Posts made in November, 2009

GAF’s Brand New Video!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in the Thread | 0 comments

The Global Access Foundation from Devin McDonough on Vimeo. All copyrights and rights are reserved by DMc Content. See their site at: dmccontent.com. For more on GAF, see the...

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Ever had one of those YEARS? Well, this post will encourage you…

Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 in church planter, churchplanter | 0 comments

You have to read this message if you have had the kind of month we have been having. For the last month, I have had system issues at my work which included three server failures, a RAID array crash, a virtual machine that failed and had to be rebuilt, a network scanner hard drive failure, a network switch dying, another one’s power cable dying, power failures and brown outs during all of this, my dad having surgery and not coming out of recovery well, instead going to ICU, a water pipe break the next day at my house, and other issues. This was on the heels of 4 cell phones dying on me, two trips to Kenya, financial struggles with our International Exchange Student, Bank of America losing our loan docs, then saying that we originated the loan on 01/01/0001 and that we were overdue, then losing our escrow account all of which was after Taylor Bean & Whitaker, our original lender was overtaken by the government, a car accident that was nearly a fatal head on collision, twice being sick over exposure to toxic industrial solvents at work, then 12 family members dying. Only to end up two weeks ago having caught possibly H1N1, recovering from that to find that Lori’s grandmother died, and we had to make a trip to Florida before my trip to NC for my brother’s wedding reception, which while we were there, we found that the Orlando shooter was not too far away shooting up an office building while we were in the middle of funeral services and then a man-hunt ensued. And if that were not enough of a tough year and month, we also had many other strange occurrences in our house and lives including the neighbors having rat infestation that caused the county to have to get involved with their house. With that all said… This post below was awesome and meant so much to me. Read on and you will see what I mean. Those other things that happened, I might record and share later. but, for now, I think this is sufficient for you to get the point. It’s been a tough year hasn’t it? Keep your heads up!Blessings!pd The SILENT Christ The SILENT Christ by J. R. Miller A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to Him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” Jesus did not answer her a word! So His disciples came to Him and urged Him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before Him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread—and toss it to their dogs!” Matthew 15:22-26 Usually, Jesus was quick to answer cries for His help. No mother’s heart ever waked so easily to her child’s calls—as the heart of Christ waked to the calls of human distress! But once at least, He was silent to a very bitter cry. It was over in the edge of a heathen country. The story begins by saying that He went into a house and wanted nobody to know that He was there. He desired a little time of quiet. Even Jesus needed sometimes to rest. But He could not be hidden. An Indian legend tells of a sorcerer who sought to hide the sun, moon, and stars in three great chests—but failed in his effort. One cannot hide light—it reveals itself by its beams. One cannot hide fragrant flowers—their perfume reveals their place of concealment. There is a kind of wood in China, which, though buried in the earth—yet fills all the air about it with its perfumes. Nor can holy lives be hidden! No matter how modest and shy they are, wherever they go, people know of their presence. There is something in them which always reveals them. Never was there another such rich, loving, helpful life in this world—as that of...

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GOOGLE | Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 in apple, google | 0 comments

Google actually just made the smartest move EVER! On the heels of an almost victory over whether or not phone companies will have to allow Google Voice or not with Google Voice’s iPhone app, they are moving to checkmate position as they prepare for an all out VoIP war!!!!! Way to go Google, maybe this will start to make everything a bit more balanced and fix some of the outrageous prices that we are paying for our mobile packages. WooHoo!d Google pays $30M for Gizmo5; Did the search giant just blow up the phone biz? — DailyFinance Search giant Google (GOOG), which looks increasingly like a phone company, paid $30 million for Gizmo5, the Web-based calling startup, DailyFinance has confirmed with people familiar with the matter. The deal is done and the startup’s staff has begun work integrating into the Google Voice team in Mountain View, Calif. Skype was also in negotiations to buy Gizmo5 before the VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) giant’s founders reached a settlement to re-take an ownership stake in the company. TechCrunch first reported the news earlier this week. The deal is a crucial step for the search titan because Google Voice now gains the technology to connect inbound and outbound calls to standard land-lines and cell phones, something it had lacked. The Gizmo5 acquisition makes a world of sense for Google because it adds a major piece to Google’s mobile network puzzle. That’s because Gizmo5’s open standards-based web calling system allows incoming or outbound calls to real phones. In other words, this deal gets Google one step closer to realizing its goal of forging a parallel communications network independent of the incumbent cable and phone...

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