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Friday, December 28, 2007

Church Sign Friday #7

I think this speaks for itself.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Do Rag Wearing Pastor Paul


I snapped a pic of Pastor Paul today at Team Meeting with his "Do Rag" he got as a Christmas present from the secretary. He loves riding his motorcycle and that is why she bought it for him. It's too cold now to ride, but he really enjoys wearing his latest motorcycle riding apparel!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Well, the Christmas gathering at the Snyder home is over. I look
forward to listening to "The FIVE Disfunctions of a TEAM" and my new
mannheim Steamroller Christmas SONG CD. In all it was a good day.

The gifts are nice nut the best part of the day is spending time with
my family.

By the way, this is my first shot at mobile blogging. It is a nice
option, but I am not sure if I will do it a lot or not. We'll see.

Merry Christmas again!

Sent from my iPhone

Monday, December 24, 2007

That's What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Isaac and Paul


Yesterday my sister and her husband had their son Isaac dedicated at church. I am so pleased. I was able to snap one picture of Isaac and Pastor Paul after the service. I thought it turned out pretty well. Judge for yourself.

By the way, if you check out this previous post, you can see how much Isaac has grown.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Church Sign Friday #6

Here is this week's church sign. I found it at "Life in Mordor". I didn't read all of the blog so I can't recommend it or not recommend it. However, I think this sign probably sums up most churches.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Peanut Butter and Jimmy Hoffa!

So today my sister and her husband needed to use my van to sign the final papers to adopt Isaac. My van was better to take because they had 7 people going along. Anyway . . . I had to take a few minutes to clean out the contents in my van. The picture below shows some of what I took out of the vehicle!?! I am not sure, but I think I might get better gas mileage this way? I am definitely not a clean freak! In all I found four coats, a football, peanut butter, a lot of change, three pairs of shorts, assorted socks, a dish towel, clean folded sheets, at least five t-shirts and other shirts, and a lot more. Some people were pretty sure Jimmy Hoffa was in there somewhere?


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fireproof the Movie Wraps Up Production


According to their latest blog entry, Sherwood Films has wrapped up production of their new movie, Fireproof. The pastor of the church making the film wrote the entry summing up the progress so far. I loved the last paragraph:



You have to know that this movie is a team effort. It’s the whole church
that makes the movie. Without our people and their willingness to serve, none of
this would be possible. Without their willingness to buy into the vision of
“Changing the world from Albany, Georgia,” we wouldn’t be in the movie business. I’m grateful to pastor a church that will think outside the box.


Check out the entire entry and the rest of the blog and look for the movie in theaters in August.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sun-Drop Golden Cola and Christmas Cookies

I was invited to help make Christmas cookies at a friend's house not too long ago. While there I noticed her collection of soda bottles. This one was particularly interesting to me since I had never heard of Sun-Drop Golden Cola before. I loved the slogan at the bottom of the bottle: "Refreshing As a Cup of Coffee." So, I snapped a picture of it and after very little research, I found out it is still being made in Pulaski, Tennessee and elsewhere. According to the Sun-Drop Bottling Co. website, they also now make diet Sun- Drop and even caffeine free Sun Drop. Here is an excerpt from their website

Sun-Drop Bottling Co., Inc. was founded in 1947 by Buford White as Nesbitt Spur Bottling Company. In 1961, the charter of the corporation was amended to change the name to Sun-Drop Bottling Co., Inc. reflecting the fact that brand Sun-Drop had become the main product of the company by this time. Today that is still the case with Sun-Drop representing more than 75% of the total beverage sales. The company is the third largest distributor by case volume of Sun-Drop beverages in the United States.

Inflation? What inflation?

Here is an update on inflation in the US. If you just look at the prices of "old school" Christmas lights, (I refer you to an earlier post) THERE IS NO inflation. Last week I went to Lowe's to see if I could find some red and white lights. I was successful. The best part is that the price 20 years ago is MORE than the cost today. My mom paid $1.17 for four red lights years ago. I paid $.73 for four read lights last week! More than likely, these cheaper bulbs won't last as long?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Church Sign Friday #5

This weeks Church Sign Quote:
Christmas, children,
is not a date.
It is a state of mind.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Aaron the Meteorologist . . . "Perfect Storms!"

"This is shaping up to be the PERFECT STORM!" Those were the words from our Ministry Assistant, Aaron when he walked into the office. Part of his responsibility is snow removal and he was out looking at the grounds. It should be noted that he LOVES snow and checks regularly, with grave interest, the weather forecasts on the respective internet sites. He followed up his statement by saying "Ice today, which will hardly be removed well by tomorrow and then the big snow storm that is coming this weekend will keep everyone at home, keeping them from doing any 'Christmas' shopping - making them think about the real meaning of Christmas!"
You gotta love 'em.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thanks for Mom and the Old Five and Ten Stores

I was changing light bulbs at Cruiser's this week. We have a strand of red and white, old school, 50's style lights around the front of the cafe. There were a bunch of bulbs that needed to be changed and I didn't have enough. My mom and dad happened to be there at the time. She mentioned that she thought she had some bulbs at home. Well. . . this morning, while walking with the Snyder Street Four, my mom gave me some red and white bulbs she had bought "way back when" at G.C. Murphy's Five and Ten store (Five and Dime???). As you can hopefully see, the price for four of them was $1.17. I just thought it was interesting.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Narnia: Prince Caspian, the Movie Trailer

Thanks to Jim, I found the trailer for the next and newest Narnia movie, Prince Caspian! It opens May 16. Take a look.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Chruch Sign Quote #4





Today's church sign quote is taken from http://www.says-it.com/ where they have a bunch of pictures of real signs. However, they also have a church sign generator like the one in the picture that you can create. There are other types of signs as well. I thought it was pretty cool. Give it a try.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Nativity Scene

Christmas is right around the corner and this morning while walking with the Snyder Street Four, I was reminded about my mother's Nativity collection. Over the years my mother has collected 154 nativity sets. All will be placed around their home for the Christmas season. Some she bought while most were given to her. The picture below is of the first set my mother bought. She tells us that the first Christmas together with my dad she thought it necessary to have a nativity set in their home. So, she went to the "Five and Ten" (I also remember people calling it the "Five and Dime") and bought this set. She brought it home and my dad quickly put together a "stable". For over 50 years this same scene has been set out at Christmas.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thanksgiving At Operation Christmas Child

Yet another video from our Operation Christmas Child trip over Thanksgiving. Actually, this is from Thanksgiving Day.

Uncle Phil's Diner Production



Last night we started the ball rolling for our second diner theater production. We will be producing the original "Uncle Phil's Diner" by Dave Avanzine, Coley Fisher, and Craig Wilson on February 1, 2, and 3 in the Family Life Center. I am looking forward to getting this together. Last year's "Christmas At Uncle Phil's Diner" was a lot of fun. Look for more posts in the coming weeks.

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