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Sixth Week of Easter

Daughters Of St Paul Pauline Books and Media ePub

Sunday of the Sixth Week of Easter—Year A

Lectio

John 14:15–21

Meditatio

“…I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

The promises Jesus makes in today’s Gospel are very consoling! To show how much he tenderly cares for us, Jesus uses the image of a defenseless orphan who needs protection. In the Hebrew tradition, the king was supposed to protect the rights of the poor and powerless. God protects us, too, in our poverty, in whatever ways we experience our weakness.

God is drawn to our vulnerability when we open the wounded areas of our hearts. God’s life-giving grace sustains us when we feel helpless. Our very helplessness draws down God’s strength! For this reason, when we lay bare our sin and weakness to God’s healing presence, he strengthens and heals us. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate sent by the Father, always pleads for us and lifts us up in hope. The evil spirit, instead, condemns and weighs us down with the sadness of sin.

Jesus links our fidelity in following God’s commandments with our capacity to receive grace and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Following Jesus’ way of love is essential in developing a deeper relationship with God. The Holy Trinity’s indwelling is pure gift. Yet, in a mysterious way, we open ourselves to this gift as we try to live the commandments and the beatitudes. The more receptive our hearts, the more God will satisfy our longing for communion with him.

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Chapter 6 How Do We Know It Works?

Ashe, Jeffrey Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

It was early 2008. By this time, I had heard many stories from people in Mali, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala about how Saving for Change had changed their lives. From their stories, it was becoming increasingly clear that savings groups made a difference in their ability to save to buy food between planting and the harvest, to be resilient in the face of droughts and unplanned emergencies, and to increase their sense of empowerment.

From the perspective of a government official, international donor organization, or investor, however, it is important not only to hear these stories but to see concrete evidence showing by how much a program has affected a community. Providing answers to this question helps decision makers understand the significance of a program such as Saving for Change, and with good results helps to continue support and funding for such initiatives. Given my career conducting evaluations of other organizations’ international projects, I was eager to examine Saving for Change from this perspective. My staff and I wanted to understand the impact of the groups as thoroughly as possible to make the program stronger. I wanted to learn whether what I believed was happening was borne out by the facts.

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11. Innovations in Modern Music (1950-1951)

Michael Sparke University of North Texas Press PDF

11.

Innovations in Modern Music

(1950–1951)

By 1950 big bands were disappearing fast. Those that remained generally cut down in size or diluted their repertoires. The new

Herman Herd was a pale shadow of the glory days at Columbia and

Capitol. It was against this backdrop that Kenton and Rugolo planned their greatest adventure yet: a 40-man concert orchestra complete with a 17-piece string section. The sheer audacity took the music world by storm. There was also a widespread consensus that though Kenton was certainly not lacking courage, he was also out of his mind. GAC certainly thought so, and refused to bankroll the tour. Stan was obliged to book the orchestra himself, a task delegated to Bob Allison working from the Kenton office.

The project was planned towards the end of ’49, and the new slogan

“Innovations in Modern Music” adopted, neatly avoiding the categorization jazz or classical. As well as new scores from Rugolo, Stan cast his net wide: “I chose composers whom I respect, and who know what I can do. I told them they have complete freedom in whatever they write, but that I expected integrity. All I said to them was, ‘What would you write if you had the chance to create the greatest thing you know how?’

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7. The Fate of a Noncandidate

Herman B Wells Indiana University Press ePub

THOMAS D. CLARK, in the second volume of his history, Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer, states that whereas I may have borne the title “acting president” I never really cast myself in that role. He went on to say, “Clearly, he acted like a president from the start.” While Dr. Clark was writing this volume he made similar remarks to me. At the time they seemed farfetched, almost preposterous. I remembered little of what took place from July 1, 1937, to June 30, 1938. Throughout my life I have tended to think infrequently about the past, concentrating rather on the future. I have that habit even now. The story of an incident that occurred long ago might illustrate the point.

At the death of Val Nolan, a trustee of the university, it was of course the sad duty of the trustees and officers of the university to attend the funeral. The transportation from Bloomington to Evansville was organized by Ward Biddle, the university comptroller. President Emeritus Bryan was to take his Buick, driven by his old chauffeur, Rocky, and Mr. Biddle assigned Trustee Paul Feltus and me to go with him. Feltus approached Ward Biddle privately, I heard later, and objected to his assignment, saying, “Can't you put me in another car? I don't want to ride 120 miles to Evansville and 120 miles back with two men who don't smoke and don't even know they live in the present. Bryan talks only about the past and Wells is somewhere off in the future.”

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2. Math and Metaphors

Philip Rideout O'Reilly Media ePub

Theres a pizza place near where I live that sells only slices. In the back you can see a guy tossing a triangle in the air.

Computer graphics requires more mathematics than many other fields in computer science. But if youre a pragmatic OpenGL programmer, all you really need is a basic grasp of linear algebra and an understanding of a few metaphors.

In this chapter, I explain these metaphors and review the relevant linear algebra concepts. Along the way Ill tick off various OpenGL functions that relate to these concepts. Several of such functions were used in the HelloArrow sample, so code that may have seemed mysterious should now become clear.

Near the end of the chapter, well leverage these math concepts to push the HelloArrow sample into the third dimension, transforming it into HelloCone.

You can think of any graphics API, including OpenGL ES, as an assembly line that takes an assortment of raw materials such as textures and vertices for input and eventually produces a neatly packaged grid of colors.

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