Friday, June 30, 2006

4th of July Celebrations


Are you planning a celebration for the 4th of July or would you like more information about existing celebrations? If so, visit the July 4th Celebrations website. You'll find information about food, history, fireworks, safety and celebrations on this site. There is even a list of fireworks displays & shows by state. The site is operated by morefocus.com.

I'll be adding more info about the 4th of July & related information to this site over the next few days.

Have a happy & safe Independence Day!

Fireworks

Here's a page with some cool interactive fireworks. Now you can practice for the 4th of July!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Get Out Of Hell Free Card

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Electronic Commandments

This sounds like me with my PDA, which is a Palm TX, in case you're interested.

FBC Lake Butler Tonight

I will be preaching at my home church, First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, tonight at 6:30pm. The service will be held in the fellowship hall due to remodeling of our sanctuary. Please be in prayer for our church as we search for a pastor. First Baptist Church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Alligator Takes Deer To Lunch?


I received an e-mail about this photo today, but as are so many of these types of e-mails, the details are incorrect. It said the photo was taken at Lake George in Florida. Other versions have it taking place in other areas. The link above has the real answer.

There are a few good sources on the web to confirm or disprove some of these types of e-mails. You can find them at www.snopes.com and www.truthorfiction.com.

The moral of this post: check everything out and don't take it as truth because it comes in an e-mail

Acts 17:11 (NKJV)
11These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

Yard Work

YARD WORK - AS VIEWED FROM HEAVEN
(an untrue, but funny story with some interesting thoughts too)
(overheard in a conversation between God and St. Francis)

God: Francis, you know all about gardens and nature; what in the world is going on down there in the U.S.? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistles and the stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought, and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees, and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of color by now. All I see are patches of green.

St. Francis: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. They are called the Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers "weeds" and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.

God: Grass? But it is so boring, it's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, bees or birds, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want grass growing there?

St. Francis: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it has grown a little, they cut it....sometimes two times a week.

God: They cut it? Do they bale it like hay?

St. Francis: Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.

God: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?

St. Francis: No sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.

God: Now let me get this straight...they fertilize it to make it grow and when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?

St. Francis: Yes, sir.

God: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.

St. Francis: You aren't going to believe this Lord, but when the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

God: What nonsense! At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep the moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves become compost to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle of life.

St. Francis: You'd better sit down, Lord. As soon as the leaves fall, the Suburbanites rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.

God: No way! What do they do to protect the shrubs and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?

St Francis: After throwing the leaves away, they go out and buy something called mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.

God: And where do they get this mulch?

St. Francis: They cut down the trees and grind them up to make mulch.

God: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore.
Saint Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?

St. Catherine: "Dumb and Dumber," Lord. It's a really stupid movie about....

God: Never mind--I think I just heard the whole story from Saint Francis!

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Virus


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READ: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

[Bring] every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. —2 Corinthians 10:5

Some days my computer helps me fly like an eagle. Other times, it bogs me down like a hippopotamus. On “eagle days” I’m grateful for my computer. But there are those “hippo days” when I rue the day I bought one.

Recently I’ve had to contend with a virus that invaded my computer. What bothers me most is that viruses are created maliciously. Bright people who live with a darkness in their lives want to make other people miserable. What’s worse, I permitted the virus to enter my machine by opening what I thought was an innocent e-mail.

Sin resembles a computer virus. Satan wants to destroy Christians by infecting their minds. But the apostle Paul urged the believers at Corinth to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Just as we let a virus into our computers, we also let darkness into our lives when we open ourselves unthinkingly to the godless messages that permeate our culture. We let down our guard and hardly notice the sin that infects our minds.

But by confessing our sin, reading God’s Word, and praying, we build a firewall, or barrier, to safeguard our minds. With the help of the Spirit, we’ll keep our minds from becoming unwitting hosts for unwanted guests. Haddon W. Robinson

Heavenly Father, I’m often careless with what I allow to enter my mind. By Your Spirit, please help me to guard my mind today. By Your grace, keep me from situations that wage war on my thought life. Amen.

Guard your thoughts as you would your wallet.

Monday, June 26, 2006

June Podcast


"Walking with the Giant"
for June 2006 is now online and ready for download.
The links for the Podcast are as follows:


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This edition features an interview with Evangelist Bobby Brindle, known as the "World's Smallest Evangelist". I met Brother Brindle (pictured on the right in the photo at left) at the 2005 Little People of America (LPA) annual conference.

The program also has our monthly update from Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi, JCEA Ghana Ministries Coordinator. His wife Mavis gave birth to their first child June 2nd while hospitalized with Malaria. We have a very interesting discussion about some healthcare issues in Ghana, West Africa.

