I know I already shared that I’m thankful for technology, but I wanted to be a little more specific today and share how thankful I am for my MacBook Pro. I spend the majority of everyday working from and on this—and I don’t know what I’d do without it.
This morning on my way into the office, I stopped at Starbucks for an Iced Americano. There was a young hip looking kid in front of me ordering his drink. After I placed my order, I stepped over to wait for my beverage and watched this young hipster remove his MacBook Pro from his bag. I noticed he opened an image to work on of a nice picture of the sky with clouds in it, with some text left aligned and top aligned, it looked suspiciously like a slide for a worship setting. So I took a closer look and read the words, “Oh happy day, happy day, You washed my sin away…”
Once I got my Americano, I stepped over and asked the young lad, if he is a worship leader? His answer was of course, yes. We struck up a conversation which led around to me telling him where I lead worship – at CrossRoads Nazarene.
He remarks about how funny that is, as he just happens to be having lunch with my predecessor today! What are the odds of us randomly meeting on the very day these two guys have lunch plans?
It made me want to burst out in a verse of “It’s A Small World” right on the spot…
I did not burst out in song…
I probably should have done it…
We are planning to connect at some point soon for a cup of coffee. I really enjoy connecting with younger generation worship leaders. They help keep me in “the loop” with what’s happening within this age group of worshippers, and that helps me be more effective at leading them in worship gatherings.
The odds of us meeting like today? Some might say it was just a random coincidence – I say it may very well be God “ordering our steps”. He is after all, cool and amazing like that!
I’ve been a huge Apple fan for a long time. I love their computers!
I’ve had my 17” MacBook Pro for over 4 years and the display had started coming apart. But what do you expect when it gets used the way I’ve used my machine every single day. No matter how good things are made, they ALL eventually begin to break down…and my computer is no different. I did some simple math and (I’m being conservative here) I have opened and closed my MacBook over 12,000 times.
I took my computer in to the Genius Bar at the Apple store, my computer is no longer under warranty and the repair on the monitor casing would be over $600 – so I passed and put one of those “C-clips” on it in an effort to help hold it together longer.
This past Monday I got a new 15” MacBook Pro (which I’m very, very excited about). On Tuesday night I ran Migration Assistant so that my new MacBook has all my settings & software on it. On Wednesday night when I got home from church I had planned to clean up my old computer and give it to my wife to use for her laptop…but my display would NOT turn on.
So, I made yet another Genius Bar appointment, took my old computer in and they ran some tests on the video card / mother board and guess what, it failed. Now you might think that’s a bad thing, but as it turns out for me it was a good thing. Apple is replacing the innards of my computer (a repair that would normally cost $1,000), and it is not costing me a single penny. (In fact as I’m typing this blog post, the Apple store just called to let me know the repairs have been completed and I can pick up my new/old MacBook Pro!)
Well, gotta run – I’m going to get my computer!