Let Faith Arise

I was reminded today how so often our faith is like that of Thomas, in John 20:24-27,  who wouldn’t believe unless he saw and felt Jesus’ nail wound scars. I know in my own life, there are times when it seems as though I have great faith, faith to move mountains, faith that doesn’t doubt, faith that is not shaken by life’s challenges. Many times, God grows my faith by showing me something, by lighting my path and by affirming in different ways. I was reminded once again about the silence and what it takes to believe when we don’t see and hear God. There are many times in life where God doesn’t show us the next step, and we are trying to trust the best we know how, but often think it would be nice to have a back plan, a plan B. He reminded me today that He alone is plan A and in being that, we don’t need a plan B because we know that His plan A is perfect. It reminded me to not just go to the trophy room and remember all that God has done, but it also reminded me that I need to have a right view of my Abba Father, the one who dearly loves me and who has placed plans and dreams deep inside me. He is good, He is loving, and that Never Changes, no matter what comes my way. In verse 27 Jesus invites Thomas to reach in and touch his scars; he then says to him, “be believing, not unbelieving.” We all face that same choice when we don’t see the “proofs” of God working on our behalf. I often have to ask myself “am I willing to sit with the unanswered questions?”, “am I willing to trust even when I don’t see”. Do I remember that His character never changes, that He is good, that He is love, and that more than any other, he’s got my whole life in the palm of his hands? I think of Peter too in Matthew 14:29-31, getting out of the boat, he starts to sink; Jesus grabs him and says “Peter why did you doubt?” After all Jesus was right there, less than an arm’s length away; He’s even closer to us, dwelling within each of us. We all have our Peter moments in life when we wonder if God is going to come through. Is he going to catch us? Does he really know what He’s doing with my future? Looking back now at my own life, I can see where Jesus asks that question “why did you doubt Robin?”. Have I not always come through for you? Am I not God, the creator of the universe? Did I not form everything about you in your mother’s womb? Remember how far you have come and all that you have overcome; that was me helping you. Remember that my love does not change. Trust me when you don’t see because you know I am good and you are secure in my love. Do you really think I am going to let you drown? Believe when you do not see, believe when you are at the end of your rope. Fear is just gonna paralyze you, and Satan is just going to lie to you; you know better than that! Be strong and courageous, I know what I am doing. I have come to make all things new, even your bad choices that you think are too far for me to reach, I got those too. After me and God had this little discussion today, he spoke to me as He often does; He gave me a song on the radio. I’ve never heard it, but I know it was him speaking to me; he was reminding me that we all have these doubting moments, even great worship leaders like Chris Tomlin. Sure, who wants to admit that, but blessed are the humble I think. Do I wish I never doubted, yes, especially looking back at all the times God has come through. I’m Ok with doubt b/c I see Peter and I see Thomas, and I find I’m in pretty good company. Heck, if those who walked with him, watching him perform miracles had doubts, I guess my doubts are OK too. I know they build my faith, I know they draw me closer to my Abba Father, and my beloved Savior Jesus, I have peace, joy, and righteousness in the Holy Spirt, even in the middle of my silent times with God. It’s in those silent times, that I choose to trust that He is working on things. Results don’t always happens in an instant as we would like, but it takes faith to wait and trust in what we cannot see. So as I wrestled today with what I cannot see, God reminded me of his love and goodness.   So Father today, as Chris Tomlin Sings, “I lift my hands to believe again…” I do believe, and I thank you for reminding me of your great and uneding and unfailing love for me today and forever.  Forgive me for doubting you when I do not see, and grow me now I pray that my faith would arise, that I would be still and know that you are God in every part of my llife.  I love you and pray all this in your beautiful name, Jesus. Amen.

Resurrected To New Life!

