Praise Picture: Be Strong & Courageous — God is with you. (Joshua 1:9)

No matter what you're facing, be strong and courageous. You have no need to be terrified or discouraged. God is with you! (based on Joshua 1:9) via www.JeanWilund.com

God surprises me at the most unexpected times.

I guess if it was expected, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Duh.

We’d just stepped out of our youngest child’s dorm, having just moved her into her new home — away from us — and her new life — separate from us.

Can you hear “The Empty Nest Blues” begin to play?

We stepped out of the dorm to the most brilliant display of a just small glimpse of God’s glory bursting forth through the clouds. [Read more…]

“Through All of It” by Colton Dixon ~ Monday Music

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It happened.

I knew the day would come.

It’s not that I wanted to stop it, but I also dreaded it, all while celebrating it with pride. [Read more…]

Monday Music ~ Soul on Fire (by Third Day)

Click to view Music Video: "Soul on Fire" by Third Day

Click to view Music Video: “Soul on Fire” by Third Day

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Twelve and a half hours.

That’s how long it took us to drive from Panama City Beach, Florida back to our house in Lexington, SC on Saturday.

Twelve and half long, tiring hours in a car!

Was a week at the beach, relaxing in the warm sun and soft sand with one of our daughters and some great friends worth that long of a drive? Absolutely!

Do I want to jump right back into the car and do it again. No!

Yesterday I texted our friends to mourn the end of our vacation. I said we should go back.

This was the reply I received:

Only if we can fly ✈️

We agreed to sell my daughter’s Jeep and buy airline tickets.

We want to go back to the beach, but we don’t want to take the time required to drive there.

Christianity is a lot like that. [Read more…]

Monday Music – 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)

Click to view music video: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

Click to view music video: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

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Ten thousand reasons for my heart to worship the Lord — and a million more.

Ten thousand years to sing of His glory — and then forevermore.

No one could ever list all the reasons for our hearts to sing praises to the LORD, but 10,000 reasons is a good start.

And, certainly, forevermore is not enough time to sing them.

I realize my enthusiastic personality can be prone to exaggeration every once in awhile, but this is not one of those times. [Read more…]

Monday Music — How Great Is Our God (World Edition featuring Chris Tomlin)

 

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CLICK TO VIEW music video: “How Great is Our God!” (World Edition featuring Chris Tomlin)

How Great is our God? 

How much time do you have?

All year?

That’s not enough time.

But wait, I can actually answer your question with one Word. [Read more…]

Monday Music — This is Amazing Grace! (by Phil Wickham)

"This is Amazing Grace" by Phil Wickham

“This is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

I love serendipity — and Phil Wickham — but more about him and his music video later. [Read more…]

Monday Music — “Every Praise” Flash Mob in 5 Points (Hezekiah Walker)

Click to view music video of the Flash Mob: "Every Praise" with Hezekiah Walker.

Click to view music video of the Flash Mob: “Every Praise” with Hezekiah Walker.

No matter how many times I view this Flash Mob, I’m ready to hop through the screen and join them. 

I wish that was possible. Get on it Apple! Time for a time travel app:
Introducing the iHop
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