WordPress – Exclude Categories From Main Page

At Conversatio Morum, we love WordPress. It’s the tool used for everything web related. So giving you a way to do neat things in WordPress sounds like a great idea.

This past week I preached at my church. It’ll be up on our podcast site soon. You can find it here. While preparing I had an idea. A lot of people ask for my notes after I teach in different settings. How cool would it be to have a place where people could just go and get my notes? So I created a separate ‘hidden’ part of my blog called notes. Continue reading “WordPress – Exclude Categories From Main Page”

Antioch Belton – Beatitudes – Matthew 5:5-8

See My Powerpoint Notes For This Talk Here

  1. The big idea of this passage is that Jesus inverts our world. He pushes against everything else we would trust in so that we will trust in Him. Are you trusting Jesus? How are you trusting Jesus? This leads to your greatest joy, your greatest happiness.
  2. Matthew 5:5-8
  3. Matthew 5:5
    1. Meekness Defined
      1. The biblical greek word for meek is different from the common English. When we think of meek, we think of those who are timid. That’s not a good picture. The better picture is that of a bridled horse, or a commanding military officer sparing a prisoner. Power under control. Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God’s strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness.
      2. http://biblesuite.com/greek/4239.htm
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    2. Psalm 37:7-13
      1. Our Inheritance Comes From Him
    3. Romans 4:13
      1. Trust Him
    4. Luke 1:46-55
      1. Mary Sang a Song of Trust
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  4. Matthew 5:6
    1. Hunger
      1. This same word for hungry is used in Matthew 4:2 after Jesus was done fasting. He knew what this meant.
    2. 1 Peter 2:2-3
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  5. Matthew 5:7
    1. Mercy
    2. If we’re not merciful:
      1. at best, it speaks to a lack of revelation
      2. at worst, it speaks to a lack of relationship with God
        1. Matthew 6:14-15
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  6. Matthew 5:8
    1. New Heart
      1. Ezekiel 36:24-26
    2. A Gift for You
      1. Ephesians 1:13-14
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    3. You’re a New Creation
      1. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20
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    4. All God’s Wrath Was Poured Out
      1. Romans 8:1-4

Inner Workings

Originally Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Mood: not sure
Now Playing: Jars of Clary: Redemption Songs
Topic: Living in the Epic Story

Currently Reading
Ragman – reissue : And Other Cries of Faith (Wangerin, Walter)
By Walter Wangerin
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Hmmm…so it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Little over a month. How do I do it? Awkward moments have happened. Mainly, I had a man randomly walk up to me while in Walmart and speak Klingon while trying to let me know that Krystals’ mini hamburgers are good. Also, I have convinced a friend that she is awkward but in a good way. I like you, internal dialogs at Starbucks are funny and weird. Continue reading “Inner Workings”

Awesome App Review – Greenshot

Hey folks. We’re starting a new type of post here on Conversatio Morum. It’s Awesome App Reviews. We’re going to post reviews of helpful apps that can help you with efficiency, productivity, and mission. Today we’re going to review our first app, for a simple task that you probably never thought you’d need more options for….until now. Greenshot, is the most amazing screen shotting tool that I’ve ever seen. Continue reading “Awesome App Review – Greenshot”

Identity and Solitude

Originally Posted: Friday, September 30, 2005
Mood: not sure
Now Reading: Henry Nouwen: The Way of the Heart
Topic: The Romance of God

Currently Listening
Upbeats & Beatdowns
By Five Iron Frenzy
14: A Flowery Song
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Well, it’s been a week since I’ve posted. Interesting days. Cold front has come through. It’s nice to have actual fall weather for once. New things that I’ve been learning. Conviction that God is bringing. I hate that I’m not good. I love the grace that Jesus gives me. Been learning of solitude. It’s good. I’m convicted. Change that I need. Continue reading “Identity and Solitude”

Productive Interrupt Tutorial – Revised

Here at Conversatio Morum I want to give you valuable and thought-provoking content.

Why? Because I love you.

So a while back I posted about efficiency being part of our mission and then a tutorial about how to create a productive interrupt on your computer. You can read those here and here. The tutorial was created with Windows 7 and when I switched to Windows 8 I discovered that there are some differences to how to set this up. So I want to show you those differences to make this information still be useful to you. Continue reading “Productive Interrupt Tutorial – Revised”

Looking into His eyes

Originally Posted:Thursday, September 22, 2005
Mood:  not sure
Now Playing: Glorious: Revelation Song
Topic: martyrdom and adventure

Currently Reading
The Way of the Heart : Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry
By Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Ok, so here goes. I don’t know. I’ve been sick the last few days. Now I’m better. My voice is back. Silence is good. I have a friend who just started speaking again. He took a vow of silence for a week. I’m very proud of him for sticking with it. Time seems endless now. Things seem…mundane. Yeah, that’s a good word…mundane. Mundane is OK. Continue reading “Looking into His eyes”