Monday, November 29, 2010


I read over half of the book yesterday. I think I am on page 90. I have so much to learn.

I got up at 5 am and knelt beside the bed to pray. I never do this. I prayed that God would change me. In the book, the stories were ones I could relate to. I found myself saying, "that's me" or "that's him" or "I've done that."

For many years I've prayed for God to soften my husband's heart and let him see his godly responsibilities in the family.

But the truth is, he is a good husband. He is a good provider. He is a good father.

I think I get lifestyle mixed up with spiritual issues often.

I've made so many mistakes in the last ten years. I want to start over. I want to change. Thank you Lord for loving me despite everything. Thank you for Your amazing grace.

Well the thing I find most amazing
In amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that's what love is all about
Brandon Heath

Father God,
Good morning. Thank you for letting me wake up on this earth another day to learn how to love You more and serve You. Help me to love others the way You love me, unconditionally.
Lord, bless my husband. Use me to make him happy, to meet his needs and to be the completer of his faith. Thank you, Lord, for my husband and for my marriage. Please give me more love for him each day. Help me become the woman that he wants me to be.
In Jesus name. AMEN

Psalm 130:4
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I hope that others can forgive me and see me as changing.

Brandon Heath has become one of my favorites.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Learning Each Day

I've started a new book. It is wonderful. It's a marriage book which will help me love my husband the way that God intended me to.

"A wife is fashioned by God to be complementary to her husband: to adapt and complete him. She is a balancing component in his life. Were he is weak, she is strong; where he lacks sensitivity, she is tender; where he is vulnerable, she is firm. And because a husband/wife team is structured to enhance each other's good points and supplement each other in areas of weakness, a wife can be her husband's greatest asset and aid. She can be used by God in unique, exciting, creative ways because she is suited to help him.

These verses teach me about attitude toward my husband.

Corinthians 10:31 (New International Version, ©2010)
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Philippians 4:11 (New International Version, ©2010)
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 (New International Version, ©2010)
16 Rejoice always,

James 4:10 (New International Version, ©2010)
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

1 Peter 3:15 (New International Version, ©2010)
15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

These verses teach me about actions toward my husband:

Psalm 37:8 (New International Version, ©2010)
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Psalm 130:4 (New International Version, ©2010)
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ

4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Proverbs 18:13 (New International Version, ©2010)
13 To answer before listening—
that is folly and shame.

1 Corinthians 9:19 (New International Version, ©2010)
19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

Galatians 6:2 (New International Version, ©2010)

2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ

Saturday, November 27, 2010


My sister doesn't like pictures. She is hopeful. She is talented. She is big-heart. She is BEAUTIFUL! I think she is wonderful. But God is VERY fond of her!

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Congratulations, Amanda!


FIVE A's and Three B's!

English - A

Social Studies - B

Pre-Algebra - B (Did you see that!? It a B...B...B!)

Science - B

Art - A

Music - A

Keyboarding (Typing our our generation) - A

Phys. Ed. - A

Monday, November 22, 2010

He's on our side

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Father God,
Good morning. Thank you for allowing us to wake again on this earth to learn how to glorify Your name and live like Christ. We want to not only give thanks to You but we want to live thanks for You. Please help us achieve this goal. It is too important to continue with our bondage. Break the chains. Free us. Help us love others like You love us. Soften our hearts and make them teachable. In Jesus Name, AMEN.

Click here for His Truth.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Live Thanks

"The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3

Today's service was called "Live Thanks" instead of "Give Thanks". It was awesome. I arrived a little early. As I pulled in the parking lot, I said "yea, I'm here. I love Jesus". Actually, I screamed it in my car.

For me, LTM is my stress reliever. It is my exhale. There was a movie that I saw in 1995 called "Waiting to Exhale". It was a chick flick about four women and relationships with men. It really has nothing to do with my topic except I think a lot of times we are going through life, waiting to exhale. We hold our breaths through so much...fear, uncertainty, awkwardness, sadness, etc.

Jesus is my deep breath and LTM is my exhale.

Anyway, today I had a break through. I did something that I have never done before. I stood up and spoke in to the microphone. The place was packed with well over a hundred people. Paul asked us to speak about thankfulness. He gave eleven topics about God and we were suppose to speak about one of them.

The topics are:

Marvelous Deeds

I stood up and asked the "bread man" Dave to hold my hand. I said "Strength because I have never spoke before and God has allowed me to do so. And Joy. Over the last two months when my days have been the darkest, God has given me Joy."

That's it. Those two tiny sentences but I did it!

