Watched this video a few minutes ago. Any thoughts?
Mark Driscoll, Pastor Mars Hill Church
Watched this video a few minutes ago. Any thoughts?
Mark Driscoll, Pastor Mars Hill Church
Man, I know its been a while since I’ve wrote on this blog. I guess since this is my blog, then it makes sense to explain my absence…although I’ll try to keep it short and not boring. Basically, two weeks ago I had headaches every day. Normally, its two Excedrin Migraine for me then the headache is gone for a while. That week was different, it never really went away. Along with the headache was some equilibrium type issues, just feeling off balance and stuff. Anyway, I managed…until two Sunday nights ago. I was super excited b/c we were having a worship/prayer night at Crossroads. I was anticipating a great night for sure. Well, during the third song I began falling over, except I was standing straight up. Major balance problem just came out of nowhere. I felt like I was about to fall over, pass out(never happened in my life, so it was freaky). Well, I didnt want to just put my guitar down and walk off stage in front of 500+ people, and I also didnt want to fall over. I didnt want to be a distraction. Thankfully, David prayed in the middle of the song, and I exited quickly. Anyways, there are more details about that night, but basically it was just a night full of not feeling well at all–to say the least. Monday, Megan and I go to the doctor and he treats it as allergies. Well, that didnt necessarily work to well.
First of all, to start this paragraph I want to say how awesome my wife is. Seriously, she has an incredible heart and is just amazing. Thanksgiving is Megans favorite holiday. She loves being with her family and just this time of year and everything that comes with it. Thanksgiving night started out awesome, and I dont really feel like typing out everything…but basically, just before dinner her and I were in the Emergency Room in the hospital. We didnt even get to eat dinner. We were at the ER for pretty much the rest of the evening. My dizziness was out of hand and it brought with it many other symptoms that were pretty much scary to me. So that is what made me want to go to the ER. At the ER, they had to wheelchair me into the back…lol…looking back on it I probably looked funny. Long story short, they did a CT Scan of my head to see whats up. Thank the Lord, nothing was there.
So, this brings me to today..Tuesday. I’ve been dealing with the same symptoms every day now..however, they seem to get a little bit better everyday, a very little bit. As of now, the Dr. today told us he thinks it may be inner ear related. He said this is something that cant be necessarily fixed by medicine, but something that the body fixes on its own. This is good news, if this is what it is. I can deal with it if I know an end is in sight.
I say and type all this b/c many of you have asked about me and asked why I havent been blogging and all that good stuff. And I also wanted to say how much your prayers have meant. I’ve heard of so many people that have been praying for me, prayer groups that have been praying for me…and it absolutely means the world to me. God has truly answered your prayers in that He has given me so much comfort recently(especially in the ER), and I feel like the Lord has taught me many things during this time as well. So, thanks so much for your prayers and all.
If none of this makes sense its probably b/c I’m still on medication that makes me umm…sleepy.
Wow, what a long blog. Cool.
Sorry for not having many blogs in the last couple days. I’ve been kinda under the weather and so I’ve just been trying to relax some and let the medications do their job before Thanksgiving. Have a great day.
Had a great week with Charter, not really.
They cut our cable off without warning or a phone call
And they had no record of it until I mentioned that they cut it off
A couple days later it got fixed
The guy was actually nice when he came out and gave me a free part thingy that allows my cable to work, and told me if it ever happens again to use this until the tech gets out. Nice.
Yes, I’m going to call Charter and see how many free things I can get as a result of THEIR screw-up.
Speaking of Charter….
Do you have Charter “High Speed” Internet?
Do you have a wireless router?
Do you constantly receive a message that says, “Cannot find Server”?
wow, this sounds like some info commercial. i like it, I’m gonna keep going…
Do you find yourself frustrated?
Does your page load a little, then it takes several minutes to actually load the full page?
Are you tired of paying for “high speed” Internet and getting dial up speed?
Are you wondering why I’m asking these questions?
Do you want me to tell you?
I’m going to tell you.
