Proud of my boy Rob Westerman and all the work he and his church, SNC Norwood, are doing in Cincinnati. He recorded this with his friend and talented Cincinnati native, Mike Lewis of Jesus Painter Ministries. This is much more than a ‘pay it forward’ initiative. As Rob explained to me of all the final quotes Paul shared from Jesus with the Ephesian leaders before he went back to Jerusalem, it was this quote from Jesus that he left them with in Acts chapter 20, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” The full verse is here:
Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Here is the local news coverage. Just one day after it was shared it had over 5.1 Million views, and now 10 million views as of this post! For a few hours work and $400 dollars it’s a good lesson to any business or organization to create moments that are sharable, and doing it is NOT expensive. As SNC Norwood states on their facebook page, just $400 showed love to over 5 million people.
I got a few texts yesterday from friends telling me Michael Jackson died. WHAT?!?! I looked on TMZ.com and sure enough there were reporting it right. I hit up the TV to check FOX news and they were talking about financial news, and scrolling a ticker about his “cardiac arrest” and that he had been taken to the hospital. For an hour I checked these horribly slow, red-taped, expensive media spots to get the same story, although they would not state the real news that Michael Jackson Died!
Places that Sucked in getting me good news fast: http://www.foxnews.com, http://www.cnn.com, nbcnews.com aka msnbc.com, cbsnews.com, new.aol.com, news.yahoo.com, among other.
Basically PerezHilton.com and Eonline.com were the first to point to the good work done by TMZ.com TMZ hasn’t been on top since the Brit-drama crazy pics. At least Foxnews.com noted their lack of intestinal fortitude this morning and interviewed the TMZ crew.
Did Michael Jackson fake his death? No. Will Vegas be crawling with MJ impersonators in the coming years just like it has with Elvis fakes? I can’t wait to see my first Asian Michael Jackson jumping skydiving out of a plane to Beat IT. Michael sold out 50 shows in one arena, late to the game in a Saline Deon career move, but sold them out none the less and ran away to the grave with a $10mill advance. I hope they put the show on still and do some type of tribute.
Mattofact: If you’re feeling like you might not be around too long, get a big advance.