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New Blog

I needed a new start to this blogging thing. I let this one get a little bit out of control as far as what I put on here. Rather than bring it back to what it should be, I just started a new blog a couple doors down. My new blog is at http://newsurrender.wordpress.com. Hope to see ya around! God bless!

January 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

Positive Post Wednesday

None of you know my grandfather, I don’t even know him very well. I never got to see him very much. Most of my life was spent living in a different state than him, and the years we lived in the same state were my younger years. When we all lived in New York, my family would go camping on the St. Lawrence River in the summer, and those were the only times we really got to see grandpa. Since we moved from there, I’ve seen him at 2 family reunions and visited him in Florida one summer. He is a sweet man. He is a generous man. He is a loving man. When I was a young child, I was always more interested in playing than chatting with the grown ups, but even then he would show us where the toys were, the video games… make sure we were fed and having fun. Every year on our birthdays he would mail his grandchildren a card with a $20 check in it. At one family reunion he took on the task of handing out squirt guns to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, much to their parents dismay. At the other one I heard a story about how he chastised my cousin for a choice she had made, his tears evidence of his love for her and his disappointment in where she went wrong. My grandpa is a very strong man and also very stubborn. A few weeks ago he had some pain in his chest and left arm as he was putting his bike away. He wrote it off as a result of lifting the bike. A few days ago, he consented to go to the hospital. He was diagnosed as having congestive heart failure. The doctors say he has 2-3 days to live at most in the hospital he’s in or he can be transferred to a facility where he might have a couple weeks. I wish I had spent more time with him and got to know him better. The good news is, he is a follower of Christ. Whether he dies tonight or in 20 years I will get to know him better, because we have the same father, and for that, I am truly thankful.

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Know You More

When having fun was all that mattered
And I had family all around
I forfeited my chance to know you more

When selfishness consumed me
And you “wouldn’t understand”
I forfeited my chance to know you more

And now the time has come
For the Lord to call you home
And I don’t know that I’m ready to let go

The cold keeps getting colder
And the silence gets more silent
My heart, it’s slowly breaking
And my tears, they get more violent

Now your life is all that matters
And it quickly slips away
And I forfeited my chance to know you more

The cold keeps getting colder
And the silence gets more silent
My heart, it’s slowly breaking
And my tears, they get more violent

And when this is all over
And we meet beyond heavens doors
Maybe then I’ll take forever to know you more

October 8, 2008 at 5:01 pm 4 comments

It’s A Good Answer

“Because my head is filled with questions and I can assure you no answer to any one of them has ever brought me one iota of happiness. Except for one. The one. The only question I’ve ever wanted an answer to – is she the one? The answer bloody well isn’t forty-two, it’s yes. Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unabashadly yes. And for one week, one week in my sad little blip of an existence, it made me happy.”

September 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Clint – the standard – has a blog

Hey everybody! I want you all to check out Clint’s blog! I know I’ve mentioned him on here before as my standard for a good, young, Christian man, which every 19-25 year old male ought to be. Clint is an incredible young man. I’ve never met someone so on fire for the Lord or so willing to minister to those in need. He’s a talented musician, a disciple of the most high God, and the best kind of friend anyone could ask for. I’ve been blessed to know him this past year, and I know if you visit his blog you will be encouraged and inspired by his words as well. Go to his blog, give him some encouragement, give him your prayers, and show this brother what a loving community y’all are. God bless!

September 11, 2008 at 9:37 pm 2 comments

WordPress – I love you

I know I don’t tell you this often, but it seems appropriate for our 1 year anniversary. I love you, WordPress, I really do. I feel that I should do a little montage of how this year has brought us closer together… Here it goes:

Poetry snippets:

“I live for you; I die for you
I give up all I prize for you
In you, alone, is where I belong
I’ve but one desire
Lord, let me be your song” —> Let Me Be Your Song

” Christ died to save our souls
He gave his every breath
And to live for him completely
God called us to death” —> Called to Death

“What I see is nothing to gawk at
What I see is nothing to like
What I see is just another lost soul
In need of Jesus Christ” —> What I See

“She cried in her bed, suicidal thoughts in her head
Wishing that all her emotions were dead
To knowing his love was a step away from eros

For months at a time her mixed feelings collided
Until she gave everything to the God she confided
Whose love was agape” —> A Step Away From Eros

” I searched for comfort
And I thought it would last
But relying on soft soap
It slipped into the past” —> Searching for the Truth

More Than These …. Trust me, this one is probably my best! Read it all!

“My maker is my husband
Glorious one I love
Oh what joy of intimacy
With my righteous God above” —> Oh Husband of Mine

“My heart-drives me from the deepest love
Hard as stone it breaks against these walls
My heart-drives me out into this world
Leaving me with broken pieces That no man can clean up” —> Within These Walls

“Can I talk to you tonight
Cause they’re saying this has to end
Can I talk to you tonight
Cause they’re saying we can’t be friends
But I know I’ll probably lose you soon enough
So can I talk to you tonight” —> Tonight … Oh the memories are flooding back 🙂

“And I know because He’s glorified
Praying for you is right
And when I see Him in his glory
I’ll know it’s worth the fight
And I know because He’s glorified
I will just pray all the more
And when God makes you perfect
That’s what my tears are for” —> Why Do I Pray

Just Give Me You … this is a close second to More Than These

“And mmm I hope that smile lasts forever
Cause ooo you shine more than diamonds
And mmm I hope you always laugh
Cause ooo it’s music to my ears” —> What I Saw

