Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bring on the Rain by Mercy Me




I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that
I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings
You glory And I know there'll
be days When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to
praise You Jesus, bring the rain

I am yours regardless of the clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than
my pain you who made a way for me suffering
your destiny so tell me whats a little rain

[1st Chorus]

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the lord God almighty
is the lord God almighty
I'm forever singing

[2nd Chorus 2x]

everybody singing
Holy holy holy
you are holy
you are holy

[2nd Chorus 2x]

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Matchless by Aaron Shust



Son of a Man, Great I am, King of heaven,
son of god, you hold the measure of my days
Holy Lamb, spotless Lamb, You are worthy, I am not
Before Your throne I stand amazed

Every tongue confess and every knee will bow
To Jesus Christ the Lord forever, hear our praises now

Your name is matchless, Your name is priceless
Your name means more than i could know
You're so far above me, the way that you love me
goes further than any love could go

Wonderful Counselor, Root of David, morning star
you are the way, the truth, the life
lion of the tribe of judah, Mighty god is who you are
The only perfect sacrifice

In your name you took the blind man and you gave him back his sight
In your name you took the dead man and you brought him back to life
In your name you took this prisoner and you opened up the doors
And I will sing before your throne forever more

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm a Reciever by ApologetiX

I love this Christian parody band.



I thought God was only Jewish fairy tales
Meant for someone else with lots more faith
all my doubts oppressed me-but that's the way it stayed
Till a voice said, "Honey, call My name"
Then I got His grace--now I'm a receiver
God replaced--the doubt in my mind--I've been loved (ooh, aah)
I'm a receiver--got the Redeemer in my life
I thought God was more impressed with givin' things
He said, "Boy, I gave the best I got
"What's the use in strivin'? All your dept is paid
Didn't leave a punch-line on My grave"
Then I got His grace - now I'm a receiver
Got a place--a palace on high--up above
I'm a receiver--I'm gonna be there if I die

What's the use in strivin'? all your debt is paid
Check out Romans 10:9--I got saved
When I got his grace--now I'm a receiver
Mama says--I'm out of my mind--I've been touched (ooh, aah)
I'm a receiver--I got Ephesians 2:8,9
Then I got His grace--now I'm a receiver
Not afraid---about when I die
Now I'm a receiver, of the Redemer, better believer, yeah, yeah yeah!
Now I'm a receiver-- 'cuz I got his grace.
Now I'm a receiver-- not afreaid to shout it on high.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I think this has become my favorite hymn.  It's a wonderful song written by Robert Robinson. 

This version is by the David Crowder Band




Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I'll praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Thursday, November 06, 2008

She returns..............

Well, I hadn't realized it had been that long since I blogged.  Life has been interesting since my last post.  I won't go into long and boring details, but will give a quick list of what has happened.

The brakes on my car were indeed fixed and paid for by the church.  It turned to be a whooping $160 rather than the projected $500 by Sears.  I knew Sears was full of it, but at the same time I was wary of how much it could be.

While the car was off being fixed, I had a nasty trip to the ER with a severely abscessed molar.  That required Mom coming home and driving me.  Poor thing didn't sleep much that night and missed work.  I ended up with a lovely prescription of Lorecet (which is hyrocodone or Dr. House's favorite drug Vicodin).  I also had an antibiotic called Clindamycin.  A week later, said tooth was pulled, and now I have an extra hole in my head.  Extra blessing is that I finally found a dentistry clinic with a sliding fee. Kiddo has an appointment for the 19th.

After the trip to the ER, I did indeed get to go to Women of Faith in St. Paul.  It was fantastic and extremely tiring since I was still fighting the tooth infection.  I absolutely love the range of topic.  I especially enjoyed listening to Patsy Clairmont and Lucy Swindoll.  Those ladies are wonderful.

I was able to hear Anita Renfroe sing her Mom Song live. If you haven't heard this, go listen now.  It's everything a mom says in one day condensed into a 3 minute song.

Also take a moment to visit this youtube video of Patsy Clairmont talking about her friend Carol who is dying of cancer.  It was mentioned at the end of WOF that she checks youtube to see how many hits her story has gotten each day.  It's a bright spot in her day. 

Luci Swindoll closed out the WOF conference and as expected she was fabulous.  She reminded us that big things happened with small steps.  

Since we arrived back from the WOF conference, our church has had a few problems in communication.  YUCK!  If you feel led, please pray for unity and healing.  We have lost two families over this.  There is still anger and hurt that needs to be dealt with properly.  Again YUCK!  I hate conflict, and I especially hate it at church.

Over the past month, I have been working on winterizing the house, garage, and yard.  It will be worth it, but right now it's tiring.  Luckily, we have all been pitching in and getting things done.  By we, I mean Mom, kiddo and I.  With any luck, we can keep our heating costs low this winter.  I am praying the new windows really help with this. 

I am still plugging along with school.  I am transcribing files now and wondering if I will ever hear every word the doctor says.  At least, I am not having nonstop headaches now that the nasty tooth is gone! 

I have new glasses.  The pair I bought 18 months ago from Wal~Mart finally bit the dust.   The left lens finally shattered when it fell out at Panda Buffet.  Thank the Lord for 39dollareyeglasses.com and having a valid prescription.  I was able to have new specs by Thursday after ordering them on Monday evening.  It only cost a $81.  It would have been around $70, but we paid for UPS overnight air shipping.   I like this new pair---even if though I am stuck with plastic lenses.  I can make due until next spring with these. I am just so grateful for modern technology and the internet.  I need my glasses!!!!

Kiddo is still the same as always.  He was FANTASTIC when I was so sick for a few days with that dumb tooth.  He has helped with the yard work (only a little complaining).  He didn't even complain when I cleaned his room without permission.  *lol*  I just did it.  I rarely mess with his domain.  He actually said he liked it later because he could see the floor.  *lol*  I mostly piled stuff up on his wardrobe and pulled out all the laundry (mostly clean) piled on the floor.  My son has a weird habit of collecting comforters & sheets in a corner of his room.  Currently, I am in the process of re-laundering them and storing them in a place where they hopefully won't get dirty again. 

Okay those are the highlights of the last few weeks.  I'll try to get back to blogging semi-regularly and posting pictures.  With any luck I will even have a SkyWatch Friday post up tomorrow :)