November 29, 2011

Tuesday’s Train Tech-Tip: Don’t pay…Without this tool!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:31 am

Next stop, the technology station stop, for “TECH TUESDAY” on the LifeTrain.  Now, the tracks were in fact switched this Tuesday from the previous scheduled stop (as previously reported on Facebook.  That article is still being edited and will be released soon: “Understanding The Broken Hearted Male…”  To tell you the truth, it’s a tad controversial so I am trying to tame it down a bit… 

Remember the line from a few good men?

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Well, can you handle the truth?  Ladies, are you skurd?  Just joking you of course, but the article is morphing and morphing as I construct and have it edited.  It’s becoming too long for a song…But, perfect for a book.  In the meantime, since it’s tech Tuesday, check it aight:

Worried that your Christmas purchases will drop in price later? Here’s a service that will watch that price for you.

I don’t mind spending money over the holidays, but I hate to get taken. Prices are always fluctuating, especially now, the shopping season. It’s likely that an item you bought early will go on sale later.

Fortunately, many stores let you refund the difference. Stores call this a price-protection policy Of course, you can’t request a refund if you’re unaware of the price drop. You could watch the prices, of course. But who has time for that?

Well, you needn’t spend time on this. I’ve found a free service that will do the watching for you. Price Protectr watches prices at 168 stores, including Amazon and Best Buy.

Price Protectr is easy to use. First, copy the URL:  www.THE WEBSITE U R from the product page of the online store. Then, paste it into Price Protectr, include your email address, and wait. If the price drops over the protection period, you’ll get an email. Then you just have to request a refund.

Well Here’s your conductor bidding you adue for another Tuesday Tech Tip from the Technology Train station…

Have a great day and God bless everyone who hopped aboard today!

All Aboard, The LifeTrain!

November 28, 2011

Merry Monday…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:01 am

If your plane crashed in the water, and everybody died…would you drown on purpose or try to survive?  …C. Prince Daniel

This week, on the train:  Never give up!  …Never give up.

Merry Monday fellow passengers, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Today’s post on the train would be well worth gathering the kids, the grand kids and anyone else who needs to be reminded of these questions.  Did you sleep in a house over the holidays?  Did you sin as I did (gluttony)?  After checking out these videos can we all ask ourselves as we hop off at our respective train stations in life today, can we all just pause and think, can I make, however small, a difference in someone’s life this week.  here’s why I asked:



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God Bless the child who has his own…And may that child be grateful…

…Pray for the children

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 All Aboard, The LifeTrain…


November 25, 2011

A conversation with a concerned military mother…A request from my dear friend — Tweet…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:50 am

Dear Passengers,


Please allow me to send out the highest of appeals to you on this holiday season for some assistance.  Please read on as I recount a conversation I had with a very special friend and sister of mine, Ms. Lisa Howell.  Lisa, not unlike many American families is making the supreme sacrifice for her country as two of her children (a daughter and son) are serving in our United States military.

The (abridged) conversation went like this…

Lisa (Tweet, short for what I call her Tweety):  Chuckie, my heart is so heavy…you-see, my son Brandon is serving in Afghanistan this holiday season.  It is his second deployment there.  For your passengers information, he was recently married this past May 2011, and was deployed in late August.  On yesterday, by telephone, I talked to him and he seemed to be lonely, home sick, depressed and stressed. During our conversation, I asked him what he would like to receive for Christmas. His reply was, “gospel music on a thumb drive and love from home”.

Chuckie:  Wow, tweet…is there anything I can do to help out?
Lisa:  Well yes, there is.  Can you pass along to the my fellow riders here on the Train that I am asking them to help me cheer him up and let him know that he has people from home thinking of him this holiday season by sending him a letter or card. I really think this would really surprise and please him!!! 



Chuckie:  Done Tweet, I’m on it gurl!  How can we contact (Brandon) him?
Lisa:  Fellow passengers, thank you in advance for helping me cheering my son up and making this holiday season a good one.  You can reach me (or chuckie) at:

ms_lisa.howell [at] ( or Chuckie [at] chuckiedaniel dot com

Note: emails above were altered for security purposes.  Use the regular when contacting us….

Lisa:  Thank you, Chuckie!! I may be an overly concerned mother, but when I talked to him, he was so unlike himself. I am very concerned about his mental state at this point. If you like you can request to be his friend here OR on FACEBOOK.

Chuckie:  I got you Tweet, I will put out a call to all the prayer warriors and I’ll get some stuff to him in the mail ASAP.

