Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings

Monday, June 26, 2006

  Good News!

I am tired of hearing about all the bad news going on in the world, it depresses me. I mean I know bad things happen but why does everyone always dwell on such things. Why isn't there a TV new channel that shares only good news. I am sure there is such I thing on TV but I have yet to see it .

Anyway, I have always been told if you have a problem don't complain about it, do something about it. So I have had an idea, I have been thinking about something and I wanted your opinion. My friend, Present Storm does this thing called Wordless Wednesday. That is where you post a picture and that is all, just let people comment about it. Then there is Thursday Thirteen. You tell thirteen things about a certain subject. My idea is to have a day set aside where you post about something good that has happened to you, or a friend or something that was just plain good that week. I know we do that now, that whenever something good happens we post about it. But what about the little things, the things that you would just let go and not think about it twice. On second thought maybe this is a stupid idea. I thought about calling it Super News Sunday or Marvelous News Monday, I don't know I am not good at coming up with cool phrases. Like I said, maybe it was a stupid idea.

Anyway, I am going to start with this little thing that almost went right over my head. I was at my co-ed softball game last week and the pitcher from my team asked if I had had a chance to look at his new blog. I told him I glanced at it briefly but I was going to look at it more closely when I had a chance. He told me I really needed to check it out because it was because of me and my blog that he start blogging. I took me a day or two to realize what he had said. It was because of my blog he started blogging. I always wondered if my blog ever encouraged anyone. I am not bragging by no means, I am just glad God saw fit to use my blog as an encouragement to someone. So if you get a chance go see my buddy David's blog and tell him I sent you.

I have some really good news I wanted to save for last. My brother took a few kids to summer camp this past week and three of them got saved! One of them was my sister's son, Korey. How cool is that! Good news, good news, good news!!!

So there is my first Super News Sunday or is it Marelous News Monday, posted on Tuesday because tomorrow is Wordless Wednesday and I have nothing for Thirteen Thursday.

Joe B

Good News!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

  Wordless Wedensday

Wordless Wedensday

Thursday, June 15, 2006

  Twenty Years and still going strong.

So yesterday was mine and my wife's 20th wedding anniversary. I was sitting on the couch kind of reminiscing, when the wife asked why I was so sad, I should be celebrating, we have been together for twenty years. "I was just thinking back to what your dad said the day I asked him if I could marry you. He said would rather have me put in jail for 20 years than us get married. Just think I would be a free man today if he had done what he said he would do." (Old joke, I know but she hasn't heard it.) She promptly said, "He didn't say that." Then she realized I was joking and smacked me.

Thus our relationship in a nutshell. I say something stupid and she just pretty much ignores it and considers "the source" of the stupid comment. So I guess you could say that she is the reason we have been together for all these years because if she were to take everything I say seriously we would have not stay together for twenty days let alone twenty years.

So here's to you my lovely wife and I hope we have another twenty years to add to these twenty. I love you.

I hope everyone is having a great day,
Joe B

Twenty Years and still going strong.

Friday, June 09, 2006

  Some guys can't dance.

How many of you have ever seen the Nextel commercial where there are three guys in an office dancing to some 80's hip hop? If you have net seen it you can check it out here. It is one of the funniest commercials I have seen in a long time.

Well the reason I ask this question is because we did another promo video for our youth group. It is a parody of this commercial. You can go to our youth website. Click on the enter button and scroll down. It is the video titled DNOW Dancers. If you want a quick laugh check these out.

Have a great day.

God bless, Joe B

PS If you want to see one of the best Napoleon Dynamite impersonations you can check out the other video we have posted on the youth website.


The fat guy sitting on the desk turning the music on and off is "Yours Truly". The title of this post is kind of deceiving, I have won my share of roller disco contests in my time. So I guess I can dance, that is if you want to call roller disco, dancing.

Some guys can't dance.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

  Kids and prayers.

I love reading things that little kids say, you never know what is going to come out of their mouths. My buddy Dave sent this to me today and I thought I would share it with you. These are comments about prayers. I love the first one. Enjoy!

The preachers 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head, for a moment, before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why." Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages, "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon." "How come He doesn't do it?" she asked.________________________________

A rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says your prayers for you each night? Very commendable. What does she say?" The little boy replied, "Thank God he's in bed!"____________________________________

Our son had only heard his grandfather pray at Thanksgiving, Easter, and other special occasions; when he, typically, said a long prayer over the food. One night, after a fun camp-out and fishing trip, grandfather (to our son's surprise) asked for a very brief blessing on the food. With a gleam in his eye, our son grinned at his grandfather and said, "You don't pray so long when you're hungry, do you Grandpa?"_____________________________________

During the minister's prayer, one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Gary's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, "Gary, whatever made you do such a thing?" Gary answered, soberly, "I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He just then did!"___________________________________

A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. "Yes sir," the boy replied."And, do you always say them in the morning, too?" the pastor asked."No sir," the boy replied. "I ain't scared in the daytime." ______________________________________

One particular four-year old prayed, "And forgive us our 'trash baskets' as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets." _____________________________________

When my daughter, Kelli, was 3, she and my son, Jay,would say their nightly prayers, together. As most children do, we have to bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, "And all girls." As this soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this at the end, my curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, "Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?" Her response, "Because we always finish our prayers by saying 'All Men'!" __________________________________-

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away."Johnny wait until we say our prayer." "I don't have to," The boy replied. "Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We say a prayer, before eating, at our house." "Sure, at our house," Johnny explained. "But this is grandma's house and she knows how to cook!"

Have a great day!
Joe B

Kids and prayers.