Sunday, March 30, 2008

Great crowd, great pix...

[click to zoom]

Gotta love the cafe, especially Saturday mornings during Ask Anything Saturday. It's a great mix of folks, coming together for a variety of reasons.

And how cool to be able to enjoy all of AlxConn's slide-show. [Thanks Alex!]

Monday, March 24, 2008

The IRS wants our help... Economic Stimulus FAQs

Economic Stimulus Payments Information Center

( Updated March 17, 2008

Starting in May, the Treasury will begin sending economic stimulus payments to more than 130 million households. To receive a payment, taxpayers must have a valid Social Security number, $3,000 of income and file a 2007 federal tax return. IRS will take care of the rest. Eligible people will receive up to $600 ($1,200 for married couples), and parents will receive an additional $300 for each eligible child younger than 17. Millions of retirees, disabled veterans and low-wage workers who usually are exempt from filing a tax return must do so this year in order to receive a stimulus payment.

But there are more details to know... [continued at]

Saturday, March 22, 2008

In the house... 'Fun' was the special of the day.

Another great day at the cafe. The place was jammed. And jammin'. LOL

I met one of my 'Facebook friends'... Dian Foreman... for the first time today at the cafe. Dian is coordinating the RELOAD conference that several of us will be involved in, coming up in April. With her was another new friend made today, Jeffrey Cole.

Here's another Facebook friend... with a friend... having entirely too much fun. *smile*

Yeah, you can see... things almost got out of hand, people were all enjoying cafe time. These folks came all the way from Colorado Springs to be with us. Well, sorta. *wink*

And there's always gotta be an 'actor' in the crowd, right?

...and many more fun pix today in the cafe's photo-pool.

Be with us next week?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Marion Harcourt honored as Social Worker of the Year

We just received news today that our cafe friend, Marion Harcourt, was recently honored by her profession...

Many of you know Marion as she comes with her grandson, Ben, who serves at the cafe from time to time.

Congratulations Marion !!!

[And here's an article in Hamilton County.]

Sunday, March 02, 2008

'Ask Anything Saturday' Training Takes Another Step

We were gifted with a new little video camcorder this week which now will allow us to start the video training we've been wanting to do.

And how cool it was, to be able to let today's young 'trainees' follow some pros who were in the house today. "Just watch what these guys do, and do what they do."

[Thanks Jonathan & Chris for loaning your giftedness to God's service here.]

But remember, all our various lessons here 'cost a million dollars'... unless you in turn train someone else about what you've learned. Then we call it even. That's our 'Each One, Teach One' strategy.

Here's Reggie Edwards -- one of our guys who participated in the podcast we did this past week at the Mid-North Shepherd Center. So he came down today to get some help learning to EDIT video... so he can help folks at the center learn to do video.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

In the house today... families and a wrecking crew

There was certainly a wide variety of folks in the cafe today...

Josh & Joanna Kennedy and their girls came all the way from Sheridan. Josh is the pastor at Christ Community Church there, where our tech-wizard/friend Scott Wilder participates as worship leader.

And former Colts (SuperBowl) lineman, Tarik Glenn and some of his family were also in the house. Tarik & Maya are highly invested in the neighborhood, especially as pertains to youth programs. Visit Dream Alive, Inc (youth mentoring), for instance.

And then there's the wrecking crew today... LOL...

And none of these pictures would be available but for our resident photographer & tech-director of (several of) our 'Ask Anything Saturday TV' shows.... Alex Conner.