Friday, September 20, 2013

Angry Birds Christianity (A little humor...)

A few months ago, I splurged a bit and bought myself a tablet (of the electronic variety).  I think Samsung's Galaxy is a great product!  It's very user-friendly, not as expensive as the Apple brand products, and...I have Angry Birds.

I used to scoff at those addicted to such things.  But there is something about a pig laughing at this girl that just doesn't go over well with me.  (I grew up on a farm.  A laughing pig would quickly become bacon!)  Seriously?  I have several versions of the game on my tablet now, and all those swine truly annoy me.  No wonder those birds are so angry.  Who wants a grunting pig making fun of their lousy ability to figure out the perfect angle?

Here are some things I have learned from those birds:

1.  Never give up the battle.  There is always another way to fight the temptations Satan throws at you.

2.  Let God use your abilities.  They are gifts to be used, not kept to yourself.

3.  Let your gifts help others.  Almost the same as #2, but seeing them as your gift to others can help you reach out more easily.

4.  Let others use their gifts to help you.  There is a reason we are called the Body of Christ.  We all have to work together to reach the world and wage the battle against the powers of darkness.

5.  Birds explode when they hit a brick wall.  :o)

God bless, and have a happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Point Fest!

A few months ago, I was listening to one of our local Christian radio stations.   The d.j. mentioned something about a prize package--all that was necessary was clicking a link on their website.  So, on a whim, I found the link and filled in my name and address.  Two weeks later, I was surprised when a free Josh Wilson CD showed up.  Hurray!  I won a prize!

Yes, I did.

The next week, an envelope came, with the radio station's return address.  Inside were four free tickets to Point Fest, which is held at Cedar Point.  Tickets to this event were around $50 each, so we were super excited!  Not only that, but they also provided free entry into the park, which has an abundance of roller coasters.  Hurray!  I won another prize!

I won't belabor the prize thing.  Let's just say a Coach purse and 5 more Josh Wilson CD's completed my prize package.  Hurray!  More prizes!

This past Saturday was Point Fest.  The hubs had a prior commitment, so I took our two sons.  And yes, I actually rode a roller coaster!  (For a video of what I experienced, you can click here.)  Hubby joined us later, and took the boys on a few more rides.

So I won't bore you with all the details.  I'll skip right to the best part:  the music!   We missed part of  Building 429, but what we heard was great!  When Tenth Avenue North took the stage, we heard more amazing music!  After that, we  hit some more rides.

And then...?  THIRD DAY!!!  Wow.  They had their usual upbeat, rocking songs, with Mac Powell's trademark,  gravelly voice leading the way.  But they also did some worshipful songs, including "God of Wonders" & "Agnus Dei".  Awesome!

The day ended with Toby Mac.  He hit the stage with energy like no person who is older than me ever should!  :o)  His band, Diverse City, has incredible talent, too.  They pretty much rocked the park!  At one point, Toby moved out to a small stage in the audience.   Our boys got to be within about 4 rows from there.  I so appreciated him doing that, as we were pretty far back from the main stage.  The boys loved it!

And so we rode a few more rides, and then journeyed home.  The 2 a.m. arrival tells you what a full day we had.  Sooooo much fun, though.

A very big THANK YOU  to 95.5 The Fish for making this day possible for our family.  We made some great memories!

Sadly, I forgot my camera.  However, you can see some great pics on the Point Fest website.  (See link above. )