Rob's Status

    Tears in Rain

    Psalm 45:1

    "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

    Galatians 2:20

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.



    Thursday, November 22, 2007

    Five Things I'm Thankful For

    My, my! Look at the time past and tell me you’re not amazed!

    Forgive the lack of diligence to keep you up-to-date but quite frankly not much has happened for the last 4 weeks… Sheesh! I shutter to think it’s been that long already.

    Well, to get to some more interesting aspects of life, its Thanksgiving time! And I’d like to take a moment to list five things I’m thankful for:

    5: Well, without life it would be quite impossible to be thankful at all so I am thankful for life but (to be more direct) I’m thankful for the creator who gave me lungs to sing and hands to work for the His Glory! God my Father.

    4: His Son Jesus Christ who died and rose again, who conquered death and vanquished sin for our eternity in heaven.

    3: My family: My mother and father who’s wisdom and council ever strengthens me; my brothers who’s diverse talents and abilities never cease to amaze, impress, and teach me; my little sister who has brought great joy and imagination to my life who’s famine perspective sheds new light of what it takes to be good gentlemen and one day a good husband and father.

    2: My friends: without friendship and companions to share life and joy; to fellowship and serve one another; to laugh and cry, win and loose, brake down and build up—life would be rather difficult and dull.

    1: My God given talents and the many, many teachers, councilors, and elders who have (by God’s grace) raised me up and brought be to a high place of understanding and preparedness for the future world to come.

    Hope you all have many things to be thankful and if you have never made a list I would encourage you to as you will find that blessings come in all shapes and sizes.

    Count your many blessings

    Name them one by one

    Count your many blessings

    See what God has done!

    God bless everyone and happy Thanksgiving!

    ~The Renaissance Man


    john said...

    tight song! what's it called?

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Hey John! Been awhile since I've seen you in this neck of the woods ;^)

    Carbon Leaf's "Desperation Song"

    You can search for him on mp3 realm or if you really like him, purchase his album "Indian Summer" off of I-Tunes

    I really like his 2005 "Live a Life Less Ordinary"



    d said...

    I agree. :) What did you do to that picture? It looks different than when you first showed me it.


    Yea the song is tight! I think I like this Carbon Leaf guy!

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Wow! everyone is, like, commenting again! I guess I owe my thanks to Carbon Leaf ;)jk

    I'm glad you like the song.

    Does the pic look different in a bad way? I hadn't changed it. Hmmmm. It could be that you're using a different computer with the screen set to different settings but I can assure you my picture isn't different ;)d-d-d-different lol

    Well keep in touch everyone!



    The dance was fun last night!


    Oh and I've been listening to Carbon alot and he's go alot more good songs. I like his style. It sorta reminds me of Jack Johnson.

    The Pookie said...

    You might post some ball pics.. just a thought :)


    African at Heart said...

    could you maybe email me the picture from the ball you took?

    The Pookie said...

    good idea! us too!

    campbell said...

    hey rob this is campbell darbys brother she and i are going to do your skit of solitude and were wondering if that was cool with you our grandparents are doing a family talent show so we thought we would do that thanks campbell

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    I can not express in words how wonderful it is to hear from you Campbell!

    Go right ahead ;^) It overwhelms me that you guys want to do that and I'm sure you will do an awesome job ;your grandparents will enjoy it! :)

    I Strategic you!

    Ryan and I really miss you all very much :) Please let Darby know we can't wait to hear from her again and we are proud of her endeavors ;)

    It was very pleasant to hear from you:) Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

    Have a merry Christmas,

    Bother in Christ


    Kakiedoo said...


    darby said...

    Ok, I have now been gone for a month, and there is no new post?? Did yall miss me? MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Maybe I decided to join you and your quest without internet :)

    I've been busy, computer died (now i have a new better one (REAL big GRIN), and with you back I now have more reason to post so here we go!

    Good to hear from you BTW :)



    PEACE OUT :^)


    Captain William Robin said...

    "When you are worried and can not sleep, count your blessings insted of sheep"~Bing Crosby