The Best Words

12 04 2009

“HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN!”





Unleash ’09 – Thoughts and Highlights

12 03 2009

Breakout sessions

Main sessions

Thoughts…

  • First of all, major kudos to the volunteer staff. They knocked it out of the park! It could not have happened without them, that is obvious.
  • Perry Noble tells it like it is…plain and simple.
  • It is possible that a better worship team does not exist. Lee McDerment and RoseAngela Rugiero are amazing!
  • The staff of NewSpring are for real! They all buy into the one directive of God’s church: leading people to Jesus Christ.

Highlights…

  • Meeting some old friends there (Heath Mulliken and Charlie Collins)
  • Perry said “[fill in the blank]” HILARIOUS!
  • Chic-Fil-A for lunch
  • Got to check out the FUSE building!
  • WORSHIP! WORSHIP! WORSHIP!
  • “Our God is Love” sung by Lee McD! Sooo good!!
  • “Savior King” is one of the best worship songs ever written and they rocked it out!
  • Perry brought it for the final session
  • Prayer time with senior pastors




My Favorite Music – 1961-1964

25 11 2008

So far:

Pre-19 Century
1800-1850
1851-1900
1901-1950
1951-1960

Continuing on…

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack – 1961

Astrud & Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz – The Girl from Ipanema – 1962

Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs – Sugar Shack – 1963

The Cascades – Rhythm of the Rain – 1963

Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire – 1963

BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Dr. Who Theme – 1963

Dick Day and the Del-Tones – Misirlou – 1963

The Kinks – You Really Got Me – 1964

The Animals – The House of the Rising Sun – 1964

Beach Boys – I Get Around – 1964

Next up: 1965-1968





My Favorite Music – 1951-1960

24 11 2008

So far:

Pre-19 Century
1800-1850
1851-1900
1901-1950

Continuing on…

Ray Charles – I Got a Woman – 1954

Fats Domino – Ain’t That A Shame – 1955

The Penguins – Earth Angel – 1955

Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line – 1956

Little Willie John – Fever – 1956

The Everly Brothers – All I Have to Do is Dream – 1958

Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife – 1959

The Coasters – Charlie Brown – 1959

Ray Charles – What I Say – 1959

Sam Cooke – Chain Gang – 1960

Next up: 1961-1964





My Favorite Music – 1901-1950

21 11 2008

So far:
Pre-19 Century
1800-1850
1851-1900

Continuing on…

George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue – 1924 (pt. 2)

Irving Berlin – Puttin’ on the Ritz – 1929

Carl Orff – Carmina Burina “O Fortuna” – 1936

Benny Goodman Orchestra (Louis Prima) – Sing, Sing, Sing – 1936

Glenn Miller – In the Mood – 1939

Aaron Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man – 1942 (This is my favorite orchestral piece! Chills!)

Aaron Copland – Rodeo “Hoe-down” – 1942

Next up: 1951-1960





“You want my photo?”

27 08 2008

[Disclaimer: Graphic image]

This guy was shot in the face and lived. Read the story below the image.





A Date with Death

23 08 2008

Interesting, but maybe a bit depressing – The diary of a dying woman’s son. She lived in The Netherlands, had terminal cancer and requested euthanasia.
[Note: This is not a defense for or against euthanasia]