might like to take a pass on this one.
Click here to watch.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings, everyone.

Ladybower Reservoir Plug HoleI attended a men's group trivia night at our church last night and while driving home afterward I noticed the line up was really short at the local Dairy Queen. We've been having some hot days around Cybersalt World Headquarters and last night was easily one of warmest evenings we will get all year, so when I got home I asked Grandma Cybersalt if she had already had dessert.

She answered that she had, but when I told her about the short line at Dairy Queen she was very enthusiastic to celebrate a second dessert. I think some of her excitement was because she already knew small cones were on sale for 1 dollar, which is fine with me because I had enough points for a free blizzard. So that was a pretty cheap date!

Maybe next we'll go on a date to the grocery store or gas station and see if we get lucky - with the prices that is!

Today's video share, is not only interesting, but it comes with a challenge. While watching it I noticed something really odd. I wonder how many of you will catch it too. Either way, "Ladybower Reservoir's Plug Hole" is pretty interesting - no disrespect intended!
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

Alex ShaneIt's a somber, but grateful, week here at Cybersalt World Headquarters. God has taken back a precious gift he gave me 2 years ago. Alex Shane started out as a mentor and business coach and ended up a very close friend. He passed away on Tuesday night, leaving behind a legacy of many other lives that God touched through him. Blessed be the Name of God. 

As an update on my shop cleanup, I took a bunch of e-waste (a computer and lots of parts and cables) to the recycling place this week. I'm pretty sure I didn't throw out anything as rare as the computer in today's video share, but if I did, I hope it gets discovered by these restorers working on getting a lunar module guidance computer up and running again!
Click here to watch.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings, everyone.

bears fishingOne of our granddaughters was over yesterday while her parents had a busy day getting ready for a family road trip they are about to leave on. On the agenda was the usual: pretty much whatever she wanted. This included laying on the grass under the trampoline, catching bugs, a walk to the nearby "zip-line" park, and helping to cook supper (I helped too by hunting down a chicken at Costco.)

I did manage to steal her away to watch the qualifying for tomorrow's marble race on YouTube, cheering on team O'rangers who are in 1st place for the season so far! After that she wanted to watch more videos. I asked her what she wanted to watch and she answered, "Anything!" I explained to her we did not want to just watch anything on YouTube, but after a bit of scrolling I did find something else that would be suitable.

That video (actually a live stream) is today's video. I hope you will enjoy watching "Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park" until you get called for lunch - just like we did!
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, Chicken Thursday - and if you like the number 47, welcome to issue #4747!

golden beetleDo you know what I struggle with managing? Bacn! No, that is not a typo for the word "bacon" (which my low-fat diet all but forbids me to eat) - I mean "bacn."

I think we are all familiar with unsolicited emails being referred to as "spam" - the same name for a very mysterious sandwich meat. Well, "bacn" is a term for emails we have requested. For instance, each time my security camera is triggered to record something in my driveway, I get an email alerting me and giving me a link to watch a recording.

Another example of bacn would be the news updates I receive from the online bank through which my business receives payments from my international clients. Why, I dare say, this newsletter is an example of bacn - in that you subscribed to receive it (for which I am grateful.)

When it comes to emails I would like to have a zero inbox. I desire to read and deal with all the emails in my inbox by either deleting them or filing them away for further reference, thus freeing me from the visual and mental clutter of being behind on my emails. But bacn can really make that a challenge, because just like the ongoing tidying process in my shop, "e-decluttering" requires I make emotional decisions to stop receiving some emails I "might" get around to someday. Sometimes I just give in and select all of a certain kind of email and delete them en masse, but, of course, that's just a different kind of clutter and waste of time.

How is your bacn situation? Do you have any emails that you keep getting that you could unsubscribe from to help declutter your inbox and mind? But not the Cybersalt Digest, right? I hope talking about this topic doesn't generate too many unsubscribe notices in my inbox today -  that's some of the worst bacn I get, lol!

Today's video share is "10 Beautiful Beetles That Look Like Jewelry." I'm still not sure I could let them crawl on me, though.
Click here to watch.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings, everyone. This is actually the mailing I lined up to go out last Sunday, but on Thursday I noticed it hadn't gone out as planned so here it is again today, which explains why some of the numbers are a tad bit out of order!

Amazing Grace (Live from Sing! 2021) - Keith & Kristyn Getty Ft. Dana Masters & Kirk WhalumBack in the beginning of June, I mentioned a friend of mine in Pakistan was going to start writing some devotionals for the Cybersalt Site. I am happy to report that his first item is now up on the site. You will find a link to the full article, and his bio, below.

I am also happy to say that Cybersaltine N. Grant has volunteered to help Suneel with his English and polish his presentation. He hasn't started doing that yet because I am behind on introducing them, but that is going to be a big help!

Today's video share is a beautiful arrangement and performance of "Amazing Grace." The truth in the lyrics of that song are always a welcome reminder!
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

ss slo mo 360 dropMy shop cleanup project is coming along. My progress was slowed for 3 days due to a sprained ankle (not due to tripping on clutter), but I now have a clear path to the back corner. Now all I have to do is tidy/toss/clean my my back to the door!

Today's video share reminds us that sometimes making a mess can be a beautiful thing!
Click here to watch.

~ Pastor Tim

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