Thursday, August 24, 2006

How Angry Is Your City?

From "Men's Health" article.

Does your city's rank rankle you? We kind of figured it would.

(From most to least angry cities) - Top 100 angry U.S. cities.

1. Orlando, FL 26. Denver, CO 51. Newark, NJ 76. Hartford, CT
2. St. Petersburg, FL 27. Philadelphia, PA 52. Las Vegas, NV 77. Minneapolis, MN
3. Detroit, MI 28. Baton Rouge, LA 53. Columbus, OH 78. Boise, ID
4. Baltimore, MD 29. Fort Worth, TX 54. St. Paul, MN 79. Anaheim, CA
5. Nashville, TN 30. Phoenix, AZ 55. Charleston, WV 80. Norfolk, VA
6. Wilmington, DE 31. Lubbock, TX 56. Kansas City, MO 81. Austin, TX
7. Miami, FL 32. Cleveland, OH 57. New York, NY 82. Fremont, CA
8. Memphis, TN 33. Greensboro, NC 58. Oklahoma, OK 83. Fresno, CA
9. Jacksonville, FL 34. Cincinnati, OH 59. Toledo, OH 84. Anchorage, AK
10. St. Louis, MO 35. Arlington, TX 60. San Antonio, TX 85. Cheyenne, WY
11. Chicago, IL 36. Los Angeles, CA 61. Riverside, CA 86. Rochester, NY
12. Tampa, FL 37. Buffalo, NY 62. Modesto, CA 87. Madison, WI
13. Jackson, MS 38. Grand Rapids, MI 63. Louisville, KY 88. Salt Lake City, UT
14. Albuquerque, NM 39. Boston, MA 64. Honolulu, HI 89. Omaha, NE
15. Charlotte, NC 40. Columbia, SC 65. Richmond, VA 90. Pittsburgh, PA
16. Dallas, TX 41. Tulsa, OK 66. San Francisco, CA 91. Colorado Springs, CO
17. Houston, TX 42. Aurora, CO 67. Bakersfield, CA 92. El Paso, TX
18. Tucson, AZ 43. Seattle, WA 68. Spokane, WA 93. Sioux Falls, SD
19. Indianapolis, IN 44. Sacramento, CA 69. Milwaukee, WI 94. Des Moines, IA
20. Wichita, KS 45. San Diego, CA 70. Jersey City, NJ 95. Burlington, VT
21. Birmingham, AL 46. Montgomery, AL 71. Lexington, KY 96. Portland, OR
22. Providence, RI 47. Raleigh, NC 72. Little Rock, AR 97. Corpus Christi, TX
23. Durham, NC 48. Yonkers, NY 73. Lincoln, NE 98. Fargo, ND
24. Atlanta, GA 49. Oakland, CA 74. Billings, MT 99. Bangor, ME
25. Washington, DC 50. Fort Wayne, IN 75. San Jose, CA 100. Manchester, NH

Holy Cow, Sunny Floriday doesn't have that much of a "Sunny" disposition, does it?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Remember When?

You remember when you were excited about going to school?
I mean when you were sad that it was the weekend because you were going to miss your teacher and your friends?
My kids started school last week and were practicaly coming out of thier skins the days before school started. They were lamenting the weekend because it was too long until they could go back to class.
It's actually pretty exciting seeing the joy they have.
I wonder when it begins to change?
What are the predicating factors in that change?
All I know is that we need to foster that joy as long as possible.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Strange Place

Tulsa is a strange place.
I've been to several churches for worship and left speechless by the placid nature of worship.
Every experience I've had here (I've only been in four different denominational worship settings) the people would rather sit and listen, rather than enter in to the full presence of the Lord.
Maybe I'm being too judgemental, maybe they are worshiping fully planted in their seats.
You find a few people who are willing to break the norm and stand and lift their hands, but it's a rare few of us who do.
  • Aaron Shust

  • last night. Dude is awesome. I like his CD, but he's way better in person. Seemed very humble. His trio made it appearant that they were not there to entertain, but to glorify the Lord. Was disappointed at how people wanted to just sit there. It seemed that there were some youth groups who really wanted to let lose, but the adults were a bunch of bumps on logs.
    The Kat couldn't have painted it any more plainly that he was there for Jesus' glory, but the peopel were even screaming for an encore...not appropriate people....not that kind of "concert".