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postheadericon How to Continue Services During Church Renovations

How to Continue Services During Church Renovations

There finally comes a day when your church needs renovating. How do you juggle its renovation with the need to keep the congregation going? It is important to maintain the community and to keep the services going. Steps 1 Inform the members of the congregation in advance. Ensure that everybody is aware that renovations are going to be occurring and that they may be inconvenienced. Most people will understand. 2 Schedule renovations during downtime if possible. This is usually summer, when many people may go away. This might help to…

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How to Contemplate Life

You may explore ways to dissect life and take it in, so that one may either enjoy life in a deeper sense or glean those famous “life lessons” more easily. Ready? The answer is “No.” No one is truly ready to experience severe problems, and the best thing you may do is admit that you’re looking for something, instead of just trying to validate yourself. Steps 1 Set your mind to accept questions and answers received within oneself in this distinctly internal adventure. ~ Recognize the most hated things in…

postheadericon How to Contrast Evolution and Intelligent Design From a Creationist Perspective

How to Contrast Evolution and Intelligent Design From a Creationist Perspective

Whether you have basic religious questions, or are considering basic ideas in creation, this is not intended to cover the theory of evolution, as such. This is about life as viewed by creationists or some “conservative scientists” who take the Bible creation story as valid scientifically but without relying on a particular religion—clearly, not presenting a “liberal scientist’s” view. No, this point of view is not to explain evolution from fossils or whatever. But, instead evolution is mentioned from a creationist’s religious world view regarding intelligent design. Freedom of religious…

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How to Contact Long Island Medium

Four Methods:Requesting a ReadingSending Fan MailPress InquiriesSample LettersCommunity Q&A Contacting Theresa Caputo—or, as she is more commonly known, the Long Island Medium—is as simple as filling out a form or sending a letter. The best method to use for contacting the medium or the show varies depending on what you intend to write. Detailed instruction after the jump on how to request a reading, send fan mail, or make a press inquiry. Steps Method 1 Requesting a Reading 1 Fill out the contact form on her website. Specify your name…

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How to Contact God

Do you have a deep love for your Heavenly Father? Do you love Him above and beyond all things? Do you want to pray faithfully to Him, but, have trouble thinking of how to address Him? It is not as hard as it may seem. Steps 1 Know how you are going to address your God: his greatest attribute is that He is our Heavenly Father, and that He loves us all. Therefore, when you pray to Him, call Him ‘Lord,’ or ‘Father.’ 2 Pray to God, as in one…

postheadericon How to Constructively Discuss Science with a Creationist

How to Constructively Discuss Science with a Creationist

The issue of Intelligent Design (ID) vs. Evolution has been a hot topic in the media recently. The recent decision of a Federal court in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District concluded that ID is simply old-fashioned Creationism in new clothes. Based on this ruling, ID is not a form of science that can be taught as an alternate to other theories. This matches with the consensus of biological scientists and with the general scientific method. ID is a non-scientific idea. Many religious people have been attracted…

postheadericon How to Consult the I Ching Using Marbles

How to Consult the I Ching Using Marbles

The I Ching (or Yi Ching or Book of Changes) is most commonly known as an ancient Chinese method of divination. The following method is a quick and simple way to determine an I Ching hexagram using marbles. This method has the same probability of outcomes as the original yarrow stalk method. Steps 1 Obtain 16 marbles in four colors: seven marbles of color A (young yin), five marbles of color B (young yang), three marbles of color C (old yang), and one marble of color D (old yin). 2…

postheadericon How to Consult the I Ching Using Yarrow Stalk

How to Consult the I Ching Using Yarrow Stalk

Consulting the I Ching using yarrow stalk as reconstructed by philosopher Zhu Xi (1130-1200) is the most common and oldest way to use it.[citation needed] Steps 1 Get 50 yarrow stalks or anything equivalent. Yarrow stalk was probably used in ancient times, since it grew around the temples and shrines, but you can use any other 50 identical objects (e.g. matches, pens or cotton swabs), as well. 2 Take one of the stalks and put it aside. There should be 49 stalks left. 3 Divide the 49 stalks into two…

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How to Consider Satanism

Satanism is a religion or a group of religions. It varies from atheistic or purely philosophical forms to theism and pantheism. Confusingly, there is no definition of Satanism that every Satanist accepts. Some Satanic groups insist that only their variety of Satanism, like atheistic Satanism, should be called Satanism. Meanwhile, there are people with different views who still identify as Satanists. Steps 1 Keep in mind that a concept can have different meanings and definitions in different religions. For example, in Christianity, Satan is a name for the ultimate evil,…

postheadericon How to Consult the I Ching Using 3 Coins

How to Consult the I Ching Using 3 Coins

The I Ching (or Yi Ching or Book of Changes) is most commonly known as an ancient Chinese method of divination. The following method is a quick and simple way to determine an I Ching hexagram using 3 coins. Steps 1 Obtain three coins, each with a distinct “head” and “tail” sides. 2 Toss all three coins for each line. 3 Determine the line. There are several methods that can be used to determine what the line is: Assign the value 3 to each “head” result, and 2 to each…