A Great Question To Ponder 

  

My dear friend writes this blog and I just love her style.  I also love her really honest truth she shared about what is my response? 

What is our response in these situations? 

Are we watering down God and the Gospel when we aren’t lovingly speaking the hard truths and realities to those we love? 

God calls us to Holy- Not Happy

And as this dear friend also says: “that right there will sing!”
A great question to ponder…..
Read more Here and be sure to follow her. 

            ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 
https://musicalclaypot.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/what-is-my-response/

We Pour Out Our Best For You 

  
I am still loving the new album by Ramp Worship with Catherine Mullins

         The River is Rising

The next song that has quickly become my favorite this week is:

The Whole Earth Sings 



I encourage everyone to head to ITunes and download this entire album.   

Enjoy! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Here is a live recording of the song 

The Battle Between Guilt And Grace 

  
There’s a war between guilt and grace

And they’re fighting for a sacred space

But I’m living proof

Grace wins every time




No more lying down in death’s defeat

Now I’m rising up in victory

Singing hallelujah

Grace wins every time




Words can’t describe the way it feels

When mercy floods a thirsty soul

A broken side begins to heal

And grace returns what guilt has stole

Whoa! These lyrics are powerful! 

No more lying down in death’s defeat. Rise up in victory and sing Hallelujah because Grace Wins Every Time . ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Grace Wins by Matthew West
“Grace Wins” Lyrics 
In my weakest moment I see you

Shaking your head in disgrace

I can read the disapointment

Written all over your face
Here comes those whispers in my ear

Saying who do you think you are

Looks like you’re on your own from here

Cause grace could never reach that far
But, in the shadow of that shame

Beat down by all the blame

I hear you call my name sayin it’s not over

And my heart starts to beat

So loud now, drowning out the doubt

I’m down but I’m not out
There’s a war between guilt and grace

And they’re fighting for a sacred space

But I’m living proof

Grace wins every time
No more lying down in death’s defeat

Now I’m rising up in victory

Singing hallelujah

Grace wins every time
Words can’t describe the way it feels

When mercy floods a thirsty soul

A broken side begins to heal

And grace returns what guilt has stole
And, in the shadow of that shame

Beat down by all the blame

I hear you call my name sayin it’s not over

And my heart starts to beat

So loud now, drowning out the doubt

I’m down but I’m not out
There’s a war between guilt and grace

And they’re fighting for a sacred space

But I’m living proof

Grace wins every time
No more lying down in death’s defeat

Now I’m rising up in victory

Singing hallelujah

Grace wins every time
For the prodigal son, grace wins

For the woman at the well, grace wins

For the blind man and the beggar, grace wins

For always and forever, grace wins

For the lost out on the street, grace wins

For the worst part of you and me, grace wins

For the thief on the cross, grace wins

For a world that is lost
There’s a war between guilt and grace

And they’re fighting for a sacred space

But I’m living proof

Grace wins every time
Yeah!

No more lying down in death’s defeat

Now I’m rising up in victory

Singing hallelujah

Grace wins every time
Every time

Yeah, I’m living proof grace wins every time

The Power Of Music 

  

Music holds us together when it seems like the world is trying to break us.  ~Unknown

  

             When words fail- Music speaks  

We would love to hear what songs are speaking to you- leave us your favorites in the comments below. 

XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Letting Go

2015/01/img_0959.jpg

“You’ve brought me to the end of myself … And this has been the longest road.
Just when my hallelujah was tired… You gave me a new song.
You unwind me until I’m totally undone. ”

I recently got the new album “Undoing” by Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger. There are many great songs on this album. Like “Constant One” from last week to this weeks #SongSundays is “Letting Go”.

Hit play and practice letting go-
Letting go of control
Letting go of worry
Letting go of perfection
Letting go of struggling
Letting go of all the lies-

Fear is no match for His Love!

http://youtu.be/8-O0nyTAHJU

Lyrics:
You’ve brought me to the end of myself
And this has been the longest road
Just when my hallelujah was tired
You gave me a new song

I’m letting go, I’m letting go
I’m letting go, falling into You

I confess I still get scared sometimes
But perfect love comes rushing in
And all the lies that screamed inside go silent
The moment You begin

I’m letting go, I’m letting go
I’m letting go, falling into You
[repeat]

You remind me of things forgotten
You unwind me until I’m totally undone
And with Your arms around me
Fear was no match for Your love
And now You’ve won me

I’m letting go, I’m letting go
I’m letting go, falling into You

~XXOO Michelle Bollom

Something to Shout & Sing About

IMG_0587.JPG

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us – set us right with Him, make us fit for Him – we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that He has already thrown open His door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand – out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary – we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented Himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him. Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of His Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of His resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah! ~
Romans 5:1-11 (MSG)

Wow! This Gem of a Promise just gets better and better.

What an awesome Promise this is and one definitely worth proclaiming.

So throw open those windows & doors sing, dance and lift up a Shout of Praise!

Hallelujah!

Have A Blessed Day!

XXOO Michelle Bollom