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It’s Friday

I have a tradition of posting a link to a message by S. M. Lockridge each year on Facebook. S. M. Lockridge (March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego from 1953 to 1993. A link and transcription is below.

It’s Friday
Jesus is praying
Peter’s a sleeping
Judas is betraying
But Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
Pilate’s struggling
The council is conspiring
The crowd is vilifying
They don’t even know
That Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
The disciples are running
Like sheep without a shepherd
Mary’s crying
Peter is denying
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s a comin’!

It’s Friday
The Romans beat my Jesus
They robe him in scarlet
They crown him with thorns
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
See Jesus walking to Calvary
His blood dripping
His body stumbling
And his spirit’s burdened
But you see, it’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
The world’s winning
People are sinning
And evil’s grinning.

It’s Friday
The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands
To the cross
They nail my Savior’s feet
To the cross
And then they raise him up
Next to criminals.

It’s Friday
But let me tell you something
Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
The disciples are questioning
What has happened to their King
And the Pharisees are celebrating
That their scheming
Has been achieved
But they don’t know
It’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
He’s hanging on the cross
Feeling forsaken by his Father
Left alone and dying
Can nobody save him?
Ooooh
It’s Friday
But Sunday’s comin’!

It’s Friday
The earth trembles
The sky grows dark
My King yields his spirit.

It’s Friday
Hope is lost
Death has won
Sin has conquered
and Satan’s just a laughin’.

It’s Friday
Jesus is buried
A soldier stands guard
And a rock is rolled into place.

But it’s Friday
It is only Friday
Sunday is a comin’!

Analog Record
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Analog

I remember when Compact Discs were the popular way to purchase music. Digital downloads were not yet a thing, and Vinyl Records were alleged to have a “more realistic” sound. The record player would physically reproduce the sound by passing over groves in the record. Soundphiles swore by the quality. They were adamant that CD’s couldn’t produce the same quality of sound as the analog record player. I could never hear the difference.

I have always been a digital guy. I have built several computers over my lifetime. I have owned each generation of the iPhone. I carry a MacBook Pro, iPad and my iPhone everywhere I go. Also I have long been interested in productivity, and personal accountability. You may have seen the journal pages I created.

But, I have started my own journey with analog. And it has led to me using a paper system. Anyone who knows me will attest to my relationship with paper. I can’t get the stuff out of my hands quick enough. I can’t use Post-It notes. Which one do I look at? Do I have the document you gave me yesterday? No. I only have my tax returns because I saved them in the cloud. So, I always claimed I would never use a paper system.

You know what they say about using the word never, right?

I have started using a paper in my trusted system. I saw Ryder Carrol’s webpage. The simplicity of Bullet Journaling struck me. I somehow got a Platinum Preppy fountain pen. That lead to the system I am using now.

Today I am using a fancier fountain pen and a nicer journal in my system. The analog part of my system is to help me deal with capturing stuff and I time block my day in my journal. Next, the items are filtered from the Leuchtturm1917 into Drafts, OmniFocus, and Obsidian.