Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Movie Pick: IMAX: Hubble 3D

Narrarated by Leonardo DiCaprio, IMAX: Hubble 3D, chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. From the preview, the images captured look amazing. I enjoy space and space exploration, so I am looking forward to IMAX: Hubble 3D.

If you see it, let me know what you thought.

Happy movie watching.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

And The Holy Spirit Pours Out

"There's more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!" Romans 5:3-5
Let me start by saying, I am starting to learn what God wants to see in my life. First, to be a lover, follower and disciple of Christ. God wants me to share the story of His son Jesus to anyone I meet. Help out my neighbor, community and friends who are serving around the world. Second, love my wife. Give her encouragement, support her and listen to her thoughts and desires. Third, love and take care of my family. This means I serve the Lord in whatever capacity he allows and use whatever the Lord provides to put food, shelter and clothes on my wife and son.

Without listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, none of the above is possible.

Leadership with the Holy Spirit:

Recently I have been learning a new style of leadership: Lead with the Holy Spirit in mind; be truthful and bold and compassionate. What does that mean? Throughout the day, weekend or minute by minute, I am tasked with many things. Sometimes I can delegate certain things, asked to make on the spot decisions and many times have people looking for me for guidence. If I do follow the Holy Spirit or determine what the Lord would have me say or do, than I found out that things run much better. If I don't speak up or act with the Holy Spirit in mind, none of these things will happen and it would be just me trying to do all the work.


Hi, my name is Jeremy, I am a recovering passive person. If you want to be run over, not speaking up is permission to be allowed to be run over. I am learning to speak up for what I believe, need and desire. As I said, if you don't, you get walked on. Don't get me wrong, sometimes saying nothing at all is the right answer, but too many times I have not said or done enough. God is teaching me this no action is sinful, not right.

As I learn these lessons and apply them, please pray that I will continue to be willing to learn and grow from the many, many, things the Lord is teaching me daily.

God Bless.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine Book Giveaway

This Little Prayer of Mine is a children's book that Insert Title Here is giving away in April. The deadline is April 5, 2010. Post a comment and tell me why I should mail you a free copy of this new book.

Happy posting.

Monday, March 22, 2010

10 Recommendations for the Obama Administration

This was previously written, but somehow I forgot to post it. Here it is:

2009 was such an amazing first year for the Obama Administration, I thought I would give him a few tips.

Dear Obama Administration,

Here are a few things I would like to see in 2010. I hope you make them all possible.

1. Ban vehicles in America. Let the auto industry operate along side the government with a Auto Czar and only sell vehicles as exports.

2. Due to the ban on vehicles heavily promote mass transportation. Build more trains, bicycle lanes and walking paths for people to get around on.

3. Raise taxes. I think if you take away more of our money it will be better for everyone.

4. Enact a strict censorship law on all media banning any negative talk about the Obama Administration.

5. Start DNA profiling every American, except elected officials, in order to more accurately track individuals.

6. Tear down the White House and build a more green and efficient place to run the nation.

7. Mandate that everyone should have a dog. If the president has one, than we should all have one.

8. Tell John McCain that it is no longer election time, implying that during the campaign he was just lying (he was.)

9. Ram the health care bill on millions of American who don't want it (this is a HIGHLY possibility.)

10. Ban freespeech so people like you and I can't write blogs like this!

Have a great 2010, Mr. President.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Prayer Request and Support for Kodi

Stine Taylor has been keeping us posted on Kodi. Kodi is 5 years old who has just been diagnosed with cancer. I have gotten to know Kodi's parents over the past serveral years through the camp and Stine keeps us updated on how the family is doing. Stine posted the following on facebook and I wanted to share it with my readers:

"So you want to help......

Alright family, friends and friends that are family.........

I know that everyone wants to jump it and give or do something to help Kodi and her family. This is what all of you can do right now. First say a prayer of healing and understanding for the Tutt's. Then pull out your check books and donate some $$$ to the Tutts. I know what you are thinking "Just money!!" Yes just money, they are currently being overwhelmed with gifts and just random junk. Kodi does not need more junk in the house gathering dust, dust and germs are now the enemy. With the money you donate the Tutts can use it for what is needed. You can send donations to:
Prosperity Bank
1100 N. Stemmons
Sanger, Texas 76266
If you don't want to give cash another good option is gift cards. Gas cards, fast food gift cards....etc.

