Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Meant to Live"

(by Switchfoot) Meant



"Fumbling his confidence
And wondering why the world has passed him by
Hoping that he's bent for more than arguments
And failed attempts to fly, fly

Chorus:
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside

Dreaming about Providence
And whether mice or men have second tries
Maybe we've been livin with our eyes half open
Maybe we're bent and broken, broken

Chorus

We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than the wars of our fathers
And everything inside screams for second life, yeah

We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?..."

I've just started a new Bible study at church called "There is a Season: Experiencing Contentment in Every Season of Life" by Laurie Cole. I'm only three days into the study, and I've already started to learn a few things about being content. I don't want to be like Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1, where he's cynical about life & feels like everything is meaningless! And I don't want to live my life focusing on achieving the American Dream. You know, where you work hard for a bigger house that you can't enjoy because you have to work so hard...So, hopefully I will learn to not be so focused on owning my own house again that I can't be content where I am in this rented house with great neighbors! And, of course, I hope to learn to be content in this new phase of life that involves cancer. There's a 50% chance that Chris has the kind of cancer that won't spread. So, if that's the kind that he has, and he dies of old age instead of stupid cancer, it would really stink for me to live in fear for the rest of our life together!

So, I wanted to add a bonus song today. I really love the acoustic version of "American Dream", but I couldn't find it on the playlist! You can purchase it on iTunes, though, by clicking this button: American

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