EASTER. This day has now become my favorite day of the year! As I have walked many “miles’ on my journey of faith, I have overcome so much, my faith has grown, and my love for Jesus has run deeper than I could ever imagine. I never want to get over this; the remembrance of Good Friday, and the price he paid for our sins, taking our sins upon himself to give us life. As we wait on Saturday, there is silence, there is darkness, but this will not last; Sunday has come! Jesus has conquered death; he has shattered the darkness, and has been raised to new life. It is this new life that he offers all of us! It is this victory that we share with him! O Death where is your sting? It is gone! It is finished! Death could not hold him, the grave could not keep him, and He offers us this same life, not just someday in Heaven, but today in our lives; we are to also be resurrected to new life, to bring forth light that shatters the darkness of the world around us, to testify of his great love! Yes, we have to take up our own cross, we struggle in life and learn the beauty of surrendering our lives over to him. He is the only one who can take our broken mess and make something new, and He does. I use to be a person who was really insecure, who always worried about what others thought of me; wondering if I was ever good enough to belong; but as I struggled with these feelings, doubts and fears and continued to give them over to Jesus, little by little He would show me more of how much he loved me. He helped me to see who I am in Him. He helped me to see the price He paid. I now saw the cross more vivid than ever before. But he wasn’t done. He brought me out of my pit of insecurities, doubts and fears, and gave me new life. He set my feet upon a rock and told me how much he loved me. The darkness in my life has been shattered. I no longer care what others may think, because I know that as long as I am walking in the ways and will of God, that is enough, it’s all he asks of me, and now my significance is found in Christ alone. Death could not hold Jesus and neither could it hold me! I am now free to be all that Christ has made me. I am free to love and to serve; not out of obligation or duty, but out of an overflow of love, and gratitude of what Jesus has done for me!! I know who I am in Christ, and I know that in such a deep way that it is fleshed out in the life I live. It radiates from every part of me, wanting to do nothing out of selfish ambition, but out of love and gratitude to Jesus who has done such an amazing work in me. I am now able to love people where they are at on the journey, no longer getting anxious for their growth, but to pray them forth into all the growth that God wants to do in their lives. I can love and accept people knowing it’s only by the power of Jesus that can raise them to new life. It is a journey from the cross to the empty tomb for all of us. And even when we have victory, we are still continuing our journey onward. Oh Jesus, my heart is so overflowed in gratitude for all that you have done for me. I can’t thank you enough, I can’t seem to sing enough praises to you! Lord, may I never get over all that you have done for me, and may I never be ashamed of the gospel that gave me new life. Thank you Jesus for the cross and for the empty tomb may we all be your lights shining brightly for your kingdom. This is Easter; not only remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus, but the death and resurrection in each of our lives. What has God resurrected you out of? What is your new life story? How will you let that shine forth to shatter the darkness in this world? To bring hope to others? He came so that we could live; He came to give us life and life more abundant! It is for Today! Are you living in the Resurrection life that Jesus died to freely give? This is the Good News! This is what I want every Sunday to be for me!! I want Sunday to now be Resurrection Day! Every Sunday, I want to make sure that I celebrate all that I have overcome and am becoming in Christ, as I live out that new life all week long! Happy Easter, And May you truly live a new life in Christ!! Below I posted our churches Easter Service. There are two sections of it that I love the most; the one is after we show a clip of Jesus coming out of the tomb from “the passion of the Christ” at 29:30 there is an awesome song of VICTORY that we sang!!! We also did cardboard testimonies at point 1:01 in the video there is our “cardboard” testimonies that I was a part of. We all have testimonies that bring us out of the tomb into new life. Share yours, because He died so you could live and testify of his great love it is why we are here! God Bless You!

What Are You Thinking About?

This morning I woke up and knew I needed to write something.  God has been showing me so much lately, and I wish I could just sit down and share it all, but I was reminded by Him to be led by The Holy Spirit in my writing.  I though on my gift on encouragement and how I have used it to be a blessing to others. God has been pointing that out to me more and more  lately, and it’s been encouraging to see some of the fruit, but also keep in humble check.  At church, we are talking about  Matters of the Heart, and how are heart’s are depraved, and how we need to ask God for a renewed and purified heart.  As I read the back of the worship folder, I was drawn to the last three points:  (ABC’s)

Ask God to Purify Your Heart,

Believe God’s Word, and

Cooperate with the Holy  Spirit

All morning, God has been pursuing me over and over again with the first Point; Ask God to Purify your Heart.  He brought to mind a song that I will share, which I often use as a prayer.  I found myself in prayer crying  out to  God to take outallof the things that aren’t from Him.  I had songs of renew my heart coming out of me.  I so desperately want to be Holy like God, but realize how so  far from it I actually am.  I got frustrated trying to figure out what scripture I could share; there are so  many…  Then God put this verse in my heat:

Philippians 4:8-9 NLT

8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

 Isn’t that an awesome verse!, and a great reminder of how we need to be thinking as followers of Christ. 

