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on repeat

15 Dec

I went through a time in my life, not too long ago, where everything- EVERYTHING made me anxious. I could take no thought captive. I couldn’t sleep well. I worried about everything. Stupid things, important things, real things, made up things. I was anxious about it all. Past, present, future. Things that already happened. Things that hadn’t happened. Things I feared would happen. It’s no way to live.

I am going through a similar time in my life. Taking thoughts captive is a huge struggle for me right now. What is prompting it? Nothing. Everything.

When I went through a time similar as now, Jason knew I was struggling big time. One morning when I got out to my car as I headed to leave to work, I noticed he had left a note in my car. I won’t say word for word what the note said. It’s special to me and I prefer to keep it that way. But he just wanted to encourage me in my anxiousness. He wanted me to know he was praying for me. And that he loved me. And that there wasn’t anything we couldn’t face together. He left a CD in my car that I listened to, on repeat, for no less than a month. Maybe more than that. The CD was Tim Hughes, Holding Nothing back album. It’s a phenomenal album and it is a reminder to me of God’s grace in my life when I’m struggling to rest in Him. It’s a reminder of how amazing my husband is. It’s a reminder that I’m being held, by the Creator, who sees my thoughts and knew about them before I even thought them.

One song imparticular holds a dear place in my heart. It’s called ‘Everything’, which is fitting. But I could pretty much sob every time I hear it. Sometimes I just sit and soak in the words. Sometimes I repeat them as if I’m victoriously declaring the truths. Sometimes I just listen, as if God is actually speaking over me. Do I sound weird? I don’t care. It’s a constant struggle for him to be MY everything. This song is such a reminder that he needs to be my everything, in everything I do, say, speak… think.

Everything.

It’s on repeat today as I work. Such amazing words of hope. Amazing words of truth. And it’s soothes me to the core on days, weeks, months when I can’t get my thoughts and anxiety under control.

Check it out on iTunes. The album is amazing. That song is incredible.

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He lives

4 Apr

Today is always an amazing day. Easter is always a humbling day of celebration for me. I’m reminded of the sacrifices that were made for all of us. That He died for us and conquered death so we could LIVE. True love. Divine love. Huge love.

Amazing.

I don’t really want to take the time to ‘preach’ to you in this blog post, even though I could talk about my faith for days. I just want to post a little something that I’ve seen in a few of my friends’ Facebook status updates through the weekend. Every time I read it, I’m left thinking, ‘This is so true.’ And it’s something I had to share. It’s simple, profound, and thought provoking. It reminds me that He is God and can use any of us for His glory. It reminds me that although he lead a simple life, he conquered death. His quiet, simple, short life has had the largest impact on this earth. And so many people don’t even know about it yet.

He loves you. He died for you, for me, for us.

Wow.

So Easter bunnies, candy, egg hunts and chocolate eggs are all exciting and fun today. I’ll be posting pictures of Cruz’s egg hunt soon here! But the real reason we celebrate today, is because we have LIFE. Life given to us from the greatest Love of all.

“Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. Had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.”

Happy Easter… He lives!