How Our Church has Embraced Technology

The entire world has already embraced technology so much that it has almost become impossible to live and keep up with the pace of the rest of the world without it.

From stores to restaurants to big businesses and even each and everyone’s home, what once was a day full of manual labor, is now almost completely replaced with a simple push of a button, a click on a computer, a swipe on a phone, and even through a voice activated door lock.

Indeed, technology has swiftly taken over our daily lives and some jobs are even created just to make sure that these gadgets are always working properly and accurately, as a little trouble would lead to a series of unfortunate events.

Sometimes, we are left to wonder the “what ifs” of technology – what if it suddenly fails for good? What will become of the systems that are greatly dependent on it? What if it becomes too powerful and replaces humans in everyday tasks? Will there still be something left for us to do? What if technology turns out to be the worst thing that ever happened to the human race? Can we still keep up and take control over it?

Some of these thoughts may seem to “movie-like” for some of you out there, but those movies were not created out of nothing. Even if they are fictional, they are based on these “what ifs” which hold possibilities of happening.

However, no matter what negativity that we sometimes feel from this world that technology has grown out to be, we also cannot deny the fact that it has largely changed our lives for the better as well.

Difficult tasks are made easier and what took years to develop and create can now be achieved at a quicker pace.

This is the reality we are given and this is the world we live in now, we must embrace it and we must do our part in making sure that these technological advances would only be used for the benefit of the human race, and not to be abused for power or greed or other selfish reasons. This way, we can ensure that the bad things we see in the movie would not have the chance to happen in real life; because we are responsible and we know what the limits of our human prowess should be.

Voip Services in the Church through AT&T

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As evidence of this acceptance of technology, even our church has slowly transitioned into a more “techie” church. From simple projectors and computers, to the elaborate lights and sound systems, our church has come to reap the benefits of technology just as how other establishments do.

Of course, the very main thing that the church gained access to is the Internet, which is like the web that connects almost all of these technologies together, and sometimes is the only reason that some devices are working properly.

The church has taken a plan from the AT&T network and its VoIP services, and now the communication lines to and from churches, the offices and the people serving in the church community have easier and quicker ways to relay messages to one another.

What I Learned From Buying an Air Compressor


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Buying an air compressor has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made my whole life. I initially wanted to buy an air compressor because I got tired of having to drive to the station to get my tires inflated. After all, if my tires need air, it’s best to get them inflated right at home before driving, so why not inflate them myself?

That’s the only reason I bought an air compressor early on. However, as I’ve learned along the way, my air compressor here turned out to be one of the most useful tools in my garage.

I Can Do Carpentry and Other Handyman Tasks with a Compressor

It turns out an air compressor can be used for more than just inflating tires and portable swimming pools. For starters, I’ve noticed an air compressor can be used in tandem with other air-powered tools, many of which can be of great use to the average homeowner.

It took a while, but I decided to spray-paint my own furniture as a hobby. Why pay someone else when I can do it myself, right? So, I bought a paint sprayer and hooked it up to my air compressor. It took quite some time to find the right settings, but I managed to dial down the pressure in my air compressor just right to the ideal PSI (pounds per square inch) levels to get the right stream of paint coming out of my nozzle: not too strong, and not too weak either. I was quite impressed with the quality of my workmanship.

Encouraged by that little achievement, I decided to invest in more tools for something any person would be wise to learn at home – carpentry. I was amazed to learn the air compressor works nicely with most advanced pneumatic tools that are out in the market. Since then, I’ve done many DIY carpentry projects in my own garage.

With all the great stuff that I’ve been able to achieve with my air compressor, I can say with confidence that I didn’t go wrong buying this machine, even though all I really wanted to do at first was just inflate my tires on my own. As a side note: I DID Do plenty of research beforehand, to make sure I was informed. After reading thorough a few air compressor review on this website + scouring online forums, I had a great idea of what I needed.

Buying Your Own Air Compressor

If you’ve been convinced now to get yourself an air compressor for your home (even though you don’t have a car), then you should bear the following tips in mind when choosing the right one for your needs.

