Burning Man

This weeks #SongSunday has been my secret jam for months!

I am not a huge country music fan anymore but this song by Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne has a great beat – pretty good lyrics and an awesome guitar riff!

Enjoy!

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Hope Conquers All 

  

There goes all my doubts

There goes all my pain

On that day you rose again

Sin no longer stains

There goes all my questioning

There goes all my fears

On that day of reckoning

Hope has reappeared

So let hope in
Open your walls
Hope conquers all

Hope Conquers ALL! Even death! 

This has become my favorite album. Another great song off Ramp Worship album The River is Rising.   

The transforming power of Christ resurrection is still available for us today. 

The power that raised Jesus and transformed others can raise us up out of our deathlike tombs and transform us too! 

Let Hope in! Let this song be your restoration and resurrection song! 

Happy Easter! Hallelujah He Is Risen Indeed! 

Enjoy! ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Let Hope In – Restoration Song by Ramp Worship featuring Catherine Mullins 

Lyrics: 
I speak to barrenness

I command life within

Come live you desolate

Spring up you living well
I speak to barrenness

I command life within

Come live you desolate

Fling wide you ancient gates
Healing power flow like a river

Reveal your mending heart

To every tormented soul

Emmanuel come quick to deliver
So let hope in

Open your walls

Hope conquers all

I speak to barrenness

I command life within

Come live you desolate

Spring up you living well
I speak to barrenness

I command life within

Come live you desolate

Fling wide you ancient gates

Healing power flow like a river

Reveal your mending heart

To every tormented soul

Emmanuel come quick to deliver
So let hope in

Open your walls

Hope conquers all
There goes all my doubts

There goes all my pain

On that day you rose again

Sin no longer stains

There goes all my questioning

There goes all my fears

On that day of reckoning

Hope has reappeared
So let hope in

Open your walls

Hope conquers all

Radiant Diamonds 

  
Diamonds have so many facets to them. 
The spectrum of those facets and colors can be endless.

That is exactly how God’s love is for us, like radiant diamonds.

 I just love that visual.  

Today I started my day seeing only the black coal all around me and not the possibility of the diamonds. I awoke anxious, irritable, grouchy, sad, among a ton of other emotions.  

I soon felt like God spoke to my heart:


You want to start this day your way or Yahweh’s? 

I needed a reset! 

So I stopped, prayed, praised and read His promises. 
 Soon that dark thick layer of soot was gone and I could once again see His amazing love and feel His perfect peace shining brightly all through and around me.  

I no longer had angst over my husband’s drawers left in the floor. I was thankful I had a husband to leave drawers for me to pick up. I no longer despised the washer for overflowing water and praised God that I have a very petite daughter to climb on top to get in that small area to wipe it up.   
As I was praising and worshipping I could feel my Joy rising again. My hallelujah’s began to multiply. Why? 

Because 

I have surrendered to Your design……

Not my way but Yahweh’s!
~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Multiplied – Need To Breathe 

Lyrics

Your love is like radiant diamonds

Bursting inside us we cannot contain

Your love will surely come find us

Like blazing wild fires singing Your name
God of mercy sweet love of mine

I have surrendered to Your design

May this offering stretch across the skies

And these Halleluiahs be multiplied
Your love is like radiant diamonds

Bursting inside us we cannot contain

Your love will surely come find us

Like blazing wild fires singing Your name
God of mercy sweet love of mine

I have surrendered to Your design

May this offering stretch across the skies

And these Halleluiahs be multiplied
(Multiplied)

(Oh multiplied)
God of mercy sweet love of mine

I have surrendered to Your design

May this offering stretch across the skies

And these Halleluiahs be multiplied
These Halleluiahs be multiplied
(Your love is like radiant diamonds)

(Bursting inside us we cannot contain)

(Your love will surely come find us)

Like blazing wild fires singing Your name 

Good Good Father 

  
As a child I was raised with a father who was a challenge to deal with most of the time. He was emotionally unavailable and abusive in many ways. As an adult, I have come to realize that he did the best his coping skills would allow him to do. He met our family’s financial needs and attended every sporting event, even though at times the sporting event attendance came with a public yelling and dressing down about some failure on the basketball court or at a swim meet.  

Tears were plentiful in my childhood.

As a young adult I struggled with who my other father was…my Heavenly Father. I was raised to believe that He was some old guy in the sky who expected me to be flawless before I came before Him. That I was marked for death and not life in Him. That I was something He was ashamed of due to a life of failure and sin. Much like my impression of my earthly father….I walked outside of a relationship covered in shame.

