Monday, November 24, 2014


Lingmo is a simple, affordable Bluetooth language translation device that will let you communicate and understand in over 30 languages. Lingmo International’s mission is pretty simple, they set out to make a device that pairs up with your smartphone or tablet so users can communicate easier in any language no matter where in the world.

Imagine going to any country and being able to communicate and understand the locals to order a simple coffee or meal. You might be either on holiday or at that all important business meeting. Lingmo can also be used to answer phone calls or be used as headphones to listen to your favorite songs. Because of its small, light size you can take it wherever you go with ease.

This month Lingmo International started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them complete the moulding, final design, production, packaging and shipping of the Lingmo. Every cent will be used to make Lingmo a reality. So be a part of this groundbreaking new and innovative product and visit the Lingmo International campaign site here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

This sounds really neat and useful; science fiction made reality. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


Hi all,
With the gracious assistance of my technical advisor I have finally managed  to put up a Facebook page for ‘BV Amazing Music’. If you’re on Facebook I  encourage you to check this out. Maybe you’ll even ‘like’ it and (God help us  all) maybe you’ll even ‘friend’ it (or maybe this can only be done to a person,  not to a ‘page’....) I don’t know much about this stuff. Anyway, please check it  out and get this thing rolling. I promise the page will grow and improve as soon  as I begin to understand it a bit better.
See you today (6 pm @ the Stirling Train Station), I do hope....

Thursday, November 13, 2014


We launched Tab-Legs in the summer of 2014 on our own website, and and celebrated a warm welcome to market. Tab-Legs are flexible stands that support for your tablets and phones.

The Tab-Legs stand is specifically designed for the places people use their tablet the most; your sofa, recliner, bed, and on an airplane. We wanted to create a stand that could improve peoples posture and let them sit comfortably in these locations.

Currently our last boutique batch of Tab-Legs is being produced by our manufacturer in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tab-Legs are made here in America, and we have helped create jobs in our local economy: Palm Beach, and Broward County Florida. Your pledge will help secure these jobs, and create more. Sales steadily increased until we were completely out of product.

This month Tab-Legs started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them start keep up with manufacturing demands. So be a part of this groundbreaking new new product, and visit the Tab-Legs campaign page here,where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

This sounds like a neat invention. Plus, it's always good to find out about a product made in North America. 

Monday, November 10, 2014


Just finished a Crossway Bible Guide to the Book of Acts and decided to share some thoughts.

Chapter 2

The reason Luke lists so many different places from which Jews had come for the Day of Pentecost is to provide a record of all the areas where the Gospel went immediately.

Verse 38 makes clear baptism is necessary for salvation; not merely a public confession of faith.

Chapter 12

Herod was keeping them in jail until he had celebrated Easter. Herod was pagan and Easter is a pagan holiday.

Chapter 17

It wasn’t that the apostles were being falsely accused of saying Christians should overthrow the government. Rather, the apostles were truly preaching obeying God rather than Caesar. What the authorities found so displeasing about early Christianity was precisely that there were people saying there was an authority higher than them.

Chapter 20

A verse in this chapter is often used to try to prove the day of worship was changed from the Sabbath to Sunday by the early Christians. No such thing was ever done. This is truly a case of “where too much is proven, nothing is proven.” Just because there was a meeting in Troas on the first day of the week to fellowship and break bread does not indicate the changing of the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. Luke is simply telling us the day on which the subsequent events took place.

The early church, except for the Alexandrians, continued to observe the Saturday Sabbath throughout the first century.

Chapter 23

The thing I was most curious about, Paul’s behavior toward Ananias after being struck, was not explained in this section of “Discovering Acts”, although it could have been a cultural thing. Paul well knew he was under the new covenant but as a Jew he still had respect for the cultural institution of the old covenant high priest.

Chapter 24

Ananias’ charges against Paul are excellent proof of the saying “the Jew cries out as he strikes you.”


So what, exactly, went wrong? How did we get from the early church lead by the apostles to, 2000 years later, having over 43 thousand different denominations in Christendom. Granted, the church that existed at the time the events in the Book of Acts occurred had its fair share of problems, too. There is no perfect church and there is always going to be some division among those who call themselves believers. However, I would like to offer the main theories concerning what I believe happened to bring us from there to here, so to speak.

Firstly, the pagans were let in the church. Emperor Constantine, realizing persecution of the church was only causing it to grow, changed tactics. He pretended to convert to Christ, then offered to have buildings constructed for the believers who had previously met in house churches. In exchange, all the believers had to do were things like observe pagan festivals, albeit attaching a Christian meaning to them, among other things. This has led to such practices as the observance of Christmas and Easter and worship on the first day of the week.

