Entry 47: MUSIC!!

Lets just put it down in a simple statement. I LOVE MUSIC!!  :D

It is such a wonderful thing! We can use it for so many different things and ways. You can send someone a song to encouraged them when they are down or you can write a song to express how you are feeling...you can sing a song to praise God...and you can just listen to music and find yourself lost in God's wonder and majesty!

I love music! I always loved playing my guitar and singing along to my favorite songs on the radio in the car or in my room with my Ipod even though i was probably totally off key. lol

I have this new favorite song recently...well...scratch that...I have MULTIPLE new favorite songs. :)

The first is called "Hold Us Together" by Matt Maher. I love the lyrics that talk about how God's love won't nessasarily give us a big job, won't pay our bills for us, or get us thing big house but it will hold us together in the stormy parts of life. It has encouraged me many times!! 

The second one is called "Starry Night" by Chris August. It talks about how from teh tallest tree to the birds that sing God is everthing and we need to give our life to him. I encourage you to look up both these songs. The lyrics are so vivid and give you such a great picture of what it is talking about..

Well enough on my rant of music. Hope you all are having a great evening!!!

God Bless


Entry 46: A Corn Field

Dear Readers,

I hope all who are reading this are doing well!!

Have you ever been just doing something completely normal that you do every other day, or just sitting there in the car reading a book thinking about random things?? Well, I'm sure we all have done at least one of those two things many times in our lives, obviously.

Well, the other day I was sitting in the back seat of our silver van reading a great mystery book and listening to some great music! All of a sudden my mind blurred and i lost track of my book, my music, and the sound of the tires rolling along the dirt road. I was staring at a huge field of corn that seemed to stretch forever...at least as far as i could see with my naked eye.

And as i was lost in the picture of that corn field i had snapped and cemented in my head it grew and i saw the sky above it. A deep crisp blue layer of sky with fluffy white clouds dotted here and there. I saw huge trees, full of every color green you can imagine, bordering the corn field.

And it just kept growing...the field reminded me of my home that has a corn field right infront of it and by it. Then that reminded me of my house. And the people in it and my friends who come over to visit and all the fun memories i have had in that house, by the corn field, underneath the crisp blue sky.

Suddenly i blinked and a sharp shiver went up my spine and i found my self back in our van with a different song coming out of my head phones and my book laying on my lap longing to have the next page flipped. And right then and there I thanked God for that corn field and all the things that i had been thinking of.

It just so happened I was driving home from church when this was all happening and in sunday school i watched a sermon by John Pipper about how you can look at something magnificant and use that as a spring board to thank God for being so great.

That corn field threw me high into the sky of God's magnificant glory and i caught a small glimpse of how great our creator is. So if that corn field is a tiny speck in the place where i live....and the place where i live is a tiny speck in the world...and the world is a tiny speck in the universe...and the universe is a tiny speck in the galaxy...and God spook it all into being! How Great is our God!!

So i challenge you to look at somethign that usually is taken for being small and insignificant like a regular old corn field and make it grow to see how great God is. It will leave you speachless.........



Entry 45: Blessings

What an amazing life I have! Today I have been counting my blessings and I have lost count!! God has blessed me with so many wonderful things that i take for granted every day!

My family, is always there for me. To protect me in times of danger and to comfot me in times of sadness and pain. We laugh, talk, eat, play, sing and have fun with each other every single day of our lives! How lonely my life would be without them next to me!!

My friends, are always so loving and kind to me. I really don't deserve them sometimes. Their friendship is one in a billion! I have so many great memories of them that i will always remember!! God has blessed me incredablly with bringing them into my lives at just the right time!

My God, is the most important of all my blessings! He created me in His image. Me, the dirty, filthy, ragged, sinful girl that i am was created in God's image and is now called His daughter. He took my in and clothed me. He died for me and is making a place in heaven for me. It makes me want to just cry thinking of how amazing God has been to me and how utterly cruel i have been in return. I take all these blessings for granted so many times and yet God does not take them away.

So i encourage all of you who are reading this to think about the most important things and people in your life and not take them for granted. Love them and cherish them with your whole heart because you don't know how long you will have them for. Make every second count. And most importantly thank God for bestowing these blessings on you and especially His very own Son who hung on a cross for us. We deserve hell but we have heaven because of God's grace and mercy.