Happy New Year! and welcome to 2010

Wow, what a rough start to 2010... not in a bad way, just a busy way.  We have had a friend and her two children over since Christmas so i have had a house full of kids enjoying their Christmas vacation and the new Year.  I should have not taken my vacation at the same time.

For the most part my beloved and i have been able to take it all in stride.  They are really good friends, and our kids get along very well.  But the extra stresses were getting to me and i became a little snippy yesterday (after dealing with a 'rogue' iPod for about six hours yesterday).  So my vacation time did not end great, but by the end she forgave me.  I know this for sure because she put her frozen hands on my back to get warm, when she came to bed (i LOVE this).  Still, i am not very proud with how i acted last night...

With being gone the past week and a half i have a lot of topics that i've jotted down...  to begin i really must present my Music offering for my weekly "Music Monday" offering...

While at church yesterday the worship team played O the Wonderful Cross.  I absolutely love that song.  I then heard again it on the way home.  I had my song for this week... but then my "intense time of fellowship" with my beloved and i felt totally worthless... seriously.  This morning i heard the song "He is with you" on the radio on my way into work.  And it struck a cord for where i feel that i am at right now.

He is With You
by Mandisa Hundley

There's a time to live
And a time to die
There's a time to laugh
And a time to cry

There's a time for war
And a time for peace
There's a hand to hold
In the worst of things
In the worst of things

He is with you when your faith is dead
And you can't even get out of bed
Or your husband doesn't kiss you anymore
He is with you when your baby's gone
And your house is still
And your hearts are stone
Crying "God what'd you do that for?"
He is with you

There's a time for yes
And a time for no
There's a time to be angry
And a time to let it go
There's a time to run
And a time to face it
There's love to seek
In all of this
Through all of this

He is with you in the conference room
When the world is coming down on you
And your wife and kids don't know you anymore
And He is with you in the ICU when the doctors don't know what to do
And it scares you to the core
He is with you

We may weep for a time but joy will come in the morning
The morning light

He is with you when your kids are grown
When there's too much space and you feel alone
And your worried if you got it right or wrong
Yes He is with you when you've given up on ever finding your true love
Someone who feels like home
He is with you

When nothing else is left and you take your final breath
He is with you

He is with you

Having said all this, i want to place a link for the You Tube Video to O the Wonderful Cross as well...

If it were not for what Christ has done on my behalf i would have no hope, even though it feels i continue to fall over my own two feet.  Our church has started a series "Daring to Dream Big", and i have felt compelled to approach the Senior Pastor about some things on my heart... but i am sore afraid.

Well, i have a lot more topics to chat about, but i need to move on.  Till tomorrow...


Anonymous said...

i hate how ipods can be such a means of sanctification. i can completely relate to the struggle... now only if mine wouldn't give me that darn sad face icon... :(

happy new year!

samurai said...

Emily - that comment brought a smile to my face. My trouble was that my oldest son got a 5th gen Nano for Christmas and that did not want to work with the iTunes application i had installed. I do this sort of thing for a living (only on routers and switches instead of PC's) and it was very agrivating.

I am still a little confused on how to manage my content on the iPod itself though... 8(