Monday, December 29, 2008
Basically, a guy who was out in the middle of Alaska, came back to his truck to see a new face hovering around his truck. Unluckily for him, his car was locked. So, after running for a couple of minutes of playing Hide N Seek, the man was able to take shelter in a truck, whose doors were not locked
You can read the Full Article Here
Friday, December 26, 2008
News for '09 - Video Blog Update!
Friday, December 19, 2008
See ya in 2009!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A golden boy, a can't miss prospect, gets involved with the wrong crowd and ends up blowing his fortune on a life of drugs, liquor and late night parties. But the story doesn't end there. He manages to get his life together and returns to baseball. In 2008 he leads the league in RBI's and puts on a show for the ages in the final All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. It's an incredible tale of a guy who got a second chance... and it's beautiful.
Who gets your nod as Man/Woman Of The Year?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Second, did you see this? An Iraqi journalist takes off his shoes and throws them at President Bush! The Prez dodged them like a pro, but this was intense! Could you picture what would have happened had it been Stephen Harper? Dude would have taken a wingtip to the melon. I'm impressed with Bush's quickness.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
If it's more about the condition of the heart, then does the fact you repeated after the pastor have any bearing on your salvation? Wouldn't that make it a works based salvation?
What makes someone a Christian anyway? You've got so many different "portraits" of what it means to be a Christian. You've got Creflo Dollar at one end of the spectrum. Prosperity gospel is his schtick. Name it and claim it! What about Mother Teresa? She went and lived in the slums of Calcutta. One says God wants you to own that mansion and drive that nice car. One says we need to be reaching the poor, because "in the poor we meet Jesus in the most distressing disguises." So which one of them has it nailed? What does it mean to be a fully devoted Christian?
Who's right? The person that is constantly seeking more of the Holy Spirit, (filling their cup), handing out tracts and sharing the good news with everyone they come across? Or the person that spends their weekends working with special needs kids and loving them in the name of Jesus?
I'm not sure I have the right answer.
I work for a Christian radio station...
I call myself a Christian...
Often I read my Bible out of obligation, not because I want to...
I go through periods where I don't crack open my Bible for weeks...
I know I have so much, yet I crave more...
I find ways to rationalize my sin...
I blame others for my short-comings...
I'm a crappy Christian with more questions than answers...
BUT I know there is a God who loves me more than I could ever imagine, and that even when I give up on myself, he still sees the best in me. One thing I know for sure: I Am Loved!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Luke has trouble buying gifts for his family. They are extremely hard to buy for. So Luke decided it would be easier to just get them all gift cards. That way he spends exactly what he budgets for, and it's a lot easier than searching for the elusive "perfect" gift. When Luke told his buddies they said gift cards are cop-outs, that they aren't real gifts. So Luke has a decision to make... Does he ditch the gift card idea?
What do you think?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
There are times when I'm not a fan of snow. Like when I have to drive around Barrie in it. Trying to get up the many hills the city offers becomes a challenge in my little car.
My point is, I love snow... as long as I can take advantage of it.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Wonderdog.
Now go read it!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
...and in case you missed the original
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
"I'm not lying. I haven't even left the store yet. You saw me the whole time."
"I'll give you $10 but God knows if you're lying to me and he'll punish you."
I laughed and said: "God and I are cool no worries."
It was messed up.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Well I thoroughly enjoyed the flick, and I was actually pleasantly surprised by just how they were able to solicit so much emotion through a robot that doesn't use words. It was wild!
I was also suprised at the under-lying message in the film. Humans acquire so much stuff that they need to flee to space, leaving a robot to clean up their junk. PLUS, technology has advanced to the point that while in space the humans don't need to do any work to survive. I'm not talking vocation here, I mean it's like 24/7 room service. Meals come in milkshake form, recliners transport them from one location to another, and they have their own personal tvs on there floating recliners. As a result, they become quite obese and quite lazy. It's pretty scary actually... to think our lust for bigger and better "stuff" might actually result in this type of life.
My hats are off to the folks at Disney for this movie. Not only the story and the underlying message, but also the creative way they delivered it.
What movies have you seen that caught you by surprise (either good or bad)?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sometimes You Just Have to go
... and sometimes you just get caught up in the moment
Any embarrassing stories that you want to share? Just leave them here (you can post anonymously)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So my question to you tonight is: "What band would you LOVE to see live but haven't had the chance to yet?"
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I got up this morning, opened the blinds and was greeted by a blizzard. I'll be honest... I wanted to crawl back into bed and sleep until May.
