Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Born in Bethlehem

Baby Jesus, born in a stable
Humble Savior’s birth
You left Your throne in Heaven above
To live here on the earth

Baby Jesus, lying in a manger
Crying for the world
The angels told the shepherds
Of the good news for us all

Hallelujah, the King is here
Given for all men
For today the holy son of God
Is born in Bethlehem

Come now sinners and you saints
All peasants and all kings
And bow before the earth’s redeemer
Let all voices sing

Hallelujah, the King is here
Given for all men
For today the holy son of God
Is born in Bethlehem

Hallelujah, the King is here
Given for all men
For today the holy son of God
Is born in Bethlehem

Baby Jesus, do You know
You’ll die for all our sins?
Don’t be afraid for in three days
You will rise again, You will rise again

Hallelujah, the King is here
Given for all men
For today the holy son of God
Is born in Bethlehem

Hallelujah, the King is here
Given for all men
For today the holy son of God
Is born in Bethlehem
For today the holy son of God
Is born in Bethlehem, born in Bethlehem

There’s A Better Life

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Chain Breaker

If you’re been walking the same old road for miles and miles
If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies
If you’re trying to fill the same old holes inside
There’s a better life, there’s a better life

If you’ve got pain, He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost, He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving, He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you got chains, He’s a chain breaker

We’ve all searched for the light of day in the dead of night
We’ve all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight
We’ve all run to things we know just ain’t right
When there’s a better life, there’s a better life

If you’ve got pain, He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost, He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving, He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you got chains, He’s a chain breaker

If you believe it, if you receive it
If you can feel it, somebody testify
If you believe it, if you receive it
If you can feel it, somebody testify, testify
If you believe it, if you receive it
If you can feel it, somebody testify

If you’ve got pain, He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost, He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving, He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you got chains, He’s a chain breaker

If you need freedom or saving, He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you got chains, He’s a chain breaker

 

Until I Learned…

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I didn’t write this poem, but it touched my heart. How true it is that when things are going well we often forget to thank God for all he blesses us with, but when things are hard he’s the first one we expect to fix our problems and make things good again. If we never faced hardship would we ever remember the most precious gift we could ever wish to receive?

 

 

Never Forgotten

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Stars

You spoke a word and life began
Told oceans where to start and where to end
You set in motion time and space
But still you come and you call to me by name
Still you come and you call to me by nameIf you can hold the stars in place
You can hold my heart the same
Whenever I fall away
Whenever I start to break
So here I am, lifting up my heart
To the one who holds the stars

The deepest depths, the darkest nights
Can’t separate, can’t keep me from your sight
I get so lost, forget my way
But still you love and you don’t forget my name

If you can hold the stars in place
You can hold my heart the same
Whenever I fall away
Whenever I start to break
So here I am, lifting up my heart
If you can calm the raging sea
You can calm the storm in me
You’re never too far away
You never show up too late
So here I am, lifting up my heart
To the one who holds the stars

Your love has called my name
What do I have to fear?
What do I have to fear?
Your love has called my name
What do I have to fear?
What do I have to fear?

If you can hold the stars in place
You can hold my heart the same
Whenever I fall away
Whenever I start to break
So here I am, lifting up my heart
(Lifting up my heart)
If you can calm the raging sea
You can calm the storm in me
You’re never too far away
You never show up too late
So here I am, lifting up my heart
To the one who holds the stars

You’re the one who holds the stars

Let Your Requests Be Made Known To God

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Pray About Everything

Time is tight and money’s short
River’s up and the weather man he’s calling for another storm
Pressure’s on, margin’s thin
Gotta figure out a fix for this awful fix I’m in

Oh mama, what am I gonna do?
And she said, “Child, there’s only one thing you can do

Don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Let it go see what tomorrow brings
Don’t worry ’bout nothing
Pray about everything

Love is blind, fate don’t care
Lose your grip and your balloons go sailing off into the air

Oh mama, what am I gonna do?
And she said child there’s only one thing you can do

Don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Just let it go see what tomorrow brings
Don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Pray about everything
Hey, pray about everything

Oh, take a walk, take a breath, aw, give it all a rest
Take a cane pole to the fishin’ hole and catch a couple a fish
And just like that, toss ’em back and make a little wish
Pray about everything

Well don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Just let it go see what tomorrow brings
Don’t worry about it, stress about it, fret about it

No, don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Hey, let it go see what tomorrow brings
Don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Pray about everything
Yeah, pray about everything
Pray

 

 

 

 

Throwing my arms wide and casting my cares

Matthew 6:25-27 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

Cast My Cares

When fear feels bigger than my faith
And struggles steals my breath away
When my back pressed up against the wall
With the weight of my worries stacked up tall
You’re strong enough to hold it all

I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul

This war’s not what I would have chosen
But you see the future no one knows yet
And you’re still good when I can’t
See the working of your hands
You’re holding it all

I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul

I’m finding there’s freedom,
When I lay it all on your shoulders

Cast my cares I will, cast my cares I will, cast my cares on you
Cast my cares I will, cast my cares I will, cast my cares on you
Cast my cares I will, cast my cares I will, cast my cares on you

I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul

I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul

Cast my cares I will, cast my cares I will, cast my cares on you