Friday, August 12, 2011

Trail of a Toddler

I gave up chasing him today. I let him play with whatever he wanted. My floor is now covered in:

1 raisin fallen from the high chair
2 sticker books
3 random stickers stuck to the linoleum floor
2 stocking caps
2 pair of mittens
1 pair of mommy's flip flops he tried wearing
1 winter coat
1 rain coat (it was raining outside, so he insisted he needed to wear it inside)
1 sippy cup
1 play kitchen
1 play cupcake thingy
3 books
2 pieces of play fence from play farm
1 can of corn
2 large containers of oats
1 container of hot chocolate
1 jar of gravy
1 pkg honey grahams
1 pair size 7 toddler sandals
1 pair of daddy's shoes size 13
1 wooden train
1 play laptop
2 jars of spaghetti sauce (thankful he didn't drop them)
1 pkg wheat flour unopened (thankfully)
numerous random coffee filters
1 'fit the object in its shape' game
1 old Gerber baby food jar
1 box lasagna noodles
1 can black beans might not sound like much, except that we live in a small duplex, and ALL of this is just in the front room and kitchen, and I keep tripping over everything, but don't have the energy (or room) to keep bending over this baby belly to pick stuff up! Good thing he's learned to put his toys away at night :). He made me tired just watching him play...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Love Came For Me

I've been on a Shannon Wexelberg kick lately. I first heard her at the National Worship Leader Conference last year, and have LOVED her music ever since. So peaceful, so vivid with lyrics.

Now granted, this one is on her Christmas album, but it is one to listen to and reflect on all year.

Reflect on these lyrics:

Love Came for Me 
Words & music by Shannon J. Wexelberg 

If You had not come 
Tender baby King 
And humbly left Your throne 
To reach someone like me 
If You had not walked 
Upon this broken ground 
Where on earth would I be now? 
If You had not come 
If You had not come 
To seek the sick and lame 
To set the captive free 
To break the prisoners chains 
I’d still be in the dark 
Grappling for the door 
Longing for some way, somehow (but…) 
Love came for me 
 Love rescued me 
 Love called my name 
 Love took my place 
 Sweet Lamb of God 
 I’m bowing down 
 My eyes have seen 
 I’m finally free 
 Love came for me  
If You had not come 
Willing, spotless Lamb 
My sin would be too much 
For You to take me as I am 
But, oh, the blood of Christ 
That washes over me 
Flowing from Your hands and feet 
Don’t have to worry where I’d be        

Love came for me 
 Love rescued me 
 Love called my name 
 Love took my place 
 Sweet Lamb of God 
 I’m bowing down 
 My eyes have seen 
 I’m finally free 
 Love came for me 
 This manger King 
 My everything 
 Love came for me  

©/2010 Shanny Banny Music / BMI