Love Addict

30 04 2008

I told Brenda today, and she was not as upset as I’d feared that she’d be. All those wasted hours of lost sleep… heh.

But these term papers I’m working on are going to kill me, so I may not be leaving this school voluntarily after all. So it’s good that there are┬ásome things that are taking my mind off elsewhere.

I’ve been addicted to ‘Love Addict’ by Family Force Five recently. It’s upbeat and fun to listen to, and the video’s kind of trippy, in the best ways. One thing that’s making me better is the opening line, “Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it” because when I hear this line, I can’t help but smile. How can anyone possibly be depressed when they listen to this song?

Love Addict – Family Force Five

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Doctor, Doctor, I’ve got an emergency
It seems I’m head over heels, a case of L-O-V-E
It’s like I’m glowing inside
Yeah, a light I can’t hide
And if this feeling is bad then I don’t wanna be right
What I’ve got in my soul gives me the highest delight
Oh yeah it’s better than drugs
In fact it’s sent from above, huh huh

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Hey, can’t kick the habit
Yeah, I got to have it
Yeah, I’m what they call a
Love addict, Love addict
Hey, can’t live without it
Yeah, g’on shout about it
Hey, I’m a symptomatic
Love addict, Love addict

Need a refill cause I just can’t get enough
I’ve got a fever, oh yeah, and the prescription’s love
So lay the truth on me
Cause that is all that I need

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Hey, can’t kick the habit
Yeah, I got to have it
Yeah, I’m what they call a
Love addict, Love addict
Hey, can’t live without it
Yeah, g’on shout about it
Hey, I’m a symptomatic
Love addict, Love addict

I’m blessed, I must confess
My heart is pounding in my chest
Cause this love’s the best
I’m just a love addict

Coming down with something outrageous
Lookout now cause it so contagious
This feeling’s got me reeling
So amped up that I hit the ceiling
Gotta clear my throat
Huh huh, now I gotta have some more

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it





Alas, a lack…

29 04 2008

Waiting is the hardest part, I think.





Quote of the day

28 04 2008

“As pants the hart for the cooling streams, when heated in the chase, so longs my soul, O God, for thee, and thy refreshing grace.”

Nahum Tate.





Water into wine

27 04 2008

The sermon this morning was on the transformation of water into the finest wine those present had ever tasted. The guests at that particular wedding banquet had no idea what had taken place ‘behind the scenes,’ and praised the host for bringing out the best wine towards the end of the party.┬áThe passage that was preached this morning was John 2:1-11, and I couldn’t help but burst out, “I get it!” when Pastor Dale spoke about Jesus’ mother telling Him about the shortage of wine, and Him replying that it wasn’t His time yet. The beauty of the parallel is in how the wine that was being consumed at the banquet is the wine that we symbolically refer to as Jesus’ blood. Communion – the act of partaking in ‘His body and blood’ – is the reenactment of that declaration of faith, the mother declaring to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” And of course it is stone jars which were used for ceremonial washing and the significance of that, because we are washed clean with His sacrifice, and these vessels hold the… blood.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly like the taste of wine. Sure, I can appreciate the richness of a glass of good quality wine, and I can smell the difference between a cheap and mature bottle, but the nuances of the wine-tasting surpasses me by far. But even I can see the power and import of Jesus’ actions, His miracle of turning water into wine. It is this transforming, revolutionary grace that makes us who we will become.





Faith and trust

26 04 2008

Faith isn’t when we blindly believe, or trust in something to be true; faith is knowing that what we trust and believe in is true. It’s head, heart, soul knowledge all at once, and it’s beautiful because whilst intellect is necessary, and what we have in order to be who we are and something that we need in order to do what we do, there are things that are more important, things that we just know are real, and cannot refute. And that’s what faith is, not blind trust, but belief with no reservations.





The farewell party

25 04 2008

We farewelled the Italians tonight. What a day! Very tired, but in a good, accomplished way.





Just enough to breathe

24 04 2008

Good news at last.

Maybe not “at last,” but it certainly feels that way.

But I do love when something happens, and it helps you see something in a different light, and the suffocating weight that is holding your head down lifts a little.