Sunday, December 30, 2007
Coming in January I will be moving my website. There will still be a brandonearly.com but the front page will change and everything will be moved to brandonearly.com/blog. So please keep visiting, I don't want to lose you.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Have you ever wanted to send someone a file via email but felt that it was too big or wanted to send it to multiple people and did not want to kill your bandwidth? I just found this site called senduit (send you it). I know there are several sites that will store your files and you can even send links to your friends to download but the cool thing about this site is you do not have to register and the file will be deleted after no longer than a week. You can set the link to be good for any where from 30 minutes to 7 days. My mother-in-law wanted me to send her some pics of our kids that she could not find. I uploaded the pics to my server space, and I will have to use up my upload and download allotted bandwidth. Not a big deal because I have several gigs and do not come close to using it all up. If I were maxing my allowance this would be the ideal way to send big files. It is also a ton easier than going through my FTP server...Try itout...just upload your file(s) and when you get your link sent it out. This took a while for the 40meg file I tested and you are limited to files 100meg or smaller but still very cool.
Friday, November 30, 2007
A- Muse - - ing Thoughts - http://www.uthpastor.com/
AlreadyNotYet - http://www.intersectcommunity.com/blog
avclub.us / ken
Behance.com Featured Articles - http://www.behance.com/
Being Wise and More Stupid
Brian Virtue - http://blogginbeav.blogspot.com/
ccecyouth.com - http://ccecyouth.net/
Church Marketing Sucks - http://www.churchmarketingsucks.com/
Church Video Ideas - http://churchvideoideas.com/
Clayton King - http://claytonking.com/
Collide Magazine - http://www.collidemagazine.com/c
COREY MANN - http://coreymann.blogspot.com/
Creative Youth Ideas - http://www.creativeyouthideas.com/blog/
CreativeJournal.net - http://creativejournal.net/
Don't Believe Everything You Read on the Internet - http://www.simplyjosh.com/
don't call me Veronica - http://dontcallmeveronica.blogspot.com/
Erin Vesta – http://erinvesta.com/
Evotional - http://www.evotional.com/
I Bet Somebody Cares - http://kenleslie.blogspot.com/
I Left All My Good Ideas On My Other Blog... - http://kaylaray.blogspot.com/
jason curlee - http://jaycurlee.blogspot.com/
jayhardwick.com - http://jayhardwick.typepad.com/jayhardwickcom/
JDGreear.com - http://jdgreear.typepad.com/my_weblog/
joshuamichael - http://juniorhigh.blogs.com/joshuamichael/
just joshua - http://www.justjoshua.com/
Kem Meyer on Less Clutter & Noise - http://kemmeyer.typepad.com/less_clutter_noise/
Laura's Blog - http://lauradavitt.blogspot.com/
LeadingSmart - http://www.leadingsmart.com/leadingsmart/
Let wonder replace worry - http://justinross.blogs.com/my_weblog/
Life according to me . . . - http://joemullikin.blogspot.com/
Life in student ministry - http://timschmoyer.com/
LifeChurch.tv : swerve - http://swerve.lifechurch.tv/
LifeDev - http://lifedev.net/
lifehack.org - http://www.lifehack.org/
Lifehacker - http://lifehacker.com/
Like a fire - http://blog.likeafire.net/
Look...I'm on the Inter- Web - http://simplyfields.blogspot.com/
Mark Driscoll's blog - http://theresurgence.com/md_blog
mike goldsworthy - http://mikegoldsworthy.com/
Mosaic - http://mosaic.org/
Musings from my cerebral cortex. - http://www.imjime.com/
My Life... - http://eriklinder.blogspot.com/
Pastor Steven Furtick - http://www.stevenfurtick.com/
Perry Noble dot com - http://www.perrynoble.com/
Personal Development with The Positivity Blog - http://www.positivityblog.com/
Photojojo - http://www.photojojo.com/
Planting Partners - http://plantingpartners.org/
PostSecret - http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
PSDTuts - Photoshop Tutorials and Links - http://psdtuts.com/
RETHINKING YOUTH MINISTRY - http://rethinkingyouth.blogspot.com/
Robsingleton.net - http://www.robsingleton.net/
scotthodge.org - http://scotthodge.typepad.com/scott/
serial youth pastor - http://serialyouthpastor.com/
Seth's Blog - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/
Shawnsblogspot.com - http://shawnsblogspot.wordpress.com/
Simply Creative - http://simplycreative.blogspot.com/
Simply Kurt - http://simplykurt.blogspot.com/
Simply Resources - http://simplyresources.blogspot.com/
Slamma Jamma - http://kristenjb.blogspot.com/
terrystorch.com beta - http://www.terrystorch.com/
thatbenguy.com - http://thatbenguy.com/
the G sides - http://grantenglish.com/
the leadership blog - http://leadershipblog.blogspot.com/
The Preacher's Wife - http://hollyfurtick.typepad.com/the_preachers_wife/
the ramblings - http://stuartdelony.wordpress.com/
The Rawdons - http://rawdons.blogspot.com/
the Sarti Design blog - http://sartidesign.blogspot.com/
thePickerts - The Pickerts... serving with First Love International Ministries - http://thepickerts.com/
