Daily Archives: 2008/05/10

Heading For The Former Soviet Union Next Month?

“The Great Siberian Rail Adventure” gives a funny account of what travel can be like in Russia. Spiritually insightful and loaded with useful tips for travelers in Siberia, you’ll learn about surviving culture shock as you quest by car, ship, and rail across Russia. Order by contacting Bill Harris at:
(at)yahoo(dot)com [As a means of preventing SPAM for our contributors, in the preceding email address, please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . then reassemble onto one line.] Copies are $8.00 per copy (plus shipping).

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So far in 2008, our year to date gifts/sponsorships total $4972.59.

But our needs in 2008 total $17,150. (That’s all — no more.)

(These funds go toward fuel for the Brigada missions fire, along with the costs of our website, secretarial help, and promoting missions. Each month, sponsors like those below are given the opportunity to “renew.” Those who are unable to do so will then “scroll off” the end of this list.)

Can you help?

The Backpage: How do you keep track of illustrations?

What tool(s) do you use to keep track of sermon and lesson illustrations? I use InfoSelect as a “grass-catcher” program, to keep track of all those random items that I don’t know where else to store. It’s loosely organized enough to remember everything yet let me find it instantly, using any “text search” (like Google) or title or scripture. It also has a companion program for Palm that gives me a “to go” version of what’s on my laptop. Yes, it’s steep; but it works and always syncs. InfoSelect allows you to set up different “databases”, any number of which can be sync’d to Palm. I keep a mongo “database” that is not sync’d to Palm. But I sync databases called

  • Stories
  • Songs
  • Misc
  • 24

“Stories” are all my illustrations — Personal experiences, as well as illustrations that others tell. “Songs” help remind me of good worship songs that I want to recall. “Misc” are just generic reminders of people, facts and figures. And, well, “24” gives the minute by minute plot of each episode in the “24” series (Jack Bauer) down through all 6 seasons. :-)

What method do you use? Click “Comment” below this item. Don’t forget to tell us the source.


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