1/22…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”
~Heb 10:23

Excerpt of the Day:
“One of my deepest core beliefs is that we find God most often in the raw and human moments of our lives, that God doesn’t differentiate between sacred-and-secular for us. All of our work, all of our life, can honour God. Our very regular lives can be altars for meeting with the truth of Love. In fact, those human moments are the sacred moments – birth, grief, work, death, suffering, sex, joy, laundry, all of it. When we feel most human, God hides in plain sight.”
~Sarah Bessey in “Hold Fast

Video of the Day:

Currently Reading “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown

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03/12…of the day

I took some time off.  Started a business.  Started a season with a team making a  run at a State Championship.  

But I’m back.

Verse of the Day:
“By the grace of God I am what I am”
~ 1 Cor. 1:10

Quote of the Day:
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
~Gandhi

Excerpt of the Day:
“But in the midst of all of this…I’ve lost my need and suppressed my desire for wonder.
If wonders never cease (and I believe they won’t) then I just need eyes again to see, and intentionality to notice.
I have tried to savor life in the moment–a little snapshot here and a little recognition there. I think I’ve been successful at that.
But have I approached life, all of life, not as a journey to success but as a destination for wonder?
“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”― Abraham Joshua Heschel
My life is not a test from God.
My life is a gift from God.
It’s not about the doing, it’s about the being.Then wonders never cease.
~ “Will Wonders Never Cease” by Melissa Greene

Currently reading to “A Million Little Ways” by Emily Freeman

12/18…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
~ Rom 5:6-8
Three words that make all the difference:
BUT GOD.
While.

Lyrics of the Day:
“Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
~“O Holy Night” (one of my favorite versions)

Excerpt of the Day:
“Present over perfect.
Quality over quantity.
Relationship over rushing.
People over pressure.
Meaning over mania.

Those are my guiding thoughts for this season, and the ones that I keep at the forefront of my mind as I look over my plans.”
~ “Present over perfect” by Shauna Niequist

Currently reading to “Comfort & Joy” by Kristin Hannah

11/18…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“I can never be lost to your Spirit! I can never get away from my God!  If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there. If I ride the morning winds to the farthest”
~Ps 139:7-10

Quote of the Day:
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yates

Lyrics of the Day:
“Caught in the riptide
I was searching for the truth

This feeling begins just like a spark
Tossing and turning inside of your heart
Exploding in the dark

Calling your name in the midnight hour”
~ “Here with Me” by Robot Koch & Susie Suh
Been on repeat for days.  It’s such a beautiful song.  Give it a listen.

Currently reading to “Me Talk Pretty Someday  by David Sedaris

10/07…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. .”
~Hebrews 5:7

Excerpt of the Day:
“Never give up hope, always remain vigilant. Hope charts the future. Vigilance protects it,”
~ Benjamin Netanyahu seen in “Netanyahu declares to world leaders: “In our time the Biblical prophecies are being realized.”

Video of the Day:

Currently reading to “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell

08/21…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,
who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.
May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.
Your Heavenly Domain approaches.
Let Your will come true – in the universe (all that vibrates)
just as on earth (that is material and dense).
Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,
detach the fetters of faults that bind us,
like we let go the guilt of others.
Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),
but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.
From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act,
the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.
Sealed in trust, faith and truth.
Amen”
~ Matt. 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer – translated from first century Aramaic)  I was floored the first time I read this.  Can we recite this instead? (I have the Aramic version as well if you would like to see it.)

Quote of the Day:
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. … The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
~ Carl Sagan

Excerpt of the Day:
“God’s gentle whisper spoke louder than the shouts of everyday life.”
~ “The Whole Story” by Carrie Hokanson

Currently reading to “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh

07/31…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go.”
~John 6:37

Excerpt of the Day:
“I’ve had my bouts with perfectionism. For years I thought I could do it right, and those who missed their mark, well, they should be pitied. But I’m weary of that kind of pressure and judgment. The longer I live, the less I think God is asking that of me. Rather, he asks me to invite him into the stumbles and bobbles, to lean on him precisely because I can’t do it right. And in the midst of it, what he does ask of me is to love. And love is always messy.”
~ “Why Perfectionism is Dead to Me” by Al Andrews

Lyrics of the Day:
“The room is dark, my head is a holding cell
I can’t escape, I can’t escape any reasons now
I step outside ’cause I cannot sleep
And I believe, but can you help me with my own belief?
Sing out your love”
~ “Sing Out Your Love” by Churchill

Currently reading to “Dearie” by Bob Spitz