12/20…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For God so (so= because of the manner or intensity of feelings) loved (love= to provide for and protect YOU) the world, that he sent his son.”
~John 3:16 – It’s because of God’s intense love for us that he provided a way to protect me, even knowing the depths of my heart.  He still chose to send his son to earth.  That is the unbelievable beauty of Christmas

Quote of the Day:
“This is a crazy story about an all-powerful God who created everything and could do anything he wanted to do and he CHOSE to tenderly step into His creation to ruthlessly deal with sin, out of love”
~Noel Heikkinen in “Behold* Jesus

Video of the Day:

“All is well, All is well
Angels and men rejoice
For tonight darkness fell
Into the dawn of love’s light
Sing A-le, Sing Alleluia”
~ “All is Well” by Carrie Underwood & Michael W. Smith
Carrie wins at ALL things.

Currently listening to “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

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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

04/24…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“And yet I will show you the most excellent way [to love].
~1 Cor.12:31

Quote of the Day:
“Silences make the real conversations between friends.”
~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Video of the Day:

Finally could bring myself to watching this.

Currently listening to “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood – Streaming for a week for free on itunes.

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02/24…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.”
~1 Peter 5:6-7

Quote of the Day:
“Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy.”
~William P. Young
here you go baby girl.

Lyrics of the Day:

yes. just yes.

Currently listening to “Good Girl” by the one the only Carrie Underwod.
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07/15…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“In your majesty, ride out to victory,
defending truth, humility, and justice.
Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!”
~Ps 45:4

Quote of the Day:
“You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.”
~Walt Whitman

Lyrics of the Day:
“Fire like lightening
Burnin’ up the night a smoke horizon
Won’t give up the fight
Well, deep inside can you hear that call?
Wakin’ your heart and shakin’ your walls
Where love is found, the nations fall
A cry will rise above it all”
~“All We Are” by Sugarland

currently listening to “This is Country Music” by Brad Paisley – love “Remind Me (ft. Carrie Underwood)
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05/24…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“ In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”
~1 Pet 1:3-4

Quote of the Day:
“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
~Albert Schweitzer

Lyrics of the Day:
“And you should know, please believe me
I’ve picked up the phone a thousand times
And tried to dial your number
But it’s been so long, it’s never easy
It’s like trying to spin the world the other way
What can I say?”
~“What Can I Say” by Carrie Underwood

currently listening to “Two Suns (Special Edition)” by Bat for Lashes

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04/17…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ”
~I Cor. 1:18

Quote of the Day:
“These days, the name Ronald Reagan – as well as his legacy – has become over-saturated, just white noise. … The ideas that he stood for – freedom, the individual, and self-reliance – appealed to a broad political spectrum. He believed that it was our independent spirit and our differences that made this country great.”
~Meghan McCain in Dirty Sexy Politics

Video of the Day:

“And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.”

These words just hit home:  gladly bearing. It’s true – I can scarce take it in.

PS – MAKE SURE you make it to the commentary at the end. So true.

currently listening to “Church Music” by David Crowder Band

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