You lead me out of myself

I'm getting ready for the SO-FAMOUS Sweet Dinner (10, 09, 06), which is happening on Thursday!! I have been thinking so much about what it means to love - really, truly love people. Loving these senior girls for the past three years makes it hard to write about love without crying. They make fun of me for it, but I'm not ashamed. Maybe tears are part of the overflow, too?

All I know is, I've got a GIANT lasagna (ahem, I might have used a turkey pan) and I have big plans for the special heart tins my mom sent me in a package last year. I'm working on parodies and decorations.

And in all these things, every once in awhile I take as deep a sigh as I can manage to remember that all this is just a reflection... it's all overflow and I've got to keep getting filled.

So, I thought these words would be good to start out the morning. One of my favorite sounds to rummage up inspiration in my soul is The Arrows from South Africa. Two ladies rocking out, weaving clever lyrics with layered melodies is what I call a good time. Well, maybe if you read these lyrics for pilgrimage you'll get the picture. I wish I could find a youtube video to post (if you can, let me know!). Here is their myspace page.

On this pilgrimmage to the new Jerusalem and it's the highway of holiness that gets me there start of the journey is the day when I let the seed fall to the ground and the day that I die is the day I start to climb

On this pilgrimmage to the new Jerusalem and it's the highway of holiness that gets me there every time I choose Your way instead of going my own direction those are the times when I fall right behind that You come to lead me along will You lead me on?

and if I ever lose my hope You're there to light the fire You bring me everything I need when You quiet me with the Love you give and You sing those songs all over me and You tenderly You lead me out of myself and You walk with me

On this pilgrimmage to the new Jerusalem and it's the small and the narrow gate that gets me there I know that many are called but that only few are chosen those are the few who abandon themselves to pursue Your kingdom come Your kingdom come

and if I ever lose my hope You're there to light the fire You bring me everything I need when you quiet me with the Love you give and you sing those songs all over me and you tenderly You lead me out of myself and you walk with me and you walk with me and you walk with me and you walk with me ---

Today, my chorus is, "Lord, lead me out of myself"

and let LOVE fly like cRaZy