Dance for Joy


Sometimes I wanna

just stop everything …and dance

dance like King David

If only….I wonder if I would get any stares if I just all of a sudden busted out my cool dance moves in random places?  My best furry-friend does this all the time, and I must admit that I am a bit jealous… He isn’t worried about whether or not the people driving by are watching him, he doesn’t care who’s yard it is, or who might be standing outside watching.  He doesn’t care if we’re in a hurry, or what the temperature is outside.  When he feels like it, he just throws himself on the ground and dances- tongue out and all.

“In God’s presence I’ll dance all I want! He chose me over your father and the rest of our family and made me prince over God’s people, over Israel. Oh yes, I’ll dance to God’s glory—more recklessly even than this. And as far as I’m concerned . . . I’ll gladly look like a fool . . . but among these maids you’re so worried about, I’ll be honored no end.”  2 Samuel 6:21-22

Tomorrow is the celebration of Easter- He is Risen!  With each passing year, as I walk closer with Him- this day becomes even sweeter to celebrate!  I want to worship like King David- to dance with joy before my Heavenly Father!  To sing His praises and dance all day long…at church,  in my car, in the grocery store, walking through the neighborhood… no matter where I go, or who happens to be watching…

So if you catch a glimpse of me tomorrow and worry that I might embarrass myself with all my cool dance moves, not worries- I’m  dancing for joy because He is risen, indeed!!

Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.  

Psalm 149:3

Children of Light


Photo on 8-30-13 at 12.14 PM


Live as children of light – Ephesians 5:8

Yesterday evening, I had everything set up perfectly- the lighting was just right, my laptop was carefully placed atop two boxes stacked on our barstool from the kitchen.  The dog was quiet, the girls were engrossed in homework- or so I thought!   I had planned everything to the “T” and sat down to record  a song…

About halfway through the song, Sophie surprised me and decided to join me.  She smiled and waved as I played.  And my first thought was to reprimand her for not listening, for not staying in her room and for “ruining” the video.  But as I saw the light in her eyes, I immediately realized that moments like these are not things we “plan”, and sometimes we can plan so much that we miss those God moments and what He is teaching us…. and her light shines so bright, that I couldn’t stop myself from smiling and thanking the Lord for her contagious joy as she sang along with me.

The song is called “Dancing With Jesus” and I wrote it this past spring.  It is about a time of worship- a vision of Jesus and I, dancing in a garden, rejoicing together over answered prayers.  As I was singing last night, Sophie reminds me that worship is spontaneous and not something that has to be “planned”.  It’s not about having everything perfect.  It is about being aware of His presence all the time.   Sometimes I get so fixated on the details that I miss the bigger picture.

Happy 8th Birthday, Soph, and thanks for shinning your bright light and worshiping with me last night!

And David danced before the Lord with all his might. 2 Samuel 6:14

Dancing with Jesus

It’s a new day
I’m singing your praises
thankful and grateful for all that you are
Driving around
sun shining down
and I see a vision of
you and me
Your presence is real
I’m moved in my soul
I grab your hands
as we sway to and fro
I’m dancing with Jesus
Singing, rejoicing,
and worshipping him
I’m dancing with Jesus
I rest in your arms and I know
You are with me wherever I go…
A moment it was
frozen in time
a glimmer of heaven
and what it might be
Amazing and sweet
feeling complete
I surrender all that I am
at your feet..
How sweet it will be
when Your face, I see
when I get to heaven
and dance with you there
Forever more
and always I’m Yours
In your presence I will
forever adore…. you