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Monthly Archives: December 2006

I was just browsing the web and I discovered one of the biggest myths.  It makes me feel like I have been dupped and robbed.  Here is the what they wrote on their web page:

A box of baking soda in the fridge or freezer absorbs odors

kitchen myth cooking urban legend

This is a very clever and successful marketing ploy by the baking soda people, but the fact is that baking soda is very poor at absorbing odors. It seems to make sense, however, so lots of people have spent untold billions of dollars to put boxes of baking soda in their fridge or freezer to no effect. Activated charcoal would work much better but is expensive. Better to wrap your food and clean the fridge once in a while.


I can’t believe this!  Can it be true?

2006 is coming to a close.

2007 here we come!

Today I preached on 1 Peter 1:13-25.  It is a great passage to reflect on as you consider making resolutions.  Listen to it by going to Kits sermon page. It should be on soon.

This is a fun kaleidescope you can create online.  It is a fun time waster.

My friend Josh will be on the Urbana worship Band.  He posted the following schedule so people can see it on webcast:

alright so here’s the deal…for those unable to join us in st louis….check out….

i’m sure starting on (wed) the 27th around oh….7:00 PM (central time) ish….they will have available a live webcast of the event 😛 (cross fingers).

I’ll be on a guitar standing amongst 11 other musicians :P…come and watch!! (and pray for us)

here’s the schedule of events…i hope they live-cast all of them…

wed 27th  7:00 – 9:30 pm (opening session)

thurs 28th  10:30 am – 12:30 pm (morning session), 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm (evening)

friday 29th 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

saturday 30th 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, 7:10 pm – 9:45 pm

sunday 31rst 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 7:15 – 8:50 pm and then 9:30 pm – midnight (new years!!)

I was tagged by Lisa Alexander.

The question is: What are 5 things people do not know about you:

  1. When I was little kid I dreamed about being Tony Manero (John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever). I had the white suite and the cool black shirt with the big collar. I was ready for the disco.
  2. To my surprise the only music we had at home was Soul music. We did not grow up listening to Latin Music. Now my dad collects a lot of Latin Music. I just think it was hard to get in Northern VA in the 70’s. I grew up on soul music. Two artist that I remember listening to growing up was The Gap Band (especially “She Dropped a Bomb On Me”) and Smokey Robinson.
  3. One year I was Papa Noel (Santa Claus) at a community center for poor immigrant kids. When I walked into the room the litte kids were in awe because they always had a Caucasian Santa Claus, but that year the Brown Papa Noel walked in and I was wearing these cool sequins Doc Martins I borrowed from the Young Life office. It was the first time I felt like I was just floating in the air.
  4. In my Jr. High English Class everyone picked me to play Julius Cesar because my name was Julio Cesar.
  5. I love to play basketball on a wood court. In the summers when I was a kid, some friends and I would sneak into Whittier High School (it no longer exists, Marriot tore it down and build on top) and play basketball all day. We would sweep the floors and play until we were hungry. At the time it was no longer a HS and we would go down to the locker rooms and wear the old uniforms left over and use the old play books to create plays. My dream was to play for the Georgetown Hoyas.

I am tagging: Eddie, CalebLiz LeeJackie, Alex, Sara from England, Sara from B-more, Min and Tai.

Merry Christmas to my blog readers!
I can’t wait for this evening.
Today, I am cooking my first turkey Salvadorian style!
I hope it comes out good because we have some friends coming over for dinner.

Hey the most important thing about Christmas is celebrating Jesus Christ’s Advent and waiting and anticipating both the implications of the first Advent and waiting for the second Advent.

Luke 2
The Birth of Jesus
1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.
4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels
8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14″Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

If you live in the Washington, DC Area you gotta go to my bro-in-law’s restaurant: Just Jerk.  It is the best Jerk place in DC.  He uses only the freshest ingredients and authentic recipes and cooking methods.  He gets his wood to smoke the Jerk food straight from Jamaica.  If you get a chance you gotta go.

Here are the Top Ten Photos of 2006 From National Geographic News

I didn’t get to post this sooner b/c of the busy season of finals and other things, but it is better late than never.  Mr. Chi-Chi is our family Dog, but he has become a celeberty in our neighborhood back in VA.  My dad threw a birthday part for him and it was a big hit.  Some families in the neighborhood were offended that they were not invited.  In the picture below you will see Mr. Chi-Chi next to the Hot Dog Piñata my parents got of the party.  He got more gifts than I did not my Birthday. 

Mr. Chi-Chi

Click the link to check it out. The one thing I obeserved that they missed was the expansion of Christianity in the Global south and the decline in the global north happening now in Christianity.