Computer Angel

There is word the Zune isn't doing so hot.

If only all this technology would behave. Of course, if the computer is acting angelic, do we really trust it? Not me. Even now, if my computer acts angelic, I start wondering what it's up to.

Christmas Music

Well it's time to hear those Christmas songs and carols over and over again. The radio has gotten a head start this year according to A Racine, Wisconsin article.

"Listen Up" in USA Today has a blog on Improving Radio's Christmas playlist.

I love Christmas music. At least now I do. Ask me on December 24 and see if my opinion changes.

I'm seeing the elves and the scrooges already. How about you?

Birdhouse plus church equals Birchhouse

When I was a kid, my neighbors had a "condo" birdhouse. I watched that thing closely. I wondered if birds actually used it, and if so, did they play nice?

As hard as a tried, I never saw any birds go in to the house. Maybe they needed their privacy and waited until the nosy kid left the backyard.

That got me wondering what a whole birdhouse community would look like. Here's the start of one right now.

Running in shorts in November

Some of you southern guys may not see the big deal in this, but I was excited this morning. I ran in a t-shirt and shorts and it's late November! There was some puddles and mist, but I'll take that. This kind of thing doesn't happen in Indiana-at least not without some kind of permit.

The weather is changing today and tomorrow. They're talking temps in the thirties, snow and ice. But for this morning, I could run and feel great. God is good.

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!
Yes, there is nothing like a holiday to bring out the true nature of people. I hope you will have a blessed Christmas season.

Sunday Sermon: Advent & Isaiah

Yesterday, My pastor, Jim Lyon, preached on Isaiah's prophecy about Jesus. He said we needed to accept the gift Christ gave us when He came to earth. So here are the notes I took for this week. By the way, only twenty-eight days until Christmas!

IF: Invention

This week's theme at Illustration Friday is "invention." When I was at my mom's for Thanksgiving, I saw a picture of me and my mom when I was a toddler. The next thing I knew, I heard "Necessity is the mother of invention." So now you've met invention and his mom!

1 Peter 1:13-15

I did this devotional this morning while I was waiting for everyone to get ready for Thanksgiving. It's a good thing for me to remember as I go through the fun of a holiday weekend and the start of the Christmas season. 1 Peter is full of such good stuff. You can tell Peter had lived out his faith and proved his faithfulness through many years.

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IF: Clear

This week's theme is clear at Illustration Friday. This week hasn't been a good one for my cat. fall and spring are bad times for cats. They have to adjust to changes and they have to put up with rain and snow. They'll get over it. They just have to make everyone else miserable in the process!

IF: Smoke

This time of year brings back great memories of leaf piles, trick or treating and Grandma's strawberry pie (her pumpkin pie was okay but ooh! That strawberry!)

One of the things I'm not keen about growing up is when you have to act responsible when there is work to be done. Forget the raking! Can't I just jump in those leaves once?

Of course, the other downside of growing up is the forty-year old, big body isn't taking that jump in the leaves as that ten year-old body. Someone get the ambulance, please.