Thursday, May 29, 2008
I might have to send them to Chaco to adjust the length of the straps but I'm going to wear them for a few days and see what happens. I'm hoping to try them out on a hike in the Big Bend this weekend.
If all shopping were this difficult, I think that I'd become a nudist.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I just thought I’d update our faithful blog readers on the latest news in my musical endeavors.
I was interviewed on Ralph’s Back Porch, an online radio program. You can listen to the archived show here.
A new friend of mine, who came to visit me in
I recently recorded some new tunes. You can hear a couple of them on my myspace site here.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This weekend we had the privilege of having Brad come to fill in for our pastor's first Sunday off. Andy and I went with some good friends of ours to eat dinner with him Saturday evening, carted him around to his hotel and the airport, listened to him teach Sunday morning, and had lunch with him after church. We were like sponges, soaking up everything he had to say. Even though we were expecting Brad to be intense, his message Sunday morning overwhelmed us, inspired us, and caused us to rethink how we can strategically live to bring the gospel to people who have never heard the name of Jesus before. I think his message did the same thing to everyone who heard it; when he was done speaking the auditorium was silent. He shared his story, how he never felt a "call" to be a missionary, and how we are commanded to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Rather than waiting for "the call" to be a missionary, we should only stay if we are distinctively called to stay. And if we stay, we should know for sure why we are staying and should be living radically and intentionally with the goal of the gospel be preached to those who don't have access to it. This was a priority to Jesus. It is not an option, it is obedience. And it is not something that He is not familiar with; He left His home and paved the way by taking the gospel to us.
As Andy and I are discussing our life goals (as I know many in our church are as well), I pray that our hearts would be the good soil that Jesus talked about in Matthew 13, that we would hear the Word and our hearts would receive it and that the Lord would grant us the grace to live radically different from even the Christian culture in America and to make sacrifices so that Jesus would be known and exalted in all the earth.
I highly recommend listening to this message. You can download it here.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I absolutely love Cinco de Mayo! It's one of my favorite holidays. So, in celebration we had some of our friends over for a party. It was a blast, and was celebrated appropriately - complete with Tejano music, fajitas, margaritas, mexican beer, and a pinata!