Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Pics from the mountain

I'm still not unpacked! But I'm already back to creating. I introduced my daughter to Stickles yesterday. She (really, "we") had to decorate a tin can for her to use at their egg hunt at school. It needed a touch of something so I used Stickles around the bunny and a few flowers. I wonder how long it will take for her to "remember" that glittery stuff and ask for it one day while she's creating.

I don't have scans of anything scrappy yet. But I do have a few more pics from the MV Retreat.

Late Saturday night everyone was asked to step outside for a special treat. There were decorative bags with lighted candles along the path outside the building, and we all huddled together in the cold. Mandi, one of the Memory Villa Princesses, has been blessed with an amazing voice and she shared a song with us. She started singing (accapella) the most beautiful song about the mysteries of God. I felt the Presence of the Lord so strong on the mountain as we stood outside under the nightime sky. Her voice was pure, beautiful and so annointed. Several of us were brought to tears. I asked her later who wrote/sings the song, and I found the CD at www.worshipmusic.com and ordered it yesterday. I also found an accoustic guitar version with the artist on youtube. It's a beautiful song. I really liked Mandi's version and if she had a CD - I would buy it. Best wishes to you, Mandi, with school and pursuing your musical passions. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. Many people will blessed by your giftings.

The song was called "Mystery" and the artist is Phil Wickham. Here is the link to the youtube video. It will have to do for me until my CD comes. Hope it blesses you.
Mystery by Phil Wickham

a portion of the lyrics:
I want to hear the thunder of who You are
To be captured inside the wonder of who You are
I want to live I want to breathe
To search out Your heart and all of Your mysteries

What a beautiful heartcry to hear on the top of the mountain.

And on another note, those of you that have tagged me. I haven't forgotten! I think that makes 3 people so far. Yikes.

Have a blessed day!

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14


CatherineS said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love your pictures, and the stories! :)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Melanie! I'm so glad you got to come!!!!! April