Tuesday, March 28, 2006

life changing...

We are not meant to handle our own lives by ourselves. All kinds of things will happen to us that we can not handle - except with God's help.

Isn't that so very comforting and amazing and spectacular and a sigh of relief all at the same time?

Yes. Yes times a thousand and a few more times yes. I love it. I really feel like that's the most important lesson I've been learning lately. It's...I don't know. Life changing?

It is definitely. Every day life changing. Our lives will seriously be different if we try living otherwise.

True story.

And so it is, just like you said it would be, a completely different story. Choices are given to us, every second of every minute of every hour of every day. Choices that aren't always necessarily right or wrong, but choices nonetheless. I believe we wake up each day with the opportunity for greatness, but whether or not we live in that mindset is entirely up to us.

The above conversation is one of the few I have every week or so about God, his love, his timing, you name it. The first line is from a professor that I had in college that sends weekly e-mails about that very same thing, and more often than not little nuggets like that arise.

I believe, as I have stated before, that each day we are given can be one full of true life. Life that we can take hope in, life that gives us the strength to persevere through thick and thin. It is true, there are days that I live that seem to have no special significance in the grand scheme of things, but we cannot let days like these drag us down and in turn affecting the day after and so on.

So let's go about and change our lives...today.

today's a day not over yet
if i don't jump now
it'll be a day that's to forget

Saturday, March 25, 2006

life... (part ii)

life. given in abudance.
with love. drenching our skin.
today. here but a moment.
for us. how shall we spend?

Day by day...

If this is indeed how we are to live, what gives us the right to worry about how our lives are going to turn out? Even more so, who are we to take for granted the hours we have been given today?

So many questions to be answered, and yet I still find myself wondering about many things. Mainly though, what am I going to be remembered for...today?

More later...

Monday, March 20, 2006

first day of spring...

seasons change
oh too quickly
only to be forgotten

past days dissipate
picking up pace
as years go by

and what of us?
are we to forget
what love there is

love that is patient
kind and true
love that honors

for today is ours
given only by grace
how shall we handle?

enough is before us
no more no less
to use in accordance

spring is now here
sun will rise and fall
as we press on

Friday, March 03, 2006

every new day...

When I was young
The smallest trick of light
Could catch my eye
Then life was new and every new day
I thought that I could fly

I believed in what I hoped for
And I hoped in things unseen
I had wings and dreams could soar
I just don't feel like flying anymore

When the stars threw down their spears
Watered Heaven with their tears
Before words were spoken
Before eternity

Dear Father, I need You
Your strength my heart to mend
I want to fly higher
Every new day again

When I was small
The furthest I could reach
Was not so high
Then I thought the world was so much smaller
Feeling I could fly

Through distant deeps and skies
Behind infinity
Below the face of Heaven
He stoops to create me

Dear Father, I need You
Your strength my heart to mend
I want to fly higher
Every new day again

Man versus himself
Man versus machine
Man versus the world
Mankind versus me
The struggles go on
The wisdom I lack
The burdens keep piling
Up on my back
So hard to breathe
To take the next step
The mountain is high
I wade in the depths
Yearning for grace
And hoping for peace
Dear God increase

Healing hands of God have mercy
On our unclean souls once again
Jesus Christ, Light of the World
Burning bright within our hearts forever
Freedom means love without condition
Without a beginning or an end
Here's my heart, let it be forever Yours
Only You can make every new day seem so new