Faithful-Brooke Fraser March 31, 2009

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** Sorry I’m blogging so much today. It’s just that I never have time, so I just write down all the things I think of that I wanna blog then I just blog it all at one time. 

I was at Mt. Zion on Sunday night at their Sunday night service. 
This song was played and I really really like it.  
Almost brought me to tears, but not quite. I love love love this song now.

Faithful lyrics

There’s distance in the air and I cannot make it leave
i wave my arms’ round about me and blow with all my might
I cannot sense you close, though I know you’re always here
But the comfort of you near is what i long for

When I can’t feel you, I have learned to reach out just the same
When I can’t hear you, I know you still hear everyword I pray
And i want you more than i want to live another day
And as I wait for you maybe I’m made more faithful?

All the folly of the past, though I know it is undone
i still feel the guilty one, still trying to make it right
So i whisper soft your name, let it roll around my tounge,
knowing you’re the only one who knows me
You know me


Show me how I should live this
Show me where I should walk
I count this world as loss to me
You are all I want

You are all I want 




Promise of a Lifetime-Kutless

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I have only heard this song like 2-3 times, but I’m in love. 

You have no idea how encouraging this song can be when you hear it just when you need something like this. I love the music and lyrics. yes yes yes. 5 stars. 

I have fallen to my knees
As I sing a lullaby of pain
I’m feeling broken in my melody
As I sing to help the tears go away 

Then I remember the pledge you made to me 

I know you’re always there
To hear my every prayer inside
I’m clinging to the promise of a lifetime
I hear the words you say 
To never walk away from me and leave behind
The promise of a lifetime 

Will you help me fall apart?
Pick me up, take me in your arms
Find my way back from the storm
And you show me how to grow
Through the change 

I still remember the pledge you made to me

I am holding on to the hope I have inside
With you I will stay through every day
Putting my understanding aside 

And I am comforted


I’m ashamed!!!

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This is the lowest thing I have ever done on my blog-or ever, really. But I must admit I like the song and I will post it and its lyrics.

Miley Cyrus’, The Climb.
Yes, her voice is annoying. Yes, her show is dumb. Yes, I cannot stand her or anything she stands for. Yes, I like this song.

I can almost see it.
That dream I’m dreamin
But there’s a voice inside my head saying you’ll never reach it.
Every step I’m taking.
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction.

My faith is shakin.
But I,I gotta keep tryin.
Gotta keep my head held high.

There’s always gonna be another mountain.
I’m always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waitin on the other side.
It’s the climb.

The struggles I’m facing.
The chances I’m taking.
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking.
I may not know it but these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah.
Just gotta keep going.
And I, I gotta be strong.
Just keep pushing on ’cause,

There’s always gonna be another mountain.
I’m always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
But Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waitin on the other side.
It’s the climb.


There’s always gonna be another mountain.
I’m always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes you’re gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waitin on the other side.
It’s the climb.


Keep on moving,
Keep climbing,
Keep the faith,

Its all about,
Its all about the climb.
Keep your faith,
Keep your faith.


John 15:5

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I have come to a new realization. I can do nothing without Him. Not that I haven’t known this before, I’m just re-understanding this.

 5″I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.


Psalm 15:1-4

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Just a few verses I have been thinking about recently.
A question is asked, and he also gives the answer to that question. I’ve highlighted the answer. This is how I want to choose to live. These verses challenge my intergity (vs 4B), my speech (2b, 3b), as well as my actions (2a, 3a). I cannot say that, of the 9 things I highlighted that I am perfect, or near perfect, at any of them. Blameless, righteous. Those are two hard things. Blameless-without blame. That means without blame for anything. Not even one thing. Righteous-morally right. I’m not always, or ever, blameless. I’m not morally right in general. I could go on and on point by point with all nine things, but I wont. Rather than lingering over all the sin I can see, I want to instead work on changing that. Staring at bread, peanut butter, and jelly will not make a sandwich. You have to do something about it. And that’s what I plan to do 🙂

Psalm 15: 1-4

 1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
       Who may live on your holy hill?

 2 He whose walk is blameless
       and who does what is righteous,
       who speaks the truth from his heart

 3 and has no slander on his tongue,
       who does his neighbor no wrong
       and casts no slur on his fellowman,

 4 who despises a vile man
       but honors those who fear the LORD,
       who keeps his oath
       even when it hurts,


My friend, Jessica Preisinger March 26, 2009

Shout out.
Who? Jessica Preisinger.
I just love this girl. Because it is almost 12:30, I am going to make this short. I could go on and on about this girl, but I wont. I just want to say that I love her. There are so so so so many reasons, but I just want to name a few.
*She talks a lot. I like people who can talk a lot. Since I talk a lot, it’s good to have someone to listen to.
*With her talking, she gives her input and advice. She rambles, and I love that. But she also talks and give sound advice. I’m so thankful for that. I don’t like talking and having no reply. That can bother me sometimes. I like that we balance each other out.
*She listens. She’s doing so much better at this, and I can see her learning and trying hard to make sure she listens.
*She loves to serve the teen girls. She’s so fun with planning events and I’m so thankful for her gift with that.
*She’s alert and attentive of those watching and following her example. She lives accordingly. I so wish WAY more college girls would follow her example in that!
*The way she is pursuing her relationship with Tim Phelan is so so so refreshing!!! I was talking to her tonight about finding a middle ground, and she’s such an example of that. I pray for her and Tim so often and can’t wait to see what the Lord does in their lives together and where He will lead them!!!
*She’s willing to give up  her time to serve others. Tonight, I really needed to talk. I called her around 10 and we talked for over an hour. She has to get up at 6:30 tomorrow morning and yet she still talked to me because that served me well.
*She’s creative and thoughtful in small ways. I hadn’t talked to her for a couple days so she called me up-just to see how I am. That is so kind and thoughtful and reminds me that she loves me.
*She’s so loving and I never ever feel judged by her. I love that, even though I’m 5 years younger than her, she treats me just like her friends that are her age. She’s taken me under her wing and disciplining me well. But she doesn’t act superior, she acts kind and on my level. She never treats me like a child, rather a peer. I love this so much and hope to follow her example in that.
*She’s a caring friend to all. She is always keeping an eye out on how her friends are doing. Tonight was was telling me how a friend is struggling and asking me what I thought she should do about it. I gave her my input. I just think it’s so God that she pays attention to those around her and wants to best serve them-no matter what.

Okay, that’s enough for now. I’m excited because I have great plans for a card I’m working on making Jess to give her this weekend. It’s gonna be amazzzzzzing if I can get my brain and hands to coordinate getting this idea out of my head and into a card. I just want everyone to know how thankful I am for this girl and how God’s working her life. And really, I could go on and on, but my eyes are burning, so I should go get some rest 🙂 I LOVE YOU JESS! :-*