Saturday, October 27, 2007

we're back

So this past week was great. I pretty much didn’t talk on my cell at all. Didn’t do emails(ok I did like 4). I really love the place we stayed. It is one of those places that makes us feel at home. We slept a lot, played around the condos, went to Fairhope, the outlets, and we went to the zoo. Really the bottom line is I love having down time with my lady and boy. Here are a couple of shots from our great time away.


Bay
fountain
zoo
zoo 2
bay 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sitting on the sofa and I can barely breath.

That is the story of vacation for me so far, Well kind of. For those who don’t know I am on vacation in Orange Beach. We are staying in some friends condo. I honestly think this condo has more sq. feet than our house. We love this place. It almost feels like home. L has slept GREAT which is different than last vacation and the Adairs can tell you that if anger can make someone loose their salvation I would have lost mine the 1st 3 days of last vacation: ) Its been nice to live away from my cell phone and not living on email. I am really sick. This is the 1st time I have been really sick since L was born. I am enjoying my time relaxing with the family. The main thing I am loving is that I am getting a lot of sleep. I need to get more at home as well. Next weekend me and a bunch of friends will be going on a retreat that I am really excited about. It will be a blast.
Ok off to nap. Nice week, even if I am sick.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Osteen Train

Well, I am not on the Joel Osteen train. I have seen him speak a few times. I must say he is really doing a great job selling the world on prosperity gospel. I am posting a video from Mars Hill in Washington. I really respect this guy Mark Driscoll, why you ask: because he is about Jesus.
here is a clip about Joel.

if you are a Joel Osteen lover i must say i am sorry that this will hit you in th gut but i hope you really can listen to what Joel says. At one point he says "you are not the sick well, you are the well not wanting to get sick." wow. I will just leave it there.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dark days keep coming


I feel like i am living in a dark cloud. Tonight I got some news that breaks my heart. Camille and I have some good friends had a very bad day. So with out writing this all down. i ask again, if you are the praying type, pray for our sweet friends. And if this is you reading this: we love you guys and we are willing to do what ever you need us to do.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

yup

So the last time I posted life really sucked. Well I am not saying its any better, I am feeling some hope. But people still suck.

I went to Marietta to plan for d-now in a few weeks. It was a good time of hanging out with old friends and got to eat some MPC. Then I spent time sitting, listening, crying, praying and sitting and listening. I mean I had conversations with 3 different families struggling with totally different things and honestly I was/am broken. My buddy showed me a video of John Piper talking about the Gospel. He says “through the deepest possible pain, he is good, he will take care of us; he will satisfy us; he will get us through this. He is our treasure. Whom have I in heaven but you? And on earth there is nothing that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart and my little girl fail but you are my strength and my portion forever. THAT makes God Glorious”

So I say that knowing 1st hand life is hard. I am not saying it is easy to say any of what Piper said above. I am saying that only Jesus can allow any of us to say any of this. So my prayer for all of my friends hurting is:find Jesus as your portion. I am not sure how that happens or what that looks like in your situations but I pray Jesus can make that happen.

I also had a trip to the big MO. That’s Missouri for those of you who don’t know. My buddy Robby is the offensive Coordinator at Southwest Baptist University. They lost again but Robby’s offense put up 702 total yards of Offense. For those of you who don’t know football that’s a lot of yards. here are some stats to compare his stats to the SEC. the top passing QB in the SEC has 1,536 yards passing and Robby’s QB has 1,909 yards. His leading receiver has 67 catches for 629 and the SEC’s leader has 24 catches for 534. So basically I am saying his offense is flipping awesome. I am proud of my boy. Maybe one of these days we will see him on ESPN coaching a big dog team and I will be going nuts in the crowd.

I came home to the cutest boy on the planet and the greatest bride in the world. Tonight we went to dinner at Chic-Fila and it was kids club night at the greatest Chic-Fila in the world. We didn’t know it was going on but it was good for L. He painted a pumpkin and loved it. I just love this boy of mine. He is so much freaking fun.


So here is my final thought of the day. Life is really hard. People really let you down. Somehow you have to find a way to move on and fight through the pain. And that takes time. We are all a work in process and some times it takes a long time to heal. Wherever this post finds you I say this to you: there is hope and I pray you can see/know its there. Hold on, your community is here , let them love you.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

This World Sucks

So i really can't blog all the details right now but I will say this.
I have had 2 extremely hard conversations today with friends that remind me how much life can suck in this world.
People make this world hard to live in.
So what now. I have to hope. I can't sit here and feel this...confused all weekend.
I leave for MO this weekend, I can't wait to see Red and watch him coach.
I will blog more when i get back.
please pray for my friends, and if you are someone who prays, pray for Jesus to come soon.

Monday, October 01, 2007

song of the week

the strong, the tempted, & the weak

In union with the Lamb
from condemnation free
the saints from everlasting were
and shall for ever be

in covenant from of old
the sons of God they were
the feeblest lamb in Jesus’ fold
was blessed in Jesus there

its bonds shall never break
though earth’s old columns bow
the strong, the tempted, & the weak
are one in Jesus now

when storms or tempests rise
or sins your peace assail
your hope in Jesus never dies
‘tis cast within the veil


here let the weary rest
who love the Savior’s name
though with no sweet enjoyments blessed
this covenant stands the same