Merry Christmas and a Blogging New Year.

24 12 2007

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Merry Christmas. I pray all of you will take time to reflect upon all the blessings God has given you as well as to thank him for sustaining you through the difficult times. I am very excited for 2008.

Things I want to blog about in 2008.

  • Productivity and children’s ministry
  • How do deal. (with grief)
  • The difference between a blog and a bla, bla.
  • What environment matters.
  • How to communicate vision.
  • More on volunteerism.

Let me know if there is anything you would like to discuss in the upcoming year.

Thanks for reading my blog. Thanks for your feedback. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.





Youtube Friday: I love Christmas do U2?

21 12 2007

There is something about things that go together. I like peanut butter and chocolate separately they are very good together they are even better. I love Christmas. I really love U2 together they are better.

Merry Christmas!





Christmas Gets crazier every year.

19 12 2007

white181207_468x599I came across this story. Is it just me or is the Christmas controversy getting crazier every year. I would like to say that I care for animals but what I can’t understand is why no one is upset about this worker is dressed just like Santa, the whale has only a hat on and he is getting all the press.

A sign that the apocalypse is upon us. Whales wearing Santa hats and people being angry about it. Check out the story below.

Animal activists’ anger after aquarium puts Santa hats on whales





Top Toys for Christmas 2007

18 12 2007

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Every year there is always a toy that people stand in long lines for. That is “flying off the shelves.” I don’t know if there is one that is doing that this year. But often I am asked what toys are the cool toys that kids want this year so I made a list of my own and included links to others lists.

In No particular Order

Nintendo Wii

Lego’s

Baby Alive

Playmoble

Air Hogs Spinmaster remote controlled helicopter.

Kid tough digital camera for girls

Hannah Montana Microphone

Strawberry Shortcake

Transformers Movie Leader Optimus Prime

CD’s or DVD’s

Those are what I think kids want from talking kids. Merry Christmas hope this helps Below are links to other lists.

http://www.squidoo.com/coolest_toys_2007

http://itn.co.uk/news/3ccfcb0ba139e17a8523c6db3d39c3af.html

http://www.oraifite.com/top-christmas-toys/

http://www.toysofchristmas.com/

http://www.squidoo.com/topchristmastoys

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Toys-for-2007/lm/R1UIAOYRTS65LU





YouTube Friday: August Rush

14 12 2007

poster.jpg I rarely recommend movies for a lot of reasons but for youtube friday I thought I would push August Rush. My beautiful wife and I went on a much needed date night last night. We went to one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants then to see August Rush. What a great movie there was so much I loved about this film. The actual production value was great. The soundtrack was amazing. There were a few believability issues but overall a heartwarming tale of the power of family. Honestly it was one of the better movie I have seen in a while. Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Jason Boucher for the trailer and the extra push to go see a great film.

When I was in drama in high school we had sort of an inside joke. If something was fantastic we saw. My fellow Thespians would say the following: “I laughed, I cried, it was better than cats. I would see it again and again.”

Go see it. It is worth the $8.50.





Reflections Of A Ragamuffin: The Practice of Faith

13 12 2007

blueflowerYesterday I was really struggling with the loss suffered by the family victimized in the shootings at New Life Church. Two teens who lost their lives needlessly. It was very difficult because it reminded me of a boy who lost his life almost a year ago due to the common flu. This year I have struggled immensely in the area of faith and trust. I sat down yesterday to do my devo’s and Brennan Manning rang my bell with this:


The Practice of Faith

There is no need to multiply examples of what is so patently an essential condition of the Christian walk. We are saved through faith – an unflagging , unwavering attachment to the person of Jesus Christ.


What is the depth and quality of your faith commitment? In the last analysis, faith is not a way of speaking or even of thinking; it is a way of living. Maurice Blondel said, “if you want to know what a person really believes, don’t listen to what he says but watch what he does.” Only the practice of faith can verify what we believe. Does faith permeate the we of your life? Does it form your judgement about death, about success? Does it influence the way your read the newspaper? Do you have a divine sense of humor that sees through people and events into the unfolding plan of God? When things are turbulent on the surface of your life, do you retain a quiet calm, firmly fixed in ultimate reality? As Therese of Lisieux said, “Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God alone remains.” Does your faith shape your Advent season this year?

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12

This really helped me perhaps it will help you as well.





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12 12 2007

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