Sunday, December 8, 2013

Faith Song

 The second Sunday in Advent.  Little by little, we're getting festive.  We went to the grocery store after dinner and I found bouquets of greens for the entry way posts.  I like to tie greens and other "stuff" together for a nice holiday welcome.
I'm joining Floss and other thoughtful bloggers for A Pause in Advent, by the way.

 It's been snowing this morning and the white is so bright and cheery!

 Fruits make happy ornaments and the stickers I bought a while ago look fun on the stairs.

 A thoughtful blog (and real life) friend sent me some English Luxury Clotted Cream!  Who shall I invite to THIS tea party?  Hmmmm.
 I'm not sure what animal is tracking up our back yard.  Maybe it's a fox (we've seen them!) or it could be a bunny.  We've had racoons, too!
This morning I read Jesus Calling, Bible Gateway, Ann Voskamp's Advent book, but what has been bumping around in my mind is a song that was and has been absolutely crucial in my journey to Jesus.
I learned it when I was around the age my students are now, eleven or twelve.  I was at summer church camp and we sang "He's Everything to Me" around a smoky camp fire, very close to a gorgeous lake. It nourishes my heart all these years later.

He's Everything to Me

In the stars His handiwork I see
On the winds He speaks with majesty
Though He ruleth over land and see
What is that to me?

I will celebrate Nativity, for it has a place in history
Sure He came to set His people free
What is that to me?

Until by faith I met Him face to face
And I felt the wonder of His grace
And I knew that He was more than just
 a God who didn't care, who lived way way up 

And now He walks beside me day by day
Ever watching over me lest I stray
Helping me to find the narrow way
He's EVERYTHING to me.

Peace to you.


Betty said...

Even though I can't hear the tune - the words are strong and loud! I like your song. Betty

magsmcc said...

This is a very good song. Every day. The boys and I have just been writing a prayer to say together at this evening's family service. Holy Spirit, remind us and help us to carry Christmas in our hearts every day. Remind us and help us to live out Jesus every day. Amen. (Also very impressed with cleanliness of the stairs, as well as the cheerfulness!)

Aisling said...

I learned that song as a child too, Pom Pom. I used to have it in a small "camp song" book. I will have to look and see if I still have it. It is "stuck in my head" now, for sure. :)

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I can smell the pine from here, such festive shots and beautiful words Pom Pom xx

Pooch said...

...and peace to you.


wayside wanderer said...

The snow covered trees are just breathtaking. Those trees look like they were meant for snow. Grace and peace, Leslie

Nancy McCarroll said...

Wish I could hear you sing that song!

Sue McPeak said...

Oh, your winter is pretty. Ours is slushy, muddy and icy. Crazy Texas Mother Nature. I remember your Faith Song...sweet. I'm off to have some warm Christmas Tea...mmmmmgood.

Serenata said...

A lovely Pause post and it is all looking very festive indeed, especially with the snow.

My Pause will be coming tomorrow...

Kezzie said...

Thatis a beautiful song. I don't know it. DO you know what hymn book or carol book I could find it in?x

Jeannette said...

The trail of footprints of musical notes and tender words is certainly a discernible path through your lifeline...and such an age related touchstone must help you to identify with the young people in your charge...a whole 'nother lovely walk through the wintery woods.

Kit said...

Oh my how I love those stickers going up your stairs...LOL And your sentiments. Lovely. Kit

Lisa Richards said...

I remember that song well from a little church I went to when I was younger.

I love the colorful stickers on your stairs!

Praying for peaceful, Spirit-led thoughts for you and yours this Advent!

Farm Girl said...

What a lovely day. I love hearing about your life when you were young. I bet you were such a cutie pie.
I wish I had known you then.
I love all of your photos. I love all of your snow too.
I hope it is a lovely week for you.

GretchenJoanna said...

I too learned that song at a camp by a lake! I haven't heard it in a long time, and it didn't come to mind even when I saw His handiwork in the stars so many times in the last years. Thank you for the reminder, PomPom!! (my camp was at Hume Lake)

libbyquilter said...

the oranges have made my mouth water. they look so very pretty and i can only imagine that they taste sweet, sweet, sweet.

love your holly jolly staircase~!

wishing you a good week Pom Pom.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I remember that song from youth group way, way back in the day.

I love your decorations! Your stairs in particular look mighty festive!


Sherry said...

I remember singing that song as a teenager, haven't thought of it in years! What great words.

Love your happy post. Thanks for sharing your snow pictures too. All we're getting in our part of Alabama right now is rain, rain, rain, with a little thunder and lightening thrown in. Hope you have a happy week!

Anne said...

Love the song....and the Advent wreath with the cute little angel. Such a sweet post!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos. It's so cold I can hardly type but reading your blog makes me warm inside. Thanks for always sharing some insight and cheer.

Gumbo Lily said...

What a treasured song. I love your happy decorating for the Season. Did you have tea yet and scones?