Wednesday, December 31, 2008
If you read the letter I posted below from my good friend....then you should understand the above verse.
This is just part of what we are called to do.
E N C O U R A G E one another
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The real "Big Man" is a coming and He won't be dressed in red and white. He'll be burnished bronze and riding a white Horse. He is indeed Faithful and True to us my brother, isn't He. :) How you are a blessing to me. The CD being the latest example of your encouragement. I am glad that the Lord has blessed you through me Tate. Truly, it is I that has been the most blessed I think. Because you have served and given more. Your passion for life and living in the moment has taught me to really evaluate my perfectionism and need to "be right." Wow. Talkin' about being hit by a 2x4. :)Anyway, continue lovin' and livin' my brother. Consider this email the closest thing to a kiss planted on your cheek my friend. To Tate Perazzelli...a true Italian stallion in the faith. A blessing to many. One who indeed had a "lust for life" and more importantly a "lust" (love) for the Life-Giver and the Life that is truly Life. Press on my brother. Press on. Chet
MY WORDS---let's ALL just keep on keeping on and encouraging one another!! Love, Tate
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I don't really have anything amazing in my garden. Some people comment that it looks cool. I really think that my rock garden in the front of the house takes away from the "curb appeal"...oh well....I like it. I love to weed and plant and watch things go and honestly....I hardly ever water-EVER. If you can't make it in my garden, you die. I don't give my plants and special treatment. I figure we don't get any so I am not going to give them any.
Of course there are always exceptions; if I plant you in the middle of the hot summer I am going to get you some water.
Today I did some minor garden work.....ahhhhh...the joy.
I miss my Shangri La.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I named my 1st child...Sean; it's a bit of a long story, but let's just say he shares his birthday with John & Sean Lennon and John Lennon wrote a song for his son called "Beautiful Boy".
I gave my favorite daughter her middle name...Alison after a song by the same name.
And our final child was given a letter as his middle name....legally my wife changed the letter to a name and hid it from me, much to my angst, but to me, he will always be; Taylor "J".
I have named many groups of people that have been formed to change the thinking and passions of men and now...with great glee we are on the verge of naming a band.
In some ways it has importance and in others it doesn't.
It will be a collective decision; if and when we get to that point and my choice is as simple as it gets--- House Band
May you all have ,or be included in a house band and if we ever perform around or near you, you are a part of us...House Band,
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
When I play the guitar I like to try and play a lot of his songs....very introspective. I like Neil. His music strikes a chord with the working man who likes to have a good time and he has crossed so many genres of music in his career.
I thought it was odd that when I went out of my hotel room into the lobbied Starbucks to get my joe, Down By the River was playing....really freaked me out. Full moon tonite too. Man, maybe I will spring for a tix....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
E N C O U R A G E M E N T
Yes, we have a purpose to spread the life-saving message of Chirst and we also have a responsibility to encourage one another, build each other up.
We are always judging, taking issue with others.
Why aren't we just building others up?
So I went to my guitar lesson with a professional rock star...no kidding on that one and came to several conclusions.
1. I do want an electric and I want an American made Telecaster used is more then fine.
2. Giving encouragment to someone and then seeing what effect that encouragement has can be MIND BLOWING!
3. people can't see the forest through the trees.
I have a LOT on my mind right now...all really good stuff....just hard to make sense of it to you, but let it be known-----readers far and wide and I know there are quite a few of you.
I love you all and am thankful for your faith.
Praise be to God!
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I just completed a book...Dangerous Beauty and I highly recommend it. It was given to me for it's compelling ability to paint a picture of the beauty of Africa and that it did.
But it also touched me like few books have.
life always boils down to others
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I do know why I am sad...it has to do with family; how do I explain what I don't want to explain on a blog? Pretty simple actually--I don't, don't explain.
Time is to short to be dealing with this, but it is part of living.
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Proverbs 21
Hurt by Johnny Cash
Tired of Being Sorry by Ringside
Father & Daughter by Paul Simon
and one line from the song Detlef Schrempf by Band of Horses-
...and watch how you treat every living soul...
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Look close or click on the pic to to see the fox. I thought it was a grey fox....Ben said they don't have grey foxes....only red, so it was a red fox.
After this hike we took a 2nd hike to see more wintering monarchs. We had a really, really hard time finding them, but we did. Deep in a Eucalyptus tree grove. Standing in a small clearing and having like 20 butterflies flittering about you is like pure fantasy.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Mar driving the cable car....they let me ring the bell..
Making the difference by encouraging and loving people has it's rewards.
it's raining today....
One of the major highlights of the day were the murals at Coit Tower.
The murals captured mankinds quest.
That quest will be talked about on the next post.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This is Eel River and our road followed this road for dozens of miles. This short walk was taken off the Avenue of the Giants- R E D W O O D S . When you are driving down the road the trees engulf you in darkness. It is an amazing place. I cannot put into words the site of these trees. So we stopped and hiked out to this dry river bed where off in the distance was a tent with four fellow Jeresyians camping along what was left of the river. The river bed was massive as are the trees.