During the "Into The Word" section of the program I begin a new message titled "Little People Can Do Big Things For God". This focuses on little people (in this case a child, Samuel) being used by God. Perhaps "Samuel Listened, Do You?" should be the subtitle.

You may have noticed a "small" theme for this edition of the program. This is due to the LPA annual convention being held later this month. I am a member of LPA, as is Brother Brindle. The voice that opens and closes the program each month and introduces each segment is Matt Ray (pictured with his family). Matt has a 3 year old son, Morgan Elijah, that is a "little person". We also met at last year's convention and Matt graciously offered to lend his voice to the program. He is the Director of Creative Services for Cox Radio in Jacksonville, Florida. His voice is also heard on radio & television stations across the United States.

Let me know what you think about this edition and share the information with your friends.

Additional info about the program:

“Walking with the Giant” is available as a free monthly web download or it can be delivered to your home, church or office on an audio CD that will allow you to listen at your convenience. To receive each issue of the program on CD simply send a $10 donation to the James Croft Evangelistic Association each month by mail or using your credit card. This donation will help cover the expenses of producing and mailing the monthly program.

Most importantly, we need you to support us with your PRAYERS and by sharing this information with others!

Available Episodes Now Online:

June 2006

Baptism Story

After a heavy West Virginia rainstorm filled all the potholes in the streets and alleys, a young mother watched her two little boys playing in the puddle through her kitchen window.

The older of the two, a five year old lad, grabbed his sibling by the back of his head and shoved his face into the water hole. As the boy recovered and stood laughing and dripping, the mother runs to the yard in a panic.

"Why on earth did you do that to your little brother?!" she says as she shook the older boy in anger.

"We're just playing 'church' mommy", he said. "I was baptizing him in the name of the Father, the Son and in the hole-he-goes."

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Getting Crafty

Pastor Billy-Bob

There's a lot of "truth" in this story, if you think about it.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I.D.

Friday, June 23, 2006

US Falls to Ghana in World Cup Action

Normally I do not post much sport related news on this site, but I thought I would make an exception with this story. I don't post this because the U.S. team lost in the first round of the World Cup, but because of who they lost to, Ghana.

As you may know I have led three ministry teams to Ghana, West Africa during 2002, 2003 & 2004. During our time there it was obvious that soccer (or "football" as they call it) was a very big sport in Ghana. It seems everyone knew something about the sport or their favorite team. We even noticed billboard advertisements that featured players. So, it is a major part of their culture as NFL football is to ours in the US.

I spoke with Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi (Evangelist Ralph) our Ghana Ministry Coordinator this morning on the telephone and he was very excited about Ghana's win. I told him that I seen news coverage of people dancing in the streets in the capital city of Accra. Ralph said that in Teshie, where he lives, the people filled the streets "yesternight" for four hours of "jubilation".

Ralph and I talked about how exciting it would be to see people become that excited about the Lord.

It's amazing how we will fill large stadiums to capacity for sporting events, but will not even fill small churches, much less large ones, on Sunday for worship.

It's amazing how we will shout about our favorite team's victory, but will not even tell our closest friends about the Victory Christ won at Calvary.

It's amazing how we will stand in line for hours to obtain tickets for our favorite sports team, but would not stand in line to enter a place of worship.

It's amazing how we will hold season tickets for our favorite sports team so we never miss a game, but we will miss opportunities to worship our Lord.

It's amazing how we will learn, even memorize, every bit of information we can about our favorite sports team, but we do not know much at all about what the Bible really says.

It's amazing how we will sit through double-overtime to watch our team win or lose, but do not like it if the preacher goes "over time" in a worship service.

It's amazing how we can clear our schedules so that we can watch our favorite game on TV, but will not clear our schedule to watch a worship service on TV or to attend a revival meeting.

It's amazing how we will wear clothing adorned with the logos of our favorite sports team, but would not want anyone to recognize us as a Christian.

It's amazing how some people will even fight for their favorite team, but we are afraid to confront those that do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world.

During one of our trips we passed the football stadium in Accra and Ralph and I wondered aloud, if you held a Christian meeting there, would you fill it to capacity?

Shiloh on Sunday

I will be preaching at Shiloh Baptist Church this Sunday at 11am & 6pm. The church is currently without a pastor, so, please be in prayer for them as they search for God's man. Shiloh Baptist Church is located at 173 SW Shiloh Way between Fort White and High Springs, Florida.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Millions!

Here's a good devotion for all of us in this day and time!

