Easter 2008 Sunrise Service @ Mount Helix, La Mesa

Our church - Christ Lutheran - is hosting the Easter 2008 Sunrise Service at the top of Mt. Helix starting at 6:30 a.m. on March, 23 2008. If you are an early riser, then please feel invited to join us.  It should be a beautiful morning given the current weather in Southern California.

This is the 91st Sunrise Easter Service held at Mt. Helix, La Mesa, California.

The message from Pastor Richard Burkey will be based on "3:16: The Promise" by Max Lucado

There are complimentary shuttles starting at 5:30 a.m. from Grossmont Center Mall, Brigantine Seafood Restaurant, and Mt. Helix parking lots on Vivera Drive.

In addition, we are hosting Easter services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m at Christ Lutheran Church (619-462-5211), 7929 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, California.

Baby Link Frest - In Top Ten Style

My top ten links for Sunday night ...

  1. Skype developer resources announced
  2. Microsoft takes on Photoshop (I use: Paint.NET, ArtRage, & Picassa2 also ...)
  3. Billy Graham is coming to New York City
  4. Technorati gets major improvements
  5. Watch out for Nokia to take on Apple iPod
  6. Rewriting podcasting wikipedia details without Dave Winer is a crime
  7. TabletPC Reviews: HP TC4200, ThinkPad X41, Fujitsu T4010,
  8. Jabber has new collaboration software available for developers and integrators
  9. FireANT is a Windows XP-based video RSS client and viewer that has a lot of bloggers talking about it
  10. Eric Rice gives you "How To Build A 10-Minute Podcast"

Show and Tell - Religious Humor

A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment.

Each student was instructed to bring in an object to share with the class that represented their religion.

The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of David."

The second student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I'm a Catholic and this is a Rosary."

The third student got in up front of the class and said, "My name is Tommy. I am Lutheran, and this is a casserole."

Church Humor - Boring Pastor

An elderly woman walked into the local country church.

The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps.

"Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely.

"The front row please." She answered.

"You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring."

"Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired.

"No." he said.

"I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.

"Do you know who I am?" he asked.

"No." she said.

"Good," he answered.

New Design For Billy Graham Website

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has announced a new redesigned website.

Anyone who personally knows me, and isn't aware of my faith, would be shocked at the notion that I could be a "counselor" at a Billy Graham event. Well it is true. I had the distinct pleasure of being called to be a counselor three of the four nights of the May 2003 San Diego event.

It was amazing how God can make you extremely uncomfortable and at the same time joyful beyond reason.

There are two events in 2004 coming up: Kansas City (Oct) and Los Angeles (Nov). If you have a chance to serve, I hope you will.

God Isn't Done With Us Until 'She' Is

As a Christian, when I read something that I consider to be secular that has a spirtual point in it, I always seem to have to stop and try to see if it is Biblical or not.

I am a big fan of David Allen especially on his thoughts and processes related to "task managment." Since May04 I have been pretty dedicated to applying his methods, and I have seen some significant and in many ways vast improvement in my level of performance and completness.

Mr. Allen has a new book out called "Ready for Anything" that gives you two-three page refreshers on his ideas (52 of them) from his first book "Getting Things Done." This morning was "Clearing Your Head For Creativity" and this is was my interesting paragraph:

"One of the greatest challenges we must face at some point in our lives is that our sense of self-worth cannot hang solely on our inventory of what we've created. If all we'd done were to disappear - at this moment - we have to know that we will continue to have value and that we can create from scratch what we need or want. We have to know that no matter how finished we think we are, God isn't done with us until she is."

As I started reading this message, I was thinking 'Wow ... this could get into a simple Evangelistic message.' And then there is a mention of God (Supreme beeing) and then "SHE" is in control ... WHAT?!? SHE ... it must be a typo I am reasoning. Because otherwise this would be very un-BIBLICAL.