Sunday, November 18, 2007

Embracing Accusation

Okay, I officially stink at blogging. :) But that's alright...I've accepted it, and I'm moving on...
I have so much I want to write about and normally that means I just wimp out and don't write anything because I am THE most indecisive person on the planet. I've been that way since I was little. I used to apologize to my stuffed animals that didn't sleep with me (because clearly only so many could fit in the bed without suffocating me) and I always had the hardest time deciding which ones would be so privileged to be sweated (word?) and drooled on, and always felt the need to HUG the rejects one more time before hitting the sack. :) What in the world...

Anyways, I was inspired to share my current favorite song ( if there was just one) with you after seeing a commercial for Oprah's Favorite Things show (ps..Julia Roberts is on tomorrow--Monday, that is--for any fans) and just had to share this song because I think I have listened to it every day for like 2 weeks now. It is by Shane Bernard and Shane Everette...also known as Shane&Shane...and it's called Embracing Accusations. The words are amazing, but I would encourage you to go to their myspace page and actually listen to the song (maybe while you read if you'd like) because it is one POWERFUL thing to hear these two AMAZINGLY talented individuals sing together. I'm including the link for their page at the please take advantage of it if you have a few minutes to listen. I'll be back tomorrow or Tuesday to write about what's been going on with life! Love ya'll!!

Embracing Accusation
The Father of lies
Coming to steal kill and destroy
All my hopes of being good enough
I hear him saying, “cursed are the ones who can’t abide”

He’s right, hallelujah, he’s right
The devil is preaching the song of the redeemed
That I am cursed and gone astray
I cannot gain salvation
Embracing accusation

Could the father of lies be telling the truth of
God to me tonight?
That if the penalty of sin is death, then death is mine
I hear him saying, “cursed are the ones who can’t abide”

He’s right, hallelujah, he’s right
The devil is preaching the song of the redeemed
That I am cursed and gone astray
I cannot gain salvation

The devil’s singing over me an age-old song
That I am cursed and gone astray
Singing the first verse so conveniently over me
He’s forgotten the refrain.

website link... here


Bev Brandon said...

You just blog whenever you can get to it Abby because when a post from Abby does show up---it is the fragrance of Jesus to us. You so hold on the truths in your heart---Truth from your First Love and we all see such beauty and passion in you. Some day, if I ever meet you, I want to stand next to you and sing Tomlin's Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone...keep on blogging whenever you can get to it and you don't ever have to comment to everyone either...we just want to hear your heart, smell that fragrance, you sweet sweet thing!

BethAnne said...

I love the words to that song. I, too, stink at keeping up with the bloggers! Thankfully, blogging is not our job, but an outlet to write what is on our hearts. You have a heart for Jesus and you bless us with your words when you do blog, but don't be a slave to the computer! Have a great week!

Leigh said...

glad your back. missed you. I love your blog!!!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

You get here when you can!! We love you. :)

Those are some powerful lyrics there. Going to go listen....

love you!

Lindsee said...

Umm...yes. We are sisters, seriously!!

Sleeping with your animals at night?!? Thank you very much. I too, was one of those kids that lined them all up beside me at night. For the ones that didn't make the cut, I lined them up accordingly so they at least had eachother!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!

And Shane & Shane. I really have no words for them...or this song. The first time I ever heard this song my eyes got filled with tears and I had goosebumps all over my body!!! LOVE IT!!! They are my absolute favorite!!

Have a splendid Monday!!!!


Fran said...

I second Miss Bev...."When Abby does show up it is the fragrance of Jesus!" Oooooh I love that Bev!

Thats the truth girlfriend. We miss ya when you are gone, but are thrilled to see when you have written. You bless me EVERY SINGLE TIME!

And, Shane and Shane was brought to my attention through blogworld and I'm so glad!!! What a blessing they are!

And..finally, the stuffed animal thing totally cracked me up!!

Have a great Thanksgiving Abby! I'm thankful for you and all my blogging friends out there!! Aren't they the best?!


Jackie said...

we love to hear from you when you get the chance, but don't let the blog become a source of stress. I did that for awhile, felt obligated to blog constantly and it WORE me OUT!!!
Great lyrics- such truth!! Have a great Thanksgiving week!! Love ya!

Amy Kate said...

OMW I totally did that with my animals too hahaha thats funny! Shane and Shane is awesome as well! Have a great thanksgiving week...this blogging thing can be difficult sometimes when there are soooo many different things to talk about. Have a great thanksgiving week!

Alana said...

Thanks for the tip. Will have to download it from iTunes.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Bev Brandon said...

happy thanksgiving to you abby...
you don't need to comment back to me at all..
i just had to come here to say
that you possess such a passion
such a beauty
that pours throgh your blog
Numbers 11:23 -
your good God's Arm is not too short toward Abby...and the verses say: now you will see if what God says will come true...and what your awesome God said to you one year ago...YES, it has come true...we see it! are unshackled...and the glory of your God is Abby fully alive to Him...oh happy days! I love you, Bev

jennyhope said...

LOVE shane and shane!!
I hope you had a great thanksgiving girlie!! :)

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