Remember Me App Review

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Remember Me App Review

3/8/2017

“… do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19

I have been trying to memorize scriptures in the Bible, however, it is harder than it seems. It’s not easy nor is it efficient to just crack open the Bible and start memorizing lines. I have to find the correct verses and it can be a pain. Searching online for Bible verses is better but there is no review, no follow up. Enter Remember Me.

This Bible app is amazing. It keeps track of the Bible verses you selected and reminds you to review them after a certain amount of time is up and is based on levels. For the Bible verses, you can select multiple versions of the Bible and they even have the 1984 New International Version! Selecting the right version on a verse is important because I feel each version may portray the truth or clarity of a verse differently.

The app also contains a repository where you can select verses to remember. It also contains a cloud where you can sign in to store your data. I find this feature very useful because just a few days ago, I had to factory reset my phone but, thank God, my progress is saved.

But it is the testing and the infographic on the scores that makes the app fun. For testing, the app feature modes such as multiple choice, line by line, fill-in-the-blank, and keyboard input. And for each verse that you master for the day, you earn a score based on how many words are in the verse. You can check your progress and all time-best in the scores section.

This app is very motivational, versatile, easy-to-use, and helpful for anyone wanting to memorize Scriptures. Below are some screenshots of the app.

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Remember Me App Website:
http://www.remem.me/

Download for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bible.remember_me

Download for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remember-me/id504171445?mt=8

Other Downloads
http://www.remem.me/download-app

11/29/2016: Helen-Class Cruiser

11/29/2016: Helen-Class Cruiser

5:08pm – 5:55pm  edited 10:03pm

Sometimes, in the war-games that I play, I liken my life in the spirit to a fleet of ships. How I seek Him, how I love Him, how I pursue and follow and obey Him, is reflected on the condition of my ships. When I am weak spiritually, my fleet is, naturally, very weak. However, there are other ships, and technologies from others, that I incorporate into my fleet to make it stronger.

Throughout my life, there have been people and organizations who, in the spirit, influenced me greatly, whom I admire, and whom I spent a lot of time with. Those people or groups may come through my life and leave, but the memories of them, the influence they have on me, is imprinted in my life for at least a very long time.

I admire those people or groups, and I begin to copy them, to emulate their strengths, their personalities, their desires and will, from what I know of them. I build a cruiser, a destroyer, using their technology. Some people and groups have stand-alone ships, some are incorporated into the rest of my fleet, and others have both.

In the Army, one of the people I admired spiritually was Endora. I saw her as someone who loves God, who has a passion, a deep love for Him. So I began to seek God using, to the best of my knowledge, of her worship to God. I jokingly told myself that I have an Endora-class cruiser.

Now, before I continue, I want to let everyone know that the root of all cruisers is God. The root of all Endora-class cruisers, Helen-class cruisers, Bethel technology, is God. To worship anyone else is idolatry. But each of us have different spiritual strengths of seeking Him and it is learning from others, of how they worship God, their mindset, their knowledge, their learnings, that I get to grow and enrich my experience with God and to help me to be closer to Him.

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Many times, when I struggle in my faith, it is those ships, those special classes of ships, that can effectively fight against the enemy. Just like in the Bible when God ordered that Judah go first to fight against his brother Benjamin, sometimes it is those ships, that go first to fight against the enemy, because the rest of my fleet, the ones mostly built by me, are too weak or they lack the weaponry that these other ships have.

When I’m weak in spirit, sometimes I think of other Christian heroes and they inspire me to continue or fight on.  The songs from Bethel, Hillsongs, and the many artists from K-Love, the preachings from Ignite, the leaders and disciples that I get to mingle and grow with, all gave me their influence, their technology, their knowledge and wisdom, their passion, their mindset, their reasons, to worship, love, and seek God.  I would not get far in my relationship with God if I were to just seek Him alone, using my own mindsets and technology.  As Christian brothers and sisters, we need to learn from each other, to share our discoveries with God, so we can collectively be empowered to fight against the enemy.

 

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4/9/2013: Happenings / God of Justice

4/9/2013: Happenings / God of Justice

S: 9:49pm
E: 10:00pm

Really quick because I’m only giving myself ten minutes. I probably would write like crap lol.

