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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Scientists Admit:Evolution Not Supported By Facts

Found a good over at Chick Publications. Here are some the things this man talks about in it...
1.Evolutionists Great Con Men
2.Do Fossils Prove It?
3.But What About Those Bones?
4.But the World Is So Old...Isn't It?
5.Carbon-14 Will Tell Us...Won't It?
6.When Did Dinosaurs Really Live?
7.Why Do They Do It?
This reading is all leading up to a book but for a short 5 minute read it is pretty good. I don't agree with evolutionist being con men but to each his own I suppose. Click here for the read.

Back From Black

Major changes to the good ol' blog have taken place tonight. I really was feeling unmotivated to write and wanted to go exploring other blogs and then do some maintenance on my own. Yes, the black is gone. No reason other than I believe that websites should under go routine changes and updates once a month and makeovers every so often(like once every six months to a year). I think that the colors displayed now and the small changes to the sidebar make the blog a lighter and more fun place to stop by. Hopefully you agree.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

365 Days

Ever had one of those bookmarks that has scripture for you to read. You know a "Read the Bible in One Year" bookmark. You then say..." I am going to read the Bible through in a year!" You get all excited and read three days or more of the scripture at a time then all of a sudden you go over the end table and wipe away the dust from you Bible. You open it up and see the bookmark laying there with about 15 days marked off. It has been 15 since you last saw it. You spend the next two days saying tomorrow I will start reading God's Word again! How does that normally work out for you? It's okay most never finish using those. After all the early books of the Bible are not easy or that "fun" to read.So I know how you can get sort of burnt out on them. Yet they are just as important to us as the New Testament. We have to read our Bibles everyday.
I once heard it said this way...
"If your Bible could write a journal, what would it say?"
Would it say, another great day. I am getting all wrinkled up from the page turning I was put through today! Would it say, Hey weekend visitation is a start. Maybe it would say, fizzled again. My spine is stiff from laying around, my cover is dusty, and I think I was used for a coaster today.
Sadly most would say it was the second or third comment in that last paragraph. Our Bibles help us to read and understand God just a much prayer if not more. We learn of His past actions, His love, His Son, His prophecies, and His will for our lives. We see so many ways that God worked in peoples lives and we can then relate to things that God does in our lives by identifying the way He works.
Wren I didn't believe in God I would challenge His to do a miracle and prove to me that He was real. God did not always work in miracles in the Bible! Ever read Ruth or Ester? The way God worked in their lives is more like the way He works in my life. I would have never learned that if I had not read the Bible and studied it.
Reading the Bible from front to back is not hard. It just takes commitment. You will be seeing alot of that word around here (Blue Collar Blogger) because commitment to people, places, things, and God seem to be what I am learning tight now.You have to say I am going to do this and nothing is going to stop me. Use you bookmark, a devotional, or just flip to the last page for your Bible, look at the number at the top of bottom and divide them by 365. You will get the number of pages you have to read in a year to get through that. Can you really not read 2 to 3 pages a day?
How to read the Bible in Five Steps!
1. Pray for God to open you heart to His Word!
2. Open it up to a page of your choice!
3. Read the Bible
4. Meditate(think about what you read till it makes a difference).
5. Pray for understanding of what you just read and to use it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

They Got Him!(Johnia Berry)

The search is over. After almost 3 years. The suspected killer(Tyler Lee Olson)of Johnia Berry is now behind bars. He was caught. I found out on my honeymoon and I was more excited than I though I would. The family of Johnia Berry has been through a battle on this one. The local police were not wanting to give this story much coverage and the family wasn't having it. They fought and fought to get the man who killed their daughter. The local authorities wouldn't let any outside agency (that did demand involvement..FBI and TBI) to get involved and even turned down Americas Most Wanted who badly wanted to help with the case.
While I do encourage prayer and love for this young man I have to let it be said that I am all for justice. So lets pray that he finds God(if already hasn't) and that He repents fully of His sins.
Read more about it, see, and hear audio/video about this case at WBIR

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Surprise Post....

