A True Brother

Stephen B Calvert Clariosophic

Stephen B Calvert Clariosophic

There was once a Christian man who worked hard every day and provided well for his family. He and his wife had several children and his career was going wonderfully. One day he fell very ill and could no longer work. His health continued to decline until he could no longer walk. He needed assistance for bathing, and every sort of personal care. His wife, faithful as ever, took care of him, but they were behind in their bills and feared they would lose their home.

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Setting Up Brother MFC-L2700DW on Ubuntu

BrotherMFCL2700DW

Tested on: Xubuntu 14.04, 14.10 & Lubuntu 14.04, 14.10

UPDATE: This article will no longer help you. I was going to remove it, but when I noticed the traffic and rankings it had on Google I decided to post a link from here to the updated instructions. This blog will cease to exist in the future. For now you can find the updated information on my tech notebook.

I mentioned, in my review of the Brother MFC-L2700DW, that the one thing I disliked about the printer was it’s difficulty to setup. It is difficult to setup because there are no clear step by step instructions available for doing it. I have had to piece together little bits of information from all over the Internet in order to make the printer work. Finally, I’ve gotten a process down, and can now quickly setup this printer on a Ubuntu machine.

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Single Best Printer We Have Ever Owned – We Love The Brother MFC-L2700DW

BrotherMFCL2700DW

I waited a while to write this review because so often I get a product and it works great, but then a few months later something goes wrong or I uncover something about it that I can’t stand. Fortunately, even having had it for several months, that has not happened with my Brother MFC-L2700DW. This printer has, for the most part, been simply amazing.

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Where The Road of Liberal Theology Leads

fitness-swingersSeriously, swinging for the Gospel? This is where the road leads that most Christians are on. Those that tell me that guarding our minds, and expecting other professing believers to do the same, is some form of legalism, are on this road. Many of the things we do in our churches, and use as so-called ministry are inexcusable actions. Some of which is disgraceful to even talk about. Video games that glorify violence as a means of “building bridges” to the lost? Movies that are full of coarseness, adultery, murder, violence, lying, etc as a way to entertain our youth so that they would feel comfortable “bringing a friend?”

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Response: The man had a bible in his hand. So why did he make me feel so uncomfortable?

This morning, I woke up and the first thing in my feed was a post someone had shared by Andy Youso entitled, “The man had a bible in his hand, so why did he make me feel so uncomfortable?” Typically I ignore these types of posts, but this one caught my attention because I know of, and pray for, the man in the picture used at the top of Andy’s post. When I read the blog post I found myself interpreting “uncomfortable” as scared (admittedly that might not be right but how it seemed) I have had conversations with this man (the one pictured) online when he’s been discouraged in his work for the Gospel. I, too, have at times considered him a little rough, but never to a point that I thought someone might be afraid of him. I’ve watched him, through video and Facebook posts, grow in his own walk as has continued to faithfully serve Christ over the years.

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Distance…

distance

We think about distance all the time in our lives. We think of it when we have to run up the street to the store, or plan a bigger shopping trip to a bigger store further away. We talk about how many miles it is from our home, to another home when we might want to visit. Or perhaps how far we travel to church on Sunday. Frequently we talk about distance in terms of time – of how long it will take to reach a location. But what we almost never think about until it’s devastating, is what is the cost of distance?

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Re-Docking Toolbars to the Top Of Window in LibreOffice Writer

Version: 4.2.7.2

floatingToolbarSo you’ve decided to drag a tool bar out of the upper dock point and use it someplace else on the screen. Or perhaps you’ve opened a new toolbar and would like to dock it along the top of writer. Whatever your reasoning, If you’ve found this page it’s likely because you’ve come to realize the procedure for doing this activity has got to be the least intuitive thing possible. Continue reading

Integrating Dropbox With Thunar

menuWDropboxI have been using XFCE via Xubuntu for quite some time now and one of the things I’ve found really annoying is the lack of integration of Dropbox in Thunar. It’s simple to install Dropbox itself on any version of Ubuntu, but unlike many of the other file managers there is no package in the standard repositories for tying Dropbox to Thunar . The following will install Dropbox and the integration.

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D7100 Kit Ordered From allnewshop Has Arrived

D7100 KitWhat an experience this turned out to be! In an effort to save money we opted to order our new camera equipment from on-line retailers rather than from an outlet. To be fair, ordering the equipment did in fact save us over $1000.00, money that can and will be used for much better, and less selfish things than buying photography equipment. Not only did it save us a great deal of money, we were able to acquire far more equipment than we otherwise would have been able to had we gone through our typical buying avenues. Continue reading