Yesterday, I had a strategic discussion with myself. I realized, on all my fronts (my church, youth group, studies, volunteering for Community Solutions, etc), I have been losing. I looked at each “front” or main issue and I thought about it logically. What can I do to improve it? I’m glad that, despite social isolation, I still have wisdom that comes from God; I still have that light. I realized that it is all pretty hopeless. I decided to stage a “fighting retreat,” which is to simply withdraw my fronts. After all, if I am losing and there’s nothing I can do about it (spend a lot of time thinking solutions), I might as well retreat. And I was thinking about retreating in life as well.

However, today, due to an event and past memories of how God has helped me and how I remembered telling myself that “As long as I can talk to God, I will be content,” one thing I will never withdraw from is talking to God because I realized that everything I get, everything I have, stems from God. Yes, even people. The reason how I can even interact with people is because I have confidence from God.

There’s more that I want to write about my discoveries but I may have to leave it unwritten because of time.

I’m still in the Army; I’m in the Christian Army. This is my duty station, I forgot. I need to spend my time praying and watching, and if God tells me to, to start acting. If the military calls me up then my duty station will be changed. It was at Ft. Sill, it was at Kuwait, and it was at Fort Bliss, and now it is here. I realized everything starts with the spirit. I forgot that but now I remembered. Physical training will be easier if I start with spiritual training first.

Serbia’s national anthem is titled “God of justice.” May the God of justice, the God of mercy, and the God of grace be with me.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013

S: 10:18pm
E: 10:47pm

If I start out my discovery with “Dear Steven” then I will be writing to myself, the “yo” form. If I do that, it would be easier for me to write to myself. But, I can just write without the address and it will be in the “tú” form. I think I use the tú form when I write for most of my discoveries because I naturally believe that I’m writing for others and for myself if I just write. Of course, there is the usted form but if I use that form, then my discovery would be very boring.

I think from now on, I’m just going to write boring day-to-day things. Not all of my posts would be majestic hits. And, I believe, at the present, there is a positive correlation between the amount of journal entries I write and my relationship with God.

About a month ago, I thought about not writing anymore. Why? Because, as I posted on Faithbook, my church youth group, I feel that “everything that has been invented has already been invented.” All my feelings, thoughts, experiences are all there. Someone who reads all my blogs will pretty much know me. There is nothing new under the sun. But, maybe a part of my argument is not true. A person changes over time. I’m not the same person before the Army; I’m not the same person while I was at Kuwait.

I miss my Kuwait days. No, I don’t relish the work or the “missions” I have to go to, although it is a great learning experience. I relish my off-time with God. There is a half-mile track about five minutes from my barrack. I would use that as my prayer-time with God. I would bring my Sansa mp3 player and walk or jog around the track listening and singing with the Christian music. When I pray or talk to God, same thing, I would leave my headphones on and just talk to Him. If people see me, they would think I’m just singing whatever I was hearing. The sky would be dark and there typically isn’t a lot of soldiers around. I would walk around and around enjoying myself with Him. Sometimes, I would even take a walk around our barracks complex and talk to Him, but every time I pass a person, I would lower my prayer to a whisper.

Here in El Paso, I do not have this luxury. Well, I could go to Fort Bliss and walk around and sing but it’s harder and I don’t want to waste gas to drive all the way there. And if I walk around my street, I don’t feel safe. I prefer to do this at night. I am limited to just walking around the confines of my room. Hmm, maybe I can install a 3D-projector and pretend I’m in the jungle or something.

I do have a few stories I want to write about but it isn’t as much as I normally write in a month’s silence. I will begin writing them soon, hopefully tomorrow. If I wait too long, like in a dream, I may forget the details.

10/23/2012: A Rainbow in my Room

10/23/2012: A Rainbow in my Room / My Political Party

{S: 10:43pm}  It is late now and I ought to sleep because I have early morning classes tomorrow.  However, I know that once an idea comes to a person, it will leave unless I act on it promptly.  I remember there are times in my past when I thought of an idea or an urge or a clarity, and I chose to procrastinate it.  Well, that urge or idea left me and I lost a wonderful piece of writing that I could have written.

How can I start?  Writing about politics is like walking on fire, no, I mean walking in-between fires.  It is very dangerous.  But I saw several postings my fellow friends on Facebook wrote and it gave me a passion to respond.  I want to write this to the best of my Biblical knowledge and to the best of my perception of God though my Holy Spirit.

I have a rainbow in my room.  No, it doesn’t mean I support gay rights; rather, it is a reminder of God’s promise.  A promise that God will not destroy the earth by flood again, and looking deeper, a promise that He will “[show] love to a thousand generations of those who love [Him] and keep [His] commandments” (Exodus 20:6).

