Friday, July 17, 2009

Well, it has been a whole week since I updated this. Lots going on. I guess I will start with my fact of the “week”. When subjected to an electric current of at least 50 volts, a cat’s tail always points to the north. Hmm…. How did they figure this out?

Let's see, what happened this week? Johanna celebrated her 4 year anniversary with DLA Piper on the 16th and they gave her a coupon to leave work one hour early. Yeah, great gift!

Last night, we were playing with Elijah and Azalea. We kept having Azalea do tricks and Elijah would crack up laughing at it. Jo and I were crying because we were laughing so hard. We have video of it and it will be posted to Jo’s blog soon.

Some big news from the week, I joined a gym! Tuesday, I went to Bally’s near our house just to check it out. I talked with one of the managers and got a great deal. I did not have to sign up for a single/multi-year contract. I am paying 34.99 a month and I can cancel anytime I want too. They have so much stuff, lots of cardio and weights, track that wraps around the whole facility, racquetball and an indoor pool. They also have free childcare if I ever need to take Elijah there.

On Wednesday, while I was biking there, I got to thinking it would be cool to have someone to workout with. We can encourage and push each other. Then I got on facebook and one of my friends had updated his status that he really wanted to loose some weight. His name is Chris and he is the afternoon DJ for my favorite radio station WRBS. So I sent him a message and he sent me one back. We are going to meet for drinks sometime in the near future and talk about it. He is also one of the worship leaders at my church. I am really excited about this possibility.

I tried a gym before and didn’t follow through with it. Johanna and I lost a lot of money because of it. I also was just getting discouraged about not seeing results. I use to be the type of person who wanted results right away. Now I know this is going to be a marathon and not a sprint.
Have you ever felt discouraged? You know, that feeling like everything you have tried you have failed at? Sometimes your life just seems to be like one big storm and there is no way out of it. I have felt that way a lot. But then I hear a voice inside of me telling me everything is going to be alright. I had that feeling again this morning. We have had a lot of stuff going on. Our washer is broken and we need to have it repaired, we need a new hot water heater, among other things. I was getting frustrated about it. Then I heard the following song on the radio. I have heard it before but this time I actually listened. The song is “Jesus Calling” by 33 Miles.

What do you see when you look at your world today
Is it so full of clutter that you feel like your going insane
But you can't fight back 'cause you're just too afraid
And it feels like the clouds in your sky don't wanna change
You see there’s always another story
Another side to every coin
But how you see your circumstance is all about a choice

Chorus:When you see the rushing wind, feel the pouring rain
Hear the thunder now as the clouds roll in You're blinded by the lighting
Do you also hear that still, small voice saying it's okay
You're not alone, you may be scared to death
But I won't let you go You may think the sky above is falling
But can you hear Jesus calling?

What do you see when you look at your world today
Do you see a glimmer of hope or has it all turned to gray
Well start by counting you blessings one by one
And I'm sure right there you'll start to see the sun
You see there’s always another story
Another side to every coin
But how you see your circumstance is all about a choice

So, whenever you are facing a “storm” in life, take that time to hear the still small voice of Christ telling you everything will be ok. I have heard that voice so many times and I am so thankful for it!

1 comment:

  1. That's exciting news about Chris ~ I hope that all works out for you!
    Nice song lyrics Joe.