Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

change

Sometimes, every once in a while you meet someone who completely changes your life, and for a reason. Yesterday I met my change.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Awakening

Hey all =)

Just got back from Stockton with the boys! We had a fantastic show..it was such a pleasant surprise. We played for this church called Stockton Community Church, and the people there were so full of energy the life. The event was called "the awakening." And i can honestly say i haven't felt that alive in a long time. These last few days I've had a lot of those moments, of awakening. Some were really serious and powerful and others were hilarious, like me and corey running around looking for ice in a hotel lobby in our boxers. haha either way, I don't want to be caught sleeping, when to live is to dream. =)

Till next time,
John

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Giving Tree

I wrote a song for my mom for her birthday, because of all that she gives to my family, and cares for us. Heres the lyrics. :)

Giving Tree

Verse 1

The same old chords could never show how much you mean to me and more

So I’ll say a couple words you’ve read to me not long ago

chorus

Swing from my branches

Rest under my leaves

Take from me all that you will need

Go into this world see all there is to see

Thank you mom you are my giving tree

Verse 2

And as our journey still unfolds

I’ll always know where to call home

For you have shown me what it means

To love beyond what you receive

chorus

Swing from my branches

Rest under my leaves

Take from me all that you will need

Go into this world see all there is to see

Thank you mom you are my giving tree


bridge

does it make you happy to know that all i see is someone who loves me just for me?

and I can promise you, i'll do all i can do, to love you the way you've loved me.


chorus

So swing from my branches

Rest under my leaves

Take from me all that you will need

Go into this world see all there is to see

Thank you mom you are my giving tree.

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Thanks for everything mom, I hope i can give back even half of all that you have given, and i will do my best to love you the way you've loved me. =)

Mother Who Bore Me

Happy Birthday mom!
She's fifty today, and doesn't look a day over 35. ;) She honestly keeps looking younger as the day goes by. She's definitely a different kind of woman. I could make a full book out of all the things she has taught me. All the sacrifices she has made for me. All the times that she showed me what it really means to LOVE someone. I am beyond blessed to have her in my life and I pray I can be the kind of parent she is one day..And hopefully I will have a wife half as wonderful as she is. This one's for you mom. Happy birthday, and I've got a secret present for ya...but you'll have to wait till tonight. (I'll post on it later)

;)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stars

Stars

[verse 1]

Maybe I've been the problem, maybe I'm the one to blame
But even when I turn it off and blame myself, the outcome feels the same
I've been thinkin maybe I've been partly cloudy, maybe I'm the chance of rain
Maybe I'm overcast, and maybe all my lucks washed down the drain

[pre-chorus]

I've been thinking 'bout everyone, everyone you look so lonely

[chorus]

But when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars I see someone else

When I look at the stars,
the stars, I feel like myself

[verse 2]

Stars lookin at our planet watching entropy and pain
And maybe start to wonder how the chaos in our lives could pass as sane
I've been thinking bout the meaning of resistance, of a hope beyond my own
And suddenly the infinite and penitent begin to look like home

[pre-chorus]

I've been thinking bout everyone, everyone you look so empty

[chorus]

But when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars I see someone else

When I look at the stars,
the stars, I feel like myself

[bridge]

stars, stars
everyone, everyone feels so lonely
everyone, yeah everyone feels so empty

[chorus]

When I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars I feel like myself

When I look at the stars, the stars
I see someone...

-Switchfoot


When I look at the stars I feel like myself...I'll trade those "flashing lights" for stars any day.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Parlez-vous fran├žais ?

I just met the most beautiful French girl. O how..I wish i could speak French...