Hey all my peeps, my fellow passengers here on the LifeTrain, would you PUH-LEEZE pretty please help me out with this.  A prayer, a card, bible, music on a thumb-drive with your favorite gospel song…anything…hey, at a minimum you could leave a comment here by clicking the “comment” button.  send some love to our Brother for him to come and see, and hopefully be encouraged.  Let’s show some appreciation for this warrior, away from home on the holidays for the “SECOND” time.  Also, his wife is serving in the military at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Hey, even if you just leave a comment here on the train by clicking the comment button and giving him a shout-out.

Let us pray in the name of the son of the great “I AM” for this brave American and all our sons and daughters.  God bless them and God bless the USA!

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Thanks in advance for your consideration in this…

Mother and Son…..

 Brandon and wife Erica, both proudly serving their country!

May God Bless and keep Brandon and all of our Brothers and Sisters this holiday season…and may they always know…Jesus is the reason for this season…

All Aboard, The LifeTrain!!!

November 22, 2011

Happy Birthday LifeTrain…Riding since 2006!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:42 am

Happy 5 year anniversary to the LifeTrain!  Here’s to many more years of riding together.  I am working on my Thanksgiving story.  check back often!


All Aboard…The LifeTrain!!!

November 21, 2011

Merry Monday! Check this out and may your life…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:58 am

Never be the same again…

Monday…Again. If you are finding it hard to get going, if you have things that are pressing…seemingly urgent in nature, perhaps even insurmountable, I beg…yes beg you to check out the below.

This week, all week on the (Life)Train I am going to blog about what I am thankful for.  Listen, one year ago, I was told that I had six months to live (possibly).  “BUT”, God didn’t say that so I was encouraged.  I’m still standing, praise God!  One thing that helped put things into perspective for me is a video I am sharing today on the LifeTrain.  Please check it out…it may change your life.

So… as you start this day, this Monday, remember you have breath in your body and you are still on the Train, the LiFeTrain. Not just this site, but the fact that you have yet another day to journey down the tracks, be thankful (click below, you’ll understand). Please view this, please share this, and may your life be changed for the better…4 ever.

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Be blessed…Merry Monday:

“All Aboard…The LiFeTrain “

November 15, 2011

Happy Birthday 2 The LifeTrain!!!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:35 am

Hey Passengers, The LifeTrain has been in service for 5 years as of this this month!    The Train was birthed to do just a little bit of good serving mankind while I (your conductor) am still here on Earth.  During the past five years I have grown, seen and experienced so much, not to mention all the beautiful friendships I’ve made along this journey.  I may never find the cure for cancer, solve mental illness or rid the world of hunger but…  I can continue to pray to our father in heaven (in his son’s name – Jesus) for the strength and wisdom to man the engine of this train until I am called home.  Perhaps my greatest thrill is hearing from folks who found the ride enjoyable.  But, especially those who rededicated or found some comfort of the Holy Spirit here.

PLEASE See the following video, read the words…they explain the purpose of this here train….May God richly bless all those who ride or have ridden here. Thank you for riding…

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All Aboard!  The LifeTrain

Tech Tuesday From Chock (Not Spock!)

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:57 am

As you may or may not know I am a Vulcan devoid of emotions and a HUGE Star Trek fan! So today’s Tech tip is right down my alley! Oh…Oh yeah passengers, on Tuesdays I am heretofore known as “Chock!” brother of Spock!  Yes, that is my big brother and I back in the day…

Anyway, can you believe that scientist are working to develop Tractor Beams!

NASA Studying Ways to Make ‘Tractor Beams’ a Reality

“Tractor beams — the ability to trap and move objects using laser light — are the stuff of science fiction, but a team of NASA scientists has won funding to study the concept for remotely capturing planetary or atmospheric particles and delivering them to a robotic rover or orbiting spacecraft for analysis.

The NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) has awarded Principal Investigator Paul Stysley and team members Demetrios Poulios and Barry Coyle at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., $100,000 to study three experimental methods for corralling particles and transporting them via laser light to an instrument — akin to a vacuum using suction to collect and transport dirt to a canister or bag. Once delivered, an instrument would then characterize their composition.

‘Though a mainstay in science fiction, and Star Trek in particular, laser-based trapping isn’t fanciful or beyond current technological know-how,’ Stysley said. The team has identified three different approaches for transporting particles, as well as single molecules, viruses, ribonucleic acid, and fully functioning cells, using the power of light.

