Ear Candy Saturday with a crazy collection of famous people…

29 01 2011

Ear Candy Saturday Morning and how about starting off with a cup of coffee and some music you just haven’t gotten around to listening to yet?

Silversun Pickups – Substitution

Surfer Blood – Take It Easy

Vampire Weekend – Giving Up the Gun

Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss

Oh Mercy – Can’t Fight It

just talk to him

28 01 2011

Just talk to Him…

My life changed when I started to just talk to God.  He listens.  He talks back.  Sounds crazy, but it’s true!

We usually think we have to use big words when we talk to God.  Worse yet – we think we need to be dressed up in our best on a Sunday morning to watch other people talk to God for us.

This is just not true! He wants to hear from you! Read the Bible and you will find this to be true!

Try taking a walk in a place where you won’t be distracted and just talk to Him!

Ear Candy Saturday – The New Frontiers

22 01 2011

Ear Candy Saturday Morning and how about starting off with a cup of coffee and some music you just haven’t gotten around to listening to yet???

The New Frontiers – This is My Home

William Fitzsimmons – Goodmorning (Pink Ganter Remix)

The Boxer Rebellion – Evacuate

Throw Me The Statue – The Outer Folds

Delorean – Real Love

God knows everything about me. He knows the good, the bad, and the ugly. Psalm 139

20 01 2011

God knows everything about me. He knows the good, the bad, and the ugly.

He still loves me. He doesn’t give up on me. He doesn’t turn his back on me. He doesn’t backhand me.

He thinks about me. He still loves me.

Nothing I do or say surprises my Father God. He knew me when I was an unborn baby. He knew me when I threw rocks. He knew me when I fell and broke a wrist. He knew me when life dumped on me.

He knows you. He knew how you felt when you lost that job. He cried with you when you lost that relationship. He knew what you would say. There is nothing you’ve done that He doesn’t know. He loves. He forgives. He is right there with you.

You see, I have found that He will exchange my junk for His perfect peace. When I talk to Him straight, honest and without faking it, He listens and He answers.

The inspired words of the Bible help me hear the heartbeat of God. The human writers, who penned God thoughts, help me see that I can be forgiven.

So, during this time of prayer, I ask God to search me and pour out anything that offends Him. I ask God to lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Read this and you will see what I mean:

Psalm 139

1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,t you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.

11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—

12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,t O God.
They cannot be numbered!

18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!

20 They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.

21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?

22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

CBCBaltimore gettin’ ready for Sunday Night with our friends CBC NYC!

15 01 2011

Sunday Night 6:30pm we get a visit from our friends in NYC!

…click on the link above for location at Roland & W 37th…if you need more info call 410.929.1619.

Pastor Ed Schefter and some of the worship team from City Bible Church NYC will be down for a visit. Most of us go way back with our visitors. So it will be part reunion and part meaningful time to worship our God. We’re really looking forward to a time of prayer, worship, and hearing from Pastor Ed! Come ready!

Please remember that this will take the place of our normal Sunday morning meeting.

Let’s Go Ravens! Beat them Steelers!

Ear Candy Saturdays – Lecrae, Peter Bjorn, John Mark McMillan, & Sister Crayon

15 01 2011

Ear Candy Saturdays

Ear Candy Saturday Morning and how about starting off with a cup of coffee and some music you just haven’t gotten around to listening to yet???

Lecrae – Don’t Waste Your Life

This one is definitely worth watch all the way through to the end.

This song is a good example of art that you can take on the surface alone or dig deeper into what the artist is trying to communicate. Listen to this. Pay attention.

Peter Bjorn and John – It Don’t Move Me

If you’ve heard this track it was probably the techno original version. Here’s something rare: this band can play their own techno song completely unplugged and it sounds good.

John Mark McMillan – Skeleton Bones

Perfect example, here, of a good surprise that I would not found without looking for it. This song will really grown on you if you listen to it a few times.

Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)

One of my favorite slices of music today is the use of layers. You can really hear this in the intro’s. But, I don’t know about animal costumes.

Sister Crayon – Souls of Gold

Switchfoot – Mess of Me

Here’s a band that has more depth than people think. The lyrics here run through a problem we all have.

Tonight the Oregon Ducks show the world why speed is important!

10 01 2011

Tonight, some of the Malmin Clan (my family) will be at the National Championship Game. Just had to give a shout out for the Ducks. Let’s go! GOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOREGON DUCKS!

Oregon Coach Chip Kelly knows what he’s doing. Any serious college football fan, that has watched the games this year, knows that this game is shaping up to be one of the best National Championship games in recent history!

Coach Chip Kelly understands that a superior system can pull a team together…into a winning tradition.

Here’s 10 reasons Oregon will win tonight: Oregon Wins the National Championship!

Oh yeah, even here in Baltimore, we’ll have a house full of people cheering on the Ducks! If you want to see what a real fan base looks like, check out my previous post.

ESPN’s Sports Science breaks down why the Oregon Ducks speed is important!

Ok. So, maybe you’ve been living under a rock and you haven’t seen what this team looks like. Here’s a few highlights of this season:

ESPN knows the Ducks are legit:

Oregon Ducks love their fight songs:

So you can call me a Duck!

I love my Ducks:

Just put your hands up in the “O” and shout it out “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”