matt tullos

the compost pile of writer, matt tullos. mostly poems, prayers, rants and naratives... "Gods passion for the world has compelled me to be a contributor in the warfare of grace rather than a spectator in the warfare of religion."

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Location: Alexandria, LA, United States

Thursday, November 25, 2004

this blog is moving

Yes, I hate to do it again but this time I feel like I've found the blog home of my dreams.

Here's the address:

my new blog address


I haven't finished adding links to other blogs and I have just started adding files and pages in the various areas of the site. But I'd love to get feedback.

very good thanksgiving

today we stayed home and had lunch at Craker Barrell. I know... Sounds very non-traditional, I know. But we got six meals, desserts, beverages- the whole thing for 41 bucks. We couldn't buy the ingredients for that much and we walked away from the messy table and let them do the dishes. They didn't seem to mind.

a great day of rest and a time to be thankful without dishpan hands.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Will Trade Beer for Jesus

Sign of the times?


ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — An Australian brewing company is offering six cases of beer to anyone who returns a statue of the baby Jesus stolen from a nativity scene last week. The South Australian Brewing Company (search) offered the reward after thieves swiped the statue from the company's traditional nativity display earlier this week. Managing Director Mark Powell said security footage showed a man scaling a fence and lifting the baby Jesus from his manger. "We are very concerned about the well-being of baby Jesus and we are calling for his swift and safe return," Powell said. A reward of six cases of beer will be given to anyone who returns the statue, he said. "That said, you would have thought that the incentive of a guaranteed exit through the right door after purgatory would be enough of an incentive in itself," Powell said.

considering the complexity of descent

crest and height
stand and bow
now tempest tossed
contains me now
the blood drenched cross
the burden borne
the weeping mother
broken, torn
thanks and mercy
spark and flight
rescue me from
the desperate night.

definitey a cool day

Today I got up late because i didn't have to do the carpool. drove in for a leisurely day of work. I'm getting lots done today because the phone is silent and most everyone has left. I practiced the Christmas Chapel scene with Brian and Riesha. Actually looking forward to it a little despite the initial reservations. working on let's worship and other things.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

to whom it may concern...

I've had a few emails from people who happen to read my blog and have noticed that I've been much less verbose (which could be a good thing:-) on my blog. (It's been weird hearing from these friends that I didn't know were reading my blog... totally surprised me.) Yes I am and I do have some reasons-- the main thing has been the amount of energy i am expending learning lots of new functions. Not much time to be philosophical and creative... Secondarily, I am also working on a new blog site. Release should be sometime in the next couple of weeks but I'll post the address on blogspot once it is done. I've been very conflicted about another change- my reputation as a blogger vagabond is growing. One of the things that I've had to reevaluate is why I blog. Is it for my audience or for God or for me? I've come to the conclusion that the blog is basically for God and He doesn't need to bookmark the page. I've been a victim of "blog envy" in the past where I see tons of hits and comments on others' blogs. But ultimately I had to find a tool that best tells my story as it intersects with His.

Anyway, I'll get back to blogging tonight.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

an important day...

at work. David Francis, Gary, Bill C, John Mc, and Chris attended. I received lots of great affirmation on the Life Source DVD. I still have work to do but we are very much on the way.

My real editing hours were:

Thursday 1-5
Friday 9-4
Saturday 9-6
Monday 10-9
Tuesday 8am- 2am

I still have some sound issues to smooth out.

I left LifeWay early and got a peaceful nap from 2:30-4:30, (That information is for Mom.)

Monday, November 15, 2004

back at it...

Actually got our first realtor call on the house to see if it can show. Lord, it's in your hands.

Today We took Isaac and Caleb to school. Called the towing service to take away Darlene's car. And then Darlene drove me to work. We had a meeting for around 2 hours with the EICs and so I have not yet begun to edit the video.

(overwhelmed)

a good sunday

spiritually that is...

Preached on heaven in the morning and then continued the Life Swap series at night. I am so refreshed when I go there. I don't feel the the slightest fatigue. Got home to find out that Darlene's clutch is out. But hey, my car is still working:-) I believe God is really stripping me of all self sufficiency. I feel like I'm learning the lesson slowly that I must depend on Jesus alone, not savings or wealth or anything. Lord, I am resolved to let this lesson go down deep no matter what happens to us I will continue the press forward on eternal things.

Friday, November 12, 2004

now bad news

today we learned that Isaac's car needs a new gasket or new head or both. OK, i don't know what the heck i'm talking about but bottom line we'll end up paying more for the repair than we did for the car- but at this point i think we've are half way across the ocean. this is the point of no return.

Rejoice always.

anyway, today I worked on the video presentations, the Christmas presentation for lifeway (why did I agree??) and a number of other things. I feel scrambled tonight- all the wierd circumstances... But I'll survive. Tomorrow I need to go by the hospital to visit Matt J. He returned to St. Thomas hosptial with an infection on the scar from the surgery.

Lord give me St. Paul's attitude:

Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty.

(Phil.4:11-12 The Message Bible)