Thursday, January 10, 2008

Healed (and welcome)

We stutter and we stammer til You say us
A symphony of chaos til You play us
Phrases on the pages of unknown
Til You read us into poetry and prose

We are kept and we are captive til You free us
Vaguely unimagined til You dream us
Aimlessly unguided til You lead us home

By Your voice, we speak
By Your strength, no longer weak
We are no longer weak

By Your wounds we are healed

Passed over and passed by until You claim us
Orphaned and abandoned til You name us
Hidden and disclosed til You expose our hearts

By Your death we live
It is by Your gift that we might give
That we might give

By Your wounds we are healed

What kind of love would take Your shame
And spill His blood for You
And save us by His wounds?

By Your wounds we are healed
-N. Nordeman, "Healed"

I've always had a fondness for that song. The lyrics and melody are very inspiring to me. Check it out if you have a chance.

I've been blogging for a while now, and there are bits and pieces of my thoughts and ideas strewn all over cyberspace. I've decided to put everything in one spot. It's part of my "De-clutterization 2008 Campaign." I know there are a lot of people who subscribe to the private blog plus "professional" blog system, and I was one of them, but I just can't keep it all up as effectively as I want to.

Basically, this blog is going to be about whatever I want it to be. I know I'll talk about:
  • Church
  • Being married
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning and organizing (OK...mainly my LACK of)
  • Paper, invitations, etc.
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Crafts
  • Marketing & Communications

I've also started a list of sites and blogs I really like. If I've missed you, or you simply want to be added, please let me know. I'm not going to be stingy with my link list. However, I am fully aware that it will soon need to be organized into categories. Get off my back. I'll do it. Ugh.


rachel said...

... sounds good danielle, i'm excited for your one-place-system.

so NOT cool said...

Okay, I'm getting you added to bloglines RIGHT NOW!

Blythe said...

very nice. :) great idea to declutter!

Jason Pauli said...

Yeah! Blogspot!

Welcome to the dark side.

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Nicole & Cody Taylor said...

great blog! i love "healed" and i have recently (past 6 months) been into nichole's "finally free"...