Sunday, November 24, 2013

ABCs of Thanksgiving - Letter D

Today I am thankful for my beautiful daughter-in-law, Kellie.  She is a wonderful young woman and she is so in love with my son.  My son loves her very much.  They are such a cute couple and are good for each other.  She is such a blessing.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

ABCs of Thanksgiving - Letter C

Today I am thankful for the cross.  Jesus died so that we may be saved.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ABCs of Thanksgiving - Letter B

I am thankful for my Bible.  There are so many places on this planet where having a Bible is illegal.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chromecast Unboxing

It has arrived! 

I bought this in lieu of another Roku.  It was only $35. ($41 with shipping from the Google Play Store).  Roku comparable to the one I have in the living room is $60.

Here's what's in the box:

Put it all together

I don't have a tv with a hdmi port upstairs but I do have a 27" monitor I'll be using to chromecast.

It's simple to connect.  I had to use the extension cable because of the placement of the hdmi port.  Then plug the micro usb to power adapter plugged into an electrical outlet since my monitor doesn't have a powered USB port
I downloaded the Chromecast app onto my tablet and smartphone.  Here it is working on my Nexus 7
and on my monitor

Casting Star Trek: Voyager
At the moment Chromecast works with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play content and some content from Chrome web pages.  I use it primarily for Netflix and it works great!

Monday, November 18, 2013

ABCs of Thanksgiving

On Sunday a challenge was issued to the congregation.  It's a 26 day challenge of thankfulness.  It's supposed to be more than just listing things I'm thankful for.  At the end of 26 days my attitude should be remarkably different.  So I'm up to the challenge.  So here it goes.
 I am thankful that Jesus is our advocate.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. I John 2:1