Self Deception? or just deception?

I recently read a book called ‘Leadership and Self Deception’ and in the book it told the story a man who truly believed that as a child he was in a concentration camp. He believed it to the extent that he wrote a book about it and won awards for his writing. But it wasn’t…

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This just doesn’t add up…

So, the city of LA is 530 million dollars in debt, but thought it was still ok to spend 1.4 million on MJ’s memorial…Michael was a great performer, but seriously…We are in a financial crisis people! Mayor’s office: Michael Jackson memorial cost L.A. $1.4 million – CNN.com Apparently, we live in an age where this…

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Small Choices

The other day I posted an entry that linked to “An Open Letter to Pastors”. I’ve been reading around more about Gary Lamb and I want to say that I’m really hurting for his situation. I’m thankful that he has a clear theology of grace and that he is open to talking about his mistakes.…

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Famine

Here is a great post by my friend Lisa. She uses a word that relates with her experience that I can’t use from my own. Here’s the address to her thoughts: Let’s Put the Kettle On: The Famine and Michael I’m having a hard time putting my head around the global celebration of a man…

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The Future of Food

I watched this documentary on Hulu last night: The Future of Food To be honest when it was over, I was pretty fired up. The thought that kept going through my head was The love of money is the root of all evil. I am not shocked, but I am saddened at how many in…

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Avoid Digital Devastation

Currently, this is one of the windows on my computer screen. Over 1.2 million files on my computer are being backed up to prevent possible digital devastation. I’ve written about this before, but need to say it again (mostly to myself). If you have not backed up your computer files, do it now. The money*…

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Don’t be like Miguel…please

I went to bed last night and panic hit me. I realized I was out of coffee. That meant one thing for me. I had to get up early and go get some! While I was out I decided to sit and read my bible for a while at the coffee shop. I’ve been reading…

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A Movement of Dance

I love this video because: a.) I like dancingb.)I like seeing spontaneous movements of func.) I like thinking about the why and how things ‘get started’. I hate to pollute this is a stand alone (and nearly disturbing) picture, but the question came to mind: “Did this guy intend to start a dance party on…

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Facebook is dead to me

I’m tired of Facebook…this is rant about it. I’m no longer a fan of everyone knowing stuff about me that I have accepted as a ‘friend’. Don’t you think that having a thousand ‘friends’ that you never see or share life cheapening the word? The word used to mean something…now it just means people that…

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New Blog Name?

Jen and I are going to be starting a new blog and I need to decide on what the address should be… Here’s a few ideas: justinandjenpowell.com (that’s our original web address) powellsinbcn.com (bcn is short for Barcelona) storiesfrombarcelona.com (a bit long, but not bad) storiesfrombcn.com (shorter version) I don’t know…I want to come up…

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Passion Pit – Manners

This band is awesome! Manners is definitely going to be my feel-good-album-of-the-summer-09. The more I listen to this the more rich it’s getting…that’s the only word I got for this layered bit of musical excellence. I would die a happy man if I could make an album like this…ok that’s maybe a bit strong. But…

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Becoming a General

I went to Jen’s brother’s Marine Corps boot camp graduation on Friday (which was really cool and great to see Eric) so military was already on the mind when this quote: “Soldiers realize that it’s war that makes Generals” Seth Godin – Tribes I immediately thought about the reality that it’s the war of life…

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Listening too Much

Today Maisie was watching a show called Oswald. I’ve actually seen the episode with her before, but it didn’t hit me the first time. Here’s the summary of this episode. Oswald and his dog decide to build a birdhouse. They get the supplies and build their nice wooden birdhouse. They get it ready to put…

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Heading to Spanish Consulate in the Morning

So, we finally have all of our papers together to apply for our visas! (I think!) So we have an appointment in downtown L.A. at 10:30am PST. Pray that we really do have all of the right papers and that we’ve filled things out right. And while you’re thinking of us, pray we get there…

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Radical Living in a Comfortable World – Seth Barnes

Radical Living in a Comfortable World A Blog by Seth Barnes I just found Seth Barnes’ blog and I have to say…it’s some great stuff. I like the straight-forwardness and the depth of what he writes about. He goes after some good internal development stuff…it’s worth a read.

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Football (soccer) Player Given Yellow Card for…

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Manchester | Footballer puts wind up referee This is just too funny not to post…A soccer player in England was given a yellow card for ‘unsporting behaviour’, which is another way of saying that he farted while the opposing team was taking a penalty shot. The ensuing shot…

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Mac Software Company Donates $850,000 to Charity

MacHeist » Forums » MacHeist 3 Charity Breakdown Mike G told me about MacHeist and I was stoked to get some great software for an amazing price…but I’m even more stoked to see that they gave just shy of 1 million dollars to charity due the sale of this bundle. You can click the above…

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What does this mean?

I came across this image while doing a search for an image of the book “The Freedom of God by James Daane” (I still didn’t find the image…I might have to scan my cover for my online library) Anyway…It was too random and I don’t know quite know the what the creator was trying to…

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Day of Cheer

This morning we woke up at 6am. Normally when I’m getting up that early on a Sunday it’s because I’m heading off to a church service. Today we were heading off to a Cheerleading competition that my little niece Avery was in. I have to be honest, I was skeptical about going. I’m a boy…

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Blogo – My New Blog BFF

My buddy Mike showed me another great tool to make my life easier. Meet Blogo, my new blog best friend forever. It has pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted in a blog creating software: drag and drop, offline editing, seamless integration with WordPress, the list goes on…but it also has features that make it even…

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Things Are Going to Change

Yeah me too, but I’m talking about my blog. I’m bored with how it looks so it’s time to do some updates. To Jen’s blog too…and I’m going to be creating a blog specifically for news and info revolving around our work in Barcelona. I know you’ve all been waiting eagerly for this news….there you…

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Forgotten Ways Handbook

Amazon.com: Forgotten Ways Handbook, The: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches: Alan Hirsch, Darryn Altclass: Books I really loved the book The Forgotten Ways and I’m really looking forward to working through this handbook as Jen and I prepare for our ministry in Barcelona. I’ll let you know how this tool helps us as…

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MacHeist

I found out about Macheist at MinistryTechBlog. Macheist is offering a great package deal on some software. There are few applications in this bundle that are really great and at the price that they’re selling them it’s a steal. MacHeist is offering this deal for 6 more days. Browse through these apps and see if…

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Maisie’s 2nd Birthday

***I wrote this in December on Maisie’s birthday while we were in Holland and I never published it because I didn’t really finish it…now I did. Maisie is in the other room watching an Elmo video that Amy sent for her birthday and Jen is clipping her nails…I’m sitting here trying to figure out how…

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