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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ella the "Kewpie Doll" ? ? ?

We started our "Adventure" to St. Louis (Well, actually St. Charles, MO) on Thursday morning. We left a bit earlier than we wanted to, which is typical for the Snyder family. We are delivering a RV to our cousin who bought it from someone here in Richfield and travelling in a RV is obviously slower than a car. Also, travelling with a baby can slow you down as well. So, after a nice hotel stay (the RV is winterized so we couldn't stay there), we continued our trip. The following video was taken yesterday when we stopped for lunch. Ella so far has the a really good traveler, for which we have been very thankful. Dave thought it would fun to "lick Ella's head and stick her to the front window like a Kewpie Doll so she could watch."  We obviously didn't, but, well we wanted her to at least see out the window.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CRUX at Our House

I am posting this for the parents of the CRUX kids so they can see a little bit what their kids did at our house today. I love having them around and the house full of people in general.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ella's First Christmas Eve

Jana has been searching for a Christmas "Tradition" for our family, now that there are three of us! Below is what she came up with. I think it will be a great tradition.

25 Days of Christmas Videos #25

I thought this 1968 Christmas From Space was very fitting as the final Christmas Video. Let me know what you think. Enjoy.

25 Days of Christmas Videos #24

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Videos #22

Don't you think we take some of the traditions of Christmas a little too far?  It seems to make us crazy!  Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

RMC Baptism 2011

I was trying to purge some stuff off of my computer and video camera this week and found some of this footage. I love when people decide to publicly profess Christ and identify with Him. What a great day this was.

25 Days of Christmas Videos #20

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ella in a Good Mood

While in Baltimore, with two FREE room nights, we taped Ella in a happy mood. Love when she smiles and laughs!

25 Days of Christmas Videos #17

Nice. One of the better ones. . . enjoy.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Videos #15

This is different kind of Christmas video, but I think it is definitely the spirit of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 1 my daughter, Ella, had her three month birthday. To remember this "milestone" I took all, and only, pics that I had taken of her from my phone and made them into a video with the help of "Animoto"(great resource, by the way). Enjoy.

25 Days of Christmas Videos #7

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ella's Bumbo

Ella has been wanting to sit up more and more lately. Tonight she was sitting on my knee and watching "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"! Jana remembered getting a "Bumbo" that allows babies to sit upright. So, of course, we took a video of Ella. Enjoy!

Tucker Enjoys the Newbie (Ella)

Although Tucker seems jealous at times, he has really been good with Ella. You can see that in this video as Tucker cradles her. Enjoy.

25 Days of Christmas Videos #2 - Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Peek-A-Boo with Ella

As Ella grows, she is becoming a lot of fun to watch. Today, Jana had some fun playing peek-a-boo with her. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dancing with Hummel and Adam

America has "Dancing with the Stars" but CRUX student Ministries has "Dancing with Adam and Hummel"! The kids talked Hummel into competing against Adam Strawser on an arcade game like "Dance, dance revolution" during free time on Thanksgiving Day here in Charlotte. You will want to check out this video. Enjoy. http://youtu.be/cBKNWNQJYk4

Thanksgivng at the Hotel

I am so thankful and so far very proud of the CRUX kids here at OCC. They have been so great thus far. Today we had a Thanksgiving meal in the hotel! Below are two short videos of the occasion. Tomorrow it is back to the processing center, working 9 - 4! Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Work in the Warehouse

Here is an iPhone video from our work in the Operation Christmas Child processing center in Charlotte, NC.

What a Greeting!

Look what greeted us when we walked in the OCC processing center. We love Bromely and all the staff.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

You Can Get Everything at the Richfield Mall

I am traveling to Charlotte, NC for our OCC trip and was purging pictures from my phone when I found this one I took a few weeks ago at the Village Merchants (I call it the Richfield Mall!). "Donnie" knows everyone needs TP and made it the special for the day!

