Wednesday, July 17, 2013


You may be a big fan of a song or an artist on the radio and because of that, sometimes an artist will surprise you during a live show.  There are so many serious, heartfelt, worshipful songs that tug on the heartstrings.  But before or after the songs they become a stand-up comedian.  Some examples include Mark Schultz, Matthew West, and Bart Millard of MercyMe.  I have no doubt that he is at least one of the brains behind the Cover Tune Grab Bag series.  Do you remember these songs?

Friday, July 12, 2013


Not sure how often you look at the "trending" feature on, but my eyes always seem to glance over to see what is getting the most "buzz" each day.  This morning I realized that, "gossip," seems to get most of the buzz.  This morning, 6 out of 10 of the stories trending have no evidence that they are are true.  In fact, all of them say, "the rumour is..."

I'm not bringing this up to warn anyone else but to remind me of the dangers of gossip.  At I just typed in, "What does the Bible say about gossip?"    There were over 2 million suggestions!

Here are some warnings from the Bible about gossip:

Ephesians 4:29 ESV /

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV /

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 109 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people

As you can see, both the Old and New Testaments warn of the dangers of gossip.  Some of the highlights are: dishonest man spreads strife, whoever slanders reveals secrets (even if you were told not to), the Lord hates a lying tongue...Yikes!!!

As per usual, a song does a much better job of explaining what I'm trying to say. 

Enjoy Hawk Nelson - Words

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Cell Phone

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago I didn't even own a cell phone.  I know what you're thinking.  How did I survive?

I started with a flip phone that could really only make phone calls.  Imagine that!  Now you can make phone calls, email, take pictures/videos, listen to music, watch movies, surf the net, check your Facebook, and I could go on and on. this a good thing?

I found this online.  I hope it makes you laugh.