Posted by: Anthony | July 20, 2010

I’m With David from David After Dentist

I was in my brother’s office when all of a sudden David from David After Dentist walks in! I’m hanging out with him right now! My brother teaches him guitar.

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Posted by: Anthony | June 13, 2010

NEW WEBSITE

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Posted by: Anthony | December 29, 2009

Goals for 2010

We’re coming up on a new year here shortly and I’ve been trying to plan some goals for the year of 2010. Planning goals sounds like an easy thing, but it’s actually not. It’s not something you think of off the top of your head and say Yeah, I guess I could accomplish that next year. If you want to accomplish something, it takes much meditation and thought about how, why, and when you can accomplish goals. I was really thinking about how I could set up a phrase regarding how our goals should be. I came up with this: Goals can only be achieved when there has been thought, prayer, and confirmation for what you’re trying to accomplish.

Thought – I don’t mean like a simple thought that comes to mind that you find intriguing to accomplish. I mean some serious hot chocolate-by-the-fire thought. Find yourself a pen, paper, and a quiet place where you have time to think of what you really can accomplish.

Prayer – You might feel that your goals have nothing to do with God, but they actually have a lot to do with Him. Without His encouragement in you, you wouldn’t have the ability to accomplish what you want to accomplish.

Confirmation – I feel it’s really important that you discuss your goals with someone who knows you very well. You see, when we, humans, think of great dreams and goals that we want to accomplish, we become slightly arrogant and feel that we can save the whole world. That’s when your good friend comes in and says “Slow down there partner.” We need to discuss our dreams and goals with someone who knows us very well, and who will be willing to tell the truth regarding our goals.

Posted by: Anthony | December 23, 2009

Coldplay Night

Coldplay is the best band that has ever existed. Their music is so creative and uplifting that I can listen to them for as long as I live. My ultimate dream is to see them live some day. Me and my good friend decided to have a night focused on Coldplay. We singed, danced, and played Coldplay all night. Here’s a little bit of what took place with a tiny twist at the end of the song. Enjoy.

Posted by: Anthony | November 15, 2009

Coming Soon To A Computer Near You

Hello, everyone. I know it’s been a while since my last update, but I have some great news: I’m getting a new website!!! I’ve decided to join with Awaken Design Company and he’s creating me a new website. I’m super excite about this. So this page won’t be updated anymore! Instead, go to http://www.anthonysantiago.org to follow my blogs. Thanks! Here’s the link:


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Posted by: Anthony | November 1, 2009

Give Gold And Silver To Your Church

     1 Chronicles 29:35

“Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple: three thousand talents of refined silver, for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings, for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by craftsmen. Now who is willing to consecrate himself today to the Lord?”

     David is a huge example in how much he gave to have the temple be established. He gave silver, and gold to support the temple. We find it hard to give 10% of our income. If you go to church, no matter what church, you should want that church to do well. And in order for that to happen, you have to give over and above of your treasures. In order to establish a strong church, people need to provide financial support. Give over and above if you want to see your church succeed. If you don’t want your church to succeed, then don’t give.

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Posted by: Anthony | October 24, 2009

The Best Future Requires…

     2 Kings 2:3 “and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”

     The Law of Moses is obviously referring to the ten commandments. Many times we don’t see the importance of obeying those ten laws. We think it’s just a good sunday school passage to speak about. But as the scripture states, when we’re obedient to God, we’ll be prosperous and successful in our future, and in all that we do. Don’t take obedience lightly. When you’re obedient to God, He’ll make all of what you are to further His kingdom. And who doesn’t want that? Rob Bell said it like this: “When you’re obedient to God, you won’t want anyone else’s life.” The reason why these great speakers such as Billy Graham, Rob Bell, and many others are so successful in their ministry, is because of their obedience to God. But don’t look up to them as if they were some king because you too can become successful in your ministry. It just takes obedience. 

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Posted by: Anthony | October 21, 2009

Leadership Meeting #1

     Each year at my school, we have leadership meetings. Tuesday was the first meeting that took place for this year. Here are some thoughts we had to share about leadership:

You can be a great leader but not a good one. – We took Hitler for an example. He was an incredible leader! He encouraged an entire nation to follow him, but what he was leading them to do was horrible. 

– You are constantly looking up to someone, and someone is constantly looking up to you. – We remembered how as elementary students we would look up to middle school students, and as middle school students, we looked up to high school students, and as high school students we look up to parents, pastors, teachers, and the chain continues.

– Just ’cause you’re a leader doesn’t mean you get to make all the choices. – When you’re given a position of leadership, you aren’t there to call all the shots. You’re there to hear from other people, and to get ideas of what can be brought into your ministry, and then lead them in that direction.

– When you enter a church as a leader, you don’t ask what this church can offer you, rather what can you offer the church. – When we go visiting churches, we shouldn’t be looking as to if the music is good, if the preaching is good, or if the facilities are nice. On the other hand, we, as leaders, should serve, and be helpful to the church with service, and increasing ideas.

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Posted by: Anthony | October 17, 2009

When Your Rich, Your Lost

     I don’t think Jesus was kidding when He said that “It is harder for a rich person to enter Heaven, than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.”

     Don’t let your money take over your life like this guy. There’s a huge problem with being rich, and not giving back money given to you. Check this video out.

Posted by: Anthony | October 14, 2009

Running To The End

     Last week must have been one of the most faithful experiences of my life. It wasn’t a spiritual faith, it was a physical one. My coach on my soccer team decided to take my team out for a run up in the mountains. When we got to the top, there was a flat dirt road. He said he had done this before, and we were going to run until we reached the end of the road. The problem was, none of us could see the end. It was an endless road. We started running, and it got harder because we never stopped and we went forever without being able to see the end of the road. Our coach knew that there was an end to it, but we couldn’t see it until we got there, and we had to trust him that there was an end. 

     I think our Spiritual faith applies the same way. When life becomes a routine, even when it’s a good routine, there are always times we lose faith. We get so bored of our lives, and we lose hope in life. We treat life as if there is no end to it. It’s so easy to wake up and say that there’s no point in living. But even when we don’t see or feel like living because there seems to be no end, we still need to live like Christ. Even when we get up, and don’t feel God during our devotional time, we still must have faith and continue to be consistent. Even when we get to church and don’t feel God, we must still worship. Even when we don’t feel like witnessing, we must still be witnesses. 

     This is the most encouraging song I’ve heard about faith. Elevation worship is awesome.

 

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