Sunday, December 30, 2007

Arrayed and adorned

"I delight greatly in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God. For He has
clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a
bride adorns herself with her jewels."

--Isaiah 61:10

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trust quote

"Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence."

-- St. Augustine

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Reminder

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to help you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future . . ."

--Jeremiah 29:11

My grandmom and me

Monday, December 24, 2007

Carol of the Bells

Answer by Sarah McLachlan

I will be the answer
At the end of the line
I will be there for you
While you take the time
In the burning of uncertainty
I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance
If you can't look down

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a
Place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
The memory of choosing not to fight

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
'Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all burned out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind

Messiah

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Wonderful by Chantal Kreviazuk

I'm alone is this life, and these old jeans are too tight
And now I can't pick my feet off the floor
I try to laugh but I cry
My dignity is undignified, guess I'm really on my own
Love is like a little boy, no I'm not paranoid
But I'm on to you, yeah yeah
Well I'm not seventeen and I don't want to be
So why am I hiding

Is it too late to call you on the phone
Too late to tell you I'm alone
I want to wake you from another lonely night
Too late to wonder where you are
Too late to hold you in my arms
'Cause if you're looking for wonderful
I'm wonderful

I'm a very simple girl
And I don't fit into this world, the city lights leave me in a daze
And even though we've never met, you know what I'm trying to forget
Some things you can't change

Is it too late to call you on the phone
Too late to tell you I'm alone
I want to wake you from another lonely night
Too late to wonder where you are
Too late to hold you in my arms
'Cause if you're looking for wonderful
I'm wonderful

I'm underneath
Underneath
I'm underneath
I'm underneath

Is it too late to call you on the phone
Too late to tell you I'm alone
I want to wake you from another lonely night
Too late to wonder where you are
Too late to hold you in my arms
'Cause if you're looking for wonderful
I'm wonderful

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I can't help falling in love with you (Pride and Prejudice)

Kiss Me in the Rain by Barbara Streisand

I remember sitting on the front steps
Feeling the softness of a warm summer rain
I see the reflections of my mind
All the sadness all the pain
Visions of yesterday,
How fast they slip away
And though my dreams have come and gone
With one wish I can say:
Kiss me in the rain, and make me feel like a child again
Bring back all those memories

Kiss me in the rain, and make me feel like a child again
With the feeling that I get,
I don't even mind if we get wet

And if I drift outside myself
Please don't turn away
I'm searching for the innocence
I've lost along the way
Come join me in my fantasy
Step out of space and time
There's only one thing left to do
So if you wouldn't mind

Kiss me in the rain, and make me feel like a child again
Bring back all those memories
Kiss me in the rain, and make me feel like a child again
With the feeling that I get,
I don't even mind if I get wet

Kiss me in the rain, and make me feel like a child again
Bring back all those memories
Kiss me in the rain, and make me feel like a child again
With the feeling that I get,
I don't even mind if I get wet

Come on kiss me in the rain
Oh, won't you kiss me in the rain
With the feeling that I get
I don't even mind if I get wet

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Broken by Lifehouse

The broken clock is a comfort
It helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow
From stealing all my time
And I am here still waiting
Though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best
Like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart
I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart
That's still beating
In the pain
There is healing
In your name
I find meaning
So I'm holding on (I'm holdin on)(I'm holdin on)
I'm barely holding on to you

The broken locks were a warning
You got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded
I'm an open book instead
And I still see your reflection
Inside of my eyes
That are looking for purpose
They're still looking for life

I'm falling apart
I'm barely breathing

With a broken heart
That's still beating
In the pain (In the pain)
Is there healing
In your name
I find meaning
So I'm holding on (I'm still holdin on)(I'm holdin on)
(I'm still holdin on) (I'm holdin on)
I'm barely holding on to you

I'm hanging on another day
Just to see what, you will throw my way
And I'm hanging on, to the words you say
You said that I will, will be okay
The broken light on the freeway
Left me here alone
I may have lost my way now
But I haven't forgotten my way home

I'm falling apart
I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart
That's still beating
In the pain (In the pain)
There is healing
In your name (In your name)
I find meaning
So I'm holding on (I'm still holdin')(I'm holdin' on)(I'm still holdin') (I'm holdin' on) (I'm still holdin')
Barely holding on to you (I'm still holdin on)
Barely holdin on to you

Monday, December 17, 2007

Out Is Through by Alanis Morissette

Every time you raise your voice
I see the greener grass
Every time you run for cover
I see this pasture
Every time we're in a funk
I picture a different choice
Every time we're in a rut
This distant grandeur

