Thursday, March 28, 2013

Needtobreathe | Garden



With Easter coming up this weekend, I am reminded of this song by Needtobreathe, called Garden, which portrays an intimate prayer between God and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Jesus knows his death is near and his soul is overwhelmed with sorrow.  He is troubled and distressed with what his father is asking him to do - asking him to die a gruesome death for undeserving sinners like me.  He earnestly prays to God, asking him to take this cup from him, while simultaneously acknowledging that above his own desire, he desires to do his father's will - to give his life for you and me.

This song portrays Jesus in that moment of distress and sorrow, yet through the anguish, he fulfills God's will and his purpose living on earth.  His death pays the price for our sins and saves our souls.  The ultimate sacrifice.

I love how the artist of this song not only portrays the struggle Jesus is dealing with in his heart and the desire to do God's will, but also the way the artist draws a parallel to my heart and the way I want to have a heart after God. This example of love and sacrifice shown by God, makes me want to do God's will and I want my heart to always be after him.

Lyrics to Garden:

Won't you take this cup from me
Cause fear has stolen all my sleep 
If tomorrow means my death
I pray you'll save their souls with it

Let the songs I sing
Bring joy to you
Let the words I say profess my love
Let the notes I choose
Be your favorite tune
Father let my heart be after you

In this hour of doubt I see
But who I am is not just me
So give me strength to die myself
So love can live to tell the tale

Let the songs I sing
Bring joy to you
Let the words I say profess my love
Let the notes I choose
Be your favorite tune
Father let my heart be after you

Father let my heart be...
For you

Let the songs I sing
Bring joy to you
Let the words I say profess my love
Let the notes I choose
Be your favorite tune
Father let my heart be after you

Friday, March 22, 2013

brother/sister comparison | 6 months

Jada and Kaiden at 6 months:

Jada is starting to look a little different than brother... and way more girly.

Monday, March 18, 2013

jada | 6 months


Our little sweetie pie is half a year old already.  She's weighing in at 16 pounds, 6 oz. (62nd percentile) and is 27 1/2 inches tall (96th percentile).  Her latest accomplishment is sitting up by herself.  However, she still cannot roll from her tummy to her back.  She still continues to roll to her tummy and then gets stuck and screams until someone helps her back onto her back.

After about a month and a half of trying cereal, she is finally liking it and and prefers oatmeal over rice cereal.  Kaiden is always sure to sit at the table with us when I feed Jada her cereal.  He's always sure to encourage Jada to eat her cereal (although he'll tell you it tastes like a cardboard box...just don't tell Jada).  Such a good big brother.

She has discovered her feet and if she's lying on the floor, you'll probably find her folded in half, attempting to get her foot in her mouth.  She also is fascinated by watching her brother.  He will do goofy things to make her laugh.  He's pretty much the only one who makes her full out giggle.  It's the sweetest thing.