Archive for August, 2008

Take a deep breath….

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2008 by jbasedow4

I’m sitting outside work right now waiting for my shift to start and thinking over my ridiculous schedule for the next two weeks. I don’t know how I will survive, I just know I will because God is good and much stronger than I am.

I don’t really have much to say, only that I’m excited for the next year. Excited for old friends, new opportunities, being done with school…

I’m posting a picture of a recent sunrise hike that I did with some peeps. We filmed the sunrise for part of a video we’re doing for our big Vespers service we’re doing on August 29th (in the student theater on campus at 8pm!). It works well with idea of a new day, a new year, and the mercy that God provides anew each day.

Hitch?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2008 by jbasedow4

This is the second post I’m making tonight, mainly because it felt wrong to put it with the last post. And also, I’m kind of amazed that I can sit anywhere (I’m in bed right now organizing all my thoughts so I can sleep) and do this from my iPod. Now to business:

What’s the deal with the movie Hitch? It’s depressing as all get out. Mainly because it feels so good to watch. That’s the depressing thing about it. We watch these movies and see these perfect situations unfold and it’s great to see… But for how many of us will anything like that EVER happen? Seriously. And if will happen for some, then where can I find a date-doctor?

Take MY Life

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2008 by jbasedow4

Today, I got the opportunity to play a song for the memorial service for a 15 year old cancer victim. This kid, just a boy, was in every way ‘a man of God before he was a man’ as his brother said. D. L. Moody once said that the world has yet to see what God can do with a soul completely sold out for Him. Well this man was maybe one of the closest I’ve seen. They read a few excerpts from his journal and it had me crying. I remember one of them almost word for word so i’ll do my best here:

“the way the cancer is spreading, I know I’ll probably be Home soon, and that’s really where I want to be. I want this suffering to be done and to be with my Father in heaven. But don’t get me wrong, I won’t give up, there’s nothing in me that will ever stop fighting… As much as I want this suffering to be done, people are coming to KNOW God because of it. And because of that, if I have to stay here and suffer like Paul did, then I will gladly do it… Live life, love life, love God, live forever.”

I didn’t even know this man while he was alive but if I died now, being 7 years older than him, left half the legacy he left at age 15, I would count my life successful beyond my wildest dreams. I guess the whole point of this entry is to say that I am more determined than ever to let my life be more than just my own. It is for God and His purposes, however He chooses to accomplish them. Thank you for that David.

Lyrics for Take My Life:

Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee,
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing always only for my King,
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold not a might would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use every power as you choose.

Take my will and make it Thine, it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own, it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love my Lord I pour at tour feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be ever only all for thee.

Here am I, all of me. Take my life it’s all for thee.

Day 4

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2008 by jbasedow4

So after a 12 hour day of work yesterday, and worship this morning at church, I just got home from working the closing shift at Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s not a bad place to work and the people are very nice. But I am exhausted, and today was day 4 of 10 straight scheduled work days, so this will be a fun stretch. Good night.

(now watching: The Legend of Zorro, terrible, but I have to watch it because the mask of zorro was so good)

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Because i said i would…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 3, 2008 by jbasedow4

I said I’d try harder to keep up on this, so here I am in bed posting this from my iPod. I worked 11 hours today, not too bad, will be up at 6am tomorrow to lead worship and then will work till close @ BWW. I’m scheduled 9 straight days, so if you need me, leave a voicemail. Goodnight.

(now playing: Sparks by Coldplay)
(ps- check out coldplay’s new vids for viva la vida on their website)

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I’ll keep trying

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2008 by jbasedow4

So, I tried starting this thing up and like every other time I’ve tried blogging, I didn’t keep with it. Mainly because I’m always too tired by the time I get to my computer at night. But a great thing happened today, I found an app for iPod touch that lets me update this blog from that and since it’s always with me, blogging should be pretty easy now. Schweet…

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