Sunday, July 25, 2010

In Christ Alone Worship Video with Lyrics

Had to share this beautiful video and my all time favorite worship song!!!
Jesus commands my destiny!!! I love that part!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

God is AMAZING and this is why I'm not afraid to say it!!!!

WOW!!! I was just thinking I remember the day when I called myself a christian but made sure to tell everyone I wasn't a holy roller or anything like that! Ha...I laugh looking back at that I am proud to call myself a holy roller- or better yet a child of God who adores the relationship I have with my Father in Heaven sooooooo much that it hurts to see others miss out. Just the other day I saw a facebook posting that said "If you follow all the rules; you wont have any fun". There was a day I would have thought that myself and my heart went out to this girl who wrote this I immediately prayed for her... not because I am a holy roller who thinks less of people who are not ...but instead the complete opposite I have been there and I know God loves her just as he loves me... and I have compassion for her and people who are just plain missing out. I have found in Jesus Christ a joy that is not temporary- a joy that heals- and I don't have to break any rules to feel the rush! My heart is perfectly content where it stands- with my Father. I'm not saying this happened overnight I've said it before and I just have to say it again... I have been back and forth way too many times to know I wouldn't have it any other way. Jesus brought me to this point in my life where He just lovingly spoke to my heart "Enough...this is not my plan for me ...I have been holding your hand you may stray...but I'll always be here!" I just had to listen and trust Him as he asked- I wish there was a way I could put into words how I feel.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Heaven on Earth...

It's been a little over a month and I still haven't posted Monterey pictures. Well tonight is the night! Brace yourself for loads of photos. Shianne and I went on a field trip with her 4th grade class to Monterey, CA. It was absolutely breathtaking... we had so much fun...I can't wait to go back again someday. Hopefully soon- hint hint to the hubby if he reads this. ;) I received in the mail a sweet letter from my Grandmother; I call her Gi-Gi- it stands for great grandma the i was added for flair! :) I spoke with my Mom the day I got back describing just how in awe I felt over the sights I saw- and the presence of God near. When I look at the picture that one of the sweet Moms took of me overlooking the ocean; the picture captured that feeling. Even more amazing my sweet Gi-Gi had written a poem that describes the picture- without ever seeing it and without hearing about the conversation I had with my Mother until after the fact. She had already written a beautiful poem describing just how I was feeling those moments staring out into the beautiful ocean- Gods masterpiece! Here it is:

Heaven on Earth

As the sun begins to set
it's as though the heavens and ocean just met
On my special hill
the earth stands still
all but a breeze
slightly blowing the trees
mist hits my face
there's a sudden chill in the air
the sunset, shades of red and gold
casting a glow on my hair
the ocean splashes on the rocks below
wave, after wave pounding the shore
as never before
a glorious moment to share
watching waves in front of the sunset
dance through the air
Seagulls so beautiful, so white
mesmerizing to my eyes
as they fly amongst Gods' heavenly skies
rushing before daylight becomes night
watching brings tears to my eyes
standing in awe I look around
gazing at the beautiful sights I have found
seeing in all directions
Gods' many creations
I believe God made this Lovely
moment for only me
so I have a glimpse
of how Heaven will be

Written by, Kathie MacKaman '2010

Thank you Gi-Gi for sharing this beautiful poem; amongst many more of your treasured writings! I Love you!

These two girls were in Shiannes class - I thought for sure they were sisters- but nope! They are however; extremely sweet- adorable and super duper photogenic...
Dead Jellyfish...
Point Lobos... the most gorgeous hike I have ever been on...

Did I mention we had so much fun!!!?

There were many deer sightings- this one was the closest...

Shianne trying to decide which clam chowder was the best...

Gotta Love her... :)

She is just like me when I was little...

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium looking at me through the ginormous fish bowl...

Whale watching...