Wednesday, December 28, 2011

things I forget

We are all the same. Weak and sinful at best.

It's so easy for me to think someone else's behavior is stupid. Easy to judge. Easy to label weaker or stronger than myself in some area as I listen and observe.

I forget so quickly how different each person's shoes are from my own. I forget we are all weak and sinful humans the same, just all struggle and sin in different ways. Just all have very very very different things that are easy or hard for us.

To give compassion and love to another no matter what, both in my heart, actions, and words is something I am never quick to, no matter how much I think I am.

I forget what is a slide to me is a mountain to another.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


You saw me
You saw me battered
You saw me filthy
You saw me shattered
You saw me wicked
You saw me lying
You saw me failing
You saw me trying
You saw me angry
You saw me jealous
You saw me prideful
You saw me selfish
You saw me wonder
You saw me lustful
You saw me striving
Worshipping idols


You said:
I want her
I love her
She's the one for Me
I choose her
I know her
My blood has made her clean
She is My true love.

Bring her to Me
Put a ring on her finger
Clothe her in my righteousness
Shine My light all around her
Place a crown upon her head
Keep her tears in a bottle
See her name upon My hands
When she says: I don’t deserve it,
Tell her: I took the nails instead.
I took the nails instead

Now she's always by His side
She stays in His arms day and night
Out of the cage
Out of the shame.
Into the light
Into the light

She's finding her beauty
She's finding her grace
She's finding her whole heart
She's showing her face

In the light
In the light
She's pure in the light
She's Home in the light.

You rescued me, Lord

You rescued me
You set me free
When I thought that I could never escape
You came for me
You found me
In the prison I made for myself
You broke down the bars
You opened the door
You took me by the hand
And when I couldn't get out,
You carried me.
You lifted me with Your own strength
You walked me right out of the jail.
Right out of the prison.
And You dealt with all of my enemies
You dealt with all of my shame
And all of my embarrassment

Oh Jesus, You took it upon yourself
You took it upon Yourself.

-Laura Woodley "Into the Light"

Sunday, December 25, 2011

room in your heart?

You know the story, an angel came down,

Appeared to a virgin in Nazareth town

He said, "Don't fear, Mary, my name is Gabe...

Surprise, surprise, you're gonna have a babe.

Yeah, you will conceive and bear a son

His name will be Jesus, He's the chosen one"

She said, "How can this be

I've never been with a man?"

Gabe said, "Don't worry, God's got a plan."

Now, Joseph was a pure man, all of his life

And he was planning to make Mary his wife.

But when he found out, she was with child

He said, "I made a mistake--this girl is wild."

An angel said, "Joe, things may seem hairy,

But don't be afraid to marry Mary."

A decree went out that all should be taxed

So Joseph and Mary did what Caesar asked.

They traveled on a donkey to Bethlehem,

But when they arrived, there was no room at the inn.

"No room, no room," the innkeeper said

"But you can go out to the stable instead."

So under one big bright star in Heaven

A Child was born, a Son was given.

It was a humble beginning for Christ that day

They put Him in a manger on a bed of hay.

While shepherds watched their flock that night

They were frightened by a bright white light.

An angel said, "Good news I bring.

Go to Bethlehem and see the boy King."

Then wise men came, spared no expense

Brought gold, and myrrh and frankincense

Everyone came to the manger scene

The cattle were lowing, whatever that means.

Worshiping the Christ-child, bowing down low,

And that was two thousand years ago...

Today wise men still search for the Truth

And if you seek Him, He will find you

Is there room in your heart for Him?

Is there room in your heart for Him?

Is there room in your heart for Him?

Is there room in your heart for Him?

Is there room for the Wonderful Counselor

Is there room for the Prince of Peace?

Is there room for the Almighty God?

Is there room for the Everlasting Father?

Is there room in your heart for Him?

Friday, December 23, 2011

up, down, all around -part 1

Every day for me is up and down.

Mainly up. (because I see it as up and am so thankful for Him, His strength, and the peace knowing His grace fills me with)

Sometimes very down too,

But so thankful for both!!! (so for me I barely see the downs as really a bad thing. I like the hardness in many ways, always have, like learning, growing in compassion for others who are always hurting. I'm so well off compared to so many....)

Through both, I run to Him. (or try)

try to rest in and lean on and praise the One Who carries

Who is with me always,

how comforting is that?? me it is extremely.

Up, down, all around, yet He holds.

is here.

forgives and loves.

I love Him.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

to fly...

I daydream about being able to fly in Heaven someday....

I really like everything about this song except that the word "lust" is added. I don't get why that word is!!! Lust is a sin. But... Everything else is perfectly about Christ to me... The song makes me think of flying in Heaven... supported by faith. Christ's wings and strength.

Isaiah 40:

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

What is to come for us, the strugglers and sinners, God's people, Jacob and Israel, is still to come. Mostly in Heaven... :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dear God, help me not to strive.


Friday, December 2, 2011

why do i freak out?

I just can never get over this song...

"So why do I worry?

Why do I freak out?

God knows what I need.

You know what I need.

Your love is

Your love is

Your love is strong."