Those who say the Black Widow’s fighting style is just movie bullshit can see the above. ^ Shit is terrifyingly real.
It’s called….Kung Fu San Soo. And it’s damn devastating.
I just received an email from a youth ministry organisation, Simply Youth Ministry (SYM), encouraging me to check out their “ministry partner. It was a promo for Youth Speaker U. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was in its content. It was ridiculous. In the promo video I heard the speaker…
Logical progression. 20 years ago when I was in Youth Ministry we were called CEO’s and Managers and told to model our ministries after business if we wanted them to grow.
My youth group went from about 12 down to 4-5. God grew it to nearly 20 (not bad for the small church I was at) not because I “managed” my ministry but because I taught the Word and hopefully discipled my students.
It wasn’t a “Plan” that grew the ministry it was God and His mercy and grace.
I am in a “Profession” and I am a “professional”…I’m a licensed pilot and THAT is my industry!
“… the overwhelming majority of people today were trained in the process of making up their minds by advertisers. They also picked up the art of persuasion, not from classic texts of reason, but from advertising. As a result, many people fail to demonstrate genuine literacy in understanding and creating reasoned arguments, but are adept at producing advertising copy for their impressions.”
That’s how I roll
I totally have to get this poster….
Yep. This is what mine look like.
Mine too. That’s why I bought new ones to preserve my originals.
CRUMBACHER - NEW YEAR’S EVE, 1987
Thoughts from Dawn Wisner-Johnson
Video credit - Joe Prainito
25 years ago, my band, Crumbacher, played New Year’s Eve, Music Night Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm at the Wagon Camp Stage. This video captures two songs we played that night, Thunder Beach and Backyard Changes. The lineup at this time was, Stephen Crumbacher, Chris Duke, Jimmy Wisner and myself. (Dan Hohulin had recently left the band). We had been playing the New Year’s Eve Music Nights since 1985. For us, it was tradition and one of our favorites.
This New Year’s Eve, I asked my brother, Jimmy Wisner (drummer of Crumbacher), how he felt about those nights we used to play at Knott’s. “Oh, they were the best”, he said, “and I miss them!”
I too, look back on those days with fondness. We were young and we had opportunities that many musicians do not get sometimes. I’m grateful for those years of playing, recording records, and touring.
Our families were all involved as well. We had a great extended group of people who joined us as we traveled and played. I’m grateful for the lasting friendships with band members, crew and fans of the band too. Those relationships are still some of the closest friends I have today.
Other bands that were there that night - Steve Taylor, Altar Boys, Fourth Watch, Benny Hester & Band, Randy Stonehill, The Choir, D.A., Isaac Air Frieght, Sheila Walsh, Michael Peace. Some of the friendships I made back then with other bands are also still some of my cherished friends today (whether I see them often or not).
I’ve been contributing to this blog for Frontline Records for a year. This year, as the New Year approached and we celebrated with friends and family, I enjoyed thinking back to the “good ‘ol days!”.
Thank you Frontline Records for your help in making these memories. Thank you Adel Meisenheimer for making the music available again and making those memories easier to relive now.
“Once More For The Band”
1/1/13 - Dawn Wisner-Johnson
I wasn’t there on NYE 1987 but did go in 1984. Still good memories as many of the bands mentioned were playing in ‘84.
Men Fail, Real Men Learn From It!
Transform others’ work into your success. This week a recruit questioned one of the Revolutionary figures we honor in our work. Rather than dwell on the certain flaws, our focus will always be to choose the virtue in history.
Dan, you have TDB’s full support.