December 31, 2012

First Desktop Background of 2013

 This is my first desktop background for the year 2013.  This is a slogan from World War II, produced by the British Government, in case of German invasion.  Though there were several copies of the original poster made, it never saw public display and was eventually forgotten.  It was rediscovered by a second-hand bookshop in 2000.

For me, I think that it is a great slogan for 2013.  (It is at least a good background for January.)

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December 14, 2012

President Obama on the CT Shooting

I agree with John Piper's thoughts on the President's words:

"Well said, Mr. President."


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[ht: Denny Burk via John Piper]

Chromebooks Flyer

Here is the flyer that I printed out for our school.  

If you haven't donated yet, please consider giving to our High Poverty school.


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December 13, 2012

Chromebooks For Our School

If you have been following me for any amount of time, then you know I am a huge Google fan.  Two years ago, any mocking for being a Google fanatic was quelled when I received in the mail a free Chromebook from Google.  I was part of their Pilot Program and received one in the mail. Since that time, I have grown to love my Chromebook.  I use it everyday.  After two years of non-stop use, it is still as fast as it was when I first got it.


A couple of days ago, I heard about a special offer from Google and DonorsChoose.org for $99 Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks for Public Schools.  This is an amazing deal!  The school where I teach in is high poverty, we are barely scraping by on one lab of old desktop computers.  We don't have ipads or even a mobile lab.  I quickly put my name in and was accepted before the time ran out.

I am writing this blog post to beg for money.  I only need to come up with about $2600 to get 22 Chromebooks for my classroom.  And... Every donation using the code INSPIRE will receive a matched donation for the next 7 days!  Please consider donating some small amount to our school for this amazing deal!

If you find it in your heart to donate a little toward a needy school, please visit this site and make a donation. (Don't forget to use the code INSPIRE to get the matching donation.)

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-for-our-school/934086/#materialsList


This is for a non-profit, so every donation is tax-deductible!

December 4, 2012

A Reading of The Innkeeper by John Piper


My wonderful wife bought me this book last year. This year Crossway with Desiring God is offering a fireside reading of this book.  Desiring God hopes to offer Hope for the Hurting This Christmas.  If you haven't read this book, this is a wonderful way to hear what it is all about.

 
John Piper reads "The Innkeeper" from Desiring God on Vimeo.


To read my review of this book from last year, click here. To purchase this book on Amazon just go here, The Innkeeper.