When I was little, we sang a song often that was based on Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again i say rejoice. Rejoice in the Lord always, and again i say rejoice Rejoice, rejoice And again I say rejoice Rejoice, rejoice And again I say rejoice Rejoice in the Lord always, and... Continue Reading →

How Much it Cost

In praise and worship Sunday night we were singing Tim Hughes' "Here I am to Worship".  We sing the song often, but last night was different.  The worship team got to the lyrics It was like the song stopped and those were the only words I could hear.  They resonated within my soul and took... Continue Reading →

Everything and Nothing Less

Everything and nothing less My life is Yours Completely Yours Singing this song last night in worship, I realized that I was just singing words. It is not just the good that God wants us to give to Him.  He wants everything and nothing less.  When I hold back the dark and ugly feelings I... Continue Reading →

Press in to the Rain

At our Beauty for Ashes group, the song My Soul Longs for You by Jesus Culture was played during worship.  There is a portion of the song that says: I believe you will come like the rain You'll come like the rain So let it rain,  Let it rain I love the rain, in the... Continue Reading →

Be Lifted High

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself. - John 12:32 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. - Matthew 5:14  Last night we were singing "Be Lifted Higher" during praise and worship, these two verses... Continue Reading →

Open the Floodgates

As we were in praise and worship tonight singing "Let it Rain, Let it rain, open the floodgates of Heaven" it occurred  to me that typically I personally sing this sing talking about my own life.  Thinking "God pour out your Spirit in my life.  Open the flood gates of Heaven in my life."  It... Continue Reading →

The Journey of Grace

There is a song by Big Daddy Weave called I am Redeemed.  It is a powerful song that has ministered to me every time I heard it over the past few months.  Wednesday, driving in my car, I had a revelation that I really am redeemed, it was if Christ was sitting in the car... Continue Reading →

In The Waiting

I was reminded today of a song by Greg Long that came out around the time of 9/11 called In the Waiting.  It says: Pain, The gift nobody longs for, still it comes And somehow leaves us stronger When it's gone away Pray I try to pray for Your will to be done But I... Continue Reading →

This is the stuff

There is a song by Francesca Barristelli that has become one of my favorite songs. It's called "This is the Stuff" and talks about how God uses the little frustrations in our life to help grow us spiritually and emotionally. I usually have a song on my lips, but this one I sing when I... Continue Reading →

I can do something

I am sitting in my car. I have been here two hours and thirty minutes. It is cold outside, and in my car too. Somewhere, I've lost my keys. I am waiting, waiting, waiting. First, I walked back up in the freezing cold to the hospital, hoping I had just left the keys in my... Continue Reading →

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