Instead of arguing which political party is better, I want to start by defining, to my best knowledge of God, the perfect political party, and thus, the perfect government.

Micah 6:8  He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Matthew 23:23  “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”

First of all, I want a government who is humble, a government who loves justice and mercy.

Isaiah 1:17  learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 58:6  “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

The political party I would support is the party that helps the poor and the oppressed; a party that wants to help all who are hungry, homeless, and those who have nothing.

Matthew 6:24  “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Amos 8:4  Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
saying, “When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?”— skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.

A party that doesn’t focus on money but on God and on people.

Micah 4:3  He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken.

And a party that stands for peace, not war.

Now which political party best represents what I have described?  I believe it would be the Democratic Party.

It was FDR who made a major dent in ending the Great Depression.  It was him, a democrat, who started much of the social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and he set minimum wage standards that improved the standard of living for all Americans.  It was the Democrats that gave women the right to vote.  It was the Democrats who spearheaded the Civil Rights Movement and to quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which he quoted from the Bible, “let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream” (Amos 5:23).

It was the Democrats who opposed unregulated capitalism and sought to break up monopolies and strengthen unions to increase the power of the working class.

Some may disagree that government should be the vehicle to regulate wealth.  If they do, look at the Gilded Age in the 1900s before the Great Depression.  The vast majority of Americans had a living little better than at the sustenance level.  Many lived in tenements, struggling to survive.  There was a prevailing belief in Social Darwinism.  Human nature had their chance.  The rich and powerful want to keep their wealth and made wage-slaves of them.  It was the Gilded Age for the 1%.

Left by themselves, human beings will not give and share what they have with others.  Part of the reason why the Great Depression started is because of an unequal distribution of wealth.  The rich hoard all the money; there was few people who can afford to buy the goods made by them.  Now, before I continue, this doesn’t mean I support communism, where everyone gets the same reward regardless of what they do.  No, the one who works hard with the ten talents should get another ten, but anyone who works hard should have at least a decent standard of living.

So, for this 2012 election, my vote is for Obama, although not wholeheartedly because “the high places.. were not removed” (2 Kings 12:3).  They support abortion and gay-rights.

No [human] government, no political party, is perfect because they are administered by sinful men.  However, there is a new Government, a new political party that is coming.  It will not be the Pharisees or the Sadducees but it will be led by Jesus Christ and the “government will be on his shoulders.”

Isaiah 9:6  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

{E: 12:39am}

10/14/2012:

10/14/2012:

{S: 7:59pm}

If I should die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home.

Tell my mom (1) / church (2) I did my best
Bury me in the leaning rest.

That was the Army cadence I sang to give myself the courage to bike with my radical black Christian T-shirt to church today.  I really do feel the world I’m living in is a combat zone.  Standing up, telling others that I am a C is very dangerous in this time.  I am a C.. I am a C-H….

Claire commented to me during lunch that I am wearing that black Christian T-shirt again.

“People are going to beat you up,” she said, “Better learn karate.”

Well, I don’t know karate and I don’t know the Army combatives.  But it’s okay.  If they beat me up, my blood will be precious in God’s sight (Psalms 72:14).  The best self-defense is spiritual self-defense.  If I should die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home.  {8:18pm}

 

9/30/2012: Eyes on my Head

9/30/2012: Eyes on my Head

{S: 5:12pm} I could just combine my entries into one but doing so will make my writing more unorganized.  Today I do want to write about something that happened to me recently.

Today, I mean yesterday, I was angry at God.  Yesterday, my medical friend Jason invited me to his dinner gathering.  When he gave me his invitation on phone, I didn’t know what to decide.  Part of me wants to say yes, and another part wants me to say no.  So, I tried delaying tactics by asking more questions, saying “um” a lot, and basically giving neutral answers.  I told him the truth, by telling him that I “cannot decide.”  I may be become more indecisive than usual.  Knowing that I need to be more courageous and to make up my mind, I told him yes and asked for the time and place.  So, I decided to go.

In the beginning of the dinner event, it was great.  I greeted and conversed with all of his roommates during dinner.  I’m surprised guys can also make good food :p  I had wisdom and my conversation was light and full of salt.  However, after the dinner, I began to make a few mistakes.  I couldn’t see where the present is heading.  Don’t get me wrong, it was still a great day.  Jason’s roommates are all Christians and a few of them could play guitar.  I played couple songs with them.  Among them are: “The Nails in Your Hands,” and “Alabaster Jar.”  They are very nice and friendly.  I got leftovers and Nathan gave me a pear to eat on the drive back.