  • Check out the specifications

You won’t learn anything about the air compressors that you’re looking at if you don’t bother to look at the specifications. Granted, the specifications are quite technical and could be difficult for you to decipher. However, you can understand much about the air compressor by looking at the specifications like its pressure capacity, its power rating, and other information.


  • Decide on what you want to do with the compressor

Each compressor has different capabilities. The more advanced ones, of course, come with a hefty price tag. You need to keep to a budget, after all. After knowing what the features of each air compressor are, you’ll need to choose the one that has the capabilities you need and is friendly to your budget.


This means that you’ll have to decide what you will be using the compressor for. I was lucky enough to buy a compressor that can do a lot of tasks. However, if your sole use for the compressor is just to inflate tires, you could settle for the ones with the most minimal features.

You won’t go wrong with buying an air compressor either. Keep these tips in mind, and you could find the one that is most useful and most cost-effective for your circumstances.

Dedicating Time For The Church Choir

My fascination with playing guitar started since I was a little kid. As far as I remember, I was just 10 years old when I started playing guitar. I grew up in a musically inclined family. My mother was a singer and my father was a guitarist too. Our family is an active member of our church. In fact, both of my parents were active members of the church music group. I was exposed to that kind of set up at a very young age. I always look up to my parents because through music they were able to serve God and honor their faith.

My dad enrolled me in a formal guitar training class. I was blessed because my parents supported me all the way. They were more than willing to spend money just to support my passion at playing guitar. At a young age, I became an active member of the church choir, particularly as the church choir guitarist.  Playing the guitar is a form of showing my praise and faith to the one up there. I know that without him I am nothing.

Aside from the masses that I get the chance to play the guitar for, we also have worship seminars twice a week. So these days add to the time that I also go to church not just on Sundays, but also during rehearsals. But despite the demand for time, I never once complained and I always look forward to these gatherings. I make it a point to put the choir among my top priorities.

Of course, there are times when I can’t really make it, especially when I am not feeling well and exhausted. Last Friday was our routine practice, but I wasn’t able to make it as I had the flu. I and my friends climbed one of the highest mountains in our country and after that I was not feeling well. I got headache, body weakness, colds, and coughs. I can’t even manage to get up to bed. We had a Sunday worship and if I will not be there, then nobody will play the guitar for them. I somehow feel guilty because I stressed myself too much. I took a rest, drink lots of water, and took my medicine. I was feeling bit better and on Sunday afternoon I was able to attend the Sunday service. The incident only proved to me that there will always be a way to overcome our problems if we work hard enough to achieve it. I did not want to miss the Sunday choir so I made sure to replenish my body in order to cater to my service to my friends, my community, and of course, to my God.

Worship Seminars

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My Guitar Skills As A Gift From God

They say that a guitar is one of the most expressive musical instruments. Every string represents an emotion and every strum symbolizes the soul of the guitar player. I became interested in playing guitar at a very young age. I was only 10 years old and my parents decided to enroll me in a music school specializing in guitar playing. My guitar playing skill was honed. I was active in school activities and whenever there are school programs, I am always asked to play the guitar. I must admit, it gave me a confidence boost and it made me one of the popular students in the campus.

When I went to college, my passion for guitar playing continued. I became even more popular, especially to the eyes of the ladies. When I was in my second year college, I have come to realize that my passion is not just to play the guitar but to please God. I strongly believed that God blessed me with so many beautiful things in life and I want to give back the honor and glory to him. I decided to join the church choir where I am the lead guitarist. I feel like it is a calling for me. Through my music, I’ll be able to show to God my faith in him. I also consider it as a perfect way to influence others to come to church regularly.

Being a church choir guitarist is a dream come true. The joy I get every time I play the guitar is beyond compare. Every strum, I offer it all to God. Whenever I see church goers enjoy my music, I can’t help but smile because I know that by simply seeing them smile, I am making the Lord happy too.

Church choir practice is three times a week. It usually lasts for three hours. To tell you frankly, time flies so fast whenever we have a choir practice. I feel like three hours are not enough primarily because I consider it as a pleasure rather than just a simple practice. I am now a registered nurse and still an active church choir guitarist. My girlfriend is a member of the church choir too. As a matter of fact, we are in the same group, started as friends, and by God’s grace eventually became a couple. Both of us are showing our love to God through our music.

