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Vampire Hugs

If i had to hug a vampire
what would i do?
i would try to do it in sunshine
wouldn’t you?
i’d avoid it and run away and hide all day long
i’d carry garlic and wooden stakes and sing Dracula killing songs
i’d try my hardest to stay far away
because hugging a vampire is dangerous they say
vampires drink blood and they suck you dry
they leave marks and kill you and make you cry
so why, oh why, would I try to give one a hug?
it’s dangerous, it’s crazy – i’m just not that smug
but vampire are beings and what we don’t see
is there bites are their hickeys and bloods is there tea
they don’t mean to kill, they just get carried away
sounds very familiar, wouldn’t you say?
its hard to hug someone that sucks the life out of you
loving them seems like you’re just paying your dues
but loving a vampire just might be
what turns them around and lets them beam
they may stand in the sun
and use their powers for good
maybe they aren’t so misunderstood…
we all have been vampires from time to time
sucking and sucking and breaking the rhyme
so don’t be a vampire draining friends dry
be the one that looks one in the eye
and offers a hand and a hug and a heart
be the one that break their stone heart apart
vampires need hugs, so why wouldn’t we
hug them and love them and welcome them to the “we”


When God Whispers

I feel God moving in our lives (Josh and I = our). There is something happening, something taking place. It’s that amazing feeling that sits in your gut and you know its from God! I don’t know what it is, I don’t know when it will happen… but God is moving. He is preparing us for a change in our lives.

I have to be honest and say I haven’t felt this often in my life. I’m not a good listener when it comes to God. I also haven’t been a true follower for most of my life. A believer, yes. But not a follower. It has only been in the last few years that I have actively sought God. It has only been in the last few years that I have started to understand so much of what has been taught to me in my 24 years.

God is great and God is good. He knows all and is all and I know that HIS plan has got us covered! I just pray that both Josh and I continue to seek Him, both as individuals and as a couple. This song has been running through my head all day… especially the italicized part!

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I see the King of glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

[Chorus]
Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest (x2)

I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees

[Chorus]

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

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There is something in those lyrics! Some nugget that is for us right now, I can just feel it! I have no idea what it is, but I think that God has brought things into our lives and into our focus that He is weaving together for his purpose and soon, very soon, it will all become a reality.

So, with this in mind, I pray that God makes HIS plan abundantly clear to us! I don’t want to move forward without HIS guidance, but I don’t want to miss out on what HE has in store! Please pray with us!


A Pirate’s Life for Me

I’m a youth volunteer at Crossbridge Community Church and recently we hosted a Murder Mystery Night – Pirate themed, of course! The kids (and sponsors) all dress up as pirates and enjoyed a “whodunit” kind of night! Oh and my wonderful husband played the murder victim! But happily, his killer was brought to justice (but I don’t have a picture of that…)!

P.S. I just have to point out that apparently I strike the same pose in every photo I take!

Mild-mannered magazine editor by day...

Hot-blooded pirate by night...

My Poor Murdered Husband!