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Friday, July 30, 2010

This is The Kind of Blogger I Wana Be When I Grow Up!!

Anne Jackson, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Bad Driver

This Lady is My Favorite Blogger! She totally Inspires me! She is the Kind of Woman/Blogger I wanna be when I grow up!

Not only is She an Amazing Blogger, She's a published author as well!  She has written a book called:

Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic ( Published in January of 2009 by Zondervan)

She Also has a New Book coming out in August that I Cant WAIT to read. Its called: 

Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace 


This Book is from a Question she asked on her Blog " What is the one thing you feel you cant say in church" and the resulting hundreds of  answers she had gotten from that one question.

I found her Blog thru a mutual friend and started reading & I love It!. She never fails to  make me think & challenge me Spiritually.

She  is so totally open and transparent, her blog challenges me to step up to the plate & Strive to as open and transparent as She is! To be all God has called me to be!
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ichthus Fort Wayne

Ichthus Fort Wayne

This is Something Amazing!! I am so looking forward to taking my kids to this Concert!!!



 Check this Video out!! I am sure I will be posting more on this in days to come!!!


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1 Corinthians 13:7 MSG - YouVersion.com: Online Bible


1 Corinthians 13:1-7 MSG - YouVersion.com: Online Bible

This is my Favorite Online Bible. The You Version.      

YouVersion

Probably because not only is it an Online Bible, but, It has an App for Just about every Smart-phone there is!
so you can use this handy little app wherever you need a Bible.  it also has a Feature that I totally LOVE, you can Share Verses with Twitter and now for the Blackberry, you can Share Verses on your Facebook page!



But, anyway, your probably wondering why I have a Particular Verse attached to it.
This Verse has been Speaking LOUDLY to me over the Past week.

You know how you can read a verse of scripture and you think "yeah, that's nice" one time & then you can come back to that same verse, and WOW! It totally comes alive!

Almost Kinda like God Saying " Did you really catch what I am trying to tell you?" and we don't see it
& then the next time, WHOA! There it is!

I dont know about you but, MAN, I think to myself WOW! that was there This Whole time!!! What a Gift!

Its like finding money in a coat or a Pair of Jeans that you didn't know you had, or perhaps, you forgot you had.
Here's This Verse, it has been Speaking VOLUMES to me from the Message:

1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.3 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

4 Love never gives up. 

Love cares more for others than for self. 

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. 

Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,

5 Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

6 Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

7 Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end

Wow! That's Powerful! Especially in light of the Fact that THIS is how God Wants us to live our Lives! 

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Warehouse Lake Retreat 2010



Here it is!


I Said I would Post details about the Lake Retreat! We had such an AWESOME, AMAZING time!


The Students had a Crazy time, Learned about our Crazy God that Loves Us with a Crazy Love, and Learned about having a deeper, closer walk with Him.
Lake Wawasee
This is The Yacht We Went on our Cruise around the Lake on. The House in the Background is Where we stayed


Another View from the Yacht!
2 of my Fellow Leaders Enjoying the Cruise!        













                                                                                         
There Was LOTS of Water Fun to be had!  there was tubing, they were able to have Jet-ski rides, as well as there was a small boat they were able to ride themselves!


My youngest Daughter having a Good time in the Water mouse!
Warehouse Students Getting Ready for Some Great Teaching and Worship!



Monday, July 19, 2010

Life Bridge Student Ministries

Life Bridge Student Ministries

This is The Warehouse, The Youth Ministry of LifeBridge Church.

I can honestly say that Being a Youth Leader in this Youth Group is one of my favorite things.


The Warehouse is Led by an awesome couple. Their Names are Aaron & Cecily Jackson & they Totally have a Gift & and a Heart for Youth! As a Parent I am SO Blessed to have them to speak into my kids lives!

The Warehouse is all about equipping Students to be passionate followers Christ.

I really enjoy serving along side the Youth Pastor, and the other Leaders, whether or not we having a crazy time, or Serving others Its all the same!






