If you are interested in learning how to play the guitar, you can check the video below and see the basics of playing this wonderful instrument:

Moving In: Homes For Sale In Anniston

Checking Out Homes For Sale In Anniston

Homes for sale in Anniston

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A friend of mine recently moved to Anniston because she wanted a fresh start with her life. She figured Anniston would be a good place to start over plus we would get to hang out more. The time she was moving, I was out of town for a conference and so I was not able to help her look for a place to move into.

So, she ended up looking for homes for sale in Anniston by her own. I told her I could have a friend from church help her out, but she insisted that she wants to do the home searching on her own.

Finally, she got a house through a real estate broker who handles the selling of properties in a subdivision that is just about a 35 minute drive from where I live. She ended up buying a house that was also near my place and was just inside her budget.

The broker was very helpful in finding the place that was just right for her. It really helps to have real estate brokers do the tedious tasks of looking for the house that fits your request. When my friend was satisfied of the house because of the location and the price, she immediately took the chance to buy it.

However, after a few weeks inside the house, while her papers for ownership were still processed by the broker, she noticed a lot of problems in the house. There were minor damages that she know she could handle on her own, but then major damages were also present and those problems, she did not know what to do. I was not there that time too so I was not able to help her about it.

After finding out some problems with the house, she called for her broker to have the problems fixed since up until their transactions are done, all repairs should be managed by the real estate broker. At first she began to get scared because maybe the broker took off or won’t fix the damaged areas as agreed upon. Good thing she moved to Anniston, where almost all people are within reach and are all very friendly, kind and honest.

When she was able to contact her broker, the very next day, he came with a home inspection team. They handled the assessment and the fixing of the damaged areas. On top of that, the broker said that I need not worry about the payment because he will handle it, since it was what we agreed upon and it is also stated in our contract.

Living in a home for sale in Anniston

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I went to visit her the other day after church choir practice and she was more than happy to show me around her new home. Since it has been a long time that we have spent time together, we talked about a lot of things, including which nearby places she can visit and go sightseeing so that she can be more familiar with the place and easily adapt. There are places like the Anniston Museum and the Berman Museum that she can look into so that she can be more familiar with the history of the place. I also invited her to visit our church sometimes. When we younger, she also sang at the church choir with me. Maybe if she finds the interest again, she can also join our church choir. She was more than happy to visit, and she looks forward to a good life here in Anniston.

The Day I Called Plumbing Services For My Friend

Water and its pros and cons

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People usually associate water as something that is healthy and good for the health. It is the number one drink that doctors will ask you to consume 8 glasses a day, to ensure that you get the right amount of water content for the body. After all, our body is one big water bank, and it needs to be replenished every single day to prevent dehydration.

Water also helps if you feel like you are going down with common cough and colds. They ease up your pain and they make recovery faster. In fact, there are diets and health regimens such as water therapy, wherein the body is cleansed through constant drinking of water.

Water is a grace from God, and it is something that every individual should be thankful for. If water does not exist, we would also cease to exist.

Nobody ever got sick for drinking too much water anyways, unless your drinking contaminated water, then that is a different story.

Aside from contaminated water, there is also a chance that people can be hurt with other forms and kinds of water damage, and this is what happened with Angelo. A working student who lives alone in an apartment, and he is also a member of our choir. Given his schedule, he always ends up tired and stressed and he is not able to take good care of his apartment since the time he could get off from school or work or choir practice, he spends sleeping or doing stress-relieving activities.

Situation In Need Of Professional Plumbing Services

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Because of his lifestyle, he was not able to notice that his toilet has been leaking, already causing molds to appear on his bathroom tiles, as well as spike his water bill. His apartment has already been starting to have spots that are changing color from inside the wall. They are usually the areas that have been in contact with water for a long period of time. The leak was also in some other areas of the house, yet when he noticed them, he just shrugs his shoulders at the issue.

We had a duo to practice for the choir, one day, and he offered that we practice the song in his apartment. That was the day that I saw how bad the situation is, with regards to the faulty and leaking plumbing system he has.

