Spoken Word Poetry: New MP3 Audio Upload: “The Dividing Line”

It has been way too long since I’ve posted some poetic work for the tickling of your ears. What can I say? 2008 was a year of significant change for me. Obviously, my blogging fell off tremendously as I went through the events of the year. Even so, somewhere within the year, I managed to write new pieces and even perform a time or two.

What you are about to hear is an original piece entitled, “The Dividing Line”. I wrote this piece to assist with kicking off the Fall sermon series at Westlake Bible Church. Special thanks again go to Brad Thomas (Senior Pastor), Don Ellsworth (Worship Pastor), and Eddie Willis (Worship Leader) for taking a risk on someone (me) relatively unknown to them. Oh, and let me not forget to thank Jeff Tucker, who mixed all of this together as we did this live at Westlake.

Now whether you are Christian or not, if you appreciate poetry, I want you to listen to this piece and consider the power of poetry magnified. Continue reading

Christian Commentary: Don’t Pray to Make Me Wait!

Happy New Year to all! It is indeed a new year, and I’m hoping to be consistent with posting some thought-provoking missives here and there. So let’s start off the year causing some trouble.

The beginning of the New Year is a time when people look to start over. Of course, we’re all familiar with the resolutions for losing weight, quitting smoking, saving money, being a better student, and other well-meaning thoughts. I’ve decided to engage in a little experiment concerning prayer for the next 40 days. I consider it a jumpstart for my prayer life. Admittedly, the experiment is a little self-serving, in the sense that I have a lot of things requiring God’s leadership and wisdom. That being said, without necessarily announcing the extent of the experiment, I’ve asked a few friends and acquaintances as to something for which I could pray on their behalf. Such was not the case with one friend, and thus the trouble-starting begins. Let me explain.

A friend e-mailed me today to share her reaction to God revealing certain things to her. Her thoughts overflowed in several e-mails that it made it hard to reply to any one of them, due to the stream of thought that was rapidly spilling from her. Somewhere in the midst of her stream, I sent her an e-mail stating that I would pray that God would grant her patience to wait for His Will to pass and give her greater clarity concerning her circumstances and what He’s doing in the midst of such. My exact words were:

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Forever and a Day… Again

I wondered if I would ever blog again.

It has been months since the last time I’ve bothered to post anything. A lot has gone on this year. Truly 2008 has been a year of transition on many fronts. A lot of changes have taken place in my life, and some are still ongoing. I’m grateful to all who’ve breezed through while I’ve been away. I hope to enact and maintain a schedule of posting three times a week. See you soon. Thanks again for reading!

Hillary: I’ve Been Wondering about Her Project Transformation…

I’ve not talked much about politics on my blog. It’s not that I don’t care about it, but that’s not the focus of this blog. Moreover, if you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll get a feel for what some of my views are. For the record, I consider myself an “Independent”, with no allegiance to either of the dominant U.S. political parties.

Given the back-and-forth of the Democratic Party Presidential Nomination fight, I found myself thinking about Mrs. Clinton this morning, given her recent victory in West Virginia (which was apparently a surprise to no one). Curiosity grabbed a hold of me this morning. The thought struck me: “Mrs. Clinton looks a lot different than I remember!” Continue reading

Project Transformation: The Change Explained

Project Transformation

A Changed Man

On the Net: The Mother of All Mother’s Days?

Check out this story about the Duggar family expecting child number 18! Now I would like to have a nice-sized family, but I think at this stage, 18 kids might be a bit much. Moreover,  more than likely whoever I marry will probably not have the “clock time” of the mom in this story.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24537885>1=43001

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24542747/ (You can see images of all the children with this link)

Wow, Talk About Forever!

I know it’s been that long since I’ve posted. Blogging ain’t easy, especially when you’re transitioning into a new job and you’ve got lots of other new responsibilities. Even so, I’ll try to squeeze in some time to post some new thoughts and give you some updates. I continue to roll on with P90X, slowly creeping toward my weight goal. Graphic design is becoming more and more a part of my life. I’m still writing and performing poetry. I’m into kickball again, but this time I have a head coach spot! Film at 11! Details later!

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