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5/30/07

Surprise random link of the week...

No, I have not given up on the random link. I've just had more pressing stuff to deal with during the last few weeks, which I hope to elaborate about in the near future.

Here's this week's link: Have fun!

5/24/07

If I Stand...

Dang, this is a good song/prayer:

"If I Stand," by Rich Mullins

There's more that rises in the morning
Than the sun
And more that shines in the night
Than just the moon
It's more than just this fire here
That keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger
Than this room

And there's a loyalty that's deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegiance
I owe only to the giver
Of all good things

CHORUS:
So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

There's more that dances on the prairies
Than the wind
More that pulses in the ocean
Than the tide
There's a love that is fiercer
Than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother's
When her baby's at her side

And there's a loyalty that's deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegence
I owe only to the Giver
Of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

5/17/07

videos...

This blog is totally lame. Oh well, enjoy these videos.



Worst Movie Scenes ever -- Fair warning: parental guidance suggested


Zombie-American Chapter One
Zombie-American: chapter one -- starring Ed Helms, from "The Office"


Zombie American - Chapter 2
Zombie-American: chapter two

5/9/07

James McGarry: Images of Bulgaria

My friend James is a creative dude. He's a good musician, a good photographer, and he wants to make movies when he grows up. This Friday he's having an exhibition of some photography from his trip to Bulgaria last summer. There will be 23 framed and matted 8x10 photos on display and for sale, from $40 to $100. The proceeds will go to support his trip back to Bulgaria this summer to work as a missionary intern with Mission to the World among the Roma people, who are among the poorest, most oppressed, and outcast people of Europe.

Here are the details:

What-- James McGarry's photography: Images of Bulgaria

When-- this Friday, May 11, 6pm - 10pm (show will continue Sunday, May 13, noon - 1pm)

Where-- the Chapel Music & Arts Venue, behind Memorial Presbyterian Church (click here for address and map)

Why-- support an artist...send a missionary

Cost-- it's free just to come, but bring some money in case you see something you like

5/7/07

Conan O'Brien commencement...

Lots of people are graduating this time of year, and I found some video appropriate to the season.

I recently came across some video of Conan O'Brien giving a commencement speech at a high school graduation last year. It is different than his Harvard commencement speech, but almost as good. The amazing thing about his commencement speeches is that, even though they are truly funny, they offer a message that is worth hearing and heeding. Truly, the advice in these speeches is better, and more practical, than what you'll get from 98% of commencement speeches. YouTube won't let me embed the video, so I'll just provide the links:

Here's part 1

and

Here's part 2


How cool would it be to have Conan O'Brien speak at your high school graduation? I think we had John Knicely at our commencement. He was the news anchor at the local NBC affiliate. The only thing I remember about his speech was that he told us that if we didn't remember anything else from his speech, we just needed to remember a certain number of points--it was like 4 or 5 or 7 or something, I don't remember--and I don't remember any of those points. Honestly, I don't even remember if he was our speaker or not. Any Antlers from the class of '96 out there?--set me straight.

G.K. Chesterton...

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."