 A few minutes later this morning, I got a call from one of my friends.  As we were talking on different matters, we both agreed on the importance of what comes out of our mouths and how we need to strive to keep our minds focused on the things of God.  We agreed that yes, we all have our peeks and valley’s in life; God uses those to stretch, strengthen and teach us, but we also need to become aware of our thinking; this too, is something else God has been pointing out to me more and more.  If we’re not careful, we can get stuck in  our negative thinking and before we know it, it will start to come out of us.  Unfortunately, I know many Christians today who are stuck in negative thinking.  I realize it’s a process, but step one, I think, is becoming consciously aware of what you are thinking and saying, and then asking if it is of God or of flesh.  It’s not to say  that we are perfect or better, because no one is, but if we really want to have the transforming power of Christ in our lives, we must start thinking right.  As I’ve been typing, God has been putting more scripture in my heart to share.  Mat. 15:19 and Jer. 17:9 drivehome the point I’m trying ot make.

Matthew 15:19 (The Message)


 16-20Jesus replied, "You, too? Are you being willfully stupid? Don’t you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. That’s what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or notwashingyour hands—that’s neither here nor there."

Jeremiah 17:9 (The Message)


 9-10“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful,
   a puzzle that no one can figure out.
But I, God, search the heart
   and examine the mind.
I get to the heart of the human.
   I get to the root of things.
I treat them as they really are,
   not as they pretend to be.”

As I am being drawn to these verses,  I vividly remember how God had led me to a sermon by  Francis Chan last week on this very thing.   It’s one that I downloaded on itunes, and is a few years old, which makes me see that God is trying to teach me these very important lessons.  Here is the link if you are interested in watching it:

 You will need to scroll to: Episode Date:  12/10/06   Title: “Choose Your Words Wisely”


So let me encourage you by reminding us all that:

Our Words are powerful

Our thoughts our powerful

Our hearts hold the key to both

What are thinking about?  Is it from God or your  flesh?  Try getting in the habit of asking yourself these questions.

What do you need God to  take out of your heart today?

As I have learned with many things, it’s not an instantaneous fix.  It’s a processs of constently surrendering our junk over to God.  There are things in  my life that I have been completely set free from, but there are also things in my heart that need to go; some things that I have been working on for years.  I’ve gotten to a place in  my walk where I’ve often said "God, if it’s notfromyou, I don’t  want it, take it all away", and yes, there’s still stuff in there, and will be until the day I die; but the more I give it to Him, the freer I get, and there is nothing better than living in the freedom, peace and joy of Christ alone!  So now here are a few songs God has put on my heart to share and encouage you with as you  go to the Father and ask Him to purify your heart so you can become more like Him.  May God Bless you in your obedience and surrender !    Robin

Wash Me Clean-Shawn McDonald

Take It All-Hillsong

We all hear the rooster crow

God often speaks to me through music, as I’ve said many times here and this week is no exception.  My latest itunes download this week has been John Waller’s album “The blessing”  There is a song on it called “Still calls me son”.  Even if your a girl like me, I guarantee you’ll be able to relate as you listen to it.  As I went to read my daily devotion today, it was all coming  together for me.  Mark 14:66-72:

Peter Disowns Jesus

 66While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him.
      “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said.

 68But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.[a]

 69When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.” 70Again he denied it.
      After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”

 71He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”

 72Immediately the rooster crowed the second time.[b] Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice[c] you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

We’ve all done it, and I’ll be first to say I am a prime example; after being saved and then falling away and becomming a single mom.  When have you heard the rooster crow in your life?   It’s good to look back and think on this because it let’s us be reminded of how awesome, loving, and forgiving our heavenly father it to us.  His love is so vast we can’t even grasp it.  This too is why we need to approach the throne of God with fear and trembling; not because we are afraid of what He might do, because we know that He is all loving; but becasue He is so Holy, and so powerful, and so righteous, that we need to learn to be reverent to Him.  Know that no mater what you may have done in your life, God is waiting for you to repent and be set free of it.  He will always take us back if we go to Him with a repentent heart.  So as you listen to this song, I hope that it will remind you that God is always with us, and wanting us to run to Him so that we can be set free and live freely in Him. God Bless!!

