Category Archives: Growth Tools

Get this NewLife Bible App – Recently Revised and Improved

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.

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25 Favorite Audio Books from ChristianAudio.com

I try to exercise an hour a day and when I am walking or riding my bike I am usually listening to an audio book. I currently have an Android phone and use AstroPlayer Pro app to play the audio books sped up to 1.5 speed. I like listening through Yurbuds headphones or a Motorola HX550 Bluetooth headset.

All these Audio Books are currently on sale for $7.49 until June 20th, 2014!

ChristianAudio.com makes it easy to buy and downloads audiobooks to help you grow in the Lord and inspire you to serve others. Here are 25 audio books that are some of my favorites: Continue reading 25 Favorite Audio Books from ChristianAudio.com

Encouraged: Consistently Inspired by Sports Spectrum Magazine

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As the pastor and founder of River Rock Church I want to help people help others live WELL Lives: Worship, Encourage, Learn and Love. This video really highlights ENCOURAGING – it is worth your time to watch it. There is a lot of good insight into being a Christian athlete and a Christian minister that seeks to encourage and serve those near us. Continue reading Encouraged: Consistently Inspired by Sports Spectrum Magazine

Worry and Trust – Wisdom from the Past to Help you Today

Click to visit the original postI re-blogged this because the quotes from this Worry and Trust article are encouraging.

  • How a fretting disposition can lead us into further problems: ‘Contentment delivers us from an abundance of temptations. Oh, the temptations that men of discontented spirits are subject to! The Devil loves to fish in troubled waters.’ (p.126)

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Find a Wider Variety of Popular Christian Music to Listen to

Billboard Christian Music Charts SpotifyHere are some links to more Christian music charts on Billboard.com. The new songs have a link to listen to the latest songs using Spotify. The new charts are now counting digital play instead of just radio airplay which shows more accurately the songs that people are choosing to listen to.

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Tithing – My Experience and Gods Provision

Tithing Experience ProvisionYears ago I started cutting my pie this way and God has blessed the remaining amount. God doesn’t force you to worship Him through giving and tithing 10 percent isn’t an exact requirement – some give less because they have so little while some should give more because ten percent is such a small portion of what they have. Continue reading Tithing – My Experience and Gods Provision

This is the most delightful Bible – The Chronological Life Application Study Bible

I have a lot of Bibles and enjoy reading a variety of Bible translations. The end of the NIV 1984 Bible pushed me to spend a lot of time comparing Bibles and Bible translations over the last six months. I was surprised to find that this Chronological Life Application Bible was the most enjoyable and intriguing Bible for me. Continue reading This is the most delightful Bible – The Chronological Life Application Study Bible

Listen to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day – a great way to begin winter

I think I have a new tradition – this past summer I was even looking forward to it:  Taking a long walk on a snowy day or drinking some hot coffee sheltered from the freezing wind while listening to the audio book “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson. I listened to it last year at the beginning of winter and found it was a great motivator to keep pressing on and trusting God. To be faithful to show up and serve God as He leads while trusting that much of what seems like chaos in life could actually be part of God’s plan since He can see the bigger picture of my life. Continue reading Listen to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day – a great way to begin winter

Table of Bible Books, Chapters, and Verse Counts

I found this database table that shows how many verses are in each chapter of the Bible as I was looking for a resource to help make a custom Bible reading Plan for our church. Very helpful!

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It’s tough to find a nice, usable database table with the number of chapters in each book and the number of verses in each chapter. I need this for a project I’m going to be building soon to loop through this data, and I thought I’d share it here now that I’ve got it set up. You should be able to copy / paste this table directly into Excel, Access, or your database system. I’m sorry about books over 61 chapters; I couldn’t get them pasted in here correctly.

BOOK CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 CH7 CH8 CH9 CH10 CH11 CH12 CH13 CH14 CH15 CH16 CH17 CH18 CH19 CH20 CH21 CH22 CH23 CH24 CH25 CH26 CH27 CH28 CH29 CH30 CH31 CH32 CH33 CH34 CH35 CH36 CH37 CH38 CH39 CH40 CH41 CH42 CH43 CH44 CH45 CH46 CH47 CH48 CH49 CH50 CH51 CH52 CH53 CH54 CH55 CH56 CH57 CH58 CH59 CH60

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