Time is Tickin’ Away

“Time is tickin’…it keeps on tickin’…yes time is ticking away…”
So says the classic dcTalk song, and there is definitely some truth to it.  How do we measure the time we have?

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Hope is What We Crave

 

Romans 5:1-5 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”  NASB

Thinking about hope tonight.  I guess it is an unstated yet underlying theme in some of my other posts, when talking about the challenges of life. But I wanted to focus on the positive side of things here. The passage above talks about tribulations, but it also talks about positive things being born from those tribulations. Perseverance. Proven character. And hope. “And hope does not disappoint…

We have peace with God. His love is in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. We have a rich hope indeed.

So there it is. I don’t have any long-winded commentary to offer you tonight here. But whatever is going on in your life, know that there is hope. Be encouraged.

p.s. This post was partially inspired by a song by for King & Country called “Crave”. Have a listen, and I hope you enjoy it.

Free Form Friday: Do it like Bubba (for your viewing pleasure)

My friend Dustin Tavella was on the t.v. show Sweet Home Alabama, as one of the “city guys”.  While there, he made friends with several of the “country guys”, including one really cool cowboy named Bubba.  Dustin is an extremely talented musician, and this video was the result of that friendship.  Enjoy.  😉

Stolen Inspirations (Go!)

It’s Day 6 of the Writer’s Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to “steal” inspiration from the world around you-from other artists, quotes, song lyrics, etc. and use that as a springboard to your own creativity.  Challenge duly accepted.  Read on.  😉

“From the top of the world / to the bottom rung / ’til the work is done / I’m gonna send you.  From the ends of the earth / to the nearest gap / all over the map / I’m gonna send you.”  (From the song “Go” by the Newsboys)

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am an avowed CCM junkie-I love Christian music in general, and the Newsboys have long been one of my favorite bands.  (Both as a band and various solo projects put out by current and former members.)  I’m the kind of girl who can (and often does) quote obscure lyrics at the drop of a hat, and will sing along with every single song at a concert.