OCC - Boxes and Processing Center

We are off to Charlotte, NC to work at the Operation Christmas Child processing center until Sunday. I will post pictures and videos of our trip throughout the week. Please pray for us as we travel and work! Here is a short video from the 650 shoe boxes we gathered at RMC. Enjoy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Next "Ella" Video

Make sure you can not only see this one but have your audio on as well! Enjoy. http://youtu.be/9MvOW4bBlS8

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Packing a Shoe Box

Last night at CRUX we packed 86 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We made a video to show the kids how we wanted to pack the boxes. Ella was a big part of the video!

Swinging Ella

Video #5 in the "Ella" series.  Ella likes her swing - most of the time.  It has been lent to us by Ella's aunt and uncle and is much appreciated!  Here's the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTSIKo8h1DE&feature=colike

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sitting Up!

The "Ella" Series
We have heard from a number of you who are enjoying the "Ella" series on YouTube.  So here is the link to the latest video from "A Bunch of Vids".  If you could hit the "Thumbs Up" (like on YouTube) that would be great! Also, comment below.  I like the comments on Facebook, but I also like to know people stop by the blog as well.  Enjoy . . . http://youtu.be/4-6Oy1AeZKY

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New "Ella" video . . . #3.

Jana and I are enjoying watching Ella grow!  We also know that there are some who aren't able to see here regularly.  So, we have both been using our iPhones to record bits and pieces of Ella from time to time.  You might like to check out Jana's "MS, Baby and Me" blog to some of Jana's videos.  In the meantime, here is the latest installment of the "Ella" series.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_U21laXsp4&feature=colike


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ella Goes To Sleep

Here is the next installment of the "Ella" series of videos for those from "out of town" and those of you who just want see this.  It isn't super duper exciting, but I think you will like it.  Enjoy!  Here's the link:  http://youtu.be/y8NOcgiYJPk

She Voted!

Yes, Ella went along to vote today. But, it was such a long ordeal that she now needs a nap!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Smiles. . .

We posted this for those of you who live outside of Central PA.  As everyone says, "They grow up so fast."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jana's Article on YouthMinistry.com

Hey, I would like to brag about my wife a little. I am proud to be her husband and happy to encourage her as she continues her writing and ministry. I want to suggest that you check out the following article/response she wrote for www.youthministry.com. FAQ/Rebuilding Your Team: A Response | YouthMinistry.com Please consider recommending and tweeting it as well!

Go See "Mighty Macs"

Jana and I have had a chance to see this movie - you should too!  For those of you who live in Central PA, it is at the Selinsgrove Cinema Center right now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Greatest Volunteers

I love these and all of the student ministry volunteers that help with CRUX Students week in and week out. Here they are seen spending time and building relationships with students after CRUX!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Response to Courageous

Here are a few people who saw "Courageous" on Wednesday night with us and their response to the movie.
You really need to see this movie in the theater.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I just realized that I have never posted this video.  I realized it when one of the people in it, Lauren Elsasser, (the cupcake queen of Central PA - Check out her blog), mentioned on Facebook that we weren't telling parents right away about this incident.  I didn't remember that, but I definately didn't post it on my blog, so . . . maybe she was right.  Anyway. . . here it is.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Box Office Mojo Update: Courageous #4!

Sometime today, www.boxofficemojo.com updated their site and "Courageous" was actually the fourth highest grossing film of the weekend, not the fifth as I reported earlier!!  Can it move up this weekend??

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
13Dolphin TaleWB$13,912,419-27.4%3,515+8$3,958$37,183,796$372
22MoneyballSony$12,031,592-38.3%2,993-$4,020$38,000,130$502
31The Lion King (in 3D)BV$10,615,645-51.6%2,340+10$4,537$79,209,794-3
4NCourageousTriS$9,063,147-1,161-$7,806$9,063,147$21
5N50/50Sum.$8,644,095-2,458-$3,517$8,644,095$81

Courageous Takes #5 With Only Half the Theaters

The "Courageous" movie I have been promoting last week came in at #5, according to www.BoxOfficeMojo.com, even though it had half of the theaters as that of the top 4 grossing films!  As you can see below, Courageous was shown in 1,161 theaters, compared to 3,515 that "Dolphin Tale" (Another positive film to see, by the way) was shown.  AND, this was the 5th best opening weekend for a Christian film behind only "The Passion of the Christ" and the three "Narnia" movies.



TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
13Dolphin TaleWB$14,245,000-25.6%3,515+8$4,053$37,516,000$372
22MoneyballSony$12,500,000-35.9%2,993-$4,176$38,469,000$502
31The Lion King (in 3D)BV$11,057,000-49.6%2,340+10$4,725$79,652,000-3
4N50/50Sum.$8,858,000-2,458-$3,604$8,858,000-1
5NCourageousTriS$8,800,000-1,161-$7,580$8,800,000-1
I want to encourage you to go or go again and take someone else to see this movie. The second weekend is almost a huge as opening weekend.  So get out see this movie.  I am sure you will not be disappointed!  

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Courageous - Go See This Movie

All week I want to promote the movie "Courageous" as it comes to theaters this weekend.  And, the biggest test for a movie is how it does opening weekend.  GO SEE THIS MOVIE.  It's good!  I have seen it.  


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our church is planning a "Great Date Night" on October 22.  Contact the church office, 717.694.3490 for more information and reservations.  


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's a girl!

This comes from the Family Place at Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg, PA. 

This announcement is coming to you from The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital.

Jana & Joel asked us to send you an announcement to let you know they welcomed Ella Lynn into the world at 01:04 PM on 09/01/2011.

If you would like to see a picture of the new arrival, just go to http://www.evanhospital.com/services/departments/family_place/just_arrived/details.aspx?id=8786

Please join us in wishing them well.




Saturday, September 3, 2011

Highway 35 Baby Girls

This week, two youth pastors, Caleb Beech and Yours Truly, both who work at churches 7 miles apart, became fathers (for the first time) to two beautiful baby girls - all within twelve hours of each other. They also were only about 7 rooms apart at the hospital. To top it off, a third youth pastor that worked with the two of us, became a father to a baby boy within the same time period! In the pic you can see Caleb and I as we show off our girls.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Daddy's Little Girl

Here are a couple more pics of Ella. The first was only minutes after she was born. The second was this morning. Jana and I are pleased with God's little gift. To quote my friend David C., "He (God) done good!" we are praying she will see God in us and want to love and follow Him!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Pic

I told you I would post dome pics of Ella as long as it was ok with Jana. I got permission So, for those who really wanted to see picture of the baby, here you go.

And Her Name Is . . .

Ok here is what a lot of you have been waiting for . . . Baby Girl Snyder was born at 1:04 PM on September 1. She weighed 7.0 lbs and was 19 inches long.

Thanks for your continued prayers!

Oh, I almost forgot. She was named after her two grandmothers. . . Ella Lynn.

Pictures soon as long as it is okay with Momma.

It's Time

I am writing this on my phone since the Internet here at the hospital is pathetic. So . . . A lot of new twists have taken place since yesterday.

After much deliberation and many phone calls, the medical team decided that there was no reason to have Jana continue to be in pain for another eight days. Their solution was to take the baby Thursday around 11 am. After the final decision was made, preparations began for this to happen. Jana continued to receive morphine to take the edge off of the pain and we continued to make plans for our new arrival.

This morning they came at 6 am to take more blood. At that time Jana said the pain was a bit better despite not having any medication since 11 PM.

Then, on top of everything, Jana started having contractions! I think God knew what He was doing by getting us to the hospital before this became an emergency cesarean section. Actually, so far the contractions haven't been too strong. Jana thinks they could have started around 5am or before.

We are now just waiting For the nurses to come take Jana to the operating room seeing as all the preparations are complete. Prayerfully within two hours we will get to see our little girl for the first time! And I will post pictures AFTER Jana wakes up and sees the baby. BTW - Because of Jana's factor 5 Leiden, she has to have a general anesthesia which means I can't go in the room. :(
Also, know that we will post the name we picked here later this evening.

