9.29.2006

don't take me seriously...

figured i'd ramble on the unfairness of cable tv. light-hearted posts are good. here goes:
there might be some hope this season. we are 1-2. what a great start! compared to last season. which was what, 0-10 or something? if we at least beat the team-that's-a-shame-to-american-football i'll be happy. oh wait. thanks to the greedy cable companies. it's not like i can watch any games. {i can't stand to waste my weekend watching tv. monday nights are different. if it's not a brilliant game i end up ditching my dad at halftime...but that's beside the point...the point is monday night football should be free}
you can't take football off free televison. you just can't. it's un-american! it's greed. the cable companies KNOW american guys are addicted to their monday night football...now the few who don't have it will buy cable just for the games. i'm cheesed. we should make them bring it back.
the end.
this post brought to you by:
the lindseys. i hold them fully responsible for my tolerance of football. it was all the fam gatherings where i was the only female cousin and therefore subjected to many football games. i had no choice but to start liking it! :)
my dad. cause he makes endless fun of my team (i know he's trying to hide the pain of being a denver bronco fan). it was this conversation the other night that i thought of when i wrote this:
{i'm informed there is no more dad-daughter football time on mondays}
Dams: "NO!!!" the packers play the eagles next week! if i don't watch it and tell blind brett where to throw they won't win!!"
Dad: "they won't win anyway"
Dams: "this is unconsitutional!! it's prohibitting every american's free right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!"
Dad: "you are so right. start a petition. write about it"

now that you're laughing at me, have a good weekend.

9.25.2006

'regeneration'

O God of the highest heaven,

Occupy the throne of my heart,
take full possession and reign supreme,
lay low every rebel lust,
let no vile passion resist they holy war;
manifest thy mighty power, and make me thine forever.

Thou art worthy to be
praised with my every breath,
loved with my every faculty of soul,
served with my every act of life.

Thou hast loved me, espoused me, received me,
purchased, washed, favoured, clothed, adorned me,
when I was worthless, vile, soiled, polluted.
I was dead in iniquities,
having no eyes to see thee,
no ears to hear thee,
to taste to relish thy joys,
no intelligence to know thee;

But thy Spirit has quickened me,
has brought me into a new world as a new creature,
has given me spiritual perception,
has opened to me thy Word as light, guide, solace, joy.

Thy presence is to me a treasure of unending peace;
No provocation can part me from thy sympathy,
for thou hast drawn me with cords of love,
and dost forgive me daily, hourly.

O help me then to walk worthy of thy love,
of my hopes, and my vocation.
Keep me, for I cannot keep myself;
Protect me that no evil befall me;
Let me lay aside every sin admired of many;
Help me to walk by thy side, lean on thy arm,
hold converse with thee,
That henceforth I may be salt of the earth
and a blessing to all.
~{valley of vision. regeneration..}


every morning, i get to start my day in fellowship with my Savior. may i not take this privilege lightly! it should never become something i do because i must; but because it is a joy, because my soul needs it so desperatly. while i am ashamed to admit it, the fact stands that without His grace i would not desire His presence. may i never forget that it is mercy beyond reason that He allows me to see it for what it is: an undeserved delight.

9.21.2006

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the Name! I'm fixed upon it,
Name of Thy redeeming love.

Hither to Thy love has blessed me;
Thou hast brought me to this place
And I know Thy hand will bring me,
Safely home by Thy good grace.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Bought me with His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood-washed linen
How I'll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send Thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.

i love the words to this hymn. it reminds me of the fact that i am nothing. i wouldn't love God apart from Him giving me the desire too...i wouldn't have chosen Him on my own...i wouldn't even desire holiness, much less pursue it; if not for His grace. what a comfort! in knowing that it's by grace alone i strive for godliness. i need not despair at my great weakness, for it is when i am aware of my own inadequateness that God is glorified. it is then that i am more aware of His strength, and most reliant on His grace to sustain me. it is then that i centre my life on the gospel, the one truth that makes all this possible.
what a most blessed hope is this great and wondrous gospel.

9.18.2006

oddness on a monday

i agree with Carolyn McCulley. everybody needs a laugh on mondays. check out her blog.
which may or may not make you laugh.

"i'd rather be a loser then have an average blog." ((cj mahaney))
i take that as good news. it seems to imply that one cannot be both a loser and have an average blog at the same time. therefore, i must not be a loser. big news!
(don't pick apart my logic. let me believe my delusions.)
oh wow. i think the heat in my head is affecting me adversely. i am beyond random ramblings...
trusting that God will carry her through the work week and keep the kiddos from getting whatever it is she has,
dams

"i give you thanks, o Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods i sing your praise...give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word...all the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, for they have heard the words of your mouth, and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord..."
psalm138.1-5

9.08.2006

grace


God's grace. Wow. There are a million ways He lavishes that gift on us. What a mindblowing gift it is...It seems I find a new, practical means of this grace evidenced in my life everyday. I seriously could not imagine going through life and not knowing this grace.

I am grateful for the insanity of my life right now, because it is showing me my incredible dependance (stealing als word there cause it's so true) on His grace.