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11

Apr


Yesterday….Today…..Tomorrow
 There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said
Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond immediate control.
Tomorrow’s sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow for it is as yet unborn.
This leaves only one day today. Any man can fight the battle of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities.
Yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow will bring.
Let us therefore live but one day at a time!
Author Unknown


Matthew 6:25-34
The Message (MSG)
25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.
27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

 

Yesterday….Today…..Tomorrow

 There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said

Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond immediate control.

Tomorrow’s sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day today. Any man can fight the battle of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities.

Yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad.

It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow will bring.

Let us therefore live but one day at a time!

Author Unknown

Matthew 6:25-34

The Message (MSG)

25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

 

10

Apr

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Superman emblem through the years.

legendary:

Superman emblem through the years.

(Source: thedarknatereturns)

09

Apr

As you may have read, the official Microsoft support for Windows XP will ended at April 8th, 2014. This means the end of life for this 13 years old operating system which has fulfilled it’s purpose. After this date there will be no more updates any more, plugging possible security leaks.
What are the options

There are several options to explore which vary in costs and difficulty depending on your skills. So let’s sum them up.
The most expensive is throwing away the hardware and just buying a new one. In this day and age it’s better to save a few bucks and keep using the old hardware of course. Be mindful that when you think you are savings some cash you might actually be spending more than you think. Older hardware have the tendency to be more power hungry than newer and smaller devices. So it could be, that after a few months you would have been better of buying new hardware.
Either way, you have to decide which operating system you are going to be using, except of course if you are buying an Android device. You could choose again for a Windows based solution and buy a Windows 7 or 8 license. Another option is to go for one of the free Linux distributions available that have become more user-friendly for the less technical people. Each option has their pros and cons. The internet is filled with information to help you go through this.
Disclaimer: There are a many pros and cons on what flavour operating system you should use and everyone has their own opinion. We will not venture into this territory. Please do your own research on the web as there are many reviews and tutorials out there. We simply want to point out the options available to replace the old Windows XP
If need of any assistance or technical support  , please feel free to contact us at 540-693-5875 or support@syftkogtech.com

As you may have read, the official Microsoft support for Windows XP will ended at April 8th, 2014. This means the end of life for this 13 years old operating system which has fulfilled it’s purpose. After this date there will be no more updates any more, plugging possible security leaks.

What are the options

There are several options to explore which vary in costs and difficulty depending on your skills. So let’s sum them up.

The most expensive is throwing away the hardware and just buying a new one. In this day and age it’s better to save a few bucks and keep using the old hardware of course. Be mindful that when you think you are savings some cash you might actually be spending more than you think. Older hardware have the tendency to be more power hungry than newer and smaller devices. So it could be, that after a few months you would have been better of buying new hardware.

Either way, you have to decide which operating system you are going to be using, except of course if you are buying an Android device. You could choose again for a Windows based solution and buy a Windows 7 or 8 license. Another option is to go for one of the free Linux distributions available that have become more user-friendly for the less technical people. Each option has their pros and cons. The internet is filled with information to help you go through this.

Disclaimer: There are a many pros and cons on what flavour operating system you should use and everyone has their own opinion. We will not venture into this territory. Please do your own research on the web as there are many reviews and tutorials out there. We simply want to point out the options available to replace the old Windows XP

If need of any assistance or technical support  , please feel free to contact us at 540-693-5875 or support@syftkogtech.com

01

Apr


Love Despite Failure
 
adventure2forever:
"There is perhaps nothing that brings greater joy to the human heart than for another person to know all your faults and failures and, despite them, love you for being you." - The Unshakable Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell
As part of my Theology class we have been reading through The Unshakable… Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell. I came across this quote today as I was reading and it rang so true in my own heart.
Growing up with an earthly father who was mean and cynical I was, and still am, in constant fear of failure and rejection. I’ll be the first to admit that I do desire relationships with others where I can be totally transparent about my shortcomings, and still be loved and accepted. And even though I am serving full-time in ministry where I am constantly surrounded by other Christians I’m finding it difficult to be truly accepted in spite of my failures and personal struggles. Out of fear of rejection I have discovered that rather than being able to be open about who I am and where I’m at in my walk with the Lord I am obligated to cover it all up with a smile and pretend that everything is okay, when really sometimes I’m not. 
But amazingly, through all of that, I’m learning that Jesus actually does understand everything we go through, which is crazy to think about. How can God understand us? He’s perfect. How can He know what it’s like to feel inadequate or alone? Through His life on earth, God actually did experience everything He knew His humans would ever experience in our lives so that He could understand and relate to us.
In the words of Josh and Sean McDowell in The Unshakable Truth, "He was the one who fashioned the human body, yet like you, he had to learn to walk. He was the preexistent Word, yet he had to learn to speak, just as you did. He created clouds and rivers and lakes, yet he got thirsty. He endured the taunts of those who knew only part of his family’s story. He must have felt the almost unbearable weight of grief when his earthly father, Joseph, died. He suffered not only the physical torture of the cross as he died for you but also the anguish of being rejected, humiliated, denied, abandoned, and even betrayed by his closet friends. Why did he willingly go through all that? Because he wants you to know that he understands."
I haven’t quite figured out everything about being loved and accepted in spite of your flaws, but at least now I know that Jesus understands what it feels like and He’s here to help me though that.
To be continued, I’m sure.
Tru
 

Love Despite Failure

 

adventure2forever:

"There is perhaps nothing that brings greater joy to the human heart than for another person to know all your faults and failures and, despite them, love you for being you." - The Unshakable Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell

As part of my Theology class we have been reading through The Unshakable… Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell. I came across this quote today as I was reading and it rang so true in my own heart.

Growing up with an earthly father who was mean and cynical I was, and still am, in constant fear of failure and rejection. I’ll be the first to admit that I do desire relationships with others where I can be totally transparent about my shortcomings, and still be loved and accepted. And even though I am serving full-time in ministry where I am constantly surrounded by other Christians I’m finding it difficult to be truly accepted in spite of my failures and personal struggles. Out of fear of rejection I have discovered that rather than being able to be open about who I am and where I’m at in my walk with the Lord I am obligated to cover it all up with a smile and pretend that everything is okay, when really sometimes I’m not. 

But amazingly, through all of that, I’m learning that Jesus actually does understand everything we go through, which is crazy to think about. How can God understand us? He’s perfect. How can He know what it’s like to feel inadequate or alone? Through His life on earth, God actually did experience everything He knew His humans would ever experience in our lives so that He could understand and relate to us.

In the words of Josh and Sean McDowell in The Unshakable Truth, "He was the one who fashioned the human body, yet like you, he had to learn to walk. He was the preexistent Word, yet he had to learn to speak, just as you did. He created clouds and rivers and lakes, yet he got thirsty. He endured the taunts of those who knew only part of his family’s story. He must have felt the almost unbearable weight of grief when his earthly father, Joseph, died. He suffered not only the physical torture of the cross as he died for you but also the anguish of being rejected, humiliated, denied, abandoned, and even betrayed by his closet friends. Why did he willingly go through all that? Because he wants you to know that he understands."

I haven’t quite figured out everything about being loved and accepted in spite of your flaws, but at least now I know that Jesus understands what it feels like and He’s here to help me though that.

To be continued, I’m sure.

Tru

 

(Source: adventure2forever)