03/31…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“My old self has been crucified with Christ.It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
~Gal. 2:20

Quote of the Day:
“Don’t be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word “love” to the people you love so when it matters the most to say it, you will.”
~Cheryl Strayed

Excerpt of the Day:
“Think of a few words you would use to describe yourself. Don’t worry, I won’t make you share these words in the comments section or anything, so be as honest as possible.

Chances are, when you think carefully about the words you use to describe yourself, you’ll find you did not invent these words. They were spoken to you and over you and become a part of your being.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t traditionally thought about identity this way.
..
You become like the people you hang around. You become who they say you are.
So choose carefully. Speak carefully.”
~ “The Danger of Choosing The Wrong Friends” by Allison Vesterfelt
My Two Words that immediately came to mind:  Broken, Dreamer.
I’m so thankful I have a Redeemer

Currently listening to “Rivers in the Wasteland” by NeedToBreathe

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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

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
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01/26…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.”
~Luke 17:21

Quote of the Day:
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Lyrics of the Day:
“I sat beside you and became myself ”
~“Today” by Joshua Radin

Currently listening to “The Outsiders” by NeedtoBreathe
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12/28…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For I am always aware of your unfailing love,”
~Ps 26:3

Quote of the Day:
“The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Lyrics of the Day:
“Maybe You’re speaking
Through the silence
Maybe it’s all I need to hear
Give me the patience
If it’s quiet
I need to rest here
And wait
For You as long as it takes”
~“Silence” by Anthony Evans

Currently listening to “The Reckoning” by NeedToBreathe
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02/07…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.”
~1 John 3:1

Quote of the Day:
Ted: Okay, I’m going to say something out loud that I’ve been doing a pretty good job of not saying out loud lately. What you and Tony have, what I thought for a second you and I had, what I know that Marshall and Lily have, I want that. I do. I keep waiting for it to happen. I’m waiting for it to happen. I guess I’m just tired of waiting. And that is all I’m going to say on that subject.
Stella: I know that you’re tired of waiting. And you might have to wait a little while more but, she’s on her way, Ted. And she’s getting here as fast as she can.”
~ How I Met Your Mother

Video of the Day:

“Father, let my heart beat after you” favorite line.

currently listening to “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars

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05/23…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
Be wise enough to know when to quit.
In the blink of an eye wealth disappears,
for it will sprout wings
and fly away like an eagle.”
~Prov. 23:4-5

Quote of the Day:
“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common – this is my symphony.”
~William Channing

Photo of the Day:

Green Glow by h.wilson
Green Glow by h.wilson

currently listening to “Daylight” by NeedToBreathe