Merry Christmas and a Blogging New Year.

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Merry Christmas. I pray all of you will take time to reflect upon all the blessings God has given you as well as to thank him for sustaining you through the difficult times. I am very excited for 2008.

Things I want to blog about in 2008.

  • Productivity and children’s ministry
  • How do deal. (with grief)
  • The difference between a blog and a bla, bla.
  • What environment matters.
  • How to communicate vision.
  • More on volunteerism.

Let me know if there is anything you would like to discuss in the upcoming year.

Thanks for reading my blog. Thanks for your feedback. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Gets crazier every year.

white181207_468x599I came across this story. Is it just me or is the Christmas controversy getting crazier every year. I would like to say that I care for animals but what I can’t understand is why no one is upset about this worker is dressed just like Santa, the whale has only a hat on and he is getting all the press.

A sign that the apocalypse is upon us. Whales wearing Santa hats and people being angry about it. Check out the story below.

Animal activists’ anger after aquarium puts Santa hats on whales

Top Toys for Christmas 2007

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Every year there is always a toy that people stand in long lines for. That is “flying off the shelves.” I don’t know if there is one that is doing that this year. But often I am asked what toys are the cool toys that kids want this year so I made a list of my own and included links to others lists.

In No particular Order

Nintendo Wii

Lego’s

Baby Alive

Playmoble

Air Hogs Spinmaster remote controlled helicopter.

Kid tough digital camera for girls

Hannah Montana Microphone

Strawberry Shortcake

Transformers Movie Leader Optimus Prime

CD’s or DVD’s

Those are what I think kids want from talking kids. Merry Christmas hope this helps Below are links to other lists.

http://www.squidoo.com/coolest_toys_2007

http://itn.co.uk/news/3ccfcb0ba139e17a8523c6db3d39c3af.html

http://www.oraifite.com/top-christmas-toys/

http://www.toysofchristmas.com/

http://www.squidoo.com/topchristmastoys

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Toys-for-2007/lm/R1UIAOYRTS65LU

YouTube Friday: August Rush

poster.jpg I rarely recommend movies for a lot of reasons but for youtube friday I thought I would push August Rush. My beautiful wife and I went on a much needed date night last night. We went to one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants then to see August Rush. What a great movie there was so much I loved about this film. The actual production value was great. The soundtrack was amazing. There were a few believability issues but overall a heartwarming tale of the power of family. Honestly it was one of the better movie I have seen in a while. Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Jason Boucher for the trailer and the extra push to go see a great film.

When I was in drama in high school we had sort of an inside joke. If something was fantastic we saw. My fellow Thespians would say the following: “I laughed, I cried, it was better than cats. I would see it again and again.”

Go see it. It is worth the $8.50.