10/31/2008

Faithful minority

Random thought:
Those who were healed during Jesus' time had faith in Christ that He would heal them. They were the minority. Still today we who do have faith are the minority.
I am not sure what connection I am trying to make or what my point is exactly it was just a random thought. I could be wrong...

10/30/2008

Cricket County Colorado Christmas

“A Cricket County Colorado Christmas”

Dessert and Drama
at Cross Pointe Church
657 E. Main Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Saturday, December 13th 2:00pm or 5:00pm

Tickets are $5.00 each for adults and
$2.00 each for children 10 & under

Join the Country Cousins and the City Cousins on a wacky adventure to celebrate Christmas in Colorado.

Advance ticket sales only! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Contact Mariruth Gilman at 740-503-4891 or
Alex Dolin at 740-590-3598 for tickets.

This is a non-profit ministry of the Cross Pointe
Free Will Baptist Church.

Emery's new EP

Emery - While Broken Hearts Prevail by em0rix.
While Broken Hearts Prevail EP

What I dislike: Screaming (a little too much for me) on some of the tracks. I know that many hardcore fans love the screaming and remind them of "the older days." I am not going to sit here and say that this EP is more like going back to the roots of "Old school" Emery. It is a good EP, but Emery is a progress band. Every album is a little different.

What I am neutral to: The theme of the album. Break-up, Girls, new beginnings. Great Emery songs are typically about girls. Emery album themes are usually related as well to such things like girls, break-ups, sex, etc. It gets a little old, but the songs are still great.

What I like:
1. harmonies in singing, not screaming.
2. The synth/keyboard background
3. "Thoughtlife" both versions! The original version reminds me of Relient K, strangely enough.
4. "Do the Things (You Want)

What I love: "Edge of the World."

10/29/2008

A slowing down in blog posting

Ever since I started this blog I have had lots of great ideas for posts that were in my head already, books I've been reading, from my friends or just some crazy theological topics that got me thinking!

I've reached my 270th post since March when I began this blog. I made it a point to try to blog at least on post a day during week days and randomly on weekends. I have taken off some week days rarely, like yesterday.

But I have reached a point finally where my stash of extra draft ideas are almost all used up. Which is a good thing in some ways. I am actually blogging, what I have set out to do. But now I am running dr on my surplus, so I say all that to speak the obvious....

I will likely be posting less often. Instead of posting every day, I will be posting whenever I have a good topic and can formulate a good post. Although I for sure will likely post 2 or 3 times a week, cause I enjoy posting and writing.

Alex

10/28/2008

Beautiful devo from HomeWord

Uniqueness of Christ This devotional was written by Jim Burns

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
—John 14:6

"No person who has ever walked this earth even comes close to comparison when placed up against Jesus Christ. He is unique. He is incomparable. He is our Lord. Here is what one unknown person wrote about Him years ago.

More than 1900 years ago there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. This Man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did He cross the boundary of the country in which He lived; that was during His exile in childhood. He possessed neither wealth nor influence. His relatives were inconspicuous and had neither training nor formal education.

In infancy He startled a king; in childhood He puzzled doctors; in manhood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if pavements, and hushed the sea to sleep. He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His service.

He never wrote a book, yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him. He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the songwriters combined. He never founded a college, but all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students. He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under his orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot fired. He never practiced medicine, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.

Every seventh day the wheels of commerce cease their turning as multitudes wind their way to worshiping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him. The names of the past proud statesmen of Greece and Rome have come and gone, but the name of this Man abounds more and more. Though time has spread 1900 years between the people of this generation and the scene of His crucifixion, yet He still lives. Herod could not destroy Him and the grave could not hold Him.

He stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints, and feared by devils as the living, personal Christ, our Lord and Savior." -Anonymous