However, I couldn’t tell the signs.  Perhaps I overstayed my welcome.  Maybe because they are medical students, they couldn’t have a lot of free time.  Or maybe I’m just a perfectionist and I want every encounter to be near-perfect (on my part, and that requires wisdom).  But I left that night, among “good-byes” feeling forlorn inside.

I felt forlorn inside because I didn’t have enough wisdom to know what was going on.  I didn’t have enough wisdom to leave at the right time.  I was angry at God because my whole life revolves on Him, on Him giving me “strength, courage, and, most importantly, wisdom.”  I asked God for wisdom all the time but how come yesterday, I lacked it?  I cried at night and asked God, “why?”

I was about to not go to church today, but praise God I chose to go.  I could only go under one condition: that I become cold and calculating, so I won’t make any more mistakes and bring more shame on myself.  I decided to go only to worship God and I planned to leave early.

I chose to wear my black Christian T-shirt because I wanted to look tough so I can minimize my encounter with people and thus make potentially fewer mistakes.

Today’s sermon spoke to me.  It seems the pastor was reading my mind.  Guess what the sermon is about?  Wisdom.  The pastor shared, on a crowded Chinese moon-cake Sunday, that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).  The key passage for today is in Ephesians 5:15-20.  We are to “redeem the time,” “understand what the Lord’s will is,” and to “be filled with the Spirit.”  That is wisdom.  That is “making the most of every opportunity” as the title of this sermon states.

I realized, based on these Biblical standards, that I lack wisdom.  First, I don’t manage my time wisely.  Much of my time is still lost in vanity; in computer games; in my passions and desires.  Although I know such things are destructive, I lack the self-control to completely neutralize it.  Second, I don’t spend a lot of time “understanding what the Lord’s will is.”  I would make plans and “do and do, a little here, a little there.”  Many times, and especially when the urge to play games hit, I know that I should stop what I’m doing and receive instructions or orders from God.  But often, I would play games first and then seek God.  Lastly, Christians are to “be filled with the Spirit.”  If I don’t spend a lot of time with God, how can I be filled with the Spirit all the time?  Now that I’m thinking about this, maybe God did give me wisdom.  He did give me “eyes on my head” to see these destructive behaviors but I chose to continue on (Ecclesiastes 2:14).

Before I continue, I may be giving the wrong impression.  I always put my schoolwork first.  In tough assignments, I plan ahead so I can finish them on time.  I always make sure I complete all my homework by the due date.  However, I know I can be much better than this.  I can be an excellent student, instead of just good or decent, if I have more self-control.  The Army with God changed my greatly, but, to me, it is still a life-long process.

For the sake of time, I am going to write a little more briefly.  My tough-guy stealth mode didn’t last long.  When I first came in the church front door, I went to the gymnasium area first to drop-off my “Autumn Olympic” papers.  There, Auntie Diana stopped me and asked, “你這麼了?”

I hesitated because I don’t want to lie and say “I’m fine” so she said, “快說.”

I told her I’ll talk to her during lunch and she agreed.  I’m glad that there is someone from church who can see through me and is willing to help me.  This action somewhat softened my pose.

So during lunch, which is a family luncheon with moon-cakes involved, I sat across from Diana.  I told her the story I wrote earlier in this diary.  “I don’t understand,” I told her, “I asked God for strength, courage, and wisdom and He doesn’t give it to me.”  “My whole life is about wisdom and if I don’t have wisdom or enough wisdom, I cannot live.”

She listened patiently as I voiced my complaints.  I was afraid that I won’t be able to say what I mean because of my poor Chinese, but surprisingly, I feel I was able to convey to her what I meant.

She told me that God gives people wisdom or other things gradually.  As I grow in God more, I will receive more of God’s wisdom.  I know about this concept but I forgot it.  I thought God will just give me wisdom completely and that’s it (e.g. during yesterday’s dinner event) but she answered no.

“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure / This the pledge to me He made” (from the hymn Day by Day). {E: 6:46pm}

11/29/2010: To Bangladesh with love

11/29/2010: To Bangladesh with love

S: 5:20pm

E: 5:44pm

I was going to play computer games again but I was able to stop myself. It’s hard for me to stop playing. I have a great desire to satisfy my intellect. No! I cannot satisfy myself, I need to satisfy my spirit. Today is a good day because it is a day blessed with His love.

