Tuesday, February 28, 2006

an encouragement

I have a lot of friends right now that are going through some rough depression. We all need hope in our lives. It helps to know that there is hope: rescue is coming.

There’s a darkness in my skin
My cover’s wearing thin, I believe
I’d love to start again, go back to innocent
And never leave

Don’t give up now
A break in the clouds
We could be found
There’s nothing wrong with me
It’s just that I believe things could get better
And there’s nothing wrong with love
I think it’s just enough to believe

Rescue is coming
Rescue is coming
Rescue is coming
Rescue is coming

And there’s nothing wrong with you
And nothing left to do
But believe something bigger
And there’s nothing wrong with love
I know it’s just enough to believe

Don’t give up now
A break in the clouds
We will be found
Rescue is coming now

Rescue is Coming
by David Crowder Band

from the album " A Collision"

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Christian music from an atheist perspective

I found this article today about two atheists that made documentary film about the Christian Music scene. They spent several years attending Cornerstone Music Festival (a festival that I have been to 3 times).

The result of their work is a film that some reviewers are hailing as the most objective perspective film they have ever seen. Impressive from two non-Christian filmmakers.

I liked what I read so much that I bought the film. Talk to me if you would like to borrow it or you need more information.

Monday, February 20, 2006

my weekend

This Saturday I made a trip through the ice and snow to Cleveland, TN. All my Ohio friends are asking...what is this Cleveland, TN and why are they stealing our city names? Well I'm not sure, but it was near Dayton, TN (I think TN is trying to be like Ohio).

Despite the sometimes dicey driving conditions, I had a great trip and had a good time visiting Rachel and meeting some of her college friends. We watched the Pink Panther (the old one) and visited their mall which was small, quaint, and seemingly obsessed with weddings (there were all sorts of wedding-related booths set up around the mall).

While I was at the mall, I met some very interesting law-enforcement officers. Here's a picture of their vehicle:

I was also able to snap a picture of them in uniform. Kind of wierd yes, but I think they might be from Canada or something:

And now for the thought of the week...

"If a tree falls in the forest... do the other tree's make fun of it?"

Friday, February 10, 2006

Asbury College/Seminary - another revival

I was checking some blogs today when I stumbled upon Jonathan Herron's news about Asbury College. Check out this excerpt taken from the college's web site.

"WILMORE, KY—(Feb. 8, 2006) Praise, worship and release continue as students are still gathered around the altar in Hughes Auditorium where they have been since Monday. After today's powerful chapel celebrating the work of the Holy Spirit on the Asbury College campus, God'’s work carries on."
Back in 1970 and then again in 1995, there have been incredible revivals at Asbury College. Out of these past revivals came many missionaries (both locally and globally) and pastors. In the past, these movements spread all over the country to other college campuses. I pray that this happens again. This generation has been waiting to make a difference in this world and I believe that many are now realizing that the time has come to fulfill those dreams.

Wow. Read more about it here

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Jesus Christ, Light of the World
You never did forget me
and when i bled in darkness, You held me
still held me
when desparate nights i cursed You
You loved me, still loved me
Jesus Christ, You dry the tears
You break my heart of stone
Your words are life
cut marrow through
the darkness, to the bone
a heart of flesh You gave me
only You can save me

I am coming home

Taken from Daylight - by Brave Saint Saturn

Sunday, February 05, 2006

and the winner is

Congrats to the Steelers for the big Superbowl win. I'm only a Steelers fan by association - my best friend Jason comes from Pittsburgh and it's his favorite team.

For anyone interested, Google is hosting all the Superbowl commercials. I'd suggest snagging the ones for PSP or iPod because the other format is a proprietary format that you can only use Google video player with (and you have to be connected to the internet to use).

Here's the link: http://video.google.com/superbowl.html

Some of these videos could make great talk illustrations. Or just a good laugh. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy Groundhog Day

Bill Murray...Isn't he great?

Well, it's now February and I thought it would be good to give everyone a friendly update.

Things are truckin' along for me and our student ministry at BRAC. We just got done with a slew of planning/review related activities at church and now that it is already the second month of the year, I think we can finally look forward to 2006 and what it has to offer.

Things at BRAC Youth have been going well. We have several new students that I am having a good time getting to know. We are still improving our new youth room with hopes of eventually having a full service cafe counter along with tables, new lighting, and a new A/V system. Continue to pray with me for God to provide the money and supplies we need to move in this new direction.

Next Wednesday I start the first of two weeks of leading our middle school's First Priority program. I'm looking forward to sharing with the 80 or so teens that normally attend. Although this doesn't happen all the time, I believe God has something specific to share with the teens and I'm anticipating how they will respond to God's word. I'll let you know how it goes.

Today I filed for my 2005 taxes - they are done!!! I think this is the earliest I've completed my taxes. I'm really excited about what I will be spending my tax money on...A new DV camcorder! Now I'll be able to use video more in our church and student ministry (and post them online for all of you to see). If anyone knows of a good camcorder for $800 or less - let me know ok?