08/29…of the day

Verse of the Day:
In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.”
~ Prov 16:9

Video of the Day:

Excerpt of the Day:
“So when she lines up to kick, she’ll indulge herself, however briefly, by controlling every movement in her routine. She’ll take a step back, and then she’ll pause. Another step back; another pause. She’ll step twice diagonally, backward and to the left. Then a final pause.

She’ll bound forward, keeping her chest up, then plant her foot in the preordained spot, and as she kicks, she’ll skip through. Once her foot strikes the ball, however, she will let go. She’ll just stand and watch it fly.”
~“Let It Fly” by Jordan Conn
PLEASE take the time to read this fantastic article, about a young woman who is breath of fresh air in this harsh world.  It’s long but worth it.

Currently reading to “The Reckoning” by NEEDTOBREATHE


12/19…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Your laws are my treasure;
they are my heart’s delight.
I am determined to keep your decrees
to the very end..”
~Ps 119:11-112

Quote of the Day: THIS…all of this
“As a literary enthusiast I feel it is my duty to point out that we have a crisis on our hands! In contemporary times, our words have lost their meanings. So long are the love letters, the quintessential childhood passing of notes, the post cards from afar and now the demise of the spoken word. Replacing our tangible treasures is the mindless revolution of texting, facebooking, and e-mailing. While technology has given us many conveniences and has become vital to our progression, it has likewise robbed us of our sentiment. Placed in a box for safekeeping under my mo ther’s bed are letters, birthday cards and postcards from family and friends. I soon realize that my written memories are all virtually stored in abundance, retrievable only via modern technology. I am troubled by this dying sentiment, unsettled that somewhere in cyber space the words of my generation are left ambiguous and delete-able.

While various forms of social media have increased the volume and ability of our communication, it has diminished the substance of it. We live in a time where we can instantly communicate with anyone, anywhere and anytime around the world. This has allotted us substantial growth by means of information sharing but has nonetheless set us back in content. The short, imperfect and informal nature of our communication has moved us into an age of personal thoughtless blather. Less is expected of us when it comes to communication; our tone is understood through emoticons, extra letters accenting certain words and an understood Internet code language.

The Zuckerberg revolution, aka the creation of Facebook, has singlehandedly changed the way our generation communicates. We have become cyborg-like in that our personalities can be understood by a quick glance at our profile and what we chose to electronically convey. Ironically, the more we text, post and chat the more interacting we lose. Our words and their meaning are lost in the sending and receiving. While literary and communicative triumphs once expanded our world, such as the invention of moveable type and the postal service, the “at our fingertips” revolution, Facebook being the protagonist, has shrunken our literary culture to three simple forms: messaging, e-mail and chat.

Not to sound like a stone-age romantic, as I too guiltlessly indulge in modern marvels, but I find it saddening that writing “Happy Birthday” on a friends wall is supplementary to a birthday card, text-flirting has replaced sweet phone calls and letters from far away friends are substituted by shapeless e-mails. In a world where we are endlessly tempted to swap reality for the cyber, I propose we are losing our paper trail. While it may not sound detrimental to us now I, however, feel envious of my mother with her paper life neatly stashed under her bed for joyful reminiscing whenever she needs it most.”
~”The End of the Love Letter” by Ashley Major

Video of the Day:

Currently listening to “Jingle Bells Jazz” by Various Artists

08/30…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.”
~1Peter 1:8-9

Quote of the Day:
“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”
~ Francis of Assisi

Video of the Day:

This seems appropriate for the first week of football season.

currently listening to “Brand New Eyes” by Paramore

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” -Francis of Assisi

03/11…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. ”
~Deut. 7:9

Video of the Day:

I LOVE being a Spartan!

Lyrics of the Day:
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

God of glory, voice of thunder,
Split the cedars, bring us under,
Oh the shadows, of your wings;
You give us strength, you give us peace;
~“Come Thou Fount” by Zach Williams (great version can be seen here! – get to the 4:30 mark)

currently listening to “Flags” by Brooke Fraser – Particularly like “Something in the Water” “Who are we Fooling” & “Orphans, Kingdoms”


04/03…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.”
~Prov. 3:3

Quote of the Day:
“Never did the obscene come so close to the holy as it did on Calvary. Never did the good in the world so tightly intertwine with the bad as it did on the cross. Never did what is right involve itself so intimately with what is wrong, as it did when Jesus was suspended between heaven and earth.”
~ Max Lucado No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

Photo of the Day:

Ghost Trees by h.wilson
Ghost Trees by h.wilson

currently watching Collage Game Day: Final Four Special – GO STATE!

03/22…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.
He has not turned his back on them,
but has listened to their cries for help.”
~Ps 22:24

Quote of the Day:
“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”
~ Francois de la Roche Foucald

Video of the Day:

currently listening to “The Ecstatic” by Mos Def

10/03…of the day

Photo of the Day:
kicked a wolverine

We have!

Lyrics of the Day:
“On the banks of the Red Cedar,
There’s a school that’s known to all;
Its specialty is winning,
And those Spartans play good ball;
Spartan teams are never beaten,
All through the game they’ll fight;
Fight for the only colors:
Green and White.

Smash right through that line of blue,
Watch the points keep growing,
Spartan teams are bound to win,
They’re fighting with a vim!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Michigan is weakening,
We’re going to win this game,
Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight!
Victory for MSU! ”
~ “MSU Fight Song” With a little old school MAC fight song thrown in

currently listening to “Sleep Through the Static” by Jack Johnson