March 21, 2010

Fenton Morning News

Filed under: Dawson, student ministry, Videos, Websites — Tags: , , — jodygambrell @ 12:39 pm

I’ve become a little obsessed with a website called  I used it to make the Breakaway Announcement video from an earlier post.

This year at Beach Breakaway, I used a combination of iMovie and to create our morning announcements.  Here are the first three installments of the “Fenton Morning News”…


October 16, 2009

Invisible Children

Filed under: Dawson, Politics, Prayer Requests, student ministry, Videos, Websites — Tags: , — jodygambrell @ 10:33 am


During the month of October, the Dawson students are recognizing mission projects in the U.S. and abroad.  This past Wednesday, Travis, from Invisible Children visited “The Underground” and discussed the injustice going on in Uganda.  Our high school and middle school students combined and were presented the story of a girl named Roseline (preview below)…

It was a very powerful video, moving several of our students to tears.  The students were given a chance to respond in prayer and by signing citizen arrest warrants to arrest Joseph Kony.

Learn more about this organization and sign the petition to Barack Obama by visiting

And just think, if Obama helps end the war in Uganda, maybe he’ll win the Nobel Peace Prize…oh wait…too late.

October 7, 2009

Help Me Win A Scholarship

Filed under: Websites — jodygambrell @ 11:28 am

Contact the fine folks over at Seminary Scholarship and tell them that you are tired of me coming to your house and bumming meals off of you and disguising it as youth ministry.

September 22, 2009

I Am T-Pain

Filed under: Celebs, Websites — Tags: , , , — jodygambrell @ 12:19 pm

BET Awards

I do not endorse T-Pain’s music, nor do I have an iPhone, but the I Am T-Pain app is awesome.  Click this link to hear a track laid down by Dawson’s very own, “B-Hizzey” (aka Brady Haynes).

March 27, 2009


Filed under: Websites — Tags: , — jodygambrell @ 4:52 pm


If you love the Snuggie, then you’ll love this website:

Snuggie Sightings

February 16, 2009

Avery’s Photo-Shoot

Filed under: Family, Pictures, Websites — Tags: , — jodygambrell @ 9:16 pm



Avery had first professional pictures made on January 27th by Heather Swanner photography.  Needless to say, we were very pleased with the finished product.  Check ’em out here!

January 12, 2009

Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Bear Bryant

Filed under: Roll Tide, Websites — Tags: , — jodygambrell @ 10:03 pm


Alabama Shakespeare Festival premieres play on Bear Bryant

January 11, 2009


Filed under: Family, Jasper, Prayer Requests, Websites — Tags: , , , — jodygambrell @ 11:03 pm


Check out this article from the Daily Mountain Eagle about my Brother-in-law, Heath Burns and one of his former players, Charlie Lovely.  Charlie Lovely lost his bout with leukemia on January 1st of this year.  His family has set up the LiveLovely Foundation in his memory.

Cool Story…

Filed under: Christianity, Sports, Websites — Tags: , , — jodygambrell @ 1:37 pm

Here’s a cool story from’s Rick Reilly:

There are some games in which cheering for the other side feels better than winning.

December 10, 2008

Google Is Stalking Birmingham

Filed under: Jasper, Websites — Tags: , , , , — jodygambrell @ 2:21 pm

This is kind of scary…

Google adds street-level photos to Birmingham maps

Here are a few things that I’ve found so far using these street-level maps:

My house and Tahoe and Dawson’s FRC (looks like I left the garbage can out)…


Dawson Memorial Baptist Church…


I actually found Todd and Jennifer Harrington outside their home…


Even Jasper is being stalked by Google.  Here’s Walker High School…


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