have you heard josh garrels' music? if not, today is the day, my friend.
winn and our friend evan introduced me to him on ash wednesday of all days, and his song entitled "zion and babylon" became my soundtrack for lent. have a listen:
lent was a ruthless teacher for me this year, and i have been anticipating easter, hoping for a little light to break through my darkness. easter sunday came and went with no visible change, but over the course of this last week, there has been a shift, the slow dawning of a new day within and without. this brings me back to josh garrels.
his song "decision" has become my easter season soundtrack (i'm a one-song-at-a-time kind of girl). i hit replay over and over, and i turn the volume way up so that the bass is thumping (usually as I pick seth up from preschool and am in a sea of minivans, honda pilots, and suburbans, soccer moms everywhere, everywhere. i am one, too, so i mean no disrespect.) and i sing at the top of my lungs while--i am not ashamed to say--i get my groove on, baby. it's a celebration.
i love these lines especially:
i've been running through the night
towards the light, of the sun
now i'm free
bring a little love for me
i'm a dork and don't know how to post this particular song here, but if you download it from itunes, i think it's a dollar well spent.
my soul's face revealed it's beauty to me; why was it shy so long? didn't it know how this made me suffer and weep? ~st. francis of assisi
you cannot wander anywhere that will not aid you. anything you touch--God brought it into the classroom of your mind. ~st. francis
my name is miska
and here's what i love
jesus. my inimitable husband. my crazy wonderful boys wyatt and seth. books. dogs, particularly my own daisy. bikram yoga. my church community. coffee shops. naps. a steaming cup of earl grey tea. the ocean. rich conversations. used book stores. friends that are family and family that are friends. the color brown. and orange. and green. people-watching. chocolate. homemade bread. grace. the art of spiritual direction. tears. flowers blooming. leaves changing. charming little shops. spontaneous out-of-town trips. beauty. laughter. rainy days. pretzel m & m's. the word ass.