All is truly gift. So if there’s anything I’ve learned From this journey I am on Simple truths will keep you going Simple love will keep you strong Cause there are questions without answers Flames that never die Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise So thank you Lord, oh thank you Lord […]
Just heard a beautiful but somewhat sad Christmas song by Gloria Estefan . The refrain is the best line of the song. I want this for next Christmas. I wanna see Christmas through Your eyes.
This song by Natalie Grant is really a prayer. It says much about where I am at lately. I can’t do this. I need Your help. I trust in You. I’ve been silent instead of speaking up Gave my advice instead of giving love I have been unfair, faithless and unkind I have shut my […]
I feel like I am always out of sync with the liturgical calendar. Next week starts Advent which leads into Christmas, but I keep thinking about Easter Week. The stories and images of Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday all seem to overlap and juxtapose for me. As I searched for an image to put […]
Contact is all it takes To change your life to lose your place in time Contact, asleep or awake Coming around you may wake up to find Questions deep within your eyes, Now more than ever, you’ve realized And then you sense a change, nothing feels the same All your dreams are strange, Love comes […]
Ever have just one of those days at work where everything and everyone seems to be coming down on you? This song will cheer you up. (For mp3 format.) This place is even hosting remixes of the song. Thanks Ray for the song!
What a gorgeous morning! Reminds me of the refrain from the opening song from Oklahoma! (with one word changed in the last line): Oh, what a beautiful mornin’ Oh, what a beautiful day I got a beautiful feelin’ Everything’s goin’ God’s way Come to think of it, every morning is beautiful regardless of how I […]
The world’s a rollercoaster And I am not strapped in Maybe I should hold with care But my hands are busy in the air — Incubus, “Wish You Were Here” Suffering comes from holding on, not letting go of the pain. Let go. Do not resist. Joy is lost too when grasped at. Let go. […]
Welcome home, welcome home; so far away, so long and so alone. The journey’s not been easy, the road, it seemed so long. It matters not now, child. Oh, welcome home. Hollow dreams, like the desert sand, can shine so bright but slip right through your hands. The treasure you were seeking turned out empty […]
Sin, where are your shackles? Death, where is your sting? Hell has been defeated. The grave could not hold the King. — “Arise, My Love” by Newsong
At the Cross her station keeping Stood the mournful Mother weeping Close to Jesus to the last Through her heart, His sorrow sharing All His bitter anguish bearing Now at length the sword has passed Oh how sad and sore distressed Was that Mother highly blest Of the sole begotten One Christ above in torment […]
I sought the Lord and afterward I knew He moved my soul to seek Him, seeking me; It was not I that found, O Savior true; No, I was found by Thee. — anonymous hymm
My penance from a recent Reconciliation was to pray and reflect over this song from the Missal/song book: Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be […]
While everyone’s lost, the battle is won With all these things that I have done — The Killers
When it rains it pours and opens doors that flood the floors we thought would always keep us safe and dry And in the midst of sailing ships we sink our lips into the ones we love That have to say goodbye And as I float along this ocean I can feel you like a […]
Some sound bites (as in dog bite?)…
Another song (from today’s all-school Mass) to help drown out the voices of my enemies tempting me: Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life.
In Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard, there is a scene where Much Afraid is talking to the Shepherd about how her enemies were yelling at her and trying to distract her from the path up the mountains to the High Places. The Shepherd suggested that she sing when they start that business […]
What if I climbed that mountain What if I swam to that shore What if every battle was victorious Then would you love me more? Would you love me more? What if I were everyone’s first choice What if I went farther than before What if I stood high above the rest Then would you […]
I have almost deleted this whole weblog three times in the past two weeks. Had my finger of the delete button, ready to go, but didn’t. Not sure why. I have not really been reading other weblogs either. Nothing seems to satisfy.
This little, bouncy song to only an accoustic guitar rings true with me in so many ways. Too many days I’ve spent a wasted, worrying about tomorrow what it may bring Dreams of dollar signs and worthless nothings of what the others think of me (chorus) Lord, teach me Your way teach me […]
I wrote the following paragraph in an email this morning to a very dear friend of mine. It was part advice, but it also pretty much summed up one of two of my current struggles in faith. I am learning that you have to give everything to Christ. Not only your joys and happiness, but […]
To my surprise, and my delight I saw sunrise, I saw sunlight I am nothing in the dark And the clouds burst to show daylight — Coldplay, lyrics to “Daylight” (via ignispati)
Take these hands and lift them up For I have not the strength to praise You near enough For I have nothing, I have nothing without You Take my voice and pour it out Let it sing the songs of mercy I have found For I have nothing, I have nothing without You All my […]
Listen to a clip of this song by Bebo Norman: I don’t want to care about earthly things Be caught up in all the lies that trick my eyes They say it’s all about me I’m so tired of it being about me I want to hide in You The Way, the Life, the Truth […]