Let’s go back to chapter 55, shall we? To whom was this chapter written? Do you remember? Verse one tells us: The Lord says, “All you who are thirsty,…
Can you wait just one more day?
I’ve been working on the hard drive situation literally all day today, and most everything is ready to go. About the only thing not ready to go are the files for this show. Wouldn’t you know?
The holdup is because both my primary copy of the files, and the backup copy, which were on two different hard drives in two different external hard drive enclosures were lost when the drives failed. That’s bad, but not catastrophic because I use an online cloud backup service called Backblaze. The unfortunate part is that downloading the files takes almost forever. It took them between 18 and 24 hours to make a zip file of part of the failed drive. The reason for the long time is that the zip file is over 95 gigs. So I began downloading the file this morning, and there are still about six hours before it completes.
So that’s where we’re at. If all goes well, and let’s hope it does, the file will be ready to unzip tomorrow morning (This morning to you if you’re hearing it Tuesday, July 19, 2016) and we can get back to business as usual.
I had a really great surprise when I went to the mail box this afternoon. There was a check waiting for me from a longtime friend of the Lifespring! shows. As a matter of fact, I just did a search in my Gmail inbox and found that the first time John wrote to me was six years and five days ago. Anyway, John lives in Ontario, Canada, and he wrote a generous check to help pay for a new hard drive. Thank you, John, for your long time friendship and for your gift. You are a blessing.
By the way, I’m not sure if PayPal balked because John is in Canada or just what the problem was, but he was unable to get the “One Time Donation” button to work. But being the intrepid fellow he is, he did things the old fashioned way and broke out the old checkbook.
If you’ve had difficulties with the PayPal buttons over at support.lifespringmedia.com, be like John. Send a check.
So with John’s check today, and Jame’s PayPal donation yesterday, I’m still $25 short on the first hard drive, and I do still need to purchase a backup drive. That one is about $120. I also had to purchase a new external HDD enclosure, because I’m pretty sure that one of the enclosures I was using before was what killed one of the drives. The cost on that was about $45.
So, if you would care to help out with these expenses, I still need about $165 to buy the backup drive and pay for the new HDD enclosure.
All the info on how to donate is at support.lifespringmedia.com.
Let’s pray that I can get an episode done for tomorrow, shall we?
Hey everybody. Just wanted to let you know that I am rebuilding my hard drives. .
My thanks to James who responded to the last abbreviated show with a gift to help purchase a replacement hard drive, for which I am very thankful.
Pretty much all my data was backed up, thanks to Backblaze, so I only lost a small amount of data…just the last few chapters of Isaiah that I recorded for episode 502.
But before I can produce new shows for you, I need to get all my TB of files organized and safe. I hope you don’t mind waiting for just one more day.
Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise, there should be a new episode waiting for you tomorrow.
Thanks for you patience. I appreciate you and I love you.
See you tomorrow. Until then, May God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb. Bye.
Well hey everybody. Sorry to say that there will not be a new episode for you today. I’m still having some hard drive problems. I actually need a pair of new hard drives, and until I can scrape together the money to buy them, I’m having to move files to some older drives that I have been using for archiving. This process is very time consuming because there are many terabytes to move, hence the lack of a new show today, and possibly for a few days.
If you would like to give a gift to help buy the new hard drives, go to support.lifespringmedia.com. You’ll see a link where you can make a one time donation.
Just so you know what my needs are: I need two new 4 TB Seagate drives. One will be for holding most of the data I use on a regular basis, the other will be for backing up. I would like to get a hybrid drive for the primary, and a conventional spinning drive for backup. Amazon’s price for the hybrid drive is $144.99 and $118.99 for the spinning drive.
If you could help me buy these drives, I would be very thankful.
In chapter 5, verses 9 through 13, Paul has an important message to the Corinthian church, and to us today.
What I’m about to say would be very controversial in some Christian circles, especially with our Pentecostal brothers and sisters, but please hear me out.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being thought of as stupid. I like to think that I’m at least as smart as the average guy. So when my intelligence is questioned, it sort of raises my hackles. I want to argue, and prove that God is real.
When you are fearful, when you are feeling the weight of the world, remember who it is that holds you in His hand.
Verse 4 of chapter 15 seems to be especially fitting for us today, as we look at the mess our world is in. Paul wrote: Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us. The Scriptures give us patience and encouragement so that we can have hope.
I don’t know where you live. Do you live near an ocean? Have you ever been to the beach and watched the waves come crashing into shore?