February 24, 2012


Surely You will gather me,
collecting the living
and leaving the dead.
Daily I break.
Daily I fall.
But You sustain forever and again.

Surely You will take me to You,
not who I was
but as I am.
Daily I bruise.
Daily I stain.
But You make pure with the white of the Lamb.

Surely I will seek.
Surely I will find.
Surely I am eternally Yours.
Surely You are forever mine.

February 11, 2012

A Tribute

I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure the first time I ever felt power and conviction behind a voice, the kind that sends chills down your spine and tears in your eyes, was when I heard Whitney Houston sing. My mom bought me The Bodyguard on VHS, and at the age of 8, inspiration took on a whole new meaning. So did singing.

I wish I could say all the lessons Whitney gave me via cassette tapes and CDs gave me a voice like hers, but let's face it, no one has a voice like hers, especially me! She did, however, teach me more about bringing a song to life, because along with her bold tone, flawless pitch, and ability to hit the high notes, she knew how to make anyone listening feel. Her performances weren't just memorable, they were always unforgettable.

Whitney, you will be forever cherished and greatly missed.

Your fan,

<3 Elise