6:10 PM

Wonderful Grace of Jesus

wonderful grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin [and that's saying something!]
how shall my tongue describe it? where shall it's praise begin?
taking away my burden, setting my spirit free
for the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches!

wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus (the matchless grace of Jesus)
deeper than the mighty rolling sea (the rolling sea)
wonderful grace all-sufficient for me (higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain all-sufficient grace for me, for even me)
broader than the scope of my transgressions (sing it!)
greater far than all my sin and shame (my sin and shame)
oh, magnify the precious Name of Jesus
praise His Name!

wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching to all the lost,
by it i have been pardoned, saved to the uttermost.
chains have been torn asunder, giving me liberty,
for the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me!


wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching the most defiled,
by its transforming power making him God's dear child,
purchasing peace and heaven for all eternity,
for the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me!

mysteriously got this one stuck in my head today - we learned it in elementary school, but i think it's been at least 12 years since i've heard it. what a great hymn, though!!

12:41 AM

The Heroes Season Premiere

was fabulous. i gotta say i love it when shows demonstrate the complexity of human nature. and, let's face it, there is no true "hero" except Jesus. at least these characters are portrayed as being flawed.

7:46 PM

Never Forget!

2:31 PM

Bon Jovi & Politics

when i run, i usually listen to music, and the other day after palin was chosen to be mccain's running mate, "you give love a bad name" came on my ipod shuffle. i was struck by its appropriateness. if they have a presidential race 2008 karaoke night, obama should so sing it to palin.

i'm particularly thinking of lines like "you're a loaded gun, there's nowhere to run, no one can save me, the damage is done."

obama is going down - taken out by a mom with a sharp tongue and a sharper mind.

1:42 AM

Random Celebrity Post

before we get back to politics (which will probably be a pretty big feature on this blog in coming months), i want to post this thing i ripped out of US Weekly last fall to post and never did. i just thought it was interesting and kinda cool:

"Marsden's Fairy-Tale Marriage
"He may play a fair-tale prince in Disney's Enchanted, but is hunky actor James Marsden a real-life romantic? 'My wife [actress Lisa Linde] thinks I'm romantic if I get up with the crying baby and let her sleep in,' says Marsen, 34, who has two children, Jack, 6, and Mary, 2, with LInde. Fair enough. But what about over-the-top romance? 'Early on in the relationship, there was lots of serenading on the beach and things like that,' he says. 'But once you have kids... romance could be filling her car up with gas or making her coffee.'"

heck, i think that's romantic and i'm no mother.