It seems like a little thing, I guess.
Like many folks in the workforce, I have a LinkedIn profile. I don’t post much on there, but I enjoy the networking opportunities and professional insights it provides.
Still, I felt fake.
See, I set up my profile when I was looking for work. And my profile indicated what I was looking for in a position at the time.
But that isn’t me.
Well, I guess it was to a certain extent.
See, at the time, finding a job was more important to me than proclaiming who I really am.
And once getting right with God and realizing that my priorities were skewed, I felt fake.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am still in the workforce, still on LinkedIn, and I still enjoy the networking opportunities and professional insights it provides.
But my profile now reflects who I REALLY am.
I started this blog with the understanding that it would reflect my desire to be an unapologetic, unabashed Christian, living in the world but not of the world. I’ve failed to do so faithfully. But I intend to do so now, and I ask that you pray for me.
May whatever I do be done for God’s glory, and may I not be ashamed of who I really am.
And to Whom I belong.
A few years back, I shared with my readers a serious Christmas message…
Had to be done.
This year, I have yet another serious Christmas message to share…
Until next year…
I woke early on Wednesday morning to find that Donald Trump has won the presidency of the United States.
America clearly voted against the Clinton legacy, and I am grateful for that. Trump was not my first choice by far, but he has promised to be a proponent for issues which I support, and I trust he will honor those commitments.
Supreme Court appointments, Obamacare repeal, and other matters of importance face our new president in short order. Praying he is up to the task and that he surrounds himself with a good team to navigate the choppy political waters in the days ahead.
As Scott Adams of Dilbert fame recently wrote, now that the election has happened, let’s all try to be useful.
Watch any science fiction movie or show and you will see a common thread – touch screens and tablets are pervasive. Physical keyboards are nowhere to be found. Today, most people’s primary computing device is the phone in their pocket or purse, and that trend seems likely to continue and to escalate.
I happily use my MacBook Air daily for my web design boot camp, podcast editing for my church, recording, and other tasks. But my primary computers are my iPad Air 2 and, to a lesser extent, my iPhone. They are always with me (yes, my iPad too), and are terrific tools for the way I write and manage data. As such, I have decided to intentionally use my iPad as my primary blogging tool whenever possible. I am typing this post on the iPad using the standard iOS keyboard.
Here are three of the tools I use to accomplish this… Continue reading “How I Blog On My iPad “
The rumor mill has already begun speculating what new features and form factors will be in the iPhone 7 when it is released next year. As an Apple fan, I follow them with some interest, but I don’t assume that these guesses are correct until I see some hard evidence.
There is one rumor, however, that I hope is incorrect.
It is the removal of the headphone jack. Continue reading “Why Eliminating the Headphone Jack is the Wrong Call”
I have been trying to get my daughter, Lyddie, to watch Disney’s Robin Hood with me on Netflix for a while. She is more of a Food Network (Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped) or Disney Channel (Kickin’ It, Girl Meets World) kind of girl.Today, I finally convinced her. She didn’t think she would like it.
She cackled a lot. She was sad when everyone was in jail. She asked a lot of questions, some of which I could answer. In short, she liked it after all.
I was very glad that a movie like that could translate today.
I had a similar feeling when we went to see the new Peanuts movie a few weeks ago. That was one of the most satisfying movie experiences we’ve had in a long time. It was clean, touching, hilarious… just a GOOD movie.
Next one I’m gonna try to get her to see? Dumbo. May be a harder sell.
When I heard that Adele’s new album would not be released to streaming sites like Spotify, I had one thought…
Well, I guess I’ll never hear Adele’s new album.
I am an all-in Spotify user. I figure, for the cost of one album on iTunes per month, I can listen to almost anything I want on any device I want. I don’t listen to pop radio, so if it isn’t on Spotify, I won’t likely hear it.
I understand why artists like Adele and Taylor Swift would opt to keep their music off streaming services – they feel that they are not adequately compensated by these services, and I can’t necessarily argue against that view. Still, it doesn’t change the fact that I (nor folks like me) won’t hear their music until (or if) they change their minds.
I thought I had it all figured out.
I researched. I read reviews. I read more reviews.
I wanted a small tablet. The iPad Mini had just been introduced, and I already had a first gen Kindle Fire for work. But I thought there might be a better way. So my research pointed me to the first gen Nexus 7. I found a good deal on one and I bought it.
I came to love that thing. It became a vital part of my work flow.
Then it started to slow down. Continue reading “Why Cheap Electronics Cost More”
I have been married to Jamy for ten years today.
If you had asked me eleven years ago if I was about to meet the love of my life, I couldn’t have imagined how good things were about to get.
Love you, Babe! I thank God for you.
This post originally appeared in The Loop, newsletter of Lexington Baptist Temple.
Why do we sing? Why do we lift our voices in praise and adoration? When you stop and think about it, it’s a strange concept – talking with pitch and duration.
Sure, some instruments have strings. Some you hit with a stick. Some use air from the musician’s lungs and the vibration of their lips. But the voice is very special. Personal.
And it’s the only instrument God Himself made. Continue reading “Why Do We Sing?”