Friday, March 31, 2006

Interesting Thoughts, Volume 3

  • I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
  • I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
  • Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
  • The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
  • Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
  • Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
  • Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.
  • Procrastinate Now!
  • He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
  • The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson Revolver.
  • Being "Over The Hill" is much better than being under it!

Mark 5:1-19


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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Shiloh Baptist This Sunday

I will be preaching the morning (11am) & evening (7pm) services at Shiloh Baptist Church this Sunday, April 2nd. The church is now in a brand new sanctuary and this will be my first time to see how it looks. I've heard it is very nice!

Shiloh Baptist Church is located at 173 SW Shiloh Way between Fort White and High Springs, Florida.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Bad Hair Day?


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Check out 2 Samuel 18:9 for details.

Anniversary for Palm



My friends all know that I am an enthusiastic user of a Palm PDA. They often joke that I carry my "brain" on my belt. Well, Palm (the brand that I use) is celebrating an anniversary. Read more about it by clicking here.

Just in case you're interested, I use the Palm TX. I use it for everything; from schedules, addresses, photos, databases (to track mileage, etc.), documents, expenses & donations, and I even have several translations of the Bible and Bible reference books on my TX.

Since it has a bright screen, I even used it to read Scripture in some school classrooms in Ghana (West Africa) that were not well lit.

My PDA is a valuable tool in my ministry!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Spin Talk Interview Now Online



The interview on Dublin, Ireland's Spin 103.8 Radio aired this morning (Tuesday, March 28th) around 8am EST. The interview was part of the program "Spin Talk with Jack & Ali". To hear the interview click here.

The interview will also be used in the upcoming edition of "Walking with the Giant" due out the end of this week.

Mt. Horeb Revival Photos


I had a wonderful time at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church a couple of weeks ago preaching revival services. One of the members, Rodney Maney, took quite a few photos and e-mailed me a few. Here are some of them for you to check out.

They're pretty good photos, in spite of the subject. 8-)

Monday, March 27, 2006

Interview May Air Tomorrow

The recorded interview for a radio program called Spin Talk with Jack & Ali is tentatively scheduled to air tomorrow (Tuesday, March 28th) at 8:45am EST. The program airs on a radio station in Dublin, Ireland, Spin 103.8 Radio. The interview is about my new Podcast Ministry. You can hear it by going to this link.

I will be attempting to record the interview portion of the program and will then make it available on my website and possibly in an upcoming edition of "Walking with the Giant".

"Wondering" in the Wilderness?


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(Scripture reference: Numbers 14)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Stranger

Here's an interesting story.

A few months before I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Tennessee town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me the word of God, and Dad taught me to obey it. But the stranger? He was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to her room and read her books (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave). Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.

Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home... not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

My Dad was a teetotaler who didn't permit alcohol in the home, not even for cooking. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis.

He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex.

His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... and NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you were to walk into my parent's den today you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?

We just call him, "TV."

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Butterflies Are Free

This is a nice poem with a great message. Click here to check it out.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Another Change, Now on Tuesday

The time of the interview on Dublin, Ireland's Spin 103.8 has changed again. It is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th at 8:45am EST. I just received this notice:

Hi James,

Just want to change the time of broadcast for the pre record. Sorry for the toing and froing but just thought I'd email so you can keep your blog up dated. It is now going to air 8.45am EST on Tuesday 28th March.

Aideen
producer - spin talk

Noah's Ark Game

This is a cool little game to test your memory and speed. Let me know how you do.

Noah's Ark Game

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Not Tomorrow, but on Monday

I have learned that the Interview on Dublin, Ireland's Spin 103.8 is scheduled to air next Monday, March 27th at 9:30am EST (2:30pm Ireland time). I'll repost the links that morning in case you would like to tune in to the web and listen. See previous posts below for more details.

Revival Services in Brooker Added to Schedule

I just received a call from Pastor Jason Reid of New River Baptist Church to schedule revival services during the month of May 2006. The services will begin with the morning worship service (11am) on Sunday, May 7th. The services continue that night at 6pm and Monday through Wednesday (May 10th) at 7pm. For more information call Brother Jason at (352) 485-1246. New River Baptist Church is located at 16703 SW 144th Ave. in Brooker, Florida.

Maybe Tomorrow?

Well, it appears our interview on Spin 103.8 in Dublin, Ireland did not air today unless it aired before 8:30am EST when I started listening. One of the co-hosts, Ali of Spin Talk with Jack & Ali, was absent today. This could have been the reason the recorded interview did not air since she conducted part of the interview.

If I hear any word I'll post it here.

