4/20/2006

Shawn McDonald-Ripen CD
I love the new CD Ripen by Shawn McDonald. I have never bought any of his music before but this one is really awesome. With a mixture of folk and pop and alot of creativity the whole thing is great music for inspiration and easy listening. Although I have plenty of favorites like "Reason" (played on the radio often) and "Perfectly Done" my altime favorite right now is "Free". Great lyrics, great tune and it will stick in your head all day. Let alone it has a message anyone can relate to.. Check it out.....

Free
I feel like the weight of the world is, Crashing down on me & some how I just don’t believe, This how it is suppose to be All this expectation on, the way I’m suppose to live Becomes my minds distraction, with nothing left to give You said your burden is light & Your load is no more You said your ways are right & in you I will soar
I want to be free, Free to dance & free to sing
Free to live & learn & free oh, free to be me
I feel like my Heart is being Beat, down into the ground, In you I’m longing for some peace, to be found I know the heaviness that’s, making me cold Is stealing my youthful soul & making me old You said your burden is light & Your load is no more You said your ways are right & in you I will soar I want to be free, Free to dance & free to sing
Free to live & learn & free oh, free to be me

4/03/2006





















The Arizona Snowball Adventure
Yes there is snow in Arizona. It's hard to believe and I'm still very suprised. At least there is in the high elevation areas. Saturday I got to go skiing at the Sanfransisco Peaks in Flagstaff (pictured on the left) about 90 minutes north of here. The tallest part of the mountain (known as the Arizona Snowball Ski Area) is over 12,000
feet tall which explains why there its presently snow up there even though its 70 and beautiful here in Prescott. The ski slopes peak at about 10,300 feet and are pretty amazing. Amazing is the word that comes to mind when you are on the lift on the way up for 10 minutes. When skiing down other things come to mind such as: "What was I thinking? Does this hill have a bottom? Do I have life insurance? and... how do I stop?" The top of the mountain had a spectacular view and it was a fairly clear day so altogether it was quite an awesome experience. Just another amazing opportunity in the state of Arizona and a chance to check out God's great creation.