- Create custom images

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Phenomenal Possibilities

We started a new Series on Easter Sunday called Phenomenal Possibilities. Here is the sermon opener that I created for it.

Phenomenal Possibilities Sermon Opener from JC Jennings on Vimeo.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Isabellaism's (Easter) age 7

During prayer time tonight, Christine asked Isabella if she knew the reason why we celebrate Easter. The conversation went like this:

Isabella: "What does Easter mean?"

Christine: "Easter is the time we celebrate the time that Jesus died on the cross and three days later he came alive again."

Isabella: "How is that possible?"

Christine: "because Jesus is the Son of God, and God is all powerful and can do anything!"

Isabella: "Well can he get me a red guitar for my birthday?"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Fishing Trip Day 1 Recap

Here's a recap of what's happened so far.

1. On the way here, going through Clarksburg, a pickup truck in front of me hit one of those bridge joints and knocked a clump of mud off his truck, it came bouncing towards me and hit my windshield and it happened to have a rock in it so now I have a quarter sized crack.

2. Today, cold weather, rain, less than perfect conditions. We started out at O'Brien Lake and got nothing. I found out quickly that both of my Pinnacle baitcast reels were broken. Baitcast reels are not supposed to "rewind". Something was up with the anti-reverse. We gave up on O'Brien around 9:15 and headed out for Elk Fork Lake. But first I wanted to stop at Wal-Mart and exchange my defective reels for working ones. They did with no problem. AWESOME, that was $116 in gear. WV DNR was at Elk Fork shocking the lake. There were fish floating everywhere their boat was going. We caught up the "survey boat" and asked them what they were doing and they said that they were collecting Largemouth bass between 14 and 15 inches for the hatchery. They collected 40 and were done. It was a little weird to see fish belly up but they recovered after a while.
I caught the first two fish and Brian was getting worried but I told him to relax because he always crushes me. For those of you on Facebook that call yourself my "friend" and were commenting on the size...I still love you. But understand, the conditions today were horrible. Raingear was worn all day long but we still were able to bring in 11 fish total. So even though they wern't record breakers, they were catches on a day that most wouldn't even attempted.
Another tragedy of the day was that I lost my swiss army knife with USB flash drive that my wife gave to me for Christmas a couple of years ago. I stuck it in my coat pocket which I didn't realize had a hole in it and while we were watching DNR shock the fish, I stood up (because my back was killing me) next thing I heard was a "plop". Brian said "Dude, something metal just fell out of your pocket and went into the water." Oh well. I hope the fish enjoy pictures of Casting Crowns in concert.

So tomorrow the skys are supposed to be clearer, the temp warmer and tomorrow is the start of four straight days of high point "lunar activity" days for fishing. I still hope to break last year's record. Wrapping this up for now cause, 4:45 was the earliest start I've had in a while and I'm tired.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Goals for 2009

My friend Melissa challenged folks to list their goals for 2009.

I admit. I'm not the type to do this type of stuff. I don't like to be so organized, and I don't like to set myself up for failure. Besides, isn't there some type of saying that goes something like "if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." For some reason, I just don't want God to laugh at me. That's sort of creepy.

Here's what I'd like to see happen for myself for 2009 in no prioritized order.

  1. Think creative thoughts so that I have something to write on this blog about.
  2. Obtain mad Adobe After Effects skillz to produce awesome looking content for Rock Spring.
  3. Break my largemouth bass record from last year.
  4. Spend more quality time with my kids before they grow up on me.
  5. Live with my eyes open for the opportunities that God brings my way for me to share Him with those around me that need to be introduced to Him.
There are others, but like I said, I don't want to set myself up for failure.

So what about you? Post some comments!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Interesting Statistics

I was doing a little calculating today, but first let me give you a little background.....

I've been with Netflix since November of 2005. Since then they have billed us $1,093.89. Wow!!! At first that looks like a huge amount of money so I went back and with a little help from Excel, calculated how many movies that we've had from them. That number came to 676. (That's a lot of movies!!!)

So if you do a little division with those numbers it turns out that the avg. per cost rental for us comes to $1.62. Pretty good since before Nov. 2005 I was paying $4 plus tax for each rental.

If I would have paid $4 per rental for 652 movies it would have been $2,704 + tax + burned up gas.... so we've saved a good bit ($1610.11) over the last 3 years. Nice.

It's nice to have the movies show up in your mailbox (even though sometimes the are damaged)
It's nice to have a queue that you can arrange online.
It's nice to be able to watch movies online from a computer when you don't have one at home at the time.
It's nice to save so much money.
It's nice that they carry Blu-Ray discs

They have a free trial period, why don't you try it out. We currently get the 5 at a time plan @ $31.79/month (which we've been considering lowering back to 3 since we watch so much) but they have several plans that you can adjust to fit your watching schedule... If you're into movies like me.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Ha Ha

You never know what's going to happen @ Rock Spring
Pastor Mike and Pastor Gloria "argue" about the end times.
Stick with this one 'til the end...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Funny sight

Pop-Pop decided to sit with the girls for the Hannah Montana concert on tv tonight. Check 'em sportin their 3D glasses.