Liquid Pools That Shimmer

Majestic ripples. Waves of time spreading outwards. Timeless and hidden soothing the mind.

Blues And Greens

Wayward and alone. Agreed solidarity. Bold and beautiful. Creative and alive.

A View of Paradise.

Tropical pools. Bamboo trees. Rocks and waterfalls. The sun blazing high above.

Northern Lake

Misty mountain top. Lake of dreams. Enter the green valley and become one with nature.

Tree of Life

Never ask why. Fate surely has other plans for you when a mystic light is shining on you.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Stages Of Spiritual Growth For Christians

Understanding the development and principles involved in becoming a Christian.

Spiritual growth for Christians is a combination of several stages of developing and understanding religious models of concept and spirituality. An individual must view the relationship of psychological and theological aspects. Some believe that a series of “crisis” experiences must be in the concept of spiritual development. These can happen in three stages:

1. Stage one: Salvation or faith.

2. Stage two: Entire sanctification. To be humble, gentle, have patients

and understanding to others.

3. Stage three: Sinless perfection. Freedom from sin.

Another view is in the “accepting Christ as Lord” that he is the salvation. After salvation is achieved one may be touched by the “Holy Spirit” at any time. This is a very uplifting and spiritual experience to have and behold. To sanctify is an old concept but an important one as it is to set apart for special use or purpose, to make something blessed and holy or sacred. To be this way in conducting oneself, acting, thinking in a humble-gentle manner, aspiring a close union with God, to reach a moral perfection as God is. Not just understanding how the loving God is (His holy aspect) but to live one’s life as He would want you to without hate or sin, and able to give patients and mercy. The Disciple's Joy: Six Practices for Spiritual Growth (Truth and Christian Imagination) (Truth and the Christian Imagination)

During the early development in preparation to becoming a mature Christian, one should have completed these concepts. Have a general awareness of the supreme being, awareness of the Gospel, have a positive attitude about the Gospel message, understanding the Gospel, and having a repentance, the ability to recognizing one’s own personal faults, and having faith in God.

The Christian life is not limited to the young and old, man or woman, Christian development can begin in the earliest of stages of life. Some individuals will mature faster while others are slower, neither age or time are hinders to development, each to his own pace and rate is understood. Becoming Christian will involve these concepts as one advances into becoming a mature Christian. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Study Guide

1. Understanding the Word. Studying the Gospel, and reading the Bible.

2. Spiritual growth through prayer. Understanding the spiritual relationship

with God and hearing God in our prayers.

3. Having Faith. Believing in Him, having no doubt that God is there,

and will bestow mercy for those He has touched.

4. Holy Spirit. Feeling the need to act on God’s message and

loving principles, and Christian belief directing you to do

something and take action, to get involve, to help.

5. Spirituality. Experiencing your life in balance,

having a calm disposition, your mentally happy about who

you are, and your life with Christ.

6. Fellowship. Having a relationship with other Christians,

sharing faith, prayer, and experience.

7. Daily walk. Walk with the Father. Daily walk with God and

His principles. Knowing and understanding His messages. Having

sanctification of every person, place, and thing, one may

encounter every day.

Other spiritual growth importance is to know the scriptures and understanding who Jesus was. Having spiritual maturity helps to withstand the daily turmoil of the world. Joining a church or Bible study class or group will certainly help. Having good Christian service, God’s plan is that we are all his “workmanship” and created to do good work. In this stage a Christian knows that God has prepared for him or her an act of service of good to be done in God’s name. The act of service in selflessness leads toward a more mature spirituality. Even with good service, we are not totally reliant, there will be setbacks, frustration is common when progress is slow or hindered, but God is there reminding everyone that yes, you still need Him, and believe in Him, and it will materialized. Having faith in Him is key. Teaching for Spiritual Growth

For proper spiritual growth as a Christian you must first start off as a seeker of truth. Avoid pride and egotism. Become a peacemaker, learn about the Christian belief, change your behavior and conduct. Grow a communion with God and establish an understanding of faith. Know that even with experiencing many trials and adversities can actually help you to change and transform you into a better servant of the Lord. All this is essential for obtaining spiritual growth for Christians. Journal Keeping: Writing for Spiritual Growth

User Friendly Gadgets

When gadgets become more helpful and technology actually works for us.

As innovative technology changes every year with new and improve devices hitting the market. Some gadgets actually turn out to benefit the user much more than say others. From simple stylizing to renewable energy sources, clever gadgets are made to help us rather than hinder us in our daily lives. Here is a brief look at a few.


Ever wanted a germ-free keyboard? As many computer users know there are potentially all kinds of harmful bacteria on keyboards that go untreated everyday. Cleankeys, Inc. has just designed a touch-sensitive, germ-free, keyboard to help reduce the amount of germs that accumulate. The Cleankeys is resistant to staining and splashes. The surface is flat, smooth, with unique keys underneath the glass that have a high sensitivity to the human touch. Cleankeys has a built-in track pad and numeric keypad. Making cleaning a snap and more germ-free than average keyboards. (Price: $400.) Check out site: and tags under “germ-free” keyboards.

Freeloader Pro Solar Charger.

The Freeloader Pro is a very versatile solar charger capable of powering all your portable electronic devices, at any time any where with help from the power of the sun. The compact charger is made from tough aluminum and has a cool-looking black finish, equipped with high power solar panels that charges up its internal battery pack. The Freeloader Pro gets nearly 9hours of full charge in full sunlight and/or from USB cable. The Freeloader Pro is capable of supplying power to mobile phones, digital camera batteries, MP4 players, Xbox 360, eBooks, and portable DVD players. The Freeloader Pro is perfect for travelers who are on the go and in a constant state of being mobile while under the daily sun. Retails for $79.95. Free Loader - Portable Solar Charger

Tokyoflash Escape C Bluetooth Necklace.

