Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wow-ful Women Wednesday


Kari Jobe -- Healer

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

I trust in You
I trust in You

I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You're my portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my life in Your hands

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Heard At My House: Two for One Edition

Part One:

Chatting with my 7 year old daughter, who is reading the email I'm typing over my shoulder:

E: Wow, Mom. That's a long email.

Me: Yup.

E: And you used lots of smiley faces.

Me: Yup. Guess I'm weird that way.

E: You aren't weird. You're a mom. And you're pretty.

(mental note to self: Buy that kid a pony for Christmas)

Part Two, in which I walk into a conversation between my two oldest girls as they wash the dishes:

J (10 years old): I'm definitely going to get one when I grow up.

Me: What? A husband? (insert laugh track here)

J: Nope. A dog. But I'll get a husband too. Then I won't have to afford the big expense of getting the dog. I'll just ask my husband nicely.

(mental note to self: have a little chit chat with the girls about expectations for marriage...yikes!) :-)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wow-ful Women Wednesday

And now I'm smiling...

It has been a long time since ABBA has made an appearance on my wee blog. I just find this particular song to be incredibly smile-producing. Did you know that the Spanish version of this song was actually a bigger hit for them than the English version. And my Grade 9 french class learned this song in French and sang along. I think I probably still have the lyrics somewhere.

Enjoy! I know a few of my friends will be particularly pleased with today's Wow-ful Women Wednesday.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Uphill Both Ways

As Christians, we aren’t supposed to like what has come to be called “the Valley experience”. Am I right? We are supposed to be striving for the mountain-top moments where we shine like a light for Christ, joyful, productive, happy, and showing the world how great our lives are. Right?

Well I agree. There is certainly nothing wrong with loving those parts of life. Certainly nothing wrong with celebrating the Lord’s goodness and providence in those moments where, even if everything is NOT right with the world, we are at least resting, trusting, and glorifying God with our lives, actions and attitudes.

But here is the thing: I think the valley is easier.

“What? No, it isn’t,” you say. “The valley hurts, the valley is dark and sad, and lonely, and sometimes it is the valley of the shadow of death. I don’t want that. I want to say, like Psalm 40, ‘He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.’ That’s what I want: not the valley”.

Please read the rest of my latest article for Heart of the Matter Online.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wow-ful Women Wednesdays

I have posted this group before. They have gone through a few different member combinations, but this was always my absolute favourite quartet that they've been (especially the gal who sings verse 2. Love.) These 4 Wow.

And this hymn might need to be sung at my funeral. Just sayin'.

And also, if they ever need a new girl singer...or, like, a babysitter, I'm so there.

Enjoy. This is golden. It just is a "deep calls to deep" moment for me. This is what my soul sighs.

Actually, here they are singing another fantastic hymn. Genius!