I built BrianSchnabel.com to be an online extension of me, Brian Matthew Schnabel. I send folks in the Newton NJ area and beyond to this site if they express a desire to connect with me; for any reason personally or professionally. Continue reading A Summary Introduction To Brian Schnabel Online.
“Now,” before anyone gets their shorts in a not about me using a Baptist Pastor’s name in this blog post; it should be noted that I am merely expressing my point of view about a short discussion the man had with us during an informal service he did one Sunday evening back in October, 2015. I do not remember exactly which Sunday evening service it was during that month. However, the comments made struck me as rather strange and not just because they were about the possible existence of aliens. Continue reading Alien’s From One Christian Church Pastor’s Point Of View.
If you are running a Dell XPS Desktop built between 2010 and 2012 there is a good chance that you’ve got a Radeon video card (something like the Radeon HD 7500 series) in your tower as well. Now! According to Dell; chances are pretty good that your machine isn’t Windows 10 Compatible at all, while Microsoft’s software will tell you that it is, at least up until Windows 10 Anniversary Addition. Continue reading Radeon HD 7500 And Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade Issues.
I’ve been told for a long time by various people in my life that I’m special; a statement to which I usually answer, “Yeah and so is a heart attack.” However, I will not deny that I’ve certainly got a few things going on with me that I’ve finally come to terms with over the years; dreaming about things before they happen and sensing pending outcomes in various situations “in advance” took some getting used to. But, finally, after deciding to ask the Lord for help identifying one gift that has troubled me; on Thursday, July 4, 2016 he finally revealed to me through a TV series “Constantine” this one thing I can do. Continue reading Being Led To Watch Constantine TV Show Answers Burning Question .
I use crystals and stones like Hematite for assisting me with my “focus only” during meditation. They are not objects I pray to. They are simply objects that I fixate on mentally; more or less praying through when I’m having one of those days when squirrels are most likely to lead my mind a stray. Continue reading 12 Stones Of The Bible And The Stones Of Christianity In General.
After the news I got from a friend on July 21, 2016; I was left in no doubt that the Lord clearly heard my prayer/ranting on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Granted; things could have gone a different way during my little prayer/meditation session; pretty much telling God that it was high time he started shaking the earth on my behalf before I lost my freaking marbles. However, I’m guessing the big guy understood exactly where I was coming from. Continue reading Housing Authority In Newton NJ Answers Prayer For One.
During the 2016 Presidential Election proceedings; the phrase, “Black lives matter,” caught my attention. Upon researching it a bit I found that it wasn’t just a slogan but an actual group. According to their own website; the Black Lives Matter Network advocates for dignity, justice and respect. However, when I took a look at their list of principles found on BlackLivesMatter.com I had to shake my head in amazement and disgust because of their own bigoted denial of what is really the truth; showing a high level of immature, deplorable gutlessness and ignorance that goes far beyond any words I could ever right here. Continue reading Black Lives Matter Facts One Can No longer Afford To Ignore.
Later in the very evening this sermon was given, July 13, 2016; I had the very great pleasure of receiving the audio recording of, “God Will Have His Way,” presented by John Wesley Smith at Northwood Baptist Church; 2345 East Northwood Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. This Audio lasts a snick over 28 minutes and, largely centered around Genesis 38, is well worth the time. Continue reading John Wesley Smith Of Destiny Survival Radio Church Sermon .
On Friday, July 15, 2016 I had a dream about shopping on the Amazon website; procuring my Seeing Eye Registered Dog’s Prime Eligible dogfood. I could see the price of 30.99 for the 29.1 pound bag of her brand of food on my computer screen and then saw myself moving the money over from savings to cover the bill. It was a short yet very suggestive dream for a few reasons. Continue reading When I Dream A Little Dream About Amazon Store Shopping.
While out with a friend and their daughter for dinner one night; I found myself slightly irritated with the addiction both of them seemed to have with their electronic devices. “Yes!” I’m talking about them stupid Smart Phones and, even those text receiving, Dumb Phones people like me carry. As I sat and watched what was going on, I just couldn’t help but think, “Who was the genius that sold the masses on the idea of technology making us better masters of our time and more efficient overall?” Where’s the quality in life when you are constantly distracted by beeps, bings, rings and other buzzing things? Continue reading Some Really Simple Time Management Techniques This Writer Uses.
