I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


africa … because i refuse

In less than one month, I’ll be in South Africa amongst a generation of children who have lost their mothers and fathers to HIV/AIDS.  Why?  Because I don’t want to live like I don’t care.  I don’t want to say another empty prayer.  I refuse to sit around and wait for someone else to do what God has called me to do myself.  I could choose not to move, but I refuse.

{I’ll be sharing more details later this week …}

I Refuse
:: Josh Wilson ::

Sometimes I,
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone’s alright
When I know they’re not.
This world needs God
But it’s easier to stand and watch.
I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing’s wrong.

But I refuse.

:: chorus ::
‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
Oh, I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself.
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse.

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately,
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of you, oh God.
So, if you say move,
Then it’s time for me to follow through,
And do what I was made to do.
Show them who you are.

:: chorus ::

To stand and watch
The weary and lost
Cry out for help.
I refuse
To turn my back
And try and act like all is well.
I refuse
To stay unchanged,
To wait another day,
To die to myself.
I refuse
To make one more excuse.

:: chorus ::

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5 Responses to “africa … because i refuse”

  1. dawn says:

    ooo… and now i know!!!

  2. *like* {and SO very excited for you!!}

  3. Nicole says:

    Amazing song! He tells his story on Klove about this song. Really a great inspirational song. SO excited to hear all about Africa when you get back!

  4. Cathy says:

    Wow! That’s awesome! You’ll have an amazing experience there… :)

  5. I will be on pins and needles just waiting to SEE and EXPERIENCE this via your lens.

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