Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'll be found in you...

Brooke Fraser- Shadowfeet..

Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet 
Toward home, a land that I've never seen 
I am changing 
Less and less asleep 
Made of different stuff than when I began 
And I
have sensed it all along 
Fast approaching is the day 

When the world has fallen out from under me 
I'll be found in you, still standing 
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees 
When time and space are through 
I'll be found in you 

There's distraction buzzing in my head 
Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay 
But I've heard rumours of true reality 
Whispers of a well-lit way 

When the world has fallen out from under me 
I'll be found in you, still standing 
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees 
When time and space are through 
I'll be found in you 

You make all things new 

When the world has fallen out from under me 
I'll be found in you, still standing 
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees 
When time and space are through 
I'll be found in you 

When the world has fallen out from under me 
I'll be found in you, still standing 
Every fear and accusation under my feet 
When time and space are through 
I'll be found in you 
When time and space are through 
I'll be found in you 
When time and space are through 
I'll be found in you

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Choose life...but REALLY LIVE!

I was at a friend's wedding this past weekend and as the pastor was exhorting the couple he said, "Don't just be married; be REALLY married!" We all laughed, haha and moved on. But today the phrase "choose life..but REALLY LIVE," has been ringing in my ears. 

Isn't it true that we all have been given the GIFT of life but that we always choose whether or not we really live. This generation is full of those who aren't really living. Maybe they're functioning by eating & sleeping but that doesn't mean they're really living. They're looking for truth but really they are looking, longing and searching for LIFE, and those who are ALIVE!

What does it mean to REALLY be ALIVE?? The breath in Hebrew is RUAH... It literally means that every time we breath in and out we are breathing in and out the very essence of God. I don't know about you but I want that breath to empower me to be all that I was intended to be at creation. I don't want to use the breath inside of me to believe doubts about God's love or to speak things out that don't edify and build someone up. What could we be if we chose, everyday, to REALLY LIVE!! 

Romans 8:11 says, "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you!!" 

So I pray the we would REALLY LIVE by the SPIRIT OF LIFE! Let's speak LIFE over ourselves, our dreams, our families and friends, and over our generation!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Leading Worship this Monday..

This coming Monday, May 4th,  at 7pm I will be leading worship on the Spiritual gifts webcast. It will be a new experience for me! My good friend, Isa, will be helping me lead! So if you think of it please say a prayer for us Monday night. Pray that the Lord's presence would be heavy. Without HIM we are just a bunch of songs. ~Myrrh

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some beautiful moments

Yesterday was a great day. From the moment I stepped outside I knew it was going to be beautiful. The air was warm and it felt great on my skin. I went to work and was responsible for producing a summary of the outdoor chapels that are happening here at CBN. Gordon talked about revivalists of old and how we need to stay on fire in our relationship with God. After work I went on a long bike ride at the beach. My friend Amy lives close to the water. I can't tell you how refreshing it felt to have my muscles ache and feel the blood pumping in my body. On the drive home, the windows were down and tons of warm air was passing through. I couldn't help but thank God for all my many blessings. The simple things: having a car to drive, a creative job, great friends, an amazing family. I always tell God I never want to take for granted the blessings He's given me. So thanks God, thanks for everything that is and is to come! 

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm ready now...

I'm listening to Desperation Bands, "I'm ready now," and my heart is like, "Ya, I'm ready!"
So most times we think we're ready but we're really not! funny how that works! But now, I REALLY AM READY!! I don't know what that looks like. I wish I knew. I do know that I feel doors closing but I haven't seen new ones open yet. I'm ready for adventure. I'm ready to step out in faith. I'm ready to move. I'm ready to love. I'm ready for God to reveal Himself to me in ways that I've never known before. I have such a sense that something is getting ready to happen but I have NO IDEA what that is. Ya never know what my next post will be!! :)  

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wild Goose Chase

I've been reading this book called, "Wild Goose Chase," by Mark Batterson. I picked it up from my bro-in-laws office because it looked interesting. My time in Minnesota ended too fast and I never got a chance to read it. I was going to leave it behind but he told me to take it because it just might be what i need to read at just the right time. Boy was he right!! And I'm not even done with the book yet! Here are just a few of Mark Batterson's quotes that have resonated with me...

"Jesus didn't die to make us safe. He died to make us dangerous...when was the last time you asked Him to make you dangerous?"

