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From the end of Geoff Moore & The Distance’s rendition of “Why Should the Devil (Have All the Good Music)” LIVE in Rome, Georgia (1996):


Get ready!  Come on!!!


Jesus told the truth
And Jesus showed the way
One more thing I’d like to say
They nailed Him on the cross
They laid Him in the ground
Don’t you know you can’t keep Jesus Christ down (NO!)


I feel good every day
I don’t wanna lose it
All I wanna…one more time
WHY SHOULD THE DEVIL HAVE ALL THE GOOD MUSIC?!
I can feel that beat (whoa-kay yeah!)
Jesus is the rock, He rolled my blues (He is the rock and He rolled my blues)
Jesus is the rock, He’ll roll your blues away – YEAH!!!


God bless you guys (and gals)!  Thanks a lot!”


Please listen to the entire song and what Geoff says after the song.

Just got done watching 24!    Yay for the good guys!!!


I got my helmet over the weekend from www.soloracer.com.  It’s the Bell Sport 3 full face helmet.


I now have everything I think I would need to enjoy taking Devoted Dan (my Scooby/Subie) to the track at California Speedway on Saturday, March 5, 2005 (http://www.redlinetrackevents.com/event_calispwy.html)!

Alpinestars (www.alpinestars.com) F1-R racing shoes and F1-R racing gloves




Now I too can get sideways like Solberg, Petter Solberg that is!  Petter is a driver for the Subaru World Rally Team (SWRT) World Rally Championship (WRC) effort.  Although for 2005, it appears that Alpinestars is no longer a sponsor of the SWRT and has been replaced by Sparco (http://www.sparcousa.com/store.asp).


Pictures from yesterday’s high school senior class super bowl party (seniors, IM or e-mail me if you want the full-size, high-resolution photos)

Jackie Lee, Jenn Park, April Wong, and Aaron Lee with the power to control others at their fingertips



Donald Chau, Kimmie Mark, Christi Wong, Matt Gunawan, Nate Lee, Elmer Indrawan, and Jerry Hwang find an alternative use (Texas Hold ’em – no money at stake…just exercise!) for the Lee family’s billiards table



Kenny Chin watches the onslaught as T.O. and the Philadelphia Eagles become no mo’



April Wong watches as Tim Seargeant and Stacey Crowther work things out in a rather “peaceful” manner



Jenn Park is sixteen going on seventeen on February 10, 2005!  Happy Birthday!



The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat: Jerry (left – 3rd place) and Nate (gray hooded sweatshirt – 2nd place) in the middle of 100 jumping jacks.  Congratulations to Matt (the winnAr and good sport), Kenny, and Elmer did 200 jumping jacks!


I had part of a rice krispy treat stuck to my face for the latter part of the night and no one told me it was there!  I noticed it right before I left the Lee residence (thank you to Uncle Jimmy, Auntie Jean, Nate, Aaron, and Hannah for hosting us) when I was washing up in the restroom!  C’mon, ya’ll!  Help me help you!

Great impartation of God’s word today at church!  Thank You, Lord for reconciling me to You.  Thank You, Jesus Christ, that Your substitution in my place to bear the Father’s wrath I that deserved was able to and fully paid the price for my sin, a price that I would never have been able to pay.  Thank You that there is no need to explain and nothing I could ever say or do to be truly set free by You!

 

No Need To Explain

by Geoff Moore & The Distance

 

(Verse One)

It was aopen and shut case
was guilty asin
There was blood omhands
was waiting tbcondemned

 

You get what you pay for
And you pay for what you do
How could the Judge btalking tme
When He looked down and said
“You’re free”

 

(Chorus)
And there inneed to explain
And there inothing you could ever say
To change the way I feel for you

 

(Verse Two)
How can this btrue
What kind oplace ithis
Where the guilty are forgiven
Where the blind can see
And losers win
And slaves gfree and where

 

(Chorus)

There inneed to explain
And there inothing wcould ever say
To change the way He feels
Where there are debts that have been paid
And there’s a stone that has been rolled away
To say there inneed

 

(Bridge)
Hurry, hurry
Drop your stuff, grab your friends
Take everyone wcan
Together, we’ll find mercy for all
We’ll walk, we’ll run, we’ll crawl

 

Unconditional, there’s a word that seems sforeign
Unbelievable, but undeniable, inconceivable
And yet strue

 

(Chorus)
There inneed texplain
And there inothing wcould ever say
To change the way He feels
And there are debts that have been paid
And there’s a rolled stone aaempty grave
To say there inneed
No need texplain

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I thought I’d definitely be “nerdier” than that!  Oh wait a minute!  Maybe this means I am well-balanced in coolness and intelligence!  God ROCKS!

