Monday, June 25, 2007

We Love you, Jesus!

Shane and Shane...
Awesome new song, I just heard it this morning! Check it out!
I DO love Him SO much for Sooo many reasons...
"death and life and freedom"
thank you, Lord!
We Love You Jesus - Shane & Shane

Opening the door to dine with Him
Traveling to earth to let us in
Laying down His glory crown of old
Setting up the wedding feast foretold

Oh, we can't contain our love, we turn it up loud

We love You, Jesus, for so many reasons
For death and life and freedom, even now we love You

What manner of love is this that You would say
Your sin is mine, I"ll take it to the grave (Then rising)
Death, oh death, where is your sting today?
Death is swallowed up in victory

We love You, Jesus, for so many reasons
For death and life and freedom, even now we love You
We love You, Jesus, in and out of seasons
In valleys and on top of mountains, even now can we sing
We love You, Jesus

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hairdos and toenails...

Here we are....admiring ourselves

and getting beautified....:)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I can...

My friend Deb sent me a link to this website today. This poem struck me....
I especially like the lines..."I do, because I can"

It is resonating with me this morning that the things He has asked of us are doable...even easy...we do because ...we can...He has made the way...He IS the Way.....
...I follow...I walk in His love...I rest in Him....because I can...Thanks, Lord

My God And I

My God and I go walking
We walk here hand in hand
He walks with me, I follow
I do, because I can

For Jesus opened up the way
His blood was shed for me
So God can look upon my heart
And only Jesus see

Now I can go into my Father
And He can be with me
For Jesus took away my sin
And nailed it to the tree

Now I am of heaven
God sees my heart as pure
With Jesus as my cover
My salvation is secure

And that is why I'm confident
God said if we believe
Then we have passed from death to life
And live eternally

So, my God and I are one
We walk here hand in hand
Each day I'm walking in His love
I do, because I can

Soft whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems © 2007

Just in case anyone was wondering....I want to add that "I can" has NOTHING to do with my thinking it refers only to enablement, to being allowed, to HIS empowerment....without HIM I can do NOTHING... I am the least and the weakest and the poorest Christ follower on the planet.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Inspiration

So...I had a birthday this weekend...:)

Can't say just how many...:)

My hubby surprised me with tickets to hear Chicago and America (two of the greatest bands of the 70's 80's and beyond...:)
We heard them live in Atlanta's famous Chastain Park.
and this was pretty much our view...we had rockin seats about 20 yards from the stage!
(I stole these pics off the website...they will not allow photography inside the amphitheater...)

This place is a trip!...People actually take coolers and picnic baskets and wine glasses and table cloths and tv trays and candles and flowers for the table...really they looks like this... or you can reserve corporate tables and invite a group of friends...yeah, really...

Believe is a total experience. We actually went to dinner beforehand but next time we'll know just what to do...:)

love this Chicago suits me and my hubby as well as me and my Lord.

You're The Inspiration

(P. Cetera/D. Foster)
You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love that lasts forever
And I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know, everywhere I go
You're always on my mind, in my heart
In my soul
You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more that I need you
And i know, yes I know that it's plain to see
We're so in love when we're together
And i know that I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know, everywhere I go
Always on my mind, in my heart in my soul

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Checking In

Hi all
Just a hello since Pat misses me so much...:) Life is still busy and complicated. I am trying to treat my life as a business and get organized...more organized than I have been in years....believe it or not, I used to be fairly anal...but by the grace of God and the hard knocks of life I have learned to loosen up...maybe too much..:) where I once cleaned the bathrooms almost daily now they are lucky to be throughly cleaned once a month....(what are those clorox tablets for anyway??), and where the carpets once got vacuumed every week they now get "picked up" when there is obvious lint in view (why do you think I got that multi-colored berber??) ...hey, I'm all about efficiency and streamlining...and I discovered that if I vacume...or clean the toilet or dust or will just have to be done again... why bother....,very often anyway...LOL...
...Sigh..I've come to the conclusion that some order must be restored...not necessarily in how often i clean (I've moved on to bigger issues)...but in how I manage my time...and paperwork....and be warned...changes are happening! But boy, this re-arranging of one's life sure is time consuming! And on the side I'm still the wife, mom, housekeeper, bill payer, grocery shopper and errand runner....:) not to worry...I've learned to delegate (partly contributory to my slack attitude of the past I'm sure :-)) but then again very healthy for my renewed business like persona, which is how I manage to pack SO much into my days. :)

anyhooo...just stopping in to say I'm still alive...God is still hanging on to me...some days by a thread I think, but He's got good thread apparently....I still talk to Him, still need Him, still want Him and it seems to be mutual....thank God...(and I mean that quite literally) one of these days I'm gonna write a book about Him hanging on to us....
I miss you all but I do get by to say hi, don't I? :) I don't want to lose you as friends...and one of these days you will be able to see the fruit of all my labor....I promise!

Isn't this pic of two of my girls adorable!