A Song in My Heart

psalm 98:4-6I hear you calling softly,
a mix with melody.
Love notes of peace,
say, “my child come to me.”

Your voice,
afloat on sweet whispers of Lyrical art.
Beautiful solo,
a song of tranquility to my heart.

In Your arms I lay my burden,
tomorrow’s worry lost.
Rescue in harmonious tempo,
my life was found when you paid the cost.

Beautiful, forever love of my life,
My everything.
Sweet words of your love song,
in my heart will forever sing.


 

It’s been a really long time since I’ve shared a poem here.  The other day I was reading another blog that I enjoy which is filled with some of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read and it made me realize I never share my own poems anymore. I’m not really sure when I quit sharing them but now I see that somewhere along the line of writing this blog I quit sharing my most favorite thing to write which is poetry.

I guess maybe I started sharing only what I thought people would rather read when the truth is I really have no idea what people really like reading or how many people actually read what I write anyway.

What I do know for sure is there is one person who reads everything I write and that person is God. When I first started this blog the whole reason I started it was for Him and I think its time to get back to sharing the me that He created me to be.  It’s not that I haven’t been me, with my other posts, its just that I’ve been holding back on sharing what I feel most passionate about writing the most, which is poetry.

I may not be a fancy poet or even have a clue about how poems are supposed to be written, but I love writing whatever kind of poem that it it is that I write, and I am pretty sure that is what you may be seeing a lot more of from me in the future.

If poetry isn’t for you then I guess you’re reading the wrong blog today. And that is perfectly okay 🙂

Oh, and while I am at it, I also love music and I love taking pictures…. sooooooooo…. below is a video I put together of pictures I have taken.  They are pictures of some of the beautiful gifts God always gives to me on a daily basis.  I put them along with one of my very favorite songs which I think goes well with the poem.

I hope you enjoy You Are so Good to Me by Third Day, with pictures by Me 🙂

Have a blessed day,

Terri Siebert

In My Hour of Desperation I Will No Longer Be a Slave to Fear – Music Monday

Good Morning! The days seem to be flying by anymore and it seems to me as if it was just yesterday that I posted last week’s Music Monday song. With that being said the next thing I am going to say probably won’t make a bit of sense…. Even though the week seems to have flown by it also seems to me as if so much has happened this past week that it could have actually really been a month that went by! Can anyone relate?!?

Last week I asked you for prayers for our family for something that was going to take place later that afternoon.

On Monday afternoon, prayers were answered and things looked as if they had gone the way we were hoping they would go. But then a few days later we found out that even though things had gone our way on Monday, we now have a whole new obstacle to tackle.

I am not usually one to get caught up in political issues and really have a hard time with people saying bad things about the officials in charge of things. To me, it seems as if we seem to have lost respect in our country for those who are in places  of authority and I don’t really think that its right that we should trash talk them even if we don’t agree with them…. but I will say that here lately, it seems that I find myself wondering why grownups act more like children than children do anymore.

I know today sounds like I am ranting, and I’d like to say I’m not, but I will admit yes I am. Last week a child in my family had their right to safety ripped out from under them. I am tired of seeing this child hurt… actually, I am tired of seeing any child hurt… make that….actually, I am tired of seeing grown ups hurt too. People hurting is a hard one for me but it’s even harder when the people I love are treated unfairly and are hurt because of it. Something needs to be done about the nonsense we have going on in our country anymore.  Sometimes people push to get what they want just because they think they have the right to have it and I don’t even think they really want what it is they are trying to get other than just to make a point it’s their right to have it, so they will take that right no matter what the cost.

And in this case, the grownups got what they wanted but, the cost is a child being hurt because some of the people who are in charge of making the decisions for the child’s life think more of themselves than what their actions will do to the child in the long run.


That is not the only thing I have going on in my life at the moment but I am going to stop with that and spare you the details of the rest of the junk going on and move on with this story… this story does get better, I promise.


Today I woke up at the crack of dawn feeling really down and just sick about the struggles going on lately in life.

