Sunday, November 18, 2007

If YOU want me to

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Your prayers are working. This week, although my circumstances haven't changed, my attitude has been MUCH better and I know that's because of all of your prayers, so I say Thank you to each and every one of you who prayed. Isn't prayer great? It really does work! :)

Last week I heard this song on the radio and then today on my way home it came on the radio again and I had to let you enjoy it with me. It's by Ginny Owens and she has such a beautiful, sweet voice. The words are amazing. It really makes me remember that even though life may feel crappy, God has a reason for it and I need to trust Him. If you want to listen along to her singing it while you read along with the words below, click here:

The pathway is broken
And The signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to

Cause I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will walk through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'd never go alone

So when the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering that Your love put You through
And I will walk through the darkness
If You want me to

Little side note: Ginny is blind. I've seen her a few different places talk about her life and what she went through growing up and even what she still goes through today. Another reminder for me that there are always things to be thankful for even when you're going through your own valley.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I Can Only Imagine

So, I've been going through some really hard times at work lately. I won't bore you with the details, but I've never felt so stressed and on the brink of snapping as I have been this past month. Life just hasn't seemed as rosy and I've been trying to put on a happy face, but I'm exhausted. I want to give up and sit on my couch and do nothing. I've had no energy to do things and haven't even really wanted to hang out with my wonderful friends lately. I haven't really told them what I'm going through, so friends, if you're hearing this for the first time, I'm sorry. I just haven't wanted to talk about it, but I realize that bottling it up isn't doing me any good and I need to ask for prayer to get through this time (and for patience in my lack of blogging).

My sister sent me an email today and she's been going through some stuff as well ... decisions to make and being in God's will, and she sent me this You*Tube clip of Wynonna singing I Can Only Imagine. I've heard the song a million times and it always bring a tear (or 2 or 3 or 4) to my eye, but it's such a great reminder that life on earth is temporal, but life in Heaven is eternal. I need to remember that my job does not define me or consume me. It is just something I need to do my best at until God calls me Home and I can fall on my knees in awe of Him.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

My Facebook status today says ...

Fiona is psyched, yet shocked that she won tickets this morning on the radio to MAROON 5!!! Can you believe it? Whoo Hoo!

I wanted these tickets SO bad! Tomorrow they're giving away backstage passes. Wish me luck!

Mmmm, I get to be in the same building as Adam Levine. :)