“The sunlight sleeps, and the night air creeps
And the frost chills to the bone
The stars don’t shine and the broken hearts pine
For the love they used to know” —> The Sunlight …this one is also on my purevolume

“Can you hear me in the whisper
Not the earthquake, fire or wind
But I’m softly speaking to you
If you’ll only let me in” —> If My People Will Pray

“Here we have a loving king
Who joy and peace and truth will bring
Into the lives of all who claim his name” —> Your Name

“I just want to let you know
I’m so glad that you’re here
Cause ya know, without you
I’d have dirty underwear” —> Ode to the Toilet

“What was right about last night?
The stars, the moon, the evening light?
Was it the chance that brought us to sight
Of a fallen world that seemed alright?” —> What Was Right About Last Night

” I’m sorry I messed us up
To the point we’re not together
I just wish I could make amends
And show you respect forever” —> I Respect You

“I’m only well when I’m on my knees
I’m only well when your name’s on my lips
And if complacency tempts me to stand
Put weight on my shoulders to keep me well
Praying in your glory
Praying in your glory” —> On My Knees

“One last time to say goodbye
One last time for me to cry
One last time of letting go
One last time to end the show” —> One Last Time

…. now we’re getting really recent… I bet anyone who has made it this far is thankful for that!

“A heart of gold could never buy
The love that makes me ask you why
Waiting is such an arduous task
When desiring truth and love that lasts” —> Truth and Love

“I hope you look at the stars tonight
and I hope you see them shine
I hope you hear the whispering wind
Telling you you’re mine” —> I Hope OH! The Dream of a wonderful Husband!

Well, that’s a good summation of my poetry… I bet y’all are tired of reading by now, so I guess I’ll just post a few (read as “a ton of”) links to other non-poetry posts… some posts that will take you over the mole-hills and mountains that I’ve trekked over the past year… if you want to just click on random links, that will work too

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Pride is My Issue

Fasting

Faulty Praying

Quote …. hehehe

2 Songs

Stoked, but Scared

What is So Hard to Understand?

Wrist Hickey

My Mistake

Sometimes Stuff Happens

What’s On My Mind

I Like Sleep

Unpleasant

Noticing

Unexplainable

Wonder of it All

Valentine’s Date

Why Being Really Lonely is Sometimes Super Awesome

Things That Make Me Smile

Today’s Playlist and A Few Words

What God is Good For

Unhappy Yesterday, The Afters, and Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Inhales

Entropy!

Quick Post

Fantabulous Friday

Save Me From Waking Up Tonight

CHCB

Ugh

Flirting Makes Friends

Moving On (Hopefully)

Twitterpated

Apostle Paul and Hot-cha-cha

I’m Probably the Worst Thing for Myself

20 Year Old? Yeah Right!

What I Wanted

Advice

Majorly Stressin!

Good or Bad?

…………………..I think that’s enough.

July 31, 2008 at 12:47 am 4 comments

OH MY GOSH!!!

No way! My friend got to psuedo-open for Sanctus Real, David Crowder Band, Shane and Shane and Stellar Kart!!!

July 8, 2008 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

Rest Is My Friend

So for the last couple of days, I’ve pretty much done nothing except for be athletic. On Friday I did a bunch of swimming, played about a gazillion games of volleyball, a quick game of Ultimate Frisbee, and a couple variations of lightning. Yesterday, I did some softball hit around with some of the most amazing people I’ve been blessed to meet. During softball, I also did some fastpitch pitching which I haven’t done in over 2 years. Today, I am sore. I’m remembering that I have muscles that I haven’t used recently, simply because they hurt. But praise God, it’s a good hurt! And praise God, it’s Sunday! Sunday is my favorite day today because God told us to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. He told us to work six days and rest on the seventh, and that certainly is what I plan on doing today. 🙂 I’m hoping once school starts I’ll remember how good it is to rest and not sin against God by waiting until Sunday night to finish my homework. Somehow procrastination and obeying God don’t mesh well, so one of them will have to go. And I’ll give you a hint: God’s not going anywhere. I want y’all to hold me to that too. Please keep me accountable in that area. Anyway…. yay rest! 🙂

On another topic, I did some reading in 1Kings today, specifically some of the stuff involving Elijah. You know, I thought I was madly in love with Paul, but Elijah is so darn attractive as well. This was a man of God. Elijah was a man of faith. There was definitely open communication between Elijah and God. When he went to the widow to be fed, he didn’t ask God why He sent him to a woman who barely had enough food for her and her child. Elijah said to woman, “… this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord gives rain on the land.'” When Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, he doused the offering in water. As I hope all of you know, water does not typically catch on fire well. Elijah knew that with God there is no impossible. The very God who created that water could consume it with fire just as easily. Elijah prayed and the fire of the Lord fell. Not only did the sacrifice get burned up, but the wood, the stones, the soil and even the water were all consumed by the fire! Now THAT is an impressive God! It’s crazy that Israel could deny him so many times… but don’t we in the same way put a limit on our God. Where is our faith to show this dieing world the One who came to save it? Why do we doubt that a God who raised the dead will heal us? Why do we doubt that a God who turned a poor Shepherd boy into a mighty king and warrior will provide us with financing? Why do we doubt that a God who used a prostitute to protect his servants will use us in an important way? We shouldn’t! So stop doubting and start living by faith! (This is much a command to me as it is to you).

I love you all, and hope you have a wonderful Sunday and have a blessed week and life. *hugs love and prayer*

June 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm 2 comments

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