Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fruit of Thine Hands

This past week i got back in the swing of design things with producing some designs for the band i'm in garage voice! I'm super excited!! As of three days ago we have new tshirts (one for ladies one for gents), stickers, postcards, button packaging, tour poster! It's nice working again and being humbled by my lack of understanding in Adobe. The best part of working is seeing the outcome, from idea, to hand, to paper, to computer, to the final printed work. As tric says in jokingly "the journey is the destination". When i think of the joy i get from working with the gifts God has given me i think of this verse in Ephesians 2:10 It in a way also gives a glimpse of Gods joy in the fruit of His hands. We are His satisfaction!

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

It's pretty cool thinking of God taking delight in creating me, as David of the bible says "Knit me in my mothers womb", seeing the length of time it takes my mum to make a little hat or a sweater makes me feel pretty good at the time and thought God put into creating me. I think it honors God when we put to use what He took great joy in giving us. On the opposite note i think it crushes Him when 1) We don't put it to use and 2) When we use it for the destruction of ourselves and others. God you are so good to me, i want to live loving you back with my joy of being yours and being created by you. Friends do great things with your joys and works!

Monday, August 27, 2007


As of Now

I could go for my Virgil's rootbeer in the fridge (its all natural and the best darn hootin' root beer anyone has done had), I miss my lady, I got new kicks and they are the LaCoste! I've wanted a pair since i knew they made shoes and then low and behold a friend led me to the wonders of a place called "NORDSTOM RACK" and there in my size 8 black looking like chucks with a white alligator on the side whispering 'buy me', it happened, i would love to learn French again and disapear for a month or so in france and tell no one except people who would want to go with me, i should start doing sit ups 'don't leave me metabolism, was it something i said? its not you, its me', what must i do to earn a quick grand for an airplane ticket? anyone help. thats about all for a Sunday night. OH and i really want to see "the lives of others" a german film, that looks absolutely brilliant! here's a pic of it:

Friday, August 24, 2007

I'll take one of each, in wood

WOW, THIS IS SWEET. It makes me also think of Sondre Lerche's video for Phantom Punch. yummy yum yum. All made out of wood? this mans a genius, trees are proud.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

History of Violence

I was told today a shocking fact. From the 60's to the 80's prisons in the states doubled, and from the 80's till today the prisons in the states have quadrupled ! This is frightening to me. There are too many signs that this world is on a short time frame. There's a verse in the New Testament that says several things about the conditions this world will be in right before the return of God to claim His people that love Him. One of these that has always stuck out in my mind is the part that says 'many hearts will grow cold'. As many marriages continue to fail i think of this. I see the fruit of patience not being cultivated much or any longer. Getting along with people is being pushed out the window and replaced more and more with self pleasing convenience. This degenerate nature of our minds continuing screams that a time of Noah is so close, imagine God looking at this earth and out of His mercy saying there needs to be a stop or His own creation will wipe itself out and out of 2 Million people at the time only finding 8 people left that weren't affected by every scheme of the evil one?! Thats crazy! How about now? How many more staggering statistics must we see or happen to us to wake us up to that Gods love must be seen and decided with the little time that is left?

At the end of this fact i was told that by 2020 half of juvenile ages will be in prison. Half of 10-17 yr olds will be in prison. Half of this worlds youth will be in prison because of the growing coldness of our hearts. Scary? This is only one of the many destroying features of sin. The many facets of sin are gathering now and gaining momentum. I strongly believe we are the few grains of sand left in the hour glass, lets be the salt and light that we saw in Jesus while there is still time for our close ones and strangers to decide.

To Be Familiar Again

Being on tour has made me miss being in one place for more then a week and letting things become familiar again. I share what happened tonight. I'm here in spokane for 2 weeks just kickin' it before going back on the road and i go get coffee with my friend nick. While i'm at a coffee place i see a gent i had seen earlier in the week at another coffee joint called the Empyrean. I forgot what it was like to see familiar people in other places. It wasn't that you had to know them, but that you recognized them, maybe it was how they walked, or how they said something, or that bizzarre clothing item they would randomly wear that was so them. Or maybe it was the guy i saw tonight who only wears black from tshirt to pants to shoes because he's a die hard black rebel motorcycle club fan. It's seeing the familiar stranger that i miss. Being on the road has taken this from me, and it kinda makes me sad. So BRMC guy in black, you made my day and i hope to know your name soon, the next time i see you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hair of Course

A grimmy barber shop place called 'Hair of Course' is here in spokane. It's fitting really. These past 2 weeks have shown much testosterone. My friend Nick and i made a pact to not cut our hair till christmas day! yikes! we can only trim it. The boys from Seven Years Absence are making a pact to clean shave on sept. 31 and grow it till New Years day! I don't know if i have the tolerance to do that but i'm feeling the pressure to do so. When am i going to be able to do this again? right? It makes me think of the old musical "Hair".....'long beautiful hair, grow it, show it, wear it long like Jesus wore it' .....anyone?