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It’s All About Jesus

Here’s a little song for your Friday. A Friday that sends us into the ending of the 23rd week of the year.

It’s another one from All Sons and Daughters.  I really like the words of the chorus, even though the entire song is such a wonderful prayer for all of us to pray.

Above and below me
Before and behind me
In every eye that sees me
Christ be all around me

Man, that whole concept is pretty motivating, knowing that we have this God surrounding us and leading us through the days.  YEAH!  And then I just love that this song so vividly reminds us that the Christ is all around us, and that it is an all the time thing.  Everything we do, everywhere we go, everything we think, it’s all about Jesus.


For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. (1 Corinthians 8:5, 6 NIV)

Also,  I will be taking a week off from posting, spending time spending a marble or two very well. During that time, let each moment be about the Christ.

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Party Party

Hey all you member of  LLAMAS out there, today is the today you have waited for all year!

It’s Louie Louie Day!  The best party song ever according to some.  Take a listen and get the party started. Or maybe your prefer Paul Revere and the Raiders!

Either way, it’s a great way to get the weekend start off correctly, as you continue to utilize the year in an intentional, directional way.


150 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:1-6 (ESV)

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I Will

I have some obligations this Friday morning that are taking me away from my keyboard, so here is a short post that is full of goodness.  This actually sums up what is on my mind this morning quite well:

10 Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10 MSG


Remember that as you are doing what you need to do today. And as with each Friday in 2014, make the weekend worthy, 38 remain! I think it will be garden time for me!

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Held Together

As we end the week, I leave you with this simple thought. One that has so much power and one that puts everything in perspective.

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17 NASB)

Ok, just imagine what that means. And as you do let the problems of the week melt away, in knowing that the one who created it all is still holding all things together.

Enjoy the weekend, you only have 39 more this year!

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Daily Buffet and Grill

Take a look at what I found while I was out running around one night this week.


Yeah that’s right, some restaurant has stolen the name!! Maybe I need to step up and add a grill element to the blog.  Maybe a hibachi? Any ideas?

Well, I dunno, maybe I should let them take care of the food.  I’ll stick with providing a spiritual buffet, to keep your fit and ready for battle!

28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.  Colossians 1:28 (NIV)

By the way, I didn’t go in!

12 out, 40 to go