A lot of people, maybe even some of you, think that since I live in Hawaii, every day finds me lounging on a beach, looking at the waves, with sweet island breezes blowing through my hair. The reality? I am searching through my brain to try to remember the last time I was at the beach. I need to remedy that soon and very soon!
Living in Hawaii is not a perpetual vacation. There’s no life like island life, but even on my tropical island, I have do do laundry, buy groceries, and figure out what is making the refrigerator smell like chilled death. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. The view on the drive to the grocery store is breathtaking and every day I pinch myself to make sure I really and truly get to live in this beautiful state.
But today? I’m cleaning house.
I’m having an Origami Owl party at my house tomorrow (You’re all invited, by the way!) and this week has been too full for too much in the way of daily home maintenance. So today I’m dusting and sweeping and putting things back in order.
To keep me motivated, I decided to turn on some music and what I’m listening to is too good not to share. So good, in fact, that I had to put down my broom and run upstairs to the computer to tell you all about it. You know I can’t keep good stuff to myself!!
Let me preface this by saying, I love my church. It isn’t a perfect church, but neither am I, and it’s my church. I love my pastor. He isn’t perfect, but neither am I, and he’s my pastor. One of the biggest reasons we wanted to come back to Hawaii was this church. My church just released a worship CD and I can’t tell you how much I love it.
We’ve been listening to it in the car (our home away from home) and you know what makes my heart happy? Hearing my children sing snippets of the songs as we go about our day.
All of the songs are my favorite, but let me link you to a couple of songs I especially love. The first one is called “Angels Sing.”
This one gives me chills every single time I hear it. It begins with a man’s voice praying the Lord’s Prayer in Hawaii and it ends with the singers singing the Doxology in Hawaiian. It embodies what I love about living here. I can’t explain why, it just does.
This one is the title track and it’s become my church’s theme song of late.
And here’s a great acoustic version of the same song.
That will preach, people.
As much as I’d love to sit and watch videos with you all afternoon, this house won’t clean itself. Even in Hawaii.
If you get it, let me know which song is your favorite!