Sin is the propensity for humans to live as if they are God. Sin is the decision to live life away from God rather than toward him. This decision can be subtle or blatant. It involves a contest of wills between humans and God. It is the oldest contest in the world, the pride of life, the saying yes to the temptation to live as if we humans are not accountable for our lives moment by moment to our Maker. Sin is the failure to surrender life, moment by moment, to the rule of God. We sin when we place ourselves in charge of our lives.

– Reggie McNeal
A Work of Heart – Understanding How God shapes Spiritual Leaders

Problems with Adium or Sparrow and not being able to sign in with google account credentials?

This is a note I’m leaving for my future self if I have this issue again but hopefully it will help anyone else experiencing the issues I was.

Basically, what was happening is even though I was using the right sign-in credentials for my google account with the Sparrow and Adium apps, both of them kept re-prompting me for the credentials.  However, this was only happening when signing in from home.  Elsewhere, there were no problems.  Trying to find the answer via google took a lot of searching but the solution that worked for me was to just go to this web address:

Apparently, at some point Google locked out sign-in attempts from those apps (and ip addresss) because of too many unsuccessful attempts – its a security feature (although not widely published or known).  Visiting that url temporarily deactivates the security lock and then you can sign in.

It worked for me and everything is back to normal thankfully!

What I tweeted the past week.

  • On my Blog ~~> What I tweeted the past week. #
  • RePost: What I tweeted the past week. #
  • If you're needing a tool to help with keeping your family safe on the internet this is a great one -> #
  • looks like there was a mild earthquake in Waterloo – staff hear @watpen said they felt the shaking. I didn't. #earthquake #
  • #tumblr is taking a tumble. I can't post anything 🙁 #
  • Unless the lord builds the house, all the work is pointless… #
  • To fear the Lord is to find joy –> #
  • What miracles of God are you missing in your midst? –> #
  • methinks there's going to be a lot of #iPhone4 talk on this twitter thing today – just wish it was being released in Canada today too 🙁 #
  • dang, I'm liking how the new #hootsuite connects with Google Analytics. #
  • I'm gonna give #smartytask ( a try for the next week or so. I'm digging the way things are organized. #
  • only thing I don't like about #smartytask is no offline capability on my ipod like I have with #rtm #
  • thinking I'm going to stick with #rtm instead and just redo how I use it. I like the layout of #smartytask but #rtm has more flexibility. #
  • I have added "SELFLESS GENE: LIVING WITH GOD AND DARWIN" to my wish list #
  • a well-thot out task management system/strategy supercharges productivy. One that's slapped together is worse than having none at all. #
  • today's gonna be a good good day… #
  • Gonna try and do some work on the next version of #organizeseries today #
  • RePost: Quick Organize Series Update #
  • At #dq with the family #
  • On my Blog ~~> Quick Organize Series Update #

What I tweeted the past week.

What I tweeted the past week.

  • RePost: What I tweeted the past week. #
  • The Holy Spirit conference @watpen is off to an awesome start! #whenpeopleseekgod #
  • On my Blog ~~> What I tweeted the past week. #
  • my blog loads WAY too slow…I've gotta somehow find the time soon to swap out the theme and do some tweaking. #
  • I have added "Secrets of the Vine" to my aNobii bookshelf #
  • why does #WordPress alwasy seem to do a major update right around the time I'm about to go on holidays? #
  • On my Blog ~~> #PAOCGENCONF2010 – Ed Stetzer #
  • "The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever."" #
  • talking with @DannoDavis about how we might use #WordPress 3.0 in the new build of @watpen 's website. #
  • "Walking the line" took on a whole new meaning at church tonite. You had to be there #godisgood #
  • "For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation… #
  • I (and – my blog) have been written about in the latest issue of the "Seven" magazine. Kind of freaky. #
  • Oh. My. Gosh. This Avatar 2 trailer is simply astounding! #
  • Another great reason to use Gravatar -> #
  • your email address has a lot to say about you… -> #
  • I wndr if ths wll become a CDN problem as well, and if not – if there is an opprtnity for CDN chrches to gt eqpmnt -> #
  • I really hope my sump pump at home holds up #waterloostorm #
  • I have added "The Go-Giver" to my wish list #
  • WOW. Simply stunning drawings with pencil. I love it! #
  • #chrome has been crapping out on me tonite. Actually my whole computer has been kicking my tail. #frustrated #
  • computer update… figured out its Adobe's latest flash build. grrr. doesn't help their anti-Apple defense when they #FAIL so obviously. #
  • A big happy birthday to my friend David Buzikievich who is a missionary at #
  • there's a reason why JOY begins with a J #
  • just crossed a major milestone in the latest project I'm coding. yay! #