Prove me wrong …

Filed under: word of God — Danielle at 10:04 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Caedmon’s Call

Sometimes I fear
Maybe I’m not chosen
You’ve hardened my heart like Pharoe
And that would explain why
Life is so hard for me
And I am sad that Esau hated
Crying against what’s faded
Saying, “Father, please…
Is there any left for me?”


Cast all my doubts
Please, prove me wrong
Cause these demons
Can be so headstrong
Make my walls fall
Please, prove me wrong
Cause this resentment’s been building
So burn them up with Your fire so strong
And if You can before I bail
Please, prove me wrong

I fear maybe this is all just a game
And our friends and our families all play
To harness the young
And give some comfort to the old

Cast all my doubts
Please, prove me wrong
Cause these demons
Can be so headstrong
Make my walls fall
Please, prove me wrong
Cause this resentment’s been building
So burn them up with Yfire so strong
And if You can before I bail
Please, prove me wrong


Don’t let my doubts prove true
Draw me close and hold me near to You
Keep me strong until the day You…

Cast all my doubts
Please, prove me wrong
Cause these demons
Can be so headstrong
Make my walls fall
Please, prove me wrong
Cause this resentment’s been building
So burn them up with Your fire so strong
And if You can before I bail
Please, prove me wrong

Grace.

Filed under: word of God — Danielle at 8:29 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Closing – that’s what they call the day that you sign all those final papers to buy your home. I remember it well. It was a long time ago, but, I know that you’re finally allowed to start moving in – after your closing.  You see, we sat with the previous owner in the attorney’s office and I got to write enough checks to wallpaper at least one wall!  Now, they wouldn’t let us move anything in until closing day.  That’s the law.  It was still the home of the previous owner until that day.  But as soon as we left that office the truck could roll, and it did.  And all our stuff could get moved in.  Of course this all has to be carefully timed – one family has to be out before another family can move in, right?  Sure!  What if we had rolled up with our truck and the previous owners were still there?  We can’t both live there!  One has to move out before the other can move in.

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “Somebody’s Got to Move!”

Our word for today from the Word of God comes from Hebrews 12:15. God is showing us, here, that there are two things that can’t live in the same house at the same time; actually, in the same heart.  There’s no way they can co-exist.  Here’s what it says, “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”  Now, with the stress you have, you sure don’t want to miss God’s grace and His sustaining love.  But this says you can, you can miss God’s grace!  How do you do that?  Well, by having this other guy living in your heart.  It talks about having “no bitter root.”  If bitterness is living in your heart, grace cannot move in.  One or the other has got to go.

Could it be that part of your stress is a poisonous root of bitterness in your heart? Maybe you’ve been hurt, maybe you’ve been rejected, maybe you’ve been abused, disappointed, and there’s a growing resentment in your heart.  Notice – growing.  It says the bitter root grows.  Bitterness and anger never stand still, they keep growing. They start to “defile many,” to spill over into other close relationships.

Just last week a mother told me about how she’d been hurt some years before and how her heart, she said, had grown hard. She said, “Now my hard heart is affecting my husband and my children.”  You see, it was bitterness that turned it hard.  The irony is that a grudge chains you emotionally to the person you dislike.  “I don’t like so and so, so I’ll think about her a lot.”  That’s what happens!  Unforgiveness is like this emotional cancer and it eats you up inside.  It costs you God’s sustaining grace, and they can’t live in the same house at the same time!

Isn’t it time you released that bitterness? Hasn’t it done enough damage? It isn’t hurting the person you’re bitter toward, but it’s hurting you, and probably others you love.  Bitterness can only be moved out by something called forgiveness.  Going to the Great Forgiver, the One who said of those who had just nailed Him to a cross, “Father, forgive them,” and you say, “Lord, give me the grace to release this person, to forgive them, to release them to You.”  Not to excuse them, but choosing to treat them not as they treated me, but as Jesus treated me.

www.hutchcraft.com

Title track …

Filed under: strike a pose — Danielle at 8:16 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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If they had a music deal – they could use these for their album.

Train Station.

Filed under: strike a pose — Danielle at 8:07 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In October I got together with some girls from church and had my own “trash the dress” session.

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Blooms.

Filed under: scenery — Danielle at 1:59 pm on Monday, April 28, 2008

I keep looking for my pink tulips from last year, but I think I may have killed them by planting them somewhere else (insert sad face).

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Picnic.

Filed under: bardenisms,family — Danielle at 10:30 am on Monday, April 28, 2008

Yesterday Jared and I picked up some subs and had a picnic at the property where we got married. We needed some chill time together and he suggested taking a picnic. God has placed the most wonderful man into my life.

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Even “Chuck” had a good time.

Gallery.

Filed under: gallery update — Danielle at 10:26 am on Monday, April 28, 2008

New pictures are in the gallery. Check them out.

What a difference a year makes …

Filed under: friends,strike a pose — Danielle at 10:23 am on Monday, April 28, 2008

I bought my digital camera in May of 2007. Right now I am at 13,928. Granted I get carried away at times, but still.

The first week I got my camera I photographed some girls from church in the side yard. They were the 31st through 60th pictures logged on my camera. After nearly 14,000 more, I had them lay in the same spot to capture them one year later.

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May of 2007.

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Nearly May of 2008.

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May of 2007.

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Nearly May of 2008.

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May of 2007.

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Nearly May of 2008.

Skate Fest & Seize The Rock.

Filed under: concert,friends — Danielle at 10:01 am on Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday night our church held a concert with Manafest and Fireflight. Before the concert there was a free skate park in the parking lot of the church. God gave us a beautiful day.

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Skate Fest & Seize The Rock.

Filed under: concert,friends — Danielle at 10:01 am on Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday night our church held a concert with Manafest and Fireflight. Before the concert there was a free skate park in the parking lot of the church. God gave us a beautiful day.

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