06/19…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“If you start thinking to yourselves, “I did all this. And all by myself. I’m rich. It’s all mine!”—well, think again. Remember that God, your God, gave you the strength to produce all this wealth so as to confirm the covenant that he promised to your ancestors—as it is today.”
~Deut 8:17-18

Excerpt of the Day:
“The reason the Bible mentions fear so often is that it leads to everything else. It leads to hiding and lying and sin. It leads to shallow lives and empty promises. It’s a hinge moment that can shape your entire existence if you let it.

I don’t know what your voice of fear says, but I do know this, fear is a liar.”
~ “The F Word” by Jon Acuff

Lyrics of the Day:
“Ohhh, I can hear ’em playin’.
I can hear the ringin’ of a beat up ol’ guitar.
Ohhh, I can hear ’em singin’,
“Keep on dreamin’, even if it breaks your heart.””
~“Even if it Breaks Your Heart” by The Eli Young Band

Currently listening to “Where Country Grows” by Ashton Shepherd

1/30…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
~Col 1:27b

Quote of the Day:
“Quit asking fear for permission. Fear will never tell you it’s time to do the thing you are afraid of doing”
~Jon Acuff

Excerpt of the Day:
“Come to me now Jesus says.  Acknowledge and accept who I want to be for you:  a Savior of boundless compassion, infinite patience, unbearable forgiveness, and love that keeps no score of wrongs.  Quit projecting on to me your own feelings about yourself.  At this moment your life is a bruised reed and I will not crush it.  A smoldering wick and I will not quench it.  You are in a safe place.”
~“Abba’s Child” by Brennan Manning

Currently Reading to “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

01/22…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.”

Quote of the Day:
“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”
~Tracee Ellis Ross

Excerpt of the Day:
“We serve a God who remembers us in our storms, sees us in our small boats, and recedes our waters with a gentle wind.”
~“Remember, He Remembers” by Jon Acuff

Currently listening to “Stronger” by Kate Earl

11/01…of the day

Verse of the Day:
Everything is already yours as a gift—Paul, Apollos, Peter, the world, life, death, the present, the future—all of it is yours, and you are privileged to be in union with Christ, who is in union with God.”
~1 Cor 3:21-23

Quote of the Day:
“Every expression of beauty points to eternity.”
~Hans Ors

Excerpt of the Day:
“I know, my son, I know. I know, my daughter, I know. That thing you wanted is not going to happen. Not the way you’ve always dreamed. I know this hurts. I know this stings. I know you feel like I am distant or not aware of where you are and who hurt you and what you think life was supposed to be like. I know in moments like this you doubt that I can count the hairs on your head or have your best in mind. But please, I am not done. I have barely started to reveal your life to you. I am the God who satisfies your desires with good things. That is me! And when it comes to your hopes and your fears and your dreams, I know, my son, I know.”
~“The Soft X” by Jon Acuff

Currently reading to “Wide Awake” by Erwin McManus  – For real this time…

09/23…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!”
~Ps 150:2

Quote of the Day:
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Excerpt of the Day:
“We get in a rush. We get anxious about something right in front of us. We try to hold it together and just keep going and we don’t see him. It feels like he’s not there. He’s nowhere to be found. Fear spurs us on faster. Worry throws blinders on our day. But, if we’d turn around for a second, if we’d stop running for a second, we’d see him.”
~“When it feels like God is hiding” by Jon Acuff

Currently listening to “+” by Ed Sheeran

03/14…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love”
~Gal. 5:6

Quote of the Day:
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ”
~Flavia Weedn

Article Excerpt of the Day:
“I think sometimes we do the same thing with our faith. We take the blood and gore of our lives, the sin and the failure and the hurt and the horror, and we tell everyone that everything is OK. We cover our limps with holy-looking actions and keep moving on with our lives. We hide the bad stuff and highlight the good stuff until no one can tell that things aren’t perfect. We shine up our scars until they look good enough to not be considered scars…
…Stop shining your scars. It’s OK for them to be painful. The things you did and the things you had done to you hurt, and admitting that out loud doesn’t add more failure to your heart. If anything, it creates a lighthouse of sickness in you for the doctor, Jesus, who came looking for the sick.”
~“Shining up our Scars” by Jon Acuff

Currently listening to “The Heat” by NeedToBreathe