Page CXVI, Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New pet!

Noah found a new pet today. Mom was called into the room with, "Mom, look at my new pet! He has wings, but he carries diseases."

... You can imagine mom's surprise when she came into the room.

*He also calls the neighborhood cat that sits in our lawn our pet. As well as the squirrel that lives in a hole in our garage his pet. This guy is desperate for pets, and he'll take what he can get!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

World Vision

Here's a photo of our little girl in Kenya, affectionately named "Kenya" by Frencesca because she doesn't usually remember her name. Her actual name is Karembo. Her favorite color is blue. Her favorite subject in school is science. And her favorite animal is a goat. She wrote us some letters that she must be working on. What a joy it is to hear back from her. Her family is participating in pastor training.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm a Mechanic!

... well, not quite. But I'm pumped. This past week I accomplished my first automotive repair: I replaced the alternator on our van, and the spark plugs and wires on our Corolla! Thanks to a couple friends advice, my neighbors socket set, and AutoZone.

*Anyone who is wanting gift ideas: SAE/Metric Socket and wrench set, or something similar.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Matthias replaces Judas

Wow. Play the song and follow along with the words below.

It is so that my transgressions have born a withered fruit,
The sun has scorched the rising plans;
Alas they have no root, the bleached bones of animals bound by leather strips,
Dance through the air with laughter as i wield this wicked whip,
As you did warn me carpenter, this world has weakened my heart,
So easily i disparage, self-seeking the work of my art,
And there you have come to me at the moment i bathe in my sorrow,
So in love with myself, sought after avoiding tomorrow,
Where do you find the love to offer he who betrays you?
And offer to wash my feet as i offer to disobey you,
Your beauty does bereave me, and how my words do fail,
So faithfully and dutifully i award you with betrayal,
The weak and the down trodden fall on broken legs,
As i walk past a smile i cast, fervor in my stead,
But my bones like plastic, do buckle backward now,
I lay in this field by Judas' bowels and anticipate the plow,
I can not be forgiven; my wages will be paid,
For those more lovely and admirable is least among the saved,
And where would i fit Jesus?
What place is left for me?
The price of atonement is more than i've found to offer up as my plea,
Jesus my heart is all i have to give to you, so weak and so unworthy,
This simply will not do, no alabaster jar, no diamond in the rough,
For your body that was broken, how can this be enough?
By me you were abandoned, by me you were betrayed,
Yet in your arms and in your heart forever i have stayed

Your glory illuminates my life, and no darkness will descend,
for you have loved me forever, and your love will never end

- Showbread

*Yes, that's Reese Roper at the end of the song.


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