Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Wish You Could See Me Now (Brandon Heath)

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was
I used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt side too
But I'm not who I was

I found my way around
To forgiving you
Some time ago
But I never got to tell you so

I found us in a photograph
I saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I'm not who I was
You were there, you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was

When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you

I reckon it's a funny thing
I figured out I can sing
Now I'm not who I was
I write about love and such
Maybe 'cause I want it so much
I'm not who I was

I was thinking maybe I
I should let you know
I am not the same
But I never did forget your name

Well the thing I find most amazing
In amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that's what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I'm in the process of reading "Prince Caspian" right now. I've been on a mission to read each of the Chronicles of Narnia for some time now (I'm just really taking my time. :-) ).

While reading these Chronicles, I can't help but get a special thrill from them because, well, you see...Aslan=Jesus.

And, if you have been reading these fantastic novels, but don't see it, let me explain:
Aslan was there at the creation of Narnia ("The Magician's Nephew"). In "The LW&W", Aslan sacrifices himself to die for the Narnians and then rises again (notice also that he spent time in the woods before his capture. Also, please note that Aslan repeatedly exclaims that he is turning himself one is making him do it).

Incredible, I say!

So, while i read "Prince Caspian", I feel wonderful knowing that there is a deeper meaning to the story because it's really about Christ and his love for us.


CS Lewis is magnificent.

So...I highly suggest you read these Chronicles. It will change your life.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Riding a Bike is Good for the Soul

Scott and I are vacationing in Sunriver right now and having the time of our lives. :-)

The past couple days we have been bike riding and boy! aren't we sore?!

In fact, the last time I rode my bike was in Germany...nearly 8 years ago (gah!). So many memories came to mind. I remembered riding through forests, fields, and adorable sleepy German town. When Julia and I were riding through the forest, we came to a small abandoned concrete building with very few windows which we believed was used during WWII.

The forest was incredibly beautiful, but there was something distinct about it. You could feel battle. I looked around me and saw so many tall trees, war, pain, and suffering. I felt the blood of the dead crying out. It's incredible that the land still holds onto those cries.

As I rode through Sunriver, I didn't feel any feelings of pain and suffering. It was serene, calming and beautiful.

God is good. I'm glad that I experienced the bike ride through Germany and the bike ride here. LORD, thank you for my ability to be active. I love You.