"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." -Proverbs 12:25

"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." -Proverbs 12:25
Midnight Blue (1963): Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga. Midnight Blue is one of Burrell’s best-known works for Blue Note Records. In 2005, NPR included the album in its "Basic Jazz Library", describing it as "one of the great jazzy blues records".

He said, She said...

"You are not designed for everyone to like you - Wise Man Phil

FRAGILE: Sting, Yo Yo Ma, Dominic Miller & Chris Botti

Friday, September 21, 2012

140 Characters or Less. #365

Short: brief or concise; as in writing.

Twitter is here to stay!

I know, I know; your welcome for the news flash. My nickname is Captain Obvious. All kidding a side, social media is something this new generation was born with. They will never know a world where Facebook, Instagram and Twitter isn't present. I don't think this a bad thing but I do believe that this fact presents a challenge for us to connect with people in a world that is consuming their information at the speed of light. Going forward we have to be smart and keep our message
short, and concise, to capture just a few minutes of people's attention.

Below is an example of a "team effort" that is trying to do it's part to do just that.

Roy Hall 

Over the past three years Roy Hall, ex-OSU wide receiver standout and ex-Cincinnati Bengals starting wide out, and I have worked together on different projects and have become great friends.

Friends with a vision.

One of our visions is to write a book that will aid people in drawing closer to God one day at a time.

We're collaborating on it as we speak.

The book title is; "Growing Closer to God; 140 Characters or Less. #365."

Its our belief that people want to draw closer to God but often find it difficult or overwhelming to find a starting point. We believe it is simple. Accept God into your heart, and begin a new life that is centered around prayer and reading his word. An easy way to start reading his word is to read a chapter a day out of the book of Proverbs. There are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs with the longest chapter being 31 verses. We also believe attending a church that preaches God's word and spending time with other believers in a small weekly group to be vital. Along with all this we observed that beginners, like long time Christians, find it helpful to read a daily devotional that fits the needs of their fast pace lives. We are not the first people to think of this. I know; news flash. 

Captain Obvious strikes again.

Our 365 daily devotional will use tweets that Roy has tweeted over the last 2-3 years along with a scripture verse, and a word of the day, all tied together with a daily devotional that is no longer than 300 words.      

That's it.


Finally, Roy and I would appreciate everyone's prayers for changed lives, small or large, because of our book. That would be the ultimate success in this endeavor.

Below is the first devotional: grow and enjoy!

Day #1

140 Characters or Less. #365

      (Tweet)   "Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, I want to say thank you for my life. I love you more than anything. Amen!" #RH8

     (Scripture)  "Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth. For he loves us with unfailing love; the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever."  -Psalm 117:1-2    

(Word Definition)   Anything: Any thing whatever; something,  no matter what: Do you have anything for a toothache?

      (Daily Devotional)
In the God's word, the bible, there are 1189 chapters (920 old/260 new testament). There are roughly 31,173 verses in the bible. The middle verse in the bible is Psalm 118:8; "It is better to trust the Lord than put confidence in people." The middle chapter in the bible, Psalm 117:1-2, is today's scripture you just read commanding us to "praise" Him. It is also the shortest chapter in the bible.  In the end, in the center of God's word, he encourages us to "praise" him; the heart of his message guides us to trust him, trust him over everything else. Think about that for a moment. Finally,  If you could have "anything" what would you want? If could do "anything" what would you do? The word anything eliminate boundaries, obstacles and limitations. Pretty powerful stuff.  What's more powerful is our ability to do anything through Christ. He is our strength now and forevermore. And the good news is that all of our challenges, all of poor circumstances, anything and everything that comes across our path is under God's providential hand. All we have to do is trust him. All we need to do is praise him. Remember, God is concerned about us and He  loves us more than anything. He always has and He always will. Again,  pretty  powerful stuff.   (225)

sbb  & rh8

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