Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lead Me To The Cross- Hillsong

Savior I come
Quiet my soul

Redemptions hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and trialed

The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where your loved poured out
Lead me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself I belong to you
Oh, Lead me!
Lead me to the cross

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart

Lead me to the cross
where your loved poured out
Lead me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself I belong to you

Lead me....
Lead me...

Lead me to the cross
Where your loved poured out
Lead me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself I belong to you

Oh Lead me
Lead me to the cross.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ninety Years Young

Today we celebrated my Mimi's 90th birthday with over 50 people at my parents house in Little Rock! It was so fun to see all the many people who love my grandmother as much as I do. Here are a few highlights from the afternoon:

1. My eight year-old cousin, Jake, dressed up in a sport coat, tie, and captains hat and asked all the guests if they needed anymore cake or drinks. We had to tell him that, unlike people in our family, most people are not gluttons and will limit themselves to only one piece.

2. One of my grandmother's oldest and dearest friends thought Reid's dad was my husband.

3. Thirty minutes into the party my grandmother declared that she couldn't talk to anymore people. I guess you can say those things when you are ninety.

4. My mom trying to talk to one of my grandmother's friends, "Aunt" Mil, and telling her that she would love to get together sometime. The conversation, according to my cousin, went as follows:

Mom: We must get together sometime. Wouldn't that be fun? (And in a singsong voice) Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!

Aunt Mil: (looking straight ahead at my mom) What is she saying?

5. And my favorite moment occured after the party was over, my grandmother was reading through the cards that had been left for her and fell asleep.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Lord Provides

I have an over whelming joy about the provisions of my King. I think of the many changes that have come over the past year and realize how blessed I am.

It all began with my wedding day and our move to Dallas. After Reid and I spent four years in a long distance relationship, we were so thrilled to be starting our own grown-up life together as a new family.

Shortly after we returned from our honeymoon, we found out that my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because of my mom's struggles with Alzheimer's, my dad is her primary caregiver. This scare sent me over the edge. I had come to terms with my mom being sick, but my dad, too? Thankfully, the Lord is more loving than I chose to believe and used that time to restore my faith in Him. After three months of radiation and seven months of waiting for results, we learned that my dad's PSA (prostate-specific antigen) was at .03 with zero being the best. Whew! He will be continually monitored for any recurrence.

During this time my job at Walgreens was going down hill. I had realized that the life of retail was not conducive to me being with my traveling management consultant husband. After months of dead end job searches and working weekends I was given the chance to look into something I have always wanted to do- Nanny! Reid was given a raise at work- provision, again; I immediately started my search for the perfect family after the busy retail Christmas season ended in early January. Well, find I did. It all fell into place after I found the ad of a Dallas family on Craigs List. After interviewing me twice, I beat out many other applicants to become part of their little family.

My first week was so refreshing and flew by so quickly! They do say that time flies when you are having fun! The children are precious and I even missed seeing them this weekend...that has never happened to me before! And, if that wasn't enough, I got an email from my new boss saying that she has a good friend who is a pharmecuitical rep and sells an Alzheimer's medication that my mom is prescribed. Because meds are so expensive, she asked if I would be interested in having her friend send some for my mom! How genuinly kind and such a working of God's hand in it all.

So, hear I am. A year of marriage, a new job, an amazing boss, and God's provision in it all.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

An Interesting Survey

I thought this survey was really interesting. I was having a hard time pin-pointing which Presidential Candidate I support. There are so many interesting platforms, and with this being the second election in which I have been old enough to vote, I want to make it count! Below are my results, which state that I believe in the Republican Party.

My Results:
Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (73%) Information link
Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (69%) Information link
Alan Keyes (69%) Information link
Mitt Romney (66%) Information link
Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (64%) Information link
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (61%) Information link
Mike Huckabee (56%) Information link
Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (55%) Information link
Chuck Hagel (not running) (52%) Information link
John McCain (51%) Information link
Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (49%) Information link
Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (47%) Information link
Hillary Clinton (46%) Information link
Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (44%) Information link
Ron Paul (44%) Information link
Al Gore (not announced) (43%) Information link
Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (43%) Information link
John Edwards (withdrawn) (43%) Information link
Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (41%) Information link
Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (40%) Information link
Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (40%) Information link
Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (39%) Information link
Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (38%) Information link
Barack Obama (37%) Information link
Wayne Allyn Root (36%) Information link
Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (30%) Information link
Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (30%) Information link
Mike Gravel (28%) Information link
Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (25%) Information link
Elaine Brown (9%) Information link