Music Monday: Captain by Hillsong United

This Music Monday the song y’all need to take a listen to is from an album that came out in May 2015. Somehow I just stumbled upon this track on Empires from Hillsong United. It’s called Captain and I’ve had it on repeat since I discovered it a week ago. And for any musicians, it’s super easy to play, just a few simple notes. Check it out!

What song have you stumbled on recently that has a new place at the top of your playlist? I want to know!

Meredith

Friday Favorites! 9/23/16

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Happy Friday folks! Here are a few things I’ve been loving recently!

1.) Lip products from Bath and Body works
One of my favorite youtubers, Jasmine, always talks about these! I am very particular about not having chapped lips, so when she raved about these I had to get my hands on them! BONUS- they are buy 2 get 1 free on Bath and Body Works website!

2.) Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut 3-wick Candle
Another from Bath and Body Works! This smell isn’t from their fall scents, but it still gives off a warm, deep smell that I think is perfect for bringing in Fall! Order it online HERE! screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-10-09-28-pm

3.) Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle
I got a sample of this in my August Birchbox and I’ve been loving it!!! I tend to wear my hair in a messy bun/knot/rat’s nest on the top of my head the majority of the time, so my hair gets really torn up and stripped because I’m trying to balance my full head of hair on my head. This stuff has worked wonders in detangling my knots and hydrating my locks! Click HERE to try out Birchbox! You’ll love it! screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-10-12-51-pm

4.) Every Nation album by Lindy Conant and the Circuit Riders
I stumbled upon this album about 2 months ago and it has been on repeat a lot! The whole thing is so good! I really can’t listen to one song without letting the entire album play! Check it out on spotify HEREScreen Shot 2016-09-23 at 10.43.44 PM.png

5.) Comedian John Crist
Someone on my Facebook newsfeed shared a video from this guy and I got hooked! He’s hilarious while also keeping the humor clean! His youtube is HERE. Here’s the video that led me to listen to more!

So there it is! What are some of your favorite things right now? Let me know and maybe they’ll get featured on my next Friday Favorites!

Meredith

Jump or Get Off the Trampoline

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Today’s one word daily prompt on WordPress is “Jump.” For some reason this one stuck out to me. I remember being young and going to friends houses and all of us wanting to pile on the trampoline. The problem is that depending on the size, you could only have so many kids on at one time for weight limits and safety. We would have to split up into pairs and only got so much time before it was someone else’s turn. Someone would always ending up sitting down and all of us in line would yell, “Jump or get off the trampoline!” They were wasting valuable jumping time!

I got to thinking, how often do we miss the view because we are avoiding getting too close to the cliff? How often are we too afraid of the depths or the frigid water? How often are we afraid of messing up the rhythm so we don’t even pick up the jump rope?

How often do we do that to God?

We hear him tell us to go somewhere or do something, but we don’t jump at the opportunity to follow his direction.

He intimately whispers truths in our ear and we don’t jump for joy, but instead listen to Satan yelling lies at us.

We know that he is calling for us to jump all in, yet we only want to dip our toes and see if the water is warm.

He is saying, “Get up. Get to work. Share the gospel,” but we have sat down in the middle of the war zone and are letting valuable time disappear in front of us.

Many times in my childhood trampolines would have no safety net and now it’s practically required. Life is like a trampoline and God is our safety net. He never asks us to take a jump somewhere that he is not. He never asks something of us without the promise of him being our protector when we jump really high or fall because of a double bounce. He never asks us to jump in a bold fashion without us knowing that his goodness covers the rejection we face from the world. Even though he will call us out of our comfort zone and into uncharted waters, no zone or water is untouched by God.

We are missing out on our full potential in God because of the fear that a jump is too bold.

All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus. When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. So don’t let my present trouble on your behalf get you down. Be proud! -Ephesians 3:11-13 (MSG)

In what way is God calling you to jump today?

Meredith

via Daily Prompt: Jump