What a night last night was. The rehearsal, the dinner, meeting the family members on her side that I had never even heard of. Then the "bachelor Party" which was a blast(and was safe for young children, no dancing women or any of that mess).
We chose the Holiday Inn to crash at because of the 24 hour pool. There was an issue where they tried to tell us it was closed but was later reopened for us by management(or a refund was needed.We called before we came and was told the pool is open and is always open to the guest of the establishment. We were never told it was under construction and closed. It was having concrete work down about 20 feet away from it). We had a blast. The highlight had be four guys who had never played racket(probably not spelled right) ball before playing with their own rules(It was dodge ball for us).
we enjoyed the 10x10 fitness center and even thought about playing Super Mario Brothers at an unbelievable 6.95 per hour(for Mario?). However don't think I am complaining. We all were able to relax and have a good time. Yeah this post really has no point other than my collecting thoughts and helping to ensure that I preserve the memories.
We managed to sleep around 6 a.m. and had to get up at 6:30 a.m.. I had to head of to Gatlinburg to get the cabin keys, Mike needed to go and get a hair cut and Everette had to go play in a Football Game. Ever seen Varsity Blues? Remember the part where they stumbled out of the bar and got rocked by the other team? Yeah the only missing was AC/DC playing Thunderstruck. 26 to 7 the opponents way. He will be okay though. He is now sleeping. Mike suggest that I chug Red Bull on the way up and sip one on the way back. Does that stuff work for any body out there? All it did for me was have me make an extra stop at a C-Store and twitch a little(lack of sleep may be the culprit in the twitching though.
All in all I am really looking forward the ring that will be locked on my finger but more important to me is the woman who will give me the ring. Even with my eyes needing an entire bottle of Clear Eyes I see that today will be a great day. Our fellowship with God will be joined and we will be able to worship Him on a whole other level. Wow! How great is our God guys and gals? He points us where should go and when we move in that direction we are overwhelmed with he beauty of His work. I looked to the clouds when we left the motel this morning and I say pink clouds and then I looked up a little later and the sky above was a gradient blue with pink showing in the sun's spot in the sky. The clouds now were a brilliant purple. The with such a slow, graceful pace that you knew that God was there. Just one of those moments we have were we can say I feel God's hug! I am surrounded by love. Wow.
Please be kind with the comments on typos for this post. I really want to get to bed and am not proof reading or spell checking at all.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Once Again Limited Posting

I will not be posting anything from Friday to next Wensday. I will be getting married this Saturday and will not be taking my computer with me, I feel that it is the time in which the rest of the world should be blocked out from your life and you and your new wife can really focus on each other and the directions you want to go.
A honeymoon is not all about the sex has so many believe it is. It is time to allow our bond together to grow into new levels. We both hope to walk away from this trip with a renewed since of who we are together and what we can achieve together. I fully believe that God has very big things planned for us in the very near future. I just pray that we can utilize the tools he gives us and love each other the way He loves us.
So hopefully Wensday and Thursday night I will have more time to write and work on my typing and spelling skills, and with any luck entertain, educate, or move some one in the direction that God is calling them.

Monday, September 17, 2007

God loves the Atheist!

We has Christians seem to be disgusted with atheist and their entire view. We are wrong for that. We have no right to be repulsed by another human being. We sin just as much as they do. God loves the man or woman who is atheist just like he does the man who sits beside you in church. We should not look at them and say
"I just get so angry when they are talking about God like He isn't real. They bash Him and beat Him down every chance they get. I would just like to..yada yada...!"
Wrong for that. I came across a Christian site that was more atheist blasting then witnessing. We are wrong for that. We should love them. My Dad has slightly different views then I do but it doesn't change that he is still human, my Dad , and my friend. When Atheist put up their blog sites, and you cannot help but go there, then don't go open a blog site to rip theirs apart. I know they don't mind. It could concern them less.
They are not stupid, not all rebellious teens, and not all of them hate Christian people. Love them like you love the person who prays with you. So you don't see eye to eye. Okay do what is right and show them they are people and you love them. Let God deal with the things they do. I will even be so bold as to give you a link to a blog site that I read from time to time. Spanish Inquisitor . This man is intelligent and will talk to you about what he believes. You won't agree with 99% of his blogs but it will make you search for answers(and not just using Google to type in a few words). You will come out stronger and have more faith. You will also learn from people like him that atheist are not out to kill you. God cannot be stopped so you don't have to worry about that. If you want to make a change then show them that you know God lives not just through comments but also through you understanding. Ask him about his header. Interact with him and other atheist. If someone gets rude then brush it off. The man has never been disrespectful to me nor my site.
Go and love because God loved you first. Loved them like you want to be loved by others. Don't kill the love of God by not showing it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Defense of the Gospel

