Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Phantom Phones-Trick Or Treats-Out Of Your Gourd

Phantom Phones

Today is Halloween one of America's most celebrated holidays. Many people will attend parties, dress in costume, and play games. Many children will go trick or treating collecting copious amounts of candy from neighbors, friends, and vendors. In an attempt to once again find some enthusiasm for Halloween I have decided to be a virtual phone, a phantom phone. It is exciting to think that I can call people all over the world virtually without the need to own a phone.

Besides trying to regain the enthusiasm of my youth, what prompted this decision? Clearly it is a desperate attempt to be one with a phone. I am attempting to understand one of the most obsessive objects of our world today. By thinking, feeling and experiencing being a virtual phone, a phantom phone, I may come to realize the necessity to own one.

To do this I need Constantin Stanislavsky and the method actor's search for 'inner truth.' Since I do not like phones, in order to understand them (since I need to get one) I will be one. This makes perfect sense. It is time for some good vibrations. Not necessarily phantom vibrations, but I have to go with what I have and that is Halloween a holiday where I can find my inner child in an attempt to find 'inner' truth. Whatever...

After reading and hearing about the phantom phone, virtual phone, I was intrigued by it's virtual phone vibrations. To quote an abc News article titled:" Phantom' Cell Phone Sensations: Mind Over Matter"

''Like the phantom limb phenomenon, mysterious cell phone vibrations can also be explained by changing nerve connections in the brain.

'Cell phones enter into the neuromatrix of the body -- they become appendages,' says Barr.

So when you leave your cell phone at home, the brain interprets it as it would a phantom limb -- it's not present, but you feel as though it is.

'It's an interesting technological statement about society that our machines are becoming part of us," says Barr.'"

This is my argument for not having a phone. I do not want a phone to be another appendage wiring my brain using Pavlovian conditioning. I continue to think 'I do not need a phone'. I have fought the good fight and I am loosing. So like the old adage, 'if you can't beat them join them, my Halloween epigram (an adage with a twist), is 'if you can't beat them, be them'.

Trick or Treats
By contrast remembering the days of my youth, my enthusiasm for Halloween was at it's peak. The idea of a virtual phone did not even exist. I was in the respected company of costumed Gypsies,Tramps and Thieves. At 10 years old Halloween's Trick or Treats was taken seriously at least by me and my sister Jill who was 4 years my junior. We would hurry right home after school. Then assemble full make-up, costume, flashlights and pillow cases to stash the loot (treats). No paper bags for us, we would not risk a breaking bag. Our Gypsy costumes were (truly authentic (in our opinions) complete with scarves, bangles, beads, and full length gypsy skirts. We were on a mission-To fill the bag.

Planning our route we agreed: to go until our pillow cases were full, to walk around crowds of people in our way, to keep moving and not waste time, and the number one thing not to do, eat any treats until we were back home. We had to have an accurate count for later distribution. Time was of the essence. After about 3 hours of intensive treating, no tricks here that was a time waster, Jill would be the messenger to go home to tell Mom the mission was almost accomplished with only a few more houses to go. Only after no one was in sight and a full (pillow) case of candy, it was time to go home. Mission accomplished, now it was time, to sort, to count, and to distribute the treats. The 'Gypsies' Mission was finished.

Recently, Jill was recognized as one of Chicago's top ten Realtors. Asked to fill out her profile her lack of educational degrees was embarrassing for her. Becoming successful without a degree was hard to explain. After she told me her circumstance I advised her to put down her entrepreneurial Gypsy experience in her formative years soliciting free food, transporting it, warehousing it, and the giving it away. I was sure that would look good in her profile. She had some doubts.

Out Of Your Gourd
It would not be right to end Halloween without a game. To add intrigue to enthusiasm I have created the perfect game, 'You Are Out Of Your Gourd'. For marketing purposes I have already dropped the 'You Are' and went with the a later version of 'Out Of Your Gourd'.

