Happy Easter my friends. Chew on this song for a year or two.

Wonderful, merciful Savior

Precious Redeemer and Friend.

Who would've thought that a lamb could

Rescue the souls of men?

Oh, You rescue the souls of men.

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper

Spirit we long to embrace,

You offer hope when our hearts have

Hopelessly lost the way.

Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way.

You are the One that we praise.

You are the One we adore.

You give the healing and grace our

Hearts always hunger for.

Oh, our hearts always hunger for.

Almighty Infinite Father.

Faithfully loving your own,

Here in our weakness you find us

Falling before Your throne.

Oh, we're falling before Your throne.

You are the One that we praise.

You are the One we adore.

You give the healing and grace our

Hearts always hunger for.

Oh, our hearts always hunger for.


Last night I went with Pam, Jen, and Rommel to the Bread of Stone/VOTA/Decemberadio/newsboys concert!!! We took our seats in the balcony and got ready for da show! Bread of Stone was up first, and they were pretty great! My reputation will be ruined if you listen to their stuff on iTunes, but they were TONS better live!!!!!! They were one of the loudest bands with lotsa guitar and hot drumming! So when they get a LIVE cd, buy that one:) But check them out and see what you think!

THEN.... VOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were amazing!!!! They sang Alright, Hard to Believe, Honestly, and Free to Fail - basically all the songs I had hoped they would sing!!! I was so excited!!! You can download a special album of theirs for free at http://www.peoplescitymission.com/ As Rommel pointed out, we could've gone home right then and I would've been satisfied, but Decemberadio was up next!!! They sang a couple new songs, Everlasting God (pleasant surprise) and even some hymns! They set the focus for some great worship time coming up after the intermission when... MICHAEL TAIT comes up as the new lead singer for newsboys!!! I knew he would be doing this, but I wasn't expecting it so soon! The crowd went nuts (like newsboys was the main attraction of the night or something:P) and the newsboys were magnificent!!!!!!!!!!! Michael Tait did a great job, and since he's Michael Tait, they sang Colored People and In the Light!!!! Since I still call DC Talk one of my favorite bands, I was insanely happy. As the Newsboys they sang their good ones like I am Free, Breakfast, Something Beautiful, Shine, and the like. They did some worship time with Blessed Be the Name and I think Amazing Grace and some other great ones that made everyone praise God. It was really amazing - worshiping God with a zillion other people I didn't even know!
After the show was over we rushed down to try to get to VOTA first. Failed miserably, but I worked my way through the free download crowd to say hey and get them to sign the little poster I made. I had earlier made an "I heart VOTA" shirt that I was wearing and they said, "No way!" "You made yourself a shirt?" "It's our first fan!":P They signed my poster and made some video of me with their phone! Then when we found our camera holder we went back and they signed my shirt and we got a picture!!! I'm still in estcasy:) Actually the lead singer didn't just SIGNATURE the shirt, he actually wrote his nickname (Bry) with a little smiley face, as I discovered later:D

Didn't take long to get a picture with Decemberadio either:D They were real nice and complimented my little homemade poster while signing:)

It was a superfun night! Thank you to Pam and Jen and Rommel for taking me and thank you to God for inventing concerts, since they are the awesomest things in the world!!!:D

Me with VOTA (Supercool!!!!!!!!)

Me with Decemberadio (Cool!!!)

Blessed be the Name of the LORD

Everybody please pray for Toria and her family. God took their baby to heaven with him. I'm praying for you girl, and I know how you feel. Can't wait to meet these babies in heaven!

Lovely traces
I can sense you in everything
The way that you move me
Takes me far away
I seek no escape
I’m dreaming through your eyes
I am wandering through your mind
I’m overtaken by the way that you deliver me
I’m transcended
There’s no place I’d rather be
Than here in heaven
Without you I’m incomplete
It’s hopeless
You consume me, you consume me
Like a burning flame running through my veins
You consume me
moving through me
Anytime, anyplace you invade my space
You consume me, you consume me
Wholly devoted
I immerse myself in you
Baptize me in your love
Cause drowning in the thought of you
Floods my soul
I’m taken by the things you do
God, you know
It doesn’t matter what I lose
I’m yours
You consume me, you consume me
Like a burning flame running through my veins
You consume me
moving through me
Anytime, anyplace you invade my space
You consume me, you consume me
I am in your hands
Under your command
Like a puppet on a string
I am willing to
Put my faith in you
So before the world I sing
You consume me, you consume me
Burning flame, through my veins
You consume me moving through me
Anytime, anyplace you invade my space
You consume me
I am consumed, I’m consumed with you
There’s no other way I can fly
It’s you and I, you and I
There’s no other way I can fly
It’s you and I, you and I

Aim at nothing - hit it every time/It's gonna be.....alright/Everything about You.... it takes my breath away

If you find my face, I'll be surprised. It was COMPLETELY ROCKED OFF last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We went to a CONCERT!!!!!!!!!!! It was the most fun possible!!!!!!!!! The Who's and Whats? Glad you asked!!!!

