Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mussorgsky - Great Gate of Kiev (Богатырские ворота), Amazing performanc...

I Can Only Imagine ~ MercyMe w/ London Symphony Orchestra

NeedtoBreathe - Something Beautiful w/ lyrics

Better than a Hallelujah (lyrics) Amy Grant

How about some new songs?  Just a note, every song that I have ever posted on this blog, are ones that mean a lot to me.  So when you listen to the songs you are getting to see a bit of me too (sorta, kinda, maybe)   Thank you!!! 
Here's from my devotional,
ya get a two in one today! :

I want you to know how safe and secure you are in My Presence.  That is a fact, totally independent of you feelings.  You are on your way to heaven; nothing can prevent you from reaching that destination.  There you will see Me face-to-Face, and your Joy will be off the charts by any earthly standards.  Even now, you are never separated from Me, though you must see me through eyes of faith.  I will walk with you till the end of time and onward into eternity. 

Although My Presence is a guaranteed promise, that does not necessarily change your feelings.  When you forget I am with you, you may experience loneliness or fear.  It is through awareness of My Presence that Peace displaces negative feelings practice the discipline of walking consciously with me through each day.  



When your sins with heavily upon you, come to Me. Confess your wrongdoing, which I know all about before you say a word.  Stay in the Light of My Presence, receiving forgiveness, cleansing, and healing.  Remember that I have clothed you in My righteousness, so nothing can separate you from Me.  Whenever you stumble or fall, I am there to help you up. 

Man's tendency is to hide from his sin, seeking refuge in the darkness.  There he indulges in self-pity, denial, self-righteousness, blaming, and hatred.  But I am the Light of the world, and My illumination decimates the darkness.  Come close to me and let My Light envelop you, driving out darkness and permeating you with Peace.  

WHAT A WEEK!

What a week!  First my little sister celebrated her ninth birthday!  Yes, she did get her ears pierced! But one of the earrings was done wrong, so she has to get it done again :(  I could tell that having them done really hurt her, but she was a brave girl! She did get the movie "Frozen" from me, plus the movie "Back to the Secret Garden" which is one of my favorites.

Yesterday I was walking through the field that separates my house from my grandparents house, Grampa oversees our algebra (poor guy, that is no easy job! especially when I'm complaining)  and was walking in my usual style, which is not watching where I'm going.  I was looking at something, and so I had my head turned back over my shoulder when I feel something slimy and wet envelope my foot, flip flop and all.   I had stepped in a mud puddle.  I have never minded getting dirty (I'm not one of those super clean, afraid of dirt type of girl)  but when I'm on my way to school and am running kinda late, I did not exactly appreciate my foot dunking.

The joy of my life right now is going over to visit my little birdie friends who have parked their nest under the slide on our play house.  I love getting to go and see the tiny little birds (who by the way, are absolutely some of the cutest things I have ever seen)  who are growing fast into little robins.  Their mommy and daddy are tolerant of my visits, though I think that they are often quite anxious for me to leave.  Frankly I can't blame them, if I had kids that cute (in a more humanly way, of course)  they would never leave the house.  

Grannie and Grandad are coming this week! Yay!  I'm jumping up and down, literally.  I don't get to see them often, since they live in Virginia, and I do not.  So it's always a treat to have them come up our way to see us.

I made german chocolate pecan pie Sunday.  It was amazing, if I do say so myself.  I love the recipe, it's the kind that I would hand out to random people on the street (not really)  but it is really good.  It's very rich, so it does limit one to about one piece, which is a good thing I guess.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Britt Nicole-Look Like Love-Lyrics

Forever Love by Francesca Battistelli

Fix My Eyes Lyrics-4K&C

Pretzels

I am semi obsessed about pretzels right now!  Ok, REALLY obsessed.  I know that it is kinda weird that this would be my latest obsession, but I have been known to do really weird things.  I cannot decide which appeals to me more,  snack pretzels or soft pretzels.  Both sound pretty good.  So if anyone wants to make my day, bring me a pretzel!  Actually, you don't have to.  :)
Hopefully I am not scaring anyone with the information that I am really, really craving pretzels.
Usually it's other things, this is just one of the odder ones.  Like normally it's oranges, preferably orange juice.  I really do love oranges, but not orange flavored popsicles or candy, those taste like metal or something.  It has to be the real stuff.  I think that part of the reason that I all I think about is pretzels, is the fact that I won't let myself stop thinking about them.
Hey, there's a pretzel background that I can use for this blog.  I should totally try that.

