Saturday, October 23, 2010

"You Are More"

I really love this new song by Tenth Avenue North! It's all about how their is nothing we can do to earn our salvation, and it's completely God's rightoeusness that covers are dirt! Great reminder that it's all God and nothing in us! So, as we get ready for church in the morning, let us go to worship our savior that has made us new and covered all our sins! Praise God!!

"This is not about what you've done, but whats been done for you. This is not about where you've been, but where your brokeness brings you too. This is not about what you feel, but what He felt to forgive you, and what He felt to make you new!
You are more then the choices that you've made, You are more then the sum of your past mistakes, You are more then the problems you create, You've been remade!"

We've been remade by our savior!
Have a great Lord's day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wow, it's been a long time!

Wow, it has been so long since I posted, so I decided to say hi! :) I am now in college, and it's going great! I'm living with my brother again, and I am enjoying that! I do miss my family a lot though, as I don't see them nearly as much! But, all in all, life is going well. I made the SVSU golf team, which is really cool, and that's been going well too. So that's my life the last two months! So, I'll close out with these amazing lyrics!

"Maker of heaven, giver of life, You are my strength my song in the night; my refuge, my shelter, now and forevermore! My help comes from the Lord!"

Amazing truths! But do we actually live like we believe it?? I know I don't enough of the time! But we will all keep striving to live as if the Lord is in complete control! Let's keep fighting this fight together my friends!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More by Matthew West

Read these lyrics and think about them as you read:
"Take a look at the mountains, stretching a mile high...Take a look at the ocean, far as your eye can see...And think of me. Take a look at the dessert, do you feel like a grain of sand? I am with you forever, and where you go is where I am. And I'm always thinking of you, take a look around you, I'm spelling it out one by one.
I love you more than the sun, and the stars, that I taught how to shine! You are mine, and you shine for me too! I love you yesterday, and today, and tomorrow I'll say, it again and again! I love you more!!!"

Just read these lyrics and think about how much our God loves us! And we are so small compared to His creation and all the other people in the world! And He knows us by name...and He numbers the hairs on our head! Just love how these lyrics were written and thought I'd share them!

God Bless,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My first song!

So, I'm finally revealing my first song I wrote to my musical friends tomorrow, because I am planning on playing it in church soon. Here's the words to the chorus: "I need you more than any other thing, I need you more than water or the spring! For God you are my savior and redeemer of my soul! You alone can make me whole!" I wrote on a day when I was just not feeling that well...I was struggling with some sin, and was realizing that I needed God more than any other thing in this world! I love this song, and I hope it encourages someone else as we play it someday! This leads me to another thing...I have recently been dreaming of being a songwriter! I would absolutely love doing that cause I love writting songs! I don't have an amazing voice, so I would never be a singer and sing my own songs, but I would absolutely love to be one of the people that writes songs that other big names use! It's just a dream, and it's far fetched, but it would be an awesome job to have! Anyways, back on planet earth, I hope that my first song goes's surprisingly piano heavy, and I'm usually a guitar heavy person, so that was surprising, but I really like it, so we will see! :) Just wanted to share the chorus with you! I hope it encourages some of you out there! That is the most important thing!

Praising God with you!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Amazing experience at work

So, I was working this was a little after 6 am, and it was raining pretty hard. I was mowing away on the golf course, and I was listening to my ipod. I was not enjoying the rain much, but then "By Your Side" by Tenth Avenue North came on! I absolutely love this song, but as soon as it got to the chorus which says, "and I'll be by your side, whenever you fall, in the dead of night, whenever you call" soon as I heard that, I looked up and the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen was in the sky! I was speachless and was stunned by how amazing our God is! The very sign that tells us that God is with us and will keep His promises comes out right during that song! I was mowing greens with some of the biggest goosebumps ever! I couldn't believe how amazing our God is! Thank you, God, for showing me that sight this morning! I needed to see that! Wow, we have an awesome God!! Just had to share that story with you guys!!

