Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yo-Yo Ma, Dasani - Lime essence, and The Message

At this present moment I am sitting at my comp, listening to Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble. I like it. There are a few pieces that lose me, but for the most part, I'm finding it relaxing and soothing.


Has anyone out there "in radio-land" ever listened to/read any of Mary Higgins Clark? If so, are they any good? Also, if so...which ones? I was looking at some at the library, but wanted to ask someone that would be familiar w/them for a good one to start with.
I'm trying to read some new authors, so over break Nichole assigned Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christi to me for our little challenge. (Joc, Nichole and myself each picked a book for the others to read over break.) I liked her, so was told to check out MHC, but no specific one was suggested.


So, favored water isn't usually my thing, but I'm starting to like some of Dasani's...even though it's taken like a month and a half for me to finish the left overs from the TE party. They were given to me, which was exciting...until I tried one, but at this point I've drank enough of them to actually like them. The strawberry/kiwi is now gone, so I'm working on the lime. Will I buy more? No.


This semester is off to a good start. The first week I already felt like I was behind, but things are starting to level out.

I recently spoke at Main St. Chapel, and I want to give God the glory for helping me. I seemed like the service went well, and I was pleased with the outcome. God really helped me.
Also, that same Sunday, I was blessed with the opportunity to lead a little girl in the sinner's prayer. Her name is Lisa, and she really needs your prayers. I know God has great things in store for her, so let's just pray that she can dig in, and become a grounded Christian. I'd ask that you pray for me, as well as my workers, because we're quite probably the only Christian influence in her life right now.

Revival with Randy Brown has been excellent. He's full of practical, applicable messages, with just the right amount of humor. I'd like to have the messages he's given on CD. Think I'll bug Gumby about that.
I love Bro. Brown's "flair" in attire. Guess I just notice snazzy ties & suits that aren't always black.
"Gotta dress well in case they don't think you preached well."

First night of revival, I was leaving my room to head to the chapel, and as I was looking for my Bible I just grabbed the first one I came to. This happened to be the copy of The Message I picked up, over Christmas break, at Family Christian. Seeing how he spoke from 1 Samuel that night, and my copy was NT only, it turned out to be a fruitless effort on my part.
Now my reasoning for mentioning this...anyone that's read much of The Message, what are your thoughts about it?
I have a hand out from Doc. Brown, so I'm not looking for the argument for or against it, I was just wondering what you, personally, think about it, and perhaps in what context you would/wouldn't use it.
My family discussed it a tiny bit on Christmas, and I just enjoyed the discussion.

Actually, branching out, what translation of the Bible do you use, or prefer? I love reading/comparing various translations. I think I most enjoy the NASB.


Oh! Would anyone want to give me the Photoshop elements 101 by chance? Or perhaps point me to a book/website that they've found helpful? I've been tinkering around with it, but I'm feeling quite a bit lost to be honest.