The followins a small part of a very good post I found over at Out Here Hope Remains

…I am put here for the defense of the gospel. Philippians 1:16

What are we defending these days? It seems that preachers, editors, lecturers, bloggers, and others spend a lot of time defending positions on a variety of subjects. It’s always good to have a discussion….dialogue. But what of this clamoring of swords and shields? Why are we deciding if people are going to heaven or hell based upon their position on _____________________ (you fill in the blank: women’s roles, instrumental music, Bible translations, kitchen in the building, denominationalism, premillennialism, baptism, name of the church, etc.). We can make judgments so easily and then set about to defend them … arming ourselves as apologists of the faith. Only it’s not the gospel we’re defending, it’s our theological territory that we’ve staked out.

Read the full post here.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tennessee verse Florida

A game that is rich with tradition! No other Tennessee game hold as much as the Florida vs Tennessee came does. This one will prove to be no different.
Both Tennessee and Florida are trying to put together a defense that they can use effectively. Both teams lost over half of their starters from their defenses last year. Tennessee's young defense was ripped apart by California and almost by Southern Mississippi. They had noticeable improvement in the second half. You could really see the confidence growing in the second half against Southern Miss.
Florida had a 49 to 7 lead(may have been 42) going into half time. At the start of the second they were flat. Troy came back to end the game 31 to 59/ They still lost but the fact the Troy was able to score with such ease in the second has to make the Gators nervous.
Both teams appear productive on offense. Tennessee put up good numbers on offense in both outings. Ainge is 55-83 for 547, 5 TDs and 0 interceptions. Foster has 214 yards on 35 carries for 3 TDs. The entire rushing unit has massed up 304 yards on 66 carries (4.6 ypc. Our two top receivers are averaging 20.1(Taylor) and 11.5 (Rogers) yards a catch. Not bad considering we have played one currently top ten ranked team.
Florida is centered around Tim Tebow who is the key player in Urban Meyers Spread Offense. He is currently 31-42 for 536 and 6 TDs. He also has ran for 131 yards on 25 carries with Kestahn Moore running 31 times for 169 yards with 4 TDs. Florida has three receivers with 3 digit receiving yards and two more who are 2 and 5 yards from being in that club.
Special Teams is better at Florida. That is the edge in this game. Yeah Tebow numbers are better but they have yet to play anybody. We will see if they can still put up those numbers with an SEC opponent.
My prediction.... Toss up. You cannot predict this game. This is Florida and Tennessee! Florida seems to have the upper hand with home field and the special teams but falls short on the defense being challenged. If I had to pick I would just have to favor Tennessee because of the defenses arrival late last week against Southern Miss and 19 penalties by Florida in two games for 155 yards when compared to 9 by Tennessee for 80.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Faith in our systems?

The following post comes from Transforming Sermons. It is short and sweet. You should go and check out Transforming Sermons!

How do Christians lose their joy and passion for Christ? Jim Martin has some ideas:

We spend our time and energy talking about our systems. "How will we get this done?" "When is the next meeting?" "Are you on the sub-committee?" Blah. Blah. Blah. Meanwhile, we may find that we can be in meetings (teachers, elders, staff, etc.) and talk with others for hours before anyone ever mentions Jesus or asks whether or not he is pleased with what we are about.

Jim's right.

I find it hard to be positive at times like this...

