Friday, January 23, 2009

Excited About Adding to My Collection

NRB 2009 is right around the corner and I can't wait to add to my collection of lanyards!!

Why is it Called a "Hamburger?"

Ever wonder why a hamburger is called a hamburger when it contains no ham? The Tartars, a Turkic-speaking people who lived in central Asia, were rugged, nomadic horsepeople who ate raw beef. Even though they were a rugged group, they soon decided that raw meat would be easier to eat if it were a little more tender. They found that, before a long days ride, they would put a slab of meat under their saddles and the bouncing would pound the meat to bits. Once they reached their destination, they would gather the morsels and season it with salt, pepper, onions and eat what we have called steak tartar.

In the mid 19th century, a merchant from Hamburg, Germany, who was a regular trader in Asia, came upon the recipe and took it back to Germany. It was introduced as a Hamburg steak and later, a cook decided to broil the meat, and by the end of the 19th century it became known as Hamburger meat.

The Nation's Top Dog

Are you in the market for a new member of the family? The American Kennel Club recently announced it's top 10 breeds for 2008. Holding the top spot for the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred in the U.S. Here's the national top 10 according to the AKC:
  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Dachshund
  8. Bulldog
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu
The big news maker among these breeds is the bulldog. The bulldog made news last year by returning to the AKC's top 10 list after a 70 year absence. It jumped 6% to land in 8th place. For more information on the dog rankings by city just click here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Morning Show Top 10

Top 10 for the week of January 19
  1. Steven Curtis Chapman - Yours
  2. Mollye Rees w/ Jamie Slocum - Different
  3. Brent Anderson and Cape First Worship - To Know Your Heart
  4. Amy Douglas - Unending Worshiper
  5. Kari Jobe - I'm Singing
  6. Justin Unger - Behold
  7. After the Chase - I'll Be a Fool
  8. Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
  9. Ce Ce Winans - Test of Time
  10. Fee - All Because of Jesus

Monday, January 19, 2009

Christianity Under Attack

Phil Cooke has a real interesting post on his blog today. He attempts to give his point of view on the recent attacks on Christianity. Click here for his post

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gate Cottage - the Aftermath

Click here for a report on the aftermath of the Gate Cottage fire.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Morning Show Top 10

Top 10 for week of January 12, 2009
  1. Jamie Slocum - My Dependence
  2. 33Miles - One Life to Love
  3. Wayburn Dean - I Need a Savior
  4. Steven Curtis Chapman - Yours
  5. Jadon Lavick - Wondrous Love
  6. Jaime Jamgochian - For You
  7. Justin Unger - Behold
  8. Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
  9. Natalie Grant - Our Hope Endures
  10. Curt Collins - Jesus Paid It All

Monday, January 12, 2009

Picture of Gate Cottage on Fire

Fire on the Campus of Toccoa Falls College

Early this morning Gate Cottage, on the campus of Toccoa Falls College, caught on fire. Cause of the fire is still not known. No one was injured as the building was empty. The building houses Gate Cottage Restaurant, Falls Gift Shop and the School of Counseling. Check the Toccoa Falls College website for updates.

Gate Cottage was first built in 1920 as a small cabin to be used as a staff residence. The building served this purpose until 1939 when it was destroyed by fire. In the summer of 1939 students began to build the present building using stone from the area. Over the years the building has served many different functions. In the 40’s it served as the home economics department for the young women. In the 50’s it served as the kitchen and dining room for the school. The second floor of the building was also used for a variety of functions including married student housing, offices for alumni and advancement and is currently being used for offices for the School of Counseling. During World War II many women were trained there as secretaries and later were hired by the government.

The building was the first building on campus to be hit with the flood waters when the earthen dam above the falls broke in the early morning hours in November of 1977. Much damage was done to the inside of the building, but the structure still stood.

In recent years, the main floor was used as a restaurant. This area has been expanded to accommodate many more diners. The gift shop, which was on the lower level, has been moved to the main level. It has also been expanded and will include many new items for sale.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Story of Hope and Encouragement

I read a fantastic story this morning during prayer time. Click here to read the story written by Rick Reilly.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NRB 2009 Convention

The big religious broadcaster's convention is right around the corner. The National Religious Broadcasters is THE organization when it comes to broadcast media, church media, and internet. I highly recommend attending if you and your organization falls within these areas. Check out the video and then click here for more information.

Morning Show Top 10

Morning Show Top 10 for Week of January 5
  1. Jamie Slocum - Dependence
  2. Steven Curtis Chapman - Yours
  3. Chris Tomlin - Jesus Messiah
  4. Jadon Lavik - Wondrous Love
  5. Mollye Rees w/ Jamie Slocum - Different
  6. Jamie Jamgochian - For You
  7. Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
  8. Natalie Grant - Our Hope Endures
  9. MercyMe - You Reign
  10. Matt Maher - As It Is In Heaven