Saturday, November 15, 2008

Three Generations of Girls Night Out

Friday night, Mom, Marissa, & I went to see Phillips, Craig, & Dean at church. The concert was held to kick off Josh Hamilton's Triple Play Ministries.

Phillips, Craig, & Dean hold a special place in my heart. They were my dad's favorite group. When he was in hospice, we played PCD's "Trust" CD over and over and over again. I'm sure that Daddy could hear it. It really grew on me, and after he passed away, I decided that I really wanted to see them in person. I can't believe it has been almost 10 years... December 10.

Mom was able to share with Randy Phillips that we had "Crucified with Christ" sung at my dad's funeral as a testimony to his life. Randy hadn't heard that one before and said that it was an honor.

Pastor Mike and Josh Hamilton drew ticket stubs to give away a bunch of autographed Texas Ranger stuff. We didn't win, and that is OK. I would have been more excited if he were still with the Reds.

I'm still unclear as to what Triple Play Ministries is doing. They mentioned something about an orphanage in Uganda...

Crucified With Christ

As I look back on what I thought was living
I'm amazed at the price I choose to pay
And to think I ignored what really mattered
Cause I thought the sacrifice would be too great
But when I finally reached the point of giving in
I found the cross was calling even then
And even though it took dying to survive
I've never felt so much alive.


For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His Cross will never ask for more than I can give
For its not my strength but His
There's no greater sacrifice
For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live


As I hear the Savior call for daily dying
I will bow beneath the weight of Calvary
Let my hands surrender to His piercing purpose
That holds be to the cross but sets me free
I will glory in the power of the cross
The things I thought were gain I count as loss
And with His suffering I identify
And by His resurrection power I am alive



And I will offer all I have
So that His cross is not in vain
For I found to live is Christ
And to die is truly gain


Words and Music by: Randy Phillips, Denise Phillips, Dave Clark, and Don Koch
based on Galatians 2:20

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