"I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it." Vincent
Van Gogh

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Song in the Desert: Desert Song by Hillsong United Chords

I know we all go through seasons in the desert.  I'm not talking about those who literally live in the desert, cause I do, ;).  I'm talking about the seasons in our lives.  Right now my family and I are going through a very big desert right now, and I know I've said it before but I will say it again.  No matter how dry the desert or dire the circumstances, we must forever and always give praise to the Lord.  No matter the situation, no matter the pain, no matter the battle, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  He is always faithful, He is the ultimate authority, and He has given it to us!!

I can tell you without giving away the desert that I am in, that this song is an anthem to me today.  I play it often singing to my Father and reminding myself exactly what I need to do in this season, and exactly who He is and who He is in me.  :)

Be blessed always...

Intro Bm A G, Bm A G

Verse 1

Bm         A             G            Bm         A               G
This is my prayer in the desert, when all that’s within me feels dry
Bm         A            G                   Bm         A       G   
This is my prayer in my hunger and need, my God is the God who provides

Verse 2
Bm         A             G        Bm          A        G
This is my prayer in the fire, in weakness or trial or pain
Bm         A               G                        Bm        G
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold, so refine me Lord through 
the flame

             D                    A               
I will bring praise, I will bring praise, 
          G                         D
No weapon formed against me shall remain
       A/B A             Bm               G           A/B   Bm
I will rejoice, I will declare, God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3

Bm         A             G            Bm         A            G
This is my prayer in the battle, when triumph is still on its way
Bm     A             G                       Bm          A            G   
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ, so firm on His promise I’ll stand


Bridge x3 (harmony 2nd and 3rd times)
D                                Bm
All of my life, in every season, You are still God
                    A    G                  D
I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship

Verse 4
Bm         A              G            Bm        A          G
This is my prayer in the harvest, when favor and providence flow
Bm         A            G                  Bm        A               G
I know I’m filled to be emptied again, the seed I’ve received I will sow.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Heaven or Hell

I love Heaven or Hell jokes.  The St. Peter at the gates ones.  Although none of them are Biblically sound, I prefer to look at them in the way they were intended, as a JOKE.  So, in honor of those jokes, I'm gonna share one I recently got in the email, enjoy:


While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator..

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven.."

So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell..

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning ... 

 Today, you voted.."

Vote wisely on November 2, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Missed me?

Missed Me?  Don't worry, I've been missing myself.

I know it isn't just me, but doesn't it seem that when the school year starts, life is put on hold?  I feel that way sometimes, or most of the time, that school is going on.  I even put my shop on "vacation hold" while I get caught up on work.  This semester seems even more tiring then last.  Perhaps it is because my chemistry teacher has been sick most of the semester, and I've spent a good amount of it teaching myself and others. 

I must admit that I don't mind that entirely except for the fact that I paid her and I'm not getting paid.  I guess you can see my predicament.  That being said, some of my "students" have been gracious in other ways. :). 

I have another predicament now though.  I am finding I LOVE  chemistry, and guess what?? It is way easy for me.  I love math, I love chemistry! 

I saw some chemistry pendants that I love and am so making some.  I'm gonna sell some too, or not, who knows. 

Anywho, now you know I'm still here, and I will be back!  Haha!