Saturday, August 30, 2008
Living in the same town
For all these years
Doing the same old things
Hanging with the same crowd
And it’s starting to get crippling
You’ve never felt in place
And you tell yourself it’s all okay
But something’s different today
You want to run the opposite way
And it seems like you’re locked in a cage
And you need to find a way of escape
When everyone is setting the pace
It’s okay to run the opposite way
The Father sent His Son down
The light of men
The cross He bore was crippling
Rejected in His own town
They couldn’t see the sun shining
He knelt in the garden and prayed
Father, let this cup pass from me
It’s not Your will for me to stay
Your will for me is the opposite way
And it seemed like He was locked in a cage
And He couldn’t find away of escape
But through the cross He conquered the grave
My Jesus ran the opposite way
Oh, and through the cross He conquered the grave
Oh, He ran the opposite way
Yeah, through the cross He conquered the grave
So you could run the opposite way
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I'll admit I'm glad we're not disciples
Out on a lake paralyzed with fright
'Cause I'm afraid I might have laughed at Peter
Until he stepped into that stormy night
If You wanted me to walk on water
Why'd You make this solid ground seem so right?
I'll admit I'm glad I'm not King David
Ruling over everything I see
'Cause I think I've fallen for more than Bathsheba
Your creation's a temptation for me
If You wanted me to love You only
Why'd you make the moonlight sparkle in her eyes?
I'll admit I'm glad I'm not John the Baptist
In a jail cell waiting for my day to die
'Cause at least down here I know what we're chasing
And it's hard to trust Your dreams are so much better than mine
If You wanted me to die to myself
Why'd You make me fall so deeply in love with life?
If You wanted me to surrender
Why'd You make these hands able to hold on so tight?
If You wanted me to be like You
Why'd You make me like me?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Also, in my inbox was this email from my sister-in-law Caren:
Well, tonight we went to a friends house for dinner and we went into
the house and 5 minutes later someone said is your car smoking??? Our
van had started on fire. We had to call 911 and they ended up putting
the fire out. Before they got there the flames had melted the hood
and completely destroyed everything under the hood and the front
windshield. We are so thankful for God's hand of protection over our
I guess it's that time of year.
PS - My hair was already bad, Jami, but thanks for asking.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Know what stinks? Rear ending someone when you don't have a job and you're getting ready to start school.
I really can't believe I did that. So lame. Ugh.
I've added a new label: Nonsense
I am wondering what it is you like reading on my blog the best. Is it my random thoughts and metaphors, it is my day-to-day blips, it is seeing my latest photo, reading my story starts, or something else entirely? Not to say that I would ever eliminate any of these elements, but it's nice to give the people more of what they want!
I was thinking of posting some personal thoughts that could be seen by some as controversial, but perhaps this isn't the place. Maybe a new blog would be ideal for those sorts of tough spurts. I've been thinking of a new blog for a while now, one that would be focused on Christianity and my spiritual journey more specifically than any other topics.
Anywho! You opinion is coveted on all matters mentioned hereto in this post.
When a runner is training for a race, he not only builds his endurance and strength, he also practices his starts. Three - Two - One - BANG! He can't start to early, or too late. If he jumps the gun he can be disqualified. If he lingers, he can set himself up for a race of struggling to keep up. The timing must be right. So he practices.
How do you practice your starts before beginning a race?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
A gal who lives in the mobile home park, wrote an ad on craigslist asking for help. These people don't know where else to turn. They've notified the news stations and the papers, spoken with the city council, but are still at a loss.
Any chance my readers have an extra $350,000 to spare?
There is a huge opportunity before us to see something amazing take place. Will we answer the call?
The world record for having the most number of children officially recorded is 69 by the first of two wives of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782), a peasant from Shuya, 150 miles east of Moscow. In 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. The children were born between 1725-1765. OUCH
The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of 5 years and 7 months. The child was raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when he was 10. AND THE FATHER WAS?
Bobbie McCaughey is the mother who holds the record for the most surviving children from a single birth. She gave birth to the first set of surviving septuplets - four boys and three girls -on November 19, 1997, at the University Hospital, Iowa. Conceived by in vitro fertilization, the babies were delivered after 31 weeks by caesarean in the space of 16 minutes. YOU GO BOBBIE
Jayne Bleackley is the mother who holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born in separate confinements. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000. The babies were born 208 days apart. I GUESS THE COUPLE WAS EXCITED ABOUT THEIR SON'S BIRTH
Elizabeth Ann Buttle is the mother who holds the record for the longest interval between the birth of two children. She gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart. The mother was 60 years old when her son Joseph was born. MAYBE BELINDA TOOK TOO LONG TO GIVE HER MOTHER GRANDCHILDREN?
The highest recorded number of children to be born in a single birth is nine. Geraldine Brodrick of Australia delivered five boys and four girls on June 13, 1971. However, two boys were stillborn, and all of the children were dead after six days. NO INFO ON WHETHER OR NOT DRUGS WERE USE TO CONCEIVE
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I've really enjoyed JJ Heller's newest release, Painted Red. She is offering it free of charge right now, so feel free to click the image above and have a gander. This is an artist who's music will never go out of style and who is able to impress again and again.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
After some bumps in the road, I was finally able to get down to Clover Park to register for classes, which means, I'll be needing some NEW books fairly soon. I'm hoping to make the class Orientation this Wednesday so I can find out which books will be necessary and start my hunt to find them at bargain prices! My first quarter is Tuesdays thru Friday, only three courses at a time, instead of the M-F five courses schedule I thought I would have. I decided to not take math this quarter and instead try to refresh my algebra skills so I can take the course that will qualify for the degree. As of right now, I have to take a lower level math before I can take the qualifying course. It would be nice if I could CLEP out of math entirely, but I'm not sure I could do that. In fact, I may be fooling myself thinking I can refresh my math skills on my own. Any volunteers to quiz me?
Next step..... pay tuition.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I used them as courage builders. Since I decided to go back to school, I knew I'd have to go down to the Administration offices and talk with strangers about what I need to do in order to get my hiney in a classroom chair this fall. That sort of thing scares me. I just dread going in there not having a clue about anything, and then leaving feeling the same way. Which is exactly what happened when I walked out of the building this afternoon. But, I did it. I started. And if starting is half the battle, then I'm well on my way! This quote has been on my dry erase board for way too long.
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."Clover Park Tech College. Media & Design Production - Digital Video Emphasis. Associate of Applied Technology.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
And now off to take dad to the airport!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Later, I went birthday shopping with my mom, her treat. That was fun, but I was sort of out of it, so I didn't have full energy for great decision making.
Also, while trying to look for that 'grown up' job, I decided that I want to work in the media field somehow, and that some schooling would do me good. I'm looking into CPTC on Monday to see if they have opening for their Video Production/Broadcasting program. They have a 2-year degree program and a 1-year certificate program. I believe I just want to do the one year, though it'd be nice to have some letters after my name. CPTC seems to have a reputation for job placement of their students, so I could get that job I'm after. Woo Hoo!