Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Changing the Words

There's this thing I do, to make sure my words match what is in my heart...

When I am singing a song, in church, in the car, in my room, and the lyrics don't match my beliefs or place in life, I just sing my own words!

For example:

When we are singing this song, and we get to the part, "In all I do, I honor You," I change it to "In all I do, I desire to honor You." (I definitely do not honor my God in ALL I do. Take, for instance, my driving.)

And, then there's the song with the words, "I'm so broken." I change those words to, "Thank You that I am complete in You!" (Kind of weird to anyone around me who hears this. Doesn't even come close to the original words. But, I sing very softly.)

Then there's the ever-popular, "I live for You". I know you three could shout out in unison how I change that up! "I live IN You!"

What about you three, my precious children? What words do you change to match what God is revealing to you about Himself, who you are IN Him?!

I love you all so very much!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Nicky is 21!

Never too late to wish you a happy 21st!
I wish I would have posted this on your actual birthday.
Can you forgive me?
Kept procrastinating...
You will forgive me, won't you?!

Want you to know what I love about you...
R U embarrassed yet?
I think the list may be long...
Great smile, sparkling eyes, big hugs,
Huge heart, caring, sensitive, kind,
Thinker, loyal, dedicated and lover of God!

Happy 21st, Nick!

ps~Told you I wanted to do an acrostic. :-)
Didn't know where to put in "surfer", "chemistry nerd", "soccer fanatic", "best brother" (besides Gregory)...