Yeah. Sweetness. Dad took Lane, Sticks, Lou, and me to the Mr. Biggs place for this funnity!!!!! Of course, we're early, just like I like. Lou and I ran up to the stage so we could stand right there. And we did, man. Through the whole concert the microphone was parked right in front of the leaning-on-the-stage me so I was pretty much looking up the singers nose getting sprayed by all the spit - yeas really. It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

So Dad says WILLET is the opening band. Right now, you should be thinking, WILLET????? WHO ON EARTH?!?!?! That's what I thought. They were formerly known as CLEARVIEW, and Dad had looked into them a little and said they were pretty darn good heavy metal - kinda like RED. So I was looking forward to liking them. We're standing up there (RIGHT UP FRONT) and they come out AND ROCK THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! 3 brothers: Jeremy, Justin, and Jordan Willet with the ages of 23, 19, and 16. They were SO GREAT!!! I was mesmerized. Guys and Gals, buy their stuff - at least give them a listen, they're wonderful!!! Jazzy, you'll love em. They also have HUGE hearts for God and the children in Africa!!! We're now sponsoring a little boy there. Check out this link for more details on how you can do that yourself. Jeremy (lead singer) gave me and Lane the hand squeeze thing during the concert - just us. Made me happy and I swiped his water bottle he'd been sipping during guitar solos!!! When they were cleaning up afterward I asked Jeremy (I was RIGHT IN FRONT and he was up there about his business) if I could keep it and he said it was all mine. I said, "So neat that yall are all brothers!!!" He said, "Yup! All except that drummer. He's the outcast." Heehee! Later when we were leaving I had to go say hi to the Justin and Jordan Willet, but they said hi before I even got to their little table!!! They looked straight in the eyes of whoever they were talking to and were very approachable and so sweet!!!!!!! I had my CD and they said, "Oh you got a CD? That's awesome!" I asked if they had a sharpie on them and they said, "Oh yeah! You bet!" They busted the CD open and signed it. They were very sweet and friendly and nice and I wish Fort Collins wasn't so far or I'd go see them again tonight. Had to wait for Jeremy to get done with pictures with some people then he was happy to scribble a scribble on it for me too. I'm looking at their signatures and Jeremy's empty water bottle right now and listening to KEEP THE AMMO DRY!!! Check out their stuff! Don't miss out!!!

Okokokokok. Next up was VOTA!!!!!! Yeeeeee-ah. You probably know them as CASTING PEARLS. Talked to him before the show (I was RIGHT UP FRONT) and he wouldn't tell why he switched the name of the band! The nerve! But they really rocked too he was pretty funny! Just got their CD off iTunes! Haven't listened to it yet.

THEN.......................... ya know em....... ya love em........... SANCTUS REAL!!!!!!!!! He ran up onstage and started givin out high fives - me first!!!!!!! Screebeees!!! He sounded GREAT!!!! Just the same as on the CD!!! One time he smiled, raised his eyebrows, gave me that thumbs-up point and held up the microphone to me - I sang "everything about you.... it takes my breath away" YEAH!!!!! He handed out some tokens to Mr. Biggs and I got one! There was a scuffle going on beside me over those:P He hand-squeezed me again later, then handshook me again after that right before they left (So Emy if your hand is Lauren, maybe mine should be.... Willet Real?). Everybody screamed, "ONE MORE SONG!" until they came back out and sang "Say it Loud"! It was astounding amazing! I'm still having fun from it and it's the day after it actually happened!!!!

DEFINITELY check out this tour!!!! Ya ain't beating this folks!!!!

J-dude in General

Our usual LOTR fan set is happy to announce the addition of this funny fella!!!!! J-dude watched the TWO TOWERS with us last night, and now he's seen them all. He watched them in the inconvenient and confusing order of 3rd, 1st, then 2nd, and we decided to watch TT when he posed the question, "How do Frodo and Sam end up meeting Gollum?" Felt sorry for him - having Gollum all of a suddenly there and all. At the first sight of Theoden, it was, "Oh yeah, he dies!" Arg. Not fair that he should know that. He's been asking a lot of questions, and he thinks the 3rd is the 1st, and that Shelob was dead when they started out, and yadayadaya of general confuzation. Whose fault was this whole wrong order thing? Now we're gonna watch them CORRECTLY!!!This was his favorite part of TWO TOWERS:

Specifically when Gimli is stuck. Emypie, watch it if you wanna but I wouldn't recommend it!