On July 13, 2016, I gave my machines the green light to take the JAWS For Windows 17,0.2417 Update and was pleased to see that support for the Windows 10 calculator was back. Granted; Freedom Scientific’s Support for this particular windows app only consisted of one keystroke; insert plus control and the D key so you can read the display from anywhere in the calculator window. However, it really was helpful to have; complementing a change I noted about a week earlier that Microsoft themselves had slipped in on their end, which made the Windows 10 Calculator far more user friendly to screen reader users in general. Thanks to Microsoft; a blind user doesn’t have to deal with the curser moving to each number (and other controls in the app) every time a key is pressed; making orientation with a screen reader much easier.
On May 10, 2016 I had a dream in which I was baptized in a blue Jacuzzi like tub. It wasn’t a navy blue tub. However, it was a bit darker than a medium shade of blue. Continue reading Pastor And Church Dream Meaning.
You’ve probably found by now that there are a bunch of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques out there in general. Everyone’s got some piece of software/plugin that’s going to get you in the top ten, or has a procedure “for a fee” that is guaranteed to work. “Hell!” Whole books have been written on the topic of SEO because it really is a money spinner; convincing the average sucker to pull out their credit card, while in a desperate fever induced haze of Snake Oil Seduction. Continue reading A Search Engine Optimization WordPress Plugin Advisory.
I got a negative review once from someone who gave a book summary I wrote under a pen name a four out of five star rating on Amazon. That’s rather contradictory, “Right?” Well, it is and it isn’t. Continue reading Amazon Files Lawsuits Over Fake Reviews A Little Too Late.
While listening to an audio given to me for Christmas back in 2014; my immediate thought when I heard someone make the statement that, “There is no way to prove that God exists,” was, “this is correct Via science’s usual definition of proof!” But then a split second later it dawned on me that, “There is a way to prove that God exists!” It’s through the same methodology that many things about human behavior have been discovered, “Observation!” Continue reading How To Prove That God Exists.
If you are into meditation like me; I’m sure you’ve had those days where you are having trouble focusing on your topic of choice. Even if you are trying to simply just relax; sometimes thoughts and ideas just seem to come out of nowhere. Then these thoughts go right out of your head just as rapidly as they arrived. But isn’t it really annoying when a good idea comes to mind and you can’t seem to recall it later on; when you are truly ready to revisit it for further contemplation? Continue reading Personal Meditation Techniques For Stopping Random Thoughts.
In a dream I had on the morning of July 4, 2016; I was talking with a tall pretty curly haired woman about my blog and the fact that Google was alerting me to its indexing of my posts within an hour. We were talking with her standing in the office area of my bedroom during the day. Continue reading No Google Deep Dream Generator Required To Make This Prediction.
For the longest time I kept coming back to a dream in which I was killed by Newton NJ’s First Baptist Church pastor, Robert Scott Boger. When I had experienced the dream on July 7, 2015; never in a million years would I have thought that Pastor Scott himself would be doing the service on January 10, 2016, which would finally give me part of the answer I was looking for. Continue reading Being Killed By Church Pastor Dream Meaning.
On July 2, 2016 I just couldn’t help but think for the millionth time what a joke handicapped parking is here in Sussex County, Newton, NJ, as I was getting a dude to move his car out of the blue zone next to the handicapped parking space my friend Ellen was legally in. I explained to him that she couldn’t possibly get herself out of the car because of where he was parked. Come to think of it, “I’m not sure how he really expected to get out of his car.” Continue reading Newton NJ Handicapped Parking Laws And Regulations Joke.
If you are pasting documents from Microsoft Word into the WordPress Editor and are having trouble with unwanted formatting being transferred from Word to WordPress; using a WordPress plugin to solve your problem is far from necessary and overkill. This is because the problem is easily resolved by simply insuring that you’ve selected “Only” the text in Microsoft Word up to the very last character and, “Not beyond.” Continue reading You Don’t Need A Microsoft Word WordPress Plugin.
Every year I have to recertify with the State Of New Jersey’s Division of Housing so I can continue receiving my Section 8 Rental Subsidy. With my lease being up for renewal on August 1, 2016; things got off to a roaring start at the end of March. Continue reading Division Of Housing And Complex Manager Apartment Dream Meaning.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2016 I was on the side of a rather busy West End Avenue and having difficulty with my Registered Seeing Eye Dog. She had decided that it was a good day to start sniffing the ground and move in a manner that was most definitely not safe for either of us. Why was it not safe? “She was playing around right on the white line that divides the shoulder of the road from the lane of oncoming traffic.” But, “It gets better!” Continue reading Know What Dog Abuse Is Before Researching How To Report It.
