First off, if you’re non-technical, no, that headline’s not Greek. Secondly, if you’re still non-technical, don’t let that headline scare you. It’ll all make sense in a minute.

Let’s get the scary technical jargon out of the way.

IFTTT (short for If This Then That) is a fantastic web tool that lets you automate tasks in little recipes they call Applets.

Pushbullet is a handy mobile app that lets people send messages, links, and other tidbits of information to their smartphones.

Now, on to the memorizing-scripture-and-the-Creeds part.

I want to know a few things by heart:

  • The…

1. Do not have other gods besides me.

2. Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.

3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses his name.

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

6. Do not murder.

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only‐begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius…

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

You’ll often seen Christian leaders speak out specifically against video games and porn, lumping them in together. And yet, rarely do I see these same leaders speak specifically to sports addictions. Mind you, I follow many of them on Twitter, and I know they sit and watch sports and support their teams of choice.

Tell me: what’s the difference between watching a 3.5 hour football game and playing video games for 3.5 hours? There’s even proof of video games helping to improve surgeon’s skills (source:

I’m certainly NOT making the case for addiction-level attention to video games (or anything…

Yes, there are a few extra steps now but it can still be done. Here’s how to do it in Windows 10.

First, go the site that you want to create the application shortcut for. While you’re focused on that tab, go to the 3 dots menu (top right in Chrome,) then choose More tools, Add to desktop.

Next, open a new tab in Chrome and type in chrome://apps and hit enter. You’ll be taken to the Apps page. The site you’re wanting the application shortcut for should appear on one of your Apps pages.

Here’s the critical step: right…

Shawn Wallace

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God, your functional savior. -Martin Luther

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