2012 Conference – Parenting Teenagers

Luke 1:16-

Turn our hearts back to God & to children

Do I believe that God can provide on the
mountain of the Lord?

Ephesians 5:22

Genuine Faith or Damaging Hypocrisy

·       (a
bit hard to follow scripture references – here)

2 Timothy 1:5

If it is not your life to be a disciple, then
your teens will see the hypocrisy.

Ephesians 6:1-4

bring them up -> training & nurture them.
affection & unconditional love

heart-to-heart – lost in discipline

Produce a home environment that is loving & lavishing. Affection must
go before the discipline.

Home should be safe.

Understand where they are. Ask questions.

1 Chronicles 28:9

Meet kids where they are at.

My relationship is a model of my kids
relationship with God.

Talk about real things. Make it safe to talk
about anything.

Relationship should evolve from parent-child to

I need to find a way to connect with my kids.

Mark 8:22-26

Provide dirty hands support.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Don’t try and take responsibility for kids

Take responsibility for what I do?

2012 Conference – Adoptive Families

– Josh is a gift from
God -> to teach us faith, unconditional love.

Moses was adopted.
Jesus was adopted by Joseph.

Ester 2:7-11, 20

  • God ordained every day, including us adopting.
  • Biological or adopted – they are ours, just the same.


  • God sent his son so that we might be adopted.
  • It was not cheap.
  • It was forever.
  • Learn not to give in fear & anxiety.


your adoptive children to sacrifice.

  • Ester 4:12-14
  • Mordecai was just the right teacher for Esther.
  • God had a plan for Esther. God has a plan for our

2012 Conference – Generation to Geneartion

Kick off of the marrieds conference – about 18,000 disciples in San Antonio, TX.

Sam Laing & Family (Gerry – wife, David -grown son, Elizabeth – daughter)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
ref Judges 2:10-15

  • We have made Jesus Lord of our individual life, but we need to make Jesus Lord of our family & marriage.
  • This needs to be about heart – not just about action – we need to connect heart-to-heart.
  • Greatest thing to want is for our kids to have a relationship with God. Not about academics, sports, etc.
  • Talking about God’s word all the time – days, conflicts, events, etc. – relate to God & the scriptures.
  • Take a step back & listen to how our family talks to each other (parents as well).

Deuteronomy 16:1 – Fabric of the Family

  • David Laing
  • Traditions – Celebrate together!
  • Remember, Celebrate!
  • Do the rituals & traditions of our family glorify God?
  • Does our family rejoice & celebrate God?
  • How fun special is our family? (TSO 🙂 )

Romans 7:21-25

  • Don’t label our kids – realize that our kids are testing us to see how much we love them.
  • Each child needs to develop their own faith.
  • I have to keep growing in my faith – I need to set the example.

Deuteronomy 7:1 – be in the world, but not of the world

  • need to stay out of the world, we are in the world, not of the world
  • the world hates disciples, my child will not be accepted
  • But God loves them!
  • Deuteronomy 9:6 – are me kids Pharasees? performance oriented
  • Deuteronomy 16:21 – don’t have idols
  • use sports and activites to build but not instead
  • Seek the Kingdom First (Mat 6:33)
  • Proverbs 22:10 – train up a child in the way they should go and when he is old he will not depart from it (does not speak to the middle – they will have hard times & will not be perfect!)

Setting the $Id$ Tag in Subversion

Some excerpts from: Setting the $Id$ Tag in Subversion [StartupCTO]<br />/* * @author David Ordal, david -at- ordal.com * @version $Id$ * */

If you want something like:

<span class="coMULTI">/*
 * @author David Ordal, david -at- ordal.com
 * @version $Id: test.php 110 2009-04-28 05:20:41Z dordal $


Configure subversion to automatically add the $Id: $ tag

Set your ~/.subversion/config with the following info:

enable-auto-props = yes

*.php = svn:keywords=Id
*.js = svn:keywords=Id
<br />

Set props on existing files

That configuration will automatically apply the svn:keywords property (which sets the $Id$ tag) to all new
files. But what about existing files? For these, you’ll have to set the
property manually. Go to the root of your source tree, and run this

find . \( -name “*.php” -o -name “*.js” \) -exec svn propset svn:keywords Id {} \;

VMware ESXi 5.0 recovery from passthru boot device

I accidentally did a passthru of my boot device to a vm. This is a real gotcha because then the Host cannot modify the config.

Disclaimer – this could completely hose your system, proceed ONLY if you know what you are doing (or have nothing to lose).

So I had to do a little digging and found the following very helpful articles for ESXi 4:

However there are a couple of additional notes that I need to add because things were a little different.

I found & mounted the following partitions in my client vm (CentOS):
/dev/sdc1 – this was /boot
/dev/sdc5 – this might be the baseline config directory, not 100% sure
/dev/sdc6 – this was the config directory
/dev/sdc8 – this was /var/db stuff

local.tgz is actually inside state.tgz

So here is what I did to recover

mount /dev/sdc6 /mnt/c6
mkdir ~/working
cd ~/working
tar xvzf /mnt/c6/state.tgz
tar xvzf local.tgz
cd etc/vmware
grep passthru esx.conf 
vi esx.conf
   - from: /device/000:000:26.0/owner = "passthru"
   - to:   /device/000:000:26.0/owner = "vmkernel"
cd ../..
tar cvzf local.tgz etc
tar /mnt/c6/state.tgz local.tgz

After that I shutdown the VM & rebooted.

The system came back up, I had a little clean up & documentation to do, but it was recovered.

RHEL 6 Login Display messed up VMware Fusion

I had the problem with my login display on RHEL 6 being wrong. I could not see any of the additional buttons on screen (ie I couldn’t shut down the VM without logging in).

Fixing this was more of a problem than it should have been. Finally found a bug report to Red Hat:

Thanks to Daryl Herzmann for his solution/hack:

  1. Change gdm’s login shell from /sbin/nologin to /bin/bash
  2. Set some password for gdm
  3. Log into GDM as user gdm (sick, hehe)
  4. Run System Preferences -> Display tool to setup mirroring
  5. Log out
  6. Set gdm’s login shell back to /sbin/nologin
  7. (my addition) lock gdm’s account in shadow by replacing password hash with !!