Author Archives: Brian Groce

For The Moments I Feel Faint

by Relient K

Am I at the point of no improvement?
What of the death I still dwell in?
I try to excel, but I feel no movement.
Can I be free of this unreleasable sin?

Never underestimate my Jesus.
You’re telling me that there’s no hope.
I’m telling you you’re wrong.

Never underestimate my Jesus
When the world around you crumbles
He will be strong, He will be strong

I throw up my hands
“Oh, the impossibilities”
Frustrated and tired
Where do I go from here?
Now I’m searching for the confidence I’ve lost so willingly
Overcoming these obstacles is overcoming my fear


I think I can’t, I think I can’t
But I think You can, I think You can
I think I can’t, I think I can’t
But I think You can, I think You can
Gather my insufficiencies and
place them in Your hands, place them in Your hands, place them in Your hands

Life’s Too Short, Savor It

Tonight is turning into another one of those mind and heart check nights.  One of those nights where I can’t keep my mind from wondering into “big picture” land.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m now officially in my thirties, so I just can’t seem to help myself from going there.

Anyway, what tripped it tonight was two things.   Andrew Peterson & the violent death of a former high school classmate.

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Andrew Peterson on March 16, 2008

AP Concert

I caught Andrew Peterson in concert tonight for the first tour of The Resurrection Letters, his current work-in-progress Easter tour.  I’ve lost track of what AP concert this makes, but it’s probably safe to put that into double digits now.  (And I think this is the second time on a “Selection Sunday”… and honestly that’s a no brainer choice to make.)

This show brought a full band along, including usual sidekick Ben Shive and adding Gabe Scott (AP’s previous usual sidekick), Mandy & Kevin Mann (filling in for Andy & Jill), Jeff Irwin (a.k.a. the M&M guy) and Paul Eckberg.

Great show as always and my two older kids decided that they needed to be part of the show.  But hey, AP and the audience seemed to get a kick out of it…and that’s to be expected when you ask the kids to come down front (at least with my kids…consider yourself warned).

I’ve said it over and over in the past and I will continue to do so as long as there is breath left in my lungs…if Andrew Peterson comes anywhere close to you, GO!  And buy every album of his that you can get your hands on!

Best Buy Birthday Presents

I received a few Best Buy gift certificates for my birthday and finally made it there this week to pick up a few items. I wanted to stay away from items I’d normally buy myself or that would qualify as a business expense, so that left me out of the computer aisles.

Here’s what I ended up getting:

Stargate – The Ark of Truth: I debated on getting a full season of Stargate SG-1 that I didn’t have, but this was newer and not on TV yet. Decent for what’s really a two-part episode, though for the cost I think I’d rather have a season of SG-1 or even Atlantis (which were on sale for a few dollars more).

Logitech PlayStation 2 Cordless Action Controller: I don’t have a lot of time to play video games these days, but when I do it is a must to not have cords on the floor with the kids running around. Plus my couch isn’t all that close to the TV. I’ve had one of these controllers for a few months and just love it and decided to add a second one to replace my old (too-small-for-my-big-fat-hands) controller. And as a bonus, these have great battery life and they come with real batteries (Duracell), not some no-name junk.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08: As I said, I don’t have a lot of time to play video games…I’ve got a house full of kids and am now running two businesses. So games that I play must be short and have a definitive end to them (I started a game of Ratchet & Clank probably four years ago and am not done…and probably never will be). For that reason, I like to stick to sports games (other than football). The only golf game I had was an old “Hot Shots” (which isn’t all that great), but I’ve played Tiger Woods 07 on my friend’s Wii and loved it so I decided to give the PS2 version a whirl. This one won’t get old any time soon.

So there you have it. And for those of you who gave me the gift cards, thanks!