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Wow – what a crazy last week this has been.  I hope you had a great holiday and are enjoying the beginning of 2010. One thing I recently did was to sign up for one of YouVersion’s new reading plans. I encourage you to check them out, too. I also use and read the Bible on my iPhone – their mobile version is sweet. Happy New Year!

YouVersion Reading Plan Details:

  • 20+ plans are available online and on your mobile device, so you can keep up with your reading no matter where you are.
  • You can customize each plan to match your schedule by making it shorter or longer.
  • Easily track where you are by checking off each day’s reading. We’ll also show you how far along you are with a percentage of completion.
  • Your online and mobile accounts will synchronize your information, including your plan and your progress.
  • Soon, you’ll be able to build a support system by opting in for accountability emails to you and/or a friend.

Links:

Reading Plan Page: http://www.youversion.com/about/reading-plans
Mobile: http://www.youversion.com/download

Tuesday we met with a surgeon at UT Southwestern and praise God, he doesn’t want to do surgery, yet. He wants to watch things for 3 months and then do more testing then. So for now, we’re not having surgery and there’s always still hope for healing.

IF YOU’RE IN DFW:
We’re having a prayer, worship and healing service this Friday night (tomorrow) at 7pm at Fellowship Dallas. If you’re in the Dallas area, you’re welcome to join us. If not, just pray from where you are. Thanks!

IN OTHER NEWS:
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YouVersion launched http://onebillionminutes.com to celebrate people reading over a Billion minutes of the Bible on the JUST the YouVersion mobile apps. Pretty crazy to think how engaged people are in the Bible through their phone!

YouVersion Live gives you a way to interact with church services and other live events using your mobile device. You can follow along with message outlines and take notes, read related Bible verses and click through to the expanded passage, vote on a poll and see the results live, ask questions anonymously, give, request prayer, and take it all home with you on your phone. It works with any web-enabled phone, as well as any computer with an internet connection.

Introducing YouVersion Live from YouVersion on Vimeo.

Check out this blog post from Terry Storch HERE.

*** PERSONAL:
Tonight I’m taking my wife on a date to the U2 concert at Cowboy’s Stadium. Can’t wait!

The following is an announcement from Kent Shaffer’s blog that I thought was worth you knowing about and keeping an eye on:

LifeChurch.tv’s interactive online Bible, YouVersion, is about to take the interactivity up a notch and to congregations around the world.

It’s called YouVersion Live (October 2009 launch). And it allows pastors, conference speakers, teachers, and group leaders to share content and real-time feedback on mobile devices during live events. Essentially, YouVersion Live is interactive digital message notes that allow the audience to:

  • take notes and save them online
  • read the Bible
  • ask questions and get answers during the message
  • do surveys anonymously via a YouVersion Live poll
  • get extra content via blog links, YouTube videos, and other resources
  • share the message with a friend
  • request prayer
  • give online

It is easy to create a YouVersion Live message guide. All a speaker has to do is drag and drop the features he wants to use into his template on a super-simple YouVersion Live admin area. All an audience member needs is a web-enabled phone, netbook, or laptop.

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Already over 1.8 million iPhone users have YouVersion on their phone, which is equivalent to 1 in 27 iPhones. YouVersion’s rapid growth means your user base already exists. All you need to do is use YouVersion Live’s super-simple admin panel, and you can take your audience engagement to incredible new places.

YouVersion Live launches in October 2009. Until then, you can sign up for updates atYouVersion.com/live.

From their Facebook update:

The wait is over. As the web is buzzing with reports of the new iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 update, we’re adding to the excitement with the debut of a Bible App for the iPhone, powered by YouVersion.com.

The ease of use you’ve come to expect from YouVersion.com now fits in the palm of your hand. We’re thrilled to launch this new application that iPhone and iPod Touch users will be able to download for free. It’s called the Bible App and it’s available now from Apple’s built-in App Store.

* Now that’s cool. Well done LifeChurch.tv! You can sign up on iTunes HERE or read more about it HERE.