Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Remembering those that have fallen and their families this Memorial Day...through every war and every battle and the ones who are fighting at this very moment...To our soldiers who are still with us, and most importantly to those families who will never know...the families of the unknown soldier.I Am The Unknown
By Mac McGovern

I am the one who keeps mothers awake at night,
the one whom she lives in dread,
for whom her tears are sadly shed,
the one for whom her tears never dry,
I am the memory who will never die.

I am the one who lives to die forever,
the one whose name given in life,
will become unknown due to wartime strife,
the one who harbors the weight,
of all who have suffered and died,
unrecognizable,
doomed to an unknown fate.

I am the one whose guarded and protected,
by day and by night,
the one with millions of visitors worldwide,
most not alive when I died,
yet,
come to visit and grieve,
I am the one they remember in hushed monotones,
afraid I might hear that I am unknown,
the one who will never go home,
the one whose bones will never be known.

I am the one a nation mourns,
every day I lay here I become better known
every war we fight adds several more,
of all who have died,
I am the one all America knows.

I am the Unknown Soldier,
I am not alone,
I represent millions,
whose blood has been spilled,
I represent millions,
who returned to suffer nightmares,
until death calls them home,
I represent millions,
ready to step forward when freedom rings.

I lie in the Tomb Of The Unknown,
I rest comfortably, at peace,
I will never be alone,
my soul rests in heaven,
where I am well known

You Can Have Me ~ Sidewalk Prophets

If I saw You on the street
And You said come and follow me
But I had to give up everything
All I once held dear and all of my dreams
Would I love You enough to let go
Or would my love run dry
When You asked for my life

When did love become unmoving?
When did love become unconsuming?
Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, You can have me
You can have me

If You’re all You claim to be
Then I’m not losing anything
So I will crawl upon my knees
Just to know the joy of suffering
I will love You enough to let go
Lord, I give you my life
I give you my life

When did love become unmoving?
When did love become unconsuming?
Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, You can have me
You can have me

I want to be where You are
I’m running into Your arms
And I will never look back
So Jesus, here is my heart

When did love become unmoving?
When did love become unconsuming?
Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, You can have me
You can have me

When did love become unmoving?
When did love become unconsuming?
Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, You can have me
My Father, my love
You can have me

Countdown to Mexico '10


19 days!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Defined:

I feel completely unworthy of the name of Miracle...It's an awesome last name to have and I love it to death...but I mean check this out and see if you wouldn't feel completely unworthy too...

mir⋅a⋅cle/ˈmɪrəkəl/ [mir-uh-kuhl] n
1.an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2.such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
3.a wonder; marvel.
4.a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality: a miracle of modern acoustics
5. An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God
6. One that excites admiring awe.



TRANSLATIONS! :D

miracle
Noun
something which man is not normally capable of making happen and which is therefore thought to be done by a god or God
Example: Christ's turning of water into wine was a miracle.
Chinese (Simplified): 奇迹
Dutch: wonder
French: miracle
German: das Wunder
Greek: θαύμα
Italian: miracolo
Romanian: miracol
Russian: чудо
Spanish: milagro
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary, © 2000-2006 K Dictionaries Ltd.