June 22, 2006

READ: Luke 12:13-34

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Luke 12:34

The British film Millions tells the engaging story of two brothers who find a bag full of money with no apparent owner. The younger boy wants to use it to help the poor, while the older sibling sees it as his ticket to popularity and the good life. What unfolds is a story that vividly contrasts the freedom of a generous spirit with the frustration of a grasping hand.

In a sermon based on Genesis 3, my pastor said, “Our hands have been clenched from the fall.” Jesus’ teachings about faith and generosity seem deliberately intended to pry them open. He said, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:32-34).

The words of our Lord may sound so radical that we find it difficult to figure out how to put them into practice. But if we honestly seek His guidance, He will guide our steps and guard our hearts from worry.

I suspect that the generous boy in that movie had open hands long before millions fell into them. David C. McCasland

One grace each child of God can show
Is giving from a willing heart;
Yet, if we wait till riches grow,
It may be that we’ll never start. —D. De Haan

There is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist.

Timeframe Is Everything

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Now Playing Just For You


"Walking with the Giant"
for June 2006 is now online and ready for download.
The links for the Podcast are as follows:


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Available Episodes Now Online:

June 2006

FBC Lake Butler Tonight

I will be leading the Bible study tonight at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. The service will begin at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall due to remodeling of the sanctuary. First Baptist Church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida. For more info call the church office at (386) 496-3704.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

E-mail Subscription Service

This site is updated on a daily basis, but you may not always think of checking the site daily unless you subscribe to the RSS feed with a newsreader. Well, now you can be notified by e-mail each day that a new item is posted. To be placed on this list powered by FeedBurner use the form in the left column of this page.

The same service is also available for my ministry Podcast, "Walking with the Giant". You can find the e-mail notification form for the Podcast by clicking here.

Laws of the Natural Universe (part 3)

Law of Location:
No matter where you go, there you are.

Law of Logical Argument:
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law:
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Oliver's Law:
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law:
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Warning Signs


FBC Lake Butler Added to Schedule

I have added First Baptist Church of Lake Butler to my preaching schedule in July. I will be preaching in supply for Interim Pastor Lewis Miller on Sunday, July 9, 2006. The morning worship services will begin at 9am & 11am with the evening service beginning at 6pm. First Baptist Church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida. For more info call the church office at (386) 496-3704.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Father's Day Story

The is apparently a true story. For more information click here. I thought it would be a nice Father's Day story.

Where is God's Perfection?

In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools.

At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.

After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child cannot remember facts and figures as other children do. Where is God's perfection?"

The audience was shocked by the question, pained by the father's anguish, stilled by the piercing query.

" I believe," the father answered, "that when God brings a child like this into the world, the perfection that he seeks is in the way people react to this child."

He then told the following story about his son Shaya:

One afternoon Shaya and his father walked past a park where some boys Shaya knew were playing baseball.

Shaya asked, "Do you think they will let me play?"

Shaya's father knew that his son was not at all athletic and that most boys would not want him on their team. But Shaya's father understood that if his son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense of belonging.
Shaya's father approached one of the boys in the field and asked if Shaya could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates. Getting none, he took matters into his own hands and said "We are losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him up to bat in the ninth inning."

Shaya's father was ecstatic as Shaya smiled broadly. Shaya was told to put on a glove and go out to play short center field.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shaya's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shaya's team scored again and now with two outs and the bases loaded with the potential winning run on base, Shaya was scheduled to be up. Would the team actually let Shaya bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game? Surpassingly, Shaya was given the bat.

Everyone knew that it was all but impossible because Shaya didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, let alone hit with it. However as Shaya stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shaya should at least be able to make contact.

The first pitch came in and Shaya swung clumsily and missed. One of Shaya's teammates came up to Shaya and together the held the bat and faced the pitcher waiting for the next pitch. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shaya. As the pitch came in, Shaya and his teammate swung at the bat and together they hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher.

The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shaya would have been out and that would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc to right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman.

Everyone started yelling,"Shaya, run to first. Run to first." Never in his life had Shaya run to first. He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and startled. By the time he reached first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could have thrown the ball to the second baseman who would tag out Shaya, who was still running. But the right fielder understood what the pitcher's intentions were, so he threw the ball high and far over the third baseman's head. Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second." Shaya ran towards second base as the runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards home. As Shaya reached second base, the opposing short stop ran to him, turned him in the direction of third base and shouted, "Run to third." As Shaya rounded third, the boys from both teams ran behind him screaming, "Shaya run home."

Shaya ran home, stepped on home plate and all 18 boys lifted him on their shoulders and made him the hero, as he had just hit a "grand slam" and won the game for his team.