Fixed Lane's old MP3 up for J-dude today with the LOTR songs he wanted. We listened to them together on my iPod and he picked them out. He gets so excited about the soundtracks!!!!! It's so awesome cuz I used to be the only one that liked them!!! He's been grinning ear to ear and singing the vocalization for "A Knife in the Dark" - his favorite! It was so much fun, we did the Narnia and Star Wars soundtracks too. He loves the battle songs and the Isengard theme!!! So cool. He's happy to have seen all the LOTR and now to have his own MP3 player! Funfunfun!


VERSE OF THE DAY: Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight. Psalm 119:77
On the National Day of Prayer, Dad took us gals to see.... *drumroll.... crash cymbal!* LINCOLN BREWSTER!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't know who that is, you may wanna fix that and get this album! He sang a couple great songs, then we all prayed for a couple of the "7 points of illumination" which were... the government, business, the media, the church, education, the military, and the family. Then he played a couple more songs, then we prayed some more, and so on. About 100 (that's one hundred) people prayed to accept Christ that night. It was amazing, worshipful, and a fun time!!!!
I got a good seat right beside the stage on top of the amp. Bouncy and fun with a great view till I got in trouble!:P Before the concert started, the band members were just walking around and Dad said, "Hey, that guy plays the bass guitar in the band!" That guy heard and said, "Hi guys!":D Lincoln Brewster was all spiky-haired, good voiced awesome. The drummer just graduated high school last year and was drumming amazingly!!!!!! The keyboard guy could play with one hand and jump up to where his feet were over that hand. I was watching him rock at one point and he looked straight at me. I gave him a good whoop-n-cheer and he gave me a little nod and kept on rockin. It was WAAAY fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stuff I'm up 2

Gotta babysit in a few minutes. I toured the CCU campus yesterday and got a bunch of papers I need to look over. I'm planning on getting what they call "An English Major with an Emphasis on Creative Writing". Neat-o!!!!!!! I should talk to Lana about the whole CLEP ordeal. Lana, did you CLEP any classes? But it's cool, the CCU student writers put out a magazine with their work! How cool is THAT??? Really cool!!!!!!! Got my Peyton Manning jersey in the mail this week!!!!!!!!!!! I love it and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got pics, but they're not on here. Also got a couple new Sanctus Real cds on my iPod. Dad has decided that he really likes them! They ARE good. Also got a Dc Talk doubletake cd with the albums JESUS FREAK and SUPERNATURAL. Me likey!!!!!!!
I would like to draw your attention to the Girls of God blog. I post on it semi-regularly and it is NOT an abandoned blog!!!! I'm putting the KJ52 song, DEAR SLIM lyrics up here. I mention it and show the video on the GoG blog. The lyrics would've made it a WAY long post, so I'll stick em up here. It's a good song. There's actually 2. This one's the first one, the second one is when Slim heard this song.
Dear Slim I never wrote you or been callin
My name ain't Stan son, nah we've never met and
My name's KJ let me begin by introducing now
Myself to you and these very reasons I'll be writin
Why I took the time, the who what where and why and
The purpose of my verse, the reasons I'm reciting
What I hope your learnin from the truth I pray your finding
And every word I'm writin down upon the dotted lines and
See I heard ya first album, was called Infinite
I shook my head cause nowadays you soundin different
What drove ya take your whole persona and be flippin it now
What makes a man totally change see I ain't getting it
See was you sick of getting booed when you was rippin it
And sick of never havin dough and you your wanted to put an end to it
What good's all kinds of dough
Plus all kinds of flow
To gain a world of fans but suffer the loss of soul
La la la la la la,
La la la la la la la la
To whom it may concern x4
Dear Slim I never wrote you or been calling
This is my 2nd letter cause see son I gots a real problem
It's that to you that I'm always catching these comparisons
And after shows I got these people coming up to me sayin
You sound like Slim Shady son you sound like Eminem
And I be like now really man, do I gots to go through this again
See I used to get mad and sick of people saying that
Till at this one show this one day I met this one cat
He told me how he used to listen to you but now he listens to me
Had your LP but threw it out and bought my CD
I'm like for real he's like yeah he said my music made a difference
It got him away from all your words and images
I gotta mention this, now what about the effects you have on kids
You ever stop to think about the millions you influence
Or is it just irrelevent is it true life you telling it
Or just the way for some record companies sellin it
The only thing we got in common is our melanin
Or lack of it but anyway now this is what I'm sayin
It's for you that I'm on my knees now daily prayin
Prayin that God opens your eyes now to what I'm relayin
Now I'm praying that it's your heart that will soon be changing
Prayin one day that you'll be calling upon His name and
But anyway I'm signin off now don't keep me waitin
This is KJ another cat just trying to make it
Dear Slim I heard about the stuff you's going through
See I could relate to you cause son I'm about as old as you
See we both know what it's like just to be growing up to be in a neighborhood
When you's the only one and only kid that's white
Or to get booed when you on the mic just because your skin is light
It ain't right but sometimes you know that's life
But really tell me what you do
You just push on with hopes on that someday you'll put on your crew
I hope you understand that I ain't even dissin you
And even though its a song you'll probably never listen to
See what I send to you is this
Is that a life without Christ is just a life that is never fixed
Hope you remember this now a few sentences
About a living God who loves you and plus forgives
And I'll be praying for your ex-wife and plus your kid
It's hard to live in a world as crazy as this one is
And even though now it really might sound redundant
God's got mad love for you up in a mad abundance
You'll sell a couple mill I'll probably sell a couple hundred
There's more to life then selling records and just getting blunted
But anyway that's really all I gots to say
Just another word from an emcee now around the way
Maybe some day we meet each other in some way
Till then one love one God one way