"The soul lives by that which it loves." ~St John of the Cross

"When it comes to doing the will of God, God-ordained passions are far more important than any human qualification we can bring to the table."

"What passion of mine is God asking me to take responsibility for?"

"You never know how God ordained desires will be conceived."

"We take constants for granted and God is the ultimate constant."

"In fact, spiritual maturity has less to do with long-range visions than it does with moment-by-moment sensitivity to the promptings of the Holy Spirit."

"The only way to discover a new identity is to lay down an old one." Ex- moses laying down his staff at the burning bush. 

"Logic questions God. Faith questions assumptions. And at the end of the day, faith is trusting God more than you trust your own assumptions." 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm Back

I just got back from visiting my sister, sam and new niece Abby! I had sooooo much fun and it was very difficult coming back to VA. I had not seen them all since before Sarah got pregnant and it was so refreshing hugging them all. It's amazing to me how fast you can fall in love with a new baby. She has the most amazing faces and I am looking forward to seeing her grow and become all that God has destined for her to be. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What's your move..playa!?!?! :)

Ever surprise yourself and do something you thought you'd NEVER be able to do?! The older I get the more I realize how many limitations I put on myself. For instance, I love music but I honestly never thought I was good at it. I had classical piano lessons growing up but I was the typical kid that resisted practicing. Needless to say not much stuck! As I went through college music still wasn't a huge piece of my life. I was always the one secretly singing into the radio antenna but I never thought I could really sing. I'm not sure where that notion came from other than the enemy who wants to kill our dreams. I was a senior in college and a group of people praying for me said that I would be traveling and doing music and that God was going to open up doors I had never thought possible. I cried when I heard it but still nothing came of it..that is until 3 years ago. I started singing on Friday nights at my church. The first time I heard myself sing in the mic I freaked out! But I continued to try and began to realize that God had a portion of Himself that He wanted to communicate through me. That is all I have ever truly desired anyway. So another first happened this past friday, February 20, 2009.. I lead worship and PLAYED THE KEYS!!!! Now I was super nervous because my house is usually the only audience that ever hears me play but God was gracious to me and I had an amazing team playing with me! It was a good start and I began realizing how many times all the little steps I had taken had prepared me for that moment. I remember the pilot from the Hudson River crash saying that all his training had prepared him for THAT MOMENT. And what an important moment it was!!! God really does pull the details of our lives together and He prepares us even when we don't realize we're being prepared! Step out in your giftings and be encouraged that nothing is impossible to him who believes!!! So I'll keep practicing and stepping out to play in front of people. What's your next move?!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A miracle is about to be born...

I am about to be an Aunt! Well, i am an aunt already to many dear friends! But my first biological niece is about to come into the picture! I can't tell you how excited i am. What a journey it has been for our family. I know Sarah and Sam have borne the difficulty personally but because we love them, we have as well. I will never forget when my mom came and told me that Pastor Alfred had prophesied over Sarah that she would have a baby within a year! After so many disappointments my spirit jumped within me. I instantly started crying because I knew that she would indeed have a baby. So here we are nine months later and we all are getting ready to welcome this child into the world! I'm not sure why there has been so much pain and delay in the promise. But I am so excited that God is a God of hope. Therein lies my peace. Hold onto to the promises of God for your life. He has not forgotten. Sarah and Sam went through 3 miscarriages and have been married 5 years. I myself am waiting on God to move in my own life. But there is a quote that encourages me. I'm not sure who it is by.. "All that I see teaches me to trust in all that I don't and is yet to come." HOLD ON...He who began a good work in you will complete it!! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Battered and flawed, yes.
But HIS nonetheless.
Created in the image of the UNCREATED GOD.
I'm the sparkle in HIS eyes.
And HE is working redemption in me every moment of every day.
I'm a story whose ending HE has planned but it is still unfolding.
I am a mystery of grace.
I breathe in and breathe out every breathe that HE gives me.
I am a soul on a journey to reflect the beauty and truth of who JESUS IS.
The knowledge of the MOST HIGH is engraved in my spirit.
I am the property of the SAFEST and MOST HUMBLE BEING IN THE UNIVERSE.
I am loved without rose-colored glasses; seen as I am naked and in need of love, yet never rejected. 
I am beautiful and sought after.
The mere knowing of my DNA and to whom I belong to causes my SAVIOR to dance and sing over me.
Crafted to perfection, HIS perfection