Sep 16 2011

Top 5 Unusual Jobs

 

If you think your job is weird, check out some of these!

1. The world's fastest wedding chapel 

Rev. Darrell Best, of Illinois, converted his 1940s fire truck so that he could help couples tie the knot while they're on the road. The vehicle is capable of doing 62mph and several of the ceremonies have been conducted at this speed with the bride and the groom, the two witnesses, and the minister all in the back. 

 

2. Egg Breaker/Smeller

The smell of rotten eggs is absolutely awful, yet there are people that make a living detecting this odor. Egg smellers, also more pleasantly known as egg breakers (but with no less unpleasant duties), are employed to separate yolks and whites for use in food products and sniff out the bad eggs in the batch. 

3. Shark Tank Cleaner

Window cleaning is probably not the most fun of professions. Now add to that the requirement to share your job with one of nature’s most deadly predators while simultaneously being watched by a crowd of onlookers, who are curious if you’ll get eaten. You’re about to enter the world of shark tank cleaning.

4. Worm Picker

To catch a fish you must first catch a worm…or get somebody else to catch it for you. That’s right, for the princely sum of as much as 4 cents per worm you can make your living crawling across Canadian farm fields pulling up wiggling bait and stuffing them into a cup.

5. Bicycle Taxi Driver

Although companies in New York City claim their drivers can make $30 to $40 per hour, in most cities you'll make half of that if you're lucky. The good news is that you'll be trained on the job and see the business from the inside. Invest in a few bicycle taxis of your own and soon you'll be collecting a larger share of that dollar-per-minute average charge paid by passengers.

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Sep 15 2011

"Lord Undo Me"

This is a prayer I heard that I want to share with all of you...

I don’t really worship these day
I don’t really stand up to praise you with songs
Or prayers or actions
or with anything
I am full of all the right moves
I am full of all the right words
I am full of all the right religion
But it is all just illusion
I am really
Lonely
Lost
Calloused
Jaded
Cynical
Too religious
Too realistic
and well really just to lazy
to worship you anymore
I have lost my first love
I have lost the joy of your presence
But most of all I have lost the fear of your glory

Father I need to see you again
Like Isaiah I want to stand in awe of your glory
To fall down at your feet
To come face to face with your
Perfection,
Radiance,
Goodness,
Holiness,
Awesomeness
I want to stand before you and see you for who you are
and me for who I am
I want to be undone

I want to know me for who I really am
I want to see the depths of my heart
And know that you are the only way
You are the only truth
You are the only life
I want to see me and understand
What it really must have taken for you to
Love me
Care for me
See me
Speak to me
Want me
Communicate with me
Die for me
Die for me
Die for me

Lord, I want to stand in that place where all I can see is your glory
And my sin
Because in that place I can’t help but worship you.
Lord let me come undone
Undo my heart
Lord, undo my heart
break down these walls that I love so much
No, wait don’t,
I’m scared I don’t know if I can handle this
don’t
But I can’t live this way anymore
I can’t stand here in this half-life
this going through the motions life
this not really alive life
Father, I need you so come in and do what you must
Cut out the tumor on my heart
Break down the walls that I love
Lord let me come undone
Undo my heart
let me worship you again

*Blake Williams

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Aug 08 2011

Music I Love

Check out some of the music I'm listenin' to now, including "Beautiful Things" by Gungor (free song download) and "Rise" by Shawn McDonald. Let me know what some of your favorites on K-LOVE are!

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Jul 29 2011

K-LOVE Morning Show

Fresh off of my trip to Rwanda, I'll be filling in for Lisa and Eric on the K-LOVE Morning Show! Listen to some of my adventures as well as what else is going on in the world from 5am to 10am Central.

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Jul 24 2011

The Trip to AFRICA!

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Jul 11 2011

The Trip to Rwanda

As I prepare for my upcoming trip to Africa, I'm reflecting on some items that aren't a few of my favorite things...

As the sound of constant beeping approaches me, I look to see where it’s coming from. It’s getting louder…and louder…when suddenly; I realize it’s just an airport skycap driving past me. I wonder if he even hears that noise anymore, or if he’s numbed by the constant beeping.

Sometimes we get so used to the things around us, we don’t even notice them anymore. All of those little irritations that we somehow accept…and allow into our lives…have become part of who we are. Has the skycap driver completely tuned out the annoying warning sound his machine produces? Just like the poor guy sitting next to the escalator…with the recording of a woman in a nasal voice saying, “The escalator is about to end, watch your step.”

Speaking of which, do you know what’s it like to want to be somewhere else…really badly? I’m having one of those moments…right now. Airports are not my favorite places, but I endure them. Just like flying in a plane…I simply go into survivor mode. Just like everyone else…waiting for your zone to board…First Class, Gold members…Platinum…Plutonium…those with small children…and people acting like children…they all parade past you. The smug feeling eventually overtakes you too, sometimes…as your number is eventually called….and you walk past those other people, with lesser status. We’ve finally arrived? No, the journey has just begun.

As we all crowd onto this large tin can…like it, or not…we’re all on this voyage together.

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Jun 24 2011

Music I love

Check out one of my new favorite songs on K-LOVE right now...and let me know what you think!

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Jun 09 2011

The story of Will Norton

This is the story of Will Norton, an awesome guy with a heart for God, who unfortunately passed away in the midst of the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes. Check out his stories and videos on his Facebook page.

In the midst of this year's earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires; as well as whatever trial you may be experiencing, we at K-LOVE are here to pray for you. You can submit a prayer request online or give us a call at (800) 525-LOVE (5683).

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May 09 2011

Some of my favorites

Check out some of my favorite tunes on K-LOVE, including "Manifesto" by The City Harmonic, Kristian Stanfill's latest CD Mountains Move.

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Mar 18 2011

T.G.I. TODAY...

Friday is my favorite day. Yes...Friday. Now, now don't get me wrong...I love Saturdays and Sundays too...it's just that I always think the weekend is going to be longer! By the time Sunday rolls around, I realize just how short it really is. Even if it's a three day weekend...it's always too short. So, back to Friday, and the reason it's my favorite day of the week...(Wait for it...wait for it.)...it's the hope and anticipation of the weekend! On Friday, the whole weekend is ahead of us...just like the 80's song...Everybody's Workin' For the Weekend! Just think of all the projects we're gonna get done...yard work...church activities...all the chillin' and grillin'...all of the kickin' back!!! But, alas...it's really only just a couple days. I'm sorry...I didn't mean to burst your bubble. There's a quote that goes something like this; "A man spends his whole life fishing, never realizing it's not the fish he's after". For me, Friday represents the hope of tomorrow...but, at the same time...to be thankful for today. Too many times, we are so looking forward to something in the future...that we forget how to live in the present. If we start every day by asking God, "What do You have for me to do today?"...it might just be the start of something new, that you'd never before dreamed was possible.

If you've been waiting for your "ministry"...or "some day God is going to use me"...I can tell you, that He wants to use you today

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." Hebrews 3:13

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24

 

He's given you today...what are you going to do with it?!

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