Friday, May 29, 2009

a little late, but...

yes, this Friday's video is a little late, but we've been enjoying La Jolla, CA and scenery like this all week long.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Great song! Choir - we will do this soon, so take a listen.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

celebrity swine flu fatality

The first celebrity swine flu fatality... and we all know who gave it to him...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a shining star

I received this from one of our missionaries this morning. Be blessed, encouraged, and challenged as you read.
A shining star

This morning I read and meditated on Phil. 2:1-18. I encourage you to take some time to read and meditate on this passage. This passage is summarized for me in verse 5: (NIV) - Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus; (ESV) - Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.

Jesus is our example. He made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant (v. 7).

The Holy Spirit gives me a list of instructions in this passage:
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit (v. 3)
In humility consider others better than yourselves (v. 3)
Look not to your own interests, but also to the interests of others (v.4)
Do everything without complaining or arguing (v. 14)

In verse 12 and 13, I am instructed to "continue to work out my salvation with fear and trembling, for IT IS GOD WHO WORKS in me to will and to act according to HIS good purpose."

I must realize that my attitude (v. 5) either helps or hinders His work in me and through me. Do I allow stinking thinking or God's thoughts to prevail in my life? The choice is mine to make. He will not force it.

The result that He desires is in verses 15 and 16, "so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you SHINE LIKE STARS in the universe as you hold fast to the word of life."

love the "stinking thinking" part!

Friday, May 15, 2009

quite an introduction

another "different" video for you this week!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

ten "can"-mandments

Thought this was clever, so posting it.

1. Instead of thinking, "It will never fly," think, "Through God's strength, it's worth the try!"

2. Replace the thought, "It won't work," with faith that, with God's strength, it will work!

3. When someone says, "It's never been done before," respond by saying, "That means God's giving us the opportunity to be the first."

4. "What if we fail?" What if we fail to try, knowing God says we can do everything through Him who gives us strength?

5. "We don't have the money." Where God guides, he provides so that we can do everything he has called us to do.

6. "We don't have the time!" Perhaps God is telling us to re-evaluate our priorities as we rely upon his direction and strength.

7. "We don't have the expertise." Maybe not, but we can learn as God directs our path.

8. "It's been tried before." But we're wiser now because we know we can do everything when we rely on God's strength instead of our own.

9. If someone says, "There are so many problems with it," respond by saying, "Yet, there are so many possibilities when we're trusting God instead of ourselves."

10. Instead of saying, "It's not working out," say instead, "Let's try it one more time, but this time focused on God and the truth that we can do this through Him who gives us strength."

(copied from Rick Warren - Purpose Driven Connection Daily Devotional)

Friday, May 08, 2009

friday video

just because I love Patti Labelle's voice...

who knew she was a jumpin' jack too?!?!?!

Friday, May 01, 2009

my life is in Your hands

interesting version of this song by Kirk Franklin sung by the Modern Gospel Choir aus Berlin - YES, Berlin!! Check it out.

How about Kirk and the original version from Brazil with the audience singing along in Portuguese?

and if you want to hear the original CD version...