Good Friday commemorates perhaps the greatest mystery in the history of the world. How is it that God Himself—the Creator of the Universe—can suffer death at the hands of His creatures. Yet, that is precisely what happened.
Archive for Miscellany
he key to weight loss is too burn more calories than you consume and keep doing it until you reach your target weight. I have been using LoseIt, an online app to track my progress. So far, I have lost eleven pounds in six weeks. Here’s how.
This blog post has absolutely no point, other than occasionally we need a good laugh. Kick back and enjoy the fun! Thanks to my brother-in-law, Jack, for sending this link to me.
You can take a long URL like this: http://michaelhyatt.com/do-you-make-these-10-mistakes-when-you-blog.html And shorten it to this: http://bit.ly/cFoSHe HootSuite —the Twitter software program I use to manage my Twitter account—has it’s own built-in URL shortener: ow.ly . … When I signed up for HootSuite’s vanity URL, I got a really obscure email that said: Please ask your network administrator to point your vanity domain’s DNS record to the following address: lb1.ow.ly Maybe it’s because I am technologically challenged, but I could not figure out what to do with this.
Sometimes, discomfort, tears, and anger can be a blessing. This is particularly true if they motivate you to take action on behalf of others.
In the last 48 hours, we have had 10–15″ of rain in and around Nashville, Tennessee. I have lived hear for 26 years and have never seen rain or a flood like this. It was eerie last night to watch National Guard trucks roll by in front of our house with soldiers in full camouflage and helmets.
Last Thursday, I watched the Tiger Woods press conference in amazement. I was stunned at his candor. He didn’t sugar-coat his sin. Instead, he repeatedly acknowledged the magnitude of his wrongdoing and the scope of its impact. It is worth reading or watching the statement in its entirety. It contains several important lessons.
I was completely swept up in the moment. I forgot about the day. I stopped worrying about the future. For a few precious hours, I was lost in the music. Overwhelmed by the beauty and the wonder of God’s goodness in giving me this unexpected gift. I teared up several times. As I always do in the presence of true art.
Together they were an icon of the world Martin Luther King envisioned when he thundered , I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ … The first 50 people who sign up to be part of our Powered by Hope Team will receive the following FREE benefits: A complete online training plan Weekly group training in Nashville with the Jeff Galloway organization Weekly training and motivational tips for your training journey Official team jersey and t-shirt Friday luncheon before the race (April 23) with me at the Thomas Nelson headquarters Private tour of the Thomas Nelson facilities Race day group photo Private VIP team tent at race finish Here is what you provide as a team member: $105 registration fee for the Country Music Half Marathon Donations totaling a minimum of $1,000 (special prizes for those raising $2,000 or more) Refund of the $105 registration fee if you meet your fundraising minimum Transportation and lodging to the race and other events (April 23–24) Run or walk the Country Music Half (or Full) Marathon Note: The deadline for registration is Friday, January 15th at midnight, CDT.
I stumbled across this video in one of my RSS feeds. Honestly, it is difficult to believe that people like this still exist. It is embarrassing. It just goes to show you that religion—in the worst sense of the word—is still alive and well. Frankly, it makes it that much more difficult to communicate the true nature of Jesus to the world.
After I finished reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I bought a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes. I have been running in them now for five weeks. I am loving them. The only negative is that I am continuously having to explain them to curious strangers. In fact, three people stopped me today in the space of three miles.
f you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am runner. I didn’t start until age 50, so I am making up for lost time. I just finished a fascinating book on running by Christopher McDougall. It is called Born to Run. At the end of this post, I will tell you how to get a copy free.