Archive for October, 2005
Though Satan should buffet (at an all you can eat for 7.99 establishment) and on a secondary calling.0
We went to a jars of clay concert tonight.
As a side note, I’ve really appreciated where that group is heading lately; they’re listening to and being influenced by a bit better crowd than the typical na$h-vega$ elite set that sells their brand of evangelical ‘doctrine’ to the masses at your local Christan book store (for goodness sake, they did a Julie Miller cover…). They’ve established themselves as a credible band that has a message and it is pretty thick and good. Anyway, I had one of those moments that God has a way of putting a nice bow on and tyings some things up with.
I think it was Gordon McDonald that put this idea in my head, but he mentioned the idea of a secondary calling; that people get a renewed sense of God’s purpose in their lives and get comitted again. I think, in a weird way, it happened during Jars doing ‘It is well’ (side note, it was good to hear ‘Faith like a child’ again; it was refreshing and like an old friend paying you a visit). As I was listening and signing along, I was thinking of the recent situation with Aidan and when we were down on the floor with him giving him CPR and waiting *desperately* for the paramedics to arrive how much God is like that for us. Essentially, we sit in the terminal ward waiting for things to end and God is coming to rescue us and give us life. It made me think about how brief of a moment that we have here and about how much of a time is waiting for God to come and being desperate for his help.
Anyway, it’s been a rough week and the show as good to come and to worship God and to think though some things. At one point, they talked about why they did a hymns CD and Dan (I think..) had said that he appreciated that Hymn writers wrestled with good issues and thought through some stuff well. They were relevant because they wrestled with stuff. I often want to be relevant, but to wrestle with anything. I want the results of trial, but not the process. I’m the guy who wants to lose 50 pounds but not to do a regular workout. I need to feel the burn…to embrace the pain and to wrap my arms around heartache and trial and give it a big kiss on the lips (maybe even with tounge…) because God needs to teach me things.
Along with that working God does on me, there are things to do still. There are SANs to be built, there are projects to be done, students to influence, people to come to God, time to be spent influencing Aidan, etc. God has me here for a purpose and I embraced that tonight to; there is work to be done and there are trials that come my way and I’m right in the thick of both of those.
In short: it’s time to roll up my sleeves cause my cuffs are getting dirty. I have work to do.
Aidan update: We visited the Dr. monday of this week who verified the prognosis of a febrile seizure and basically told us that we needed to aggresively manage any type of fever for about the next year or so…possibly as long as the point when he turns 6. eh…it could be a lot worse. Thanks for all your continued prayers.
Aidan’s first geek word: google. Figure that.
Lately it seems as thought I’m noticing fall alot more. It’s just stunning outside today…hence, a blog post from my driveway. thank goodness for laptops, wireless and nice weather.
My random geeky, U2 link for the day is Me2 and mono singing ‘Head ans shoulders, knees and toes‘…rawk.
http://www.mixed-tape.com. It’s like the Enter the worship circle of chill out music; songs you don’t know, but instantly become fixed in your CD player. I just downloaded #9 – and it was stellar. It was actually what I’ve been looking for in chill out music for a while…, oh, and it’s put out by mercedes-benz – figure that one out? Anywho, it’s just stellar, and if you’re into jazz or techno or just good music to go driving in the country with, this may be right up your alley.
Ya da da da! That’s right. Court Supervision! Dorothy’s thinking about court supervision too…what’s that dorothy? You plead the fifth?
Hi from sunny florida.
Tuesday was a bit of a bust. Hoped to go the MS vista preview, but it didn’t pan out because of travel issues. I ended up getting here a bit late. You’d think after watching Amazing race so many times, that I’d think about the differences between taking a cab and a shuttle (read public transportation) and the slowness of the later…but I didn’t. Sure, it was cheaper, but it was a bit slow. Oh well….
So, strangely enough, I”m sitting here waiting for Scott McNeily to start his general session. It’s funny given that I see SunJava as a competitor to Exchange. I wonder if Sun sees one of their primary markets as education given the fact that their CEO is here.
Aidan update: His fever actually broke last night. Yeah! Mama now has a fever though .