But let's get back to God. It's not about me. It's all about God. We need to be giving thanks however we need to be moving to living thanks. "Our culture would love us to surrender the real reason by focusing on food, football, family, shopping, days off from work and school and sleeping in."

Thanksgiving is not just a day.

The first step is to stop the madness and stop the spending! Credit card debt has to STOP. And you might be agreeing because everyone else is but God sees it all. You can't pretend but you can try to. God did not create us for this. He created us to not just give thanks but to live thanks!

We need to not only live generously but we need to give generously.

Who is responsible to give thanks and live thanks? EVERYONE

When are we suppose to do this? DAY AFTER DAY

Where are we suppose to do this? AMONG THE NATIONS

Why are we suppose to do this? FOR GREAT IS THE LORD AND MOST WORTHY OF PRAISE

What and how are we suppose to do this? OFFERING (CARRY, LIFT, TAKE)

Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 1 Chronicles 16:28

Ascribe means to attribute to or give to. This requires action. Why do we feel like we can take, take, take and never give?!

Christ did it all. We don't earn brownie points but it is a gift and a sacrifice, an offering!

1 Chronicles 16:34-36

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting."

Cry out is a prayer of desperation. God rescues. Jesus saves.

Then Pastor Paul's 29 year old brother got up and spoke about how he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior on November 9th. I cried. I felt his enthusiasm. I understood his position. I could relate. He said he had thought that he was saved. He said he believed in Jesus Christ but he never received his forgiveness. He felt stuck for many years. But finally he cried out to the Lord (probably in desperation).

You can't just jump through and around Jesus. Jesus is the key. You have to receive Him. Once you put your faith into God for salvation, it is permanent. Nothing can snatch you from His hand. Being raised in a Christian home or going to church on Sunday doesn't mean you are received. You have to ask Him to come in to your heart.

If you have never done this, why not make today your birthday. All you have to do is pray. I'll even tell you the words, but I can't do it for you. If it was that simple, I would pray this prayer for everyone.

"I put my faith in Jesus. I want to be Your child. Forgive me for my sins. I receive Your forgiveness."

AND THAT'S IT. You don't have to continue saying this every day, every Sunday. You are HIS!

How awesome, incredible, amazing was service, because MY GOD is so awesome, incredible and amazing.

I left feeling so filled with the Spirit. The music on the way home was all the right songs for me to know that God is in control and watching over my life and yours. Click here to hear the Truth that I heard when I got in my car.

I then spent the next couple of hours on the couch watching Iron Chef and writing prayers in my journal. I am so thankful for my family. I am so thankful for my LTM family and I am so thankful for my Wee Care family. My heart is filled with JOY despite my circumstances.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Update on Dad

I was going to call this "quick update" but I already did that. Why is everything quick?

Dad came home yesterday afternoon. My mom was told that he was NOT being released by several people. Then the therapist said "the computer shows he has already been released". The nurse called the doctor and said that he was too weak according to the therapist and the order should be cancelled. The doctor said "what is the wife saying. I agree with the wife."

I had a call at 1:30, I think but they didn't get home until 3:30.

Dad had taken about six bites while in the hospital (four days). Of course he was weak. Mom wanted to get him home. He would be more comfortable and she would feed him.

There were a few errors made by the hospital. When he was brought in someone in the ER put in his chart that he had a seizure. He did not. Someone told my mother at 4 am that he was getting a room soon and sent her home. He did not. I think that because he could not communicate for the next 5 HOURS IN THE ER, and the seizure mix-up, the hospital put him on the stroke wing. He did not have a stroke. It was a fever caused by E. Coli. But because he was on that wing, all of his liquid was thickened. He wouldn't drink it! Would you?

If he had been on another wing, he might have been in a better frame of mind and would have eaten something.

I saw him last night. My brother thinks that this could be the beginning of the end. But only "God Know". I however don't feel that. I think that he is fully capable of getting stronger. He is shaky because the lack of nourishment for four days.

He has a cath. in place. He hates it of course. He opened his robe to show me. For a minute, I thought "what am I looking at?" Then I saw everything (and the cath.) Oh my! I guess you get to a certain age and it doesn't matter who you show what to.

Also, mom has called the attorney and he is drawing up papers to make her the power of attorney. The nurses and doctors didn't treat her very nice.

I am going over today with the children for a short visit. Then I don't know when I'll get back. The work week is always so busy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pressing On - quick update

Thankful Thursday, November 18, 2010
Correction: I said Acts. It's not Acts. It's Philippians:

Philippians 3:14 (New Living Translation)

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.” (Proverbs 17:22 NLT)

I haven't had a cheerful heart since Sunday. That is when I saw my dad. He looked so sick. I was so sad for my mom who is just sick with worry. The tears filled my eyes as she talked about her fears. My heart has been heavy since. I put on a cheerful face in hopes that my heart will follow but this is the third morning that I have woke not feeling it.

