Friday, August 31, 2007

You can even find God at Wal-mart! (or at least some great Godly music)

It seems to be Casting Crowns week here at Tricia’s blog. I was perusing the blogosphere this morning and landed on BooMama’s site. She is having a Casting Crowns give away. (DON’T GO THERE NOW, GO THERE AFTER YOU FINISH READING THIS FINE AND INSPIRING PIECE OF LITERARY GENIUS!)

From there I went to CBD to hear the 30 second snippets of the songs on this new album. I did not know one of my favorite groups had a new album, because I live under a rock. Anyway, after I listened to the tantalizing snippets, I knew I had to have it. But alas, I could not go back to BooMama’s site because I had promised (in clearly a moment of utter insanity) to take the kids to Wal-Mart for various and sundries they wanted to spend their money on. Signing up for a free Casting Crowns CD would have to wait.

So we went to Wal-Mart, took back the jeans I bought for D, (why oh why do I buy him clothes? I always have to take them back) bought everyone new battery operated toothbrushes, (back in my day we had to walk up hill both ways to school in a blizzard for 3 miles, and brush our teeth by moving our arms back and forth. Today’s kids have it so easy!) and stop in the CD section for B to spend his money on some Christian CD. I’ll have to take his word that it is a Christian CD because I can’t understand a word they say.

While I was there, in the Wal-Mart CD section, I noticed something…right in front of my eyes…could it be? Yes, it was! The new casting Crowns CD. You have to know that I bought it. It was not on my list. There is a 5 in 100ish chance I could have won it from BooMama, and I didn’t really need it, but in my cart it went.

If I have to endure Wal-Mart with 4 kids (T went home for the weekend) buying toothbrushes, Sunday shoes, screamy music and deal with the return department, then I believe that I deserve a treat. Usually that treat is a 99 cent chocolate bar, but not today my friends; today it was a somewhat more expensive CD.

It will add to my soul not my thighs, you gotta love that.

Here is a tantalizing little taste for you…even without the music, the words…they are a powerful!

Casting Crowns - Somewhere In The Middle

Somewhere between the hot and the cold
Somewhere between the new and the old
Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who You're making me
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Fearless warriors in a picket fence, reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
Deep water faith in the shallow end and we are caught in the middle
With eyes wide open to the differences, the God we want and the God who is
But will we trade our dreams for His or are we caught in the middle
Are we caught in the middle

Somewhere between my heart and my hands
Somewhere between my faith and my plans
Somewhere between the safety of the boat and the crashing waves

Somewhere between a whisper and a roar
Somewhere between the altar and the door
Somewhere between contented peace and always wanting more
Somewhere in the middle You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Lord, I feel You in this place and I know You're by my side
Loving me even on these nights when I'm caught in the middle

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