When Life Isn’t What You Dreamed … But It’s All You Ever Wanted

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 ... [Read More]

{Five Minute Friday} Song

It's Five Minute Friday time.  This week's prompt is song.  I have no idea where it will lead me.  But here goes ... GO All my life has been defined by songs.   The first song I sang in church alone:  "I Am a Promise." The song we sang as a family: "You're Something Special." The song my brothers and I sang as children: "Kids Under Construction." The song I cried through in 3rd grade while standing in front of my grandfather's church:  "Mountaintop." The song my parents ... [Read More]

When God Draws Near: May We Be Stilled

Here we are ... Thanksgiving week.  I have no idea how this is even possible.  2012 has flown by! We are halfway through the When God Draws Near series and I'm working hard to get the devotions finished up and ready for you in a couple of weeks. One of my favorite things is to provide ideas and resources for others.  Last week I mentioned a playlist for meditating and keeping your heart and mind focused on the redemption story throughout the holiday season.  Thankfully I am married to a ... [Read More]

Worship with me?

This morning during our worship services at church, we'll be singing "Glory in the Highest" by Chris Tomlin.  Perhaps you have heard it, perhaps not.  A powerful declaration of the majesty of our God and the honor due our Savior, this has become one of my favorite songs. From my reading of Luke today, words prophesied in the Old Testament and declared before the Lord as He entered Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey: Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven and ... [Read More]

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play And mild and sweet the words repeat, Of peace on earth, good will to men. I thought how as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had roll'd along th' unbroken song Of peace on earth, good will to men. And in despair I bow'd my head: "There is no peace on earth," I said, "For hate is strong, and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to men." Then pealed the bells ... [Read More]