nursery rhymes

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I see outside a brand new day

The LORD is Light and here to stay

Though troubles rise and fall in time

I am His and He is mine

When tears and darkness fail to cease

I know You now remember me

O You my Jesus soft and true

Your love has made me good to You

I thank you God, for Mom and Dad

and all the things I never had

For all the world You came in close

Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost

once far off

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The biggest fear I had when moving was the fear of isolation.

When I was a girl growing up, my favorite part about camp, besides everything about it, was the staff friendships.  Coming back to work every summer was like coming home to family.

My sisters spent their summers with Teen Missions, carrying Jesus across the Equator for the children of Honduras and the Galapagos Islands.  I played kickball with campers.

I watch my kids now, playing ball in the same field with Papa, and it doesn’t seem real.  The place where we were worlds apart becomes the place where worlds collide.

This is the way of God, both past and present, far and near

Still working in mysterious ways.

a new song

I heard this song for the first time yesterday on the way to the grocery store.  Some people don’t like Contemporary Christian songs, saying they’re shallow.  There are songs like this though, that for me, translate something roaming inside me, allowing it to come out, freeing my soul, choir-directing my heart to praise and love Jesus, giving credit where credit is due.

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Your Love Awakens Me
by Phil Wickham

There were walls between us
By the cross you came
and broke them down
You broke them down

There were chains around us
By Your grace we are
No longer bound
No longer bound

You called me out of the grave
You called me into the light
You called my name
and then my heart came alive

Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens
Awakens
Awakens me

Feel the darkness shaking
All the dead are coming
Back to life
Back to life

Hear the song awaken
All creation singing
We’re alive
Cause You’re alive

You called me out from the grave
You called me into the light
You called my name
and then my heart came alive

Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens
Awakens
Awakens me

What a love we found
Death can’t hold us down
We shout it out
We’re alive
Cause You’re alive

Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens
Awakens
Awakens me

Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens
Awakens
Awakens me