Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Like Falling In Love

Last Sunday, Colin and I decided to try out a new church called Pathways. It is a medium-sized church about 45 miles away from where we live, but we have been having difficulty finding a church in our small town of 6,000 people. I'm not sure if we are picky (okay, I know that we are), but we need for a church to have contemporary music--old hymns thrown in the mix are great, too--and a pastor that is able to deliver an interesting, thought-provoking message that strengthens our relationship with Jesus. A church that hosts a plethora of small groups/bible studies is another big plus.

I randomly found this church through an internet search. The first Sunday we showed up, would you believe it--Christian artist Jason Gray (More Like Falling in Love and I Am New)--was a guest! It almost weirded me out how casual it all seemed. He sang about 6-8 songs on stage, just him and his guitar. No screaming fans, just pure worship to the words of his music. Free. We were in the second row. He sat in the pews, taking in the church service between performing. It was great.

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It's like I'm falling, oh
It's like I'm falling in love

Good times. I have had about a week off so far and will have orientation one week from today. So, I am getting much needed rest. My sleep schedule is finally back on track with the rest of the world's-sleeping when it is dark out, not going to bed just after the sun begins to rise. I am pretty sure, God willing, I will never work third shift again.

Colin and I went on a hiking trip to a state park near where we live two days ago. We bought a yearly pass and are hoping to visit this one and others often on our mutual day's off. Note to self: buy and wear PLENTY of bug spray next time!

Being in nature is so relaxing to me. It brings me back to the purpose of my existance and the simplicity that I believe we were made to live in. I love breathing fresh air and taking in the scenery. I grew up in the country, and country girl at heart, I will forever be.

I look back fondly on the walks with my mother I used to have. We used to walk through the woods on my family's 500 acre property. Overlooking the valley of the town I grew up in. Searching for fascinating leaves, new bugs, acorns, and animal footprints. I love these memories. These sweet blessings God had given us to explore.

New life blooms and old life fades. Caught in the web of God's amazing grace.

I am not who I was, I'm being remade
I am new
I am chosen and holy and I'm dearly loved
I am new
    Forgiven, beloved, Hidden in Christ
    Made in the image of the Giver of Life
    Righteous and holy, reborn and remade
    Accepted and worthy, this is our new name
    This is who we are now

Picure, lyrics, and more information are located on this site:

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like this might be a great church for you! And how cool was it that you got to see Jason Gray. I've never hear of him but I sure like the lyrics of his song you have posted here. :) Hope you are doing well. Thanks for your comments and advice and for thinking of me. :)