Applications That Make My Life Easier

I recently posted an article detailing how I get things done. Some who read that article were interested in a little bit more detail about the programs I depend upon. So here is the answer–a list of software that makes my life easier. Note that this article deals with software I’ve got install on my desktop computers, not on my iPad or iPhone (though where there are iPad or iPhone versions of the software I may have those as well). …

CrossReference Episode 9

You know by now that every Wednesday we are previewing a series of 10 films that look at the Old Testament appearances of Christ as the Angel of the Lord. The films are produced by HeadHeartHand Media and are free for you to view for one week. After the week is up you will need to purchase the series. Here’s how you can do that. The DVD and Study Guide (sample here) are available now. You can also buy the …

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Seeds of Character

Seeds Family Worship is a family favorite–a band that simply sets Scripture to music and does so with fun and with skill. The kids love it. They have just released their most recent album–Seeds of Character. And this post is one stop in an ongoing blog tour. One thing I love about Seeds Family Worship is that they always include 2 copies of the CD with your purchase–one for you and one for a friend. They say, “We’ve taken inspiration …

Training Your Children

In eleven years of parenting my wife and I have often discussed our responsibility to train our children in their understanding of money. We have often spoken of giving them an allowance as just one component of this training, but we’ve always lacked the “big picture” of how we should do this, and why. Recently I read Family Money Matters by John Temple and in that book I found just what I needed. The final chapter is dedicated to this …

Favorite Desktop Wallpapers

Once every month, beginning in February, I have been gathering desktop wallpapers and making them freely available to the readers of this site. Let me once again express my gratitude to the graphic designers who have been graciously providing them. Along the way I’ve accumulated a few favorite designs. And here they are–at least, here are ones that are not connected to a particular month. Each of these wallpapers is free for you to download so you can dress up …

CrossReference (Episode 8)

You know by now that every Wednesday we are previewing a series of 10 films that look at the Old Testament appearances of Christ as the Angel of the Lord. The films are produced by HeadHeartHand Media and are free for you to view for one week. After the week is up you will need to purchase the series. Here’s how you can do that. The DVD and Study Guide (sample here) are available now. You can also buy the …

Where to Find the Best Prices for Books

Earlier today I posted the results of a survey that asked where we buy our books and why we choose to buy them there. One interesting result of that survey is that our most important consideration when choosing a place to buy our books is price–we buy where the prices are cheapest. Or we think we do. In many cases we think Amazon offers the best prices even though other e-commerce retailers have undercut them. Just to verify that other …

Where & Why We Buy Books (2011 Edition)

Last week I posted a survey on my site–a survey that asked you about your book buying habits. This was a follow-up to a similar survey I had taken a year prior. The results were, I think, nothing short of fascinating. I sought to find out where we are buying our books today and why we are buying them where we do. By way of background, 1,865 people completed the survey; 67% of the respondents were male and 82% lived …

LeechBlock Changed My Life

I want to tell you about LeechBlock. It’s a little tool I found about a couple of years ago and I can say without a trace of exaggeration that it changed my life. I wrote about it once before–back after I discovered it–but want to come back to it since it’s proven its value again and again since then. There was a time that I was unable to keep myself from wasting vast amounts of time on the internet. Often …

CrossReference (Episode 7)

Several weeks ago I introduced you to a series of short films that focus on Christ’s appearances in the Old Testament as the Angel of the Lord. Every Wednesday for 10 weeks I will be posting a new episode right here at the blog. This will allow you to view the series in its entirety. Do note, though, that each episode will be available for only one week. After the week is up you will need to purchase the series. Here’s how you …