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These are my thoughts on a variety of subjects. So welcome to my brain!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Familylicious Build-a-Bear Giveaway

http://ht.ly/21h98 is the link for a really awesome giveaway over on Familylicious. They are giving away a Build-a-Bear Zoorific animal. http://www.buildabear.com/ is a really great place that often offers customers specials throughout the year just for being on their mailing list. With an assortment of animals you can make, outfits and accessories you can choose from, each animal can take on a life of its own. Having spent three sessions making an animal and ordered through the telephone and website, this company generally has some of the best customer service I have ever seen. And each animal now comes with an online code so you can bring it to life on their Buildabearville site.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Wait Is Over...I Have a Diagnosis

So after 3 and a half months of waiting, the results came from the immunologist. I have mixed feelings since my particular case has no cure, no real treatment. But I also know what I'm dealing with and my doctors will be able to work with it easier. My primary diagnosis is Mannose-binding lectin protein deficiency, also known as MBL. Not a lot is known about the condition. I only ask that whoever reads this pray for a cure or at least a treatment to be found in my lifetime and that if not that I continue to learn to accept things as they are and face it bravely.

Grits cover of U2's "With or Without You"

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And Im waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised, shes got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you
With or without you



Lyrics obtained through http://www.justsomelyrics.com/677297/Grits-(Featuring-Jadyn-Maria)-With-Or-Without-You-Lyrics


Jesus, I wait for You. I wait for Your comfort. I wait for 
Your return. I wait for You.

God Gave Me...

God gave me His Son.

God gave me His love.

God gave me His grace.

God gave me His forgiveness.

God gave me His mercy.

God gave me His compassion.

God gave me courage.

God gave me a brain.

God gave me strength.

God gave me gifts and talents that although many may possess is still unique in its own.

God gave me life.

God gave me friends.

God gave me my dog and my cat.

God gave me my wonderful medical team.

God gave me my church.

God gave me laughter and giggles galore.

God gave me peace.

God gave me me!

What have I given to God to deserve all of these things?

The Dance of God

The story behind this is that Tuesday, I was helping with VBS decorations at the church and had just taken a break to go find my music director to ask him a question. Only when I got to where his office would be I learned he was not in at that moment. So I was heading back down the hall with the windows and noticed it had just started raining. Upon arriving back in the church lobby where we were working on the decorations, I announced that I had to do something, that my momma wouldn't let me do it, but that I just had to. When asked what it was, I announced, I just feel like I have to take my socks off and go run in that rain. Everyone said, well do it. So I did. I got into that parking lot at the church and just started dancing in the rain, arms lifted up, and I looked toward Heaven and just let God wash away my fears and my worries. I am no longer afraid of having a rare, incurable disease. I am no longer afraid to serve God in whatever way that will be. And thus begins the dance of God.  




The Dance of God  


All it takes is one heart, one mind, one soul, one life. All it takes is one breath, one hope, one prayer. All it takes is one small child, one new believer, one young life. All it takes is that to really know and experience the dance of God. The dance of God is not necessarily about the steps, the motions, the choreography because the dance of God is whatever is in the heart. It starts in the heart, moves through the veins, the arteries, the muscles, the brain. The next thing you know, the feet start moving, the arms start moving, the body starts moving. There doesn't have to be music because the music is in your heart. An onlooker may think it crazy, but you don't care. All you know is you have to dance, dance, dance. Dance like you don't care because you don't. All you care about is praising God, worshipping God. For the small things, for the large things. For the beautiful things, for the not so beautiful things. For all of creation. For all of mankind. And that is the dance of God. -Written by SES, 2 June 2010  





The little girl climbs on the daddy's feet for a father-daughter dance. There doesn't have to be music. The music is in the heart. I'm climbing on God's feet and I'm hanging on for the dance and for the ride. God's song in my heart is the music of the dance. 




Psalm 149:3 
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!  




"Be Glorified" 
By Chris Tomlin  


Your love has captured me 
Your grace has set me free 
Your life the air I breathe 
Be glorified in me  


Your love has captured me 
Your grace has set me free 
Your life the air I breathe 
Be glorified in me  


You set my feet to dancing 
You set my heart on fire 
In the presence of a thousand kings you are my one desire  


I stand before you now 
With trembling hands lifted high 
Be glorified  


Your love has captured me 
Your grace has set me free 
Your life the air I breathe 
Be glorified in me  


Oh yeah  


You set my feet to dancing 
You set my heart on fire 
In the presence of a thousand kings 
You are my one desire  


I stand before you now 
With trembling hands lifted high 
Be glorified  


Be glorified in me 
Be glorified in me 
Be glorified in me 
Be glorified 


Be glorified in me 
Be glorified in me 
Be glorified in me 
Be glorified in me 
Be glorified  


You set my feet to dancing 
You set my heart on fire 
In the presence of a thousand kings 
You are my one desire  


I stand before you now 
With trembling hands lifted high 
Be glorified 












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