Monday, December 27, 2010

Only People We Like

Okay, so as a distraction for myself as I'm sitting here with a cold and headache I'm going to do a tag from Daughter of the King.
Tag Rules:
1. Put your Itunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3.You must write down that song name no matter how silly it sounds.
4. Tag 20 friends.
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
6. Have fun!

Here are the questions:
If someone says "Are you okay?" you say...
Into the West-by Annie Lennox
Apparently either I need to go away or they do.

What would best describe your personality?
Agent of Chaos- The Dark Knight
Well, I would not have said that, but I suppose it could be true in some circumstances.

How would you describe yourself?
City of Gold- National Treasure:Book of Secrets
Ah yes, I am quite the treasure trove...

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Anduril- The Return of the King
Yes , it would be very cool if they had the power of a sword, or a sword itself!

How do you feel today?
Celtic Prayer- Meav Ni Mhaolchatha
Each day is full of prayer, I guess today's has a celtic lilt to it.

What is your life's purpose?
The Last Rose of Summer- Celtic Woman
Well, not really sure what that means, but I guess I could be a rose...

What's your motto?
Fog Bound- The Pirates of the Caribbean
I guess I could say this as being that I walk by faith rather than by sight.

What do your friends think of you?
To Where You Are- Chloe Agnew
Apparently they want to be where I am!

What do your parents think of you?
Only A Dream- Alice In Wonderland
That I'm too much of a dreamer, or that they are simply dreaming me up.

What do you think about very often?
Beneath the Cross- Keith & Krysten Getty
Yes I am often at my knees before the cross of Christ thinking of what He did there for me.

What is 2+2?
Who Was That Lying Dead? - A Christmas Carol
Well, um... not sure where to go with that one.

What do you think of your best friend?
Forever Love- Francesca Battistelli
I guess I really care about them a lot, but I'm really not actually sure who this would be.

What do you think of the person you like?
Matchmaker- Emma
Hmmm... do I even want to go there...

What is your life story?
Secrets- Emma
Not supposed to tell, it's a secret! =)

What to you want to be when you grow up?
Forth Eorlings- The Two Towers
A elite horse soldier? Not quite what I had in mind, but it could be fun.

What do you think when you see the person you like?
End Titles- The Duchess
Well, all things end sometime, I suppose.

What will you do at your wedding?
Vivaldi's Rain- Chloe Agnew
Apparently it will be raining, and that would be alright with me, I love rain!

What will they play at your funeral?
Psalm 23- ?
Very appropriate, I think.

What is your hobby/interest?
Skull and Crossbones- Pirates of the Caribbean
I have always enjoyed anatomy and wouldn't mind being involved in some sort of medical profession.

What is your biggest fear?
You Belong With Me- Taylor Swift
Okay, I guess I don't really want to belong to anybody.

What is your biggest secret?
Holy One- Casting Crowns
That's not really a secret, but yes, He is the biggest thing in my life.

What do want right now?
Peter's Shadow- Peter Pan
I could have fun with that, though it might start to annoy me a bit.

What do you think of your friends?
Godfrey- Robin Hood(2010)
I have no idea what this would mean.

What's the worst thing that could happen?
Fairytale- Enya
That doesn't sound too bad.

What is the one thing you regret?
Creation Sings the Father's Song- Keith & Krysten Getty
So wrong, I would never regret that.

What makes you laugh?
Prince Edward's Search- Enchanted
The whole movie makes me laugh, and especially Edward, he is so over the top.

What makes you cry?
Knighting Peter- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Nope, not really, I have never cried at that scene, and probably never will.

Will you ever get married?
Beautiful, Beautiful- Francesca Battistelli
That sound pretty promising so I will take it as a yes.

What scares you the most?
Caledonia- Celtic Woman
That's odd, I don't know why I would be afraid of that...

Does anyone like you?
May It Be- Enya
That sounds like it could go either way.

If you could go back in time, what would you change?
All I Ask Of You- The Phantom of the Opera
No idea how to explain this one...

What hurts right now?
Angel Doves- Lynn Hilary
That's sad...

What would you want to say to the person who tagged you?
American Dream- Casting Crowns
Hmm, maybe you work too hard, but knowing what I do of you, this would not be even close as far as the song goes.

What will name this post?
Only People We Like- Emma

I tag...anyone and everyone!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Season of Pain

Well! My apologies on how long it has been since I have posted. I did not fall off the face of the planet, although that would be an interesting experience. Just haven't had much to say on what has been going on in my life lately.

Things have been rather dismal around my family's house. The church that we've been a part of for the past two years closed it's doors about four weeks ago.Before we started attending this fellowship my family had been at home meeting with another family listening to sermons on CD. We never felt like that was what God had for us to do but after visiting many churches in our area fell back on it for lack of anything else that we felt we could do. When we started attending this church it was wonderful we were with people that we really felt were seeking to do the Lord's will and follow His word. But after several difficult situations that they were unable to resolve the elder's felt it was best to discontinue as a church. So now we're back in the car wondering what the Lord would have us to do.

My family has had many difficult experience when it comes to churches, from the time I was very little church visiting was a normal thing for me, and I never liked it, I don't do well with new and unfamiliar things so going to a different place each week was quite trying. When we came to this fellowship I was very hesitant, we had just gone through a church disbanding, and it was not the first one. After we had been attending several months I became a lot more open, I really felt like this was a place we could continue at for sometime and that I would even be able to raise my own family within this body. I grew closer with friends there and began putting down roots. So this closing has affected me even harder than any fellowship we have gone to before. I no longer have confidence in any church, and these past few weeks have gone by in a blur of tears and anger. Even now it is extremely difficult for me to sit here and write about it.

I do have hope and confidence in the Lord, knowing that He works all things out according to His, and although things seem all wrong to us, it is all a part of His sovereign and perfect plan.
"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be." C.S. Lewis
I know and have faith that what God is doing is for the best, but it is also extremely painful. It seems that every time we have gotten involved in a church things have gone down, so now I am not sure that I even want to try being a part of another one. I am tired of feeling that every time I stand up I get knocked right back down. I know that God will work all this out. Right now I would ask for prayer that my family would have wisdom in making decisions and I would have the strength to get through it. Always standing firm in His grace and on His word.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hayley Westenra - Christmas Morning

It's difficult for me to comprehend that December is already upon us. Thanksgiving always seems to come and go so quickly, before I really even feel ready for it. although this year felt rather different as we do not usually have a foot of snow this early in the season. While I think snow is beautiful and would be very put out if there wasn't any for Christmas, I can't say that I'm really all that fond of it. I do prefer chilly days to warm ones, but am not a fan of snow. Maybe if I had more wintery hobbies, like skiing or skating, I would like it, but while I do occasionally get out on the ice, it's not a passion of mine.
That said, I do love Christmas! And having the snow certainly does add to the "magic" surrounding the holiday season. =)
I think this song very well captures some of that sense of the magic of Christmas, it's my new favorite Christmas song on my new favorite CD by Hayley Westenra.