Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Miracle With Us

We're beginning to work on new music for Christmas in student choir. For those who don't know me well, working with the student choir at my church has completely changed my life. Outside of my family, it is the greatest blessing in my life. The songs we sing become an obsession, a soundtrack for me. Here are some amazing lyrics from "Miracle."

"Neither height nor depth, nor powers unseen...not the fears about tomorrow. Neither life nor death can ever separate us from Emmanuel, the miracle with us. In the light of your redeeming love by the power of your name Lord Jesus. I will scream it from the mountain tops, I'm a child of God!"

Sometimes I need to be reminded that it is nothing I have done or been that saved me. It's not even who I aspire to be or the process of my sanctification that causes Him to love me. He just loves me. And that, my friends, is a miracle. Wrap up in it because nothing else compares to it and nothing can take it away.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tales from the Playground

With Daniel recuperating, Emily Hannah and I have stayed close to home. I tend to get a little cabin fever so we have utilized short errands and trips to the playground across the street to chase away the monotony. Here are some interesting conversations that took place today.

The playground is a wooden Rainbow system painted reddish brown and there are red/yellow/blue canopies over top. As I sat on the bench watching, Hannah called out to me from the inner chambers:
"Hey, Mommy! I'm in the ark!"
Me: "I see you, Noah!"
Hannah: "It's starting to rain."
Me: waiting
Hannah: Smiles sweetly, "You're going to die!"

The play equipment has seen better days and can be a little buggy. Emily got entangled in her first spider web today. We all know that feeling. She simply clinched her fists and with a look of terror, screamed,

"MOMMY! I got DEAD on me!"
Don't know if she misunderstood the pronounciation of the word web or if we have finally convinced her of the dangers of spiders but she was done.
"I'm ready to go home and eat a popsicle."