Category Archives: Ministry Tools

Fixed! View Adobe Acrobat PDF Thumbnails in Explorer on Windows 10 64 bit

After years of frustration with patches and add on programs Adobe finally fixed their Windows Explorer PDF Thumbnail view issue and I am delighted they did.

So now I am using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC on a Windows 10 64 bit computer. And just like Adobe’s support site says, “to enable thumbnail previews go to Preferences > General and then select Enable PDF thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer.”

I’m not sure why they didn’t fix this years ago, but now it works like you would expect. And I thought I’d share this info since I think there are millions of other frustrated people out there waiting for this good news!

For even better news go to http://www.iamsecond.com/faith-questions/

What Apps and Resources are you using to be most effective in 2016?

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?

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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Why Chuck Swindoll is Preaching from the New Living Translation

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

Use ExtractNow to open Zip files from sites like ChristianAudio.com and GracewayMedia.com

I use some services from sites like audio books from ChristianAudio.com and graphics from Gracewaymedia.com that deliver content by ZIP files. Extracting the content from each ZIP file can be a tedious time waster. I found a free program called ExtractNow is that makes it very easy to extract files Continue reading Use ExtractNow to open Zip files from sites like ChristianAudio.com and GracewayMedia.com

Tools and Resources using the 2011 ESV Bible Translation

I want to show you some of the great resources that are ready to use and share using the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible translation. I also want to let you know some interesting things about the ESV that you may not know. Crossway Books, the publisher of the ESV Bible has made it very easy for apps and resources to be created using the ESV Bible text leading to some fun tools that you should try.

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Encouraged: Consistently Inspired by Sports Spectrum Magazine

SportsSpectrum

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

Have you gone wayback on Internet Time Machine?

A lot of people don’t know that there is an internet history time machine capturing pages from websites in its data archives that you can access for free. Enter a website url and use their calendar to find the dates that the site was archived and access the historic content. You can also request that they capture your site now so you have it for future reference. It really is fun to go back in time (but you can’t change it).

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Are you listening to the newest Christian music?

Tuning in to Christian music can help you grow in knowledge, inspire you to live a life of faith, help you heal from past hurts, and motivate you to share Jesus with others. This article includes some links to resources to help you find new music to listen to. Continue reading Are you listening to the newest Christian music?