Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Never Let Go

Here's is the deal. I have not blogged much in the last year. However I come to this blog everyday because of that little playlist over there.  It's my music. I don't own an Ipod (though both my kids do) and the stereo in our house is so old I'm not even sure it works. So this computer, this playlist is my music.
This playlist is so me. I love every song for one reason or another. I used to try to organize it but a few months ago Ijust put it on random play because there is no way I can order this collection. It's a crazy mix I know. Show tunes, country, Christian, pop, rock. Today I almost added a rap thing, but nah. (Tops Drop)  There would be even more on my playlist but I am limited to what they have on the web sight. They have tons of music on Project Playlist, but they don't  have EVERYTHING because it's free. You can't get everything for free!

Anyway, I love music. I can't play a musical instrument (beyond 2nd grade piano) and my voice is just so-so. BUT nothing touches me or speaks to me like music.

Today my hear t is heavy for two moms I know.  Both are facing very different, but very heart wrenching circumstances.  When I clicked on my playlist the first song was David Crowders Never Let Go (not to be confused with Matt Redman's You Never Let Go which I also love and is on this playlist.)

The words of this song just sunk into my heart. The unspoken prayers I have been sending up for these two moms are far from answered, but this song help ease the ache I feel for them.  We serve an amazing God. When we can not see him, he still sees us. He never lets go. He will hold these two ladies who are on my heart, and he will hold onto me, through it all. Everything. He can handle life when we can't. Amazing. Blessing. Healing. Saving. Easing. Completing. Empowering. Assuring.
Thank you Father!

Here are the words to David Crowder's Never Let Go. (It's #49)
When clouds veil sun
And disaster comes
Oh, my soul. Oh, my soul
When waters rise
And hope takes flight
Oh, my soul. Oh, my soul. Oh, my soul
Ever faithful
Ever true
You I know
You never let go
You never let go
You never let go
You never let go
When clouds brought rain
And disaster came
Oh, my soul. Oh, my soul
When waters rose
And hope had flown
Oh, my soul Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul Oh, my soul
Oh, what love, oh, what love
Oh, my soul
Fills hope
Perfect love that never lets go
Oh, what love, oh, what love
Oh, what love, oh, what love
In joy and pain
In sun and rain
You're the same
Oh, You never let go
You never let go
You never let go
You never let go
You never let go

Be blessed today knowing wherever you find yourself, HE will never let go. :)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Too many thoughts for facebook tonight...

( Please realize I am preaching to myself here. If anything, I need to heed these words more than anyone I know which is why I felt the need to write it out. I in no way want to come across like I have the world figured out...FAR FROM IT!!!)

Here are some random thoughts that won't stop rambling around in my head.  I don't want to bore my facebook friends with them in multiple status updates, so I'm going to post them here. Then hopefully I can focus on the 300 other things I need to do before I go to bed tonight. :)

The longer I live the more I believe that no politician is ever as good or as bad as they are made out to be. There is bad in the best of us and good in the worst of us.

Hate is never a good thing.

Praying for your enemies is the best thing you can do for the both of you.

When I was a Sophomore or Jr at ACU (it's all a blur!) I switched my major from Political Science /Communication  to Education/Communication. A year later I was on a committee with one of my Poly Sci profs. He asked why I switched.  I explained that the more I learned about government and politics the more disenfranchised I became. For me, politics seemed too much of an ethical mind field. I did not think I could ever be a good mother and wife if I had to devote so much time to such an occupation / field. He laughed and said I might be right, that many Christians felt politics were "too dirty" for their lives. But then he said something that has sorta haunted me all these years. He said something like "Politics may be dirty, but if all moral, ethical people decide it's too dirty and steer clear of it, who does that leave running the country?"
Maybe that's why I am not a fan of bashing any political figure no matter what I think of them. They put themselves out there in a place  I was not willing to go.  Holding someone accountable and questioning them is just as affective ) when it is done in a respectful manner... actually I think it is more affective. (Or is it effective?)