So, please continue your prayerful ways and know you are appreciated.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jana and Baby Update

The hospital has blocked Facebook and other sites AND I needed something to eat (the dining services basically don't serve between 10 and 11:15???) so I am at Sheetz. However, the Internet here is very slow. So, I have been here longer than I wanted to already.

Jana and I went home on Monday night around 9:45 PM. On Tuesday morning we called and found a chiropractor in Sunbury who would see Jana. The visit seemed very encouraging and she had about an hours worth of relief from the painful migraine! But, as has been the case for three weeks, the pain began to return. Thankfully, we had an appointment for an ultrasound and to see the doctor for the final time before next weeks delivery. The longer we stayed the more Jana complained of throbbing. The Doctor thought it would be best to send Jana to Labor and Delivery i.e. The Family Place, to see if they could help with the anguish. We stayed another night there after they gave Jana some morphine (it sounds really bad but they say it is common) and a sleeping pill. The MS doctor came in and gave Jana a thorough exam and believes this "headache" is hormonal and not MS related.

Today the pain was a little better but we aren't sure what will happen next. We continue to pray for some reprieve and for wisdom for the doctors.   They were hoping to be able to break this condition but haven't had any luck.  Jana's blood work and blood pressure have been great and the baby continues to give good readings.  It is just this blasted migraine we can't control.  Both Jana and I appreciate your continued prayers. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

An Update on Jana's Headache

Here is a short and sweet udate on Jana . . . after two shots of something or other and an Ambien yesterday, Jana was finally able to get a little relief and fall asleep (around 7:30 PM Sunday). The pain came back this morning, however, followed by another shot of something else and then another pill of something. We are hoping she will be able to come home and "manage" this migraine until next week when the delivery will take place. She has gotten some much needed rest, seeing as she hasn't slept well for about 3 weeks. Thanks for your prayers because without some intervention, Jana will have to suffer through this thing for a little while. She is willing but I am hoping she can get a break from the pain.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Courageous: "A Mom's Got To See" Movie

Jana and I have had the opportunity to preview the new Courageous Movie (see trailer here) a few weeks ago.  The boys (and gals) from Albany, GA continue to produce entertaining and faith based movies.  Their latest offering (see a synopsis here) was thought provoking, entertaining, action packed and funny, just like the Sherwood movies in the past.  Also as in their past projects, there were those unexpected twists that made you have tears at one point only to be laughing the next.

I was pleasantly surprised by all the action scenes and loved the clear presentation of the Gospel.  Some might think having the Gospel message in the movie might keep non-church goers from coming but I believe the movie was done in a way that people won't be offended and hopefully (and prayerfully) some might even respond to the message.

Going into the theater before the preview, I did have one concern. . . being a youth pastor, I was concerned that a movie about fatherhood might not be relevant to teens.  I was wrong.  First, teens today need to know the importance of being a great and Godly father.  Second, there are so many other themes in this movie that kids, women and men need to see that and hear.  It's not JUST for fathers.  And, it is very entertaining as well.

I love the fact that someone is doing action packed, humorous, family films AND that people are showing the industry that those movies need to be made.  You should go to see this film and take your family and friends.  (Note: there is some violence so be careful who you take.)  This is definitely a "Mom's got to see this one" movie.



Friday, August 12, 2011

This Morning's Promise

I had an unusual experience in our living room this morning - an indoor rainbow! It so happened that one of our CD's was laying upside-down at the right place at the right time when the sun pierced through the window. The result was a rainbow effect on our ceiling. While I know this "sign" isn't the same as a real rainbow which is given with a promise, it still reminded me that God is in control of all things.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Luke Dowler, I.J.M. and Human Trafficking

I am passing this along from Andrew Jones of Converge Music . . .

I wanted to let you know that Luke Dowler has an incredibly powerful new single that just came out a couple days ago, and 70% of the net proceeds are going to International Justice Mission (an internationally recognized leader in the fight against slavery and human trafficking). If you would jump on to www.lukedowler.com and watch the video we’d really appreciate it. If you like it, please join with us to help break the silence with this great song! Tweet, E-mail, facebook, phone, call someone over from the next office…whatever you like! Any help to get the word out makes a difference and is appreciated!

