Saturday, April 18, 2009


I am so busy…always moving…always thinking… always on “go.” I know this is the reason God has told me to be still…in fact, he has forced me to be still. I have a condition called fibromyalgia, and there are days, that I feel so tired and I hurt so badly, that all I can do is to be still.

As Psalm 46:10, in the Amplified Bible, says:

“Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!”

And as Hillsong sings in the song, “Still:”

Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me
within your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know his power
In quietness and trust.

I’m praying for quietness and trust to grow in my brokenness. I’m praying for his power and his rest to prevail in this storm.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

i will rise

This Easter weekend, I am thinking about life and death a lot differently than I used to. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, gives me a hope that I think about daily. The song, "I Will Rise," by Chris Tomlin, says it so well.

"There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes."

How thankful I am that the grave is indeed "overwhelmed," and that there will come a day when this sorrow will leave my heart as I fly into the arms of eternity to be with him.

Thank you, God, for making a way for me,

Sunday, April 5, 2009

blessed be your name

blessed be your name

The song, “Blessed Be Your Name, “by Matt Redman, speaks to me in a special way these days. It reminds me that, especially in these difficult and unsure times (in my life, in the lives of those I know and love, in the world), I can bless God’s name. I can bless him because his name is the only thing that can save me from all this pain and uncertainty…this craziness!

“Blessed be your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name
Every blessing you pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say
Blessed be your glorious name.”

Lord, I praising you as I travel through this place I’ve never known before. I travel it, putting my hand in yours and blessing your name,