mandag 31. desember 2012

Can I be with You?

Todd Agnews låt "Ca I be with You?" er en låt som har gått rett inn i hjertet mitt i disse dager. Både fordi stemmen hans er helt rå, men også fordi melodi og låt er sterk. Hadde lyst til å dele teksten med dere, og nederst kan du lytte til sangen. (musikkvideo) 

Can I be with You?


Everybody, each and allWe're gonna die eventuallyIt's no more or less our faultThan it is our destiny
So now, Lord, I come to YouAsking only for Your graceYou know what I've put myself throughAll those empty dreams I chased
And when my body lies in the ruinsOf the lies that nearly ruined meWill You pick up the pieces that were pure and trueAnd breathe life into them, set them free?
And when You start this world over again from scratchWill You make me anew out of the stuff that lasts?Stuff that's purer than gold isAnd clearer than glass could ever beCan I be with You? Can I be with You?
Everybody, all and eachFrom the day that we are bornWe have to learn to walk beneathThose mercies by which we're drawn
And now we wrestle in the darkWith these angels that we can't seeWe will move on although with scarsOh Lord, move in me
And when my body lies in the ruinsOf the lies that nearly ruined meWill You pick up the pieces that were pure and trueAnd breathe life into them and set them free?
When You blast this cosmos to kingdom comeWhen those jagged edged mountains we love are goneWhen the sky is crossed with the tearsOf a thousand falling suns as they crash into the seaCan I be with You? Can I be with You?
Can I be with You? Can I be with You?Can I be with You? Can I be with You?
And when my body lies in the ruinsOf the lies that nearly ruined meWill You pick up the pieces that were pure and trueAnd breathe life into them and set them free?
(Can I be?)Will You set them free?(Can I be with You?)Will You set them free?(Can I be with You?)(Can I be with You?)Set me free


torsdag 8. november 2012

Den beste gaven en kan gi er å gjøre andre glad


Bli med på "God jul, lille venn Øvre Eiker, Kongsberg og Modum." 





I samarbeid med Frelsesarmeen som gjør en kjempeinnsats før jul skal vi hjelpe barn som ikke gleder seg så v
eldig til jul. De har en liste de får fra blant annet barnevernet med kjønn og alder på barna.



Vil du være med, går du inn på linken overfor, og blir med der. 



Det trenger ikke være dyre gaver, men det må være noe nytt, akkurat som alle andre barn får. 



Vi blir selvsagt kjempe takknemlig for alle som vil være og med og som deler dette.

Du trenger absolutt ikke bo i området, du kan sende gaven til meg, 
så gir jeg den sammen med gaven jeg gir. 

onsdag 7. november 2012

Silence





Silence your body to listen to your words
Silence your tongue to listen to your thoughts
Silence your thoughts to listen to your heart beating
Silence your heart to listen to your spirit, 
Silence your spirit you listen to His Spirit.
In silence you leave many and be with The One.


Ord fra Mama Maggie i mandal kirke 24. oktober
hentet fra min tantes blogg: 



onsdag 11. januar 2012

Choices



Choices. Choices make the difference. Two people are in the same accident and severely wounded. They did not choose to be in the accident. It happened to them. But one of them chose to live the experience in bitterness, the other in gratitude. These choices radically influenced their lives and the lives of their families and friends. We have very little control over what happens in our lives, but we have a lot of control over how we integrate and remember what happens. It is precisely these spiritual choices that determine whether we live our lives with dignity.

  Henri Nouwen

tirsdag 3. januar 2012

Being Safe Places for Others




When we are free from the need to judge or condemn, we can become safe places for people to meet in vulnerability and take down the walls that separate them.   Being deeply rooted in the love of God, we cannot help but invite people to love one another.  When people realise that we have no hidden agendas or unspoken intentions, that we are not trying to gain any profit for ourselves, and that our only desire is for peace and reconciliation, they may find the inner freedom and courage to leave their guns at the door and enter into conversation with their enemies.

Many times this happens even without our planning.  Our ministry of reconciliation most often takes place when we ourselves are least aware of it.  Our simple, nonjudgmental presence does it.

- Henri J. M. Nouwen

Han kommer for å hente Sine!

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