I’ve chased a million things
Bright lights and empty dreams
Now here I am
Right where I thought I wanted to be
I’ll trade it all right now
Leave it all and lay it down
To get back to where I belong
Lord, all I’ve ever needed was Your love
“All I’ve Ever Needed” from the Grace Unplugged soundtrack
Have you ever longed for a bigger life than the one you have? Wished for all your dreams to come true? I suppose at some point we all have. That grass always looks greener someplace else, doesn’t it?
I remember being a teenager growing up in a minister’s house. I always thought if I could just get out of there I’d be something amazing. I wanted to be an attorney or a political strategist … I longed to do something HUGE.
And here I am, almost 42, married to a minister and raising a 13-year-old daughter who longs to be amazing as well. I plan menus and buy groceries, taxi the girl to and fro, sing the church choir and teach a ladies Bible study. The people in my life are incredible and every day I get to write and encourage. Somehow it’s nothing I expected and yet everything I wanted all at once.
I suppose that’s why stories like the one from the movie Grace Unplugged appeal to me … I understand 18-year-0ld Grace’s desire to make it big, to get away from everything familiar and do something new. I had the opportunity to read the novelization of the book and loved it. For my birthday next week we’re going to see the movie.
I love AJ Michalka’s voice and I should admit at this point I’ve been listening to track 1, “All I’ve Ever needed,” a lot the past few days. This CD has music from Chris Tomlin, Tobymac, Luminate, and several other artists. It’s a great worship CD.
Here’s the official trailer for Grace Unplugged which features “All I’ve Ever Needed” … and you can get more information about the movie and where it will be shown on the Grace Unplugged website.