                                                           These Picture are From one of the Service projects that  I have been Involved in with the Students.                                     

We sorted the Donated Cans of food that the Mail carriers picked up for the local Food Bank.










Tommorrow, We are Going to Have Some Fun & Ministry for 3 days. We will be going up to Lake Wawasee for some Fun in the Sun and Crazy times, and some Deep time in the Word!

Of course I am going! So I will Be Sure to take Lots of pictures so I can show all the Fun that was Had! 

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eureka | Syfy

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Eureka | Syfy

I LOVE this show as well! This is one of the COOLEST shows on the SYFY  Channel!

Normally, I dont really like a Whole of Shows on this Channel because it always seems like its about vampires & other paranormal things  I really don't care to watch. I know this because my Mother-in-Law Lives on this Channel, and its always on when we come up to visit her!

If you like funny Science Fiction, This is the Show for you! :)
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

North Point Community Church :: Podcasts

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North Point Community Church :: Podcasts

This is my Favorite thing for today!! This Church's Podcast's are Totally Awesome!! I especially like to listen to these on long road trips! that way I have time to Process it, and really think about it.

These  I have really gotten a lot out of  Andy Stanley's Pod-casts. I Love his Preaching style, it is very easy to listen to and he does it in such a way that people that aren't Christians, or someone that was burned by Christianity, or a Church can easily relate to, and not feel like they are being Preached at

I have a long drive tommorrow and this is one if the Few I will be enjoying!

I Highly Recommend these To Anyone!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Official Site of the Denver Broncos

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Official Site of the Denver Broncos

Ok! Back to my Favorite things!


Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE Denver Broncos fan! I do come by it naturally however,
I was  born and mostly raised in Denver Colorado
say mostly because parents moved our family to Nevada when I was 13.

I am living proof that you can take the girl out of Denver, but, you cant take the Denver out of the Girl!

I first remember watching a Broncos game in 1977, The Year that the Broncos first went to the Superbowl.

After that, there was ALOT of Superbowl losses (4) as a matter of fact! enough to make Anyone except the most devoted fan depressed.

But, it all paid off in January of 1998  The year the Broncos won  Their first Superbowl!

They followed it Up with another Superbowl win the following year! Over the past 10 years we have had our Ups and downs. Witnessed the Dismissal of our Beloved Head Coach, and Gained a Promising new one.

This Season Shows Great Promise with the Addition of Florida Gator Quarterback Tim Tebow!


I cant Wait for the Season to Begin!
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

YouTube - Hillsong-Devotion



I am a Youth Leader at the Youth Group at my Church called the Warehouse. The Warehouse is held every Wednesday Night & this is one of the Songs that we did during Worship Last Wednesday.  I really love this song. You could say its one of my favorites :). But, that night I really felt that God was using this to speak to me. Here are the Lyrics: (they are attached to the Video as well.)

Hillsong United - Devotion lyrics

Verse 1
I've been running, trying to be one who sees
I've been working salvation out on my knees
There is nothing better than knowing
that we are redeemed
I'm believing, trusting in creative hands,
I am praying for our world to bow to your plan
And this one thought is unmistakable:
I take up my cross and follow you Lord

Chorus
When you stand the tall trees and mountains bow
When you speak the fiercest of oceans is still
And I see the sinner seek devotion
The lost become chosen, and I fall to my knees

Verse 2
I'm forgiven; my Savior who did not deserve death
He was blameless and I was lost in shamefulness
I'm delivered, but it doesn't seem right
unless I keep my eyes focused on the savior who gave his life
In the middle of a world that denies it believes
It is breaking apart at the very seams
There is one thing to be alive for
And it's to take up my cross and follow you Lord

Bridge
I will take up my cross and follow Lord where you lead me
And I will take up my cross and follow wherever you go



Lyrics | Hillsong United lyrics - Devotion lyrics
 
WOW! These are some very POWERFUL Lyrics!!! 
 
