Kwik-E-Marts in Richmond?

Are Kwik-E-Marts coming to Richmond?  Probably not, but I thought the article was interesting.

 But at a company event yesterday in Richmond, officials showcased their planned promotional ef- forts with major upcoming films, including “The Simpsons Movie.”

If all goes as planned, the convenience store chain plans to refit 11 stores across the U.S. — Richmond is an unlikely choice — to resemble the front of the Kwik-E-Mart, the convenience store that Homer and other characters frequent in the classic cartoon TV series.

Customers also will be able to buy products inspired by the nearly two-decades-old show, including KrustyO’s cereal, Buzz Cola and iced Squishees (the cup says Squishee, but the contents will be Slurpee).

I never watched the simpsons, but I saw this linked off another blog that thought it neat that they would announce it in Richmond. 


Why don’t people move over?

Why don't people move over?  When I'm getting in my car parked by the side of the road, why don't people move over into the other lane when they are the only person on the road to be seen (yes, it is a 4-lane road)?  Why don't people move over when I'm riding my bike (again, 4-lane road)?


Think Your Witnessing Doesn’t Matter?

Pastor Zack mentioned this story today and I decided I had to google around for it and share it with everyone.  It is the story of a man named Mr. Jenner, George St., Syndey Australia, and witnessing.

They went to meet Mr. Jenner, now an old man who was dying of Parkinson’s disease. He was a humble man filled with the love of Christ. He told them, “for about twenty-five years I have been speaking to at least ten people a day. I have only one line of approach. I have spoken to hundreds a year. I have spoken to thousands over the years.” With tears in his eyes he said, “Do you know what? I have never lead anyone to Christ.”

Go read the story and see what you think.  It should serve as an ecouragement to everyone wondering about not bearing fruit and witnessing. 

[Update 2007-03-25 21:32:06] I found another site with the story on the internet and wanted to share it.  The details are below.

Here’s another link to another site with the same story. That same site had audio andvideo files they allow people to share (yay!).  I’ve decided to mirror them on my website.  As they say, feel free to download them, enjoy them, and share them.

Mr. Frank Jenner, George St., and Witnessing Encouragement (2mb mp3)
Mr. Frank Jenner, George St., and Witnessing Encouragement (6mb wmv)

[Update 04-19-2007  16:20:38] I have a new feature so I decided to offer the video here to watch streaming.  I hope you enjoy it.



I'm looking for a new computer.  A laptop to be specific.  Here's what I'd like:

  • AMD 64 bit processor
  • ultra portable (12 or so inch screen, but I'm willing to be flexible)
  • 1 GB RAM (minimum…2GB would be nice)
  • 100 GB or so hard drive
  • Built in support for 802.11x (a, b, g)
  • A docking station
  • Preinstalled with Ubuntu Lunix
  • I'd like it to be black
  • under $2,000

So far, I've found this one from system76.  I thought I would post here to see if anyone else had ideas on where I could find what I'm looking for.

Al Gore — What a hypocrite!

I was reading WorldNetDaily today when I came across this article on Al Gore.  Yep, that Al Gore.  The Internet Guy.  The global warming guy.  The Frankenstein clapper guy.  I digress…..

 Well, he testified before a Senate Committee yesterday.  One of the Senators (the chair actually) asked Gore if HE was willing to CHANGE his life to save the planet.  Gore's response:  No.  Here is the exact pledge the Senator asked Mr. Internet Creator Gore:

As a believer:

  • that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
  • that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
  • that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.

Why did he write the pledge the way he did?  Well, it turns out that Al Gore's home in Nashville consumes more electricity in one month than the average house in America does in an entire year.

I think I'll think about considering believing in global warming when those who preach it start to change their life.


Standing on the Promises — Lyrics

Every time we sing the hymn Standing on the Promises, it bothers me.  I remember the lyrics for the chorus like this:

Standing, standing,
standing on the promises of Christ my Savior;
standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

But the current edition of the Baptist Hymnal has the chorus like this:

Standing, standing,
standing on the promises of God my Savior;
standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

How about you?  How do you remember the lyrics to this song?