Verses for Life now supports iPad and iPhone

I’ve updated the Verses for Life app to include iPad support in addition to the iPhone app.  Download Verses for Life from the App Store for your iPhone or iPad.

If you don’t have an iPhone or iPad, you can access the same verse content directly from the Verses for Life website.  It includes the Topical Memory System, Roman Road, and Prayer verse packs in all the same Bible versions (CEV, ESV, KJV, NASB).  Bookmark the site or save it to the home screen on your smartphone for easy access.

2016 goals: pie

One of my goals for 2016 is to bake two pies. As of Thanksgiving yesterday, I’m 50% of the way to this goal.

Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Thanks to my wife Rebekah who helped guide me in pie baking technique. 

I’m behind on my blogging goal so you’ll see a flurry of posts in the next month. 

Configuring AWS IAM Policy for S3 Bucket and CloudFront

Here’s an IAM policy you can use to grant a specific user or group rights to an individual S3 bucket and CloudFront. Unfortunately, CloudFront can’t be restricted by resource (such as distribution ID) so you have to grant access to all resources, but you can give rights to just one S3 bucket.

Initially, I ran into trouble setting up this policy because I only granted rights to “bucketname” and not “bucketname/*” as you can see below.

I encountered this on the path to setting up AWS hosting w/ S3 and CloudFront for a static website.

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": "s3:*",
      "Resource": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": "cloudfront:*",
      "Resource": "*"

“ARN” is the Amazon Resource Name. The general formats are the following:

  • arn:aws:service:region:account:resource
  • arn:aws:service:region:account:resourcetype/resource
  • arn:aws:service:region:account:resourcetype:resource

In the case of S3 resources, the format is “arn:aws:s3:::mybucketname” and “arn:aws:s3:::mybucketname/object”.