The Answer to the Question….

I recently heard a new song that I love. The words make me think about life. It is called ‘The Answer to the Question’ by Tree63. These are the lyrics….

“I’m growing tired of a mouth shut tight
When all I want to do is
Tell the whole world bout the Man
Sitting at the right hand of the One in heaven
How could I sing, about anything but Him?

He is the answer to the question
He is the cure for the infection
He is all He says He is
He is the ultimate reflection
Of holiness and true perfection
He is all He says He is

How can I not cry watching as the world dies
Without a prayer?
They run to their own gods, roughshod
Blind to the living God of earth and heaven
How could they sing about everything but Him? (Yeah Yeah)

He is the answer to the question
He is the cure for the infection
He is all He says He is (Yeah Yeah)
He is the ultimate reflection
Of holiness and true perfection
He is all He says He is (All these things)
He is yeah

Yeah

Come on

I’m growing tired of a mouth shut tight
When all I want to do is
Tell the whole world bout the Man
Sitting at the right hand of the One in heaven
How could I sing, about anything but Him? (Hmmm)

He is the answer to the question
He is the cure for the infection
He is all He says He is (Yeah Yeah)
He is the ultimate reflection
Of holiness and true perfection
He is all He says He is
He is yeah

He is
Always sitting (standing?)
He is the answer to the question
He is the answer to the question
He is all He says He is”

I think these words breathe truth into life. I serve a God who is the Answer to the question. He is all he says he is. Sometimes I forget the urgency of this broken world and how much it is crying out for Jesus. He is the answer to their question. So many of us are blind to him, I pray that I will never become that way. Lord, give me eyes to see you not only in the big things but in the simple things.
Be Blessed today,
Darcie

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I am now a class G driver….

It’s amazing how fear plays such a huge role in life, at least in my life. Fear holds us back from accomplishing things. It makes us worry to no end. It gets into our heads and just does not want to leave. Today was my final driver’s test. Fear has been in my head for a long long time waiting for this day. I am so glad it is over. And yes I passed….praise the Lord. Thanks to all those who prayed for me. Today I realized again how much the Lord cares about the little things that seem so big in our lives. My driver’s test is small compared to the AIDS crisis and compared to people struggling with a disease or a loss but today it was overwhelming and I knew that even though it was a small thing the Lord was with me and He was my helper. It is a reminder for us in our everyday lives that Jesus knows what’s going on and he walks with us. Tonight I had the wonderful opportunity to have dinner with my friend Carmen. She is a missionary in London, England. I was there last April doing short term missions. I had the chance to spend a lot of time with her. It was great to hear about how the Lord is at work through her. She works very closely with the religion of Islam and ministering to muslims. I would really love to go back to England. I think about it often. Another day I will share more about my experience there. Perhaps someday the Lord will provide an opportunity for me to go back. This Saturday night I am going to Toronto for the Hillsong and Starfield concert, I am very excited. Some more good news is my mom started to blog. You can check out her blog at lilchatsfrommybrownrocker.blogspot.com. I am so blessed to have her as my mom.
The Sens just lost game #2. I am quite disappointed. Fisher has been playing his heart out though, very impressive. The Sens head to Ottawa now though so hopefully that will spark some new life into them. I think Don Cherry agrees with me as well! Anyways i think tonight I will sleep better than I did last night. I feel quite happy right now. Thank you Lord.
That’s all for tonight, hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather,
The Kindred Spirit

Pitch N’ Praise 2007….good times….

This past weekend was Pitch N’ Praise. An annual student conference where 2000 kids meet together, pitch a tent and praise God. It was probably the best Pitch I have ever been to. There were some great bands there like Tree 63, Jonezetta, Underdown (from the UK), Glenn Kaiser, Manafest and a few others. The theme this year was Storyline….so there were lots of different speakers sharing their stories. There was a story lounge for the students where they could blog, paint, record, etc. their stories. I thought this was an amazing theme because it relates to every single person. We all have a story to share. My favourite DJ, DJ Kubiks was there again. I especially enjoyed the club….also known as the Liquidiser….a great place to bust-a-move! It is amazing and overwhelming to meet with so many other people who share your faith. The last session together we stacked our chairs and just worshiped, what a moment! I was sad to go home but I left with a new energy in my faith. It was great to see so many people again. To top off the weekend the Senators have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals….awesome. Below are some pics from the weekend. Sorry for the lack of blogging for those who read…..this week has been really busy!