I don't remember who I heard say "A lady never stoops to discuss politics and religion in place of service and salvation," but I think they were right.

Most people like to label others. Far right, far left, ultra conservative, flaming liberal, Pro, anti, for, against... HOWEVER both extremes have this in common. If you want to make them mad, just decide not to take a side or wear a label. Or to really rile them up point out the good in both sides. Don't do this unless you want to feel the full wrath from both sides though. (Ask John McCain about that! )

Nothing stirs up deep emotions faster than thinking my children are being taken advantage of or threatened.

I can be nice to most all people, but it's really hard to like some of them.

Nothing is ever as simple or as complicated as I think it is.

Rhett may turn into a weather man or a climate scientist because Mother Natures seems to reek havoc on his birthday parties. Last year it was a hurricane 100's of miles away that forced us to move the day before.. this year it could be rain. Poor little guy has been up by 6:30am the last two days watching the weather and giving us bi-hourly rain chance percentage updates. :( Please don't rain Friday night!!!

I loved walkng past the butterfly garden in the Panther Patch on the way to Rhett's class meeting tonight.   It makes me happy to think Rhett gets to see this everyday and know what his Mom was doing all those months and hours last year when she helped make it. I did have to hold myself back from going out there to put the umbrellas and flags up though. OY! Letting go has never been easy for me, but I am going to do it with a smile on my face. YES. I. AM.

Few things smell better than chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven or worse than burnt chocolate chip cookies "fresh" from the oven. We have smelled both here tonight!

I'm sorta peeved that Katherine Higel gave away what will happen on Gray's on September 24th...but sorta excited too!

I am trying to decide which Twilight book is my favorite. It's too hard.  But I do know my favorite part to read...the almost end of New Moon. Will November 20th just hurry up and get here already! :)

I will never go to bed if I don't get up and get with it.

Night, night computer!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The things they say

Ok. Hello September! Can you believe it? Take a breath...

This blog is my place to write all those cute kid things down so I don't forget them. Lately (well for about the last year) I haven't been very good at that. SOOOO I'm going to start now with this post.

Ella Kate cracks me up about 200 times a day. The girls is just funny stuff.
Today she is starting back to Mother's Day Out and she and I both CAN NOT WAIT!

Yesterday we were at Home Depot having some paint mixed. She started talking to the paint mix man about pink being her color and "my Mom likes brown." (I was getting test samples of tan/taupe) As we were leaving, out of the blue Ella Kate waved and yelled back  "I won't be here tomorrow because I'm going to my school." The paint mix man and I got a kick out of that!

I was telling EK that she was going to have a new teacher this year for MDO "Oh that is so sad. Ms. Jerra is really going to miss me!"

Ella Kate is having fun telling us when we say a word "we don't say." For instance the other day I was driving to soccer and the water thermos tipped over, rolled across the van and started leaking when I made a turn. I said "Oh that stupid water bottle is leaking everywhere!"
"Mommy we don't say stupid."
"Sorry Ella Kate I should have said silly."
"No Mommy... we don't say silly. We say GREAT! That GREAT water bottle is leaking everywhere!" :)

Last night at the pizza place Ella Kate was getting her groove on in the booth and said very loudly "I'm shaking my booty, not my boobies. My boobies are too little. Mommy has boobies but we don't talk about boobies. We don't talk about anybody's boobies because it's not nice. Daddy do you talk about boobies?" OY!
I asked Rhett how school went the first day. "OK Mom I gonna tell you everything we did today but don't expect me to do that again this year."

Rhett on shopping with me in Ikea " I feel like I've been walking around inside HGTV for hours!"

Kolby on the neccessity of cell phones...
"What if I went with a friend out of town and we went to the mall and I got distracted and wandered off and then they forgot me cuz they aren't used to having another kid along and I got lost because I was still distracted and they went home to Waco without me. You would really want me to have a cell phone then. Right?"


Happy Tuesday!