Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Families?

"We have our jobs. We work on those. We have our hobbies. We work on those. We have our bodies. We work on those. We know from research that families are central to our happiness, but we spend precious little time working on them. What we have just realized is if you take small steps, you can actually make your family happier."

That's the line from the this 15 minute interview I heard the other day on the radio (click below to listen to the interview in its entirety) that made me buy the book The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler. He breaks down families into the things we all do—love, fight, eat, play, fool around, spend money, make pivotal life decisions—and tried to discover ways to do them better. I hope you enjoy this book as much as we do. We're reading a few pages every evening after supper. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Enjoy!!!

Click here for more info about the book.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

True Unity?

Nine sermons in two days at the 1Project Chicago FEB 11-12 all celebrating the supremacy of Jesus? Yes please! My standing-O fave was from day 2 with Brandy Kirstein who talked about what unity is. Quoting the book Adventist Home p.179 she said, "The secret of true unity in the church and in the family is not diplomacy, not management, not a superhuman effort to overcome difficulties—though there will be much of this to do—but union with Christ." Aw yeah. Love that.

Search iTunes for "The 1 Project" app with all the sermons from previous gatherings plus Brandy's to be added soon. Or click here for The One Project Facebook Page or website. YOU WILL BE BLESSED. Below is a video recap from Chicago better than a slice of Giordano's deep dish!

Monday, February 18, 2013

What is Love?

What I love about love is it comes from God. That means we don't have to manufacture it. It's a gifts of His grace. That's what this video reminds me of. It doesn't have to be Valentines Day for you to appreciate it. LOVE YE!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

2013 Camp Meeting Promo?

Leave the stress behind and save the dates June 9-15, 2013 for More About Jesus 2013 Camp Meeting! Learn the biblical art of listening with your heart and head, so someday others might return the favor. Learn how to cook delicious and healthy food. Study what the Bible has to say about money, worship, and spiritual maturity. Stay tuned for more info at Feel free to live stream or download this video to share with your church, friends, and family. And post it all over internet and social media. Thank you! See you there!!!

Worth the Risk?

Early in the 20th century, Dr. Claude Barlow was a medical missionary to Shaohsing, China. While he served the Chinese people, a strange disease broke out among the populace, killing many of them. The disease baffled Dr. Barlow. He was frustrated that he couldn’t find a cure. He felt helpless as he watched so many die. So Dr. Barlow came up with a daring, dangerous plan. He documented his observations of the disease, creating a notebook for easy reference. Then he filled a vial with the germs that caused the disease and sailed for the United States. He would return to the place he had received his medical training, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, in hopes of finding a cure. Just prior to his arrival, Dr. Barlow injected himself with some of the germs from the vial, and checked himself in to the hospital. He trusted that his former professors would find the cure! Dr. Barlow became very sick, but just as he had hoped, a cure was found and his life was saved. He could now return to China with a cure that would save thousands of lives!

Jesus placed himself in a land infected with a deadly virus. The virus was sin, and it was destroying millions. In order to provide the cure, Jesus placed himself on the cross and paid the penalty for the sins of the world. Describing the moment of Jesus’ death, Luke wrote: It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 22:44-46 His last breath was the guarantee that you can choose to live forever. The cure for sin has been found. Jesus’ sacrifice has saved your life! Adapted from Mike Tucker and Graceroots. For more inspirational content, subscribe to Graceroots!

Hell and Mr. Fudge?

Edward Fudge is a well-respected Christian author, lecturer, theologian, Bible teacher, church leader and practicing attorney. He has a graduate degree in biblical languages and a doctorate in law. His books have been published by InterVarsity Press, Baker Book House and Paternoster Press; his articles by Christianity Today and other periodicals. He maintains an international Internet ministry at The book he wrote The Fire That Consumes is a compelling study on the subject of Hell and eternal torment. It stands as a testimony to a man who had the courage to search for truth and to pay the price for what he found. And now there's a movie about him called Hell and Mr. Fudge that was honored with the 2012 Platinum Award in the "Theatrical Feature Film - Christian" category at the Houston International Film Festival—one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the world, with nearly five thousand entries. Right now, it's showing in Rave Motion Pictures in Polaris near Columbus, Ohio. I'm gonna try to get this film shown in Toledo so stay tuned and check here for showtimes. Click the preview below. Enjoy!!!

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Greatest Gift?

Family is the greatest gift of all. The Dennehys take that seriously and literally! This amazing family gave that gift to 9 unwanted children that God still loves like crazy from around the world. Enjoy!!!