In 2002, I joined Audible and began binging on Audiobooks. We had recently moved to a new house which tripled my commute to 30 minutes, so I retasked the 15″ woofers in my 16 year old little truck to the spoken word. I felt like I was making the most of my car time, and was selective enough that I enjoyed most of what I was reading.… Read more
We live a liturgical life in order to become like the One whom we follow from the manger to the Mount of Olives. We live a liturgical life to learn to think like He thinks. To do what He would do. To make Him the center of our lives — not our work or our money or our status. In the cycle of the liturgical year we learn about what it means to live a Christian life. We learn to distinguish the important from the superficial things of life. It’s not a history book; it is the celebration of the spiritual development of the soul.
Last Monday, I took the morning off to spend time with my two youngest while my wife was at an appointment. After adventures in the Lego store, we were waiting in the parking lot to pick her up. To fill the time, I did my usual thing…I checked Twitter on my phone.… Read more
Late in 2011, I started doing something I hadn’t done for at least seven years. I started keeping an analog journal.
I’ve always been an erratic journaler, more streaky than the tears of a clown. I have seasons of daily scribbles, followed by months of silence. But one thing was consistent for the last seven years … all that journaling was hacked into a keyboard for digital capture by an asortment of different programs.… Read more
Reduce teaching to intellect, and it becomes a cold abstraction; reduce it to emotions, and it becomes narcissistic; reduce it to the spiritual, and it loses its anchor to the world.
Books I finished in January 2012:
Last week, Smile Software released PDFPen for iPad, as well as an update to PDFPen for Mac to enable iCloud. If you have used Smile’s products before, like PDFPen or TextExpander, then you would have expected a well thought out app. And you would be right.
I begin with thumbs ups and pats on the backs of the collective Smile crew for the iCloud integration.… Read more