Blog Archive: John B. Abela

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by John B. Abela @abelajohnb

2006 Lay Leadership Summit Last year I received a phone call from a fellow asking me if I'd be interested at speaking at a conferencesummit designed for church lay leaders. At first I was surprised at the invitation and after learning more about... read more
565 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 29, 2006
There are not a lot of things that I find myself being dedicated too on a day to day basis outside of prayer, work, the Word and such but one of those few things is using the "YWAM Personal Prayer Diary and Daily Planner" for both help... read more
387 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 13, 2006
For the last two days I have been pondering about how to make the website easily allow folks to include YouTube and Google Video into blog entries here at ChristianBlog. A few days ago I created the BBCode to allow folks to add the YouTube videos into... read more
253 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 10, 2006
For many, including me, Steve Irwin has been a hero! It was reported today that Steve has died today after being struck in the chest by a stingray barb. (watch the news report) Not only has Steve Irwin been a hero of mine because of his work with many... read more
191 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 04, 2006
There is this website called BlogTopSites that people can join and add their blog website too and it tracks their popularity. It is very similar to the ChristianBased Blog Tracking Service I created called "Top 100 Christian Blog Websites"... read more
774 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Aug 31, 2006
At a service I attended last night, at a church way out of my normal driving distance to visit a church, we got off onto some really untypical discussions about different things. Here are some of the things I wrote down on my notes... I'm pretty... read more
360 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 17, 2006
Hello All, After some recent pondering about the whole issue of the status of the website and the direction it should go, along with the suggestions of greybear about adding additional security to the My.Friends section of the website, I decided the... read more
391 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 15, 2006
Tithe Reason & Destination Of Giving In a continuation from my previous two Blog Entries (ref: Biblical Tithe An Introduction and Kingdom Finances: The Tithe) I recently had another very interesting conversation with a good friend in which we... read more
2319 words · ~10 minutes to read · published Aug 11, 2006
Hello Everyone, I wanted to share with those of you who are existing members a short message that has been on my heart about the future and direction of ChristianBlog.Com I feel I am stuck with a decision about the website, and me making the decision... read more
190 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 09, 2006
Ok, here is a bit of news from last week that I was going to post but did not because of my other two blog entries about myspace. It would seem that a man from Jacksonville FL (map) had been talking with an "18 year old girl" at myspace and... read more
213 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 28, 2006
So I was listening to a sermon today by Steven Hill entitled "Nerds In Hell" in which he talked about 4 kinds of people in hell. Here is a clip from the sermon that just had me rolling on the floor! Anyway, just wanted to share this... found... read more
48 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 22, 2006
Myspace is obviously one of the places to be on the internet, if you ask most people. It seems like overnight it came out of nowhere and became the defacto website that every human being is supposed to visit as soon as they log onto the internet. Of... read more
1587 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Jun 19, 2006
The Post Modern Church is not something new. The Post Modern Believer is also not anything new. Unfortunately, far too many pastors and churches are simply looking the other way at it, thinking it's just another fade. That is the farthest thing... read more
504 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 12, 2006
Ok, time to take a step away from my usually more serious Blog posting and take a look at something of humor (at least to me) that is happening today. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia Hexakos...phobia.. what? Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia... that's... read more
450 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 06, 2006
It was reported today that another Freak wave nearly sank a ferry while travelling to northern Spain. But this wasn't just any ferry, this was a gigantic ferry(!) by the name of PontAven. Here is a map showing the main route and when the problems... read more
988 words · ~4 minutes to read · published May 23, 2006
Bethany Dillon Imagination (buy from iTunes) I've been thinking about buying that CD that shows up here under the iTunes music by Bethany Dillon called "Imagination", and finally decided to do it this morning while waiting for family... read more
1016 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Apr 15, 2006
The Book of John, the Beloved Chapter 1, Verses One through Fourteen Title: Christ as the "Son of God" Theme: Christ is the Son of God and His Deity is portrayed throughout Scripture. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was... read more
1096 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Apr 09, 2006
Hey All. I have just updated the RSS and XML feeds to include a guid identifier. It seems some of the readers and sites are starting to force it's usage <sigh>, so I had to add it. Rather than using a true guid (normally a md5... read more
140 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 28, 2006
Allowing Premier Members To Moderate Suspicious Blog Entries & Comments... And Maybe Other Ideas? About This Topic: One of the major problems with a website where countless people come together to create a "community" is that there will... read more
560 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 24, 2006
How To: Run MS Office 2003 Outlook On A SecondarySlaveRemoteDrive (usb flash drive should work too) Overview: The basic idea behind this HowTo is to explain how to setup a secondary harddrive and run your Outlook 2003 from this secondary hard... read more
1422 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Mar 23, 2006
Throughout my day I open hundreds of files, of dozens of different types, and until maybe eight (8) months or so I use to really hate the feature in windows called "Recent Docs" or "Documents" that get's placed within the... read more
846 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 22, 2006
This short "Question & Answer" has been copied with permission from the book "The Treasury", written by Anne Kalvestrand. The question's were asked of, and answered by, Pastor Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor, Bethel Church,... read more
771 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 13, 2006
Sexual Offenders Their Risk To And In Your Church Consider the average size community, what percentage of the population do you think make up convicted sex offenders. You might be surprised if you do your homework. In one Northern California community... read more
1060 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Feb 12, 2006
This is from an article that came out last week (1302006), that had two things that caught my eye when I first saw it and just now getting around to writing up some Blog Entries I've been wanting to write... Super Bowl halftime This photograph... read more
110 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 05, 2006
I had a dream yesterday and I just cannot seem to get to bed until I write this dream down... I was back in the medical field, or I was visiting a friend who worked at a hospital I'm not sure exactly which of these was the case. I had gone outside... read more
551 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 01, 2006
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