My Playlist 00126

A little more rock n’ roll on this list.

Song Time Artist Album
Dragway 42 5:20 The Pretenders Viva El Amor
Go Away 4:55 Elvis Costello Momofuku
Hundred Mile High City 3:56 Ocean Colour Scene Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Day Tripper 2:50 The Beatles Past Masters, V2
No Can Do 4:54 Mark Knopfler Golden Heart
What It Is Kid 4:14 ZZ Top Mescalero
Beyond Here Lies Nothing 3:51 Bob Dylan Together Through Life
Live With Me 3:33 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
Keep On Growing 6:22 Derek & The Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
1/2 Full 4:11 Pearl Jam Riot Act
Wiser Time 5:33 The Black Crowes Amorica
Like I’ve Never Been Gone 6:00 Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven
Trip Through Your Wires 3:32 U2 Joshua Tree
Three Marlenas 4:59 The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse
Dancing Barefoot 4:21 Allison Moorer Mockingbird
Waiting For The Sun 4:21 The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall
Between Two Worlds 5:13 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Long After Dark
17 Songs/1.2 Hours

My Desert Island Records

Here’s a list of Desert Island Records (in alphabetical order by artist):



Rubber Soul The Beatles
Sea Change Beck
Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan
Tusk Fleetwood Mac
Smile The Jayhawks
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Lucinda Williams
The Final Cut Pink Floyd
Murmur R.E.M.
Achtung Baby U2

My Playlist 91215

Here’s a list of what we’re hearing lately:





Mother Of Violence 3:26 Peter Gabriel 2:Claw
Pink Moon 2:07 Nick Drake Pink Moon
Island Hopping 2:37 Joe Strummer Earthquake Weather
Down On Rodeo 4:27 Lindsey Buckingham Under the Skin
Walk 2:48 Blind Melon Soup
Girls In Their Summer Clothes 4:19 Bruce Springsteen Magic
A Change of Mind 4:40 Marc Ford It’s About Time
Here I Go Again 2:54 Kim Richey Kim Richey
Side Of The Road (Live) 3:54 Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams
Thrasher 5:41 Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps (Live)
Windfall 2:58 Son Volt Trace
Sweetness Follows 4:22 R.E.M. Automatic For The People
Father And Son 3:41 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman
Pinky 3:54 Elton John Caribou
They Are All In Love 3:03 The Who The Who By Numbers
Daydream 4:42 Journey Evolution
Buddha Of Suburbia 4:22 David Bowie The Buddha Of Suburbia
Warning Sign 5:31 Coldplay A Rush Of Blood To The Head

18 Songs/1.1 hours

Mark’s Book List

Title Author
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
A Soldier of the Great War Mark Helprin
Dune Frank Herbert
The Stand Stephen King
Paradise Lost John Milton
Complete Works William Shakespeare
Arcadia Tom Stoppard
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski

Mark’s Record List

Album Artist
Rubber Soul The Beatles
Kind of Blue Miles Davis
Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan
Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) The Eagles
The Cole Porter Song Book Ella Fitzgerald
Utopia Parkway Fountains of Wayne
Play Moby
Serenades & Divertimenti Wolfgnag Amadeus Mozart
Forty Licks The Rolling Stones
Songs for Swingin’ Lovers Frank Sinatra

Mark’s Movie List

Year Title Director
1954 Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa
1960 Psycho Alfred Hitchcock
1974 The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola
1980 The Empire Strikes Back Irvin Kershner
1990 Miller’s Crossing Joel Coen
1993 Schindler’s List Steven Spielberg
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont
1999 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson
2001-2003 The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson
2004 The Incredibles Brad Bird

Eulogy for Dad

I want to thank all of y’all for coming today. We all loved my dad. He asked me a while ago to say something at this service. It’s something I really didn’t think about again until this week. When I thought about it I thought I might come up here and tell some funny stories about Dad, or maybe I’d tell about things I learned from him or things he taught me or things I leaned from him by what he did.

But I decided instead to talk about a time he was feeling sorry for himself. Everybody here knew Dad. He didn’t usually feel sorry for himself. He was a man that had a heart of hope. It was almost an assurance that things were going to be okay, that everything was going to turn out alright. But we’ve all sinned and come short of the glory of God and every man, even my dad, is made imperfect by sin. Sometimes we don’t feel right about ourselves. Things aren’t going the way we want them to go. We’re not letting Jesus lead our lives at that moment. And we don’t stop for a moment and remember, what God wants for us is so much better than what we want for ourselves, and we spend all our lives getting in the way. If we would just get out of the way things would be much better. I think that my dad spent most of his life trying to get out of the way. I think from an early age, from the time he accepted Jesus into his heart, he knew that his life was Christ’s. When you have a heart of hope like that, when you have a heart for Jesus like that, a funny thing happens.

I’ve talked to a lot of people this week, people I’ve known all my life and some I’ve just met this week. And most of them, if not all of them, wanted to tell me about something Dad helped them to do. How Dad helped them with this or that, or that they knew someone Dad helped. That’s what Dad did, he wanted to help you – his family, his friends, people he didn’t even know. He helped me understand that when you accept Jesus into your life, starting that very day, you should try to be more like Jesus than you were yesterday. And tomorrow you should try to be a little more like Jesus than you were the day before. But even a man like that is just a man and sometimes they feel sorry for themselves, and Dad was feeling sorry for himself. When that happens, sometimes you just keep feeling sorry for yourself and it can become a habit. Not Dad. You know what he did? He prayed about it.

He went straight to the person with the answers and he prayed, “God, what am I going to do? What am I going to do?”

Dad said he heard a voice in his head. He heard God’s voice in his head, and God was laughing at him.

And God said, “Troy, what are you so worried about?”

And Dad said, “Well God, you know what I’m worried about. You know why I’m so upset.”

And God said, “Troy, haven’t I always taken care of you?”

Dad didn’t even have to think about it. He knew God had always taken care of him. From his earliest memories of his mother and father, of his sisters he loved so much, of his sister’s children that he considered his own children. To his family in Houston, to his wife, to his sons that he loved beyond measure. Even at his work, even at HBU (Houston Baptist University), a place he helped to found and that will leave a legacy of helping others for many years after all of us are gone. And finally here, where he came for the last years of his life. Where he found another family. Where he found y’all. And where he found two more boys to take care of. Yes, God had always taken care of him. And I believe, on the morning he had his accident, God took care of him one more time. This is not a time to be sad, because Dad’s okay. And what we need to do is be a little bit more like Christ today than we were yesterday. Because that’s what Dad wanted. That’s what Jesus wants. And as it turns out, a lot of times what they wanted were the same things.

I appreciate y’all being here. We loved our dad. Y’all loved our dad. In fact, we love him still.

a question of doors?

He stands there all the day long, knocking sometimes, but always there. He is a storyteller, and all His stories are about how to live forever. Father told you the same stories, every night before you fell asleep. Stories about how to live forever.

But before you can live forever you must go back to before the beginning. Before you were born. Before the world was born. There was only God. There was only His son. There was only the Spirit. And the angels were there and they were divided. It was the evil one that divided them. He was the highest of the angels, glorious in countenance, before he was cast out of heaven and became Satan, the evil one. Before he made many of the angels believe they were as good as God. That they were as important as the Son. He lied to them. That is what the evil one does. He lies, and lies are behind everything that goes wrong in the world. Because the world is where the evil one went next. Into the world he came for almost forever. But forever is saved for you, for those that won’t listen to his lies.

– a question of doors? by Paul B Womack

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