Monday, August 25, 2008

"This Madness"

(by Pure NRG--yep, that's right: Pure NRG!)

"There are some questions that I've been meaning to ask You
I found them swimming around in my brain
I know you promised that nothing is beyond You
So I better ask before I go insane (he goes)

Why do I do what I don't wanna do
When I don't do the things that I know really should do
I'm a walking contradiction of the things that I do
and the things that I say I believe
Well You know the way I wanna be
And I know that's the kind of God You are
Somehow You can see the beauty in this mess
Only You can make sense of this madness

(Check it out)
That sounds so simple you'd think I'd understand it
Maybe it just takes some time for the truth to sink in
I know Your mercies are new with every morning
So everyday I'm going pray this prayer all over again (he goes)

Only You can make sense of this madness..."

So I've decided that I don't want to be stuck in Romans 7 where I don't do what I know I should do. I want to move on to Romans 8, where I allow the Holy Spirit to take control. I've been a Christian almost as long as I've been alive, and I've used Romans 7 as an excuse long enough. My Uncle Chris (who is a pastor & also the father of my favorite cousin) talked about this last month, and I've been sorta mulling it over for awhile now. I think I've been trying to figure this whole thing out & trying to make it all work, rather than just allowing the Holy Spirit to change me from the inside (where He lives, therefore where He can work better than I could ever TRY to work). I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've used the word "work" alot here, and that's been my main problem. I know that my Christian life isn't about work, but I've been trying to DO something to make myself desire to spend time with God, rather than just spending time with Him & letting Him build up my NEW self. I think I forgot that the sinful self is my OLD self. I've been doubleminded, and James 1 calls me unstable. Well, I'm tired of being unstable, and I'm ready for the life & peace that comes with being controlled by the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Mysterious Ways"

(by U2) Mysterious Ways - Achtung Baby (Deluxe Edition)

Phil Garner is my all-time favorite Astro, but Craig Biggio is hands down my 2nd. I will never forget the game that I went to with my friend Courtney when I was in middle school. It was one of his 1st games, & we thought he was so cute! He was tossing a ball around in the outfield before the game, & we were hanging around near the rails like silly teenage girls do when a cute boy is involved. I managed to touch a ball that he touched, and I vowed to never wash my hand again! {I did, of course...because that would be really gross!}

Anyways, the Astros retired Craig Biggio's number on August 17, 2008, and I got to be there 'cuz my dad is awesome...He was able to get tickets to the game, and I will be forever grateful to have been invited to witness this little bit of history with him!

A few of Biggio's accomplishments are as follows: Seven-time All-Star, 1st Houston member of the 3,000-hit club, the most career doubles of any right-handed hitter all-time, and he played his entire 20-year baseball career with the Astros (a franchise record)...

He is the only player in Major League history to reach all of the following milestones: at least 600 doubles (668, which is 5th place on the all-time list), 250 home runs (291), 3,000 hits (3,060), and 400 stolen bases (414)...

The ceremony took place at home plate before the game. One of many sweet things that he said was, “I think the coolest thing about being an Astros fan is that they love the Astros logo so much. But they surely love the person who wears it more.” ♥

#7 being unveiled:

{interesting fact for those who care: There is only one other #7 retired, & that's Mickey Mantle}

Biggio threw out the 1st pitch to Ausmus. It was cute, because at first Brad took about 10 steps toward the pitcher's mound as if Biggio couldn't throw it all the way across home plate! :)

I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one whose eyes teared up as he walked off the field that day...

{In case you're wondering, today's song isn't as random as it may seem ~ it's a favorite of his that he had them play a lot of times when he would go up to bat!}


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"You Give Me Life"

(by Jason Morant)

"There was a time not long ago
When I was too weak to move on
A broken heart my hope was gone
Then I looked up into Your eyes
I was overwhelmed with love
You took me up into Your arms
And now I see Your wonder

You give me life
And now I give it back to You
With everything You've done for me
It is the least that I could do

And since that day You took my hand in Yours
And we danced the night away
I know I'll never be the same
And what You've done inside of me
I want everyone to see
That You are now my everything


You fill my heart
With a love I'll show the world
With everything You've given me
And I could never give enough...

And now I see Your wonder


OK, so this is my first blog post (other than the few I've posted on myspace). People who blog say it's great, so we'll see how it goes & if I keep up with it or not. My idea here is to sum up each day with a theme song, cuz I'm weird like that. I burst out in song quite often, so I thought it would be a good idea. I guess I'll see if anyone is interested enough to read this thing...