Friday, October 01, 2004

Quote For Today

Martha Washington Speaks:

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not our circumstances."

Jasper Speaks:

That is so true. My parents have had so little all their lives but are among the happiest people I know. Life is what you make it. As Paul says, we need to find contentment in all things.
Useless Fact For October 1

The Fact Speaks:

Each red blood cell lives an average of 4 months and travels between the lungs and other tissues 75,000 times before returning to the bone marrow to die.

Jasper Speaks:

It is so sad when my red blood cells die. :(

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Quote For Today

D.L. Moody Speaks:

"The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ."
Useless Fact For September 30

The Fact Speaks:

The taboo against whistling backstage comes from the pre-electricity era when a whistle was the signal for the curtains and the scenery to drop. An unexpected whistle could cause an unexpected scene change.

Jasper Speaks:

Now I wonder where the problem with saying Macbeth started!

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Quote For Today

C.S. Lewis Speaks:

"Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done."

Jasper Speaks:

A good reminder to us that we need to start everyday with time with God.
Useless Fact For Septemebr 29

The Fact Speaks:

If you stacked one million $1 dollar bills, the pile of money would weigh 2,040.8 pounds. If you used $100 dollar bills, the stack would weigh only 20.4 pounds.

Jasper Speaks:
Another one to chuck up to the" how does that work?" file.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Quote For Today

Canon Frederic Donaldson Speaks:

The 7 Modern Sins:

*Politics without principles
*Pleasures without conscience
*Wealth without work
*Knowledge without character
*Industry without morality
*Science without humanity
*Worship without sacrifice.


Jasper Speaks:

That is deep. I was pretty convicted when I read worship without sacrifice. How often do we worship and just do it from habit? Hmmm ... pretty good QOT stuff there.
Useless Fact For September 28

The Fact Speaks:

What are teeth made of?

Teeth have to be very hard to withstand all the chewing and crunching of food. The hard material of the tooth is composed of calcium, phosphorus, and other mineral salts. The material in the majority of the tooth is called dentine. The hard, shiny layer that you brush is called the enamel.
Teeth have two basic parts, a root to anchor the tooth to the jaw and a crown above the gum line. The root is covered with a hard material called cementum. At the center of each tooth is an area with nerves, arteries and veins called the dental pulp.


Jasper Speaks:

I had a root canal today so teeth are on my mind. $1000 just for one tooth to be fixed. It wasn't even a full hour of work. I should have been a dentist.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Quote For Today

John Wesley Speaks:

"The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness."

Jasper Speaks:

How often our lives would be better off if we just started off things in prayer. I am learning a lot about defeating sin because of "preemptive praying". If we can learn to pray first, the battles of life will be easier won.

Useless Fact For September 27

The Fact Speaks:

Hair goes gray because pigment cells in the hair base at the roots of the hair stop producing melanin.

It doesn't matter if you are fair-haired or dark-haired you have the same chances of getting gray hair. However, it is more noticeable in darker haired people.

Graying of the hair generally starts at the age of around 30 for males and 35 for females however since the onset of this phenomena varies greatly from person to person, age is not the most accurate indicator.
The graying of hair appears to be genetically determined but the connection isn't at all clear.

So for now, your hair turning gray is just one of those mysteries of science that we have yet to solve. But salt and pepper hair always did look distinguished.

Poliosis is the graying of the hair. It comes from polios, the Greek word for "gray."

Jasper Speaks:

I will turn 35 in just a few weeks. I am not going gray very much. I do find a stray hair here and there. For me my hair isn't so much turning gray as it is turning loose.
Our Trip To Boston In The Fall



Jasper Speaks:


We just got back from a trip to Boston with some of our favorite people in the world. We went with our friends Nate and Ange who live in Waterboro near us, our friend Jessica from Rhode Island, and KTO who is a former youth group kid who is going to school at ENC in Quincy Mass. KTO is a special girl and we are so excited that she can be our friend and not just a student in our ministry now that she is out of the youth group. She calls us mom and dad and I tell you we feel love for her like she was our own.

All in all it was a relaxing little trip. We had dinner together on Friday night and then all went back and shared a couple of hotel rooms. The next morning we had breakfast at IHOP and took the "T" to Quincy Market. We stayed in that area all day. We shopped and went to the IMAX theater.

Jess went back to Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon. KTO was doing childcare for a 40 Days of Purpose meeting on her campus so we dropped her off there. Nate, Ange, Kendra and I went out to dinner at a nice steak house in Saugus Mass. We had a fun filled trip home. GONE! FUDRUCKER'S! FUDRUCKERS! FUDRUCKERS! It was a much needed stress free time away and it was wonderful. It makes me very thankful for such wonderful friends in our life!