This is a question that’s always in my mind. I constantly reflect on it and reconsider it. Partly this is because I don’t know of a more important question. It seems to me that everything should revolve around this question. If you’re interested, I’d like to ponder it with you at any time.
I’m reading Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, Third Edition, by Aaron Hillegass. In Chapter 1, he has a section called How to Learn. I think this applies well to any subject, whether it’s computer programming or art history. And this is a great section containing ideas I should implement the next time I do a computer programming class. Aaron writes: Continue reading
Yesterday, I talked with my friend Steven. We’ve been friends for many, many years. However, he has selected a much different path than mine, and we haven’t talked much recently. The main thing that struck me from our conversation is that he doesn’t know what to do with his life. What to spend his time on, what kind of job to get, what kind of life to live. He’s taking some time off from school, and it’s mainly for the purpose of finding a job. But he has only vague ideas of the job he’s seeking. My impression was that he needed motivation.
I recently picked up this small booklet from a local Target retailer. It was a great read, especially for a disorganized person like me. (Note, though, that organization is learned, not inherited.) A good portion of the book talks about setting very specific plans, missions, and goals for cleaning up and organizing. Why do they spend so much time on such trivial talk, when they could instead be getting down to the nitty gritty techniques that really make a difference? (These techniques are also included.) Continue reading
At yesterday’s Genesis lesson, Pastor Norbert covered James 4:13-17. Here’s what Jesus says:
Warning about Self-Confidence
Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil.
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
(New Living Translation) Continue reading
It’s past midnight. I was about to go to sleep, but then I saw something shocking on 43 Things… keep reading to find out what it was.
So, I was listening to the radio today when I heard that someone had shot 8 people dead in a shopping mall. He injured another 7. And he killed himself.
He left a suicide note for his relatives. “I wanted to go out with a bang.” Continue reading