 From a Very Powerful Song! But, when we were almost thru the Song, the Youth Pastor Exhorted the Youth saying " Listen to the words we are singing....

I will, Take up my Cross &  follow Lord where you lead me,
I will take up my Cross & follow where ever you go.

He asked them to search themselves and ask themselves, " would  you really go where ever God asked you to? If he asked you to go to Africa, would you go?

He asked If he asked you to go to a Place like they went, ( a Group from  the Youth  group just came back from a mission trip to the Dominican Republic) where there was no air conditioning, & the Living conditions were poor. "would you go?"  He asked if God Asked you to work just a 9-5 Job and influence people by the way you Live your Life would  you  do it?

WHOA! I felt an Instant check in my Spirit!

I Have been REALLY  frustrated with things in my life concerning work. I haven't felt like i have been getting enough Hours at work,I have Mentioned something about it, but, it hasn't changed, so, I have Started Looking for either another part- time Job, or a Full- time one that Pays more. Both of those efforts have Been very UN-fruitful. I have also Been frustrated with things in my Personal Life and Church life relationally. But, when The Youth Pastor said what he did, I felt like the Holy Spirit Nudge me, as if to say, "Yeah, what he said!"

I needed to Remember what Paul said in Philippians 4:11-12:

11 Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.12 I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty.

Just Because we aren't where we think we should be, or where we are trying to be, doesn't mean that we aren't doing  what God wants us to do.

Sometimes all he wants us to do is to set the example for someone he's trying to reach.

It's that simple. We are the ones that make it so Complicated.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Toby Puppy!!


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Originally uploaded by scrubbybubbles
This is my Baby! I have never been a big Dog Person, but, I must say that This little guy has totally captured my Heart! This picture was taken when he was just 6 weeks old... and he was jumping at my phone! :)




Toby is a Black Lab/Yellow Lab Mix. He is 7  months old and one of the Smartest Dogs I have ever had in my Entire Life! He has claimed me as his owner( see I told you he was Smart! lol! )  and He is like one of my Kids! I guess that is a good thing Since my Kids will be all leaving the Nest in the near future, that way, when  they do all leave, I wont feel so Empty Nest-ish!
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Persons Unknown

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Persons Unknown

Here is another Favorite of mine! I Absolutely LOVE This Show!!! If you like suspenseful Drama's I highly recommend this Show!



Here is a Description from the NBC Website!:

" From Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie ("The Usual Suspects") and executive producers Heather McQuarrie and RĂ©mi Aubuchon comes "Persons Unknown," a one-hour mystery drama in which a group of seven strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives. All of them have been taken from their everyday lives and have arrived in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there.
While being held hostage, the strangers are constantly watched by omnipresent "security" cameras with no idea who or what is behind them. Every attempt to leave is thwarted by unforeseen circumstances, which seem to derive from mysterious forces. At every turn, these strangers-turned-comrades are threatened physically, psychologically and emotionally.
Their chance at survival is to rely on each other. But who can they trust in this vulnerable state - either behind those cameras or amongst themselves? Their decisions will have moral and ethical consequences, as alliances are forged and relationships brokered."



And if that's not enough! Here's a Preview courtesy of You Tube!



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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life Bridge Church

Life Bridge Church

Ok! & My favorite thing for Sunday is,



My Church Home!! :) I absolutely Love my Church family! I have been a part of this Church Body since 2002 and I am SO glad God has Planted me here! I have met & married my Husband here. I am SO Blessed to have them in my Life. There are members of the Pastoral Staff that have been very key important people in my life that have been there for me when i was a Single Mom, Celebrated with me when my Husband and I were married, and Laughed and Cried with us over the Past 6 yrs. They have even had our Back when we needed it!

This is my Home and my Extended Family.


