Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It makes sense that increasing the frequency of time and energy spent in communication with God pays off in an increasingly intimate relationship with him. But what is more subtle, and perhaps more significant, is the increasing two-way nature of the relationship. It's not just talking to God that's important; it's also listening to God and receiving answers to prayer that is vital. It's not just reading the Bible that spurs spiritual growth; it is reflecting on the meaning of Scripture in a way that changes how a person thinks and lives that proves most significant.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
How to write a blog post
Do it like this: Joel on Software.
An appropriate illustration,
A useful topic, easily broadened to be useful to a large number of readers,
Simple language with no useless jargon,
Not too long,
Focusing on something that people have previously taken for granted,
That initially creates emotional resistance,
Then causes a light bulb go go off
Causes the reader to look at the world differently all day long.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
It's easy to find articles today on how inwardly focused most churches are. The truth is that we tend to drift that way. However, outward focused churches can neglect legitimate needs within the church. Obviously we'd like to be balanced: caring for people inwardly and outwardly. Most of us don't want to intentionally neglect anybody.
So what's the answer? I think it comes down to this: Are you walking with Christ. If you are, you'll know when to focus outwardly and when to look inwardly. The truth is that we're probably supposed to live through seasons of inward focus and outward emphasis. The only way to know when to do what is to find yourself faithfully walking with Christ. Check this out:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sitting in 13D, I uncovered something unsettling about myself. I don't really want a "relationship" with God. Here's what I want. I want to share with God all I feel, all I need, all that grieves me, all that makes me happy, the puzzling things, the fun things, and the hard things, but I would prefer that God keep his stuff to himself. I don't want to hear about his pain and share in his grief. I don't mind listening to God as long as I'm receiving solutions, answers, and advice. Maybe what I really want is a divine vending machine: pop in my prayer, press the button for my need, and I'm good to go. A professional live-in massage therapist and a Starbucks within walking distance would be nice too.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Fireproof - Trailer - Add movie showtimes to iGoogle
2hr 2min - Rated PG - Drama
Remember this location
Monday, October 20, 2008
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. --King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 7:14 NLT
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Other items that came with the trailer include puppets and stage, 7 rolling cabinets, tripod for projector, lots of preschool toys and equipment, & wide-screen TV & DVD.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Have you ever wondered what the paramedics would do if they found you at the scene of an accident unconscious, without an ID (stolen?) but still with your cell phone? Perhaps they should call someone in your phone address book. But wait, if you're like me you have dozens of numbers. Your emergency contact is not obvious to an EMT. Who should they call?
Based on a recent email I received, let me recommend you create a new contact in you phone called 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency). I understand this is becoming standard operating procedure for many paramedics. Whether it is or not, if enough people do this many will think to check should the need arise.
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.
On a slightly related note, here is what came up when I googled "Incaseofemergency": http://www.readybooks.us