More sever punishment is needed in country. Crimes like the two you are about to read are exapmles of times where are not being tough enough on repeat offender. Major or minor after a while any time there is reoccurring crime it gets more and more violent as you will read. Look at the amount of times these six people in the first story were arrested (it is in bold)....

No Hate Crime Charges in Torture Case
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:23 PM EDT
The Associated Press
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer

BIG CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities decided Wednesday not to pursue hate crime charges in the kidnapping and weeklong torture of a black woman, instead going after the suspects, who are white, on state charges that carry stiffer penalties.

While federal civil rights or state hate crime charges remain an option, a state kidnapping count that carries a sentence of up to life in prison will provide the best chance for successful prosecution, officials said.

"As a practical matter, sentenced to life, what else can be done?" U.S. Attorney Charles T. Miller told The Associated Press.

Six people face charges, including kidnapping, sexual assault and lying to police in the torture of Megan Williams, 20, at a remote hillside home in Big Creek.

State hate crime charges, which carry a sentence of 10 years, could come later, prosecutor Brian Abraham said. State sexual assault charges carry a penalty up to 35 years in prison.

The woman's captors forced her to eat rat droppings, choked her with a cable cord and stabbed her in the leg while calling her a racial slur, according to criminal complaints. They also poured hot water over her, made her drink from a toilet, and beat and sexually assaulted her during a span of about a week, the documents say.

Williams was not a random target, prosecutor Brian Abraham said Wednesday. She had a "social relationship" with one of the suspects, he said.

The Associated Press generally does not identify suspected victims of sexual assault, but Williams and her mother, Carmen Williams, agreed to release her name. Carmen Williams said she wanted people to know what her daughter had endured.

At one point, a suspect cut the woman's ankle with a knife and used the N-word in telling her she was victimized because she is black, according to the complaints.

It wasn't until an anonymous tip led Logan County sheriff's deputies to the property on Saturday that her ordeal ended, authorities said. She limped toward the deputies, her arms outstretched as she cried, "Help me," officials said.

Williams remained hospitalized Wednesday in Charleston. The hospital declined to release any information about her condition.

The victim had a previous relationship with Bobby Brewster, one of the six in custody, Abraham said. He was charged in July with domestic battery and assault after a domestic dispute involving the same woman.

"She obviously had some sort of social relationship," Abraham said. "That is based on the fact that she was present at his residence on a prior date."

The suspects have arrest records going back several years, according to records from Logan County Magistrate Court, and Abraham said was he familiar with all of them.

"Most of the charges are minor things," Abraham said. "Basically on weekends they get in trouble and by the middle of the week they make up with each other."

Since 1991, police have filed 108 criminal charges against the six.

Brewster's mother, Frankie Brewster, 49, faced the most serious charges among them. She was charged in 1994 with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter and wanton endangerment. She was released from prison in 2000 after serving five years in the death of an 84-year-old woman, court records show.

In Williams' case, Frankie Brewster is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and giving false information during a felony investigation.

Bobby Brewster, 24, also of Big Creek, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and assault during the commission of a felony.

In March, Brewster was accused in criminal complaints of attacking his mother with a machete at her home, according to court records. The outcome of those charges — domestic assault, brandishing a deadly weapon and obstructing an officer — was not immediately clear.

Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, is charged with sexual assault and malicious wounding. Karen Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, was charged with malicious wounding, battery and assault during the commission of a felony.

Burton's daughter, Alisha Burton, 23, and George A. Messer, 27, both of Chapmanville, are charged with assault during the commission of a felony and battery. She previously faced charges of assault during the commission of a felony and battery; in May, she was accused of striking Messer with a shovel and smashing the window of a woman's car. The charges are pending.

All six remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 cash bail each. Bobby Brewster is scheduled to appear before a Logan County Circuit Court judge on Monday to be arraigned on the kidnapping charge, according to court records. A date for his mother's appearance on the kidnapping charge has not yet been set.

Public defender Dwyane Adkins, appointed to represent Bobby Brewster, and public defender Betty Gregory, appointed to represent Karen Burton, declined to comment. The other defendants' court-appointed lawyers were either in hearings or did not immediately return telephone calls Wednesday.

