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Reagan’s Roundup (4/24)

Welcome to this week’s edition of Reagan’s Roundup!

Here are some links to fuel your journey toward being a more productive Christian.


Now, for what’s happening on the web:

Productivity in a Pandemic

“Sequestered on a family farm during the great plague of London in 1665, twenty-three-year-old Isaac Newton made significant advances in the fields of mathematics and science. By 1666, Newton had succeeded in framing his principles of calculus, theories about the light spectrum, and the laws of motion and gravity—all of which he worked at in quarantine. This exceptional man achieved some of his greatest accomplishments during a period of social distancing.”

Colorado: Images of the Centennial State

The Atlantic had some gorgeous photos of Colorado on their photoblog this week. Take a moment to enjoy the wonder.

It’s Not Often in Life You Get a Do-Over (So Take the Do-Over!)

“It seems to me that as we ponder when and how we will emerge from our COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns, we will have a rare chance at a kind of do-over. It is extremely unlikely that one day we will receive a society-wide all-clear signal and emerge back into life as it was. More likely is an incremental approach where over time we can begin to restore some of the functions we have had to cease for a time. We will then have to decide when and if we return to each of these activities. And there is no better time than now to be reflective about what we want our lives to be. There is no better time than now to be prayerful about how we will keep our lives from going from too empty to too full.”

Improving Your Sleep Setup: A Guide to Optimizing Your Bedroom for Restful, Restorative Sleep

“Over the past year, even before the current crisis, my wife and I have been slowly optimizing our bedroom to try and create an oasis of rest. Together with a more intentional bedtime routine, this series of subtle changes has utterly transformed our quality of sleep.”

Microsoft Word now flags double spaces as errors, ending the great space debate

“Microsoft has settled the great space debate, and sided with everyone who believes one space after a period is correct, not two. The software giant has started to update Microsoft Word to highlight two spaces after a period (a full stop for you Brits) as an error, and to offer a correction to one space. Microsoft recently started testing this change with the desktop version of Word, offering suggestions through the Editor capabilities of the app.”

Every Zoom Keyboard Shortcut and How to Use Them

“Zoom’s keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly manage your meetings, change the layout, or toggle parts of the interface on and off with just a few key presses. These hotkeys can turn you into a Zoom expert!”


“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.”

Proverbs 22:29

Slave of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and Director of Digital Platforms at Grace to You. I also blog for The Master's Seminary.

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