Friday, May 7 at 3:03 PM

so many thoughts...i'm not sure where to start today.

so i guess i'll give a brief recap of the athens adventure last night. something corporate put on an awesome show--one of those that you can't help getting swept up in. lights. sweaty, stinky people. smoke. jumping around. just good. well worth the drive. i'm not sure, however, that it was worth sitting through the rocket summer. worst "band" ever. and by "band" i mean kid with 12 arm bands and some other guys who should know better. i actually thought that maybe we were on an episode of punk'd. seriously. they were that bad. the other opener, woodbelly, was a nice little surprise.

now that i have ranted about the level of awful that the rocket summer lives on, i will tell you what else has been on my mind today...ephesians 4:29 "do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

ironic, isn't it?

i've been thinking about how i don't live this verse out much...even when i try. how often do my words build others up? sometimes, i'm sure they do. but much of the time, helpfulness is lost in a sea of sarcasm and wittiness. why is that? are we so afraid of letting people know us and really getting to know others that we prefer to keep things on the surface? to build others up with words, we have to know their needs. to know their needs, we have to go deeper...i don't know the answer, but it's a good question.

gotta go...more later.