Rhapsody in Black

Designed to Make You Feel Like the Sane One

Friday, August 13, 2004

Let The Games Begin!
~Olympics start today. Interesting note, in the middle of Malachai and Matthew the Olympic Games began, and have still been going strong. My favourite television besides the News
~Faith is trying to get me fired. I think God must have some good stuff instore for me because whenever you read in the Bible of Christians going through hard times, there is always a blessing at the end. Even if it is just God's grace and peace, I'll be thankful.
~Can't move my neck, what started out as a kink from falling out of the golf cart turned into a full blown wound. I'll be ok when I can look around.
~Still can't find the Finding Nemo bandaids
~my parents divorce is official today!!!! As much as divorce is a sad thing, it is a good thing for me and the rest of my family. WOOT WOOT!!! We're free! Twenty-six years of hell stops now.
~Iain made me a cd, which is nice. He is the guy I sit beside at work. Let me tell you, my opinion of homosexual people has changed. Not to open a can of worms here, but my feelings on that subject isn't so negative now. He is a great guy.
~I have yet a new mother (at work) or should I say Matka. My Polish friend has decided to be my work mother. People like to mother me, I am not sure why. My mother has done a fine job, yet I still find myself having many mothers all over the place.
~Looking forward to going to the mall today (sarcastic). I avoid malls...
~HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY to the one and only CARRIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Weirdness at Work
So I have been having the worst time at work this past week. At my work we sit in cubicles at computers...each section is called a bay, and a bay is made up of about 20 people. So, I had to change bays because of my schedule which was no big deal. However, I was going to have to sit with this woman named Faith. I get along with everyone, I have a bubbly personality at work, and everything is good. Anyways, Faith asked to talk to our supervisor, and she came back from her meeting alittle flustered. I had no idea why she called this meeting. Anyways, yesterday my supervisor calls me into her office and asks if there was a problem between Faith and I. I said no, she gave me bad vibes so I tried to stay my distance. So, this is Faith's side of the story:we were having a conversation about working everyday when I, all of the sudden, came onto her and threatened to beat her up.
At this point I am between tears and hysterics. You have to picture this: me barely 100 pounds, a walking stick, with a mousey voice threatening a woman who is mouthy and over 200 pounds. Yeah...if you find yourself laughing, don't worry it is funny. So anyways, I am not sure if the Jesus in me rubs her the wrong way or something, but she seems to have this vandetta against me. Grrr...

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

5'7, short brown hair, vegetarian, slim build. Likes strange art, playing her guitar, and philosophising. Where oh where could she be??

...Elise and I were going to do a song for a coffee house off of my Cold Mountain Soundtrack (Ain True Love, or the other Alisson Krauss song). She has disappeared and is no where to be found. Please bring her back to me.

Monday, August 09, 2004

A Favourite

Prayer (1)
Prayer, the church's banquet; angel's age,
God's breath in man returning to his birth;
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgramage;
The Christian plummet, sounding heaven and earth;

Engine against th'Almighty, sinner's tower,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six days' world transposing in an hour;
A kind of tune which all things hear and fear:

Softness and peace and joy and love and bliss;
Exalted manna, gladness of the best;
Heaven in ordinary, man well dressed,
The milky way, the bird of paradise,

Church bells beyond the stars heard, the soul'd blood,
The land of spices; something understood.

....how beautiful is prayer? George Herbert has put it so beautifully. This melts my heart everytime I read it.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Awesome God
My church has been having a youth rally for the past few days. I just want to say that is it AMAZING! I have never seen so many youth totally sold out to God. I felt a bit old as I sat in my chair. Here I am surrounded by kids 13-20 and I wondered if my grey hair was going to start growing or something. I watched as youth humbled themselves in worship, raising their hands or laying on the floor. I watched as they cried out to God to save their friends and schools. And I thought to myself, God is passing me by. I look at these kids and wish I was there again. Anyways, it was such a challenging message that went out that night. Are we willing to pay the price as a Christian? Are we willing to serve God no matter what our friends think or say? God is just so good.