The Impact Collection
I’m starting something new on my site. I’ll be calling it Collections. Each Collection will consist of four shirts, all with different designs that tell a specific story.
1 of 4 — Randal Strong: The first design is for my friend Randal, who’s battling cancer, and time seems to be running out for him. The phrase #RandalStrong signifies a fighter, someone who continues to overcome adversity on a daily basis. All proceeds will go to him and his family.
2 of 4 — Weapons: February 24th
AirPods Ad: Stroll
The first advertisement for the AirPods are here. These things will be popular. Every morning, as I’m leaving the house, I grab my keys, wallet, and AirPods case. They naturally fit into my life.
Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it, it’s clutter, and it needs to go. — Charisse Ward
Cross Church Notes: Fresh Start (Weeks 1 and 2)
Fresh Start (01/07/16)
If you can change the way you think, then you will change your world.
- Romans 12:1
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23
- 1 Galatians 5:16
- Romans 12:2
- Matthew 23:27
- Galatians 2:20
- Romans 6:6
- Matthew 27:23
- James 5:20
- Proverbs 11:30
Three things for a successful do-over
- Do not be conformed (following the same pattern of this world)
- Be transformed (changing shape, what happens on the inside)
- Renew your mind (forgive, make new)
Why is renewing the mind and working on the soul so important?
- Until we renew the mind, we cannot find God’s purpose for our life.
- The soul is the root of the problem.
- This was Christ’s example.
This is exactly why we fast. When we fast, the body is not happy. But fasting without prayer is just a diet.
Fresh Start (01/14/17)
- Romans 12:2
- Proverbs 4:23
- Romans 8:5-6
- Philippians 4:4-9
- Philippians 3:1
- 2 Corinthians 10:3
It is of the utmost importance that we start with protecting the soul.
How to renew the mind
- Start by rejoicing in the Lord
- Don’t be anxious about anything
- Pray out of your thankfulness
- Do your part so that he can do his part
- Think on “these things”
- Apply the word of God
This peace makes no sense. It’s a peace that transcends all of our understanding.
Does “the way I see it” line up with God’s truth?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (and the Nintendo Switch)
On March 3rd, the Nintendo Switch is being released with Zelda as the launch title. The trailer above shows what to expect.
Here’s the Nintendo Switch, and everything you get for $299. Below are the pictures of Tabletop Mode, Tablet Mode, and TV Mode. One device, versatile enough for every occasion.
Cleaning Up The Header
I spent some time this week cleaning up my site, specifically the header. First, there’s no more picture at the top, which took up half of the header. It’s now replaced with the site title written on the side of the links. Second, and for the first time ever on my site, “Music” isn’t part of the header links—not because it’s not important anymore, but removing clutter has become more important.
My site now has only two main locations: About and Archives.
- About page is the home-base for anything other than the main blog.
- Archives is to search for something I’ve written in the past.
Netflix is quickly approaching the point where I don’t need any other source of content.— dustin curtis (@dcurtis) January 1, 2017
Netflix has become my favorite source of content. It’s a brand that I’ve grown to trust more than almost any other. With a simple interface, and a consistent level of quality, Netflix is one of the most reliable services of our generation. If I could go back in time and show my 10 year-old self a few things from the future, Netflix would definitely be one of them.
Here’s what I’ve been watching
Last updated: 01/16/17
Clinical was boring. I struggled to get through it.
Justice League: War was ok. It was basically just background noise as I did some writing.
A Series of Unfortunate Events was a blast to watch. I didn’t want it to end. Every character, every episode, every obstacle they were faced with kept me interested. This is an intelligent, fun, and dark series, made for all ages.
Barry, a Netflix Original movie, was one of the first things I watched on Netflix this month. It tells the story of Barack Obama through his early college years. I really enjoyed this.
I watched Alice Through the Looking Glass, but I wasn’t impressed.
The Shining was fun to watch again. I watched it on the iPad while writing in a coffee shop. I thought I could casually have this on in the background while writing. I was wrong. What a creepy way to write.
Ocean’s Twelve has so many big names in it, but it was a bad movie, especially compared to Ocean’s Eleven. The movie felt more like a celebrity photo shoot than it did an actual movie.
I watched Spotlight, after turning away from it for months. I kept holding off on watching this, mainly because of the synopsis, but I wish I would’ve watched it sooner. This movie shows the importance of journalism.
I’ve finally started watching The Office for the first time. It’s weird and funny and short enough to fly through episodes at any time during the day. A few days later, I’ve noticed that it’s made me a wittier person.
I watched Mission Impossible 3 again. This came out a decade ago, and it’s one of the Mission Impossibles I remember really enjoying. I didn’t know, until now, that J.J. Abrams was the one who directed this film. That explains it.
I put One Day at a Time on in the background as I tried to go to sleep, but I remember waking up annoyed by the sound of it and turned it off.
I tried watching the first episode of Salem, but there was many reasons why I turned it off. Across the board, it’s not for me.
I’m a few episodes into Lost. Never watched it before, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I’m hoping to at least finish Season 1 soon.
I’ve rewatched Season 1 of Stranger Things, which is my favorite Netflix Original. I picked up a bunch of new details during this rewatch.
It was fun watching Captain America: Civil War again (the other time was in theaters).
My new favorite weather app, Weather Line. So much information fits on one screen, minimal and informative.
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