Showing posts from January, 2017

Your Beautiful Face

This is a song I started writing lyrics to this past fall, and just finished working out the keys and recording this week.  The song speaks for itself I think, (that and I don't have it in me right now to articulate out my entire thought process:). 

I will say however, that it might seem like a lot of my songs are downers. I don't see them that way, and I hope that's not how they're perceived, but I think it might sound that way at first listen. The reality is, I'm writing from a place of trying and longing to see the beauty of Christ in absolutely everything - because that's really, at the end of the day all we have.  So, it's because there IS heartache, difficulty, pain, challenge that I need to run to Christ. And it's BECAUSE there's plenty of earthly beauty I'm captivated by that I must keep fixing my eyes on the real prize - the face of Christ.  So that's that:)  I'm off to stare Him down.…

I Can't Move Your Mountain

My youngest pulled a song out of me this week. Here's the qualifier: I love that little spit-fire, live-wire to pieces, but I'll be frank: I'm also at the end of myself.  Not at the end of my love, but I'm at the end of what I can do for her heart. I think that's where I'm supposed to be. Do you follow?

See I have this good friend that will often say, "This parenting gig is hard".  Is that ever true.  Your reasons might differ from mine. But for all the reasons we could list off, I think at the end of the day, what makes parenting gut-wrenching is the same as what makes loving anyone complicated, (because, well, that's what parenting is....loving these little humans to the best of your ability for as long as they are entrusted to you).

So, the rub is that love calls you to pour everything out for another person, while having no control over what they do with that love.  I can't make my daughter have perspective on my love. I can't force her …