Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Love My Hair

So a friend told me about this video and she said..."For some reason I can't stop thinking of you when I saw this..."
This is my new theme song:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

History of Redemption pt 1

I'm memorizing 7 pages of scripture. I'm insane.
I have down 1/2 of a page. 6 1/2 more to go! insane.
I'm surprised that I'm actually getting it. It's hard. But God is revealing Himself so much in this process and I love it. I actually love it. I love having His word in my mind constantly.
So here is what I have memorized so far:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void and darkness was over the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2)

Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good.  And God separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:3-4)

And then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.  And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.  And God saw everything that He had made and behold - it was very good.  And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.  The man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Genesis 2:22,25)

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."  But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate. (Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:4-6)
His word is so good. Why don't I memorize scripture ALL the time?! It's powerful.

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Scattered Heart

"The stars are brighter when the night is darker
Your grace is deeper when the lies are stronger
The lower I am, the higher You are
Come save me & heal my scattered heart"

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Shout Hallelujah, You God-Worshipers

I read this today from the message version of the bible. Take it in...I love it. LOVE it.

Psalm 22:22-31
Here's the story I'll tell my friends when they come to worship, and punctuate it with hallelujahs:
Shout hallelujah, you God-worshipers
Give glory, you sons of Jacob; adore him you daughters of Israel.
He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around.  He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening.
Here in this great gathering for worship I have discovered this praise-life.
And I'll do what I promised right here in front of the God-worshipers.
Down-and-outers sit at God's table and eat their fill.
Everyone on the hunt for God is here praising him. 
"Live it up, from head to toe. Don't ever quit!"
From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their senses, 
Are running back to God.
Long-lost families are falling on their faces before him.
God has taken charge; from now on he has the last word.
All the power-mongers are before him
All the poor and powerless, too
Along with those who never got it together
Our children and their children will get in on this
As the word is passed along from parent to child
Babies not yet conceived
Will hear the good news --
That God does what he says.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile

Lake House Getaways:
 Time away to rest, write, worship, be.

Swinging in them. Sleeping in them. Reading in them.

 Overlooking the lake, with guitar in hand, worshiping a beautiful Creator.

Marveling at its obedience to bring light to the dark.
Still a little unsure of how I feel about this guy. 

 Funky Mailboxes:
 So I thought they were cute.

Small Town Texas Restaurants:
Full of stuffed wildlife & waiters giving out phone numbers.

A Disciple's Renewal - Valley of Vision

O my Saviour,Help me.
I am so slow to learn,
so prone to forget,
so weak to climb;
I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights;
I am pained by my graceless heart,
my prayerless days,
my poverty of love,
my sloth in the heavenly race,
my sullied conscience,
my wasted hours,
my unspent opportunities.
I am blind while light shines around me;
take the scales from my eyes,
grind to dust the evil heart of unbelief.
Make it my chiefest joy to study thee,
meditate on thee,
gaze on thee,
sit like Mary at thy feet,
lean like John on thy breast,
appeal like Peter to thy love,
count like Paul all things dung.
Give me increase and progress in grace
so that there may be
more decision in my character,
more vigour in my purposes,
more elevation in my life,
more fervour in my devotion,
more constancy in my zeal.
As I have a position in the world,
keep me from making the world my position;
May I never seek in the creature
what can be found only in the Creator;
Let not faith cease from seeking thee
until it vanishes into sight.
Ride forth in me, thou King of kings
and Lord of lords,
that I may live victoriously,
and in victory attain my end.
Valley of Vision pg 334-335

Monday, October 4, 2010

Chosen Ones - Adopting with Albinism

I am amazed by this story.  A couple who adopted three boys from China who have albinism.  In China, those who have Albinism have no chance of going to school, getting jobs, getting married etc. they don't have much of a future.  Also I heard that in Tanzania people who have albinism are being murdered and their limbs being taken off because it has been said that their body parts will make them rich. This is horrific. I had no idea this was happening in other countries. There is a need for adoption with albinism. Get on it.
I love the lady when she says, "We could just get old, or we could get old and do something."

Chosen ones from preston gannaway on Vimeo.