So how do you beat the winter blues? I watched some surf videos this afternoon and it lifted my spirits.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Check out the "Green Bible" HERE.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Here's the track listing:
Dare You To Move
Meant To Live
This Is Home
Learning to Breathe
This Is Your Life
Dirty Second Hands
Love Is the Movement
The Shadow Proves the Sunshine
My question to you is,: "What Switchfoot song would you make sure was on the album?"
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
It's an issue that I can identify with. When I moved to Barrie it was hard to find a church with people my age in attendance. I grew up going to youth group and bible studies with friends, only to see them abandon their relationship with God once they were out on their own at university. Since then, I've had a soft-spot for those students in their late teens and early twenties. The people that graduate from youth and are left to fend for themselves. The people that go away to college and are bombarded with all sorts of different worldviews that challenge what they've been brought up to believe.
Well, "Theology On Tap" is an idea that the Catholic church has adopted and run with, and it's coming to Barrie. I'm really impressed. It's an out-of-the-box idea that I think could have great success. Imagine if all of us Jesus people took this kind of step and started thinking of doing "ministry" in a new way. What would this city look like in 5 years? 10 years?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Watch out for the Deadly Viper!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The NHL season kicked off for real tonight. (I know they played some games in Eurpoe last week) My Dallas Stars don't get after it until tomorrow against Columbus, but I'm excited. The Leafs even scored a big win against the defending champs. Well, in downtown Toronto they did something very creative to kick off the new season. They played hockey on the side of the Toronto Life Square! My lovely wife managed to sneak out of her office at lunch time and document it. Kudos to whoever came up with the idea.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Watch it here.
Monday, October 6, 2008
It was nice to my sister again though. See what life is like for her living 5 hours north of "home." She seems to be enjoying it, so I'm happy for her. Not sure if I'd want to make the move north though.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I always thought it was kind of unfair how the 5 bridesmaids who didn't have enough oil got shut out of the party. I mean, it's not like they broke any of the 10 commandments, they were just a little bit irresponsible. But maybe Jesus was driving home a point. (Ya think?) Maybe he was saying that there is stuff you need to take care of before the groom comes. Maybe God has you here for a reason, and you need to get down to business now. Maybe he's given you a dream, and instead of sitting around and talking about it you need to take steps to see it comes to fruition. Take action. Perhaps the 5 foolish bridesmaids were sitting around (like girls tend to do) gushing about how excited they were to see the groom, how great the party was going to be and they forgot to stock up on oil?
Maybe the parable hit me like this because of where I find myself in life. I want to see people who have given up on church and given up on Christianity have an experience with God. I talk about it a lot, I dream about it a lot, I pray about it a lot, but I haven't really done anything to try and make it happen. Maybe I don't know how. Maybe I'm scared. But I feel like God is pushing me to take some steps to make it happen.
I'm sure one of you scholarly folks will correct me on it if I'm wrong.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Enjoy the link (CLICK HERE)
Monday, September 29, 2008
So I am not a hardcore Star Wars fan, they are ok, but they just do not float my boat for me, but I have seen all six movies, and I fell on to this site, where the concept art for the three prequel movies had been "leaked" too. There is some interesting designs in there, so give the link a shot.
Star Wars Concept Art
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
CLICK HERE TO SEE IT
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Going back to my original point, I wanted to throw my email on the computer, so I got it all ready to go, and it starts pulling up emails... FROM A YEAR AGO. Big surprise to me. Over 18,500 emails. 1.95 Gigs. Around 10,000 Spam messages. Not good, but I decided I would let them download and then worry about it later. So now we are at email 18,100 (400 to go), Suddenly Norton pops up. Freaks out, and scares Outlook into some crazy panic, and then, it started to re-download all my old emails again. So I would get 18,500 replica emails... Yeah... I don't think so... I stopped it, and promised to just rant about it and get it out of my system, and I will feel better, and you know what. It did. Now I understand why the Wonderdog likes these so much
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Whenever I listen to Andy speak I am moved. The dude is so freakin' smart! He explains stuff in a way that is so simple, yet so profound. At one point he talked about how God laid out some guidelines for his people to establish margin. Taking one day a week and not doing any work. Didn't matter if their "to-do list" still had items on it, they took an entire day off. He also talked about money... how God told his people to live on 80%. 80%? Yeah 80 %! 10% went to the kingdom, and another 10% went to help the poor.
