Thursday, December 8, 2011


You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.
George MacDonald

I think my generation and the ones to come needs this shouted at them.

I can say that because I know I need it screamed at me every now and again. :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Super Cute

This is adorable. Super nerdy. But adorable. lol

I love...

I love Jesus and family and friends and life and love and joy and grace and peace and mercy and trees and hot chocolate and crunchy leaves and my pillow pet and soft blankets and fluffy pillows and 70's weather and books! and laughing and smiling and thinking and people that are honest and authentic and my job! and my patients and my co-workers and hoodies and boots and shorts and jeans and my TOMS and truth and dresses and blue skies and thunderstorms and creeks and oceans and coloring and melatonin and sleep and giving gifts and many many other things.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sometimes songs say it better than I ever could.

Crack kids, track kids, hookers and robbers
The naked and hungry, mothers and fathers
Abuses, excuses, guns in your hands
And I even welcome the arrogant man

I welcome you all to the biggest of feasts
A night of no shame, to pause and to breathe
This is a night of love's renovation
A feast I am sure that could change a whole nation
Me, I am not such an excellent host
I’m one who forgives but needs it the most

I found the liar, the killer of hearts
And I ran away with a new way to start.
I journeyed a road where a bright man appeared
He looked into me, my eyes filled with tears
My breath fast and short, my heart burning deep
He gave me new eyes and a new way to see

Come as you are, as you are, as you are

I still defiled His great love ways
I felt such a famine when I ran away
I missed the presence, the voice like a song
I was nasty and dirty, I knew I was wrong
But He ran to me like a dream, like a Father
This love is not earthly, this love must be other
He carried me home and threw me a party
A party so loud, like the greatest love story
Oh, my dear friends, applaud now please
I've invited you here to announce you are free
He takes your chains, busting you out of prison
Just open your heart, let your heart come and listen

Who could accept all your pounding and screaming
Your raging, your freaking, cussing, and beating
All while He holds you and always forgiving
This is the story of love and of living
Wipe off your tears and laugh just a little
Come, break this bread, celebrate the Forgiver
Raise up a glass, a time to remember
Come, break this bread, celebrate the Forgiver


I want this to be me. I want to welcome and be kind and gracious to everyone.
No matter what they have done.
Because I should get Forgiveness and Grace.
And Mercy and Love too.
Because it's been freely given to me.
God help me love you and love people.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Long time coming...

*Disclaimer. I know people may get upset about this post. And that's ok. I'm just working these things out in my own head, mind, and heart. They weigh heavily on me--and if you are at all involved I'm sure they weigh heavily on you as well. All I can ask is that you never trust anyone fully and completely...except Jesus. No one deserves it--they will fail you. And you idolizing them to where you trust them with everything and won't believe they are capable of A, B, C, or D--will mess them up.

If you have any problem or think that I am way off and completely stupid or wrong--please email me at and let me know. I want to know if I am wrong and always enjoy a good discussion. :)*

I think two of the most influential forces that humans can obtain in this life are Money and Power.

Unfortunately these two things have an incredible about of power to mess. us. up.

Power makes us feel like we are way more important than we actually are. It can corrupt even the most staunch believer and it's addictive tendrils find a way to penetrate the most humble of individuals. It makes us feel like we are puffs us up.

Money is addictive and it makes us feel secure. Don't believe me? Let me empty your bank account or I'll give you a million dollars. Watch how your feeling of security changes.

Power does weird things to me (though I've never really had much of it-thankfully) and money does really weird things to me. I have to be really really careful because I'm not sure I'm strong enough to handle alot of either one.

This being said...I find this whole thing with Crossway to be really really sad... all the way around... I honestly don't really agree completely with anyone. I think we are all messed up, screwed up, and human.

God know's that I've done stupid, retarded, sinful things. And He knows that I still continue to do things like that now, so that being said I'm not to say that I know everything or that I am better. Because I'm not.

Now I wasn't at the CW family meeting last night--so I'm not sure that everything that I've heard is accurate or in the right context...but that being said I don't think that anyone...even pastors should ask anyone...much less their entire congregation to trust them blindly...
Like I said--I'm not the smartest person but there's something about that...that just doesn't sit right with me... It makes me really uneasy and I'm not quite sure how it is to be considered ok...

