Archive for April, 2007

Between Chapters

Posted on 2007-04-23. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |


Yes, my third post in two days!! I’ll blame it on global warming…

This past weekend, I had two really really good conversations with two good friends – one on Friday night and one on Saturday afternoon.

The conversations were totally different. The first one was about the past and the second one was about the future. But, they both had one thing in common. They were both so refreshing to me. I read recently the following quote:

Ordinary moments in ordinary settings that all of a sudden bedcome infused with something else. With meaning. Significance. Hope. –Velvet Elvis, Rob Bell

That’s what those conversations gave me – hope. I feel like I’m closing a chapter in my life and about to begin a new one. It’s interesting when you think about what connects the chapters in a book. Sometimes one chapter occurs immediately after another in the book’s timeline. At other times, there could be years between the chapters that aren’t recorded. I know that when I’m reading a good book and I’ve finished a chapter and set the book down, I’m excited to pick that book up again to see what’s next. Well, right now, I’m sorta that way. I’m actually more like a plane that’s circling in a holding pattern. The flight’s about to end but it can’t just yet. The passengers are about to undertake another stage of their journey but they first have to get on the ground, to the gate and then given the signal to deplane. Right now, I’m between chapters. One chapter has ended but I don’t feel like the next chapter has begun yet. One thing I do know though is that I’m excited about seeing what’s next!

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I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You

Posted on 2007-04-22. Filed under: Lyrics |


OK, this is a totally different kind of song 🙂

But, it’s another one that I heard this weekend and really dug because this song is the basis of Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang by Dre and Snoop Dogg. And, that is one of my favorite songs. It kept me calm and relaxed when I needed to be and it hyped me up when I was red’ta’go. So, here’s a sample of the original by Leon Haywood and here are the lyrics:

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
Oh, baby
I want’a
Right now
Oh, baby

Your love is like a mountain
I’d love to slide down into your canyons
(Slide down)
In the valley of love
(In the valley of love)
I won’t rest
(I won’t rest)
Until I bring joy and happiness
(Ah)

 

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
(Something freakish to me)
Oh, baby
Oh
I want’a
(Something freakish to me)
Baby

 

All prepostitons of the Zodiac signs
I won’t quit until I blow your mind
(Blow my mind)
Compatible am I
(Compatible am I)
I’ll hit the spot
(Hit the spot)

 

In the name of love
Ooh, everything I’ve got
Ooh Ooh Ooh

 

[Sounds of ecstacy]
Ow!

 

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
(Freakish to me)
Oh, baby

 

I don’t want’a stop your image of me
But my style of love is totally free
(Free)
I’ll put it where you want it
(Put it where you want it)
As long as you need it
(As long as you need it)
I’ll make it good
Mm
And I won’t mistreat it
(Ah)

 

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
(Something freakish to me)
Oh, baby
Oh
I want’a do something freakish to you right now
(Something freakish to me)
Oh, baby

 

Get a little freakish, baby
Get a little freakish, baby
(Ah)
Get a little freakish, baby
Get a little freakish, baby
(Oh)

 

All prepositions of the Zodiac signs
I won’t quit, no
(Freakish to me)
Until I blow your mind
I’m compatible as ever
Ooh
I’ll hit the spot
Oh, in the name of love
(Something freakish, baby)
In the name of love
In the name of love
In the name of love
In the name of love
Ooh, in the name of love
(Freakish, baby)

 

[Sounds of ecstasy]
(Freakish, baby)
(Freakish, baby)
(Get a little freakish, baby)
Oh
Oh
Oh
Get a little freakish, baby

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Bring the Rain

Posted on 2007-04-22. Filed under: Lyrics |


I heard this song while driving yesterday and couldn’t wait to go find the lyrics and post them. This is such an apt song for me right now. It’s Bring the Rain from Mercy Me.

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

 

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

 

I am Yours regardless of
The clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain
So I pray

 

Holy, holy, holy

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There’s something about me…

Posted on 2007-04-13. Filed under: Thoughts |


There’s something about me…

I have an ability to will things into existence. It’s a combination of tenacity, focus and sheer willpower. But, I have always had this knack of making things happen. To some people, it may appear as manipulation, stubbornness, or stupidity but it’s just will.

When I was a little boy, I used to beat my head *hard* against the wall of my bedroom until my parents would acquiesce to my will and I would get my way. It didn’t always work but it worked enough. I did it so much they had to put paneling up in my bedroom to cover the holes I had put in my walls.

However, now I’ve come to a place in my life where my will is useless. It’s not going to get me what I want. The surrounding situation is just so overpowering and so big that my will is just no match.

That leaves me in a place I’m not used to being. I feel powerless, undecided and unsure. I just don’t know what to do. It makes me want to retreat inward and just be still. I guess the only thing I can do is to just sit and hopefully the situation will change enough so that I can then attack it with my will.

But for now…

😐

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