Monday, November 26, 2007

A WORD ON ADVERTISEMENTS

I do NOT endorse or approve of all of the advertisements on my website. I originally signed up for this thinking it would bring in a little extra income. So far it has not. Furthermore, some of the advertisements are for heretical websites and authors.

I would encourage those who are thinking of signing up for Google Ads to not sign up. DON'T SIGN UP. You'll be disappointed, and you may have advertisements of things you do not approve of.

So, to my readers, if you do click on the advertisements, be careful to take it with a grain of salt, and to always have your Bibles open.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

MY NEW SPANISH BLOG!

Hey all,

To all you Spanish speakers, and to all of you who wish to practice your Spanish, my new Spanish blog is now up and running.

Please visit me at http://www.josuebrisby.blogspot.com/ .

Tell your Spanish-speaking friends! The site is similar to The Reformed Oasis in content.

MY DIET: DAY 3

Well, I started my diet last Thursday. On Wednesday at my Positive Choice class I weighed 272. I'm not joking--this morning I weighed myself, on the third day of my diet, and I now weigh 259.2! I'm almost certain that most of what I have already lost is water weight. But it's nice to see it come off.

I will keep my readers posted on the progress. Please pray for me, as this is going to be a long and hard road. But, pray most importantly that I would have a hunger and a thirst for God more and more through this. That is more important than losing weight.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

MY FAVORITE MUSIC

Some of my favorite albums/bands currently:

As I Lay Dying, "An Ocean Between Us".

This album is absolutely amazing Christian metal/hardcore/"scream-o". Back when I was in my first band "The Big Cheeze," their drummer was in a band called Edge of Mortality. I used to get up on stage with them and they let me be the guest singer (more like "screamer") for the Overcome song "Sacrificed." Later, when As I Lay Dying first became a band, and when I was in Flight 180, at a battle of the bands in Point Loma I was asked to be a guest judge. I voted for As I Lay Dying when they played. Guess who won that battle of the bands. Yup. Of course.

The album "An Ocean Between Us" is amazing musically and lyrically. My wife and I are going to see them at Soma on November 30th. I can't wait!

Mae, "The Everglow."

This album is kind of in the emo/rock genre. It is beautiful rock music with piano. Track 2 is especially amazing. When this album first came out, I danced with Gabriel, my son, to track 2, which is an ethereal-sounding piano song. Every time I hear it it is so hard for me to hold back tears. It makes me think of how much I love my son and how much I want what is best for him.

Mae is with Tooth and Nail Records, which is one of the divisions of the record label my band was on a while back. (We were with B.E.C. Recordings.)

Extol, "Synergy."

This band is on Solid State Records, the hardcore/metal division of Tooth and Nail Records. Their musicianship is amazing. Lyrically, they are theologically right on--at least in this album. the ironic thing is that this band is Pentecostal/Arminian. Funny how Arminians really are Calvinists when it comes down to the grind.

Jimmy Eat World, "Clarity."

I saw Jimmy live. You know a band is good when live they sound like their produced album. Well, that's Jimmy for ya. Clarity is probably one of the most beautiful emo-rock albums I have ever heard.
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The above is just a sampling of what I like to listen to. All praise be to the Triune God, the Maker and Creator of music!