Category Archives: My Life (Mostly Dull)

Amazing Grace

“Why is it that you only feel the thorns in your feet when you stop running?”
-Pitt the Younger (Amazing Grace)

“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly. I’m a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”
– John Newton (Amazing Grace)


Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
We have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.(Lead me home!)
The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Some versions of the hymn include an additional verse:

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

This verse is not by Newton. It was added to a version of “Amazing Grace” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, as it appears in her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Uncle Tom has pieced the lyrics of several hymns together; those who learned the lyrics from the novel have assumed that it belongs.


See the movie.


Job at E-Rock

Well, I just got back from E-rock, and that is some beautiful country out there. Last night several of us hiked up the rock in the dark, and while there were some…interesting moments, it was AMAZING to stand at the top of that “exfoliation dome”, in the pitch black of night, feel the wind swirling around you, and find yourself almost entranced by the incredible number of stars that are visible. When standing there, it felt like I was right out of Job;

“Then God answered Job out of the storm. He said…

Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?”

So humbling. Wow.

Anywho, then I slept on a table, then today we went spelunking…..tight spaces…..big guy…….interesting… Anywho, came out of it ok, and it was actually quite fun. Challenging, but fun.

Well, that’s all for now. No joust.

Faith! Tis time for food/football/sleep!