Throwback Thursday: Let It Be

I originally posted this on October 13, 2013. let it be Man oh man were those Beatles on to something and so was I apparently. I frequently have said, "Let go, and let God," and yet I find that I am continually working on the art of just letting it be. Of shutting it off. And as I start reading "The Sabbath" (courtesy of Vanessa's recommendation), I am already feeling a conviction in my BONES that I have to say no more often. No, I don't have time to do that. No, this is my time of rest. No, I have to do laundry (even though Skipper has eaten 20 (2-0) pairs of my underwear in the last week, I still have other clothes that need washing). And most importantly for me at this busy time, no, because I simply don't want to.

I simply want to sit and be with LB or myself without distraction and without apology. Peek does this incredibly well and not even once have I been butt hurt over her not coming to something (to be fair, 99% of the time she shows up). So even though I don't get upset at others when they dont show up, I find that I sometimes show up out of straight up guilt/obligation. Of course, I end up having a great/fine/fun/wonderful time once I get there, but then I haven't rested. I haven't just sat with myself. And this whole waking up at 5 am nonsense demands rest.

We've been conditioned, well at least I have, to think that we have to be busy to be _________ (fill in the blank: happy, successful, loved, needed...). But it's crap. It's absolute and total crap. I firmly believe that the way I was made is enough, crazy flaws and all. I am enough, I have enough.

i am enough

What I'm Listening to Lately

I have been a drafting fool at work and I need good music to write to. Thus, I hunt and hunt for random good stuff... plus LB is the master at finding awesome tunes. I am just now discovering Need to Breathe and after reading this interview with the band, I am in awe of everything they have made. (Bold, but true). My two favorites? Wasteland & Difference Maker... oh shoot, three favorites... Brother.

Birds of Tokyo has the weirdest band name ever, but I dig this song.

Also, pretty much everything by Miner has been in rotation, but Carousel has two of the three things that LB and Andy say make a great song: piano, slow that leads up to shouting, and swearing. No swearing in this one, but 2/3 is pretty good.

Tom Odell's Another Love reminds me of watching Parenthood with Andy = my happy place. That show people... as Esther has said, "I am glad this season is over because I can't emotionally take it anymore." #TeamBraverman.

Vance Joy's Riptide: the band/dude's last name is Joy... just get on board.

And finally, I have been rocking out to this Christian jam while drafting stuff at work because it reminds me to do the hardest thing in the world: "Let go and let God." Here are the lyrics for this worship song... I think they are pretty phenonmenal.

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will standAnd I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters Your sovereign hand Will be my guide Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

[6x] Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name Keep my eyes above the waves My soul will rest in Your embrace I am Yours and You are mine

  What are you toe tapping to lately?