Monday, March 30, 2015

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday. A lot of people would hear that and say "oh, that's the Sunday before Easter". But it's so so much more then that!! The triumphant entry, the Passover, Jesus before Pilate. This is what comes to my mind as I think of Palm Sunday, but it's still so much more then  that! Palm Sunday is when Jesus chose to take the road he knew would lead to his death. He chose it for me. Even as he told his disciples to untie the colt, even as the people were cheering, even as he seemed "accepted", Jesus wept. He wept over Jerusalem who had rejected their Messiah, who had been given the most indescribable gift, yet turned it down because he  wasn't what they wanted. He wept over his people, his chosen people who were to busy with themselves and their lives to make time for him.  Sure, if they could benefit from him, from his miracles, they were all for it.But when it came to eternal things, they simply turned away. I know that can be something I struggle with as well. It's so easy to pray when we want something or someone is in trouble, but how much do we spend time with Jesus in our day to day lives?  His people rejected him, still, he was willing to die for them. He was willing to die for me! Because of his love for us, he was willing to bear the penalty of our sin. He chose the road to the cross that day when he entered Jerusalem. And that is what Palm Sunday is about! Jesus chose the road he knew would lead to his capture and death so that we could be free from the bondage of sin!
Romans 5:6-8  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Review---Romantic Expressions--book 3

Hey everyone! It's been waaay to long since I did one of these. :)  Don't worry, I'm not doing a review on a romance novel! We have our spring recital next Friday and, for a change, I thought I'd do a review on a piano book. This is an intermediate level piano book and the song's are really, really pretty!
If you (or anyone you know) plays piano, it is defiantly a book I would recommend! The pieces are simple, but they are enjoyable even if you are at a more advanced level.
The song I'm playing is called "Hills of Purple Heather" and I love it because it has a celtic-y sound. ;) I also really, really love "Shadows at sunset". . .it's beautiful!
These are also perfect to play as background music. Here is a video I found on youtube that has all the songs from the book being played

Every time the pictures changes, a different song is played. Here are the titles in the order they are played.
1. Springtime in my heart
2. Moonlight Reverie
3. Winter Splendor
4. Faded dreams
5. Hills of purple Heather
6. To Catch a dream
7. Shadows at sunset
8. Enchanted Waterfall

Friday, March 20, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend--Stand up, stand up for Jesus

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Friday, March 6, 2015