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Friday, April 17, 2009

Two Songs of the Day

Children of the Heavenly Father

Children of the heavenly Father, safely in His bosom gather; nestling bird nor star in heaven such a refuge e'er was given,
God his own doth tend and nourish, in His holy courts they flourish; from all evil things He spares them, in His mighty arms He bears them,
Neither life nor death shall ever from the Lord His children sever; unto them His grace he showeth, and their sorrows all He knoweth,
Praise the Lord in joyful numbers, your protector never slumbers; at the will of your defender, every foeman must surrender,
Though He giveth or He taketh, God His children never forsaketh; His the loving purpose solely to preserve them pure and holy;
More secure is no one ever than the loved ones of the Savior; not yon star on high abiding nor the bird in home-nesting hiding.

Sounds Like Life To Me
(Note: We do not believe everything in this song!)

Got a call last night from an old friends wife, said, I hate to bother you
But Johnny Ray fell off the wagon, hed been gone all afternoon
Well, I know my buddy, so I drove to Scullys and found him at the bar
Said, Hey Man, whats goin on, He said, I dont know where to start
Sarah's old car is about to fall apart and the washer quit last week
We had to put Mama in the nursing home and the baby's cuttin teeth
I didn't get much work this week and I got bills to pay
I said, I know this aint what you wanna hear but its what I'm gonna say

Sounds like life to me, it aint no fantasy
It just a common case of everyday reality
Man, I know its tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk you're caught up in some tragedy
It sounds like life to me

Well, his face turned red and he shook his head
He said, you don't understand, three kids and a wife depend on me
And I'm just one man, top it off we just found out Sarah is two months late
I said, Hey, bartender, set us up a round, we need celebrate

Sounds like life to me, aint no destiny
Yeah, the only thing for certain is uncertainty
You gotta hold on tight, just enjoy the ride
Get used to all this unpredictability, sounds like life
Man, I know its tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk you're caught up in some tragedy
Sounds like life to me

 We thank the Lord everyday for His rich mercies and carrying us through our trials in life, and thankful for another day to live to worship and serve Him!  We certain do not deserve His forgiveness!  


The Same Anonymous Dude said...

Are you trying to tell us something?

Daniel and Christa Blanchard said...

Yes...that life may be difficult and unsure, but those who trust in the will of the Lord and secure in His protection! This is something we have struggle with in Daniel's job.

The Same Anonymous Dude said...

Understood. It sounded as if, from the second song, you might be hinting at expecting... :-)

Daniel and Christa Blanchard said...

I am sure if I was, you would have found out through my family before you found out here! :-)

Abigail said...

I LOVE that song!!!! *sigh*

I miss each of you so very, very much. I think of y'all often and wish you were here. :( *HUGS*

Loads of Love,

Jess <3

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Oops. That last comment was Jessica, not Abigail! ;D