Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thankfulness isn't just for November

Woke up with the sweet reminder of the gift of life. I have a wonderful husband, a warm bed, food, a fun job, and I live in a great city. The fact that I can travel if I wish, get water from a sink, and strawberries year round is just not something to be taken for granted. So today, I'm saying, be Thankful in February. Even if you live in Michigan and they're casting everyone into the sea of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), there's something to brighten your day. I personally love the snow and am happy it brightens up our day when we don't have the sun. Keep your head up. There's so many countable things to be thankful for today. I also have the sun on my side this morning. How cute are these copper earring studs just made in the studio? I <3 them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Waste all my time on You

If you haven't bought Kim Walker's new album Still Believing you need to get your hands on it! It's a worship bath! Be sure to check it out. I just saw Jesus Culture on Sunday, unfortunately Kim wasn't there, but it was incredible. Thom and I really need to start making our worship band a priority. We're made to do it. What I love is that she writes love songs to God. This Valentine's Day will not only be a celebration of my love for my husband, but my love for a perfect, holy, glorious God. This is just a little picture I made with some of the words from her song Waste it All.

Monday, February 11, 2013

They will know you by your love.

If you've been a reader of my blog (which no one really is, since I don't do it often), you'll know I'm a solid believer in Jesus Christ. My husband and I lead praise and worship for years in a church and recently felt God moving us in another direction. So we're looking for a new church. I feel like I want to start my own because I can't find one that doesn't put on a show, a song and dance for the "first timers". A church that does church, and the people want to come because they want to see something real. Nothing staged. We do worship, not just sing songs. We speak the truth, not come with a five point sermon that starts with the same letter. Speak the Bible and love on people, not go off statistics of church growth. People will be drawn to the love of God. The hope of God's glory is Christ shining through us. Is it really so much to ask for?