what’s up?

 

I am taking a comp exam tomorrow morning, and I need to review for that…that’s what’s up.
🙂

but….

today’s my birthday, and I am being a little self-indulgent and taking time out to write a little ditty

42 years…
that’s a few
smiles
heartaches
scraped knees
bruised egos
wounds
scars
wrinkles
gray hairs
less-than-awesome snippets
triumphs
losses
opportunities
chances
and moments of grace.

a colleague of mine introduced me to a new song, a new group, just the other day.
Lennon and Maisy sing a song titled, “That’s What’s Up”.

the song is not overtly Christ centered, but take a listen for a moment:

…While I was feeling such a mess, I thought you’d leave me behind
While I was being such a wreck, I thought you’d treat me unkind
But you helped me change my mind…

I’ll be the sun, you be the shining
You be the clock, I’ll be the timing…

Then I found forever
Hey, hey, love
We’ve been best friends forever darling
That’s what’s up

Forever, no matter what
You’ve got my love to lean on darling
That’s what’s up
You’ve got my love to lean on darling
No matter what

You be the book, I’ll be the binding
You be the words, I’ll be the rhyming…

You be the bird, I’ll be the feather
We’ll be the best of friends forever…

42 years to grow
42 years to learn “what’s up”
…to learn that God has not, will not, ever leave
…to learn that I’ve always got someone in my corner
…to realize that there is Someone who calls me “darling”
…to know that God makes me complete

…without Him to bind my pages, I am not a book
…without Him to make sense of my thoughts, they are just words
…without Him to surround my entire being to create a new identity, I am just a cold and naked

that’s what’s up.

so, as I return to my regularly scheduled programming…
I look forward with hope.
this is going to be a big year…

I hope to live where I can’t touch the bottom…and where I swallow God. – paraphrased from Ann Voskamp

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You see

I’ve tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior, King of the fight
No matter what I face, You’re by my side

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So, in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less

You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation; the rock on which I stand

Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go, You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You! – Trust in You, Lauren Daigle

grace…it’s what’s up

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chloe Bortmas
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 18:02:06

    What a great read durin my break! And happy birthday again 🙂

    Reply

  2. valgal626
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:19:05

    Love it!

    Reply

  3. Mary Peterson
    Jan 28, 2016 @ 18:17:30

    Your writing as so good.  I am trying to save them.  Happy belated Birthday and have John to write a check for you for $100.00 to buy yourself a gift.  Love, Mary

    Reply

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