New Twitter “Tweet Button” — Blog —

For those of you who have been dreaming of an easier way for your readers to share your posts on Twitter, that day has come. WordPress added an official Tweet Button as an option for all blogs.

More about this button and how to activate it can be found via New Twitter “Tweet Button” — Blog —

Just Do It: Thoughts on Ecclasiastes 11:4

Todays Purpose Driven Connection email by Rick Warren focused on Ecclesiastes 11: 4

Whoever watches the wind will not plant, whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

In the email this was translated as

If you wait for perfect conditions you never get anything done.

The post continues with explanation how this promotes to serve with what you have and not wait until the circumstances are right. I could appreciate the idea and I suggest you go and read the post yourself here >>>.

For me it spoke to me from a different perspective. I have worked very hard to find the intellectual justification for myself to accept Christianity, years in hindsight, in fact many of them with the aim to debunk Christianity, and frustrated with the incompleteness and false arguments and misquotations of the Bible used by people like Hitchens, Dawkins, Spong, I knew there must be a better way. In the end it lead me to more and more appreciation for Christianity instead of the other way around. But that was the religious side of the matter.

At Harmony Church, I was introduced to the idea of a relation before a religion. Now while I had no trouble accepting the idea of a God creator, of the historicity of Christ and his teachings and even of the resurrection, but this was a bit more than I could grasp; in fact I brushed it away initially.  Knowing God was at best an intellectual commitment and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Yet it was something ‘cold’ and distant. I remember well how I had talks with members of the church and how I found it hard to imagine anything so personal with God of all potential parties. I researched, read,  studied, analysed, researched, read,  studied, analysed, researched, read,  studied, analysed, researched, read,  studied, analysed …..

I could not get my head around it no matter how hard I tried. In part out of curiosity in part tired of not finding the answers, in part because I wanted to a relationship with God to be a reality, I opened the door on 25 November 2009 and it made all the difference. I was not convinced yet but since I could not debunk the possibility either I gave up and gave in, far from ready or convinced: the rest is history. I was not ready, I was not worthy and  will never be, we all fall short in the end, bit what an amazing experience it has been so far and what an amazing journey I am taken on.

Thank God for not letting me wait until the wind and the clouds were perfect and for letting me learn through all the mistakes along the journey. How applicable the Nike slogan: “Just Do It”

Google Launches Chrome to Phone Browser Extension and Android App | WebProNews

Google has launched a new Chrome extension for Android users called “Chrome to Phone”. What it does is allow you to easily send a link from your desktop to your Android phone.

So, for example, if you wanted to look up driving directions on Google Maps on your computer and then take them with you via your Android phone, you could use this extension to do so. You could also get a phone number from the web and send that to your phone.

Read the rest via Google Launches Chrome to Phone Browser Extension and Android App | WebProNews.

Dawn Eden releases free copy of Theology of the Body thesis on CNA :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2010 / 08:04 pm (CNA).- Responding to the recent call of Cardinal Justin Rigali to spread the message of the Theology of the Body – Pope John Paul II’s teachings on human sexuality – noted author Dawn Eden has made a free copy of her master’s thesis, including a new preface and supporting material, available exclusively on CNA.

Eden’s thesis—which gained public attention in June when she published her official defense on her blog—has sparked controversy among some Catholics, as it critically examines popular speaker Christopher West’s presentation of John Paul II’s teachings.

Read the rest via Dawn Eden releases free copy of Theology of the Body thesis on CNA :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

The thesis can be downloaded here >>>

A Grace-filled Engagement | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

We are, by God’s grace, still happily married, but I am often confronted with the extent of our foolishness in those early days. Like every married couple, we have faced unfulfilled expectations, disappointments, and unmet needs. At minimum, we could have better anticipated these with Paul Tripp’s What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage Crossway.

A marriage of two people serving their own kingdoms will eventually end in bloody battle. But when both people submit to God’s kingdom, where Christ reigns and where joy and life are found, marriage becomes an “opportunity to exit the small space of the kingdom of self and to begin to enjoy the beauty and benefits of the kingdom of God.” Relational change comes only when our worship is properly aligned with the God who pursues our hearts.

What Did You Expect? is fundamentally about the transforming power of grace, offered to anyone who has reached the end of themselves.

Read the whole article A Grace-filled Engagement | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction.