Sunday, December 31, 2006

If you are having a hard day at work, watch this and realize you are not alone

This is one of those videos that make you feel sorry for the person, and at the same time make you laugh. He was certainly having a hard day. Here is an interview with more information.

Look up. Look waaaay up, and I'll call Rusty.

For those of you who are old enough to remember this phrase, it will remind you of the children's show The Friendly Giant. It was one of those shows that I always enjoyed watching as a child, and thinking back it not only introduced me to many books, but also to various types of music. Having said that, this post has nothing to do with it. Instead it has to do with looking up to the sky at night to see the various constellations. I don't know how many of you have done this. I was always somewhat interested in it, but it was not until I took an astronomy course in University that I really got hooked. For several years I would look at my star charts and try to find various constellations. However, during my seminary years I didn't have time to do this, and now I find that I have forgotten much of what I had learned. Internet to the rescue. At this site you will find a free document entitled What's Up 2007: 365 Days of Skywatching. If you want to know more about what you can see each night through this coming year, have a look. A brief warning though, it is 410 pages long so you might not want to print off the whole thing.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Two Calls to Pray

Today two calls to prayer were sent out into the blog-sphere. The first, which seems less dangerous is for Dr. Al Mohler. At his blog the following is posted: Dr. Albert Mohler is recovering at Louisville's Baptist East hospital following abdominal surgery. Dr. Mohler was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after experiencing abdominal pain. During a three-hour procedure, surgeons removed scar tissue from a 1980s operation. Dr. Mohler is expected to be released from the hospital next week and will continue his recovery at home. Dr. Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology and Senior VP for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will host The Albert Mohler radio program until he is able to return to the air. Dr. Mohler's blog and commentary posts will resume as soon as he is able. Please join the Southern Seminary community in praying for Dr. Mohler's quick and total recovery. The second, which seems much more concerning is that of Dr. James Kennedy. On Reformation 21 Rick Phillips posted the following: Please pray for Dr. D. James Kennedy, his wife and daughter, and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Dr. Kennedy is in grave condition following a heart attack last evening. Jim's health has deteriorated markedly in the last several months, and he has manfully continued his ministry to the best of his ability. During all my interactions with him even during this trying time, he has exhibited his characteristic good cheer, charm, and force of mind. Along with being a man with great vision for the kingdom of Christ, Jim Kennedy is a true Christian gentleman. Please pray for God to restore him to full health and give him grace as his situation should require. He posted a further update here. Although these are widely different situations, both carry with them struggle and danger. Please pray for these men as they go through these bitter providences, that in them God's grace may be shown to be sufficient and that his power may be made perfect in their weakness. To God be the glory.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Seriously Merry Christmas

Since I have posted the rather tongue in cheek Merry Christmas for those who are 24 fans, I wanted to post a more serious Christmas greeting. As we worshiped today we remembered together the amazing truth that the Son of God came from the glories of heaven, not grasping the equality to God that is his, but rather pouring himself out into a human being born to an unwed mother and laid in a manger because there was not room in the inn. It is the glory of God with us, come to save us, and who would humbly and obediently go to death, even the shameful death on the cross. With that in mind, a blessed Christmas to all of you. Enjoy. HT: Denny Burk

Merry Christmas (Especially for you 24 fans)

I am not a huge fan of 24, probably because I have not watched enough of it to be able to follow the plot line without going back. The few times I have watched it, it has looked like the sort of show I could get into if I had the time to devote to catching up. Sadly, I don't, but I can still recognize good parody. :) So to everyone, a Merry CHRISTmas, and enjoy HT: Biblical Christianity

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tis the Season For Lists

It seems that as we come to the end of any given year, we are surrounded by various lists. To add to that, here is a list of the geekiest animals ever. Click Here

Christmas Lights

Have you ever wondered where those Christmas lights you put up came from? Well, here is an interesting video about how those made in China Christmas lights are put together. For more information check out Lights of Christmas HT: Random Responses

Saturday, December 16, 2006

George Street

The more I consider it, the more I think we make evangelism much too difficult. The thinking today is that one must do so many different things to successfully lead people to Christ. Yet, if the word of God is true, the success in evangelism is in his hands not ours. What we are called to do is as clearly and politely as we can present the gospel to people. Maybe we will not see the results ourselves, but God said his word will not return to him void, but will accomplish what he desires. As a reminder of that I link you over to this audio account of a faithful little man as a reminder that God works as his people are faithful in presenting the message of Jesus Christ. More audio lessons can be found at Way of the Master

Friday, December 15, 2006

Women Talk More Than Men

Like this is a surprise. For years it has been denied, but now the research has come back and found that women talk 3 times more on average than men. For more information, check out this article.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Interesting Contest

I heard about this contest from Biblical Christianity If I win I will be sure to blog about it.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Gift Exchanges?

Thankfully I seem to be past this point in my life, but I am sure that some of you are still involved in those group/office gift exchanges. You know the ones where everyone is supposed to purchase a gift in a certain value range, wrap it and put it under the tree. Then everyone draws a number and based on that picks a gift. The next person can either take that unwrapped gift or get one from under the tree. I always seemed to end up with something that no one else wanted, but another blogger has some good suggestions and warning on gifts for that sort of exchange. See Here