Almost four years ago, I reviewed Echo, a prayer app. I thought it would be helpful to an individual’s prayer life. But recently, Echo was updated to include a new feature that might actually be a huge help to a church’s prayer life.
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.
For those who are technologically inclined, I’m going to assume that is nearly all of our audience, you hold a special place in the Church. Because of your knowledge, you have experience that can help support the Church as well as the families that attend and lead. Whether you are church tech volunteers, the youth pastor, or an elder who knows a lot about phones and the internet, I want to call on you to share your information.
While you know all the right things to do and say, hopefully, sharing that information can sometimes be difficult. I want to share a VALUABLE resource with you guys to not only look over yourself but to immediately start sharing with people in your church.
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.
There is a lot to be said for writing by hand. It is slow, which is good in our rushed and reckless world. Writing by hand focusses the mind and facilitates a connection between the pen and the person, the ink and the idea.
I just wish I had better penmanship.
And that I wrote faster. And that my hand-written posts could be transcribed automatically.
Looks like I might get some help on that last one.
The preceding lines were all written using my newest notebook: Rocketbook.
The Rocketbook is an endlessly reusable notebook designed for digitization. Let me explain.