Here's the video.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The "Jesus Christ Lizard".

A promotion for our service on Sunday at RMC! Yes, I know you can look up the answer on the internet, but it is meant to peak your interest about the topic from the book of Mark for this week!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

RMC 2010 Baptism Video

We have a Baptism Service coming up at RMC on Sunday night so I thought I would make a short video from the pics from last year's Baptism.


Camp Through Ben's Camera

I "stole" pictures from Ben Sieber's Facebook page and quickly made an Animoto video. this is the result (in 240p).


Monday, July 25, 2011

How Embarassing

This is what happens when you don't see each other in the morning. I am not the "matching" type of guy.

Yet Another Video From Camp

Here is another video from camp I forgot to post . . .


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pictures from Wednesday At Camp

Here is today's video we showed to the campers.  Enjoy!

A Quick Update From Camp

Wednesday was a hot day - thankfully, we were able to go to the water slides to keep cool.  We are doing our best to keep hydrated and cool.  We had our "Camp Fire" inside in the A/C last night and had kids drink water before they left for their cabins.  We also had a "Digital Dash" last night where the cabins had to take pictures of themselves doing fun things.  You will get to see the video later we hope.  Today things get back to the regular schedule again.  We are looking to finish the week well.  Thanks for your prayers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday's Update from Camp

Some cabin leaders who had to help with a song at camp fire.
Today is Water Slide Day at camp and we had a great time as usual.  Aaron Benner is in the camp to speak tonight at camp fire and Justin Fogle talked about camp in Hungary and was the "missionary" for today.  Jana continues to speak each day for Bible "class".  Tonight we have a picture taking activity where the cabins will go around camp and take pictures of their cabin doing different things.  I will be sure to post pictures/video about it soon.  It is hard to believe we have three days in and only two to go!  After a long afternoon at the slides, we could all use some extra prayers.  Tomorrow is Hawaiian Day so I am breaking out a new shirt!  

Tuesday's Camp Video

Tuesday Morning Video we showed at camp!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jana Teaches at Camp

I am proud of my wife and the staff who are here this week at camp. God has blessed us a bunch! Jana has been talking on the theme "WHAT?!?". You will have to ask your kids, or Jana, what WHAT?!? is all about.

A Quiet Camp

The camp is quiet as all the campers have left for the lake. Jana and I are getting ready to leave as well. But, as I sit here in the quiet, I want to send a quick post to ask everyone to continue to pray fir the week. Many times, camp has been influential in people's lives. We just don't want to miss an opportunity. Thanks for your continued support.

Today's Video from Camp

Here is the video we will show at 9:40 AM today!

Popular Activity at Camp

Floor hockey is a very popular activity at camp! Everything has gone well so far. Thanks for your prayers. Today Del Benner will be at camp to speak during the mission time and Jana and the crew will continue teaching on "WHAT?!?". We will post a video with over 100 pics before lunch today.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday Night at Camp

The campers have arrived and the camp week has begun! After all the introductions and information, the kids have begun to get settled in. The kids have been put into teams for the weekly Bible memorization contest and had a preview of the weeks' theme. The camp fire speaker, Paul Beech, gave his testimony. Devotions in the cabins closed out the evening (We hope. We will find out shortly at staff meeting.)

Today is yellow clothing and sunglasses day and we will begin our "WHAT?!?" theme, where we will talk about some of the things in the Bible that make you say "What?!?". We will also hear from today's missionary, Paul Beech from Keys Ministries. After quiz practice and lunch we will have crafts, activities at the big field, and spend the rest of the afternoon at Raystown Lake. During free time there is opportunities to participate in individual athletic competitions. Tonight is quizzing, snacks and camp fire.

The above is the basic schedule all week. I will post a few pictures later today and then the daily video later tonight. Thanks for following us during our week at camp!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Camp Begins With Big Addition

Here is the new dining hall at camp. We will also use it for Bible class as well as it has a/c! Check back often this week to see pics and videos.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Muddy Shoes??