All throughout history religion has been used a tool, a mechanism that men have used to manipulate and control people. Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, ect. ect. the list goes on and on.

And part of how these institutions would try to wield their congregation or the population in general was by controlling what information they read or heard. Always under the guise that people were not educated or strong enough to handle it themselves and therefore had to be "protected".

Sidenote: But you know...If I was possibly going to lose my source of income (money) and power that I had amassed over the years I may do the same thing...But for the grace of God go I...

This is ONE of the reasons religion--sucks. And this is why I am not interested in it in the least.
Give me a relationship with Jesus. Give me the Holy Spirit to guide me. Give me community with people that are just as messed up as I am but are loved just as much as I am.

Excuse my language but screw everything else.

I personally think that SGM is kind of messed up from the core on out. But I'm not 100% on board with the other side either.

People that I love and are my friends are being thrown into the mix and it's beginning to upset me.

Ofcourse the fact that I'm dating a Detwiler doesn't exactly help my situation either. Sometimes I wonder what on earth God was thinking when He thought that one up.

I am not a sit there lay down and just accept whatever is fed to me type of person. Lol I've tried doing that actually and it makes me a very volatile and moody person.

Here's the facts-- I don't trust my parents completely, I don't trust CJ Mahaney completely, I don't trust Josh Harris completely (even if I do admire and love how he is handling everything) , I don't trust Francis Chan completely (although I admire him ALOT), I don't trust Brent Detwiler completely, I don't trust my friends completely (even though I love, adore and would do anything for them), ect...Heck I don't trust myself completely.

We're all human--we all fall short every single freaking day.

And God still loves us anyways.

So how about we root ourselves in Jesus and not other people.

Because when the bottom drops out and I guarantee you it will for everyone--He's the only on that's going to be left standing.

So here is to Jesus. Here's to His love. Here is to holding His hand and being brave even when the bottom drops.

Here is to finding my security in HIM and HIM ALONE.

*end tirade*

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Everyone has a story.

Everyone has regrets.

We have all just become masters at hiding it.

This is what I have discovered.

Or we are the only ones that have kids like this. (silly children have a way of not doing what you want them too and getting in trouble.)

We all dance around imagining that we are the only ones that could possibly feel this way.

I wonder what we would do if for a day we just put down the masks and looked at each other.

I think we would be surprised about the things we would see.

Whoever you are--wherever you are in life.

You're never alone.


I promise other people screw up too.

I am a sinner bought at a great price.

I am the son that ran away from a loving father.

I am the self-righteous son that stayed.

I died and am alive in Christ.

I am a daughter deeply loved.

And that is so much more than enough for me.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I was listening to Jason Gray's new CD on the way to work (big surprise) lol

But there is a song called Nothing is Wasted.

And that thought struck me.


Some how and some way my Redeemer picks up all the little broken pieces of my life--and including even the most cracked bits creates a beautiful work of art.

And sometimes it's the pieces that are the most screwed up that add the most beauty to these paintings that are our lives.

I think when I get to heaven--I'm going to look back at my life with my mouth agape and be absolutely astounded at what God was working out behind the scenes.

Everything for my good and His glory.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jason Gray!

Has a new album!! :)

When I lose my way,
And I forget my name
Remind me who I am
In the mirror all I see
Is who I don't wanna be
Remind me who I am

In the loneliest places
When I cant remember what grace is

Tell me, once again
Who I am to You, who I am to You
Tell me, lest I forget
Who I am to You, that I belong to You
To You

When my heart is like a stone,
And I'm running far from home
Remind me who I am
When I cant receive Your love
Afraid I'll never be enough
Remind me who I am

If I'm Your beloved can You help me believe it ...?

I'm the one You love, I'm the one You love
That will be enough, I'm the one You love

Tell me, once again
Who I am to You, who I am to You
Tell me, lest I forget
Who I am to You, that I belong to You

There's something that rises up in me when I hear these lyrics, it comes from deep within me and I want this to be my song.

God loves me.
And He loved me first.
And He will love me til the last.
And nothing I or anyone else can do can snatch me out of His hand.
Cause He calls me beloved daughter.
And that's enough for me. period.
Let me remember what grace is.

Now I must wake up much to early and go to work and I have a 2.5mg tablet of melatonin surging through my blood stream so I'm going to bed.

Goodnight everyone :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I am a really depressing writer most of the time aren't I?

