By: Dwayne Parton

It's Going to Rain

The stress of trying to finish up these last few projects before I hit the trail has been almost overwhelming. I was able to go boating for a few minutes yesterday which helped me relax a bit but I still feel quite tense. I haven’t really been on the river in weeks and that’s been a little bit of a bummer. It seems like I haven’t had time to do much other than work. Right now, I am unable to focus so I decided to take a few minutes and write, vent, and share a kind of funny conversation.

A Praise

Typically I do not write worship songs. I often wonder why because I love to play worship music. They just never come to me. I think it’s because when I sit down and think “I want to write a praise song”, I immediately try to write a song I think everyone would enjoy. That’s always a fail. They are usually forced and feel fake. This song was just a praise for me. I truly feel like God has lovingly pursued me and in spite of a terrible set back has redeemed me. It’s just amazing to look back and see how such a terrible situation was used to help me find myself. So here is the song and I hope you enjoy it.

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Single Awareness

It’s funny how you can be so happy being alone and then all of a sudden it’s stressful. I guess that’s just part of our human condition. These funny things we call emotions. Or maybe it’s the pressure. The people telling you need a girl friend. Your parents saying you need to meet a girl, or them worrying that you might not ever “move on” even though you know you have. Or maybe it’s the beautiful girl you didn’t even try to pursue and wouldn’t dare ask about….Yep. Maybe it’s a little bit of everything. Maybe I shouldn’t have watched Frozen by myself. Did I just admit that…Man Card minus 1 point. Good movie though. Minus 2 points or more, depends on who you ask. Ugh(with a hard H) I don’t wanna think about this anymore.

The Rain

So I walked into my parents store the other day after a pretty big rain. I do this quite often it’s kind of how we visit. I go see them at closing and we talk for a little while. Anyhow, my Dad is dead set on convincing me to not go. When I walked in we had a conversation that went like this:

“You know it’s going to rain!?”
“It’s going rain hard!?”
“Its going to storm, and the winds going to blow, and there will be lighting and thunder as loud as you’ve ever heard!?”
“You shoes will be wet, your clothes will be wet, and you just going to want to be home!?”
“Yep, I know Dad.”

Parents can be so funny, but it’s nice to know that you’re loved. It doesn’t help with the stress though. Anyhow, I think I’m feeling a little better now. It’s always nice to write. Anyone else feeling stressed?

Dog shaking by Krappweis