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“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.” Psalm 47:6 (NIV) 

Last night at the women’s event at church we sang this song. All day today it has been stuck in my head. God is everything we will ever need… He is everything when we feel like we won’t measure up. But, the truth is that in His arms we will always have enough! Praise God!

 

Forever Reign by Hillsong Live 

You are good, You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost it’s sting

Oh, I’m running to your arms,
I’m running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

Oh, I’m running to your arms
I’m running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

My heart will sing
no other name
Jesus, Jesus

Oh, I’m running to your arms
I’m running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

“To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.” Deuteronomy 10:14 (NIV)

It’s Monday and at my house that now means Meatless Monday. What is Meatless Monday? It is a movement that pledges to eat no meat or cheese one day a week (Monday). I first heard about this when I got an email update from the Environmental Working Group, which is the site that I found all the information about safer cosmetics. What caught my attention was this statement they said, “If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, it would be like not driving 91 billion miles – or taking 7.6 million cars off the road.” That is amazing! The more I read, the more I liked what I was reading. The less meat you have in your diet not only the healthier you are but also it cuts your chances of chronic diseases. Think about it… there are plenty of hormones in the meat these days. I already knew this though about your health and meat, what I did not realize was the impact it had on the environment. We can cut our carbon foot print just by avoiding meat once a week and having less meat that is wasted when we cook. Fertilizer, pesticides, toxins, hormones and more are all contributing factors to the meat making process and by cutting it out once a week we help the environment. Making green choices doesn’t have to be drastic or expensive. Yes, some are. But, something as simple as one less day a week we eat meat is something we all can do. Making choices for ourselves and our families that are healthier and green is something that gets me excited and I just had to share it with you. I get excited each week to try a new recipe, last week we had tofu tacos… amazing! This week we are having tofu and artichoke hearts with pasta. What is your Meatless Monday meal?

Tofu Tacos:

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Taco shells

1 Package of extra firm tofu

Taco seasoning

1 Table Spoon Olive Oil

Directions: cook tofu in olive oil about 5 minutes. Mix in taco seasoning. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings… minus the cheese!

 

“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.” Psalm 47:6 (NIV)

When I am looking for worship song music videos I absolutely love when I find ones like this. When the band is playing in a concert and everyone is singing and worshiping along with them it is just beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you’re not as good of a singer as the band, when everyone is all worshiping together its a beautiful glimpse of heaven. Every voice comes together with joy and sings to God and He is given all the glory!

Marvelous Light by Charlie Hall

 

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Verse 1
I once was fatherless,
a stranger with no hope;
Your kindness wakened me,
Awakened me, from my sleep

Verse 2
Your love it beckons deeply,
a call to come and die.
By grace now I will come
And take this life, take your life.

Pre-chorus
Sin has lost it’s power,
death has lost it’s sting.
From the grave you’ve risen
VICTORIOUSLY!

Chorus
Into marvelous light I’m running,
Out of darkness, out of shame.
By the cross you are the truth,
You are the life, you are the way

Verse 3
My dead heart now is beating,
My deepest stains now clean.
Your breath fills up my lungs.
Now I’m free. now I’m free!

Bridge
Lift my hands and spin around,
See the light that i have found.
Oh the marvelous light
Marvelous light

Lift my hands and spin
See the light within…


“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.  ~Martin Luther

Today is a beautiful spring day where I live. My son and I are enjoying this weather in the backyard. As we have been out here I have noticed the trees blooming, wind blowing and gorgeous blue sky. Then I stopped and just thought about how God created it all. How amazing He is. He created this masterpiece we call home. This world and our lives truly are a storybook in itself of just how awesome He is! We do not have to wonder about what all God can do. All we need to do is look around at what He has already done! The God that created everything we see, surely can do anything, we just need to have faith! Whenever you find yourself unsure of something just look at the clouds in the sky, the rain and flowers and see that He is right there with you. We may not be able to see Him but we can feel His presence just as we can feel the presence of the wind! If you find your faith running low one day, just know that the beauty of nature proclaims His love, just have a look and you can see. Instead of living life with a low amount of faith in hand let’s look at all that God created and know that He is with us, let’s have faith!