What’s filling up your faith?

A few weeks ago I had a chance to sit down with my senior pastor and talk about my faith and where I am in it all.   One of the main  topics of our discussion was experiencing the manifested presence of God, and why so many don’t encounter Christ in this way.  As we talked, I was reminded that people just fill themselves with so much less than what God has to offer us. I think for many, it’s getting caught up in the busyness of life, and not really stopping long enough to re-think or readjust over filled schedules, for others it’s way to much time in front of meaningless programs on TV, and still for others it’s not truly surrendering and stepping out in faith of what we claim to believe.   My pastor gave an example of soda crackers and steak and ice cream.   “Say over here to my left there are people who are munching on a bunch of soda crackers; they’r loving them, thinking they taste better than anything they have ever had before.  On my right you and I are sitting here eating steak and ice cream; we’re yelling over to those guys to come over here and try a bite of our stuff, but they just say “no thanks” these crackers are perfect.  We look at eachother and say, “man, they sure don’t know what they are missing”.  Wouldn’t you agree?  This is how many approach their faith in Christ.  I’ve heard so many stories of people saying “Well,  I’m saved, so we’ll just go to church, maybe a Bible study, volenteer, and we’ll be good to go, life will be complete”.  Sorry to burst your bubble, but Jesus didn’t die just to get you into heaven.  He died for you to LIVE, and to have life in abundance.  Again, this isn’t about getting stuff out of  the hand of God, but it very much is about getting as much of God into your soul as you possible can, which will actually never be enough!  The bible tells us to rid ourselves of the things of this world and live humble lives before God.  So many Chirstians pass right over thiis and go on about life as a “causual Christian”.  If you’ve noticed on this blog, I don’t always quote scriptures in my posts; that is for a few reasons.  Fisrt of all, I don’t always feel the need to and second, sometimes I think it’s easy throw in a quote here and there, but are you being genuine when you do it? or are you just wanting to sound spiritual?  I see time and time again people who can quote scriptures, but live full of fear, full of doubt, full of anxiety, full of pride, ect….    I deal with these things too, but it’s in how we deal with them that will make all the difference.  I’m getting in the habit now, that when I get attacked by fears and doubts, to run to the Word of God, find His promises, His truths, His love, His forgiveness, and cling to them.  I think too often we tend to run to the latest self-help best seller or new Christian author who seems to put our fears at ease.  I like to read too, and it is therapeutic at times, but make sure you go back to scripture and back up whatever you are reading with The Truth of The Word of God.   Music is another great way to fill up your faith.  I constantly have worship music on in my house, not just because I enjoy listening to it, but my faith gets continually strengthened and re-energized on a continual basis.  I know that I would have never gotten to the point that I am until I decided to surrender it all over to God, and that too, is a daily, moment by moment step out into my faith and obedience that I hand over to God as ell.  I’ve talked previously about how it hurts, and that is true; no pain, no gain, no guts, no glory.  If you don’t believe me on this, just look at the example that we have in Jesus nailed to a cross and then rising up into heaven where his crown and seat  next to the Father was waiting for him.  So let me encourage you to read some of the many promises in The Word, go out and get a bible promise book on scriptures if that helps you, but just take your faith seriously.  I recently read on a blog “Jesus gave it all for me, so how could I even think about giving anything less for him”.  I read that and thought “right on, how true”.  My heart knew that is what he expects out of all of us, and how can we sit here, so complacent, while he has saved us, set us apart as his disciples, to go out and help the lost and the hurting.   Please remember too, we are useless in our own strength.  We need his holy help, we need his spirit to guide us and teach us, giving us wisdom and discernment.  I know for me this is something I am going to be praying about more in my own life.  There is great power in prayer too, and I’d also like to challenge people to take that more seriously.  Prayer is one of the best ways we can fill our spiritual appetite, learn to surrender, and enter into his presence.  I guess my heart is heavy today b/c I want to see people truly live sold out for Christ.  As much as I know Christians face many different trials, there is nothing that our God can not and does not want to rush in and help us with; but we need to come and empty our self at The Cross so he can truly Fill Us.  My prayer, is that you will read this and really take some time to re-examine your faith, and your relationship with God.  Are you feeling sold out for him?  Are you truly living for Him?  Are you holding on the truths of the Bible? Are you captivated by him? Are you hunger? and is your relationship with him filling you?  If not, I’d ask you to go to God and ask him to send his spirit upon you, to fill you, to help you surrender, to heal you, and to bring you into a closer relationship with him of pure love and devotion.  That is why he died for us, that we might experience his amazing love and be changed forever; then to go and give that love away to a broken world who needs him just as much as we do.  Always be hungry for him and always let him be the only thing that fills you.  Blessings. Robin

