Music

#youaremore #tenthavenuenorth

Bryan Hill's Blog - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:31pm
Fantastic lyrics of a great song by a great band. #youaremore #tenthavenuenorth

#saturdaysetlist Week 3 of "The Truth About You" #marspa #dutlihumc

Bryan Hill's Blog - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:28pm
Worship starts at 5pm at our Dutilh Mars Campus. #saturdaysetlist 

Product Review: Netgear - Orbi Wireless-AC3000 Wifi System

Bryan Hill's Blog - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:05am
This is the NetGear Orbi Wireless - AC3000 Wifi System
It retails for $399.99 at Bestbuy.

Installation of this unit was a breeze.


This unit looks nothing like a typical router.
I installed it on my existing mesh network. It works flawlessly as would be expected from Netgear. I could not log in to my router with the Netgear Genie, but that might be because I'm using it as an access point. It does lack a guest network, but I was informed that it is on the way in it's next update by end of year (2016).
I use the node analogy for this unit. You have a main node that connects to your network, and then you have a remote node that you can place any where in your house where you can provide power to it. When connected to the orbi wifi system, It will automatically switch you to the node with the strongest signal. Thus eliminating any dead zones in your wifi system. This unit is a little pricey, but for an easy to install mesh network, this unit is worth the money.
** I have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer. **

Product Review: Rand McNally Overdryve 7

Bryan Hill's Blog - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:17pm
This unit, Rand McNally's Overdryve OD7, is quite the setup. I will start my review with my opinion of pros for the device:The quick disconnect feature of it's mount get's an A+. It's has two rows of twelve contact points that make a connection while super strong magnets do all the holding. So when you take the GPS(Tablet) with you it's a breeze. The persistent accuracy of this unit is incredible. They achieve this by having not only the GPS radio that is built into most tablets these days, but on the base of the mount there is a secondary GPS radio with it's own antenna. This means there is no waiting to acquire satellite signal as long as the (mount)base remains powered up. This unit not only has wifi, but it also has bluetooth with a tethering option. The speaker that is built in to the mount is very adequate and works well for both turn by turn directions and it works well as a speaker phone while connected to your cell phone. I was able to download waze, and use it as my navigation software.This unit falls a little short in the following areas:Voice recognition on the installed Rand Mcnally navigation software does not measure up to Google Maps, or Waze. I tried using it several times and resorted to typing my destination in, and to use voice recognition with the unit, it had to have an internet connection. This device does not have any Google Play Services and actually will not let you install them, which makes most of any googles apps not run. This is a major let down, as I wouldn't mind to view an occasional email on this (of course not while I'm driving), it would be awesome to be able to pull up all of my playlists within Google Play Music. There is a workaround, download chrome and use the browser to stream from your account.Here is how I use the Overdryve by Rand McNally. I downloaded the Waze app onto it, I tether my 4G internet from my phone to it over bluetooth, because bluetooth consumes less power on my phone. Overall this unit is a very powerfull GPS. It would be a must if you drive truck, or drive an RV. It pays attention to road weight limits and bridge height restrictions. When connected to the internet, having the real time traffic is just amazing.This unit is a little pricey at $399.99, plus $29.99 for the bean bag dash pad. But if you fall into the category of a truck driver, or rv driver, it's probably worth it. If it had or offered Google Play Services and wasn't so expensive I would have giving it the fifth star.
You can Pre-order over at BestBuy for $399.99.
** I have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer. **

Jon & Ash

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 1:03pm

Jon & Ash16x20acrylic on canvas
a commission

"The Truth About You"

Bryan Hill's Blog - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 8:43am
Today at 5:00 PM at our Dutilh Mars Campus, Pastor Tom Parkinson will be starting a seven week preaching series called "The Truth About You." The Series will focus on seven fundamental biblical truths about who we are as children of God. Here is a video talking about this new series:


In the image below is our #saturdaysetlist:



We also will be having our Fall Ministry Kickoff after worship starting at 6:00 PM, see the flyer below. Come join us for some great food and fellowship.
This great sermon series and fall ministry kick off is not only happening at our Mars Campus, but is also offered over at our Cranberry Campus. There are three services to choose from, 8:15 (Classic), 9:45 (Contemporary), 11:00 (Classic). The Kickoff starts at 10:45. 

Random: (Video) #snapchatsaturday

Bryan Hill's Blog - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:41am
Just some of my favorite snaps in the past few weeks. If you and I snap, this will just be a repeat of what you already saw in my story.

Thanks for watching the silliness... come join me!

Macayla and Zack

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 2:28pm

Macayla and Zack16x20acrylic on canvas
a commission

Change The World in Three Easy Ways #saturdaysetlist #marspa #dutilhumc

Bryan Hill's Blog - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 8:00am


This week at Dutilh Mars Campus We will be discussing with Pastor Jim how we can Change the World in Three ways. Come discuss and sing His praises with us at 5PM tomorrow(Saturday).
*The #saturdaysetlist in the photo above is for the Mars service.

The discussion/sermon and worship will continue on Sunday at our Dutilh Cranberry Campus at these three services:

8:15am (Classic Worship)
9:45am (Contemporary Worship)
11:00am (Contemporary Worship

We would love to see you at any one of those services, but if you can't, log into our Dutilh Online Campus at 9:45am.

