Looking for Help with Prayer? Read on.

In a poll last year, users of our Christian apps asked for help with prayer more than anything else!

In theory, it’s simple, right?  As we teach kids in summer “Vacation Bible School” classes, prayer is just talking to God!  But what do you say?  What’s OK to pray about? And how do you listen?

Sometimes we just present list of requests. I believe that God likes that kind of prayer. After all, the most important thing is that we’re praying. Still, a deeper relationship with God is possible when our prayer life becomes deeper.

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Want a Stress-free, Christ-centered Christmas?

God wants that for you too.  And it’s possible!
That’s why Eleanor Whitney wrote Be Born in Us Today: A Christmas Devotional for Women
With daily scripture passages, reflections, prayers, and practices (something to do that day to keep the message strong in your heart), Be Born in Us Today helps women to let go of society’s pressures and instead to receive the blessings that God has in mind for you.
It only takes a few minutes a day and the eBook and app are both less than $3. There’s also a “live” feature so you can share your experiences with others in a special Facebook group.
Start the journey to Christmas in a new way this year:
Get Be Born in Us Today Now for yourself or a friend.

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For women who like to plan ahead…

Giving thanks is very important. It’s all over the place in the Bible. So you don’t want to shortchange it. (See, for example, how giving thanks is part of our protection from anxiety in Philippians 4:6-7.)  If you need to focus on Thanksgiving, please come back in a week and a half (or “like us on Facebook”).  We’ll post another note for you then.

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A guide to non-iPad tablets (Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD TabletOur sister label WhitneyApps (awww, who am I kidding, they’re both my wife and me 🙂 has posted the first part of an article about the differences between the various under $300 Android-based tablets out there right now.  You can read it at http://www.whitneyapps.com/battle-of-the-tablets-nexus-7-nook-hd-kindle-fire-hd-part-1

We hope it’s helpful.  Our apps will run on all of these devices so you don’t have to worry about that 🙂  Please leave a comment with your questions for next time or your personal experience with these devices so everyone can benefit!

Steve Whitney

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Helping you in your walk with God

Looking Upward Apps is a small operation – it’s just Steve and Eleanor Whitney.  Both of us are passionate about helping Christians in their walk with God.  Since Steve (AKA “Pastor Steve”) isn’t currently pastoring a church, we have a new opportunity in 2012 to achieve our goal in a big way by creating apps and devotionals that help you pray, help you experience the presence of God, and encourage you on your journey!

We’ll have more news for you before long, but in the meantime – even if you don’t have our apps or devotionals – you’re welcome to join our great Facebook community at www.facebook.com/LookingUpwardApps.  Also, if you have suggestions for ways we can help you your walk with God, please drop us a line by visiting our support page.

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Be Born in Us Today: A Christmas Devotional for Women

We’re proud to announce the release of Be Born in Us Today: A Christmas Devotional for Women from Looking Upward Apps. Written by Eleanor Mendoza Whitney with an eye toward helping women navigate the challenges of the Christmas Season, Be Born in Us Today offers a daily Bible reading, reflection, prayer, and an invitation to an action that will help women live in God’s love and walk in God’s plan. It offers one devotion for each day from December 1st through December 25th – we believe that spending this daily time with God will transform the way you experience your celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ this year.  Find out more at www.LookingUpwardApps.com/beborn

App available now for $1.99(the app is not on iPhone or iPad, but it’s available as a Kindle or NOOK book that works great on iPhone and iPad):

  • App for Android phones & tablets in Google Play.
  • App for Barnes & Noble NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet in the NOOK Shop
  • App for Kindle Fire and other Android devices in the Amazon Appstore

eBook available now for $2.99 (for computers, iPhones, iPads or other compatible e-readers):

May God bless you in this season of Advent (Latin for “coming”) as we prepare our hearts together.

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New Version of Faith’s Checkbook (1.6.1)

The long-awaited version 1.6.1 of Faith’s Checkbook Devotional is here!  This version adds

  • Integrated Facebook Sharing
  • Install on SD card (for Android 2.2 and up)
  • Buttery smooth swiping between days
  • Beautiful new screen layout for tablets (see picture below)
  • New database for quick loading
  • About 17 typo/OCR errors fixes (thanks to those who contributed)
  • Cool new icon 🙂
Available now on the Android Market at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.whitneyapps.fcb
Join us on the Looking Upward Apps Facebook page to tell us what you think
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Santa Cruz Flowers + Bible Moving Wallpaper Available NOW!

As of today, Santa Cruz Flowers + Bible Moving Wallpaper is available in the Android Market for all Android tablets running Android 2.2 and up.  Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation along with inspiration from God’s Word as you take a tour through the gardens of Santa Cruz, California.  May it bring you encouragement, inspiration, and peace.

Available for 99 cents in the Android Market – read more on the product page.
Available soon in the Barnes & Noble NOOK Shop.

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New name – new apps!

WhitneyApps has created the Looking Upward Apps label to keep our growing family of Christian apps in one place.  We have big plans for Looking Upward Apps.

The next release of the Faith’s Checkbook Devotional app will be part of Looking Upward Apps, and we have plans for several families of new apps on the way.

If you have ideas about apps or features you’d like to see please write us at suggestions@WhitneyApps.com or post on our Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/LookingUpwardApps.  You can also stay up to date on the latest in Christian apps by following us on Twitter: twitter.com/UpwardApps

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