Monday, May 29, 2006

BlueMan Group

We went and saw the BlueMan group in Boston on Friday. If you ever have a chance to see them perform, you really should...it is an experience you will never forget.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

My Flight

There are many things I have observed these last few days. One, is that I should totally become a documentary photographer and journal the life and people of the airport. Seriously, there are smorgasbords of people who exhibit such various personalities. It is fascinating to watch them run, walk, talk on the phone, and speak to their fellow travelers. Gracey and I stayed in a corner at DFW and observed the people. I could have taken several amazing photos that would have spoken a thousand words for sure.

Also, it really stinks a whole lot when you break your toe in the middle of the night while walking in the dark to get a drink of water from the kitchen. You should see my toe; it is black and blue and hurts so much. But, this incident has definitely produced a great comical relief…it was kind of funny. So on with my main point…

Over a week ago I went to the Casting Crowns concert at ACU that also featured Nichole Nordeman. It was amazing. I didn’t realize at that point I already had their new CD “Lifesong” on my iPod. Two songs in particular stood out to me and have been so encouraging to me. They played them “live” that night and I have been flashing back to the emotion I felt while I sat there watching his performance, the lights flash, and the crowd dancing and singing to the music. At that moment, during the concert, I knew I would remember the feeling I had beyond that event.

Two days ago, I left on a plane to Massachusetts. Packing for a whole month can be stressful, but bringing Gracey, my guitar, and of course enough clothes to last an entire month increases the hassle. I left early on a plane from A-town to Dallas/Ft. Worth. These small aircrafts, also known as “puddle jumpers,” are unarguably not my favorite. To tell the truth, they scare the snot out of me. Gracey underfoot shaking, I was delighted to hear the pilot announce that we reached cruising altitude and were allowed to use all approved electronic devices. I grabbed my iPod and put it on Casting Crowns song “I will praise You in this storm.” I looked out the window at the gathering clouds and realized the similarity of my situation to the song on many different levels. The morning sun illuminated the clouds, and white fluffiness could be scene for miles and miles reaching to the heaven. Also, in the distance were dark angry clouds that could have easily taken it’s aggression upon our small gliding plane. So much has been going on in my life, things in the past, and things in the present, all added up to that moment. He sang “I will praise You in this storm,…for You are who You are, no matter where I am.” I began to cry right there in seat 7a in awe of God’s beauty visible in the sky. Like the song says “He is the God who gives, and takes away.” With faith I agree. And I don’t just mean material possessions, but events, death, and health…such things that our out of our control no matter how much we think it is not. But, in all God is Mighty and His miracles are prevalent. I wish I could transport the vision I had there in the plane…it was wonderful!

No matter where I am, He is. Even in the middle of the sky, He is watching me. All around He is constant, when all around me nothing ever seems to be staying the same. From Texas to Massachusetts He should be the alike in me heart as He is no doubt steady.

Psalms 19:11

“The heaven declares the glory of the God. The skies proclaim the work of His hand.”

Proverbs 15:5

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”

Psalms 103:11

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him.”