Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tonight, as I prepare my heart, home, and family for Thanksgiving I heard lyrics for the first time.
I've heard them many times before. I've sung them many times before. Sung them right in the midst of where the Lord was getting geared up to prove them in my life. I've strummed these chords in the key of G that make up this tune a million times.
Tonight. I heard them again for the first time.
My eyes are turning to You, I turn to You. Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You, we long for You.
When we see you - that's when we find strength to face the day.
All our fears are washed away....where? in Your presence.
You are the God Who saves us.
Hear the sound of hearts returning to you.
Where are broken lives made new? ....in Your kingdom.
Oh how many times I have sung this song. God wants to bless the broken road. He's got a grander plan that's coming true.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Baseball? It's just a game - as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It's a sport, business - and sometimes even religion. ~Ernie Harwell, "The Game for All America," 1955
When Douglass Wallop penned the 1954 novel The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant, he had no idea what a historical foreshadowing he had just captured in his work. Written during a time in which the New York Yankees were dominating Major League baseball, the novel was adapted into a musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and appropriately entitled Damn Yankees.
Opening on 5/5/55, the musical's protagonist, Joe Boyd, a disgruntled lifetime fan of the ever-defeated Washington Senators to long time nemesis New York Yankees proclaimed, "I'd sell my soul for one long-ball hitter!"
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
So The San Francisco Giants have taken a piece of my heart last night by beating The Texas Rangers in the final game of the World Series. So long baseball. Until next year.