Neighbors of Megan Williams in Charleston recalled her as sweet-natured but said her family members kept largely to themselves.

"They were isolated, in a way," said the Rev. Norman Jones of the Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle, which Carmen Williams attended. "Carmen was very protective of Megan, so it was hard to know her well."

The Second is an older story but was just has violent and happened in my home town...

Judge rules statement can be used in fatal carjacking trial
Carjacking preceded beating, rape and murder of West Knox couple

By Jamie Satterfield (Contact)
Originally published 04:05 p.m., September 12, 2007
Updated 04:05 p.m., September 12, 2007

A federal judge this afternoon shot down a bid by an accused accomplice in a fatal carjacking to shield his statement from jurors.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton ruled that federal prosecutors David Jennings and Tracy Stone have the legal right to use Eric Dewayne “E” Boyd’s statement against him.

Defense attorney Richard Gaines had argued that the government was trying to use Boyd’s statement as proof that Lemaricus “Slim” Davidson kidnapped and killed Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, in January.

Boyd is charged in U.S. District Court not with those crimes but instead as an accessory in the alleged carjacking. Boyd is accused of hiding Davidson, even though he knew Davidson was involved in the double murder.

Boyd is set to stand trial Sept. 19. Davidson and three others face trials next year in Knox County Criminal Court for the actual slayings.

Davidson is alleged to have confessed to Boyd the January slayings of Christian and Newsom, who were killed after a carjacking that turned into a kidnapping and rape.

Christian and Newsom had been out on a date in early January when they were confronted by armed suspects who forced their way into Christian’s Toyota 4Runner.

Authorities and court records show the West Knox County couple were taken to a North Knoxville house where Davidson had been living.

Authorities have not alleged that Boyd was in the Chipman Street house where Christian and Newsom were slain.

Newsom was shot and his body set on fire. Christian was held hostage for several more hours before she was strangled, and her body wrapped in trash bags and dumped in a large garbage can inside the house.

Also charged in Criminal Court are Davidson’s brother, Letalvis “Rome” Cobbins; Cobbins’ girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman; and friend George “Detroit” Thomas.

Trials are pending for each in 2008. Prosecutors have not yet said whether they will seek the death penalty in the case.

All four murder suspects and Boyd remain behind bars pending their respective trials.

More details as they develop online and in Thursday’s News Sentinel.

Both crimes are worthy of strict punishment. In both incidents the attackers had long records.Yet were allowed to return to society with ease. More needs to be done to keep our friends, family, and ourselves safe. I am just has upset at that fact that here in Knoxville we have twice allowed the KKK and a group of neo-nazis to protest and that ran the state 35,000 per protest. Hate groups should not be allowed to form. Those who commit crimes of race like in the first case need to be hit with the "hate crime" title, and those who are guilty of helping to rape and kill to people (like in the second)need to face more than a max of 15 years. To know that a crime is going on like that and not report it is just as bad as taking part. All in all it was around 6 people who knew that the second crime was going on. That is to say they came to the house and saw the girl still alive, tied up, naked, beaten, and smelling of bleach where they had been pouring it onto her and inside of her to cover up evidence. All should be tried for not helping this girl. They allowed her die.
Where are the heroes? I don't know but it doesn't even take a hero to report something like this.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Why we don't win wars...

..." you realize the US hasn't won a war since those changes(putting God's name in the pledge, on our money, and in our motto was the comments basis)? Maybe your god isn't too keen on his name being invoked like that."

