Posted

Take a look at some big events that have happened on April 26…
  • 1993- It is announced that Conan O’Brien will replace David Letterman on NBC
  • 1992- The final episode of ABC’s “Growing Pains” airs
  • 1991- ABC premieres the show “Dinosaurs” (“Not the mama!”)
  • 1990- Nolan Ryan threw his 12th one-hitter and ties Rob Feller’s record
  • 1990- China experiences a 6.9 earthquake, killing 126 people
  • 1986- Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger marries newscaster Maria Shriver
  • 1926- Russia and Germany sign a neutrality/peace treaty
  • 1654- Jews are expelled from Brazil
  • 1564- William Shakespeare is baptized
  • 1514- Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn
  • 757- Paolo Orsini replaces his brother, Pope Stephen II, as Paul I


Posted

This is another busy week for Shelby Systems because we are exhibiting at three different conferences at once! No… it’s not magic, it’s about us being at the Orange Conference in Duluth, GA, The Salvation Army’s NAOC (National Advisory Organizations Conference) in Orlando, FL, and NASBS (National Association of Southern Baptist Secretaries) in Sevierville, TN all happening April 27-30. We hope we will see you at one of these conferences, but if not, don’t forget that the ISC (International Shelby Conference) is coming up June 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency River Walk in San Antonio, TX. Make sure you sign up today so you don’t miss the chance to learn more about Shelby and our products, attend classes and training tutorials, hear many great speakers, and see Grammy Award winning artist, Nicole C. Mullen. If you are already signed up for ISC 2011, tell us in the “Comments” section what you are most excited about seeing.

Posted

Just as other religious holidays have done, Easter is quickly becoming secularized with non-religious symbols such as bunnies, candy, eggs, and candy eggs. The true story of Easter and why we celebrate it, however, is something much bigger to rejoice in. Romans 1:4-5 And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised Him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey Him, bringing glory to His name. Happy Easter!

Posted

One difficult thing about being a Christian is finding the line between being too honest and holding back too much. We want to be sincere, but we don’t want others to see us at our worst, either. When people from church hold back too much, does it make you feel like you are all alone with your sins? Here’s where I’m going with this… I am in a small group that meets once a month on Sunday nights. The great thing about the group is that we have all become good friends and we spend our get-togethers delving into all kinds of Biblical and personal issues, but somehow it still feels like people don’t always want to open up and admit their struggles. There is, of course, the alternate to this. Some Christians are so outspoken about their beliefs that they give Christianity a bad reputation. As Christians, we need to make sure that our daily influence on the world is positive, but we also need to let others know that we are normal people full of sin, flaws and problems. Some people are really good at hiding who they really are, and maybe it’s that fear of looking like a “struggling Christian”. Do you think always portraying ourselves as happy and well put together is helpful or hurtful to others?


Posted

Back in December, the video getting all the rave on Christian blogs was “A Social Network Christmas” from Igniter Media. It portrayed what the announcement of Christ’s birth would have been like if it took place on Facebook or Twitter. It looks like they have done it again with an Easter video. This might give you a better idea of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and just how painful it must have been when His people were so quick to flee from Him.

Posted

  • A school in Washington decided to use the term “Spring Spheres” instead of Easter eggs for their upcoming Easter egg hunt
  • The Cisco Flip is going kaput
  • The “Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011” was passed, making it harder to share and sell your personal information between online companies
  • Google is funding a project that will teach computers regret
We hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Posted

“When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities. When God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.” -Author Unknown

I saw this quote on (where else) Facebook and jotted it down immediately. What an inspiring quote with such a comforting message. We don’t always feel like we are being listened to when we talk to God, but when He picks us up and puts us back on our feet in a very undeserving way, it is easy to see His love for us. The hard and trying times in our lives are the ones that make us realize God’s plans to teach us and help us grow. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” -1 Corinthians 10:13 “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” -2 Corinthians 12:9


Posted

For any of you wondering how to stay connected with us in more ways, we wanted to take a minute to tell you about our social media sites and how they are beneficial to you. Facebook: Our Facebook page keeps you connected with instant updates of what’s going on at Shelby and offers plenty of chances to win in some of our great giveaways. www.facebook.com/shelbysystems Twitter: If you’re new to Twitter, fear not. It’s easy to get signed up and follow the people that you are interested in. Once you’ve found us (@shelbysystems , @OurArena, and @ShelbyISC), you will be able to see all of our updates and current happenings as they are… well… happening. www.twitter.com/shelbysystems LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a great way to connect with various professionals and people in your line of work. By connecting with us, you’ll be able to see our most recent tweets, updates and blog posts. www.linkedin.com/company/shelby-systems YouTube: We all know and love YouTube, but what is so cool about us having this site is that you can find all of the podcasts and videos that we’ve done, including one-on-one interviews and funny “Sales Guys” skits. Recently we spoke with Dan Busby, who is the President of the ECFA and who will be speaking at ISC this year. We also sat down a couple of months ago with the Producer/Director of the movie “The Grace Card”.  We’ve got to admit, we can be pretty entertaining, so be sure to check it out! www.youtube.com/shelbypodcast