Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rejoice in Monotony

Have you ever done something out of the ordinary, eventful, spectacular even, and got back to your routine and thought, "Oh no, not again!" I know I have. There are days when I wish I could just do something different. My routine can sometimes weigh me down, especially when I work every day on something I don't really enjoy. But, I remember a time when I heard a sermon and then later came to realize that God is actively involved in your day to day life more than probably anything else. God wants to invade your routine and when you put Him at the forefront, suddenly there's purpose and meaning, instead of seemingly pointless tasks. I suppose that's why it is written, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you." When you put God at the forefront of your life, it's like His presence becomes more real, at least in my life, and the things that once bogged you down now are something to rejoice about. This is something I'm working on myself. I have to constantly remind myself that God is at work, even when I don't feel it. I hope you'll do the same.

In Christ,

David Ferrell

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TobyMac in concert.

What can I say? It was awesome!

For those you who are unaware and obviously haven't known me very long, I'm a huuuuuuuge TobyMac fan, but more so DCTalk. When I was in elementary school, I had a baby sitter who introduced me to DCTalk by bringing one of her tapes over. It was Free at Last, DCTalk's 3rd album. From then on I was hooked. When Jesus Freak, their Grammy Award winning album, came out, everyone was talking about it and I would say, "DCTalk? They've been around for years!" DCTalk after making one more studio album, Supernatural, decided to go there separate ways and each member is currently doing solo work. TobyMac has been the most successful, while Kevin Max and Tait haven't done so well, but still make good music.

Anyway, Sunday night I had the opportunity to see Toby again. I got second row seats thanks to 2 friends. Thanks Courtney and Monica, you rock! Rob Shepherd, a long time friend, minister of Community Groups and Students at WEC, and a Jesus Freak like myself, sat next to me. Now you have to understand, Rob and I have been to virtually every TobyMac concert that has come to the area, but have never sat next to each other. That is until Sunday night. I was amazed at how much energy he had considering he had preached 4 times on a difficult topic. But then again, I knew Rob's love for Toby. So it was no surprise. It was a great time and everything I've come to expect from Toby was delivered and more.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscar Night: slum takes the gold

Last night Slumdog Millionare took home 8 Oscars. As I predicted, it took home the Best Picture award as well as Best Director. Having seen the film, I will say that it was well deserved. Another win that was much expected was Heath Ledger's posthumous award for Best Supporting Actor. Was there really any question? He pretty much nailed the Joker spot on. It was a bittersweet moment when his sister and parents took the award on behalf of Ledger's 3 year old daughter whom upon her 18th birthday will receive the award.

The most unexpected event of the night was when Sean Penn took home Best Actor. I was fully expecting Mickey Rourke to win considering all the hype surrounding it and the fact that he took home the Golden Globe. However, considering the liberal machine known as the Academy, I guess it wasn't too surprising. When Penn got up for his speech, he of course used it to promote his agenda and get half of America to not like him just that much more, myself included.

The format was also interesting, getting former winners to address each of the nominees. I thought this was a very personal touch that helped improve the presentation this year.

I look forward to what this year has in store. I already got my ticket for Watchmen. I hope it lives up to the hype.

Well, that's all for now. I'll check ya later.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The End (a haiku)

I am going now.
Rejoice with me, I see Him.
Death comes so sweetly.



(Note: this is not a suicide note, I just think this is a subject that we all need to think about)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday

Well, the Super Bowl is over, the chips have been consumed, the pretzels devoured, the soda drank to its last drop, and more importantly, a new NFL king has been crowned. I have to say the game was one of the best I've seen on TV. Last year's was better only because I saw New England get what was coming to them. This year, both teams gave a great effort and I was glad that it was a fight to the finish. Congratulations, Steelers. I was rooting for Arizona and I thought they were going to pull it off, but in the end, we lost. But I'm not a sore loser. It was a great game period.

This year's halftime show was given by Bruce Springsteen. Did he sound bad to anyone else besides me? I mean, sure, you got a great band Bruce, but c'mon, who are you trying to fool? I will say the choir was great and the special effects, but frankly, Springsteen is for an older generation. Also, the faith hill super bowl song was absolutely horrible in terms of its lyrics. I did enjoy her singing "America the Beautiful" and the singing of the national anthem was excellent by Jennifer Hudson. I just wish they would get someone with generally universal appeal for the halftime show. I think the last time I really enjoyed a halftime show was when the Rolling Stones played. But I think my favorite was when U2 played. That was sweet.

What was your favorite Super Bowl Commercial? Mine was definitely the "It's probably time." commercial by Career Builder. Just because it made me thankful for the job I have, and it was hilarious. That said I think some were completely stupid as well like MacGruber. What do you think?

The Crud

I've been sick the past couple of days in case you're wondering why I fell off the face of the earth. I ended up having to take a sick day from work. So this is my excuse for not blog posting.

--David