Chinese Language Tools

Chinese has two basic methods of recognizing it’s Asian characters: Phonetic and Strokes. Dictionaries could use one system or the other. If you have the sounds of every character memorized, phonetic may be easier for you. However, if you want to type a character by looking at its appearance—or if you want to type Chinese with a faster typing method—you may want to learn about character components.

There is a wide variety of books that show the evolution of characters, explaining their etymology, and showing different shapes and layouts characters can make. Just like English words have different roots and prefixes and suffixes, so do Chinese and Japanese characters have different sections that can be abbreviated or used interchangeably. Once you learn the basic components of the characters, writing, reading, and typing characters is easier.

Concerning phonetics, there are two main phonetic systems. The first, formally called “bopomofo” (Zhuyin) uses something much like the Hiragana of Japanese.  · · · →

Reconciled Christian Foundations

Ask any artist, musician, or photographer: Not everything can be expressed in words. All the more is this true of the Infinite-Eternal God as well as His Image and the relationship between the two. Words are but one tool to help people understand each other and our God. Doctrine was developed for the purpose of unity. Divisive doctrine, by definition, cannot be correct. Where have we gone wrong? Sometimes arguments are caused by too many words and too much parsing. In those cases, less analysis may be the key to understanding one another, and understanding, the key to reconciliation and unity.

Diligent Reconciliation Is Our Strength Against False Teaching

If we neglect an unmet need in the Church, some may stray from the flock merely to seek answers. They will likely find something less than best. If they do find something good then they will be sad not to have the rest of the flock with them.

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Christian Digital Media Style Guide

(companion to the AP Stylebook)

..because characters is everything.

*For tone and content/delivery style, see the guide on Elijah Style Style & Journalism Ethics

Abbreviations — In digital content, periods in abbreviations should be optional, including Tweets, social media status, SMS (text messages), and online chat, but not titles. If the abbreviation is widely known the period takes unnecessary space. If the abbreviation is not known spell the entire word. etc, eg, viz, v, vs, ie.. are “known abbreviations”. Mr., Mrs., Sr., Jr., Dr., Rev., and other titles that precede a name abbreviations should receive periods so the reader is not distracted. Titles that follow a name, Ph.D. should only be used in an author line and not in article content unless it is the first mention and at the end of a sentence (to consolidate the period use). Within article content write “Dr. Lamvermeyer” in an author or quote citation or at the end of a sentence in article content “Famous things happen unexpectedly.”

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Forgiveness and Prayer Walks

Personality Disorder – “A set of behavior that is judged to be enduring, inflexible, maladaptive, disturbing, and impairs social functioning.” – Meyers

In English: those hurtful things we do that drive people away that we just can’t stop doing.

It is interesting how, sometimes, even certain areas of town seem to have a “personality disorder”. This article is about where they come from and the solution. The contents of this article aren’t part of a theory, I’ve seen it these principles work on a daily basis, and I didn’t invent these ideas either, they all come from the Bible, from passages we are all familiar with.

The Deep Discussion of “Forgiveness”

There is a lot written on the subject of forgiveness, though most of it never actually deals with the subject itself. We may tell stories about lost loved ones and then convince ourselves that we need to forgive our parents or friends who do hurtful things to us..

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