Friday, December 28, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode 31- No Room

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Shine Your Light

Isaiah 42:1-9
Here is my servant, whom I uphold
My chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
He will bring forth justice to the nations
He will not cry or lift up his voice,

Or make it heard in the street;
A bruised reed he will not break,
And a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
He will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be crushed
Until he has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands wait for his teaching.
Thus says God, the Lord,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and what comes from it
Who gives breath to the people upon it
And spirit to those who walk in it:
I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
Alight to the nations,
To open the eyes that are blind,
To bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
From the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the Lord God, that is my name;
My glory I give to no other,
Nor my praise to idols.
See, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I now declare;
Before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode 30- The Birth Of Christ

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode 29-How's Your Memory?

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tiny Tim-Tiny URL

All I Want For Christmas Is A Tiny URL

As frail Tiny Tim was in need of a good meal, I had a huge appetite for a Tiny URL.

I am working on data feeds for Pastor Paul's Club. Two pieces of information needed are the image URL and the page URL of the store. These will be sent to some comparison shopping networks and hopefully will drive traffic to Pastor Paul's Club. After looking at the length of the URL, again I asked myself, 'What is a tiny URL?'.

Pastor Paul's Blog also has a lengthy URL and I must always remind the Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast listeners that there is no dot after the 3 w's or you will get Another Pastor Paul instead of Our Pastor Paul. When I post to twitter about a blog post the URL takes up 33 of my 140 characters.

I think I posed the same question,'What is a tiny URL?', to the twitter community once without response.
Finally, I searched Google and found

If you want a tiny URL to post on twitter, customize your links with keywords and you will even get some analytics for each Tinylink you create, it looks like is a one stop Tinylink shop with one small catch, and you may be the little fish in the pond, you must wait a tinytime with an advertiser's message while connects your link. Not altogether what I wished for but here it is.

Using Pastor Paul's Blog URL changed from to Keep in mind, I will use the tiny URL when I do not need to identify the link because the link is identified by me and Pastor Paul's name is not connected to it. So the tiny URL is not to be used if you are advertising the URL unless when creating it you use an identifier.

If you really want to get some advice on a squeaky clean URL go to URL Hygiene today's post by Seth Godin. He links to Good URL Bad URL by Aaron Goldman who confesses to being a URL-aholic. He knows a bad URL from a good URL and posts them at his blog by the same name.

So as Cyber Santa might ask, 'Is your URL Naughty or Nice?' As for me I am not as satisfied as Tiny Tim. I am thinking squeaky clean fast.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The $100 iPhone+iPod Touch Stand

'Baby, iLoveu, needs a new cradle.'
Merry Christmas,

is within our budget.
You know how iLoveu and handmade gifts!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast- Episode 28- Doors

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Architects of Fate

The Builders

All are architects of Fate,
Working in these walls of Time;
Some with massive deeds and great,
Some with ornaments of rhyme.

Nothing useless is, or low;
Each thing in its place is best;
And what seems but idle show
Strengthens and supports the rest.

For the structure that we raise,
Time is with materials filled;
Our today's and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which we build.

Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yawning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
Such things will remain unseen.

In the elder days of Art,
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the gods see everywhere.

Let us do our work as well,
Both the unseen and the seen;
Make the house where gods may dwell
Beautiful, entire, and clean.

Else our lives are incomplete,
Standing in these walls of Time,
Broken stairways, where the feet
Stumble, as they seek to climb.

Build today, then, strong and sure,
With firm and ample base;
And ascending and secure
Shall tomorrow find its place.

Thus alone can we attain
To those turrets, where the eye
Sees the world as one vast plain,
And one boundless reach of sky.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode 27-The Carnal Mind Is Enmity Against God

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Frolic Architecture"

The Snow Storm

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky

Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields,

Seems nowhere to alight; the whited air

Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,

And veils the farmhouse at the garden’s end.

The sled and traveler stopped, the courier’s feet

Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit

Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed

In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

Come see the north-wind’s masonry.

Out of an unseen quarry evermore

Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer

Curves his white bastions with projected roof

Round every windward stake, or tree, or door.

Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work

So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he

For number or proportion. Mockingly,

On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths;

A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn;

Fills up the farmer’s lane from wall to wall,

Maugre the farmer sighs; and, at the gate,

A tapering turret overtops the works.

