It’s been a little more than twelve years since I got my first cell phone – the Motorola Microtac 650 (it was anything but micro.) I remember two things about this phone: first, that it was practically indestructible (it survived full submersion in a bucket of water and still worked well), and secondly that the reception was very finicky. In the 18 months I had that phone, I dropped hundreds of calls, usually while driving on the highway and cruising through the valley. Because all your phone did was make phone calls – I couldn’t check Facebook text message, or even play basic video games on that first phone (nor the next one I used) – you were at the whim of the network. And these analog networks (things like 3G, 4G, and LTE weren’t even part of the conversation yet) had decent coverage in major cities like Edmonton and Calgary… but the rest of Alberta was hit and miss. The key to using your phone was making sure that you were in a place that you had reception [Read more…] about YouCat: Man is Receptive to God
You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. -St. Augustine
Very few people understand the idea of restlessness as we’ll as Augustine did. In addition to being a womanizer, he could drink and party with the best of them. But his pleasure-seeking, popularity, and comfortable lifestyle left Augustine feeling empty… ultimately leading him back to the arms of the God who created and loved him. [Read more…] about YouCat: Why Are We able to believe?