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Happy Anniversary Baby!

Eleven years ago today I put on a tux and married the most beautiful woman in the world. Lucky me!

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I Need Love

I was very surprised this evening to hear a familiar song coming from the television. I headed into our family room just in time to see that they were using an old Sam Philips (formerly Leslie Philips) song to back an ad for perfume or something.

Strange choice of song I thought.

They were playing a couple of grabs from her 1994 song I Need Love.

I love the lyrics of the song. (By now you’ve probably guessed that I get into lyrics in a big way.)

I NEED LOVE [Sam Philips]

I left my conscience like a crying child

Locked the doors behind me put the pain on file

Broken like a window I see my blindness now

I need love

Not some sentimental prison

I need God

Not the political church

I need fire

To melt the frozen sea inside me

I need love

Driving into town tired and depressed

Like a flare the streetlight bursts an S.O.S.

Peace comes to my rescue I don’t know what it means

I need love

Not some sentimental prison

I need God

Not the political church

I need fire

To melt the frozen sea inside me

I need love

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What an Achievement

Our little girl was presented with the Achievement Award for Year 2. The Achievement Award is the highest award for each year group. She was given the Achievement Award for Year 1 last year.

I guess I don’t need to tell you that we’re incredibly proud.

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We Have Been Summonsed

My darling wife got a call today. We have been strongly urged to be at our daughter’s final school assembly tomorrow afternoon. The person from the school said that she couldn’t say any more but that we would be well advised to be there.

We’re guessing that she’ll be given some kind of special award. She’s 7 years old, in year 2 and incredibly clever.

Can’t wait to find out what it’s all about.

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Go to the Moon

I thought it was about time I shared another ‘oldie but goodie.’

Back in 1988, Geoff Moore and the Distance released the album, A Place to Stand.

One of my favourite tracks from that release is Go to the Moon. It looks at the insular nature of many Christians.

Go to the Moon

In a fast food restaurant not long ago

Somewhere in central Ohio

I came across a table of 5 or 6 boys

They were just being rowdy, making lots of noise

Until one said hey, I’ve got a question for you

If we nuked Russia where would you go, what would you do

Another one said, I think I’ve got the solution

You see my friends, the answer lies in seclusion

You get your friends and family

You gather up some food, pack ’em in a rocket and

Go to the moon

leave this place behind

Go to the moon

To live with your own kind

Go to the moon

Come bock some other time

Go to the moon

Now as I heard those boys talking it reminded me

of a conversation I had more recently

This guy was sayin’, hey, there’s something I want you to know.

I’m a Christian from a Christian home

I’m in a Christian club, a Christian school, got a Christian code a phone

And if people don’t like it, they can just leave me alone

You see he’s afraid the world is rubbing off on him

When all the time I thought we should be rubbing off on them

Just get your friends and family,

Gather up some food, pack ’em in a rocket ’cause you might as well

Go to the moon

Leave this place behind

(wait for the end of time)

Go to the moon

To live with your own kind

(leave the sick to die)

Go to the moon

Come back some other time

(get yourself some peace of mind)

Go to the moon

Mission control says now is the time

One small step towards your fellow man

Is one giant leap for mankind

Well now before this little story comes to a close

There’s just one thing or two that I’d like you to know

I believe in fellowship, in brotherhood and accountability

And that believer to believer can be encouraging

But if salt is going to season

Shine the light in darkened rooms

Don’t hide among the chosen

We cannot ….

Go to the moon

Leave this place behind

(wait for the end of time)

Go to the moon

To live with your own kind

(leave the sick to die)

Go to the moon

Come back some other time

(get yourself some peace of mind)

Go to the moon

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