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Sometimes [Crowder]

January 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

Sometimes

Sometimes every one of us feels
Like we’ll never be healed
Sometimes

Sometimes every one of us aches
Like we’ll never be saved
Sometimes

When you’ve given up
Let your healing come
Till you’re rising up
Let your healing come

It’s your love that we adore
It’s like a sea without a shore
We’re lost in you, we’re lost in you
It’s your love that we adore
It’s like a sea without a shore
We’re lost in you, we’re lost in you
Sometimes

Sometimes
It’s like we’ll never atone
For all the love we’ve known
Sometimes
Like in a smile or a song
When you feel love come
And that feeling’s gone
It flies

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me, HIM

December 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

A rough minute, hour, day, month, year can change or affect me – it does not change or affect HIM:

“…if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”

– 2 Timothy 2:13 NIV

Thankful, so thankful for that truth.


Training Journal – 12/26/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: zzzz

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011 — Leave a comment


[YouTube]

Behold, the Lamb of God
Who takes away our sin
Behold the Lamb of God
The life and light of men
Behold the Lamb of God
Who died and rose again
Behold the Lamb of God who comes
To take away our sin

Broken hearts–behold our broken hearts
Fallen far–we need you
Behold the Lamb of God

Son of God–Emmanuel
Son of Man–we need you
Behold the Lamb
The hope of man
Behold the Lamb of God


Behold The Lamb of God
© 2005 New Spring | Gleaning Publishing
Andrew Peterson | Laura Story


Training Journal – 12/25/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Long run – 10 miles (Call it the Inaugural “Arriaga Jingle Bell 10 Miler”
  • Comments: Merry Christmas!

In The Bleak Midwinter

December 24, 2011 — Leave a comment

My friend Dave shared this video the other day…simply wonderful. [thanks Dave!]

[YouTube]

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone
Snow had fallen snow on snow snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter long ago

Our God heav’n cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain
Heav’n and earth shall flee away, when He comes to reign
In the bleak midwinter, a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ

Angels and archangels, may have gathered there
Cherubim and seraphim, thronged the air
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss
Worshipped the Beloved, with a kiss

What can I give Him, poor as I am
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb
If I were a wise man, I would do my part
Yet what can I give Him, give my heart

Christina G. Rossetti


Training Journal – 12/24/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: After running by and smelling breakfast at McD’s several times this week I got my fix!

I read this the other day and it hit me that we often see it incorrectly…

We read:

“…giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

Colossians 1:12 NIV

We often think:

“…giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has seen all the good things we do, understands the shortfalls we have, and recognizes that we are entitled and deserve to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

…forgive us me, oh God.


Training Journal – 12/23/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Easy 5 mile run
  • Comments: Good run!  A brisk 34 degrees out, which gave me a chance to try my new beanie.  I was toasty: cold, shmold!

Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ is hands-down, my favorite Christmas album.  Period.

Mainly because of its “whole story” aspect of the telling of the Christmas story.  I wrote a post about the album back in 2009, which has been my “most clicked” post for the last 90 days.  I actually arranged the album for our church choir and wrote an accompanying drama back in 2009 as well, but had to cancel the program for various reasons…maybe someday.

If you are looking for a good and thought-provoking Christmas album, head over to iTunes and get a copy!

He Putteth Up

December 16, 2011 — Leave a comment

I read this the other day:

He put up with them through forty years of wandering in the wilderness.

– Acts 13:18 NLT

So glad He puts up with me too.  [thank You God!]

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…Oh, and here’s a little hymn I wrote:

He putteth up with me
He putteth up with me
Just as He didst with Israel…and every other person He created
He putteth up with me

[cha, cha, cha!]


Training Journal – 12/16/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Easy 4 mi run
  • Comments: Good run on another brisk morning.  After starting out a little fast, I remembered the “easy” part of the training day plan and slowed down…