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God Answers Prayer...Really

03.12.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[6]

Have you ever had the experience of taking a very specific prayer request to the Lord because you needed an answer that was very exact?  A confirmation of something?  A ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ on a path of ...

What Are We Willing To Risk?

02.26.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[4]

At some point in our lives...our careers, our education, our relationships...we ask ourselves if something is "worth the risk".  I know in my life there have been times when I have said "no" to that question and regretted it.  ...

The Case of the Disappearing Cookies

01.29.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[9]

Sounds like a case for a juvenile Perry Mason...the case of the disappearing cookies.  But it's actually a mystery that has perplexed me for the last two days.  Here's the backstory:  over the weekend Connie started to make some ...

Forgetting To Remember

01.15.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[3]

Last weekend I picked up on a project I had started last summer before the heart attack - going through folders and files of old songs I'd written in order to put together an anthology of lyrics.  As soon as I started going through the first ...

One Of Those Days

01.07.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[5]

Today has been one of those days.  You know the kind I mean.  It doesn't matter if you're a housewife or a nuclear physicist - you have those days where nothing goes according to your plans and you feel like you're being tossed around on ...

I Am Not A Blogger

12.13.09 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[9]

I am not a blogger.  I am a writer and, hopefully, a communicator.  But I am not a blogger.  To me, bloggers are people who take/make/create/find/prioritize the time to write their blogs on a consistent basis.  Their ...

Review : Flyleaf Momento Mori

12.04.09 | Robert Farrell | Comments[8]

While most sophomoric attempts are hurried to promote a band’s fast growing success and sell records; Flyleaf has decided to take a different route. To state it plainly: This second attempt from one of Christian music’s most ...

Welcome to the New Normal

11.05.09 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[4]

It's mostly the tab and the ctrl keys that do it - make me wince a little that is.  I'll have to get used to it for awhile, but all in all, I have no complaints. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Tuesday I was back at Strong Memorial ...

The Wheat and the Chaff...Do Performance Rights Matter

10.26.09 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[5]

So last week the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve the Performance Rights Act which, if it ultimately becomes law, will impose performance royalties on broadcast radio.  You may have heard the debate as it's been getting ...

A Progress Update

10.18.09 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[6]

Someone came up to me during the Sharathon Friday and asked how I was feeling.  As we talked it dawned on me that it had been three months to the day that everything happened.  Three months.  In some ways it seems like ...

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