On a journey...discovering who I am...the heart of a warrior...with a passion to worship God
- Name: Song of Joy
- Location: Canada
Why 'WorshipWarrior'? I am on a journey discovering more and more of who I am, and I believe one of the words God has used to describe who I am is a worship warrior. The worship part I can see; I absolutely love to worship God, to delight in His presence. The warrior part is not so apparent...yet. At times it seems to rise up and at other times I don't think I look like a warrior at all. But I believe this is part of who God has created me to be. And it's something I want to be. So I journey this road, trusting that God is willing and able to transform me into the person He has actually called me to be. Here is where I share bits and pieces of the journey.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Tribute to my husband
It was one year ago today that Leighton Tebay and I were married. It has been a wonderful year. I knew that life with Leighton would be good, but I could not have imagined how good it would be. Leighton is a gentle, caring, loving man. He is affectionate (which I absolutely love!). He never tires of giving me hugs and telling me he loves me. We haven't really grown out of the infatuation stage with all those warm, fuzzy feelings (and I hope we don't ever grow out of it).
He loves teasing me which is good, because it never lets me take myself or life too seriously. He is great father and has brought all those behaviors valued by males but not understood by females to our two boys (fart tag, anyone?). Too much feminine influence has made them into sissies (much to my dismay - I was a tomboy growing up).
Leighton understands me and even when I don't say things, he can usually figure out what's going on. He realized very early on that 'acts of service' are one of my main love languages. I tend to see myself as responsible for everything by default, but he doesn't take advantage of that, and does whatever he can instead of leaving me to automatically do it. He is extremely supportive and encourages me to dream. He is honest and pushes me to grow and become better than I am. God has used him to teach me much about grace.
There are so many things that make being married to Leighton absolutely wonderful. I am so happy and thankful that I can be his wife. Leighton, you're my number one man!
Monday, February 20, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
A very interesting article
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Grace is a choice
It's the same with worship. Worship is a choice. I don't worship God only when I'm feeling 'in the mood' to worship. I choose to worship, whether I'm feeling joyful or miserable. And the more I make that choice, especially when I don't 'feel' like worshipping, the easier it becomes to do just that - worship despite my circumstances.
I suspect grace is probably the same way. The more I choose to accept grace and not what I'm feeling, the easier it will become to accept it regardless of what I've done or not done. I'll have to try it out and see.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Sometimes I forget...
So many things define who we are. I am a mother, a catering consultant, a wife, an employee, a daughter, a friend. I am part of a family, a company, a church, another church. Each week, I get kids up for school, drive them to school, go to work, put in 8 1/2 hours, pick kids up, make supper, workout on my treadmill.
Amid the hustle and bustle I so often forget who I am, what ultimately defines me. I am a daughter of the one true King. Why should I fear? Why should I worry? Why do I strive?
Do I remember where I have come from? "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:9-10
Sometimes I think I forget so much... and remember so little.
(Disclaimer: although I do the things I mentioned at the top concerning my kids & home each week, I don't do them every day; my husband & I share the responsibilities - he's awesome!)
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Learning about grace
One of my internal 'roadblocks' is the sense that I should have to suffer for my wrong choices, wrong actions. If I feel that I have done something wrong (particularly when I have wronged the people I'm closest to), I have an internal sense that I should have to suffer for what I've done, even if the other person has forgiven me. It doesn't seem fair that I should 'get away with it'. I set about to 'punish myself' (if no one else will).
Grace was extended to me today and I caught a glimpse of how precious God's love and grace are. The thought occurred to me: when I understand that I cannot 'earn' God's love, I will understand more deeply how precious His love really is. When I think that I can 'earn' love and acceptance from God, it cheapens His love. It devalues God's love to a level where it can be 'bought'. But it's far greater than that!