I’ve discovered, thanks to my step-dad, how to basically tell your router to not use Charter’s servers, which are always slow and depressing. So, basically you can go to an open server and well…your internet will fly. If you call Charter complaining about interent speeds, they wont tell you this…they want you to use their servers(of course). But there is a way out my friends. If you’re interested in knowing how to do this, shoot me an email. I’m tired of typing right now, and I also must go back to work. So let me know, and we’ll go from there. Some of you probably already knew this. If this is the case, I’m sorry that I’ve fallen behind with technology. If I can help one person though, then it will be worth my typing..haha.
Jared Anderson has a few songs that we’ve been able to sing corporately in the church. I really love his songs to be honest with you. I was reading Josh Bayne’s blog yesterday(worship leader @ Catalyst Church…and many others I do believe), and he posted this video. I’ve never heard this song, but its powerful. And like Josh said, the “good” part beings about 3:10 into it. However, I would recommend just watching the whole video. Incredible singing, and I guess a great way to handle a simple mistake.
So, like I said in my previous post, we got to see David Crowder play last night. I would say it was a good concert, not the best I’ve ever been to…but solid no doubt. I enjoyed the opening band, The Myriad. They had a good sound and I really enjoyed their songs. I think they are doing some cool things with MTV as well, which is good. Phil Wickham was great. I bet it was tough being the acoustic guy sandwiched between two bands, but he brought great energy to his acoustic performance. He added in some loops and stuff which helped out a little. And lastly, the Crowder Band didnt disappoint. They played a ton of songs, which is a good thing for sure. I think my favorites were You Never Let Go and A beautiful Collision. I liked how Crowder played piano on You Never Let Go. Very powerful song.
Well, that pretty much sums it up I guess.
Tonight, Megan and I along with some good friends are going to see the Crowder Band on their Remedy Tour in Columbia, SC. We are excited. I’ve seen them one time before, and they usually put on a great concert. They are very entertaining. Im excited to hear their new songs live as well. Also on this tour, and one of the major determining factors of me going to this show was the fact that Phil Wickham is opening up for the Crowder Band. I really like Phil’s newest cd, Cannons. YOu really need to check out this album. He just has a great voice, and is a great songwriter. Im sure it ought to be a fun night.
Check this video out. I saw this on a friends blog yesterday, and had to put it up here. Man, this kid must have way too much time on his hands, or either he is just that good. Check it out.
Had a great weekend. My wife and I really worked hard on Saturday putting away things in the new house. We really wanted to get things situated and make it liveable. It is now, and we love it. One of the bedrooms I’m converting into an office/studio/music room/whatever you wanna call it. Its coming together nicely. My parents were getting rid of this cool sleeper sofa, so I put it in the room and it goes well. Anyways, so all the house stuff is coming along.
Had a great service yesterday at Crossroads. Man, Rich really is such a great communicator. The way he explains things, it just makes sense. Just an awesome, simple guy who has a heart for the city of Greenville. Awesome stuff.
Salvation is Here
Holy Spirit of God/Open the Eyes
Give us clean hands
Shout unto God
Jesus Paid it All
We talked about the Church of Thyatira in Rev. 2. We cant be in union with God, and married to the world. We spoke about repenting. I could go way more in depth, but I’m running out of time here at work.
In other less serious news, the gamecocks have been sliding the last few weeks. no excuses really, just not playing good ball. clemson is playing some good ball. i think they’ll beat bc this coming week. i have said all year long, even when bc was like #2 that they really arent that great of a team. i love acc basketball. i’m weird. i like usc football, and unc basketball. i just grew up watching unc basketball and i love it. and i think acc basketball is more fun to watch on tv. however, when it comes to football, for some reason sec football is way more fun to watch. i feel like when i watch an sec game, i’m watchin almost like a pro game. like the georgia game on saturday, holy cow, that game was awesome and those guys are just athletes. now…there are athletes in the acc…NO DOUBT. but when i watch an acc game, it almost feels like i’m watching high school football. except for maybe virginia tech, but everything else just feels so much on a lower level. I dont know, maybe thats just me.
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