And when his hours are numbered, and the world

Is all his own, retiring, as he were not,

Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art

To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone,

Built in an age, the mad wind’s night-work,

The frolic architecture of the snow.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Technorati Claim To Fame (use)

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode 26-Heaven's Order

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday Remembered

Thousands circled the block waiting for the doors to open at Pastor Paul's 10th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway. People started lining up at 7am. The doors opened at noon. By 4pm, 5000 turkeys with grocery bags filled with food for the holiday were generously given by eager volunteers. A great event without security even Tom Turkey paid a visit. Nov 25, 1993 Read More...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Black Friday-Cyber Monday-Paul Mall

Working on my ToDo List for today I have had many interruptions. This is all a part of doing what I do-many different jobs all pertaining to my main job-Administrator to Pastor Paul's Mission.

Being a Blogger is an extension of my job as Administrator. So as a Blogger for Pastor Paul's Mission, today's post although an interruption of finishing my tasks on the ToDo List, fits in perfectly with today's ToDo List that focuses on the development of Pastor Paul's Store created to bring in Revenues to support Pastor Paul's Mission's free food distribution to the poor and needy.

Reading my email (not on the ToDo List) from SmartBrief, I read:

"When considering whether to buy a product, online user reviews from a trusted site are the most desired information consumers seek, research from half-priced ticket seller Goldstar reveals -- and there's not a close second choice, the company's CEO, Jim McCarthy, writes. His company went through a careful process of research and explanation before launching its user-review program, because, he writes, "the live entertainment business doesn't need to hide anything." E-Commerce Times (11/19)"
The next email from the Mall of America Apple Store asking for my feedback about my training session was welcomed because this weekend Pastor Paul and I attended a OneToOne Training Session for the iPhone we purchased at the store on US Veteran's Day Sunday November 11, 2007. I had only tried to activate it on Saturday November 17, 2007 the evening before the session I had scheduled at the time of the purchase. I am not much of a phone person as I blogged about it in an archived post. Here is my Feedback:

"We proceeded to finish the activation process that I had started the night before when I received an activation message saying it would take longer than usual.

All went OK with our iTunes account.

It took us the rest of the hour to get the activation of the phone working with an ATT rep and then his supervisor. Donovan stayed with it the whole time and provided the needed help to get this done by answering questions, getting a store laptop, etc.

He then checked his schedule and checked with his manager and said he was available for the next hour if we had the time to learn about the iPhone. We did. He taught us how to use it by actually using it. It was an excellent training session. I have the store in my contacts with his picture for future reference to my training sessions.

We left encouraged and satisfied with our new purchase because we overcame some unexpected obstacles. I have named the iPhone-iLoveu in yesterday's twitter post November 18, 2007.

I have Blogged about my cell phone use prior to getting the iPhone . and twittered about my new iPhone-iLoveu. I am thinking about taking iLoveu to SecondLife."

Now about the ToDo List. I am hoping to check off at least one task today. What do you think? After looking at this blog, I need to add to my ToDo List: 'Learn how to edit Html' (maybe later...the Apple Store?)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #25-Full Assurance

Welcome to Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #25-Full Assurance.

This week's message addresses the doubts and fears that weaken us by sometimes confusing double messages regarding salvation. Taken from the scripture Psalm 35:3 David is surrounded by enemies and he prays for strength, 'Say onto my soul, "I am thy salvation." He is asking God to 'speak to his soul.' Full Assurance is having a personal relationship with God so that you will hear Him speak to your soul. By direct communion with God your fears and doubts will leave and power and strength will replace them.

Knowing, having full assurance, by faith you will enter the flow of God and he will speak to your soul. The only way to please God is by our faith in Him and what He has done, is doing, and will do. All three tenses; past, present, and future. When we enter the flow of God we receive His joy, peace and power. Our confidence yields rich fruit with hybrid seed. Assurance puts our hearts in heaven. We become industrious for the works of God because it is our hearts desire.

When you read your bible, do the scriptures have your name in them? Do you think God would write a love letter: 'To whom it may concern:'?

Scriptures quoted within Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #25-Full Assurance.

The message, Full Assurance, was originally recorded June 2, 1985.
Running Time:122.44 File Size: 75.7 MB
Music is written and performed by Dove.
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