Tokyoflash has designed a new Bluetooth gadget that connects over thirty feet away and can be used with iPhones, music players, mobile phones, and iPod Touch. The necklace design is great for people who want to free up their ears and hands in a fashionable unobtrusive style. Tokyoflash Necklace has an integrated microphone and can be connected to headphones. Price: $110. For more insight into this device go to:

Apple iPad

The Apple iPad by designer Umang Dokey is a concept idea based on their iPhone OS. The Apple iPad based tablet is for Windows Phone 7 and features an 8 inch screen, webcam, scrolling joysticks for gaming and searches, shoulder buttons, and a rear kick stand keyboard. An interesting idea as more iPhone-like tablets are set to be release soon in various sizes, and more trends move in the direction of the iLounge. Another possible future trend is of course a favorite, is the fully loaded touch screen coffee table PC with all the Apps you want. Apple iPad Tablet (32GB, Wi-Fi)

Microsoft Surface Touch Screen Coffee Table

Microsoft introduced the coffee table touch screen computer back in 2008. The Surface touch-sensitive interactive coffee table computer is making its mark by responding to natural hand gestures and real-world objects, including mobile phones, digital cameras, and business cards. The coffee table computer can display Google maps, play games, music, great as a leaning tool and book reader. Microsoft has been selling these machines world wide at a price tag of about $20,000. Most commonly used in the United States at hotels and restaurants for customers services such as ordering food and entertainment purposes.

Epson has developed a touch screen coffee table, the X-Desk. Honestly, this writer wishes the major companies will produce a more home-style, cheaper cost, version of the touch screen coffee table for the average household user. This is a totally urban futuristic device that one would easily see in every science fiction film ever made of future living made easier and fun. Making Star Trek technology come alive and fully functional today.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Gadgets For 2010

Some of the latest cool tech arrives in 2010. Keep tabs on your new tech. Here is a list of interesting tech coming your way to make life more easier. For the home and on the go, these gadgets will take you there.

1. Nike Plus Sport Band. Is perfect for tracking your workout, the lightweight bracelet has a built-in USB stick with digital display that can be downloaded into your computer and observe your exercising progress, running, walking, pace, and calories burned. Very simple and cool gadget. ($60)

2. Skiff E-Reader. A new slim e-reader is hitting the market to challenge Apple tablet ($600-$800), Nook ($260), and the Amazon Kindle DX ($500). The Skiff has a mere .268 inches thickness and a cool 11.5 inch screen with a 1,600 x 1,200 resolution. Made of a rugged Metal-Foil e-Paper display housed in Magnesium case allowing the device’s internal screen to be flexible, making it crack-proof and shatter resistant. 4GB of memory, SD card slot, USB port, navigation from touch screen or job wheel, built-in speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, apps for video and more content from the Skiff app store. ($360) Barnes and Noble NOOK ebook reader Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device (9.7" Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation)

3. Samsung 9000 ultra-slim LED LCD TV series for 2010 is stunningly slim as a No. 2 pencil (0.3 inches), it's 1080p, 240Hz, local-dimming LED, WiFi-ready, built-in 3D processor, and color touch screen remote lets you watch TV in the palm of your hands even if something else is playing on the screen, complete with Netflix streaming capabilities. Want to use less power? Samsung’s 1.2 inch ultra slim edge-lit LED backlit HDTV is reported to use 40 percent less energy than conventional LCD TV’s. Samsung UN55B8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LED HDTV

4. Shure SRH 750DJ headphones deliver the goods on clarity and comfort. The headphone is design for the hard working DJ and average user into synchronizing track mixes, segues, and edits. The sealed-back modern cosmetic styling has full rotation and swiveling capability of 90 degrees for single-ear mixing. ($160) Shure SRH750 DJ Headphones (Black)

5. Infinitec IUM USB stick. If you want a simple and fast way to stream media to a wide range of devices like your Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, and Blu-ray players, you can from any USB-port equipped device. Share photos, stream movies, and files automatically without the need to install any software. No listed price as yet as Infinitec officially makes this product available after March 10th 2010 unveiling.

6. Monster Beats Solo. Monster and renowned artist and producer Dr. Dre announces Beats Solo HD with ControlTalk™ High Definition On-Ear Headphones. Solo HD has advance audio drivers for enhance music listening, highly developed audio reproduction capabilities that reproduce the full spectrum of sound that professional hear in recording studios. Monster ControlTalk for iPod® playback control gives the performance and convenience for portable music devices with an integrated high grade microphone and answer button. Access your music and answer phone calls hands-free. The Monster ControlTalk feature will be available in March 2010. Beats Solo by Dr. Dre On-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk (Black)

7. Coming this summer 3-DTV. From Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, and other major manufactures. Newly redesigned LED TV’s with 3-D technology built in are gearing up for the new market of 3-D channels coming from places like DirectTV. But coming 3-D tech doesn’t stop there, Hollywood takes note and over 20 movies are set to hit theaters in 2010 riding the 3-D buzz, and beloved classic films like Star Wars and Titanic could be converted into 3-D if interest keeps rising on the heels of Avatar. Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings is close to convincing the powers that be to convert the Ring Trilogy into 3-D. Converting 2-D films into 3-D is a snap and begs the question should all films be made that way in the near future? 3-DTV is on the horizon and it’s future looks bright.


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