Praising God!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Come As You Are

Here is the chorus to a song I just heard awhile ago! I just love the lyrics so much!

"You can come as you are, with all your broken pieces, and all your shameful scars! The pain you hold in your heart, bring it all to Jesus! You can come as you are!"

These words encourage me so much! Just love those lyrics! No matter what baggage you hold, you will always be accepted by Jesus! Just had to share those words with you! I love the whole song, so go look it up! :) It's by "pocket full of rocks"! I love that band name too! Very creative! :)

Come as you are!
Sorry it's been so long!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Psalm 145: The Lord is gracious

So there is this amazing song by "Shane and Shane" based upon Psalm 145 and it is amazing! Here is the first verse, chorus, and closing!

"One generation will/ commend your kingdom/ to one another/ they will speak of you/ and I will meditate/ on Your wonder/ And they, they will speak/ of Your glorious splendor/ of Your majesty/ everyday I'll praise Thee/ Forever and ever!

The Lord is gracious/ and slow to anger/ He is rich in love/ He is good to all!

All who call on Him/ in truth He is near too/ And He hears there cry/ And saves them!"

So thankful that the Lord is gracious to me, and hears my cry for help! I will stand in awe of your majesty and praise thee forever and ever! Think about these words throughout your day, today! Think about how gracious God is to you and how rich in love He is! Know that when you call on Him, he will hear you and answer you! I hope we all really grasp the great love God has for us, and in turn, devote our lives to bringing glory to Him! Praise God with me today!! We serve an amazing God!

Please go search for this song and listen to it online! It's called "Psalm 145" by "Shane and Shane." It's not only a great song lyrically, but also a very pretty guitar song, so go check it out for both reasons! I know you'll love it! It's one of my favorites!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Prayin for you: Lecrae

So, I know I've been on a Lecrae kick lately, but I can't help it, I'm just writing what I love at the time, so bear with me! : ) So, I have another song of his that I really like, so I'm gonna put the lyrics here for you!! They are really long, but when you find the time, please read them! I think you'll be able to relate!

"Verse 1: Father, I'm praying for a friend, he and I are pretty close. And out of all my friends, for this one I'm concerned the most. He say he reading daily, but he ain't really learning. He been to church but say that he ain't moved by any sermon. His faith's weak, he aint prayed in a week, he wake up and just weep, with his face in the sink. Lord, you gotta help my man, I'm praying for him daily. He ain't sin, but it just seems as if he's going crazy. He say he's feeling trapped, can't even hit up the mall, cause every ladies half dressed, tempting him to lust and fall. He keep the tv off, videos just make him feel, that he ain't really nothing without money, girls, and shiny wheels. The other day he told me, that he felt less a man cause he ain't got a five year plan, or a piece of land. And man it's crazy cause his family thinks so much of him. Plus he's got a godly wife who's always showing love for him. But he's struggling, even though he talk to me, I tell him what to do but he don't listen when he ought to be. I'm scared for him cause there's people that look up to him, he's got some younger siblings how've been changed by what he's done for them. But is it done for him? Lord don't let it be! If he don't wanna talk to you then, father, hear from me!
Verse 2: God, His condition is worsened, since we were last conversin. I'm with him now, and he ain't doin well, of this I'm certain. He say he trying to trust you, doesn't wanna discust you, but he was in the midst of sinners and did not discuss you. And just today his anxiety's got the best of him. He knows Christ but for hours refuses to rest with Him. He's not the best of men but Lord I know he really loves you. And I can't understand why lately he's not thinking of you! People trust this dude! You could crush this dude! Father he needs more of you, I pray you touch this dude! What can I say to him, I'm determained to pray for him, Father empty and break him, I pray you'll just have your way with him! Cause there's a change in him! And the effects are strong! I pray you'll open up his heart before the next song! And when he gets home, I pray he'll open up the sixty-six book love letter, you wrote, and soak it up! Cause he ain't hearing you, and he aint feeling me! And God I know it's killing You, because it's killing me! And matter of fact, there's something else he's concealing see, the person that i've been praying about is really me!"

