Saturday, June 27, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday

Anyone who has watched TV the last two days knows Michael Jackson's death has completely taken over the news in current events. Whether you liked him or not, he definitely made an impact on the world - in both good and bad ways. One positive thing he did was to donate to lots of charities.
I wanted to pick out a song by him this weekend because I have to admit, I listened to my share of Thriller back in the day. I even caught the World Premier Event of the video on MTV.
This Michael Jackson song is not a typical TSMS kind of song, but I think the message is one that can be.

If you would like to sponsor a child to help make a change, you can visit one of these sites.

Compassion International or World Vision.

James 1:22 -25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

What kinds of changes would you like to make? Start today.

Sweet Blessings,


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Big Daddy Weave

Hi Friends,

We've had lots of new people join in the past few weeks on TSMS Saturdays! I'm so excited you have enjoyed the music and are participating. I've been so busy lately and had so many challenges with Spencer's health that I haven't been posting very regularly except for TSMS. I also haven't been able to visit all of our new friends... but thanks for joining in. I'm glad you found us. I'm also glad that "He Found Me" - my song choice for this week by the way.

Hope you have a great weekend.

BTW... Spencer and I both have pneumonia so please pray for a quick recovery for both of us. We came home from the beach and both got sick.



Friday, June 12, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - I love Beach Music!

I'm breaking with tradition and posting totally secular music this week! We have enjoyed a fun week in Surfside Beach near Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation. The kids have had a blast building sandcastles and looking for shells. I hope all of you had a fantastic week!
Enjoy this medley of Beach Music! Makes me want to go dancing! 

Sweet Blessings,

Monday, June 8, 2009

Gaining through Losing

5 Minutes for Faith - Daily Devotions for Moms
I was reading a book a friend of mine wrote today and one of his statements jumped off the page at me. “Gaining through losing isn’t fun.” It was one of those statements I had to dwell on a few moments and allow it to roll around in my head for a little while. In his circumstance, my friend was referring to a sickness that cost him a great deal of his brain function, and what he had gained as a result of that loss.
To read the rest of this devotion, join me over at Five Minutes For Faith.
Sweet Blessings,

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Johnny Diaz

One day this week, I was helping Mary Lyndsey (my 5 year old) get dressed. Out of the blue she asked, "Mommy, do you think I'm fat?" I couldn't believe it! At five she is already starting to notice the hype about body image. She is not even 40 pounds soaking wet. She is not fat! We had a discussion about how beautiful she is and that we want to be healthy, but not overly concerned with weight.
I also have a friend who has a five year old. Recently, she overheard her five year old and my five year old having a conversation. Apparently, her daughter is concerned about all the hair on her legs. She thinks it's too dark and doesn't like it. She was telling Mary Lyndsey she thought it made her look like a boy - to which Mary Lyndsey responded... "You don't look like a boy, you look like a princess!"
Gotta love it when your friends support you - even at five! :-)
But in all seriousness, I hope these girls really do believe they are princesses. Because they are... they are daughters of the Almighty King. He created each of them uniquely to fulfill their own special purpose. It'll be difficult to make them believe this as they get older.
I heard this song on the radio this week and it made me ponder how I will get message across in the future.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And remember... there could never be a more beautiful you!

For some reason, the video is cutting of half the pictures, so I am posting the lyrics too!

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine Says she wants to look that way But her hair isn’t straight her body isn’t fake And she’s always felt overweight
Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see That beauty is within your heart And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair Are perfect just the way they are
There could never be a more beautiful you Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump throughYou were made to fill a purpose that only you could do So there could never be a more beautiful you
Little girl twenty-one the things that you’ve already doneAnything to get ahead And you say you’ve got a man but he’s got another plan Only wants what you will do instead
Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come You starve yourself to play the part But I can promise you there’s a man whose love is trueAnd he’ll treat you like the jewel you are
So turn around you’re not too far To back away be who you areTo change your path go another wayIt’s not too late you can be savedIf you feel depressed with past regretsThe shameful nights hope to forgetCan disappear they can all be washed awayBy the one who’s strong can right your wrongsCan rid your fears dry all your tearsAnd change the way you look at this big worldHe will take your dark distorted viewAnd with His light He will show you truth And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl

Sweet Blessings,