Friday, April 25, 2008

Drumming on the Side of the Road

So, I saw something the other day that was quite possibly the most random and bazaar thing that I have ever seen in my life while driving. As I was driving along, I noticed a car that had pulled over and parked on the right side of the highway. Then I noticed that the driver was no longer sitting in his car. No... he had gotten out of the car. He had crossed the ditch on the side of the road, and he was now in the midst of the weeds and tall grass... where he had set up a full drum set - snare, bass, crash cymbals, and the whole nine yards! Indeed, there he was (wearing only his boxer shorts) banging on the drums as loud as he could - all on the side of the highway! I don't know if it was some strange form of protest or what, but it was - by far - one of the strangest things that I have ever seen in my life so far!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Amazing Grace

A friend sent this to me, and I had to share. A powerful voice, a powerful song... and a powerful message of hope and reconciliation.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Well... it is official: I am now a delegate representing the Presbytery of Great Rivers at this year's General Assembly! (I'll sign autographs So, I get to fly out to San Jose, CA this summer. Groovy!

This is an amazing honor, and I am both excited and nervous about it. To be sure, I will be blogging during that week (June 21-28). It should be an interesting GA, as there are a lot of issues that will be coming to the floor -- some old, some new... never a dull moment! Of course, I am a little bit bummed that I won't be able to do any lobbying for some of the things that I am passionate about, but I will certainly be supporting those folks while I am there! Perhaps I will just lobby for my blog... hmm....

Monday, April 7, 2008

And the Favorite M&M Color is....

You voted, and the results were... well... a mixed bag. The only really clear result was that no one seems to like brown. Apparently Matthew McConaughey's character from The Wedding Planner is not reading my blog.

Another random poll will be coming soon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Prayer for the Day

Dear God, you are the creator of all things.
You create things that I understand.
You create things that I hope to one day understand.
And you create things that completely baffle me.
I pray that you help me to celebrate your creation
whether I understand it or not.
Strengthen me to see what I need to see,
hear what I need to hear,
and understand what I need to understand.
Encourage me and those around me
by the power and grace of your Spirit
so that we may be reflections
of your grace, love, hope, and peace
to all of your creation.