Friday, March 27, 2009

piper to pecos

"that's kinda pretty before i git started, ain't it?"- uncle pecos

"that's the hard part right in there, n-n-nephew." - uncle pecos

"ah-le-o-lay.......heeeeeee...." - uncle pecos

"and the yodel goes right in there somewhere, but it's a little too high for me." - uncle pecos

"that's that hard part again right in there..." - uncle pecos

"thank ya, pa'tner. can't sing without a string." - uncle pecos

"here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-itty." - uncle pecos

"come back here, you awnry critter. i don't aim to let one lone cat whisker stand in between me and fame and fortune." - uncle pecos

"bend down here, cat!" - uncle pecos

"stand still. t'ain't gonna hurt much if i yank it out {muffled}..." - uncle pecos

"c'mon out here, nephew. here's what i play for my encore." {including tapping foot} - uncle pecos

"cama-ra-ba-du-loo-de-bop crambohhhhhhhhhhhhhh...." - uncle pecos

awww.... that made me laugh....... it's the small things........

Monday, March 16, 2009

this is impressive...

i previously posted the exerpt from john piper's message "if my words abide in you" (scroll down, you'll see it) (got the whole video from after watching that video, it made me want to watch the whole message...which is what i did, and thus now feel compelled to post his intro to that message. i would be willing to challenge you that it'll be one of the best uses of a 15 minute increment that you've ever given up. i would obviously, by now, recommend you go to and just watch the whole message... however, if anything, watch his intro. it has both challenged me and convicted me (in the best possible way) to make a commitment to KNOWING God's Word. anyway, enjoy.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

memorizing scripture

*transcript of the above video
1) Memorizing scripture makes meditation possible at times when you can’t be reading the bible and meditation is the pathway to deeper understanding. If you’re going to meditate on the law of the Lord day and night, you need to have some of it in your head.

2) Memorizing scripture strengthens my faith because faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of God and that happens when I am hearing the word in my head.

3) Memorizing scripture shapes the way I view the world by conforming my mind to God’s viewpoint on everything.

4) Memorizing scripture makes God’s word more readily accessible in overcoming temptation to sin because God’s warnings and promises are the way we conquer the lies, the deceitful lies of the devil.

5) Memorizing scripture guards my mind making it easier for me to detect error and the world is filled with error because the god of this world is a liar.

6) Memorizing scripture enables me to hit the devil in the face with a force he cannot resist, to protect myself and my family from his assaults. What are you hitting him with? He is millions of times stronger than you. And he hates you, and your family, and your marriage, and this church, and God. How anybody walks through this devil-ruled world without a sword in their hand is beyond me.

7) Memorizing scripture provides the strongest and sweetest words for ministering to others in need. Ever been caught off guard with someone you meet? You don’t need to be caught off guard.

8) Memorizing scripture provides the matrix for fellowship with Jesus because He talks to me here and NOWHERE else, but oh sweetly, powerfully, authentically, really speaks to me, here. And then I speak back to him in prayer. And if this (bible) is here (mind), then we can talk anywhere. And it’s sweet, very sweet.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

there are no nameless faces

i am the youngest of 4.

the daughter of 2 still-living, still-married parents.

the sister to 3 brothers.

the sister-in-law to their 3 wives.

the aunt to 4 nieces and nephews.

the niece to 12 uncles and aunts.

the cousin to 22 cousins.

and although no longer with us, the granddaughter to 4 grandparents.

that's my family. and they all love me. know me. would do anything for me.

that's 50 people.


and to think there are children hoping for just 1.