So it was pretty much an amazing weekend. I will write more soon.
Yours truly,
The Kindred Spirit

Tomorrow will be a Beautiful Day…

It is late or should I say early. I am not asleep yet. I seem to have a lot on my mind. Tomorrow is Pitch N’ Praise, I have not packed yet, I will do that tomorrow. I worked tonight, it was slow, not a bad night though.
Sometimes I wonder how the world can be getting better and worse all at the same time. I recently just finished a course called Bible Survey 101. It was basically a course that took me through the whole bible. I really struggled through some of the course, especially certain parts of the Old Testament. I wrestled a lot with the idea that God can both be loving and just. I suppose I have always heard the word “just” and thought mean and harsh, and I never wanted that to be the relationship between God and me. Recently I have come to love and appreciate the fact that I serve a just God. I have been reminded in the last while that I live in a world that is so sinful and I am surrounded by evil. I wonder how people can hurt one another so much. I wonder how people’s hearts can be so hard. It breaks my heart. I see and hear about people who do such evil things to one another and I find myself praying that God would be just and that they would be found in their sin. This is the part of the world that makes me look out my window on a beautiful day and no longer think the day is beautiful. I see the day only for the pain in it, the hurts and cries of the innocent, and for a brief second I question God.

Where are you?

He is there. Then I remember. God is good. Even when things are awful and life hurts, God is good. When there is pain, and anger and questions that don’t ever seem to have an answer, God is good and He is there. When I don’t feel like praising Him, I do it anyways because He is good. I remember that He loves me. I remember that He died for me. I remember that He cries for me. I remember that He holds me. I remember that when life doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t matter because God is in control and He is good. Then for a moment I think about the good things, things that give us passion and push us to find the most out of this life. I think about all the times people blame God for something that happened and they never take the time to look and see how He was at work. These are the things that make me look out my window on a beautiful day and say “Thank You Lord for Life…..oh the possibilities in this day”. In that moment I don’t question God, I just thank Him and revel in the fact that I serve a God who is not only just but who sees me in all my weakness and humanity and still chooses to have a relationship with me.

I suppose somedays the beautiful day really is beautiful and somedays I just see no beauty. Today there was no beauty. Today I felt my heart whisper prayers for justice because today I felt like sin was prevailing. I hope tomorrow I will find some beauty. Evil cannot triumph over every beautiful day. So right now I am choosing that tomorrow, in my own life, evil will lose and good will prevail because God is good. Tomorrow will be a beautiful day, even if it rains.

Tomorrow I am going camping with my friends and we will enjoy God’s beautiful creation and we will meet lots of new people and I will be reminded of how beautiful the day truly is! I will look out my window and say “Thank You Lord for Life…..oh the possibilities in this day”! I pray that you would do the same.

Yours Truly,
The Kindred Spirit

The New Blogger is back again!!!!

I haven’t written in a while. I suppose I lost the first wind of being a blogger, but I’m back now….with pictures!
I have recently been learning how to drive standard. My dearest friend Diana has been teaching me on her honda civic. I think I have got 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear down but I am having a hard time with 1st! I happen to stall it quite a lot in first. I really like driving standard though because I actually feel like I am driving!
I have been going out to a college and university group called Epic…I really enjoy the worship and the fellowship. Some of us went bowling on Saturday night….me being the competitive one that I am rocked both games….another sweet victory (not that I am bragging or anything).


It was a great time together.

I luv my mamma….
I finished the Mother’s Day video and it was shown in church on Sunday, I couldn’t be upstairs because I was leading kids church. As one of my leaders said to me, it was “organized chaos”. The craft was a bit rushed but I think it was good….we made mommy mobiles. I am so thankful for my Mom. I would be blessed if I can become half the woman she is.

The pic above is an older one but I love it!

Update on the Mashinter Family Hockey Pool….
Mom is still leading….I am so excited that Ottawa and Buffalo get to play one another in the semi-finals. It was a hard choosing who to cheer for but I have finally decided that I am cheering for Ottawa. They have been playing great….Alfy, Fisher and Spez have been strong. LET’S GO SENS!!!! They had a beautiful win tonight….way to go….3-0 in the series! I still don’t think that there is any hope of me making a comeback in the pool but I will be very happy if the Sens make the finals.

Thank You Lord for Beautiful Weather…
The weather has been beautiful lately….I have been trying to walk everyday if I can. I went for a long bike ride the other night and the country was beautiful. Sometimes the beauty of God’s creation is overwhelming and on that night it was to me. Those are the nights I love those back country roads. Pitch N’ Praise is coming up this weekend and I am hoping that the weather will be nice for that weekend.

I think that’s it for tonight.
Be Blessed, Darc