Feb 17 2012

Tools for parents

Ways to Spy on (keep track of) Your teen driver.

GPS-based tracking systems can record where your teen drives and his or her behavior along the way.

When the DriveCam video feedback system senses risky driving, it records a few seconds of what the driver is doing and seeing. The footage is sent to DriveCam, where it is analyzed by a safety professional. Once a week, parents are sent a report that includes the footage and advice on how to improve.

The CarChip Pro records data and allows parents to set thresholds for speed, acceleration and braking. If these thresholds are exceeded, a beeping sound alerts the driver. At $119, it is one of the more cost-effective options.

The iGuardianTeen app, for example, disables texting and calls. A report is sent to parents after every driving session, and includes information about top speeds, duration of thetrip and any excessive G-force events triggered by sudden braking or swerving. The program alerts parents if the app is shut down. It is only available for Android phones and costs $4.99.

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Feb 16 2012


What is LINSANITY!?  Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks most recent addition as starting point guard, scored 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers recently – Jeremy Lin put aside his record-setting scoring to hand out a career-best 13 assists, and the New York Knicks got back to .500 with their seventh-straight victory, 100-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Despite the Linsanity, the Knicks' newest point guard insists that he is only trying to glorify God with his skills on the court.
Check out his underdog story: Lin was undrafted by the NBA. His hometown team, the Golden State Warriors, wouldn't play him and eventually cut him.
It took a rash of injuries and total desperation to get Lin into the Knicks' lineup.  Until the past two weeks, Jeremy Lin was entirely unwanted by the NBA, and before that, major college basketball had little interest in him.
Lin would one day like to be a pastor who can head up non-profit organizations, either home or abroad.  He has also talked of working in inner-city communities to help with underprivileged children.
"I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory," Lin said in a Mercury News report. "It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting."  "There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now," Lin admitted.


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On the K-LOVE news page today, The 100 'Greatest Books for Kids', so we thought you would enjoy seeing Craig's favorite! What is your favorite children's book?


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Feb 15 2012

Are you exhausted?

Good news if you're exhausted! - Craig

I read an article recently about exhaustion and how it has become a status symbol.  Basically it's become a habit for us to say "I'm exhausted".  In saying that, we believe others are perceiving us as busy and productive, and therefore, our perceived exhaustion is a sign of our worth and importance.  Interesting is the fact that while we are exhausted, America consumes more coffee than any other country and the energy drink craze is thriving.

Now, this is not to discount the fact that many are truly exhausted.  Single parents, people with multiple jobs, teachers, doctors, mom, dad, students, etc.  So what do we do with this?  Here's what the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:12 "Wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors."  What?  Another translation puts it this way: "Wisdom energizes it's owner."  Well, the Bible says that Jesus is the Wisdom of God.  So, in the presence of Christ, who is Wisdom, you and I are energized!  In His presence we have all the wisdom and energy necessary to walk in this busy, crazy, unpredictable life!

So if you're exhausted today, He understands and He has exactly what you need for the present moment!


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Feb 14 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

You might want to give a little more than just a post-it note today...

Love Journey - A Valentine Story from invisiontx on GodTube.com.

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