Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lost Get Found

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I attended our first "Awakening," which is an awesome new youth ministry at Mt. Vernon Spanish SDA Church and during the song service the ladies sang this super touching song and wanted to share with you. It's called Lost Get Found and is sung by Britt Nicole. The video above is  the acoustic version and if you want to skip all the talking, fast forward to :18 seconds.

Here are the lyrics and trust me, I think we've all felt like this at some point or another::

Hello my friend
I remember when you were
So alive with your wide eyes
Then the light that you had in your heart was stolen
Now you say that it ain't worth stayin'
You wanna run but you're hesitatin'
I'm talkin' to me

Don't let your lights go down
Don't let your fire burn out
'cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don't you rise up now?
Don't be afraid to stand out
That's how the lost get found
The lost get found

So when you get the chance
Are you gonna take it?
There's a really big world at your fingertips
And you know you have the chance to change it
There's a girl on the streets, she's cryin'
There's a man whose faith is dyin'
Love is calling you

Don't let your lights go down
Don't let your fire burn out
'cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don't you rise up now?
Don't be afraid to stand out
That's how the lost get found
The lost get found

Why do we go with the flow
Why take an easier road?
Why are we playin' it safe?
Love came to show us the way
Love is a chance we should take
I'm movin' out of the gray

Don't let your lights go down
Don't let your fire burn out
'cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
(Stand out)
Don't let your lights go down
Don't let your fire burn out
(Stand out)
'cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don't you rise up now?
Don't be afraid to stand out
That's how the lost get found
The lost get found

So when you get the chance
Are you gonna take it?
There's a really big world at your fingertips
And you know you have the chance to change it

Be Blessed.

XoXo,

Nissy

Monday, June 20, 2011

"When Are YOU Having a Baby??"

Ah, the infamous question-- "when are you having a baby??" You know, I was telling someone the other day that the questions never stop. When you are single and hanging around someone of the opposite sex, people start asking, "when are you two going to hook up?" They bother you until you two actually do hook up. When you are officially boyfriend and girlfriend, they eventually start asking, "when are you two going to tie the knot?" Okay, so your relationship progresses and eventually your significant other pops the question, and guess what you're getting married! So, now that that's taken care of...After 1-2 months after your wedding, the newest and (to me) the most pesky question comes into play, "when are you having a baby??" Are you pregnant?"....And after you have your first child and still feeling the pains from the labor, people start asking, "when are you having a playmate for your baby?" And then eventually the cycle starts all over again with your children. LOL!


Recently, I've gotten a little more...hmmm, how should I say this...oh yeah, miffed is a good word to describe it when people ask because now they have gotten more aggressive. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind if you ask me once while we are spending time in 1 day...especially if we are friends (I know there are people who genuinely love me and want to see me with a baby), but when it's persistent, rude, aggressive, nosy and pesky---it has got to STOP.


I've put more thought to it and really going to ask God to help me not ask women who still haven't produced children because you know, there are many women out there who cannot conceive children and imagine people continously asking, "when are you having a baby? Why do you not like kids? Why are you depriving your husband of children??! (what what?)" That women (who cannot conceive) must feel in the pits while she is hiding with the truth. Little do these people know the real reason behind it all. People (I'm including myself), lets not be rude and pushy when it comes to sensitive questions such as these. Let's not accuse people of hating kids just because they either cannot or choose not to have a child at that moment. We just never know...


There are many reasons why women don't choose to have children at a very moment in time. Factors such as the following:
  • Couple wanting financial stability before having a child
  • Couple wanting spiritual stability before having a child
  • Couple wanting to stabilize their marriage/relationship 
  • Couple wanting to purchase a home before having a child
  • Couple wanting to secure a new job or get promoted before having a child
  • Couple have health problems they want to stabilize before having a child
  • Couple not able to conceive 
I'm sure there are many more reasons, but those are the top 7 I could think of. I know this post might sound angry, but again, if you know me, you know I'm very opinionated and just expressing myself. :)


In conclusion, let's remember Ecclesiastes 3::


Time for Everything
1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.


Please don't fear if you ever want to ask me when am I having a baby (I'm not the grinch)...LOL! All I'm saying is let's be tactful. :-) That's all. God bless you and if you want to leave a comment, please do! I love me some good conversation and debate.


XoXo,


Nissy