Of course, there are some apps on there that you might expect to find such as the Bible App, Facebook Messenger (some of our young people don't do email), and Puzzingo (my 3 year old’s favorite cell phone game). There are some that I am just getting into, such as Voxer (I hear it is great for texting family members during Camp Cov when cell phone service doesn't work but wireless does!). There are some that I use daily (Yahoo Fantasy Sports – just one more week until Opening Day!) and some that I daily consider deleting (Trivia Crack).
But this article each year isn't about the apps on my phone, it’s about the notes – and one note in particular. Below are sayings that I have randomly come across in the last year and typed into a note on my phone. I hope that some of these pique your interest, as they did mine.
- To know what you know and do not know, that is knowledge. Confucius
- If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. East African proverb
- Currently the richest 85 individuals in the world have the same amount of money as the poorest 3.5 billion people combined. (Relevant magazine, March 2015)
- God sets the lonely in families. Psalm 68:6
- If you have to tell someone how good you are, how good are you really? 49er QB Colin Kaepernick’s dad
- People own that which they help build.
- I cannot live in the Kingdom of God with a hurried soul. I cannot rest in God with a hurried soul. Jesus was often busy, but never hurried. John Ortberg
- Social progress requires that there be a leader who is willing to risk disapproval and even rejection in the interest of transformation. William Willimon
- If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be. Charles Spurgeon
- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr
- Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge
- If you share a shame story with someone, it takes half their shame away.
- Your past must connect with your present to create your future. Australian saying