Thursday, June 18, 2009

Random Princess thoughts....

I thought I'd spend a couple minutes today catching you up on what's been going on. It's a quiet, slow season. Does that make sense? In other words, I'm just waiting on my marching orders from King Jesus and then I'll do whatever is next.

I'd love to talk to you today about music. I have to admit, I haven't been listening to as much Christian music lately. I still love CCM music, but I had to take a break from it for a while because "Undo" was still getting airplay for some reason. I'm kidding.

I did enjoying hearing the new song from my friend Rebecca St. James, "Wish". You can check it out on her Myspace page. As I listened to it, I heard a voice speak to me, deep inside. It might have been the Lord. The voice said, "You're so vain. You probably think this song is about you."

I jest, but for those of you new to the blog, I spent about a year of my life several years ago believing wholeheartedly that I would meet Rebecca, and we would marry, create children and rule and reign together. Even though that door didn't open at the time, I know the Lord still has great plans for each of us. Keep up the fantastic work, sister!

I love to be encouraged by music. I like to be entertained. I like to think about Jesus, as well as think about the Princess. I want you to get a load of this amazing video.

As I watched it, I thought to myself, "Lord, if you gave me a Princess that ubergorgeous and sweet, I'd drink it by the gallon!"

I'm not trying to imply Shirley is the Princess...please do not start any rumors! But, just imagine, somewhere out there a gorgeous woman is waiting for me, and someday you'll all meet her right here!

I've been wondering if this isn't a good season for me just to sit back and wait regarding her -- not to be aggressive in pursuing her. There are, after all, important things in my life that probably should get ironed out before I try to bring a sweetie into it.

Then again, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe she is the very catalyst God will use to usher me into the next chapter of my life. I'm not going to pretend I have all the answers right now, because I don't.

But I do have the Word of God, don't I? That's the ultimate authority. I love that! Just read this one for today:

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD" (Proverbs 18:22).

Amen! You know I'm going to just love meeting and falling in love with my Princess...and getting all that extra favor from God! Don't forget to bookmark this site right now. You don't want to miss it. (If you'd like, you can subscribe by e-mail right here.)

So, for now I set my face like flint and I wait. I really fell for this hottie on the Web recently. She was so funny, and amazingly gorgeous, and smart, too! The problem is, I don't think she thought we were a match. Turned out there was this other guy. She wouldn't even follow me on Twitter, for goodness sake! I wept bitterly when I realized she wasn't available, but I know there are more fishies in the sea.

Somewhere out there, the most special girl in the world longs to be with me. You're the one I want. And I'm going to get you.

I found some videotapes from the past that I need to digitize and upload to YouTube. There is a device I need to order that allows me to connect my computer to a VCR via USB to get the stuff. Some of the video is somewhat interesting. There's some stuff from when I was in the Marines, and even some video I shot during and just after high school. I need to get online soon and order that Dazzle thing.

I know this is a long blog entry, but my readers are hardcore. They are loyal. They don't mind taking a few minutes to catch up with me. I love that about them!

So, gorgeous, wherever you are, stay focused. I'm waiting for you!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Princess Podcast, Vol. 2

Building relationships -- Reaching the world -- Wooing the Princess

Welcome to The Princess Podcast, Vol. 2. I only got to one of the questions today, but I'm sure we can do this again at some point.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

An open letter to the President of the United States

Dear President Obama:

Pretty good speech today, Mr. President. As you spoke to the Muslim world from that podium in Cairo, I pondered how just letting go of the past is really the best way to handle the situation I'm in, too. I was inspired. We just can't be bound by the points of contention in our past anymore. Excellent job, Mr. President.

It got me wondering about how I could apply that type of desire for peace in my own life. I think it's time to move on. It's time for a new beginning. A fresh start, as it were.

We can do that, Mr. President, as soon as I can pick up some sort of compensation for my time, and what this has cost me. I don't want a bailout. Those are evil, just ask Gov. Perry. I don't want my government to give me something for nothing. Only bums want that kind of handout.

No, I just want the same consideration everyone else got in this situation. Remember, Mr. President, that everyone else involved with this problem (including those who caused it) had the luxury of an income during all this time that I've been fighting the good fight of faith. And, I don't think I need to remind you that I'm standing against activity that you, and your Federal Bureau of Investigation, knows darn well went on.

The threatening of an American citizen, with firearms, by members of a state agency. I bet that kind of crap wouldn't fly in Egypt.

Let's get that check delivered to this address as soon as possible, so we can all put this behind us and embark on the exciting lives we have ahead of us.

Remember, "let's all just put this behind us" works for everyone else in this situation, but me. In your quiet time today, please reread Psalm 25:1-3. It isn't right if everyone else in this situation gets a reprieve, while the one who stood up for what is right gets stiffed. Sorry, sir, but with all due respect to whoever might be standing in the way of doing what is right, that ain't gonna happen.

I did what was right, and you know it, Mr. President. Again, I'm not asking for anything I wouldn't want for you or one of your family members if you were as unfairly treated as I was (and had the fortitude and integrity to stand against it).

Unless there is a massive (and it would have to be massive for it to be taking this long) criminal investigation going on that I don't know about, let's ask those involved to make this right so we all can talk about something else for a change.

Let's stop wasting time, sir. Seriously. I really don't think I'm being unreasonable. "It's over, move on" isn't an answer or solution. And you know that. To get a fresh start I'm going to need resources. Not a handout. I need what I've earned, frankly.

Please tell our Muslim friends I love them dearly, and let them know that God's word never returns void (Psalm 25:1-3). That, along with the American values we cherish and hold dear, is why we need to be fair to everyone involved with this before we can move on. That includes me. As uncomfortable as this truth apparently is for someone, it's what has to be done.

I appreciate your time. Once this is all put behind us, maybe we could meet for burgers in Washington, D.C. when you've got a few minutes.


John Tyler