Monday, February 16, 2009

my desire

I know I've already posted a few things recently that are other people's words, but they're words that express very well who I am and what I'm thinking about, so I do it anyway. We'll get to more of my own words sometime soon, but in the meantime, I've got more lyrics for you. This song was introduced to me by my friend Mitch, and I'm very thankful for that because it quickly became one of my favorite songs. If you haven't heard it, I'd suggest as a free way to listen, because it's the music nearly as much as the lyrics that make the impact.

This is who I am and who I want to be, who I am striving to be. So thank you, Jeremy Camp, for expressing those things artfully and in a way with which I can connect.

"My Desire" by Jeremy Camp

You want to be real
You want to be empty inside
You want to be someone laying down your pride
You want to be someone someday
Then lay it all down before the King
You want to be whole
You want to have purpose inside
You want to have virtue and purify your mind
You want to be set free today then lay it all down before the King

This is my desire
This is my return
This is my desire to be used by you

You want to be real
You want to be emptied inside
And I know my heart is to feel you near
And I know my life
It's to do your will
It's to do your will

This is my desire
This is my return
This is my desire to be used by you

All my life I have seen where you've taken me
Beyond all I have hoped and there's more left unseen
There's not much I can do to repay all you've done so I give my hands to use

This is my desire
This is my return
This is my desire to be used by you

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love: Angel Mission

I know it's a little late for this year, but think about it, please!

Got any gift ideas for Valentine's Day? We do. from Angel Mission on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


The wing and the wheel... they carry things away
Whether it's me that does the leavin' or the love that flies away
The moon outside my window looks so lonely tonight
Oh, there's a chunk out of its middle... big enough for an old fool to hide

Where are all the dreamers... that I used know?
We used to linger beneath street lamps in the halos and the smoke
The wing and the wheel... came to carry them away
Now they all live out in the suburbs where their dreams are in their children at play

There's a pale sky in the east... all the stars are in the west
Oh, here's to all the dreamers... may our open hearts find rest
The wing and the wheel are gonna carry us along
And we'll have memories for company... long after the songs are gone

-- "The Wing and the Wheel" by Nanci Griffith

Monday, February 2, 2009

no apologies...

"The whole life of the good Christian," said Augustine, "is a holy longing."  Sadly, many of us have been led to feel that somehow we ought to want less, not more.  We have this sense that we should atone for our longings, apologize that we feel such deep desire.  Shouldn't we be more content?  Perhaps, but contentment is never wanting less; that's the easy way out.  Anybody can look holy if she's killed her heart; the real test is to have your heart burning within you and have the patience to enjoy what there is now to enjoy, while waiting with eager anticipation for the feast to come.
-- Brent Curtis & John Eldredge in "The Sacred Romance"