Not too late to get this Friday afternoon a boost. Get up! Classic from Marlon Webb and The Proclaimers.
This is absolutely incredible. Trying to make any rocket is so complex, but the technology here is amazing. 1st speculation is that some ice formed and prevented the leg to lock in the right way. Wow!
Mojo has brought such joy into our lives. You can see how loyal and peaceful he really is just by looking into his eyes. Here is an early pic of him I just came across. He was just a youngster!
It’s always a good thing to take a break and have some fun. Enjoy!
Take 5 and enjoy the Piano Guys. An inspiring Christmas song in the setting of Jerusalem.
I absolutely loved this unusual report about how many people woke up as the Earthquake hit Napa, California. My wife and I were two of those — oh, and my son, too, although he was nearly 50 miles away! What a powerful thing these earthquakes are.
There were actually people as far as 100 miles awakened by this. THANKS, JAWBONE! #jawbone
Have a hard time waking up in the morning. Watch this hilarious video about a dog hearing an alarm clock the first thing in the morning.
A spoof on What Does the Fox Say. Remember to set your clocks AHEAD on March 9, 2014. You can purchase this for your church at http://www.sermonspice.com . Enjoy!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
Merry Christmas from RevTim and Ginger!!
I agree with the outcome of this video. Mom, you are my hero! See what it is like for a guy to be in labor simulation.
Stand up comedian Gary Owens. Hilarious!
This video is a flyover of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is totally in HD. You see Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown SF, both during the daytime and nighttime. So amazing! We live here, too!
I claim no right to myself—no right to this understanding, this will, these affections that are in me; neither do I have any right to this body or its members—no right to this tongue, to these hands, feet, ears, or eyes.
I have given myself clear away and not retained anything of my own. I have been to God this morning and told Him I have given myself wholly to Him. I have given every power, so that for the future I claim no right to myself in any respect. I have expressly promised Him, for by His grace I will not fail. I take Him as my whole portion and felicity, looking upon nothing else as any part of my happiness. His law is the constant rule of my obedience.
I will fight with all my might against the world, the flesh, and the devil to the end of my life. I will adhere to the faith of the Gospel, however hazardous and difficult the profession and practice of it may be.
I receive the blessed Spirit as my Teacher, Sanctifier, and only Comforter, and cherish all admonitions to enlighten, purify, confirm, comfort, and assist me. This I have done.
I pray God, for the sake of others, to look upon this as a self-dedication, and receive me as His own. Henceforth, I am not to act in any respect as my own. I shall act as my own if I ever make use of any of my powers to do anything that is not to the glory of God, or to fail to make the glorifying of Him my whole and entire business.
If I murmur in the least at afflictions; if I am in any way uncharitable; if I revenge my own case; if I do anything purely to please myself, or omit anything because it is a great denial; if I trust to myself; if I take any praise for any good which Christ does by me; or if I am in any way proud, I shall act as my own and not God’s. I purpose to be absolutely His.
The amazing song, “How Great Thou Art” seems so appropriate right now during Easter season. I have always LOVED verse three written in 1949 by Stuart K. Hine.
And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.
Carman influenced my “real” Christian walk right after I got out of high school. In fact, the discovery of some Christian music to replace all of the distracting “other” music was a key to my intense hunger after God’s heart.
The very first song that I loved was one called, “Lazarus” — to me it was amazing!
You can keep up on his recent diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma on his Facebook site.
The following is a post that I keep reading over and over from Seth Godin. I wanted to post this list on my blog so I could continue to refer to it often. Do you have something to add? If so, just leave it in the comment section.
The simple power of one a day (by Seth Godin)
There are at least 200 working days a year. If you commit to doing a simple marketing item just once each day, at the end of the year you’ve built a mountain. Here are some things you might try (don’t do them all, just one of these once a day would change things for you):
- Send a handwritten and personal thank you note to a customer
- Write a blog post about how someone is using your product or service
- Research and post a short article about how something in your industry works
- Introduce one colleague to another in a significant way that benefits both of them
- Read the first three chapters of a business or other how-to book
- Record a video that teaches your customers how to do something
- Teach at least one of your employees a new skill
- Go for a ten minute walk and come back with at least five written ideas on how to improve what you offer the world
- Change something on your website and record how it changes interactions
- Help a non-profit in a signficant way (make a fundraising call, do outreach)
- Write or substiantially edit a Wikipedia article
- Find out something you didn’t know about one of your employees or customers or co-workers
GREAT TRUTHS THAT CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
~ No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.
~ When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
~ If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second
~ Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
~ You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.
~ Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
~ Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
~ You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
~ Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
~ The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.
GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:
~ Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
~ Wrinkles don’t hurt.
~ Families are like fudge…mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
~ Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
~ Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.
~ Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD
~ Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
~ Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
~ When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down
~ You get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a
~ It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask
you the questions.
~ Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
~ Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
Absolutely looking forward to this series, not only on TV, but teaching right along side the subject matter at church!
The Bible is an epic five-part miniseries premiering March 3, 2013 on the History Channel. Each episode of The Bible brings Scripture to life with powerful performances and dazzling visual effects to present tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation.
It’s been nearly 3 years since Chris’ heart transplant. Chris is doing well and even though there are still challenges, he is stronger everyday.
I love this “spiritual heart transplant” verse, too!
And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. Ezekiel 36:26 (NLT)
You often stress attendance at worship as being very important for a Christian, but I think a person has a right to miss now and then. I think every person ought to be excused for the following reasons and the number of times indicated.
Christmas Holidays (the Sunday before & after) 2
New Years (the party lasted too long) 1
Easter (get away for the holidays) 2
July 4th (national holidays) 1
Labor Day (need to get away) 2
Memorial Day (visit hometown folk) 1
School closing (kids need a break) 1
School reopens (one last fling) 1
Family reunions (mine & wife’s) 3
Sleep late (stayed up too long Saturday night) 9
Deaths in family 2
Anniversary (second honeymoon) 1
Sickness (one per family member) 5
Business trip (a must) 1
Vacation (three to four weeks) 6
Bad weather (ice, snow, rain, clouds) 2
Ball games 2
Unexpected company (can’t walk out) 2
Time changes (spring & fall) 2
Special on TV (superbowl, etc) 3
Pastor, that leaves two Sundays per year. So, you can count on us to be in church on the 4th Sunday in February and the 3rd Sunday in August unless we are providentially hindered.
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Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2 (NLT)
So agreement and unity come from an overflow of knowing Jesus loves us and having Christ Followers for friends. Oh, and along the way put a check on your hearts to see if they are still soft toward one another.
Paul then says — kind of like a father would — MAKE MY DAY!
If you want to make a difference and to make him proud, do this Christian life (lifestyle) TOGETHER in love. And work very hard — like it’s your very own special project. What kind of “work”? LOVE and UNITY and MOTIVATED. Don’t be lazy (idle, inactive, remiss, negligent) about these things!
I’m finding out that when I play real hard in the back yard — I have to take the showers. Click for more of Mojo the Dog!
We anticipate a great year in 2013! I am totally looking forward to tonight when my wife, Ginger, ministers along with Linda Jackson at the her annual New Year’s Eve Concert.
What traditions do you have for the new year? Are you looking FORWARD or into the PAST? That’s always a nice question to ask around now. Chime in — leave a comment!
Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.