The most practical post I could think of

The most practical post I could think of
Photo by Hoang Le / Unsplash

Here's a practical list from my day-to-day that might add a bit of "better" to yours.
​So, these aren't affiliate links. They're the helpful cogs of my real life lately.

β€‹β€œ[God] Your love makes everything better.” 🎢
-Chris Renzema

Sublime Bible Time (with actual paper)

Men in the Word of God, every day.
Women in the Word of God every day.

It's hard to beat the convenience of your smartphone super-bible. Unless you're trying to focus or read deeply.

I've changed my routine to do more of a deep dive into scripture. To that end, the expertly designed He Reads Truth readings for Revelation have been great. The occasional reflection worksheets have been outstanding aids while studying this challenging book.

You can buy a one-off book designed just for guys or for gals. They also have a monthly subscription service and dedicated app to encourage your daily journey in the Word of God.

Shout out to Sublime Text (a paid one-time license)

Sublime Text - the sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose
Available on Mac, Windows and Linux

It helps real programmers, authors (and faux-grammers like me) remember the word sublime.

Jokes aside, it's a beast of a tool. It's the first editor I found that could easily help you change 100 lines of text by typing. Simultaneously. It's a feature called multiple cursors. That's just the smallest taste of the amazing text morphing and code creating powers at your fingertips.

Seki-san, a Japanese pastor of our sister church Noborito Ekklesia regularly uses Sublime Text to share prayer requests and take notes for the congregation. We all have mad respect for this man of God (and his excellent choice of text editing software). 🎩

Satisfactory chill-wave instrumentals for your chores/commute/workday:

The "neato-retro-visualizer" version ↙️
The "I don't want to deal with Valorant ads every 20 minutes" version​ ↙️
Contact : Aka : :

These playlists by Asthenic are my jam right now. 🌊

A Better Graphic Editing Software Option (Mac or iPhone Only ο£Ώ πŸ˜…):

Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor packed full of innovations.

If you have a Mac and edit photos regularly(-ish), consider ditching your Adobe subscription for this one-time payment. It's an impressively maintained tool suite with a way more intuitive user interface than Photoshop.

(I guess Paint.NET is still around for free graphic editing on windows.) πŸͺŸ

Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows.

Better (subscription-based) Japanese Study Tools:

Kanji -

WaniKani, a kanji learning application by Tofugu
Learn Japanese kanji the effective way!

Grammar -

Bunpro Japanese Grammar Explained
Japanese grammar study using SRS smart flashcards, tons of example sentences, audio, cram, textbook paths and more!

Reading Comprehension - Satori Reader​

Satori Reader
A new way to study, practice, and deeply comprehend Japanese.

If you have friends who want to study Japanese alone, these programs are all you need other than Japanese friends to talk with. (Or a country to be immersed in, language-wise.)

*self-motivation, patience, and discipline not included*
You'll need it.

The Better Study Tool for Anything and Everything:

  • ​Anki (It's free!)
Anki - powerful, intelligent flashcards

This life-changing learning tool ensures you never forget what you learned. It's a flashcard system that primarily shows you the cards you don't know. This sounds like a bummer until you realize: that you don't need to see cards, you know, until you've almost forgotten them. Learning is about focusing on the things you don't know so they can join the collection of things you do know.

Perfect for long-term Bible verse memorization. Great for languages. Excellent for historical events, dates, trivia, and grammar.

It's the silver bullet for med school students that need memorize a sea of information each week.

Don't forget all the free Anki decks of curated flashcards! πŸ˜ƒ

An Encounter With God

Please pray with us on June 24th, 25th, and 26th. These days represent our most significant spiritual retreat and church discipleship event of the year.

The Encounter with God retreat is a total teaching time and quiet reflection space designed to facilitate powerful meetings with God.

What adds that extra bit of better to your life?