Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sometimes a song….

Sometimes, a song just captures IT.

This is one of them:

Listen to one of my favourite renditions of this song HERE

In Christ Alone
(Stuart Townend, Keith Getty)

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

57

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In 57 Days, I embark on the biggest adventure of my life (to date).

I’ll be jumping on a massive jumbo-jet, and heading off to the UK for a month.

A month on my own.

Well technically, 2 weeks on my own and 2 weeks with some of the best friends in the WORLD.

I’ll be going to London, Norwich, Belfast (and surrounds), Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff, and then back home via Paris and Dubai.

To say I’m excited is the biggest understatement ever made ever.

I’m ridiculously excited about the stop in Cardiff. That is my self-declared “Nerd Pit-Stop”. The home of three of my favourite UK tv shows – Doctor Who, Gavin & Stacey, and Merlin.  To be honest, I’d even forgotten that Doctor Who & Merlin were filmed there – I was all about getting to Barry Island so I could find out what’s occurin’ all for myself πŸ™‚

However, the only downer about the whole trip is that the Doctor Who Experience is being held a full month before I arrive. Some people have no consideration πŸ™‚

As one of my friends kindly said to me the other day: “Paula, just when I get used to your nerdiness, you go and get nerdier.” (Thanks, Bel.)

The next 57 days are going to be the longest (and shortest!) 57 days in history.