Thursday, October 20, 2011

400-408 – So, last week after an event at the Reagan Library, I was walking to my Jeep, in my suit and cowboy boots.  I stepped on a little rock, about the size of a single pea, and instantly felt a "pop," like a tiny water-balloon popping, and a little bit of pain.   Over the past week, as I've been hobbling around, the pain has gotten a little bit worse each day and this morning, the swelling was pretty bad, so we went to the doctor.  About 15% of us in the population have what's called a "bipartite sesamoid," meaning, instead of two distinct sesamoid bones, the medial-tibial (big toe) and the lateral-fibular (second toe), we have three or more fragments.  It used to bother me while pitching and running.  So, sure enough, the x-rays show I've popped my medial (tibial) sesamoid into two pieces, and now have to wear a cast for 6-8 weeks.  

It reminds me how thankful we need to be for pain, and so often we complain about it.  It's God's way of designing us in such a way that we know when something's not right.

413-423 – Calls – What's your "I should have listened earlier…" story?  Either to you, or someone you know?  What about the regular checkups that we often ignore to our detriment, like mammograms, prostate exams, and even going to the dentist?  How many times have you heard a story of a lady who felt a lump, or a guy who had a rash or a bump, and they didn't go and get it checked, and finally when they do go, they find out they're in an advanced stage of something bad, like cancer?

423 – Pastors and Church Leaders – learn to increase the impact of your church at our FREE IMPACT 2011 Conference, Tuesday November 1st at APU, pre-register at (Jim Reeves from Faith Community, Dudley Rutherford from Shepherd of the Hills, Steve Mays from Calvary Chapel South Bay, J.P. Jones from Crossline.) Or pre-register right now by calling (888) 799-4999.

428-438 – Calls –

443-452 – JP Jones, pastor of Crossline Church in Laguna Hills (, and host of The Truth That Changes Lives heard weeknights at 930pm, and Sunday mornings at 1030am, one of the four speakers at our upcoming IMPACT 2011 Conference at APU on November 1.  It's free to all pastors and ministry staff, but we need you to pre-register at, or by calling right now to (888) 799-4999.

458-508 – Hormoz Shariat, "the Billy Graham of Iran," is the founder of Iran Alive Ministries ( he founded the Iranian Christian Church up in the Bay Area in 1987 which has now grown to four locations and over 400 members – all converts from Islam.  Watch the "God is Love" video on the website to learn how to share Christ with a Muslim, it's in Farsi but there's English subtitles. Hormoz is also the host of ICTV, a Christian call-in show in Farsi, beamed into Iran via satellite, where thousands each week make the decision to follow Jesus Christ.  In 1979, he was in the streets of Iran chanting "Death to America" as a good radical Muslim, then he came to USC to get a Ph.D. in computer engineering.  He was spiritually empty, with a divorce date set, and he reads the Koran one more time, not getting any direction.  Then he read the Gospel of Matthew and was confronted with the person of Jesus.  As a result, he came to faith in Christ at Church of the Open Door here in LA.  Today, he's happily married with three wonderful children. Iran has a population of 70 million, and 70% or 49 million of the them are under the age of 30.

• Coming up December 1, 2011, his Network 7 will begin satellite broadcasting 24-7 throughout North Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and Hormoz is looking for great programming.  If interested, contact Ken in Dallas at (972) 510-3812.

• Fox News (10/20/2011) Moammar Qaddafi Killed, Libya's Prime Minister Confirms.

508 – Win a signed copy of David Jeremiah's new book I Never Thought I'd See The Day by registering at, and don't miss his program Turning Point weekdays at 11am.

512-523 – Hormoz Shariat,

TH 523 – Don Rohde @ Galpin Ford (818) 262-2092 (galpin.comFor the past 39 years, Don's been sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 21 years.

528-539 – Hormoz Shariat,

539 – The FREE Line In The Sand event is coming to the Rose Bowl, Saturday, November 11th, pre-register at

544-554 – Hormoz Shariat,

558-608 – Sharon Ries, wife of Raul Ries and mother to Ryan Ries, oversees the Women's Ministries at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs (  Lauren Lankford is Personal Assistant to Ryan Ries and The Whosoevers, and an assistant with the Daughters of Jerusalem.  They're hosting an event this Saturday night at the church, from 3pm-9pm, for young women age 12-up.  The taco dinner, cupcake bar, and candy bar is just $10.   

608 – Pastors and Church Leaders – learn to increase the impact of your church at our FREE IMPACT 2011 Conference, Tuesday November 1st at APU, pre-register at (Jim Reeves, Dudley Rutherford, Steve Mays, J.P. Jones.) Or pre-register right now by calling (888) 799-4999.

612-623 – Sharon & Lauren.

628-639 – Sharon & Lauren

644-654 – Sharon & Lauren

(2:34) Tattooed Barbie full. (WFLD Fox News Chicago 10/18/2011 Bob Sirott reporting.)

(:26) Barbie: Mike Santoro with Walker Sands Communications (Chicago Marketing and PR firm.)

(:04) Barbie Opinion 1- Push Envelope.

(:07) Barbie Opinion 2- Is Appropriate.

(:11) Barbie Opinion 3- Would Not Give It.

(:02) Barbie Opinion 4- Not Appropriate For Kids.

• WFLD Fox News Chicago (10/18/2011) Controversy Blooms Over Tattooed BarbieCalls: Would you give this doll to your daughter? Parents, do you have teen aged children bugging you to allow them to get a tattoo? Do you like/have your own tattoos? Is there any conflict in being a strong Christian and loving tattoos?

• Gallup (10/19/2011) Americans Blame Gov't More Than Wall Street for Economy: Republicans largely blame government, Democrats split blame between the two.

Americans are more than twice as likely to blame the federal government in Washington (64%) for the economic problems facing the United States as they are the financial institutions on Wall Street (30%).

// Not surprisingly, Americans who consider themselves supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement (26% of all Americans) are more likely to blame Wall Street than the federal government for the nation's economic problems. Supporters of the Tea Party movement (22% of Americans) are overwhelmingly likely to blame the government. Republicans and independents blame the federal government more; Democrats are split essentially in half, with about as many blaming Wall Street as blame the federal government.

• IBD Editorial (10/18/2011) Busting The 1% Vs. 99% Myth.

• James Pethokoukis (AEI, 10/18/2011) 5 reasons why income inequality is a myth — and Occupy Wall Street is wrong.

• Victor Davis Hanson (NRO, 10/18/2011) Debate Roundup.

• Arthur Laffer (WSJ, 10/19/2011) Cain's Stimulating '9-9-9' Tax Reform.  A new sales tax could be raised in the future—but so can any other tax. And the low marginal rates would jump-start the economy.