I am flying back home as I write this. I looked down a minute ago to see the snowcapped Rockies below through the thick puffs of clouds. What an amazing site to see. I have Brenton Brown’s ‘Everlasting God’ album playing on the IPod. That is a great cd that helps me fill my mind with scripture and God’s promises. It is true that music is medicine to the soul. It can help to quiet the anxious heart especially when we feed the heart with God’s truth. It is scary for me to be so vulnerable and completely out of control with my environment (Side Note: did you ever stop to pronounce that word? En-Vi-Ron-Ment. My daughter would have fun spelling that one lol) I think I have a bit of a controlling personality at times especially as I get older. How humbling it is for me to be in an airplane. I find myself clinging tightly to God. I am at His mercy. It is here buckled up between the window and another passenger that I see clearly how I am God’s servant. My life is not my own. He know the number of my days. He knows the plans He has for me. I am commissioned to trust Him and follow His leading. To serve Him whole-heartedly. So even though my heart beats faster during take off and I wait in expectation for our safe landing, I see a wonderful lesson being learned as I am flying through the air. Thank you God for using this moment in my life to teach me how to keep You in the for front of my heart.
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I know. I know. I said I would try to post something every other day, but it ceased to happen. I guess holding such high expectations for myself are not realistic for me. Sorry about that. I am traveling to be with my parents as my dad under goes prostate surgery. My brother will also be there so we can all be together again. This is a big deal for my family. Cancer has done some nasty things to some of the people closest to us. I think it really is affecting my dad. Thank you to those of you who have been praying for us and are continuing to pray. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.
I am having to fly which is not my favorite thing to do anymore. I use to love the adventure and the anticipation of landing in a new country. I have flown to Taipei, Amsterdam, Poland, Thailand, Calcutta, Guatemala, Canada and parts of the US. You would think my jitters would have been worked out by now. I actually never had them until I had children. Funny huh? Even though I really don’t like flying, it is a great opportunity to put my trust in God. He is the only one who knows how long my earthly life will be. Plus, I find a lot of material to write about = )
Which brings me to my Album Update. I have just finished “Devoted!” I think you will love it or acknowledge that it is out of the box and totally unexpected. lol. Matt and I are in the middle of finishing up “Giver Of Grace.” Brian needs to play the violin and also sing some background vocals first. The next song that we will begin working on is called, “Coming Down.” It is about God’s good gifts coming down to us everyday. He is the Author of such gifts.
I am researching and writing about such topics as: heaven, God as our Creator, Orchestrator, and Father, and peace. I am planning to take different writing approaches I put them together. All of this stuff just fuels me. I love it.
So that is the update for now. Until next time I will leave you with this….I am looking at Martin Short right now as I type and he doesn’t even know!!! I really don’t want to bother him so I will refrain from asking him for an autograph, but pretty cool just the same. = )
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