We're here to talk about the wild, ridiculous love and grace of Jesus. So come along for the ride, and take time today to laugh, love & forgive. Never regret anything that makes you smile. Don't label people & focus on the positive. And enjoy EVERY sandwich!
I love my family and the friends that are a part of my everyday life, and I know you do too. They give us so much of what we need to face the world each day. But even so, all of us have other people in our lives that make life "doable." You know the ones I am talking about. The people who call us, text us, email us and pray for us even when we we seldom see them face to face. And sometimes....just sometimes...that's still not enough. We feel an overwhelming need to see them, to watch them laugh, to lock eyes with them and know that we are loved and let them know that we love them. These are the people who help us survive the ups and downs of daily living. In 1979 Jimmy Buffett wrote a song called Survive for his album Volcano that has always been one of my favorites. In it he writes of being on the road but knowing that staying in touch with someone special helps him hold on to his sanity. He also expresses a passionate need to see the person again, face to face, even though he knows he will be leaving again soon. Many of you know that I have been chomping at the bit to be able to see old friends and share hugs with so many people I have not seen in a long time. Part of that desire comes from a need to express to them how much they mean to me and how crucial their love and support have been over the last years while I was seeking to simply survive. This song is for you. It's not a hug- but it'll have to do until "I see you again..."
I play the stereo loud When I'm away from the maddening crowd Smokin', jokin', clowns we all are
Sometimes I kinda get real ill When I receive my monthly telephone bill But you say it and I'll pay it `Cause it helps me to
[Chorus:] Survive stay alive 'Til I see you again Survive stay alive Can't say where it ends
Clouds lift and there are mountains below Been a while since I've seen any snow Chillin' so thrillin' so good to be back
Feels nice to be home for a while Let's sip champagne til we break into smiles We'll go dancin' romancin' `Cause your the reason I Survived stayed alive Through the thick and the thin Survive stay alive When will it all end
But my bags ain't unpacked `Cause I've got to go back and play But I know we'll both
Survive stay alive Through the thick and the thin Survive stay alive Until it all ends
Survive stay alive When will it all end Survive stay alive Till I see you again