04/09…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye” ~Zech 2:8

Poem of the Day:
“It was rather
beautiful: The way he
put her insecurities to sleep.
The way he
dove into her eyes
and starved all the fears
and tasted all the dreams
she kept coiled beneath her bones.”
~Christopher Poindexter

Video of the Day:

Currently Listening to “Chaos & the Calm” by James Bay

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10/14…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord..”
~Phil 3:7-8

Quote of the Day:
“A word after a word after a word is power.”
~Margaret Atwood

Video of the Day:

Currently listening to “The Lion, The Beast, The Beat” by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
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08/23…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“He touched my lips with it and said, ‘See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.’ ”
~Is 6:7

Quotes from session 6 – Michelle Rhee (Founder of studentsfirst.org, former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools):
Students First
“The best way to bring change was to invest in human capitol: the quality and the type of person to create the culture”
“I would much rather deal with anger than apathy”

Quotes from session 2 – Dr. Henry Cloud (Clinical Psychologist, Best-Selling Author):
The Evil, The Foolish, The Wise
“God has called us to be a steward over a vision affect the world around us.”
“Will I let this guy stop me from accomplishing the vision”
“When you lack the maturity to do it on your own, add external structure.”
“God has called you to lead people. Sometimes it’s not about the plan, but about getting the people to work the plan. Take the challenge to not let somebody’s character problem stop the mission God has called you to.”

Video of the Day:

currently listening to “Self-Titled” by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

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05/16…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“ Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”
~Col 3:12-17
I know how lucky I am that I have found TWO churches that look like this.

Quote of the Day:
“Somewhere along the line, we seem to have confused comfort with happiness.”
~Dean Karnazes

Lyrics of the Day:
“I see a tiny light
like a flashbulb sparkle
in the night
I see a tiny light
telling everyone
to hold on tight ”
~“Tiny Light” by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

currently listening to “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars – slightly obsessed with “Poison & Wine” right now.

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12/28…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Evil people don’t understand justice,
but those who follow the Lord understand completely.”
~Prov 28:5

Quote of the Day:
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lyrics of the Day:
“When the storm comes,
You shelter me.
And I don’t say a word,
And you know exactly what I mean.
In the darkest times,
You shine on me.
You set me free.
And keep me steady as we go.”
~“Steady as We Go” by Dave Matthews Band

currently listening to “Self-titled” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (My autographed copy – Thanks KCase!)

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11/08…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip.”
~Acts 2:24

Quote of the Day:
“Kansas City has so much to offer–world-class museums, vibrant arts, chic restaurants, and great thrift-store shopping.  It’s an undiscovered gem with a wonderful heartbeat, where people are welcoming and neighbors still bring fresh-baked cookies to your door as the moving trucks pull away.’ ”
~David Jimemnez in “ElleDECOR goes to Kansas City” (July/Aug ’09)

Lyrics of the Day:
“You’re running me ragged
I don’t do the things i should
If the devil made a fire
You’d be the wood

I’ve just got one question
Answer me if you could
How can so much trouble
Look so damn good?

Look at the way you’ve been living
Look at the love you should be giving
Look at what tomorrow left behind
Look at at all the life that you’ve been missing
Look at the girl you could be kissing
Look what happened in the meantime
Before i find you and kindly remind you”
~ “Here’s to the Meantime” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

currently listening to “Light Up the World” by Desperation Band

08/03…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations
and thwarts all their schemes.
But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever;
his intentions can never be shaken. ”
~Ps 33:10-11

Video of the Day:

New Love: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Quote of the Day:
“The two greatest commandments Jesus gave were to love God and love people. Knowing and believing in Jesus is the greatest Love story of all time. And love comes from being free. It comes from the heart. Loving Jesus should not be a chore or should feel like something you HAVE to do. It should flow freely from within a person; have its own rhythm, its own melody, its own unique sounds. You can’t force somebody to make music. You can simply make yours and let those around you listen, inspiring them to do the same :)”
~ Part of a commentary written by my wiser-than-her-years cousin after reading the end of Blue Like Jazz (pg 239) by Donald Miller.  We all could learn a lot if we lived like that huh?  Thanks Boogie. MTWCS

currently reading to “Julie & Julia” by Julie Powell –reading the book before I see the movie (The way it should be done)