Cultural Culinary History

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in NewYork.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.... But as we know....the great ship did not make it to New York.... The ship hit an iceberg and sank.... and the cargo was forever lost....

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly a waiting its delivery...was disconsolate at the loss.... Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of mourning which they still observe to this day....
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th.... and is known....of course....as Sinko de Mayo....

I dare you to make a comment! :O


Ancestry.com - U.S. Census Search

Ancestry.com - U.S. Census
Looking for my Choctaw & Comanche/Kickapoo connections.

Bamboozled with Technology

Have we pushed Character & Integrity to the other side of the Digital Divide? If you know of examples where you have seen abuse of technology to cheat, PLEASE MAKE A COMMENT ON THIS ENTRY BY CLICKING ON THE COMMENT NOTE BESIDE THE DATE AND TIME STAMP OF THIS MESSAGE BELOW. Thanks!

An article from PC Magazine has been sent to you. Follow this link to view the article: Bamboozled with Technology

Copyright (c) 2004 Ziff Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.

IM - Internal Message!

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

Tired of IM'ing everyone about your life... Well, now IM is in preparation for National Youth Day, May 30, 2004 at El Tabernaculo Assembly in Houston Texas. Visit their web site!
Look inside yourself for the message. God is talking!

XRD Prayerz Drama Troupe

XRD Playerz

They are preparing "Don't Pass Me By" by Fred Hammond.
Come Sunday, May 31, 2004 @ 6pm for National Youth Day!


The H2O Project

The H2O Project - Take the Challenge and Save Lives with This Water Project!
Online videos for info and training...

Try this on for Community Service!

Transformation - a Day of On-Going Learning

Transformation - a Day of On-Going Learning
Sponsored and hosted by the "Mission Houston" staff
"Transformation" - What does it mean & What will it take?
Presentations & Conversations for better understanding and implementing God's plan and power for every Sphere of Life and every Segment of Society
Thursday, June 3, 9:30 am @ 3 pm
@ Garden Oaks Baptist Church: $8, includes lunch
RSVP's requested by Tuesday, June 1
Who should come?
Pastors eager to make and deploy effective disciples! Leaders in the marketplace & congregations eager for Christ's influence to be known! Community Catalysts and Vision teams pursuing relational & functional Unity of the Body! Those curious about "what on earth is God doing, for heaven's sake?"!
Need more information?
Contact Steve Capper (832-640-4405, or steve@missionhouston.org)

White House Faith Based & Community Initiatives

White House Faith-Based & Community Initiatives Posted by Hello

FBCI National Conference
Please pray that this June 1, 2004 as I join others of like heart and mind in our Nation's Capitol that our work would benefit many in our local communities. I ask you to pray for traveling mercies and clear thoughts for me during May 31 to June 3, 2004. Offerings and funding contributions can be made to "El Tabernaculo Assembly - Community Development Fund" Gracias! Y Dios les Bendiga!

Max a.k.a. Pastor Gadget


Travel Aid Web Sites

Air Traffic Control System Command Center
Real Time Status of general airport conditions.

Amtrak Check the schedule prior to travel dates.

MentorYouth.com - Mentor Youth Christian Faith-based Mentoring Initiative

MentorYouth.com - Mentor Youth Christian Faith-based Mentoring Initiative
You have to get on this one! I have the training program, and would be glad to get with you to formally present and train groups. I will be working on preparing Spanish materials for appropriate groups! Comment below, or email me!

Governor Rick Perry - Grant Resources

Governor Rick Perry - Grant Resources
Now, put on some coffee when you start browsing this IMMENSE SITE!

Let's talk if you find something interesting! Just make a comment below this entry.



Safe Start!

Let's pray for all the students and faculty & staff of every school to
have a Safe Start for this summer! Many will be taking missions trips
and traveling to visit friends and family. Vacations were not a
staple in my family growing up (Dad & Mom worked really hard!), but
the experiences I had showed me that a time together as a family can
be valuable if we get past the uncomfortable stage. Pray for parents
and their children to enjoy time together this summer. 'nuff said.

Lonely Planet Online

Lonely Planet Online for the discriminating traveler!

9/11/2004 - SAVE THE DATE - BISYATP! Rally

TAKE A STAND - Make a Difference!

On Saturday, September 11, 2004 from 5pm to 9pm, we will have one of the most amazing and challenging nights of your life! The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area is invited to descend on Houston's North Side. 10020 Bauman will be the site of a BISYATP (Before I See You At The Pole) Rally & Concert just 4 days before Millions of People will gather around flagpoles in their community to pray and seek the Grace of God for the leaders of their countries, their friends and their families. If there was ever a time we need God, we need him now!

ASCEND! Clean Hands, Pure Heart! is the theme for SYATP on September 15, 2004

SYATP 2004 - Sept 15, 2004 Posted by Hello


Graduation Service of Instituto Magdiel!

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera
Instituto Magdiel Graduation
Congratulations Patty Porras!

A Picture Share!