This is a fraction of the comment that was left on one of my post. It made me think what was the last war that we dominated and why? It doesn't take long to find the answer. It was in the paper today.
Did you know that in the past our military would be composed of around 10 percent of our population? If not then you probably don't know that if you count all the military forces and the entire Department of of Homeland Security it will only make up 1 percent our population. The last time their was a war in which the people were involved was the Civil War!
The reason belong to us not enlisting and the draft. You had to get involved. However there is another big reason we are lacking in the war department. It is not from the troops. They are great. Spending! What?! but this war is so expensive?! I know. check this out...
In World War II we spend around 40 percent of our economic output on the war. In the last six years we have used(at the highest priced point of our wars) 5 Percent!
That is a stat to ponder on. We are lacking in the area of winning wars because we have not went all out.
Like it or not the numbers don't lie. We are playing conservative. Our economic input is around 14 trillion a year.We are now spending 650 billion dollars. It seems like a lot (well it is) but to the overall value it is small. If we spent 40 percent on this war we would spend just under around 7 trillion per year!
God never declared America his first love. We don't have any right to think that just because we say God bless America He will. If we want to win wars in God's name then we have to fork over the resources and we have to serve in our military. It all comes down to a lack of effort on our behalf. Why have we not won a war since God's name was placed on our moo-la? Because we have tried to keep it for our own and refused to go all out. 1 percent of our population could not have beaten the German's. Five percent of our money could not have gotten our troops over seas at that time. We are the reason for our short comings.

Our First Execution Since 1960

Daryl Holton who admitted to killing his three young sons and step daughter in 1997 is set to die by the electric chair Wensday Morning at 1 A.M. Holton was suppost to be executed in February but it was delayed. Holton killed his children because his ex-wife had not let him see them in months.
Holton is not fighting the execution and refuses to sign papers from his attorneys or to even speak with them for the last couple of years. To me this shows that Holton is aware of what he did and willing to face the punishment. It is rare that you see a man who seems to be fighting to die. This will be the first execution we have had in 47 years. Pray that Holton has built a relationship with Jesus and is forgiven. He can be if he choses.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Ten Cannots

Found this post over at Swap Blog thought it would be good to share with you all today.
Ten Cannots

This came over the email transome and I KNOW it is worth sharing and applying to our lives (personally, professionally, etc.)

“The Ten Cannots,” authored in 1916 by German emigre William J.H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian minister who died in 1962.

• You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift

• You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong

• You cannot help little men by tearing down big men
• You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer

• You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich

• You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money

• You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred

• You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more money than you earn

• You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence

• And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

2,515,283 is my current blog ranking.

The last post I did on my ranking was Monday, July 30, 2007 and I was ranked at 7,951,183. Which is a high number. I am content with that rank however. I blog for the expression of myself, to promote better writing and grammar, and just for kicks.
Getting moved up in rankings is always fun however. It is fun to see where you are ranked. So today I went and checked it to find that my current rank is 2,515,283. Not a bad little jump in less than ninety days to me.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Southern Mississippi Vs Tennessee

Last week I predicted that Tennessee would romp on California in Berkley. I was wrong. Alot of weak points can be found in that loss.
First off is we need to tackle. We had 20+ missed tackles. In a game where both sides have great speed you have to wrap up. This is a key reason we gave up so many yards on so many plays. Some were just great plays by Cal but others were just botched tackles. I don't know how you fix a problem like that but the coaches have assured us(through the local paper) that they worked on fundamentals all week long. How big of an improvement it will be, I don't know but I would think that the coaches are going to try to set up a type of zone defense that would make it easy to get two guys gang tackling this week as to trust one on one match ups.
Second is defensive pressure. It was revealed after the game that plan for the defensive line was to get pressure on their own. Unacceptable. Cal was double teaming us all night. The defense only manged one or to hurries and rarely touched any body in the back field. Some linebacker need to rush in to keep the offensive line honest and not let them comfortable. The linebackers are your play maker against the run and the disruption we need for the pass game. Look to find one or two rushes from two if not all three linebackers in every series(if not more).
Lastly is play calling. We have to do better on third downs. Screen passes on third and long are a dead end. I count at least three screen passes where were facing long yardage. This just won't work against Cal and more than likely not against Southern Miss. Why were so conservative I don't know. We have to be aggressive. We had two long passes thrown against Cal that I remember. We have to get our plays to be more productive at the right times. I would say Cutcliff will take a few more chances with deep passes and maybe a couple of reverse hand offs to shake up the defense.
Cal is a different caliber team than Southern Miss is. Tennessee and California have one up on every team in college right now(seeing how they were the only teams to play ranked against each other) Tennessee will now have to prove something. We should able to win by about 17. If not we need to look at ourselves and fix whatever problem it is that is holding us back. I think that we will come ready to play after facing Cal in the opener and seeing we were weak in some spots. Look for alot of improvement and more speed on offense with Coker back in the line up.So I will say Tennessee by 21.


