Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The inspiration for my blog name

I LOVE Steven Curtis Chapman's music. His song "Miracle of the Moment" has really expressed how I hope to see life. I know I have missed the miracle of the moment many times in life by always looking ahead at what was coming. That's not the legacy I want to leave my children. I don't want to blink and they're gone.

Here's the lyrics to his song that inspired me:

It's time for letting go
All of our "if onlies"
Cause we don't have a time machine

And even if we did
Would we really want to use it
Would we really want to go change everything

Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

There's only One who knows
What's really out there waiting
And all the moments yet to be
And all we need to know
Is He's out there waiting
To Him the future's history

And He has given us a treasure called right now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And if it brings you tears
Then taste them as they fall
Let them soften your heart

And if it brings you laughter
Then throw your head back
And let it go
Let it go, yeah
You gotta let it go

And listen to your heartbeat
And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now (here and now)
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle
Of the moment

[these lyrics are found on http://www.songlyrics.com]

3 comments:

Eileen said...

Hi Charlene!

Becki party of 5 said...

Charlene, your blog is beautiful.I just love that family pic! (and great name, too!)
Love,
Becki
(ps, I"m finally back on line. woohoo)

Amy Jo said...

Charlene, Congrats on your new blog...love the new redesign! Can't wait to read future posts. Blessings & love, Amy