Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

I Don't Want To Lose My Soul



Fine Art America: Young Artist Painting by John Lautermilch


Photo: Johan Spanner for The New York Times

With Fixtures of War as Their Canvas, Muralists Add Beauty to ...
Aug 11, 2007 ... With Fixtures of War as Their Canvas, Muralists Add Beauty to Baghdad. An artist painting a blast wall on Abu Nawas Street in Baghdad, part of a city program to come to terms with the slabs of concrete that have sprouted across the city.






Lose My Soul (EMI)
TobyMac with Kirk Franklin, and Mandisa


Father God, I am clay in your hands
Help me to stay that way through all life's demands
'Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me
And every little thing I make up my mind to be
Like I'm gonna be a daddy whose in the mix
And I'm gonna be a husband who stays legit
And I pray that I'm an artist who rises above
The road that is wide and filled with self love
Everything that I see draws me
Though it's only in You that I can truly see that its a feast for the eyes- a low blow to purpose

And I'm a little kid at a three ring circus

Chorus
I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don't wanna walk away let me hear the people say

Verse 2
The paparazzi flashes and that they think that it's you
But they don't know that who you are is not what you do
True, we get it twisted when we peak at the charts
You before we part from the start where's your heart?
You a pimp, hustler?
Tell me what's your title

America has no more stars now we call them idols
You sit idle While we teach prosperity
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me
We're free...
Not because of 22's on the range
But Christ came in range we said yes now we changed
Not the same even though I made a fall
since I got that call no more Saul now I'm Paul

I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don't wanna walk away let me hear the people say

Verse 3
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
It's hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity

I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don't wanna walk away let me hear the people say

Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world that fight for our love and our passion as our eyes are open wide and on you
Grant us the priviledge of your wealth and may your kingdom be what wakes us up and lays us down

Sabtu, 28 Agustus 2010

Dancing Freely



"Ballet Shoes"
Originally produced for Granada Television for the BBC.

Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other." ~George Borodin

"Your love for yourself is only shown when you are dancing freely."




Skywater Images Warmhearted Wedding Photography by Bruce and Associates

"Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy." ~Jaques D'ambroise

"Life is a dance, from one stage to the next."







This song by Joanne Hogg can be found on her "Personal" album.
God can move in our hearts during the quiet times we spend with Him. We may even dance...

Psalm 30
For the dedication of the temple. Of David.

I will exalt you, O LORD,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
O LORD my God, I called to you for help
and you healed me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the grave ;
you spared me from going down into the pit.

Sing to the LORD, you saints of his;
praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said,
"I will never be shaken."
O LORD, when you favored me,
you made my mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.

To you, O LORD, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
"What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;
O LORD, be my help."
You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.