I am so Thankful God brought every single one of them across the Path of my Life! 
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

YouTube - Kia Soul 2010. New Hamster Commercial

Ok Here's My Favorite thing for Saturday! Gonna Be Busy all day Saturday, So here Ya go! Enjoy! I Hope you Enjoy it as much as I DO! Avatar (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cavaliers: Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert

Cavaliers: Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert


Here's something Random! We Interrupt my Favorite Things to Sound off on this Letter & the whole Lebron James, Cleveland Cavaliers drama.

Now I will be the first one to say that I have not followed this entire drama, nor do I even consider myself a Basketball fan, but I am a Fan of the NFL, so I do have an opinion on this Situation.

I don't agree with all the hype that Lebron (or his people, agents have created) with this decision. If you feel the need to move on, then, I think it should be done quietly, and just between you and your current team owner. Say something to the effect of "Dude, its just Buisness, it isnt personal" and be done with it.
Sports figures in every Sport do this all the time and it's not a Sign of lack of loyalty, or callous disregard for anyone.


Competitors like to be on winning teams, & if they aren't they want to leave.
It's just as simple as that.



But, to come out publicly and put this Letter out on the Internet, criticizing, demeaning, & cursing a player for a decision that they have made for "THEIR" career makes YOU no better than you say they are. I can understand the loss of an important player, and the loss of revenue it causes, and the fact that you want to show loyalty to your fans.


But, I'm sorry, Mr. Gilbert, all I feel like you did was make yourself seem small, classless & petty, making something that should have been responded to in private, Public.

I don't agree with the way that Mr. James has handled things either... Not by a long shot. But,the fact Remains...


Who's the Leader here?


Just my Two Cents! Feel Free to Comment about this! But, Please be aware that Comments that don't disagree respectfully will not be allowed.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hulu - Watch your favorites. Anytime. For free.

Hulu - Watch your favorites. Anytime. For free.

I Really Love This Site!!! I can watch it for Hours!!! Seriously! This is Better than paying for a DVR, and most of the shows that I like are on here for FREE!! In this economy free is KING! I have always been about getting the most out of my money( even though, I have been called Cheap on occasion, by certain family members that shall remain nameless *Grin* ) I'm Sure that those People are Quite glad that I have a super-frugal side now! Did i mention that this site is Free?? Free to Sign up.. free to watch all the shows that you want on the site. They have ALL Kinds of shows! From the Current popular Programs to the oldies but goodies! Hulu is in the Process of having a Paid service as well, but, it hasnt been offered to the Public as of yet, but, you can sign up to trial it! For more Details on that, and anything Else Check out the Site!! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

LifeChurch.tv: Craig Groeschel Audio - Download free podcast episodes by LifeChurch.tv: Craig Groeschel on iTunes.

LifeChurch.tv: Craig Groeschel Audio - Download free podcast episodes by LifeChurch.tv: Craig Groeschel on iTunes.

This is one of my Favorite Pod-casts! This Podcast is one of the Few I listen to when Traveling, Gardening, or Cleaning. Its a Very good Motivator for me! Especially Like Listening to them when Driving to take my Kids Back and forth to Where i meet my Kids Step-Grandparent's to go to their Dad's for His Part of the Summer/holidays

So, I encourage you to Check it out if you are in need of a Pick-me-up or some encouragement! It Is Just the thing!! :)

These are a Few of my Favorite things!!

I am Gonna Start Sharing a few of my favorite things....Things I like on the Web.... My Favorite Bloggers.... People that Influence me.. Tech Sites..... Podcasts..... Music.....&  Since this is My Random Thoughts...  that seems like a Pretty Good idea to me....

So Here we go!! :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HootSuite

ooh! I found something that Will possibly help me Blog More, seeing How i am Totally Slacking in the Blog updating Department... I totally Blew my New years Resolution.... *sigh* I have a Share this for Blogger on my Browser tool bar....... HMMM.. Right now this is the Web app for twitter I like to Use.... I really Like this! i was Scratching my Head trying to figure out a way to work in updating my Blog... I may have Just found it!!

Pretty Cool huh? I have more Random thoughts coming ... Trying to Not be such a Lazy, Blog slacker... LOL ;)

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