Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Broken

What if we all got brave?
Enough to take away
All we're hiding behind even just for a day
And let the scars show even a little
Abut I know the honesty will show us all to be

Broken, we're all broken
And we all need a Savior
Broken, we're all broken
And we all need a savior
We all have a Savior
We all need Jesus

"Broken"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Yours

I've walked the valley of death's shadow
So deep and dark that I could barely breathe
I've had to let go of more than I could bear
And questioned everything that I believe
But still even here in this great darkness
A comfort and hope come breaking through
As I can say in life or death, God we belong to you.

"Yours," verse added after Maria Chapman's death
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman and Jonas Myrin

Faithful

I am waiting for the rescue
That I know is sure to come
'Cause You are faithful, yes, You are faithful
And I've dropped anchor in Your promises and I am holding on
'Cause You are faithful, God, You are faithful

You are faithful, You are faithful
When You give and when You take away
Even then still Your name is faithful
You are faithful
And with everything inside of me
I am choosing to believe
You are faithful

"Faithful"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

So Long

Why have I waited for so long
To be singing you this song
I thought that time was all I had
I have so much left to say
But time has faded now

So take care, so long, goodbye

And if our paths don't cross in this Life
In heaven it will be
Where there's no pain, no death, just Life
Oh the day that that will be

So take care, so long, goodbye

"So Long"
Words and music by Caleb Chapman

Thursday, January 13, 2011

God is God

And the pain falls like a curtain
One the things I once called certain
And I have to say the words I fear the most
I just don't know

God is God and I am not
I can only see a part of the picture he's painting
God is God and I am man
So I'll never understand it all
For only God is God

"God is God"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Beauty Will Rise

Out of these ashes
Beauty will rise
And we will dance among the ruins
We will see it with our own eyes
Out of these ashes
Beauty will rise
For we know joy is coming in the morning
In the morning
Beauty will rise

"Beauty Will Rise"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

I Will Trust You

I don't even want to breathe right now
All I want to do is close my eyes
And I don't want to open them again
Till I'm standing on the other side

I don't even want to be right now
I don't want to think another thought
And I don't want to feel this pain I feel
But right now pain is all I've got

"I WIll Trust You"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Jesus Will Meet You There

When you think you've hit the bottom
And the bottom gives way
And you fall into a darkness
No words can explain
You don't know how you'll make it out alive
Jesus will meet you there

He knows the way to wherever you are
He knows the way to the depths of your heart
He knows the way 'cause He's already been where you're going
Jesus will meet you there

When you realize the dreams you've had
For your child won't come true

Jesus will meet you there...

"Jesus Will Meet You There"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

SEE

Right now all I can taste are bitter tears
And right now all I can SEE are clouds of sorrow
From the other side of all this pain
Is that you I hear?
Laughing loud and calling out to me?

Saying SEE, it's everything you said that it would be
And even better than you would believe
And I'm counting down the days until you're here with me
And finally you'll SEE

"SEE"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Our God Is In Control

This is not how it should be
This is not how it could be
But this is how it is
And our God is in control

This is not how it will be
When we finally will SEE
We'll SEE with our own eyes
He was always in control

This is not where we planned to be
When we started this journey
But this is where we are
And our God is in control

Though this first taste is bitter
There will be sweetness forever
When we finally taste and SEE
That our God is in control

"Our God is in Control"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dive

The long awaited rains
Have fallen hard upon the thirsty ground
And carved their way to where
The wild andrushing river can be found
And like the rains
I have been carried here to where the river flows, yeah
My heart is racing and my knees are weak
As I walk to the edge
I know there is no turning back
Once my feet have left the ledge
And in the rush I hear a voice
That's telling me it's time to take the leap of faith
So here I go

"Dive"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Remembering You

I found you in the most unlikely way
But really it was You who found me...