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera
Patti Porras' Graduation

Hi Mom & Dad!

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera
I just hung up from talking with my Dad and Mom in San Antonio. (or San Anton if you're a local).
I don't know if you call your parents very often, but I know I could do better! I miss them (only 200 miles seperate us, but it seems like so much more)! I hope this encourages you to write or call them if you are blessed to have communication with either or both of them.

Have a happy!

Catholic Culture : Before the Dawn: the Mysterious Conversion of Rome's Chief Rabbi (Document)

Catholic Culture : Before the Dawn: the Mysterious Conversion of Rome's Chief Rabbi (Document)
Sent to me by my best man.

impact now

impact now is an incredible campus outreach team based in San Antonio, TX. Check out this site!

National Service-Learning Partnership

Do you know about the National Service-Learning Partnership? LogIn Free and become a member as part of the solutions available.

Henry Brun - Latin Playaz

On the Latin Percussion Educational Team


Mall Max!

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera of a new store in the Galleria

Transco Tower!

Galleria Area Tower

Drivers Guide

Drivers Guide
Been looking for that elusive driver? You will probably find it here!



This blog is updating from the Youth Specialties Emergent Conference. It's worth a peek into the conference.

A Picture Share!

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

Tribal Frenzy!

A Cross-Cultural game.

I enjoyed this, and it is a good teaching tool to help us appreciate the need to address diversity with care and purpose.

Please use the comment feature to let me know if you downloaded this successfully and how you have used it. Thanks!

A Quote regarding Biblical Literacy

"Biblical literacy, though not sufficient, is indispensable. This literacy does not consist of historical, critical knowledge about the Bible. Nor does it consist of theological accounts, couched in nonbiblical language, of the Bible's teachings and meanings. Rather it is the patterns and details of its sagas and stories, its images and symbols, its syntax and grammar, which need to be internalized if one is to imagine and think scripturally.…What is to be promoted are those approaches which increase familiarity with the actual text."

The Nature of Doctrine - by George Lindbeck
Yale theologian, who along with Hans Frei and others, developed post-liberal (some call it postmodern) theology.

H-Town Skyline in the clouds! Posted by Hello


Hello : BloggerBot for Photos!

Hello : Introducing BloggerBot

Sunday 4pm 5/23/04 - Namibia and Sud Africa Fundraiser

The following message is from a Youth Pastor who is a good friend with a wonderful youth ministry.  We worked alongside each other in New York City after the 9/11 tragedy (Click here for some of the pictures. He is in the maroon cap).  If you get a chance to go this Sunday, you will be blessed to see the vision of their church and take the time to meet Vernon.  Take along a business card to trade with him.  He is a consumate networker!  You never know what kind of good things could happen when we work together!
En Cristo,

V HUBBARD <vehubbard1@msn.com> wrote:
To: "Lisa Ojesina" , "Joseph Granado" , "Eileen K" , "Pastor P" , "Thao Nguyen" , "Wendy Toups" , "Max Torres"
Subject: HELP
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 10:42:25 -0500

Hello Family,
I need your help.  This summer, I am taking a group on a missions trip to South Africa and Namibia, Africa.  In these two countries, we have two families from our congregation serving in these countries.  My goal is to take a group of 20 and to say the least, this is a very costly endeavor. Our mission is simply to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through serving and sharing.  Our task are to complete construction on Church facilities in Namabia in addition to teaching and training the local pastors and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This group will also minister alongside Campus Crusade at a local university in South Africa through song and sharing the Gospel. 
To offset the cost, our church is hosting a benefit concert. This is a special invitation to join us this Sunday at 4pm at Solid Rock Baptist, 6302 Tidwell Rd. Can I count on you to help take the Gospel to the World. 
In His Service,
Vernon Hubbard*

Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative

So you want to do a Bible Study, huh? Well....


Youth Specialties - Free Resources

free resources : YS Update Archive : Youth Specialties

Yahoo! Groups : dvulihouston

Yahoo! Groups : dvulihouston
Connect here to join the Urban Youth Leadership Inititiative of Houston


Vivian is gone to be with the Lord.

Just needed to post this before I get out today...
This morning, we will celebrate that Vivian Rodriguez went home to be with the Lord.  We will place her earthly vessel to rest, but rejoice that she delights in the presence of the Lord.
Will you pray that God will sustain Timmy and the children, as well as Vivian's parents and siblings?  It is evident that they trust in the Lord, but sometimes we need to see Jesus 'with skin on.'

ALERT! "Syrup" - Current Youth Drug Abuse Trend

UTHSC-H Health Science Center - Health Leader, The City of Lean


Here is a link and a snippet of a movie that will surely produce some dialogue, thought provoking and maybe even some controversy. Can’t make any real assessments of the movie yet but the site gives a nice glimpse of what the movie is about.

My Uncle: Jimmy Torres - The Official Site
Uncle Jimmy kept my mom up all night working on some of his songs when I was a baby! Now I have gray hair! Thanks Tio! Luv ya.