Friday, January 30, 2009


This has been a LONG week. I feel like I have spent most of it here at the church. Probably because I have. Anyway, I am just glad that it is Friday. And that I'm going home in fifteen minutes. And that I'm going to go hang out with Ben tonight.

This week has been brought to you by the letter K (thanks to Melissa) and the number 542. (Which, if you put them together, gives you Mozart's Piano Trio in E Major which according to the Koechel system is K542) Yep, I'm that nerdy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

on radiant and being

My beautiful friend, Francine, just sent me a link to an article on Radiant Magazine's website. The article was entitled "Stop Acting Like a Christian." It was a great article. I was hungry for more, so I continued browsing on the site. What I found was an article called "Making Room for Solitude."

This hit me hard. I realized that I have been meaning to do this for weeks now. As I told Francine, I have put it off because of a) my busyness or b) my lazyness. Neither one is a good excuse. I really need to take time for me and God. Why is that such a hard thing for me to do? I need to go somewhere where I don't have a computer, a cell phone, an iPod, a television, or [insert any other distraction here]. I need to be instead of do.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

the Lord will provide

On this quiet, dreary afternoon, I'm sitting in the office listening to my "Square Pegs & Friends" playlist and I felt compelled to post the lyrics to this song, written by John Newton and, in the case of my iPod, played by Matthew Smith.

The Lord Will Provide

Though troubles assail,
And dangers affright;
Though friends should all fail,
And foes all unite,
Yet one thing secures us,
Whatever betide:
The Scripture assures us,
“The Lord will provide.”

The birds, without barn
Or storehouse, are fed;
From them let us learn
To trust for our bread;
His saints what is fitting
Shall ne’er be denied,
So long as ’tis written,
“The Lord will provide.”

His call we obey,
Like Abram of old,
Not knowing our way,
But faith makes us bold;
For though we are strangers,
We have a good Guide;
And trust in all dangers:
“The Lord will provide.”

When Satan appears
To stop up our path,
And fills us with fears,
We triumph by faith;
He cannot take from us,
Though oft he has tried,
The heart-cheering promise,
“The Lord will provide.”

He tells us we’re weak,
Our hope is in vain;
The good that we seek
We ne’er shall obtain;
But when such suggestions
Our faith thus have tried,
This answers all questions,
“The Lord will provide.”

No strength of our own,
Nor goodness we claim;
Our trust is all thrown
On Jesus’ dear name.
In this our strong tower
For safety we hide;
The Lord is our power,
“The Lord will provide.”

When life sinks apace,
And death is in view,
The word of His grace
Shall comfort us through;
Not fearing or doubting,
With Christ on our side,
We hope to die shouting,
“The Lord will provide.”