Now I've heard pastors preach on tithing, and how it's important, God will bless you, etc. (You've probably heard it all) But I had never heard anyone talk about that additional 10%. Wow! It blew me away. Another 10% for the poor. I like it! Why didn't I think of that?
As I listened to this message, I couldn't help but look at my life. Do I have margin? Am I squeezing margin out of my life? Yeah, I am. There are days when I don't have time to read my Bible. There are periods of time where I live at work. This past May when Crystal and I took a couple days off to go to the cottage was the first time in over a year and a half that we had spent 2 days in a row together. It's an on-going struggle in my life, and maybe in yours too.
So I encourage you to develop margin in your life. Enjoy life while you're young. You're only 20 once. Take a couple months and go to Europe. Find a way to live on 80% of your income. Give to the poor. Don't pack your schedule so full of stuff you run from one thing to another. Develop margin.
Check out the message series yourself... Buy it here or download it on iTunes.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
When we talk about the YouTube Challenge and say the video can be about anything... we mean anything! As long as you have the Life 100.3 logo somewhere in there. It could be a video tour of your house, you trying to give your dog a bath, or maybe some mullets?
Thursday, September 4, 2008
You've probably heard of the worship leader from Australia that claimed he had cancer, and even penned a song called "Healer" about the whole scenario. Well it turns out the whole thing was a fake and he's been exposed. But wait! There's more. He did an interview with an Australian tv station to explain how it all came about. It's pretty interesting.
Can you accept his apology?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Here's the story...
Saturday Crystal put together a scavenger that sent us all over Barrie looking for clues. (How long does it take to drive around Georgian Mall driving 40 km/h or take a picture of a mullet, etc) After the hunt concluded (with the guys team winning) we made our way up to the cottage. We played Cranium well into the night and once we got tired of that headed down to the beach. Tim Maassarany brought his telescope, and it was a perfectly clear night with a TON of stars out. (It was spectacular) The 5 of us (Mark, Tim, Roz, Crystal and Me) lay on the beach gazing at the blanket of diamonds strewn across the black velvet sky and soaked in the moment. I brought out my camera and tripod and started taking pictures of the night sky. Crystal and I posed for a photo (trying to stay very still for the 30 second exposure time) and it turned out pretty nice. So Tim and his girlfriend Roz decided they wanted one too. The first time they weren't standing quite straight so they tried again and it was gold. Still Tim wanted one more shot. As they lined up, Tim kneeled and I hit the shutter. Roz may have said: "What are you doing, stand up" but then she caught on. Tim was popping the big question! She said yes, and wanted to hug Tim, but he stopped her saying: :"NO! You have to stay totally still for the picture to turn out right." She moved a little bit, but you can't really blame her. I still think the picture turned out pretty sweet.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The in-studio TV was on CNN, so when 10:00 rolled around Barack Obama consumed the tube. Now I'm not into politics, but (even in Canada) we've been force fed the American election, and as a result I know a little bit about what's going on. Well as I was watching the closed captioning roll across the screen I found myself cheering on The Rock... er... Barack when he talked about change. That's when I realized I'm big on change. When Barack threw out the line: "The greatest risk we can take is to try the same old politics with the same old players and expect a different result." I was like yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!
I like change. Even when things are going well, I crave change. Let's change it, make it better! It's part of the learning process. Is it great? No? Then let's change it! What's the worst that could happen? It doesn't work and we try something else.
It can be simple change. Rearrange the furniture in your room every couple of weeks. Take a different route home. Try something new at your favorite restaurant. Change is good. It adds variety to life. I'm not sure if it's a strength or weakness, but it's who I am. I like change.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
If you know me, you know I'm a dreamer. I like to think big. I like to imagine what life could be like if everyone had a chance to experience God. I like to think I could play a part in God revealing himself to people in Central Ontario, and more specifically Barrie. I'm reading a book by Erwin McManus right now, called "Wide Awake." It talks a lot about dreaming, and how God has planted a dream inside each of us. (See the trailer below) It's been challenging me a lot. It seems every time I read one of Erwin's books it stirs up something deep within me. Maybe because he talks a lot about adventure, living an extraordinary life and taking risks. All things that resonate with me. If I could take 6 months a year, and set them aside for missions trips I would be so pumped! From building an orphanage in Africa, to working with former sex slaves in Thailand, to rebuilding homes in New Orleans, to working a camp for abuse victims in Trinidad... that would be sweet! Or closer to home, what if there was a place that nurtured dreams? That encouraged creativity? That was a gathering point for thinkers, artists, musicians and dreamers alike? What if that place was one of the tools God used to encounter his people? I believe that place can exist. Maybe it's the dreamer in me, but I want to be a part of it when it happens.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Today was an especially bad Monday though. I woke up at 8:30, and it felt like something was trying to escape from my stomach. (I saw a lump moving around, pushing against my stomach from the inside, but it was probably just a hallucination) I then spent a good 30 minutes emptying my stomach of, well everything. To add to the sex appeal I was sweating so bad it looked like I had just gone swimming! For real, my shirt was soaked. It was a crappy way to start the week. The weird thing was that as I lay in bed watching this tennis ball sized lump move around my abdomen I wasn't scared. I watched it and said to myself: "this is some bad trip I'm on." I knew it wasn't really happening, but I could see and feel it. Messed up! After my episode this morning I went back to bed and I guess I slept it off. I woke up a little later and I was feeling better.
