Accordance

I’m sure you’ve heard the joke about the only way a Pastor can get his deacons in one accord is to drive them somewhere, but this is a little different.

Well, actually a lot different. Accordance is the Bible software I use to study the Bible on my (old) computer. It is incredible the way it has change and enhanced my Bible study. The ease of highlighting and leaving notes on a passage is unparalled with the extra benefits of a really easy way of looking at and searching through them my notes. Always having my highlighting list at hand keeps me up on what the different highlights mean and the nice multi formatted view allows me to see the commentaries on the current passage (screenshot)

Well, I said all that to point out a new Accordance blog I found with many helpful tips on making Accordance more useful . . . at least more useful when my “Bible” isn’t broken.

P.S. My new “Bible” is “supposed” to ship on the 17th. In the mean time, fortunately, I have the trusty old ink and paper version.

Life with(out) a laptop . . .

I’ve not been posting recently and until this past week, I’ve not had a really good reason. From Sunday to Wed. my church had revival meetings with the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Association. They were really great and were a good reason I didn’t have time to post. But now I have a better reason for not posting . . . my laptop (Powerbook G4 500 Mhz) decided to retire.

I really didn’t realize how much I used it until Thursday afternoon it started acting really funny and crashing. Well, it froze up one last time that evening when I was trying to read my e-mail. I restarted the computer and well, it didn’t. The screen went black and well stayed black.

I tried to coax it to start-up several time and even got it to start once long enough to do a quick backup. But, alas, my poor laptop has died. After I performed an autopsy the cause of death seems to be a bad processor. The last time I got it to startup, it crashed again and then as if a final good-bye beeped five times and the constantly flashed the sleep light in intervals of 5 flashes (meaning a bad processor). I can’t complain, however, because it has been though much. It survived ~5 years, always on, through one car wreck, being carried by my when I was knocked off my pins by a car in the UT parking garage and having both it’s hinges broken when I tripped walking up the stairs.

The good news however, all my data is safe and sound and I am able to use a different computer to access it. Now, I just have to get my hands on this new laptop.