Ok......there are t-shirts and stickers in the works. I will get prices as soon as these items are created and I will post about them. At that time if you would like one, two .....six, let me know and I will take care of it.

If yall have any questions about anything just let me know. The best way to get a hold of me is via text. [you can get this number from me; email me @]

I love all of y'all

And the Tutts appreciate all of the prayers and support."

Please prayerfully consider this and lift Kodi and her family up in prayers. God Bless.

Friday Movie Pick: The Bounty Hunter & Green Zone

I am going to try and bring back my Friday Movie Pick. I really enjoyed watching the Oscars the other night and remember when The Hurt Locker came out; although I have not seen it yet, but from the previews alone I knew it was going to be a hit.

The Bounty Hunter cast includes Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. Director Andy Tennant (Hitch) spins a tale of a bounty hunter whose next target is his ex-wife. It should be a good little flick.

Green Zone will be the "Bourne flick" of 2010. I highly enjoy watching Matt Damon in action films and until he makes a bad one, I will continue to be a fan. Set in Iraq, Damon's character learns covert and faulty intelligence might be the reason weapons of mass destruction cannot be found. I look forward to seeing this film.

If you've seen them, let me know what you thought. Happy movie watching. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thanks for Signing Up for Friends of Highland Lakes

In my post on January 12, 2010, I shared with you a bit of my testimony and some facts about the camp and a few of you decided to support the camp.

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for those of you who signed up for Friends of Highland Lakes Camp. The work here for the kingdom continues day to day and I am excited to share last weekend at Hot Hearts there were 13 decisions to follow Christ. The Lord is moving and we ask for the continued prayers and support for Highland Lakes Camp.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baby Hellums Number Two Update

The ultrasound was so much fun. I have been looking forward to March 17th for awhile (not due to St. Patrick's Day; I did wear green though).

The tech went right to work, so fast, I didn't even catch his name. The tech said, "I will do all the measurements first and than show you the screen." He squirted the nasty gel stuff on and went to work. Landon and I found a spot behind the tech so we could get a good look at the screen. I asked, "Do you mind if I stand here?" I don't recall the response, but I held my position.

At first I didn't know what he was looking at, but than I started to see little body parts including: the heart, neck and head. He was doing some initial measurements and I watched him measure the heart and counted the chambers. It is so amazing to see the growth of a baby at 18 weeks.

The tech moved the instrument around and all of a sudden I saw something very fimilar. I exclaimed, "That's a peepee, we're having another boy!" After my outburst the tech lightened up a little and started chatting with us. We got several great pictures of Baby Hellums Number Two. The tech told us he is about 8 ounces now and everything looked good.

Landon fell asleep about half way into the appointment. He got a little bored, but what do you expect he is only 8 months old. I snapped a picture of him sleeping on my chest. He is so precious.

As you might remember from Landon, we will announce Baby Hellums Number Two's name online the day of the birth. If you happen to chat with us in person and really want to know, we are likely to tell you because we are very excited.

Please continue to pray for my family and Baby Hellums Number Two. Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers and support.

Baby Hellums Number Two is...

A boy!

More details to come.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


As of this afternoon, Landon Hellums was wanted for breaking the below vase. He has been seen crawling up and leaning against the said vase and has been told "no" several times for said actions.

This afternoon he was hanging out with his Pawpaw and he was driving his red Radioflyer Rocketship. He made it into the entry to the hallway and made a pit stop by the red baseball shaped vase. That is when he leaned or pushed against the vase and WHAM! went the vase.

Thankfully, no one was hurt, but it is uncertain if the parents should be blamed for even having a large glass vase in their house or if the little guy who broke the item should be charged.

A unstated reward has been issued for any information connected with this incident.

Is it a Boy or a Girl?

Tomorrow is the day we go to the doctor to find out if we ar having a boy or a girl. I am very excited about this appointment. Kari has been feeling Baby Number Two move around a lot and I felt the movement a few nights ago.

I have been talking and praying with Landon about our new addition, but I am pretty sure he has no clue he is about to have a sibling.

