Searching for Privacy

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17

 

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LAVILLIERS – BIG BROTHER


After taking a nice deserved vacation out of the country, I found that what I really didn’t miss is having my time online being monitored at every click on my laptop.

But to be honest about it, we are now living in the age of Big Brother and nothing seems to be off-limits to delving into another person life history.

While I was away, I couldn’t help but appreciate the solitude and peaceful surroundings of knowing that internet access was limited in the location where I stayed.

And being away also provided me some time to think about how easily I have contributed to building a public file that can be accessed by those savvy in knowing where to look for information one might want to keep private.

But if anyone is looking for privacy in this digital age, they can pretty much forget it. Even those who have never used a computer will be amazed at the information out here in cyber world.

No, I am afraid that what we believe to be one of the best things to happen with technology has come back to bite us.

Nevertheless, I will not stop logging online and believe that there are more people like myself who find that much good can be done with technology rather than evil.

Searching for privacy isn’t a fear just a desire to have just a little control of keeping what we do online to ourselves.

We know that the big three search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing are in the business of tracking and selling our information. That’s because it is their business model to make money from selling ads.

However, there are other search engines available that you might want to look into for an online secure privacy experience without tracking and maintaining your search history.

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The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

https://ixquick.com/

https://duckduckgo.com/

https://startpage.com/

https://privatelee.com/

http://qrobe.it/

http://ahdle.com/ (This is a family and kids friendly search engine)

http://gibiru.com/ (Uncensored Anonymous Search)

For Email privacy look into https://www.startmail.com/ there is an annual fee of $59.95

Seamus McManus: Beekeeper; Father of Cloud Computing

 

Stepping Out on Faith

1 Timothy 4:12 – Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity

How Are Millennials Different From Other Generations?

Our family has an assortment of twenty-somethings.

They are different in many ways but identical in other ways.

What is very interesting about the twenty-somethings in our family is that they all are goal oriented and for a few of them, they are taking advantage of getting educated and then stepping out on faith in careers that don’t necessarily put material success as their only purpose in life.

To know that these young adults are taking hold of life without second guessing themselves is really remarkable to see.

Now, as they take on the journey in adulthood, it will be their faith in God that will keep them going in the right direction.

They will of course have failures and disappointments but this is all about stepping out on faith.

As the twenty-somethings take up the reigns for their generation.

I’m excited to learn that many of them are continually forgoing materialism and are embracing service to those in need and using their gifts, skills and talents to be a blessing throughout the world.

One can only pray and hope that the millennial generation succeeds in impacting a world that is in need of change by being the change-factors and having their light shine towards God.

Here are a few websites that may be of interest to the generation of can and will do!

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The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

Publications

Millennial Magazine
http://millennialmagazine.com/

Elite Daily
http://elitedaily.com/

Career Advice/Job Coaching/Etc

Life after College
http://www.lifeaftercollege.org/

When I Grow Up
http://www.whenigrowupcoach.com/

All Groan Up
http://allgroanup.com/

Staff Over Flow
http://careers.stackoverflow.com/cities

Job Jenny
http://www.jobjenny.com/

Under 30 CEO
http://under30ceo.com/

Mission Minded/Volunteer Services

National Service Corps
http://www.nationalservice.gov/

AmeriCorps
http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national

Fema Corps
http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/fema-corps

Jamie the Very Worst Missionary
http://www.theveryworstmissionary.com/

People of the Second Chance
http://www.secondchance.org/

Personal Finances/Savings/Investing

Kapitall
https://landing.kapitall.com/home/

Tip’d Off
https://www.tipdoff.com/

Betterment
https://www.betterment.com/

Mint
https://www.mint.com/

Millennials in the Workplace Training Video

Food and Smart Cookout Accessories

Ecclesiastes 3:1 King James Version (KJV)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Summer officially starts on June 21st this year.

Just think of it. Summer and the good times of spending time with family and friends, vacationing and just staying at home make this season a welcome break from the cold and snow.

If you are a homebody and just like to kick around your house and set up your own private oasis of joy and peace.

