28 August, 2012

Infectious gratitude and touching praise - Psalm 116

I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!
Death wrapped its ropes around me;
the terrors of the grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord
"Please, Lord , save me!"
How kind the Lord is! How good he is!
So merciful, this God of ours!
The Lord protects those of childlike faith;
I was facing death, and he saved me.
Let my soul be at rest again,
for the Lord has been good to me.
He has saved me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
And so I walk in the Lord 's presence
as I live here on earth!
I believed in you, so I said,
"I am deeply troubled, Lord ."
In my anxiety I cried out to you,
"These people are all liars!"
What can I offer the Lord
for all he has done for me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and praise the Lord 's name for saving me.
I will keep my promises to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.

The Lord cares deeply
when his loved ones die.
O Lord , I am your servant;
yes, I am your servant, born into your household;
you have freed me from my chains.
I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord .
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people—
in the house of the Lord
in the heart of Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord !

NLT translation

17 August, 2012

Win a YLR t-shirt!

Here is a great prize for all you t-shirt wearing folk, from You Love Random. One lucky person will the following purple You Love Random t-shirt!  

To be in the running to win this t-shirt, just answer the following question: what's your favourite t-shirt wearing activity? 

-boring bits-
One entry per person
Open to Australian residents only, sorry.
Competition closes Tuesday 5th September, 11:59pm.
Winner will be contacted by email and will be announced in this post.
T-shirts made by fairies in LA (American Apparel), screen printed in Melbourne.

Update: Won by Barb via g+! Congratulations and you'll receive your free t-shirt shortly :)