I was thinking about it last night and I am not sure I ever imagined having two kids this close together. In fact, I am sure I thought of having kids some day, but never thought it would be this way. It always seems to happen to Kari and I; we make plans, but they don't work out our way.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Aaron Ivey Band

I had the pleasure of mixing the Aaron Ivey Band at Hot Hearts. Aaron and his band are great guys who not only make good music and have a heard for the Lord, but made an amazing music video:

According to youtube this is, "A music video from Aaron Ivey of the track, "Amos Story", from his latest record, "Between The Beauty & Chaos." Look for opportunities to tangibly help Haiti at the end of this video." They rocked this live for the students at Hot Hearts and I can't get these images out of my head everytime I hear the song.

I hope you enjoyed. God Bless.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Three Year Anniversary, Kari

Today marks our three year anniversary. It has been a very fun ride so far and I look forward to it becoming even better. We have been blessed to have our first son, Landon Jeremy on July 4th and are expecting Baby Hellums Number Two in August.

I will never forgot when Kari Davenport walked into Miles Auditorium at Highland Lakes Camp and introduced herself to me. She was wearing her finest clothing, summer work clothes: boy shorts and an old t-shirt. For the record, I was on the ladder working while two of my buddies watched me.
Kari: "Hey, is that a Texas A&M wristband?" (back when the Lance Armstrong wristbands were popular and everyone under the sun made one).

Jeremy: "No! (with disdain) It is Texas State."

Kari: "Oh well, I thought it was A&M. I am Kari Davenport.
The rest of the details in my head are a bit sketchy, but I won't forget those words, her smile, and confidence.

I am thankful to have her as my bride and best friend. I pray that we continue to draw near to one another and the Lord together for many years to come.

Happy Anniversary.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Quotes from A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

These are just a few of my favorite lines from A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. If you haven't read Blue Like Jazz, I would recommend reading it before you read this new one.
"Here's the truth about telling stories with you life. It's going to sound like a great idea, and you are going to get excited about it, and then when it comes time to do the work, you're not going to want to do it. It's like writing a books, and it's like that with life. People love to have lived a great story, but few people like the work it takes to make it happen. But joy costs pain." pg. 100
"Job found contentment and even joy, outside the context of comfort, health or stability. He understood the story was not about him, and he cared more about the story then he did about himself." pg. 197
"The human story goes on." pg. 203
"It's a terrible thing to wake up and realize the person you just finished crucifying didn't turn out to be Jesus." pg. 205

Have a great day. God Bless.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Very Interesting Article on Church of Scientology

"Raised as Scientologists, Christie King Collbran and her husband, Chris, were recruited as teenagers to work for the elite corps of staff members who keep the Church of Scientology running...

They signed a contract for a billion years — in keeping with the church’s belief that Scientologists are immortal. They worked seven days a week, often on little sleep, for sporadic paychecks of $50 a week, at most."
The New York Times posted this article this morning concerning abuse in the Church of Scinetology. Here is another quote from the article:
"The defectors say Sea Org members were repeatedly beaten by the church’s chairman, David Miscavige, often during planning meetings; pressured to have abortions; forced to work without sleep on little pay; and held incommunicado if they wanted to leave."
Check out the link and read it for yourself!

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

Friday, March 05, 2010

Just Landon & I

This weekend Kari is going to a Lady's Retreat, so Landon and I are holding down the fort. We dropped Mommy off yesterday evening and headed back to camp. He basically cried the whole way home and threw up on himself. About 15 minutes from the house, he feel asleep.

Due to the vomit, I tossed him in the bathtub and we played for a little bit. He loves the bathtub, but is not satisfied with just "swimming" on his belly. Landon has to stand up in the tub, explore and cause me to worry about him hitting his head (which he does).

I got him dressed and bedtime was quickly approaching. He took his last bottle of the evening and quickly fell asleep. It was a great night and I got plenty of sleep.

Currently he is napping, maybe it will be one of those two hour naps I have been hearing about. It has been a great day off with my son and I am excited and looking forward to the rest of the weekend with him.

I have a special prayer request: Kari's Aunt Eve was just diagnosed with cancer. Eve is an amazing mother of three little ones who depend on her a ton. Her husband, John, is not taking it so well, so please pray for healing and comfort for John and Eve.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Also keep Kari, Landon and I in your prayers as she attends the retreat and Landon and I spend our first weekend solo.

God Bless.