Friday, August 22, 2008
This Saturday and Sunday, if you are looking for something to do, AJ The Wonderdog is trapped on the Ferris wheel at the Barrie Fair. So if you want to keep him company, make sure to say Hi to him. He also has a portable DVD player which was donated to him by one AWESOME anonymous donor *coughmecough*, so you guys can watch movies when you are up there.
He is there from 12 to 10 tomorrow, and then on Sunday 12 to 5, so do not miss him
Thursday, August 21, 2008
You can read the full article HERE
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The reason we took the trip was to see Yankee Stadium before it was turned into a parking lot, but Yankee Stadium wasn't the hilite I thought it would be. It was still sweet to visit the house that Ruth built, but not the surreal experience I was expecting. Maybe it was because it was pouring rain, or maybe because the fans and stadium employees were kinda cold. New Yorkers would consider it blasphamy, but the stadium 4 hours north won my vote more than Yankee Stadium. New York City was sweet though. We took a bus tour and visited Central Park, Ground Zero, Greenwich Village, SoHo and (of course) Times Square.
Boston was our last stop, and although we didn't spend time in the city, I won't forget the experience. We didn't have tickets to the game when we arrived, so we had to lineup outside and hope we could scoop up some game day sales (they hold 200 tix for the day of). Well there was over 1000 people in line before us. Uh oh. Long story short, we waited for 3 hours (other left the line in favor of scalped tickets) and scored seats right behind the plate! And it just got better! The fans were crazy! They were so loud and (shockingly) nice. It was probably the best experience I've had at a baseball game. I'd love to go back.
So the recap, Washington was sooooo much fun. New York was totally cool, but I'd never want to live there. And Boston was the best baseball experience of my life.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I am not sure if I really do have a paranoia or I am just self conscious, but if I go more then 30 minutes without looking at the thing, I will shake, quite literally
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Ignore the post from Tuesday... Tonight is the night we let you weigh in your opinion on Miley Cyrus. Do you think she is a good role model? If you had kids would you let them look up to her?
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Monday, August 11, 2008
I am Junky Rhodes. I am 21 years old... and I am still going through puberty. Well, at least my face is. I had this feeling of a zit coming above my eyebrow, so I did the responsible thing. Rather then spending hours in front of the mirror trying to fix the problem with my bare hands, I took some cleansing pads, and used them on my "blemish", thinking that would do the trick and life would go back to normal.
That would be a negative. Instead, it made the thing twice as big. That was nice. So all day long people have been doing that thing where they start talking to you... and then they start slowing down... and they slow down and just stop themselves and ask "Did you get hit in the head?" I am rather annoyed at it... so I am asking you... Which paper mask do you like better. I have narrowed it down to these three
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Over the past couple weeks we were noticing our dog was overheating on a regular basis. With minimal exercise she'd be super thirsty. She'd crave a swim just to cool off. When she'd be out in the sun, I'd go pet her back and the wool would be so hot. Crystal and I figured it wouldn't be fair to keep her wooly in 30+ degree heat. (Even if she was super cute) So today I took her to the groomers to get trimmed. She was kind of excited to be there, but once we got inside and I had to leave she had second thoughts. I dropped her off just after 12:00 and left for work. At 4:30 I got a call saying she was ready to be picked up. So I drove over and they brought out a dog they claimed was mine... except this one looked nothing like the ball of wool I dropped off 4 hours earlier. This dog was skinny and had HUGE eyes. Could this be my little Snax? I guess so. So we made our way out to the car, except she didn't want to come. I picked her up and carried her out to the car, "maybe it's cause it's raining" I thought to myself. We drove home and parked inside the garage so she wouldn't get wet. But again she didn't want to walk. So I carried her inside and as soon as we got through the door, she bolted for the couch and buried herself under the blanket so just her head was sticking out. Uh oh... She's embarrased. She doesn't like her haircut (but really who does like their hair after it's cut). Well she gave me the cold shoulder for the rest of the dinner hour. The dog who loved to play ball, wouldn't even look when I threw the ball. The dog who loved to run around was now lying/hiding under the blanket on the couch. I traumatized my dog. I was just trying to be a good owner... Now she hates me. Good thing she'll forget by the weekend and we'll be best friends again!