This is what I do... - http://brandonearly.com/
Thoughts for the Journey - http://gcrpastor.wordpress.com/
tonymorganlive.com - http://www.tonymorganlive.com/tony_morgan_one_of_the_si/
UpperRoom - Youth Group Blog of PDYM SL Conference -
Virtue Ministry Team - http://bandcvirtue.blogspot.com/
Wade Joye - http://wadejoye.typepad.com/wade_joye/
Who Are These Guys? - http://www.whoaretheseguyspodcast.com/
Woot! - One Day, One Deal - http://www.woot.com/Blog/
You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure - http://shaniaconline.blogspot.com/
Youth Ministry Ideas - http://youthministryideas.net/
Youth: Wildside - http://saddlebackfamily.com/blogs/wildside/index.html
YouthMinistryTV.com - http://youthministrytv.com/
ysmarko - http://www.ysmarko.com/
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Regardless I just signed a two year agreement with Verizon (see the 2 years, just in time for the iPhone contract to end with AT&T) and picked up the Samsung i760. This phone looks cool, however I will not get it until Monday. So I keep watching this video and pretend I am the one holding the phone, I need to go print out a copy of the phone and tape it on my Motorola Q and pretend it is my new phone.
Friday, October 26, 2007
I say all this to let you know I am loving my new role and there is much to get excited about. Please continue praying for our ministry and the work that God is doing. There is much to do, much to plan, creativity to spread, and soul to be won.
Here are the links that are somehow connected to our ministries...
You are at my blog - brandonearly.com
Student ministries discipleship coordinator - erinvesta.com
Junior high intern blog - eriklinder.blogspot.com
Junior high ministry - hbym.com
High school ministry - revossorc.com(**NEW**)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The truth is, if I had an iPhone and someone wasted $3 on this set of finger covers I would think they hated me. So, if you know someone who has an iPhone and you want to make them feel dumb, buy these and tell them how important it is to you that they use them all the time.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
- The transition from Jr High Director to Student Ministries Pastor has been great.
- There seems to be more on my plate, but I feel less stressed (for now).
- There are huge differences between Jr High and Sr High...I knew this, I just keep reminding myself.
- I am coming off my third meeting with Sr High since I have become their new pastor and I am not sure I know how the students feel about me and the shift.
- I have had more meetings in the past few days than I have had in a long time, I don't mind meetings as long as they are productive.
- How do you prioritize things when things that are "low priority" are mandatory?
- I need to throw things in the trash.
- I need to make a weekly agenda/schedule.
- What do our staff (Jr and Sr High) need to be better leaders?
- What is my part in being used by God to grab the hearts of high school students?
- What needs to be done to help the high school students take more ownership of their ministry?
- God help me.
Friday, September 28, 2007
One of my favorite preachers, Mark Driscoll, just came out with a new book. If you pre order it and are one of the first 1000 you will get a free PDF of the book when it comes out. This is cool if you want to read a book on your computer or print pages from it.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
You see, I was looking for a game for our Wednesday night gathering. I came across a game where you get 5 to 10 diapers and chew up or melt 5 to 10 candy bars and place them in the diapers. The students get a game sheet and try guessing the candy bar type (Snickers, MilkyWay, Kit Kat, etc). This sounded pretty fun and pretty funny. However, I continued reading the comments posted about this game and they were ridiculous! Youth pastors across the world were bashing this game saying it did not honor God and that to have a game representing poop was taking our kids down a path that they did not need to go in a church.
This aggrevated me. I mean, come on. If you don't like the game, don't play it with your students. If there is a link to an inappropriate web site or "ad spam", make a comment and get it off, but this was a legitimate game. In my aggrevation, I decided to write a post about a game that I just made up to see if it would be met with the same opposition. All I can say is that some Christians get fired up way too easily...however, I laugh every time I read these posts.
Enjoy...20 Chickens In A Big Fun Bag!!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I got a call from my friend Josh asking me if I knew how to speed up audio on an mp3 like you can with an audio book. I told him that was a question I wanted an answer for over the past three years but now that my school was over I did not care. See, I would get a book on mp3 or audio cd and rip to mp3 but still had to listen in real time. But when you buy a book for your iPod on say, Audible, you can play at various speeds.