I told him that he should get his lines checked so that the damage can be immediately resolved. There were already molds in his bathroom and sooner or later, he will get sick because of those.

He said he does not know who to call. Luckily, I knew which plumbing services company to call, and within a few hours, the crew came and assessed the plumbing situation in my friends apartment.

It feels good to be able to always help out a friend in need, even when they do not know they already need a helping hand. I admire him for his dedication to his studies, his work and the church choir, that’s why its only fair that as his friend, I must always have his back. I am pretty sure things would have gone worse if I was not able to visit his house that day.



Thankful For An Honest Blog About Unlocking an iPhone

Avoiding Scams By Evil People

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Growing up with people who devote talents and time for the service of God, I have come to embrace the values of good deeds too. I spent most of my free time in church, either practicing with the choir, or singing for a mass.

This upbringing has taught me to always look at the goodness in people. In has made me understand that people are not perfect and in some ways, they will tend to mess up and do wrong. It is up to us to help these people realize their mistakes and help them achieve the goal of becoming better people everyday.

This is not to say that I am perfect. Even when I try my best to always set a good example, I too, am only human, and I make mistakes at times too.

Recently, my biggest filling my hear with anger because of an online blog that scammed my father.

My father has been having connectivity issues with his iPhone’s carrier  and he wanted to switch to another carrier. However, since the iPhone locked to the carrier, he either has to buy a new phone or have his iPhone unlocked. Of course, since the iPhone is only new, the obvious choice was to just have it unlocked.

I was busy with choir practice for a church presentation, so I told my father he should wait for me to have the time to look for a way to have his iPhone unlocked.

I was unaware that my father took matter into his own hands and searched for a way to get the job done on his own. He landed on a site that seemed so promising, and since my father has always been a trusting man, he ended up availing services from scammers.

He was offered fast iPhone unlocking services for a relatively low price compared to other sites he was able to visit. So, he went right ahead and paid the necessary amount to get his iPhone unlocked. The site promised to provide the steps to follow as soon as the payment is received. However, after paying, my dad did not receive any email that would contain the said information on how to unlock the iPhone.

My father did not understand what just happened and called me. After hearing his story, I really got mad. I felt anger in my heart for the people who don’t seem to have one.

My dad could still feel my anger when I got home. I was not mad at him, I was mad at the people who are able to live a good life with the money they get from fooling innocent people.

But my dad, and the kind man that he is, helped me calm down and reminded me that I do not have waste my healthy heart getting mad at people who do not deserve to destroy my being.

I am grateful for having such kindhearted parents. I just wish that they are not taken advantage of by people.

When I have calmed down, I went ahead and searched for a reputable website to get my dad’s iPhone unlocked. A website called MacBuzzer was able to provide me with the info and links I needed to get the job done.

My dad’s iPhone is unlocked and my heart is rid of anger. I just pray for people like those scammers to eventually wake up from their mean actions.

When Churches Experience Water Damage Restoration

Witnessing a community that helped in the Water Damage Restoration of Flooded churches

Water Damage Restoration For Flooded Churches

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In a natural disaster like typhoon, structures including churches and temples are not spared from the impact of the plague. The effect of gusty winds and heavy rains may cause tiled floors to be severely damaged not only with the volumes of water but also with the mud flood. I once had the chance to be a volunteer of a non-government organization offering stress-debriefing sessions to calamity victims.

I walked around a devastated town and got a chance to be shown around the affected important structures in the area. I have seen few old churches devastated by super typhoons where the insides were seen as huge mess. There was mud everywhere. Carpeting and furniture were destroyed and pews fell apart.

It was devastating to walk in there and see the interiors of a parish church that look like it was beyond hope and repair. That flood that got the area was a more severe case of deeper flood, so much so that it damaged the important systems like duct, sewage system and the foundation. There was one church where part of the aisle’s tiled floors had broken up and the flood transformed the whole church into a swimming pool with the pews underwater.

Through the resilience and ingenuity of spirits of all the parish staff and community volunteers, the churches were cleaned up and restored. These were the people whose own homes were also wrecked by the typhoon. But they were seen in churches rolling up their sleeves and shoveling the mud instead of being consumed with their own woes. I believe they have survived many storms that enabled them to be skilled enough in putting a church back in shape. I have observed that they seem to really know the right thing to do.