Marvelous Monday was pretty good, but then something happened and I ended up in tears. I thought to myself, "it's been a long time since I cried like this. I guess I am getting stronger in Christ." I put on my happy face and made it through the meeting but was in bed before 8:30 pm.

Yesterday was very tough and I went to bed in tears. My day started at 5:25. I was having a Terrific Tuesday until about 10 am when I got a call from the school nurse.

Amanda was running a fever. She was at the doctors on November 5th. She had been coughing for about a week. She has been on amoxicillin and azithromycin, for the last ten days. Monday night the pediatricians office told me to try zyrtec (but gave her the generic for claritin because Redners didn't carry it). She spiked the fever the next day. So now she is on augmenten. They are horse pills. I am crushing them so she can take them with apple sauce. Her ears are fine. Her throat...fine. Her lungs...fine. But she is coughing and coughing and coughing. Now a fever.

I spent 2 hours and 20 minutes running around yesterday. I returned to the Good Apples eating lunch and just in time to put them down for a nap. Then I went to a meeting. After I picked up Daniel, I went to the hospital to visit Dad.

He has a blood infection called E.Coli, but not intestinal. It's not from eating bad food or touching a cow and putting his hand in his mouth (Jeannette's example, LOL). The doctors are trying to figure out how he got it so they can prevent it from happening. In the mean time, the aneurysm continues to grow. There are actually three of them.

After leaving the hospital, I call home to find out that my love is sick and he is going to skip cub scouts. I remind him that we are the snack parents and I would take Daniel. I swing by Redners to pick up juice boxes and we make it there only minutes late.

So my long day was...long. I went to bed with Satan beating me up. I was having quite the pity party. Then I woke up and it continued.

But it's Wednesday's with Beth on Life Today. I started watching it and right away knew it was a repeat. Not by the subject matter but by Beth's clothes. LOL. I watched it anyway. Heck, I got up at 5:18, I guess God wants me to watch it again.

It was the one about "pressing on". We are in a race. BUT...we need need to be in a chase. When you are in a chase, you are chasing after someone. That someone is Christ Jesus. I need to press on. I need to press on. I need to press on.

Pressing on is not going through the motions. I will read Acts again. And I will read it again. I will read it as many times as I need to in order to press on. I will go back and figure out where the bondage lies. I will break free.

Please pray for Dad but also pray for me. Thank you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big John

In October of 1995, my dad had an aneurysm rupture in his abdomen. The doctors gave him 1% chance of surviving the surgery. He beat those odds.

We were told in the middle of the surgery, that his legs would be amputated. He beat those odds.

We were told that they would have to amputate just one leg. He beat those odds.

We were told that he was going to be on dialysis for the rest of his life. After 45 days, he beat those odds.

This is a man of many miracles. God continues to bless him. In 2004, another aneurysm was discovered in his abdomen. The doctors have been watching it grow. It is now at the dangerous size of 6 cm. The surgeon gave him the option of doing nothing or having surgery. If he chooses to do nothing, then it would eventually rupture and he would bleed out, as it is on a main artery to the one and only kidney. If he had the surgery, there was no guarantee that he was going to survive it. Also, the kidney most likely would not make it, leaving him on dialysis for the rest of his life. After 1st deciding not to have surgery, he was persuaded to have the surgery. Only to later find out that his kidney doctor would be the one to strongly disagree with this decision. He would most definitely not survive since he only had one surgery.

It was three weeks of stress on my parents, going back and forth with "what should we do". My dad said two words that just stuck in my head "God Know" (God knows). He had several strokes in 2006 and his speech is not there most days. So no surgery, but my parents now live with the knowledge that the time bomb is ticking away in his abdomen, waiting to rupture.

What now? GOD KNOW.

I went to visit my dad yesterday. He was running a fever and had thrown up. Right before I got there, he fell and cut his hand. He was in bed. He looked terrible. In 1995 right before the aneurysm ruptured, mom and dad thought he had the flu. So of course that is on my mind as well as my mom's. She is a wreck with worry. I prayed for him (holding his hand)and then he slept the two hours I was there. He was awake when we left. Please pray for God to comfort them and take away their worry.

This is the BibleGateway verse "Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight."- Psalm 119:143

Yes, God Know!
I woke this morning not in my usual Marvelous Monday Mood. Please pray for me too. I am having "a feeling" that I am not too fond of right now. Thanks you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

Click here to hear the song that goes along with the above verse.