My new mantra, starting at the end of June, 2016, has become, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not mentally, emotionally or physically lack.” Even though I am using this affirmation to program my own subconscious mind to work along this line of thinking; I’m fully aware that there might be times when God will have cause for me to experience lack on a mental, emotional and physical level. Continue reading Why God Doesn’t Answer All Strong Prayers.
I’ve dated older. I’ve also dated much older! Of course, it is bound to cause a little friction in the family when you introduce your mother to your new girlfriend, especially when the girlfriend is only about 5 years younger than your mom. Continue reading The Dating Age Limit Formula God Wants Us To Use.
So you’re a church that is looking for cheap software, grants and other stuff to help you along in all of your non-profitness as you glorify the Lord. Biblically speaking, “Is that really a good idea?” Continue reading Software, Grants And Tax Exemptions For Non Profit Churches.
The first amendment of the United States Constitution tells us, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” I thought about this a lot after a young man stopped by my apartment and asked, “Is my church separated from the state under law?” Continue reading Truthful Facts About Separation Of Church And State In America.
Since the end of May 2016 I had the sense that it was time to think about looking for a new church. Then the series of dreams started around June 12, 2016 and I figured I’d need to do something soon before these dreams became full blown nightmares. Finally; starting on Sunday, June 19, 2016 I sprang into action. But not before I noticed something strange on the internet regarding churches in Sussex County NJ, “First.” Continue reading Just When A Christian Blogger Is Wanted.
I’ve chosen to write this particular book summary because I found Charles Duhigg’s, “The Power of Habit; Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business,” to be very helpful. Reading Duhigg’s published work clarified things for me, regarding the behavior of myself and others, in ways I would never have imagined before picking up his book. Discovering, right here in this very first section, “Forty percent of what we do is based upon habits?” That was just the first of a few major eye opening tidbits of highly useful information. Continue reading Book Chapter Summary Prolog Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
In this chapter of, “The Power of Habit,” Charles Duhigg shows us, through case studies, that our minds do not have to be fully intact for habits to continue to influence our lives. In fact, regardless of how badly the human brain may be injured, so long as the basal ganglia is unharmed, it has been found to be entirely possible for a person suffering severe memory loss to continue performing tasks without consciously remembering how to do them. It has also been found to be entirely possible, through repetition, for people with severe memory issues to develop new habits without consciously being aware of having done so. Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 1 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
Thanks to Charles Duhigg, we now know about the habit loop. We know that it is comprised of three components; the cue, routine and reward. We even know from reading up to this point in his original publication that anything from a candy bar to an emotion can act as a cue. Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 2 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
Charles Duhigg writes to us, in the third chapter of the power of habit, that we can successfully change a habit simply by keeping the old cue and reward in place. All we need to do is change the routine. Of course, as simple as that sounds, “It isn’t necessarily that easy!” Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 3 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
It doesn’t matter if you are an individual or organization; Charles Duhigg makes it very clear in this chapter that if you change one keystone habit it will set off a chain reaction. This chain reaction will result in a bunch of other habits altering; some not even seeming to relate to the keystone habit you’ve changed in the first place. Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 4 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
Willpower is that allusive thing that we all seem to struggle with in one area or another during the course of our personal and professional lives. However, according to Mr. Duhigg, in chapter 5 of, “The power of Habit,” if you are thinking that willpower is something we’re born with, “you just might want to think again!” Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 5 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
Charles Duhigg shows us throughout this chapter how leaders will use a crisis to their advantage in order to force an organization to shape up and those members who can’t to, “Ship Out!” How does that happen? Well… Creating a sense of urgency and perhaps even exaggerating it a bit is a good start, according to Mr. Duhigg. Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 6 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.
Charles Duhigg writes here that methods of predicting and manipulating the habits of shoppers have drastically changed over the past decade or two. We’ve gone from an age where retailers used psychologists to get into the heads of customers, to the computer age, where statisticians armed with computers can pretty much get inside your head; making themselves right at home there. Continue reading Book Chapter Summary 7 Of Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.