A beautiful Fall day, a very cool wind farm and way too many images of my motorcycle. Happy Fall everyone! (Well… at least to those in this hemisphere!)
A few images from a day trip to Chicago with my colleagues earlier this week.
As seen on a late, warm summer day in Minooka, Illinois.
dear child will you stay with me for a moment will you listen through my tears i am searching for words through the rubble of my life i need to help you see so that 20 years from this moment you will remember and weep and tell the story again dear child there is evil in this world it is plain to see all of history tells the same sad story but greater still than all we see is the darkness in you and me the darkness in you and me all the change i want this world to know all the healing that i want to see all that is broken deep inside of me oh God start with me dear child there are heroes in this world men and women brave and true facing evil charging running the fire of courage in their eyes greater than the fires all around and when walls and steel when glass and stone fell down down down it is now upon us all to remember our sons our daughters our mothers our fathers our sisters our brothers oh my God they are gone they were heroes on that day there are heroes in this world today dear child do not fear there is evil yes but greater still is the song of hope is the melody of light do you see this cross made from broken steel rising from the ashes hope rising from the pain do you see the Cross the Son of Man on a tree all the evil of the world all the darkness in you and me he bore on the tree He ran into the darkness the ground zero of our souls to set us free to mend our hearts to redeem dear child life is unimaginably beautiful delicate and fleeting so remember to sing songs about the heroes that are gone so remember the Cross still stands and calls to all giving faith giving hope giving love dear child remember tell the story remember the Cross
stillness reflection quiet contemplation listen He is here presence surrender holy encounter He is here searching heart open hope filled and broken He is here rest now oh my soul let grace fill the questions the doubts have no fear His love is here He is here
My home town is in the state of Illinois. We are considered a southwest suburb of Chicago. The town is all but surrounded by corn and soy bean fields and so it often seems like any kind of major city is far, far away, even though, if the traffic gods are smiling, we can be in beautiful downtown Chicago in about an hour. These Minooka, Midwest skies are treasures that I always enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
Stepped outside my home to go to rehearsal and was greeted by this.
someone's falling oh God someone's falling a desperate soul searching for peace searching for a place called home someone's crying oh God someone's crying a daddy fears for his little girl how he longs to keep her safe in this dark world someone's running oh God someone's running and the bullets fly so hard to breathe just need to hide run keep running someone's praying dear God shouldn't we all be praying it's so dark dear Jesus shine through my broken heart no matter how small my light may be shine through me let me fall into Your grace You're my home and safety let me weep with those who weep You're my comfort and my hope let me run into Your arms and love this world You love love this world You love
From a recent family birthday get together! Thanks for stopping by!