Archive for February 1st, 2008

know and tell friday

Friday, February 1st, 2008

1. Who do you wish you could meet? You.  My bloggy friends.  I know you but would love to meet you face to face.

2. Best food comes from which country? That’s a hard one… Italy, Germany… everywhere!

3. If you are familiar with the movie/musical “Grease”, what girl character would you be (let’s apply this lightly…I know some of the behaviors of the girls was not too nice). Definitely Sandra Dee :)

4. Would you be more likely to toilet paper someone’s house, or would you be the one that has their house toilet papered? I’d be the one receiving the toilet papering.  I don’t like to a)make messes and b)waste tp …

5. Do you like small talk, or deep conversations? Depends where I am and who I’m talking with I suppose.  I don’t like going deep with just everyone, but really good friends it’s nice to have a deep convo.

Bonus Questions
6.Who do you most want to encourage this year? Anyone who needs encouraging!

7.If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say? Would they be right? What will you do about it? Knows me best?  I’m not sure!  Really.  If you know me best what advice would you give me and I’ll tell you if you are right or not.

faith lift fridays

Friday, February 1st, 2008

The Rubber Band Principle

Straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the prize.
Philippians 3:13-14 NIV



All rubber bands work on the same principle – they must be stretched to be effective! Anybody who has ever achieved anything of note has been stretched to their limit. There are no exceptions. One of the most common mistakes is thinking that success in life is due to some genius or some ‘special something-or-other’ you don’t possess. Get rid of that thinking!


Success comes when you stretch to meet the challenge; failure comes when you shrink back from it. And stretching makes you vulnerable. When a rubber band is taut, it’s much easier to break. Is that why you’re afraid to stretch? To go where you haven’t gone and try what you haven’t tried? Or have you tried and been criticized? You’ll always have critics. Jesus had them. And He said, “No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you, also” (John 15:20 NIV).


Dr. Jonas Salk, who invented the polio vaccine, was continually attacked by his peers for his pioneering work in the field. He found that comments came in three stages.


First they’ll tell you, “It won’t work!”


Then when you begin to succeed they’ll say, “What you’re doing isn’t really important!”


Finally, after they see that it’s important they’ll say, “We knew you’d do it all along!”


So don’t look at the way things are and ask, why? Look at the way things could be and ask, why not?


Through the power of God’s indwelling Spirit, you can make a difference. Just make yourself available to God and let Him show you what He can do with your life.


– Bob Gass Ministries


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fridays feast

Friday, February 1st, 2008

What is your favorite kind of cereal? today Cheerios. I love captain crunchberries too though!

When was the last time you purchased something for your home, what was it, and in which room did it go? A leather chair for Matt it’s here in the den…. and the treadmill… also in the den!

What is the funniest commercial you’ve ever seen? The one where that guy is singing in the mirror and then someone comes in and he stops… I of course cannot recall what he was singing or what the commercial was… I also laugh at those with the people telling the door to open and treadmill on… then they fall or whatever… good stuff.

Main Course
Make up a name for a company by using a spice and an animal (example: Cinnamon Monkey). Cardamon Butterfly

Fill in the blank: I haven’t ______ since ______. I haven’t slept since last night!


Friday, February 1st, 2008

RBS 6 Nations Rugby is the official website for Europe’s premier international rugby tournament, the 6 nations championship. They provide a complete list of tournament news and results, as well as interactive games and online rugby games section for six nations fans.

Prior to 1994, teams equal on points shared the championship. After that date, ties were broken by considering the points difference of the teams. In 2005 Wales won the Grand Slam, becoming the first team ever to win a Grand Slam playing more games away than at home. This was the last Grand Slam to date.

In 2006, France won the competition on points difference over Ireland. Ireland received the consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy, presented for the first time that year. Italy once more collected the Wooden Spoon, but showed considerable improvement over past years, earning a first-ever competition point away from home in a draw against Wales.

In 2007, France again won on points difference, after four teams had at least a mathematical chance of topping the table going into the final week. The Italians had their first away win of the tournament beating Scotland in Edinburgh. It was also the first time they won two of their matches as they went on to beat Wales in Rome. Scotland won the wooden spoon and Ireland won the Triple Crown for the second straight year and third time in four years.


car insurance

Friday, February 1st, 2008

You should compare auto, home owner, health, and life insurance prices, because they can vary greatly from company to company. For example your car insurance company may increase your premium even if you did not have any wrecks or get any tickets, while a different insurance company had a profitable year and reduced or discounted it’s car insurance rates to increase market share. Your home owner insurance provider may suffer losses from fires or floods… or ice storms like we just had in December and they have to raise rates to compensate for those losses.