Digital Design Websites | Design Portals & Communities

Cool Home Pages http://coolhomepages.com/

The Firmlist USA | US Design Firms List http://us.firmlist.com/

Digital Thread | Graphic Design Portal http://digitalthread.com/

NAPP | National Association of Photoshop Professionals http://photoshopuser.com/

The Best Designs | Best of the Web http://thebestdesigns.com/

Excitement Machine http://www.excitementmachine.org/links/

SURF.STATION http://www.surfstation.lu/

CreativePublic.com – graphic design resources http://www.creativepublic.com/

css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design http://www.csszengarden.com/

A List Apart Magazine | “For people who make websites” http://www.alistapart.com/

CSS Vault | The Web’s CSS Site http://cssvault.com/

linkdup | world wide stimulus http://www.linkdup.com/

Creative Business | Online Business Resources http://creativebusiness.com/

My favorite music stuff

My Favorite Jazz Artists

JazzUSA.com: Conversation with David Sanborn
TheJazzNation.com: Ovations CD Review: David Sanborn – Timeagain
Verve Music: Artist Bio: David Sanborn

Favorite Jazz Artists

David Sanborn: Verve Website
Larry Carlton: Website
The Rippingtons w/Russ Freeman: Website
Gerald Albright: Website
Lee Rittenour: Website
Branford Marsalis: Website
Bill Watrous: Website
Shelly Berg: Website
Beegie Adair: Website
Spyro Gyra: Website
Diana Krall: Website
Tony Bennet: Website
Eric Marienthal: Website
The Pat Matheny Group: Website
Fattburger: Website

My Favorite Jazz Music Links

A Passion for Jazz!:Music History and Education
JazzUSA.com:Your Beacon to Jazz on the Internet Since 1996
Jazzitude:JAZZ Music and Musicians
Verve Records:The Very Best In Jazz

Internet Music Portals

SmoothJazz.com: Where Smooth Meets Jazz
ChoiceRadio.com: The Choice in Online Music
Live365.com: The World’s Largest Internet Radio Network
Live Radio on the Net: Listen to the World!

The Last Word: Going the Way of the World:Where’s the World Going Anyway?

Everywhere you turn, some country is in crisis. All you hear today is unity, unification, globalization, think globally and all the other politically correct buzzwords that have mysteriously appeared out of nowhere. Everywhere we turn our President is embarrassing himself, his family and our nation. What are we to do in a disfunctional nation when the marriage of the president himself is in jeopardy because of infidelity? What will it take to get things back on track? What is normalcy anymore?The distinct line between right and wrong has been brutally trodden under foot. Few there be that understand this difference and care to uphold it. So, with everything turning upside down, where are we going anyway?

Paul was both shocked and disappointed at the Galatians in their ability to so quickly lose all sense of original purpose and direction after having been given the truth of the Gospel. In fact, in the letter to the Galatian church he said,

Galatians 1:6-12 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

It’s our responsibility as those entrusted with this Great Gospel of Jesus Christ to not only stand fast to our profession of faith, but also to be a beacon of light to those who have lost their way.

To read the entire article, download this PDF file.

The Humanist’s Agenda: The Educational Battleground

In this article we will uncover some undeniable truths concerning our Godly heritage here in America. We, as Christians, are at a cross-roads. Humanism has introduced subtle diversions that catch our eye and challenge our beliefs. With the introduction of each new law, we are witnessing our heritage, as a nation, being spat upon and literally washed down the drain pipe. I want to expose various court cases, both old and new, that prove beyond the shadow of doubt that our historical reverence for God has been the reason for America’s success. We at our very best (as a nation) are the light of the world. I will prove that this nation’s officials have had an agenda stemming from a rat-infested moral code that traces its roots to a sordid beginning with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. In schools and in political debates we often hear that our founding fathers were secular humanists, atheist or, at best, deists.

These gallant men united their religious beliefs to their concepts of what a successful government would be like and forged out of nothing a nation that was to be one of the greatest nations the earth has ever known. These men would not have allowed compromise to enter this thing which they had fought so very hard for – a free government. Our founding fathers had convictions. They were strongly pointed in the way of Jesus Christ. Nothing would sway them from their course. Men like Patrick Henry, John Jay, Benjamin Rush, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and James Maddison were sure the only way to a future of peace and equality was through the principles of Christ through the Word of God. Wow, what a statement! So, could it be inferred that these gentlemen would ever say things in a political setting that would be an untruth, half-truth or against the Will or ways of God? Of course not.

To read the entire article, download this PDF file.