Monday, April 26, 2010

From now on

I've been writing on a different blog for a little bit. Please check it out.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Words Written Down

It's the way the sun reds my cheeks

It's the way the rain falls in streaks

It's the way the snow lands on my nose

It's the way the wind cools me to my toes

It's the way the clouds run around

It's the way the stars can always be found

These are the ways I see my creator

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to me!
And to you!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dreaming of a green Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Depending on where you live, Christmas may be upon you, coming quite quickly, or something other than those options! If you read this in the weeks to come, and possibly months before I post again, Merry belated Christmas!

I wish you the merriest of a day.

Over the past several weeks and months, I have been awed by God, and inspired by His creation, His grace, and all that He has given and continues to give.

Many songs have words that are powerful, and I have found myself writing out lyrics for songs. I wish my musical mind had as much inspiration as my lyricist mine. Hopefully someday those two will align more. But for now I have hundreds of lyrics, and only about a hundred full songs! Still quite enough for now. I'm excited for the days off this next week to complete songs and put to music the words of my heart.

This song is by Francesca Battistelli. It's called "You're Here". I really enjoy Christmas songs that go deeper into how the day felt.

Hold on now, I gotta take a deep breath
I don’t know what to say when I look in your eyes
You made the world before I was born
Here I am holding You in my arms tonight

Noel, Noel
Jesus our Emmanuel

You’re here
I’m holding You so near
I’m staring into the face of my Savior
King and Creator
You could’ve left us on our own
But You’re here

Don’t know how long I’m gonna have You for
But I’ll be watching when You change the world
Look at Your hands, they’re still so small
Someday You’re gonna stretch them out and save us all

Noel, Noel, God with us Emmanuel

You’re here, I’m holding You so near oooh oh
I’m staring into the face of my Savior
King and Creator
You could’ve left us on our own
But you’re here, you’re here

Someday I’m gonna look back on this
The night that God became a baby boy
Someday You’re gonna go home again,
But You leave your spirit and flood the world with joy

You’ll be here, I’m holding You so near
I’m staring into the face of my Savior, King and Creator
You could’ve left me on my own, but you’re here… You’re here
Hallelujah, You’re here
Hallelujah, You’re here

I'll share a portion of a song I'm working on. So far I've written it with a Christmas theme for the verses, but I think that I will change it so it can last longer than several weeks each year!

Hope, peace, joy, love,

I know deep inside,

This is the reason for Christmas.

It’s the hope that lasts through every circumstance.

It’s the peace that surpasses my understanding.

It’s the joy that overfills my soul.

It’s the love that’s the reason I am whole.

Maybe you’ve lost the hope, and the peace might seem far gone,

Your eyes don’t show the joy of the Lord, and the love has slipped out of your grasp,

But I promise,

There is hope, and peace is here,

The joy can be found if you let it near,

And the love can overwhelm you if only you open up your heart,

Just open up your heart

(lyrics by Nadine Schroeder)

In church over the advent season there was a theme of four words for Christmas - Hope, Peace, Joy & Love - beautiful words really. I find I often miss church due to school work, working late, or whatever else, but somehow managed to make it to all four advent services, and I am so thankful. I was so inspired and encouraged, as well as taught new things which have helped shape me even more like my Creator! I have such a desire to seek out God, and I feel like over the past few weeks, I have found Him in new ways. This is so great for me. I am quick to be down on my faith in the past year, and it is beautiful for me to finally feel the peace, joy, love, and hope of the season fill my every day.

I wish you these as well. Whether you love Jesus or only know His name, I pray that you will know my Christ. He truly is incredible. I am so thankful for all that he does for me, and I wish it for you as well.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

One day it's summer ...

And all of a sudden the leaves are spiraling down and the wind is blowing everywhere. Breathe is visible, and change is in the air. No literally - money is flying everywhere away from you into the hands of your educator or home owner, and quite often to some guy named Bill. Bill likes to come monthly and surprise you with expenses you forgot would arrive.

There is something absolutely spectacular about the way the leaves find their way from tree to the ground. One can justify stopping on the side of the road to take a picture, and walks should be taken often to give the leaves the love they desire.

Life has a funny way of never quite acting the way I want it. In my perfect world, I really do sing all day, and when I'm not singing, it's because I'm ... well ... humming or something, or learning a new instrument maybe.

Yet here I find myself, backed up in homework, overworked by a factory(or should I say overworking myself in said factory), stressed by education, and overwhelmed by that guy named Bill we met earlier.

Somehow I find time to do many many things. I fill my time, and fill it more, and right when I am about to crack, I fit something into that crack and do something more.

It was in June that I last posted something on this little blog. I check other blogs, and I wonder about how people are when they do not post often enough, yet I find it quite easy to not write here myself. It just seems that writing to an unknown audience is both justifying and sometimes just a bit too much to fit it. But tonight I have a moment where homework is in another room, work is not for a few more hours (tomorrow luckily), and school gets to wait until Tuesday to arrive!

So here I am, back on a blog. Why? I do not even know, but yet I am here. Who knows what will come? I do promise some updates of what I have done with my life, a bunch of pictures, and some new lyrics.

Happy Thanksgiving. In case you are wondering what I am thankful for .... It is you!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Months Flying By

So it's been two and a half months since I last updated this. And even that update was just a picture!

I thought I'd write a bit today, and see where the thoughts flow.

I've been in school now for over two months. We've studied so much. Currently we're doing about two-three chapters per week on anatomy and physiology. It's quite intense. The start of the day is class, and then the last hour is phlebotomies (drawing blood). There are some really cool people in the course.

Work is good. Sometimes I question if I should be working through school, but at the end of the day, I enjoy having a bit of money to go out for dinner with friends and do other stuff, so it's good. And I love work. It has its moments, but at the end of the day, I truly love the people I work with (for the most past of course), and other than having to deal with grumpy people, I really enjoy what I do.

I thought I'd write more, but I guess not. I'll just add some pictures to show what I've been up to!

Sunday, April 12, 2009