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Rising

January 20, 2020—

Both in difficult times and every day of our lives, God is there to calm, heal, and guide us. Today’s song of the day embodies the peace and hope of God’s love for us: “Rising” by Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

I believe we’ll rise higher

With hearts made low

And that Your heart is a fire

When it’s dark and it’s cold

As we begin another week, let us remember that God’s love brings us peace and warmth—and He is always watching over us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I believe there's a morning
Not followed by night
When all the blind that are calling
Will be given new sight
I believe that all children
Who come to You Christ
Are free 'cause You heal them
Hear all our cries

And I believe in Your Love
And I believe in Your Love oh Lord
And that You heal all the fallen
And with You we're rising

I believe in Your mercy
Like oceans it flows
For all who are thirsty
For all our sorrows
I believe we'll rise higher
With hearts made low
And that Your heart is a fire
When it's dark and it's cold

And I believe in Your Love
I believe in Your Love oh Lord
That You heal all the fallen
And with You we're rising

And it is well
With my soul
And it is well
With my soul
Because You heal all the fallen
And with You we're rising

I believe in Your Love
Yeah, I believe in Your Love, Lord
And that You heal all the fallen
And with You we're rising

Yeah, You heal all the fallen
And with You we're rising
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Have It All

January 20, 2020—

It can be difficult to let go of the need for control in our lives and surrender to God’s plan. Today’s song of the day reminds us of the joy found in surrendering control and following Him: “Have It All,” by Brian Johnson.

Oh, the joy I’ve found

Surrendering my crowns

At the feet of a king

Who surrendered everything

This Sunday, let us remember that just as Jesus gave His life for us, we should offer up our lives to do His work—and receive His life eternal.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours

You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours

Oh, the joy I've found
Surrendering my crowns
At the feet of a king
Who surrendered everything
And oh, the peace that comes
When I'm broken and undone
By Your unfailing grace
I can lift my voice and say,

You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours

You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours

(And there is no greater call)
There is no greater call
Than giving You my all
I lay it all down
I lay it all down
There is no greater love
No higher name above
I lay it all down
I lay it all down

There is no greater call
Than giving You my all
I lay it all down
I lay it all down
There is no greater love
No higher name above
I lay it all down
I lay it all, singing,

Oh, singing, oh,
You can have it all
You can have it all

You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours

(You can have it all)
Oh, You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours

You can have it all Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours
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Be Still

January 18, 2020—

So many songs loudly and joyfully praise God, but sometimes what we need is more quiet and comforting. Today’s song of the day is soft, calming, and beautiful: Luke Spehar’s “Be Still.”

And it surprises me to know

That He answers all questions

Just by softly saying,

“Be still

And know I am God

Oh, be still

And know I am God”

Today, let us remember to look for God in the quiet places, the moments alone when we can look inside and examine our hearts—and see Him softly smiling back at us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Everywhere I go
I see people running
Running from their own minds
From something they won't see
And everywhere I go
I see unanswered questions
Pry apart their convictions
And cause them to fall down

And it surprises me to know
That He answers all questions
Just by softly saying,
"Be still
And know I am God
Oh, be still
And know I am God"

Everywhere I go
I find myself running
Mindlessly in circles
From the doubts in my head
And everywhere I go
I wonder where I'm going
I wonder if I'm showing
Everything that must be seen

And it surprises me to know
That He answers all my questions
Just by strongly saying to me,
"Be still
And know I am God
Oh, be still
And know I am God"

Sometimes I wonder why some things happen to me
Why some things happen to those I love
And why it always seems to be
That everywhere I go
I live my life as if He doesn't know best
But only in the Lord is my soul at rest
Still it's easier said than done
Just to be still
And know He is God
Oh, be still
And know He is God
Be still
And know He is God
Oh, be still
And know He is God
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Hands of the Healer

January 17, 2020—

As we walk through life, we accumulate doubts, fears, worries, and insecurities. “Hands of the Healer,” by Brandon Heath, reminds us that we can hand all of these troubles over to our Father, instead of silently storing them up inside.

If we’re gonna pray about it

There’s no use in worrying

If we’re gonna worry about it

Why are we praying?

Just leave it in the hands of the Father

Today, let us remember that when we pray, we entrust our fears and worries to God—and He will comfort us, guide us, heal us, and protect us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Hang it up like a coat
Tear it up like a note
Let the pieces fall to the ground like falling snow
Go for a walk outside
Watch as a red bird flies
He needs lifting and we need lifting too

If we're gonna pray about it
There's no use in worrying
If we're gonna worry about it
Why are we praying?
Just leave it in the hands of the Father
Leave it in the hands of the Healer
Leave it in the hands of Jesus and walk away
Oh, walk away

Take all your doubt and fear
Whisper it in His ear
Drop it in the mailbox raise the flag and let it go

'Cause if we're gonna pray about it
There's no use in worrying
If we're gonna worry about it
Why are we praying?
Just leave it in the hands of the Father
Leave it in the hands of the Healer
Leave it in the hands of Jesus and walk away

We're laying 'em down
To never carry again
We're laying 'em down
The burdens, burdens
Laying 'em down
To never worry again
Laying 'em down
Let 'em fly on the wind

'Cause if we're gonna pray about it
There's no use in worrying
If we're gonna worry about it
Why are we praying?
Just leave it in the hands of the Father
Leave it in the hands of the Healer
Leave it in the hands of Jesus and walk away

(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
And walk away
(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
Come and walk away
(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
Just walk away
(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
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Well Done

January 16, 2020—

It can be hard to live each day without remembering what lies at the end of the road. “Well Done” by The Afters is a beautiful reminder of the moment when we finally see God in all His majesty and love.

