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Here they come
We are surrounded
We’re out numbered
With no place to run

So we’re staying here
Lifting up a prayer
Deliver us

face to face with the younger me

Hit rewind
Click delete
Stand face to face with the younger me
All of the mistakes
All of the heartbreak
Here’s what I’d do differently

Running to our Saviour

We're the lilies of he field

We’re the lilies of the field
Covered by the sun
We’re the sparrows of the air
Lifted by his love

Oh, oh, oh, seasons come and go
He is ever closer

To take the last breathe here
Is to leave behind the tears we cry
With nothing left to fear
We’re running to our savior

Your great grace

From the creation to the cross
There from the cross into eternity
Your grace finds me
Yes Your grace finds me

Easter fun

Eggs!

FlowerGirlSmThis week we’ve been preparing to have family over to our house for Easter. Along with our kids and grandkids, we’re having both sets of grandparents plus John’s and my brothers and sisters. Between tables in the family room, dining room, and patio, as well as kitchen counter seating and patio furniture, we should be able to find space for everyone.

We’ve been planting flowers and sprucing up around the house.  The flowers on the tables will eventually end up in the flowerbeds, but I thought I’d keep them indoors for the weekend to add more of a spring feel inside. And of course there was some egg decorating.

FlowersSmThe really crazy (and nice!) thing is that all I’m cooking is potatoes and ham.  Everyone else is bringing every blessed thing, right down to cups and plates and oodles of dessert and lots of eggs for the kids to hunt. Should be a lovely time!

I hope you have a blessed Easter as well.  I saw this amazing video on facebook and wanted to share it here in case you haven’t seen it yet.

Our Redeemer lives!  Halleluiah!

 

 

All the people said Amen

Magnificent

I can’t tell you how much I love this song.

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When darkness clouds the day
When we are afraid
You are there

When trouble closes in
Its hard to trust again
You are there

And we fix our eyes on You
Our hope is found in You

You are Glorious, Almighty
Infinite and Holy
Gracious, Full of Mercy
Love without an end
Magnificent God, Magnificent God

Our hearts are full of wonder
Captured by Your beauty
Falling on our knees we worship You alone
Magnificent God, We bow before all You are

Gathered in this place to glorify Your Name
You are here

Your Presence is revealed as hearts are being healed
You are here

And we lift our eyes to You
Our hope is found in You

surrender

with you
I am tired
I am broken
Unsure at every turn
Though You told me where to go
I lost the road
Been a while since I have heard You
And doubts are creeping in
How can I continue walking on my own?

I need to know you’re here
With me

Cause I become a desperate soul
When Your unfailing love feels far
I need to know You won’t let go
Through it all
You can have my broken heart
Everything that’s left in me
And I will surrender
Surrender, surrender

Your promises feel distant
Though I’ve followed them this far
What is there left to hold on to
When You’re gone?
And it’s hard to keep on breathing
As the question tears my heart
What if I am left to fight this on my own?

I need to know you’re here
With me

Cause I become a desperate soul
When Your unfailing love feels far
I need to know You won’t let go
Through it all
You can have my broken heart
Everything that’s left in me
And I will surrender
Surrender, surrender

I’ve seen the way You love me
I’ve heard the things You say
I’ve felt the way You held me in Your arms

Your love is overwhelming

Press on

I must confess that I still don’t get it all
Lord I believe that all your words are true
Doesn’t matter where I’m going if I’m going with You
I press on, I press on, I press on
When I still don’t get it

Deep waters

Running from the waves on the beach.   This year my 18 year old had as much fun taking pictures as I did. Deeper

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now