"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Friday, June 04, 2004
Prayer of the Year Award
I don't often write an entry here for the sole purpose of recommending another site, but I just had my shoes blown off so far I might have to cross the street to get them.
Larry Norman is a Christian composer and musician. He has been referred to as the "father of Christian rock" by CNN and Time magazine, among others, and has released 62 albums of mostly original material over his long career. He was also very influential in my early Christian life.
On his website, www.larrynorman.com, there is a sort of online journal page called As I See It. Imagine a blog that is updated only about every three to six months and you will pretty much have it.
The most recent entry is about Christian music, and who exactly owns it. From this platform he delivers a very stirring message about the heart of our faith. Go read it. Afterwards, you will understand the title of this post.
Also, according to the Bio section on the site, not only is his health failing badly but his insurance company has stopped paying for treatments for his severe heart condition. Please hold his family in prayer, visit the site, and learn about this giant in the service of God.
I want the people to know that he saved my soul
But I still like to listen to the radio.
They say rock 'n' roll is wrong, we'll give you one more chance.
I say I feel so good I gotta get up and dance.
I know what's right, I know what's wrong, I don't confuse it.
All I'm really trying to say
Is why should the devil have all the good music?
I feel good every day
'Cause Jesus is the rock and he rolled my blues away.
Larry Norman, "Why Does the Devil
Have All the Good Music"