Right Here Waiting For Food

My husband and I were inspired to write a song parody about our dogs and their love affair for food.  From the moment I wake up they are following me around, waiting for their next meal.  I think if you have a fur baby, you can relate 😉 Hope you enjoy!

“Right Here Waiting For Food”

Doorways apart night after night
And I slowly starve to death
You open the door and let me in
I greet you with my morning breath

If you don’t feed me Mama
There will be lots of drama

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for food
Whatever you eat
What falls at your feet
I will be right here waiting for food

I took for granted all the times
That my bowl was filled to the brim
But now it’s empty and I know
That I’ll never eat again

Oh can’t you see my hunger
I’m not getting any younger

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for food
Whatever you eat
What falls at your feet
I will be right here waiting for food

I don’t know how I can survive
This ordeal
But I’m gonna bark at you ’till I
get my next meal

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for food
Whatever you eat
What falls at your feet
I will be right here waiting for food

*and my apologies to Richard Marx for ruining his song, because I’ll never ever hear it the same way again, lol!!

 

think of these things…

You know that saying-

you are what you eat?  

Well the same thing applies to our thoughts and the things we think about.  We all have good and bad days, but we really can make a conscious decision to focus on the positive things…. which brings me to a couple of my favorite scriptures-

Philippians 4:8- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Psalm 19:14- May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. 

This is my prayer-

God help me to focus on those things which are good and praiseworthy, and may the things I say AND do be pleasing to You and bring You glory!

Here is a song I wrote, based on those scriptures.

 

I Wait

I am lost, lost, lost 

without You, You, You

showing me, me, me

what to do, do, do

so I wait, wait, wait, 

patiently-ly-ly

as I sit in 

sweet surrender

at Your feet

won’t You sing

over me

with your sweet sweet 

melody 

 I wait patiently

as I worship

at Your feet

Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.  Isaiah 30:18

I remember being worried sick over little things that were completely out of my control.  And every single time, whatever it was, it worked itself out. Or He worked it out, unbeknownst to me.  When my girls were babies, I taught piano and voice lessons out of my home. I was blessed with wonderful students who would take turns being my “helper” and they would watch my girls while I taught.  Often, one would get sick or something would happen and I would not have a babysitter.  I remember the sheer panic I felt, as if my entire world was going to end. But each and every time, He met my need.  

I think about all the unnecessary stress I caused myself over worrying- not to mention the gray hairs I added to my head.  It has taken me a long time- and I have a long way to go- but I am beginning to see these things as opportunities- for God to show me how faithful He is.  Often when we say “wait”- we mean to “stop”.  When God asks us to wait, He calls us to action– to worship with adoration and expectation! He wants us to commit our situations to Him, and to know that He will answer- in His timing, in His perfect way.   

I wrote this song recently as I waited for Him. And I’m still waiting…and the worship is sweet as I look to my Heavenly Father for guidance and direction- in all things!  

The waiting doesn’t ends- until He calls us home.  

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 

photo 

The Reason

photo

Our evening sky as I looked to Him last night…

When I question everything

and all that I hold dear

when I bring it all to You

I feel Your presence in my tears

I know You are here

 

When I’m feeling like a fish

out of water in my own skin

like a jagged puzzle piece

that’s just not fitting in

I know I fit in with You

 

I’m no longer looking back

I’m looking up to You

You’re the only reason

for everything I do  

 

You’re the reason I sing

You’re the reason for living

In your presence i bring

a song of offering

You are the reason I sing

 

When I’m feeling all alone

Like no one understands

You remind me You’re enough

and to rest within Your hands 

All I need is You

 

You remind me that my home 

is not a place I’m sitting in 

and that peace is found in You

I let go and let You in

I know You are here

 

I’m no longer looking back

I’m looking up to You

You are the only the reason

for everything I do. 

