Sunday, July 29, 2012
The smiles you see above are those of Mary Kay and me back in 1978 on one of our very first dates. I'm hoping this podcast will bring a smile to your face as well. Here's what I have lined up for you this week.
[05:30] Three Good News Stories - Mary Kay and I loved watching the Olympics' opening ceremonies Friday night. This morning I was reading The Week magazine and came across three good news stories. (Sorry, I can't provide a link.)
[12:08] 10 Church Growth Tips From Mayberry - Artie Davis, pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, wrote an article for Pastors.com entitled, "7 Church Growth Tips from Mayberry." I added 3 of my own to round it up to 10. If you liked The Andy Griffith Show, you'll love this section of the podcast.
[25:52] Congrats to Len Edgerly / Jeff Bezos Interview - Len Edgerly celebrated 4 years this past week with his podcast, The Kindle Chronicles. To help him celebrate this achievement, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, gave Len an interview for his podcast. He talks about everyone at Amazon thinking of themselves as a missionary.
[32:15] Quarterly EPS of Facebook, Amazon, & Apple - The Daily wrote a piece about companies Missing The Mark. I followed up in this podcast with a discussion of the big week in earnings results this past week from Facebook, Amazon & Apple. I share my thoughts about what makes each a great - or poor - investment choice. Here are the links I refer to in the podcast: (1) New York Times Bits on Facebook's earnings; (2) WSJ's Marketwatch on Amazon; (3) Steven Windwalker's analysis on Amazon; (4) Mashable's Infographic comparing Walmart and Amazon; (5) Forbes' 7 positive trends in Apple's earnings.
[1:03:25] CR Sermon: "When Too Much Is Not Enough" - Our talk this weekend comes from Judges 7:2-8 about Gideon. We depend on too many things that often prove to be not enough. Here are the YouVersion online sermon notes.
Music for this week's podcast is "Sweet, Sweet Smile" by the Carpenters from their 25th Anniversary album.