Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cover Me!

It's July 4th!!! Independence Day! I'm not really a huge 4th of July person, but I can recall great times with my family bar-b-quing, and launching fireworks...!!

This year, I'll spend with friends, and I'm looking forward to having a great time!

I must admit, that this post will be all over the place because my mind has many things it wants to write about. I spent a little time looking back over my previous posts, and I've realized a few things, 1) I'm nearing post 100, and 2) I've become so much more transparent through the years. Both excite me. Transparency is something that I'm not that good at. If you know me, I mean really know me, then I'll tell you anything, but it is extremely difficult for me to be transparent with others.

I am a very reserved, cautious, easy-going person who really doesn't like to 'lose control' by showing tons of emotion. Most of my friends cry so easily, and really know how to be in the moment....that is a struggle for me, but I secretly wish I could be just like them...shhh! I try, really I do, and I've gotten better. Hang in there with never know what God has in store for me!

I've been reading Proverbs, and it has always been one of my favorite books. It contains so much wisdom, and causes you to 'check yourself,' constantly! I LOVE THAT! Often times we think it's other people, and it's the man in the mirror...sorry shameless plug! I can't wait to see what God has for me at the end of the book. I know what I want Him to do for me, but we'll see!

Oh yeah, I had a late lunch at Cheesecake Factory today, and I tried a new flavor today.... Upside Down Pineapple...!!! Heaven on a plate...craziness, just GOOOODDDD!!! I hope they never get rid of this's definitely a keeper! I'm already planning my return trip...LOL!

I'll leave you with two things. My theme scripture, and a song that I just love! I love what the psalmist says in Psalm because really does want to talk to us. He wants to show us our purpose (more on that later), and have communion with us.

Psalm 27:8 "my heart has heard you say, 'come and talk with me.' And my heart responds, 'Lord, I am coming.'" This is the NLT version if you're wondering...I posted a few months back, and I was reminded tonight when He calls, and we answer, all is well...

The video: "Cover Me," by 21:03 in collaboration with Smokie Norful, J Moss, and my fave Fred Hammond!!! I LOVE THIS SONG!!!

Happy 4th!