I get distracted easily, so I wrote a little script to toggle the visibility of the desktop icons on Mac OSX. Here it is: #!/bin/bash CURRENT=$(defaults read com.apple.finder CreateDesktop 2>/dev/null || echo 1) defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop $((! $CURRENT)) killall Finder Just run this script and if the icons are on your desktop, they will […]
I’ve been disappointed that the Mac OS doesn’t provide a watch command. It’s a very useful command, so its absence from the operating system has always baffled me. Well, after using simple bash before, I finally implemented a better replacement in python. Here is version 0.1
Today, I learned that there is an app for breaking up. That’s right. There is an app to help you end a relationship. Click this link if you want to see it in action. Some of you need to download the app today, and I’m not joking.
This past Sunday, I closed out my message with a statement that I honestly felt was controversial but something that should be said nevertheless. I said that tithing is not giving to God.
The Mac Terminal.app is one of the best Terminals I have used, but it has some annoying quirks like not supporting standard key definitions out of the box. The most frustrating ones are Home and End. In nearly every OS, Home has meant “go to the beginning of the line” and End has meant “go […]
I got a very interesting question on a Connect Card this past Sunday, and I’d like to interact with it here on my site. Here’s what it said: With all of the prayers God hears every day – how does he hear yours? What makes me as important as everyone else in the world that […]
In a recent conversation I had with a church planting friend of mine, the topic of the tithe came up, and I thought it might be interesting for me to put down in this forum what I am teaching my church regarding giving. Having been heavily influenced by the likes of Andy Stanley, Randy Alcorn, […]
Occasionally, I get really deep questions turned in on our Sunday Connect Cards, and this past Sunday, I received this one: I noticed that two of the songs played in service this morning mentioned justice as something God has and uses to demonstrate his goodness. If one of the classic arguments against belief in a […]
Recently, a note came to me from someone in our church with an interesting question. It said this: Why is it that sometimes your prayers do not end with “Amen”? Is there a biblical reason why we do or do not say amen after prayers? I responded personally, but I also felt my answer might […]
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Our past two Sunday gatherings have been truly refreshing to me. For one thing, Jake Steffes has been selecting our music, and he has done a great job of not only picking songs that […]
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review What an incredible Sunday we experienced last week! Not only did we get the weekend started right with our Volunteer Refresh event on Saturday evening, but the whole weekend we were blessed to have […]
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Music http://grooveshark.com/playlist/2012+10+21+LCC+WORSHIP/78537924 What made the music for this past Sunday extra special and extra refreshing for me was that Jake Steffes took the lead on planning the setlist and coordinating the band practice. I […]
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Message On Sunday, I started a brand new series of messages I’m calling “f.i.g.h.t” to cover the five skills you need to handle any kind of conflict that may come your way. This is […]
During the Summer, I worked through the book of Romans in my Sunday messages at Lafayette Community Church. To hear the messages, visit the Great News II page. One of the topics that Romans raises is the notion of election vs. free will. I took a rather strong position from Romans 9-11 that God chooses […]
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Before I report on this last Sunday, I need to apologize for not putting out a report for the previous week. I have no excuse other than I let myself get too busy with […]