Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I hate writer's block. When the music in my head becomes redundant; the same melodies and harmonies over and over. Nothing new. I write music in spurts. I've been told this is not the healthy way to go about writing good music. My music composition professor always used to tell me to write something every day. But I don't usually. Instead something will hit, and in a matter of days I've written 5-6 songs, a symphony or two, and something electronic on the Mac.

Anyways, I'm ready to start writing again. I've been writing all week, and it's great. The music is back.


At least they're optimistic.

Monday, June 25, 2007


This is a real action figure of... the Lunch Lady. She comes with accessories.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


The Vatican issued 10 Commandments for drivers today.

An unusual document from the Vatican's office for migrants and itinerant people also warned that cars can be "an occasion of sin" particularly when they are used for dangerous passing or for prostitution.

The "Drivers' Ten Commandments," are:

  1. You shall not kill.

  2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.

  3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.

  4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.

  5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.

  6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.

  7. Support the families of accident victims.

  8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.

  9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.

  10. Feel responsible toward others.
What would you add?



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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

The New 'Answers in Genesis' New Testament-- Children's Edition

(HT: BW)

Jesus rides into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on the foal of a raptor. People attempt to feed the raptor by laying palm branches on the road as he looks hungry.

Sunday, June 17, 2007



My dad is one of the most dedicated men I know. He has worked so hard to support us, growing up. Today I drove down to Temple, TX, where my dad pastors a church and we had dinner.

We talked about what any two 'Reverends' would talk about - bridging the generational gap between teenager and middle-aged adults in Southern Baptist Churches. Sounds like a fun discussion, huh? (jk)...

Many kids want to be just like their dad when they grow up, especially boys. I wonder if my dad ever thought I'd one day be "Reverend Cruz," just like him... I sure didn't.

Anyways, here's to you pops. I love you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


My day sucked. That about sums it up. But not as bad as these folks, who, over the weekend, were stuck upside down on a roller-coaster

I was late to work this morning. We worship at 8:45am on most days of the week, including today. I got to the church this morning at 9:05am. Here's why...

I got in my car this morning only to realize that my car desperately needed gas. I subsequently realize that I had left my credit card at the church in Waco. Being without any money for gas, I ask my sister to lend me some. She is gracious and obliges.

So I pump some gas and head to the church. But then I got stuck behind a trailer carrying cows going 20 miles under the speed limit, a trailer so big I could not pass it.

I finally make it into Waco and must stop in a line with a bunch of other cars while a tree trimming crew blocked traffic. I am thinking, OK now I'm going to be late.

But then about 3 blocks from the church I look in my rearview mirror and see a police cruiser with its lights on. That right. The police. I turning down my Hillsong CD, which in blasting in my radio and pull over. Long story short... they did not in fact intend to pull me over at all, but someone in front of me. You'd think they'd think that one through before turning on the lights and siren right behind me... just a thought.

So, I finally make it to the Church... 22 minutes after we were to start.

Rough morning.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


I've been very busy as of late. I wake up, go to FBC, Waco and leader worship, do a bit of work there, and then come over to Western Heights and spend the afternoons (and evenings). Then I work out. Then, I go home... and to sleep.

That been pretty much it around here lately. No big revelations or insights. Not for now anyways. But I was also sick last week so my doctor put me on this medicine that made the paranoid for a few days... creepy. So I stopped taking the medicine. Good thing too... I didn't want to end up like that guy on a Beautiful Mind.