Saturday, July 30, 2011

it is well with my soul

To hear the song with the lyrics, click the link below

Last year whle I was in the hospital, four friends, the Clarks and the Perssons, came to visit me. While they were there they all sang 'It is well with my soul' acapella. Beautiful doesnt even begin to describe it. The peace in the room during those moments was so great, it was almost touchable.
I love this song. The love of God is like an ocean, you can see the beginning but not the end. Peace to know that He is controlling evetything for your good is comforting. All of your sin, not just part of it, is nailed to the cross.
Whatever happens today, it is well with my soul.

Friday, July 29, 2011


Today was a fun afternoon of bowling with my parents and good friends. Thankful to have the strength to visit and exercise at the same time together. The kids are a pure delight to be around. Scores? My high game was 91 but the girls beat me anyway. woohoo for them.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:14-15, NIV).

A friend of mine usually comes to visit on thursdays with her son and newborn daughter. Their friendship is priceless. This verse comes to mind as I've seen the newborn come to be. She is wonderfully made so perfectly by God. Its amazing. I'm anxious to see what He has in store for all the days ordained for her.

A favorite song of mine is Wonder by natalie merchant. I relate to it in alot of ways. I have confounded doctors from different cities. Raised with love, faith and patience. We are each 'a wonder of God's own creation.'

to hear the song, click the link below

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

to the dmv

today i hafta go get my id updated and car tags renewed. i used to do all this kind of stuff alone and think nothing of it. now days someone is with me to help all the time. i remember in springfield, mo that the dmv was downtown on the square. it was a seedy area with the bus stop and homeless vagrants all around. i often had to park 2 blocks away. oh how the Lord protects us at all times. i was never alone, God is with me always. thankful for His protection.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

new restaurant review

we went to the new cajun restaurant, cayennes, in jacksonville. i recommend it. good service w/good food. buffet or menu offered. i prefer the menu myself. tues is half price appetizers so you can try several different things.  it wasn't too spicy either.

if you believe it, you can do it

i am a big believer in confidence in yourself. i don't know if you're born with it, taught it, or its a learned response. i know i've achieved goals in my life despite my disabilities because of believing i'm as capable as the next guy. i've had others say 'you can't' or 'you won't'. that just pushes me to prove otherwise. so be your own best motivator, cheerleader and driver. others can encourage but its up to you ultimately.

where do i begin?

i really don't know where this blog will lead me. the blog is named from my diary days as a child. i would often write whatever happened that day and end it with 'and that's that.'