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Saturday, June 30, 2007

I Can Only Imagine





Grace and Peace,

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

This was…

…the first Father’s day, that I came to visit you, but you weren’t there.

Your name was. Chiseled into the granite formed so many centuries before.

Harvested to mark the bookends of your life on this earth.



But that doesn’t describe the man, father and husband you were.

The man, who’s devotion to his Lord and Savior was paramount in his daily living.

The love and commitment you demonstrated in almost fifty years of marriage to the wife you left behind.

To the testimony that lives in the hearts and lives of your three sons.

To the legacy you have passed on to us to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.



And so this Father’s day your last grandson was dedicated to the One you are now in the presence of. It was a very special day.

For you the veil has been lifted, having passed from this life to the next, you no longer look through the mirror dimly, but see the total splendor of His majesty. What an awesome place it must be.

We love you and miss you Daddy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

In Memory of My Father

On December 4th, 2006 my father went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am sure in the future I will have some posts about my dad and my memories of him, but for now, much of what I want to say is sumed up in the eulogies my brothers and I delivered at his funeral. I encourage you to listen to the audio file link below, and see what impact one life can have when lived for the Lord (due to audio quality you make have to set your computers audio on the high setting). The eulogies are delivered by his sons, with Steve speaking first (that's me), then Kevin and Bob.





Click on arrow to play (aprox. 22 min)

Or right click this link and choose "save as target" to download the audio file to your PC.

Grace and Peace,

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Larry Norman Does Christmas???

You betcha...








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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9/11: Press for Truth


While I am no conspiracy theorist, after I posted my multimedia presentation, Remembering Nine Eleven on a few video posting services, I started looking at other peoples tributes and movies in regards to the same topic. I ran across a must see video found on Google Video titled 9/11: Press for Truth. Or visit Press for Truth.Com. It is not some wacky conspiracy theory that you can readily find out on the Internet, that the World Trade Towers were really blown up ect. This is a journalistic look into the events of 9/11, that was spurned by “the Jersey Girls”, a group of women, whose husbands where killed in the attacks, and wanted some answers.

I highly recommend taking the time to view this movie.

I also recommend reviewing the information at Complete 911 Timeline.

I don't know why, but after watching this movie, this verse came to mind.

Grace and Peace,

{{{Candleman}}}
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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Remembering Nine Eleven

Nine ElevenThere’s two things my Pastor, Jim Brashear does every Sunday. One he prays, by name, for every soldier that is connected in any way to our local church, who is currently in the military fighting the war on terror. He also prays for the families who have been touched in a profound way, by experiencing the loss of a loved one from the terrorist attacks that occurred on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and the heroes of Flight 93, who charged the terrorist causing the plane to crash in a field in Pennsylvania, instead of its likely target, The White House.

When creating this post, I had started out with just gathering pictures of that tragic day, and the more pictures I found, the more tears welled up in my eyes as I thought it has only been five years and I have forgotten so many of these images that was once seared into my eternal consciousness. The pictures of ash covered people, walking around in a surreal daze. The pictures of people fleeing in terror of the crumbling buildings. The pictures of lost loved ones that went up all over lower Manhattan, placed there by loved ones who kissed them goodbye that morning, forever.

I felt posting pictures to my blog just doesn’t do it justice. So I created a small multimedia presentation, with images of that fateful day. I hope in some very small way, the memory of those lost will live on. While the images I used reflect the horror that was visited upon Manhattan that day, lets us also remember the victims, family and friends of the terrorist attacks on The Pentagon and Flight 93. And my we never forget what occurred on that horrific day, Nine Eleven.

Music by:Larry Norman - "Diamonds", "One Way", 'Hymn to the Last Generation"

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Images - Mainly from September 11 News .com



In addition to the links shown below, you can also view Remembering Nine Eleven by clicking on the YouTube embeded video above.

Click here to see a picture mosaic of the victoms of the World Trade Center (1.3 MB)

Click here to see the names of those who lost their lives due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Click here to see an incredible online movie at Google Video, called 9/11: Press for Truth.


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Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Blast from the Past - To My Buds at Slice of Laodicea







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