Just thought the blog could use a little encouraging today! I've been so busy...my office bible has dust!!! Finally I had a moment to get it off the shelf and read while listening to Devotion by Hillsong United. Some of my favorite lyrics below... I've been running, trying to be one who sees I've been working, this salvation out on my knees There is nothing better than knowing We are redeemed I'm believing, trusting in creative hands, I am praying for our world to bow to your plan And this one thought is unmistakable To take up my cross and follow You Lord

When You stand, the tall trees and mountains bow When You speak, the fiercest of oceans is still And I see the sinner seek devotion The lost become chosen, and I fall to my knees

There is one thing to be alive for and that's to take up my cross and follow you Lord.

I will take up my cross and follow Lord where You lead me And I will take up my cross and follow wherever you go

Very fitting that the scripture I was reading was Psalm 33. "The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He gave the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. We depend on the Lord alone to save us. Only he can help us, protecting us like a shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we are trusting in his holy name." Good stuff!