I so feel like this man all the time!! Totally not doing as God would want me too! Not always doing bad things, just not doing what's best for God! I pray that God will get ahold of us, and get us to pick up His sixty-six book, love letter, and soak it up! That's what we need!! We need that more then anything!! I'm praying for all my friends out there! That we would continue to go after Him strongly! I'd appreciate your prayers for me as well! Where all in this together! But we've got a mighty God who is on our side too! Praise God!! Sorry this was so long!


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tag I was tagged in this thing were you go to your fourth foulder and look at the fourth pic in that folder...well, I only have one folder of pics, so I picked a random one, so here it is! : )

This pic was taken when Jenn and Miranda got a hold of my phone and started having a little fun!! This one makes me laugh so much!! : ) Jenn is probably gonna kill me for posting this on my blog, but I had a good life and it was worth it! HAHA!! : )

It says to tag people, but I say if you wanna do it, go for it! You don't need me to tag you!! : )


Monday, May 03, 2010

Lecrae: Don't Waste Your Life

Another awesome Lecrae song is "Don't Waste Your Life"! Here's a verse from this awesome songs!

"I know a lot of people that are scared they gonna die/Couple of em thinking they'll be livin in the sky/So while I'm here living man I gotta ask why/What am I here for I gotta figure out/Waste my life, no, I gotta make it count/If Christ is real then what am I gonna do about/Everything in Luke 12:15 down to 21/You really gotta go and check it out!
Paul said if Christ ain't ressurected/We wastin our lives/Well that implies that our lifes built around Jesus being alive/Every day livin to try to show the world why/Christ is more then anything you'll ever try/Better then pretty women, and sinnin, and livin to get a minute of any women and men that you admire!
It ain't no lie/We created for Him/Out of the dust, He made us for Him/Elects us and He saves us for Him/Jesus comes and He raises for Him/Magnify the Father, why bother, with something lesser/He made us so we could bless Him/To the world we confess Him/Ressurects Him/So I know I got life/Matter fact better man, I know I got Christ/If you don't see His ways in my days and my nights, you can hit my brakes, you can stop my lights/Dude I lost my rights, lost my life/Forget the money, cars and toss that ice/The cost is Christ/And they can never offer me anything on the planet that'll cost that price!"

Wow...that is just verse one, and the other two verses are great too!! We need to live every minute for Christ and show Him to be the greatest treasure we have! Better then anything in our lives! Better then our friends and family and sports and television and books and relationships and food and clothes and cars and computers and what people think of us and what we look like! He needs to be the most important thing in our lives that everything else follows! Oh how I have failed at this all my life, and always seem to fail at! It is such a hard thing to do, and we just need to keep fighting! We are gonna fail a lot, but we need to keep getting up and continue to fight to make Jesus first, cause if we do, He will satisify our hearts with Him more then any other thing in this world! He is the source of true satisfaction and we need to see that! He can bring us true happiness that nothing else can! Please, Father, help us to see that, and help us to make you the center of our lives!! Praying for all my friends out there!! I know we all struggle with this one! I know I do majorly!!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lecrae's song "Desperate"

I know a lot of people do not like rap/hip hop music, but I can tell you that Christian rap has some of the best lyrics in any songs writen! So, I understand if you don't like the style, but just read the words from part of this song.

Verse 2: "I'm waste deep in my pity/ Is satan tryna trick me and tell me you won't forgive me/ Cause it's startin to get me/ Jesus help me quickly/ I hate the wrong I've done/ I know we all fall but I feel like the only one/ Feels like I should be shunned/ Should I punish myself/ I know it's dumb cause by your death all my sin has been dealt/ But my sin is been felt/ I didn't wanna do it/ But what I wanna do I don't/ I swear I'm going through it/ I'm tryin to open up my Bible need to read your pages/ need you Lord but my guilt has got me feelin so faithless/ Help me see where grace is/ Take me back to the basics/ Help me find my joy in you and not people and places/ my sin is ever before me/ I turned my back on you/ Oh father break and restore me to bring me back to you."

