Posts Tagged ‘Youtube’

Canberry Sauce from a can… a can of red bull. I doubt I will be drinking much red bull over this holiday, but I am thankful to its marketing department.

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The last few months have been daunting. Only now do I realize that falling off the face of the earth with the last post being on the topic of endurance has a degree of poetry to it.

    I have not been doing very well at my endurance and this can be seen as I haven’t done all that well at keeping up on blogging… and laundry and … we’ll leave it there.

    Today I got home from work and realized that I had enough time for a nap, but instead of laying down I thought I might take the little bit of extra time to read a few of my favorite blogs and post something quickly. I’m really glad I did.

    My homepage points to http://theresurgence.com and I saw the following poem about being single:

    I will wait for you

    Written & Performed by: JANETTE…IKZ

    I love this for so many reasons:

    1. How this makes my heart beat… I can’t explain this any other way
    2. The creative commitment to craft such an amazing piece of worship
    3. THE HUGE CALL to what it looks like to be a godly man & godly woman (starts at 5:30 & 6:16)

    I, as one who has been fairly confident about being single, have been thinking for some time about dating and marriage. The more that I study, the more that I journal, the more that I seek God for what this looks like, the more I realize what a high calling I MUST view the office of husband and father.

    …and I will know you, because when you speak I will be reminded of Solomon’s wisdom, your ability to lead will remind me of Moses, your faith will remind me of Abraham, your confidence in God’s word will remind me of Daniel, your inspiration will remind me of Paul, your heart for God will remind me of David, your attention to detail will remind me of Noah, you integrity will remind me of Joseph, and your ability to abandon your own will remind me of the disciples, but your ability to love selflessly and unconditionally will remind me of Christ.

    At these words I sat stunned, heart beating and jaw dropped.

    I want to be that kind of man.

    Listening to this Godly woman bravely testify to what kind of man she is waiting for, sent shock waves through the weak, lazy, self-serving complacency I have allowed to settle in my heart. I am sitting here now, actually yearning to finish this post so that I can spend time with God and in his word.

    Before I go, this next video, in conjunction with the last, is doing an excellent job at re-focusing my personal aim to what kind of man I want to be.

    For The True Man of God

    Written & Performed by: Matthew Lee

    I will admit, right off the bat, that this post is going to make more sense for only a few of you.

    Last weekend I ran Ragnar Del Sol 2011 with an awesome group from Arizona Youth Partnership. Over the 33 hours of running there were over 1,000 pictures taken and some great video. All of these are from Van 1, but it will give you an idea of some of the awesome-ness of this race. I love my whole team, but there is a special place in my heart for “The Hulk”, “Book ‘Em” Dano, “G-Funk” , “Slo Mo”, “the Beast” and our fearless driver Mr “Stay Out of My Camper” himself. :).

    The past two posts have been me taking myself rather seriously. The week is halfway through and here are a couple things that are making me smile:

    Video Games

    I was just introduced to the American composer, Leopold Godowsky. The one thing that amazed me is how much his style seems to be used in video game music, particularly the Final Fantasy series. Listening to it reminded me of this compliation of video game music.

    Little Big Planet

    While we are on the topic of video games, if you have never played Little Big Planet, it is worth trying. If you have, this video should make you smile.

    Up

    As you can probably tell from the last clip, I really enjoy watching people reimagine something commonplace and view it through a different lens. I have been a fan of Disney films from my youth, and it is awesome to see an “Old-school Disney”/Pixar mash-up.

    Comedy

    Finally, with no segue, here is a musical number meant to make you laugh.