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I Love You Daddy

John Foley —  April 20, 2011

“Daddy, I love you.” *silence* “Daddy, I love you!”

” I love you too buddy.”

“I told you this many times. Two. You didn’t say yours first time. Why?”

The above was a short conversation I had with my four year old son this morning. The conversation was very short but had a very strong impact on me. Kids want to know that they are loved.

My post will be as short as this conversation, but I hope it will also have a strong impact and will spark some conversation.

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bit.ly/wp-agm #RT: Huh?

John Foley —  August 27, 2010

From Twitter, Facebook, Digg, YouTube, Linkedin, Stumbleupon, Designfloat, Furl, Technorati, WordPress, Google Reader….and the list goes on and on; you can quickly realize that social media is huge and is only getting bigger. There are two extremes to social media, there are those that are scared of the unknown so they never try it and then there are others that as soon as they wake up they grab their iPhone (or any other smartphone) to get caught up on everything that happened while they slept.

My typical day is I get up around 7:00, check my email (I have 5 email accounts that are all synced to my Blackberry, check both (yes I have two) twitter accounts, check my Facebook account as well as my Facebook page, get dressed and try to shove some food in my mouth as I run out the door. I then get to work pull up my work email and Google reader to go through 1,000’s (yes, that is no exaggeration) of posts. If you are not familiar with Google reader it is a great tool that will pull all new blog posts to your Google account. I love it! Anyways, this is all done before 9:00 am so I bet you can guess how much more time during the day I spend on these sites.

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True Beauty?

John Foley —  July 23, 2010

I hate to admit this, but the show True Beauty just sucked me in. Here is how ABC’s website describes the show:

The attractive contestants assume they’re being judged solely on their physical attributes when, in fact, the episodes will showcase two sides of each person, one that displays outer beauty as well as one that exhibits inner beauty. One person will be eliminated each week based on their behavior and how well they ranked in each challenge, as they’re evaluated and critiqued by the judges. At the end of eight episodes, one winner will be declared who has successfully demonstrated both inner and outer beauty. That winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a feature article in People magazine.

The show revolves around a cast of people who believe they are being judged solely on their physical beauty when in fact, the main point of the show is to judge how they act when they think no one is watching.  At the end of the show, the judges show the eliminated contestant hidden camera footage of how they acted when they thought no one was paying attention.

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FREE Resources

John Foley —  July 16, 2010

Free is such a great word! My friend Jody Early recently posted some links on his blog to sites that have all sorts of free resources for ministry.

Here’s a short list of some different websites were you can find videos, artwork, teaching and other free stuff.

  1. Seeds from Church on the Move
  2. Open from Lifechurch.tv
  3. Stuff I Can Use
  4. OpenResources.org

If you know of more sites that are worth checking out be sure and leave a link in the comments section.

I Want It Now!

John Foley —  July 9, 2010

This is a fast paced world in which we live. Everything from food to information, we have become a society that wants it, and we want it now! We do not have time to wait. My day job is a teller at a credit union. It amazes me at the speed that members want their transactions done when they come to the drive thru. It is what I call “fast food” mentality.

In fact, today I got yelled at, yes, full-fledged yelled at because I did not get a transaction done as fast as the member wanted me to. (It actually took even longer because he kept yelling at me delaying the time for me to actually finish it). I can’t help but wonder which is more important. Would someone rather have their transaction done fast, or would they rather have it correct?

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