I noticed this sign at the District Justice Courtroom in Mifflintown, PA. They obviously had some issues with muddy shoes at some point? Only in Juniata County?!?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Soccer Camp Closing

Pastor Paul shares to the "multitudes" at the last night of Soccer Camp. It is bitter sweet for me as it is his last official day today. It has been an exciting time with Paul as the pastor at RMC. God speed to Paul and his family as they begin a new ministry.

The week has been great and productive. There has been great ministry all week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The New CRUX Fashion

Two of our guys model the new fashion in swimwear at the Little Buffalo State Park on Wednesday. We took a half day during the Nerve To Serve week for a break. We still have 2 more nights of soccer camp/ VBS and one more day of work! It's been a good week.

Monday, June 27, 2011

CRUX Nerve To Serve Rakes a Break

After a good first day, the CRUX Nerve To Serve crew gets a treat at Cruiser's Cafe!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For All My Youth Ministry Friends


Simply Youth Ministry 40-40-40 Sale
For all my youth ministry friends . . . Simply Youth Ministry is having a big sale.  Now might be a good time to load up on some material.  40% off for 40 hours plus 40 free backgrounds!  Check it out. 

Full disclosure:  I get a percentage of your purchace when you click on the link below. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Today's BIG News!

To all my Youth Ministry friends: Today’s BIG News!

Thanks Stephanie for putting today (and every day) into perspective! GREAT Post!

For all you who aren't in the Youth Ministry culture, Doug Fields, a Youth Ministry "icon" has decided to move on from "Simply Youth Ministry", the company he created (and later sold to Group) to go to a "rival" youth ministry company, Youth Specialties. It has the Youth Ministry world in a tizzy today.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Joel & Jana's Baby Registry

I am really excited for September 12 to get here.  That is Jana's due date.  Today she is 26 weeks along!  It is exciting and a little scary at the same time.  We have been working on the Nursery and planning for our new arrival.  This weekend we bought her "coming home" clothes.  You can see more about that at Jana's blog - Ms Baby & Me.  I really didn't know there was soooo much to think about and so much to buy!  Thankfully, some people have asked about our baby registry.  Now, while I am a little embarrassed about posting this, I also understand that it is nice for those who can now know what we need or would like.  So . . . for those of you who want to know, I have listed where we are registered.

Babies "R" Us - Click on "Find a Registry"

Amazon.com - Joel & Jana's Baby Registry  Type in our name to find the registry.

Target   Click on "Gift Regisrty"

Friday, June 3, 2011

Alabaster Coffee Roasting & Tea Company

Karl brewing some coffee
Jana and I are "Vacationing" in the "resort" town of Williamsport for a few days. Jana, on her blog, has called it a "babymoon" (I will let you read for yourself).  We have actually had a very nice and relaxed two days so far.  One of the things we wanted to do while in Billtown was catch up with a few friends who make their home here.  Yesterday we lunched with the Sweeting's and today we walked down Pine Street to see Karl at Alabaster Coffee Roasting and Tea Company.  Karl buys the green coffee bean, roasts it (to perfection) and brews it by pouring the hot water by hand over the freshly ground coffee.  It is a unique but excellent way of preparing coffee.  They have all kinds of coffee, (most of which I have no idea about) tea, pastries and free internet.  Since I am not a coffee fan at all, Karl made me a vanilla Latte.  I have to admit, the longer I sipped, the more I enjoyed the beverage!  I would definitely have another, if I lived in town. 


I also really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor at Alabaster.  I am a fan of the old brick wall and their 64 square foot concrete bar.  Again, if I were a local, I would be there a great deal.  We had a nice visit and learned a bunch and are looking forward to a return to the City of Millionaires and Alabaster. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cruiser's Cafe: May Cruise In and Bike Nite Pics

Cruiser's Cafe: May Cruise In and Bike Nite Pics: "Here is a long awaited video with some of the pictures from the May Cruise In and Bike Nite! Next Cruise In will be June 19 beginning at..."

