Friday, September 26, 2014


I'm guest posting over at my friend Sarah's today so after you're done here I'd love it if you popped over to read my writing there, it's completely different!   And now on to Five Minute Friday!

Because I said so...

Because I have four children...

Because it's important...

Because you'll... (fill in the blank with a child appropriate response)

Because I'm going crazy!

Because I love you.

Because I am the mother of twin toddlers.  (That pretty much explains everything in my life right now)

Amazing how one "little" word can be used in so many different ways.

This one walked all the way around the playground at least twice while we were there.

What I really thought of though when I heard the words was a hymn from the Gaither's (I didn't know that until I looked it up).  The words are below, but the chorus is Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow.  Oh, how that is true!  And oh how much more hope I have for Tomorrow being better because of Him!

This one has ALL the attitudes and was mad at me for not letting her play with someone else's wagon.

If you don't know the tune you can look it up on youtube, just know that I've never heard it sung that slow so I always think of it as having a bit more pep!  This is a song about hope!
(Verse 1)
God sent his son
They called him Jesus
He came to love
Heal and forgive
He lived and died
To buy my pardon
An empty grave
Is there to prove
My Savior lives

Because he lives
I can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives

(Verse 2)
How sweet to hold
A newborn baby
And feel the pride
And joy he gives
But greater still
The calm assurance
This child can face
Uncertain days
Just Because he lives


(Verse 3)
And then one day
I'll cross the river
I'll fight life's final
war with pain
And then as death
Gives way to victory
I'll see the lights
Of glory and
I'll know he lives

Five minute Friday has changed! It's now hosted over at Kate's place. But as always please join in or leave a comment!


  1. Thanks for sharing this - it's beautiful! :)

  2. I haven't heard that song in such a long time. It is is true that because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Some days (I have four children too), I have to will myself to the "I can"...make it through the day.
    Truly, if Jesus did not raise from the dead, our faith and hope for eternity is an empty hope. Because He lives, the reality and hope for eternity calls us to live and to live well.

  3. I love the old hymns. During some very hard times, I moved forward "because" He lives. God bless. Visiting from FMF


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