Monday, March 19, 2012

Don't Quit

I recently read this poem, Don't Quit, and I was so encouraged by it that I just had to share it with you all.  Enjoy, and have a great week!

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

Monday, March 12, 2012

Creative Space

For the past few weeks, I've been waking up thirty minutes earlier than my usual time so that I can work on my dream of singing and songwriting.  When I get up, I head straight to a small space that's right in front of our fireplace.  We don't have a separate room in our apartment for music and singing, so this spot has become my "go to" place to work on my dream.  I hope one day to have a music room of my own, but for now, I am thankful for my little creative space in front of the fireplace.


So tell me, where is your creative space in your home?

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Offering

Happy Monday! 

I'm super excited today because I'm sharing a new song that I wrote.  This song was inspired by Romans 12:1 (The Message) which says:
"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him." 
It is my desire to always lay down my life before God as an offering, because everything that He has planned for me is far greater than what I could have planned for myself.

Here is my song titled My Offering.  I hope you enjoy it!


Have a great week,
Lori