Friday, September 19, 2008

Mental Blocks, uprooted trees, and Rich Mullins

here is the tree that we lost last Sunday, when Ike's remnants swept thru...Tree #2 that we've split in two and one part went into the neighbor's yard and part #2 landed on the big tree that we lost in July...and to think, I saw both of them fall. opened the door at just the right moment twice. weird.

I'm a bit of an exaggerator but I do believe this landed about 20-30 feet from our pool (which I need to close up before October)
Ethan, you will build great things when you are a man...

Drafting with Dad 101. Shirts are optional. Here are the big boys making the second beam for the upper porch. living life, gaining experience, all in the comfort (well, this doesn't look so comfortable) of your own home, with dad as your teacher.

~I've been having a really horrible blog block lately...Tory, is this normal to go thru when you write often?

~I've always journaled but nothing daily, so this everyday blogging is a bit tough. I do enjoy it though, so patience with me while I go thru this blah blah time is much appreciated. Keep coming back, k?

~11 years ago today, Christian music lost a true talent, gifted singer/musician, and voice of truth. Rich Mullins died in a car accident at the age of 41...not wearing a seatbelt, flipped his Jeep, and was killed when an oncoming tractor-trailer hit him. Youch. This is the song I bet he was singing as he passed from this life to the eternal one...

The lyrics of one of my favorite Rich Mullins songs follows:

Hold Me Jesus

Sometimes my life just don't
make sense at all
When the mountains look so
And my faith just seems so small


So hold me Jesus 'cause I'm
shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my
Won't you be my Prince of

And I wake up in the night and
feel the dark
It's so hot inside my soul I
There must be blisters on my

repeat chorus

Surrender don't come natural (that is NOT proper English :))
to me
I'd rather fight You for something
I don't really want
Then to take what You give
that I need
And I've beat my head against
so many walls
I'm falling down, I'm falling on
my knees

And this Salvation Army band
is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so
It makes my resistance seem
so thin


He was kind of a funny dude...
Anyways, I started this post on Friday evening, the pix took 6 hours to upload and now here we are..Saturday. Time to get up for Levi's soccer game...and then home to clean, lay Molly down, beat MY head against the wall, and head back out for Mel's soccer double header, and the boys' game...ahhhh. Choose JOY, choose JOY...I've got the JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY down in my heart. WHERE? down in my heart (remember this old church song??) Joy is so much more mature than means putting a smile on your face and in your attitude in spite of the how much you don't want to.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
the prize at the end of the day is an evening out with my hubby...we are going to Indy's Irish Fest downtown at Military Park...I can't WAIT for some grown up time!! woo hoooooooo! thanks, Mom, for keeping the kids. YOU ROCK!
I'm outta here

Did I mention that I was able to exchange my Canon the other day? these pix above were taken with my new magical camera...10 megapixels, 3" screen...whoa nelly!

1 comment:

Tory said...

I absolutely love the new pix...great camera. And, yes, I go through mental blocks often...that is why, I write in so many different venues. I always have a pad of paper with me to "write" letters...even if I don't ever actually send them. Then, of course, I have school papers, and the blogging helps with that. Then, there is always the comments...some times that takes as much time (and brain dumps) as the blog.

You sure are going to be busy today. Hope you have fun in all you do, and follow your bliss. Also, enjoy the grown up time.

Love ya, Tory

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