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Guilty {newsboys}

It has been a while since I have had some time to sit and enjoy the pleasure of writing! Somehow life just gets busy and time escapes me. Nonetheless, God has blessed me with some time to touch base and share a beautiful song from Newsboys! May this be the mantra of every Christian and may the movement of Christ bring hope and light to a world filled with despair and darkness.

All my love ❤

25 Days of Christmas

A journey through Christmas with Haiku and Music. Enjoy and God bless and keep you during this most beautiful and precious season.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his only son,
That whosoever believes in him shall not perish
But have everlasting life.
For God did not send his Son into the world
To condemn the world
But to save the world through him.
~ John 3:16-17 ~

Come to earth as man
Sent to bring life to us all
Praise be to our God

Break Every Chain

Music is always at the core of my life….building and encouraging me in all circumstances. I have posted this before, but I just felt led to post it yet again as it is such a powerful song!! God can break every chain that holds you down and free you from all that holds you in bondage!

Harmonious Duet

I know not what others turn to when dealing with life’s journeys–be it celebrations or sorrows, happiness or trials.  As for me, music is a large part of my life’s journey.  It inspires, renews, encourages, strengthens, and fills the heart to overflowing.  It brings tears, comfort, joy, and peace.  It can draw you away from God or pull you so close you can feel his touch and hear him speak to you.  Music touches the soul, expands thought, and heals the heart.  Thank the Lord for such a beautiful gift as music and take some time to immerse yourself in its powerful sound!

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Harmonious Duet

Melodies of the heart
Rhythms of peace
God’s word inspires songs within

A sweet duet of love and grace
Play harmoniously in the soul

Precious notes of dissonance
Chords of life strung together
Beautiful harmonies filled with strength

A sweet duet of mercy and joy
Play harmoniously in the soul

Life’s symphony plays on
One instrument at a time
Songs of praise to the Lord our God

A sweet duet of hope and faith
Play harmoniously in the soul

Flood

I lost my dad 20 days ago, and just now the feelings are beginning to come. I have been so busy and so frustrated trying to get things done, to make arrangements, to take care of business, that I have not had time to feel or to cry. I sit here looking at my living and dining rooms, cluttered with mountains of paperwork and mementos of memories from his past. It is my job to sort through it, take care of it, and get things done. That’s what I do…get things done. However, I must say, this is so hard…tougher than I imagined it would be. Slowly but surely, one paper at a time, one phone call at a time, one breath at a time, I am dwindling it down. However, as the pile sits there, I now stand unmotivated, confused, angry and sad all at the same time. I know God is with me, that his hand rests upon me, and his love encompasses me all around!! Even though I know this, I am struggling with prayer and meditation time. I am struggling with writing, with sharing my thoughts, giving my heart, saying how I feel. I know this too will pass, and as the emotions and reality flood into my routine, disrupting the rhythm and flow of what needs to get done…I rest on the fact that this is God’s way of saying rest and let the flood come.

God bless, and to all of you out there who have lost a loved one, my thoughts and deepest condolences to you for it is not easy, not easy at all. All my love and may we all continually rest in the knowledge that God is above all, in all, and keeping all in his hands.

 

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

flood

Flood

My dad is gone
No longer a part of this world
Yet the memories linger on
Images, past and present invade my mind
The good, the bad, the happy and the sad
Flooding every moment of every day

From illness to death, he is no more
Confused and so out of sorts I am
Everything is overwhelmingly chaotic
Though I maintain, smile, and push through
Doing what needs to be done
I am not ready for the feelings to flood my life today

Ah, but the days press on
The feelings beckon at the door of my heart
I push them back, keep on moving
Letting the tide of emotions stay at bay
They continually threaten to rise
Not yet, I have no time
Yet still they pursue

Going through the motions
One day at a time
Work, family, chores
There is no time to feel
I am busy, there is planning and filing to do
Piles of papers and memories to sort

Sadness, Confusion
Heartbreak
Slowly soaking in
Filling my heart
Anger, resentment
Frustration
So much to do, where do I start

The feelings rise
Washing over me like a crashing wave
Pulling me deeper into the emotional undertow
Drowning, disconnected
All I can do is cry
Not for my dad, as I know he is in a better place

I cry for all that was lost
Tears of a broken and painful past
Cries of joy for a blessed restoration
Anguish of a present life that was so conflicted
Pain for what could have been
For all the suffering and hurt

In this moment my heart is distant
Prayer is difficult
Reading scripture is challenging
My thoughts overwhelm me
But music; music is my lifeline
Hope of God’s word put to song

Melodies that bring me hope
Songs that bring healing thoughts
Rhythm and rhyme to bring me peace
Inspiring lyrics keep me grounded
Knowing God is with me
And this flood will subside

Go Tell it on the Mountain! Jesus Christ is Born!!

And then he told them,  “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” ~ Mark 16:15

Share the love, share the message!  Jesus Christ was born to save you, to save me, to save us all!  Come to Him, ask Him into your heart, live in Him, walk with Him, take up your cross and follow Him, and celebrate Eternal life!  May the message of Christ be with you now and always, shining bright for all to see.
God bless!  All my love ❤

Inspiring and Beautiful!

Music is indeed the melody of my heart. It brings me hope, inspires, fills me with joy, and even convicts me at times. In the realm of contemporary Christian music, I enjoy listening and being absorbed by the lyrics which can bring me ever closer to the foot of the cross.

However, it is rare for me to find an artist that rips the heart, tears the boundaries of the soul, and exposes the sin that exists in this mortal, weakened flesh. I stumbled across Johnathan Thulin today, downloading one of his songs, Architecture, to my “Songs that Inspire” page, but I did not stop there. I watched several more of his videos, which are not only music videos, but a story or journey if you will. As I watched and let the lyrics fall upon my ears, I felt an emotional intensity that I have not felt in a while, thus I share them with you.

Deep thoughts to ponder! May you be blessed…all my love ❤

Tis the Season!

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In honor and celebration of the birth of Christ, I have added a new page in the main menu for Christmas Melodies! I absolutely adore music, and especially music that inspires, reminds me of the hope I have in Christ, and celebrates the joyous birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Stop by, take a peak, and let me know what you think 🙂 Feel free to let me know any other songs you would like to add for this joyous season.

Hugs and blessings to you all. REMEMBER the reason for the season!

All my love ❤