Rusty Shackleford

"And the coal trucks come a-runnin’ With their bellies full of coal
And their big wheels a-hummin’
Down this road that lies open like the soul of a woman
Who hid the spies who were lookin’
For the land of the milk and the honey
And this road she is a woman
She was made from a rib
Cut from the sides of these mountains
Oh these great sleeping Adams
Who are lonely even here in paradise
Lonely for somebody to kiss them
and I’ll sing my song, and I’ll sing my song
In the land of my sojourn

And the lady in the harbor
She still holds her torch out
To those huddled masses who are
Yearning for a freedom that still eludes them
The immigrant’s children see their brightest dreams shattered
Here on the New Jersey shoreline in the
Greed and the glitter of those high-tech casinos
But some mendicants wander off into a cathedral
And they stoop in the silence
And there their prayers are still whispered
And I’ll sing their song, and I’ll sing their song
In the land of my sojourn

Nobody tells you when you get born here
How much you’ll come to love it
And how you’ll never belong here
So I call you my country
And I’ll be lonely for my home
And I wish that I could take you there with me

And down the brown brick spine of some dirty blind alley
All those drain pipes are drippin’ out the last Sons Of Thunder
While off in the distance the smoke stacks
Were belching back this city’s best answer

And the countryside was pocked
With all of those mail pouch posters
Thrown up on the rotting sideboards of
These rundown stables like the one that Christ was born in
When the old world started dying
And the new world started coming on
And I’ll sing His song, and I’ll sing His song
In the land of my sojourn
In the land of my sojourn
And I will sing His song
In the land of my sojourn”

- Land of my Sojourn by Rich Mullins

I can’t sleep, so…

Insert some random self-indulgent introspective post to make me feel better about myself, but no one actually reads it and/or cares about it. #ClassicTim

I went to like 600 different stores today I didn’t find either of items I was looking for. At least I managed to pick up some pretty rad vinyl

I went to like 600 different stores today I didn’t find either of items I was looking for. At least I managed to pick up some pretty rad vinyl

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"I would always be frustrated with all those relationships even when I was engaged. I had a ten year thing with this girl and I would often wonder why, even in those most intimate moments of our relationship, I would still feel really lonely. And it was just a few years ago that I finally realized that friendship is not a remedy for loneliness. Loneliness is a part of our experience and if we are looking for relief from loneliness in friendship, we are only going to frustrate the friendship. Friendship, camaraderie, intimacy, all those things, and loneliness live together in the same experience… I have no interest in anybody else and she is married to someone else so that’s the way it goes and I don’t mind that. Right now I cannot imagine that life could be happier married than it is single so I’m not in a panic about getting married. And I think, you know, maybe God wanted me to be celibate and the way that he accomplished that was to break my heart. So that’s the way it goes." - Rich Millins

Looking back…

It’s hard to believe that there was a time in my life when I was so convinced that believing in evolution meant I was rejecting God and Christianity, that I was unable to sleep due to deep tormenting inner struggle. But that’s what happens when you’re conditioned to think that everyone is at war with what you believe, and that The Bible in 100% historical fact, rather than what it really is: 100% truth. God is too vast to be held within the mind of man, let alone the walls of a single book. That’s not to take away from the importance of The Bible, the truth I find in the scriptures is more real than mere fact or data could ever be, it is the true and utter Word of God.

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