Friday, August 28, 2009

Sticks And Stones And Spotlights

"Sticks And Stones" is a spotlighted video on the Youtube Comedy page. But, make sure it doesn't go to John's head.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In Case You Missed It - Wynnona Judd on "Millionaire"

You can watch Wynonna play for Backpack Mission Ministries on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

Click here then click "watch full episodes" in the left hand column.

Her episode is "Episode 8." When the episode starts, you can skip to the last chapter, which is when she appears.

Wynonna Judd's charity wins $50,000 on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"

From "Monsters and Critics":
During a special guest appearance on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” Wynonna Judd won $50,000 for her favorite charity, Backpack Mission Ministries.

How refreshing to hear that Wynonna’s winnings, all of it, will help to provide backpacks filled with food for American children in impoverished homes of rural Kentucky, her home state.
Click here to read full article.

Wynonna Judd & Backpack Mission Ministries

If you were lead here by a Google search for Wynonna Judd and the Appalachian-based children's charity for which she played on "Millionaire," click here to go to the "Backpack Mission Ministries" website.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Prayer Requests for Appalachia

I just wanted to encourage readers to pray that Wynonna Judd's appearance tonight on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," will bring tremendous blessing to Backpack Mission Ministries.

This Appalachia-based ministry, which so faithfully exemplifies so many of Christ's teachings, will be discussed in front of a millions of people. Pray that God will use this opportunity to bless the children and families of the Appalachian Mountains.

Megan's Hope

Megan's Story from City on a Hill Productions.

While filming the story of Backpack Mission Ministries in the Appalachian Mountains, we met Megan.

Due to a car accident during her infancy, she has never walked.

We knew we had to tell her story. Especially, since there is hope that Megan could have a brighter future. Perhaps you can help.

Thanks to BJ Davis for the music score. Fantastic job!

Thanks so much to City on a Hill Productions' John Howard who has worked so...well, I'd say "tirelessly," but I'm sure he worked while very tired...on both sound mixes.

John was also instrumental in Backpack Mission's acquisition of a new, more user-friendly website. John, thanks for your huge heart and your dedication to this project.

Also, thanks to CHP's Martha Frazier for everything you've done to make these films possible. We couldn't have shot a frame without you.

Finally, we thank God the allowed us the privilege of serving the children and families of Appalachia.
"He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty-handed."
-Luke 1:53

Monday, August 17, 2009

Don't Forget... watch "Good Morning America" tomorrow morning and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" tomorrow night as Wynonna Judd plays for Backpack Mission Ministries.
"Also this month on ABC, Wynonna makes a guest appearance on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" as she celebrates the show’s 10th anniversary and plays for her favorite charity, Backpack Mission Ministries. On August 18th at 8pm EST Wynonna competes to win $50,000 for charity where 100% of the winnings will go to provide backpacks filled with food for children in impoverished homes of rural Kentucky, her home state. Wynonna will also make an appearance on ABC’s 'Good Morning America' the morning of August 18th to preview her 'Millionaire' participation."
Read the full article here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Backpack Mission Ministries

Backpack Mission Ministries from City on a Hill Productions.

I've decided to post this even though another song is due to be added (more info on that later).

This project has been such a tremendous blessing to all of us at City on a Hill Productions. I'll never forget the first time I spoke with Diane Durham over the phone as she explained how she and the volunteers of Backpack Mission Ministries provide "the least of these" in Appalachia with food to eat over the weekends. When I heard her story and the stories of these children, I knew we had to share these stories with as many people as possible. I pray that children of Appalachia will continue to be fed, and that God will continue to be glorified by the volunteers of Backpack Mission Ministries, whose light so brilliantly, but humbly, shines before men.
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." -Matthew 5:16
Furthermore, if you have been looking for a ministry to support, I can say, having spent a lot of time with Diane and having seen her ministry in action, that Backpack Mission Ministries is the real deal.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." -James 1:27
Special thanks to BJ Davis, who composed the music, and musicians Jimmy Herman (fiddle, mandolin) and Danny Raider (Guitar, Banjo). It was a pleasure working with all of you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More News About The Appalachia Project

This Tuesday August 18th, country music legend Wynonna Judd will appear as a celebrity contestant on ABC's "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?"

Her chosen charity: Backpack Mission Ministries (site coming soon).

To see previous posts on this ministry, click here and here.

Vegas, Baby!

Kristina did a post on her blog about our vacation last month. Check it out.

As you can see, we went to go see LOVE in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"As We Begin A New School Year..."

"...Whiteman College would like to remind you that, these days, almost all college freshman are oriental. That's right, they're going through college orientation. Please watch, re-watch and/or share this video in their honor."
-Ronald Friedrich
Head of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Whiteman College

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Multi-verse Madness

"Did you think science was a disinterested pursuit of truth? Well you were wrong."
David Berlinski
-The Devil's Delusion
Below is an excerpt from a Discover Magazine article that would be hilarious were it not so absolutely frustrating. Note: the Magazine is not a religious, creationist, or even an I.D. magazine. It is a mainstream, purely secular science magazine reporting on an emerging "scientific" theory that is the latest desperate evasion of the compelling cosmological arguments for a Creator. To read the entire article, click here.
"Call it a fluke, a mystery, a miracle. Or call it the biggest problem in physics. Short of invoking a benevolent creator, many physicists see only one possible explanation: Our universe may be but one of perhaps infinitely many universes in an inconceivably vast multi­verse. Most of those universes are barren, but some, like ours, have conditions suitable for life.

The idea is controversial. Critics say it doesn’t even qualify as a scientific theory because the existence of other universes cannot be proved or disproved. Advocates argue that, like it or not, the multiverse may well be the only viable non­religious explanation for what is often called the “fine-tuning problem”—the baffling observation that the laws of the universe seem custom-tailored to favor the emergence of life."
In other words (not that other words are needed), unless we accept this completely unprovable hypothesis as a valid theory, we may be forced to consider the possibility that the universe may have been deliberately created by a Higher Power...God forbid.

When I was in Theatre school, there were often popular humorous allusions to the "monkeys typing Hamlet" theory. The theory essentially says that if there were an infinite number of monkeys banging away at their own type-writers, one of those monkeys would type out "Hamlet" (as it was written by William Shakespeare).

Sounds like someone took that joke and arbitrarily applied it to cosmology.

Psalm 14.