Sunday, February 21, 2010


I always catch myself getting on here wanting to tell you of something deep and inspirational. Something faith challenging, and God glorifying. Something moving and heartfelt.

I'm not feelin' it today.

Don't get me wrong, I know it's in me. I just skillfully manage to think of these things when I am away from the computer but apparently I have faith amnesia anytime I get close. OK that's a little sarcastic, but I hope you know what I mean.

Can I blame it on the baby? I am 33 weeks now and so ready to be done!!! It doesn't help that I have a sick three year old on the couch next to me either. Or a super dirty house when nesting is in full swing. And my butt hurts, yes that is what you expect to be reading on a blog about living for Christ. It's really just my tailbone, but it's sore and uncomfortable and all that fun stuff. STOP WHINING. I know.

Let's get back to Jesus, k?

I have had this song stuck in my head for days now it is called "So Long Self" by MercyMe. Here is a link to the lyrics. I will be honest, I just find the song amusing. Ultimately the point is REALLY good though. Here is a snippet of the lyrics:
Believe it or not but life is not apparently
About me anyways
But I have met the One who really is worthy
So let me say

So long self
Well it's been fun, but I have found somebody else
So long self
There's just no room for two
So you are gonna have to move
So long self
Don't take this wrong but you are wrong for me farewell
Oh well, Goodbye, don't cry
So Long Self

Stop right there because I know what your thinking
But no we can't be friends
And even though I know your heart is breaking
This has to end

Entertaining stuff, huh? Here is the video:

Maybe tomorrow you will see the better side of me. Maybe. As for us, God is good. I cannot wait to tell people of all that God has been doing in these few weeks since my husbands job loss! I am so awed and overwhelmed by His provision and grace I need to find a good way to share it with you! May He bless you abundantly today as well.

Christmas Time

Somehow I posted this on my family blog... not my faith blog... not sure HOW I did that! Well, it isn't totally applicable but an ok read. God Bless!

It's Christmas time... my most favorite time of year. As Jay is old enough now to enjoy the magic of the season, we are trying to come up with ways to make it meaningful. We want to start new traditions, our traditions. They say children thrive on things like this, and thinking back to my very happy childhood I could not agree more. My parents made this whole season so incredibly special, joyful, and exciting. I want our kids to know that christmas is not about santa claus and christmas trees, though these things aren't bad, but it is about the birth of Christ. That in itself was miraculous and awe inspiring. So we will do a walk through Bethlehem, and drive around and see christmas lights, take him to see christmas trees, all of that in the spirit of the season knowing that ultimately it is a time to celebrate the birth of the world's savior. God loves each and every one of us, exactly where we are today, and that is why He sent His son. If you follow the life of Christ we start with something incredibly joyful, followed by a lifetime of miracles and wonders, then it is followed by a toturous and horrible death, then comes another event that can be dubbed joyful and miraculous, but the very greatest part of the whole entire story... is the end that hasn't come yet.

With all of that said, I was listening to the satellite radio on my TV tonight while updating this blog and heard the song "Joy to the World" come on. The lyrics are so beautiful and touched me to my soul. Enjoy reading, may it touch you in the same way as you go through this season of Joy and Awe!

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.