Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

tomorrow! PRAY!

Tomorrow is the day. I can't even believe it. My mom and my sisters will be in Austin Texas at 6:20pm.
wow.
The last couple of days I have been SO sick. It's not strep, it's not a sinus infection...just some sort of virus. So no antibiotics just decongestant and nasal spray (that doesn't seem to be working)
I've been laid up in bed and my body hurts and aches. The times that I've gotten up to move or do anything I'm completely wiped out.
This is NOT happening is it?!!? They come tomorrow and I'm still blowing my nose a million times, can hardly talk...let alone laugh without coughing up a lung...seriously.
God is good. His timing and His plan is perfect and I'm trusting Him that He alone can give me energy and clear out my body of all nastiness.
It's a big deal for me. Its the first time that my family will have come to visit since I've moved to Austin. I've been here almost 3 years and have an amazing life here and I finally get to show them!!! They will meet my friends, see my apartment, experience church, see Austin...I'm so excited. I just want to be well and I REALLY don't want to get them sick.
Please pray for a miracle. It seems silly to ask...but pray!!!
No matter what, we will enjoy each other, there will be laughter and even pant wetting. I just really want to fully enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

VOTE!

Vote for Things with Wings!!!! Here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Spurgeon Devo

God's High Places

I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. (Psalm 91:14)

Does the Lord say this to me? Yes, if I have known His name. Blessed be the Lord, I am no stranger to Him. I have tried Him, proved Him, and known Him, and therefore do I trust Him. I know His name as a sin-hating God, for by His Spirit's convincing power I have been taught that He will never wink at evil. But I also know Him as the sin-pardoning God in Christ Jesus, for He has forgiven me all trespasses. His name is faithfulness, and I know it, for He has never forsaken me though my troubles have multiplied upon me.
This knowledge is a gift of grace, and the Lord makes it to be the reason why He grants another grace-gift, namely, setting on high. This is grace upon grace. Observe that if we climb on high, the position may be dangerous; but if the Lord sets us there it is safe. He may raise us to great usefulness, to eminent experience, to success in service, to leadership among workers, to a father's place among the little ones. If He does not do this, He may set us on high near fellowship, clear insight, holy triumph, and gracious anticipation of eternal glory. When God sets us on high, Satan himself cannot pull us down. Oh, that this may be our case all through this day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

You

Oh...My...Word

Um...this completely made my day.
This would be a picture of my mother and my sweet love, Lily Margaret. They were playing the "make silly faces" game. This particular face was "surprised".
Oh...my...word

1 Week Tomorrow!

1 week from tomorrow is when legendary starts.
I can't even believe it. My mom and my sisters will be in Austin, TX. It's a dream come true!
It's hitting my nephews that this is happening and they aren't coming. :( so sad.
Laura was telling me that Noah yesterday let out a huge sigh and said, "I guess I'll never know what Texas looks like." He also said with all seriousness..."Mom, are you worried about getting lassoed" I'm not exactly sure what he has in his mind as far as what Texas is like. I love it.
I'm trying to convince my sisters that they need to document on video every step of the traveling process...especially with my mom. (sorry mom!) It's gonna be hilarious! My mom flying on an airplane. It's gonna be great! I kind of hope that she gets randomly selected to get searched. Ok...sorry mom. I love you!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Recording

Tonight I went to the Ivey Casa to record some bgv's (background vocals) for Aaron's new record. We got through 3 songs. It was fun. When I do stuff like this, I realize how insecure I am. I don't like that about myself. It's like I'm not trusting that God is good and perfect in how He's created me.
Anyway...I could go on and on with that topic. But I won't.
Here is a pic of Bush and Aaron listening to some tracks.
It was a great night and was pleased with how things turned out. You all will be BLESSED by this record. Seriously. It's unbelievable.
One of the songs I did tonight was "It Is Well"... um...I had goosebumps the entire time we were doing this song. It has a raw sound to it. Like it's off but on. If that makes sense.
It has a The Swell Season feel to it.
I also got to listen to a song that we did gang vocals on last Saturday. WOW!
Aaron's songwriting is powerful. It will kick you in the pants, it will make you fall on your face, it will make you get off your butt and do something to make the world more beautiful.
Get ready for it.
All the guys did such a great job on this. I feel so privileged to get to work with these amazing musicians.
God is crazy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Forever Love

I just got Francesca Battistelli's CD. What's fun about this, is that several years ago a friend of mine heard her sing at a conference in Florida...she sang a song called "Forever Love". He thought immediately that I needed to sing this song at my home church. So I learned it from an old version of the song that she had on her myspace page. I sang it at my home church a few times and have done it at a few weddings too. It's a beautiful song!
So when I first heard this song, she had just signed with a company and I don't think she had started recording yet.
Anyway, it's crazy to see where she's at now...new album, 5 Dove nominations, tours...
crazy.
So I listened to "forever love" on her new CD and I fell in love with the words all over again. (I think I like the rough version better though.)
Here are the words:

You are my Forever Love
You are my Forever Love
You are my Forever Love
You are my Forever Love

From the bottom of my heart I'll sing to You
From the depths of who I am I'll love You
With everything inside I'll run to You
Cause all that I've become I owe to You

Nothing in this world could ever seperate us
I will love You more than anyone on earth
Nothing I desire could ever satisfy me the way that You do

Friday, May 08, 2009

LIVE Videocast.

hey hey hey!! It's Friday and I'm REAL happy about that.

So tomorrow is going to be a sweet day. I will be joining the Choir for the City (Austin Stone Choir) and a few others to record some gang vocals on a few songs for Aaron Ivey's new record.
It's gonna be sweet.
You can join us! Aaron will be posting a LIVE videocast on his blog at 2:30pm CST! www.aaronivey.com
In Aaron's words: "It will be fun times with some singing, dancing, and possibly some juggling with fire batons."
Don't miss it.
Also...next week I am heading in to the studio to do some BGV's (background vocals) for the record! YEAH! So excited for that.

So check it out.... LIVE videocast Saturday (tomorrow) May 9th. 2:30pm CST www.aaronivey.com
Fire batons...just sayin'

Thursday, May 07, 2009

What Do I Know of Holy?

I'm lovin' this song by Addison Road. SO good.

What Do I Know Of Holy

I made you promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all, no
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are fire? Are you fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
the slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life "its" name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?

15 days

15 days and the Wild Ward Women Weekend starts.
It's truly going to be an event. Get ready, it's gonna get crazy.

There will be squealing, snuggling, laughing, pant wetting, shopping, eating, late nights, sleeping in and who knows what else.
When my mom, sisters and I get together. It gets a little out of control.

I need to come up with a plan for when they are here.
Things to do.
So far we have a good list going of...FOOD. I think we have that taken care of.

Help me come up with some ideas!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Buy A Purse

But a purse. Do it.
Check out Maris' blog for details.
It goes to a GREAT organization.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Oh My Heart!

I told my sisters that they needed to record the kids for me because I was missing them. They did and it was awesome!
You can check out the Brown boys here.
The McCarraghers here. (Watch the 2nd video first)
Oh my heart.
I love them all. How precious are they?!
This pic made my day today of Mr. Sam Brown...look at those freckles!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Lily

This made my day! oh my sweet Lily Margaret! I need her. now.

Saturday, May 02, 2009