Sunday, January 20, 2008


ben folds. atlanta. february 27.

ben kweller. birmingham. march 6.

anyone game?

Saturday, January 12, 2008


"everybody gets one chance to do something great. most people never take the chance, either because they're too scared, or they don't recognize it when it spits on their shoes"


it will teach you to love what you're afraid of
after it takes away all that
you learn to love
but you don't
have to hold your head
higher than your heart

Thursday, January 10, 2008


it makes my heart hurt when i actually get to know people and i find out how much they are actually hurting. i wish i could do something to help people, but the only thing i am capable of doing is feeling sad. a hug doesn't really fix much anyway. i wish that there was something i could do to help. and then, we spin out of conversations on kissing and alcohol to conversations on God and childhood loneliness. it makes me so sad to hear about people growing up truly believing that no one cared for them.

and it just makes me imagine that for every person spilling their story in the lobby tonight, there are hundreds more that feel exactly the same way. it makes me feel strangely privileged to have led a life where i didn't feel at all unloved.

i've felt completely loved. in pretty much every possible way.

and it makes me feel like that as the Church we have gotten apathetic and haven't been doing our job to love people. when people are looking at the Church as a group of people to support them in their darkest time and we fail, what kind of message are we sending out about the love of Christ?

because He was the greatest example of love of all.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

show me how to listen.

beat but i'm not broken
guide me through with your hand
lead with your words spoken
show me how to listen...

i'm rediscovering the amazing-ness of the red jumpsuit apparatus.