To save for your writer’s notebook

You DO have a writer’s notebook, don’t you?


TIP: Corroded Batteries

Here’s a tip to save corroded batteries and battery connections:

Smear a paste made of baking soda powder on it.

WORD: Parament

This ecclesiastical term relates to an ornamental worship hanging or vestment.

It can be used as scarves used to adorn an altar or communion table, a hanging tapestry hung on a wall or a decoration for a worship space.

It can be used do describe an ecclesiastical vestment.

It comes to us from Middle English, from Medieval Latin (1350-1400)  paramentum, from parare to adorn, from Latin, to prepare —

First Known Use: 15th century

Example: “The original altar-front or parament (aurea tabula) was made of solid gold.”


How long has it been since you checked the batteries on all your devices that are battery powered? Older clocks, remote controls and things buried in drawers and cabinets can sit there and waste away, so be sure to check on them occasionally, replacing batteries as needed.

INK  it  –  Don’t  just  THINK  it


Waaaay back in 3114 BC the Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar (compared with our Julian Calendar) began. So much has happened since that day we celebrate as September 26 today.

September 26 is also a day we celebrate the birthday of English physicist Sir Edward Appleton, born in the year 1892. He is the one who wrote

“The history of science has proved that fundamental RESEARCH

is the lifeblood of individual PROGRESS and that the ideas that

lead to spectacular advances SPRING FROM IT.”

Because thinkers and doers practiced this in their efforts, we are richer today. There is great value to sharing research.

It has been said that in the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research includes gathering data, information and facts TO ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, rather than just sitting in a file or on a shelf somewhere.

This “e-zine” was designed for just such a purpose: to share and put into practice what is of benefit to others. Change down through the centuries has increased exponentially in our own day, making increasing demands to keep up with creative ministry. As a journalist I maintain huge files of ongoing research and such growth amazes me.

Ah, it IS a special day for many.

Birthdays include comedian Jeff Foxworthy (1958); baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves) Vincent DiMaggio (1912); the Cisco Kid’s “Pancho” Leo Carrillo (1881); Kennedy family patriarch (father of JFK, RKF and Teddy) Joseph Kennedy (1888); Lux Video Theater, High Noon actor Otto Kruger (1885); Nosferatu actor Max Schreck (1879); Laugh-in’s comedienne Jo Anne Worley (1937) and theatrical impresario Billy Rose – credited with many Ziegfeld and theatre productions that yielded such pop songs as “Me and My Shadow”, “Without a Song” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” 1899).

Special events this day remind us how indebted we are to those who researched inventions we take for granted today, including the lathe . . . what would we do without this invention patented by Thomas Blanchard in 1819 . . .  or the train: the first westbound train arrived in San Francisco today’s date in 1869 . . .  or photos in print – in 1905 General Trade journal published the first Dutch photo (it was a train accident) . . .  or canned evaporated milk that Carnation first processed in 1899, or shopping at a supermarket? They all began with a Piggly-Wiggly in Memphis Tennessee in 1916 on – you guessed it – September 6th.

In broadcasting: the first radio broadcast of a prizefight featured Jack Dempsey in 1920 . . . Alan Freed played rock and roll on radio for the first time on WINS NYC in 1954  . . . Canadian TV began in Montreal in 1952.

In sports: Orioles’ Eddie Murray slugged out his 500th career homer (1996); Charles Turner became the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season (1888); Cal Ripken Jr broke Gehrig’s record to play in 2,131 straight games (1995); and in 1953 Roy Campanella set record for home runs by a catcher at 38. In 1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova sought US political asylum in New York City during the US Open. In 2010 the first College Football Crab Bowl Classic was hell (Maryland beat Navy 17-14 in Baltimore).

In geography:

In 1522 Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, first to circumnavigate the earth, returned to Spain without their captain in 1620. The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World and in 1991 the name Saint Petersburg was restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

Other September 6 events include:

In 1716 the first US lighthouse was built in Boston. In 1948 Juliana was crowned Queen of The Netherlands. 1953 Konrad Adenauer won elections in German Federal Republic. In 1997 the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales was held at Westminster Abbey in London.

In 1901 US President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York, but a 1924 assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini failed.

