Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I'm calling this project 'Oceans' after the song I wrote after retuning from Africa this summer. I'm planning on making that the theme. In a way, this is my way of remembering them and keeping the memories of the people I met there alive. One thing they asked us when we left was to remember them, and in a small way, this in how I'm going to do that. Hopefully it will be done in time to get some copies to my friends from Mozambique this summer!
Ok, that's all for now.. I'm heading out the door to the studio! We're recording drums today!!! I'm pretty excited about it :)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
20 So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth.
21 “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father.
He replied, “Since he was a little boy. 22 The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.”
23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Monday, March 1, 2010
I hear you say "my love is over,
its underneath, its inside, its in between
the times you doubt me, when you can't feel
the times that you've questioned 'is this for real?'
the times you've broken, the times that you mend
the times you hate me and the times that you bend
well my love is over, its underneath
its inside, its in between,
these times you're healing
and when your heart breaks
the times that you feel like you've fallen from grace
the times you're hurting
the times that you heal
the times you go hungry and are tempted to steal
in times of confusion and chaos and pain
im there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame
im there through your heartache
im there in the storm
my love I will keep you by my power alone
I dont care where you've fallen, where you have been
I'll never forsake you
my love never ends", it never ends.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Today I had the opportunity to do something that I love. Since coming home from Africa last summer, I have known that my story isn't finished. A chapter may have come to a close for now, but there are still many pages to turn. The month I spent there was life changing, eye opening, and unforgettable. However, that is only part of the story. "Now that I have seen I am responsible", is how the lines of one of my favorite songs goes. I believe that it is my job to share what I learned and saw while I was there, and since I can't go back right now, this is my mission field and this is how I serve Africa.
Caitlyn and I have made it our goal to share our experience with those around us, and today we were able to do just that. We gave a presentation to over 50 residents of the retirement home that I work at. Looking past the fact that some of them fell asleep, or that some plugged their ears when I played guitar and sang ( I learned that turning your amp up really loud because you think that all elderly people are practically deaf,is not a good idea and only messes with their hearing aids making things very uncomfortable for them... oops) it went REALLY well. We had several come and talk to us after it was over and some even took information on child sponsorship! I love giving presentations because while I'm up there all the stories and memories come flooding back and for an hour or so, I'm back in Mozambique.
We figured out today that we (Caitlyn and I) have been able to share our story with over 5 groups and churches, and over 300 people since we got home. I guess my point of posting this is simple that I'm realizing how sometimes what we feel like God is asking us to do isn't always what we had originally planed.. I guess that's obvious and sort of goes without saying, but lately it just seems to be what He's lovingly been pounding into my head. Honestly, I would have much rather gone to Africa this summer. As much as I love talking about it, it's just not the same. It's difficult sometimes, but this is where I am and this is the job I have been given and I'm excited about it. It's funny how God can work things out and open doors we never even knew existed when we're willing to obey.