Miraclean event in the external world brought about by the immediate agency or the simple volition of God, operating without the use of means capable of being discerned by the senses, and designed to authenticate the divine commission of a religious teacher and the truth of his message (John 2:18; Matt. 12:38). It is an occurrence at once above nature and above man. It shows the intervention of a power that is not limited by the laws either of matter or of mind, a power interrupting the fixed laws which govern their movements, a supernatural power. "The suspension or violation of the laws of nature involved in miracles is nothing more than is constantly taking place around us. One force counteracts another: vital force keeps the chemical laws of matter in abeyance; and muscular force can control the action of physical force. When a man raises a weight from the ground, the law of gravity is neither suspended nor violated, but counteracted by a stronger force. The same is true as to the walking of Christ on the water and the swimming of iron at the command of the prophet. The simple and grand truth that the universe is not under the exclusive control of physical forces, but that everywhere and always there is above, separate from and superior to all else, an infinite personal will, not superseding, but directing and controlling all physical causes, acting with or without them." God ordinarily effects his purpose through the agency of second causes; but he has the power also of effecting his purpose immediately and without the intervention of second causes, i.e., of invading the fixed order, and thus of working miracles. Thus we affirm the possibility of miracles, the possibility of a higher hand intervening to control or reverse nature's ordinary movements. In the New Testament these four Greek words are principally used to designate miracles: (1.) Semeion, a "sign", i.e., an evidence of a divine commission; an attestation of a divine message (Matt. 12:38, 39; 16:1, 4; Mark 8:11; Luke 11:16; 23:8; John 2:11, 18, 23; Acts 6:8, etc.); a token of the presence and working of God; the seal of a higher power. (2.) Terata, "wonders;" wonder-causing events; portents; producing astonishment in the beholder (Acts 2:19). (3.) Dunameis, "might works;" works of superhuman power (Acts 2:22; Rom. 15:19; 2 Thess. 2:9); of a new and higher power. (4.) Erga, "works;" the works of Him who is "wonderful in working" (John 5:20, 36). Miracles are seals of a divine mission. The sacred writers appealed to them as proofs that they were messengers of God. Our Lord also appealed to miracles as a conclusive proof of his divine mission (John 5:20, 36; 10:25, 38). Thus, being out of the common course of nature and beyond the power of man, they are fitted to convey the impression of the presence and power of God. Where miracles are there certainly God is. The man, therefore, who works a miracle affords thereby clear proof that he comes with the authority of God; they are his credentials that he is God's messenger. The teacher points to these credentials, and they are a proof that he speaks with the authority of God. He boldly says, "God bears me witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles." The credibility of miracles is established by the evidence of the senses on the part of those who are witnesses of them, and to all others by the testimony of such witnesses. The witnesses were competent, and their testimony is trustworthy. Unbelievers, following Hume, deny that any testimony can prove a miracle, because they say miracles are impossible. We have shown that miracles are possible, and surely they can be borne witness to. Surely they are credible when we have abundant and trustworthy evidence of their occurrence. They are credible just as any facts of history well authenticated are credible. Miracles, it is said, are contrary to experience. Of course they are contrary to our experience, but that does not prove that they were contrary to the experience of those who witnessed them. We believe a thousand facts, both of history and of science, that are contrary to our experience, but we believe them on the ground of competent testimony. An atheist or a pantheist must, as a matter of course, deny the possibility of miracles; but to one who believes in a personal God, who in his wisdom may see fit to interfere with the ordinary processes of nature, miracles are not impossible, nor are they incredible.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

Friday, May 14, 2010

You Love me Anyway ~ Sidewalk Prophets

The question was raised As my conscience fell
A silly little lie It didn't mean much
But it lingers still In the corners of my mind

Still you call me to walk On the edge of this world
To spread my dreams and fly But the future's so far
My heart is so frail I think I'd rather stay inside

But You love me anyway
It's like nothing in life
That I've ever known
Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me
How you love me

It took all of my strength, To simply be still
To seek but never find, The reasons we change
The reasons I doubt, And Why do loved ones have to die?

But You love me anyway
It's like nothing in life
That I've ever known
Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me

I am the thorn in your crown, But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow, But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist, But You love me anyway
I am Judas' kiss, But You love me anyway
See now I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with a smile on my face
With this sin in my heart, tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still call out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

But You love me anyway
Oh God, how You love me
Yes You love me anyway
It's like nothing in life
That I've ever known
Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me
You love me

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Change This Heart ~ Sidewalk Prophets

I've been trying to run away from this harsh reality
no matter where I turn my back your always right in front of me
and so I push you away but I don't know that I'm wrong
I don't know the words to say to make my faith that strong

so I will pray to you right now
to take away my sin
heal away my brokenness
and change this heart again

without you I am nothing
but a weak and dying man
so I will pray to you right now
change this heart again

what is going through the motions
if my life is still the same
everyday's the same old puzzle
all the pieces re-arranged
and I refuse your help
out of my own selfish pride
lord I have so many masks
to cover up and hide

now I will pray to you right now
to take away my sin
come heal away my brokenness
and change this heart again

without you I am nothing
but a weak and dying man
so I will pray to you right now
change this heart again

so I will pray to you right now
to take away my sin
come and heal away my brokenness
change this heart again
because without you I am nothing
but a weak and dying man

so I will pray to you right now
change this heart again
so I will pray to you right now
to change this heart again, again

so I will pray to you sweet lord
and change this heart again