I work at the best "day care" in the entire world. It's actually called an early learning center but of course no one calls it that. We are a Christian center in the LTM building where I attend Sunday service often. The philosophy is Fruit of the Spirit. Every child will eventually learn their ABC's and 123's but who will teach them gentleness, peace, patience, love, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control? We will, that's who!

I LOVE MY JOB. It's funny but I don't think it's a job most days. It is exhausting pretty much every day but that's just life. Today I sat and watched as two of the Good Apples glued little pieces of scrap paper on their "Scrappy Scarecrow". It was adorable. The pants I wore today has a lovely little (getting bigger) hole on the right knee. It's from too much crawling around on the floor. I'm not complaining because these such mentioned pants are fitting a little tight (thank you Cherry pie from Rohrbach Farm) and will need to be retired soon anyway.

I GET EXCITED TO GO TO WEE CARE. Do you get excited to go to your place of business each day? I have to be there by 8:00. I live approximately four minutes from the building, maybe a mile and a half. I start vibrating at 7:20 if we are not headed out of the house. OK, I do have an unhealthy relationship with time. I have removed the clock from the kitchen wall and set the microwave and stove clocks to read five minutes fast. It's my coping mechanism but I am BREAKING FREE with Beth Moore every Thursday nights (another post on that progress at a later date). I usually arrive at work about 7:30. It's like a big exhale when I get there. It's my break from life. I guess to most people that sounds odd. Who calls hanging with 13 three year old boys (and 4 girls) "a break"? Just crazy me. Yep, call me crazy. I've been called worse.

COULD MY JOB GET ANY BETTER? Some days I wonder that. And then it happened. Yes. It happened. On Wednesday, the preschool side of the building (ages 3-6) attended Chapel. To describe the experience in one word, I would have to say AMAZING. The Good Apples arrived first (because I have time issues and can't be late...BREAKING FREE) and sat in the first row. Then the Kind Coconuts and the Self-Controlled Star fruit followed shortly after.

THE CHILDREN LOVED IT! Pastor Paul and Pastor Steve (who was very funny) led the mini-service. We learned a verse with hand motions. We heard a bible story AND we sang two songs. The children were engaged. They participated and had a great time. I sat on the floor in front of three of the more challenging boys. The one little guy looked at me and said "you love God". I smiled and my heart was just so filled with love. I DO! I said. Then he pointed and said "Your book". It was a black Bible like I have in the classroom. The three wanted to jump up on stage and play the bongos but they had self-control, because I sat in front of them.

Miss Carolyn and I had a great time. We both agreed that Chapel should be EVERY DAY. We can't wait until December 22 to do it again (but we will be patient if we must). Today, the Good Apples practiced Psalm 118:1 again. Children are little sponges and are already learning it.

I am so blessed to be in a place that I love, working for people I love, teaching about Jesus every day (who I LOVE) and getting paid for playing LEGOS too. (Sorry, I had to add that part since I now have to buy a new pair of pants.)

Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Desire

Each morning I share the Word with a friend. I send a prayer and a song. Each morning God gives me a song in my heart. This morning, I typed the prayer. I copied the verse and....I had nothing in my heart. So I went to the Klove site and saw "There will be a day" by Jeremy Camp. OK, I thought. Good enough. I went to youtube and clicked on it. Then on the left side of the screen, (actually, it's the right side), I saw the words "My Desire" by Jeremy Camp. Hmm? I don't know that song. I clicked on it. Oh how beautiful it is when the Holy Spirit leads us exactly to the words that you need to hear and share.

Click here to listen.

You want to be real, you want to be empty inside
You want to be someone laying down your pride
You want to be someone someday
Then lay it all down before the king

You want to be whole, you want to have purpose inside
You want to have virtue and purify your mind

You want to be set free today
Then lay it all down before the king

This is my desire, this is my return
This is my desire to be used by you

You want to be real, you want to be empty inside
And I know my heart is to feel you near
And I know my life
It's to do your will
It's to do your will

All my life I have seen
Where you've take me
Beyond all I have hoped
And there's more left unseen

There's not much I can do to repay all you've done
So I give my hands to use

The K-LOVE Encouraging Word for Wednesday, 10 November 2010:
Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
(Romans 12:18 NLT)


Living Life:

Life is not a race - but indeed a journey. Be Honest. Work Hard. Be Choosy. Say "thank you" and "great job" to someone each day. Go to church, take time for prayer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper. Love your life and what you've been given. It is not accidental - search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you inspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself ~ Plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you've been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment.

