Friday, December 14, 2007

Better But Again Not Easy

Matt Redman -- Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs Of Matt Redman Volume 1 (2005)
Friday night. Boring. So far at least. But I got another run in and that alone has made this night perfect. I'm back now, I'm cleaned up, I'm typing it up.

I headed on over to the Rec Center at about 8:30 tonight. Got my run done and back to my house just a little while ago. Now the night is still young. Mayhaps I'll mosey on down to a local watering hole to see if anyone's out and about. Yeah, that's exactly the best thing to do after getting some great healthy exercise -- have a pint or two. Uh huh. I won't overdo it, though...

work tomorrow. This life o' mine ain't Workin' For The Weekend... sometimes it's Workin' ON The Weekend.

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh probably never went running on January 1st.  Why January 1st?  Just seems like a day that makes the most sense.  Maybe Christmas. Run Time: 15 minutes 21 seconds

• indoors

Total Running Time for December - 1 hour 15 min 14 sec
____________________November -- 2 hours 18 min 45 sec
_____________________October ---_______57 min 06 sec

____(starting Oct. 1)
· Weight Loss Goal -- 24 pounds (11 kg)
_________· So Far -- 10 lb

Not an easy run. I had, for the second day in a row, some difficulty in achieving my desired time. Took a whole lotta willpower to get there but I did without stopping. Success. Afterwards I was dead, so completely dead, kind of, I mean here I am typin' away so I didn't die or nothin', didn't need to be taken to the hospital.. but holy moly, as soon as I stopped at my cue at 15:21, I was a huffin' and a puffin' tryin' to get my breathing back to normal. Meanwhile an older gentleman well beyond 60 was easin' on by, never a single deep breath visible from him. Why so easy there, Bub? Why not so easy for me? Ahhh well, in any case, I made it, no stopping today, felt GREAT soon enough and am looking forward to my next run. I might not be making 15-20 second jumps up in time... maybe only 5-10 for awhile... but that's fine with me!

Running tunes
from the album of the day...

Matt Redman

Blessed Be Your Name:
The Songs Of Matt Redman
Vol. 1

2005




Blessed Be Your Name
Holy Moment
Once Again
The Heart Of Worship
Let My Words Be Few
Lord, Let Your Glory Fall
Undignified
Better Is One Day
Facedown
I Will Offer Up My Life
Let Everything That Has Breath
The Father's Song

One song here I have heard before -- Blessed Be Your Name. The studio version of that song climbed the Christian chart a few years ago. Probably hit Number 1 and if I was a bettin' man, I'd bet that it stayed there for more than a week, maybe 4 or 5 even. That version on the radio was not this one, though. This is a really wonderful album recorded live in front of a rather small audience. Sounds like a small bar... but come on, how many Christian singer/songwriters perform in bars? Apparently this was done at a worship songwriter's conference. Doesn't tell me about the room they were in but it was no stadium, arena or even a small theater, that's for sure. In any case, the crowd noise is at such an immense minimum that it almost sounds like 40 or so people were in a studio cheering it up at the end of played back songs and that "cheer-track" is what was injected here. No, it's just an amazingly clean soundboard recording. And what a tremendous selection of songs. Wow! A few tunes are completely on the lighter and mellower sounding side... but not that foofy sound that your great grandma might not object to. Each song is laden with excellent lyrics that praise God and all His wonder and several just downright rock right along. Absolutely incredible material here!! Thank You, God, for ears that work and for musicians who write and play such great songs. What a blessing!!!

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1 comment:

Laane said...

Hi!

I'm not sure if I went back to you about your comment that every Christian should be telling others about Christ.

I'm not living in America, the culture I live in is different.
We don't talk much about our religion, regardless which, because not initiating a conversation about it is considered having espect for the choices of someone else.
I'm quite willing to answer questions, but I won't start the conversation.

Telling people about religion can be done by going from door to door. That's just one way.
One can also tell by living what's important.

Have a great weekend!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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