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  •   Jhannuzs Ian reacted to this post about 5 days ago
    Gahhhhhh! Hey everybody! Update! So last night I had my orchestra concert (went really well) and yesterday night we had five newbies join Color Guard and after that I am Soooooo tired, but aside from being tired. I solved my mystery of my missing Mountain dew can. Sunday I was working at my cousin's graduation party and I came home with a full mountain dew can unopened. I came upstairs and Ii set the can (still unopened) on the counter. I left the room for a few hours because I had totally spaced out .Then I spent a quarter of an hour losing my mind trying to find the darn thing. Turns out my brother took it. lol Have a great night everyone! ‏ — feeling tired
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  •   Eleven reacted to this post about 1 week ago
    So, I started researching about Japanese tea ceremonies, and I came across this information. "The guests also need to prepare spiritually for the ceremony before actually participating. They need to purify their hearts and thoughts and leave the worldly worries behind." ( the hosts also have to prepare spiritually) and from what I've learned from Japanese culture, they're really set on tradition, and the one song I can think of is "Tradition" from fiddler on the roof. My friend and I are catching up on our studies in Japanese culture so we might hopefully go to Japan and learn more from them. Now I'm going to go to supper and read more about Japanese tea ceremonies. ‏ — feeling great
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  •   Eleven reacted to this post about 2 weeks ago
    Tonight I have tryouts for color guard and since I am technecly a member I have to go to help newbies . Also I can march on the field now for guard. Gosh, I just LOVE being the genuepig for Color guard! lol ‏ — feeling happy
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  •   Atania Kenobi commented on this post about 3 weeks ago
    Exciting news!! I got my braces off!! After 41 months (almost 3 and a 1/2 years) I finally got them off. It feels so weird to have them off at first I thought my mouth was numb! lol. I am soooooooo HAPPY!
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  •   Atania Kenobi commented on this post about 3 weeks ago
    Hi! I hope everyone is having a great day!
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  •   Jhannuzs Ian reacted to this post about 3 weeks ago
    So, I am feeling very accomplished this week. If you do not know the website Duolingo which it teaches you different langueges. I started studying Japaneese and I my head is floating with knowedge. plus just a light hedache, but otherwise I am really happy. This is my progress of the past three or fur days and my "crown level" ‏ — feeling happy
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  •   Kelrax Lorcken reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    So I was tasked with dusting one of my Grandma's bookshelves and the main majority of books on the shelves are books on Native American living, meditations, culture, and biography. A special jewel in the bunch was three large genealogy books, and two other informal books on our family origins. I am really happy I took the time to do this because I would normally look over the books and not enjoy their titles. Have a nice day everyone! ‏ — feeling happy
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  •   Kelrax Lorcken reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    Hey everyone! Yesterday I finnished the semester tests for school and I fell really confident in myself at this time because now I can focus on my studies for Temple. Have a great day everyone!! ‏ — feeling great
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  •   Jhannuzs Ian reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    * Silently weeps in joy* I had a deadline goal to finish lesson 0 three months ago, and it only took me two full days to do it! I'm surprised that I had this much patience for this. GAHHHHHH! It's really hard to read things when your eyes are crossing because you're tired. lol, but Here ya go!

    Lesson 0: Temple structure.
    Task 1: What are the non-Clerical ranks and what are their responsibilities?

    Novice- This is a rank where a member is currently studying through the Initiate Program.

    Initiate- This is a Novice who has finished their studies through the IP

    Apprentice- An Initiate who has been approved by a Teaching master to be their pupil. In being an Apprentice there will be a series of tasks and lessons which relies on ‘good working relationship,’ devotion, and ‘recognition of mutual improvement.’ To be an Apprentice you must be at least 16 years of age.

    Knight-To become a Knight the apprentice must first complete their ‘apprenticeship’ in the satisfaction of their Teaching Master and the Council. They must also uphold the rules of Jediism and has taken the solemn vow as well completing the ‘Degree to A Div. level’ they themselves may take on their own apprentices. You must be at least 18 years of age.

    Senior Knight- This is a Knight who has completed a B. Div

    Master- A senior Knight who has successfully taught three apprentices.

    Grand Master- This is an honorary title reserved for Masters with ‘exceptional dedication and service to the TotJO.’ This is not a rank any “higher” than the rank of master.

    Task 2: What Offices are there in the Temple and what are their responsibilities?

    Counselor- The Counselor's responsibility is to provide assistance as well to act in a general management and Supreme Court without hindering the freedoms of each Master, Knight and the members of the temple.

