these are a few things

Today was a long, kinda hard day. An oncoming cold magnified the negatives. Here’s why it’s a great day still.

1. 3 phone calls, bam bam bam.

2. pumpkin bundt cake. We’re calling this a Bumpkin cake because I did so many unorthodox, inexperienced things while making it. I also found a need for a new kitchen item. This brings me delight…I love kitchen things. (I need a REALLY big glass mixing bowl). I baked it long enough, I think, adding at least 12 minutes to the specified 57. Really? 57?

3. Thai Tea. Celestial Seasonings makes a Sweet Thai Coconut something Thai Chai that’s really good. Kind of like some stuff I had last year, but I am having this stuff hot (despite its recommendation to make it cold).

4. Jazz band concert with friends. Love jazz band. Don’t have to drive. Dessert (see bumpkin cake) to follow.

5. Reign in Us by Starfield. I’d scratched out some chords for this song on the back of another one from the I Will Go album (Remain…love that song) and finally thought to look it back up and put the lyrics with the chords. Heaven on guitar, friends.  Here are the lyrics, so you can sing along:

You thought of us before the world began to breathe
And you knew our names before we came to be
You saw the very day we’d fall away from you
And how desperately we need to be redeemed

Lord Jesus come lead us
We’re desperate for your touch

[Chorus:]
Oh Great and Mighty One, with one desire we come
That you would reign, that you would reign in us
We’re offering up our lives, a living sacrifice
That you would reign, that you would reign in us

Spirit of the Living God fall fresh again
Come search our hearts and purify our lives
We need your perfect love
We need your discipline
We’re lost unless you guide us with your light

Lord Jesus come lead us
We’re desperate for your touch

[Chorus]

We cry out
For your love to refine us cry out
For your love to define us cry out
For your mercy to keep us blameless until you return

[Chorus 2x]

You would reign in us

[Bridge:]
So reign, please reign in us
Come purify our hearts we need your touch
Come cleanse us like a flood and send us out
So the world may know you reign, you reign in us

[Repeat Bridge 3x]

That’s all for now. I can just hear my sister saying, “cheer up chap” and I think I’m doing that now :).

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