Archive | October 2007

Carving Through the Corkscrew

Last week, I registered for a track day at Laguna Seca Raceway on Saturday, November 10, 2007.  Who would like to go with me?  I’m going to leave the LA area early Friday afternoon and return late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.  Please let me know as soon as possible as I want to book a room soon.

Also, does anyone have a video camera I may borrow?  Otherwise, I’m going to try to mickey-mouse a way to shoot video with my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717.  Thanks!

Cinderella

The posting of the music video below is dedicated to the one and only Josie Hwang.  Jerry, you better learn to play this for her!

Children of God

Children of God
by Steven Curtis Chapman from the upcoming album, This Moment

Who are the treasured and the prized?
Who is the apple of God’s eye?
Who is?
We are, We are, We are

Who are the ones who bear His name
Who are the children He has claimed?
As His?
We are, We are, We are

We are the ones God has sent His Son to rescue
And now He calls us His own

We are the children of God
We are the children of God
We are the sons and the daughters
Almighty God is our Father

We are the children of God
We are the children of God
How can we can keep from singing?
We are the children of God

La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La

Who’ll keep the rocks from crying out?
Who are the voices that will shout
His praise?
We are, We are, We are

Who are the ones who bear His name?
Who are the children He has claimed?
As His?
We are, We are, We are

How great the love the Father has shown us
That He would call us His own

We are the children of God
We are the children of God
We are the sons and the daughters
Almighty God is our Father

We are the children of God
We are the children of God
How can we can keep from singing?
We are the children

And we will sing for joy
For the God on His throne
He has come for us
And called us His own

And we will sing for joy
As the dearly loved children of God
Come on, let’s sing!

La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La

We are the children of God
We are the children of God
We are the sons and the daughters
Almighty God is our Father

We are the children of God
We are the children of God
How can we can keep from singing?
We are the children of God

La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La
La La La La La La, La La La La

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I’ll be singing along on Sunday night! The guitarist/vocalist to Steven’s right is his son, Caleb.

Oh To See the Dawn (The Power of the Cross)

Here is a video of one of my favorite songs.

The Power of the Cross
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend 
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev’ry bitter thought,
Ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
“Finished!” the vict’ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

FINAL CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

VICTORY signs up!  Thank You, Jesus, for fighting on to victory!

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I Can Has Cheezburger?

Those of you who are Internet savvy may know what a LOL cat is.  I went to www.icanhascheezburger.com (some images are PG-13) for the first time a few nights ago.  I’m a huge dog lover but found some of the images posted there of felines hilarious.

Here is one that was posted on the site yesterday:


Another 1 Bites the Dust!

Bye bye, LSU Tigers!  The California Golden Bears are next!

Don, my Xanga and e-mail inbox are not bear territory!

Prayer for God’s delivery

Please pray for my co-worker, Jeff Hester, and his wife, Rebecca, tomorrow (Friday, October 12, 2007) as doctors perform a casesarian section to deliver their first child, Justin Jeffry (no, the middle name is not misspelled) Hester.  Jeff is a good friend from the Edmunds.com production department and also the shortstop of our Monday night softball team.  Thanks, everyone!

UPDATE: It’s a boy! LOL

Which family sedan is better?

You could be a judge!  It’s too bad I’m ineligible.

http://www.edmunds.com/consumercomparisontest.html

Test-Drive the 2008 Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry

Participate in an exclusive Edmunds.com Consumer Comparison Test

There’s a lot of action in the popular midsize family sedan segment this year. A new 2008 Chevy Malibu arrives at North American dealerships this fall. So does a new 2008 Honda Accord. Edmunds.com wants to enlist your help in determining how these new players measure up against each other and against the benchmark 2008 Toyota Camry.

Click on the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page for a chance to participate in an exclusive Edmunds.com Consumer Comparison Test. Tell us why we should select you to test-drive and compare the 2008 Chevy Malibu, the 2008 Honda Accord and the 2008 Toyota Camry, and you could find yourself behind the wheel at Willow Springs International Raceway in Southern California on November 29.

All you have to do is convince us that you can evaluate these cars and write insightful comments on how they compare. You have to be at least 21 years old, have a clean driving record, and be able to travel to Los Angeles November 28-30. We’ll take care of your airfare, room and board; escort you around; and set up your test-drive at Willow Springs – plus pay you a fee of $500 for your services. A series of driving exercises at the track will give you ample opportunity to form your opinions, which we’ll publish on Edmunds.com.

The application form will ask you to tell us a little about yourself, then invite you to write a short essay that will compel us to choose you for this Consumer Comparison Test. Click “Apply Now.” And good luck!

The Editors
Edmunds.com

Enter Now



STI – Sweet or sigh?

Yesterday, official photos of the new Subaru Impreza WRX STI were released.  I think it’s SWEET!  Others may sigh.  What say you?

Full story here: First Look: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

By God’s grace, I helped the author of that story confirm and/or find information about the vehicle thanks to the fine members of NASIOC.com (North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club).













Here’s what I’m thinking – USC colors – Lightning Red with gold BBS wheels!

FIGHT ON!!!