Take up your cross and follow me

Matt 16:24 (NLT) Then Jesus said to his disciples “if any of you wants to follow me, you must turn from your selfish ways and take up your cross and follow me”.   Lately, I have been finding ths command of Jesus to be very gratifying and the only truly freeing option that this life has to offer.  Becoming more like Christ has truly been a desire of my heart and one that brings me great joy, security and peace.  There is no greaster thing than knowing Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our best friend, and the lover of our soul.  He has chosen us and set us apart for his purposes; we are not just saved to get a free ride into heaven, but we have been chosen to do his kingdom work here on this earth that we live in.  We must rid ourselves of  the things of this world and take up our cross, our struggles; knowing that God is stronger than what our human eyes can see.   We are to live humble lives before our king, not drawing attention to ourselves, but to live to bring Him glory in what we do and how we live.  God commands us to “come out from unbelievers and separate yourselves, from them says the Lord, don’t touch their filthy things,  and I will welcome you”. 2 Cor. 6:17  Our heart must desire Him alone, we must willingly go to His Word, thirsty for knowledge and wisdom, thirsty to know Him More!   We must spend time in prayer and fasting, knowing that these are biblical practices and that  our God has our back at all times.  We don’t have time to be wishy-washy in our Christianity and certainly our God deserves more from us who He died for.  Love is a verb, and it is also an act, and not a feeling.  Just because we don’t feel like praying, worshiping, or reading The Word, should be more of a reason to dive into these practices and gain strength in God and especially against satan.  So let me encourage you today to set yourself apart, to desire to be all that you can be for God, that you would desire Him alone before anything else this world has to offer.  Live humbly for Him and let Him guide your ways.  Be Blessed.

There is only darkness and cold without The Power

I woke up this morning to find that we were out of power.  I quickly got on the phone to call the electric company who assured me that it should be restored within an hour.  For the next hour I curled under my blankets and tried my best to keep my daughter entertained without her prized PBS cartoons.  I read my devotions, spent some time in prayer and decided to start fasting as well.  God has been prodding me to fast for sometime now, and as a book that I am reading mentions, there really is no good time to start one, but just jump in and do it.  It suggests to start a one day fast, and that is what I am doing today.  I am really excited about reading this book and growing  closer to God with this Biblical practice.  Going back to the lack of power and heat this morning, it reminded me just as much as we are physically in the dark and cold without our electricity and heat on; we also can become spiritually dark and cold if we are not relying on the Spirit of God to light our lives and warm our hearts.  Seems basic enough, but as I read my devotions this morning, I found myself repeatedly reading over and over and asking the spirit to take away the outward distractions give me a deeper understanding of what I was reading.  So today as I remind myself that it is only my complete reliance on the Spirit of God that I can purify my mind, body, and spirit, I pray that God will give me strength to be obedient in my fast and that I see it as a way for me to connect on a deeper level with Him.   Lord may your power increase in every area of my life and may your light shine brightly through me as I seek to cleans myself in every way to be pure and set apart for you. Amen.   I’d love to get some feedback on anyone who has fasted; your experiences, ect…    I found this video on youtube  this morning and found it to be very much what I am feeling right now in this uncertain season of my life and thought it was a very good way of expressing my heart to God.  Be blessed!