Haha, I guess writing is my therapy when I am feeling especially crappy.

Some people drink, smoke, I write. lol

Sometimes I wish I could have a cute blog. Kinda like Lauren's--with cute stories about my life and about nursing. And just be overall adorable kinda like her :)

OR I wish I could have some super awesome blog like Brant Hansen with witty intellectual posts.

But alas. I am not them. (darn it)

I am Ming and I am stuck with my crazy rambling brain and ADD self. (I don't really have ADD I just lack focus sometimes lol)

I am also sick. Nursing a cold that has decided to make a home in my sinus with tea and Vitamin C. :)

This comes probably from getting my wisdom teeth pulled on Thursday--and then trying to work Friday--and not being able to because I threw up/almost passed out...whoops.

In other has been ok. Nothing exciting and for me this is good. I need a break.

I'm tired of getting my heart wrung out to be honest. lol

I know God's here with me though... If He wasn't I would be a mental nutcase. ;) Or maybe...I am already--it's debatable :)

Walking some of the stuff that springs up in my life is hard though... Or I guess knowing how to walk it out in the right way.? If that makes any sense.

I'm trying to just have faith though...God is for me and not against me. This is all for my good and His glory. My job is to love.
May that be the drum beat that I march to.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

One of those days.

[this is not how my head normally is--I promise I am not a severely depressed person lol--it's just that I most feel like writing when I feel this way]

There are days that I am tired.

Tired of faith.
Tired of hope.
Tired of dreams.
Tired of caring.

This is not my normal state of being--but every once in a while this thought pattern rears it's ugly stinking head.

There are days that I feel like a rock that keeps getting beaten by towering ocean waves over and over and over again.

And there are days that even the knowledge that God is using those waves to soften my jagged hard edges is not enough to sooth my aching heart and soul.

I was driving down the road the other day. Listening to DCB.

Send me a sign
A hint, a
Throw me a line
'Cause I am listening

Come break the quiet
Breathe your awakening
Bring me to life
'Cause I am fading

Pull me up, I need to be near You
Hold me, I need to feel love
Can You overcome this heart that's overcome?

Blaring ^^ that song. And it's funny because it completely captured how I felt at that moment in time. With just a touch more bitterness and anger in my heart. Actually it was more like me screaming at the heavens telling God that I really need him bad.

There is so much pain in this world. So much suffering. So much nonsense.

People are just stupid.

Did you know that?

They make stupid decisions that hurt themselves and others.

And I do it too.

Words spoken to quickly. A decision to hold on to wrongs instead of forgiving lavishly.

These are the days that I feel about this | tall and about worth as much as dirt.

I feel as though God is sitting up there in the clouds with His head buried in His hands thinking that I will never learn and get it.

The Gospel seems to good to be true.

Omnipotent being wrapped in the form of a human. Coming to rescue me. Revive me. Love me.
The good news that the Kingdom is here. right. now.
That God is not counting my sins against me. Shocking grace. Scandalous forgiveness.

I hate my head sometimes.

How am I suppose to enter the Kingdom of God as a child when I was born with the freaking head of an adult.?

I believe but help my unbelief is what I shouting at the heavens right now.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Random thoughts...

I have forgotten how good I am at procrastinating at school :P

Everyone has an interesting story--if I only take the time to listen.

I love my job--even on the bad days.

I love God--He is awesome.

I am free to love and forgive :)

My mom is seriously the nicest most patient women I know.

I am such an old woman on nights before I work--I go to bed at like 8 lol

I am going to shut up now :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

God said it

I interpreted it
as best I could in light of all the filters
imposed by my upbringing and culture,
which I try to control but you can never do a perfect job

That doesn't exactly settle
but it but it does give me enough of a platform
to base my values and decisions on.

I like it :)
Humility is realizing that I do not have all the answers.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Life feels complicated.
Life is really simple.

This is my mantra right now.

I am a planner by nature. I am not organized with paperwork and school and all the little things of life-but my head is like a well run filing system. I can think about and make plans for the future as easily as I breathe. lol

So that being said sometimes I struggle because...well I like my plans working out how...well I plan them. And I struggle because sometimes I can't seem to find a plan that I like for a situation--so then my brain goes into overdrive and I start having a minor panic attack.

I think I'm like the majority of humanity--I like safety, comfort, and security.

