Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Lesson Learned"

I do not feel like I am a stupid man but sometimes a little too trusting. I have learned my lesson about Facebook and Twitter due to some crazy people out there on the world wide web! Last week I posted a post on "my wife cooking homemade chicken pot pie". People started commenting on how good that sounds, and let me tell you it is GOOD! I go to work and look at Facebook a couple hours later and someone else commented on the post. The comment says "Wife???". I am floored. How do you handle a situation like that, especially when 50 percent of your church family reads your comments and post? The girl that wrote that lives in Denver Colorado which I have been one time, when I was ten years old. I have no clue how this girl found me or sent me a friend request. I generally handle my friend request a little differently than most folks I would imagine. When I receive a friend request text on my phone I text back "add". I never look at who it is or do any research on how they live. I have been warned about this by a good friend that I work with at the Church. Why am I so hard headed? Why do I not listen? This girl could have potentially caused a lot of issues for me in my personal life. So here's what I have learned

1. Never just add someone to your social networking sites without checking them out or knowing them first!
2. Always touch base with them, especially if you have not interacted with them for sometime.
3. Let them know who you are and how you live.

This was the advice that I received before all this happened. I am hard headed! My first reaction to this was me getting angry. My reply to her was "uh, yea hint, profile says married, the picture as my icon with her in it. Do I know you?". She never replied. I realized this was the wrong way to handle it soon after I posted this. She could have mistaken me for a friend with the same name for all I know. Thats why you check people out! Well when I got home the following morning I deleted my reply, her post and my original post. These are my new rules of wisdom for social networking for now on. Thanks "Bo"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you Veterans for perserving my way of life.

Today in History was the end of World War one 90 years ago. I would publicly like to thank anyone who has ever served in the US armed forces during war time or peace time. You ladies and gentlemen have shown the selflessness of Christ. He too sacrificed for his family. I would also like to say that while fighting is not the best way to get to where you need to be it is necessary when someone threatens your very way of life. Just like Pearl Harbor, flying planes into the World Trade Centers, or any other act by which U.S. soil or our democracy is threatened. I have listed below some facts about WWI. Remember that “knowledge is power”.
• During the summer and fall of 1914, France lost as many men on the battlefield as the U.S. Army would lose in all of the 20th century
• During World War One, 230 soldiers perished for each hour of the four and a quarter years it continued.
• There were 70,000,000 men and women in uniform of that number one-half were either killed, wounded or became prisoners of war.
• The U.S. was in the war in actual combat for only seven and a half months. During this time 116,000 were killed and 204,000 were wounded.
• Russia's losses were never actually counted. It is estimated that over 6 million Russian soldiers were killed in WWI
If you know anyone who has ever served in the military call them and let them know that it was not out of stride! Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Check this out.

Our Youth rock hard, just like the Big band. After leading worship like this they had a rally that was "off the chain" too.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sundays service

Just figured I would blog about our weekend service, being that I am still pretty stoked about it. God is really working wonders at SCC. I am happy he’s allowing me to be apart of it all. This past weekend we had our youth band on the big stage. Those guys and girls really rocked the house. Its was truly a joyful time in the Lord. The weekend started for me on Saturday. Jimmy T. and I went to the church to finish up on some last minute details for the Sunday service. I always get nervous about Sundays. In the tech world they are a lot of what ifs? Not a place I like to be standing at 9am Sunday when the DVD doesn’t have sound or Propresenter isn’t working properly.Thank the Lord that hasn’t happened in a while. We were 2 people short of hitting that 700 mark! Its very encouraging to see how God is working in our Church. Our lights were incredible. Video was switched so smoothly and my hats off to the Propresenter folks, they nailed it! The message that Hub brought was incredible. He spoke on the parasites of life. Man there’s a lot of those! I will be posting the our service early week so check it out on www.spartanburgcommunitychurch.com