Casting Crowns Broken Together

I was listening to KLOVE when I heard Casting Crowns talking about their new song.


 Why do Christians think they have to be perfect?  When in fact we are not perfect.  We are broken.  Imperfect.  Why do we hide the broken parts of us? We need each other. The best prayers are the ones we pray for others. So let me see your broken pieces. Let me pray for you because God is here to heal the broken. Stop pretending that you have perfect lives and perfect spouses and perfect jobs and be honest with each other and gain strength from one another.  

The hardest part of Darrel and I getting remarried is the fact that everyone is watching for us to see if we will make it.  Every trial every problem seems like a giant mountain to get over.  I believe that if we remember that we are not perfect and that we are broken - Christ's love will heal us and will make our marriage stronger.  I hope that we are being honest not only with each other but with our friends and family.  Let them see that our lives are not perfect and that with Christ at the center we can overcome any trial.



What do you think about when you look at me
I know we're not the fairy tale you dreamed we'd be
You wore the veil, you walked the aisle, you took my hand
And we dove into a mystery
How I wish we could go back to simpler times
Before all our scars and all our secrets were in the light
Now on this hallowed ground, we've drawn the battle lines
Will we make it through the night?
It's going to take much more than promises this time
Only God can change our minds
Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I'll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we'll last forever is broken together
How it must have been so lonely by my side
We were building kingdoms and chasing dreams and left love behind
I'm praying God will help our broken hearts align
And we won't give up the fight
It's going to take much more than promises this time
Only God can change our minds
Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I'll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we'll last forever is broken together
Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I'll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we'll last forever is broken together

Annie 2014

 
We got Annie!  The kids and I went to see Annie in the theater. It was a special treat for us.  Friends gave us a gift card.  We even bought candy and pop.  We don't normally splurge like that - but this was WORTH it!  I fell in love with Annie all over again : ) I watched my girls faces light up and the smiles - oh the smiles!  Jon was more concerned about his popcorn and being comfortable.  I remember when my Uncle took my sisters, brother and I to the movies and how magical it was.  It was such a nice reprieve from our daily routine. They revised the music and added a few new songs I love this song Who Am I?

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Who am I, what have I become?

Do I stand for something, or for money?

Who am I, where's my good girl gone?
You know I had a good heart once, you see.

Who am I, now that my armor's worn?
I gave you what I didn't know I needed.
Who am I, now that my heart has won?
I didn't know I need... anyone.

But I've got today, I've got to make,
The best I can of it.
'Cause yesterday is dead and gone,
And me along with it.

I want to start again, so I'll look within
Remember when I'd want in?
'Cause I don't know who I've become
But I will trust in it. Who am I to spend my life alone?
Forever looking for some place to call home.
Who am I, about to meet myself?
This should feel right but something don't.

I want to start again, so I'll look within
Remember when I'd want in?
'Cause I don't know who I've become
But I will trust in it. I will trust in it But today, I've got to make,
The best I can of it.
'Cause yesterday is dead and gone
And me along with it
I want to start again


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Its a hard knock life!




Homeward bound







In the quiet misty morning


When the moon has gone to bed


When the sparrows stop their singing


And the sky is clear and red


When the summer's ceased its gleaming


When the corn is past its prime


When adventure's lost its meaning


- I'll be homeward bound in time


Bind me not to the pasture



Chain me not to the plow



Set me free to find my calling


And I'll return to you somehow


If you find it's me you're missing


If you're hoping I'll return


To your thoughts I'll soon be listening


And in the road I'll stop and turn


Then the wind will set me racing


As my journey nears its end


And the path I'll be retracing


When I'm homeward bound again


Bind me not to the pasture 

 






Chain me not to the plow 

 Set me free to find my calling


 And I'll return to you somehow




 Tie me not to the pasture





 Chain me not to the plow




Set me free to find my calling




And I'll return to you somehow

 Bind me not to the pasture






Chain me not to the plow



Set me free to find my calling


 And I'll return to you somehow


Bind me not to the pasture
Chain me not to the plow
Set me free to find my calling
And I'll return
And I'll return
And I'll return
to you somehow