‘The original thought was that we could use tractor beams for cleaning up orbital debris,’ Stysley said. ‘But to pull something that huge would be almost impossible — at least now. That’s when it bubbled up that perhaps we could use the same approach for sample collection.’

With the Phase-1 funding from OCT’s recently reestablished NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program designed to spur the development of “revolutionary” space technologies, the team will study the state of the technology to determine which of the three techniques would apply best to sample collection. OCT received hundreds of proposals, ultimately selecting only 30 for initial funding.”

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All Aboard!  “The LifeTrain!!!”
November 14, 2011

Merry Monday…this week “GROWTH!”

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:47 am

Hey passengers, welcome back aboard.  I hope you had a great weekend.  I also hope you thanked a veteran…it’s not to late.   Anyway, as we say each and every Monday morning here on the train, “MERRY MONDAY!”.  Try kicking off the music (see below) that sets off today’s offering below before you read.

This week passengers join me in taking the time to explore our mid-life crisis (unless you are one of the lucky ones who unlike me aren’t have brief periods of the mid-life) to identify your needs for personal growth and motivation. Maybe it’s just the job that’s depressing you. Perhaps you have not focused on adding your favorite activities to your daily life. Maybe, in the daily “busy,” you have forgotten to think about your own need for solitude, thoughtfulness and exploration. I believe, that if you spend time exploring these recommended activities, you will find your answers, refresh your life view and put the joy and energy you deserve back into your life. As Brian Tracy reminds us, Change your thinking; change your life.”All growth depends upon activity.

This week I am going to try and do these eight things, won’t you join me?  They are:

  1. Do more than exist, live.
  2. Do more than touch, feel.
  3. Do more than look, observe.
  4. Do more than read, absorb.
  5. Do more than hear, listen.
  6. Do more than listen, understand.
  7. Do more than think, ponder.
  8. Do more than talk, say something.

There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” -Calvin Coolidge

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” -Eric Butterworth

All Aboard!  The LifeTrain!

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November 13, 2011

Sunday Service on the Train: What will we now do with this last day?

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:14 am

Welcome aboard Fellow Passengers.  Just in case you were not able to attend service today or just need a little more word …or reminder of the good news.  Hop aboard today for not a sermon…just a thought!

On the evening before He was crucified, Jesus ate one last meal with His disciples. For three years, the disciples had been instructed by Jesus and witnessed His miracles. He had taught them many lessons about the Kingdom of God…and about His upcoming death: “He will be handed over to the Gentiles.  They will mock Him, insult Him, spit on Him, flog Him and kill Him” (Luke 18:32).

Now with less than one day to live, Jesus told His closest companions that one of them would soon betray Him; “The hand of him who is going to betray Me is with Mine on the table” (Luke 22:21). Naturally, the disciples were shocked! But their focus soon turned to trivial matters.

Luke 22:23-24

“They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this. Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.”

These men were eating supper with the Creator of the Universe and witnessing the most awesome events in the history of the world. And yet, in this last day, with only a few remaining hours, their concerns drifted to matters of position and status.

It’s tempting to criticize these first disciples: “How could they be so self-consumed?” But then, how often do we make this exact same mistake? With our eternal Home just around the corner, and a Savior who is willing to walk every day by our side, how often do we become absorbed in the non-eternal?

Sure, we have responsibilities and concerns in our daily walk. Our finances or health may look uncertain and require extra effort. The harsh words of others may offend and cause very real pain. But when properly viewed against the backdrop of eternity, each worldly issue must shrink to the near trivial. If we really understood the glory we will one day see and how soon all else will fade away, we would be much less concerned about how things appear in the eyes of the world.

With wonderful hindsight we can say the disciples should have known their time with Jesus was short. They should have seen the events unfolding, taken advantage of every precious moment, and worshipped Him with every breath, every heartbeat, every thought, and every word – but they didn’t.

And now, with the foresight given through God’s Word and the guidance of His Spirit, we face the same challenge! Our Father has called us into a deep and personal relationship with Himself through faith in His Son – and our time is very, very short (much shorter than we realize). What concerns or passions will consume our time and energy? With all we have been given, what will we now do with this last day?

Not a sermon…Just a thought…

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All Aboard, “The LifeTrain!!!”

November 7, 2011

The LifeTrain is best viewed using…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 6:46 pm

Here’s some keys to riding the (Life)Train.  The train is best viewed using: FIREFOX, GOOGLE CHROME
     or the latest version of IE 






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