Monday, January 28, 2008

Chuck Norris Facts

No doubt you've heard of martial arts action hero Church Norris? He's the star of many films including The Octagon, Delta Force, Missing in Action as well as the TV series Walker Texas Ranger.

Well, I came across this website called Chuck Norris Facts that cracks me up. Apparently, I am late on the bandwagon on this because it's been around since 2005. Chuck Norris Facts contains many satirical "facts" that focus largely on about Norris' toughness. Here's a small sample, but I encourage you to visit the site for many more, as well a the favorites picked out by the man, himself.
  • Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
  • Chuck Norris CAN eat just one Lay's potato chip.
  • If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.
  • Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.
  • Chuck Norris CAN kill two stones with one bird.
I'd like to hear if you can come up with some original Chuck Norris Facts...

Lonely People

Tony Morgan pointed out this video from a worship service at Granger Community Church. The song is the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby (check it out by searching the GCC player here).

It's an awesome site to see them combine the audio and visual together to create an experience that speaks to today's culture and bring up a topic that plagues many — LONELINESS.

It also brings up a few questions.
  • Do you think people remembered the overall message that Sunday at Granger – not just the topic, but the message?
  • Do you think first-time guests were intrigued enough to come back next week?
  • Was it appropriate to use a 'secular' song in the service?
  • What are your overall impressions?
Let me know what you think in the comments...


There are times in our lives where we face a crossroads. When we begin a new season and a choice stands before us. Hannaford now stands at that crossroads, for instance. I believe I may stand at a crossroads as well.

While some would say that we must simply do "what seems right to us" (as I heard one conference speaker share a few years ago), I disagree. I think we must ask. God knows the plans He has laid out for us and it is flat out arrogance or stupidity NOT to seek His guidance through the Holy Spirit in every step we take.

May we be diligent in surrendering to the Spirit in all our decisions ... and ASK.

This is what the LORD says:
"Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.

-Jeremiah 6:16a