Living in the moment can be hard.

It’s difficult to simply enjoy today, what we have today, and who we get to experience it with today. We have so many demands for our attention, demands on our schedules, and demands on our mental energy. Sometimes it feels like today is impossible to concentrate on because tomorrow is already tugging on us.
Jesus told us to do something radical—He told us not to worry about tomorrow. He tells us in Matthew 6:34 that He will equip us to deal with today’s trouble only—not tomorrow, next week, or next month.
Some days this is harder than others. It’s easy for me not to worry about tomorrow when “tomorrow” is supposed to be a relaxing Saturday off. But it becomes a lot more difficult when “tomorrow” is the day that I have that big meeting (or dentist appointment!).
If we worry about tomorrow and whatever we think it might bring, we’re trying to control something that’s actually under His control, and not ours. If we’re honest with ourselves, we really have no idea what might happen tomorrow. We don’t even know what’s going to happen later today! However, we can know the one who controls today. And tomorrow. And forever.
Find some time today to rest in that fact. Enjoy this moment, this day, knowing that God has today and tomorrow in His hands. Let His peace make “today” meaningful.

Used iPhones: A guide on where and how to buy used iPhone X, 8, 7, 6s, and 6 – CNN

I believe every Apple customer needs to know about their a current owner of an iPhone 7 or earlier. Make sure you now if they are still providing the latest iOS releases to your device. If you check your settings➡️general➡️about: you will see information about your phone. Check the iOS number to see if you have iOS 13.1 or higher. If not you are needing to think about a new device.

Contact me for assistance if you don’t have any idea what I am talking about.

rabergstedt@icloud.com

Breaking or losing an iPhone is a major pain, but there are a few options that won’t break the bank for replacing it with a used or refurbished model.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2019/01/02/cnn-underscored/buy-used-refurbished-iphones-guide/index.html

Blu-ray Player Buying Guide

Blu-ray Player Buying Guide

Introduction

 

First generation Blu-ray players were initially released to the market on June 2006 and since that time plenty has changed. Early Blu-ray players were bulky, slow, and costly. Features, connectivity and reliability were also limited as the Blu-ray format was still evolving. The PlayStation 3 was launched on November 2006 and quickly became the Blu-ray player of choice for gamers and videophiles alike. The PS3 offered fast loading of Blu-ray Discs, built in Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, and better reliability than other Blu-ray players in the market. The PlayStation 3 offered more while selling for about half the retail price of standalone Blu-ray players.

Much has changed in the last 13 years as Blu-ray players continued to improve. Current Blu-ray players are fast, reliable, and sell for a fraction of the cost of their predecessors. Most players now offer Ethernet/Wi-Fi connectivity for streaming Internet content, automated notification of firmware updates, internal decoding of lossless audio formats, BD Live and Bonus View features, picture controls, DVD upscailing, stellar HD picture quality, and more. BD players have evolved over the last few years into a versatile home theater component capable of filling many entertainment roles. 

Exciting new features have been added to the latest player models. Options such as Blu-ray 3D, 2D-to-3D conversion, social media apps, dual HDMI outputs, DLNA capability, online streaming media services, mobile device control, wireless or USB keyboard support, and 4K upscailing are now available from your preferred player brand. With so many choices available for your purchase decision, sorting through the various options to find the right model can become a trying process for some consumers.

This is a list where you could start your investigation.

I am looking for a Blu-Ray player myself.

I may just buy a external DVD player and forget using a unit directly cabled to my TV.

Your thoughts?

https://www.blu-ray.com/products/?c=1&sortby=price

When do you feel like quitting?

Please read all the way to the end!!

It is important to be free to share these thoughts. Share them with those that need encouragement and understanding.

I WANT TO QUIT!!!!!

I WANT TO QUIT!

I’m so tired. There are days I feel so terrible that I can barely move. My bills are outrageous, and I could have purchased a new car with the funds I have spent these last many years on medications and doctor bills.

I WANT TO QUIT!

I spend hours and hours emailing and posting about important issues with little to no response. On top of that, there may be as many posts, articles and e-mails to read. It is never-ending. And there is no cream or sugar in my coffee.

I WANT TO QUIT!

I haven’t the time left in a day to email or call my friends. I can’t remember the last time I went to a movie or a party… and taking a vacation is all but impossible with so many people depending on my presence and I can’t afford to go.

I WANT TO QUIT!

I’ve spent time unburdening myself on-line with only one out of three sites resulting in great support and feedback. The site that produced the most was XXXXXXXX!!

I WANT TO QUIT!

I swear at myself for allowing myself to wallow in despair for so long and so often.

I WANT TO QUIT!

Because people just don’t understand my illness and have no idea how to help. They dump their platitudes on my ears with no real thought.

I WANT TO QUIT!

I hear whimpering in my sleep, have nightmares frequently….. Barely realizing they are coming from me and my sick brain.

I WANT TO QUIT!

Life is unbearable and why should I go on.

I WANT TO QUIT!

It is not like I don’t have enough of my own issues to worry about – but others have added to my load with their burdens and hurts.

I WANT TO QUIT!

I have trusted the wrong people – had faith and been heart broken…

I WANT TO QUIT!

I have been yelled at, called names, cussed at, harrassed, shoved and otherwise physically and emotionally abused by folks who have no idea what is wrong with me.

I WANT TO QUIT!

AND THEN… one day the clouds of depression miraculously open and a semi-normal life returns.

I WANT TO QUIT!

AND THEN… I realize why I feel so much better because friends or relatives who have reached out to befriend me again.

I WANT TO QUIT!

AND THEN… I fall back for months at a time only to be released again by life events that should not break me free but should deepen my despair. But these events do what I am amazed that they have done for me and my attitudes.

I WANT TO QUIT!

AND THEN… I find myself reviewing the poem – Footprints – and see my life reflecting through its words.

I WANT TO QUIT!

AND THEN… I ask a friend to meet with me as a faith/accountability partner and he agrees!

I WANT TO QUIT!

AND THEN… God brings me peace and forgiveness for my sinful thoughts and actions while in the valley of the shadow of death.

I WANT TO QUIT!

But I won’t. When I feel overwhelmed, I’ll look into my friend’s eyes and members of my church’s eyes and know they are there for me even when I feel as if there is no one on my side.

I WANT TO QUIT!

But not today.