I never like it when money is tight, I never enjoy not knowing the outcome of a situation, and I never like the monkey wrenches that it seem that God likes to throw into my well laid and if I do say so myself sometimes quite brilliant plans. lol

Today I was driving and my overactive mind was starting to get the better of me--my head starts going crazy and I start thinking about everything I have to do and need to do and how on earth is this going to work and how much I mess up and how much everyone else messes up and...well you get the idea. lol

And let me just say right now that I am a big big fan of Andrew Peterson. His music calms my seemingly ever active mind. So I flip on my ipod and start listening to this song.

There is more
More than all this pain
More than all the falling down
And the getting up again
There is more
More than we can see
From our tiny vantage point
In this vast eternity
There is more
There is more than what the naked eye can see
Clothing all our days with mystery
Watching over everything
Wilder than our wildest dreams
Could ever dream to be
There is more...
So I stopped freaking out--and had to remind myself--this stuff I am in the middle of, these decisions, these situations--are really not that important. I mean they are important--I don't want to diminish the importance of life and the choices I make here... But I guess what I am saying is that sometimes...well most of the time to me this life here--the daily grind so to speak feels like the end all be all. And it's really not.

There are reasons for the things that go on in my life that I may never fully understand this side of eternity. There is an aspect of mystery to this thing we call life--and that's ok.

This life that I am living right now--is just such a tiny blip on the timeline that is eternity. And what I do here does matter--but how I trust and how much faith I have and how I love is what really matters. Not how I do in school, not how much money I have, pretty much not anything that the world measures success by matters--lol now I just have to truly internalize this.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

There are lots of things bouncing around in this head of mine.

Thoughts about God, life, people, forgiveness, love, school, work, how much I love toms and scrubs ect. ect. lol

Some say we need a miracle
Some say there's no hope at all
but I know that Your love is strong

I love those lyrics.

I'm such a strange person. and weird. and dorky. Or maybe I'm not and I just like thinking that I am unique. lol

But from time to time I get in these pensive thoughtful moods and tonight is one of them....I think. haha

One of the things that's been on my head today--is that sometimes I just can't stand Christians (and I'm throwing myself in there lol)

We just seem to fight over the stupidest things.

And the thing that's horrible is that we seem to hold everyone else to higher standards than we hold to ourselves. And I know I've done it--and I hate it.

Why can't life be simple.? Why can't we just love Jesus, love other people, and long for heaven?

lol Heck why can't I just do those three things--instead of consistently messing up every. single. day. *head smack on the keyboard*
You must, You must think I’m strong
To give me what I’m going through
Well forgive me, forgive me if I’m wrong
But this looks like more than I can do
On my own
These lyrics also seem to be my theme song for the past few weeks. God seems to keep throwing stuff in my life--its gotten to be a bit ridiculous. lol

But it's been good for me. so good for me.

Alright I am going to shut up and stop being Ms. Cryptic lol and start cleaning up this mess of a room I have.

Love God&Love People



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

fair or forgiveness.?

"Someone always pays a price when forgiveness happens. There is a price that has to be paid." -Brant Hansen

When someone makes a choice that hurts you in some way there is a cost that comes with it.

It is a price that must be paid.

And in the moment--you have a decision to make--do you make the person pay the price that their choice.

Do you make them pay for what they have done?

Maybe it would be cutting words that you could say that would make them hurt they way they deserve. Maybe it's a physical price that you think they should pay. Turning over and over in your head what they did to you and how horrible it was? you absorb the cost. Do you choose to pay the price for what they have done?

Swallow the words that would hurt? Pay the debt that they have earned? Choose to stop reliving what they did to you over and over again in your head? Deciding not to hold onto the anger?

That is what forgiveness is... it is paying the price of letting something go--that might even deserve to be held onto.

I know it's not fair. I know there is something that rises up in all of us with indignation when the thought of forgiving "that" one thing.

God's been teaching me much on this subject. And inside I have felt that feeling welling up inside of me indignant and upset because I would much rather at times let the other person pay the price for their own actions. That would be fair!

I am hurt already--it's not fair that I have to pay another price. It's just not.

But here are the facts people--this thing called's not fair.

Something are deserved...but...

Sometimes we all get things we don't deserve--good and bad.

And we should be glad for it. At least I am--I wouldn't like to get a speeding ticket every time that I went over the speed limit. lol

And the fact is that if God could forgive me--and pay the price that I was was suppose to pay-then you know what...

