Saturday, January 31

What the Heck!!

Ok I guess I AM an idiot!! (all this time I thought my teachers were just kiddin me)

I thought I could make this blog and just transfer all my other blogs over from my first blog:

thevegasproject.blogspot.com .

Well, either I am too dumb to figure it out (which is a small possibility) or it can not be done. Oh well. I guess I just plugged it above. So if you are just checking me out and you didn't know about it, go check it out.

For all my other "regulars" (again, all three of you) this is going to be the new site. I know it's kinda weird but trust me it is even more strange for me to type my name in to get to it. I just figure it will work out longer for me this way and you will not have to jump from blog to blog as I travel forward in this journey we call life.

BTW let me know if your feeling the new formatting and all (not that I would change it just wondering). I hope to get much more consistent here very soon. Also I will be posting some pics from Krystal (my wife) and I from Vegas. We leave in about 3 days!!! It should be an awesome time to catch up with the VERVE crew and check out the Strip.

I will be posting another brief bio here soon to let anyone new know what in the world has brought me to where I am today. I also will be including much more theological issues and opinions for people to throw stones at (please read previous blogs before warming up your sling shots!) Well that's good for now. I am off to watch the BJ Penn vs. St. Pierre UFC fight. I know some of you are wondering how I can watch it, trust me I have to prop my eye lids open with toothpicks (if you believe that then you are certainly new to me and my site, stay tuned!)

SHALOM suckas!!

Thursday, January 29

TWITTER

to start with. i will be posting a new list of daily passages to read for Feb in a couple days. i do not know if you have been reading the last or not but you should be!! for crying out loud it takes longer to log onto your compuer and get this stupid blog up then read some of the days readings. and i assure no matter how great this blog is (and i know it is pretty mind blowing) you WILL get much more out of reading your Bible. so stop reading my rantings and pick up the Word clowns.

There now that i have certainly offended most of you three people who actually read this page let me open a new window into Tommy Altman's mind. (a very small window obviously)


I am now on TWITTER. yes i said twitter. just search TommyAltman. should be easy enough to remember i think. then we can keep up with each other better.


if you havent figured out yet i am trying to think of ever possible way of keeping contact and updates with all of thos closest to me. which will be very critical when we move to Vegas here shortly.


Well keep checkin in on me and tell ur friends to check it out. krystal and i are going to Vegas in 4 days!!! i will have mad stuff to talk bout then. and i hope to gain enough discipline in the next couple days to be able to post daily starting Feb (but dont hold me to it... there I have posted my exit route in case i flake out)


also there is another announcement coming soon as we have 25 followers on this blog (see i got to bribe u to get ur friends on board! man thats sad)


Shalom (m.t.c. whcih means "more to come")(and yes i just made that up! man im clever lol)

Twitter

to start with. i will be posting a new list of daily passages to read for Feb in a couple days. i do not know if you have been reading the last or not but you should be!! for crying out loud it takes longer to log onto your compuer and get this stupid blog up then read some of the days readings. and i assure no matter how great this blog is (and i know it is pretty mind blowing) you WILL get much more out of reading your Bible. so stop reading my rantings and pick up the Word clowns.

There now that i have certainly offended most of you three people who actually read this page let me open a new window into Tommy Altman's mind. (a very small window obviously)


I am now on TWITTER. yes i said twitter. just search TommyAltman. should be easy enough to remember i think. then we can keep up with each other better.


if you havent figured out yet i am trying to think of ever possible way of keeping contact and updates with all of thos closest to me. which will be very critical when we move to Vegas here shortly.


Well keep checkin in on me and tell ur friends to check it out. krystal and i are going to Vegas in 4 days!!! i will have mad stuff to talk bout then. and i hope to gain enough discipline in the next couple days to be able to post daily starting Feb (but dont hold me to it... there I have posted my exit route in case i flake out)


also there is another announcement coming soon as we have 25 followers on this blog (see i got to bribe u to get ur friends on board! man thats sad)


Shalom (m.t.c. whcih means "more to come")(and yes i just made that up! man im clever lol)


I know I have said I hate this!!


ok, ok, ok. for all those out there who know me pretty well...


I know I have previously said I hate it when people make a website using their own name. I have thought it to be pretentious and almost offensive (depending on whose site you view). However, upon further reflection I have decided to do the same.


Does that make me a hypocrite? Yep I guess it does. However, I know my motives and I have prayed about it and feel it will be the best way to go. It is a lot easier to remember a guys blog when it is his name! and that is the main reason for it honestly. If I could name it "monkey butt on fire" and everyone remember it and visit it more, then I would. (wait that just may work... hmm...) Well, I will keep this blog locked down for now and start posting on it later.


So for all of you who want to throw stones... just remember I aim when I throw back! :) (just kiddin... kind of)



Friday, January 23

What's up everyone?

