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It’s been a while since I’ve shared and discussed song lyrics, so let’s start the day with some music.

“Best Mistake I Ever Made” by Kevin Fowler

I was young and single
Glad that I was free
Had my whole life ahead
There was nothing stoppin me

Headed out to Vegas, me and all my friends
Just a bunch of clowns runnin round in a town of sin
Ten shots later and one double dare
Met a girl said I do in some chapel out there

That was the best mistake I ever made
The Lord works in mysterious ways
Chose the wrong path all my life
But for once I did something right
And just one look at her and I see
Someone smiling down on me
And I’m not too proud to say
That was the best mistake I ever made

Trying to start a family was the last thing we had planned
Till I came home from work
She had her head in her hands
I could see the worry
Through the teardrops in her eyes
She said, “How we gonna do this when we’re barely gettin by?”
We weren’t prepared for all those changes in our world
That all changed when the doctor said, “It’s a girl”

That was the best mistake I ever made
The Lord works in mysterious ways
Chose the wrong path all my life
But for once I did something right
And just one look at her and I see
Someone smiling down on me
And I’m not too proud to say
That was the best mistake I ever made

There’s consequences to the decisions in our lives
Just cause we didn’t mean to do it, that don’t mean that it ain’t right

That was the best mistake I ever made
The Lord works in mysterious ways
Chose a wrong path all my life
But for once I did something right
And just one look in her and I see
Someone smiling down on me
And I’m not too proud to say

That was the best mistake I ever made.

According to dictionary.com, a mistake is defined as “an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.” Basically, it’s something you didn’t plan on doing because it wasn’t the wisest choice, but you did it anyway. I woke up with this song stuck in my head, and it made me start thinking about all the mistakes I’ve made in my life. I know it’s cliche to say that there’s very little in life I actually regret doing, but it’s true. You can’t learn from your mistakes if you never made any. We’re all human, and we all mess up. We all do things with a poor sense of judgement at times. But as cliche as it sounds, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if I hadn’t made some of those mistakes. My life could be completely different if I had chosen differently, but I’m glad to be where I am today.

People often view mistakes as a bad thing. Let’s be honest, that hair cut and color that you chose for your 8th grade yearbook picture was probably one of the biggest mistakes of your life. However, some of the decisions made without thinking too much about it (that other people often judge you for making) can also be some of the greatest decisions of your life as well.

My first big mistake was getting married. Let me say again, I don’t regret getting married at all. I absolutely LOVE my husband, and LOVE that I get to be his wife. I truly do feel like I hit the jackpot when I married him. When I say my marriage was a mistake, I mean it wasn’t planned out the way a normal marriage is. We eloped. Sure, elopement is seen as a bad thing by just about everyone. When you say you’ve eloped, people often picture a drunk couple running of to Vegas and getting married by some Elvis look-a-like. That’s not how it happened. He asked me to marry him. I said yes. We went downtown and got married. No guest list. No fancy white dress. No rehearsal dinner. No bridesmaids or groomsmen. We didn’t even have our family there (and we didn’t tell them until after we said “I do”). On top of that, he and I had really only been dating about 8 months before we got married. Everyone thought we were absolutely crazy. People would say things like, “It won’t last. Give it 6 months.” NEWSFLASH: Our 1 year wedding anniversary is just 5.5 weeks away, and we are still just as happy (if not happier) than we were when we first got hitched. So although people may not have viewed my marriage as the wisest choice at the time, it turned out to be one of my best decisions yet. I get to spend everyday married to my best friend. I get to share each moment (whether good or bad) with the one person who means the most to me in this world. I could seriously go on forever about how blessed I am to be the wife of such an incredible young man, but I know you probably don’t want to read a long mushy post, so we’ll move on.

