Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I wandered out into the rain tonight. I didn't plan to stay. But the drops were touching my skin, and the sky was dark and warm. So I had to stand out for a while And let the rain wash away all of the tired and sad And all of the "I shoulds". And for a while it was just okay to be me. Better than okay. For I while I was greatly loved exactly the way I am. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

When I was alone, would you have been there?
When I was terrified, would you have held me?
When my world was falling apart, would you have helped hold me together?
When I needed someone, would you have been there?

When I couldn't find anything to love about myself, would you have loved me?
When I was in pain, would you have held me?
When I could barely remember my own name, would you have reminded me?
When I could hardly function, would you have helped me?

When I would smile during the day and cry every night, would you have held me?
When all I wanted to do was hide, would you have loved me?
When I looked haggard, old, and tired, would you have loved me?
When I was numb, would you have held me til I could feel again?

When I was sinking into myself, would you have helped me?
When I felt like a terrible person, would you have loved me?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Master the Tempest is Raging

Love this song! But couldn't find a good version on youtube. Love this talk also. The words of the song are the best part anyway. :) Feel like I've posted this before. Can't find it though. So maybe I just thought about posting it. Who knows! ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Went to the temple tonight with the boys. So nice! Needed it so bad! Was like getting to rest in heaven for a while. Felt like a vacation. Feel so much better! Worth all the effort to get there. Going to go again soon! :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Love this song! The words always help me so much! So here they are.

How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior, Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

In ev’ry condition—in sickness, in health, In poverty’s vale or abounding in wealth, At home or abroad, on the land or the sea— As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand, As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.

Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God and will still give thee aid. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous, Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o’erflow, For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, And sanctify to thee, and sanctify to thee, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply. The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design Thy dross to consume, thy dross to consume, Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

E’en down to old age, all my people shall prove My sov’reign, eternal, unchangeable love; And then, when gray hair shall their temples adorn, Like lambs shall they still, like lambs shall they still, Like lambs shall they still in my bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, I’ll never, no never, I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!

Text: Attr. to Robert Keen, ca. 1787. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835. Music: Attr. to J. Ellis, ca. 1889 Isaiah 41:10; 43:2–5 (Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85. How Firm a Foundation)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wowee Zowee! (Or however you spell that. ;)) Played therapist 90% of today. Let's see. I had 6 patients today. I need to get an office & start charging. LOL!! Good thing I'm doing good & haven't minded. I did want to be a therapist after all. It's just my lifestyle, not my career. ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Been doing very, very good. Happened to stumble on this while looking for something else. And since it's one of my all-time favorite hymns and an absolutely gorgeous arrangement, I wanted to share. :)