After a flood, water damage restoration and clean up can be a long and hard process. Water pump generators were operated around the clock in order to pump out all the water in the church. Garden sprayers or hoses were used to wash away mud from the tiled floors. Flood waters contain many contaminants. Sanitizing in the right way was properly observed. The floors are cleaned and disinfected in every surface. They scrubbed surfaces with hot water and a heavy-duty cleaner and then disinfected with chlorine solution or disinfectant product.

Of course, they were not able to do it alone. Despite the help of the community and us volunteers, the people still needed professional hands in making sure that the churches were repaired from the damages.

It is worth noting that the service team they hired came in as volunteers, donating their services to the churches that were devastated by the flood.

People in the community had taken much pride in rich heritage which is why they really took the effort to restore their hundred old churches.

My Hoover Water Damage Restoration Tale

Hoover water damage can fix any jobA few years ago I was traveling all around the southeastern part of the United States. I love that part of our country. One thing they do well there is play some great music and cook great food. Music has always been my first love, but food is a close second. I mean Nashville is the country music capital! I have played there many times in the past and I always love going there. I have many great memories in Tennessee. That one spring I was in the Birmingham area visiting a good buddy of mine. He actually lives in Hoover which is just outside of Birmingham city limits.

I spent a week there in his little one room apartment. It was great! We would go to downtown and just play music every night of the week while I was there. I loved it too because I was making some pretty good money. Actually my stay lasted a little longer than I expected it too. I was in town for one of their bad tornados. Well, his apartment got hammered. That night we had to go to the basement of the complex and sleep. I have to admit it was one of the scariest moments in my life. That night I will never forget.

no job is too big for hoover water damageThe storm was scary, but the aftermath of it was horrible too. He had so much water damage at his place. He was in need of some water damage restoration. If he did not find a water damage company, all his valuables would be destroyed. I was lucky because my little bag of stuff I took with me in the basement. He was worried about all his stuff and also mold damage. He just had a plate full that week. He did find a water damage company near his place. They did great work at his apartment. He said that nothing was destroyed and he did not have any mold around. I know that I was happy it was not me in his situation. I do not know how I would have acted with all that going on.

FYI: Personal Injury Law and Lawyers

I have recently shared that I was in a car accident that gave me so much fear for life and how the world has become.

I got tons of responses via e-mails from readers, sharing their concerns about me and what happened. Others also told me about their similar experiences and how it was also traumatizing and stressful for them, not just because of the fact that they have been severely injured and scarred, but also because they had to undergo so much hassle in getting a settlement from the party that caused the injury.

This made me realize that I should probably also share how I got through the whole legal process.

What I had gone through is classified as Personal Injury. I went and checked with this attorney that can represent my case and make sure that I get the settlement I deserve.

Here are a few helpful pieces of information that could come in handy for people trying to understand the area of personal injury law and how to handle transactions with personal injury lawyers.

What to bring when meeting up with a personal injury lawyer

If you are about to meet with your personal injury lawyer for the first time, it is best to bring the following documents and materials with you, to make meetings fruitful and so that the lawyer can immediately conclude on the strength of your case:

-police reports

-personal reports

-hospital information

-photos of injury or other evidences of injury

-details of the place where the accident took place

-for defective product cases, bring the product with you or have it preserved or stored for further investigation

-bring your car insurance policy for cases of car accidents, or any insurance documents for anything involved in the accident, so that your lawyer can study what the insurance covers that can be applicable to your situation

What should happen on the first meeting with the personal injury lawyer?

On your first meet-up, you should be prepared with the abovementioned documents. As a result, the lawyer can then explain to you the details of your situation and your case. That is, to whether or not you have a strong case. Furthermore, you should discuss the fees and expenses that will have to be settled throughout the duration of the case. You also have to be briefed as to how and how long you are going to participate in the process of the lawsuit. Aside from questioning your lawyer about important points of concern, you should also be prepared to provide information and answer all questions that the lawyer would ask you and are things he or she deems necessary for your case.

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