Archive for February 2007

Hillsong United – There is Nothing Like

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Father, true and mercifulBound to me with loveAdopted in, free from all sin

Jesus, Saviour, glorifiedYour offering none could giveI stand before You, humbled and in awe

And allTo You, GodFor all You are to me

There is nothing likeThere is nothing likeYour loveYour love

Holy Spirit, gift of GodTeach my soul to soarTrain me in Your Holy ways, oh Lord

I’ll love you foreverI’ll love you foreverI’ll love you forever, Lord

The past few days, weeks, and months have been dark for me….but thank God that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope. There is God’s mercy and grace. And that’s more than enough.…

Valentine’s Day Virtue

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Ahh, yes. Valentine’s Day has come around once again. Of course, it doesn’t make much of a difference to me, considering that I am single. I prefer it that way, though. It certainly saves money around this time of year. Heh. That’s not to say that I don’t like romance and all that mushy stuff. I’m sort of a sucker for it, although I try to act tough and not show it. But ultimately, I just disagree with the whole idea of Valentine’s Day. The immense expectations surrounding the day makes it unnerving for most guys – they are expected to buy something for their girlfriends/wives, expected to do something special, expected to say “I love you.” And, while it certainly is good and, indeed, healthy for couples to display their affections to each other, the fact that people are doing it at least partially as a result of expectations is what I don’t agree with. Saying “I love you” to your significant other means much less on Valentine’s Day than on any other day of the year. If don’t say it on Feb. 14, you’re sleeping on the couch that night, and so the stakes are high.

Sure, if you truly love someone, you should be willing to spend money on them. That’s fine. And guys certainly appreciate the fact that no matter how much they screw up the few days after Valentine’s, they are still in their girl’s good books. But ultimately, it seems like a cheap commercialization…Continue Reading