In 1969 “Cabaret” closed on Broadway after 1166 performances, in 1981 “They’re Playing Our Song” closed there after 1082 performances, in 1993 “Will Rogers Follies” closed after 983 performances. In 1979 “Peter Pan” opened for 578 performances. In 2010 “The King’s Speech” (Best Picture 2011) premiered.

Paul E. Kealy, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Email: KealyPaul (at) LinkLings (dot) us


Copyright 2016, Paul E. Kealy


Contest‬ to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate

The CMTA IMPACT Convention gives you creative ideas, tools, training and inspiration to be the best you can be as you serve in your church.

If we do not have your email address, this is the time to send it. Don’t miss the hottest updates, the warmest greetings, the coolest registration specials.

Contest to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate: Every NEW Email will be entered into a drawing.


The drawing will be on December 12 and FOUR winners will be notified by email.

Who couldn’t use $25 around the holidays? Tell your friends to enter, as well!

Now is the time to Promote!

Hey Speakers, Presenters and Exhibitors, now is the time, the time has come, the time is now, for your time to post who you are and what you are doing at CMTA! So, step up and tell the tale to us of who, what, where, when, why and how!

Share on our FaThe Cardcebook and Twitter and we have a new blog, so let your people know what you are speaking on, when and where you will be… Share on your social media and ours so we can cross promote and reach more people for your session!

…feel free to pull info from our website…

We are now in our 63rd year. For decades we were the primer one stop Christian leaders training platform-convention and now we are seeking to make it even better for 2015. We are preparing people for top tier Ministry, For the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Also you can invite your friends and ministry followers with a deal of 1/2 off, that is $45 for a conference that others charge over $400 per person, and ours is better. Use  the promo code, your name or ministry name.

One of our Founders, Robert H. Schuller has passed into Glory

SchullerWe the Board have lost one of our own today. Founding board member, Robert H. Schuller, who was one of the original twelve founders of Regional Sunday School Association, then GLASS, now CMTA. This admin has known him and work with him for many years. He was pivotal to our founding and legacy.

When we first got started, 1951, 64 years ago, our board met and used his offices in his church before he planted what will become The Crystal  Cathedral and then we held our convention at Angelus Temple starting in 1952 with 4,000 attending. We formed a mutual support to help train and equip church leaders to know the Lord, preach the Good News and equip our staff with the best people and resources.

We also worked together to start the Garden Grove Community Church in 1955, As Dr. Schuller rented and later purchased the Orange Drive-In Theatre and conducting services from the roof of the snack bar. As the theater was not used much in the mornings. A brilliant innovation that allowed him to preach his sermons to worshipers in their cars.

CMTA has always been the place of innovation and the spread of the Gospel!

As the congregation grew, he began broadcasting its services through the “Hour of Power,” then to a syndicated TV program broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide. While always remaining committed to CMTA. Unfortunately, the last 10 years, his health did not allow much participation. We will miss his stories and encouragements.




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Pastor Albert Tate speaks about the CMTA Impact Convention

Pastor Albert Tate encourages YOU to attend the 2015 CMTA Impact Convention. May 1-2, 2015 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness in Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in California, Albert brings many years of ministry experience and has served in a variety of strategic leadership positions. His commitment to seeing the Gospel Community shared across all economic and cultural lines, here in Monrovia, California is strategically embraced by all who attend Fellowship.

“We look differently, live differently, and vote differently from each other, yet the Gospel penetrates these differences. It changes everything about the way we live, the way we are, and how we see the world.”

We do what others can’t!

missionalOur mission is to equip, train, encourage and inspire professional and volunteer workers in the body of Christ for impacting ministry.

We do what others can’t – Train all your ministries in ONE convention!

Christian Ministries Training Association CMTA one of the largest Christian Education Conventions in the Nation, it is a major event with about 130 workshops conducted by experts in their fields. There are workshops available for virtually everyone involved in local church ministry.

The Resource Center has the largest exhibit of curriculum materials, supplies, equipment and services available anywhere. 

Be a partner of this amazing event to be held, May 1-2, 2015!

Christian Ministries Training Association

PO Box 1500

Temple City, California 91780

(626) 286-6492 (888) 900-CMTA

Get to know CMTA, May 1-2, 2015. Join us and bring your staff with you!