NLT Sweepstakes

NLT wanted to fill you in on an exciting contest that is currently being run and sponsored by the New Living Translation. Their highlighting three ministries, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Oasis International, and The Dream Center, (click on the link to learn more details about these ministries) and by voting for one of these ministries you’ll be entered to win one of many prizes. To enter, visit the NLT Facebook page by clicking here. There are several levels of prizes you can win, here are the details: With the Give the Word Bible Contest and Giveaway: • Ministries win: Each time the NLT Facebook Page reaches a fan count milestone, votes will be tallied and the three ministries will receive cash donations from the New Living Translation and Tyndale House Publishers. • Everyone wins: Everyone who enters on the Bible Contest website wins a free download of Matthew West reading the Christmas story. • Daily NLT Study Bible winners: Vote on the NLT Facebook page and you will be entered to win two NLT Study Bibles—one to keep and one to give away. A new winner will be chosen every day. • Weekly Give the Word Locally winners: Tell us about a deserving local ministry on the NLT Bible Contest website and they could win five NLT Study Bibles and $250 worth of NLT products. • One Grand Prize winner will enjoy a unique trip customized just for them and their family (or three guests of their choice), to Wycliffe Bible Translators world headquarters and the WordSpring Discovery Center where they will experience firsthand the exciting world of Bible translation. The Grand Prize winner could also choose to donate the value of the trip–$2000–to Wycliffe instead.


7 Minute Life products

I received The 7 Minute Difference and The 7 Minute Life daily planner from TeamBuzzPlant. This would not be material that I would buy for myself. I only flipped through the book. The book looked like it would be a good book for someone who needed motivation and ideas for how to better organize their live. I would never personally read a book of this sort so it hard judge whether this book is any better or worse than other ones out there. The planner is the new addition. Besides being a standard planner it includes places for additional information. I do not use planners and never really used this one. I forget to refer back to any planner I use and this one was no different. I do not see this planner changing your usage of a planner, unless of course you decide to make the change. However, this planner does seem to have great resources for those who do use planners. I highly believe this planner would be useful for those in business who like and regularly use planners. The spaces for daily contacts and things unfinished tasks seem useful in a business setting. Again it is hard for me to judge seeing I have a hard time keeping a planner. So, if you like reading life organizing books and using planners, I recommend trying out these products, if you do not and are not motivated to use a planner then look elsewhere.

If you would like more info check out the website


Galapagos Posts

Right now I should be cruising the Galapagos Islands with my family, thanks Mom and Dad. Upon returning Shelby and I are planning to do some sort of joint postings about the trip spanning both our blogs. We would do so while on the trip but we have little or no internet access, as I wrote this post before we left. This will also explain why there will be no posts for a while. Hope all is doing well back in Waco and the States.

More Replay in Baseball? (A Twenty-Four Year Old’s Perspective)

After the Angels and Yankees game (20 Oct 2009) many have now called for more instant replay in baseball to get the call correct. However what these people fail to realize, is this will end the time honor tradition of the coach going out on the field to yell at the umpire, which in turn increases fan participation. The crowd was much more involve after the blown calls and helped temporarily rally the Angels. Instant replay will erase these coaching tantrums (for the most part). Think about some the best moments in baseball’s history and tell me Billy Martin kicking dirt on the ump is not a favorite, or that crazy minor league coach who used the chalk bag as a grenade while he crawled along the field. While these scenes may cause embarrassment they also make baseball, well, baseball. While I agree replays would not add much if any more length to the game, they will take away the spirit of the crowd. Instead of giving the crowd something to jaw about, the replays will slow down the feeling of the game though not actually adding any time. Maybe I am crazy, but I hope for a coach umpire confrontation in the game because it adds in the extra drama and excitement. So please do not add more replay, the human error adds to the excitement and drama that is baseball.

sleep, vampires, undead, and sleep again

The other night before going to bed my wife and I were talking and the following pattern of thought resembles that conversation:

Me: I can not sleep, my body naturally wants to sleep during the day and be awake at night maybe I am a vampire.
Wife: Vampires don’t sleep.
Me: They did before Stephenie Meyer changed vampire lore.
Wife: Huh?
Me: Before her, vampires would sleep during the day or at least go in their coffins and come out at night since they are undead. Actually since they are undead they probably would not need to sleep.

I hate to admit that Stephenie Meyer may have been on to something by making the vampires not sleep, but it makes logical since.