I don’t remember when or how, but in my 20’s I started to see God as more than some angry god in the sky. I think He started to change my eyes for myself and gave me His eyes. I started to see how much He loved me. How He was passionate about me and how He just wanted a relationship with me and I could come just as I am. He wanted to bring me closer to Him so that He could heal those father wounds in my heart. He wanted to be my good, good Father.

Over the past 20 years, my relationship with God has grown and struggled at times, but He has always been there pursuing my heart. Telling me to bring to Him my brokenness so that He can show me what kind of healer He is and how He wanted to be a Father who gives me miraculous gifts. And so, I put my hand in His and walk in His love and His promise that He will always be there with me.  

         ~Amy Tippins-Thorne 

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 Same Power 

  
What a great song! We have the resurrection power in us when we have Christ in us. We have the same power to not be overtaken and to overcome.

                     ~XXOO Michelle Bollom

Same Power -Jeremy Camp

I can see 

Waters raging at my feet 

I can feel 

The breath of those surrounding me 

I can hear 

The sound of nations rising up 

We will not be overtaken 

We will not be overcome 
I can walk 

Down this dark and painful road 

I can face 

Every fear of the unknown 

I can hear 

All God’s children singing out 

We will not be overtaken 

We will not be overcome
The same power that rose Jesus from the grave 

The same power that commands the dead to wake 

Lives in us, lives in us 

The same power that moves mountains when He speaks 

The same power that can calm a raging sea 

Lives in us, lives in us 

He lives in us, lives in us
We have hope 

That His promises are true 

In His strength 

There is nothing we can’t do 

Yes, we know 

There are greater things in store 

We will not be overtaken 

We will not be overcome 
Greater is He that is living in me 

He’s conquered our enemy 

No power of darkness 

No weapon prevails 

We stand here in victory

Prodigal

  

Where the shame throws shadows on you

you’ve settled for less

Don’t buy the lie “it’s as good as it gets”


Wherever you are, whatever you did…….

It’s a page in your book, but it isn’t the end


Your Father will meet you with arms open wide 

Come running like a prodigal

  ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Prodigal-Sidewalk Prophets

It’s been a log time since you felt peace

In the valley you made where you’re not meant to be

Where the shame throws shadows on you

But don’t you forget
That you’re headed to more

But you’ve settled for less

Don’t buy the lie “it’s as good as it gets”

The same feet that left you lost and alone

Are the very same feet that can bring you back home
Wherever you are, whatever you did

It’s a page in your book, but it isn’t the end

Your Father will meet you with arms open wide

This is where your heart belongs

Come running like a prodigal
There will be nights, when you hear whispers

Of the life you once knew, don’t let it linger

Cause there’s a grace that falls upon you

Don’t you forget

In the places your weak

He is very strong

Don’t ever believe “you don’t deserve love” 

The same God that protects you when you’re lost and alone

Is the very same God that is calling you home
Wherever you are, whatever you did

It’s a page in your book, but it isn’t the end
Your Father will meet you with arms open wide

This is where your heart belongs

Come running like a prodigal
Oh…

Let your life be made new

Oh…

As you come into view

Your Father’s not waiting, no he’s running too

He’s running straight to you
Wherever you are, whatever you did

It’s a page in your book, but it isn’t the end
Your Father will meet you with arms open wide

This is where your heart belongs

Come running like a prodigal 

Exhale 

  
Just let go 

let His love wrap around you

And hold you close

Get lost in the surrender

Breathe it in until your heart breaks

Then exhale

Exhale

Love this weeks Song Sunday! 

 Enjoy! 

Don’t forget to just exhale.

                              ~XXOO Michelle Bollom

  
Exhale- Plumb 

It’s okay to not be okay

This is a safe place

This is a safe place

Don’t be afraid

Don’t be ashamed

There’s still hope here

There’s still hope here
No matter what you’ve done or who you are

Everyone is welcome His arms
Just let go let His love wrap around you

And hold you close

Get lost in the surrender

Breathe it in until your heart breaks

Then exhale

Exhale
Spirit come tear down the walls

That only You can

That only You can

Reconcile this heart to Yours

Right now God

Right now
Just let go let His love wrap around you

And hold you close

Get lost in the surrender

Breathe it in until your heart breaks

Then exhale

Exhale
Oh God We breathe in your grace

We breathe in your grace

And exhale

Oh God we do not exist for us

But to share Your grace and love

And exhale
Oh God We breathe in your grace

We breathe in your grace

And exhale

Oh God we do not exist for us

But to share Your grace and love

And exhale
Just let go let His love wrap around you

And hold you close

Get lost in the surrender

Breathe it in until your heart breaks

Then exhale

Exhale

Exhale

Exhale

Exhale