Blessings

Blessings

I always pass over blogs that post song lyrics, and I swore up and down I would never do it…. but here I go.

A few months ago, I fell in love with this song.  It drives Caleb crazy, but when I find a new song I like, I generally listen to it over and over again on repeat… oh, with the volume turned way up.  :)  So this is what I’ve been listening to lately:

What if your blessings come through raindrops?
What if your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?
 
When friends betray us,
when darkness seems to win we know
the pain reminds this heart
that this is not, this is not our home.
 

Life just seemed to be going so well… and this song was a good reminder to me that God is good when things are good, but we aren’t promised good all the time.  Now that we are in a bit of a valley, this song speaks to my heart in an even more powerful way.

The song is called “Blessings” by Laura Story.  Not sure how popular she is in the States right now… so this might be an old song to some of you, but new to others.  Enjoy… and maybe it will speak to you as it has to me.

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Gooooo Brazil?!?

Gooooo Brazil?!?

Beirut has definitely been hit by World Cup fever… and it hasn’t even started yet!   Over a month ago we started seeing little flags hanging from apartment windows and attached to cars.  Brazil, Germany, France, Spain….  Lebanon doesn’t have a team, so everyone chooses one to cheer for, and from what I hear, it gets pretty intense!  It’s kind of a bummer that the country doesn’t have a team to rally around – just one more thing to be divided on.

I’ve been meaning to take pictures of all the flags everywhere, but haven’t gotten around to that yet… but here’s the official video of the World Cup – actually, I think each world region has a different video, so here is ours:

This song also happens to be Isla’s most recent obsession.  We can be in a totally different part of the house, when she hears it come on she starts kicking and yelling and trying to find it! :)