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.