Thursday, October 27, 2011

Words of an old hymn on a rainy day...

Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day.

Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal;
Come then, oh, come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, oh, never depart!

Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My dad forwarded my this video...hoping for a win tonight!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Family time in Memphis!

Enjoyed attending the kick-off week to the international tour of the
Tony Award winning
Memphis: A New Musical
at the Orpheum in Memphis with my mom and sister.
Great show about the story of the music of a great city.
Thanks, Memphis!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thoughts on today

I have lived my entire adult life in a country in a state of war.  I was a senior in high school when 9/11 happened and for the last ten years have watched our country engage in conflict in an attempt to bring peace to the troubled regions of the world.  Had I been living as a 17 to 27-year-old in Afghanistan or Iraq in the last decade, my view of these conflicts would no doubt be far different.  The vast majority of Americans have not born the weight of our current wars.  Our military personnel and their families have endured the sacrifice of time, distance and, in some cases, life so that the rest of us could live comfortably and safely insulated from the harsh realities of conflict.  Unlike our national struggles of the past, this war has been fought by an all volunteer military.  While I sometimes may not agree with the reasoning or politics involved in the carrying out of the two present conflicts, I do believe that the ideals and virtues that the vast majority of our military personnel hold should be honored and respected.  I believe we, as those who have reaped the benefits of their labor, should be grateful.  Often lasting peace can only be found on the other side of conflict and I pray that the final result of our current conflicts will be a better, happier and more peaceful world.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

22 years after this appearance on Austin City Limits, and Lucinda is still going strong. This is my favorite Lucinda song. Looking forward to the concert tomorrow night!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You."
-David in Psalm 73

Friday, October 7, 2011

"God can never forgive the man who does not want to be forgiven."
-Oswald Chambers