Saturday, March 9, 2013

"I AM NOT but I know I AM!"

I know what you are thinking....huh?!?!?!?!  You read the title correctly!  That is actually the title of Louie Giglio's new book!  I HIGHLY encourage you to put it on your list of books to read this year!  I am enjoying reading it.  You say you don't have time to read well YOU do have time to read Louie's latest book because I bet you spend 5 mins a day in the bathroom on the royal throne, I bet you spend 5 mins a day in the car pick up line, heck I bet you even spend 5 mins a day in the drive thru line!!!!!!!  It is such an EASY read just a few pages each chapter BUT it tell's such a SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE story in an even SIMPLER way!!!!!!!

One expect from it that really hit home and has inspired me to make a wall hanging of this at some point and time!  Taken from "I AM NOT BUT I KNOW I AM" by Louie Giglo

"God was telling Moses,
I AM the center of everything.
I AM running the show.
I AM the same every day, FOREVER.
I AM the Owner of everything.
I AM the Lord.
I AM the Creator and Sustainer of life.
I AM the Title Holder of the universe.
I AM the Savior.
I AM your Source.
I AM more than enough.
I AM inexhaustible and immeasurable.
I AM God......................."
to paraphrase what Louie say's next if God's name is I AM then our name must be I AM NOT!
"I am not the center of everything.
I am not in control.
I am not the Source.
I am not the solution.
I am not all-powerful.
I am not calling the shots.
I am not the Owner of anything.
I am not the Lord..............
I am not running anything.
I am not the head of anything.
I am not in charge of anything.
I am not the Maker.
I am not the Savior.
I am not holding it all together.
I am not God."

Giglio, Louie. "I AM NOT BUT I KNOW I AM Welcome to the Story of God." pgs. 33-35. Colorado Springs. MULTNOMAH BOOKS, 2005, 2012. Print

Louie shares another story in the book about how one year he was at GMA week and anyone who is anybody has a lanyard around their neck.  And the more decorative the lanyard the more important they are.  He shared how he wanted to take a black sharpie and cross out everyone's name and put "I AM NOT" on their name tag.  You think that is strange and in the secular world it is want them to know WHO YOU ARE!!!!!  But in the world with Christ we are NOT because he is I AM!  and I am thankful that he is the I AM And I AM NOT!

DISCLAIMER:  I did not get paid or bribed to write this about Louie's new book!  He doesn't even know I wrote

How Could I Ask For More by Cindy Morgan

This may be an old song but it speaks so much to my life!  How many times do we go through life thinking if I get that next promotion or if I get the newest car it will full fill that void in our life.  When in reality those are just things and NOTHING can fill the void in your life but the wonderful, love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  As I look around my apartment, I may not have much in the way of physical things, but I have what I   NEED!  Thank you Jesus for clean water, a roof over my head and even light's and clothing and food to eat. I am also grateful for the memories and the simple thing's in life that we have each and every day such as the sunrise and the sunset!  How beautiful it is to watch and enjoy!  If you have not done that before you should make a point to do it!

You'll have to click the link! :)

Here are the words though

"There's nothing like the warmth of a summer afternoon
Waking to the sunlight, being cradled by the moon
Catching fireflies at night, building castles in the sand
Kissing mama's face goodnight and holding daddy's hand
Thank you, Lord, how could I ask for more?

Running barefoot through the grass, a little hide and go seek
Being so in love that you can hardly eat
Dancing in the dark when there's no one else around
Being bundled 'neath the covers, watching snow fall to the ground
Thank you, Lord, how could I ask for more?


So many things I thought would bring me happiness
Some dreams that are realities today
Such an irony the things that mean the most to me
Are the memories that I've made along the way

So if there's anything I've learned from this journey I am on
Simple truths will keep you going, simple love will keep you strong
'Cause there are questions without answers and flames that never die
And heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise
So thank you, Lord, oh thank you, Lord
And yeah, how could I ask for more? Ooh"

Songwriter(s):Cindy Morgan
Copyright:Word Music Llc


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I had bought the tickets to go see Chris Tomlin and on the Burning Light's tour March 1st a few weeks ago.  I was very excited to go but a tad sad our seats were not exactly what I had hoped for.  This was my first venture out with the the kids by myself or so I thought it was going to be!  After having an emergency hysterectomy on Monday I was not really in that great of shape to venture into Indy with the kids.  My friend Kim had agreed to go if I could find an extra ticket.  Mind you Banker's Life Field House that night was SOLD OUT!  I called Ticketmaster that morning and talked with the customer service rep. who was very funny but was able to get me 5 tickets in the 24th best seating selection!!!!!! It was stage right!  It was perfect as we were at the top of our section and so I did not have to worry to much about the boys kicking people.  It was their first concert and Lily's second.  A fun time was had by all, the boys fell asleep despite the music being too loud in their world.  I had fun screaming and if the BURNING LIGHTS tour is coming to your city, state or even region, GO! GO! GO!  You will be glad you did!  Kari Jobe, Chris Tomlin, DJ Promte & Loui Giglio are in this tour and it is a CONCERT LIKE NO OTHER!!!! It was actually kind of funny to watch because it was a great mix of older adults and the younger kids.  You see DJ Promte gets the crowd going by doing just what the name imply's DJing it up before the concert starts!!! He was a hoot to watch!  If you have a twitter account you get to send request's for song's for Chris to sing and be prepared to DANCE on GOD'S GREAT DANCE FLOOR!!!! And even if you are a "recovering non-Dancer" as Louie puts it just put a little movement in your feet!  Louie by the way gives a tells a very simple story in a very simple way!  Love his teaching!  And actually he has this really amazing book out entitled "I know I am not but I AM."  That makes ya go's an easy read!  I'll post about that later!  I also learned that once you arrive at the destination with three kids as a single mom it can be tiring and you may wonder "why am I doing this" but then I realized that I am teaching my boys especially that even though they may not like going to a concert it was important that we were spending time together.  That is why I DID THAT!!!  Now here are some pictures! :)
 God's Great Dance Floor! 

 Chris did his first ever "costume" change into a Luck jersey!
 Chris doing what he does BEST!!! Leading worship!
 Light's and stage!
 DJ Promte!!!! BEST THING EVER!!!!!
 Pre show fun!
I pretty much sat holding one of my boys the whole time!  BLISS!
I have heard from several that you are reading my blog!  That makes me stinking excited!  So I am going to make an effort to write more! :)