December 23, 2007 | By | 1 Comment

“Why do I have 3 Superbowl rings and still think there is something greater out there for me? I think, ‘God! There has to be more than this.'” – Tom Brady on 60 minutes.

This is not the end here at this grave
This is just a hole that someone made
Every hole was made to fill
And every heart can feel it still–
Our nature hates a vacuum

“It felt big. It felt lonely and big. You’re in a hotel and you’re like, okay well, I’m sitting in this big suite with an Oscar, and I still don’t have a life. What is wrong with me?” – Nicole Kidman reflecting on the night she won her 2003 Best Actress Oscar

This is not the hardest part of all
This is just the seed that has to fall
All our lives we till the ground
Until we lay our sorrows down
And watch the sky for rain

“I try to fill the emptiness deep inside me with Cheetos, but I am still depressed. Only now my fingers are stained orange. I am blue. And I am orange.” – Karen Salmansohn, Author

There is more
More than all this pain
More than all the falling down
And the getting up again
There is more
More than we can see
From our tiny vantage point
In this vast eternity

“I thought to myself, ‘Is that it?'” – Trot Nixon after winning the 2004 World Series

A thing resounds when it rings true
Ringing all the bells inside of you
Like a golden sky on a summer eve
Your heart is tugging at your sleeve
And you cannot say why
There must be more

“I am seriously hurting over a recent breakup… I feel empty. I feel sad, and angry. I’m not feeling happy whatsoever. My life is at a very positive point right now. Things are going well for me. But I don’t want to continue to succeed alone. I can’t even think of my interests at this point to even keep me busy, I feel somewhat desperate… any advice?” – Brighteyes Yahoo! Answers post

There is more
More than we can stand
Standing in the glory
Of a love that never ends
There is more
More than we can guess
More and more, forever more
And not a second less

“I tried everything. Parties, women, buying expensive jewelry and gadgets, and nothing helped. There was no peace. I had everything the world has to offer, but no peace, no joy, just emptiness inside.” – Deion “Prime Time” Sanders

There is more than what the naked eye can see
Clothing all our days with mystery
Watching over everything
Wilder than our wildest dreams
Could ever dream to be
There is more…

(Words in Italics are lyrics to the song “More” by Andrew Peterson and Pierce Pettis.)


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Mark:

    Thanks for providing a link to your blog–the piece the you wrote on “More.”  I am considering copying and and pasting it over to the Rabbit Room, if that’s okay with you?  Do you mind?  I thought it was good.

    Curt McLey

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