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My Occasional Friday Bag of Nothing


It’s true.   I got an iPhone last week.   I’d say my phone to Internet usage is at a 5% to 95% ratio.   Meaning I’m on the phone about 5% of the time I have this phone.   I guess I’m not a big talker, huh?

This phone is awesome, and my fingers have already gotten accustomed to the touch screen.   Coming from a Treo 700wx, this phone is super-awesome.   That Treo was TERRIBLE!

I settled on a case from Switcheasy.com.   I have the CapsuleNEO case (in black, although Sam Luce would roll with white and be proud of it.)   It took me 15 minute to get the darn thing on, but now I’m rolling with the coolest case ever.

So do you have to use a screen protector on the iPhone 3GS?   It has the olephobic screen that is smudge-free.   While I awaited my SwitchEasy Pure Anti-Reflect screen covers I really fell in love with the perfect non-smudge screen that is on the already on the iPhone.   I put on the Anti-Reflect screen when it came in the mail, and immediantly hated it!   I then put on a normal screen protector, and it’s smudge city.   There seems to be a big debate on the worthiness of screen protectors on iPhones.   What do you think?   I’m thinking of running mine without screen protectors…

I think Sam Luce is intimidated by my Apple product usage.   I’m just sayin’

I’ve put in my formal request to attend The Orange Conference in April.   I’ll be waiting and hoping we have the funds to make it happen for me…and maybe my #kidmin team.   I don’t know if I’ll be live blogging from Orange this year, but I’d still really like to go and meet up with all my Orange buddies.

Can I just go on record and say that I have the most awesome Children’s Ministry Team in the world.   These women (that’s right I’m the only man!) do a wonderful job of making me look great.   I know that’s not an ambition of theirs, just to make me look good.   But it happens everyday!   I get more credit for the genius of my team, than I’m comfortable with.

Our Parent Sunday totally rocked last week!   I’m still so excited that we had so many 1st grade parents hanging out with us in Kidsplace.   If you’re a 1st Grade Kidsplace parent, then you missed out!

This Sunday morning during our largest and latest service, we will be dedicating 25 children from 20 families.   These parents have made a HUGE commitment to be spiritual leaders in their homes, and I’m so excited to introduce them to the congregation of Trinity Church.   Be there at 11:30am on Sunday to see it all for yourself!   It’s gonna be AWESOME!   Next week I’ll be posting all about Child Dedications, so stay tuned.

We’ve got the Trinity Church Fall Festival coming up on Saturday, October 31st.   Usually I count on about 80 Texas Tech sorority girls to come work the event, but with a Tech home football game that starts at the same time…that’s not gonna happen.   If you’re in and around Lubbock, and don’t have kids; then go signup now!   http://www.trinitytoday.com/fallfestivalvolunteer We’ll have a 1,000 kiddos running around, and I don’t want to ask my parents to work the event!   Help!!

Because of my IT management background, I’ve been able to be a part of the interview process for Trinity’s IT manager position.   We are in desperate need of someone to take us to a new level technologically, and it pays well!   I’ve met with 4 candidates, and after I get some distance from this whole process I feel a “What not to do in a job interview!” post coming up.   Seriously.

I’ve been sick this week.   I’m not gonna die.   I’m just a man in need of sympathy and wanted to throw that out there and see who might bite.

Does it make me a nerd to get into a debate with this guy, about whether Superman could defeat Darth Vader?   Just typing that helps me know the answer.   Nevermind.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.