I saw this in a catalog, which reads "...this earthy print by artist Bonnie L. Mohr...". I am not sure if she wrote this. But I am always looking to give credit where credit is due.

Monday, November 8, 2010

It is well with my soul

I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts. Isaiah 57:15

Click here. How can you not be encouraged when you hear this story? It makes my worries seem so little.

When peace like a river attendeth my soul
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul...
You can tell someone you love 'em
From the bottom of your heart
And believe that it's the truest thing you've known
And even if you never break the promises you make
The river's gonna keep on rolling on

And if you haven't got a dollar
Not a penny to your name
Somebody's gonna miss you when you're gone
And even if you never find
Just A Little Peace of Mind
The river's gonna keep on rolling on

Keep on rollin' to the ocean
Keep on rollin' to the sea
Keep on rollin' 'till the love we need
Washes over you and me

God's love is like a river
At every turn and every bend
And faith in Him will turn your heart around
'Cause even though we sin,
There's forgiveness in the end
And the river's gonna keep on rollin' on

Keep on rollin' to the ocean
Keep on rollin' to the sea
Keep on rollin' 'till the love we need
Washes over you and me
Keep on rollin' 'till the love we need
Washes over you and me...
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Father God,
Thank you for stories like this that remind us that Your love is ever so faithful. That no matter what happens in our lives, no matter how crushed our spirit is, it is well with my soul. You will never leave me. You will give me courage to go on. You will pull me out of the pit and place my feet on the rock. I praise You in all I do and all I say. In Jesus name, AMEN.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Walk to Defeat ALS - 2010

Ray's Hope was formed in November of 2005. It was the same year that Ray Gould was diagnosed at the age of 34 with ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Five years ago I didn't even know what the disease was. Now I can spell the words without using spell check.

When you are having a bad day, please go to the ALS website and educate yourself on this disease. It puts life in perspective in an instant!

We had a beautiful morning. The walk started at 11 am. We arrived around 10. It was brisk but sunny. Over four thousand walkers came out to support The ALS Association to either honor or remember a loved one stricken by this disease. The walk raised over a half a million dollars ($520,000 to be exact). Our team raised $4,200!

There was hot beverages, cold beverages, donuts, bananas, potato chips and Kandy Kakes! The walk was 2 miles. Daniel couldn't make it the whole way, so we took a short cut and crossed the street. We met up with the team and finished strong. Then there was a dance party.

Do you have a charity you are involved with? We did not choose this one. It chose us. We will continue to support The ALS Association and walk until a cure is found BECAUSE WE CAN!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Meal Planning

Cheesy Hash Browns
Serves 8-10

1 package shredded hash browns
1 can of cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
¾ cup sour cream
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup butter, melted

1.5 cups corn flakes, crushed
2 TB butter

My version
almost 1 package
1 can cream of mushroom soup
¼ cup muenster cheese
2 TB sour cream
No Onions
No Butter
3 slices of ham, diced

2 pieces of white bread crumbs
2 TB butter
¼ cup parmesan cheese

Bake at 350 degrees (with nonstick cooking spray) for 45 minutes or until hash brown are tender.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


"Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives." - Henri Nouwen

Monday, November 1, 2010

Marvelous Monday

“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” (Proverbs 17:17 NLT)

Father God,
Thank you for this beautiful morning. The chill in the air is more than some of us can bear. But it is a reminder of the changing seasons in our lives. You take us to the extremes. But You never take Your eyes off of us. You warm us in our bitterness. You let us curl up in Your always loving embrace. Thank you for Your gentleness. Help us have gentle souls.

Please empty our hearts. Soften them. Show us how to be more like Your son, Jesus.

We stand with arms high and hearts abandoned in awe of the one who gave it all. Our souls Lord are surrendered. All we are is Yours.
In Your precious Son's name. AMEN.

Click here now to listen to another song that God placed in my day yesterday.

Hillsong United - I'll Stand/The Stand

You stood before creation.
Eternity within Your hand.
You spoke the earth into motion.
My soul now to stand.

You stood before my failure,
Carried the Cross for my shame.
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders.
My soul now to stand.

So what can I say.
What can I do.
But offer this heart O God,
Completely to You.

So I'll walk upon salvation.
Your Spirit alive in me.
This life to declare Your promise.
My soul now to stand.

So what can I say.
What can I do.
But offer this heart O God,
Completely to You.

So I'll stand,
With arms high and heart abandoned,
In awe of the One who gave it all.

So I'll stand.
My soul Lord to You surrendered.
All I am is Yours.