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All of Creation

March 4, 2020—

Sometimes, as we live from day-to-day, we grow blind to the beauty and majesty of God’s creation around us. Today’s song, MercyMe’s “All of Creation,” calls us to rediscover this wonder, and give praise to God for all He has made.

And all of creation, sing with me now

Lift up your voice and lay your burden down

And all of creation, sing with me now

Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound

Today, let us make an effort to praise God throughout the day and marvel at the world He has created around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Separated, until the veil was torn
The moment that hope was born
And guilt was pardoned once and for all
And captivated, but no longer bound by chains
Left at an empty grave
The sinner and the sacred resolved

And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound

Time has faded
And we see Him face-to-face
Every doubt erased
Forever we will worship the King

And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound

The reason we breathe
Is to sing of His glory
And for all He has done
Praise the Father, praise the Son
And the Spirit in One

And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound
And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Oh, let His glory resound

And every knee will bow
Oh, and every tongue
Praise the Father, praise the Son
And the Spirit in One
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Kings & Queens

March 3, 2020—

Today’s song of the day reminds us that we must share the joy and truth of God’s love with everyone, especially those who, like children, may not know Him yet: “Kings & Queens” by Audio Adrenaline.

If not us, who will be like Jesus

To the least of these?

If not us, tell me who will be, like Jesus

Like Jesus, to the least of these

This Lent, let us pray for the words, opportunities, and actions to share Jesus’s love with a hurting world in desperate need of His hope and promises.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Little hands, shoeless feet
Lonely eyes looking back at me
Will we leave behind the innocent to grieve?
On their own, on the run
When their lives have only begun
These could be our daughters and our sons
And just like a drum I can hear their hearts beating
I know my God won't let them be defeated
Every child has a dream to belong and be loved

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout Your name in victory
When we love, when we love the least of these
When we love the least of these

Break our hearts, once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend
Oh, won't you look around?
These are the lives that the world has forgotten
Waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout Your name in victory
When we love, when we love the least of these
When we love the least of these

If not us, who will be like Jesus
To the least of these?
If not us, tell me who will be, like Jesus
Like Jesus, to the least of these

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout Your name in victory
When we love, when we love the least of these
We will love the least of these

We will love the least of these
We will love the least of these
We will love the least of these
We will love the least of these
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Eye of the Storm

March 2, 2020—

Today’s song by Ryan Stevenson reminds us that no matter what chaos we encounter in the world, God is always with us in the “Eye of the Storm.”

In the eye of the storm

You remain in control

In the middle of the war

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm

Today, in the second week of Lent, let us seek out the safety and stability of our God, to trust in Him and find our peace.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

When the solid ground
Is falling out
From underneath my feet
Between the black skies
And my red eyes
I can barely see
And when I'm feeling like
I've been let down
By my friends and my family
I can hear the rain
Reminding me

In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
In the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm

When my hopes and dreams
Are far from me
And I'm running out of faith
I see the future
I pictured
Slowly fade away
And when the tears of pain and heartache
Are pouring down my face
I find my peace in Jesus' name

In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
In the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm

When they let me go
And I just don't know
How I'm gonna make ends meet
I did my best
Now I'm scared to death
That we might lose everything
And when a sickness takes my child away
And there's nothing I can do
My only hope is to trust You
I trust You Lord

In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
In the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
In the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm
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Should’ve Been Me

March 1, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Jeremy Camp marvels at Christ’s sacrifice, suffering and dying for our sins when, by all accounts, it “Should’ve Been Me.”

You carried all of my burdens

You took them all to that grave

I know You didn’t deserve it

But You took my place

Today, let us reflect on Jesus’s sacrifice for our sake—and the eternal freedom He bought for us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

It should've been me
With arms open
It should've been me
That was torn
It should've been me
I was broken
It should've been me
It should've been me

Mercy, mercy, heard my cry
Mercy, mercy, saved my life

You carried all of my burdens
You took them all to that grave
I know You didn't deserve it
But You took my place
You traded hope for my hurting
You bore the weight of my shame
I know You didn't deserve it
And I know it should've been me
I can't believe it

It should've been me
In the darkness
It should've been me
That felt the pain
It should've been me
Broken-hearted
It should've been
Oh, it should've been me
But I'm free

