04/10…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (NIV) ”
~James 1:12

Quote of the Day:
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
~ Ira Glass

Excerpt of the Day:
“1) Who is investing in you? and
2) In whom are you investing?

We each need an “Apostle Paul,” an older, wiser believer to invests in us, teaches us, encourages us, corrects us, and helps us truly grow to maturity in our faith in Jesus Christ. We also need a “Timothy,” a younger believer in whom we can invest, someone we can teach, encourage, correct and help to truly grow in the faith.”
~ “Who is investing in you? ” by Joel Rosenberg

Currently listening to “Good Things” by Aloe Blacc

09/04…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
~James 4:10

Quote of the Day:
“The world of sports is fueled by numbers; the world of heroes is fueled by heart.”

Lyrics of the Day:
“And all I’ve done for want of wit
To memory now I can’t recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all”
~“The Parting Glass (Hidden Track on “Give me Love” by Ed Sheeran

Currently listening to “Self-Titled” by Birdy
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05/18…of the day

Verse of the Day:
Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.”
~ James 3:2

Quote of the Day:
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
~Haruki Murakami

Excerpt of the Day:
“They only knew experientially that their father answered their frantic midnight calls—and every other call, too. They expected it, trusted it, and counted on his faithful response to their need. They even took it for granted. When we shut the door of their rooms at night, they knew that when they called that door would open and their daddy would walk through it. Nothing they did could change this—he would keep his covenant with them.”
~”A Father’s Covenant” by Hilary Tompkins

Currently listening to “Some Nights” by Fun
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03/06…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.”
~James 1:5-6

Quote of the Day:
“No act of love, however small, is ever wasted.”
~Aesop

Article Excerpt of the Day:
(Note:  I will be adding this option every once in a while.  I have been collecting far too many articles that I will never catch up using them as quotes)
“A dear friend that knows me well asked me the next day on facebook how I’ve managed to do things I’m scared of, I don’t really know… truth is I don’t like facing my fears anymore then the next guy or gal. Believe me I  usually take all measures to resist the stuff I’m afraid of, But there may be something that I dislike even more, and that is being controlled by fear, letting it take the wheel that directs my course, cause it usually means that I stop progressing, that I miss out on opportunities, that I don’t get to have the experience, that I don’t become what I’m supposed to become…  I then live with the regret of knowing that I didn’t do the thing I should of done because I was scared, and that is a feeling I fear more then fear itself. Sometimes it takes being forced to the edge, being faced with an ultimatum that shows you what you’re made of, like jumping to safety from a burning building.”
~“Facing Fear” by Brooke White

Currently reading to “Live from San Francisco” by Marketa Irglova
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01/04…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Dear brothers and sisters,when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. ”
~James 1:2-4

Quote of the Day:
“The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than the things we like about ourselves.”
~Ellen Goodman

Video of the Day:

Currently listening to “21” by Adele
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Verse of the Day:
“Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”
~James 2:18

Quote of the Day:
“But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”
~J.K. Rowling

Lyrics of the Day:
“Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.”
~”Oh Holy Night”

Currently listening to “Let it Snow” by Michael Buble’

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10/15…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you  ”
~James 4:8

Quote of the Day (The KC Side of the equation):
“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters” ~Trey Parker
“Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.” ~Richard Bach
“Y0u can tell by my tears that I will remember it all.”

Quote of the Day (the CO side of the equation):
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~Maya Angelou
“Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other.  It is the place of confidence.  It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts.  It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule.”
~Frederick W. Robertson

Currently listening to “Carencro” by Marc Broussard
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