This could be among the worst Christmas decorations I've ever seen! So terrible, I thought it was a bad joke...it's for real though. Some of you that read this blog may have seen the same ad. The ad reads"
Let Your "Light" Shine For Christ This Christmas Season!
"Looking for an effective way to express your Christian faith this Christmas season to honor our Lord Jesus? Now you can.... with the "Original Christmas Cross" yard decoration.
Light up your front yard, porch, patio, driveway, business, organization or church this holiday season with a stunning Christmas cross."
Maybe the idea looked good on paper but in real life?? I'm thinking this is not the most effective way to let your light shine for Jesus! You won't see this cross "burning" outside my apartment this Christmas! ;-P
I'm not the only one thinking this decoration is a bad idea. The website has a "rate this product" section. Below is a paste of a rating I wanted to share...
Product Rating: (2.60) # of Ratings: 5 (Only registered customers can rate)
Zach on 11/13/2008, said: "This is not an effective way to share the message of Christmas! Several of my friends have commented on how this cross is reminiscent of the KKK since it has the appearance of being on fire when lit. I would suggest a nativity scene instead. As always, the best display of Christ during the Christmas season is our love for one another and our care for those in need. Want to portray Christ this Christmas? Give of your time and money to someone in need (sick, elderly, homeless, etc.) I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. God bless."
btw...Sams Club is playing their Christmas music already, though it's still a little early for me!
I've signed up for the Indy 500 mini marathon, for the second time in the past several years. The first year I ended up having to work the day of the race, but was able to sell my registration to someone else. I'm trying it again! They are projecting over 40,000 runners to take part that day. I'm on the list now to get the newsletter. Um, woot? I've copied and pasted below. Seriously though, I'm fired up! Who else is in?
Thank you for registering for the 2009 500 Festival Races (Mini-Marathon, 5K, Training Series, and Team Challenge) Entry. Your Registration is confirmed, and you may use this email as your Registration Confirmation.
The Mini-Marathon Field Over 60% Full! Online registration for the 2009 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K has been open since May 3 and the field is already over 60% full. Over 21,000 people from 47 states and 8 countries have registered. The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the nation’s largest half-marathon, is scheduled for May 2, 2009.
Oh yes, guess I could post a Smoothie King related item from time to time! I get the opportunity to work with Purdue students on various projects throughout the semester. This interview was for a small group in an entrepreneur class. Oprah, if you're watching...I'm way funnier is real life and only a few short hours from Chicago! Just say the word if you'd like to have a Smoothie King day on your show! ;-) Enjoy!
Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader started its new season last night. One of the contestants was the Georgia State School Superintendent. She said she'd donate her winnings to the school system, which I thought was very nice of her. Click the link below to watch the video and see how it turned out.
Hallmark...you don't have a card photo any better than this! This is a picture of my niece and her second cousin...and it just "gets me right here"...every time I look at it. My niece turns 3 in just a few short days (after my brother and his wife, I was the first family member to see her in existence which is cool...what's cooler yet - God knew her before the world began). My prayer for both of these children is that they would grow up with the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Not wanting to grow them up too quickly however...so while visiting my brother and his family, I'm game for playing horse, kicking the ball, eating fruit snacks, and a hug from time to time.
Taken last July while on a extended family, vacation.