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We’re making some changes….

We’re making some changes here at What’s Kicking Chicken!

We’ll be having a whole new look and some great content in the next few weeks….make sure and check back!

“Be Rich” concludes this Sunday at Crossroads!

Hey, I hope to see you this Sunday at Crossroads as we conclude our series Be Rich.

I’ve really been amazed at how God is already using this series in the lives of people at Crossroads!

I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sunday and if you’re out of town on vacation, make sure and catch any messages that you’ve missed on-line!

Needless to say…

Needless to say, its been a very busy weekend in Lebanon as well as around much of Middle Tennessee.

Just in case you didn’t see the devastation that occurred on the Lebanon Public Square then check out the video below.  This is the first flood that occurred on Saturday.  The second flood happened late on Sunday and was much worse.

Enjoy….well not really!

Useless Friday Info

Well just like I said, it’s back!

What better way to get the blog rolling again than with this week’s edition of Useless Friday Info.

Up, Up and away!

Stampede Pass, Washington averages over 430 inches of snow per year.

The largest snow flakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America.  The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.

To take the lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

The first Ferris wheel was built in Atlantic City in 1869.

It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.

All swans in England are the property of the queen or king.

About 8,000 people must live in a community before the U.S. government calls it a city.

You Christmas candles will last longer and burn longer when you put them in the fridge for at least an hour before lighting them.

The word pound is often abbreviated as lb.  This comes from the Latin word libra which literally means “balance” as in scale.

Dry cereal for breakfast was invited by John Henry Kellogg at the turn of the century.

I’m back!

During the month of March I took an unannounced break from the blog.

If I’m correct, the last time that I blogged anything was somewhere around the middle of last month…..I just needed a break.

Well now I’m back!

Today we’ll be starting out with one of the block fav’s and that is Useless Friday Info.

It’s great to be back!

It’s back!

I’ve literally received hundreds of emails.

There have been people threatening to take their lives.

Some people have gone into deep depression.

And it’s all because you have been missing “Useless Friday Info”.

It’s hard for me to believe that something so simple could impact so many lives.

Well today I am glad to let you know that “it’s back”!

“Useless Friday Info” is now back and better than ever.

Here is this week’s edition:

A one minute kiss burns 26 calories

The Olympic motto is Citius-Altius-Fortius, which is Latin for “faster, higher, stronger.”  The intended meaning is that one’s focus should be on bettering one’s achievements, rather than on coming in first.

A quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

In the game of Monopoly, the properties are named after streets in Atlantic City.

454 U.S. dollar bills weigh exactly one pound.

Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

Lemons ripen after you pick them, but oranges do not.

Almonds are part of the peach family.

All Services Are ON!

Join us at Crossroads on Sunday, January 31st as we continue our series “Pursuit”.

All services will be on their normal schedule.

If you would like to worship with us at Crossroads and your church has canceled their services then we invite you to one of our three service times….8:30am, 10:00am or 11:30am.

Check our website for more information.

I’ve lived this!

One of the benefits of reading through the book of Proverbs as part of the 31 Day Challenge has been the exposure to the wisdom and truth that is found in this amazing book.

Today as I was reading I quickly realized the truth that is found within this verse.  Read it with me:

Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; restrain yourself!  Riches disappear in the blink of an eye; wealth sprouts wings and flies off into the wild blue yonder. Proverbs 23:4-5 (The Message)

I’ve lived this verse or at least I can say that this is exactly what has happened in my life.

The early years of my life were all about the pursuit of wealth.  I wanted to own more business’s, have more property and have more money than any of my friends.   It was all about me and if I am honest with you, I did really well at all of those.

But one day, it all changed.

After I was out of the business and life was supposed to be full of fun and leisure, it all came crashing down.  In other words “wealth sprouted wings and flew away”.

It seemed as though I had wasted my life pursuing things that had now abandoned me.  I could only wish that I had spent my early years doing what God had called me to do in the first place, but I didn’t.  But God in His own sovereign way did what He does and he brought me back to my calling.  He brought me back to the ministry calling that he had on my life when I was a high school student.

This is a Proverb that I’ve lived……what about you?

Thinking about Proverbs 1

During our “31 Day Challenge”, I am going to be reading Proverbs from “The Message”.  I enjoy reading from lots of different translations, but it seems that “The Message” is one that I especially enjoy reading during my personal quite time.

Today I started off our “31 Day Challenge” in Proverbs 1.  Hopefully you are following right along with me.

The writer of Proverbs really got my attention with what he say’s in verse 8.  “Pay close attention to what your father tells you.” 

I can remember so many times that my Dad would try to give me some really great advice and I simply thought that I knew better.  I failed to recognize that he was speaking “wisdom” to me based on his own life experience.

So many times I think we fail to listen to the people who God has placed in our lives and the reason that have been placed there is to speak “wisdom” to us based on their experiences.

Do you find yourself in a tough place right now?  Do you wish you weren’t in the situation that you now find yourself in?   Then take time and listen to those people in your life that are speaking “wisdom”.  It just could be that God is using them in a very special way.

Just a little insight from what I read in Proverbs 1.

What insight did you get?

Useless Friday Info

In Tennesse it’s really cold, so I thought I would “heat” it up a bit with some “Useless Friday Info”.

This week we’re getting you chock full of information that you can throw around at all of your upcoming Christmas gatherings.  Just remember to thank the “preacher” for making you look good in front of friends and family.

With that being said…here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info”.

“To clean rusty knives and blades, stick them into an onion and leave them for some time.”

“The first product to have a bar code scanned was Wrigley’s Gum.”

“Red wine will spoil if exposed to light, hence tinted bottles.”

“The term “soap-opera” was first recorded in 1939 as a derogatory term for daytime radio shows that were sponsored by soap manufacturers.”

“Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.”

“Porcupines float in water.”

“Take a quick look at this sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy yellow dog.”  This sentence uses every letter in the alphabet.”

“Starfish don’t have brains.  They feel their way through life just using the senses of touch and taste and smell.”  (Do you know anyone like this?)

“The red wagon by Radio Flyer is such a classic that its actual shape has been trademarked.  Demand remained so high even during the Depression….1,500 wagons were produced each day.”

“In the 38 years of its existence the Ohio Art Etch-a-Sketch still uses aluminum powder as its magic ingredient.”

“The earthquake-proof design of the Imperial Hotel inspired architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John to create Lincoln Logs in 1916.”