Secondly, the Nicolaitanes were let into the church. This group, mentioned in Revelation 2 6, believed it was permissible to do whatever one wanted. This has led to such teachings as “There’s nothing you can do to make God love you more”, “the Law has been done away with” or “you don’t have to do anything as a Christian; our salvation is not of works.”

Thirdly, the spiritual descendants of the Pharisees were let into the church. These people, commonly called legalists, have introduced a whole bunch of extra-Biblical rules to church life over the centuries and have caused individual churches to place emphasis on things about which the Bible has relatively little to say or which aren’t among the weightier matters. Most people reading this probably know the kind of people to whom I am referring so there’s no need to further elaborate on this point.

Fourthly, we have let the physical descendants of the Pharisees, the people we call Jews today (though not every single person called a Jew is necessarily among this group), into the church. Jews, by and large, follow the teachings of the Babylonian Talmud and the Qabala, which twist all the Old Testament laws to the point where, like the Nicolaitanes, everything is permissible. These modern-day Pharisees have had great influence in the Christian world, particularly in the seminaries.

Fifthly, most churches today don’t tell unbelievers how to get saved. Nowhere does the Bible say “accept Jesus Christ as you’re personal savior.” Neither does someone get saved by blindly repeating the prayer of a televangelist, or by any of the other multiple ways sinners are told to become Christians these days. Acts 2 38 is quite clear about what one has to do to become a Christian.

Sixthly, most Christians these days don’t reach out to their own culture before reaching out to another. The apostles preached in the synagogues and among the Jews before going to the Gentiles of a particular city, not only because the Gospel is “to the Jew first and also the Greek”, (although this was of course the most important reason), but because the apostles were of that selfsame culture so they understood how to present the Gospel to the Jewish people (those of the tribe of Judah) better than they would have understood how to present to any other group. Today, a lot of Christians get saved and they immediately want to go on the mission field to Africa or India or some other far off land. However, they haven’t taken that vital step in fulfilling the great commission which is to present it to the people they’re most familiar with and with whom they associate before taking it to another kind of people.

Seventhly, of course, is the reason that you can’t very effectively reach your culture if you don’t understand it. Most Christians these days, particularly of course the “churched” believers, don’t understand the mindset of our society because they’ve most often grown up around other church kids. They don’t understand how the world thinks and acts, not least the kind of people who are around them, to say nothing of Hindus, Moslems, Pantheists, and the like.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


This Sunday,  November 9th from 2 pm until 5....
At  The  Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
This Sunday afternoon  at The Black Dog in  Stirling. We’ll be playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and  restaurant, our music is appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon  (November 9th). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The  format is a ‘song circle’ with the lead changing from person to person among the  group. Everyone has the option to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or  pass to their neighbour if they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood,  choice of instruments, etc. some will choose  to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer sit out and listen.   DSCF1663
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends;  for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
“Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. It’s  all unplugged  and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,  harmonica, banjo,  mandolin, ukulele,  fiddle, accordion,  flute, celtic harp – the list goes  on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of  musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced  players alike. A  good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together.  People in their teens all the way through  proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The  blues does not rule. Any  acoustic music from punk to  polka!”
(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking  lot....)
Hope to  see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Have been listening to WRAS-HD2 Atlanta the last few days while eating my lunch and have really been enjoying it.

Don't know why Evanof put CHRF Montreal on 980 AM instead of 990, since now their signal will have to compete with CFPL.

91x has switched airtimes for "The Woodsongs Old-time Radio Hour" and "The Search." This makes sense since the artists featured on "Woodsongs" fit more with what Greg Schatsmann plays on "Sunday Coffee House."

Noticed "Word For The World" is no longer on WWCR Saturday afternoons at 1:00 Eastern. Incidentally, I get a kick out of Doyle Stanley, who airs from 1:45-2:00 p.m. Eastern on WWCR.


The SoulLight LED started as a 3D printed light emitter, from there it was redesigned so that it could be mass produced and assembled with ease. The Soul Light is an LED module that is safe, efficient, low-cost, compact, reconfigurable and visually appealing for any application.

A SoulLight owner can choose to decorate their living space with a variety of colors including: White, Red, Orange, Green, Blue, and Violet. The SoulLight can be powered off of any 12V power source, and multiple SoulLights may be connected in parallel with a high power 12V supply.  Blend colors together in space, or combine the brightness of many SoulLights to make a fantastic beam of light.

This technology is the future of art and photography science, and will revolutionize the cameras of tomorrow. In the future, light will be sampled quickly in frames of color that are repeated in time and averaged. By imaging different colors, the curiosity camera performs the inverse process of Multi-Spectral Technology that SoulLights LED uses in illuminating different colors of light in the environment.

This month SoulLight LED started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter will help raise funding in order to create a high volume mold that enables consumers to decorate their space with light at an even more affordable price. So be a part of this groundbreaking new and affordable decorative light, and visit the SoulLight LED campaign page here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.