Have You Become a Permanent Fixture on Your Rock of Fear?

There I was, pressed between two very large boulders, clinging to one and pressing against the other for dear life.  It had seemed easy enough to climb these monstrous boulders in Joshua Tree National Park, but in my efforts to reach the top, I truly hadn’t give a single thought to how I was going to get back down. Continue reading

My dearest Pap-Pap, I know you have been with Jesus for a long time now, but I still want to tell you something. I see it now! I really see it now!! I wish I could hug you and kiss you and tell you how thankful I am. I love you and miss you terribly… but so much of what you lived for still lives on. And I know we will be together again someday. I can’t wait! I miss you! This one’s for you!!! Love, your A-Joy

One upon a time… the “dead come to life” story and official music video by jonathan thulin (feat. chamaine) has all the appeal of a storybook, but will quake your bones with the truth of reality. Has a C.S. Lewis feel to it. I’m drawn to the artistic creativity and power delivered in the message. I won’t write a whole commentary. Listen and decide for yourselves. Have a Blessed day!! Love, Amie Joy

JONATHAN THULIN – DEAD COME TO LIFE

Lyrics:

I am the living dead, you are the opposite,
We’re like fire and ice, only one can survive,
My will’s departed.

Life is in your eyes, reach into mine,
I am

A valley of bones covered in stone, nothing more than human,
Do you know, body and soul, you’re calling me good,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the…

I am a foreigner, caught in the cross fire
I am paralyzed by the battle cries, can you hear it?

Life is in your eyes, reach into mine,
I am

A valley of bones covered in stone, nothing more than human,
Do you know, body and soul, you’re calling me good,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the…

We are the trying, thirst, they seem,
Upon this dry and thirsty land.

Will you spread life into the flesh?
Breathe again into the dead, dead.

A valley of bones covered in stone, nothing more than human,
Do you know, body and soul, you’re calling me good,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life.

By – Jonathan Thulin

Posted by – Reya Joy

Story Time ~ The way I remember it…

Story Time

Grab a cup of tea, and pull of a chair… make yourself nice and cozy.  It’s story time.
THE WAY I REMEMBER IT…
(I’m sure I cannot remember the statistics given, so I pulled the stats offline a while back. You’ll still get the idea… Anyway, this still “The Way I Remember It.”)

Even though it must be getting close to 30 years ago, I remember with vivid clarity the day that man stood behind the pulpit silently and began to snap his fingers.

Snap… snap… snap… snap… Silence fell over the room, and all that could be heard was each snap as his long finger crossed his thumb and snapped against the palm of his hand. His eyes looked back and forth across the room. I was certain he had made eye contact with everyone there.

Snap… snap… snap… Continue reading