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Archive for October 17th, 2006

God, my God, I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near, calm my fear
And take my doubt
Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can’t climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

God, my God, let Mercy sing
Her melody over me
God, right here all I bring
Is all of me

‘Cause You are and You were and You will be forever
The Lover I need to save me
‘Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God
So hold me now

~Bebo Norman~

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Rant of the day

One of my serious pet peeves: the solicitation-for-money call. These calls, of course, can’t be avoided by signing up for the Do Not Call registry… and so, once or twice a week (if not more) my phone rings. These phone calls– inevitably– come only while I’m sitting down to a meal, on a long distance phone call, or otherwise indisposed. And of course, the solicitors involved are among the most persistent people I’ve known. The problem is, I’m not going to donate money over the phone. And I’m certainly not going to provide positive reinforcement for the undesirable behavior of interrupting my evening. Consequently, the calls are a massive waste of time for all involved… but unfortunately, there’s no list I can sign to avoid them or anything of that nature.  One of these days, I just may disconnect my phone….

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