Thursday, October 20, 2005

I'll Be There For You.....Cause You're There For Me Too

So this past week has been sooo much better than the last couple.

Today my friends and I went to the photo studio that I worked at and took pictures as a group...just for fun. We're so close and most of us have been together for the past three years so we decided to take fun "family" pictures! They turned out really nice so I thought I would share them with you all.

Yesterday was kind of exciting. I got to play my first public venue at Tampico's Restaurant here in Leavenworth. My friend Tyler called me last night and told me that a guy, Bill, was playing there and Tyler had told him of a friend that played guitar and sang a lot of the same songs. Bill was nice enough to invite me to play with him and when he took his break I played sets of 20-30 minutes. I ended up staying for a couple hours trading on and off with Bill. It was so much fun. Tampicos' manager asked me back every Wednesday to play with Bill and Bill agreed. I don't know if I'll continue to play there every week...but here and there. It was a great experience and has encouraged me to keep playin'. Thanks Tyler for the call. That really made my night!

Work and school have been going alright. So busy! But contantly God has given me peace, reassuring me that He is always there, loving me. Most always that's all I need. To know that my Father in Heaven loves me much beyond my knowing....that is all need. For in that moment when I smile and my heart is uplifted, my day becomes amazing and I can only pray for God's grace to allow me one more more day with Him, one more day with my friends and family; one more day.

Father, You are so good, and my heart overflows with a yearning for more of You. Thank you for the gracing me with Your love and presence this past week. Glory and honor to You the King of my heart.

Love and Peace to all....Love you guys! JP

Family Picture Posted by Picasa

Silly friends Posted by Picasa

Me and the girls...Missa and Crissy Posted by Picasa

The Boys...Zach, Tyler and Patrick Posted by Picasa

Me and Missa Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

For Kyle

This past week I, as well as my class suffered the loss of a good friend. Growing up in a small town, the kids we grew up with became our lifetime companions and our closest friends. Kyle will be missed. This is for all the friends you have now and the friends you had long ago, the friends you thought you would never lose touch with but have, the friends you have lost, and friends you'll never forget. For them, Thank God they were and are apart of your life forever!
What a blessing it is to share your life with a friend.
Something to think about. This is for Kyle.
Love and Peace to all,

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers. I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,nor the future with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care. I can't keep your feet from stumbling.I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall. Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine; Yet I can share in your laughter. Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can only support you, encourage you,and help you when you ask. I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you. I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you, But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,room to be yourself. I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, But I can cry with you and help you pick up the piecesand put them back in place. I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

My sister...the Homecoming Queen! Congratulations Jenna Bean! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 06, 2005

For Every Season, There's a Reason

Hey all! I know I haven't written in a long time! So briefly...I'm an aunt and I can't wait to get home to see my little niece! School is going well. I've made kind of a big decision concerning my majors and I'll post about that later. USM production of Carosel premiers...well I guess tonight! So excited! It'll be a great show. Congrats to my sister on the homecoming queen nomination! Best of luck Jenna Bean! Started an improv worship jam session with Brenton and Luke on Wednesday nights and I can't believe how caught I am in it. The Spirit floods among the three of us and it is so beautiful. One of my favorite nights of the week now! Lord I pray that you would continue to bless this new venture. What peace and beauty you bring to this fellowship. We come together for you, saying it is all about you, and we desire your presence in our voices, in our music, in our surrendering hearts. May we, by your will, continue to pour out our hearts and praise in song driven by your spirit. Jesus, in your beautiful name I pray, Amen. ---Great night! So thankful for Luke and Bob....great friends. My weekend was tough, my week was tough but tonight I found peace. Hopefully these nights continue. Other news? ummmm.....I told Luke I'd post these lyrics a long time ago. I wrote this song during a storm...called the storm. I guess? Don't know really what to call it. But I looked at the lyrics again tonight and it's amazing how they apply to my situation right now. Tough tough week. God has a plan and I know to trust it! So....what else can I say. Love to you all.....Peace and Love, JP

The Storm

1 a.m. and the storm comes rollin
With the gray clouded sky in my mind
You can see it in

My Eyes

Are the windows collecting dew
From the chaotic view on the evening news
What are we without


Are the one that bring us peace
Who can calm the seas
Lord please Set us free and

Bring on the rain of your glory
Of your majesty, of your eternal grace
Bring on the rain of your power
And let the storm call in the rain of your infinite love

4 a.m and my dreams are shaken by the
Thundering crash of your song
my trembling heart aches for you
I Long

For the wind that will whisper true
That my heart is new, I know it’s you
By your graces

You have renewed

All the love that you offered me, a prophets creed
A sinner freed
Promised eternity
Bring on the rain of your glory
Of your majesty, of your eternal grace
Bring on the rain of your power
And let the storm call in the rain of your infinite love


Every day may we cower and fall to our knees
Unworthy and weak
And trust that you’ll meet us in storms like these

6 a.m and the day’s beginning,
With the glorious rise of your son
The storm is clear the battle

Are the hearts of your children yearning.
For a love concerning
this fire burning
For the one


Is the infinite mystery, his majesty
the King of kings,
Oh, to you I will sing
Bring on the reign of your glory
Of your majesty,of your eternal grace
Bring on the reign of your power
And let the storm call in the reign of your infinite love