12/20…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For God so (so= because of the manner or intensity of feelings) loved (love= to provide for and protect YOU) the world, that he sent his son.”
~John 3:16 – It’s because of God’s intense love for us that he provided a way to protect me, even knowing the depths of my heart.  He still chose to send his son to earth.  That is the unbelievable beauty of Christmas

Quote of the Day:
“This is a crazy story about an all-powerful God who created everything and could do anything he wanted to do and he CHOSE to tenderly step into His creation to ruthlessly deal with sin, out of love”
~Noel Heikkinen in “Behold* Jesus

Video of the Day:

“All is well, All is well
Angels and men rejoice
For tonight darkness fell
Into the dawn of love’s light
Sing A-le, Sing Alleluia”
~ “All is Well” by Carrie Underwood & Michael W. Smith
Carrie wins at ALL things.

Currently listening to “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

02/05…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. ”
~I John 4:9-10

Quote of the Day:
“O my child, the heart is a perilous thing.
The heart crowns all paradoxes of God;
made of muscle and steel and fire, but frail as the sparrow’s wing.”
~Bethany Joy Galeotti

Video of the Day:

Currently listening to “Red River Blue” by Blake Shelton

11/17…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
~Col 3:2

Quote of the Day:
“There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.”
~Charles D. Gill

Video of the Day:

Currently listening to “Songs from That” by Joy Williams – Especially Love “Speaking a Dead Language”


07/22…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Our ancestors trusted in you,
and you rescued them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
They trusted in you and were never disgraced. ”
~Ps 22:3-5

Quote of the Day:
“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”
~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Video of the Day:

An item on my list

currently listening to “Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum

03/04…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,”
~Ps 130:5-6

Quote of the Day:
“Worry is a sin in our lives when there is failure to accept these three truths in our life:
1.  God will take care of us
2.  What He has given us is enough
3.  When it’s not enough, He is still in control.”
~Noel Heikkinen of Riverview Church in “Not that Bad: Anxiety

This point Noel makes, has been running through my mind for the past month.  So convicting, so encouraging, sooo TRUE.

Lyrics of the Day:
“Sometimes I wish for falling
Wish for the release
Wish for falling through the air
To give me some relief
Because falling’s not the problem
When I’m falling I’m in peace
It’s only when I hit the ground
It causes all the grief”
~“Falling” by Florence + The Machine

currently listening to “Element of Freedom: Deluxe Edition” by Alicia Keys


04/06…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
~I John 4:3-4

Quote of the Day:
“Bobby Knight, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Indiana University flag in the window. “This house is yours for eternity, Bob,” said God. “This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here.”
Bob felt special indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a 3-story mansion with a bright Green and White sidewalk, a 50 foot tall flagpole flying an enormous Michigan State flag, and in every window, a Spartan logo.In the front yard was a sign that said “Welcome to the Izzone.”

Bob looked at God and said “God, I’m not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I won three national championships, more Big Ten titles than I can remember and I am the winningest coach in IU basketball history.”

God said, “so what do you want to know, Bob?” “Well, why does Tom Izzo get a better house than me?” God chuckled, and said “Bob, that’s not Tom’s house…it’s mine.”
~ A great joke I got from Noel Heikkinen’s Blog

Lyrics of the Day:
“MSU, we love thy shadows
When twilight silence falls,
Flushing deep and softly paling
O’er ivy covered halls;
Beneath the pines we’ll gather
To give our faith so true,
Sing our love for Alma Mater
And thy praises, MSU.

When from these scenes we wander
And twilight shadows fade,
Our mem’ry still will linger
Where light and shadows played;
In the evening oft we’ll gather
And pledge our faith anew,
Sing our love for Alma Mater
And thy praise, MSU. ”
~ “Shadows”  MSU’s Alma Mater

currently listening to “Fearless” by Taylor Swift

03/26…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“I love the house where you live, O LORD,
the place where your glory dwells. ”
~Ps 26:8

Video of the Day:
Noel Heikkinen @ Riverview Church – Great sermon on doing good deeds
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Lyrics of the Day:
“This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home

With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of 25

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time

You’re the only thing that I love
It scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words

What have I done it’s too late for that
What have I become truth is nothing yet
A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask…this time”
~ “Chocolate”  by Snow Patrol

currently listening to “Can’t Love Can’t Hurt” by Augustana