Friday, August 29, 2008

Retailer

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baker County Election Coverage

Floridians went to the polls yesterday for the 2008 Primary Election. Once again I provided live coverage of results in my home county on WJXR 92.1 FM. I broadcast the results from the Baker County Supervisor of Elections office in Macclenny, Florida. I want to thank elections supervisor Nita D. Crawford and her staff for allowing us to use an office, providing us with results as soon as they were available and taking the time for an interview for our listeners. I also want to congratulate the Baker County elections staff for being the first county elections office in Florida to report complete results to the Florida Division of Elections and to the Associated Press.

Baker County Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford and I during an interview on WJXR 92.1 FM.
(Click image to enlarge.)

Mission Presentation In September

I will give a presentation about our Ghana Ministry at Forest Grove Christian Academy on September 9, 2008. The mission emphasis program will be attended by middle and high school students at the school near Alachua, Florida. Forest Grove Christian Academy is operated by Forest Grove Baptist Church.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bethel Baptist On Sunday

I will be preaching at Bethel Baptist Church in Starke this Sunday, August 31, 2008. The services will begin at 11am and 6pm. The church is located on County Road 230A in Starke, Florida. For more information call (904) 964-5117.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Homecoming At Mt. Zion Sunday

I will be preaching the 60th Anniversary Homecoming Service for Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church this Sunday, August 24, 2008 beginning at 11am. Special music will also be featured and dinner-on-the-grounds will follow the service. The church is located on State Road 121 north of Macclenny, Florida. For more information call Pastor Tim Cheshire at (904) 259-4461.

Plaster Of Parish

A crumbling old church building needed remodeling, so, during his sermon, the preacher made an impassioned appeal looking directly at the richest man in town. At the end of the sermon, the rich man stood up and announced, "Pastor, I will contribute $1,000."

Just then, plaster fell from the ceiling and struck the rich man on the shoulder.

He promptly stood back up and shouted, "Pastor, I will increase my donation to $5,000."

Before he could sit back down, plaster fell on him again, and again he virtually screamed, "Pastor, I will double my last pledge."He sat down, and a larger chunk of plaster fell on his head.

He stood up once more and hollered, "Pastor, I will give $20,000!"

This prompted a deacon to shout, "Hit him again, Lord! Hit him again!"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trampoline Equipment

MSNBC Survey

As of this date and time, over 3,000,000 votes have been cast in MSNBC's web poll about our nation's motto on U.S. currency. The question is "Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?". I'm not sure how long this live vote will remain open, so check it out and voice your opinion.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Rare Book

A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.

"Not Gutenberg?" Gasped the collector.

"Yes, that was it!""You idiot! You've thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at an auction for half a million dollars!"

"Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anything close to that much," replied the man. "It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named Martin Luther."

Stretching The Finish Line

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Youth And Children Emphasis On Sunday

I will be preaching on Youth and Children Emphasis Day at Hatch Bend Baptist Church on this Sunday, August 17, 2008. The services will begin at 11am and 6pm. A meeting to explore possibilities for youth and children ministry will be held at 5pm. For more information call Pastor Paul Coleman at (386) 935-0943. Hatch Bend Baptist Church is located at 3029 SE CR500 near Branford, Florida.

Click to enlarge.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Great Italian Motorbike Display

Fantastic film of Italian police riders putting on a motorbike display in the 50's. This is awesome!

This video is from Diagonal View.

The Door Stopper

Two church members were going door to door. They knocked on the door of a woman who clearly was not happy to see them. She told them in no uncertain terms she did not want to hear their message and then slammed the door in their faces.

To her surprise, the door did not close. In fact, it bounced back open.Seeing the two church members at the door frustrated her. She stormed back to the door and flung it shut.

But the door still didn't close. Furious, she grabbed the door with two hands and shoved it as hard as she could. But again, the door wouldn't shut.

Convinced one of these rude church members was sticking a foot in the door, she reared back to give the door a slam that would really teach them a lesson.

Just then, one of the church members said, "Ma'am, before you do that again, you might want to move your cat."

Wii Pray

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Original Computer


I guess this is a "pocket" computer?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Over 100 Attend Youth Rally

Organizers of the Lafayette Baptist Association Youth Rally last Saturday night said the crowd of youth and adults exceeded 100 people. The event was held at Lebanon Baptist Church near Branford, Florida. Kevin Owen and Cheryl Kent (pictured with me) led the music and had the youth on their feet singing along. Youth from the host church performed a skit that explained the plan of Salvation. I had the honor of bringing a message from God's Word. We had quite a few come to the altar during the time of decision. God was certainly moving during the service!

You can view more photos from the youth rally in this photo gallery.

I'll be back at Lebanon Baptist to lead revival services September 21-24, 2008. Details will be posted on this site as it gets closer to the event.

UPDATE: I just learned the official count was 138.

Hatch Bend On Sunday

Click to enlarge.

Presidential Poll Results

Our Blog Poll #28 question was, "If today were election day, who would you vote for president?" and the results are:

  • John McCain (R) 21 (67%)
  • Barack Obama (D) 9 (29%)
  • Other 0 (0%)
  • Not voting 1 (3%)
Total Votes: 31

I'll conduct this poll again in September to see how the results may vary.

Previous polls and results can be read on this site by clicking "Blog Poll" in the list of categories in the left-hand column.

Tough Mornings

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Milton Berle Vs. Statler and Waldorf

This is funny stuff.

Olympic Athletes: Faith More Important than Gold Medals

It takes years of sweat, pain and determination to qualify for the Olympics, but some of the world’s top athletes heading to Beijing want the world to know there is something more important than winning gold medals – a relationship with God.