You carried all of my burdens
You took them all to that grave
I know You didn't deserve it
But You took my place
You traded hope for my hurting
You bore the weight of my shame
I know You didn't deserve it
And I know it should've been me
I can't believe it
I can't believe it

No longer dirty
No longer afraid
I am no captive
I am no slave
No longer guilty
No longer in chains
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, I'm free

You carried all of my burdens
You took them all to that grave
I know You didn't deserve it
But You took my place
You traded hope for my hurting
You bore the weight of my shame
I know You didn't deserve it
And I know it should've been me
And I know it should've been me
It should've been me
It should've been me
It should've been me
It should've been me
It should've been me
It should've been me
I can't believe it
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Tell Your Heart To Beat Again

February 29, 2020—

When the stresses of life threaten to overwhelm us and our fears and failures weigh us down, God is the firm foundation on which to rest. Today’s song by Danny Gokey embodies His peace and forgiveness for us: “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.”

Tell your heart to beat again

Close your eyes and breathe it in

Let the shadows fall away

Step into the light of grace

As we continue in this season of Lent, let us entrust our sins and failures to God, trusting in His eternal grace and forgiveness to make us new again.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You're shattered
Like you've never been before
The life you knew
In a thousand pieces on the floor
And words fall short
In times like these
When this world drives you to your knees
You think you're never gonna get back
To the you that used to be

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Beginning
Just let that word wash over you
It's alright now
Love's healing hands have pulled you through
So get back up
Take step one
Leave the darkness
Feel the sun
'Cause your story's far from over
And your journey's just begun

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Let every heartbreak
And every scar
Be a picture that reminds you
Who has carried you this far
'Cause love sees farther
Than you ever could
In this moment heaven's working
Everything for your good

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
Tell your heart to beat again
Your heart to beat again
Beat again
Oh, so tell your heart to beat again
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Confidence

February 28, 2020—

Today’s song by Sanctus Real reminds us of God’s mighty works through His prophets, so that we can go out into the world with His “Confidence.”

I feel unqualified

For what You’re calling me to

But, Lord with your strength

I’ve got no excuse

‘Cause broken people are

Exactly who You use

Today, let us pray that God guides us along His path for us, and keeps us always in His light.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I'm not a warrior
I'm too afraid to lose
I feel unqualified
For what You're calling me to
But, Lord with your strength
I've got no excuse
'Cause broken people are
Exactly who You use

So give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

You took a shepherd boy
And made him a king
So I'm gonna trust You
And give You everything
I'll be a conquerer
'Cause You fight for me
I'll be a champion
Claiming Your victory

So give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

I'm gonna sing and shout and shake the walls
Won't stop until I see 'em fall
Gonna stand up, step out when You call, Jesus, Jesus
I'm gonna sing and shout and shake the walls
Won't stop until I see 'em fall
Gonna stand up, step out when You call, Jesus

Give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

Yeah, give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

I'll face my giants
With confidence
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Hope Returns

February 27, 2020—

Today’s song by Matthew West reminds us to hold on and trust in God when we struggle to find faith: “Hope Returns.”

When your world is crashing

When your knees hit the ground

When your heart is asking,

“What do I do now?”

Just when you think it can’t get worse

Hold on, that’s when hope returns

As we continue in the season of Lent, let’s remember to call on Jesus to keep us strong during these forty days, to bring us closer to knowing Him and His will.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

So this is how it feels when standing strong
Turns into barely even holding on
The plans you had are shattered on the floor
And your fear tells your faith
There's no use in praying those prayers anymore

When your world is crashing
When your knees hit the ground
When your heart is asking,
"What do I do now?"
Just when you think it can't get worse
Hold on, that's when hope returns

Like a new sun breaking
Through the darkest night
Like a whisper saying,
"It'll be alright"
I know you're tired, I know it hurts
But hold on, that's when hope returns
That's when hope returns

I know it's hard to see the other side
Through all the "Where are You's", and "Don't know why's"
And I know it looks like hope is in the grave
But He's still on the throne
So be still and know
That He's still rolling stones away

So when your world is crashing
When your knees hit the ground
When your heart is asking,
"What do I do now?"
Just when you think it can't get worse
Hold on, that's when hope returns

Like a new sun breaking
Through the darkest night
Like a whisper saying,
"It'll be alright"
I know you're tired, I know it hurts
But hold on, that's when hope returns

Hold on, 'cause hope returns

When your world is crashing
When your knees hit the ground
When your heart is asking,
"What do I do now?"
Just when you think it can't get worse
Hold on, that's when hope returns

Like a new sun breaking
Through the darkest night
Like a whisper saying,
"It's gonna be alright,
I know you're tired, I know it hurts"
But hold on, that's when hope returns
That's when hope returns
Hope returns
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Picket Sign

February 26, 2020—

Today’s song by Matt Maher highlights how with Jesus’s sacrifice, He came to fight for us, save us, and redeem us: “Picket Sign.”

