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I LOVE this song... It speaks to me

"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
"Come," he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
Matt 14:28-31 NIV
Storm

How long have I been in this storm
So overwhelmed by the ocean's shapeless form
Water's getting harder to tread
With these waves crashing over my head

If I could just see you everything will be alright
If I'd see you the storminess will turn to light

And I will walk on water
And you will catch me if I fall
And I will get lost into your eyes
And everything will be alright
And everything will be alright

I know you didn't bring me out here to drown
So why am I ten feet under and upside down
Barely surviving has become my purpose
Cause I…

My Favourite Place

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We are just back from camping at Ispuchaw Lake... I would tell you where it is, but there are only five campsites and I wouldn't want the place to get crowded! It is so beautiful and peaceful, I really can't imagine heaven being any better... Sigh... Did I already mention that? The campsite we like best is #5. It is on the top of a hill out on a point. It looks out over the lake, and just at the bottom of the hill is a nice little sandy beach where my dad built himself a little dock using nothing but a hacksaw and some driftwood and rope... my dad, what a guy! I take my hammock right down to the waterside and hang there and read books and drink iced tea and eat sunflower seeds (spicy if I can get 'em) and it's PARADISE! This year the lake was pretty high, big surprise with all this dumb rain, so we beached at another lake. But, the most lovely thing about Ispuchaw is the seclusion. There is no running water... only an outhouse which is practically a kilometre from site…

I want a girl...

I want a girl baby. I want one SO bad. We are trying to get pregnant again and I can't stop thinking about her.

My fear is I won't get a girl and I will be so disappointed. I don't want to have any disappointment associated with having my next baby. My little man is so special. I wouldn't trade him for any girl... but OH I want a girl.

I want to do her hair and buy her barbies. When we're older I want a girl to hang out with at the lake while Glen and Ben go fishing. I look at all the sweet little girl dresses and shoes at Walmart and I want to buy them... In fact, Hannah (that's her name) already has a hat and a personalized Christmas ornament that I couldn't resist. I would buy more, but it will already hurt to get rid of the stuff I have bought if we have only boys.

Here is the thing. I know God knows all this. I have to have faith that He understands my heart better than I do and if I need a girl I will get one. Except I just want a girl SO badly.

Going public...

K. I've been inspired by my friend Denita and have decided to go public with my blog... which means not keeping it a secret from my friends and family. I've noticed something about my friends blogs... I actually get to see what is really going on in their hearts (if they're honest which they tend to be when they are writing) and maybe they would like to see what is REALLY going on in mine. Oh, they know things like I'm on a diet, but they don't know how weird it's been for me to be fat. They know I love my new friend in Yorkton, but they don't really know why...

So. Maybe they won't like everything they read, but maybe it will be nice for them to know what's going on in my heart and not just in my life.

Creation Calls

Well we're off to enjoy some of God's creation! I think my favorite place to be is camping at a lake with my family! Sometimes when I'm sitting on a beach, reading a good book and enjoying the sound of the wind rustling the leaves in the trees I really can't imagine even heaven being any better...


Creation Calls
I have felt the wind blow Whispering Your name
I have seen Your tears fall When I watch the rain
How could I say there is no God
When all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree
The vast expanse of open sea
Gazing at a bird in flight Soaring through the air
Lying down beneath the stars I feel Your presence there
I love to stand at ocean’s shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain
’Neath endless blue horizon’s frame
Listening to a river run Watering the earth
Fragrance of a rose in bloom A newborn’s cry at birth
How could I say there is no God
When all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree
The vast expanse of open…