"That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, "those 18 boys reached their level of God's perfection."

Easier Said Than Done

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Redemption in Timbuktu

This is a great story of faith and courage that I thought you would enjoy for Father's Day. You can read the story by clicking here.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Baby Ralph Named

Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi and his wife Mavis held a "Naming Ceremony" today for their first born child, a boy. The ceremony was attended by approximately 200 friends and family members.

The name given is: Raphael Nii Adjei Anang Kingbi. He is named after his dad, Evangelist Ralph.

Ralph gave the following information concerning the meaning of each name.

Raphael - God heals
Nii - A title used to address a Chief in the Ga Tribe
Adjei - A first born son in the tribe from which you come
Anang - A 4th born son. Ralph is the 4th born son in his family
Kingbi - Ralph's mother had very fair skin and was called Kingbi, so this has been taken as the family name or the surname

I have given this information as I understood it from Evangelist Ralph during a telephone call earlier today. Please forgive me if any of it is not exactly correct.

If you would like to contribute to our "Online Baby Shower" for this family, please click here.

If you would like to e-mail a note of encouragement to this family as they serve the Lord, you may do so by clicking here.

Please be in prayer for this family!

Podcast Downloads

Update on "Walking with the Giant" Podcast downloads.

April 19, 2006 - June 15, 2006

Walking with the Giant, May 2006

129
Walking with the Giant, February-March 2006

67
Walking with the Giant, January, 2006

77
Walking with the Giant, June 2006

45
Walking with the Giant, April 2006

105

Give a listen and let me know what you think.

Collect Calls on Father's Day?

Did you know that there are more "collect calls" on Father's Day than on any other day of the year? Check out the info by clicking here.

Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Now Playing


"Walking with the Giant" for June 2006 is now online and ready for download. The links for the Podcast are as follows:

RSS Feed

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This edition features an interview with Evangelist Bobby Brindle, known as the "World's Smallest Evangelist". I met Brother Brindle (pictured on the right in the photo at left) at the 2005 Little People of America (LPA) annual conference.

The program also has our monthly update from Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi, JCEA Ghana Ministries Coordinator. His wife Mavis gave birth to their first child June 2nd while hospitalized with Malaria. We have a very interesting discussion about some healthcare issues in Ghana, West Africa.

During the "Into The Word" section of the program I begin a new message titled "Little People Can Do Big Things For God". This focuses on little people (in this case a child, Samuel) being used by God. Perhaps "Samuel Listened, Do You?" should be the subtitle.

You may have noticed a "small" theme for this edition of the program. This is due to the LPA annual convention being held later this month. I am a member of LPA, as is Brother Brindle. The voice that opens and closes the program each month and introduces each segment is Matt Ray (pictured with his family). Matt has a 3 year old son, Morgan Elijah, that is a "little person". We also met at last year's convention and Matt graciously offered to lend his voice to the program. He is the Director of Creative Services for Cox Radio in Jacksonville, Florida. His voice is also heard on radio & television stations across the United States.

Let me know what you think about this edition and share the information with your friends.

Additional info about the program:

“Walking with the Giant” is available as a free monthly web download or it can be delivered to your home, church or office on an audio CD that will allow you to listen at your convenience. To receive each issue of the program on CD simply send a $10 donation to the James Croft Evangelistic Association each month by mail or using your credit card. This donation will help cover the expenses of producing and mailing the monthly program.

Most importantly, we need you to support us with your PRAYERS and by sharing this information with others!

Available Episodes Now Online:

June 2006

Can You Hear Me Now?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

FBC Lake Butler Tonight

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler tonight at 6:30pm. The service will be held in the fellowship hall due to remodeling of our sanctuary. For more information call the church office at (386) 496-3704. First Baptist Church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.

Cat Walk?




Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Gadara Baptist Removed from Schedule

Gadara Baptist Church has called a new pastor. Rev. Jason Nettles will begin this Sunday, June 18th, so this date has been cleared on my schedule. I rejoice that they have found God's man for their church. Gadara Baptist Church is located at 6779 CR 315C near Keystone Heights, Florida.

Backbiting

Dog House Puzzle

This is a good one to start your day with, just click here to check it out.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Online Baby Shower?

Evangelist Ralph (Raphael Adjei Kingbi) and his wife Mavis are the proud parents of a baby boy! He was born at 11:5oam Greenwich Time, June 2, 2006. He weighed 3.2kg (7.05lbs) and is 49cm (19.3in). Doctors said the baby is very healthy.

Mavis is said to be weak but doing very well as she recovers from a mild case of Malaria. She and the baby are both at home from the hospital.

