Tuesday, November 27, 2007

* * WANTED * *

One pink, fuzzy slipper. It's owner has located the left but has been unable to find it's match.

Weight: nearly nothing.
Height: a couple of inches.

Distinguishing marks: let's just say well worn over the last 11 months. It also has (or perhaps now it's only had) white fuzzy trim and pom-poms.

The owner is in dire need of the second slipper due to the recent inclement weather conditions.

It's last known whereabouts include the hall and the local dog's layer. No sign of fowl (or canine) play has been discovered as yet, but nothing has yet been ruled out.

Last seen approximately 11/20/07.

If you have seen said matching slipper, please notify the owner immediately. No reward is currently being offered.


Mac Addicts: Command+Y

I have learned to LOVE the Command+Y feature in the new Mac OS (Leopard).

This simple shortcut allows you to view any document without opening it's associated application. I mean, you get to see a complete view of the entire document!

This has been a huge time saving feature for me! Instead of leaving apps open or loading several or waiting for one to load (which is still remarkably faster on the Mac, even the office products), I can view entire documents using Command+Y. I look through documents of notes, team schedules, production schedules, etc without ever opening them in their apps. Allows me to move a lot faster.

What keystrokes or shortcuts have you found useful on the Mac?
Try the Command+Y function in any of your finder views.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Weekend Setlists

It's been a couple weeks since I've been back - thanks for hangin' with me! I think I'm going to stick with the changes for now. BTW, if you link here and your not listed here, let me know.

Thought I'd get things going again by letting you know some of the tunes we've done over the last two weekends...

11/24 and 11/25 (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

* Who Knew - Pink
* Lord We Praise You - Todd Fields
* King of Majesty - Hillsong United
* Unchanging - Chris Tomlin

11/17 and 11/18 (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

* Why Georgia - John Mayer (walk-in song)
* Not To Us - Chris Tomlin
* It's All About You - Big Daddy Weave
* Meant To Live - Switchfoot
* Take All Of Me - Hillsong United

More on the way as get ready to begin our last series of 2007 - Advent Conspiracy.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Changes Are Coming...

Saw a banner that said the same thing in my local Walmart Store as it transitions to a 'Supercenter'. OK....

As you can tell, I'm working on the layout of this blog and trying to decide if I can customize it the way I want to using Blogger or if I need to go with another host (or my own). Let me know what you think about it along the way, but I should have the same features or better back up and running soon (one way or another).

One thing that YOU can do that would help out - if you link to this blog (make sure you let me know that you do so I can link you back, if I don't already), PLEASE make sure your link points to http://mikejonesblog.com as this allows me to move my blog and keep your links to me intact.

BTW, the wind and cold have finally arrived in the Chicago area - like the cold, hate the wind.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Weekend Setlist (11/10 and 11/11)

We continued our series Suburban Myths this week by talking contentment - being happy with what you've got. The myth we tend to believe is that 'more is better'.

Three things that Scott shared with us to help learn to be content: remember whose stuff it is, be generous with the stuff, and ask WHY before we BUY.

Here's the music setlist from this weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

* All To You - Lincoln Brewster
* King of Majesty - Hillsong United
* Enough - Jeremy Camp
* (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

See you next Sunday as we wrap up with one of the biggest myths of the series.

Posted by Mike Jones

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Morphed from Tiger to Leopard

Friday I switched over from Tiger to Leopard! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you need to get a mac!

Leopard has a lot of cool features and I've not had enough time to explore them all yet. Some great new productivity tools, which I have already put to use.

I'll post a few of the commands and shortcuts that I find as I explore. If you find any you'd like to pass along, feel free to let me know.

I can't honestly remember what it was like to use a Windows machine and how I survived when I did.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Weekend Setlist (11/3 and 11/4)

Life impacting weekend for parents and Grandparents! I hope it was powerful for you. Scott shared with us about our children's ministry and some important parenting tools. We are blessed with the opportunity to love our kids and to teach them to leave well.

Here's the music setlist from this weekend:

* (walk-in song) From God Above - Hillsong United
* Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall
* Jesus Paid It All - Kristian Stanfill
* There Goes My Life - Kenny Chesney (course we rocked it a bit more)

Knowledge that is grounded,
ntimacy that is intentional,
iscipline that is consistent,
Structure that is strategic.


An Orchard Weekend

I'm sitting here in our tech booth during our 9am service on Sunday. Scott is speaking right now and is really connecting with our crowd on the topic of parenting.

Some very funny stuff.
Some very hard hitting stuff.

It has been an incredible weekend so far. God did some great things with my artists this week during our rehearsals and warm ups. I think that translated into some very powerful moments not only from the platform this weekend but also on the platform.

Hard to describe except that it was powerful and moving.

To my teams, great job! Musically, vocally, and technically you all did a great job! Thanks for following and allowing me to be a part of a fantastic team!