not perfect… but a recording made by God’s grace and his grace alone.
i’ve tried so many times to record this song … but i was never satisfied with the result of my efforts… and i think that was the problem. i was relying on my own efforts and desires in recording it, rather than relying on God’s strength and seeking his pleasure.
i hope this is a blessing to you. it’s made by God’s son, by God’s grace (seriously, i’m surprised i hit the runs i did without making bigger mistakes heh), and for God’s glory.
i don’t want to live a life of regret.
if, at the time of my death, all i’ve done is work hard and rise the corporate ladder, or become famous, or make lots of money, i’ll be overflowing with regret. i want my life to have meaning. i want to live for the glory of the King and for no other reason.
the scary thing is that it’s so easy to let time slip through your fingers without realizing the weight of each moment. i want to be so aware of the importance of every moment, and use every moment and opportunity for his glory.
when i do, by the grace of God, i’ll be able to look back and say that my life was a life worth living.
John Dewey, Experience and Education
reading for my education 143 class.
i am thoroughly enjoying it.
i want to be the kind of dad who doesn’t let his own pride get in the way of what is best for his kids. i want to be the kind of dad that gently and lovingly reprimands and disciplines his kids when they do wrong, not because it would reflect badly on him if he didn’t, but because he wants what is best for them. i want to be motivated by their good, not by my own image or pride. i want to never fear embarrassment when it comes to my kids.
i want to love them as God loves them.
"Do not be afraid."
i read somewhere that that phrase is repeated 365 times in the Bible.
it makes sense that it’s repeated so often—we as humans are so prone to fear. and fear is so deadly.
haha—“fear is the mind-killer”. from dune.
but it is, though. fear happens when we forget God, when we forget who he is, all that he has already done, and all that he has promised to do. as sons, as daughters, there is no space for fear.
"The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"
"I graduated from Juilliard recently, and just earned a trial with the London Symphony."
“Was there ever a time when you wanted to quit?”
“It was harder when I was younger, and all my friends were outside playing. Back then my Mom really kept me practicing. But then I hit a point where I began to love the instrument, and I really couldn’t imagine my life without it.”
“How did you know when you reached that point?”
“I guess it was the point where I’d learned enough that I realized how much more there was to learn.”