Monday, April 27, 2009

I wonder why this doesn't happen more. . .

It wouldn't have mattered since I watch Top Model with Lori. I always hate it when shows are preempted for news conference that are covered on CNN or FOX News
The Fox network announced today that it will not air President Barack Obama's primetime news conference this Wendesday at 8pm (ET), and will air the regularly scheduled drama Lie to Me instead. It is the first time a major broadcast network has declined Obama's request to break into the primetime broadcasting schedule. Lie to Me viewers will see an on-screen graphic informing them that sister cable networks Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network will air Obama's press conference in its entirety. (HT to

Friday, April 24, 2009

This week at Payne Church (4-19)

Our current series:

Topic: Suffer Wisely. Churches are strange places. Who are responsible? Come Sunday at 9:30 to find out.

(Note: I need to do this earlier in the week).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Guinea Witch Project

So we have a guinea pig. He is a fast little bugger. My wife recorded this video the other day. I wanted to put menacing music under it but she wouldn't let me.

I know all of you are going to sleep with one eye opened tonight. Be afraid!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quiet Time of Guilt?

As a Christian, one of things that most struggle with is having a "quiet time" with God in the Morning (or evening) in order to make sure that we are hearing from him. Usually, takes the form of duty or obligation (or simply a check mark to click off).

Tim Challies wrote a great post on this idea. I would encourage you to check it out here.

Best Quote:
Whether you are having a good day or a bad day, the basis of your relationship with is not your performance, for even your best efforts are but filthy rags. Instead, your relationship is based on grace. Grace does not just save you and then leave you alone. No, grace saves you and then sustains you and equips you and motivates you. You are saved by grace and you then live by grace. Whether in the midst of a good day or bad, God does not base His relationship with you on performance, but on whether or not you are trusting in His Son.

Friday, April 17, 2009

This week at Payne Church (4-19)

Our current series:

Topic: Suffer Justly. We are all about fairness in the U.S. How does this feeling play into our relationship with God? Come Sunday at 9:30 to find out.

(Note: I need to do this earlier in the week).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We love Technology (but not as much as you, you see)

Last night my wife and I finally saw Wall-E and we LOVED it. It was really interesting watching the humans in the movie so tuned into technology that they forgot how to interact with each other.

Reality isn't too far away from reality. Twitter is the last straw. I heard Shane Hipps say that the more we use technology, the more our souls become divorced from our bodies. Maybe one day we will be floating batteries living in a dream land (see The Matrix).

Craig Groeshel posted some good guidelines for for keeping this from happening over at his blog today. Here is what he said:
  • No tech interruptions during family time.
  • Take consistent blogging or twittering vacations. (Guest blogs work great.)
  • Fast from email on vacations.
  • No surfing the net in the evenings.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I guess I was quoted in the Toledo Blade Yesterday

Found in an article on Twins:
Older twins have tips too.

Consider Dan Staifer. He says that until the age of 5, it can be cute to dress twins alike from tip to toe. Matching shoes and socks. Matching pants and shirts.
After that?

"Knock it off," Mr. Staifer said. A decade after graduating from Clay High School, he keenly recalls the ribbing when, groan, he and his twin, Derek, dressed in haste and showed up in class with matching shirts.

Dressing twins alike fosters the "one-identity twinness," said Mr. Staifer, a minister in Payne, Ohio. Parents should encourage twins to be individuals with individual identities, he said.
See the whole article here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

2 Liter Light Bulb?!?!?!

I'm amazed sometimes by the ingenuity of humans. When there are limited resources, it amazes me to see people rise to the challenge. Here is a case in point:

ht to Lifehacker

Friday, April 3, 2009

This week at Payne Church (4-5)

Our current series:

Topic: Suffer Selflessly. Who hasn't been accused of being selfish before? I'm sure everyone has at some point in the last week. It is a natural part of the human soul. But should it be so? Find out Sunday at 9:30 at Payne Church.