I combined the game concepts of Twister, Guess Who, and Musical Chairs. You could say it is a Social Networking Game. The principle is to build up the group by remembering names and engaging in conversation by moving from chair to chair and loosing your own identity 'gourd'. The winner is recognized by the other players by a shout out
, "You are 'Out Of Your Gourd''. I am hoping to win an award or at least be recognized for the Pavlovian conditioning response by the winner for seeking an otherwise negative identity. However, I know generation Y will recognize its value and that may be the best reward yet.
What you need:
  1. players
  2. gourds
  3. chairs
  4. music
Note:a reel of pre-recorded short parts of songs is recommended, otherwise one person must start and stop the music (now you have the vulnerable human factor).

How to play:
  1. choose a gourd-your identity-put a mark on it (no sixes please)
  2. choose a seat
  3. start the music
  4. engage in conversation with the person to your left (only in the beginning)
  5. the conversation must be the same with each person for later purposes
  6. exchange gourds
  7. continue to start and stop the music
  8. exchange seats
  9. continue this until all players have been engaged by all players with an identifying conversation
  10. When a player thinks they have engaged every other player, can identify them with the identifying conversation, does not have their own gourd they will shout out 'I Am Out Of My Gourd'
  11. At that crucial time they must identify each person, each identifiable conversation and hold up someone else's gourd with their right hand in the air like a trophy.
  12. When all of these requirements have been met, 'friends you will be looking at a winner.'
  13. The music must stop, all must stand and with a shout of admiration in unison the victory shout is ''You are 'Out Of Your Gourd'".
  14. The winner gets all the gourds but their own and the one who has the winner's gourd gets to keep it as a keepsake to be cherished forever.
There you have it Halloween Prime Time. I am sending you good vibrations. I hope this Halloween you reflect on these important principles: fill the bag, keep moving, eat later, engage in identifiable conversations, leave your phone at home (I will call you), you will always have enough to give away and laugh out loud when you hear someone say, "You Are 'Out Of Your Gourd'' you have just crossed paths with a winner :-D

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rollerblade bottle tune guy

'Today is the day the Lord has made rejoice and be glad in it...Rollerblades, Mozart, Go for it!'

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast -Episode #22-Promise X

Welcome to Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #22-Promise X.

Pastor Paul speaks about the Parable of the Sower taken from Mathew 13:1-9. The explanation of the parable is given in Mathew 13:18-21.

The analogy of the seed, the word of God, and the conditions of the ground, the heart receiving the word, describes many situations affecting the final yield of the fruit. When we read this parable we can gain insights into how and why these conditions take shape in our hearts and minds. At the end of the parable He asks, 'He who has ears let him hear.' Spiritual ears hear and understand.

Pastor Paul describes how we are quick to judge and he says, 'God does not judge like people do or there would be a waiting line to hell.' We are quick to judge by appearances. The Bible says that God is not a respecter of persons. He sees us differently than we see ourselves. He knows us completely, our mind and heart. He knows our needs. Most of the time we do not know our own needs. We make futile attempts to get satisfaction through our flesh. It is important for us to commune with God to receive His peace.

Christ said, 'I did not come into the world to judge it, but to save it.' Many times we look at people and judge God, or look at God and judge people. We should press forward to the high mark the calling in Christ and see Him only. Seek and know God for yourself having spiritual ears. 'Are you listening?', Pastor Paul asks.

You may hear the Lord say, 'Drop dead' to yourself, your mind, and your heart. Our faith must be renewed daily washed by the water of the word. It is important to read the Bible to commune with God and understand Him. By faith we should look at each day as a new beginning dying to old habits, negative thoughts and influences by renewing our mind. Pastor Paul uses the example of a 'noisy mind'. In the Bible the Lord says, 'Hush be still and know that I am God.' To receive His peace is to control and discipline our mind having the mind of Christ-forward thinking. It says in the bible, 'He resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem.' His mind did not waver. He was resolute.

Jerusalem was His destiny. Our destiny is His Jerusalem.

