Wednesday, March 30, 2011



We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When I Don't Know What To Do

Our family is making several decisions right now about issues in our life. Lots of time I find myself thinking, I just don't know what to do. I don't know what is the best decision. I don't know how to decide what is best.

Then I think about this song and the lyrics. I love this song!! I am reminded that I don't know what to do at times but I can lift my hands, give thanks, surrender it all to my Lord, trust His perfect plan, speak His name, run to His throne, and stand on His truth. He has my life planned out and all the decisions that I think I am making, God has already planned it all out.

For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 20:11 (NLT)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Glory To God

It's my desire today and every day...Glory to God forever.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

A friend and I recently talked about this song. I love the lyrics from the moment I heard them. I think it is the ideal song to post in honor of my anniversary.

Dear Jody,
Happy Anniversary. Here's to 18 years of living and loving. Here's to two incredible miracles that fill our hearts to overflowing. Here's to waiting on the Lord and trusting in His timing for our family, our marriage and our future. This is much harder than we dreamed...but in the face of all this chaos I can dance with you. I love you!

Dancing in the Minefields

Well I was 19 you were 21
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much to young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

Well ‘I do' are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I've heard is a good place to begin
Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it's an easy price for the life that we have found

And we're dancing in the minefields
We're sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for
That's what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I lose loves chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith
to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

Cause we bear the light of the son of man
So there's nothing left to fear
So I'll walk with you in the shadow lands
Till the shadows disappear
Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos baby
I can dance with you

So lets go dancing in the minefields
Lets go sailing in the storms
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
Oh this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for
That's what the promise is for

Sunday, March 20, 2011

God Gave Me You

I have been married to my best friend for 18 years today. It has been a great journey. I love you Jody and I hope for many, many more years of marriage with you!!