From Geoff Moore’s web site (www.geoffmoore.com):


What’s New!
January 2005
Since ending the Big Daddy Weave, Kristy Starling Compassion Tour, Geoff has been hard at work on a new record. Actually, two new records. He is currently putting the finishing touches on 22 songs that will be part of a project called “Every Single One”.


“Every Single One” Part I and “Every Single One” Part II each contain 11 newly recorded songs. This project is a combination of brand new material, such as the title track, new renditions of some of your favorites including “A Friend Like U” and “If You Could See, What I See”, plus new recordings of some of Geoff’s favorites from his past records including “Foundations” and “Only A Fool”. Recorded in Franklin, TN and produced by Geoff himself, look for these two CD’s in early spring.


On the touring front, Geoff will be doing some dates this spring with Phil Keaggy, and also his good friend Mark Schultz. Keep checking back for more info.



Interesting read from CNN.com: Ned Flanders, superstar (partial spoiler for tomorrow night’s Simpsons’ episode after the Super Bowl) – http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/03/apontv.thesimpsons.ap/index.html


Broadband only (no dial-up!)
http://www.users.muohio.edu/miyamadm/book(hi).wmv


Book = Holy Bible


Music video is a spoof of “Baby Got Back”


***Don’t take anything in this video seriously!***  Everyone knows
NASB > KJV!  j/k!


Continuing with my earlier theme of friends, this goes out to all my teammates-all the brothers and sisters in Christ that I know and don’t know.  We’ve got a Coach who is always rooting and pulling for us to help each other along.  When our teammates are on base and we’re up to bat in life, let’s strive to get our brothers and sisters home!  Whether you hit a single, double, triple, or home run, you’re contributing to His cause.  The greatest joy will come through when you hit a home run for Him!  What would a home run be?  I believe a home run would be seeing God break people’s hearts and humbling them, seeing God bring His elect into the family for the first time or bringing them back to the fold, and showing His unconditional love to people who long simply to be loved.  The great news is that there’s no way you can strike out because you’ve got a Coach who has already given you an infinite number of strikes and will deliver you whatever Satan throws your way!


It’s time to get out there and play ball!  Go get ’em!  God bless you guys and gals!



Photo ©2004 Ted “Theodore” Kau (Bill & Ted reference there…let’s see who picks up on it)

Please pray for:


1) First Chinese Baptist Church, Walnut’s High School ministry


2) Sunday School lesson this Sunday (02/06/2005) for the high school seniors


Thanks!


Like breathing out and breathing in (Oh!)
Let us pray!

Just got done (at midnight) watching the Winter X Games Snocross events on the deuce (ESPN2).  Racing is racing!  It’s in my blood!  Although, watching people race is sometimes boring.  Man/woman & machine is so much more exciting!  Snowmobiling > skiing/snowboarding!!!  Here’s why:

Blair Morgan leads Tucker Hibbert catching some SERIOUS  air!!!  SWEET!!!  Image ©2005 ESPN/EXPN


Friends part 2:


Here’s to Garrett “G-Money” Cho (Xanga: gmonkey) of Hacienda Heights, CA (Wilson High School Class of 1999)!  I first met him when he, Hanley, and I played for the Evergreen Knights one summer.  I think it was between 7th and 8th grade.  We got dominated for most of that season like the Oklahoma Sooners.  Garrett turns 24 on Thursday, February 3, 2005.  He’s been a good friend since our freshman year in InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship in Fall 1999.  Since we graduated in May 2003 from USC’s Marshall School of Business, he’s given much of his time to serving our God and His people as a volunteer worker of InterVarsity/TCF.


Steve Quon
Originally hailing from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Steve is a fellow lefty and sports fanatic.  He and Jonathan Bates are the two most learned guys I know when it comes down to sports trivia.  Steve got me out of a jam this evening (technically, last night) when I was looking for the entrance to McCormick & Schmicks in downtown LA for Garrett’s surprise (early) birthday party.  I knew the address was 633 W. 5th Street.  It’s in the Library Tower building right across the street from my mom’s old workplace, The Gas Company Tower.  I’ve only been there twice before and couldn’t remember how I previously got into the garage structure.  I wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone else who I thought would know so I gave good ol’ Steve a call.  Steve talked me through and before I know it, I was there in the presence of fellow Trojans!  I met Steve in AACF my sophomore year when he was just a freshman.  He was in one of the first small groups I ever led.  I think it was in Parkside with Vince Cuevas.  We’ve had some great times over the years and I thank and praise God for him!  Steve is the one on the very right in the picture below.


