Great Timing, Part 1

This is part one of an indefinite number of entries. I was to commemorate those moments when the timing was just perfect. Take today for instance. I came to the DMV and there was absolutely no line up. In fact there is only TWO other people sitting in chairs right now. I took a photo for posterity. Great timing moment #1, let the counting begin!


Waiting for a Jet Plane

So I’m sitting at Baltimore Marshall airport (BWI) waiting for my beloved’s and to get in and I’m pondering the concept of time spent. You see for those who don’t live in this area it takes 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 hours to get to this airport which is one of the reasons we don’t usually. So the good news is that it took the lower end of the spectrum but it made me wonder what I should do while I wait. The answer obviously included writing this but I’ve also done some studying (thank you Logos for iPhone!), Facebooking (gasp! I know!), and emailing. Pretty productive considering the circumstances. Then I thought about ride here, it left me apt of time to think and pray, both of which should be considered productive. My definition of productivity has been pretty much exclusive to physical accomplishment Thinking back to all of this it hit me: productivity isn’t something easily measured, at least not if you have an eternal perspective. There’s no way to measure the results of prayer or studying God’s Word. There’s also no way to fully measure what’s produced from a conversation with a person, especially if it’s of a personal nature.
I’m beginning to realize that my definition of productivity isn’t just skewed, it’s wrong. Reading a book is productive. Taking a walk is productive. Doing little things here and there is productive. Praying for a friends struggles or their salvation is productive. Video games are… well… ok I don’t think I can win that one but the truth is that if you are growing as a person and/or fulfilling God’s desire for your life you are being productive.
So the next time you feel like you’ve been unproductive and you happen to be a believer ask yourself this question, “Am I more like Jesus now than I was at the beginning of the day?”. If the answer is yes then it’s been a productive day indeed!

Gotta go, Whit just landed.

Arrived Early!

So I have a confession to make, I pre-ordered the new iPhone 4. This is only the 2nd product I have ever pre-ordered, the other one being a collector’s edition game. The best part was that it arrived early! It was planned to be delivered on July 24 when the stores allow them for sale.

Instead, FedEx delivered it to my door today. All I can say is W00t! Of course I wasn’t at the house when it came, but that’s ok. Why am I excited? A few reasons.

  1. It records 720p video, sweet!
  2. It has a much higher resolution display.
  3. It is thinner than the Palm Pixi (meaning also the 3GS) which is the smartphone that I thought finally got thickness right.
  4. It has 802.11n networking – which is the best wireless for streaming HD video.
  5. It looks super cool and, well, sexy. <– Yes I know this is superficial, I'm not perfect you know.
  6. It has a faster processor and twice the memory (not storage) as the 3GS.
  7. The glass front is comparable to sapphire crystal. <— Any idea how difficult it is to scratch sapphire crystal?
  8. In one word: FaceTime. Yes it requires two iPhone 4s, but video calling that actually works? Wow!

So as I finish this little blurb of a post I just wanted to say: “WooHoo, I love technology?” Not even comparable to how much I love Jesus, but it’s still very cool.

Fixes for the fix

I’m sitting waiting for our car maintenance to finish and I just heard that there are over 100 ammendments to the healthcare reform bill signed into law today. That’s funny to me.
I already fear for the USA that instituting a universal healthcare could bankrupt them if they aren’t already.
So this bill was supposed to fix healthcare in the US and they’ve already issued fixes for the “fix.”