I wanted to stay in bed but I had to get up. I had too much to do today and laying in bed wasn’t going to get them done, so I got up out of bed and headed for the shower.

Normally the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is to turn the radio on.  Today I was in such a grumpy mood I didn’t want to listen to the radio station I usually listen to. Most days I listen to a Christian radio station that plays a whole lot of joyful songs and I really wasn’t feeling the joy this morning. For my friends who usually see the happy side of me here is a sneak peak at the side of me I don’t let people see very often… The side of me I don’t like much but it is me sometimes and it is who I was this morning.Yep, today I was in a horrible mood and I was just gonna just lay down and wallow in it.  Like I said I wasn’t feeling the joy so instead of my favorite radio station I turned my Pandora app that I have on my phone with plans to listen to some good old fashioned classic rock. I  connected my phone to the blue tooth speaker in my shower and got in.

At first, the music didn’t come on.

Awesome,  now my music wasn’t working either. I was already soaking wet by then and didn’t want to take a chance on getting my phone wet. So I made the decision to shower without music today.

Once I had a pile of shampoo suds on my head the music suddenly came on with these words blaring out of my speaker…

I see the work of Your Hands
Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance oh God
All that You are is so overwhelming

“Where is my classic rock???”

I hear the sound of Your Voice
All at once it’s a gentle and thundering noise oh God
All that You are is so overwhelming

I delight myself in You
Captivated by Your beauty
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

God, I run into Your arms
Unashamed because of mercy
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

I know the power of Your Cross
Forgiven and free forever You’ll be my God

All that You’ve done is so overwhelming

“Okay God, I get it…

The words kept coming and the next thing I knew I am feeling this overwhelming presence of love in the room and I find myself lost in the words to the song forgetting that I was in the shower or for that matter I think I may have forgotten that I was even in the room.

I am not sure how long it was before I came back to my senses and realized the water was cold and my skin was shriveling up so I had better move out of the shower. After getting out of the shower I left the music on and one song after another played, taking me through my morning routine which wasn’t so routine for me anymore today.  Every song that played seemed to be organized in some sort of story order, all with words that fit me where I was today.  Songs with words that took me on a trip back in time and then brought me right back to the present filling me full to the top with hope and most of all with peace.

The past 5 years a whole lot has happened in my life and over the past 5 years, Jesus has walked with me in many places. Many of those places were good but also many were hard places. After walking through each one of those places, I came out at the end standing firmly with the knowledge I will never ever walk alone again. Sometimes I tend to get off track and let fear get in the way of my memory of all he has done but somehow he always seems to come looking for me and reels me back in. He refuses to allow me to give up and I know he has put me here where I am for a reason and I have to keep going. He never gives up so neither can I.

Maybe things aren’t going how I have them planned out in my head they should go.  Maybe I don’t understand it all but what I do know is … this time just like all the other times God has a better plan than I do. So it’s time to stop worrying about how things look to me in this moment and instead look forward to the outcome God has planned which I am sure will be better than anything I can imagine right now.

God totally hijacked my radio station today and I am so very thankful for that.

Anyway… instead of one song today, I am posting as many of the songs that I can remember that played this morning. I know the list is quite lengthy but maybe there is something in there for you.

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful week and don’t forget to check out the songs below!

Terri Siebert

Overwhelmed by Big Daddy Weave

How Great is our God by Chris Tomlin

Everything Comes Alive by We Are Messengers

I Refuse by Josh Wilson 

Everlasting God by Lincoln Brewster

I Will Follow  by Chris Tomlin

It’s Not Over Yet  by For King and Country

Trust in You by Lauren Daigle

You are Everything by Matthew West

And for the big finish…. No Longer Slaves by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser

Music Monday – The Story Teller

This week the song that moved me is this song by Morgan Harper Nichols with Jamie Grace

The Story Teller

This song moves me so much when I hear it because it reminds me of who I used to be compared to who I am now.

Back then I was always searching for something but never really knew what it was that I was searching for. Now I know it wasn’t a ‘what’ I was searching for, instead it was ‘who’.  Six years ago I was a mixed up mess and in the middle of that mess I found Jesus… or maybe I should say He found me. He swooped in and pulled me out bringing the broken pieces of my life together and He made me whole.