My tendency to want to do away feels natural
My urgency to dream of softer places feels understandable and I know

The only way out is through
The faster we're in the better
The only way out is through ultimately
The only way out is through
The only way we'll feel better
The only way out is through ultimately

Every time I'm confused
I think there must be easier ways
Every time our horns are locked on toweling throwing
Every time we're at a loss, we've bolted from difficulty
Anytime we're still made of final bowing

My tendency to want to hide away feels easier and
The tendency is picturing another place comforting to go and I know

The only way out is through
The faster we're in the better
The only way out is through ultimately
The only way out is through
The only way we'll feel better
The only way out is through ultimately

We could just walk away and hide our hands in the sand
We could just call it quits, only to start over again
With somebody else

Every time we're stuck in struggle, I'm down for the count that down
Every time I dream of quick fix I'm assuaged
Now I know it's hard when it's through
And I'm damned if I don't know quick fix way
What formerly was treatment silent's now outdated

My tendency to want to run feels unnatural now
The urgency to want to give to you what I want most feels good and I know

The only way out is through
The faster we're in the better
The only way out is through ultimately
The only way out is through
The only way we'll feel better
The only way out is through ultimately

The only way out is through
The faster we're in the better
The only way out is through ultimately
The only way out is through
The only way we'll feel better
The only way out is through ultimately

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Run to the Battle by Steve Camp

Some people want to live within the sound of chapel bells
But I want to run a mission a yard from the gates of Hell
And with everyone you meet I'll take them the Gospel and share it well
And look around you as you hesitate for another soul just fell
Let's run to the battle, run to the battle.

Do you have your armor on? We're in the middle of a raging war
We've been training for so long—have we learned to use His sword?
We may not be ready but we serve a mighty Lord,
And He's made us more than conquerors, so what are you waiting for?
Let's run to the battle, we got to run, run to the battle.

He has trampled down the enemy and has given us the victory;
When we pray we learn to see that His army—we are marching on our knees
There'll be times when we grow weak; let's keep our faith alive.
Let your faces shine with glory, for He's helped us to survive.

And in that final hour when you feel like you're ready to die
Will you hear the trumpet sound? Will you hear the warrior cry?
Run to the battle, we got to run, run to the battle.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Collide by Howie Day

The dawn is breaking
A light shining through
You're barely waking
And I'm tangled up in you
Yeah

I'm open, you're closed
Where I follow, you'll go
I worry I won't see your face
Light up again

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find
You and I collide

I'm quiet you know
You make a first impression
I've found I'm scared to know I'm always on your mind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
I somehow find
You and I collide

Don't stop here
I lost my place
I'm close behind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills your mind
You finally find
You and I collide

You finally find
You and I collide
You finally find
You and I collide

Leeland

http://www.myspace.com/leelandmusic

The day you tarry

"The way that you wander is the way that you choose;
The day that you tarry is the day that you lose."


--from the movie Jeremiah Johnson.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Love and Affection by Clannad

You play games in the street
Who to trust and who to meet
Sweet justice hard to find
Say the same with deceit
Take no blame in defeat
Sweet justice hard to find

All I wanted was love and affection
All I wanted was love and affection

Lonely child roams around
As someone else goes underground
All trying to make ends meet
Trouble staring, is life so cheap?

All they wanted was love and affection
All they wanted was love and affection

Broken dreams in the street
True sensations, the stories leak
Sweet justice hard to find
Cant simply speak my mind

All I wanted was love and affection
All they wanted was love and affection
All I wanted was love and affection
And all they wanted was love and affection

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Dark Night of the Soul by Loreena McKennitt

Upon a darkened night
the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright
I fled my house while all in quiet rest

Shrouded by the night
and by the secret stair I quickly fled
The veil concealed my eyes
while all within lay quiet as the dead

Chorus

Oh night thou was my guide
oh night more loving than the rising sun
Oh night that joined the lover
to the beloved one
transforming each of them into the other

Upon that misty night
in secrecy, beyond such mortal sight
Without a guide or light
than that which burned so deeply in my heart

That fire t'was led me on
and shone more bright than of the midday sun
To where he waited still
it was a place where no one else could come

Chorus

Within my pounding heart
which kept itself entirely for him
He fell into his sleep
beneath the cedars all my love I gave

And by the fortress walls
the wind would brush his hair against his brow
And with its smoothest hand
caressed my every sense it would allow

Chorus

I lost myself to him
and laid my face upon my lovers breast
And care and grief grew dim
as in the mornings mist became the light
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair

The Wind in the Willows