Scriptures quoted within Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #22-Promise X.

Mathew 13:9
Mathew 13:1-23
John 6:44
John 6:45-51
Psalm 62:5
Isaiah 40:31
Acts 12:6-7
Acts 12:21

The message, Promise X, was originally recorded July 1987.

Running Time: 1:32:03 File Size: 84.2 MB

Music is written and performed by Dove.

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Special links referred to in the Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #22-Promise X.

The following are listed on Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits CD:
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Manufactured by Columbia Records
Legacy Recordings
Vic Anesini (mastering engineer) @Sony Music Studios, NYC
Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
'Besides Sony BMG, I must obtain additional permission from the Music Publisher; who would that be?)
Sony BMG-Licensing Form

George Carlin
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis
Frère Jacques Are You Sleeping
Mojo's Musical Mouseum Copyrights
Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission
Superman IV
Good Soil
Billy Holiday-'All of Me'
Felix (not the cat)
Truckloads of Potatoes
Deodorant in Socks

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God Bless you until next Friday.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Loose Ends

Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz will be our closing prayer for Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #22-Promise X. It will post tomorrow, Friday October 26th 2007.

Have you made any promises lately? God has. Join me and the Tongues of Fire Community for another one of Pastor Paul's inspiring messages. I am recording the episode now.

A special thank you to George Carlin for his inspirational material and 'incredibly good looking picture' posted on Tuesday October 23rd at Pastor Paul's Blog titled 'No Subject'. The story behind the's in the post. George Carlin's material was in Pastor Paul's email, I was inspired, I posted it (without permission from George).

I am hoping I have not infringed on your copyrights George! If I have please forgive me. I do not want to pull it. It is too good! Please let me know.

I would love to send you the gifts I linked to in the blog-'I love you' (musical rose) and 'hold hands' (body moisturizer).

Bless You,
I Promise (X) to keep my religion to myself.

Jeanine Arnopoulos
The Hostess with the Mostest
Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast

PS This is my second blog for the week-My commitment on Blog Action Day. There are no links here because I am posting from YouTube.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No Subject

As I was sharpening my pencils this morning while unblocking my thoughts, I began to reflect about the subject of today's blog, 'No Subject'...just empty white cyberspace. I realized that I had been distracted by loose ends. Recognizing that I had more loose ends than a weavers beam, (and really, how many of those are around today, although I did see one on the Fresh Art Tour at the Hilsgen Family Farm), I decided to get caught up on current events.

I know what you are thinking, digg. No, but digg has contributed to my loose ends. I started reading Ezekiel 13:1-7.

Then, I remembered the email Pastor Paul had received yesterday from someone with the Subject: 'Very Inspiring! I thought, now that is a subject. Since mine was 'No Subject' that is very uninspiring, I wanted that one. So here it is:

george A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little,
watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,
big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember, to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least
8 people....Who cares? (End)

Feeling inspired, I have a subject for my next blog; 'Loose Ends'. However, this is subject to another one of Pastor Paul's emails.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sam Cooke - Blowin' in the Wind

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #21-Salt

Welcome to Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #21-Salt.

Can the world be next to you and not know you are there? Has your salt shaker lost it's savor overnight? Has your faith been tried lately?

These are a few of the questions Pastor Paul's message 'Salt' opens up to us like wounds that need healing. Both as a preventative and preservative application, salt cures. In the messages he uses the example of rubbing salt on meat to preserve it. It dissolves into the meat and is invisible, but the meat takes on the salty properties and is cured. Have you rubbed off on anyone lately?

Many people leave at the first indication of persecution. We are encouraged by Christ's example. During His Sermon on the Mount in
Mathew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes many left Him after He said,

Mathew 5:3-12
'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'
'Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.'
'Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.'
'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.'
'Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.'
'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.'
'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.'
'Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'
'Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.'

When many leave, the few who remain have a deeper richer commitment. The 'Salt of the Earth' will do good with earnest vitality and be known by their fruit.