This is his cry to God because of His sin...and then verse 3 is the solution.

Verse 3: "Have mercy on me God, according to your steady love/ Wipe away my transgressions and wash me in your blood/ Create in me a clean heart/ renew a right spirit/ Don't hide your face from me God/ Your presence keep me near it/ I'm waiting patiently on you Lord/ I know you hear my cry/ Restore your joy in me for you alone i live and die/ It's you I glorify cause you don't want my sacrifice/ You want me broken and contrite and trustin in the Christ/ I confess to you my sin and you show me mercy/ I turn away from it demonstrating that you are worthy/ Over lust, over pride, over all sin/ Is my affection for Jesus who died for all of them/ I was lost now I'm found/ I was tossed to the ground/ My sin weighed on me heavy but I'm no longer bound/ As sure as Christ wears the crown, I know that grace will abound/ And even when I feel lost I know in you I am found!"

Sorry for writting out so much, but I didn't even put in there verse 1 which I like just as much! I just love this song! Our God is so gracious to us! We are so sinful, and we are so desprate for Him!! He is the only one who can save us! We need His mercy and grace, and He freely gives!! Love this song! If you have any liking of hip hop at all, you need to go look this song up! I know you'll love it! Thank you God for being so merciful and gracious!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010


Hey Everyone!

As you can see, I'm writting this one pretty late! I really don't have much to say, which is unusual! : ) Life is really busy right now, and I haven't posted anything in a long time, so I thought I'd just say "hi" for now! : ) Hopefully I'll have something a little more profound to say later! : ) One awesome thing that happened to me today is I got a replacement ipod to replace the one I broke...I got it from one of my most awesome friends ever! She was so nice to let me borrow hers for awhile! Just thought I'd share that excitment with you! Okay...I know you want me to name names, so I just will! Bridget let me borrow hers for awhile, so I owe her big time! : ) So, that was my excitement for the day!! Hope everybody else had a great day!

Thank you Bridget!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Happy Easter! He is risen!!

Just wanted to say Happy Easter to everyone!! I like forward to celebrating the resurrection of Christ in four different services tomorrow morning!! Thank you Jesus for shedding your blood for our sins!! Praise Him forevermore!!

"See what a morning, gloriously bright, with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem; Folded the grave clothes, tomb filled with light, as the angels announce "Christ is risen!" See God's salvation plan, wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice, fulfilled in Christ the Man, for He lives; Christ is risen from the dead!"


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

He's got the whole world in His hands

"And the arms that hold the universe, are holding you tonight, you can rest inside, it's gonna be alright; And the voice that calmed the raging sea, is calling you His child, so be still and know He's in control, He'll never let you go!

You can hope, you can rise, you can stand; He's got the whole world in His hands"

I absolutely love this song! It's called "Arms that Hold the Universe" by Fee!! I love the bridge so much (Which is the second paragraph of the quote) that I wrote a song with that as my chorus! This song touched me so much! The arms that hold the universe is holding me! He is in control and will never let me go! Because of that I can hope, I can rise, and I can stand! He's got the whole entire world in His hands! It's amazing to think about! It makes me so thankful to God! So, to all those who are reading this and are having tough times or aren't feeling all those who need a comforter...God is that comforter! For the arms that hold the universe, are holding YOU tonight, You can rest, IT'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT!