I am glad that life isn't fair.

silly people

Life is confusing. And I find the older I get the more confusing it becomes.

I come to find out-- that apparently even though I am not 5 anymore--there is still mentality in females that females are better and males think--well that males are better.

I have an announcement ladies and gentleman...

Men can be really stupid.


But guess what...

Women can be really stupid too.


Shocker I know.

Fact is that--people can just be stupid.

All humans at one point or another in their short lives--make some dumb decisions.

Grant it some more than others.

But we all do it.


God loves us all anyways.


You see all of the pieces

But I see a life I can mold

You see a bunch of blank pages

But I see potential untold

Before you give up

Before your heart breaks

Open your eyes to this picture of grace, and just...

Slow down, take a breath in this moment

Leave all the worries you're carrying

Be still in the midst of this madness

Let go of all that you fear

'Cause I've already set your heart free

So leave all the changing to me

You see the doubt and the questions

But I see the wrestling with faith

You see someone worth nothing

But I see someone I can save

Life is a long road

So hard to follow

You feel like you'll never win

Just trust in my love

And let me take care of the rest

So you can begin





Saturday, August 6, 2011


I have been blessed with pretty good genes.
I am tall.
I have great metabolism.
My skin is nice, I have a figure.
I have a decent layout for a face.
I am not completely dumb.
I have a good brain and I enjoy using it.

I break out sometimes.
Mostly on my chin and forehead
I am not toned.
My nose is to wide.
My face is flat
My eyes are different sizes.
I don't have much of a butt.
I hate exercising
And I am one of the biggest klutzes you will ever meet.

I love helping people
I love doing things for people
Getting gifts for people.
Talking to people

Loving people.
I am forgiving and patient for the most part.
and I am loyal to a fault.

I am also moody at times.
Get upset over little things.
Very curious (aka snoopy)
Controlling and clingy at times.

This is me.
The good and the bad.
The nice and the ugly.
And God loves me anyways.

Friday, August 5, 2011

My anthem today.

Sometimes I just want to start over, 'cause everything looks like a wreck
And I need the courage to carry on, 'cause I can't see what's ahead
And there are places I've wished I could be, battles I've wanted to win
Dreams that have slipped through my hands
I may never get back again

Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things, but I still believe in You
'Cause You can make anything new

Sometimes I just wish we could say all the things that are easy to hear
Ignore the injustice we see and explain every unanswered prayer
But I'd rather speak honestly and wear a tattered heart on my sleeve
'Cause in the middle of my broken dreams, redemption is here

I don't have every answer in life
But I'm trusting You one day at a time
'Cause You can make a weak heart stay alive forever
this is where Heaven and Earth collide
I lift my hands and give my life
This is how my weary heart stays alive

Saturday, July 30, 2011


I was not in a good place last night.

So I had a bit of yelling match with the Creator of the Universe.

This is NOT how I pictured my life. Not what I pictured when I imagined God's plan for my life. This is NOT the path that I imagined myself walking--nor is it one that I ever wanted to walk.

And I hear God say--
"You're the one who said that you wanted to do whatever it is that I called you to."
"But...I thought it meant like moving to Tibet and taking care of little orphaned children! I thought it was something not so senseless!"
"Well it's not. It's to be here right now and it's to walk this out full of My grace, love, forgiveness, and mercy and spilling it on people as you go. This is what I have made you for. This is what I have been preparing you for."
"But this isn't what I want to do... God you want me to walk this out--but honestly I just want to run away--far away."
"I'm sorry but this is bigger than what you want.?

And then I got a picture in my head. A picture of me following behind my Father through huge snow drifts. And the only that I could make it through the massive piles of snow was to walk behind Him in His footprints.

Now-- I know the end of the story kids--but I don't know how I am going to get there--I don't know the details of the journey--and that terrifies me.

I've come up to another bend in this road of my life--and I can't see around the bend. There seem to be alot of hairpin turns in my life right now.

And part of me wants to just stand right where I am frozen--staring at that frightening bend.

And the other part of me wants to run with my might in the opposite direction.

Because around the bend could be more pain and sorrow--it could break my heart. And I don't know how much more my heart can take.

But I'm going to do it. I'm not going to stand frozen--I'm not going to book it and high tail in it in the opposite direction.

