Friday, April 17, 2009

My Soul Desire

Earlier in the week, Tam made this ever-so-subtle comment about what I could do for you all while we're waiting for the computer that still has not been shipped from the Dell warehouse [not that I'm bitter or anything]:
i know what you can do while you're waiting...find some more of those awesome songs of yours. and. you know. share them :)
That Tam, she's always thinking.
And since she asked so nicely I thought I'd better do as I'm told. [She's really good at talking me into things... like Twitter. And Facebook. And oreo cravings.]

Tonight I had the girls over for our faith sharing night, and this paragraph from Max Lucado's Traveling Light struck me in a big way:
God hates arrogance. He hates arrogance because we haven't done anything to be arrogant about. Do art critics give awards to the canvas? Is there a Pulitzer for ink? Can you imagine a scalpel growing smug after a successful heart transplant? Of course not. They are only tools, so they get no credit for the accomplishments.
Now, at some point in the discussion I think Susie called me a tool, and didn't mean it in the nicest way, but that's not the point I'm trying to make here. :) In every part of the 23rd Psalm, which this book is based on, it talks about all God does for us:
"He makes me..."
"He leads me..."
"He restores my soul..."
And once again I am reminded that I need to be mindful of having a servant's heart. I have to be intentional in all the actions I take, knowing that all I do needs to point back to Him... the One who gets the praise for writing the story of our lives. The story for which I am blessed enough to be the ink.
And I just happen to have recorded a song back in the day that reminds me of that. So, thanks to Tam, here's my recording of My Soul Desire:


  1. i love this song. and you did it to me again. *tear*

    and im already a bit of a sap today - now im REALLY a sap. dang it.

    your voice, gitz...pierces my heart in the best possible way.

    thank you a thousand thank yous for posting this. it blessed me tonight so incredibly much. it was perfect timing!

    i love you!

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  2. Just beautiful, Gitz, and what a great message that is so you. It IS what you are all about.

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  3. Robin~ All Things Heart and HomeApril 17, 2009 at 6:53 AM

    Wow! That song is amazing. I've never heard it before but it sounds like it was written just for your voice...your amazing singing voice and the voice that comes across in your writing~
    Thank you for listening to you~

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  4. Sweet Sara, that was absolutely beautiful and moving. You truly are ink, writing not just on the canvas of life, but the canvases of all of our lives. Thank you for blessing us with that song!

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  5. Beautiful, Sara! Wow! When do we get your CD????? Maybe you could even autograph some of them for us?! :)

    Anyways, that was just awesome!

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  6. I'm always amazed at your incredible voice, Sara.

    If I sang this, it would sound like my soul desire was to strangle cats.

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  7. didn't mean to make you more sappy, but glad you liked it, chickie. Hope Kass is having an amazing birthday... enjoy your day with her!

  8. Thanks, Robynn, that's incredibly kind of you.

  9. Thanks, sweetie. Ok, I realize this is a random response but I think you have the wrong blog address put in here, because the comment luv is directing people to a blog that isn't yours. Just want to make sure people can get to your blog if they want to!!! =-O

  10. Thanks, Miss Vicky... just glad you enjoyed it today. :) Hope you and the boys are out cavorting in the sunshine again today!!!!

  11. :) You make it sound like I cut a record or something... just recorded a few songs back in the day... no cd covers to autograph or anything. :) But thanks for thinking I'm cooler than I am! 8-)

  12. Hey, strangling cats is a calling in and of itself, T. I'm sure Riley would cheer you on in your efforts. ;)

  13. Mary @ Giving Up On PerfectApril 17, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Sara, that was beautiful. Beautiful song, beautiful voice, beautiful person.

  14. Thanks, Mary... that really means a lot.

  15. Another beautiful song Gitz. I can feel the love and passion you have for your God in your voice.

    I have downloaded it to my music library on my PC. When I have enough songs maybe I'll make a CD. I am not sure what Riley's cut on the royalties would be though. :)

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  16. I have three or four songs left to post, so you'll have your cd eventually. :) Riley just wants to be on the cover.

  17. WOW! That's all I have to say! =-O

    Here is a blog you might enjoy reading.
    I have enjoyed your writings. You always make me think and reflect. Thank you.

  19. thanks for the link, Nancy... i'll check it out.

  20. Robin~ All Things Heart and HomeApril 18, 2009 at 5:57 AM

    I know! I saw it Thursday! I checked and it was the address I always have in there but I'll check again! It's taking you to the WordPress Homepage!
    I'll see what I can do! :)

  21. Wow! I must have missed the blog where you mentioned you could sing! What an amazing voice you have.

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  22. I've been without a computer for the last few weeks so I can totally sympathize with you!

    Beautiful song!

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  23. I love the Max Lucado quote. SO TRUE and yet why didn't I think of that?

    and I turned my computer volume up really loud to listen to your song and Damien said, can you turn that down (we are laying in bed) I said, no me listening to Sara sing is more important than Lord of the Rings (I made a rhymey) and then he muted it to listen as well

  24. thanks, amy. have you heard yet how your disability hearing went?

  25. did you feel lost? it's amazing how much you realize you need it when it's gone!

  26. That's EXACTLY how I felt when I read the quote, too... he just put it into words I'd never thought of. But I guess that's why he's Max Lucado and I'm me :)

    Tell Damien I'm sorry I interrupted the movie, but that Frodo saves the day in the end :) You and your rhyming made me laugh!!!

  27. This was a lovely reminder for me tonight. Thank you!

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