Rhapsody in Black

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Friday, April 02, 2004

Song Lyrics for the Week

With the Easter season underfoot, I choose this beautiful Third Day Song entitled Love Song. Enjoy!
Love Song
I've heard it said thatt a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
it has never been done
I've never climbed the highedst mountain
But I walked the hill of Calvary
Just to be with you, I'd do anything
There's no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I'd give anything
I would give my life away.

I've heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It can never be done
I've never sawm the deepest ocean
But I walked upon the raging sea

I know that you don't understand the fullness of My love
How I died upon the cross for your sins
And I know that you don't realize how much that I give to you
But I promise, I would do it al again
Just to be with you, I've done everything
There's no price I did not pay
Just to be with you, I gave everything
Yes, I gave my life away.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

School

I am so proud of myself. Seven papers down, one to go! I deserve a trip to Hawaii or something. This semester I have writted several papers that have challenged me in my walk with God. I have studying a plethora of wonderful Christians, and wonderful writers. Some wrote out of struggle and loss, and other wrote out of their love for their creator. Either way, they have inspired me to write out of experiences I have had and relate it to the grace God has provided for me. In ENG 341 I wrote on Dame Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, I have shared already what that did for my spiritual life and how it drew me closer to God. For ENG 343 I wrote on John Donne, he is by far one of my utmost favourite writers. The poetry after his conversion was what inspiried me the most. I remember sitting on a stone wall in Fatima, Portugal at a very famous cathedral. I watched people crawl and bloody their knees in penitence as they sought forgiveness from God. I walked into the wailing tent and heard many cries to God for forgiveness and mercy. People pulling thei hair out and wailing for God. The images left such an impression in my heart and mind, and they came back as I read the Holy Sonnets by John Donne. His desire for forgiveness and Mercy was astounding, yet he only knew a judgemental God. He seemed to be in torment as he wrote the sonnets, and it really touched my heart.
In PHL 355 I wrote on pivotal women in history. Mary Wollstonecraft, a women raised in a very abusive home towards women. She went on to become a revolutionist for women's rights in England. her ironic death caused many to mourn, including her husband and young children. She died in childbirth, a malfunction in the placenta. The daughter that she never knew was mary Shelley, who went on to write Frankenstein.
Susan B. Anthony, born a centuy after Wollstonecraft followed in her footsteps. She was an American Revolutionist for Women's right and was an advocate for the women who suffered at the hands of their husbands and women who were slaves.
Finally, Simone de Beauvoir, a french existentialist and advocate of for women. She wrote The Second Sex. Her life displays that of a true 20th century women.
My other papers didn't reflect anything overtly life changing. They were fun to write, although I spent too many hours researching them. Just thought I would share :)