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  Editorial by John Kostura
If I am right and this is a spiritual battle, then we are all soldiers in this conflict. We must keep ourselves from holding revenge, hatred and fear in our hearts. To do so would give victory to those that would destroy us. In particular we must guard the hearts of our children. Pray for all the children on all sides of this conflict. Especially pray for those who would destroy us. It is our best weapon and our best defense.



 From Brighteyes*~*
I am also going to do some serious soul searching about certain so called Friendships I do have. Time to do some housecleaning. If I am not growing corn with them, then.........................................chou and all that.
I am in the time of my life where I am looking for more meaning with people now, not so much quantity. As they say, less is more *S* Been doing a lot of thinking in that regard lately. I know lots of people, but few I can really call "Friend".


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Could not resist sharing this. I was amazed at number of definitions!

  resolve (r-zlv) verb
resolved, resolving, resolves verb, transitive
1.To make a firm decision about.
2.To cause (a person) to reach a decision. See synonyms at decide.
3.To decide or express by formal vote.
4.To separate (something) into constituent parts. See synonyms at analyze.
5.To change or convert: My resentment resolved itself into resignation.
6.To find a solution to; solve. See synonyms at solve.
7.To remove or dispel (doubts).
8.To bring to a usually successful conclusion: resolve a conflict.
9.Medicine. To cause reduction of (an inflammation, for example).
10.Music. To cause (a tone or chord) to progress from dissonance to consonance.
11.Chemistry. To separate (an optically inactive compound or mixture) into its optically active constituents.
12.To render parts of (an image) visible and distinct.
13.Mathematics. To separate (a vector, for example) into coordinate components.
14.To melt or dissolve (something).

verb, intransitive
1.To reach a decision or make a determination: resolve on a course of action.
2.To become separated or reduced to constituents.
3.Music. To undergo resolution.

noun
1.Firmness of purpose; resolution.
2.A determination or decision; a fixed purpose.
3.A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.


  resolution (rze-lshen) noun
Abbr. res.
1.The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2.A resolving to do something.
3.A course of action determined or decided on.
4.A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the U.S. Congress.
5.Physics & Chemistry. The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts: the prismatic resolution of sunlight into its spectral colors.
6.The fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, as on a video display terminal.
7.Medicine. The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or an inflammation.
8.Law. A court decision.
9.a. An explanation, as of a problem or puzzle; a solution. b. The part of a literary work in which the complications of the plot are resolved or simplified.
10.Music. a. The progression of a dissonant tone or chord to a consonant tone or chord. b. The tone or chord to which such a progression is made.
11.The substitution of one metrical unit for another, especially the substitution of two short syllables for one long syllable in quantitative verse.

Excerpted from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from INSO Corporation; further reproduction and distribution in accordance with the Copyright Law of the United States. All rights reserved.

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