Ethics: Knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is...– Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart
How will future civilizations remember our time if they try to learn from the...– Thought from conversations this week…
Courage is confronting an opponent with the confidence that I will ultimately...– Source: Character Sketches, Volume I, page 163 Amazing definition for Courage that definitely puts it in a new light. Then again, it really is just applying Philipians 4:13 to the word Courage. And opponents are not just physical enemies, they’re anything that keeps us from doing our job...
Tire + Spike = Trouble
In my quest to both be green and save a little money, I’ve got our family saving plastic, metal, glass, and paper for recycling, and I usually take it to a recycling center near our house twice a month or so. We get about enough to buy a quart of milk per week from it, so not bad overall. That is, usually. Of course, everything isn’t meant to be simple. This morning,...
Pardon the mess … I’ve been testing out Tumblr tweaks, themes, and settings for my Tumblr articles at How-to Geek, so everything’s been changing 10 times a minute :) It’ll be back to normal soon, hopefully with a more awesome theme than ever!
Add Your Own Domain to Your Tumblr Blog →
mysticgeek: blogoklahoma: (via How To Geek) Would you like to personalize your Tumblr blog with your own domain name? Here’s how you can redirect a domain to Tumblr and register it with your blog. Good instructions. I did this for Blog Oklahoma’s Tumblr blog some time ago. That’s why it’s BlogOklahoma.org instead of blogoklahoma.tumblr.com. Nice … and this is my article, too :)...
Newspaper to Charge People to Comment →
marco: (via nostrich, sasquatchmedia) From tomorrow, the Sun Chronicle, a Massachusetts paper, will charge would-be commenters a nominal one-off fee of 99 cents. But it has to be paid by credit card, which means providing a real name and address. And the name on the credit card will be the name that will appear on comments. So it’s goodbye to anonymity. This is an excellent idea, and I bet...
Preview of The Love of God from Reflections of...
We just did a Skype video call with out grandparents in the States for the first...
If at first you don’t succeed At your venture, here’s you’re...– ~ yours truly
Change Without Change is Impossible
Often we express discontentment at things in our lives. Nothing changes, we say. We want larger salaries, better things, more attendance in Church, better grades, results, rewards, recognition. We want our new desires to be met, our new goals to be obtained, our highest dreams to be achieved. We want it, want it now, and feel fretful, fearful, and frustrated when it doesn’t happen. Nothing...
We are What we Choose →
Thought-provoking commencement speech from Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, including these great questions that we all need to ask ourselves everyday: Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure? Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions? When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?
Inspiration always strikes at the oddest times. Great reason to always have something with you to jot down ideas. Because otherwise, you’ll forget it as soon as you thought of it.
What's he, What 'she, Watzee
Languages must be one of the hardest things in the world to learn, let alone master. As hard as it is to admit, I must still give Thai people the laugh of their lives over some of the ways I butcher their language. As part of our ministry here in Thailand, my Dad and I teach English and Bible in the local prison on Wednesday mornings. The class is usually fun, as the prisoners enjoy the class...
There’s nothing quite as inspiring as listening to the church kids sing “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” with all their might, while the deaf are “singing” it in sign language. It just makes it a bit more worth it. Oh that more would come to sing those words … and mean them!
If our young men miscarry in their first enterprises, they lose all heart. If...– ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson via Linchpin
Marco.org: Side effects of developing for yourself →
Great article on software development, but what struck me as I read it was how applicable it is to everything we do. So often, the lessons I teach at church are actually stuff that stuck out to me in devotions or even in my Bible college classes. If it’s something you actually need yourself, then I think you can put more passion into what you’re teaching, or building, or doing.