Scriptures quoted within Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #21-Salt.

Mathew 5:13
'You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.'

The message, Salt, was originally recorded June 1987.

Running Time: 1:36:35 File Size: 88.4 MB

Music is written and performed by Dove.

Listen to Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #21-Salt.

I am your Hostess with the Mostest Jeanine Arnopoulos coming to you from Spirited North Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Special links referred to in the Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #21-Salt.

Salt of the Earth
Hobo Bus
Salt Shaker
TV Media
Las Vegas

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God Bless you until next Friday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blog Action Day...Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

Yesterday morning I spent my time pouring over blogs posted on 'Blog Action Day.' I like to think of 'Blog Action Day' as 'Debut Two'. It is my second blog post. I think of it as an inaugural to my blogging commitment. I owned the day. I made a commitment to blog in the future. It is a new beginning. The subject of the environment was the catalyst. Pastor Paul's Mission would be the bi-product. Both are important to me. At the time, I did not know how to tie them together. I did not see the forest for the trees. It finally occurred to me. Pastor Paul's Mission recycles millions of pounds of food each year that is destined for landfills. The mission represents a solution to a problem with the environment which is waste. I wondered what other bloggers would write.

I started by reading the posts of bloggers who committed to post on October 15, 2007 'Blog Action Day.'
On August 14, 2007 the first day of enrollment 27 bloggers committed to post. Committing two months prior, I thought they were the dedicated bloggers who caught the vision. I read them all. Prior to this I had only read a couple of blogs, and one consistently. I liked two posts and found them helpful; Young Go'5 Innovative Environment Business Ideas' and Copyblogger-'The Butterfly Effect'. I read the next day's enrollment of August 15 totaling 8. I liked'You the Consumer'. The organizers of 'Blog Action Day' promoted it and following up with lists of bloggers enrolled and committed totaling over 16,0000. I wanted to read them all. Realistically, I Google searched 'Blog Action Day' and found some media articles and controversial posts.

While reading some I had to laugh out loud. I read Washington City Paper's-'The Folly of Blog Action Day', Spectator.Co.Uk-'Green and Greener', and finally, Iain Dale's Diary-'Why I Boycott Blog Action Days and Number Ten Petitions'. I had to read on about 'Number Ten Petitions' that sounded really interesting. A real 'boycotter' imagine that, unfortunately he was boycotting the day that inspired me to blog! It did not really matter to me that he was boycotting 'Blog Action Day'. The whole matter was quite intriguing. I had a 'newbie' fresh perspective, an
uneducated enlightened attitude, with blind enthusiasm, willing to laugh at adversity and the fiery words of the enemy.

At first I was prompted by the idea that thousands of other bloggers were blogging. The marketing got my attention. Next, I liked the idea of the cosmic energy of the master consciousness (God) linked with thousands of minds at the same time focusing on one issue (praying).
The posts reaching toward heaven for answers and help to a serious problem. I disregarded my negative skepticism about the marketing of the day, recent political events, and fundraising opportunities. My time had come I had procrastinated enough. It was time for action...It was 'Blog Action Day.' I received the call to action. I made it personal.(It called to me.) I owned it.

The two paramount issues were the environment and Pastor Paul's Mission, a perfect combination. Economically the solution is supply and demand. An over supply distributed to needed demand. Excess food eliminating hunger. In most cases food is over produced and not spoiled. One problem solves the other. Providing food to hungry people that would otherwise be dumped in a landfill. This is efficient and the right thing to do. It is funny because at first I did not see the correlation even though I spoke about it many times referencing salvageable food.

I reflected back 20 years about my own experience as a volunteer. I picked up day old bread at a grocery store. We would put it in bags that we distributed at a 'Bread Run'. We used an empty bus to transport bags filled with bread. Volunteers distributed the bags on a designated corner in a poor neighborhood once a week to hungry needy people.

