I have friends in Portland. Some of them I have known for years. Others have a new special place in my life. Nevertheless, I love them all. One group has really seen an unbelievable amount of hardship fall their way this week. I am praying for my friends at PUMP. Many of them have no clue the love and respect I have for them and their mission. I love them and think the world of everyone at the church. They are going to be affected as a congregation and individually with the sad news that Cascade is closing down. Then, in what can only amount to indescribable news, the beautiful Caitlin was diagnosed with leukemia completely out of the blue. Her mother is one of my favorite people in Portland, and she is such a beautiful child!
In times like these we want to reach out, offer advice and even words of encouragement. But many times, despite what we know to be true, when we are the ones suffering we just want silence. So we silently pray for you. Our hearts break and bleed with yours, and our prayers beg and plead with yours.
This song has always been there for me in rough times.
"Learning To Breathe"
Hello, good morning, how you do?
What makes your rising sun so new?
I could use a fresh beginning too
All of my regrets are nothing new
So this is the way that I say I need You
This is the way that I'm
Learning to breathe
I'm learning to crawl
I'm finding that You and You alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies
Hello, good morning, how you been?
Yesterday left my head kicked in
I never, never thought that
I would fall like that
Never knew that I could hurt this bad
So this is the way I say I need You
This is the way that I say I love You
This is the way that I say I'm Yours
This is the way, this is the way