Sunday, August 10, 2014

New lyrics, partial draft - I Can't Save You

 Started writing this watching my little siblings play. They're adopted, so they've already been through a lot, but I know they'll have to go through a lot more. Such is life, and I know that pain. Loving them so much, I just want to be that someone to take the pain away. But I'm human, and I fail. Even if did everything humanly possible to help them, if I didn't show them the way to God, I'd actually be doing them a disservice. I can't save them. But God can.
 (As you can tell, it's a partial - not done yet - and a simple draft. Just wrote what came into my head.)

Verse 1:
I want to be your sanctuary
I want to be your safe place
I want to be the shoulder to cry on
Want to be your saving grace
I want to say that I'll be true
I want to say I'll never fall
That I'll be there to catch you
I want to be your all-in-all
But as much as I would die for you
Cry for you
Maybe lie for you
Be a light in the night as a guide for you
I know that I can't be your rescue
But I know who can

So I'll stand at the crossroads
Point you to the right
I'll carry a candle
And tell you of the light
Write a sign with my life
To show you what to look for
Give a taste of living water
Tell you where to find more
Because I can't be your savior
But He can

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New song lyrics - Complete

Complete, written by Michaela Danielle
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Could they just give me one second to breathe
I will get back up but i am not a machine
I'll fight while I'm alive, but if they kill me I'm gone
By God I try and do right, but sometimes I'm wrong
These wounds will heal but give me some iodine
I will walk all night but I'll need some sort of a sign
Sticks and stones will break my bones all right
I'll admit it hurts but still continue to fight

Because I'll give everything I have
But sometimes it's not enough
And I'll do whatever it takes
But I am only so tough

I need You to
Finish, complete, and satisfy
Because I've
Been pushed to the line
And I'm not alright
I can't fight
Another round, 1,2,3, I'm still down
I'll continue to compete
But only You can complete

Standing up, seeing stars, so I hang on to Your sleeve
I know You only have me here because it's good for me
Throw a punch, knock em out, they'll be back for me
You're the only One to bring em all to their knees
Fighting in the night You are the lamp by my side
Even though I lose hope You are still my Guide
This is all for You so I'll press on til I die
Cuz You were all for me when You renewed my life

Because I weighed my good and bad
But it was not enough
And I needed an overhaul
So you gave Yourself up

I need You to
Finish, complete, and satisfy
Because I've
Been pushed to the line
And I'm not alright
I can't fight
Another round, 1,2,3, and I'm down
I'll continue to compete
But only You can complete

"It is finished" was Your cry
As You suffered; as You died
With my incompetence on Your back
My failures laid to rest

You complete the law
You satisfy my life
You finished the race
And You'll finish the fight


Philippians 1:6 - And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Luke 22:37 - For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me [Jesus]: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A new kitchen - first day

In other news... I MOVED INTO MY VERY FIRST APARTMENT! Being nineteen, that's a big deal! There's much more to write about, especially how God guided my decision and provided just the right thing. But for now - being I've only just moved in a couple hours ago - I just want to post a few pictures. More to come!

Contrary to the picture lighting, the walls are an off-white

Crock pot already plugged in! Trying out an oriental soup
with mung beans and wild rice. Above in the cupboard
are most all the dry food goods I should need.

Since there are no pull-out drawers, mason jars or pots will
do to hold utensils

Atop the fridge: two decorative bowls for shelf-stable
produce like onions, garlic, and yams. Also, my oil staples
- extra virgin olive and coconut