Here is a list I put together of food and smart cookout accessories that will hopefully put a smile on your face and fill your belly with sumptuous foods and beverage from the most unlikely of places.

Spend time this weekend to give thanks to God for His perfection, grace and loving kindness.

Enjoy your weekend.

Boxed Wholesale is an online wholesale similar to Costco’s and Sam Club but no membership fee and free delivery based on amount of purchase.

Candy Mafia offers bulk brands of candy with one favorite flavor, for instance, if you like Starburst and only like cherry, you can get just cherry. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this site.

Hello Fresh delivers delicious and healthy recipes with all the pre-measured ingredients to your door each week.

Bacon Freak is for bacon lovers. They have a Bacon Lovers Club with different flavors of thick slices of gourmet bacon delivered to your door each monthly.

Siracha2Go is the spice that goes everywhere with you.

Negley & Son family beekeeping business has incredible flavors of various honey including spicy honey.

Goldbely is a company is a food lover’s delight. They will ship some of the best food from various regional restaurants and companies in the U.S.

Eat Your Way Across America

King of Pop is a place for popcorn fanatics and the flavors are just right for delivery during your summer vacation

Dave’s Coffee Store has a variety of flavors for all types of taste from Africa to South America. They also have coffee syrup for those who want something in their milk, ice cream or recipes.

KettlePizza was developed to give people an affordable way to cook real wood fired pizza on a traditional charcoal kettle grill

Fusion Brands has a hot item for grilling. It’s the Grill Comb that is a better skewer for poultry, meat and vegetables

The Kitchen Safe keeps a lock on those tempting snacks that sets the timing on snacking

Case Coolie is an ideal way to keep a carton of beverage cold for ten hours. You won’t need to freeze or use ice.

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The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

Planning for Summer Travel in 2015

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11

Basement Vacation by Coolmom

 

Look what we have here. The winter is hopefully over and this spring feels like August in the northeast.

High school graduations are approaching and school for some will be ending. And with the weather breaking, I am preparing to take a few travel junkets abroad and here in the good, old U.S.A.

Planning for vacations can be tedious and if you don’t want to lose your happy dance before driving, flying or sailing off, I thought of coming up with a list for planning for summer travel in 2015.

When you checkout the list, hopefully, you will find something of interest for you and your family. The best travel plans should always be well-thought out.

As for me, I am just patiently awaiting my first trip to an exotic location to visit our youngest daughter who is volunteering in Peace Corps.

I would encourage you to take some time to enjoy what God has given you and be a blessing also to others, no matter where you find yourself this summer.

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The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

Travel medical emergency evacuation insurance

On Call International (Travel Insurance for Individuals and Families)

Hold Mail Services (USPS)

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

Pet Sitters International

Adventure Medical Kits for travel across country or abroad ($49)

Gluten Free Passport Travel Cards (Food Allergy cards and more)

Emergency Financial Assistance for U.S. Citizens Abroad

My Freeloader Compact, lightweight and portable child carrier for children up to the weight of 80 lbs. ($250)

Pac Safe Anti-theft variety of travel bags, duffels, wallets, handbags, and more with built-in smart security gear

Henty Wingman (luggage bag) ($199)

Booq Python Mirrorless (Camera shoulder bags $80)

Sword and Plough makes bags and hats from surplus military surplus and employs Veterans ($35 and above)

Vans X Star Wars (a variety of selections for the entire family, socks, hats, tees, shoes and backpacks pricing as low as $3.95-$75)

Knock off some steam with Punch Bag Laundry Bag by Suck U.K. ($35)

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Another Useful List for Business, Work and Home

Hebrews 13:16
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (NIV)

Here is another useful list for business, work and home.

Checkout the websites and bookmark the ones that peak your interest.

Business, Work and Home

Unroll me

Like to manage your inbox or unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, discover new ones and organize them all in one place? Then you may want to register with Unroll.me

Flipboard
Create your own personal digital magazine

We Follow
Wefollow is a directory of prominent people organized by interests. It was initially started as a Twitter directory.

Iffit
IFTTT empowers you with creative control over the products and apps you love. You create your Do and If Recipes for work, home, etc. Save links from your favorite tweets. It’s a neat way to keep your social and viral information neatly together.