Next is my friend Alison Rahn
Alison hails from the state of Indiana (vrooom!  vrooom!  birthplace of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 – Ray Harroun invented the first rear view mirror in his Marmom Wasp choosing to rely on it instead of a riding machine en route to victory at an average speed of 74.59 mph).  Her father is a professor at Huntington College in Indiana and is well-known and respected in the Youth For Christ circle.  He’s also like 6’4″ or taller!  Alison’s currently a freshman at a Christian college in Minnesota (even though she says Southern California is the place for her!).  I met her in July 2003 while I was volunteering with Youth For Christ in Sacramento, CA during their DCLA 2003 youth evangelism conference.  She and her friend Erin helped with Geoff Moore’s merchandise booth.  I sent her an e-mail last night (Monday night) and got a reply back from her Tuesday morning.  She’s the only one I’ve been able to keep in touch with since that conference except for Keith Becker whom I’ve known since DC/LA 2000.  Alison is the one on the left in the picture below.  She’s tall!  Doesn’t she just look like she’s from/belongs in Southern California?  I think so!


That’s it for tonight/this morning!  I’m tired!  Parting thoughts:


Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

Oh yeah!  I forgot to mention that there was another great episode of “24” tonight at 9 PM on FOX!  This show is the bee’s knees…the greatest thing since sliced bread…all that and a bag of chips!  If you don’t have anything better to do (spending time in God’s Word, prayer, family/friends activities, etc.), it’d be a nice break from the action except it’s so action-packed!  I believe the show is rated TV-14 (language, violence).

Just took the quiz below.  The questions are pretty junk and the only answers available didn’t quite fit the bill.  I tried to choose the “closest match.”  25 works for me (currently 23-7/12)!







You Are 25 Years Old

25 Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe. 13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world. 20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences. 30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more! 40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here’s to friends!


Jason Lee – lilk1d777
Photo ©2005 Ted Kau – deadkau
I had a great talk talking to Jason over a late dinner at In-N-Out on the night/morning of January 21/22, 2005.  I’ll be honest and confess that I wondered what was up with this guy back when he was in junior high and high school.  I thank and praise God that I was wrong and that He convicted me (and probably others) of how wrong we were.  From what I’ve observed lately (as in the last few months), God’s clearly at work in this young man’s life and molding him into more and more of a God follower.  When you see him, encourage this brother!


My friend Amanda that I met from the summer of 2001 IM’ed me on Wednesday night out of the blue.  We were interns that summer with Youth For Christ (YFC).  She interned in her home area of Colorado and I was in the Sacramento area (Folsom to be exact).  I met her at Huntington College in Fort Wayne, Indiana during YFC intern training.  We were in the same small group and she’s been one of the very few people I’ve been able to keep in touch with since that summer.  She graduated from Westmont last May and is currently waiting to hear back from some medical schools.  She really wants to get into Colorado University’s medical program.


After reading Steve’s Xanga – rice4krxst, I think I need to put some Newsboys on for ya’ll!  “Shine” or “He Reigns”?   I can’t make up my mind so I’ll put up “He Reigns”!


Lyrics from http://heartrunes.hostrocket.com/songs/12.html
He Reigns
Newsboys


It’s the song of the redeemed
Rising from the African plain
It’s the song of the forgiven
Drowning out the Amazon rain
The song of Asian believers
Filled with God’s holy fire
It’s every tribe, every tongue, every nation
A love song born of a grateful choir


It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns
It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns


Let it rise above the four winds
Caught up in the heavenly sound
Let praises echo from the towers of cathedrals
To the faithful gathered underground
Of all the songs sung from the dawn of creation
Some were meant to persist
Of all the bells rung from a thousand steeples
None rings truer than this


All God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns, He reigns
All God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns, He reigns


And all the powers of darkness
Tremble at what they’ve just heard
‘Cause all the powers of darkness
Can’t drown out a single word


When all God’s children sing out
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns, He reigns
All God’s children sing out
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He Reigns, He reigns


All God’s people singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns (hallelujah)
He Reigns (He reigns), hallelujah
All God’s people singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns (hallelujah)
He Reigns (He reigns), hallelujah
All God’s people singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns (hallelujah)
He Reigns (hallelujah…)
All God’s people singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns (hallelujah)
He Reigns (hallelujah…)
All God’s people singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns (hallelujah)
He Reigns (hallelujah…)


All God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns
All God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah, He reigns
He reigns