Carlos over at Ragamuffin Soul posted this picture recently and entitled it "Authenticity". I've can't stop thinking about how true it is. You can read the full post HERE.

Fear has a way of producing authenticity. It drives us back into that childlike state and we lose all pretenses.

And since I like honest people and want to to be a man who is completely real and honest... I marvel at the love of God, and tremble at holiness.


Even though she's a die hard Dodgers fan (I'll forgiver her) I really enjoy Alyssa Milano's MLB blog. She was asked by MLB to serve as a postseason correspondent for MLB.com. On their TBS Hot Corner today she had her first segment and gives us a tour of the Dodgers' ballpark. Pretty awe inspiring!

FYI, If I ever get married, I want her to be someone that enthusiastically wears Touch apparel. Preferably Rangers or Astros at the least.

Penelope... I'm coming to find you!

My sister picked up this EP, While Underneath Lights by the david ramirez band, several months back and I love the song "Penelope".

I don't usually obsess or worry or get distracted with still being single. I don't want to be the guy you patrols singles groups and clubs and other places constantly on the lookout for "the one". The dating "game" is incredibly annoying to me. I don't want to settle and I don't want to compromise.

Not that I imagined being single at 29 either. But if I'm honest I would say that I would prefer being married, having someone to love and be loved by.

What I love about "Penelope", the song, is the line that speaks about naming the one you dream about. While I'm not as diligent in prayer for "her" as I'd like to be, naming her has given my prayers a little more conviction.

I'm curious for anyone single out there who happens to read this, what name are you giving the one you're praying for? [Remember hope presses on!]

While you think about that check out David's myspace and give "Penelope" a listen, and here are the lyrics:...

I was on another train
I caught a different plane
I landed a hour too late to see you
I was born a day late
My mother called my name
and I turned away and missed you face

Where did you go?
Where did you go now?
'Cause I'm coming to find you
Yeah I'm coming to find you

I just turned 22
And I'm getting older by the day
Could you give me a small clue?
The first letter of your name?
And you're so hard to see
Ideas are hard to hold
I love you Penelope
As pure as the snow

Can you feel my breath behind you?
Can you hear my steps coming near ya?
You stay put I'm coming to ya
There's nothing in this place that I fear
Only you without me
Only me without you

Oh Penelope
My Penelope

Do you dream about me?
Like I dream of you?
Do you ever sing about me?
What name did you choose?
This is getting hard
Everyone is finding love
Faith is getting tired
But hope is pressing on

Can you feel my breath behind you?
Can you hear my steps coming?
I'm coming dear
I will scale mountains to find you
No valley low enough to fear


Where am I going?
When do I stop?
Are you there waiting?
Have you given up?
Give me a picture
Something to see
Cause I'm dying to learn you
Dying to breath

So where did you go?
Where did you go now?
Where did you go?