03/11…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing–that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”
~Rom 15:13

Quote of the Day:
“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (I’m not a big one for paying compliments), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”
~Jonathan Carroll

Video of the Day:

I seriously LOVED living in Kansas City.  I miss it and the amazing people there so much.

Currently Listening to “What Kind of Man” by Florence + the Machine – OBSESSED

Off of her soon to be released NEW ALBUM “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” .  People this is big.

03/24…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Where your heart turns, eventually your feet will follow”
~ Rom 6:1-2

Quote of the Day:
“A whole stack of memories never equals one little hope.”
~Charles Schulz

Excerpt of the Day:
“Being successful in whatever you are pursing in life is never going to magically happen one day and then it’s done. It’s an ongoing thing. You don’t always feel it. It doesn’t look the same in everyone’s life. And another really weird thing about it is you don’t always know it as it’s happening. Like I said, choosing to be a failed actress is what led me to my current dream job. This was a successful move, but it sure didn’t feel like it at the time. I felt anything but successful that year of my life. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not feeling successful this year. Keep going. Work hard. Play to your strengths. Take opportunities as they come. Be brave.”
~ “On Changing Dreams” by Emma Chapman

Currently listening to “The Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack” by Various Artists

12/18…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
~ Rom 5:6-8
Three words that make all the difference:
BUT GOD.
While.

Lyrics of the Day:
“Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
~“O Holy Night” (one of my favorite versions)

Excerpt of the Day:
“Present over perfect.
Quality over quantity.
Relationship over rushing.
People over pressure.
Meaning over mania.

Those are my guiding thoughts for this season, and the ones that I keep at the forefront of my mind as I look over my plans.”
~ “Present over perfect” by Shauna Niequist

Currently reading to “Comfort & Joy” by Kristin Hannah

10/18…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with – even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.”
~Romans 14:1

Excerpt of the Day:
“The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” I fear that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard this plea for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is our love for God instead of God’s love for us.”
~ Tullian Tchividjian seen in “Billy Graham’s grandson takes Christians to task: An interview with Tullian Tchividjian”  A MUST READ

Lyrics of the Day:
“With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.”
~ “After the Storm” by Mumford & Sons

Currently listening to CM&Y” K  by Justin McRoberts

06/11…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“Do not forget to rejoice, for hope is always just around the corner”
~Rom. 12:12

Quote of the Day:
“HE has the authority, right and power to judge, but He CHOOSES to forgive.”
~Michael Craft

Excerpt of the Day:
“This reminds me of one of my favorite song quotes of all time from Third Eye Blind (Motorcycle Driveby)
‘I hope you take a piece of me with you’
Denmark, I will take more than a piece with me. And in hopes that I will be returning in the fall, I’ll get to have even more. But for now, the piece I have is so big, that my heart is nearly full. It’s a part of me that won’t ever go away because it’s changed me in a way that can’t ever be undone. And to be honest, I don’t want it to be undone.
~“For Alitd (Forever)” by Tiffany Weimer

Currently reading to “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

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.”
~Rom7:22-23

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
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