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Yolanda Adams Performs How Great Thou Art at the White House

The amazing song, “How Great Thou Art” seems so appropriate right now during Easter season. I have always LOVED verse three written in 1949 by Stuart K. Hine.

Verse 3:

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Touchdown and Interceptions the Unwavering Decisions we Make

The inconsistency of the NFL Referees has once again become the conversations of this week. (Pittsburg Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers) And though I’m those who are on the fields are trying to do their best, something is surely lacking.

We know what this feels like, right? If you have a chance, check out the first chapter of the Book of James in the Bible.

Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. ~ James 1:8

Viewed Personally by RevTim on July 20, 1969

I will never forget the late night viewing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon. I was just inches away from our little black and white tv watching Walter Cronkite’s coverage. My dad was fading in and out of sleep. But we were WIDE AWAKE when the actual moment occurred. Just me and pops in our living room experiencing HISTORY together.

Thanks, AMERICA! And THANKS NEIL for the INSPIRATION of over 50 years!

Julia Child Remix – Happy Birthday!

Julia Child Remix

Julia Child would have turned 100 years old this week. The inspirational movie Julie and Julia really rekindled interest for this fascinating woman who won her way into the hearts of millions around the world.

2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremonies

2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony
2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony

So many stories, so many athletes. Victory and defeat. Highs and Lows. But it all ends tonight. Now it’s 4 more years before some of these great people can try again — and for others, it truly is OVER.

We’ll have new stories and new heroes that will emerge, just like they have for centuries.

Fortunately, for someone who is following Christ — we do not have a 2 week time limit to finish strong. It’s interesting — NO TIME LIMIT — but there should be is a sense of URGENCY. And although we should be constantly moving forward with DETERMINATION, we can methodically train and consistently fulfill the planned “race” for our lives.

So STRIVE for GREATNESS. Don’t wait for 4 years to move FORWARD, but MARCH AHEAD for the greatest cause that transcends any nation!

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Phil. 3:14 (NLT)

Mars Curiosity TONIGHT!


7 Minutes of Terror
Ever since the days of the Mercury Astronauts, I have followed, dreamed about, and been fascinated with the NASA Space Program. Tonight, the Curiosity Rover attempts MARS. You just have to watch this amazing video. 7 Minutes of Terror. I will be watching LIVE. It will remind me of the late evening viewing of the 1969 Moon Landing with Walter Cronkite, Neil Armstrong and my sleepy dad. Yes!

UPDATE: DONE!! Way to go Mars Team and NASA! I love watching history unfold. Congratulations!

Michael Jackson Meets His Maker

mjThe news unfolded this afternoon. Michael Jackson is dead.

Michael Jackson is dead. The reports brought Twitter to it’s knees. The news channels are now on the 24/7 with it all.

Here are some quotes I heard.

  • An American Icon.
  • Another Elvis.
  • Innovative.
  • One of the biggest stars of all time.
  • A Legend.
  • Passionate.
  • A Wonder.
  • A great loss for America.

On Fox, Sheppard Smith said, “I sense that the next few days will become a true ‘American Event'”.

It is true, Michael Jackson was talented, creative, and eccentric. He was my age, so I grew up and listened to all the reports. From the publicity stunts to the tragedies of choices he made, I know he didn’t want to face death. In the 80’s he even spent time in a hyperbolic chamber in order to ensure amazing longevity.

What if you were to be surprised by your death? What if your family discovered that you were gone from this life?

Legacy, sure we all think about this. Regrets, they are ongoing in life. Do-overs? Yes, we want those, too. But the most important thing to answer is this? ARE YOU READY TO MEET YOUR MAKER? Do you know and love the God who made you to know and to love. He loves you so much. In fact the Bible tells of the peace you find when you do discover this truth. Peace in storms, decisions, relationships, difficulties, sickness, etc., etc.

Hebrews 9:27-28 And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.

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