Thursday, October 23, 2008

Embracing Accusation

We just recently sang this Shane and Shane song in church last week. What a powerful song. This song teaches the very thing that we forget as believers. We have the enemy whispering (or sometimes shouting) that we are not good enough for Jesus' love. We are not worthy of His sacrifice. That we don't do enough. That we aren't fit to be in His Holy company.

This song is the picture of what we, as believers endure. We must remember the enemy preaches truth at us, but he leaves out the most important part. Praise God, there is another part!

I want to write more, but I don't have time to right now. Just listen to this song...let it minister to you and share your thoughts.

Embracing Accusation:

The father of lies
Coming to steal,
Kill and destroy
All my hopes of being good enough
I hear him saying cursed are the ones Who can’t abide

He’s right Alleluia he’s right!
The devil
is preaching
The song of the redeemed
That I am
cursed and gone astray I cannot gain salvation
Embracing accusation

Could the father of lies
Be telling the truth Of God to me tonight?
If the penalty of sin is death then death is mine
I hear him saying cursed are the ones who can’t abide


Oh The devil’s singing over me
An age old song
That I am cursed and gone astray
Singing the first verse so conveniently over me
He’s forgotten the refrain
Jesus saves!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Like a Skin

"The butterfly can just look back,
flap his wings and say 'oh yeah'
'I never have to be a worm again'.

The snake gets tired of being him,
he wiggles from that itchy skin,
leaves it lying where he's been and moves on.

I've been longing for something tangible
Some kind of proof that there's been a change in me.

Feels like I have been waking up,
only to fight with the same old stuff.
Change is slow and it fills me with such doubt.
Come on New Man, where've you been,
help me wiggle from this self I'm in,
and leave it like a skin upon the ground"

Sometimes Sara Groves just says it better than I can.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been tagged and so have you!!!

I was tagged by Tracy, so here we go...

7 random facts that some may know and others may not....

1) I played tennis in high school for a few years and I didn't take it very seriously, but I love playing to this day and I'm always looking for a tennis partner to play with regularly. Wanna play?

2) I have slowly been pursuing nursing school off and on for several years. Praying through it and making sure it is something that the Lord wants for me and not just something for my own selfish gain or pride. Currently I am taking Chemistry and I love it! I am such a nerd.

3) During this year of election, I am realizing how much I despise politics. You can't trust anyone who is running for's all a game and it seems so foolish to put any faith or hope in any man/woman under heaven. During the years leading up to this election we have watched the extent of man's spectacle and attempt at glory. It only lasts a few minutes before you see man's petty desire for self promotion and wordly agendas. Much like these debates and forums, it is really not what it appears to be. Our glory and our lives fade like a mist, but God's glory, wisdom, understanding, compassion, and love for us is eternal and limitless. Ok...sorry, I'm done.
4) I am one of the clumsiest people I know. In the kitchen, I usually cut myself each time I cook. You can see me usually walking into a wall or two during the day, dropping things on my and other peoples feet, bruises all over the's really pathetic. I should live in a padded room or a bubble. The good thing is my clumsiness has never included our cars or more importantly, Juliet. I'm usually the only victim.

5) I am a little obsessed with Sara Groves. I truly believe that if she and I could just share the same space for a day or so, we would be best friends forever!

6) I get so stinkin frustrated at religion and ridiculous religion doctrine. Because of that religion and the skewed view of Christ that my family and so many of my friends share, they may never know the true, saving, life-giving, life-satisfying, definition of completeness that is my Jesus. Sometimes I feel like I am chipping away at plaque that has been built up on their hearts because of all the hurt and pain they have experienced in churches and from other believers. I can't stand the fact that I have heard members of my family say they don't feel accepted at any church and that's why they don't go! So many of my brothers and sisters in Christ cannot rise above their pride and extend the same mercy and grace and love that was extended to them, to non-believers. Seriously...infuriating. Lord, help me, there goes my blood pressure. (sorry, again.)

7) I have never seen The Lion King. I know there are a lot of movies I haven't seen, but when people find out I haven't seen this one, it usually gets a huge response. They usually walk away from me shaking their head, mumbling something about me not being an American or something. I have had plenty of opportunities to see it, but now it's just something I hold onto so I can say I've never seen it., I tag Julie K, Amy, Abby...I think these are the only people that read my blog. So, if you are tagged, you write 7 random things about yourself (just in case you didn't know, because I didn't.)