Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wake up in April

what if we find ourselves beneath the snow
our warmest words all frozen in our throats
and all we feel is left out in the cold
you and i?

what if the days grow short and lose their light
what if the coals burn black and the embers die
and we can't find each other in the night
you and i?

even the winter won't last forever
we'll see the morning
we'll feel the sun

we'll wake up in April
ready and able
holding the seeds in the soil 
of our love

what if the ice we tread is just too thin
what if we can't escape the squall we're in
what if our hearts of stone are permanent
you and i?

what if the spring comes soon and we're surprised
what if the seasons help us realize
some things are only proven over time
you know

 even the winter won't last forever
we'll see the morning, we'll feel the sun
we'll wake up in April, ready and able
sowing the seeds in the soil

even the darkness cannot disarm us
we'll see the morning, we'll feel the sun
we'll break up the earth
cause we know that it's worth it
sowing the seed in the soil

of our love.

[even the winter - audrey assad]

my apologies for the abundance of lyrics these days.
but they are just words He's writing on my heart.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Wait for the Lord; 
Be strong, and let your heart take courage; 
Wait for the Lord!" 
[psalm 27:14]

"Our soul waits for the Lord; 
He is our help and our shield. 
For our heart is glad in Him, 
because we trust in His holy name. 
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
Even as we hope in You." 
[psalm 33:20-22]

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hold me still.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Lead On, Kindly Light

lead, kindly light
amidst the gray and gloom
the night is long
and i'm far from home

 here in the dark
i dare not ask to see
the path ahead
one step enough for me
lead on, lead on, kindly light

i was not ever willing to be lead
i could have stayed 
but i ran instead
in spight of fear
i followed my pride
my eyes could see
but my heart was blind
lead, lead on, kindly light

and in the night
when i was afraid
your feet beside 
my own on the way

and each stumbling step
where other men have trod
shortens the road
leading home to my God
lead on, lead on, kindly light

Thursday, February 27, 2014

from the the love of my own comfort
from the fear of having nothing
from a life of worldly passions

deliver me, oh God

from a need to be understood
from a need to be accepted
from the fear of being lonely

deliver me, oh God
deliver me, oh God

 and i shall not want
no i shall not want

when i taste Your goodness, 
i shall not want

from the fear of serving others
from the fear of death or trial
from the fear of humility

deliver me, oh God
deliver me, oh God

when i taste your goodness,

i shall not want

{i shall not want - Audrey Assad}

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Memories close to my heart.

Random pictures from January (While in British Columbia, Canada)...

Somebody likes to jump!

All Smiles!

Sweet Elisha and Hosanna

Great day of laughing and talking with sweet friends

Micah-Rose loves you, Hosanna!

Micah-Rose, Elisha, me, and Rebekah

Mother and Baby

Double snap!

Beautiful music

Girls party!

Yogurt bar - so yummy!

This sista.

Best of days with the best of girls!

The love between and Mama and daughter. 
No words can describe.

A listener of the heart.

A mother-in-law of the sweetest kind!

Basking in the Grandma love

Fun date with the Penner kids!

Sweet Naomi and Jael

I love you Laurel!

"...She was beautiful. Deep down to her soul."

Hosanna & Jesse's party! (baby shower)

Getting all the "D vitamin"

Beautiful day for a walk with dear sisters and their babies

Yes! We do!


Hello, beautiful!

And for all this....
I give thanks.