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Tanksliving

My best friend, Rev. Jesse Dedel, ushered me recently to the wacky world of www.happyslip.com.

Christine Gambito, a Filipina in the US of A, was “always looking for a creative outlet and had thought of one day doing a one woman show.” She found YouTube. She then took videos of herself portraying different characters in her family. Now, the world is her audience. She is currently the #5 most subscribed channel of all time on YouTube! Plus, she has been nominated by The Filipino Channel’s “Balitang America ” for Newsmaker of 2007! (Hope she wins!) One of my favorite videos is “Tanks,” a spoof of how her family celebrates Thanksgiving. (Yes, “tanks,” is short for “thanks.”) I will not spoil the fun. Watch it yourself. But, at the end of the video, her mom (who else but Christine!) said, “Tanksgiving becomes Tanksliving.”

Here in the Philippines we don’t celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. But Christmas is fast approaching. And it is a season for thanksgiving. We got the best gift ever from…

If God Became Man

In his bestselling Evidence That Demand a Verdict, Josh McDowell posed this question: “If God became a man what would we expect Him to be like?”One of the 8 answers that McDowell proposed was, “If God became a man we would expect Him to have an unusual entrance into this life.” In Isaiah 7:14, we see this prophecy: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Before, people questioned whether there was really a prophecy because there was a time that the only Old Testament Hebrew text we have had was the Masoretic text, which a group of scribes complied around A.D. 500. That’s 500 years after Christ. So, these critics are accusing that it was not really a prophecy but something written after the fact. But, in 1947, a young Bedouin shepherd discovered ancient scrolls of the Old Testament in a cave near the Dead Sea. These scrolls were dated 550 to 900 years earlier. As in, at least 50 to 400 ye…