Tuesday, January 12, 2010

day one

so, after spending hours upon hours looking at blogs of family friends i ventured out to read a few that were created by women with amazing testimonials. that said, i am trying my hand at putting all that's in my heart into words. i have never been one who has been dedicated to writing out my thoughts in words... so here it goes again! but this time it's public so other people can see how successful (or unsuccessful!) i am.

lately, well more like this past year, my short life of twenty years has been flipped completely upside-down. from a mistaken, yet terrifying, Alzheimer's diagnosis to the loss of my dear gramcracker (grandma), i realize that life is a fragile thing. but for the first time in my decade of faith i am now in sync, experiencing synchronicitie with Him. as i enter the new year with lots of excitement and an undeniable thankfulness for the closing of 2009, i realize that though i am young i have learned lots and God has lots to say to others through me. just like he said to Jeremiah in chapter 1 verse 5, "before i formed you in the womb i knew you, before you were born i set you apart." i am not just a child. i am not just a girl. i am who God created me to be.

a few things you will notice as you read through my blog.
1. i hate caps. nothing will be capital but His name who deserves it.
2. i will not post every day. i'm just not that on top of it. as much as i wish i could be.
3. there will be a song of the day every time i post. lots of times i will talk about it. sometimes i won't.

so, in closing, song of the day.
You'll Come - NorthStar Worship.

i could sing this song all day and all night. it catches the song in my heart and brings it to life. but my favorite part is the chorus:

Chains be broken
Lives be healed
Eyes be opened
Christ is revealed.

through all of the trials and tribulations of the past year, the chains of death, of fear, of my control over life have been broken. life as i know it has been shattered and then healed in His perfection only to be more than i could ever imagine. my eyes have been opened to the enormity and power of God. His perfect plan and timing has suddenly become evident and though there will be troubles in the future, i am in His hands. finally, Christ is revealed. that is why i am here. to reveal the Christ the i have had the opportunity to know, to love.


chris said... Best Blogger Tips

you are AMAZING (please note the all caps!) i love you and love to grow with you as we walk this path He has called as a family... and yes, gramcracker...a woman always positive and focused on others and not of self. we do have so much to learn from her.

Jason said... Best Blogger Tips

I am glad you have decided to venture into the world of blogging. You have a beautiful voice and it should be heard!!

caley-jade rosenberg said... Best Blogger Tips

i hate caps too (except for Him of course) - so already we have something super in common... your blog is an inspiration, thank you!