Friday, September 7, 2007

Why wouldn't Jesus be in a pew every Sunday?

Maybe it is because he would only teach and w2ould never be lead?! Nah, Jesus was too humble to desire to always be the center of attention.
Maybe it is because He would be doing the books in the office?! I don't think so. He would probably give away the money that the church made(if any one knows where to find a church where they operate the same way that early church's did let me know. No lights, no air, no running water. I would go. I think that church could really do what they were meant to do with tithes).
Or just maybe He would be in the rec hall doing miracles?! Probably not my friend. Jesus main message was not about the miracles.
Picture this...
The choir is singing on key, the pastor speaks and the word rolls off of his tongue in only a way that god could let it. Your arms are raised, everyone is saying amen!You look out of the window to see this man eating with the homeless at a park table. He shares some laughs and then walks to the slide and catches the children at the bottom. His blissful smile is enough to make you want to go outside and play with the children. At that moment the pastor lets out a strong sentence on focusing on God. You realize that you need to pay attention to the message. Where is Jesus? I think you know.
Jesus is not the building, He is not the choir, the pastor, the hymn manual, or the stain glass above the baptism pool. He is not only preaching love but showing it. Jesus wouldn't be in the church because He would be out loving the lost and caring for the needy. If you want to find to Jesus you better start going to where He is. While He is everywhere, in everyone, showing love to all. We are not. We should be. We should be going those places that he went.
To visit the elderly,
Hang out with the homeless,
Write and visit inmates,
Give some one a ride.
To not do these things constitutes a sin. Oh yeah! You didn't know?! Go read Matthew again. See the words in red in the Sermon on the Mount? Read those again. To sin is to go against God. For us not to go ad do these things is a sin. There is no sin credited to you for missing church to go and love your fellow man. Get up out of your pews and go live the life Jesus did. Leave your AC behind to go and be with the undesirable in the most unwanted conditions. Go make children smile! Jesus would not be in the church because there is a big world out there that needs His love and that love should not be confined to a fortress of bricks.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Early iPhone Buyers Feel Ripped Off.

So today Apple apologized for a price drop of 200 dollars off of the iPhone. Customers are extremely upset at the price drop. Steve Jobs(founder of Apple) is going to cut a check for 100 dollars to all those who bought the 600 dollar 8 GB iPhone.
Why? This is what technology does. If you buy a cell phone and it goes on sell two months after you buy one why complain? The holiday season around the corner you should wait. I didn't see the price drop coming this fast and that deep but with any product that is introduced to the technology field you will find that it drops in the price over time.
I myself am not a fan of Apple. They make gadgets and gizmos. Okay that is cool but what does the iPhone offer that any other cell phone or palm pilot cannot? You could get a phone and a palm pilot of around half the price of the iPhone when it released! Most cell phones are MP3 players, have browsers, are camera phones, and even have some better features than the iPhone. The iPhone's keyboard is too crammed for my liking. For the touch screen to work like it does with a 90 rotate video player(you turn the phone sideways to watch movies) then it should have plenty of room for the keyboard. It doesn't, they really just crammed it in there in the up right position(don't believe me then go to AT&T and try out the display phone, it is very difficult to press the keys you want to at times).
A full screen is nice but other phone (like some Samsung models) offer the same size screen, the touch screen is nice but palm pilots have these! I like the iPhone all in all but and think it is a more reasonable price for it. However I don't see why people are getting made. It all levels out. The Blackberry Pearl charges and additional 20 bucks a month for Data/Text. The iPhone doesn't. If you do the math in a two year contract you would save 240 dollars. It all comes out about the same if you ask me.

Limited Posting until The Weekend.