Snax after the groomer.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
The book gives you a lot to chew on, and a lot to digest. At times I have to put it down and try to download what Erwin has just said. Check out this line: "I think a lot of our prayers make God wonder why we think so little of him." Did you catch that? BAM! It's heavy. God works with the impossible and makes it probable. Remember that Sunday School song? He gave sight to a blind man. When Jesus asked "What is it you want?" What if the blind dude had said: "I left my coat back at my aunt's. Think you could hook em up with a new one?" or if he had said: "Could you give me better hearing so I can compensate for my lack of sight?" Maybe we do that. Maybe we don't want to trouble God or seem greedy. Maybe God wants us to dream big.
I'm not talking about prosperity gospel, I'm talking about the dream God has placed in you. I like this line: "Is it possible that when we begin to find the dream for our lives, it always involves helping others live their dreams." It hard for me to read a book like this because it challenges me to move out of what is comfortable and familiar and step into a different life, one that is filled with uncertainty, failures and roadblocks. But a life that is also ripe with excitement, adventure and victories. I'll keep you posted.
"Spread hope like fire!" - my new motto.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I'm a frequent reader of Carlos Whittaker's Blog "Ragamuffin Soul" and I love this guy. It's refreshing to read his blog. He's real, funny and manages to move me on a regular basis. Well he's also a tv star. Dude was on LA Ink. Check it out!
I'm hoping to get ink done at some point as well. Not sure if I'm ready for the entire arm though.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
# FIRST STAGE: Shock
"WHAT?!?!?" said a confused Junky Rhodes "It's impossible, they make these things for fat people whose eye sockets are so plugged with cholesterol that they can't even see color" So our hero tried and tried and couldn't open it which leads us to...
# SECOND STAGE: Denial
"YOU ARE NOT STRONGER THEN ME" screamed a provoked Junky Rhodes "I am tough and strong. I should be able to open such a small jar. Why I have the strength of many men, and that is just in my finger tips." Again he tried with all of his might. "WHY WON'T YOU OPEN" screeched Junky who then fell into the...
# THIRD STAGE: Anger
"You....are...a...no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, hopeless, heartless, jerk face, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed creation from the ugliest and scariest part of the world, so scary it makes New Jersey look like paradise" roared an enraged Junky Rhodes who got most of that quote from Family vacation but took out the parts that you can't say on TV...that was a good movie...over played during Christmas too...where was I....Oh yes...on too...
# FOURTH STAGE: Bargaining
"Please...Oh please jar open"... groaned a distressed Junky Rhodes "If I open you...I will only eat a portion...I won't go cheese happy and eat half of you like I did with your cousin" Now, at this point Junky was getting desperate and irrational. "If you open...I will make sure that I will recycle you...and you can be with all of your jar friends....Maybe you could meet a nice wine bottle and settle down and have kids of your own" At this point, our conqueror was in a sad state which sparked the next event...
# FIFTH STAGE: Depression
"I AM A FAILURE...." wept a cheerless Junky Rhodes "I can't even open the...jar...of cheese whiz...It's not worth living...I should end it all...I know...I could take the toaster to the bathtub...no...that wouldn't work...that is the first toaster that ever worked for us, I would get screwed if I broke it...I know...I will get the rat poison" So Junky went under the sink and found a Master Craft boa constrictor and now that leads us too...
# SIXTH STAGE: Testing
"You have met your match my friend" declared an enthusiastic Junky Rhodes "Cheese Whiz Jar....meet...Boa Constrictor....Boa meet Cheese Whiz..." And he took that Boa and wrapped it around the lid of the jar. The battle was on, he pulled and tugged and even heaved a little, but the jar was tenacious and unfaltering and did not barge...so then he thought...what else can I do...maybe...I can get help, but alas no one was home. He thought maybe the neighbor girl could do it...but having her open it is is much worse then having to put the jar back. Dazed and confused our star went into...