Texas Coolness

VERSE OF THE DAY: Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity…?... I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Romans 8:35

Last night we had a fire and roasted hot dogs and made smores!!! Yumyumyum! It was wonderful fun except Bird DID have a fall into cow poo. Yeah. And Grandpa did something to my laptop and the previous technical difficulties have been overcome! Internet is back on!!!

We went to a cowboy church this morning. It was pretty good!!

MY IPOD CLASSIC IS OPERATIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!! It works! I am overjoyed! I still can't figure out how to put movies that you already have on it. Anybody?

Lucy and J-dude are playing BATTLESHIP right now. The latter doesn't really know how to play. Lucy says "F - 5?" J-dude says, "Umm...no. But so close!":P

Here's a song I am reminded of while listening to it on my savvy Ipod. It's gotta be one of my favorites ever!
Lifehouse - Everything

Find Me Here
Speak To Me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you
You are the light
That's leading me
To the place
where I find peace again.
You are the strength,
that keeps me walking.
You are the hope,
that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my purpose...you're everything.
How can I stand here with you
and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be
any better than this?
You calm the storms,
and you give me rest.
You hold me in your hands,
you won't let me fall.
You steal my heart,
and you take my breath away.
Would you take me in?
Take me deeper now?
How can I stand here with you
and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be
any better than this?
And how can I stand here with you
and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be
any better than this?
Cause you're all I want,
You're all I need
You're everything,
You're all I want
you're all I need
You're everything,
And How can I stand here with you
and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be
any better than this?
How can I stand here with you
and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be
any better than this?
That there is my love song to Jesus. I listen to it over and over! I love you God!

Season's Greetings!!!

That means it's HOT!! I have to go inside on a sunny day or I'll get wet!!! It's really sticky!!!!
I babysat all day today, and I babysit all day tomorrow. Not much going on. Sticks bought us girlys the LITTLE WOMEN movie today. Whoohoo! We're going to the TAGG END CINEMA at 2:00pm tomorrow! (Hey Sarah, our house is TAGG END so yalls house should be HOBBITON) Siblings went swimming, Bird nearly dove off the counter, and I met a weird clicking, bouncing bug today. It was weird, it was like a skinny beetle, that wouldn't crawl, it just made a click and bounced aimlessly into the air, looking like if you put a normal beetle into a frying pan, I guess hoping that that bounce took him closer to wherever he wanted to get to! Anybody know what that is? Here's a good song. Have you heard it? It's really catchy:
Britt Nicole - You
From the album: Say It
I’ve been looking for love in another’s eyes
Searching for water, but I come up dry
Thought that I could find Happiness in the world’s applause
Peace of mind in a worthy cause
Take me back, take me back
Got to trust in the simple truth
Got to trust all I really need is
I’m coming back to You
The only thing I know worth living for
Will You take this heart and make it more like
I give it back to You
It’s obvious no one could love me more
I’m Yours
I’m coming, coming back,
yeah I’m coming, coming back
To joy that speaks to my deepest need
To arms never far out of reach
Yeah, how Your love it
Calls to me when I loose my way
Holds me close when I feel afraid
Take me back, take me back
Got to trust that I’m save and sound
Got to trust that it all comes down to
So no more getting caught in the middle
No more waiting for what is unsure
Back to Your love so true and so simple
Don’t understate it or complicate it
It’s so simple, yeah, it’s so simple

Prayer Reminder Videos

Job McCully's website is linked down there this videos is about him. First he went through cancer business, and everything else that could go wrong in his lungs pretty much did. Do you pray for the kids with cancer?
Testimonial (revised 2006):

I don't think I pray for our troops enough. I need to. Watch this video and I think you'll feel the same way. Make sure the speakers are on and you can hear the music too. Do you pray for our troops?

Got to get ready for bed soon. Tomorrow I'll probably tell you about a fun time. You'll need it after crying over these videos!!!