One day while picking up day old bread I spotted a dumpster surrounded by cases of fresh vegetables and bags of potatoes and onions. I managed to pack my 'old' car completely. (If I had a 'new' car I would have hesitated or probably not picked them up because they needed to be sorted.) Like the dumpster, I was totally surrounded by cases of vegetables. I went to Pastor Paul's Mission excited to unload the 'booty'. After sorting the produce, we found very little waste. While giving the food to people at the next 'Bread Run', I experienced the same feeling I had when I first came to the church to volunteer, this was important and my eyes were open.

Here were people who needed and appreciated the food that I dug out of the dumpster and rescued from the landfill. I kept up my dumpster diving. I believe it was the catalyst, the prayer in action, that opened the windows of heaven to bless our mission with millions of pounds of produce in the future. It is a spiritual law that if you are faithful with a little, you will be given more. Just like it is a spiritual law that it is more blessed to give than receive.

As for 'Blog Action Day' will it be defined reminiscing a faded memory. Or will it be the spark to ignite the call to action in the hearts of those who are willing to go the distance while lighting their path is the spiritual law of Love. Time will tell.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Green Queen-Dumpster Diva-Free Glee

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Green Queen Jeanine
Today is October 15th 'Blog Action Day' , the day we joined Pastor Paul's Blog with over 16,000 Bloggers to blog about the environment. My adopted title, Green Queen Jeanine, is a reflection of my focused state of mind. My assignment (assigned by me) is to write about the 'Environment'. Today is my 'Blog Debut Two'. (I am noticing the frequent rhyming and am somewhat distracted, but I am going to forge ahead.) First a little history...

I have written a few other blogs, but posted only one, 'Retro Blogging March 16th-May 16th'. At that time I attempted to write a single blog covering a two month period. I will have to admit here and now, I have not gone to any blog unconferences, or listened to any blog how-to podcasts, and I have no experience in blogging. I do enjoy learning from experience as I go.
However, I do read one blog consistently and I frequently refer to my Blogging For Dummies book that I find invaluable (I love the cartoons). Still, I know I am a little rough around the edges, so please bear (bare) with me. Today is a new Blog Beginning like a Blog Holiday, just as important as Columbus Day in the United States. I am discovering my voice. I am joining the voices of thousands of bloggers...(get to the environment...I will in a minute.)

I will be digging my 'Blog Action Day.' Forevermore (sounds like a really long time), I will be churning out a minimum of 'Two Blogs' a week to commemorate my 'Blog Debut Two' and the inaugural 'Blog Action Day'. I owe this moment in time to the environment and to the thousands of bloggers who are writing today. (I can hear the thunder of keyboards, especially the backspace and delete buttons. Editing is peaking and the links are colorful.) First, my debt to the environment that allows me to live, explore, grow and develop; and my debt to bloggers that inspire me to blog, to write about issues important to me, to explore unchartered cyberspace. My gratitude is for the confidence I gain with every word I write. (It is hitting the post button that takes courage. Let me go on...)

Today, I am joining thousands of bloggers who I hope to meet some day. (Until then, I should probably start to read their blogs.) Together we will make history by making a statement about the environment and defining ourselves as a single authoritative voice. Actions do speak louder than words, unless you are a blogger, then, your words speak actions, that inspire more actions, unless they rhyme, then they inspire songwriters or poets who can be slow to act. But, keep in mind, songwriters and poets are like eagles which are the only birds that can lock their wings and wait for the right wind. They wait for the updraft and never have to flap their wings, they just soar. They inspire dance.

Today's bloggers combined conscious words in their blogs call to action will change the hearts and minds of people everywhere to clean up their act and stop; destroying the environment, littering, wasting valuable resources, polluting, and burying garbage everywhere. I am beginning to see bloggers as guides who share their insights drawing on the master consciousness. Their words inspiring actions. Actions speaking louder than words. And this blog, Pastor Paul's Blog, will be one of the thousands tapping into the master consciousness focusing on the environment. God bless all the bloggers who are writing today about God's creation the earth affectionately known as Mother Earth (by many baby boomer's such as me).