# FINAL STAGE: More anger
"RAHHHH!!!" bellowed an agonized Junky Rhodes who has forgotten the real reason he wanted Cheese Whiz in the first place. He is now more concerned on the battle between man and bottle made from Kraft. "OPEN!!!....OPEN!!!...OPEN!!!" but the jar was not listening, until "Pop" The sound could be heard from all of spring street and surrounding areas and with much awe and excitement, Junky put the bottle on the table, and low and behold a light a shown from the sky and pointed onto the jar. Some say it was a coincidence, but for this narrator it was truly the light of God and "Yeah, the peasants rejoiced" and that moved us into...
# BONUS STAGE: Acceptance
"Yeah...Get your happy dance on...WooWho..." trumpeted an animated Junky Rhodes who was more excited then the Nintendo 64 kid. "The Jar is OPENED" and yeah, it was a happy day. For now our leader Junky Rhodes can then enjoy his little snack and move on with his life, for the jar is opened.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
What if you only had 6 words to describe your life? What would they be? It's not an easy exercise. Here are a couple examples to get your brain going in the right direction.
“Revenge is living well without you.”
“Met young. Got married. Still infatuated.”
“Raised by lunatics. Still in recovery.”
“Work in progress. Come back later.”
What would your 6 words be?
Monday, July 14, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
If you're a frequent (or maybe even infrequent) reader of the Wonderblog you know I'm bothered by how the church is viewed in culture today. I wish it wasn't so. Do I have the solution? Probably not. I've got some ideas, but haven't tried them out in reality so I don't know if they would actually work. I read the Bible and Jesus repeatedly engaged culture instead of withdrawing from it. That's what the religious leaders of the day didn't like. He didn't play by their rules, he hung out with the wrong people, said the wrong things and extended love and grace to some of society's least deserving... at least in the religious leaders eyes. Sometimes I think the church today behaves like that. We've created our own culture, with our own rules and our own standards. Sure we meant well at the start, but maybe it's gone too far.
Check out this article from Relevant Magazine.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
So I watched some of the Amazing Race today, and I thought to myself, "I'd love to be on that show." Then I thought about who I'd bring as my team mate. The first person that came to mind was, of course, Crystal. She's super smart, super competitive and if I was going to see the world, I'd want her at my side. Then as the show went on I thought maybe my wife would be a bad choice. The couples on the show always fight. And since we're both super competitive we'd probably get in our fair share of arguments. I never actually decided on my hypothetical team mate, rather my mind decided to wander in a different direction. How many relationships have been destroyed because of this tv show? It seems like everyone fights and only the winners (and sometimes not even them) end up staying as friends. Check out this vid.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Almost 30 years ago one man had a crazy dream to start an all sports tv channel. Now it's ESPN. In 1976 one man had a dream to have computers available to the public. That dream turned into the company that is now Apple. Whether the dream is something small (like teaching developmentally challenged people life skills) or something big (saving the world's endangered species), I think we all have dreams inside of us. Dreams that God has put inside of us. Dreams that are bigger than we are. Dreams that could change the course of human history forever. Nurture those dreams, let them take root and grow inside of you. And don't let anyone try to tell you it can't be done.
That's all for now. Thanks for listening/reading.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
There have been multiple times I have gone to the video store, with no idea what I wanted to rent. Usually it's with someone else and we walk around the store, trying to find a movie that will appeal to all the parties involved. There's a problem though. I'm usually the difficult one. I like documentaries and indie films. Try finding someone else who gets excited to see a movie no one's ever heard of before. Or someone who goes to the film festival section first. Well Sharkwater is one of those movies I want to see, but haven't found the right audience yet. Watch the trailer below, and maybe we can have a Sharkwater party if you're into it!
Friday, June 13, 2008
The author actually writes about going to a real church, Church of The Outer Banks, and how it really impressed him. The pastor began with a simple prayer in which he said: "we just want to feel your presence God." That line stuck with the writer and he claims that what surfing does. When's he's out riding a wave, big or small, he feels God's presence. It's actually a very interesting read, and almost an advertisement for Christianity.
In the pages following the feature story, they interview seven surfers about what they believe and one surfer, CJ Hobgood, goes all evangelist on the guys. He gives the whole salvation message and talks about how he is just as messed up as everyone else, but he has a relationship with Jesus Christ and has been redeemed through the cross. CRAZY! In a surf magazine! It was pretty sweet. Way to go CJ!
If you have some time to kill, go to Chapters, pick up the magazine, and just read that one story.