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cruiser's Cafe: Bike Nite "Commercial"

Cruiser's Cafe: Bike Nite "Commercial": "We want to invite you to Bike Nite this Tuesday, May 17 beginning at 5:30 PM! Hope you enjoy our little commercial!"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ben's Duct Tape Creations

Bought a dozen red (Duct Tape) roses tonight from one of my CRUX kids. Let me know if you want any, I can hook you up!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jana Article in Group Magaxine

So proud of my bride! On page 13 of the latest GROUP Magazine you will find an article by Jana Snyder titled "10 Jobs That Aren't in Your Job Description".
Jana gas been speaking and writing for Group and other ministry organizations for a number of years. She has her own ministry, Taraja Ministries, as well as counseling ministry.

Friday, April 22, 2011

CRUX Student Ministries: Night at Joel and Jana's

CRUX Student Ministries: Night at Joel and Jana's: "Here is video of a few pics of the night at Joel & Jana's. We didn't get the camera out as early as we would have liked, so not everyone is..."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Music of the Game Boy

I love this kind of creativity! Sorry to those with dial-up, but I love to post videos.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Help With Talking to My Pregnant Wife

Just thought I would post this as much for me as anyone else.  I am learning what to say and NOT to say to my wife who is "with child"!  Go here to read the transcript. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Carrie Underwood Appearing on Tonight and Ellen

"Soul Surfer" movie star, Carrie Underwood, will be on the Tonight Show on Wednesday night and Ellen on Thursday promoting the movie. The movie begins this weekend in Selinsgrove, PA and around the US. See more information here - Carrie Underwood Appearing on Tonight and Ellen

Monday, April 4, 2011

Family Camp Dance

I am not sure I should post this or not. It is from our Family Camp Dinner Theater on Saturday night. Please don't be offended. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Family Camp - Friday Night Pics

Here are a few of the 500 pics of Friday Night's "Family Camp" Dinner Theater at RMC!

Courageous - In Theaters September 30

Looking forward to seeing this movie in the fall, just after our baby is born! Ii want to be a GREAT father!

Courageous - In Theaters September 30

Friday, March 25, 2011

Watch the Soul Surfer Trailer

Taking our CRUX Student Ministries to see this film on April 13! I love showing them movies based on real stories of faith!



Watch the Soul Surfer Trailer

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The REAL Sue Thomas @ RMC

Sue Thomas
Below is the theme/intro for the "Sue Thomas: FBEYE" award winning TV show. It is still showing on DirectTV, Sky Angel and other cable channels. I am showing it because the REAL Sue Thomas will be speaking on Saturday night, March 26, at RMC at 6:30 PM. There will be a sign Language interpreter available and there will be desserts and beverages following the talk. Sue also has MS, which is near to my heart as Jana, my wife, also has MS. I am really looking forward to hearing this lady share her story.




You can also see more about Sue Thomas here.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Impact Techs

The tech guys have been doing a great job this weekend. Below is a sample of some of the things they have been doing. More soon . . . I hope.

Runks and Danny Ray

These are not great pics. However, Runks wouldn't stop long enough for a good picture.


And, Danny Ray was to far away.


Both did a great job and Impact 2011 had a great start!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Helping Another Youth Group

I wanted to share this and encourage you to watch it.  My friend, Brian Ford, and his youth group have entered a contest with Dare 2 Share and need to have as many people watch this as possible.  So, pass it on!



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Innovation With a Zip Line

Having gone through a remodeling project myself, I really appreciate this.  Great innovative idea!  Where there's a will, there's a way.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Favorite Super Bowl Commercial

Here is my favorite commercial from last night's Super Bowl game. After it aired, the site it was advertising, Lookup 316, drew so much traffic that it was difficult to load the web page.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Our Baby! God's Gift

Jana and I are thanking God for this gift of life he is entrusting us with. Here is the ultrasound pic at 8 weeks and 2 days. Due date . . . September 12!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Possible New Movie? "Youth Group"

This is the trailer for a new movie that needs some funding to get it to the Theater. I think this is as good as most movies I see advertised. Check it out and let me know what you think.



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