Until this weekend I will be doing good to post a video or a link post once per day. Please bare with me until I can return to full time blogging(really soon)!? Thanks and please stop by again.
Upon Returning I will be Posting Blogs on the following...
1.Are the Christian Gospels really good news?
2. A Woman's Role in the Church?
3.Why don't young people come to church?
4. Why Jesus wouldn't be in a Church?
Any topics you would like to see covered you can also give them to me and I will work on them.

Summary of Creation Science.

This is the conclusion of a short video series from God Tube. This particular video is aimed at Christian living more than the ongoing battle of evolution verse creation.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What Are You Afraid Of?(Lazarus Resources)

Do you have sufficient reasons to believe in God? Or are you just afraid not to? How do you really know that God exists? What has He done for you lately? Are you comfortable with your Christianity?
This is the start of a good post I found over at Lazarus Resources

Monday, September 3, 2007

Real Quick! 10 Great Open Source Programs I Love!

1. AVG Anti-virus protection- Free virus protection doesn't get any better. Run your daily scan quickly and not bog down you PC. Check both incoming and outgoing email. AVG is updated daily. It always as been and always will be free to you and me.

2. Ad ware 2007- Ad ware is lame on many different levels. Using Ad ware 2007 will help you to track it all down and exterminate it from you PC with ease. Very good easy to read and understand interface.

3. Open Office- like Microsoft Office? Try this! Open office is an off line (Google offers a great online service if it is a must for you)office powerhouse. You get power point, presentation, spreadsheets, math, and a word. Not bad for an open source software. Even better is that it opens and red all M.O. files.

4. Mozilla Firefox- Safer browsing, build in spell check, hundreds of add-ons, themes, tweaks, and tools to use. The interface is second to none.

5. CCleaner- Tired of running down junk, deleting it, only to find it some where else on your PC? Want to really get rid of them? Use CCleaner to knock them out of your PC's life!

6. Ram Booster- Monitor your Ram and optimize its running. Be careful though. You may send your Ram to the after life if you tweak too much. Let the program use auto if you are not sure what you should set it to.

7. PC Decrapifer- Tons and tons of junk is stocked up on your PC when you get it from the factory. This is the only program I know of that uses a built cache that identifies most of the junk they like to clutter you hard drive with. Destroy them and then run CCleaner to ensure you rid your PC of any excess trash.

8. Infranview- Simple photo manipulation software that will give you more tools than most Commercial software will. If it needs to be done Infranview can do it.

9. Pivot- Okay so maybe you have some spare time and would like to dedicate it to the old way of killing it. Stick figures. This software allows you to be make flawless movies that are all about the stick men.

10. Windows Movie Maker 2.0- Numerous transitions to play with makes this is one neato! You can tweak your video to the quality of a small Indy film to entertain you family on the next great get together. Add music, speed up or slow down frame speeds. You can do it.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

iphone not %100 hacker safe. Of course not.

500 hours was what it took to for the iPhone to be hacked to the point to where AT&T's hold is broken and all carriers can be supported on the iphone.
George Hotz is a 17 years old teenager who spent 8 hours a day since the iPhones release to perfect the hack. He destroyed the first attempt but on the second one he managed to succeed. It now takes him two hours to do the needed tweaks. Hotz traded his first one for ....
"I traded it for a sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones."
Rumors also have it that the young man also managed to get a job out of the trade but I have not read that from him yet. To read about the troubles he had listing it on ebay, the energy drinks he lived on, and the trade of it read his blog Finding JTAG on the iPhone.
I would say this kid has very bright future in the IT field. I first heard about this on Friday but just now had time to check it out.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Story I Received in an Email

In a small mid western conservative town, a new bar/tavern started a
building to open up their business. The local Baptist church started a
campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work
progressed, however right up till the week before opening, when a
lightning strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the
Bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately
responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or
indirect actions or means.

The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the
buildings demise in its reply to the court.
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As the case made it's way into court, the judge looked over the
Paperwork at the hearing and commented, "I don't know how I'm going to
decide this, but as it appears from the paper work, we have a bar owner that
believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn't.