Month: November 2011
It’s Thanksgiving week and we can count our blessings starting right now. In fact, we can count our blessings every day. Or, we can forget and ignore the little things that make life so blessed.
Sometimes a brief reminder of what is important in life is enough to jolt us back to reality. We can be grateful for these reminders of timeless truths that pop up in surprising ways. May Thanksgiving be a reminder to each of us this week that we are thanking Someone in particular, not just being generically “thankful” for random “somethings”. The blessings come from a BLESSER! May we never forget the Blesser who blesses us with HIMSELF and with boundless blessings that make Him no richer when we offer them back to Him in worship.
This week’s question is “What important truths do we need to be reminded of more and more?”
For fun, here’s a video from many years ago when Sixpence None The Richer’s lead singer Leigh Nash was interviewed by David Letterman in an awkward, but beautiful exchange of humor and grace. Watch closely to see how even David Letterman was reminded of some simple, yet profound truths by this performer’s winsome and humble responses.
Play. Pause. Rewind. Fast Forward. Play again.
Everyone prefers a different style of music, different artists, different albums. Someone once said that people’s favorite music is what they enjoyed between the ages of 12-18.
With MP3 players now, it’s so easy to create playlists (modern versions of mixtapes and CD compilations) with everything we want to hear.
What are you listening to now?
Question of the Week #15: “What songs are currently running on your playlist?”
Regarding the Psalms and NEW SONGS, here are a few Scripture passages to keep things fresh this week:
- Psalm 33:3
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
Psalm 33:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 33 (Whole Chapter)
- Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 40 (Whole Chapter)
- Psalm 96:1
[ Psalm 96 ] Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Psalm 96:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 96 (Whole Chapter)
- Psalm 98:1
[ Psalm 98 ] A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
Psalm 98:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 98 (Whole Chapter)
- Psalm 144:9
I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
Psalm 144:8-10 (in Context) Psalm 144 (Whole Chapter)
- Psalm 149:1
[ Psalm 149 ] Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
Psalm 149:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 149 (Whole Chapter)
No pain. No gain.
Change is painful. Change is inevitable.
Growth requires change, and with it, the inevitable pain…and the glorious gain!
This week’s question: What was the greatest and hardest change you’ve ever had to make?
Here is an inspirational story of a man who went through severe pain to demonstrate change inwardly and outwardly. Two words: REFORMED SKINHEAD.