I'm going to walk this out. One foot in front of another. One day at a time.

I'm sure there will be tears. pain. and heart break.

But this is the world we live in. The broken, wailing, and lost world.

And it's full of broken, wailing and lost people. And broken lost people--well they hurt other people.

It's how it is this side of heaven. And it sucks. It sucks so bad.

But my home isn't here anyways.

And sometimes the pain is a good reminder of that.

So everyone--here is to the crooked path that is our lives. Lets walk it out.

Songs that have been a healing balm to my soul right now.

Feels like the hurricane has come,
Feels like this ship is sinking,
These skies have seem they are empty of your mercy tonight,
Sometimes the mystery of grace runs deeper then I am thinking,
In the dark I find your light,

When I am over my head yeah,
I am waiting for a miracle,
I am fighting the wind and the waves,
Then the weight of this storm drives me straight to your arms,
You hold me I know that I am safe in the eye of the hurricane,
In the eye of the hurricane.

Sometimes I am crying for relief,
God let this night be over,
word if you would speak could silence the storm,
Instead your mercy has a way of turning heart ache to faith,
So that hope will be reborn,

When I am too weak to make it through,
That's when you draw me
close to you,
One thing that I know is always true,
That your love doesn't change,

-Eye of the Hurricane

You said You'd never leave or forsake me
When You said this life is gonna shake me
And You said this world is gonna bring trouble on my soul
This I know

When everything falls apart
Your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart
You're the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart
And my strength is gone
I find You mighty and strong
You keep holding on

When I see the darkness all around me

When I see that tragedy has found me
I still believe Your faithful arms will never let me go
And still I know

Sorrow will last for the night
But hope is rising with the sun
It's rising with the sun
And there will be storms in this life
But I know You have overcome
You have overcome

--Everything Falls

Take the wind from my sail
Throw the anchor over my rails
Cause I know I'm not always the quickest to concede
When it's best that I fail
Don't let my will prevail
Cause my salvation is my magnificent defeat

--Hold me Back

You might be the wife, waiting up at night
You might be the man, struggling to provide
Feeling like it's hopeless
Maybe you're the son, who chose a broken road
Maybe you're the girl, thinking you'll end up alone
Praying God can you hear me?
Oh God are you listening?

Am I more than flesh and bone?
Am I really something beautiful?
Yeah I wanna believe, I wanna believe that
I'm not just some wandering soul
That you don't see and you don't know
Yeah I wanna believe, Jesus help me believe that I
Am someone worth dying for

I know you’ve heard the truth that God has set you free
But you think you're the one that grace could never reach
So you just keep asking, oh what everybody's asking

You're worth it, you can’t earn it
yeah the cross has proven
That you're sacred and blameless
Your life has purpose

You are more than flesh and bone
Can't you see you're something beautiful
Yeah you gotta believe, you gotta believe
He wants you to see, He wants you to see
That you're not just some wandering soul
That can't be seen and can't be known
Yeah you gotta believe, you gotta believe that you
Are someone worth dying for

--Someone Worth Dying For

You know my heart is heavy
And the hurt is deep
But when I feel like giving up
You’re reminding me
That we all fall down sometimes
When I hit the ground

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go
You lift me up when I can’t see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I’m letting go

I know I’m not perfect
I know I make mistakes
I know that I have let you down

But you love me the same

And when I’m surrounded
When I lose my way
When I’m crying out and falling down
You are here to

I can see the dawn is breaking
I am feeling overtaken with your love
With your love
I don’t know what I can offer
In this moment I surrender to your love
To your love

--Lift me Up

I lost count of the ways you let me down
But no matter how many times you weren’t around
I’m all right now

picked up my heart and helped me through
And shined a light on the one thing left to do
And that’s forgive you
I forgive you

7 times 70 times
If that’s the cost I’ll pay the price
7 times 70 times
I’ll do what it takes to make it right
I thought the pain
was here to stay
But forgiveness made a way


I know it seems
Like this could be
The darkest day you've known
But believe you me
The God of strength
Will never let you go
He will overcome, I know

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It's gonna be alright
And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still and know He's in control
He will never let you go

Through many dangers, toils and snares
You have already come
His grace has brought you safe this far
And His grace will lead you home

You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He has still got the whole world in His hands

--Arms that Hold the Universe