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|Wednesday, March 5th, 2008|
|Tuesday, March 4th, 2008|
|what if? and why? Thank God.
what if i hadn't been there? what would have happened? Did i do all i could and was it enough? Could i have done more? Why didn't i take the interstate? why did'nt i stop for a pop and a three musketeers?
God puts you exactly in the right place at the right time. moments add up and seconds align. and like it or not you always leave a part of yourself in that place....in that moment.
|Monday, October 29th, 2007|
ok since i havent updated in 59 weeks according to live journal tally i've decided to break the silence. OK what have i to say other than i'm married to Jess which is the best damn thing i ever did. i'm still working at Tri color which is somedays good somedays bad and somedays i wish i had just left flooring depot and installed carpet rather than delivered/supplied it. But tonight as i sit here waiting for someone to feel the sheer stupidity and terror as they realize they've just locked themselves out of there house or car. I can't help wonder what and when my feelings toward my job changed.
Jess and i recently got certified in lay speaking meaning that we can go any church and preach which im very excited about cause i've wanted to do more of that. I've been getting some great ideas for sermons such as the gift of grace, living a holy life and how christianity is not just different from every other belief system because it's the only belief where the followers are not just searching for GOD but the fact that he is looking for us. But the fact that being a christian is harder than all the others because GOD asks of us to give our lives to him. I was reading an article in Guitar Player that had nothing to do religion but this guy wrote about his travels around tibet egypt and some other countries that he played a couple travel guitars in, and there was a pic of him on mount everest playing misty mountain hop with all these Buddhist prayer flags flaping in the wind and I realised something about us as people. We've gotten to the point were we don't want to much asked of us in our spirituallity. We want to just take a litte bit and go on with our daily lives. But folks following Christ isnt like that. He requires more than sitting in the pew and worshiping on sunday and wednesday. He calls us to be fishers of men and be Christ like in everything we do. Society today seems to be all about how pretty can we be, how glitzy and how much can we get people to notice us for our looks and successes, how much we can get out in front. I'm reading a book called The imitation of christ and in the second chapter it says to a have humble opinion of ourselves. To really put others before ourselves. We are called to be servents. To put ourselves at the back of the line.
Reach out to someone you don't usually talk to. They might need someone to talk to, even if they seem like the most happiest person in the world. Just remember that the person who wants you to think they are perfect, are sometimes really the most fragile person inside.
There are so many of these thoughts running through my head. t work i'm told to be smart in knowledge. To be perfect, but guys i'm not perfect and i acknowledge and except that. Because GOD knows me for me not someone who has a high iq or is a master so and so but as someone who makes mistakes and asks him to be my savior and to be there when i fall and get back up to give me a hug and say try again. I want to be a humble face in the crowd i don't want to be known for anything but my love for GOD. I want to be known as someone who needs the eternal word of GOD because "Without this word no man understands or judges aright". I want be one "to whom it becomes everything, who traces all things in it" , so that it "may ease my heart and remain at peace with GOD".
If you haven't read this book i would highly recommend it. It has changed my veiws on faith, GOD, and the world. It has helped me put others before myself, it especially is helping me be a more attentive and caring husband.
|Monday, September 4th, 2006|
|r.i.p. croc hunter
today the croc hunter died doing what he loved most, filming to educate people about wildlife. may his family be in our prayers.
|Monday, July 24th, 2006|
|Friday, June 9th, 2006|
|to the future and what a little prayer can do
IM A LOCKSMITH"S APPRENTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY ME!!!!!!
GOODBYE TO FLOORING DEPOT WORST PLACE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
HELLO REAL CAREER *spell*? !!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR ALWAYS PROVIDING FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: ecstatic
|Monday, May 22nd, 2006|
to and fro stop and go thats what makes the world go round
|Thursday, March 16th, 2006|
|you will be quizzed on constellations, asterisms, and other sky objects
If i've said it different before, then i'll different now, once and for all, my favorite sound in the WORLD is Jess's voice....................and the philo bank got robbed this afternoon so i couldn't cash my check.....it's times like this that i'm GLAD i don't have a checking account. if you've ever seen "The Professional" then you know that "leaving your money with tony is like a bank but its better than a bank cause banks get knocked off but nobody knocks off old tony!" Current Mood: like i need a shower
|Tuesday, February 21st, 2006|
today at work i was told that i was doing a great job that i was learning faster than any of the others they had tried hiring before me and that i didn't have to worry about what would happen at the end of my 90 day probation because i was in. so that was aload off my mind to bad it could'nt take the load off my shoulder from putting up rims of carpet. ouch!
I'm listening to Marty Robbins- Gunfighter Ballads and trail songs to relax as much as i can before i take a shower. if your not sure who that is he is the one who does the song "el paso" which was popular in 1959 when the album came out. if you still have no idea who im talking about i can't help you.
in my opinion the 50's not the 60's were the most exciting years for music. for a couple of reasons.
1. rock 'n' roll was born- the best of country, blues, rythym and blues, soul, pop and other influences came together to create the first (best) phase of rock 'n' roll it was the purest cause it was the first. Where every ingredieant was put together for the first time.
2. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Bill Haley and his Comets, intsrumental surf rock bands (The Ventures, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale and the Del-tones, Lonnie Mack, Link Ray, ect..)Eddie Cochran, Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins, Grady Martin, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (Tiny Moore), Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley,
If not for these few names and many many more unnamed, we would not have any of the fingers of the evolution that music has expirienced. 2 quotes from legends of rock guitar chapter 1: the fifties (rock and roll begins)
"Was it with Chicago's notorious South Side bluesman, R&B "jump" bands such as Louis Jordan's, or as a result of Bill Haley's Texas swing, country, and blues experiments? Or was it Elvis Presley and the boys jamming at Sun Studios in July 1954. And what did Chuck Berry sound like before his first hit in 1955? Clearly, there was no first rock 'n' roller; like any great cultural movement, rock was a large-scale trend driven by artists working towards a common goal and propelled by outside (and often unconscious) forces"
"...the bare truth of the matter is that black blues and jazz, and white country, Texas swing and pop is where rock 'n'roll came from."
amen. Current Mood: drained
|Wednesday, January 25th, 2006|
|its an ESTABAN-charmed-kinda-life
I started teaching to kids at WATCH tonight and both of them had Estaban guitars from the infomercial it was crazy then on my way home an esatban kind of progression came into my head and when i got home i wrote a song with it. THEN I TURNED ON DAVID "FREAKIN" LETTERMAN and who was the special guest in the house band? none other than the one and only ESTABAN. I'm on an ESTABAN overload now good thing immediatly after the first song was done as i was talking to jess on the phone a folky kinda chord progression snuck in and i wrote another song with that....................................
..holy crap!!!! will smith's wife is the musical guest and she looks scary the way she makes her face look when she's singing ang hoping up and down on stage its not what i wanted to see right before bed time. anyways two songs in one night back to back like that is too too much for someone that hasn't really written anything in the last couple of years. so im going to go to bed and not think about jada pincketts crazy facial expreesions and estaban's virtuosity. its to much of a labor.
please pray for jess, she's not exactly sure what she wants to do in school at the moment. Current Mood: artsy
|Monday, January 16th, 2006|
|what a few mind melder
So i just found out this past week that my postion at university commons is to be terminated and i have two weeks to find a new job or i will sitting in front of the tv in my underware watching daytime tv, BAD daytime tv i might add, with no source of income other than two guitar students, and WATCH and every other sunday morning worship service at homer.
But i have been going on interviews but no one has called..................................
..........................unitl tonight, as i was gone for an interview.
i went to an interview at trugreen chemlawn and then went to mineccis to see my blushing bride to be at work tonight. when i got home my mother said that flooring depot had called, now! i had given up on them last month when they didnt call me back to at least say "we don't want you" so i had them on the crapped out list. but low and behold they called and said if i still wanted the job they wanted to schedule a drug test and physical. in laymens terms if i pass i have the job. at least thats what i read into it.
Another plus this week....yesterday i rediscovered i could write songs again. i went home after church read a little bible and wrote a praise song in 15 minutes. And then started on a second. it has one verse and chorus but nothing else but should be done by the end of the evening. Current Mood: whatever you want
|Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005|
|because your mine, i walk the line
if anyone hasen't seen "I walk the line" yet, you really need to. jess and i went to see it sunday night and gave the stamp of approval very early on in the movie. the actors do there own singing and they did an excellent job. it doesnt sound like john and june but pheonix does an extremley good job in making you believe he is cash, he got every mannerism down to a "T" of course the voice isn't going to be the same but it doesnt need to be, they're different people and its better than overdubs plus it stands up on its own. Reese Witherspoon has a beautiful voice and her personality is just like june's. the soundtrack is deffinatly one the best. this was our first movie as an engaged couple. PERFECT
|Saturday, October 1st, 2005|
Today is October my favorite month of the year if there was month that i could stay in it would be this one, with cycle of life ending for the year, the leaves change color and fall to the cold ground. The days get shorter, the air gets cooler and halloween at the end it of it always so special but i think the prep for it is the best. This is my all fright all scary movie month every movie i rent this month is a scary movie and i cheated and started already oops but that ok cause this year NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is my catalog this year. im going to watch all of them, ive already gone thru the children of the corns. and i might squeeze in some amnityville horror and of course the follow up to house of a thousand corpses, the devil's rejects will opening in theatres this month. what a month this will be.
If i was to ever have a LECRONERSTONE fest this would be my month. Current Mood: lethargic
|Thursday, September 22nd, 2005|
|teaching is recieving
basically like i said in answer to B moneys comment on lindseys lj, teaching is something that can't be equaled in what both participants get from it. the student gets the knowlegde and th teacher gets the chance to watch the student learn and use that knowlegde and be able to say "i taught them something valuable" I started teaching guitar again and it so rewarding to see my students learn it and play it back. and say i can do this. Im also going to start teaching the youth group which will be another exciting opportunity. what a privalegde. and yeah i get paid but to watch them learn is like getting paid twice as much. I love it.
the whiskeystoner Current Mood: sleepy
|Saturday, July 23rd, 2005|
|So much to do
This is my first entry to livejournal and............................. well its..................totally boring.................me ..... not live lournal............oh what the hell......... ME: Trash valet/ groundskeeper, blues musician, basic infomation. band with brian is having a gig this weekend at countryside july 30th 2005 Slingshot 57 is the big band. hope you all can come.
Wondering one thing, usually when you have a journal you write for yourself but as i have been reading journals its more just like a forum or blog......random thoughts is what my name should really be. and abrupted ending is my subject. goodbye.