A digital commonplace for a Regular Guy called Charlie Pharis

Month: March 2005 (page 1 of 4)

If I Had _______, Then I Could _______…

I overheard this last night…

If I had $44,000, I could pay off all my debt except my mortgage. I could bless some other people. I could invest in some Kingdom ventures. I could save some money for the future. I could have some more stuff.

I think the problem may be that last one, what do you think?

But that led me to wonder…

If I had ____________, then I could ____________.

How would you fill in those blanks?

Inspiration is Everywhere…

I read somewhere about this neat little website called Drawn!

I meant to link it before now. Since I had that pesky artistic bypass at birth, and since I’m about to start working through a drawing book, and since I figure I’ll need all the inspiration I can get, I finally got around to making the link!

It looks neat, and the creators describe it like this…

Drawn! site is a multi-author blog devoted to illustration, art, cartooning and drawing. Its purpose is to inspire creativity by sharing links and resources.

Albert Einstein said, �The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources,� but what the hell did he know anyway?

The site was conceived by John, like all good ideas, while goofing off at work.

OK, I”m Helping Out My Bud…

My buddy, Gary is a great pastor, an awesome church planter, and generally, an all-around good guy!

But to say he doesn’t quite have a handle on this blogging thing might be the understatement of the century! The reason I know this is he’s depending on me to help him out, and I know basically N-O-T-H-I-N-G about it at all!

Anyway, he posted about a band he knows, and he’s trying to hawk their CD over at his blog, and he wanted to post a picture of the CD. How ’bout give Gary – and Exit East – a break, click on the image in this post, and buy their CD, will you?

Thank you very much!

(Say goodnight, Gary!)

Why Can’t Every Sunday Be Easter Sunday?

Great questions by Brad Abare over at Church Marketing Sucks. It seems we do pull out all the stops on Easter, and then we set ourselves up for a letdown the next week. (Here in our area, it’s a multiple letdown: the Sunday after Easter, time-change weekend, and the beginning of spring break!) Check this excerpt from Brad’s article…

The one thought I kept repeating over and over in my mind the whole time I was in service yesterday was why can’t we do church this way every weekend?

  • Why can’t the praise/worship (and choir) be this lively every weekend?
  • Why can’t kid’s church always have this much to do?
  • Why can’t we always have this many greeters to smile at me when I walk in?
  • Why can’t the video supplements always be this relevant and engaging?
  • Why can’t food always be a part of your church community?
  • Why can’t the Gospel message be this clear and direct every weekend?

Yep, our folks and I will be back in “regular Sunday” mode next week. But guess what? Jesus will still be alive!

Why aren’t we?

New Links in the List o’ Links…

Hey! If you’ll check out the List o’ Links over there on the right, you’ll notice I’ve added a couple of new ones and updated one other one.

I’ve added two more of the Redneck Gang. Check out The Inner Man and Roblog. David and Rob are on staff leading a cool church out west of Atlanta.

Then, you need to make sure you’ve updated your List o’ Links to include the new and improved weblog of Scott Hodge. (You voted for #7 in his “blog banner poll,” didn’t you? Well, didn’t you?!?!?)

Lots and lots of good stuff out there. Let us know if you find some!

Overheard Today…

I’m not real sure why this exchange I heard today is still cracking me up, but it is…

Translator: “Do you speak English?”
Guy: “Yessir! But I’d rather do it in Spanish…

Oh, Yeah…!

Last year in this space, I mentioned the 40th anniversary model of the Ford Mustang (they’re pretty sweet, aren’t they?).

Now Ford and an old friend have teamed up again. Check out the Shelby Cobra! Yes!

Oh, and just in case you’re already making out my Christmas list…well, you know…