My second mistake that I’d like to share would be when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Again, I don’t regret this one bit. I am sooooo excited to be a Mommy (which I’m sure you can tell from previous entries, as well as from my facebook page). I absolutely cannot wait to meet my baby girl! When I say that this pregnancy was a mistake, what I mean is that it wasn’t something we were planning at that moment. I’ve had 2 miscarriages in the past. A few months after James and I got married, we both wanted to be parents and have a family of our own, so decided we’d start trying to have a baby. “Aunt Flow” was about 2 weeks late, so I decided to take a pregnancy test, which came back positive. James and I were both so excited. He kept telling me how excited he was about becoming a daddy, and I was overjoyed that I’d soon be someone’s mommy. We were making lists of baby names and everything, and I hadn’t even called the doctor to set up my blood test. Then I started bleeding. A lot. I came out of the bathroom crying, and James drove me to the hospital. We waited for a good while to hear them tell us that we lost our baby. When we left the hospital, I didn’t say a word the whole way home. I just stared out the car window with tears streaming down my face while I thought about our little angel. James just held my hand in the car. He didn’t say anything either because he knew nothing he could say or do could make the situation any better. After that, we decided to stop trying for a while. I planned to go back to school, become a licensed paramedic, get my career going for a few months, then we’d try again. All my paperwork was turned in. I became BLS certified. All that was left was waiting for the semester to begin. Then came those 2 pink lines. I took 4 home pregnancy tests, just to be sure…all of which came back positive. We went to the doctor and had a blood test done. They called back with results about an hour later and said, “You’re DEFINITELY pregnant.” James and I were THRILLED to the point of tears. I figured I could still finish at least one semester before the baby came, but then came morning sickness. There was no way I’d be able to sit through classes with how sick I was. Needless to say, I wasn’t able to start school like I originally planned. I’m not working as a paramedic, or even as an EMT. Instead, I get to experience one of the greatest miracles possible. I get to grow a tiny little human, who will one day (soon) come into the world and call me, “Mommy.” So while I might not have thought that it was the right time to have a baby, it definitely was one of the greatest “mistakes” that I’ve ever made.

The next time you do something without thinking it though and you think you’ve messed up, or others think you’ve “fallen off your rocker,” just remember that your decisions do have consequences. Those consequences aren’t always bad though. Sometimes your worst mistakes can become your greatest accomplishments.

What A Mighty God We Serve!

Posted: February 25, 2013 in Song of the Month

“What a Might God We Serve” is a chorus that has been stuck in my head for several days. Here are a vew Bible verses that also talk about how mighty God is:

Job 36:5-6 “Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.”

Psalm 24:8 “Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.”

Psalm 50:1 “The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.”

Psalm 93:4 “The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.”

Proverbs 23:11 “For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.”

Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”

Ephesians 1:19-21 “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”

And of course, here are the lyrics to the chorus, “What a Mighty God We Serve”:

What a mighty God we serve!
What a mighty God we serve!
Angels bow before Him.
Heaven and Earth adore Him.
What a mighty God we serve!

Where Would I Be?

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Song of the Month

Here’s the lyrics to a song by Assurance Trio from Heartland Baptist Bible College that’s been stuck in my head lately.

Where Would I Be?

For so long I drifted aimlessly in the helpless sea of life
A vessel tossing to and fro in a storm of sin and strife
Till a hand of grace reached down to me and safely led the way
And when I think of where He brought me from, my grateful heart can say

Chorus:
Where would I be, had He not reached for me and saved me just in time?
When it seemed as though all hope was gone, He slipped His hand in mine.
From a rugged cross, I heard His sweet voice calling out my name.
And since the moment Jesus rescued me, I’ve never been the same.

When I think of what He’s done for me and all He’s brought me through
I can say it’s just a miracle that only He could do
He was there in tears of sorrow in every tear of joy I cried
I wouldn’t want to live one single day without Him by my side

Chorus

If I praise Him for a million years and for eternity
I could never thank Him quite enough for all He’s done for me

Where would I be, had He not reached for me and saved me just in time?
When it seemed as though all hope was gone, He slipped His hand in mine.
From a rugged cross, I heard His sweet voice calling out my name.
And since the moment Jesus rescued me (I’m so glad He rescued me), I’ve never been the same.

