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Music Spotlight Tuesday: Fuller House and 80's/90's Music

Imagine how ecstatic I was when I saw the trailer for Fuller House.

All the childhood memories of watching TGIF came back to life.
Immediately 80's/90's nostalgia hit. February 26th is circled on my calendar to catch the Fuller House debut on Netflix. This is serious. 
And, what is nostalgia without the music, right??? The original Full House series aired from 1987-1995, so rewinding the clock, here are seven of my favorite 80's/90's songs from '87-'95. 
Note, these are not my all-time favorites, but very close. Each song uniquely captures the style, instrumentation, and consciousness of the culture at the time.
They are listed in alphabetical order by artists' name, not by favorite ranking.
1. "The Call"- Anointed

2. "Highly Recommended"- Helen Baylor

3. "Get Outta My Life"- Carman

4. "We Are Overcomers"- Commissioned

5. "God Loves a Broken Heart"- Jon Gibson

6. "Go West Young Man"- Michael W. Sm…

Happy President's Day

Happy President's Day!

This is at least one day of the year that we celebrate our nation's Chief Executives, both past and present.

There is no telling of just how stressful, demanding, and tiring being President of the United States really is. Whether we agree with their politics or not, their service to our nation is invaluable.

They answer the tough questions we only think we have the answers to.

I received some cool facts from IEDC in my email earlier today about Presidential firsts.

Did you know: - President Rutherford B. Hayes was the first to use a telephone - President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first to use a television - President Bill Clinton was the first to use the internet in office - President Barack Obama was the first to write his own email
The White House website contains many more cool facts about all 44 of our Presidents.

We can all lay aside our views and thank our Presidents for their service to our country.

President Obama, Happy Presidents Day! Thank you f…

The Coming Jobs War, So Far

I'm currently reading The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup. Yes, the company that takes all the polls and constantly churns out new information on data you never thought existed.

And that, alone, qualifies Clifton to author, what is so far, a compelling book about the future of job creation: he's got unlimited access to the data.

Mind you, the book was published in 2011 when the Great Recession was reaching its peak, but the information and economic principles Clifton employs makes an intriguing mixture of literature.

Granted, I'm only five chapters deep. But, so far, so good.

Clifton points out the importance of GDP, international policy, and just how important jobs are on the domestic and global landscape.

Clifton mentions such facts as:

Today's explorers migrate to the cities that are most likely to maximize innovation and entrepreneurial talents and skill. Wherever the most talented choose to migrate is where the next economic empires will …

One Way to Enjoy God at Work

One way to enjoy God being with you at work: Remain in a constant state of gratitude knowing that He not only provided you with the job, but also the ability to do it and do it well.
All of your senses, your ability to reason, your logic to solve problems, your mental capacity to assess and organize, your attitude, and everything else God has given you to be good at your job are all because He has given you the ability. 
This condition of the heart changes everything.
You make God big. You fellowship with Him. You praise and honor Him in your work ethic and the products of your work (Psalm 86:10-12). You allow Him to be the loving, saving, grace-giving, powerful, and ever-present Help (Psalm 46:1) that He is. 
You realize no problem is too difficult. You understand that all things are possible with God (Luke 1:37). You see that He does not leave, nor forsake His own (Deuteronomy 31:6).
At the root of it all, remaining in the condition of gratitude at work drives home the reality that …

First Sermon of 2015

Yesterday I was honored to be the guest speaker at True Gospel Pentecostal Church's "Shepherd's Day."

Their church hosts the program every 5th Sunday to honor their pastor, Bishop Reuben Graham.
It was my first time preaching since last September. In keeping with the Shepherd's theme, I preached about Jesus: The Good Shepherd from John 10:1-15.
Jesus describes Himself as the "Good Shepherd" of His sheep. That means He will guide, protect, provide, lead, love, and lay down His life for His sheep- those who trust Him with their lives.
Preaching yesterday was an awesome experience that I do not take for granted. My heart was warmed to see so much family (church and biological) and friends in the audience yesterday. 
Plus, when I spoke, I knew it was the LORD speaking through me. As much as I tried to stick to my notes, He gave me words and thoughts that I, in my simple-minded nature, couldn't come up with on my own.
I'm grateful for God's prese…