Allyson Felix, three-time U.S. Outdoor 200m champion and 2004 Olympic silver medalist; Brian Clay, 2004 Olympic decathlon silver medalist; and Ryan Hall, 2008 Olympic marathon runner, are just some of the Olympians competing in the 2008 Beijing Games that are sharing the importance of their Christian faith with fans.

Through the Web Site BeyondTheUltimate.org, sponsored by the ministry Athletes in Action, these elite sportspersons share their personal stories about their ultimate goal in life.

Read more of this story on The Christian Post.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Youth Rally At Lebanon Baptist On Saturday

A Letter Addressed To God

A letter written in a childish scrawl came to the post office addressed to "God". A postal employee, not knowing exactly what to do with the letter, opened it and read: "Dear God, my name is Jimmy. I am 6 years old. My father is dead and my Mom is having a hard time raising me and my sister. Would you please send us $500?" The postal employee was touched. He showed the letter to his fellow workers and all decided to kick in a few dollars each and send it to the family. They were able to raise $300.A couple of weeks later the same post office received a second letter addressed to God. The boy thanked God for the recent infusion of cash, but ended with this request: "Next time would you send the money directly to us? If you send it through the post office they deduct $200."

Bethel Baptist Added To Schedule

I will be preaching at Bethel Baptist Church in Starke on Sunday, August 31, 2008. The services will begin at 11am and 6pm. The church is located on County Road 230A in Starke, Florida. For more information call (904) 964-5117.

Please be in prayer for this church as they search for a pastor.

Cardboard Testimonies

This is a really great video.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

White Springs On Sunday

I will be preaching this Sunday, August 10, 2008 at First Baptist Church of White Springs. The services will begin at 11am and 6pm. The church is located on Camp Street in White Springs, Florida.

Please be in prayer for this church as they are searching for a pastor.

Blabberhands

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Top Video Downloads: July 2008




Here are the 5 most downloaded videos from Walking With The Giant Videos for the month of July 2008:

  1. Outrigger Island VBS
  2. Belinda Sings
  3. Joy Box Ministry
  4. Down In The Valley
  5. Run The Race
Stats powered by Feedburner.

NOTE: These stats do not include views on YouTube, GodTube or GospelTube.

You can receive e-mail notifications when new videos are added:
Subscribe to Walking With The Giant Videos by Email

You may also contribute financially to this ministry to help with evangelism projects by following this link:
View top video downloads for June 2008.

Lafayette Youth Rally Saturday

Click to enlarge image.

Ashes Of Love

This is Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys singing Ashes Of Love. I do love bluegrass music!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Homecoming Service At Mt. Zion

I will be preaching the 60th Anniversary Homecoming Service for Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church later this month. The service will be on Sunday, August 24, 2008 beginning at 11am. Special music will also be featured and dinner-on-the-grounds will follow the service. The church is located on State Road 121 nort of Macclenny, Florida. For more information call Pastor Tim Cheshire at (904) 259-4461.

Monday, August 04, 2008

July 2008 Top 5

The 5 most viewed blog posts on this site for the month of July 2008 are:

  1. Our Wallets, Our Worship

  2. Family Vacations

  3. FBC Lake Butler Tomorrow Morning

  4. Cedar Creek Church Thursday Night

  5. Service Time Correction

Statistics are based on views of posts on this site's RSS Feed as powered by FeedBurner.

NOTE: These stats do not include views by those that came directly to this site through means other than the RSS Feed.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Youth Retreat Update

We've had a great day at the Chapel Hill Baptist Church youth retreat in St. George Island, Florida. We got underway with breakfast followed by each one having a personal quiet time to study. I preached our morning worship service (see photo) in a meeting room overlooking the St. George Bay. After the service the youth answered questions about the Bible passage in the sermon (see photo). An exploratory walk along the shoreline and a nearby dock provided a lot of things for discussion (see photo).




After lunch it was time for a trip to the beach and then some free time. The boys took full advantage of their free time by doing a little fishing. Before supper we watched some really cool Christian videos on YouTube. I'll post some of these over the next few days. One of the videos was produced by one of the boys on our retreat. You can view the video below.



During our evening worship service we studied about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how this relates to Jesus' statement in John 14:6.

A game of Capture the Flag on the grounds of St. George Island Christian Retreat Center lasted until dark. Everyone then came in to watch the movie Facing The Giants with popcorn. 8-)

Tomorrow we will have one last Bible study after breakfast and do a little cleanup at the retreat center. It will then be time to head back to Tallahassee. I'll post a final update late tomorrow.

Shepherd's Clothing

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Youth Retreat Begins Today

We have arrived at the St. George Island Christian Retreat Center in St. George Island, Florida to begin a weekend youth retreat. This youth event is sponsored by Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida. The facilities here are excellent and some of the boys are already doing a little fishing.

The center is owned and operated by First Baptist Church of St. George Island. I just met Pastor Mike Whaley and the retreat center director Robert Fowler and they have made us feel very welcome.

I hope to be posting some photos over the next couple of days. The retreat will end on Monday morning.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Hatch Bend Baptist Scheduled

I will be preaching on Youth and Children Emphasis Day at Hatch Bend Baptist Church on Sunday, August 17, 2008. The services will begin at 11am and 6pm. A meeting to explore possibilities for youth and children ministry will be held at 5pm. For more information call Pastor Paul Coleman at (386) 935-0943. Hatch Bend Baptist Church is located at 3029 SE CR500 near Branford, Florida.