- You have a relationship with God.
- You have a heart and mind open to learning and growing.
- You want to help others.
- You can handle being challenged.
- You want your life to count for something.
- Does that describe you?
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
John Piper's Upcoming Leave :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Our Passion Play will have ... Good Acting ... Good Singing ... and most of all ... GOOD NEWS!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
“Let’s roll.” “C’mon you guys!” “Hurry up!” “You guys are lagging behind.” “Keep up.” “Stay together.” “We’re going to miss our train!” These are phrases that I often find myself saying and repeating when leading a group – whether it be on a missions trip in another country, in New York City, or even right here in Smithtown.
As a leader ... Read the full article here.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Of course, the more students I can get to take this survey, the better the findings and accuracy will be. And I would be more than happy to share with you the overall results, if you'd like to see them.
Over the next month or so, this Survey Monkey link: (www.surveymonkey.com/s/TJXTLKB) will be made available for any high school and college guys you have connections to. I know y'all are crazy busy and may not have time to help me out--and that's OK. No worries. But if you can, that would be flippin' sweet!
Some of the early findings have already been very interesting. And, again, I'd love to share the results with any of you who are interested.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Mark Your Calendars: What's on Sale When
Sales used to be relatively predictable. A popular 1975 book could say with assurance that luggage went on sale in March and the best month to buy a baby carriage was January or August. But these days, with stores pumping out weekly sales circulars and manufacturers introducing new models as fast as they can get them off the assembly line and onto a containership, all bets would seem to be off.
Or are they? We found that it's still possible to use the calendar to save money on major purchases. Our researchers combed industry surveys and publications, and consulted our in-house experts to compile the calendar. Consider it a general guide, and keep your eye on those sales circulars anyway because there will always be exceptions. Bear in mind, too, that the best time to save money isn't always the best for selection. In some cases, your bargain might be a discontinued model without all the latest features.
Some other tips that don't fit neatly into the calendar:
Airline tickets tend to be least expensive to buy on Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Worst days to fare shop are Saturday and Sunday.
CDs and DVDs generally come out on Tuesdays and might be on sale for the first one to three weeks.
Jewelry sales are common, except around Valentine's Day and the December holidays. So plan to buy early or hope that your beloved will settle for an IOU.
Humidifiers, indoor furniture, treadmills and ellipticals, houses and condos.
Computers, digital cameras, lawn mowers, spring clothing
Athletic apparel and shoes, camping and outdoor gear, cordless phones, lawn mowers, small consumer electronics.
Camcorders, computers, indoor furniture, small consumer electronics, summer sports gear, swimwear.
Camcorders, indoor furniture, outdoor furniture, swimwear.
Air conditioners, backpacks, dehumidifiers, lawn mowers, outdoor furniture, snow throwers.
Bikes, computers, digital cameras, gas grills, lawn mowers, winter coats
Bikes, gas grills, GPS navigators, home appliances (large and small), small consumer electronics, toys, TVs.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Last week while in Chicago for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference we had the chance to visit the Skydeck on the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower - glass enclosures that protrude from the side of the building 1,352 feet above the ground. I was so proud of my family - especially my daughters and my dad for demonstrating great bravery, overcoming their fears and getting out there. lol!