March 2010 - further up and further in

Monday, March 15, 2010

Something Holy

Monday, March 15, 2010 0
Something Holy
I love this song! It really just speaks to my heart. Then again, all of the songs on this CD are awesome too. It's one of the most worshipful albums I've heard in a while, and I highly recommend it. Another song on the album that gets me excited is We Shine [which I might also post about] - I'd love it if you'd listen to both of these. They're pretty much amazing.


Something Holy - Stellar Kart 
You say that the well's run dry.
And there's no more tears to cry.
You're searching for something real.
To make you feel.

You know that you're incomplete.
A song with a broken beat.
There's a hole in all our hearts.
And there's a reason why

[Chorus]
We were born to be,
A part of something holy.
All of us are restless until we find.
We were born to be,
A part of something holy.
Bigger than, bigger than
You and I.
Bigger than all our lives.

The hunger you feel inside,
That keeps you unsatisfied.
It pulls at you constantly.
Like gravity.
This world never was enough.
We're made for a deeper love.
There's a whole in all our hearts.
It's part of our desire.

[Chorus]
We were born to be,
A part of something holy.
All of us are restless until we find
We were born to be,
A part of something holy.
Bigger than, bigger than
You and I.
Bigger than all our lives.

All our lives we long for something more.
The life that we were all created for.

We were born to be,
A part of something holy.
All of us are restless until we find.
We were born to be,
A part of something holy.
Bigger than, bigger than
Bigger than you and I.
Bigger than, bigger than all our lives
Bigger than, bigger than

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Hundred Stones

Sunday, March 14, 2010 0
A Hundred Stones
Okay, so I found this snippet of writing that I wrote a while ago. I was actually trying out Write or Die, which is where you have to write a certain amount of words in a certain amount of time [i.e., 500 words in 10 minutes]. It's actually really neat, and as you can imagine, I was typing whatever came to mind in order to reach my goal. This is the result. I wasn't sure what I was thinking of when I wrote it, but I think I had Adam in mind [you know, as in Adam & Eve], and I think you might understand once you read it. I like to think it's some sort of freestyle. Anyway, I thought you would enjoy reading it. [and in case you're wondering, I came up with the title "A Hundred Stones" on the spot.]
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I don't know what I did,
I was sure that something would be better than nothing.
I ate some fruit... that's all I did.
Why has it unleashed this punishment on the earth?
I can't understand... why is this happening?
The generations after me will hate me,
And they will know that I was the one who let evil be unleashed.
God, where are you?
I can't see you, hear you, or feel you.
Where have you gone?
Please, please come back.
Life is not worth living without you.
I miss our easygoing walks in the gardens,
Where I could tell you anything that was on my heart.
I miss being so innocent, so carefree.
Where has that carefree spirit gone?
My heart is heavy, weighted by a hundred stones.
I cannot bear the consequences I must face.
God, my father, please, make this easier to bear.
Help me to feel that you are there.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Novel, Part 2

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A Novel, Part 2
Oh. My. Goodness.

I. Am. So. Stinking. Excited.

Ashley and I finished our novel. We finished it. In 51 days.

And the final wordcount is...72,926.

This was one of the best experiences of my life. I am really thrilled right now, in case you couldn't tell.

So, you may ask, now what?

Well... I'm not really sure, but I think I know. How about a break? A really nice, LONG break. Don't be surprised if I go AWOL (absent without leave). See you in a few months... ;)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wings Like Eagles

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 0
Wings Like Eagles
       Do you not know?
       Have you not heard?
       The LORD is the everlasting God,
       the Creator of the ends of the earth.
       He will not grow tired or weary,
       and his understanding no one can fathom.
   He gives strength to the weary
       and increases the power of the weak.
 Even youths grow tired and weary,
       and young men stumble and fall;
 but those who hope in the LORD
       will renew their strength.
       They will soar on wings like eagles;
       they will run and not grow weary,
       they will walk and not be faint. 
(Isaiah 40:28-31)
This is exactly what I needed to hear from God this week. I'm so thankful for the Bible, which he still uses today as a love letter from Him to us. There are so many words of hope contained in His book. Have you read them lately?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Novel

Thursday, March 04, 2010 3
A Novel
 This is a true story. It occurred on February 20th, 2010.


My fingers fly over the keyboard, excitement flowing through my veins. We’re almost there. Almost there! After a full month of writing, we almost have a novel. The thought is almost too big for me to handle. A novel. Who knew I would have co-authored a novel only one year after becoming a teenager?

On this journey of being a writer, I never imagined it would take me thus far. Of course, writers write, but I never thought how fulfilling that would be. Even though it’s so much work, I write because I have to. No questions asked.

I finish writing my paragraph, and tell Ashley I’m done. Throughout this whole IM conversation, we’ve been freaking out and talking about how awesome this is. “Okay,” she types back. “I’ll say this only once–I LOVE OUR STORY!”

I grin, feeling another burst of ecstacy. “Me TOO!” I type back.

The moments pass slowly as I wait for her to get done writing, but before I know it she says she’s done. I hurry to go check the wordcount.

“Oh my goodness,” I say. “Guess what?”

“Did we MAKE IT?!” she asks.

I grin as I answer her. “YES!”

“YAY!” she says. “I’m so excited right now.”

“Me too,” I say. I am excited… so excited that I might scream. If it weren’t the middle of the night, I would.

“We have a novel! And we wrote it in 27 days!” Ashley says.

“Oh my goodness… yes!”

I smile to myself. I have a novel. We have a novel. How very exciting.