“You Are I Am” by MercyMe ~ Monday Music

Click to watch music video: Monday Music ~ "You Are I AM" by MercyMe via www.JeanWilund.com

Congratulations! Today is a Bonus Day.

As usual, I’m posting my Monday Music post. 

But I’m also posting the first part of my interview with author Michelle Medlock Adams.

AND, you can enter to win a signed copy of her latest book and some great chocolate! 

As I said, Congratulations!

Consider it a birthday present. It’s my mom’s birthday.

Mom would’ve been 83 years old today. She’s been in heaven nine years.

Imagine keeping up with your age in heaven.

“Whoo Hoo! I’m 1,437 years old today!”

However it works there, I know Mom is the perfect age with a perfect, cancer-free body. Amen! [Read more…]

Monday Music ~ “Made Me Glad” ~ Encourgement For When You’re in a No-Win Situation

Encouragement for when you're in a No-Win Situation. Click the photo to listen to "Made Me Glad" by Miriam Webster & performed by Hillsong via www.JeanWilund.com

Encouragement for when you’re in a No-Win Situation. Listen to “Made Me Glad” by Miriam Webster & performed by Hillsong

I was in a no-win situation. 

But I’ve been learning to appreciate these moments.

I used to learn the hard way. Now I’m learning the right way — the easy way.

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Praise Picture ~ Be Still, and Know That I Am God.

Praise Picture ~ Be Still & Know That I Am God -- Psalm 46:10

Be Still & Know That I Am God — Psalm 46:10

 

Just because life gets crazy, doesn’t mean we have to.

We can enjoy a quietness of spirit even in the midst of chaos because God is still God.

Take a deep breath, cease striving, and know that He is God. 

Amen!

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What verses speak to you and quiet your soul in the midst of chaos? Share them in the comment section. Thanks!

If this verse encouraged you, I hope you’ll share it with others. 

Click to Tweet: Be still and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10 Amen! 

Monday Music – It is Well With My Soul (Sam Robson)

Click to view video:It Is Well With My Soul (performed by Sam Robson)

Click to view video: It Is Well With My Soul (performed by Sam Robson)

 

Sam Robson’s rendition of It is Well With My Soul may very well be the most unique rendition I’ve ever heard. 

Can anyone listen to this song and not be moved?

Even before I’d heard the heart wrenching story behind Horotia Spafford’s writing of It is Well With My Soul, I’d never failed to be moved by it.

After I heard the story, it solidified a truth to me that I’ve determined never to forget:

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Three Things You Need To Pave Over the Pitfalls of Change

Change isn't just coming for us! It's here! We can laugh or we can cry -- we choose to laugh!

Change isn’t just coming for us! It’s here! But we’re enjoying the ride!

If you read my post, Monday Music ~ We Won’t Be Shaken, then you know change isn’t just coming for Larry and I — it’s here!

It’s in our face! We might as well enjoy it.

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go ahead and read it now.)

As Larry and I have been adjusting to this big change in our life, we’ve been uncharacteristically calm.

Ok, let’s be real. I’ve been uncharacteristically calm.

If Larry were uncharacteristically calm, I’d be writing this from the hospital because it’d mean he’d gone into a coma.

In every life, a big change will bring a suitcase of emotions with it. Some of us just wear our emotions in brighter, showier colors, but we all feel them. We all face them. [Read more…]

Samkon Gado: Doing the “Impossible” ~ Reach Out, Columbia Magazine

Read the powerful story of Samkon Gado, who never let the facts interfere with the possibilities.

Read the powerful story of Samkon Gado, who never let the facts interfere with the possibilities.

 

“YES! ABSOLUTELY!”

Those are the words that flew out of my mouth when Lori Hatcher, the editor of Reach Out, Columbia magazine, asked me if I wanted to write an article about Samkon Gado.

Samkon not only graduated from my two oldest children’s alma mater, Ben Lippen High School, but he also played one of my favorite sports at the highest level (and made the NFL record books in the process). He then went on to study medicine, just like my father.  [Read more…]

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread (Part 4) ~ Jesus in the Old Testament

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread ~ Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread ~ Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

 

When God came down to stop the people from building the Tower of Babel, He wasn’t being a fun-sucker. (Genesis 11:1-9)

He was protecting them from the danger of exalting their own name.

(In my series What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel? we looked at those dangers. If you don’t know what was so wrong with the Tower of Babel, and why we should even care, check it out.)

Now we’re going to look at how God, in the midst of all the drama, masterfully wove into these events several Red Thread Clues.[†] [Read more…]

What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel (Part Three) — & Why Do We Even Care?

 

If God is sovereign (and He is) why did He let them even begin the Tower of Babel?

If God is sovereign (and He is) why did He let them even begin the Tower of Babel?

 

If God is sovereign (and He is) then He knew the people of Shinar were going to build a tower to their great name before they laid the first brick.

Why didn’t He change their languages earlier, before they could gang up in Babel? 

Why did He even let them begin?

Since there’s no verse in the Bible that says, “I, the Lord, chose not to confuse the language of Babel earlier because . . .” then all we can do is look at what we see and what we know about God in the Bible for possible answers.

We’ll have to be content to wait until heaven to find the actual reason — not that it will matter then.

Why does it matter to me now?

Because every day we wake up to news of another person or group who did something somewhere to someone because they wanted what they wanted and didn’t care what it cost anyone else — and God let them.

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