I’ve never been to a Passion conference, but I’ve always heard really good things about them. Have you ever made it to one? What was it like? I ask because I’ll probably never make it to one of their conferences, but feel too bad for me. You see, for the past month, I’ve had an advance copy of Worthy of Your Name, Passion’s newest album that was recorded at the 2017 conference.
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The Apple Watch might not be the must have gadget for everyone, but after wearing one for almost four months, I’ve realized it definitely works for me.
I am kind of a productivity geek, so as I soon as I got my watch I started to try different apps and systems to improve my day to day activities.
After some trial and error, here’s what I ended up with:
The video below makes a comment that should be concerning: “Locks stop worries, not burglars as two minutes on YouTube will reveal.” Working within the correctional facilities, I’ve heard it a different way: “Locks are designed to keep good guys out.”
But this doesn’t just apply to door locks. Passcodes on phones can be socially engineered, SSH can be brute forced, and even software keys can be reverse engineered. And with national laws in the United States and Europe requiring backdoor keys to highly complex encryption may make it a problem as it brings about security concerns and therefore the question, should everything have a key?
I suck at reading poetry (except the Psalms, maybe), but I appreciate this beautiful art form. I sometimes read articles or watch videos about poetry, and I am amazed by all the ways people can express all sort of feelings through words.
And then there are all this ways of doing poetry… it really goes beyond me!
One very cool way of crafting poems is called blackout poetry. Basically, you pick a page of a book, newspaper, or magazine and rip it off. Then, you select the words that compose your poem, from top left to bottom right. Then you blackout everything else with ink or paint. You just made a poem with someone else’s words!
[This post is part of our series on Public Speaking in the Church]
If you’ve ever watch a series like Sherlock, Elementary, or Lies, the concept of body language will be very familiar to you. After all, many a complex murder case has been solved by determining someone lied—simply through body language.
The reality is a little more complex, but body language does give us many clues about what someone is feeling, thinking, or doing. Our unconscious picks up ever-so-subtle clues and comes to a conclusion, even though we often aren’t even aware of this. We intuitively ‘know’ something our conscious can’t even rationalize yet. So what does this have to do with public speaking?
With it being Valentine’s Day today, it’s the perfect day to spread some love the best way we know how: nerdy.
Please use these on those you love.