Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Introductory Episode 00 'Friends'

Welcome to Episode 00-Introductory Episode of Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast. We have much to celebrate. Today is Pentecost and the beginning of our Online Church. All new subscribers will receive this Introductory Episode regardless of our number of current episodes which should be interesting, as well as, historic. New episodes are available each Sunday. Introductory Episode 00 is available today-Pentecost, Wednesday May 23, 2007, a pre-show to Sunday.

Today's episode is about 'Friends'. It is an unedited copy of Pastor Paul's recorded message.
'Most men agree we all need friends...' taken from the message. His message explores these issues:
True Friendships
Faithful Friends
Friendships of Ignorance
Potted Friends
Developing Friendships
'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'
The House of Shameroo!
Cultivating Friendships
The quality of your friends is equal to the quality of your enemies
Jesus is a True Friend

Here it is: Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode 00-Introductory Episode
Hostess with the Mostest: Jeanine Arnopoulos
Running time: 1:24:57- File size is 77.7MB

Please send in questions, comments, suggestions-In the future, the audio comment line will be available. Presently, you can post comments at the Blog.
-Hello from the 'Spirited North Minneapolis', Minnesota, USA.
-You can subscribe over at iTunes-search Tongues of Fire Podcast
-Comments are now live on Pastor Paul's Blog.
-Introduction-Hostess with the Mostest (Most High)-The title of the Podcast 'Tongues of Fire' taken from the scriptures in the New Testament, Acts 2:1-4
When the day of Pentecost had come,
they were all together in one place.
And suddenly from heaven there came a sound
like the rush of a violent wind,
and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them,and a tongue rested on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak
in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Quoted Scriptures within the episode:
Genesis 1:1-2
Proverbs 18:24
Psalms 38:11

Original Music written and performed by 'Dove'.

Pastor Paul's Message titled 'Friends'-originally recorded during his Disciples Ministry Church Mission service on a Friday evening on February 6, 1987. Some points of the message include:

-We all agree we need friends.
-Psalms 38:11-Friends become scarce when you are in trouble.
-How unworthy we all are as friends.
-The friendship of the world is a show.
-The closer you get to a real friend, in Jesus, the more you see your lack of being a friend.
-Jesus is a faithful friend.
-The reasons:
-True friendships can only come from true men, whose hearts are the soul of their honor.
-True friends are faithful to tell us of our faults, they do not fawn as hypocrites.
-A friend will warn you of the dangers ahead.
-A friend will prick your conscience.
-You can have confidences with a friend.
-Be friends with all men the best that is within you.
-Friendships of ignorance do not last.
-Real friendships lie in deeds not compliments.
-Build friendships on firm foundations-one block at a time.
-The quality of your friends will be equal to the quality of your enemies:
-Cold Friends/Cold Enemies-Half Friends/Half Enemies-Hot Friends/Hot Enemies
-What a friend we have in Jesus and let's stop lying to one another-at least so much.
-He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
-The bible says that Jesus who owned everything became a worm.
-Instead of giving your enemies so much attention, why not give your friends some attention?

Thank you for joining us today on Pentecost. The Introductory Episode 00 of our 'not so perfect podcast' Tongues of Fire
Special Thank you to Mitch Joel-Twist Image Podcast-Six Pixels Of Separation for his visionary insights of New Media inspiring 'newbies'. And thank you to the 'Podcasting for Dummies authors Tee Morris and Evo Terra' whose book was my podcasting bible.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Retro Blogging March 16th-May 16th

Two months to the day, March 16, 2007...
Using Google, I searched for 'Online Marketing'. I found an article about Mitch Joel of
Twist Image at iMedia Connection-connecting the marketing community-describing him and the Marketing Workshop. He was the Keynote Speaker. A link to network for retailers online-described the Online Marketing Workshop to be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.

At this point my interest is peaked!
I need to understand the scope of online marketing for
Pastor Paul's Mission. I created the web presence. I do not understand code. I read Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 book by Jim Buyens . Web presence would bring awareness to Pastor Paul's Mission and it's free food distribution to the poor. With that in mind I read the book and followed it's direction. I do not have graphic arts training. Using a simple plan, 60's colors, historic pictures, and daily prayers, I was determined the create the presence.

Pastor Paul's Mission web presence is up...
The cassette tapes of Pastor Paul's recorded analog messages need to be moved to the computer and encoded into formats; Windows Media, Real Player, MP3, and QuickTime. They are to be streaming on demand. Passion begins to take over because I love Pastor Paul's Messages!

Streaming Messages work now E-commerce is next...
E-commerce instead of fundraising will raise revenues because everyone loves to shop-except me.
MonsterCommerce shopping cart software, it's perfect, and it is easy to use. Doba product sourcing simplified is the answer for product merchandising. Pastor Paul's Club is the online store where 'Purchases Support Programs'-it's coming together.

No one is shopping-Why?
Online Marketing is the next step. That brings me back to Mitch Joel at
Twist Image. I put him in my favorites but did not keep the workshop link. I remembered the workshop is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.

I Make the Call:
Me: "Hello, I am looking for the Online Marketing Workshop to be held at the hotel on April 18-20th. I misplaced the information and do not know the name of the workshop sponsor, could you help me?"

Receptionist: "No I can't give out that information."

Me: "Why? I plan to stay at the hotel two nights, eat at the restaurants, buy gifts in the hotel store, and continually visit the Constant Grind Coffee stand. As your motto states, I plan to have 'a Rockin Time' ".

Receptionist: 'It's our policy, I can't give that information out, I'm sorry.'

I have an internal conversation.
Our policy, that does not make sense. I was going to book a room and spend money in the hotel. Later, much later, it dawned on me. The Hotel has many guest celebrities many of which are 'Rock Stars'. Marketing Magazine called Mick Joel, I mean Mitch Joel, 'Canada's Rock Star of Digital Marketing'. Could it be that the receptionist was just following policy because she thought I was a crazed groupie looking for Mitch? Yes...

A few weeks later suffering from internal nagging...
'You need to attend that cannot learn online marketing from a book, it could take too long...just call again.' The date is Friday April 13th and I am feelin' lucky. It is less than one week from the date of the conference, by this time the cost is thru the roof.

I Make the Call:
Me: "Hello I am calling about a workshop that will be held at the hotel on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. I need to attend it and I must register and I misplaced the information, could you find the name of the organization please?"

Receptionist: "Sure let me look...(a long pause, too long) I cannot find that information."

Me: "Can you ask someone else who may know, it is important for me to attend this workshop."

Receptionist: "Sure, can I put you on hold?...(longer pause) The organization is"

Me: "Thank you so much!!! Oh, I almost forgot, I need to reserve a room."

Receptionist: "We are all booked. I think it's because Ray Ramono (Everyone Loves Raymond) is here."

Me: "Thank you so much for your help. I will check with the Holiday Inn-I'll rent a car."