Thursday, October 31, 2013

How did Halloween Begin?


Halloween has gotten a bad rap in recent times.  It's been connected to devil worship, Satan, the occult.  In reality, the origins of this holiday are much tamer in nature!  This article by Father Augustine Thompson, O.P., presents a view of the history of what we now celebrate as Halloween that might be different that you expect!  Fr. Thompson is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. 


Read more here!


Blue Moon

There are a lot of Halloween videos to explore...lots of light shows!  I ran across this cute rendition of Blue Moon.  Have you heard any singing pumpkins lately?  If not, here you go!

Monday, October 28, 2013

THAT'S a Marching Band!

Students enjoyed watching this Michael Jackson Tribute by the Ohio State Marching Band!    It's mind-boggling to think of the coordination it takes to learn and execute this show!



We also watched their Tribute to Holloywood which was performed just this weekend.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Psalm 91

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
Our God is always there for us!



Saturday, October 19, 2013

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth!


Bebo Norman sings "I will Lift My Eyes", based on Psalm 121.  Jeffrey Stephen "Bebo" Norman is a contemporary Christian musician from Columbus, Georgia. Some of his recordings include the songs "Great Light of the World" and "Falling Down".  According to his blog, he will be retiring from professional appearances and songwriting at the end of 2013.  You can check out other videos of his on YouTube as well.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

World's Fastest Drummer!

On July 13, 2013 Canadian-born Tom Grosset set a new record for extreme drumming. The 23-year-old broke the record with 1,208 strokes, which means his hands were moving more than 20 times per second. The title previously belonged to Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini who hit 1,203 strokes in 2005.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

YOU OVERCAME!

We are all sinners, yet our Loving God is always there, reaching out for us, ready to forgive, true to His covenant with us!  Jesus is here NOW for you and for me.  We need only respond.  He has done all the work, we need only accept His love!  Thank you Father!  YOU are our victory!
As you listen to this recording of "Overcome" by Jeremy Camp, remember the healing of the lepers, the abundance of mercy and love from Jesus for those in pain, for those rejected by everyone else.  HE embraced them, healed them.  Jesus will do the same for us.  Just let him hold you too!
  1. Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, His original music is a mixture of ballads and rock. Wikipedia

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends - ThePianoGuys

Can you say awesome!  I started my morning this morning watching this new video out by ThePianoGuys.  WOW!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What Faith Can Do

Mustard-Seed-Faith-by-CRI 


The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

The Lord replied,
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”


I'd not heard Kutless before, but enjoyed their sound!!  They are a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 1999. They have released seven studio albums including their latest, Believer. The band has also released a live album, Kutless - Live from Portland.