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?”
The Worship Choir at Lexington Baptist Temple is presenting their Christmas Cantata on December 14th at 10:30am. If you can be there, I’d be thrilled. The choir has worked very hard, and it should be a good time of worship.
Here’s a list of the songs…
-A Strange Way to Save the World
-God Is With Us
-Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven
-Sing the Glory
-Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
See you there!
I’ve used the movie Minority Report as an illustration on #NoCamo before. If you have seen the movie, you know that it is a good representation of the way many people believe the future will look. Myself included.
Particularly, the fact that there is video everywhere! Continue reading “Why Retina Everything?”
Yesterday, the United States experienced a change in leadership, as a number of seats in the Senate and House of Representatives were gained by the Republican party, giving them control of the Congress. The election is seen by many as a mandate for the country to change directions, countering the leadership of Obama.
So, will the country change directions?
Maybe. But it’s not a done deal.
I think that this country has made huge mistakes in the past couple of Presidential elections, to be sure. But electing a conservative President in 2016 will not necessarily fix it all. I’m dubious that any one person in power is the answer to a country’s woes.
Same holds true for Congress. It is entirely possible that the shift in power will lead to a 180-degree turn for the US. And yet, as I said, it’s not a done deal.
Ultimately, through the President, the current Congress, the courts, and the media, this nation continues to reject God at every turn. Only one of those variables changed last night. And who knows what course the new Congress will take? Will it roll back abortion? Embrace true marriage? Recognize and support Israel? Protect speech and religion? Steward our resources?
We’ll see. Don’t stop praying.
“My hope is built on nothing less…”
Three little words. But I believe they have lots of meaning.
Well, they do for me. Continue reading “Guitar Player or Guitarist? Piano Player or Pianist?”
In my last post, I lamented the passing of my Nexus 7, my discouragement with my techie lameness, and the lack of time to fix either.
I have been tossing around the idea of learning to code for a while now. I even began some CSS lessons on Codecademy a while back, but other things took precedent.
I feel like it’s time to dive back in. Continue reading “The Day the Nexus Died – Coding?”