August 10, 2006

the air I breath...

So, in the past two weeks I've had to stick to only Christian music.
I've never been one to shun other types of music, to say that they are "evil" because they arent Christian...or anything like that...BUT, there are times when life is SO full on stressful that I actually have to be really really careful that every possible opportunity of "refreshment" comes from somewhere that is actually "real" refreshment.
hmmm...havent been doing so well with the DVD watching. Probably should think about forcing myself to cut down on that activity. Its just so easy....
Anyway, that was strangely not what I was going to write about this morning. But, now, I cant remember what I was GOING to write about. So, there goes that!
I have spent the last thirty minutes replying to emails that were long overdue for replies. In fact, if you still havent heard from know that I am working on it!
ALSO, its killing me that I cant comment on blogs at the moment. Its dreadful! I read them...and I'm like, "THATS GREAT!" ...but I cant tell the person! Booo!
Let's all work together to come up with a plan so that I can somehow communicate how much I love you guys without comments....yes...get back to me....via comment ( irony).
Anywho, I am leaving you with quotes today that lifted my soul -and since I cant check my blog to see how my posts look-can someone tell me if this turns out as italic?!
In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
       let me never be put to shame;
       deliver me in your righteousness.
 2 Turn your ear to me,
       come quickly to my rescue;
       be my rock of refuge,
       a strong fortress to save me.
 3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
       for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
 4 Free me from the trap that is set for me,
       for you are my refuge.
 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
       redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
       I trust in the LORD.
 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
       for you saw my affliction
       and knew the anguish of my soul.
 8 You have not handed me over to the enemy
       but have set my feet in a spacious place.
 9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
       my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
       my soul and my body with grief.
 10 My life is consumed by anguish
       and my years by groaning;
       my strength fails because of my affliction, [a]
       and my bones grow weak.
 11 Because of all my enemies,
       I am the utter contempt of my neighbors;
       I am a dread to my friends—
       those who see me on the street flee from me.
 12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;
       I have become like broken pottery.
 13 For I hear the slander of many;
       there is terror on every side;
       they conspire against me
       and plot to take my life.
 14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
       I say, "You are my God."
 15 My times are in your hands;
       deliver me from my enemies
       and from those who pursue me.
 16 Let your face shine on your servant;
       save me in your unfailing love.
 17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD,
       for I have cried out to you;
       but let the wicked be put to shame
       and lie silent in the grave. [b]
 18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
       for with pride and contempt
       they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
 19 How great is your goodness,
       which you have stored up for those who fear you,
       which you bestow in the sight of men
       on those who take refuge in you.
 20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
       from the intrigues of men;
       in your dwelling you keep them safe
       from accusing tongues.
 21 Praise be to the LORD,
       for he showed his wonderful love to me
       when I was in a besieged city.
 22 In my alarm I said,
       "I am cut off from your sight!"
       Yet you heard my cry for mercy
       when I called to you for help.
 23 Love the LORD, all his saints!
       The LORD preserves the faithful,
       but the proud he pays back in full.
 24 Be strong and take heart,
       all you who hope in the LORD.
~Ps. 31
One of the most inspiring things in life is to see God change a person from the inside out, to remake them in His image. Yes it would be amazing to see great miracles, but I would rather never see one great miracle ever, than see one person transformed by the love of God, which is the greatest miracle of all. ~ Tabitha Trott

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