Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In tip-toe anticipation...aren't you?

Good Times

Good Times.
Any time you meet a payment.
Good Times.
Any time you need a friend.
Good Times.
Any time you're out from under.

Not getting hastled, not getting hustled.
Keepin' your head above water, Making a wave when you can.

Temporary lay offs.
Good Times.
Easy credit rip offs.
Good Times.
Scratchin' and surviving.
Good Times.
Hangin in a chow line.
Good Times.
Ain't we lucky we got 'em.
Good Times.

After listening to our esteemed U.S. President, Barack Obama, this song came to mind. Now I must admit that I was a little skeptical...no SERIOUSLY doubtful about this young man in the driver's seat. I can remember last year when my best friend Nay and I were discussing the candidates. She says, "oh yea and there's this one guy running for the Democrats...Barack Obama." I was like...umm what the heck? Obama sound just like Osama...and his middle name is Hussein...is this not a red flag???

November 4, 2008 rolls around and here I am happily checking his name on my ballot. What can I say? His speech is impeccable yet sincere...he's classy without being arrogant and he's got enough hope to fill the Chief's stadium (lol, I know that was kinda wack but whatever). How can I argue with that? Plus, he understands that he can only go as far as God allows...but is it too good to be true? Naw, I won't get pessimistic too early - I'm looking forward to witnessing the amazing promises he's going to accomplish to rebuild our country.

I'm not at all political so I'll leave this alone for now. Just felt like writing. I would dazzle you with an in-depth poetic expression but Obama's speech said all that needed to be said.

Good night & God Bless guys!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Without Words

To live in a world that screams everything except Christ
It’s no wonder I’m swaying to the left while He’s firmly on the right

If we would all just respond to His knock at our heart’s door
We would not be burdened and our spirit would not be sore

We would see our lives through the eyes of a believer
A mountaintop view, a perspective much deeper

Than what our eyes can see and emotions can take us
Please do not be deceived, our battles are not there to break us

Instead, each test of faith just gives God another chance to prove
That He got everything under control – just watch Him move

Studying the seven realities of experiencing God has re-convinced me
That this crisis of believe is working out perfectly

You see I’ve spent the last few months rehearsing my misery
Too weak to step back and let God walk for me

But to be kept by Jesus – remember that song?
I had given up on myself but He knew all along

That when He quenched my thirst, there was a chance I’d stray
But eventually I’d return to a God that was the same yesterday, tomorrow and today

I was slow to open my Bible and meditate on his meal
Expecting that I could save myself from myself – Tam, are you for real?

But God heard through my cries, although I spoke not a single word
My tears were enough – none of my requests were blurred

I needed more of Him so He asked for more of me
A true stepping stone in finding your own reason to believe

So this note is for Jesus – I thank you for being who you are
Even when I can’t trace you, I know you’re never too far