Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter Blahs

Ok, I've got it. It's just mid January but I have the winter blahs. I just want to stay inside, wrapped up in a blanket and eat something sweet and warm.

To combat these winter blahs, we've been following Kristi's footsteps and having some dance parties. I turn on my ipod and Grace turns in circles.

I've shared this with others, but there is one praise song that will ALWAYS get me raising my hands. I always think of Beth Moore when this song comes on because I can hardly do anything but stop what I'm doing and praise his name. The tears come, the hands go up. It's a praise party. I have a Geoff Moore version of it but there are so many good ones.

In Christ Alone lyrics

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

What a powerful reminder on this cold dreary day. He will rise again! There have been so many times in the past when I have needed him as my comforter. This song reminds me that He is my all in all. He died for me. The thought of him on the cross and then rising again.... chills.

So we'll continue to have some dance parties to combat the winter blues. Songs like this will mean so much more. We all have winter seasons in our life. Praise God for songs that can lift us up and for spring.

What song is speaking to you right now? Please share, we LOVE to hear from you!


  1. I heard a great new song on the radio today called "Let the Waters Rise" by Mike's Chair (funny story that goes with the name of the group.) It really speaks to me about how Jesus is there even when the waters rise and the ocean crashes in, so to speak. Check it out! I heard their video is great too!

  2. I have a playlist on my ipod of 16 favorites right now. I burned it onto a cd to play at school. But, the one that is really speaking to me is "At the Foot of the Cross" by Kathryn Scott. It is so good and so powerful and very much speaks the season my heart has been going through for a few months. Thanks for this post. It is so good! I love the winter and watching the snow fall. Keep on dancing and loving Jesus!

  3. I had to post one more new song that I LOVE. "Safe" by Phil Wickham. Beautiful lyrics... we are all safe in Christ, no matter what the circumstances!

  4. There aren't many worship songs I don't love! I am on all things Sanctus Real right now