Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

~FAITH FOR THE DAY


 

"The Lord looks into the heart."
(1 Samuel 16:7)
 
*Image was found on pinterest

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~SONG FOR THE DAY


 
 
 
"hello lovely people. my name is jillian and i want to make music forever and ever, even if its in coffee shops until i'm a cute, little old lady. i want to make you feel alright about life and lighten your load by telling you that we are all in really good hands. i also want to tell you some good news - that everything, everything - heartache and joy and sorrow and bad days and sunshine - it all pushes us onward to see that we are a lovely people made for lovely purposes. we are dearly, hugely, and personally loved."
 




I want to be a songbird
And I want to sit on the tallest branch
Of the tallest tree
And I want to sing lullabies
To Earth as she cries
I really want to try and make her laugh
I want to be a songbird

And I want to watch sunrise
With my love by my side
And I want to grow
And I want to learn
I want to fire
And I want to burn
I want to rise
And I want to fall
I want to run
And I want to crawl

I want to be a songbird

And I just want to try
To know how far and deep and wide
This love is that You give
Cause that's what it is to really live
To just try and look around
See You in our breaths
And hear You in our sounds
I want to be a songbird

Go through things that I need
Make me hurt, make me bleed
Cause I will rise and see the light
I'll pray my way through the night
And I want to be a songbird

And I want to sing lullabies
To Earth as she cries
I really want to try and make her laugh
How You made me laugh
You made me laugh
You made me laugh

Take the strings and the things
I use to tie me to the ground
Let them all be gone
I want to be a songbird
I want to be a songbird


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Jillian's website

Jillian on facebook

 
Jillian is a senior at Baylor University.  Here is an article about her on Baylor's alumni associations's website.

An interview with Jillian by Uproar Records, Baylor's student-run record label.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

~POESY FOR THE DAY


http://tryingeverythingtobeperfect.tumblr.com/


I came across this poem one night on tumblr, and I really love some the imagery in it...

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to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.

~Ellen Bass~

*Photion reblogged

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