Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Since when did ministry be come all about me and not He?  It really tweaks me when someone gets all upset me cause the ministry they planned is being ruined by someone else - especially when that someone else is who the minister is ministering to.  Get over yourselves people.  Let God run his plan - not yours.

If someone does something well and your plan is not working out as well, please don't get angry and/or jealous.  Don't try to plot ministers against each other.  Try not to put yourself above all others.

Keep Jesus first.  If other ministers are having trouble or appear to be straying from the path, help them.  Don't bash them.  Pray for them.

When you speak about ministering and you have to use the words I, ME, MY or MINE, you are not ministering to others - or for God.  When you are a minister you need to put yourself last.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

From Disaboom

Elke Wisbey, 6, Uses State of the Art Communication Device to Speak for the First Time

Posted: 10/31/2008 at 05:39 PM

Elke WisbeyElke Wisbey, 6, was born with brain damage and cannot walk or speak. After her community raised funds to purchase a state of the art communication device for Elke, the little girl was able to use tiny eye movements to speakher first words through the machine: "I love you."


The $27,000 MyTobii Smartbox tracks Elke's eye movements with tiny lasers. The device includes a screen with various icons representing words or phrases. When Elke's eyes settle on an icon, a computerized voice speaks the corresponding word or phrase for her. Within a few days after the Smartbox was set up, Elke began looking repeatedly at the "I love you" icon in order to express her affection toward her parents and her nine-year-old brother.


With the help of her family, Elke has now learned to use her Smartbox to speak a number of words and phrases, as well as play games and browse the internet. The communication device has enabled the girl to communicate her needs and exert a degree of independence previously impossible due to her condition.


Eventually, Elke may be able to control her environment using the Smartbox. The device can also be used to dim the lights in a room, turn the television on and off, and set a video recorder, among other uses. Elke will likely never walk or feed herself, and may not survive to adulthood because her condition makes her vulnerable to secondary illnesses like pneumonia. However, the Smartbox allows her to communicate with her loved ones and has improved her quality of life greatly.


I wonder what else children with severe disabilities might be capable of, once technology catches up with them?


October 31, 2008 11:18 AM PDT

From the makers of Bacon Salt: Baconnaise

You know you want it.

(Credit: Baconnaise)

There's a new player in town vying for the attention of your sandwiches and vegetables. J&D, a.k.a. Justin and Dave, first opened our eyes with Bacon Salt, which made everything taste like bacon. But for those of us who don't salt our bread, now we have Baconnaise.

Stemming from a customer suggestion about 6 months ago, it seems inconceivable that the world has been deprived of such a culinary achievement. As a nation of bacon-eaters would attest, it is a concept whose time has come. How we ever got along without Baconnaise is the real question. Some inventions clearly are for the benefit of humanity.

While I was under the impression that bacon went well with everything, apparently bacon and mayonnaise never really got along too well. (Could have fooled me!) They decided to settle their differences in the only way the knew how: mayonnaise wrestling. In the spirit of Halloween, click on through for some prefight smack-talk between bacon and mayonnaise.

s the "Ultimate Bacon Flavored Spread," Baconnaise is available in Regular and Lite. The "Battle in Seattle" was held at the Baconnaise launch. It doesn't really matter who won the wrestling match, because with Baconnaise, we're all winners.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A matter of trust

Aside from his horrible stance on abortion, I cannot trust the guy. Something is up. If any of this is true bunch of people are either paid off, blind, stupid or criminals.

Now playing: P.O.D. - Sounds Like War
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And the Word became digital (Reuters)

ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - An assembly of Catholic bishops on Monday called for the use of mass communications -- including television, cinema, DVDs and even iPods -- to be used to spread the Bible in as many languages as possible.

The nod toward technology is not unusual: The Vatican had one ofEurope's first Web sites, for example, and has always been quick to adopt new technologies. The bishops' conference said that the stakes are higher than ever, arguing that the written word was insufficient for the modern world.

"The voice of the Divine Word must resonate over the radio, on Internet channels with virtual distribution (and by) CDs, DVDs and iPods, and on television and cinema screens," an official statement said.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Just because you mean well

Sometimes people are just trying too hard or perhaps they really don't give a darn.  Sometimes we allow people to wallow in their self-absorbed blindness for the sport if it.  It is time to get things pointed in the right directions.  The gloves come off now because Mr. Nice Guy is going on a sabbatical.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

All hope lost?

I am very worried about today's kids. Well, not mine - but the rest of them. They have so much more crap to deal with in today's world. Today's media - especially the internet - is messing them up so much. Many parents seem to be clueless - or at least not in control. I can recall other kids doing stupid - even disrespectful thing - but today's kids are very bold and calculating.

Or I am just too old.

Now playing: Fireflight - You Gave Me a Promise
via FoxyTunes

Friday, October 24, 2008

Too much love?

Is is possible to love too much?  Sure, Jesus taught is to love one another, but sometimes we take it too far.  If someone wantonly disrespects you, do you keep on trying to love them or do you eventually show the the tough love.  Come on people, sometimes three strikes is all you get.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

And you wondered why it took 40 years.

Can there be a better way?

So much of what we do in life fits very nicely into patterns. We develop something to work with or supplement something else. The developed something never changes but the something else does - all be it slowly. People get so attached to the developed something that works good - for a while. Slowly it's effectiveness is diminished - to the point of being a problem. The something else begins to eventually begins to suffer.

Sure, a labor of love is put forth in creating the developed something. People like it and it is fun. The results are grand. However, some/many of the components change.

It really sucks when people cannot see that change is needed. Usually, there is a better way. There has to be a better way.

Now playing: Decyfer Down - Break Free
via FoxyTunes