My Fonts

This is one site with the largest selections of fonts. You can identify fonts you have seen that you might want to use for personal or business. You then can tryout the fonts before you make a purchase and fonts are for various platforms. You can also sell fonts to Myfonts.

Canva

Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print. One of the best for creating for print, flyers, Facebook covers; posters, book covers, projects, etc. (View their video)

Speaker Deck

Upload your slides as a PDF and they will turn them into an online presentation for you to share

Branded Me

Have a LinkedIn account? Then you can easily create a dedicated web domain that brands who, where and what you do. The basic plan is free.

CREATE YOUR OWN MUSIC

UJam
Make music for free, UJAM technology allows everyone to generate great sounding music. The UJAM Studio is a cloud-based software for music creation. For personal and businesses.

COMPANY LOOKING FOR INVENTORS

Evriholder
Evriholder is looking for new inventions and don’t need to be a professional inventor

FREE HEATING FOR HOME

Nerdalize
Dutch company Nerdalize is heating homes for free and they use computer power to heat your home. Checkout their video for more information

FREE HOUSES FOR WRITERS

Write A House
Free houses are available for writers in Detroit. Write A House, the nonprofit organization that takes the idea of a writer’s residency quite literally. They provide writers with the unique opportunity to own a home in Detroit.

For Android users, Google has made your life easy when you misplace your phone. All you need to do is type “find my phone” into Google Search using a desktop browser.

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The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

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What’s New Out Here on the Web

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. I Corinthians 3:18

Hey! Look what’s new out here on the web.

Like most people who spend time online for business and at times for pleasure, I thought I do a little hunting to find what’s new out here on the web to share with you.

Here is a category listing with a brief description of the latest or most recently updated viral charms of apps to checkout, download and bookmark.

Business & Start-Ups

docsend.com
DocSend is a free service that makes documents a more effective communication tool by telling you what happens after you hit send. DocSend is used in a wide variety of situations, everything from sales proposals to fundraising decks to marketing collateral. (free to business plan pricing)

librato.com
Librato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack.

wufoo.com
Wufoo is an Internet application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. Free and pro available (fee)

Entrepreneurs

teespring.com
Teespring allows you to create & sell custom apparel with ZERO Hassle, ZERO upfront costs, and ZERO risk

massdrop.com
Massdrop is an online community for enthusiasts that provides people across several communities — from audio and electronics to quilting and cooking — a place to connect, discuss their favorite products and activities, and buy those products together.

mightybell.com
Mightybell lets you create a specialized social network for your purpose.

Home

homejoy.com
At Homejoy they make cleaning services available to a broad audience, rather than a luxury for the rich. And they are also providing thousands of work opportunities to individuals who love to clean.

august.com
The August Smart Lock retrofits to your existing Single-Cylinder deadbolt, allowing you to send a virtual key to anyone you choose to have access to your home. Your guests then use their smartphone to gain access to your residence without the need to exchange physical keys

redfin.com
Redfin is a customer first real estate brokerage that represents people buying and selling homes. They were founded and run by technologists, Redfin is a full-service team of real estate agents who are advocates, not salespeople, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions.

Hair & Beauty for Men and Women

styleseat.com
Find and Book beauty and wellness professionals near you (hair, barber, nails, braids, makeup, etc)

dollarshaveclub.com
Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of our great blades, pay only for the cost of your blades, and they send them to your door every month.

Leisure and Vacation

airbnb.com
Rent unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries. (checkout their video)

Games & Entertainment

nway.com
nWay is a developer and publisher of free-to-play online multiplayer games. Real games in real time.

rapt.fm
rapt.fm hosts live video rap battles and cyphers, where you can rap, watch, and vote for your favorites. (this website requires person to be 18 years old)

kodi.tv
Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.

Online Magazines with Up-to-date Products and Services

producthunt.com
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

trendhunter.com
Trend Hunter is a source of inspiration for industry professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs and the insatiably curious

readwrite.com
ReadWrite is now one of the most widely read and respected tech news sites in the world

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

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