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Post “Apple-Pocalypse”: Why You Should Upgrade to iOS 7 (after the servers cool down)

Yesterday we all survived the “Apple-Pocalypse”.  For anyone who owns a recent “i” product from the white fruit company, there was a sudden peer pressure to upgrade to the … [Read more...]

AT&T and Unfair Data Charge Practices Leave Me With Bad Taste in Mouth

Does anyone else w AT&T think it isn’t fair practice to charge for data we don’t request (background processes) & report actual data use up to 72 hrs after its used? Personally, … [Read more...]

The Power of Music: Big Jay McNeely driving the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953 (Colorized)

I saw this post in a blog on colorizing famous Black and White pictures.  I looked at this and immediately recognized and related to the power a passionate performance and music has over us in the … [Read more...]

Surprise Awakening, God Comes Upon Us (an excerpt from The Sermons of John Wesley – Sermon 16 The Means of Grace)

Interesting Commentary on the Growth of a New Believer, Awakened by God ” A stupid, senseless wretch is going on in his own way, not having God in all his thoughts, when God comes upon him … [Read more...]

Surprise Awakening, God Comes Upon Us (an excerpt from The Sermons of John Wesley – Sermon 16 The Means of Grace)

Interesting Commentary on the Growth of a New Believer, Awakened by God ” A stupid, senseless wretch is going on in his own way, not having God in all his thoughts, when God comes upon him … [Read more...]

Explosions in Boston Picture (Two Explosions in Boston Marathon Finish Area)

Explosion at the Boston marathon captured Picture Source News is breaking that there have been two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  There are over a dozen injuries and those … [Read more...]

Being Human: Meditation and the Art of Silence and Presence

God’s presence can be found in sound of silence Published: February 11, 2013 By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you … [Read more...]

Revolution: An Amazing UMC Youth Group Retreat – Our Group’s Report

Amazing-Revolution Growing with God this Weekend in Columbia, SC 14 of the Surf and ACDC Youth set out on an adventure to Columbia to the USC Coliseum for a Revolution.  We joined thousands of … [Read more...]

Crazy Law Goes Into Effect – No Unlocking Your SmartPhone

Crazy Law alert: unlocking your smartphone (which some people do to switch carriers for international travel) has been made illegal an is punishable by $500,000 or 5 years in prison and up to $1 … [Read more...]

Being Mobile: My Digital Life Remix (For Social Media Power Users)

A How To in Glueing All Your Social Networks, and Making it Easy as 1, 2, HootSuite…and more Does your work require you to communicate on every network on the internets?  Are you a creative who … [Read more...]

Being Human: Asking Questions and Seeing How Others are Discovering Your Faith

Asking bold questions leads to stronger faith By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 I’ve been a huge fan of the actor Jeff Bridges, going way back … [Read more...]

God and the New Musics (Owl City – Galaxies) – Would You Worship God in Music Like This?

Around 1996 – 1998, as a teen, I began to search for electronic forms of music that were fun and not too technical.  I also wanted the music to be positive, full of life, and have some resonance … [Read more...]

I downloaded iOS 6 – My Thoughts and First Impressions

Thanks to various tech sites, I was able to determine that Sept 19th would be the download date for iOS 6, the newest Apple iPhone operating system.  Each upgrade makes upgrades, and this one claimed … [Read more...]

Being Human: A Youth Ministry Stress Dream While on Vacation

Having an life encompassing job means that sometimes it takes a while to get it out of your system.  Even when I am on vacation, I find myself having dreams about my profession, which is Youth … [Read more...]

Thoughts I Had During My Morning Run

I don’t like to lose ideas, so before I lose these ones, I’m going to write them down so I can mine them later. (1) I’m relating to the Olympics only because I have been pursuing … [Read more...]

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