Jonathan Maracle's dad has a rich heritage in the Assemblies of God. His presentations of worship in the context of First Nations people is inspiring and healing to me.
Broken Walls' music is available on several sites.
So, what has been the impact or reaction to See You At The Pole over the last 17 years where you are? My children are out of public school now, and I have a conference that day (September 26, 2007 7:00am), but I wondered how many community people are supporting this VERY PUBLIC demonstration of PRAYER. (57 days to go)
[ Stylized veteran youth-worker cartoon courtesy of http://simpsonizeme.com ]
“What can Europeans not bring with them into their new life in Christ?” I naively asked a group of Euro-North American Christians. The accompanying silence spoke volumes—there would seem to be little that North American Christians of European origin scrutinize carefully in their culture today (vices excepted).
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The author is Mi'kmaq/Acadian and based outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
By Chris Carpenter
CBN.com Program Director
CBN.com - For coffee drinkers, there is nothing quite like wrapping your hands around a steamy, aromatic cup of your favorite blend first thing in the morning. You cherish the quiet surge of happiness you feel as the richly dark hues in your mug fade to a robust tan upon adding cream.
Noted theologian Leonard Sweet believes the Church can learn a great deal from Starbucks. In his latest book, “The Gospel According to Starbucks” (WaterBrook Press), Sweet argues that many Christians completely miss the warmth and richness of the experience of living with God due to a Church’s failure to attract and engage people in meaningful ways.
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por: RMaxT at 7/23/2007
Me and My Gun.
Current mood: contemplative
If you visit Chris Brooks' blog, he has another question that I reflected on. Visit his page to get the full list of responses: Me and My Gun.
Let me wax a little Patriotic.
Isn't it wonderful that we still have the 'right' to bear arms? My only concern is that most people have the wrong perspective on a correct use of a firearm. Growing up in the 'Country' (say it with a twang), we may have... (READ MORE)
por: RMaxT at 7/21/2007
I realize that the previous posting may have piqued interest in some people, so I just wanted to give a shameless promo for the ecclesial community that I am a part of.
The MyChurch.org network is another place where you can invest some of your valuable time to provide visibility and networkability(?) of your 'ecclesial community' (legitimate or not).
If you would care to, please let me know of your MyChurch account so that we can weave the fabric of the 'Net that Works' in these critical days of the last harvest and the last catch of diligent 'fishers of men.'
This one caught me off guard!
I chased down a recent story that Guy Kawasaki's new Truemors website referred to in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) report. This will define a new perspective between some of the major Prayers (er, Players). Are any other bloggers aware of this Vatican development that the Pope endorses, or the 2000 effort that was abandoned?
It says although Orthodox churches are true churches, they are defective because they do not recognize the primacy of the Pope. "It follows that these separated churches and communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation," it said. The document adds that Protestant denominations — called Christian Communities born out of the Reformation — are not true churches, but ecclesial communities.
Q? I don't know a question to ask (a la Chris Brooks), but WOW! I did not know about these kinds of developments.
See also: Chicago Tribune
The 11-second phenom has definitely waned in it's meteoric climb in YouTube visibility, nonetheless, as of Sunday night 7/9/07, the count has reached 772,103 views. The TexasMax channel is #90 for the month in all of YouTube, and has 783,447 views for all 10 videos.
I have come face to face with the impact of "viral marketing." The comments have definitely slowed, and I am not deleting as many as before that were racially offensive, but there have been some sad displays of racist bravado.
Q: What part does the anonymity of the internet play in drawing out these behaviors in chance meetings on these sites? Why does there seem to be no apprehension on the part of the libelous person with their 'screen name' being visible? Should this be treated as simply brash speech, and not a divulging of criminal/malevolent character?
DISCLAIMER: This posting will be here for at least one day.
This evening, July 5, 2007 at 10pm CST, on broadcast television station KVQT-Channel 21 (Baytown) will air in the Houston Area. The program will air again at 2am & 4am (if you can't sleep or live on the other side of the globe from Houston)
This interview format will be in Spanish on Thursday night, and in English on Friday night.
The topic of discussion is Leadership Development. What is discussed is the popular book of Stephen & Sean Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People/Teens.
TECKY NOTES: The broadcast is in Media Player format, so in my case, my Apple can't play in a Windows Media player and I use Quicktime with the plug-ins for WMV player. The address it loads is: mms://126.96.36.199:8181/
I usually get intrigued whenever I see John Liotti linking to Guy Kawasaki's blog. If you're in a situation where you are trying to promote what you do, this book has 9 story lines you should know well.
1. Aspirations and beliefs.
2. David vs. Goliath
3. Avalance about to roll
4. Contrarian/counterintuitive/challenging assumptions
6. Personalities and personal stories
7. How-to stories and advice
8. Glitz and glam
For years, my good friend Chip Bachelder has been faithful to God in serving youth. He has been waiting on God's timing for so many things in his life, and I just found out one of his prayers was answered. Chip is engaged to Kasi Lee and here is their picture. I know they are planning to be married on October 20, 2007. Chip and Kasi are both serving students on Houston's NorthWest side with Student Venture-North Houston. If you are interested in blessing them, I will find out where they are registered and post it as soon as I find out. I'm glad for you guyz!
From: "Kurt Zimmerman" email@example.comDate: July 4, 2007 2:01:29 PM CDTTo: "Kurt & April Zimmerman"Subject: Thank You to all our supportersThe other day we were talking about faith in the men's group and how it should be constantly growing. I remembered back when the Lord led us to leave the golf course architecture business and live by faith, ministering on the streets of Houston. There were only 4 children at that point. Then when He called us to Peru... there were seven children at that point and a lot of people told us we were crazy. But here we are, nine plus years later, two more children born here - in the JUNGLE of all places! - and another 25 Peruvian children filling our home with a never ending stream of... what should we call it? Adventure? Excitement? ... Maybe we should just say that there is rarely, if ever, a dull moment. The variety of colds and flues and diarrheas give new meaning to the word "epidemic". I believe you have a term back there in the States: soccer mom??? Again, new meaning. Among whatever other ministerial duties there may be, there are ballet lessons and recitals and soccer practices and games and singing lessons and concerts... And all worth it. The smiles and hugs - and even the tears - make it all worth it.Yes, faith should constantly be growing. God knows how much we can take and when we are able to believe for His provision - whether for 2 or for 200. He knows when we are able, when to open the windows of heaven, when to shut them for a while; when to flex our faith muscles and when to simply let His provision flow. And always supplying grace upon grace.Thank you all for being a part of it by prayer and by your gracious giving. You have been more a part of the lives of so many children and other people than you can imagine. May God richly bless you all,bud, for the tribe.
...whose broad stripes and bright stars...
I get emotional when I say the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America or sing the National Anthem.
When I was 20 years old, I boarded an airplane in Houston for the very first time in my life and flew 7941 miles (as the crow flies) to Ad Dammam, Saudia Arabia. Upon my return, I remember commenting to my father how primitive many of the conditions were. There were so many things that I had been taking for granted back at home. My father listened patiently until I finished and he said these words that I have quoted so often since 1976. "To LOVE America - leave it." As soon as you leave the confines of 'these here United States' you realize how good we have it here.
It strikes me that at the base of the Statue of Liberty, inside a brass pedestal, is a quote
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
My son Joey and I enjoyed watching this 13 minute video together on Google Videos. Rube Goldberg lives! (well, not really him, as much as the spirit of his amazing cartoons)
incredible machine - #SONIC FOREVER
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