I used to have a huge collection of CDs and I would rip them to MP3 files so I could listen to them later which wasn’t a good use of my time. Two years ago I decided to simplify my life including giving almost all of my CDs away. I am a pastor that focuses on helping people live a W.E.L.L. life – that means a life of Worship – Encouraging – Learning – Loving. Encouraging people to listen to good Christian music is a big part of my discipleship ministry. After I gave all my CDs away I subscribed to Spotify. I’ve tried Google music and Amazon music services but I still think Spotify is the best. Recently I’ve started using the Lyrics feature on my Windows version of Spotify and now I can see the words as they are sung and it has really increased the value of the music I am playing. I’m not sure if this is a new feature but I just noticed it this month. I mentioned it to some of my friends that use Spotify and they didn’t know that was possible. Try it with the right music and it may help you grow in your Christian faith.
There are a ton of apps, program and resources out there. It’s difficult to figure out what really works well. I am primarily writing this for my friends that ask me what resources I am using to accomplish my tasks and goals. I am church pastor and Christian man. This is what I find works the best for me and maybe you will help me find better solutions that I don’t know about. I use Windows 7/10 and use a Samsung Note 4 phone and an Android Tablet. I am trying out an iPad mini tablet for 2016. So here is my list: Continue reading What Apps and Resources are you using to be most effective in 2016?
Enduring “Six Months” of Winter and Snow in Minnesota has led me to look for new ways to enjoy the snow. I find snow pictures refreshing and really fun to look at when it is 100 degrees with 100 percent humidity on a hot August day and sometimes I find them helpful when I am experiencing snow and ice driving during the frozen seasons of my life. Continue reading Cool Vehicles for Enjoying the Snow and Ice
Here is one of my favorite free Bible apps and it has been totally revised and greatly improved. Download and share this app with others – it could change lives! It’s also referred to as the NewLife International App and is offered in many different languages. Click here to get it for: iOS Android Blackberry
It’s your journey to discover, so dig in.Explore what God, faith and Christianity are all about. Read the Bible whenever you want, wherever you are. And whatever you do, don’t stop pursuing the answers to the deepest questions that we all ask.
With this easy-to-use app you can start at SQUARE ONE and explore topics like “God’s existence,” “the purpose of life,” “what’s truth,” “morality,” “the Bible,” and “Christianity.” Or you can skip all that and go straight to the TELL ME MORE section where you’ll explore topics like Jesus Christ, faith, sin, prayer, church and so on.
Continue reading Get this NewLife Bible App – Recently Revised and Improved
Many years ago when I first started following Jesus I would listen to Chuck Swindoll on Insight for Living almost every weeknight. Since there was no local church I could attend then, Chuck was most influential in my spiritual growth when I was I was a new Christian. I deeply respect Chuck’s teaching and opinions. Continue reading Why Chuck Swindoll is Preaching from the New Living Translation
I Google searched “Christian Comedy on Spotify” and didn’t get much for results so I am posting this list to help anyone else out that is looking for a good laugh while listening to Spotify. Continue reading Christian Comedians with Comedy Tracks on Spotify
I want to share some encouraging words and resources for you if you have cancer or know someone who does. As a pastor I am often asked to pray for people that have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer can seem like a life termination notice that seeks to destroy plans and dreams. The discomfort and fear of cancer treatment can push people into hopeless depression if they allow it. There can be hope and healing for those with cancer.
Continue reading The Fear in Cancer and The Hope in Faith