Tag Archives: Casting Crowns

A Trip to Altanta

Recently I went to Atlanta with some co-workers to attend the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) and the Atlanta Gift Show. Our hotel was right by the Centennial Olympic Park (photo above by David Henry). While at ICRS, in addition to seeing new books, card, and stationery products, we had the opportunity to view a special preview showing of a new film that will be coming out in September called CourageousIt’s a touching, inspiring movie that will make you laugh and cry, so bring tissues! You can learn more about it and watch a trailer of it by clicking here. The group Casting Crowns has made a music video for the movie, too–click here to see that.

The gift show was at AmericasMart® in the huge Atlanta Convention Center, with floors and floors of the newest items in stationery, giftware, home accessories and furnishings, jewelry and fashion…you name it! One of my favorite showrooms was Natural Life. I loved the colorful, unique, handmade look of their products.

Another showroom I liked was Gabby Home. They had great home accessories and furniture with a rustic and weathered look. It made me want to do some redecorating! 🙂

Of course, we had to eat, too, and found some great places in downtown Atlanta. We had some delicious breakfasts at the Landmark Diner and enjoyed several lunch and dinners at the Cafe Intermezzo. This cafe has so much to choose from, and if you’re wanting dessert they offer over 100 different tortes, tarts, cakes, pies, and cheesecakes!

It was fun seeing everything in Atlanta. Now I have to do some not-so-fun stuff like laundry…

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Peaceful Moments

I was busy at home one day and decided to play one of my Casting Crowns CDs, Until The Whole World Hears. When one of the songs called At Your Feet started playing, I just had to stop what I was doing and listen. The music and lyrics were so soothing and beautiful. The song is about laying everything down from our past, present, and future–our mistakes and burdens as well as our hopes and dreams–laying it all down at the feet of Jesus. And as hard as doing that seemed to be for some things, it actually felt wonderful to “let go,” release everything to Him, and spend peaceful moments resting in His presence.

If you’d like to listen to the song, click HERE. I’ve also posted the lyrics below. Hoping you, too, will be refreshed and renewed from spending peaceful moments at His feet.

Here at Your feet, I lay my past down

My wanderings, all my mistakes down

And I am free

Here at Your feet, I lay this day down

Not in my strength, but in Yours I’ve found

All I need, You’re all I need

Jesus, Jesus at Your feet

Oh, to dwell and never leave

Jesus, Jesus at Your feet

There is nowhere else for me

Here at Your feet, I lay my future down

All of my dreams, I give to You now

And I find peace, I find peace…

Here at Your feet, I lay my life down

For You my King, You’re all I want now

And my soul sings…

Cause I am free (here at Your feet)

All I need (is at Your feet)

I find peace (We’re at Your feet, we’re at Your feet)…

Here at Your feet, I lay my life down.