Tim Luft

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Dan Simmons, <i>Hyperion</i>

There is a very dark and pain…

There is a very dark and painful side to life, but that is natural. People in our culture think they should never be unhappy. They think that being unhappy is unnatural. They try to make it go away. They take pills or they go to therapy to “fix” themselves. They blame themselves or others for their suffering. We need to understand that sadness is as much a part of life as joy. It would be easy just to get bitter and cold while focusing on the dark side, but there is also an amazing, wonderful …

The 45 Hidden iOS 9 Features Apple Didn't Tell You About

Here’s a list of all hidden iOS 9 features for iPhone, iPad that Apple didn’t talk about at WWDC 2015.<p>iOS 9 is a goldmine when it comes to features. …

Here's everything Siri can do on your Apple Watch

<b>Updated March 2017:</b> Added information for Siri in watchOS 3.2.<p>Typing on an iPhone is fine — typing on an Apple Watch, less so. Wrist-sized screens …

28 Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know

My Apple Watch is out for delivery! I'm pretty excited to see it finally arrive — especially because I've spent awhile learning about all the cool …

Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new Trackpad!

Force Touch trackpads come on the 12-inch MacBook, 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the Magic Trackpad 2. And with Force Touch comes Force Click, a …

Secret Apple Watch controls: How to use the Digital Crown and side button!

In some ways, the iPhone X takes after the Apple Watch's design: Both have no home button, both are all screen, and both have a surprising amount of …

How to use emoji on your Mac

Using emoji to express emotions, ideas and thoughts are very popular on the iPhone and other mobile devices. A couple of quick taps on the keyboard …

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Have a goal. Waking up earlie…

Have a goal. Waking up earlier. Smiling. Starting to run. Making this recipe. Buying this blanket. Traveling. Cuddling a horse. Saying i love you to someone. Laughing. Discovering the universe. Singing. Sewing. Having your own shop. Sleeping well. Going to this specific place. Being in peace with yourself. Taking a picture on the top of the Everest. No matter the kind of goal, have one. And fight for it. Wake up everyday with motivation, and fall asleep with a smile. Live your life to the …

Marry your best friend. I do …

Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that …

You didn’t have to do anythin…

You didn’t have to do anything to make me fall for you. I didn’t fall for you because of what you could or couldn’t do for me. I fell for you simply because you were unapologetically yourself. I fell for your beautiful soul and big heart. I love you for everything that you are and everything that you’re not. You are so perfectly flawed, but also perfectly you.

It seems foolish doesn’t it? …

It seems foolish doesn’t it? To want someone to share a life that you have always kept to yourself, to feel as though you have reached the end of the road in which you can travel alone, so you wait to step forward holding the hand of another. It’s just so odd, how a heart was so content with it’s own wanderings and then one day was ruined to the idea of ever being alone. Why do our hearts yearn for something so confusing but at the same time so simple? It all seems so crazy but I am going mad …

What else should our lives be…

What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness into the mystery of what we have not yet become.

Secret Safari shortcuts: Speed up your browsing now!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac to become one of the very first fully-functional web browsers on mobile. Taking all that power and …

The Power of Touch

“There’s power in the touch of another person’s hand. We acknowledge it in little ways, all the time. There’s a reason human beings shake hands, hold hands, slap hands, bump hands.<p>“It comes from our very earliest memories, when we all come into the world blinded by light and color, deafened by riotous sound, flailing in a suddenly cavernous space without any way of orienting ourselves, shuddering with cold, emptied with hunger, and justifiably frightened and confused. And what changes that …

Jay McInerney, “Invisible Fences”

Jay McInerney, “Invisible Fences”

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Laura McBride, <i>We Are Called to Rise</i>

I meet Christians who are…

I meet Christians who are super-glossy, picture-perfect, law-abiding people, but they are absolutely miserable and difficult to be near. Their every movement is dictated by a strict rigid ruleset that is motivated by a desperate fear. If your efforts are not driven by grace — that God absolutely loves you no matter what — then you will punish yourself towards an invisible standard that looks like success but feels like slavery. Such a standard might work for a little while to conform your …