This is Your protest

This is Your stand

Your blood poured out

For the blood on our hands

As we begin the season of Lent, let us reflect on the eternal sacrifice we know is coming—and be inspired to repentance by God’s great love.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

This is Your protest
This is Your stand
Your blood poured out
For the blood on our hands

For the accused
And all the oppressed
For every heart
Hanging on by a thread

The cross lifted up like a picket sign
You carried the weight for all mankind
You gave Your life just to give me mine
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

You are the voice
For those who can't speak
You march for love
You walk with the weak

You call for justice
Your kingdom come
In Jesus's name
All chains are undone

The cross lifted up like a picket sign
You carried the weight for all mankind
You gave Your life just to give me mine
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

Amen, amen, amen, amen

The cross lifted up like a picket sign
You carried the weight for all mankind
You gave Your life just to give me mine
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

Both arms reaching for the other side
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

Amen, amen, amen, amen
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One Awkward Moment

February 25, 2020—

Often when we are asked about our faith or encounter an opportunity to share it with others, it’s all too easy to make excuses and dodge a seemingly awkward moment. Today’s song by Casting Crowns explores “One Awkward Moment” and encourages us to share the Good News we know to be true, even if we don’t seem ready.

Walk in her shoes,

You’ve heard the lines,

You know the pain

But He’s still the truth,

He’s still the life,

He’s still the way

Today, as we prepare to enter the season of Lent, let us pray that we will deepen in faith and come to share the faith with others.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

She's a castaway
Stranded on the island of her yesterdays
Freedom was her ocean but she got swept away
Little princess dreaming got lost somewhere in the waves
Left behind
She's been going at this all alone since she was nine
"But God loves you, He's got a plan for you,"
She's heard all the lines
But when she opens up her heart nobody's got the time

Could this be the day that you come to the rescue
She's desperate for the light but she's never gonna ask you

One word, one hand
Tell me is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life
Your hurt, your scars
God will use to open up her eyes
One awkward moment
You'll see the Gospel come alive
Come alive

Who are you to save?
You've got shipwrecks of your own
You're too young in your faith
She's a smart one, she will see right through your masquerade
You're scared that what you don't know might push her away

But don't cave to the weight of the fear that you're feeling
'Cause she's standing right here and you're here for a reason

One word, one hand
Tell me is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life
Your hurt, your scars
God will use to open up her eyes
One awkward moment
You'll see the Gospel come alive
Come alive

Walk in her shoes, you've heard the lines, you know the pain
But He's still the truth, He's still the life, He's still the way

One word, one hand
Tell me is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life
Your hurt, your scars
God will use to open up her eyes
One awkward moment
You'll see the Gospel come alive
Come alive

Walk in her shoes, you've heard the lies, you know the pain
(Come alive)
But He's still the truth, He's still the life, He's still the way
(Come alive)
Walk in her shoes, you've heard the lies, you know the pain
(Come alive)
But He's still the truth, He's still the life, He's still the way
Could this be the day that you come to the rescue
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Better Love

February 24, 2020—

Today’s song of the day reminds us that with the gift of God’s grace, we are truly free to live our lives as He intends: “Better Love,” by Green River Ordinance.

Oh, oh, You take me as I am

Oh, oh, now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man

Is to give him grace to live again

Today, let us pray for the grace to live out our faith in our lives—and extend this grace to those around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
Darkest heart that You have saved
I can't find a better love
And I set out from ruined lands
Shadows heavy where I stand
You took death and called me friend
I can't find a better love

Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand
The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
The darkest heart that You have saved
I can't find a better love

Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand
The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live

My wages of captivity
And death it waited there for me
You took me in and washed me clean
And gave me words and songs to sing

Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand
Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again
The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again