Thursday, November 27, 2008


We used this video when we taught the high school students about forgiveness. We had some great reactions and questions from the students.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am thankful for (Part 1)

  1. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and for everything I have because of that! 
  2. My parents, for the example they have been and for their love.  My Grandmother, for her love and prayers. My brothers, for their love, support and fun!
  3. For the friends that have supported me through the years.
  4. For the opportunity to travel to many places and meet people.
  5. For the opportunity to have the experience of living both in India and America. 

Starbucks Church!

What do you think?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Apple apps

Here are some of the apps that I use on my iPhone 3G:
  1. Jott: This is a free app that has worked great for me. I primarily use it to keep reminders. You can set reminders in advance for a particular day and time. You will be reminded by a text, email or both depending on your preference.
  2. Evernote: This is also a free app that is great to store information on the go. You can also download it onto your computer and it makes it very easy to store things and keep them in different folders so that you can retrieve the information that you like when you need it easily. You can store both pictures and voice messages. 
  3. Say Where: This is an app that is voice activated. I use it to find contact information and directions to places that I need to go to. 
  4. Bible: There are many different Bible apps, but my favorite is the one by and it is free! Go ahead and click here to check out the website for it!
  5. AroundMe: I use this app to see what locations are closest to me, depending on what I am looking for. It helps you look up lot of different places like, restaurants, theaters, banks, hotels, hospitals, parking, coffee shops etc. 
All the apps that I mentions above are free! So if you have an iPhone, what apps do you use? What else would you suggest?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Typical by Mute Math

Amazing band. I can't wait for their next album!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


It is about time someone came up with this!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Links/Stories of the week

  1. Plans for ONE prayer 2009 are underway. Click here for more info.
  2. Relevant magazine is having some great deals for christmas, but you have to sign up for them. Click here
  3. Japan developing paper thin loud speakers!
  4. U2 reinventing rock 'n' roll!
  5. Gmail introduced new themes.
  6. Pixar's next movie. UP.
  7. Catalyst One Day took place this week. Click here, here, here, here and here for notes.
  8. Catalyst is going to the west coast.
  9. This girl lived for 4 months without a heart!
  10. Porn Again Christian by Mark Driscoll is available for free download here.
Oh.... and by the way don't forget about the challenge. Pass it on to others!

Have a great weekend!

Just do it!

With Thanksgiving round the corner I think this is pretty appropriate. A lot of times I find myself and some of the people around me complaining about some of the most minute things and sometimes about certain things that they cannot change.

What is the point of complaining? What does it accomplish? How is it useful? 

If you think it is cold outside, put on a jacket and stop complaining. 
If you think the economy is tanking, educate yourself, there is plenty of opportunity out there! stop complaining. 
If you have a lot of work that needs to be done, get started and delegate what you but stop complaining. 
If you think you have a horrible job, get out of there or do your best to get to the point where you will enjoy the work you do and stop complaining.
If you think there are too many people who are going without food, clothing and shelter everyday, do something about it and stop complaining about what others are not doing.

You get the point. 
Stop complaining. Be thankful and do something!

Complaining almost never gets anything done. It actually turns people away from you. If there is something that you think needs to change, start developing a plan for what you want to see changed. 

I know its not easy, but almost anything worth doing is not going to be easy.

Be courageous and lead the change! The world needs you to lead! That is how change and transformation takes place. This is especially important and true during tough times!
So next time you start complaining, stop for s second and think about what it is going to accomplish and think of what you can do about it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas gift!

I saw this video on Josh's blog few days ago.

Monday, November 17, 2008

For adults who serve teenagers!

This is from the The Skit Guys.

Make sure you watch this!

Skit Guys - The Chair from rockinyp on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rescue by Seabird

I had a chance to see these guys live in Florida earlier this year at Relevant's party in march and they were great.

Click here if you want to listen to their album.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Beautiful feet.

I just bought a few pairs of shoes! Here is your chance to do the same and take part in this challenge and make a difference in the lives of many.

Don't procrastinate!! Do it! Do it now!! Click on the banner for more details!

The 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge

This is a great oppertunity and i know you have $5 bucks!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Watch at your own risk!

I know we still have a few days before the weekend but.......I had to put this up. This video might disturb you at many levels! Watch at your own risk at the end it might just make you laugh....just a little bit maybe.

The Renewed Mind Is the Key

If thats not enough, then check this out:

I couldn't stop laughing after the first one!

Any thoughts?

Veterans Day

November 11th is Veterans Day. This is a great day to take a few minutes and specially thank the brave men and women who fight to protect the freedoms of millions of people. Here are three links:
  1. PBS
  2. History Channel
  3. USAsupportourtroops
You can read letters and stories about their lives. Click on the links, take a minute to thank them and their families who sacrifice a lot. 

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Book Review: Visioneering

I have been reading Visioneering by Andy Stanley.
It has been a great read. There are too many things that i have learnt and picked up from the book, so what i have decided to do is give you some of, what Andy Stanley calls building blocks that are mentioned in the book about vision.
  • A vision begins as a concern.
  • A vision does not necessarily require immediate action.
  • Walk before you talk; Investigate before you initiate.
  • Cast your vision at the appropriate time to the appropriate people.
  • Don't confuse your plans with God's vision.
  • Visions are refined- they don't change; Plans are revised - they rarely stay the same.
  • Visions thrive in unity and die in environments of division.
  • Abandon the vision before you abandon your moral authority.
  • Don't get distracted!
  • The end of a God-ordained vision is God.
  • Maintaining a vision requires adherence to a set of core beliefs and behaviors.
  • Maintaining a vision requires bold leadership.
There is A LOT more in the book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that plans to live a life of vision and purpose.

Leadership Brand

What kind of leadership brand do you like to build for yourself?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History made!

I had no intentions of having many political posts on this blog, but I guess since I started it about a month ago and it happens to be a time, when one of the most important election in history has been taking place, I ended up posting some.....

Everyone knows the news by now. Barack Obama is the President elect of the United States of America. Even though I am not an American citizen I have a lot of respect and love for this country. This is the the second time I have seen a presidential election take place, after coming to America.

Weather you live in the US or another country, weather you like the US or don't, the truth is that that leadership and decisions made here will effect millions of people around the world. People in the US should be proud of their country and the political system.

Weather you voted for McCain or Obama, the votes have been counted and the winner has been declared. Now, it is time to respect the office of the President and support the President. If you are a christian reading this, you have the duty to pray for the President since he is your leader. Even if you don't agree with some of the policies (and I for one don't. I don't agree with all of McCain's policies either), it is your duty to pray that he makes wise decisions, pray for his safety, pray for his family and the future of the country.

Either way for those who are happy with the result, this is great!! If you are not, well this is a great time to be alive and practice some of the hard sayings in the Bible. Pray for the President. Its your duty!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Martin Luther raps!!?


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where they stand!

Here is a short video that shows where the candidates stand!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Billy Graham's 90th birthday!

Billy Graham is one of the most famous and well known christian leaders of all time! His impact has reached many generations including mine. As this great leader gets ready to celebrate his 90th birthday on November 7th, you have an opportunity to send him a message. I would encourage you to do so, especially if your life or the life of someone that you know has been impacted through him or his ministry.

You can do so by clicking here.