May we SEE You While We Wait

I seem to be suffering from a mild case of writer’s block. Curriculum lessons have become harder to write, my thoughts are a jumbled mess, and yet non-existent at the same time. Even writing a grocery list feels overwhelming. The former grief counselor in me, knows that grief can cause distraction and focus problems. I am being patient with myself (as patient as I can be with deadlines looming;) and trusting the One who wrote The Book in the first place, to help me write lessons from His book, for His kids.

As I wait, and trust, and slowly write, I keep reflecting on a beautiful song by Francesca Battistelli called, “Holy Spirit.” It has become my prayer the last few weeks. I played around with the song and some of my dad’s and my aunt’s gorgeous pictures. I ended up creating a slideshow which I wanted to share here. I pray that as you listen to the words of this song, your heart will be stirred by the Holy Spirit and you will become more aware of His Presence. Waiting is hard, but waiting in the power of the Holy Spirit can become a beautiful time of rest and refreshment.

You can download this song (and her entire album which is INCREDIBLE) by clicking the following link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-were-honest-deluxe-version/id794038418

Day 18: It’s About the Cross

One week to go! I fear you must be sick of my posts by now.  This personal challenge of mine has gotten harder the past few days, but it has been great to keep my focus on the real meaning of Christmas.  So whether you actually read all of my ramblings or not, thank you for letting me use this blog as a place to focus my thoughts and my heart on Jesus this Christmas.

For today’s post, I want to share another one of my favorite Christmas songs.  We came across the a cappella group, Go Fish, when my kids were very young.  Their song “It’s About the Cross” is full of such great Gospel truth.  My kids can now sing every word.  I love that it has helped them understand that the manger was when God poured His love out on mankind, but the cross was were He poured out His grace and mercy.  We wouldn’t have the cross without the manger, but we wouldn’t have the gift of eternal life with God, without the cross.

May the baby in the manger point us all to the Savior on the cross this Christmas and always….

Day 14: Mary, Did You Know?

We played this song for our second grade Sunday school class today, and love it so much that I wanted to share it here. You have probably seen and heard it before, but it is such an incredible rendition that I just had to share.

ps-my son just informed me that we can officially now say that Christmas is next week! (insert kids screeching with joy and me hugging myself while chanting Bible verses on peace 😉

Day 9: Singing for Jesus

“Sing to the LORD, bless His Name; tell of His salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:2;                                                               “Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:2

My little girl, along with about 80 other children, sang their hearts out to Jesus last night during their Christmas musical. It was so precious to hear those little voices praising their King and thanking Him for Jesus: the best Christmas present ever!

It was awesome to see my shy girl step up to the microphone and sing for no one else but Jesus, her audience of One. Although, she did tell me that the compliments were really nice 😉

Praying today that I will keep a song in my heart for the LORD throughout this Christmas season, and thanking Him for singing through my girl!

The video quality is not that great, but had to share her solo 🙂