Friday, January 04, 2008

A Year in Review

I have tried to think of a way to sum up 2007 and have fallen short so I thought my IPOD would be telling of what the year held. So here are, to my best guestimation, the most listen to songs of the year and a little bit about each.

Inside Out- Hilsong United
I bought the United we Stand CD on iTunes before we left for Sudan Dec '06. While in Sudan this song became the song of our hearts. It continued into January '07 and has been song thousands of times in our home, in our church and in our hearts. Lord, let Justice and Praise become my embrace...what a cry! So many songs these days speak of our Love for the Lord, but this one states two ways in which we long to express our Love for the Lord...not just by praise alone but by acting towards Justice, Social and Spiritual Justice. Let it be Lord.

On the Go 3- an iPod mix
Came to My Rescue, A Reprise, None but Jesus, Selah, Fire Fall Down, No One Like You- Hillsong. This mix was what I ran to five days a week from January when we got back until April. This is not common for me, I usually burn out on songs, but each day the Lord met me on the tredmill, as I was reminded of my mortality. Also, this might be crazy, but sometimes when I hear a song, I know immediatly that it is the exact tempo of my natural running pace. Came to my Rescue is on of those. Even within the first 3 measures if this song comes on, i have to jog...its weird.

Hosanna- Hilsong United
if you are still reading, by now you might think i am obsessed with Hilsong United, and well i might be, but they put out some amazing music this year in particular. From April until now, I think there has been less than 20 days that i have not listen to this song. I know that is a little much but its just that good. The first time I heard this song, i was going to write a post intitled "Bye Bye Evenesence and Kelly Clarkson" Because these are the two I use to think i was when i was alone in the house or on the tredmill, but not anymore. This chick ROCKS...and she plays the guitar herself. Seriously. On a different note, this song cuts right to the core of my soul...Break my heart for what is Yours, Everything I am for your Kingdom's cause...Yes Lord. And then there is just just something about the word Hosanna. It is not common, it is not over used, it is set apart for the King of Kings. Hosanna in the Highest.

On the Go 4-
Devotion, Desparte People, Lead me to the Cross, Hosanna, For Those Who Are To Come. -Hilsong United
This is the same as On the Go 3 April until October, five days a week this was what I ran to. So powerful. It took me beyond my self and focused my heart on the Lord and on praying for others both here and around the world. This took my excersising to an entirly different level. I loved it.

New Day- Robbie Seay
I ll let this song speak for its self
I'm gonna sing this song
To let you know that you're not alone
And if you're like me
You need hope, coffee, and melody
..... It’s the calm of the storm that comes blowing in
It’s the springtime saying I'm back again
The clouds that roll by
Crossing moonlight
Me and you love – everything's alright
Standing in the rain with nowhere to go
Laughing and we're spinning and I hope that you
Remember this day
For the rest of your life
Me and you love – everything’s gonna be alright

This song came at a whirlwind time in our life and I am so grateful for it.

So much has happened this year and I am so thankful to the Lord for all He has done. To leave here are a few accomplishments/highlights.

Three successful trips to Sudan and back.
Our fifth move in 4 years.
Bought a home.
Made it through two semesters of Vernon being in school.
Issac had a surgry and is back in Sudan healthy.
Titus went from a toddler to a Pre-Schooler!
We celebrated 4 years of marrige!
We got to go to the DG conference again and hear Helen Rosevere
We held Thanksgiving at our amazing feast.
We found out we are expecting our second SON!
Victor came to live with us from Sudan.

Thank You Lord for the many blessing. I'll be back with fun ideas for 2008!


Amanda said...

First, I want to say thank you for letting us in on all this great music! Curt always comes home with these great songs and later he'll tell me that you let him in on those. We love "Hosanner" in the highest. It reminds me of how people talked in England when I was Amander. Second, I am so pumped about Baby Boy Burger! How wonderful!

the broomes said...

hey Amber!!!
hillsong united is on my top ipod list as well...we were in a tough place ministry-wise in Indiana and I would crank "inside out" sooo loud on my way to and from church every sunday!!! does Titus like the Hillsong kids music? Joshua stills prefers praise baby.

arich81 said...

i'm senseing a a theme...