Going About It All Wrong

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This morning I came to an eye-opening revalation which changed the course of my development process entirely. It has been five plus years since I started developing The Prayer App. I thought someone would have published this app already, yet I still feel called to release this app. This morning I began my morning like many other Mondays. I was having coffee with God, reading His word when He spoke.

My devotion was on the importance of Community, titled Community : God's Answer to Defeat. At the end of the reading for the morning I was about to write down some notes. How was God speaking to me today based on what I was reading?

The place I felt the most defeat, the most vulnerable was in the development of The Prayer App. I was about to write down that I thought I had this area of my walk covered, but then God told me otherwise. I had/have been going about building this app all wrong. I have been trying to do it alone.

Here's what God's Word says about going at it alone in Ecclesiastes 4:12. I've been going at it unprotected. I have told a few people, but I have not really let them in where they can build the app with me. I have not allowed them the information of where to pray for me while building. I have not invited them in to allow them to stand alongside me.

When I fall down while I am building The Prayer App I have had no one to help me get back up. So it is time for me and this app to change course. No more keeping things to myself. No more going at it alone. As Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, it is time for me to have partners to pick me up when I fall. It's time others are allowed to keep me on track. Today and this week I will be working on user login and registration. Please include me and The Prayer App in your prayers.

'By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.'

Ecclesiastes 4:12 https://my.bible.com/bible/97/ECC.4.12

'It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough!'

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 https://my.bible.com/bible/97/ECC.4.9-10

Tim Cook's Position on iPhone Backdoor Vindicated

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Recent events with the WannaCry ransomeware impacting computers all over the globe have proven Apple and Tim Cook's position to be solid.

[1]: http://macdailynews.com/2017/05/15/tim-cooks-refusal-to-create-iphone-backdoor-for-fbi-vindicated-by-wannacry-ransomware-attack-on-windows-pcs/

[2]: https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/17/11031910/donald-trump-apple-encryption-backdoor-statement

Apple's Best Defense

There is so much riding on Apple's future success it's unbelievable! Individuals, companies, and organizations of all kinds base their livelihood on the future of Apple. So, it's no wonder that the public speculates on Apple's future after their iconic leader, Steve Jobs, passes away. I think the thoughts that people are having about Apple and the future of the company are completely natural. &nbsp;Steve was the most innovative person of our time. He was a creative genius! &nbsp;I was blessed to work for Apple for 3.5 years. It was one of the best places I have been fortunate enough to call my employer. I believe that most people miss the whole reason why Apple is, well Apple. &nbsp;The reason: people equate Apple's success with the man that created and brought it back from extinction. &nbsp;No denying that Steve was a huge part of Apple's success, &nbsp;it isn't the only reason they are successful. &nbsp;One of the biggest things that Steve did while he was at Apple was to create a culture that demanded innovation. &nbsp;Apple hired the best and brightest innovators and continue to do so. &nbsp;The culture of the company remains like that of a start-up. &nbsp;Not the crazy, instability of a start-up. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The fact that innovation is part of the culture.</p>

If that part of their culture continues to thrive, they will continue their role as technology innovators.