Thursday, October 29, 2009

How the Switch came to Be

Okay, so very recently I announced my decision to switch from PC to Mac. There were definitely a couple things I didn't know before posting that, and how exactly I'd get the Mac was one of them. *SMILE* So a most amazing chain of events took place that still has me glowing with glee, but I'll truncate the account to accomodate a microblog.

1. I wake up and do what I do early in the morning.

2. I decide to go down to my office to get an early "boot up" for my work cpu.

3. I see a scary error staring at me from my screen, saying "windows can't start......"

4. I reboot, take the battery off, and everything short of tossing the cpu, all to no avail.

5. I decide I need to drive the 45 mins to the office so our IT dept can look at my fried laptop.

6. I get to the office and while there, bump into a family friend who informs me of some valuable info.

7. I take the info for confirmation to my manager, who confirms it after a couple emails.

8. By the time I leave work, I have enough of a "gift" to buy a MacBook Pro and our long awaited elliptical!!!

God is so gracious! So the bottom line is I'm not having to pay a dime for the MacBook, so the switch is not only on, but FREE!! On top of that, I found out that my job provides each of us with a once per lifetime copy of any Microsoft Office product for 9 bucks!! So, I also got Office for the Mac!

I assure you, I would've NEVER known about the availability of these gifts had my computer not crashed. In that, I thank the Lord for His providence. I'm just so thankful to the Lord for the gifts of yesterday. There was more to it, and those of you who know me well can ask me about the details when we speak. Until then, Soli Deo Gloria!!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Devotionals, Giveaways & Joy

I like devotionals; a lot. One reason is because there are times in my life when I really want to read something poignantly pithy. Something that is bathed in both Scripture and thought, yet from a perspective not my own. Here is where discernment comes in. There are thousands (literally) of devotionals out there, and many of them lack Biblical integrity when it comes to their focus. As many paper book sources as there are for devotionals, there are likely even more online. Enter Devotional Christian (
Browsing through their site, I found a plethora of wonderfully poignant and pithy devotionals, that actually put all the focus on the Lord and His power! Here's one that I particularly enjoyed:
Anyway, check em out. Solid devotionals are great SUPPLEMENTS to your normal Bible reading.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Finally settled on the Switch-A long time Coming.

So I've had what seems like millions of conversations with associates, friends, brethren, and business contacts around the virtues of Apple for computing. I literally have heard dozens of reasons why Mac is better than PC, and admittedly, I've felt the pressure. Pressure that's increased with every crash of one of my 4 PC's. Pressure that mounts each time I'm asked for permission to do something I just commanded. Pressure that escalates each time I start a boot up, go and grab coffee, read a devotional, and come back only to have the PC still giving it the old college try at starting. So, here I am, thinking so hard about my migration to Mac (will I be able to move all my data from PC, how good is the Windows OS in Mac environment, etc). Then it happened, the tweet about the changes to Macs went out, and my mind was made up. It's all over but the singing, PC. I'm resolved. I'm excited. I'm curious! Is Mac THAT much better? I'll be finding out by December, and I will be sure to let you know the verdict. Until then, I want to thank all my die-hard Mac-heads that put the pressure on me. As they say, pressure bursts pipes. MAC or BUST!!!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Verse 16 & 17

One key word that changes how we look at the entirety of the Canon--ALL.
The fact that we need the Word to bring us to completion means that we are somehow incomplete without it, right? Well, how are we actually completed through it? The only way any man finds himself complete is by being united to God through Christ. There's math to be done :)

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Monday, October 12, 2009

The Blessing of a Coupon

My wife is a couponer. A SERIOUS couponer. Note her binder in the photo. I think about the Proverbs 31 woman, and I'd like to cast a vote for my wife. Our chidren wake up and call her blessed. Not only that, but she's diligent in her pursuit of the betterment of our family. I'd be totally lost without this gift from the Lord. I just wanted to say all that as I sit here enjoying the football game and the steady sounds of thin paper and scissors. Couponing-- It's the new "cool point."
Thank you so much for your diligence and loving service to our family Mrs. Brown.
No more suitable helper exists apart from the Paraclete.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Sonoran Hot Dogs & The Gospel

So I spent Tue-Thur in Tucson, AZ for a biz trip. There were at least 2 highlights I'm excited to recall. One, I had my first Sonoran Hotdog (see picture for description). Second, and most important, God was gracious to allow me the privilege to share His Gospel with a coworker of mine. This coworker of mine is openly homosexual and shared with me his struggles with his lifestyle and what he knows of God. It was an amazing several moments of transparency. Some may wonder if I shared a Gospel that was catered to homosexuals. "what did you tell him???" Simply put, I told him what God has done in Christ. Yup, the same Gospel God uses to convert the hearts of men to Himself who are involved in sins that we don't see as being so "special.". Christ and His cross were central, and for that I'm humbled and grateful. Please pray my coworker's heart would be softened and his eyes open to his dire need for Christ.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

A Little of my Legacy (Chicago) Footage

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I had such a blessed time at Legacy Discipleship Conference this year. Oddly enough, as I reflected on it, I found myself more impacted by it then I originally thought. Perhaps at a later time I'll speak on how and why that is. For now, here's a peek into the musical aspect of the Conference. Lecrae with "Dont Waste your Life." Seriously, don't.

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