The old has gone and the new has come for Memphis native, former professional football player John Bramlett. What happened to the meanest man in professional sports? God gets all the glory for the change in his life.
Bramlett became a follower of Christ in 1973 when he was 32 years old. In those first 32 years, John left a lasting impression on many people, a not very positive impression I might add. He was nicknamed the “Bull” and that was a perfect description of how he lived his life on and off the field during those years. He was always ready for a fight. Bramlett needed the peace that surpasses all understanding. John Bramlett needed help to be rescued from himself. He needed a “Savior”.
The film, Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story, takes you on the journey of a man who once cursed God to a man who now serves God. Check out the trailer below, as well as our very own Shelby Podcast interviewing Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story’s producer Grant Guffin.
In this day in age, most aspects of our lives involve at least one step into cyberspace. Online Banking, online shopping and even remembering your past purchases at the hardware store require you to register an account and enter a password. Those are a lot of user names and a whole lot of passwords to remember.
I don’t know about you, but I have password anxiety. I fear I will forget my password soon after I create it and waste a lot of time sitting and thinking about which password to choose this time. Here is an interesting article I stumbled upon on Mashable.com. It provides some useful information and statistics about passwords. You won’t be sorry you took the time to glance at this one.
Did you know “monkey” was one of the top 10 weakest passwords of 2012? Which statistic from this article stood out the most to you? Please share your thoughts below!!
Most of us could use a little more organization in our lives. And those of us who are organized seem to migrate toward tools that might lead us deeper into organization. Here is one place you might not have thought to organize, your internet browser.
Mashable.com put out an article called “6 Ways to Maximize Your Browser Real Estate” that shows the latest tips on how to maximize your web browser space in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. I always enjoy learning technology tricks, don’t you?
Have you tired any of these tricks? Which ones would you recommend? Please leave your comments below.
An online music competition intended for local musicians, received one entry that has changed many lives. Green Shoe Studio in Peoria, IL received an entry from 96 year old Fred Stobaugh that was not a video file, but an actual physical envelope stuffed with handwritten notes and lyrics. To make things even more interesting, Fred is not musically inclined in any way. However, when you have a love as great as Fred’s love for Lorraine, you will not let such limitations get in your way.
Despite the fact that Fred’s entry did not meet the competition criteria, Jacob Colgan of Green Shoe Studio was intrigued. He was so intrigued after receiving the contents that he contacted Mr. Stobaugh and by way of collaborated efforts, the song ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine’ was born. It has since reached number 7 on iTunes!!!
Watch this video; it will uplift your spirit to see one man go out of his way to help another man. You will be reminded that there are many things in this life worth singing about. Let’s not forget that our God loved us so much that He made a way for us to be with Him forever, song worthy indeed!!
What makes you want to sing?
Want to work from anywhere, anytime, using any platform? Shelby Financials Online gives you this flexibility and so much more!! The only requirement is an internet connection and you will be set up for financial management success.
Shelby Systems is excited about this new product. We envision Shelby Financials Online as a tool that will help meet your financial management needs efficiently, allowing you to serve in other ways. Please take a moment to check out the Shelby Financials Online Overview video embedded in this post.
Have any questions or thoughts? We are eager to hear from you!! Please leave a comment below.
Hosted Financial Software for Churches, Nonprofits, and Headquarters Offices
AUGUST 26, 2013 – MEMPHIS, TN - Shelby Systems has launched its next generation product, Shelby Financials Online. This web-based software is the new alternative to Shelby Systems’ existing v.5 Financials software. The applications that are available at the initial release are: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Bank Account Management, and Payroll. Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, and Purchase Order will be available in coming months.
The new Shelby Financials Online product provides software access for your staff from any browser that has an Internet connection. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of churches, nonprofit organizations, and denominational headquarters. Built-in and custom reports can fulfill many financial presentations and reports demanded by governing boards, financial committees, internal staff, and outside grant-providing agencies. Because it is FASB 116, 117 and GAAP compliant, your auditors will find it easy to complete their tasks.
Shelby Financials Online is integrated with Shelby Systems’ browser-based membership software, Shelby Arena, giving customers a single solution for church management.
The v.5 financials software that is currently available by Shelby Systems is not being replaced by Shelby Financials Online. Shelby v.5 Financials will continue to be available. The new Shelby Financials Online is an additional product line with contemporary features and will be hosted on Shelby’s secure servers for access any time and from any location. With Shelby’s private cloud, data is protected virtually by powerful firewalls, intrusion detection, and physically by multiple security devices. Shelby Financials Online is modular, allowing customers a wide array of combinations. Data migration from existing Shelby products will be included in the upgrade process.
For more info, visit shelbysystems.com/financialsonline. To speak with a Shelby Representative from your area, visit shelbysystems.com/salesguys.
We were very excited to have our local Midsouth Chapter of NACBA here at Shelby Headquarters today! We had a full house in the Training Room, full of friends, fellowship, and learning.
Our Training Manager, Bill Ballou, was able to also show off the new Shelby Financials Online.
We also had Shelby v.5 Check In and Arena Check In available on a kiosk for everyone to test out and see how those products work as well.
All in all, it was a great day and we are thankful to have such great leadership in our local church community.
See the pictures below to get a taste of what the day was like…