The Book of Carmi

Note: The following story is an Aesop fable re-written in the English style of the King James Version of the Bible.

Now it came to pass, that Carmi the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was a-dying, and he called his sons unto him, and he said unto them: Behold, I am old, and well stricken in age, and it shall come to pass, that when I die, ye shall forget all the commandments which I have given you: and shall go after your own way, seeking not to remain in the way of your fathers: but ye shall war one with another: and it shall come to pass, that whosoever findeth ye shall overcome you.  Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

And the man Carmi had bound together a sheaf of arrows. And he commanded them that they should take up the arrows; for he wished to show somewhat unto his sons. And the son which was the son of the birthright took them up, and he said unto his father: What mean these arrows?

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Righteousness Part Three: God’s Solution

“Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?” (Proverbs 20:9).  Each of us knows, that, however well we may do when compared to our own defective standards, when compared to the standard of absolute perfection, we fall woefully and willfully short.  And would it not be absurd to suppose that a perfect God would not hold all His creation to a perfect standard?  How could He do otherwise?  But does that mean that there is no hope for rebellious humanity?  Thank God, that is not the case!  Instead, He has provided a solution!

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Tree Trials: 7 Secrets for Deciduous Trees

Not too long ago we took a look at 8 unique ways to build LEGO palm trees, and today we’re back with seven secrets for building deciduous trees out of bricks!  These are pointers I’ve picked up over the course of my building experience.  But let me just say at the outset: there are dozens, probably hundreds, of amazing ways to build trees out there, so consider this just the tip of the iceberg!

Clicking on the following pictures will take you to Flickr, where in most cases you can see more of the same creation!

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