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A Super Special Father’s Day at Our House

Our two youngest daughters got saved during Vacation Bible School this year at our church. We were ecstatic. We were even more excited about what followed-their baptism. Because we have a blended family, it took a little shuffling to make sure everyone’s schedules could accommodate this joyous occasion, but finally, we were able to get them dunked! 🙂

I was thinking about how special baptism is, what it symbolizes in our lives, and then I started thinking about how God has a time and a plan for everything. How cool is it that our girls were baptized on Father’s Day?! A day that is meant to celebrate how important our father is to us and all he does in our lives…our girls got to give themselves to their Holy Father and made an outward confession of faith before the entire congregation to their “Capital F” Father.

How am I feeling about the whole thing? BLESSED!


“Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave Lyrics & Their Meaning in My Life

Ever since I discovered this song a few months ago, I have been in love.

I belt it out in my car. I sing it in the shower. I hum it along to it at work as it plays from my iTunes account…it has captured so much truth in my life.

I decided to write the lyrics here for you all to see and I’ll post a link to the video below as well so you can watch the heart-felt performance. Music has always been something that holds me together in my life and once in a blue moon you come across a song like this that seems to capture exactly how you feel/have felt and it’s like they are speaking/singing it for/to you.

I hope you enjoy!

“Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last?
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “Son,
Stop fighting a fight-it’s already been won”

I am redeemed. You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
Wipe away every stain. Now I’m not who I used to be-
I am redeemed, I’m redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head,”
I remember, oh God, You’re not done with me yet

I am redeemed. You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
Wipe away every stain. Now I’m not who I used to be…

Because I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
‘Cause his day is long dead and gone.
Because I’ve got a new name, a new life, I’m not the same
And a hope that will carry me home.

I am redeemed. You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
Wipe away every stain, ’cause I’m not who I used to be

I am redeemed. You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
Wipe away every stain, yeah, I’m not who I used to be.
Oh, God, I’m not who I used to be.
Jesus, I’m not who I used to be.
‘Cause I am redeemed.
Thank God, redeemed.”

Watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGAYNKDyIU

This is my go-to worship song. For such a long time, I let my problems and my divorce, and my baggage hold me back from the Lord. But despite it all, God continues to look at me and tell me He’s not done with me. He gives me chance after chance after chance even when I don’t deserve it. Because of him, I am redeemed! Do you know what the word “redeemed” means?

The Webster’s Dictionary defines “redeemed” as “to buy back, to repurchase; to free from captivity; to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental; to release from blame or debt; to change for the better or reform; to repair or restore.”

What an awesome choice of words the writer of this song used! I was bought back by Christ. He freed me from the captivity of sin in this world. He released me from the wickedness of this world and allowed me to overcome Satan. He released me from the blame of my sin. Because of Him, I no longer hold the debt of sin as in Romans 6:23, because Christ paid that debt. He died so that I may live. He allowed me to reform and change and become a much better person that I could ever strive of being without Him. He repaired me and made me whole. He restored my body, mind, and soul. He took a person who was lost in this world and who was accelerating toward Hell with a vengeance, and turned her around and placed her feet back on the right path. Do I struggle? Of course. Do I slip? Every day. But He never leaves me or pushes me away. He is always there. We serve the same God yesterday, today, and forever and if we ever find ourselves wondering where He went, we should check back to the last place where we left Him. He never moves-we are the ones who pull away from Him.