 

 

You are Enough

“You Are Enough”

I’m ridding my life of sin

I’m gonna let You in

Jesus, take my heart

and give me a brand new start

Jesus, You are enough

You’re more than enough to fill me

Jesus, You are enough

You supply my every need

I’m ridding my life of things

of emptiness and broken dreams

I’m living in Your light

Jesus, help me shine so bright

Jesus, You are enough

You’re more than enough to fill me

Jesus. You are enough

You supply my every need

I woke up early this morning, overwhelmed with my to-do list- feeling like there would never be enough hours in the day to accomplish all I needed to do.  As I began to pray, He reminded me that He is enough.  I wrote this song a year or so ago, and as I prayed this morning, the words came back to me.  Jesus, You are enough.  You supply my every need.   Everything on my to-do lists can wait.  He’s at the top of my list.

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness

     2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Thank you, Lord, for reminding me that my relationship with You comes first. Without You I can do nothing.  Thank you for putting new songs on my heart.  I praise You for your goodness and for providing for my every need.  Jesus, You are enough!

I Need More Coffee!!! Thoughts and a song on Isaiah 55

 

Deutsch: Dunkin Donuts in Berlin

Is anyone thirsty?

 Come and drink—
  even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
  it’s all free!  

Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?

 Why pay for food that does you no good?

Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
  You will enjoy the finest food.

Isaiah 55

I rue the day that Dunkin Donuts came to my neighborhood!  I literally pass it multiple times a day– every time I enter or exit my neighborhood.  It calls my name- “Julieeeeeeee- you need more coffee!!!!”  And if there is any truth to the saying “You are what you eat” – then I surely expect to turn into a pumpkin from all the pumpkin coffee I drink!!!

It’s not the donuts that I am drawn to- it is the rich, decadent, hot (or sometimes iced) coffee that “calls” me.  It is the irresistibly quick “pick-me-up” that allows me to be a little extra cheery for the girls when they come home from school- that quick burst of energy that enables me to do chores at super-human speed – that’s what I love most!

But then the inevitable happens- I crash… hard! I.can.not.hold.my.eyes.open.  And I’m grumpy.  Real grumpy.

So, one day I was sitting in the line at DD, patiently waiting for my afternoon cup of joe and it was taking a little longer than usual.  No worries.  I actually had my Bible sitting there in the seat beside me.  Not a bad driving companion, eh?  Well, I figured I might as well spend my time wisely.  I opened it up and out jumps Isaiah 55.

Is anyone thirsty, come and drink– well, sure I am…  I’m waiting for my coffee right now!!

Even if you have no money- it’s all free–  well, you got me there.  This is definitely not free and it adds up when I do it several times a week…

Why do you spend your money on the food that does not give you strength?- ok- you got me there too.  I know that I don’t really need this coffee. And yes, the energy is good, but it is only temporary.

Listen to me and you will see what is good–  Alright, Lord.  I hear you loud and clear today. I need to turn to You and Your strength- and indulge a little less.

I got my coffee and prayed about His Living Word that spoke to me in the drive-thru.  I made the long drive home (just kidding… it’s like a 30 second drive) and vowed to drink a little less joe and to feast a little more on His Word.  I sat down at my piano and I put the scripture to song….

Musical musings on neglected weeds

Hard at work
we made it look
as if that’s all 
it really took
One day of labor
one day of sweat
and oh how quickly
we forget
these little things 
that creep and grow
up through our mulch
did we not know
that when we do not 
tend our weeds
and when His word 
we do not heed
how much harder 
must we work
to clear up all these 
weeds that took
and what else might
we see is found 
as we pull roots
below the ground?
 
I put this poem to song.   How fitting it was when I played my piano this  morning –  one of the keys was just a little “off” today… a “buzz” in my Eb key… thanks, God, for reminding me of the beauty in imperfections!  We all feel a little “off” sometimes, don’t we?  I am thankful for His Living Word, His grace, and mercy…. and my beautifully “imperfect” piano!
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Psalm 73:36