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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    We're even practicing something as simple Facebook Live because a lot of our older people can manage that!
    We need more tools than that, natch. I need to share a browser window for Airsketch Pro ... that's the tablet in tablet professor for me. Others will want to share PowerPoint presentations. Everyone will want to share PDFs, and point, and highlight, and whatnot.

    But the basic package is great. I put up a youtube video yesterday, showing faculty how to get online with a PowerPoint presentation, from first time login to Blackboard, in 90 seconds.

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    • #17
      One of my terminally I'll members (Ive mentioned him elsewhere) asked me to stop by for a visit. He was VERY concerned that he needed to be in Church, but had a very compromised immune system. He told me that his doctor advised him to stay away from people, because if HE got this virus, he would certainly "be toast".

      Then, before I could say anything, he said, "I bet you're going to tell me to listen to my doctor". I said, "No, I'm going to tell you to listen to your WIFE, who will have to deal with your loss".

      (she was sitting across the room listening intently)

      I told him he was BANNED from Church until further notice.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        Absolutely understandable - and we're considering that, of course. I have a hard time, though, putting the Church at the lowest rung of the totem pole when folks seem to be gathering everywhere else for just about anything else, and even our restaurants remain open, grocery stores are PACKED....

        ("rung of the totem pole"... hmmmm)
        I hear ya ... but when everyone else is jumping over the cliff, it's all the more important to set a better example, or so it seems to me. Somebody's gotta lead. You've built a reputation. This would be a good time to use it.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          One of my terminally I'll members (Ive mentioned him elsewhere) asked me to stop by for a visit. He was VERY concerned that he needed to be in Church, but had a very compromised immune system. He told me that his doctor advised him to stay away from people, because if HE got this virus, he would certainly "be toast".

          Then, before I could say anything, he said, "I bet you're going to tell me to listen to my doctor". I said, "No, I'm going to tell you to listen to your WIFE, who will have to deal with your loss".

          (she was sitting across the room listening intently)

          I told him he was BANNED from Church until further notice.
          Hell^yeah, if you'll pardon my mathspeak.

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          • #20
            One of the things I've noticed when other churches locally announce their closing is that they seem to manage to pug "online giving" within the first few paragraphs. I simply refuse to do that. If people want to give, they'll give, and I certainly don't want it to look like "we care more about your money than we do your presence".

            Amazingly enough, one of our members stopped by this morning and said, "I know, in these troubling times, that finances will be challenging, so I want to help out - let me know if you need more". He left a check for $25,000!!!
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              I said, "No, I'm going to tell you to listen to your WIFE, who will have to deal with your loss".
              I can't do anything about my sense of humor.

              I read that, thinking of the answer, "We've been married 60 years, why start now?"

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
                I can't do anything about my sense of humor.

                I read that, thinking of the answer, "We've been married 60 years, why start now?"
                Actually, this particular man has a similar sense of humor, and uttered durn-near those exact same words.
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  One of the things I've noticed when other churches locally announce their closing is that they seem to manage to pug "online giving" within the first few paragraphs. I simply refuse to do that. If people want to give, they'll give, and I certainly don't want it to look like "we care more about your money than we do your presence".

                  Amazingly enough, one of our members stopped by this morning and said, "I know, in these troubling times, that finances will be challenging, so I want to help out - let me know if you need more". He left a check for $25,000!!!
                  Do you need another thank you card?


                  Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                  • #24
                    So, one of our guys, a retired broadcast engineer, stopped by a bit ago with an interesting proposal. Our West parking lot (our bigger of the two) is pretty much "wrapped around" our main sanctuary entrance, the entrance being on a landing about 7 steps higher than the parking lot. Kind of a "built in" platform for addressing a crowd. He is proposing that we COULD do "drive in church", as he has a low power AM/FM transmitter where we could broadcast from our portico to the parking lot, people staying in cars and listening in on an AM or FM station.

                    Necessity certainly is the mother of invention. (You've probably seen real estate outfits use this when you drive up to a house for sale, and there's a sign that says "tune in to FM 105.5 to hear details")
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                      Do you need another thank you card?
                      I wish you would let me buy some -- those are beautiful. The ONLY suggestion would be that some of them get "squashed" in the mail, and some of the features on the cards pierce the envelopes --- but it certainly doesn't detract from the beauty of the card!!!
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                        Do you need another thank you card?
                        (My card is propped up about five feet away from me right now .... )

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          So, one of our guys, a retired broadcast engineer, stopped by a bit ago with an interesting proposal. Our West parking lot (our bigger of the two) is pretty much "wrapped around" our main sanctuary entrance, the entrance being on a landing about 7 steps higher than the parking lot. Kind of a "built in" platform for addressing a crowd. He is proposing that we COULD do "drive in church", as he has a low power AM/FM transmitter where we could broadcast from our portico to the parking lot, people staying in cars and listening in on an AM or FM station.

                          Necessity certainly is the mother of invention. (You've probably seen real estate outfits use this when you drive up to a house for sale, and there's a sign that says "tune in to FM 105.5 to hear details")
                          Cool you can do that, but I'm thinking online services would have wider reach, and doing both would be needlessly challenging.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                            I wish you would let me buy some -- those are beautiful. The ONLY suggestion would be that some of them get "squashed" in the mail, and some of the features on the cards pierce the envelopes --- but it certainly doesn't detract from the beauty of the card!!!
                            As I said before, I refuse to sell my cards to friends.

                            I know the issues with the "buckshot" envelopes from the mailing process.

                            I've been trying to make flatter cards with different flower centres instead of the pearls to try to prevent that from happening. And one has to be careful putting the card into the envelope so flower petals and such don't get bent.

                            Didn't know they came with instructions, did ya?

                            Last edited by mossrose; 03-18-2020, 06:33 PM.


                            Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
                              (My card is propped up about five feet away from me right now .... )

                              Why so far away? It's not contagious!



                              Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                                Why so far away? It's not contagious!



                                Okay, seriously, it's because that puts it just out of my reach, leaving everything I'm working on within reaching radius ... currently a tablet, three textbooks, a couple of printouts of journal articles, and my scratch notes on typing paper. I work from the laptop on the tiny rattan table in front of me. Everything else is on a side table.

                                That card's got a front row seat to a real education.

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