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Yup the ol blog is back online. In case you missed it, it was down from about midnight last night until about 8am this morning.

The problem? I upgraded to the latest WordPress release. And I followed directions too!

The culprit? A bad plugin.

The solution? deleted!

Thank You’s, Shout Out’s, Wup-Wup’s go out to: James, Will, & Pete who all gave me a little direction on how to fix this.

Oh yeah and I am lovin the new admin panel of WordPress. If you haven’t upgraded, you’ve probably just been like, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but I’m really liking the clean new “behind the scenes”. It’s not that hard, and just for the record… disable your plugins first. That’s all for now.

I’ve been using iGoogle as my home page for at least a year, probably longer. I love it, even though it’s a little cluttery, it helps me stay on top of things. Google is pretty much the next best thing next to Jesus. My Google home page has these plugins:

  1. Gmail – the best email application ever invented
  2. – up to date news
  3. Vitalist Gadget – my to do lists
  4. Google Reader – gotta get my blogs on
  5. Picasa Web Photos – shows my online collection of photos
  6. Google Calendar – I don’t use this enough, but I am learning
  7. Nasa Image of the Day – awesome space photos
  8. Better Bookmarks – this is for when I open my Google homepage on someone else’s computer
  9. Digg – I check it every once in a while
  10. Weather – or I could just go outside
  11. Clicky Quicky – keep tabs on my blog stats
  12. Countdown – right now it’s counting down to Jen’s birthday
  13. Date & Time – just in case I don’t want to look at the tool bar on my Macbook Pro
  14. Christian Today – this has interesting links every so often

What does your homepage look like?

Here’s an interesting rabbit trail. From my google reader I watched the Cardboard Testimonies video thanks to Bobby. Bobby had a link over to Pat’s blog, where he originally watched the video. Pat had a cool post on different uses for the Wii. He had a link over to Johnny Chung Lee’s blog, where I watched this video:

I think I’m gonna try it for some staff meeting, creative planning meetings – looks pretty amazing! I bet if my buddy, John Woolsey catches wind of this he’ll make it happen. He’s motivated & gifted like that.

Two Words: Creative Chaos.

Ok, I wanted to just say that and be done with it, but this movement begs to be explained (quickly). Imagine the creative minds & hearts from churches all over the world sharing their ideas, resources, and dreams, freely and openly. Creative Chaos.

For me this has a very special impact in my life. I believe strongly that God reveals his characteristics through his creation. And it’s plain to see when you see the ideas and methods used by creative people all over the world, you get a small glimpse at God. Amazing.

So every Thursday, you have the opportunity to share what God has put in your heart. And every Thursday you have the opportunity to see what God has put in the hearts of his people.

Go there today.

los whittaker roof of buckhead

Carlos has probably one of the coolest jobs in the Known Universe. I don’t really have to say much more. But there is a great story and some very cool things to talk about here.

When I first met Carlos he was the worship leader/pastor at Sandals in nearby Riverside, the 909. Then came the big announcement and the Whittakers were off to what many refer to now as the “dirty south”, or the “ATL”. They were moving to Atlanta, to work at one of my favorite churches, Northpoint. This isn’t really supposed to be about me, but we are at my blog so here goes.

I’ve been a huge Giglio/Passion/722 fan for years. It’s because of that influence that I left a job at an older style church for one that was doing things more in that vein (we’re still not there yet, but we’re workin’ on it). One November a few years back now, we flew out to Nashville, then drove down to Decatur, Alabama to visit Jen’s dad. While we were there we decided that we going to drive to Atlanta from Decatur to get to a 722 service. So we made the 4 hour or so drive, ate at Tahoe Joe’s, and headed into Northpoint. What an awesome night! I got to talk to Louie, and Todd Fields, plus Louie almost burned the place down deep frying a Turkey! Jen and I wouldn’t be the same. So all this to say, I feel a strong connection to Northpoint and Carlos.

Back the man of the hour. I’m not going to spend a lot of time writing about Buckhead (oh yeah, BH is a campus of Northpoint) cuz Los already did. Here’s some highlight posts that you should hit up today.

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