becoming israel

music moves me: part 2
April 27, 2011, 4:07 pm
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We sing this Hillsong chorus at my church and it’s always been very powerful to me. It’s so simple, yet so huge.

in my life, be lifted high
in my world, be lifted high
in my love, be lifted high

It’s only 3 lines but the last one became my prayer to God – that the way I loved people, the way I loved myself and the way I chose to give my love to others would glorify the Lord. It impacted me so much, it became my third tattoo.


music moves me: part 1
April 25, 2011, 8:44 pm
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I’ve been wearing out the same albums over and over lately and it made me think about the songs that have been influential in my journey over the past 3 years.

The first and most important is Brooke Fraser’s “Shadowfeet.” I’ve mentioned before how peace-giving Brooke’s music has been and this song has always been my favorite and I found it at the beginning of this journey I’m on. Here are a few lines that stick out to me the most:

I am changing, less and less asleep, made of different stuff than when I began.

When the world is falling out from under me, I’ll be found in you, still standing.

This song was full of hope when I was hopeless. I can’t even count the number of times I drove with the windows down, blaring this song and singing as loud as I could with all the energy I could muster.