I spent this past Weekend at Weevil Pond on the UAM campus. First off to support my friends Jason and Karen Caldwell who did a 24 hour Super Plunge for Special Olympics. They set a goal and met that goal to Plunge in the cold pond every hour for 24 hours. I then joined them on the last plunge "in costume". Let me tell you that the sun was shinning, and it was perfect weather, but that water was still cold. I don't see how Jason and Karen did for 24 times, I could barely stand one time. But it was all for a great cause, Special Olympics is near and dear to my heart. Around $10,000 was raised for Special Olympics of Arkansas Area 12. Check out the video below, Jason, Karen, and I were the first ones to plunge.
I love Christmas, always have. But I love it even more today now that I can see Christmas through the eyes of my Little Buddy. He was so excited when he sent his email to Santa with his wish list of toys. But he was even more excited when I told him that Santa sent him an email video back. Watch the video below as Little Buddy watches that video for the first time. (Just click on the picture to start)
I love the way the Lord speaks to me. I hear something or read something somewhere and it gets me to thinking about Him and how Awesome He is. It just starts a chain of events in my mind. Just like this morning, when I was checking my Twitter feed. A Tweet from christian speaker Tony Nolan got my attention. "Did Jesus feed 5k? Did He open blind eyes? Did He raise the dead? Did He makes demons flee? Alright then..rest." The obvious answer to all those questions is YES! So since Jesus did all those things, they why do I worry so much? Got me thinking about a couple of passages in the Bible.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."~ Matthew 10:29-31
"Come unto me, all that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" ~Matthew 11:28-30
God is good, and He loves us more than we can ever imagine. He wants to take care of us. It got me to thinking about one of my new favorite songs by Coffey Anderson, called "All Ye". It kind of sums up what I'm trying to say, so take a look and listen.
This morning when as I was driving in to work (it's a short drive), I noticed the colors in the sky. Brilliant shades of Orange, Pink, Reds, with a hint of blue. I just had to say thank you to my God. Only he could make colors like that. As an artist, I've tried many times to mix paints to match those colors. But only God can make something like that. As I stood outside looking up to the sky, I got to thinking about my Dad. Thinking about how much I miss him. I still have times when I have a question, and I pick up the phone to call him, only to realize he won't be answering. I just hope that I can live up to the example he gave me. I can only hope I can be the father to my son that my Dad was to me.
This song by Joey + Rory called "My Old Man" just brought me to tears this morning. Thought I would share it with ya'll. I miss you Dad, but I know I'll see you again one day.
I just can't believe (or maybe I don't want to believe) that my Little Buddy is growing up. He started Kindergarten a few weeks ago. He's getting so big, and I'm so proud of the person he's growing up to be. I know that he has a lot more growing up to do, and that it will fly by. So I'll try to cherish each and every moment that passes by. Everytime I turn on KLove and hear Revive's new song "Blink" I start thinking about my Little Man.