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Archive for December, 2008

Serving God is all that Matters

Posted by joelbyer on December 30, 2008

OK folks, a serious post for once.

We had a great time at my mom’s place in Cincinnati. We got there on Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed Christmas together with all my brothers and sisters.
We 4 brothers played hockey on Saturday…just like the good old days! Um, except that in the good old days, I don’t recall my younger brothers being that good. 🙂
In Christmas reunions like this…only one thing really matters to me. Are all my brothers and sisters serving the Lord? To the best of my knowledge they all are.
Sunday morning we heard a great message from Rev. Dan Stetler at the Burlington Bible Methodist Church (of course he always preaches great, so that was a given 🙂 ).
Then Sunday evening I went to the little mission church where Matt Hallam (my brother-in-law) pastors. My younger brother Ezra spoke that night and likewise did a great job!

So, you can get excited that your brother is a doctor, your sister a Senator and your Uncle the President…not that those things are wrong.
BUT…give me family that is serving God, and everything else is minor details.

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And you think YOU have lost money?

Posted by joelbyer on December 30, 2008

Top billionaire blowups of 2008

One of these guys lost $30 billion last year. He only has $12 billion left. BBB is recommending a government bailout.

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New blog theme! It’s strange!

Posted by joelbyer on December 29, 2008

Yes, my friends, this is quite possibly the strangest blog theme yet as we enter 2009.
Anyone care to guess who the sinister individual is in the blog header?

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We’re home!

Posted by joelbyer on December 29, 2008

…yes we is. 🙂

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We’re not having twins

Posted by joelbyer on December 28, 2008

Just in case anyone is confused…my ornery younger brother hijacked my blog with the phony announcement. I will have to enact revenge.

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Christmas PIX ’08 in Cincinnati

Posted by joelbyer on December 27, 2008

We celebrated Christmas Day with my mom and family in Cincinnati! Um, I think the pictures pretty much speak for themselves. 🙂

Upon further review, I see that there are no pictures of Jen or myself. I guess you’ll just have to trust us that we were there.

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2008

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Heartbreaking defeat

Posted by joelbyer on December 24, 2008

Yes folks, here at BBB headquarters, we cannot tell a lie.  Despite being up 5-2 in hockey tonight, the other team came back and in the waning seconds won 7-6.

I wept.

OK, not really.

Seriously, thanks everyone for coming! We had somewhere between 30-35 out there…I’m guessing.

In other news: our family is headed for Cincinnati for a few days for Christmas! Woohoo!

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Hockey!

Posted by joelbyer on December 23, 2008

Tonight, a bunch of us are planning to play hockey.  I came across this old video that explains what we will be doing. 🙂

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Woohoo!

Posted by joelbyer on December 22, 2008

globeandmail.com: From sea to stormy sea …

Go Canada!

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12 Days of Christmas

Posted by joelbyer on December 21, 2008

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Things I find hard to do…

Posted by joelbyer on December 20, 2008

…prepare for a Sunday morning message when I’m not sure if the weather will “permit” me to preach.

But, as my wife says…prepare anyway. 🙂

God is good. Bad weather or not!

Oh, and the image below is from some unknown blizzard, not a piece of prophecy or something…

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