Interview May Air Today in Ireland

I was interviewed yesterday for a radio program called Spin Talk with Jack & Ali and it is tentatively scheduled to air today at 9:15am EST. The program airs on a radio station in Dublin, Ireland, Spin 103.8 Radio. The interview is about my new Podcast Ministry. You can hear it by going to this link.

I will be attempting to record the interview portion of the program and will then make it available on my website and possibly in an upcoming edition of "Walking with the Giant".

Please be in prayer for this opportunity.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Featured Podcast


"Walking with the Giant", a podcast for the James Croft Evangelistic Association, is one of the "Featured Podcasts" for March 2006 at iTunes Links.

If you do not have a high-speed internet connection or are unable to download the Podcast, the program can be received each month on an audio CD. E-mail me for more information at evangelist@jamescroft.org.

"Bumped" in Ireland


We were "bumped" this morning on Spin 103.8 in Dublin, Ireland, but the interview was recorded and will hopefully air tomorrow (Thursday, March 23rd) around 9:15am EST. For more details listen here.

I'll re-post the links tomorrow morning for the website if you would like to listen. We are going to try to record it as it plays and then post it on the ministry website. It may also be used on the next "Walking with the Giant" podcast.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Interview on Ireland Radio Station


I will be interviewed tomorrow (Wednesday, March 22nd) by a radio station in Dublin, Ireland. The interview, about our new Podcast Ministry, will be on Spin Talk with Jack & Ali on Spin 103.8 Radio. I believe you can hear it live by going to this link. The interview will begin around 9:30am EST (2:30pm Ireland time).

Please be in prayer for this opportunity.

JCEA Now Incorporated


I'm proud to announce that my ministry has now been incorporated in the state of Florida. March 14, 2006 is the official "date of birth" of the James Croft Evangelistic Association, Inc. Over the next few weeks my website will be updated with official documents and information on board of directors members. There is a link for James Croft Evangelistic Association at the bottom of the front page.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Interviewed by a National News Service

I was interviewed today by Wireless Flash News for an upcoming story. They are a news service that provides information to clients around the world. Their website states:

"Wireless Flash News, Inc. is an independent news agency that provides exclusive feature and entertainment news to radio and TV stations, newspapers, and magazines across the United States and around the world."

The story, which will be very short (no pun intended), will be about our podcast ministry "Walking with the Giant". The reporter, Brook Fischer, said the story should be released to their clients in the next few days.

Their website also states that some of their clients include:

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and "Good Morning America." Major print media outlets include New York Daily News, Las Vegas Review-Journal, National Enquirer, National Examiner, and men's lifestyle magazines Men's Journal and Stuff. We also serve major media outlets around the globe from the BBC in London to The Nation in Bangkok."

Let's get the Gospel out to the people by any means the Lord makes available!

Interesting Thoughts, Volume 2

  • Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
  • If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the "terminal"?
  • I am a nobody, and nobody is perfect; therefore I am perfect.
  • If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come I see so many dead rabbits on the highway?
  • Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Do I hear a woodpecker?

Do you think Woodpeckers could have created a problem aboard the Ark?
Just a thought...

Saturday, March 18, 2006

"Jesus Loves Me" for Seniors?

I received this in an e-mail.

JESUS LOVES ME

Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow.
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.

(CHORUS)
YES, JESUS LOVES ME..
YES, JESUS LOVES ME..
YES, JESUS LOVES ME
THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go.
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.

(CHORUS)

Though I am no longer young,
I have much which He's begun.
Let me serve Christ with a smile,
Go with others the extra mile.

(CHORUS)

When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."

(CHORUS)

When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love.

(CHORUS)

I love Jesus, does he know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Athens Baptist on Sunday

I will be preaching the evening worship service for Interim Pastor Tommy Bankston at Athens Baptist Church on Sunday. The service will begin at 6pm and the church is located at 9090 SW CR240 near Columbia City, Florida.

The revival services at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church will end tonight. The service begins at 7:30pm at 3449 NE CR340 near High Springs, Florida.

Please be in prayer for these services.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Computer Desktop War?

What does your computer do when no one is looking? Could this link hold the answer? Click Here

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

iTunes Links Featured Podcast for March


"Walking with the Giant", a podcast for the James Croft Evangelistic Association, is one of the "Featured Podcasts" for March 2006 at iTunes Links.

If you do not have a high-speed internet connection or are unable to download the Podcast, the program can be received each month on an audio CD. E-mail me for more information at evangelist@jamescroft.org.

