“Revive Me, by Jeremy Camp” : A Meme

1. Put your iPod or iTunes on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag friends who might enjoy doing this as well as the person you got it from.


IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Infinity, by They Might Be Giants

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Beautiful One, by Jeremy Camp

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Find Me in the River, by Amy Grant/Delirious

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
For The Heart I Once Had, by Nightwish

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Open Wounds, Skillet

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
You’re Worthy of My Praise, by Jeremy Camp

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Premeditated, by Blue Stahli

WHAT IS 2+2?
Don’t Give Up, by Maire Brennan

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Walk by Faith, by Jeremy Camp

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Call Me, by Blondie

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Crazy, by Britney Spears

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Danger Zone, by Kenny Loggins

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Cycle Down, by Skillet

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Regret, by Blue Stahli

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Prisoner, by Kings X

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
High Roller Mojo, by Blue Stahli

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Nonagon, by They Might Be Giants

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
(Do You Get) Excited?, by Roxette

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Going Under, by Evanescence

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Every Time You Go Away, by Paul Young

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work), by They Might Be Giants

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Awake, by Seventh Day Slumber

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Bye Bye Beautiful, by Nightwish

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Birthright, by Celldweller

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
High Heeled Low Life, by Blue Stahli

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Eight Hundred and Thirteen Mile Car Trip, by They Might Be Giants

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Abigail, by Irish Film Orchestra

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Trust In You, by Jeremy Camp

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
East, by Blue Stahli

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Revive Me, by Jeremy Camp


I choose to tag anyone who reads and feels like participating. If you decide to try it, I would LOVE it if you would link back here though, so I can read too! These are pretty funny! I read this on Shelley’s blog post, “Much”.

Passion

I think God created us with natural given passion.  It’s been highly underused in my life and I am tired of living life out of obligation and responsibility.

No, I’m not going to go all crazy, but I am determined to make 2009 a different kind of year than 2008 was.  I’m getting started on it today.

Happy Birthday to meeeeeeee!

I’m choosing to do a gratitude post today because what I really want to do is whine and complain about being miserably sick (along with my 2 1/2 year old…) on my birthday, but I know that’s not the graceful way out of this particular “down time”.


One Thousand Gifts – Part 84

  • 686. My mom’s health prayer/mantra “The healing power of Jesus is working in me, and I am getting better and better each day.”
  • 687. The kindness of a coworker (and friend) to bring me hot chicken soup and Starbucks coffee.
  • 688. That J5 is feeling good enough to dance on the couch along with the teddy bear on Teletubbies (even though I’ve told him not to!).
  • 689. The humidity that I normally despise, which is now keeping J5’s lungs moist enough to not develop croup.
  • 690. A seriously sweet birthday card from J4.
  • 691. My new iPod nano! (Thanks hon!)
  • 692. A new book to inspire change in me.
  • 693. eCards from friends and family.
  • 694. The temp outside is cool enough to have refreshing breezes in through the open window.
  • 695. J5’s delight in the Disney shows we’ve got on our DVR so he’s letting me recuperate without too much strain.

NaBloPoMo – Day 16

Ann V. posted this on her blog a few months back, and it is something I plan to spend some time thinking on. Won’t you join me?

A Question:

~from Mary Oliver’s Summer Day from a Poem a Day for American High Schools :

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

Prayer

What do I want? What is stopping me from going after it? Fear? Fear of failure? Fear that if I pursue something I want and it’s not God’s will, then it’s doomed to fail. So…why do anything unless it’s got God’s stamp of approval.

Yeah, that’s what my life’s about. Blaming my lack of pursuit of anything on God not giving me the visual thumbs up.

God, please show yourself in a way that leaves me without doubt that you are speaking to me. I’m so terribly afraid that I have ignored you for so long that I won’t get to hear you. Or that I will just dismiss what you have told me because it isn’t what I want to hear.

What am I afraid of? Failure? Wasting effort. That angers me most of all. Expending precious energy and having it be worthless. Striving. I hate striving.

God, help me. Please bring clarity to my mind and heart. Help me to see what ever time and truth I may be in. Help me make today worth the effort of living.

Tell me when I’m gonna live again
Tell me when this fear will end

Rebirthing.

Take it all. Everything. I don’t have any answers within me. I want to have the truth. I want to know the truth. I want to walk in truth. Help me.

Tapped Out

Ok, I’m just about at the end of me. I’m tired, I’m fried and I’m starting to hate numbers. Being alone with numbers especially. It’s amazing how quickly you can twist yourself into a pretzel when dealing with account reconciliations and adjusting journal entries and discrepancies and rounding and pennies here and there. It’s been enough to make me question who I am. I mean… Lundie… hating numbers???

What’s up with that?!?

LOL

Purpose

No example to give

Just a life to live

Nothing to share

Just me being me

Child of Mine

An awesome spin! I loved this movie. It is a really fun take on what it means to be a Child of the King. Enjoy

Song – You Are A Child of Mine, Mark Shultz
Movie – The Lion King

Remain In Me

Today, it’s going to be about Remaining in Christ. My quiet time this morning was me asking God a bunch of “How?” questions. How do I do what he wants me to do? I am most comfortable when I have things under control. If I let go of control, chaos ensues. Or at least it will in my realm. So, I asked God how I was supposed to both let go of my control-freakiness AND stay responsible and accomplish the things that are mine to do.

The answer I got? “Remain in Me”

Tamera wrote this morning about words. This was another thing God was teaching me out of my reading this morning (Psalm 59:12, 16). My words are one way that sin makes its way into action. Speaking sinfully is sin. I know that it can start even earlier, but this is one way it sneaks in that I’m feeling particularly attuned to this morning.

I don’t think I can remain in Him AND say things that are sinful, negative, hurtful, condemning (including self-condemning) or defeatist. I like Tamera’s idea of a focusing bracelet. I’ve done that before. And have removed it when it stops being a reminder.

What do you want to prayerfully remember today?

Who do I follow?

I recently had another dethroning of one of my idols. I have the tendency to look for people who have what I want and idolize them. A fitter body, a cleaner house, a more faithful devotional life.

One by one, my idols have fallen out of my grace. It’s no fault of their own. They are after all, just human. God is just letting me see their humanity, sometimes in rather painful ways, in order to get my attention. You see, He’s the one I’m supposed to be following. He does not want to share my focus. He is a jealous God.

The hard part for me of course is that I like rules. I like the freedom of feeling like all will be well if I just follow the “rules” provided by [insert guru of your choice here]. I want to be guaranteed that if I do A, B and C, I will be rewarded with X, Y, and Z. But I am learning that life is not like that. At least not in the tangible. God does give promises, but what he promises is not about things or activities or circumstances. It’s about His presence, His protection, His control.

So, I am once again seeking to fill a recently vacated position of leadership in my life. I know God is the only candidate, but I’m going to have to adapt the position to suit.

Poverty has not been my experience, but God has allowed in the lives of each of us some sort of loss, the withdrawal of something we valued, in order that we may learn to offer ourselves a little more willingly, to allow the touch of death on one more thing we have clutched so tightly, and thus know fullness and freedom and joy that much sooner. We’re not naturally inclined to love God and seek His Kingdom. Trouble may help to incline us – that is, it may tip us over, put some pressure on us, lean us in the right direction.
– Elisabeth Elliot, in Keep a Quiet Heart, p. 39