Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Captain Kirk what are you thinking?

In what may be the most disgusting piece of Hollywood memorabilia ever, William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000 with the money going to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Online casino, which has a collection of strange collectables, bought the stone. courtesy of

CBS effort to get you to watch commercials

In an effort to get viewers to stay tuned into commercials, CBS is launching a “micro-series” of seven 40 second episodes about a man trying to rescue his kidnapped wife. The series will premiere in commercial breaks of CSI Miami on Jan. 24 and conclude on Feb. 1...courtesy of

Album Art for Your Podcast

Have you ever wanted to add "Album Art" for your podcast? What is "Album Art" and why is it important? Album Art is the image that shows up in that window in the bottom left hand of iTunes or most is the image that shows up on your iPod when you are listening to a podcast. So I ventured out to find out how to add Album Art. I found you add it in a way that I did not even think of. Very simple.

Here is a simple tutorial:

This tutorial uses iTunes.

You will first need to prepare you Album Art. Youc an use any photo editing software...I recommend some form of Photoshop. Make sure your dimensions are 300x300 pixels at 72 dpi. iTunes loves this setting. Save your file as a jpg and remember where you saved it.

1) In iTunes, right click on the file you would like to add "Album Art" to.

2) An info window will pop-up. Choose the "Artwork" tab.

3) Choose "Add," navigate to where you saved your Album Art jpg and select it. Choose "Open."

4) Check to see if it works by double clicking on your file. You might have to activate the Album Art window to see it.

5) Now all you have to do is upload your file to your server. Now everytime someone gets your podcast and plays it in iTunes or on their iPod...they will see your album art. You will have to do this for each individual podcast session.

Another quck tip is that you can drag your art to that window if you want.

Have fun!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Creative Speeches

So tonight I checked out the Golden Globes. I Tivoed it because I only like to watch the speaches of the people I like and I can't stand all the cheesy banter and "special" awards. I guess one of the main reasons I watch award shows is to see if I have good taste in entertainement choices...really...I just want to see if they agreee with me...anyways...;)

I noticed that all 5 best male actor nominees in a TV drama were from shows I watched...I felt so good...then they started naming the movie categories and realized...I knew nothing...except for Walk the won best Musical/Comedy (Why are they in the same category?) and best actor and actress in the same crazy category.

Onto why i named this post "creative speeches"... Hugh Laurey from "House" gave a great speech. He said he had so many people to thank (172 to be exact) that he wrote them all down on seperate pieces of paper and put them in his pocket. He then told us he would pick 3 names randomly to thank...He gave his pocket a little shake to mix it up and pulled the first name. It was very witty because the first name was some minimal role and the next the same and the last was his agent. Very funny. THEN...Steve Carrel (Spelling?) from The Office (Fav show)...said he did not write a speech because he did not think he would win but his wife did and handed it to him as he was walking up to the stage. The speech was littered with thanks to his wife. Very funny also.

I love it when talented people share their gifts. It also makes the award show much more bearable.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Great New CD

I have been listening to a new worship CD. It is from a great church just down the road from Keystone, Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. There are many great songs but one in particular, "Pure," is stuck in my head and in my heart. I cannot get away from the lyrics that are pearcing my heart or the melody that is swirling around in my head. The song is haunting a good way.

One particular lyric that is found in the bridge of the song:
Everything I want
everything I hope in
Everything my heart cries out for

Of course this is a song to Jesus and you are saying this to Him...that He is everything I want, hope in and cries out for but it poses a question...IS HE? The lyrics are powerful.

If you are looking for a great new worship cd...I recommend this. You can only buy it here (at least that I know).

P.S. If you are a worship leader, you will love that they post all the chords to their songs for free.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Is Anyone Thirsty?

Isa 55:1-3
"Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink — even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk — it's all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen, and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul!
"Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake. I am ready to make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the mercies and unfailing love that I promised to David.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Be Encouraged

Ps 34:8-10
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Walking the Bible

Walking the Bible premieres tonight on PBS in HD. Author Bruce Feiler explores the Holy Land and some of history’s greatest landmarks. The three-part series features interviews, archaeological findings and a trek through the Holy Land to explore “the five books of Moses.” Go here to watch the trailer and check your local listings for times.

ABC & ESPN in iTunes

ESPN and ABC Sports will now be making downloadable versions of condensed games and funny sports-theme commercials available through the iTunes music store. All four BCS bowl games will be available for $1.99 and will feature a 15-minute highlight of the game. ESPN programming will also be sold through the online music store, starting with Knight School, a reality show about controversial college basketball coach Bobby Knight...courtesy of