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Dave Polus

Brian,
I've known Tennyson for 12 years. I mentored him while he was still playing ball at CU. I pastor a church in LA and cannot make it out on Sunday - but I would like to send you something I wrote for him. Also, is there any chance of videoconferencing/simulcasting this event? I want to be there in spirit if possible

Request from far away friends

I echo the request above - if at all possible can the memorial service be recorded or shared some way? I am in Alabama and cannot make it to Colorado for the service... can the video be hosted through this webpage or put on youtube or broadcast somehow? Thank you so much!!

Joel Terrell

Brian,
I have known Tennyson since 1990 (and you too for that matter) at Boulder High and he was involved with our youth group. I know many people that he has mentored and influenced over the years and There is no limit to how that influence will continue to spread. He loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart and I never saw him without him encouraging me and/or talking to someone about Christ.

BILL GOLDSTEIN

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING TENNYSON; HE SPENT A WEEKEND WITH ME IN NEW YORK CITY.

I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS BIG SMILE AND SENSE OF HUMOR. ABOUT SIX MONTHS LATER HE SENT ME A SPIRITUAL TAPE.

ON BEHALF OF THE CU NEW YORK ALUMNI CLUB AND MYSELF, OUR CONDOLANCES TO THE McCARTY FAMILY.

BILL GOLDSTEIN

Matthew Rusher

Brian,
My name is Matthew Rusher and I knew Tennyson for about ten years. I met him at a Something's Happening Conference that I attented while I was in High School. Since then me and my family had kept in constant contact with him and met with him on various occasions. In fact I have a picture that I am going to email to you from when we met with him during christmas a few years ago. I just want to say that Tennyson was one of the most awesome christian men I have ever met. He impacted my life and I know that he impacted the life of everyone that he came into contact with. I am a better man because of what God showed me through Tennyson. Our prayers are with you and also with his family. My God bring life out of death as he has so many times before.

Matthew Rusher

Brian Heck family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Brian, Angie, Raeleigh, and Vaughn Heck

Darius Holland

Standing in the Gap

Oh my God at this moment I find myself wondering the mysteries of your words, to find comfort in my sorrow, I believe you are just and true and there can be no sin or impurity of the world found in you, your son, your works, or your spirit, and yet at this moment in your spirit I find sorrow. I know not the depth in which you write, the promises, but I know you have cast off all restraint in finding me in my brokenness to catch me in my fall. Although your children are full of sin! What an awesome thought to know that the only true king wept for such as broken as I. What pain you must have felt when your own son was hung on a cross and by it cursed, oh how you must have wept at the sight of his falling. I shutter to think the depth of your sorrow when your children weep; Lord how in this moment I empathize with the falling of your son, dare I believe that I could ever feel such a depth of loss.


Lord I come with a question in my heart; how can I see the light through the dross, which surrounds me, knowing that I can do nothing but believe, trust, and have faith that you see us now morning again your son? Once again the mortal coil comes in communion with his eternal debt, once more the brief candle has been burned out only to know that it’s flame was not it’s own but that which was once brought by you and now must return. To whom may I call to return the spirit of these bones, to whom do I call to find the solace which I once took for granted?

Psalm 22:14 (New International Version)
14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
it has melted away within me.

I call on you o Jehovah, I call on you o Holy Spirit, I call on you Jesus here and now please hear the depth of sorrow bellowing from within the hearts minds and souls of your children and find mercy. How thankful I am for the name of Jesus, for in it the gap is tended although broken for but a little while, Minding the gap between patience, and anxiousness, between love, and hate, constantly tending to the garden of my heart which bellows for the next coming of our savior, although my soul constantly fights its coming. Stand in the gap of my own soul teach us how to hold to the truth which is called your Gospel. By your name I command these bones to rise, and testify to the glory of the coming of the Lord.

My brother how I wish I could speak with you but once more to say how your voice brought peace to my soul, knowing that I stood with such a solider of Christ, a mighty man of God. How you held the sword clenched unyielding that none of his sheep would be lost under your watch. I ask the Lord in whom I know sits at the right hand of the father to bless us now once more with the assurance which is in him. Be at peace my friend for as for me, I say ‘Here he stood, tending the gap!’

Mike & Kelly

I posted pictures on flickr with the tag "tennysonmccarty"

http://flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=tennysonmccarty&m=tags

Kyle Taylor

T and were roommates in Austin for a short period, were good friends and in many ways... brothers. His passing was felt all over the world, I'm sure of it. Surely there are many others, like me, who cannot be be present for the Memorial on the 4th. As the previous postings mentioned above...I too pray that there is a way to broadcast or share Tennyson's memorial with those of us who LOVE him, yet are unable to attend.
ONE love,

Kyle

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