The point...Oh yeah. Here is a link to a free download that converts files for this feature. I still just do not understand why the speed feature is not a choice for every audio file...weird.
Monday, August 20, 2007
This is too long of a wait, but it will be worth the it...I hope. According to this web page and an interview of some producers, the first four weeks will each be one hour long...
Here is the interview....CLICK
And here is a list of the fall TV launch...CLICK
Click here do download the list in a word DOC or PDF file
If you find a better list/schedule, please post it in the comments.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I have downloaded software to do this. I have software to download and another to convert...UNTIL TODAY!!! Try vconvert! This is not even a program to download...it is a website. Just copy and past the URL (the web address) and go.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
eMail: not giving address, it is a private site to access my church email
Google.com/ig: I don't remember what "ig" means but it is my home page. This Google pages allows me to set several windows up on one page so I can see local movie times, weather, my RSS feeds through a google reader box (blog catcher), calendar, notes, gmail access, etc...\
digg: Social news network (not always clean)
MySpace: Social Network
hbym: Jr High's website
woot: One day deal
1Sale a Day: One day deal
HSX: Fake stock market...you invest in movies, you start with 2 million. I have been in it for years, I just hit 100 million a few days ago.
Engaget: Tech junk
Monday, August 06, 2007
I have about 4 to 7 cords in my backpack at any given moment. iPod USB power cord, iPod car charger, iPod A/V cables, cell phone USB charger, ear buds, etc...I am always untangling these, it is like they unravel in my bag to go make out. It is a pain! Here is a tool I saw and thought about getting, some of my cords have little Velcro strips, and I guess to go free I could use those garbage bag ties and rubber bands. But I have to tell you I keep coming back to that little picture, this device is pretty cool, small, no damage to the cords, etc. TADA...I found a DIY for it. Check out these pics, maybe i9t is something you are interested in doing. Cut a credit card in half, round the corners and make these holes.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Both are calendars and personal organizers...why are I posting this? It is a huge help and they are both free. I will not go into detail but I will tell you that the pocket mod is almost the size of a business card when folded and yet opens like a book. you can do a ton with this but you are limited to 8 pages...yet one piece of paper...watch the tutorial to see how to fold.
The second comes from a new web site I found called DIYPlanner.com. You ever pay $50 to $100 to way more than $100 to refill your Franklin Planner...here is an example and this is just a set of Day Planning Pages only and it is $40+. At DIY you can get some awesome planning printouts free, sure you don't get the pretty colors but you get it all for free...if you like you can donate. Click here for the PDF printable templates.
I hope this helps someone....I use my cell phone for all this but there is a time for paper. I have used the pocket mod and i will be printing off the DIY just to see it face to face (vs. just digital). I might choose the half sheets or the index card size just so it could fit in my pocket. Enjoy.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Here is my list of pros and cons from an amusement park visit...
Exercise (loads of walking)
Relationships (spending time with your friends)
Pretty Colors (lots to look at)
One Roller Coaster (that is all I have in me...after that I get ill)
Food (not much is good for you and it is all over priced, but I love the Lemon Chill)
Food (leaves your body almost as fast as it goes in)
Exercise (it makes me more sleepy)
Rides (they all make me sick)
All the Prices (tickets, food, parking)
Goofy People are all Over the Park (I wonder what they think when they see me)
Weather (temp, rain, heat, etc.)
Crazy Loud 80's Music
And the annoying guy that stops us every time we pass him so he can take our picture.
Oh well...I guess I like doing this trip so I can spend some time with staff and students in a way that is pretty free and in a place where I can come out of my shell and be a little obnoxious and loud. A good change of pace.
Because of this new edition, maybe Keri and I will take Owen to Six Flags next year. All in all it was a good day...Sylvester's hug made everything okay!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I am boring myself with all these ramblings so I better post something of worth.
Here is a new blog I frequent about leadership. The author left a good post about being a good blogger...I am not a good blogger.
It sounds like the borderlands podcast, the inprocess podcast, is dead or dying. We had hundreds of subscribers and now we have dropped from the top 100 on the podomatic religion top podcasts. I tell you that because now my blog may be the spot for my random tech links and downloads. Stay tuned...
Well...I hope I did not waste any of your time. I just wanted to post to let you know I am alive and well, Keri is doing great and Owen loves his new brother Miles. BTW, Miles is over 10 lbs...we had a great visit to the pediatrician today (Miles is gaining 1.5 oz. a day).