Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


I think these lyrics by Ben Harper are profound.

“I’m a living sunset
Lightning in my bones
Push me to the edge
But my will is stone

Fools will be fools
And wise will be wise
But I will look this world
Straight in the eyes

What good is a man
Who won’t take a stand
What good is a cynic
With no better plan

Reality is sharp
It cuts at me like a knife
Everyone I know
Is in the fight of their life

Take your face out of your hands
And clear your eyes
You have a right to your dreams
And don’t be denied

I believe in a better way”

The VIDEO is amazing! I love his voice and facial features- I really believe he believes what he’s singing- especially when he screams “fight of their life.”

I really like this song cuz I’ve been stewing for the last few days about how a Christ-centered view of the world is a positive view… It’s filled with hope but it’s not naive. I love that. I’m not very good at that. I sometimes think optimists are not realists. I think Jesus was both. Sometimes I have a hard time being positive if the reality is the poop just hit the fan.

For me, seeing hope in the world is only possible when I see it and myself through the eyes of the Creator. I need Jesus’ perspective on the world. I need to remember John 16:33. ” In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, for I have overcome the world.”


  1. mmmmm, i do love the ben harper music. have every single one of his CDs.

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