Back in 2010, you could just about get away with having a webpage with one or no images. Good content and the benefit of faster loading web pages just about balanced out the benefit that visuals brought to the user experience. But in 2018, visuals are essential. Widespread faster internet connections and the prevalence of visual content around the web has adjusted our minimum expectations.
It’s a New Year, and another chance to read the Bible all the way through. Yes, you don’t have to wait for a new year and you could start at any time, but the New Year can help act as a prompt to get going so why not take advantage of that. The only problem is which plan should you choose?
There are so many different ones with advantages and disadvantages.
- The whole Bible in a year vs part of the Bible;
- One long reading a day vs readings from different sections of the Bible;
- Reading the Bible in the order it appears vs chronologically reading the Bible;
- A Psalm every day vs only reading the Psalms once;
- Seven days a week vs a plan with catch up days.
Sometimes you can find a plan which has a few of these characteristics but not all. Well, John Dyer created a tool to help you make the Bible reading plan you want.
Recently, I’ve been feeling more distracted by my phone and social media noise. This led to me finally giving in and trying Forest app as one tool to help and I have to say I’ve been impressed. It’s really helped me adapt more “Deep Work” principles that I had gotten worse at. So here’s a quick review of Forest app and why you should consider giving it a go.
Back at the end of 2014, I noticed that a few apps had a radical impact on my life. So much so that it justified the title “5 apps that changed my life last year”. It was popular so it, of course, justified a follow-up article the next year. By 2016 I decided that “change my life” was no longer justified and instead I went for “had a big impact” and last year I simply did a review of “apps to start the new year right”. But this year I thought I’d share my personal top apps from 2018. These are grouped into “new” apps for me and older apps that I’m still using and are still important.
It’s worth noting that these are from an iOS perspective, but some of these apps are also available on Android.
I recently wrote a post about the importance of short podcasts for churches including some ideas on how you could start producing short-form audio content. I didn’t, however, mention how you could create a short podcast for your church. Enter, Anchor.
Advent is an exciting time in the Church Calendar but it can also be stressful. These 25 Shareable bible Verses will help Church communicators in the run-up to Christmas. I’ve written them out in the NIV verse but you can look them up in the bible version of your choice.