R.I.P. Gene Wilder

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 8:26pm

"Pure Imagination"
R.I.P. Gene Wilder1933 - 2016

#saturdaysetlist Be Courageous & Stand Tall In Our Faith #marspa #dutilhumc #courageous

Bryan Hill's Blog - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 9:00am

This Saturday at Dutilh Mars Campus, Pastor Matt will be discussing how to be courageous and stand tall in our faith. The praise band starts our casual worship at service at 5PM. Come enjoy some worship and share in the discussion. We will be looking for you!!!

Product Review: BISSELL - Pet Hair Eraser® Upright Vacuum

Bryan Hill's Blog - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 9:22am
I received a Bissel Pet Hair Eraser upright vacuum to review this past week. It is amazing of the timing of these things. I just finished dog sitting for my mother-in-law, while her and my daughters went on a mini vacation. Needless to say I was excited to see it had arrived at our doorstep.





This unit is a model 1650, it is in the color of Black and ChaCha Lime, and it runs for a price of 249.99 at BestBuy.

The unit was very easy to remove from the box, and had two options of  hanging brackets to install. One optional bracket allowed for placement of the LED Lit Crevice Tool  to be on-board only or the placement of both the LEd Lit Crevice and Pet TurboEraser® Tools to be on-board. Being this came with both tools I opted to store both tools onboard. I did notice it did not have any directions, which if you know me at all, that works just fine. I only read directions if I get stuck in assembly. This assembly was ever so simple.

The provided options for this unit are:

  • Pet TurboEraser® Tool 
  • SmartSeal™ Allergen System with Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™ 
  • 30 foot chord 
  • Cyclonic Pet-Hair Spooling System™ 
  • Bagless Technology 
  • LED Lit Crevice Tool 
  • Swivel Steering
Coming from a 10 year old Dyson, this unit is considerably lighter, but still pretty difficult to use on stairs, with it's swivel steering. When I noticed it had a LED Lit Crevice tool, I was excited that the tools were powered, hoping the Pet TurboEraser tool had a powered mini beater-bar to do our stairs. We have three flights of stairs that are carpeted. Upon inspecting the LED Lit crevice tool, I quickly realized that it's power was isolated, the tool has batteries and a actuator switch that turns the led on when the tool is attached to the extension wand on the vacuum. I then focused my attention on the TurboEraser tool to figure out what powered it, I assumed it was air actuated, and found that it has a turbine within the path of the suction tube. At first this disappointed me, but after first use, that completely changed. The design of the air turbine on this tool is incredible. It does a fantastic job on our carpeted stairs. I can also see where the LED Lit Crevice Tool would assist with getting tight corners clean, without any doubt.

This unit at 8.5 amps, is very powerful, the chord is adequate in length, and the onboard tool storage is definitely advantageous. One of the many selling points on this unit is it's "Tangle Free Brush Roll", it works well so far. Our Dyson would need to be disassembled on a monthly basis, to cut all of the human/canine hair/fur from its beater-bar(brush-roll). To date I see no hair/fur wrapping or tangling at all. If this proves to continue, my cleaning of the house has just got easier. Another selling point is it's Cyclonic Pet-Hair Spooling System, which in turn makes dumping it's bagless can a breeze, this works well also. With that being said I feel I have to mention that on it's box and in it's ads it shows some using the competitor (Dyson) and having to reach up into the canister to dump it. I have never had to do that once on our Dyson. Hopefully with this unit I will never have to as well. 

The only thing I don't like on this unit is it's diverter valve, that switches between floor suction and tool suction. I imagine because my old vacuum did this switching automatically, once I remember I have to switch this option, I will not view this as negative.

Overall with it's price point, and it's many slick features geared to pet owners, this vacuum is surely one to check out. I would suggest this unit to friends, family and my blog readers.

** I have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer. **


It's my "Etsyversary" Giveaway!

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:00am
You guys! On August 21st I will have been on Etsy for 10 whole years! It's time to celebrate!

Back when I started my etsy shop on August 21st 2006, I think I had a postcard pack. Like ONE pack! Slowly but surely I expanded; I experimented with different types of prints, buttons, art trading cards, pocket mirrors, magnets, greeting cards and more. Some of them lasted, some of them didn't.  Now I have around 130-140 items! All of this led to other things like gallery shows, indie craft shows and other random pop-up events. It's been a long journey and I am so thankful for every minute of it! So many times I've felt like quitting it all, but all my fans, friends and family never stopped encouraging me. I would not still be here if it wasn't for all of you!

To celebrate and show you how much I love you,
I'm giving away my ORIGINAL painting titled "Nostalgia." It's a 12"x12" acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas!!! I'm also giving away a print and a pouch!!



Entries will be taken from 12:00 am August 13th through 12:00 am, August 21st.
Winners will be announced Saturday August 21st!

Before you go, one more thing. All this will be followed by a grand Etsy Shop sale on August 21st! You don't want to miss this! Discount will be good on EVERYTHING including original paintings!

Enter below. ♥ Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TechTips Thursday: Fast

Bryan Hill's Blog - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 8:36am
Here is real simple way to check your internet speed. It's brought to us by our friends over at Netflix. Until recently you ran this test by going to this website: https://fast.com/

Now there are apps you can download for your Android and Iphone.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.Speedtest

Iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fast-speed-test/id1133348139?mt=8

This site and these apps, really makes a quick speed test simple.


SnapChat Wednesday

Bryan Hill's Blog - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 9:29am


A Common Theme

Bryan Hill's Blog - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 9:21am
There is  one common theme for this summer.
No matter who I drink my beverage with, I do it with love... #summertime

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