Archive for December, 2014

Personally Amazed

Posted: December 22, 2014 in Faith

Listening to Christmas music, a line from a song just blew me away:

Did you know the sleeping child you’re holding
Is the Great I AM?

Man, what a trip! As I hold my baby, I wonder at the God becoming like one of these. And I wonder if Mary really had any clue what she held. For the Father to entrust His Son, the second person of the Trinity, to this young woman is mind boggling. For the Son to become like my infant son, helpless, fragile… wow… I can’t really describe how that thought make me feel. My eyes are tearing up, there’s a tightness in my chest and I simply want to worship God.


How to Have a Great Christmas

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Life


By the historical (traditional) Christmas calendar it is now the Advent season. Most of the western world (including evangelical protestant Christians) would call it the Christmas season. Regardless what you call it, it’s a time of great expectation and disappointment. A friend and mentor of mine explained it something like this: People are expecting and hoping for Norman Rockwell and instead end up with Freddy Kruger. This is, sadly, too true. Just yesterday I learned of a tragedy which will effect several families and possibly (probably even) shatter any happy Christmas mojo.

Personally, I’ll confess that I’m in a rather dark place. I am currently struggling through depression, frustration, a sense of being overwhelmed, and general lassitude. And yet Christmas (or Advent) is my most favorite time of the year. It is therefore understandable that I am asking myself how I can pull up out of these doldrums and enjoy the season.

Here’s my answer to myself:

Stop trying to pull yourself out of the doldrums. Stop trying to make sure you have a good Christmas. Instead pour yourself out doing everything you can to help others have a great Christmas. 


Posting this more for my benefit, but also just to provide one more search result for this issue.

Today while working on one of my Test VMs via Remote Desktop and application stopped responding. No problem…simple solution, hit Ctrl + Alt + Del. The difficulty is that those keys trigger my local machine, not the VM through Remote Desktop. I needed to figure out how to send that command to my VM.

Google it. Seriously, it only took me thirty second on Google to find the solution.

To send the Ctrl + Alt + Del command to another machine via Remote Desktop you use the following key combination:

Ctrl + Alt + End

That’s it. Problem solved. Brought up Task Manager, killed the application and now I can get on with my life.