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This week the bag is all video. Back in 2004, David Foster Wallace gave this commencement speech at Kenyon College called, “This is water.” It has since taken on a life of it’s own. Here it is in video form, the most effective at reaching those sitting in front of computer screens.

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Roots for the Journey  is available TODAY!

What started as a lullaby CD for Yancy s son with songs all based on scripture, soon became a really nice, relaxed worship experience. The music, organic, unplugged and simple featuring upright bass, glockenspiels and cello in addition to acoustic guitars  and piano, nicely accompaniments the eternal Word of God.  These songs have the power to strengthen the faith of all Christians, young  and old.

Taking key scriptures and truths that I wanted to pass  on to my son and make sure he knew and understood the direction and answers these scriptures provide us was important. As I  worked in the studio, I realized that with how the music was shaping up and the fact that the Bible is true whether  you re an infant or a grown up these songs had more potential. Already when I meet  people in my life that are facing big mountains, fears or need answers, I ve been able to use these songs as a  way to help strengthen their faith and help them meditate on what God s Word says. Yancy

Any adult will love this music! Anyone who needs a little peace and comfort added to their crazy day will benefit from not only the music but God s promises from His Word in this music. Plus, Yancy covers her own song she wrote for Avalon 12 years ago I Don t Want to Go .

  • Order the CD today!  We are offering a great deal on a pack of 5 CD s too. Get some to give to others who are needing encouragement or use in classrooms, etc. Or you can  download  from iTunes and other digital outlets.
  • Watch  and listen as Yancy shares first hand why she made the album and what “Roots for the Journey” is all about!
  • Here is a music video for the song  “Safe”from “Roots for the Journey”. Share this new music with your friends and co-workers!

Let’s take a break from our  regularly  scheduled programming. If there is one thing that I’m all about, it’s about solving all the world’s problems. One of those crazy, out-of-whack problems recently is how Instragram (owned by Facebook) and Twitter are being jerks to each other. In fact, they’ve gotten so stubborn with each other that recently Instagram stopped allowing Twitter to embed images inside the Twitter stream. This has left us with the serious problem of having to click Instagram links within someone’s twitter feed instead of just seeing their image automatically.

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Then along comes “If THIS then THAT” and  IFTTT provided the help that all of civilization has been waiting for. IFTTT is the greatest Internet thing around right now. I personally use it to make starred emails in Gmail go to Evernote, backup all my Instagram images into Dropbox, and send me a text each morning with the weather. It’s wonderful. Like a hot coffee in the morning kind of wonderful.

Here is the Twitter/Instagram workaround.

Step #1: Open an IFTTT account and tie in your Twitter and Instagram apps.

Step #2: Use this  recipe  below. If you click the image, it will take you to the actual recipe.

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Step #3. Then when you update Instagram, unselect the “share with Twitter” button and enjoy the automation of:

Before—–>>>>>TO THIS —–>>>>After.

You’re welcome. And if you don’t understand you can just go to IFTTT and read up on all the awesomeness that awaits you! And seriously… I know this isn’t a real-world problem. #firstworldproblems

 

 

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Here is a post just to answer a question I get often from those that read my blog and are considering starting their own, or finding a more reliable hosting provider.

What hosting provider to you use?

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Why do you use  Green Geeks?

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