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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.

“Two on Tuesday”

It’s time to revisit something I haven’t been doing the last few weeks.

Many of you really like my Two on Tuesday and I guess the reason you like it so much is because you can totally relate since we all have those crazy disappointments in life…..you know the one’s I’m talking about, the one’s that make you go, “surely that didn’t happen to me!”

Well my disappointments started early on this Tuesday.

So here they are…..

  • I reserve Monday’s as the headache day!  But that is not the way this Tuesday has started out.  It’s only 7:30 a.m. and I’ve already had to take something twice.  A headache like this usually means a change in the weather.
  • Over the last several day’s I’ve been able to get around in the snow and ice really well!  Thanks to someone who let me drive their Lexus four wheel drive (The “cruck” is having by-pass surgery).  But today was the worst driving I’ve experienced….the slush is worse than anything I’ve experienced.  Drive carefully today and tomorrow.

That’s this week’s Two on Tuesday!

There has to be something wrong with me!

It’s Friday.

I’m sitting in my office and I’m watching it snow.

You really don’t know how bad I need to get some work done.  There’s so much to do around this place it isn’t even funny.

But I catch myself just starring out the window and watching the snow fall.

I’m letting the minutes of this day tick by ……there has to be something wrong with me.

I’m not getting anything done.

Sunday Rewind

The snow and ice wasn’t about to impact us!

Yep, we weren’t about to let the snow and ice alter what we had planned at Crossroads this weekend.

Our services went on as scheduled and man am I glad that we didn’t make any changes.  We had all three services just as scheduled and if I am right, we had better attendance this week than we did last week!  I simply couldn’t believe it!  WOW….what a day!

I am totally loving 2010 and this new series “Pursuit”!

Here are a few things that I noticed from this very cold but very exciting Sunday at Crossroads:

  • Again, I say this about every week, but we are so thankful for the volunteers that show up early even on these cold mornings and make it all happen.  Today was no exception.  You guys are the best and we simply couldn’t do it without you!
  • It was great to hear Rhett sing one of the songs off of his new EP.  If you haven’t picked up your copy, then you can get it next Sunday at the “information kiosk”.
  • Great seeing good crowds in all three services.  I totally believe that we are going to see God rock our socks off with our shoes on!  Get ready!
  • So good to see so many of you participating in the “31 Day Challenge”.  What is it?  We’re simply reading through the book of Proverbs one day at a time.  Take some time and join us.  Start with chapter 11 on Monday the 11th.
  • Thanks for your feedback on this series.
  • Great having our college students back!  You guys really are great!
  • We knew that some of you opted to stay home because of the weather; we are going to be looking for you next Sunday!  Take some time this week and listen to the message on-line!

Have a great week and check back often.

I would love to hear some feedback on how the “31 Day Challenge” is impacting your life!

It’s “ON”!

Just a note to those that are wondering.

All services at Crossroads for tomorrow the 10th of January are “ON”!

We will be observing our normal Sunday schedule with services at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Please remember that we only offer children’s environments at the first two services.

See you on Sunday!

Useless Friday Info

Since many of you are sitting inside today, I thought it was time to give you a little “useless info” to let people know that you truly are the “bomb”!

Here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info”:

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

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

“To take 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.”

“Your Christmas candles will last longer and burn longer when you put them in the fridge for at least an hour before you light them.”

“In 1891, William Wrigley Jr. began selling soap in Chicago.  To increase sales, he gave away gum to his customers.  When his gum became such a hit, he decided to make and sell the now popular gum, which was later included in rations for soldiers.”

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

“Dry cereal for breakfast was invented by John Henry Kellogg at the turn of the century.”

Give this some thought!

The last couple of week’s have been nothing but rain.

As I drove into the office this morning (in the rain), I thought, “What if during the last two weeks we had temperatures of 32 degrees or below.  If that had been the case, how much snow would we have?

My guess is that we would have a bunch.

Now give that some thought!