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Need help on a submission, please!

Started this discussion. Last reply by KristiHugs on Saturday. 7 Replies

I submitted an article about a month ago, then added a comment:  No matter how many times I edited it, I could NOT get the edits to hold!  It looks like a mess!  And I have NO idea what I'm doing…Continue

HELP! PLEASE! I'm tearing out my hair!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tess Pender May 2. 5 Replies

Hi!I'm trying to submit an article, but I'm getting too frustrated! the article NEEDS several tables - a simple enough editing task in Word, but IMPOSSIBLE in this on-line editor! I don't know enough…Continue

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KristiHugs replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Awesome! Glad it has been resolved!! Good Job!!!"
Saturday
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Hi, Kristi, Okay, I completely deleted the original, along with all the media, and created a new one.  I am HOPING it works!   I may have diagnosed the problem - I may have screwed up and pasted a word file, rather nthan an Notebook…"
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Abstract:   Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes …

Abstract:  Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes for the human soul and Divine Love.ArticleIn 1974, the film “Man of La Mancha” was released, telling the story of the very nearsighted Don Quixote, who mistakes windmills for attacking giants and renames a local tavern slut, Aldonza, (played by the gorgeous Sophia Loren) his “Lady Dulcinea”.  Don…See More
Saturday
KristiHugs replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"There are multiple duplicate images so if it was me, I would delete the duplicates first. I just pulled your text and cleaned it up with microsoft word (put all of the lines together so they would not be separated like in the original). Can I…"
Saturday
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Thanks,  Kristie! I've spent literally HOURS on this,using the editor required.  I must have corrected it five separate time!  I'm very reluctant to start again with NO understanding of what went wrong!  I used the…"
Saturday
KristiHugs replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Hi Tess, from a total geek perspective (that would be me) sometimes it is best to wipe the slate clean and start again. I have not worked with these edit boxes yet but if it was me, I would highlight everything and delete, then copy/paste clean. I…"
Saturday
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Hi, Kristi!  Thanks for your response!  The one that is driving me nuts is titles "What Does Spirit See When She Looks at Me?" If you can figure out what I'm doing wrong, that would be wonderful!  I included lyrics in…"
Saturday
KristiHugs replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Hi Tess,  my name is Kristi and I am the new copy editor here at OmTimes. Sorry for the delay in response, I am still learning the ropes! Which article are you having issues with? I would be happy to take a look!"
Saturday
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What’s wrong with Miracles?

Abstract: Explores a classic “philosophy of religion” paradox regarding the qualities of God.  Examines whether a beneficent God would (or could) allow miracles.  Argues that the existence of a miracle would prove that God is not all-good, since one miracle would involve ignoring pleas from equally deserving supplicants.ArticleRecently the Catholic Church named Mother Teresa a saint.  She met all the Church’s criteria for sainthood, including having performed several miracles.  How could anyone…See More
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Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'Be Immune to Praise and Blame'
"thanks, Lisa!"
Jul 3
Lisa Shaw commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'Be Immune to Praise and Blame'
"Thanks, Tess. I enjoyed this! Sending on to the publishers!"
Jul 3
Tess Pender posted an Article

Be Immune to Praise and Blame

ABSTRACTExplores the dangers of praise and blame to the helping professions.  Explains the seductiveness of praise, and describes the daily practice taught in twelve step programs used to avoid falling into addiction to people-pleasing.  Includes several slogans useful in avoiding internalizing praise or blame/ARTICLENewly ordained Ministers are warned to never listen to the comments at the end of a service.  After delivering a sermon, the Minister stands at the door of the sanctuary and says…See More
Jul 2
Kathy Custren commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'What Shall We Tell the Children?'
"There were changes made recently, Tess. When you click, you ought to be able to get to the website copies of everything in the issue. However, the eZine (flip book) versions are now under a payment portal at either iTunes or Amazon/Kindle.…"
Jun 5
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'What Shall We Tell the Children?'
"Hi, kathy! I'm sure you are the wrong person to tell about this, but I could not figure out what to do! (I did send a reply to the message I got, but those tend to be not monitored). anyway, I got an e-mail yesterday with the June A issue of Om…"
Jun 5
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'Three Keys to Choosing a Spiritual Path'
"Hi, Kathy! I'm sorry, but I remain SOOOOO  confused!   I do not remember seeing a "sample abstract" you "provided the other day"!  Did I miss some other message?  I''m sorry to keep being…"
May 31
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'What Shall We Tell the Children?'
"Hi, Kathy! I changed "should" to "shall" throughout the article, so I believe it is done now! Namaste! Tess"
May 31

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Tess Pender is an Ordained Interfaith Minister. Her spiritual practice began when she attended Native American Sweat Lodges under the guidance of a Medicine Women, and continued with a series of Vision Quests. She led the Teen Spiritual Education Program for four years at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in Santa Clara, Ca. She practices various Earth-Centered Spiritual systems, and co-founded two Wicca-inspired groups, one female and one co-ed.
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Abstract:   Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes …

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

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Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes for the human soul and Divine Love.



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In 1974, the film “Man of La Mancha” was released, telling the story of the very nearsighted Don Quixote, who mistakes windmills for attacking giants and renames a local tavern slut, Aldonza, (played…

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What’s wrong with Miracles?

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Abstract:

Explores a classic “philosophy of religion” paradox regarding the qualities of God.  Examines whether a beneficent God would (or could) allow miracles.  Argues that the existence of a miracle would prove that God is not all-good, since one miracle would involve ignoring pleas from equally deserving supplicants.



Article

Recently the Catholic Church named Mother Teresa a saint.  She met all the Church’s criteria for sainthood,…

Continue

Be Immune to Praise and Blame

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 3:25pm 2 Comments

ABSTRACT



Explores the dangers of praise and blame to the helping professions.  Explains the seductiveness of praise, and describes the daily practice taught in twelve step programs used to avoid falling into

addiction to people-pleasing.  Includes several slogans useful in avoiding internalizing praise or blame/



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Newly ordained Ministers are warned to never listen to the comments at the end of a service.  After delivering a sermon, the Minister stands…

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Three Keys to Choosing a Spiritual Path

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

Ministers in New Age Spiritual Centers are familiar with the visits of “seekers” – people who spend their weekends visiting Churches and enters, looking for the perfect teacher, the right teaching, the best spiritual practice. They won’t “settle” for just any place, but relentlessly travel and do comparison shopping among all the spiritual goods on display. Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher, wrote:

Spiritual transformation is a profound process that doesn’t happen by…
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