This is the story I tell.

Have a wonderful day,

Terri Siebert

 

 

 

What’s the story you tell? Today we are doing a link up, If you have a story to tell and have written about it, add your link below I would love to read it.

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Music Monday – The Story Teller

Hey all!

I have been in Dominican Republic for the past few days and just got home last night.  Today has been a busy day catching up on laundry and other life things.  I was just getting ready to go to bed and remembered that today is Monday and I have one hour left to get my Music Monday post in or it will be Music Monday on Tuesday again like it was last week!   If that happens again I may have to just forget about having Music Monday and instead have ‘Tune Tuesday’  as Wally suggested last week.

Sorry to be in such a rush but its almost Tuesday! So I better get posting.. The song that moved me the most this past week is The Story Teller, but to hear it you will have to head on over to my new blog home  by clicking here -> ‘A Journey to a Masterpiece

While your there please be sure to add your email in the follow box because at the end of next month that is where I will post all of the time.

See ya at the new blog, and good night!

T

Music Monday On Tuesday

I have wanted to start a new feature on my blog for the past two Mondays called music Monday, but for some reason Mondays always seem to slip away from me.  Maybe its because Mondays are so busy!

When I woke up this morning and realized I had missed another Music Monday opportunity so I made the executive decision that having Music Monday on Tuesday would work so much better for me than Mondays would.  Since this is my blog I guess I can do whatever I want on here and have decided that in honor of busy Mondays everywhere we will have Music Monday on Tuesday on this blog.

Last week was a pretty tough week for me.  I had a lot going on way to much to tell on here.  The song that kept coming on the radio all week that moved me was the song by Finding Favour called “Cast My Cares”

I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul

I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul.             *Words and music by Finding Favour

Every time I heard the words in the song it was like God was reminding me to cast my cares on Him because

He is the one who is in control.

He is the Anchor of my soul.

What song moved you this past week?

Today I am trying something new. I have added a link up at the bottom of this post and I am encouraging you to write a blog post about the song that moved you this past week and then place the link to your post in the linkup.

I am looking forward to listening to your songs.

Have a wonderful day!

Terri Siebert

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Monday on Tuesday

I have wanted to start a new feature on my blog for the past two Mondays called music Monday, but for some reason Mondays always seem to slip away from me.  Maybe its because Mondays are so busy!

When I woke up this morning and realized I had missed another Music Monday opportunity so I made the executive decision that having Music Monday on Tuesday would work so much better for me than Mondays would.  Since this is my blog I guess I can do whatever I want on here and have decided that in honor of busy Mondays everywhere we will have Music Monday on Tuesday on this blog.

Check out the rest of this post on my new blog ‘Journey to A Masterpiece

While your there if you would do me a favor and click the follow blog link.  for a while I will be posting here with the link going over there but eventually I plan to fully move over there.

Have a wonderful day,

Terri

He Speaks in Music

Music is probably one of my most favorite things in this world.  I love all types of music and love to sing.  Though God did not give me a beautiful singing voice most days you will find me singing at the top of my lungs to the radio as I go through my day.

Some days I can feel God speak to me through music.  Other days I also find that music helps me to speak to him.  Sometimes I will  find myself singing along with a song and realize that I am actually singing it to God but at the same time He is telling me something as the words are coming out of my mouth.

There is a song they have been playing on the radio a lot lately that seems to go along with my life and I keep finding myself singing it to God.  Though written by someone else it is exactly how I feel.  Today I want to share it with you.

Click the link below to enjoy “Help Me Find It”  By Sidewalk Prophets

Love the words…

I lift my empty hands – Come fill me up again

Have your way my king – I give my all to You

I lift my eyes again – was blind but now I see

Cuz you are all I need….

If there’s a road I should walk help me find it

If Ineed to be still give me peace for the moment

Whatever your will

Whatever your will

Can you help me find it

Can your help me find it

Can you help me find it

Can you help me find it……

🙂

Have a blessed Day,

T