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If My Life Was a Soundtrack, It Would Sound Something Like This….

How would you describe yourself? Better in Time-Leona Lewis

What do you like in a member of the opposite sex? Feelin’ So Fly-Toby Mac

How do you feel today? Numb-Family Force 5

What is your life’s purpose? Make It Matter-Natalie Grant

What’s your motto? Mighty To Save-Hillsong United

What do your friends think of you? Party Like A Rock Star=Shop Boys

What do your parents think of you? Amazed-Jared Anderson

What do you think about very often? Wasted Time-Fuel

What is 2 + 2? Beautiful, Beautiful-Francesca Battistelli

What do you think of your best friend? Wonderful-Everclear

What is your life story? Refiner’s Fire-Darlene Zschech

What do you want to be when you grow up? Gone-Toby Mac

What do you think when you see the person you like? Unfailing God-New Life Worship

What will you dance to at your wedding? Stand, walk, Dance-Lecrae/116 Clique

What will they play at your funeral? Song 2- Blur

What is your hobby/interest? I Love Your Presence-David &Nicole Binion

What is your biggest fear? Beautiful Love-The Afters

What is your biggest secret? Start Over Again-Addison Road

What do you want right now? First Love-Avalon

What do you think of your friends? Low-Flo-Rida

What will you post this as? Where the Story Ends-The Fray

What time is it? In Better Hands-Natalie Grant

I found this on Michael’s blog and thougth it was too good to pass up plus I had some extra time on my hands today!!


I Will Not Be Moved

I have decided to pick a theme song for my life and there is no better song than Natalie Grant’s “I Will Not Be Moved”. Not only does this song rock, it is a declaration that no matter what happens in my life or happens in the world around me, that on Christ the Solid Rock I stand and I will not be moved!


My Week at Twitter

http://twitpic.com/schp – At a very interesting party

Going to help co-host a bridal shower tonight thanks to Dayquil and Zicam!

I am tutoring a kid that’s extremely ADHD. We may b here all night!

Expecting some crazy weather here today which means crazy weather= crazier kids!

http://twitpic.com/rr39 – 1 of my boys bought this 4 me @ the stor
http://twitpic.com/rpc1 – Christmas store 4 the kids
Is wondering why the hallway in the office smells like wet dog????

http://twitpic.com/rgk5 – Seriously put your trash n the trash can

http://twitpic.com/rf8r – Beautiful day n south georgia

http://twitpic.com/ravk – Fun @ choir practice

I am going for a stroll….keep falling asleep at my desk!

Have i mentioned how long monday morning meeting is?

This week was a very crazy week and I was sick by the end of the week. The next two weeks are full speed ahead. Next week’s twitter update should be rather interesting!


It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

I have had this song stuck in my head all week thanks to Darla and her post on Tuesday. I finally have a few minutes to just sit and write all the thoughts that have been rolling around in my head this week. This post may be a bit discombobulated but bear with me.

I am disturbed that suddenly some people are proud to be Americans and others are not. Does the person sitting in the White House determine our patriotism. Are we that shallow, selfish, and spoiled that we can be so easily swayed? Regardless of who is President, we are still (in my opinion) the greatest nation in the world. Sure, we are a long way sometimes from the Christian foundation that our forefathers set, but the fact is, we still have freedom and we still have a voice to vote. Will that all change with this new administration? I honestly don’t know. Only time will tell.

I think it is time that Christians get off their butts, quit whining about who is President and be the church that God has called us to be. I think we have had it too easy. Most of us have no idea what it is like to have to stand up for what we believe in. Most of us have never really had our beliefs challenged. I think at this time, it is important for us to get in the Word and know what we believe. People all over the world are killed and persecuted for their faith, but we Americans love to sit and whine about what is wrong with our country but don’t want to get our fat butts off our padded pews and change it.

My brother and I had a conversation this weekend about how radical Jesus was when He was on earth. He came to earth during one of the most corrupt political and religious systems. What stands out to me was that He was harder on the corrupt religious system than He was on the corrupt political system. Say what you want, but the Roman Empire was corrupt! He instructed His disciples to render unto Caesar what is Caesar and render to God what is Gods. I think that His instructions are clear. We are to obey the government that we are under. It doesn’t matter whether we agree with them or not. Paul was also very clear about this in Romans……again written during the Roman Empire. If Jesus came to earth today, I strongly feel that He  would not be in most of our churches. He would probably go in and turn over the Starbucks tables. He would be on the streets where most of us never venture to go. He would be with the homeless, the prostitutes, the drug addicts, the alcoholics, and so on. You think He would upset the religious establishment of today? Heck yeah!! It is time we get out of our four walls and go to the highways and hedges and compel them to come.

On a positive note, America still has some values and morals. I think a victory was won in California with the defeat of the gay marriage ban. Unfortunately, I think it will eventually pass, but for now we can still hold onto our traditional values.

On election day in the middle of all the politics an article jumped out at me. It seems that the tv execs at ABC have decided to stop writing story lines for homosexual characters. They have done this on several of their big programs like Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy. Again, their is still some life left in traditional values.

Finally,( I sound like a preacher wrapping up his sermon!) I am not disturbed at all about what is going on in the world. I know that my God is greater than any religious or political system. He is the one who sets up kings and brings them down. If God chose to do His greatest miracle of sending His son to the earth to be the payment of our sin during one of the most corrupt empires, imagine what He can do in our world today!


Everything

The lyrics of this song just seemed to stick with me today. The line that stuck with me the most was “And how can I stand here with you,and not be moved by you? Would you tell me how could it be any better than this.” I believe that when we truly experience the presence of God that we will be moved by Him.There is no better place to be. And while we truly say that He is everything and that He is all we want and need, we find ourselves looking to people or to things to satisfy us. He has to be everything to us and we will never be satisfied until we get to that point in our lives.

Everything-Lifehouse

Find me here
And speak to me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you
You are the light
That’s leading me to the place
Where I find peace again

You are the strength
That keeps me walking
You are the hope
That keeps me trusting
You are the light to my soul
You are my purpose
You’re everything

And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be
Any better than this

You calm the storms
And you give me rest
You hold me in your hands
You won’t let me fall
You steal my heart
When you take my breath away
Would you take me in take me deeper now

Cause you’re all I want
You’re all I need
You’re everything, everything
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
You’re everything, everything
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
You’re everything, everything
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
Everything, everything