New Web Addresses for Ministry

I have acquired three new domain names for our ministries that are online. The new domains will be easier to remember. The new names are:

www.walkingwiththegiant.org will take you to information about the Podcast.

www.jceaministry.org will take you to information about James Croft Evangelistic Association (this site is under construction).

www.walkingwiththegiantblog.org will bring you to this blogsite.

The main ministry website can still be found at www.jamescroft.org.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Mt. Horeb Revival Begins Tonight

I will be preaching revival services this week at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church located at 3449 NE CR340 near High Springs, Florida. The services will begin at 7:30pm starting tonight and ending Friday night. Please be in prayer for these services.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

That's God

This is a long read but it's a good story and I hope you enjoy it. Click here to read it.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Changing E-mail Font Size

Did you know this? If you hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then turn the small wheel in the middle of your mouse, away from you or towards you, the print size will change - it will either get larger or smaller - depending on which way you turn the wheel. I think it will only work with e-mail that is sent as "Plain Text".

Friday, March 10, 2006

Columbia City & White Springs Dates Added

I have added two new supply preaching dates to my calendar.

On Sunday, March 19th I will be preaching at Athens Baptist Church, 9090 SW CR240, Columbia City, Florida, for Interim Pastor Tommy Bankston. The service will begin at 6pm.

I will be preaching for Pastor Ron Thompson at First Baptist Church of White Springs on Sunday night March 26th at 6pm. The church is located on Camp Street in White Springs, Florida.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Completed Cardiac Rehab

Yesterday (Wednesday) I completed the Cardiac Rehab Program at Shands at Alachual General Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. I had been going three days a week since December. The program is designed to help increase your stamina and recovery after open-heart surgery. I had triple bypass heart surgery on November 3, 2005.

I must say that this program is great! I believe that I feel better than I have in years! The staff and interns that help you each session are very professional and they know their stuff. I thank God that there is this type of assistance available. I also thank you for all of your prayers during these months following my surgery.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Name Game

Today, March 8th, is "Learn What Your Name Means Day". Do you have any idea what your name means? I found this site, "Behind The Name", where you can look up origins and meanings of names. When I looked up my first name "James" this is what it displayed:

JAMES

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: JAYMZ [key]

English form of the Late Latin Jacomus which was derived from Iakobos, the New Testament Greek form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB). This is the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded by Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus. Kings of England and Scotland have borne this name. Other famous bearers include the inventor of the steam engine James Watt, the explorer Captain James Cook, and the novelist and poet James Joyce.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Monopoly Anniversary

Today, March 7th is the anniversary of the game called "Monopoly". Read some of the history of the game here.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Independence Day in Ghana

Today, March 6th is Independence Day in Ghana, West Africa. You can read a little about this country at this link.

The James Croft Evangelistic Association has conducted crusades, Bible Schools and training sessions in Ghana and still maintains a ministry in this West Africa country. You can read about this work at this link.

Revival Added Near Worthington Springs

I have added the first fall revival to my preaching schedule for 2006. The meeting will be held at Grace Christian Fellowship Baptist Church located at 4948 SW 107th Ave. near Worthington Springs, Florida. The services will begin on Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 11am & 6pm and continue each night at 7pm through Wednesday, October 4th. For more information call Pastor Terry Elixson, Sr. at (386) 496-3583.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Interesting Thoughts?

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctr Alt Delete' and start all over?

Stress is when you wake up screaming and then you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.

If raising children was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

Friday, March 03, 2006

New River Baptist Sunday

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Jason Reid this Sunday at New River Baptist Church. The services begin at 11am & 6pm. New River Baptist Church is located at 16703 SW 144th Ave. in Brooker, Florida.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Revival at Mt. Horeb Baptist Added to Schedule

I will be preaching revival services at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Monday-Friday, March 13-17, 2006. The services will begin at 7:30pm each night. For more information call Pastor James West at (386) 454-5238. Mt. Horeb Baptist Church is located at 3449 NE CR340 near High Springs, Florida.

The Map

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.

Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to her, & said, "Go into the other room & see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today."

After a few minutes, she returned & handed him the map correctly fitted together. The father was surprised & asked how she had finished so quickly.

"Oh," she said, "on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together."

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

WWTG Featured Podcast for March


"Walking with the Giant", a podcast for the James Croft Evangelistic Association, is one of the "Featured Podcasts" for March 2006 at iTunes Links.

The second episode of the program was released yesterday (see previous post on this site).

If you do not have a high-speed internet connection or are unable to download the Podcast, the program can be received each month on an audio CD. E-mail me for more information at evangelist@jamescroft.org.