Monday, September 26, 2011

Mondays Much Needed Song of the Day: Someone Like You by Adele

Okay, so I know this song is all over the place, but Chloe is in love with it and I guess I am, too.
However I will say this: Sometimes love lasts, hurts, heals, gets glorious, lasts, hurts, heals, gets glorious, and so on.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mondays Much Needed Song of the Day: Come Thou Fount by MUMFORD and SONS

I will confess that I went to Youtube looking for Sufjan's version of this song and found this one hovering around it.  Not to worry. Christmas is coming, and Sufjan will get his turn.

These guys intrigue me. When I listen to their music, I think either they have been greatly harmed by  attempting a Christian walk, or greatly served by it. If their walk has been anything like mine, I will assume both.

These lyrics always get me:
"Prone to wander, Lord I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love
here's my heart, Lord,
take and seal it.
Seal it for the courts above."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Laytonville: Ethan's Portion

           Laytonville, California: My new home. For the last few days I’ve been placed here with the Curiels. The fact that tomorrow will mark a week in the same spot really doesn’t mean much to me. This being because of the incredible surroundings: wooded mountains, cold nights, and “all the stars”.  I’ve learned many things through God, the Curiels, Dan, and Patti.
            Dan and Patti are the sweet people whose house we’ve been parked beside. Dan is one of those people who always has a story to tell and an opinion about all things. He’s like my dad, a guy that primarily works and can never get the grease out from under his nails, but has done more stuff in his lifetime than most. Thanks to him, I learned how not to stack wood and the difference between a Doug Fir and an Oak, I think.
            I’m working on not taking the beauty around me for granted. Reading the Word with a mountain in front of you can bring passages in Psalms into perspective; Psalm 121 is about looking to the mountains for help and I had definitely been looking at mountains that day.
            Our time in Laytonville might have been one that others would see as a time to panic but God put us here and I think our little gang knew that. It’s been great seeing how God has used the people and settings around us to supply our needs.