Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Donald Miller at the DNC

One of the many books that I've grown to love has been Don Miller's Blue Like Jazz. A thoughtful look at the Christian faith. I've had the opportunity to hear him speak during Catalyst and found him to be just as thoughtful as a speaker. Here is his prayer that he delivered at the closing of Monday evening's DNC Convention.

For more on Don click here

Monday, August 25, 2008

Morning Show Top 10

Top 10 for Week of August 25
  1. Mercy Me - You Reign
  2. Brett Rush - When I'm Alone With You
  3. Ashmont Hill - Song of Glory
  4. Sara Groves - It Might Be Hope
  5. Ginger Millermon - We Are Amazed
  6. Bart Millard - I Stand Amazed
  7. Mollye Rees w/ Jamie Slocum - Different
  8. Paul Baloche - How Great Thou Art
  9. After the Chase - I'll Be a Fool
  10. Jim Cole - Christ the Solid Rock

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bring This Drug Back!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Olympics Can Bring...

The Olympics has a way of bringing the best and worst out of you. I've been very pleased to see how the U.S. athletes have responded to pressure and - what looks like favoritism - disappointment. That can't be said of every athlete, however.

From throwing the Bronze medal to ground to show-boating in race, being on an international stage can expose what is deep down in a person's character. The problem is, the whole world is watching you. Plus, you are recorded for posterity's sake and you will never be able to deny your actions.

You don't need to be on an international stage to keep yourself in check. As a believer in Jesus Christ I know my actions and attitudes are on display for the entire "world" to see. Those that do not hold the same beliefs I have are watching me and making a judgment on my character and my faith. I am the only person standing in the way of someone seeing Christ.

Next time you are in the public eye (which can be at any time - from shopping at Wal-Mart to your work environment) the world is watching and they want (dare I say desire) to see Christ in you - your hope for glory.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ronald Regan - Boy Do I Miss Him!

I grew up in the '80s and the only real President I knew was Ronald Regan. I came across some quotes from"The Great Communicator" that makes me miss him and his philosophy so very much.
  • Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they loose
  • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
  • The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that just isn't so.
  • Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
  • I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress
  • The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government who doesn't have to take the civil service exam.
  • Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
  • The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this planet is a government program.
  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
  • Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.
  • No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
  • If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, we will be one nation gone under.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Olympic Diver Laura Wilkinson

Olympic diver Laura Wilkinson shares her faith during the Revolve Tour

Morning Show Top 10

Top Ten for Week of August 11
  1. MercyMe - You Reign
  2. Brett Rush - When I'm Alone With You
  3. Sara Groves - It Might Be Hope
  4. Brian Free - Real Faith
  5. Ginger Millermon - We Are Amazed
  6. Jim Cole - Christ the Solid Rock
  7. Fee - All Because of Jesus
  8. Mollye Rees - Different
  9. The Sonflowerz - My Adoration
  10. Bart Millard - I Stand Amazed

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ways to Reduce Stress

There are times in my life when the stress meter is about to explode due to the stress that is in my life. Here are some ways a good friend of mine gave me to reduce the stress that seems to build in my life:
  1. Pray
  2. Go to bed on time
  3. Get out of bed on time
  4. Learn to say, "No"
  5. Delegate tasks
  6. Simplify your life
  7. Learn that less is more
  8. Give your self some time
  9. Pace yourself
  10. Take one day at a time
  11. Don't sweat the small stuff
  12. Live within your budget
  13. Have a backup
  14. KYMS - Keep Your Mouth Shut
  15. Do something for your innner child
  16. Carry your Bible - and read it!
  17. Get enough rest
  18. Eat right
  19. Be organized
  20. Automobile University - use your CD player to expand your knowledge
  21. Journal
  22. Find time to be alone
  23. Keep your lines of communication with God open
  24. Relationships are key to a peaceful mind
  25. Memorize scripture
  26. Be thankful
  27. Laugh (LOL!!)
  28. Laugh even more
  29. Take your work seriously - just not yourself
  30. Be forgiving
  31. Be king to unkind people (especially during traffic)
  32. Sit on your ego
  33. Two ears one mouth - enough said
  34. Slow down
  35. Remember you do not run the universe
  36. Before you go to bed - think of one thing to be thankful for

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Here's What Happens After Drinking a Coke

A good friend of mine sent me something about drinking sodas. I knew they were not very healthy but this is scary:

The average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can coke consider this:

Within the first 10 minutes, 10 or more teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100% of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don't vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.

Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and you liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive abmounts of sugar into fat.

Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.

Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain - a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.

After 60 minutes, you'll start to have a sugar crash.

How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids? Try drinking more water, good pure water. You will feel better and not crash like with soft drinks.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Braves Say "Good-Bye" to Skip Caray

Since 1976, Atlanta Braves fans have heard the unmistakable voice of Skip Caray. Through the good times and the bad, Skip Caray was always there calling the game he loved. Skip passed away late Sunday night. Today we honor a professional radio broadcaster and the voice of the Atlanta Braves.

For more information on Skip Caray, click here.