Giant Crosses

So, I’ve seen 3 giant crosses along US interstates over the past couple of years. I’ve been curious about them and recently someone at church was talking about them. So, I decided it was time to find out about them. It turns out the one closest to my house is the tallest.

Effingham, IL

Groom, TX

Edmond, OK

Castro Valley, CA

And for a little context, the tallest cross in the world…
Valle de los CaĆ­dos

  • near Madrid, Spain
  • height: 500 ft 152.4-meters)
  • built: 1940-1959

Have you seen any of these in person OR do you know of other huge crosses like this?

Coming next… Colossal Statues of Jesus. (not really)

Trouble Choosing Colors?

A while back Adobe introduced Kuler to help with choosing and sharing color palettes that work well together. While I still haven’t really made much use of this tool, I’m convinced that I should.

Today I ran across a blog entry from a site that takes a similar approach to sharing color palettes, In this blog entry they show the color palettes of a few very famous paintings. These are obviously some nice color combinations that I should try sometime.

  • Have you tried using Kuler or COLOURlovers?
  • Have any favorite color palettes to share?

Free Use Image Searches

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make use of Google to search for images from free image websites for a while. Google Coop has shown some potential, but it doesn’t really support image searches in it’s current state.

But today, I discovered a website devoted to free use image searches:

This looks really simple to use and found a lot of useful images that my recent home-grown searches hadn’t found.

For those interested, here are a couple of Google Coop searches that I’ve been testing, for image and media searching:

And an earlier attempt to hack Google Image Search:

But, for now, seems like a much better tool.

Anyone else know of similar tools for searching for media useful in the church?

Worship Podcasts

Here are some podcasts that have been grabbing my attention recently.

Worship Sets: South OKC: Tulsa:
Mars Hill Music:

Video Podcasts:
Don’t Waste Your Life:
Mars Hill: