Thursday, June 24, 2010

Skywatch Friday Thoughts

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It's been a relatively uneventful week, but I am still have trouble getting around to focusing on some things that I like. I tried to watch most of the College World series this week, but, between rain delays etc., I found myself having to watch ESPN or the news for the final scores. My Sooners are in the losers bracket right now and they will play South Carolina tonight (Thursday) for the right to face Clemson. I would really like to see OU move into the finals, but it is an uphill climb for them.
Hot has been the operative word around here recently. The temperatures have soared into the mid-nineties, and the humidity hasn't been much better. We're only in the middle of June. Something tells me, it's going to be a l-o-n-g, hot summer. In order to really enjoy the boat, I have to be on the lake around 6:00 a.m. and home before noon. I'm okay with that.
I'm headed to Houston on business, so I don't know if I will get much posting done. Stop by when you get a chance, just to see if I'm still here. Houston in late June, now that's a pleasant thought. The temperature and the humidity will both be in the nineties. I should be accustomed to it by now.
Well, what do we do for an inspirational song this week? I am constantly amazed at God's mercy in my life. When I look at what I have done in the past and how I have sometimes conducted myself, it's a wonder He hasn't struck me dead! His grace and His mercy have sustained me through many a day when I have been less than He would like for me to be. I look around at all that God has provided for me, a loving wife, a healthy family, a home that is far better than I deserve, a secure job in these difficult times, the list goes on. When I see His presence in my life, it often brings me to tears, and I can only stand amazed. So, I give you Chris Tomlin and I Stand Amazed. Enjoy.


  1. That's a very dramatic photo. Enjoy Houston!

  2. You have much to be thankful for indeed. Often folks don't even think about being thankful though. I'm glad you recognize what great things you have in your life.

    First time I've heard this song. Very nicely done. Fits perfectly too.

    Have a terrific day and weekend ahead. Big hug. :)

  3. Great photo...thoughts n song...thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful gray sky!
    The song is a blessing.
    Happy SWF.

  5. Chris Tomlin is awesome. Lovely post.

  6. Lovely calm sky.
    I'm afraid I don't have a clue about American sport, so I don't know what the College World series is. But I hope your team gets the results!
    Your heat and humidity sound trying. Although we moan about Scottish weather, it's always nice and fresh!