Monday, April 19, 2010

Normalcy

Have you ever had that moment when you were acutely aware of the fact that you probably aren't normal? It happened to me the other day...





Jamie and I saw the above video on America's Funniest Videos not long ago, and we both had a hardy chuckle about it. But that wasn't good enough for my lovely wife. Yep, she had to try it herself. At least I can say that I caught on a little quicker than the guy in the video (it's only happened once in a public place and once on our back patio). I know you're wondering: it was a very quick, non-flamboyant dance.




And how about the Jimmy Dean commercial? Jamie and I find it to be really funny. So we've been known to sing to each other like the sunshine man. Of course, Jamie has always been superb at impressions, so her songs are always much funnier than mine anyway. Maybe that makes her stranger than me.

I heard somebody say that normalcy is not something to aspire to, but rather get away from. For now, I guess I'll buy that.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is Risen!


Amazing grace shall always be my song of praise,
For it was grace that bought my liberty;
I do not know just why He came to love me so,
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need.

I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary,
To view the cross where Jesus died for me;
How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul,
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need.

If not for grace my soul would be a drifting ship,
With no safe harbor from the angry waves.
But Calvary's cross shines brightly through the darkest storm,
And just in time His mercy rescues me!

I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary,
To view the cross where Jesus died for me;
How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul,
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need.