Friday, May 18, 2007

Deserts Rain

Deserts Rain

Lord I'm hungry for You
Come touch my dry bones.
Breathe Life, Breathe Life

My heart cries for more of You
in the desert land I yearn.
Breathe Life, Breathe Life

Water of Life
fill this empty river bed
I'm in the waiting for You
More of You.

Jesus, giver of Life
Lamb of God, perfect sacrifice
I worship You.

My heart is a desert
waiting for Your rain
come and reign in me.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


so, I am sitting here with a blank screen staring me in the face and I don't know what to write. That is what brings me to the world of blogging today.
I was asked to write a bio on myself about where I am with the Lord and where he is calling me to next and such. I don't know where to start. I am writing this for my job this summer which is interning with the youth group. I met with Sean, J.D, Ben, and David today about what we are going to do, and I got very excited about the vision for what is going down.

I have realized with the opening of summer that I haven't really had much time to sit and think about random things like I enjoy doing. School took up like 97.23 percent of my brain and the other bit left was used for things like talking, remembering how to drive and such. But, now that I am out and able to use my brain for more important things, here are some things I've been thinking about:

1. who in the world invented one-ply toilet paper?! I realize that some inventions must start somewhere, but once bigger and better things come along- like two-ply toilet paper-it seems like someone would discontinue the first-and not so great- invention.
2. As for the comments left on my last blog writing, I appreciate those comments, I agree with a lot of what people wrote. good thinking!
3. sometimes letting go feels like smashing your face in muddy water.
4. Family is crazy.....but in a a good way.
5. there isn't really a five, I can't think of what else I've been thinking of.

Anyway! that's about it....sorry there is no more depth to this, it hasn't really been a deep week.

so there.

Saturday, May 5, 2007


I have been thinking lately about what all I do and don't do that hinders the Holy Spirit from speaking to me. So many times I watch things that are really not bad, but at the same time, certainly are not good for me (like anything on E or random reality shows). Laura and I once had a conversation about what it must have been like for people like Abraham and Moses who didn't have the distractions like we have today. I am sure that they had their own distractions, but nothing like the media. Purity is being stripped away from people everywhere, and it is all being done in "harmless" ways.
Today I was flipping through the channels and I saw that some ghost movie was on the Family channel, it was about the same time that I was thinking about how dulled down everyone is that I saw this, so I stopped for a moment to see what it was about. it was like Casper Meets...someone. anyway, at the moment I turned it on, somehow the ghost found out that this little girl is a witch (that in itself was crazy), and the ghost says to her "you're a witch?" (and he says that in a shaky voice) and she replies "of course I am silly, what do you expect?". at that point I changed the channel. but that was exactly what I was thinking about, little kids are watching this stuff and by watching this cute computer animated ghost tv thing they get in their minds that witches are ok. Along with the dulled down society, people have become suck ups. Jason Upton once said (when he was talking about people standing up for what they believe) "All we need is another generation of butt kissers". I couldn't agree with him more. people need to get real. At what point will people in the Church final say its enough and pull the plug to the crap in their lives?
I had a conversation with this guy in my biology class a few weeks ago, and he was telling me about why he didn't like Christians. he was saying that they're just like everybody else. I agreed with him. He also said that they're more judgmental than anyone else. again, I agreed with the statement. sadly, all that he said was true. What is it about us that will set us apart from those living according to the world? I was so saddened when I talked to this guy to find that he felt that way about Christians. that just shouldn't be!
I felt convicted for the times I haven't stood up for what I believed (and I have had plenty of opportunities). I had a major realization that I don't want to be the person who becomes so clogged with junk around me that I no longer am a pure vessel for the Lord to work in, nor do I ever want to add to the numbers of "Christians" who do not live according to the Word, and being like Christ.

I believe it is time for a change.