Tuesday, July 20, 2010

30 day / Challenge...


I am hearing great things about this product. I have heard 16 pounds in 10 days by a friend. I have heard 10 pounds of stubborn weight by another. I am stepping up to challenge.
It came in the other day and includes a bottle of Extreme Fat Burner and Reneu Colon Cleanse. Each is supposed to enhance your body's ability to perform and metabolize nutrients. It came with a eating plan for the 30 days. The first 10 are a bit strict but it all seems to have purpose. If interested check out firstfitness.com and use a preferred customer code: "CH072263" or email me at chris.blue@mac.om
I will begin on Thursday with my 30 day challenge. Keep me accountable everyone. I am determined to fight on.

Monday, June 28, 2010

SUMMER SERVOLUTION!

Our church has been a part of a lot of things over the years. Faith City is one of the most giving churches I have been a part of. This summer we are starting a revolution of serving. We are getting involved in our community in many ways. One way I am extremely proud to be a part of is BACKPACK2SCHOOL. Faith City is collecting backpacks and school supplies as well as taking donations to give a minimum of 250 backpacks out to 250 kids ages 6-12 this August. I think it would be awesome to fill these backpacks with pencils, paper, erasers, notebooks, markers, and everything a school kid would need to head back 2 School in September. I know it would bless parents as well. Please consider donating a backpack to our cause this summer. Or you can go online and make a donation through Paypal.
I would love to see us give away 500 backpacks, and Faith City will give away as many as we collect. Join the Summer Servolution and give today.
Details and More at FaithCity.tv
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Spread the word and change the world.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lord Save Us from Your Followers...


Very interesting content to say the least. I watched this movie yesterday and have to say the information is very enlightening to my approach to my faith. What do we believe? What are we portraying through our behavior. Now I know everyone is trying to live life the best they know how. We all make mistakes. I know now I will be very aware of my conversations with people about God and Christ. As a Christian I must keep my passion to love others ahead of my passion for feeling I am right. Listening is a sign of respect not weakness. Christ didn't argue he just lived his life. Love gives. Love is tangible and can be seen and felt. This movie was very balanced in views and kept my attention.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Best Father's Day Yet!


I started out Father's Day weekend with a great time gathering with our men's tribe IRONMEN @faithcity early Saturday morning. We ate a manly breakfast of a Donna's Donut (BEST IN FLINT) and coffee. Pastor Karl Barancik rallied us with powerful word about commitment to our families and church and what we believe. After that we geared up for PAINTBALL. We had over 25 people dressed and ready to shoot at each other. The sun was shining, the temperature was right. This would be a great day to die (figuratively speaking - Paintball Death). :P. We ran and played for hours. After a long day of paintball dead bodies, we surrendered to exhaustion and headed home. Upon arriving to my home I went up the stairs into our living room to find this wonderful surprise banner awaiting me. I grinned ear to ear. My whole family, although napping at the moment, had just made my day. My 4 month old son's foot prints and my wonderful 3 1/2 going on 13 daughter's hand and footprints and name written below each one almost brought tears to my eyes. They had worked so hard to surprise me and it worked. After completing the afternoon naps my family allowed me to open my gifts. To my surprise my wife AND kids had went the extra mile this Father's Day. I opened an iPad. WOW! Unexpected to say the least. I am digging this thing. It does so much. So we plugged it in and let it charge while we went out shopping for Sunday's beach outing at the dunes. We returned and read children's books on the BluePad (nickname) and headed for bed where I enjoyed watching streaming netflix movies from the BluePad. Sunday we woke up and got ready to head out to our house of worship. Friends and family and good times. Great encouraging word for Father's that day. After church we packed into the truck and headed to Warren State Park Sand Dunes. This is the place I went as a kid and decided it was time to introduce my daughter to the wonderful world of Sand Dunes and Lake Michigan. We arrived at the beach and decided to climb the big hill first then go to the beach. I was so proud. Aliyah climbed the whole way up by herself followed by Mom(TAB) taking photos the whole way up. I myself carrying my Son Brayden in a front carrier, and about 60 pounds extra BELLY WRAP. (FAT) but we made it. Quite a site from the top overlooking Lake Michigan. We ventured our way down to the beach and set up shop with umbrella for baby Bray and blankets and towels for us all. Aliyah and I had so much fun playing in the waves and sand. We stayed and played for about 3 hours. It far outweighed my expectations of the first day my daughter would enjoy the sand dunes and Lake Michigan. We finished our day by heading up to North Pier to watch the sunset. Breathtaking to say the least. Thank you Lord for my awesome family. They make such a great addition to the beautiful earth you have created for us to enjoy. I love you TEAM BLUE!

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sunset

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Softball Team!



Today was a really great ending to a great season of co-ed softball. All the teams in the league were great to play against. In the scheme of the world we are ALL on the same team "GOD's FAMILY". We got word today that we came in first place. Our team was great this year. Everyone did their part and we pulled together. Sure each game came with new challenges, but in the end we all had fun and loved building friendships. Thanks for a great spring Faith City! I am looking forward to playoffs next week. Let's keep our eyes on the prize.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New iPhone Skin.


I LOOOOOVE my new iPhone Skin. It even came with a screen saver to match. They do skins for all types of phones and even the new iPad. I get to see my kids everyday now with this new skin. I had it designed especially for me. It is a manly way to have pics of my children. You have to get one designed for you. The girls at Relish Studios are great to work with. Check them out and get one made for you. Relishstudiosonline.com

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Excitement!


It's been a while. Life happens quickly with a 3 yr old and 3 month old. But we have been trying to experience life with our family this year. One adventure we took last Memorial Weekend was a trip to Frankenmuth, MI for GLOW IN THE DARK. We took off with some good friends and headed up to see a plethora (Three Amigos :P) of Hot Air Balloons assembling on the lawn. The crowd anticipated the sunset as we saw the balloons beginning to create massive colorful art formed by HOT AIR. "Hey Daddy, look the balloons are soooo big" - Aliyah. It was well worth the time away and we caught a few pictures with our phones.