    Counselor Secretary- The Secretary of the Counselor's job is to tend to the day-to-day duties of communication and “record-keeping” of the Council. Along with managing, certifying council votes, as well serving as an “organizational and logical support.” As the temple is a non-profit, the secretary also serves as a collective secretary under the “Texas law.” (ren)

    Degree Administrator- The Degree administrator is solely responsible for developing, monitoring, and drawing conclusions about the progress of the members ‘undergoing’ the degree system. (Ryujin)

    Education Administrator- This is a Committee that oversees the entire temple’s education which covers the IP, SIP, the degree scheme, and the Seminary head of the Education Administration. (Alexandre orion)

    Intake Officers- The intake officers are the ones (and other members too) who will greet you when you post your first journal or an introductory post. Also, they will help you if you have any questions anyone will be able to reply. (Alexandre orion, Ryujin)

    Knights secretary- The Knights Secretary is responsible for ‘organizing and chairing’ the meetings for the knights. Also manages decisions and organizes votes, as well as a direct contact to the Knights. (Adhara)

    Librarian- The job of the librarian is to be certain that the information available to members is kept up-to-date and that it contains relevant and reliable information. (Loudzoo)

    Matriarch/ Patriarch- This is a title reserved for the longest-serving members of the temple ([Matriarch] Neaj Pa Bol, [Patriarch] Br. John)

    Moderator- The Moderator is in charge of making sure that those on the TotJO’ chat and forum comply to the appropriate behavior to all. (Adder, J_roz, JLSpinner.)

    Pastor- The Pastor’s role is to oversee the spiritual prosperity of the temple. If in the circumstance that the pastor is unreachable the associate pastor is the one to contact. (Rosalyn J)

    Associate pastor- (Carlos.Martinez3)

    Assistant Pastor of Seminary- (Raxicorico)

    Assistant pastor of outreach- (JLSpinner)

    Pastor Emeritus- This is an award for the retired Bishop for their service to the Clergy and the Temple. (Kana Seiko Haruki)

    President- The President is the chief of ‘secular’ operations officer of the ‘corporation’ and deals with the legal side of the temple. Operating under Texas and the federal laws they file reports with the state. As the president, they concern themselves with the ‘structure’ of the Temple. (Br. John)

    Public relations and Marketing officers- As the ‘head’ of the “Public Relations and Marketing” pulls together the “Marketing team” and acts as representative for the Order. The tasks for the “Public Relations and marketing “ is to help in community building and advise the public about the Temple. (Br. John)

    Secretary for the Clergy- The job of the secretary for the Clergy is to stay on top of the daily tasks of communication and their tasks as secretary to the Clergy. Also being tasked with communicating with Clergy members, making announcements, arranging schedules, as well filling and maintaining records. (ThomsWFaulkner)

    Secretary for the Synod- Just like the secretary of the Clergy, the secretary of the Synod is to stay on top of the daily communications, filling and maintaining records, as well as recording meetings. (Vacant)

    Security Officers- This is a helpful position as the Security Officers are people who are trustworthy in regards to the safety of the members of the Temple. If any antisocial illegal actions are present on the Temple the Security Officers are the ones to contact.
    Senior Pastor- This is an honorary position for the former pastor who has retired, but still continues to oversee the spiritual welfare of the Temple. (Br. John)

    Special interests advisors- These are the members that have experience in ‘individual Special Interest groups’ and provides help to those who seek guidance.

    Special Interest Advisor for the Pagan Special Interest Group (Kit)

    Special Interest Advisor for the Abrahamic Special Interest Group (Neaj Pa Bol)

    Special Interest Advisor for the Eastern Special Interest Group (RyuJin)

    Supplemental Inimitate Programe Administrator- The supplemental Inimitate Programe Administrator is responsible for ‘handing out’ additional lessons for the Initiates. (Firewolf)

    Systems Administrator- The Systems Administrator is in charge of maintaining the server software of the TotJO. (Ren)

    Treasurer- The treasurer is responsible for managing the TotJO funds and for the payment of the other ‘related expenses.’

    Vice President of Membership Affairs- The vice president has the authority of answering questions about ‘account issues, rank changing, and moderation’ (JLSpinner)

    Youth Officers- As the youth is pouring into membership the Youth Officers are obliged to be of assistance if under the age of 18 that member is. (J_Roz)

    Task 3: Where might one find this information?
    A. Go to the FAQ
    B. Find the Clergy.

    While reading/ wrighting all of this I noticed that Br. John has a lot of jobs. Good Job! ‏ — feeling happy
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  •   Atania Kenobi commented on this post about 1 month ago
    So yesterday my brother came home on the bus crying because his head hurt a lot. He was breathing very heviy and had a slight fever. I hope he doesn't have strep. My mom was right though, I should go into nursing.lol
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