I wish You could stay
But I'll, I'll wait for the day

And I watch as the cold winter melts into spring
And I'll be remembering You
Oh and I'll smell the flowers and hear the birds sing
And I'll be remembering You, I'll be remembering You

From the first moment when I heard Your name
Something in my heart came alive
You showed me love and no words could explain...

And though You've gone away
You'll come back and...

And I'll watch as the sun fills a sky that was dark
And I'll be remembering You
And I'll think of the way that You fill up my heart
And I'll be remembering You

"Remembering You"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman and Caleb Chapman

Fingerprints of God

I can see the tears filling your eyes
And I know where they're coming from
They're coming from a heart that's broken in two
By what you don't see
The person in the mirror
Doesn't look like the magazine
Oh, but when I look at you it's clear to me that...

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

"Fingerprints of God"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Something Crazy

It's crazy when love gets ahold of you
And it's crazy things that love will make you do
And it's crazy but it's true
You really don't know love at all
Until it's making you do
Something crazy

"Something Crazy"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman and Matt Bronleewe

What Now

I saw the face of Jesus
In a little orphan girl
She was standing in the corner
On the other side of the world
And I heard the voice of Jesus
Gently whisper to my heart
Didn't you say you wanted to find Me
Well, here I am
Here you are

So what now
What will you do now that you've found Me
What now
What will you do with this treasure you've found
I know I may not look like what you expected
But if you'll remember
This is right where I said I would be
You found Me
What now

"What Now"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

When Love Takes You In

I know you've heard the stories
But they all sound too good to be true
You've heard about a place called home
But there doesn't seem to be one for you
So one more night you cry yourself to sleep
And drift off to a distant dream

And somewhere while you're sleeping
Someone else is dreaming too
Counting down the days until
They holod you close and say I love you
And like the rain that falls into the sea
In a moment what has been is lost in what will be

When love takes you in everything changes
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart
And this love will never let you go
There is nothing that could ever cause this love to lose its hold

When love takes you in everything changes
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart
When love takes you home and says you belong here
The loneliness ends and a new life begins
When love takes you in it takes you in for good
When love takes you in

"When Love Takes You In"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Go There With You

I know you've heard me say these words before
But every time I say I love you the words mean something more
I spoke them as a promise right from the start
I said death would be the only thing that could tear us apart
And now that you are standing on the edge of the unknown
I love you means I'll be with you wherever you must go

I will take a heart whose nature is to beat for me alone
And fill it up with you--make all your joy and pain my own
No matter how deep a valley you go through
I will go there with you
And I will give myself to love the way Love gave itself for me
And climb with you to mountaintops or swim a raging sea
To the place where one heart is made from two
I will go there with you

I see it in your tears--you wonder where you are
The wind is growing colder and the sky is growing dark
Though it's something neither of us understands
We can walk through this together if we hold each other's hand
I said for better or worse I'd be with you
So no matter where you're going I will go there too

I will take a heart whose nature is to beat for me alone
And fill it up with you--make all your joy and pain my own
No matter how deep a valley you go through
I will go there with you
I know sometimes I let you down
But I won't let you go--we'll always be together

"Go There With You"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Vows

I will be here, and you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older, I will hold you
And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you are to me
I will be here

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me

I Will Be Here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear
I, I will be here
If in the dark we lose sight of love
Hold my hand and have no fear
'Cause I, I will be here

I will be here when you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we'll be together
'Cause I will be here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear
I, I will be here
As sure as seasons are made for change
Our lifetimes are made for years
So I, I will be here

"I Will Be Here"
Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My 2011 New Year's Resolutions

Eat healthier.

Exercise more often.

Crochet and knit more often.

Clean room up and keep it clean.

Donate/get rid of stuff I don't need anymore.

Apply for and get a job

Volunteer more.

Read at least one book a month.

Talk to friends more often.

Be less shy & more confident.

Work on writing book.

Learn a new language.

Spend less time on the computer.

Procrastinate less.