songs for papa
Be Not Afraid
You shall cross the barren desert
But you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety
Though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words to foreign men
And they will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.
Be not afraid, I go before you always,
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.
If you pass thru' raging waters in the sea
You shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames,
You shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow'r of hell
And death is at your side,
Know that I am with you - through it all.
Blesses are the poor
for the Kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
For one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me,
Blessed - blessed - are you!
You Are Mine
I will come to you in the silence,
I will lift you from all your fear.
You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice,
be still and know I am here.
Do not be afraid, I am with you.
I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home;
I love you and you are mine.
I am hope for all who are hopeless,
I am eyes for all who long to see.
In the shadows of the night, I will be your light,
come and rest in me.
I am strength for all the despairing,
healing for the ones who dwell in shame.
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free,
and all will know my name.
I am the word that leads all to freedom,
I am the peace the world cannot give.
I will call your name, embracing all your pain,
stand up, now walk and live!
I don't think I've ever blogged this much in this short of a time. It's helping me to get through all the thoughts I have about the Holy Father as his time here with us seems to be drawing to a close. The Holy Father has been telling us for 26 years "Do not be afraid."
posted by Amy : 12:41:00 AM
i might not be six degrees from kevin bacon
But I'm only two degrees from the Holy Father...
The above picture was taken the day after I turned 20. The very next spring, former Polish President Lech Walesa visited my college
I'd say that he was a pretty darn good runner-up when the author of that book about Tuscan Sun cancelled on us.
posted by Amy : 11:59:00 PM
for anyone who can't remember 1978
It's no official Vatican document, but this explains what happens next... when ever that is...
posted by Amy : 5:45:00 PM
a turning point in history
Check here for updates, because I trust these people.
Lord, grant us all the grace and courage to accept Your will for the Holy Father and for us in this amazing time of great change in Your Church.
posted by Amy : 5:21:00 PM
claim to fame
My aunt saw this guy at church on Easter. He's gonna win, you know...
posted by Amy : 7:20:00 AM
I think my husband is seeing things. Discuss:
posted by Amy : 5:37:00 PM