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Hugs and Love!

Just wanted to pop in and say hello...I love you all...I'm praying for you all...and I'll write more soon...Nighty Night!

Affection for Connection

In My Head Lyrics by Anna Nalick

Under the weight of your wings
You are a god and whatever I want you to be
And I wonder if truly you are
Nearly as beautiful as I believe

In my head
Your voice
You've got all that I need
And this make believe will get me through
Another lonely night

Under the weight of your wings
Should ever we meet on your side of your stereo
I will pretend I know not of your thoughts
And even the way that they mirror my own
I'll take you away in the way that you take me and go where I go

In my head
Your voice
You've got all that I need
And this make believe will get me through
Another lonely night

Fall away to the sound of my heart to your beat
Melancholy and cool, kind of bitter sweet
Love on repeat
I'm echoing all your philosophies
And as I fall away to the sound of my heart to your beat
Melancholy and cool, kind of bitter sweet
Love on repeat
I'm echoing all your philosophies

And as I... Oh... I don't
Wanna be fool-heartedBaby,
I'm out
Numbered in my head
I don&#…

Icthus (A BIG PROP to AUDIO A)

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…that’s what one of my t-shirts says that I got at Icthus this weekend…praise God He isn’t safe, praise Him that he desires us to blow through the walls we build and create and authentic true representation of who we are…messy and all!

You know there is a quote in “Into the West” that says, “God fashioned us a little below the angels and a little above the beasts…but He gave us a choice!” I find that statement very true, but one thing I’ve learned just over this Icthus weekend is that I don’t want to get to close to either. I’ve absolutely been living closer to the beast side lately, while I don’t want to forget that raw sometimes ugly and yet very beautiful and real side of humanity, I also don’t want to get too mired up in it. I want a strong true dynamic to the Christian walk I’m living. I praise God for giving me so much and for His grace and provision. I don’t want to be sugarcoated…I want to be authentic. I don’t want to be perfect…I want to be transparent! I can’t do everything …

Audio A at Icthus!

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Here are a couple, while not all that great, pics from Saturday's Audio A concert...



Behind Bars!

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Well, I visited my first Maximum Security Prison today. We have a relationship with the United States Prison Big Sandy in Inez, KY. We have helped them out for a little over a year now with purchasing needs for prisoners. It is a facility that houses around 1700 inmates and 400 staff. I asked Stephanie, the young woman taking us on the tour if that is understaffed. She said that it was. With the war raging in Iraq most prison funding and man power has been taken away from the prison system she went on to tell me. They had just been in lock down for 9 days and had had a fight earlier that morning. Mike and I had of course gotten lost and had missed all the excitement being about an hour late to the festivities.

I wasn't nervous a bit. I wasn't excited either. I was less than thrilled about driving the the nearly 3 hours up and back and I just didn't want to put the effort into it. However, I wouldn't take the 3 hours we spent with those inmates for the world. I was in f…

Dispatches From the Edge!

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I've just bought Anderson Cooper's "Dispatches from the Edge" on Audio Book. I debated and debated whether to buy the book or audio book. I somehow feel that an audio book is cheating in some strange way. I want to read it all, I want to read to much, and frankly I wanted to dive into this book ASAP! I had seen Anderson on Oprah and read the excerpt in Vanity Fair (I think that was the magazine...it's been a long day!) I decided that if Anderson was going to be reading his Audio Book and that it was Unabridged that I would buy it. It was and included and interview, so I felt less like I was cheating and felt the knawing desire to purchase the audio book. I'm often driven by the desire of the moment...that's why I'm passionate about so many different things. I listened to it all the way home from work. I love the way he writes. One of the sexiest things I find in any human being is intelligence and the intellegent ability to articulate yourself in a pr…

The Journey Thus Far!

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My life has been on a complete whirlwind as of late...

My friend Brandon's death has impacted me a great deal and still effects a big part of my journey at this time.

We just finished up Vacation Bible School this last week. I helped to teach the 2 and 3 year olds. It was a delight to see their faces light up and get all excited over just about anything. I led them in the song "If You're Happy and you Know It" at commencment. It was all in all a very wonderful week. I took some time off from work so I could more readily enjoy the experience. I am absolutely dreading to go back tomorrow.

I'm officially leaving work Wednesday July 19th. I have to say that my experience with work has probably been one of the biggest and greatest blessings of my life. The people I've met, the journey I've…