Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Big Daddy Weave - Every Time I Breathe (Video) - LIF

I've been singing this song for days....especially the chorus....

Every Time I Breathe
LyricsBig Daddy Weave -

I am sure all of heaven's heard me cry
As I tell You all the reasons why
This life is just too hard

But day by day
Without fail
I'm finding everything I need
And everything that You are
To me

Every time I breathe You seem a little bit closer
I never want to leave
I want to stay in Your warm embrace
Oh basking in the glory shining from Your face
And every time I get another glimpse of Your heart
I realize it's true
That You are so marvelous God
And I am so in love with You

Now how could I after knowing One so great
Respond to You in any way
That's less than all I have to give
But by Your grace I want to love You not with what
I say
But everyday
In a way that my life is lived

Every time I breathe You seem a little bit closer
I never want to leave
I want to stay in Your warm embrace
Oh basking in the glory shining from Your face
And every time I get another glimpse of Your heart
I realize it's true
That You are so marvelous God
And I am so in love with You

Wrapped in Your mercy I want to live and never leave
I am held by how humble
Yet overwhelmed by Your majesty
Captured by grace and now I'm finding
I am free
You are marvelous God
And knowing You is everything

Thursday, July 26, 2007

KItty, kitty

You may have heard the report on Fox News and other places about this cat in the nursing facility who foretells the death of patients there....not a naturally friendly kitty, he curls up next to the patient and within about 4 hours that person dies. He is so accurate in his predictions that the nurses start calling the family when he makes a decision. Amazing isn't it?... and somehow touching....you may have seen the news report but here is the poignantly written original essay by a doctor from this nursing facility. Makes you wonder what else animals may see or know that we are too busy and have too ill defined senses to pick up on. It makes me want to pay a little more attention to that sense inside of me that whispers secrets...secrets that my spirit hears but my conscious mind just doesn't have time for...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tammy Faye

For those of us who grew up in Christianity with Jim Baker and his wife Tammy Faye, shining lights on the television screen...it has been a roller coaster of a ride...a life long love/hate relationship with them and all they stood for. The beauty of the gospel being spread to the ends of the earth by means of television, the heights that Christians could attain in the eyes of the world and of Christendom...to the sickening gaudiness, even depravity, of what PTL and Heritage USA became and the heartbreaking loss of innocence for many Christians who put their faith in humanity. Truly no one has embodied the highs and lows of the American Christian world like the Bakers, carrying many a believer along with them to the heights and dragging many more to the depths when they fell. Through it all, I don't think anyone with any discernment would ever doubt Jim or Tammy Faye's love and devotion to Christ nor their desire to bring others to Him. This intense desire and calling was their driving force....belonging to Him is the solid gold thread that runs throughout the story of their lives. This past week Tammy Faye (Baker as I will always think of her) went to be with Jesus....I have no doubt that she is there with Him, possibly looking on the rest of us left behind and pointing out to Him that though we too have fallen yet again, or gotten into some mess, we still have that solid gold thread...we still belong to Him...and as she liked to say...."we are all made out of the same dirt....and God didn't make any junk!"
Oh yeah,.... and I'm absolutely positive that she is singing her heart out to her Lord... just like old times.
Tammy Faye...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Live outloud...

...but whatever happens, make sure that your everyday life is worthy of the gospel of Christ. So that whether I do come and see you, or merely hear about you from a distance, I may know that you are standing fast... ....Phil 1:27 J B Phillips

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

From crazy to quiet

So we've had a fun week with my son and his girlfriend visiting from FL. Lots of home cooking and relaxing was just what the doctor ordered for them. We also got a day in the mountains which turned out to be very nice. Last nite the band arrived from all over to converge at my door for grilled pork chops and loading the gaziillion T-shirts that also arrived yesterday, onto the humongo luxury tour bus booked for the band to travel on the Warped Tour this summer for several weeks. They took off about midnight, play ATL today and on to FL tomorrow. Check out who's on the front page of the Life Style section of the AJC today...:)

Here's a pic of son and girlfriend in a more relaxed mode up in the GA mountains over the weekend.