Well we are sending out our last support letters for Vegas soon. Most of you probably have recieved one. If not and you are interested please let me know (seriously let me know :)) Also if you are willing to forward the info along to your church and if they are interested I would love to talk with them about the church plant. If I forgot you it was not intentional, really it was an oversight on my part for sure. I am speaking at a church here locally on Feb 8th bout Vegas. So if anyone is interested in coming to see it let me know. lol

Well I have to run. Sorry the post is so short. I will post more later.

By the way.... is anyone doing the readings? If not you're missing out!!!

Shalom (again... more on this later)

Saturday, January 17

Readings for Jan.

Alright I know it's half over but here are the readings for Jan.

My hope is that if I at least get them out there people may start reading... and since at least one (and only one) person is interested why not help her. Obviously the date is the number to the left and the passage is to the right. Happy reading!! and post any new insights during ur time reading. If this catches on we can write on them everyday and learn more by reading what other people write (even if it may be a little wacky and I am sure some would be :))



(the list below is because it's just not this easy!!)
January



1 Psalms 1 and 2
2 Mark 1
3 Mark 2
4 Mark 3
5 Mark 4
6 Mark 5
7 Proverbs 1
8 Psalms 3, 4 and 5
9 Mark 6
10 Mark 7
11 Mark 8
12 Mark 9
13 Mark 10
14 Proverbs 2
15 Psalms 6 and 7
16 Mark 12
17 Mark 13
18 Mark 14
19 Mark 15
20 Mark 16
21 Proverbs 3
22 Psalms 8 and 9
23 James 1
24 James 2
25 James 3
26 James 4
27 James 5
28 Proverbs 4
29 Psalms 10, 11 and 12
30 1 Peter 1






SHALOM

Sunday, January 11

Still Resolved????

ok first things first.

is your New Year's resolution still going strong or is it gasping for breath as it lies in the dust of everything else that vies for your attention? lol. I would love to be the optimist for you but I would say that its prob already done or at least taking it's last little gulps of air like a fish out of water.

Well in the words of the famous hair colored beard of Billy Mayes "Have I got news for your!!!"

Verve is doing a read through the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs this year. And I was wondering if you guys would like to do it as well. I would post the daily readings in advance and then we could dialog about what God is showing us. It's a big commitment I know but what would be better then growing closer to God this year?

I mean who couldn't use a little more connection with Him when things are going horrible in life, or when you have to make a big decision in life and need a "quick" answer from Him, or just a bit more strength to get through everyday? Well IF you're willing to commit I will do the work of keeping it updated, but I need some commitments here. So comment back and let me know (and by the way tell your friends about this blog so we can get some feedback here lol).

http://www.thevegasproject.blogspot.com/

Also Krystal and I will be sending out our commitment cards this week to start raising support for us going to Vegas. I will also be meeting with a church here to talk about getting sponsored as well so please keep us in your prayers about all this. Thanks.

Hope to hear from a million people this week in response comments as you tell ALL your friends about this sick blog about some crazy who is uprooting his family to turn the Vegas Strip upside down!!! lol

Shalom (more to come on this later :) )

Friday, January 2

Here's to 2009!!!
















Well looks like another year is done. What did you accomplish this past year? What did I? Were we a part of something of great significance? or did we just survive and exist another year? another 365 days of your/my life is gone what do we have to show for it?

I hope that you have people you can point at and say "they're my legacy for 2008!"

I do, and it makes all the difference! Things and stuff comes and goes but the people we impact during the few years we are here on earth last forever, for eternity!

What will you do with the year to come?

I know what my family and I will do. In no more than 6 months (God willing) we will uproot and move across the United States and replant in a city known to tear families and lives apart, Las Vegas!!

Why, you may ask? Because of those lives that have fallen apart there and feel there is no hope for a way out. There is hope but it takes someone to help us along to find it most of the time. That's what we will be doing.

We will risk it all in the hope to save a few. To save them from needles, sex, pills, bottles, lines of the powder substance of your choosing, whatever addictions or crutches they may be leaning on... essentially save them from themselves, just like we needed someone to save us from ourselves a day not that long ago really.

The bottom line in yes, Jesus does the saving, but we must do the going and bringing them to Him. How will they hear if no one goes? How will they come to know Him if no one ever tell them about His love? the answer is... they probably wouldn't. So we must go. and that's the core of why we are going to the strip in Vegas. Is it crazy? sure, but whatever! I am sure tons of people thought those handful of men and women who said they followed a Savior who had been crucified and raised from the dead were too. What's life without a little crazy in it anyhow? lol

It is our prayer that God will prepare the hearts of those furthest from Him before we go and lead them to be responsive to hearing about His love for them when we find them!

God speed!!!

Shalom to all!!!