Jan 1
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Isa­iah 43:19 and many other Bible verses tell us that God is always doing some­thing new. From the very first words of Scrip­ture, we know God as cre­ative. Some­times, cre­ativ­ity means tak­ing some­thing old and shar­ing it in a new way. The mes­sage of Christ­mas — the Good News of Great Joy that Jesus has been born to save all peo­ple! — is not new, but it must be told in new ways in order to be received and embraced by each new gen­er­a­tion. The video at the link below is truly clever! (The only thing I would change is the sound­track, per­haps to a lively ver­sion of “Joy to the World.”)

Enjoy! And remem­ber — it’s still Christ­mas, accord­ing to the Church-Year cal­en­dar!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! ANDHAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jun 9
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Sorry for the short notice on this first one, but if you can fit it in, you won’t regret it!

For six months now, I’ve been tak­ing an online course called “Social Net­work­ing with Sab­rina Gib­son.” Sab­rina has over 15 years’ expe­ri­ence in the inter­net field and is widely con­sid­ered an expert in up-t0-the-minute infor­ma­tion and strate­gies to help business-people use social media (Twit­ter, Face­book, LinkedIn, blog­ging, etc.) to get the word out about what they have to offer to others.

Today (June 9) from 12:30–2:00 p.m. (PDT), Sab­rina is offer­ing a FREE webi­nar on get­ting the most out of a Face­book Page for the sake of your busi­ness. You can still reg­is­ter this morn­ing at: How to Use Face­book for Your Busi­ness.

If you can’t make this event, I strongly urge you to try to work the fol­low­ing two into your schedule:

Sab­rina is dynamic and fun, and has a TON of infor­ma­tion to share! I’ve had a blast learn­ing from her, and I’m cer­tain you will too! (Even if you don’t have a busi­ness to mar­ket, you might still want to check these out for fun. Face­book Pages can be used for non-business pur­poses as well; LinkedIn is intended for pro­fes­sion­als of any sort, whether you work for some­one else or for your­self; and blog­ging… well, blog­ging is just plain fun!)

Mar 4
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TIME TO CELEBRATE! It’s NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY! What do you plan to do to make it special?!

If you see this blog in time, you may want to spend part of the day, begin­ning at 9:10 a.m. PST, lis­ten­ing to Mignon  Fog­a­rty, a.k.a Gram­mar Girl, on the Christo­pher Gabriel Pro­gram on 970 WDAY-AM radio (or by stream­ing audio online). I assume it will also be avail­able as an archive after the fact; check back here in a few hours — I’ll let you know and pro­vide a link if it is.) I don’t know much more about it — I just had the good for­tune to catch Mignon’s post in my News Feed on Face­book — but you can be sure I’ll be there (lis­ten­ing from my home office) with bells on!

I’ve writ­ten about the Gram­mar Girl web­site before on this blog. I highly rec­om­mend it!

Cel­e­brate National Gram­mar Day! And don’t for­get to hug your res­i­dent gram­mar­ian today!

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