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Brand new track from Switchfoot. Can’t stop listening.

Here’s the acoustic version (video) –

Take the burden from my arms
Take the anchor off my lungs
Take me broken
Make me one
Break the silence and make it a song

Life is short, I want to live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short, I want to live it well
And You’re the One I’m living for
Awaken o my soul
Every breath that you take is a miracle
Life is short, I want to live it well

I want to sing with all my heart a lifelong song
Even if some notes come out right and some come out wrong
I can’t take none of that through the door
I’m living for more than just a funeral
I want to burn brighter than the dawn

I got one life and one love
I got one voice and maybe that’s enough
With one heartbeat, two hands to give
I’ve got one shot, one life to live


Also love the “story behind the song” from Jon Foreman –

Love this video from the Swiss organization, Pro Infirmis

They ask, “Do we need to disguise ourselves to get closer?”

My buddy Mike Foster blogged this powerful reminder today on the same day I watched the following video from NewSpring.

Both are well-worth your time.

Video –

Mike’s blog post.

profileIn late 2012, I had the privilege of traveling to Swaziland with a team of pastors and laity to serve on a mission team for two weeks. While we were there, our team served the Emmanuel Wesleyan Bible College with both physical labor (painting and maintenance) and by teaching local pastors at a pastor’s conference.

The trip was both challenging and rewarding.

I have the opportunity to join another team this year – in October/November 2014 for a return-trip to Swaziland to serve in a similar capacity by loving and teaching local pastors to serve the Lord and His Church in the country of Swaziland.

As I prepare spiritually and mentally for this opportunity I am once again startled at the seeming ‘impossibility’ of raising the necessary funds to get there. I am confident, however, that the Lord will provide the necessary funds to make this trip a possibility. And this is where you might be able to play an active-role in seeing the Lord provide –

I am a full-time pastor in Shippensburg, PA, a husband, and proud daddy. I do not have the ability to “put in a few extra hours” at my job for an increase in take-home pay. What I’m hoping to find are plenty of friends and family (and even strangers!) who may be willing to help me get BACK TO SWAZILAND to serve the Lord and His Church.

I’m not able to offer much in return for your generous financial help except the few ‘reward levels’ outlined on the fundraising page which may help you help me reach my goal in the time I have before our trip. You may or not be aware that I have a few “freelancing abilities” that may or may not be of use to you personally – but if my skills in woodturning or graphics design would be a benefit to you in return for you supporting financing my trip, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss something. You can contact me via this page or via email directly: stevan[at]

I am seeking to raise $3700 for this trip and here is how that breaks down:
Mission Trip Team Registration: $3000
Site fees (processing): approximately $300
Other (travel to airports, reward supplies, etc.): $400

Thank you for considering helping me get BACK TO SWAZILAND!

I love (and often, need) this from Coca-Cola™

From the video’s description:
The Social Media Guard takes the “social” out of media and puts it back into your life.

Did you know that the world spends 4 millions years online every month?
If you’re watching this video on your mobile phone, it’s time to put it down. Look around you, there is probably someone special you can share a real moment with. Enjoy it with an ice-cold Coke :)