Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Choices -Mid Week Epistole


Many times in my life I have been confronted with choices. Not just the daily ones of where to go or what to eat or what to wear, but difficult choices. Ones that require me to stop and evaluate everything that I am and have dreams of becoming in the future. It is at times like this that I am reminded of a poem by Horatius Bonar.

Choose Thou For Me

Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be!

Lead me by Thine own hand;

Choose out my path for me.

I dare not choose my lot:

I would not, if I might;

Choose Thou for me, my God,

So shall I walk aright...

The kingdom that I seek

Is Thine: so let the way

That leads to it be Thine,

Else I must surely stray.

Take Thou my cup, and it

With joy or sorrow fill,

As best to Thee may seem;

Choose Thou my good and ill.

Choose Thou for me my friends,

My sickness, or my health;

Choose Thou my cares for me

My poverty, or wealth.

Not mine, not mine the choice,

In things both great and small;

Be Thou my Guide, my Strength,

My Wisdom, and my all.

What would happen in your life if this was to become one of the guides for you? Would it change anything, or would it affirm the path that you are walking with God right now.

Take a moment and prayerfully consider what these words might mean to you today. Then please lift your heart and hands to God and offer Him all that you are.

This has been Rev. Jim Massey. Join me next week and we will share a special witness together.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ghost of the past

Ya know, once in a while I will get an email from someone I had not heard from in forever. And sometimes, I will search out those people. It is still weird when I get someone email me from back in my College days though. On myspace, there is a small group of us auggie people who still chat to each other. That group is small, but it is still nice to read thier pages and see what is happening in thier lives. Another small group of auggie people who I email often. It is so strange that those wild and crazy kids are now parents. EEK. What an idea.

Last night, I was searching around the web though...and I found the name of a very old friend. She used to live with me when I was in Middle school. And I hate it...because I have this name, her husband's name...and still no way to contact her. We were best of friends, and my mom's foster daughter. I wish that I could talk with her...we lost touch during one of the many moves...the last time I talked with her was right after my mom died. I just miss her a lot. She is an awsome person.

I have decided I like Ghost from the past. It is nice to hear from old friends and reminders of what life once was.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Current Location:Exiled in Louisiana
Eye Color:Cat Green
Hair Color:Brownish Red
Height:5 foot nothing
Right Handed or Left Handed:Both
Your Heritage:Irish, Scottish, American Indian and a little bit German
The Shoes You Wore Today:slip ons
Your Weakness:Ice Cream
Your Fears:Too many to list. Water, heights, etc..
Your Perfect Pizza:Sausage, onions, tomatoes, green peppers
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Move out of Louisiana
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:lol
Thoughts First Waking Up:Why is it morning already?
Your Best Physical Feature:Eyes
Your Bedtime:10ish
Your Most Missed Memory:My Mom
Pepsi or Coke:Diet coke
MacDonalds or Burger King:Mcdonalds I guess..Prefer Wendys
Single or Group Dates:Single
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Lipton Ice Tea
Chocolate or Vanilla:Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee:Neither. yuck
Do you Smoke:No. yuck
Do you Swear:Sometimes I let one slip
Do you Sing:Yes. Love to
Do you Shower Daily:LOL yes
Have you Been in Love:Yes
Do you want to go to College:Did already...would like to go to grad school though
Do you want to get Married:already am
Do you belive in yourself:sometimes
Do you get Motion Sickness:yes
Do you think you are Attractive:i am me
Are you a Health Freak:LOL no
Do you get along with your Parents:I am parentless
Do you like Thunderstorms:yes
Do you play an Instrument:violin
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:no. cant with my meds
In the past month have you Smoked:no. yuck
In the past month have you been on Drugs:prescription drugs
In the past month have you gone on a Date:no
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:yes
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:no
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:no
In the past month have you been on Stage:no
In the past month have you been Dumped:no
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:no
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:no
Ever been Drunk:yes
Ever been called a Tease:yes
Ever been Beaten up:yes
Ever Shoplifted:yes
How do you want to Die:when I am old
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:LOL. I do not know. at 35 I should huh?
What country would you most like to Visit:hmm...Ireland
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Brown
Favourite Hair Color:Brown
Short or Long Hair:Not long but not too short either
Height:Taller then me. not too hard
Weight:does not really matter
Best Clothing Style:casual dress
Number of Drugs I have taken:no clue
Number of CDs I own:too many
Number of Piercings:2 in one ear, 3 in another
Number of Tattoos:none
Number of things in my Past I Regret:too many to list.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mid Week Epistole


Are you one of the people who cannot carry a tune in the proverbial bucket? Many times I hear people say those words when asked if they would sing in the choir or during church. Well, I have good news for you.

Donald Hustad once wrote: “Somehow, about 40% of churchgoers seem to have picked up the idea that ‘singing in the church is for singers.’ The truth is that ‘singing is for believers.’ The relevant question is not, “Do you have a voice?” but “do you have a song?”

Do you know the difference between the two songs? Or to you, are they the same?

Loving Father, we know you do not so much listen to the voice of Your church as it sings as much as You listen to the heart. We thank You for our song. In Christ’s blessed name. Amen.

This has been Rev. Jim Massey. Join me next week and we will read a journal entry from a servant of God who soared over the mountains.

Monday, February 18, 2008

This song Reminds me of Brianna

Brianna is a huge Hannah Montana Fan....but this song..

It reminds me of her for many reasons. My Little Ms. Independent.

Billy Ray Cyrus Ready Set Don't Go Lyrics

Shes gotta do what shes gotta do
And I've gotta like it or not
Shes got dreams to big for this town
And she needs to give 'em a shot
Wherever they are

Looks like I'm all ready to leave
Theres nothin' left to pack

Aint no room for me in that car
Even if she asks me to tag along
Gotta gotta be strong

I'm at the startin line of the rest of my life
As ready as I've ever been
Got the hunger and the stars in my eyes
The prize is mine to win
She's waitin' on my blessins
`Fore she hits that open road
Baby get ready
Ohh Im ready
Get set, don't go

Looks like things are fallin in place

Feels like theyre fallin apart
Im paintin this big ol' smile on my face
To hide my broken heart
If only she knew

This is where you don't say
What you want so bad to say

This is where I want to
But I wont get in the way
Of her and her dream
And spreadin her wings
I'm ready to fly

Im at the startin line of the rest of my life
As ready as I've ever been
Got the hunger and the stars in my eyes
The prize is mine to win
[Ready Set Don't Go lyrics on]

She's waitin' on my blessins `fore she hits that open road
gotta hit that open road
Baby get ready, get set
Don't go

Im at the startin line of the rest of my life
As ready as Ive ever been
It'll be alright
Got the hunger and the stars in my eyes
The prize is mine to win
I'll be okay
She's waitin' on my blessings
'Fore she hits that open road
Baby get ready
Oh oh oh
Get set, please don't go
Don't go

Lemme go now
I'm ready

Hmmmm Dont go

I'll be alright
I'll be okay
Know that I'll
Be thinkin of you
Each and every day

Shes gotta do what shes gotta do

lemme go now

Shes gotta do what shes gotta do

I gotta do what I gotta do

Shes gotta do what shes gotta do