Monday, February 23, 2009

Lyrics speak to my heart

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the worlds sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

So I'l be by your side
Wherever you are
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go

I love when a new song talks to my soul. I am thankful He chose me.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sickness Sucks

There seems to be a serious case of three day diarrhea going around in our family. 

Its disgusting.

I swear someone is farting like once every five minutes. 

That is also disgusting. 

And I feel like my house smells like sick, and I don't have the time or energy to do the dreaded scrub down.

I have not got this sickness thank God but I did have a 2 1/2 hour migraine yesterday that knocked me out and make me throw up... I HATE SICK 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

He has set Eternity on our Hearts

This is one of those themes that God had been constantly bringing to my attention. I hear this statement in something, more than once a week, so I thought it about time to write it in my blog. This is the latest quote:

And they lived happily ever after. Stop for just a moment, and let it be true. They lived happily ever after

These may be the most beautiful and haunting words in the entire library of mankind. Why does the end of a great story leave us with a lump in our throats and an ache in our hearts? If we haven’t become entirely cynical, some of the best endings can even bring us to tears. 

Because God has set eternity in our hearts. Every story we tell is our attempt to put into words and images what God has written there, on our hearts. Think of the stories that you love. Remember how they end. 

This is written on the human heart, this longing for happily ever after. 

This idea is amazing to me. As a woman, I feel it so deeply. We are so often driven by how we feel on the inside instead of what's really going on around us. There is this song I keep hearing that says "I was made for a place I'll never know". We have this deep longing to feel satisfied and completely happy. And no matter how good I feel like I'm doing at the moment, there is still this ache in my heart, that is not satisfied with the outcome. I was made to have a perfect relationship, and in this fallen world I am never going to get that. But I must remain steadfast and constantly be working on that goal...even though every day I fail, sometimes miserably. I long for that happily ever after and I am so thankful that I am going to get it someday. Without that eternity complex written on our hearts, we would all be satisfied living for today. Instead we look to tomorrow to be better than today. 

I am so happy that God has finally answered my prayers and put a fire in my heart to want to know Him more. I have been a "Christian" for as long as I can remember but only now am enjoying the benefits of a true relationship. The craziness of life often makes me fall but His grace is SO sufficient for me. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feeling Valentinesie

I was looking for something last night and came across these. I LOVE THEM! So sweet:
And this one cracked me up: Who thought of this one...probably a guy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I Love the Rain

But this morning I woke up a little gloomy...

...I am jones-ing for some sun