Thursday, August 28, 2008
which is a normal occurrence in the state of Florida.
And I decided at some point, when things are secure, to get a throat tattoo.
Because I want to be that crazy old man with something intense like this on my wrinkly throat.
In other news, listen to Dooey Decibel
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
With high res. pictures of parties and excitement.
Where people think about their life and take every moment in as if they don't have many more.
Wait, I might live in that world.
Living rooms full of brothers baring their hearts.
Garages full of chugging contests of various beverages.
I miss the feeling of piles on, sweaty bodies, sore muscles, full hearts and tired vocal chords.
Of feet sore from stomping.
The pat on the back and hug as we drive our ringing ears home to showers and quiet beds.
Where the air is cold and crisp.
Waffles and hash browns.
High beams on country roads.
"Carolina, one day I'll. Someday I'll come home."
Many things are being done to cause me to trust God more.
God apparently wants me to trust Him pretty bad.
"I need Thee, O I need Thee. Every hour I need Thee"
Sunday, August 24, 2008
It's about an 8 mile ride, the way there is always more difficult due to heat and tailwind.
Tonight, the ride back however, it was raining.
"Lash our hands to the oars. Let us paddle home."
Inclement weather makes me think of Celtic punk rock, or Irish heritage.
I went into Status tonight with a list of things in my mind I needed to due better.
I left realizing I needed to surrender those things and let Jesus make them better.
13 Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
"There are so few words, that never grow old.
Working out in the AM again.
I'm going to eat now, and hopefully not throw it up after the intensity.
Read a book.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
It was super hot until Fay dropped some water on us.
Then it was hot again.
Living live is doing things that make you feel alive.
Yesterday was one of them.
There will be video up of this adventure fairly soon.
Here are a very few Polaroids of the day.
In other news.
Watch Rocket Science, because it's incredible.
Puffy Chair for the same reason.
God bless the Orange County Library System.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Any time something happens where I was supposed to get a job/make a friend/maintain a relationship/ start a relationship/ get a promotion
and it doesn't happen.
It's always so reassuring to hear my mom say, "O well, it's their loss."
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Kayak the Weeki Wachi river, jumping off trees and swimming at every opportunity
Eat ice cream in the shade of a big tree while drying off from said swimming
See Dark Knight in IMAX
Convince Starbucks to bring back the decaf frappuccino.
Go to Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Spartanburg with my family and friends
Monday, August 4, 2008
A couple weeks ago I was procrastinating at about 2 a.m. from a project due at 9 and made this guy happen.
I like it.
Our 16mm project at school has begun.
I'm Camera Dept. Pretty pumped about that.
Tom came to me at church last night and said he thought it would be awesome to include scripture and prayer into our morning workout. Which is something the Holy Spirit had put on my heart a few days before.
Tom brought the Word this morning with Isaiah 48.
10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this.
How can I let myself be defamed?
I will not yield my glory to another.
Intentionality is brewing over in my life. It's scary because there is a lack of comfort, or a lack of laziness allowed. Friends and family who are setting a pace of momentum and change that doesn't leave room for people to sit idly by.
We sang Fire Fall Down at church last night.
I pray that fire incinerates and obliterates the things in me that don't have the same attitude of change, the pace of momentum, movement for the Kingdom.
"twist your head around
it's all around you
all is full of love
all around you"
I've spent the better part of my evening writing media releases and support letters for the Iraq adventure.
This is an exercise in faith. In patience. In hope. In perseverance.
This is an exercise in life.
"Let's open fire on doubt." - Saints Never Surrender