Today my daughter and my mom depart for Jax for a few days so it'll be VERY quiet in my house tonight...hey...could be just what the doctor ordered....:)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

6 Intellectual Factors

Ta Dah!! Here they are, according to the investment class I'm taking....


....along with two quotes from my workbook that I really like....

This one is too funny and too true!

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think and ninety-five percent of the population would rather die than think."

Dr Kenneth McFarland

This one is the best that I've heard in a long time...

"What lies before you and what lies behind you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never more true than when He lives within...

Can I get an "AMEN"??

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Who me?!?

Yippee!! Can you believe I've been awarded the honor of

Danielle, over at The BiPolar Diaries thinks I rock! She is such a doll and one of my dearest blogging girlfriends. Thanks Danielle! Now I have the privilege of paying this blessing forward to 5 of the Rockin' est bloggers I know...of course ALL of my blog friends ROCK but seems the rules say I have to narrow it down to just 5....hmmmmm

I'll try.... but its SO hard to choose!...:)...here goes...

Gina over at Spicy, Savvy & Sane
was one of my very first blog friends, and she definitely rocks! She is a stay at home mommy to two little ones, one of whom is a special needs child. Her determination to raise her children up in the Lord and provide the best possible environment and future for both of them inspires me. She is also very talented in art and photography and manages to find the most interesting websites to share. I would definitely want to look her up should I ever make it out to California one day. She is truly a blessing to me.... G- I love ya, girl!

My girl, zalaine at Everyday Random
awesomely ROCKs! She is a deep thinker and i absolutely love her perception on things. She is a Christ follower and we understand and relate to each other so very well on so many levels. She also is a fantastic photographer and scrapbooker, neither of which I'm any good at but those talents draw me and I can appreciate hers. She loves her family and is a woman seeking to live in the moment and enjoy her life to the fullest...I'm learning so much from her. She is a bit on the introverted side so she's probably not gonna appreciate me for awarding her...but..Girl, you know I had to..I love ya!

Isn't My Darling Warhorse just the coolest blog name ever?? Bek is also one of my earliest blog girlfriends and though she's lots younger than me...still we hit it off. :) Her love for the Lord and His House is outstanding and our spirits just connect somewhere out there in Christ. I'm convinced that she is a portion of Christ that was joined to mine back in eternity before time began. She may not even find out about this award since she's taking a bit of a blogging break..(she has two little boys..and surprise! a baby on the way! ) Congrats Bek, you really do rock!

Pat over at Living on Grace is a super rockin' girl! She always inspires me and encourages me to laughter. Her humor is so cool and her love of Jesus outstanding! I still have her listed on my blogroll as birmingham girl but no matter her title, she's an awesome blog friend and loyal commenter even when I'm taking a break or just don't show up for a while...:) Hang in there Pat...retirement is just around the corner!

Interestingly enough, Pat's daughter, Sara, at To Everything is another one of my rockin blog girlfriends. She's full of humor, (gets that from her momma obviously:)) rules waiting to be broken, and lots of wisdom..about life, love and the Lord. Her writing talent is outstanding and her wisecracks are top of the line...I should know, coming from a long line of smart-alecks myself...:). I never stop by there without being either inspired or tickled.

So there you have it!!
5 of my Rockin Blogger girlfriends....
Love you all and one of these days, I promise we'll all have a huge blogfest ...we can do it my mansion in the corner of glory....K?
Your turn now...pay if forward to 5 of your Rockin' Girls

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Intellectual Factors

All of us know and can recite the 5 senses, right?

Can any one name even one of the six intellectual factors??
I know I couldn't.

Go ahead...give it a try....
Ok, I'll give you a head start..

Reason is the first one.

I'll get back to you...:)