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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Internet Means Everyone...

I had a conversation with a member of my family tonight who works for a nationwide wireless internet provider. This person's boss recently asked them if "all pastors are thieves."

Where did this notion come from? He got that idea as he watched ministry people asked each other for the usernames and passwords for his company's service on Twitter.

And then there's THIS STORY by David Henderson (and the follow-ups HERE and HERE). 

All I can say is... wow!

As I tell my interns: the Internet is everyone. You say it on the Internet and you're saying it to everyone... in the world. Is what you say representative of who you are? If you are a Christian, is it representative of Christ?

I'm no angel. I have made my share of stupid Twitter comments that should have been direct rather than for public consumption. I've written stupid things on my blog that I later took down or just wish I hadn't written.

Before you put it on Twitter... think.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Comfort Food...

Everyone has their favorite comfort foods. Many of mine involve a mixture of potato and cheese (add gravy , and you've got the trinity).

Last night SheWhoDoesNotBlogorTwitter (aka Mrs. TwoBlondeBoys) and I went to Chad & Liege's for dinner. We were treated to filet mignon, lobster tails, salad, and chocolate cheeseckae for dessert. They were all absolutely delicious.

But the potatoes took the proverbial cake. Homemade potatoes au gratin, smothered in saucy goodness and topped with melted crispy cheese.

I have found a new love. Cheesy potatoes is thy name.

Best Blog Find of the Day...

Check out The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotations Marks! They think like I do.

Which is a little "scary." 

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Josh Eats a Fish Taco...

My intern had never eaten a fish taco before.

He has now...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

That's some funny stuff...

Hilarious! Someone went to a lot of work.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Buy this book...

I want to recommend a great book to you. The book is Beauty is Calling by Randy Elrod. Some of you know Randy through his blog, Ethos.

Here's what I wrote a review about Beauty is Calling on Amazon:
I recently received my copy of Randy Elrod's book, "Beauty is Calling." Being familiar with Elrod's watercolors, I was looking forward to a feast for the eyes. "Beauty is Calling" did not disappoint. "Beauty" is a fantastic collection of beautiful art combined with a selection of quotations from everyone from Cicero to Lady Bird Johnson. As I spent time with each new work as I turned the page I was transported. Elrod's art does that to you. My two personal favorites in the book are "Beauty" and "Dreamin'."

Another great thing about Elrod's book is that proceeds from the sale of the book go to support Kalein, an artist development center. Kalein "offers artists and leaders a creative and passionate environment of encouragement and mentorship to better discover, develop and discipline heir dreams" (from the Forward).

I would highly recommend this wonderful book. It will take you to another world - a world of beauty. Not only that, but when you buy the book you can feel good knowing that you are supporting the arts and developing the next generation of artists.
So take a look at Beauty is Calling. I really believe you will enjoy it - and you're money will be going toward a great cause!

Oh yeah... if you're in the Nashville area, join Randy for a book signing - he's calling it a "Book Tasting" - this Friday evening, Jan.23 from 5-7 p.m. at Landmark Booksellers in historic downtown Franklin, TN. Complimentary wine & cheese and a free wine glass and signed print if you buy a book(s).

Sunday, January 18, 2009

#1 Song on the Day You Were Born...

Ever wonder what the #1 song was on the day you were born? Wonder no longer! Check out THIS SITE.

The #1 song for May 22, 1966: When a Man Loves a Woman, by Percy Sledge.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday Morning Whimsey...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Where' Waldo?

I just realized two things:

One, it's been two weeks since I've posted. And two, almost all of my recent posts have been video related.

So... here's another video: Uncle Jay Explains the News.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Sermon Series Bumper...

Here's the new bumper I just finished for the sermon series (Backstory) we start this Sunday at New Covenant Community Church in Fresno, CA.

Check out the high quality version HERE.