There is a pastor I met on Facebook named Pastor James Rana Biswas. We talked to each other and I found that he needed some financial help for his ministry. Yes! I thought. This is a chance to get treasures in heaven! So, for the next few weeks, I did my best to help him. I should have, however, prayed more, but I failed due to m weaknesses. Among the things he needed is a projector screen. I wrote need because although he doesn’t need it, he is a man living for God, therefore, he needs it. I was, however, unable to ship the projector screen directly to him, nor was I able to have it shipped here. A church friend, Jonathan, helped me and I received the package today. I took it and sent it to my post office and now it’s enroute to Bangladesh. I am so happy because know that I’m doing this for God’s kingdom.

Many people like to tell me that I hardly know him, that he may be a scam, that he may be fake, that he may be evil. No! It’s okay. These things don’t matter. I’m not doing this for man, I’m doing this for God. What he does with it will be up to the Lord’s perfect judgment. What matters is that God sees my act. God doesn’t need anything from us (Psalm 50:9-10), but the poor widow who gave two pennies, which is all she had, Jesus commended (Mark 12:43). When we help people, we must stop judging and just give. Don’t give to him, but give it to God through him. That gift will then belong to God and whether he does with it is none of my concern. God is the judge.

I think the same goes with homeless people. I know some people make a living off of begging, even though they might be rich. They might enjoy begging, I don’t know, but what matters is not how he will use it, or spend it, or blah blah blah with it, but what matters is I try to love and serve God by giving to the poor. We are limited. We see only the outside. We only know so much. But God is unlimited. He can see the heart and He knows everything. If someone pretends to be poor, or is poor, I will still give it to him or her because I love God. It is God’s love that allows me to love tax collectors and sinners. Obey God and let Him be the judge.

The desire to play that fun card strategy game is increasing. I cannot play that game because it satisfies my soul, not my spirit. I need to pray. I need to sing. I need to read the Pilgrims Progress. I am rereading that book because it’s awesome. All of us Christians are on this road and we need to be careful not to go astray. I still go astray anyways but what matters is not giving up!

 

是愛 It’s Love

1/30/2010

1/30/2010

 

I need to write quick. I can’t waste too much time. Time is so precious.

Today I went paint balling! Yay! I actually don’t really want to go because I have so much Christian work to do, but I made a promise, so I had to. The paint balling is actually fun. I went with my sergeant.

Because it was my first time playing, I was kind of nervous. Sure, I shot a M16 before, but I’m still nervous. I bombarded my sergeant with tons of questions. I find that I was playing kind of aggressive, which kind of surprised myself. I would move up under cover if possible and try to open as many fronts to the enemy as possible. I try to flank and got a few “surrenders.” The entire time playing, I played by faith and it went well. I should have been more aggressive though. And yes, I was shot too many times.

I need to upload as much Christian songs and stories as possible. I selected 11 睡夢鄉 that are really good and want to post along with other children Christian music and the rest of The Exodus. I’m also studying for my CLEP on American Government. It’s easy but I just need time. And with all that, I have to prepare for deployment. So many things arrgh! It’s okay. One thing I will always find time for is my relationship with God. With God, time doesn’t matter, because it is in His hands.

I need to be careful not to fall into temptation. If I fall, it will take me at least a few days to get back up (from experience). Like a paintball game, I need to watch if any sins is sneaking up on me. As long as I trust in God and live by faith, I will be okay.

1/15/2010

1/15/2010

S: 10:41am

Losing my external hard drive also made me wonder why I use Facebook. If my backup is in heaven, then what is Facebook for? If my purpose is to give God glory, then what is Facebook for? Many times, and especially when I write notes, Facebook gets time consuming. And it will get even more time-consuming if I chose to “take control of Facebook.” Part of me wants to continue and embrace Facebook. It want me to make my Face book a true reflection of myself with notes, videos, pictures, etc. And I don’t care what other people think, it’s me. Another part of me wants to completely dump Facebook. Facebook is a waste of time. It’s not about me, it’s about God. Facebook is so time-consuming that it will affect my growth in the knowledge of God. Oh yeah, I went to the PX today, and not only did I buy a new laptop and external hard drive, I brought a whole collection of Christian books. I’m glad that the PX had so many wonderful Christian books for growth. And, when I went to buy a new laptop, I had no plan. Yet, I found in the catalog that today is the first day of their tech sale. Wow. Praise God. I brought a high-tech Sony laptop for $679 and I’m using it now.

Since I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, I’m just going to choose the middle course until I decide which path to follow. But it’s not easy to walk both paths. Very soon, I would have to make a decision.