Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mother's Day pizza came with ..... a TILLER

...and  I was so pleased! I needed  a small tiller to keep the veggie garden, corn patch, and front flower beds under control. NO EARRINGS this year, I got a tiller!!! We are upgrading our pool, my other request so I also received a large Rubbermaid storage box full of  new pool goodies: a nice chunky towel for me, floaties for kiddos, a nice loungy floatie...for me.............a small floatie for Baby Charlie.diving rings and sticks for the bigger kiddos.............and Mazzios did dinner so I didn't have to prepare a meal or do dishes while I contemplated  my wondeful family and their great gifts! Then (all politics aside) I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Phoenix Suns shut  out the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA  West playoff series. Love my basketball!!! Much more than that superficial little bit of pleasure however, is the joy and challenge I get from praying over and putting together the music for our Sunday worship services. I love how God leads me through web sites and hymn books, sheet music and chord layouts until He shows me exactly what  and how HE wants that worship music arranged.
One of the songs God led me to for Sunday's worship music  has a more familiar tune (Be Still My Soul)
 but its called                          "A Christian Home"   and the lyrics are WONDERFUL!! I don't have a Youtube or an audio of any kind, so you'll jsut have to read, and if you know the tune  sing to yourself. You'll be blessed and challenged. I promise!

Verse 1

O give us homes built firm upon the Savior

Where Christ is Head and Counselor and Guide

Where ev'ry child is taught His love and favor

And gives his heart to Christ the Crucified

How sweet to know that though his footsteps waver

His faithful Lord is walking by his side

Verse 2

O give us homes with Godly fathers mothers

Who always place their hope and trust in Him

Whose tender patience turmoil never bothers

Whose calm and courage trouble cannot dim

A home where each finds joy in serving others

And love still shines tho' days be dark and grim

Verse 3

O give us homes where Christ is Lord and Master

The Bible read the precious hymns still sung

Where pray'r comes first in peace or in disaster

And praise is natural speech to ev'ry tongue

Where mountains move before a faith that's vaster

And Christ sufficient is for old and Young

Verse 4

O Lord our God our homes are Thine forever

We trust to Thee their problems toil and care

Their bonds of love no enemy can sever

If Thou art always Lord and Master there

Be Thou the center of our least endeavor

Be Thou our guest our hearts and homes to share

It might not go well with lights, guitars and a big worship band , but it sounded pretty awesome with gentle drums, a djembe drum and a keyboard with my vocals.because it was from God and FOR GOD!


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Lindsey said...

Just stumbled across your blog. LOVE your family's storys