By Posted in - general & music & writing on June 5th, 2013 7 Comments

you guys are such troopers. each week, you have diligently read on and on (while i droned on and on) in these long dramatic posts. so this week, let’s keep it short and sweet and simple. here’s a quick little song i wrote that i mentioned inthe blog and at church last week. not my best work and nothin’ fancy, but it’s something i’m really feeling these days…


c  r  o  s  s  r  o  a  d s


faded and jaded, a little bit gray

worn from the years and from losing my way

don’t know where i’m going but i know i can’t stay

so i’m finding my way


 humbled and broken, my heart’s on the floor

 next to my knees. what i am living for

 Father, i know that you’ve made me for more

 than i’m living for


CHORUS: and i’m standing at a crossroads

 wondering who i will be, will i dare to be free

 and i can choose who i follow

 the voice of the world or the one that whispers

 has my heart heard?


 it’s such a battle and i ain’t won it yet

 can’t breathe under this crushing weight of regret

 but Father you forgive so i won’t forget

 no i won’t forget


your words and promises, written for me

 lettered in red and then nailed to a tree

 Jesus, you came to set all captives free

 and i want to be free


BRIDGE: and i wish every day was sunday

 when it’s easier to believe all this is true

 but i’m still waiting for my someday

 when i find me by looking to you

 Father, you’re truth


CHORUS: and i’m standing at a crossroads

 wondering who i will be, will i dare to be free

 and i can choose who i follow

 the voice of the world or the one that whispers

 has my heart heard?

 Father, i’ve heard




 are you at a “crossroads” in your life?

according to my dictionary, a crossroads (and yes, it is supposed to have an ‘s’ – I had to look it up) is a place where two or more roads intersect or the crucial point where a decision must be made.

 is God asking you to make a choice between the old way -the way you’ve always done things,  and the new way – His way?

Maybe this makes me a word-nerd, but I can’t help but wonder if there is any coincidence in the fact that the word CROSS is in the word.  Could it be that the power of the CROSS enables us to choose that right path- that best path – in the most crucial moments of our lives?

The Bible tells us that

 For if a man belongs to Christ,

he is a new person.

The old life is gone.  New life has begun. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 NLV

I don’t know about you, but when I read that, all i can do is say, “hallelujah!”




  • Stacy - Reply

    June 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Can you figure out how to get your music on the Jesus Gypsy site? I would love to click a button and have your beautiful song to listen to.

    • Christine - Reply

      June 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Hey Stacy – yes I have Gypsy Soul and Daughter of the King posted on my published page as both of those have been recorded by actual musicians already. But this one hasn’t been recorded yet and since I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, I won’t be posting my own demo anytime soon. 🙂

  • Barbara “B” Williams - Reply

    June 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Christine…love, love, loved your song!!! Thank you for being so gracious to share your words and your soul! It means a lot and makes a difference.

  • Linnea Falk - Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This small but meaningful really helped me this week! I have had a rough one and never thought about “Cross” in crossroads:) Thank you:)

  • Ginger - Reply

    June 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Not feeling well today and had the time to read Crossroads this morning. It lifted my spirits! I loved your song and note about cross in crossroads. So true! Thanks Christine! Keep spreading your truth.

  • Teresa Schubert - Reply

    June 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Love the song Christine. You are doing a great job.

  • Maryann - Reply

    August 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I have never sat down to write a song or anything of the sort. you inspire me to want to do so. You have so many gifts and talents.

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