Caught my attention

19 03 2008

I was watching the movie “Facing the Giants” and a song caught my attention – I guess due to some things that have occurred the last week and some of the changes that my heart is desiring: The song is “Completely” – The Lyrics:

Completely

The secret of life is letting go
The secret of love is letting it show
In all that I do, in all that I say
Right here in this moment

The power of prayer
Is in the humble cry
The power of change
Is in giving my life
And laying down
Down at your feet
Right here in this moment

Take my heart, take my soul
I surrender everything to your control
And let all that is within lift up to you and say
I am yours and yours alone, completely

This journey of life, is a search for truth
This journey of faith, is following you
Every step of the way, through the joy and the pain
Right here in this moment

Take my heart, take my soul
I surrender everything to your control
And let all that is within lift up to you and say
I am yours and yours alone, completely

Right Here, Right Now
And for the rest of my life
Hear me say . . .

Take my heart, take my soul
I surrender everything to your control
And let all that is within lift up to you and say
I am yours and yours alone, completely

I am yours and yours alone, completely

***A great song and the cry of my heart right now***





Is this becoming to common? Is this becoming to accepted?

18 03 2008

Report: New York governor, wife

  

admit to past infidelities

Story Highlights

  • New York Gov. David Paterson reportedly told a newspaper of past infidelities
  • Paterson took office after Eliot Spitzer resigned amid escort service allegations
  • Paterson has been hailed as a politician of integrity

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. David Paterson, who took over the state’s top job Monday after Eliot Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal, has admitted he and his wife Michelle had affairs during a rough patch in their marriage several years ago, a newspaper reported.

Paterson told the Daily News that he maintained a relationship with another woman from 1999 until 2001. He and his wife eventually sought counseling and repaired their relationship.

The couple agreed to speak publicly about their marriage in response to rumors about Paterson’s personal life that have been swirling in Albany, New York, since Spitzer resigned, the Daily News reported Monday on its Web site.

Paterson rose from the lieutenant governor’s office after Spitzer resigned last week amid allegations that he hired a call girl from a high-priced escort service. It was a dramatic fall for Spitzer, who was elected with an overwhelming share of the vote and who had vowed to root out corruption at the state Capitol.

Federal prosecutors must still decide whether to pursue charges against Spitzer. The married father of three teenage girls was accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars on prostitutes — including one in Washington the night before Valentine’s Day.

After his inauguration Monday, Paterson and his wife, Michelle, acknowledged the relationships but did not go into details. VideoWatch Paterson being sworn in as governor »

“This was a marriage that appeared to be going sour at one point,” Paterson told the Daily News. “But I went to counseling and we decided we wanted to make it work. Michelle is well aware of what went on.”

Paterson said top government officials are bound to be under the microscope for their personal actions, especially considering the prostitution scandal.

“Like most marriages, you go through certain difficult periods,” Michelle Paterson said. “What’s important is for your kids to see you worked them out.”

The Patersons have two children, a 19-year-old student at Ithaca College who is from his wife’s previous marriage, and 14-year-old who attends public school in New York City.

Paterson has been hailed as a politician of integrity and a man who can build consensus in Albany after a tumultuous year under Spitzer.

 reprinted from CNN.com

My heart aches to see this.  I weep to see families torn apart and have to be put back together because of affairs.  This is another example of the relative nature of right and wrong in our culture.   

14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land

II Chronicles 7:14





Frustration

10 03 2008

I am really frustrated tonight…I don’t know if I am going to have to change several things in my life…

  • is this job where I want to be in 2,3,4 years down the road?
  • when will the jerks in my life stop and think how their actions impact others?

I am hurting tonight and God is my  refuge and strength a very present help in time of trouble.  I think of this verse as well – it is up on my cubicle at work – The name of the Lord is a strong tower the Godly run to it and are safe!

My family may not get things but I have a heavenly Father who is wild for me and loves me so much – I need to lean on his love – I need to be nourished by his love tonight. 
I have had so much discouragement lately and honestly I just hear God saying “Lean on me, Trust me.”  I will sustain you – I am the God who sees you right now in the midst of this heartache.  Let me rest in that…