The name of the baby will be announced during a "naming ceremony" this Friday (June 16th). This is the couple's first child.

So, how about an "online baby shower" for this couple? Due to postal & customs regulations it would be difficult to send items to the Kingbi's, but we can wire money to them with no problem. Ralph said the hospital bill alone is around 2.7 million Cedis, which converts to around $300 in U.S. Dollars. That sounds cheap for a hospital bill in the U.S., but it is VERY expensive in Ghana. Of course, there is also all of the normal baby expenses that we have in the U.S., i.e. diapers and clothing. But they have some expenses we would not think of too, for example mosquito netting for the crib.

f you would like to make a financial contribution to the Kingbi's to help with medical, baby and ministry expenses you can send a check or money order by mail to James Croft Evangelistic Association (please put the amount on the line of the form labeled "Ghana, West Africa Ministry". You can also make a contribution with your credit card or PayPal account by clicking here. In the "comments" section of the form, please make a note that it is for the Kingbi's.

The most important thing is to be in prayer for this family.

Evangelist Ralph ministers for the Lord on a full-time basis in the township of Teshie, which is located about 45 minutes from Ghana's capital city of Accra. He also serves as Ghana Ministries Coordinator for James Croft Evangelistic Association and coordinated the crusades and other events during our three mission trips to Ghana, West Africa. He also gives a ministry report each month on the "Walking with the Giant" Podcast. JCEA makes monthly contributions to support his ministry in Ghana.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

God Spilled The Paint


This photo was taken about 50 miles due west of Bakersfield, California, on the east side of the Carrizo Plain in the Temblor Range.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Laws of the Natural Universe (part 2)

Law of the Bath:
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with

Law of the Result:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theatre:
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee:
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers:
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Rugs/Carpets:
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Life's Journey

Sunday Schedule

This Sunday, June 11th I will be preaching the morning worship service at First Baptist Church of White Springs. I will be filling in for Pastor Ron Thompson. The service will begin at 11am and the church is located on Camp Street in White Springs, Florida.

That night, at 6pm, I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Warren Chesser at Forest Grove Baptist Church. The church is located at 22575 NW 94th Avenue in Alachua, Florida.

Please be in prayer for both of these services.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Laws of the Natural Universe (part 1)

Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to go to the bathroom.

Law of the Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability:
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone:
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law:
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (happens every time).

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Love Is Blind?

(By Owen Song from Kerri Pomarolli website)

E-mail Subscription Available

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Unchanging Truth

Time & Date

Did you know this?

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at six minutes and six seconds after 6 in the morning it will be be
06:06:06 06/06/06.

You can learn a lot of cool stuff by reading this blog! 8-)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

FBC White Springs Added to Schedule

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Ron Thompson at First Baptist Church of White Springs on Sunday, June 11th. The service begins at 11am. The church is located on Camp Street in White Springs, Florida.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

June Podcast Now Online


"Walking with the Giant" for June 2006 is now online and ready for download. The links for the Podcast are as follows:

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This edition features an interview with Evangelist Bobby Brindle, known as the "World's Smallest Evangelist". I met Brother Brindle (pictured on the right in the photo at left) at the 2005 Little People of America (LPA) annual conference.

The program also has our monthly update from Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi, JCEA Ghana Ministries Coordinator. His wife Mavis gave birth to their first child yesterday while hospitalized with Malaria. We have a very interesting discussion about some healthcare issues in Ghana, West Africa.

During the "Into The Word" section of the program I begin a new message titled "Little People Can Do Big Things For God". This focuses on little people (in this case a child, Samuel) being used by God. Perhaps "Samuel Listened, Do You?" should be the subtitle.

You may have noticed a "small" theme for this edition of the program. This is due to the LPA annual convention being held later this month. I am a member of LPA, as is Brother Brindle. The voice that opens and closes the program each month and introduces each segment is Matt Ray (pictured with his family). Matt has a 3 year old son, Morgan Elijah, that is a "little person". We also met at last year's convention and Matt graciously offered to lend his voice to the program. He is the Director of Creative Services for Cox Radio in Jacksonville, Florida. His voice is also heard on radio & television stations across the United States.

Let me know what you think about this edition and share the information with your friends.

Additional info about the program:

“Walking with the Giant” is available as a free monthly web download or it can be delivered to your home, church or office on an audio CD that will allow you to listen at your convenience. To receive each issue of the program on CD simply send a $10 donation to the James Croft Evangelistic Association each month by mail or using your credit card. This donation will help cover the expenses of producing and mailing the monthly program.

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June 2006