Now everyone knows that I love to put music from youtube up on this blog.  It's because I'm always finding amazing songs that I love.  Now God speaks to me through music (probably because I love it so much)  I love to play my pretty little violin, Ginger, too.  I play the piano.  Someday a banjo will enter our midst.  I tried doing the guitar, but I just couldn't.  So, I content myself with tuning my sister's.   Poor, guitar.  I almost killed it in the process, I guess I'm just not cut out to play it.
Can't do anything wind.  I try doing recorder, trumpet, anything and I lost my wind. Hahaha! (that was a joke) I'm string person I guess (except for the guitar).

Now I am still trying to figure out how I got from pretzels to music.  It's sort of creeping me out! Sometimes I can't even follow my own thoughts.  

A Random Collection Of My Thoughts And What Is Going On In My World

So I'm sitting here in front of my computer with sunshine and birds singing in the background,  a sweatshirt on that is really warm and comfy, my hair has decided that it wants to go every which way (how I envy people with straight hair!), and a lot on my mind.

So I was looking back on some recent posts and was thinking that I sounded depressed.  Now I'm super cheerful.  Maybe it was just the break I had, getting to spend  a lovely few days in Cincinnati,  got to see a wonderful friend of mine,  maybe it is because I went shopping and got some cute clothes (it's a girl thing),  or maybe it's just because I'm pushing out of my mind all the things that I still have to get done.  I still have to memorize those verses, think about some things that are going on, the bathroom is crying out for me to clean it, and the school that needs to be done if I want a summer break.  It's my theory that because of algebra and science, I will never live to see my high school graduation.

Mothers Day was yesterday!  I love Mothers Day.  It always makes me think about how much my own mother means to me.  Mom is probably one of my favorite people on earth.
And it gives me an excuse to wear a dress to church (I generally do not like to wear dresses.  I'm a jeans and sweatshirt type of person.  I hate dressing up.)
Doesn't it bring to mind how much moms do?  I mean, rarely do I see my mom doing nothing, she's always up and going.   I really appreciate my mom and all that she does.

So my little sister's ninth birthday is coming up this week.  She is so excited!  It's her birthday wish to get her ears pierced, we'll see about that.  I love to tease my sister about not getting her anything.  Well, that didn't go over too well, now she's getting a one-way airplane ticket to Guatemala! :)  (I'm assuming I spelt that correctly?)  She will not be getting a ticket to Guatemala from me, but don't tell her that!  I'm going between the movie Frozen (though I am thoroughly SICK of the song, Let It Go,  then why don't they just let it go? :))  or a gift card to some place like Toys R Us, or something.
Do not tell her that I am sharing my secrets with the world!



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jamie Grace - Hold Me featuring tobyMac (Official Music Video)

Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day (Official Lyric Video)

All I Can Do (Thank You) MIKESCHAIR - HQ With Lyrics

Copy of Mandisa Overcomer with lyrics

Control, Or Not.

Does it ever seem like there are just seasons in your life that when everything seems to be out of your control?  I'm in one of those.  It seems like I can't do anything right, or even when I am doing things right something comes along and messes everything up.  It seems like life is spinning in one crazy circle with me at the center, feeling quite alone and confused.  Ok, so I do like to know that things are in control, by me, and that everything will turn out fine.  Right now I don't have the assurance that everything will turn out fine.  Everything seems to hang up in the air, barely out of reach of my hands.  Just when I think that everything will turn out, something changes.  I'm more than slightly confused on what step to take.  Whether to crawl in bed and never get back up or square my shoulders and face it.  Just hang on until things settle down.  It brings to mind Britt Nicole's song "Hanging On",  yes, it is on this blog.  

I think that God uses these times to test me and strengthen me.  He know my weaknesses, He wants to know whether I will trust Him or try to take matters into my own hands.  I need to remember that it is He who is in control, not me.  He know where I will be ten years from now, I don't.  He know everything past, present, and future.  He whispers to me, softly.  He tells me that He knows where I am going.  That I should focus on the now, not the tomorrow.  That even if things never turn out how I would like them to, He will work it all out for His greater glory.  I'm only one person, one insignificant life.  But using me, He can further His kingdom.   Even if He wants to use the bad.

Good grief, I just convinced myself writing this!!! I didn't even know some of these things until just now!  That's just me, my life!  

Me and Buttons.....

my baby, sort of :)

following in the footsteps of his big sis, brother, and daddy.  Our little fan!

I can't stop giving kisses to this little guy...

however, sometimes he's had enough!