01/27…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn
through the sleepless nights,
Each tear entered in your ledger,
each ache written in your book.

God, you did everything you promised,
and I’m thanking you with all my heart.
You pulled me from the brink of death,
my feet from the cliff-edge of doom.
Now I stroll at leisure with God
in the sunlit fields of life.”
~Ps 56: 8, 12-13

Quote of the Day:
“I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I hope to be. But by the grace of God, I am certainly not what I was.”
~John Newton

Excerpt of the Day:
“We have surrendered our handwriting for something more mechanical, less distinctively human, less telling about ourselves and less present in our moments of the highest happiness and the deepest emotion. Ink runs in our veins, and shows the world what we are like. … Handwriting is what registers our individuality, and the mark which our culture has made on us. It has been seen as the unknowing key to our souls and our innermost nature.”
~“Why Handwriting Matters” by Philip Hensher

Currently listening to “Now is the Start” by A Fine Frenzy

08/09…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,
so mere people can no longer terrify them.”
~Ps. 10:17-18

Audio of the Day:
\”The Magic of Making Your Bed (or Not)\”
~Alicia Huck of Maverick & Company

Lyrics of the Day:
“His lips are day
And his skin is night
Oooh, and with our love we conjure up the twilight
His fingers are music to my soul
And I feel his song play everywhere I go

He can be ordinary in the best ways
And still dance like a poet
Through every word he says ”
~“My Love” by Sara Bareilles
I LOVE the eloquence Sara B writes with.

currently listening to “Bomb in a Birdcage” by A Fine Frenzy

Album Cover - Bomb In A Birdcage - A Fine Frenzy

04/22…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Lord, you are my strength and fortress,
my refuge in the day of trouble!
Nations from around the world
will come to you and say,
‘Our ancestors left us a foolish heritage,
for they worshiped worthless idols.
Can people make their own gods?
These are not real gods at all!’ ”
~Acts 4:31

Quote of the Day:
Michael: Ladies and gentleman, I have some bad news.  Meredith was hit by a car.
Oscar: Where?
Michael: It happened this morning in the parking lot. I took her to the hospital. And the doctors tried to save her, life,they did the best they could……………… And she is going to be ok.
Stanley:      What is wrong with you? Why would you have to phrase is like that?”
~ The Office

Lyrics of the Day:
“I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

~“What do I know of Holy” by Addison Road

currently listening to “A Bomb in a Birdcage” by A Fine Frenzy

08/16…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.”
~Ps 46:6-7

Quote of the Day:
“You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. ”
~Mr. Darcy “Pride & Prejudice”

One of the most beautiful moments in film (and literature).  I watch the whole movie over and over just to get to this part. (and read the book over and over for that matter)

Lyrics of the Day:
“Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind

You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you’d want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
I should’ve known you’d bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do”
~ “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy

currently listening to “Bare Bones” by Madeleine Peyroux

07/14…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ And since this is true, we shouldn’t think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.”
~Acts 17:25-29

Quote of the Day:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Lyrics of the Day:
“Eager to please,
Trying to be what they need
But I’m so very tired
I’ve stopped trying to find
Any peace in my mind
Because it tangles the wires

But if you keep real close
Yeah, you stay real close
I will reach you

I’m down to a whisper
In a daydream on a hill
Shut down to a whisper
Can you hear me
Can you hear me still”
~ “Whisper” by A Fine Frenzy

currently listening to “Fort Nightly” by White Rabbits

06/03…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust. ”
~Prov 4:23-27

Quote of the Day:
“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and deeper it sinks into the mind.”
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Lyrics of the Day:
“Stitch in your knitted brow
And you don’t know how
You’re gonna get it out
Crushed under heavy chest
Trying to catch your breath
But it always beats you by a step, all right now
Making the best of it
Playing the hand you get
You’re not alone in this

There’s hope for the hopeless”
~ “Hope for the Hopeless” by A Fine Frenzy

currently listening to “Self-titled” by Meiko

11/12…of the day

Verse of the Day:
You’re my cave to hide in,
my cliff to climb.
Be my safe leader,
be my true mountain guide.
Free me from hidden traps;
I want to hide in you.
I’ve put my life in your hands,
You won’t drop me,
you’ll never let me down.
~Ps 31:3-5

Quote of the Day:
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
~Ingrid Bergman

Lyrics of the Day:
“I love the time and in between,
the calm inside me , in the space where I can breathe
I believe there is a distance I have wandered
To touch upon the years,
of reaching out, and reaching in
holding out, holding in.

I believe, this is heaven
to no one else but me
and I’ll defend it
long as I can be
left here to linger
in silence if I choose to,
would you try to understand”
~ Bethany Joy Galeotti, “Everywhere”

currently listening to “One Cell in the Sea” by A Fine Frenzy