this morning, in the shower (best place to pray, evah), i was thinking on some stuff cheryl (at the women's conference this weekend past) spoke on, of the Church, the story of Esther, worship -in spirit and in truth, His presence, and praying . . . oh, and marriage, too. last night my thoughts were slowly spinning about writing a post of what i feel are important things, to write and document, what i know is needed . . .
all of which i'm learning, learning, learning about . . .
her and francis chan have got to be the tip-top of my list of people who speak on christian stuff.
they tell the truth and dive into the living Word of God and how He's changing them, their hearts, how He's brought/bringing them along the journey of this life, not just formulas and rules and religion like some christian leaders tend to do.
i just feel this deep place inside of me, simmering with a desire that the hearts of the people would be purified.
and that He would raise up in people the desire to act as the church, as His body, and to pray also.
the parallels she showed in the story of Esther opened my eyes to a need that reached deep and around me. to focus on Him with devotion. just as with marriage, a relationship with Jesus isn't just a part of your life; it revolutionizes, it changes it completely. your way of life is different than before you said those vows and moved in to make a life together.
so here's a song that i'm addicted to as of today, as it's been a while since i've been on a tenth avenue north kick. also, they're awesome live in concert. that concert i've yet to write about, even though it was march 3...and that was a while ago... so sorry.
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consider the lilies
my barefoot journey one and two
scribbles n' things
~~~so, now for a bit of life stuff.
vegetarian tacos for lunch:)
like the 6# of dark roast coffee that we got today. the quota had to be made, and not many people put in a good $$$ order... and it went down from the no-sale $25 per 2lb of last month's pricelist. yay!
rach and lyd have been busy-busy fascinated by making these clips/barrettes. the snapping kind. whatever that means.
but i may or may not be a model for them; they keep coming over and changing the flower in my hair as they make them. then i snap a picture with my webcam --crappy, i know;)-- and they grin. :)
i think it's going to rain again.
this is the beginning of spring, isn't it? through the gloominess, the rain, the green coming from the ground will break through.
it's the valleys that change us. not the mountain tops.
create in me
a clean heart, oh God . . .