Moving Image Magazine

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 |

How cool will it be to hold one of these in your hands?
I cant wait to see the creativity that this will bring to the market.
I cant wait to see the day I walk in to church and get handed a bulletin with moving images. How crazy will that be?

Mere Christianity Chp3

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 |

Here are 2 of my favorite parts from Chp3 of C. S. Lewis "Mere Christianity"

"Of Course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently He thought it worth the risk. Perhaps we feel inclined to disagree with Him. But there is a difficulty about disagreeing with God. He is the source from which all your reasoning power come: you could not be right and He wrong and more than a stream can rise higher than its own source. (here's the best part) When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on."

Think about that next time God nudges you to do something and you want to disagree or refuse to obey.... Ouch!

"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

I'm Loving this book.
What say you?


Monday, October 5, 2009 |

These are 2 simple questions that I've felt I needed to answer for myself.
And I hope it can be of help for some out there.

Ask yourself:
1- What does God want out of my relationship?

2-What do I want out of a relationship?

I'll be honest, those 2 Q's came from a dating mind set.
But I believe that they could be applied for any kind of relationship.
Always know your motives. I think this can help you stay in check.

What do you think? Any other question that you would add?

How I see Mondays


Just wanted to share some thoughts on how I see Mondays.
To me, at this point of my life, Mondays are very important and detrimental to what my week will look like. The way I see it, you have 2 options:

1- Regular and Typical
This means you went to sleep late on Sunday night, resulting in waking up as late as you possibly can, and probably skipping out on working-out. Probably getting to work as late as you can, or as close to your work start time as you can. You drag your feet for the rest of the day.
Most people hate Mondays, they moan, wine and, procrastinate about waking up on time.

This means Monday actually starts by going to sleep on time on Sunday nights. Whatever that time may be, as long as you get the needed amount of sleep to start fresh, and awake in the morning. If you do your work-out in the morning, you get to the gym early (at least 6am) and beat your body in to submission. Or you work-out in the afternoon. But you still have a healthy breakfast in the morning. And maybe even a devotional/reading/quiet time to get the week started.

To me these 2 different approaches to Mondays are a MAJOR factor to how my week will turn out. Sure, I could slack on Monday, and pick it up on Tuesday, but lets be honest, I'd just be lying to myself.
James 4:14 puts it clearly. Our life is like a mist, only around for a little while, and then it vanishes.
So why waste time? Why procrastinate and rationalize saying you'll do it tomorrow, or next week. I believe that those are the exact words that the enemy wants you to speak, and live by.
Paul lays it down in 1 Chorinthians 9:27. You have to beat your flesh in to submission.

Control your flesh, don't let your flesh take control of you.

What do you think?...

Full Set Change Time Laps

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 |

Here is the video of the FULL set change time lapse. Over all it was a smooth build. Only running in to some minor cabling issues. It all came together calmly and on time.
Big shout out to all the volunteers and personnel that helped put it all together. I know that "you", the reader will most likely not know all the faces involved in this project. But Leave a comment so they may see your appreciation. Let this post stand as a recognition for their hard work and long hours of dedication :)
Also swing over to our Global Productions Director's blog: to see the design layouts from the pre-production stage, up the complete build.

H&V FULL Set Change from YoelT on Vimeo.

Set Change

Monday, September 7, 2009 |

Sunday after our last service at the Cooper City camps we began our set change to kick of the fall season. Here is a little time laps video of the tearing down. More to come soon... :)

D1 Sunday 9-6-09 Set Change from YoelT on Vimeo.

Blogger Book Study - Axiom [ak-see-uhm]

Thursday, August 27, 2009 |

Hellooooo leaders, and welcome back to the Blogger Book Study. We are in our final book, an a great one it is. Yesterday Pastor Matt "the man" Miller took us through some real god stuff.
So here we GO......

65. Lead With All Diligence
Diligent leaders communicate the vision for change.
They commit personally to paying the high price of leadership.
They roll up their sleeves, release their best energies, and pursue the vision with everything they have.
When leaders do this, they become a flicker of light in the expanse of blackness that we are surrounded in.
Progress hinges on diligent leaders, God's preferred method for transforming the world.

66. To The Core of My Being
I just have to quote what Hybels says here. Its gold.
"What do you believe in, to the very core of your being? If a particular issue elicits a passing opinion but not your most passionate activism, if it raises your curiosity but doesn't rile you up enough to do something about it, if it pricks your consciousness but wouldn't prompt you to take a bullet, then it's not a core-of-my-being issue. But if it sets off a seismic shift in your inner person that you can feel from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, then you've bot a core-of-my-being issue on your hands." (WHAT....? that's crazy good)
What are the values or convictions that you feel to your toes?

67. Always Take The High Road
Provrebs 22:1 states that a good name is more desirable than great riches and that to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. But the only way to get that good name is by taking the road that most honors God, that most blesses people, and that leads to healthy and functional relationships long into the future.
When Hybels was the leaving his former church in the position of a youth leader. He agreed to write a resignation letter and read it before the congregation on his last Sunday. It included his frustrations, disappointments, and not-so-humble perspective on the church staff being incompetent. A week before giving the speech, and elder took him to lunch and Hybels shared what he would talk about on the letter. The elder told him take the high road, "Bless what you can bless. Thank everyone you can thank. Cheer on what is appropriate to cheer on. and be done with it.

68. Read All You Can
(I highly recommend that you read this axiom on your own time.)
Hybels addresses the issue that far to many leaders in high positions of responsibility neglect their need to read.
Romans 12:8 states that we are to "lead Diligently". Leaders have a responsibility before God to constantly get better, and one of the most reliable ways to do so is to read. Great leaders read frequently, viraciously. they read new releases. Soak up Military lessons, academia,politics, nongovernmental organizations, and from church leader who are leading well.
When you read you invite new info in to your subconscious mind.
If your a serious-minded leader, you will read. all that you can, when you feel like it, and when you don't. Because it will make you better.

69. Lead Something
Best way for leaders to get better is to lead something besides their "main thing".
Find a leadership opportunity that is complex, diverse, and consistent with your passions.
Its a form of cross training. Like weight lifting and running. When you use different muscles, you force your body to flex and develop in new ways.
Lead something besides your main thing. You will become a far more effective leader.

70. Arrive Early or Not At All
Promptness is about character, and leaders are not beyond the rules that govern things like courtesy and character.
There is no excuse for being late to a meeting. Any one can give a valid reason why they're running a bit behind. But it takes grace and relational intelligence to keep that reason at bay until you've first let the group members know that their feelings rank higher than your justification.

71. I'd Never Do This For Money
During some hard times in Hybels travels he found himself asking himself: "Why do I sign up for this?". Hybels recommends keeping in mind, and saying: "One thing is for sure: I would never do this for money!" It reminds him that God has called him to live that life.
1 Corinthians 15 Paul tells says that if there is no resurrection and no eternal rewards, then why don't we all just eat, drink, and be merry?

72. We Need Us All
Ministry can be a lot harder than building a business.
Paul knew this all to well. 2 Timothy 4:17 "the Lord stood at (his) side." During Paul's hard times God came near. God stood beside him. God carried him. God empowered him.
"Lean into the empowering presence of God and realize that you're not alone. Reach out to God, and he will reach out to you. He will encourage you. He will heal you up and set your feet back on course. He will rally other leaders to your side who will pray for you and walk with you."

Tomorrow we continue with the H (Heredes) man himself.