Archive for June, 2008

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The Kingdom of Heaven is At Hand

June 25, 2008

This is an amazing account of what God wants to do through us. 

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Home Sweet Home

June 25, 2008

It is really weird to be back home.  I lived in this house for 22 years and have only been gone a little over a year.  I am excited for the future though.  I am thinking about being a substitute teacher for the next few months. Just got to pass one test. Tests!? I thought I was done with those.

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C.S. Lewis Song

June 14, 2008

Two Brooke Fraser posts and videos in a row, but I just can’t get enough of this song.

If i find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy,
I can only conclude that I was not made for here
If the flesh that i fight is at best only light and momentary,
then of course I’ll feel nude when to where I’m destined I’m compared

[CHORUS]
Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan as I wait for hope to come for me

Am i lost or just less found? On the straight or on the roundabout of the wrong way?
Is this a soul that stirs in me, is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?
Cause my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
And avoid the impending birth of who I was born to become

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
For we, we are not long here
Our time is but a breath, so we better breathe it
And I, I was made to live, I was made to love, I was made to know you
Hope is coming for me
Hope, He’s coming

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NFL MVP, Backyard Golf, and a Singin’ Kiwi

June 9, 2008

Not in that order of course. It actually went backyard golf, and then the MVP and kiwi were kinda combined. Anyways, it was probably my favorite June 8th of my life.  I got to spend the day with my good buddy Josh Kennedy. After church we hung out at B & N’s as we perused various photography books, killing time before we headed to our event that evening.  Later, we joined the Lund’s to travel to Seattle for a concert. But first, we stopped off for a little family BBQ. At this house they had a 90 yd. golf course in the backyard.  It was only one hole, as you’d imagine, but it was pretty sweet. Both Josh and I weren’t very good at all, but we got some great photographs.  Then we scarfed down some BBQ chicken and then all headed to our final destination: A Brooke Fraser concert.  She’s the singin’ kiwi. (That’s what they call people from New Zealand).  It was an amazing concert.  If you don’t know Brooke Fraser, she has written songs such as “Hosanna”, “Lead Me to the Cross”, and “None But Jesus” and plays with Hillsong United.  She has two solo albums that aren’t worship songs per se, but still worshipful in content.  People shouted for her to play her hit worship song “Hosanna”, but she tried to explain that she was trying to influence people who wouldn’t come to a Hillsong United concert, or step into a church.  My favorite part of the night, was when she told the story of “Albertine”, who she named her album after.  Albertine was a girl who was saved from the genocide in Rwanda a few years ago. Brooke got to meet Albertine and told her that she was going to write a song about her and tell the world what happened there.  That moment made my hair stand on end.  This song really influenced me and caused me to want to go to Africa.  “Now that I have seen, I am responsible. Faith without deeds is dead.” Check out the video below. Oh yeah, Shawn Alexander was at the concert too. He’s the NFL MVP part of my title. He won a few years ago. It was pretty cool, because no one really bothered him and just let him enjoy the great music like the rest of us.

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Innocence Again

June 3, 2008
43,000 kids are orphaned DAILY. This is a video of when Francis Chan visited an orphanage in Uganda.  So many babies with no parents. This is who I want to fight for.