Song of the Month

Posted: May 6, 2012 in Song of the Month

The Greatest Thing My Eyes Have Seen

I’ve been to a lot of places. I have seen a lot of things. My eyes have viewed the beauty of so many wondrous scenes, from the flowers in the springtime in a valley deep and wide, to the majesty of mountains by the ocean’s swelling tide. But these things soon fade away. They seem to grow so small when I compare them to the greatest miracle of all.

For the greatest thing my eyes have seen is the changing of a life, when a sinner falls down on his knees and gives his soul to Christ. Nothing moves my soul to tears like the joy redemption brings. And to witness true salvation is the greatest thing my eyes have ever seen.

I have seen the dying hopeless soul find joy and peace and love. I have seen them pass from death to life by the power of Jesus’ blood. From the wealthy born with riches to the poorest homeless man, from the older folks to the youngest child receive salvation’s plan. There are many things I’d like to see before this journey ends. But they can’t compare to what I see when a soul is born again.

Yes the greatest thing my eyes have seen is the changing of a life, when a sinner falls down on his knees and gives his soul to Christ. Nothing moves my soul to tears like the joy redemption brings. But to witness true salvation is the greatest thing my eyes have ever seen.

Nothing moves my soul to tears like the joy redemption brings. But to witness true salvation is the greatest thing my eyes have ever seen.

Song of the Month

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Song of the Month

Guess it’s time for another “Song of the Month.” This month, I have chosen “Nail it to the Cross.”

Nail It To The Cross

Is there something in your heart between you and the Lord?
Are you drifting apart, not as close anymore?
There’s nothing you can do that He will not forgive.
Bring it to the cross. Let it die so you can live.

Nail it to the cross. Get it under the blood.
Drown your pain and every stain in the mercy flood.
Nail it to the cross. Find hope and forgiveness.
Kneel at the tree and walk away free. Nail it to the cross.

Is there a burden you bear that’s got you battered and bound?
Struggling for strength, do you long to lay it down?
Don’t take another step, just kneel where you stand.
Lay it at the cross and take the hammer in your hand.

Nail it to the cross. Get it under the blood
Drown your pain and every stain in the mercy flood.
Nail it to the cross. Find hope and forgiveness.
Kneel at the tree and walk away free. Nail it to the cross.

Kneel at the tree and walk away free. Nail it to the cross.

I’m so glad that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour and that He bore my cross at Calvary! What love He has for us! If you’re not sure about whether or not you will go to Heaven, PLEASE be sure to check out the “For You” tab at the top of the page. Thank you for taking time to read my blog today. Remember to check back on Friday for my “Friday’s Feelings.”

~ ❤ ~

Peace. Love. Cheryl.

Song Of The Month

Posted: September 6, 2011 in Song of the Month

Another way that I have decided to blog more often is to post lyrics to a song each month. This month, I have decided on the song “A Greater Yes.”

A Greater Yes

It starts with a desire, planted deep within your heart.
You pray in faith, and wait for God to move.
But time passes and you wonder,
Did He hear me when I called?
Should I even have prayed that prayer at all?

Chorus:
You never pray a prayer, your Father will not answer.
He can’t ignore His child’s earnest request.
While you’re waiting and believing
For what you thought was best,
Trust God if He says no….. You’re still blessed.
There must be a greater yes.

There comes a time when child-like faith
Must graduate to trust.
Trials come and you’re convinced you’re on your own.
But the teacher’s often silent
While you’re in the hardest test.
But He’ll answer when it’s time with what is best.

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:
Sometimes God will answer – just like we prayed
Then other times what’s on His mind
Is a better plan, a another way, a greater yes

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh, there must be a greater yes.