Dumpster Diva
The matter of the environment brings me to Pastor Paul's Mission. It is a community near and dear to my heart consisting of hungry people and salvaged food. Speaking from over 20 years experience, I like to think of myself as a Dumpster Diva. A Dumpster Diva is a female who finds salvageable food destined for the dumpster and where necessary will rescue it from the dumpster separating the good from the bad (one for good two for bad) and distributing it to hungry people. She specializes in perishables that have a short life and have special handling requirements making them the most difficult and expensive food to salvage. The food is similar to the people it serves both are perishing.

What makes a good Dumpster Diva? A college degree or extensive experience is not needed. Superior strength is not necessary. A sharp mind or a quick wit are seldom used. Physical attractiveness, designer clothing, and expensive jewelry would get in the way in most cases. Then, what makes a good Dumpster Diva? It is all in the attitude.

You must be mission minded having a positive mental attitude. After having defined your goal to feed hungry people, you must be determined to do so even if it means crawling in a dumpster and wading in garbage up to your elbows. No bangle bracelets here ladies. Although plastic gloves are clearly a career wardrobe item. Be prepared to go that extra mile or two. It makes finding a comfortable pair of shoes an even bigger reward-no flip-flops please.

While you are going the extra mile keep the faith. You will find yourself becoming more enthusiastic with every box of produce that has maybe one rotten apple. You will develop a creative vision by learning from adversity. The creative vision comes to fruition when you distribute food, that would have been thrown out and wasted, to hungry people who appreciate it. The food is valuable.

Today on October 15th 'Blog Action Day', I am calling out to females everywhere; generation y-bring your games, generation x-bring your phones, baby boomers...bring yourself and wear your tie-dyed t-shirts and put flowers in your hair (no we are not going to San Francisco). It is time to save the Earth by feeding hungry people food that is salvageable and fearlessly Dumpster Diving where no man has gone before-can I get an Amen!

Free Glee
When you know to do good and you do it, you get Free Glee....The best things in life are free.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #20-Hearts

Welcome to Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #20-Hearts.

What is your heart set on today? When we have our heart set on something and it doesn't work out, or even if it does work out, we can experience depression. It is because we are always looking for something new. These are our attempts to satisfy the flesh. Have you found yourself saying, I can't get no satisfaction. I know what you are thinking-great name for a song-no-a great diagnosis for the flesh.

We can not satisfy the flesh with enough food, enough companionship, enough money, enough popularity, enough power...enough of enough. It is only through the power of the Spirit that we are able to be satisfied. The Spirit will take us beyond the bounds of the flesh into a truthful place of awareness that awakens our faith. Instead of being bound we are free. Freedom satisfies.

When we loose heart and our soul faints our faith has slipped away. We are traveling in flesh mode trying to get satisfaction. It doesn't work. We feel defeated, lost or let down. On the other hand, if we set our heart and soul to seek God, we will get our answer to the will of God. We can rest assured it will all work out as we move in faith-not by sight.

Everyday we must seek the Lord. Many times we do not seek Him because He will give us something to do. We can count on it. He will give us something to do with the talents we have for those who have needs.

David said to the princes of Israel, 'Seek your God.' In order to know what to do we must seek Him. Is anything little in the service of God? We do not always understand everything because many times we will not do the little things for God that mean a whole lot. The little things inspire the bigger things. Nothing is little in the service of God. Jesus uses the example of giving a child a glass of water. Many times
we remember the little things.

A move of God is when we start to move with God.

Scriptures quoted within Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #20-Hearts.

I Chronicles 22:19
'Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Go and build the sanctuary of the Lord God so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the Lord.'

The message, Hearts, was originally recorded May 1988.

Running Time: 1:25 File Size: 77.8 MB

Music is written and performed by Dove.

Listen to Tongues of Fire-Pastor Paul's Podcast-Episode #20-Hearts.

I am your Hostess with the Mostest Jeanine Arnopoulos coming to you from Spirited North Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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