Monday, March 10, 2014
My friend Ryan Flanigan did this song on an Easter compilation and it can be heard here at his blog. It can be downloaded here. He stole it from Martin Luther: In devil's dungeon chained I lay The pangs of death swept o'er me. My sin devoured me night and day In which my mother bore me. My anguish ever grew more rife, I took no pleasure in my life And sin had made me crazy. Then was the Father troubled sore To see me ever languish. The Everlasting Pity swore To save me from my anguish. He turned to me his father heart And chose himself a bitter part, His Dearest did it cost him. Thus spoke the Son, "Hold thou to me, From now on thou wilt make it. I gave my very life for thee And for thee I will stake it. For I am thine and thou art mine, And where I am our lives entwine, The Old Fiend cannot shake it.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
The black building is where I work
The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame on right
The Science Center and Lake Erie
First Energy (Cleveland Browns) Stadium
On my way to the bus stop yesterday, I used my trusty smartphone to be able to show you what I see along the way from my building to the bus.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
My 20 year high school reunion is coming up on June the 14th in Durham. I had the responsibility to organize it and have a great committee working on the details. I think it's going to be pretty fun. It starts on the 13th with an informal gathering at City Beverage in the evening. Then Saturday a picnic lunch and tour at Jordan High School. Then in the evening a delicious meal at NOSH with early '90s music in the background. I need to schedule my spray tan and get my outfit and toupee ready. Actually I think most will keep it pretty casual. For those actually reading this that may be going here's a few more details. *Registration for the event to begin within two weeks; *Details will be on the FB page and via email to those who gave their email; *$30 + $1.10 processing fee when registering online ... this is for the meal and any incidentals that we haven't thought about. The JHS Alumni Association will get the remaining money, if any. They're the ones collecting the money ... and thus far they have earned any minimal amount of money they're going to get!; *NOSH meal includes beef brisket, vegetarian pasta, grilled veggies, grilled fruit, appetizers, and dessert choice of chocolate truffles or banana pudding. In addition one glass of refreshingly delicious Sangria or one draft beer is included with the meal. Anyone partaking of, perhaps two or three beverages or the alcoholic variety can partake at the cash bar; *The JHS tour and picnic are for all, but is especially designed so that you may bring your children (if you have any). It's not a family event, perse. It's a family friendly event - NO BOOZE!; *Oh, yeah. CHILDREN ARE NOT INVITED TO ATTEND THE EVENING EVENT. I will not be espousing or participating in debaucherous activity ... but if anyone is ... we don't want your children there; and *When the evening event ends circa 11 pm ... you are on your own to decide where you go next. I plan to go back home and get a good night's sleep; you may go to a hotel or bar or otherwise. That's not the committee's responsibility. If anyone wants to work on reserving a block of rooms at a hotel, that's up to you. Just remember, you're 37-39 years old in actual years.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I haven't been a big Lent-er in the past, but this year I'm ready for a re-charge, recalibration. If you are, too and would like a guide to help you along, check out this one by my friend, Ryan Flanigan. I can't guarantee it's any good, but it's pretty. I haven't read it yet because, well, Lent just started today now didn't it? :) ... I'm "giving up" a few things, but don't feel like "sacrifice" is the right word. My boys are voluntarily giving up their Kindles ... Sam led the charge on that one ...
Monday, February 10, 2014
"Thirsty?" from John 4 can be found here. I was pleased with how it turned out ... considering how sick I was over the weekend. The real test is the degree to which I and the listeners were challenged and encouraged/transformed by God's word through it. That can't be fully measured this side of heaven. Props to Paul who preaches to us weekly at Lighhouse Alliance - Rocky River. It's hard work.