Praise God! Thank you God!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lamentations 3:21-26

"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him.' The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD."
~Lamentations 3:21-26

Our pastor preached on this passage today, and it was such a great message! He explained how the author was writing this during the deepest of hardship for the nation of Israel. He related their situation to what it was for us on 9/11, except have that feeling be drawn out for a full 2 full years instead of a few days! This hit me...I remember exactly what I was doing and the feeling I had when that all happened, and I was only 9 years old! I can't imagine that fear being drawn out over a 2 year period! This is the fear the Israelites were facing! But the author found hope in the steadfast love the Lord! This is so comforting! God's mercies are new every morning...great is thy faithfulness, dear Lord! The Lord is with us in our toughest times, and in or best times! I pray that we would all always wait on the Lord and seek after Him! It's the only thing worth living for! Thank you, Father, for being there in the best and worst of times!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Knowing you

I was at music practice tonight, and a song hit me! The song "Knowing You" really hit me as so amazing! The lyrics are so simple, but so great!
"Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You; There is no greater thing. Your my all, Your my rest, Your my joy my righteousness, and I love You Lord!"
It is such a simple message, but I think that's why we take it for granted! Knowing Jesus is such an amazing thing! We can speak to Him through prayer and His word! How amazing is that? The all-mighty creator of all things allows us to personally talk to Him, and inspired the pages of the Bible we read! He is the one who fills us with joy, and makes our joy full! And not only that, but He is our source of righteousness! Without Christ we are all hopeless sinners, heading for hell! But Christ made a way to be reconciled to God! That is the most amazing thing about "knowing Him"! That is one thing we should constantly be in praise about! Thank you, Jesus, for shedding your blood for me and all my other brothers and sisters in Christ! I love You, Lord!!


Monday, February 22, 2010


I sit here in bed, on this late Sunday night and early Monday morning, speechless, thinking about the love of God towards us! I have no verse or song to recite, just this great thought of His love to send His son to die for us! The sermon today talked about the day of the Lord and how it will be a day of judgement...but God put that judgement on His son for us! God didn't suppress His wrath; if He did, that would make Him unjust; but He choose to pour it out on His son instead! This leaves me so speechless and in great amazement as I sit here! There's nothing in me that deserved His love! I am a wretched sinner, but God's grace covers all those sins! I have nothing to boast in, in myself! I can only boast in Christ my savior! Reminds me of a song we sing at our church, and the chorus goes like this, "This the power of the Cross; Christ became sin for us; took the blame, bore the wrath, we stand forgiven at the Cross!" Thank you, Jesus, for taking the blame for me! I sit in amazement at the thought of Your great love for us!! Praise God!


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Psalm 118: The LORD is on my side!

"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!...Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes...Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!"
~Psalm 118:1, 5-9, 29

The Lord will answer you in your time of distress! He will set you free!! If the Lord is on your side, you can harm you, or who shall you fear? What encouraging words these are, from the psalmist!! I was flipping through my Bible, and landed on this, and it is such an encouragement! It reminds me of the New Testament verse that says if God is for us, who can be against us! Think about it...if the maker of the universe, the very creator of everything, the all-powerful God, is for can anything be against you? The very thing that is against you was created by God, so whom shall we fear? When we have God on our side, their is nothing to fear! He hasn't promised us an easy life, but He did promise that He wouldn't give us anything we couldn't handle. And the greatest promise of all was that He will always be there with us in the good and the bad! Praise God!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name

"O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?...O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" Psalm 8:1-4, 9

How majestic is the Lord!!! He is the all-powerful creator of all things! Go outside on a clear night and look up at the stars, and that alone will bring you to amazement! Our most far-reaching telescope can't bring into visibility even half of the universe! The stars are uncountable! Planets very close to us, in comparison to the universe, are unreachable! God is so powerful it is indescribable! His power is limitless, but His love is everlasting!!! PRAISE GOD! I can imagine David going out at night when he wrote this Psalm. Going out and looking up into the stars and praising God through song by saying, "O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name!" How amazing and majestic is our God! Praise Him with your life today and forever more!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Isaiah 40:30-31

"Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
~Isaiah 40:30-31

There's not much more I need to add to this! This is such an amazing verse! It stands alone on it's own!! The Lord will renew our strength and nothing else can! Wait on the Lord because He is the only one who can strengthen you! Praise God for being their to strengthen us so that we can glorify Him in this world! This verse encourages me so much, and tells me that no problem is bigger then God! Their is nothing He can't get us through! Thank you Father for providing strength to me!