02/13…of the day

Quote of the Day:
“There is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
~Winnie the Pooh

Lyrics of the Day:
“Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments

And I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart
‘Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
It’s always darkest before the dawn
~“Shake it Off” by Florence + the Machine

Currently listening to “Till the Sun Turns Black” by Ray LaMontagne

05/19…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“But as for me, God will redeem my life.
He will snatch me from the power of the grave.”
~Ps 49:15

Quote of the Day:
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
~Mother Teresa

Video of the Day:
Pretty perfect for this rainy day.

I might even follow it up with this


A special little shout out to my favorite Letterman employee…this is one of the reasons I am just a bit jealous of your life…in a good way.

currently reading “My Life in France” by Julia Child


06/02…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord.”
~Jer 17:5-6

Audio of the Day:
“The Whole Enchilada”
~ Alicia Huck of Maverick & Co.

Lyrics of the Day:
“And I’d be inclined to be yours for the taking
And part of this terrible mess that you’re making
But me, I’m the catalyst”
~“Catalyst” by Anna Nalick

currently listening to “Gossip in the Grain” by Ray LaMontagne

10/22…of the day


Today is the anniversary of this blog being located publicly at wordpress for one year (birthed out of my “verse of the day” on my AIM profile back in the day, and then for a few years it was privately somewhere else and if I am being honest not as consistently kept).  165 posts & 923 views later the numbers don’t matter much to me (which is a good thing, cuz they suck),  so what does?

A little over a year ago I picked up everything I had–which was surprisingly more than I thought. Left the place my heart is home– glorious, spectacular, stunning Colorado.  Left a lot of people I love, chose to leap in to the unknown and took a job in a random city (Kansas City to be exact).  This year plus some has been hard as hell!  Harder than leaving the same home and people when I went off to college alone in Michigan.  Scarier than when I took my first “real job” and realized I was an adult. Lonelier than those awkward times in middle school.
It has also been more exciting than winning the State Championship when I had a flash of a moment and I realize I-yes little insignificant me, was created–rather DESIGNED to do something significant in this big world.  It was more beautiful than fall over Grand River when it became even more clear for me that the term “friend” is NOT determined by age, stage in life, or experiences. It was more exhilarating than flying down powdered slopes, when I  put the finishing touches on decorating MY VERY OWN home which included framed pictures, real art, & wall pieces.

This is where the blog comes in-

With all of the change happening in my life, having a place to put the things –verses, lyrics or quotes, videos or pictures, art or songs–that met me where I was, has been critical.  Sharing what challenges me.  Makes me laugh and makes me cry. Inspires me.   Put words or pictures to what I feel.  A place to share what is going on my head.  And even if no one checked it that day, putting it out there made me feel like my voice was available to be heard.

Having a place to put these items also forced me to look outside of my self, when it would have been too easy to bury my head in the ground (or in my case the covers) some days and get caught up in my crap. It encouraged me to continue to press closer into my Savior–realizing how desperately I need Him.  It forced me to read the Word and make it a daily part of my life again,  fall back in love with music (hello: owl city,  grace potter and the nocturnals, anthony hamilton, lady a, cold war kids) be engaged with what is going on in the world, learn more from history, read poetry, empathize with orphans, appreciate art, and risk rejection by shareing mine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdub996/).

So…I will continue to post my “… of the day” and be reminded with each post, that this day is part of the GIFT I get to call my life. I will choose to see the beauty, recognize the hurt, cherish the gift of laughter, and be inspired by those around me (near & far)……. and I will choose to share it with anyone who wants to listen.

Verse of the Day:
“But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.”
~Ps 52:8

Quote of the Day:
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
~Corrie Ten Boom

Lyrics of the Day:
“For every door you walk on to, seems like they get slammed in your face
Thats when you need someone, someone that you can call.
And when all your faith is gone
Feels like you cant go on
Let it be me
Let it be me
If its a friend that you need
Let it be me
Let it be me ”
~ “Let it be Me” by Ray LaMontagne

currently listening to “One Kind Favor” by B.B. King

03/07…of the day

Video of the Day:

I Love this organization.

Quote of the Day:
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
~ Gandhi

Lyrics of the Day:
“People on the street now
Faces long and grim
Souls are feeling heavy
And faith is growing thin
Fears are getting stronger
You can Feel them on the rise
Hopelessness got some by the throat you can see it in their eyes
I said how come
How come
Everybody on a shoestring
Everybody in a hole
Everybody crossing their fingers and toes
Government man spin his politics till he got you pinned
Everybody trying to reach out to each other
But they don’t know where to begin
I said how come
I can’t tell
The free world
From living hell
I said how come
How come
All I see
Is a child of god
In misery
I said how come ”
~ “How Come”  by Ray LaMontagne

currently listening to “Lucky” by Nada Surf

02/12…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”
~Heb 11:39-40

Quote of the Day:
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
~Jane Howard

Lyrics of the Day:
“Baby its a fine line
Im holding on your holding back
Baby its a fine line
Cant you hear it knockin at your door
But your taking your sweet time
In love and out of touch yeah
Baby its a fine line
Baby its a real fine line”
~ “Fine Line”  by Little Big Town

currently listening to “Till the Sun Turns Back” by Ray LaMontagne