Starting With The Right Attitude

I know for most, Monday’s are hard, but for me being unemployed it has taken on a whole new meaning and outlook.  I have my own issues of getting motivated and getting things done, but I also have been extremely blessed to begin to see this time off as a true blessing.  I have had the wonderful privilege of spending lingering time and study in The Word, and I am allowing God to help me become a better mom to my daughter.    I was so saddened this past week, when I read some blogs and they had such a depressing tone.  They where full of anxiety and fear, loss of hope and worry about tomorrow.  I understand it’s good and healthy to wrestle with our issues with God, but we ultimately need to step out in faith, rebuke the devil and his lies, and take the hand of Jesus and allow him to lead us through our days.  As I have been growing, one of the things that I am learning about myself is that I am blessed to be a blessing; and many times that takes shape out of my encouragement to others; whether on this blog, at church, or in my personal life.  As much as I am trying to become a better listener, I also feel lead many times, to just speak The Truth of God to others.  To tell them to take seriously what the Bible says.  I think so  many times, we get in Bible reading ruts; I mean, as much as I am thirsting and learning, I too, struggle with things like say, much of the Old Testament.  For me, I get caught up in the genealogies and some of the language, but I am slowly learning to just let God teach me stuff.  I think we run out of patience too fast; we want to go from A to Z in our journey, forgetting that we have all the other stuff to go through to get there.   So I think this week I am just going to try to be encouraging as much as I can.  There is a great book that I am reading called “Walking in your own shoes” by Robert A.  Schuller.  It has been instrumental in helping me see my life as a journey and to take things one day at a time.  I think I will be sharing some of my favorite parts from it this week for you all.   I just felt it in my heart to be an encouragement.  It’s a new year with tons of new possibilities, and I really feel that God is going to be blessing some of us in major ways.  I don’t know what it is,  and I don’t know how, but I just sense God wants to do more in those of us who are really feeling sold out for Him, (for lack of a better word).  So let me just encourage you to desire more of God, his power, his Spirit, and his virtues.   I know we all have our bad days,  but what I have been trying to get in the habit of doing is that when I feel a negative thought or feeling com on, to go to a scripture that reminds me of His truths and promises.  “This is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it”. Psalm 118;24.  My prayer is that we may all have this attitude everyday as we surrender it over to the Lord.  May you be blessed and encouraged.  Robin

Then Sings My Soul Saturday

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This is a new song from The Fray called “You Found Me”.  I remember hearing the story about the song, and the new direction that the band is going to be taking, it’s pretty cool.   The video I wanted to use is disabled on Youtube, but you can go there and watch it, there are a few, and one is the band talking about the song; so here is one that I found to post anyhow.   I love this song, not just for how it sounds, but because lyrically, I think we can all relate to it.  I hope you enjoy it and it blessed your soul. 

Here’s an article I got off beliefnet.com:

 The Fray are releasing their self-titled sophomore effort to the Christian market on February 3, 2009. The band, who sold 3.2 million copies of their mainstream debut album How To Save A Life, opted to release this second album in both markets.

That’s kind of unusual in an industry where a lot of Christian bands are trying to break free from the Christian music label so they can find success in the mainstream. But in a video for the song “You Found Me” that includes some behind the scenes footage, lead vocalist Isaac Slade says that his album is what they would have done the first time if they had the time, and where they want to go for the rest of their career.

The first single “You Found Me” was released to Christian radio early this year, and landed at #23 on R&R’s Christian CHR. The song was also used as the promo for the new season of ABC’s “Lost.”

You can preorder the deluxe version of The Fray’s new album and get a free download of a live album not available anywhere else.

For more about The Fray, visit their MySpace page.

What songs topped the Christian music charts for 2008? Check out this Gospel Soundcheck post, Radio and Record’s Most Played Christian Songs of 2008.

Sunday Sing-Along

I was sooo glad to see my friend Stacy over at Confessions of a pastor’s wife get her Sunday Sing-along back online, and guess who’s first, yipee me 🙂  As I was looking at some videos on youtube this past week, I came across one by Jared Anderson who is a part of New Life Worship.  This song, Hiding Place is not only a beautiful song, but it reminds me that we can always run to our God who brings us healing, security, safety  love, acceptance, and more of Him than we can ever imagine.  Thank you Jesus, Thank you God, Thank you Spirit.  May this song bless you and remind you that we can always run to Him, His loving arms are always open, His forgiveness is always available, His love is never-ending.  He Loves you soooo much.  I pray that you are reminded of His awesome love, in the arms that He carries you in, in the arms that He holds us in, and in the hands that dry our every tear.