I’m waiting my whole life for that day

Until then I’ll live to hear you say,

“Well done, Well done

My good and faithful one

Welcome to the place where you belong”

Today, let us remember the joy and peace and satisfaction that awaits us when we finally see God face-to-face—and let us live each day rejoicing in our hope in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

What will it be like?
When my pain is gone?
And all the worries of this world just fade away?
What will it be like?
When you call my name?
In that moment when I see you face-to-face?
I'm waiting my whole life to hear you say...

Well done
Well done
My good and faithful one
Welcome to the place where you belong
Well done
Well done
My beloved child
You have run the race and now you're home
Welcome to the place where you belong

What will it be like?
When tears are washed away?
And every broken thing will finally be made whole?
What will it be like?
When I come into your glory?
Standing in the presence of a love so beautiful?
I'm waiting my whole life for that day
I will live my life to hear you say...

Well done
Well done
My good and faithful one
Welcome to the place where you belong
Well done
Well done
My beloved child
You have run the race and now you're home
Welcome to the place where you belong

What will it be like?
When I hear that sound?
All of heaven's angels crying out
Singing, "Holy, holy, holy are You Lord"
Singing, "Holy, holy, holy are You Lord"
Singing, "Holy, holy, holy are You Lord"
I'm waiting my whole life for that day
Until then I'll live to hear you say...

Well done
Well done
My good and faithful one
Welcome to the place where you belong
Well done
Well done
My beloved child
You have run the race and now you're home
Welcome to the place where you belong
Well done
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One True God

January 15, 2020—

At times our faith can become a routine, and we rarely look into its depth. Today’s song reminds us who we worship and why we praise Him: The “One True God,” by Steven Curtis Chapman.

One man on a cross

One light of the world

One name, one Word

One way to be saved

One lamb that was slain

One love above all

There is no other

That can compare to you

Today, let us remember that we praise the all-powerful God, who loves us, protects us, and died for us—so that we would know Him, forever and ever.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

One voice in the dark
A song that lights up the stars
One breath that gives life
One sovereign in power
Who speaks with thunder and fire
One Lord, One King
There is no other
That can compare to You

You are
The One alone in greatness
The One who never changes
Jesus, You are
The One who rose in power
The One who reigns forever
Jesus, the One True God

One man on a cross
One light of the world
One name, one Word
One way to be saved
One lamb that was slain
One love above all
There is no other
That can compare to you

You are
The One alone in greatness
The One who never changes
Jesus, You are
The One who rose in power
The One who reigns forever
Jesus, You're the One True God
You're the One True God

And we have seen the glory of
The One and only Son of God
Yes, we have seen the glory of
The One and only Son of God
And we have seen the glory of
The One and only Son of God
Yes, we have seen the glory of
The One and only Son of God

You are
The One alone in greatness
The One who never changes
Jesus, You are
The One alone in greatness
The One who never changes
Jesus, You are
The One who rose in power
(You rose in power)
The One who reigns forever
(You reign forever)
Jesus, the One True God
You're the One True God
You are the One True God

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You Can

January 14, 2020—

At times the tasks ahead of us can feel insurmountable, and we feel crushed by the weight of our responsibilities. Today’s song of the day reminds us that God is there to take the weight from our shoulders and lift us up: “You Can” by Building 429.

Don’t wanna turn and run away

From what You called me to embrace

Give me courage, give me faith

I wanna see the mountains move

I wanna walk the path You choose

Wherever You lead, I’ll follow You

Today, let us remember that though we struggle to follow the path God lays out for us, He walks every step of it at our side—always ready to lend us His strength.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I'm not a saint, I have no doubt
Here in my weakness, working it out
I am no hero, at all
Were You looking for someone else
Who could be as strong as nails?
I don't understand why You would call me
I'll never make it myself
'Cause I need Your help

I can't walk on the water
I can't stand in the fire
Unless I look into Your eyes
Unless I have You by my side
I can't conquer a giant
Or shut the mouth of a lion
I know that I am just a man
But I am in Your hands
And You can

Don't wanna turn and run away
From what You called me to embrace
Give me courage, give me faith
I wanna see the mountains move
I wanna walk the path You choose
Wherever You lead, I'll follow You

I can't walk on the water
I can't stand in the fire
Unless I look into Your eyes
Unless I have You by my side
I can't conquer a giant
Or shut the mouth of a lion
I know that I am just a man
But when I'm in Your hands
You can

Keep loving
I keep fighting
Keep open
Even in the midst of the silence
Keep trusting
Keep climbing
Keep running
Even when I feel like I can't

I can walk on the water
I can stand in the fire
When I look into Your eyes
When I have You by my side
I can conquer a giant
And shut the mouth of a lion
I know that I am just a man
But I am in Your hands
And You can
(Keep loving)
(Keep fighting)
You can
(Keep trusting)
(Keep climbing)
I know that I am just a man
But I am in Your hands
And You can
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After The Last Tear Falls

January 13, 2020—

At times, the present seems overwhelming and it’s difficult to remember God’s promises for the future. Andrew Peterson’s “After The Last Tear Falls” reminds us that someday, all that is wrong in the world will end, and we will see God and His plan.

We’ll see how the tears that have fallen

Were caught in the palms

Of the Giver of love

and the Lover of all

And we’ll look back on these tears as old tales

Today, let us remember that everything in this life is temporary, for we have been promised eternal life in the Lord—He who always guides and protects us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

After the last tear falls
After the last secret's told
After the last bullet tears through flesh and bone
After the last child starves
And the last girl walks the boulevard
After the last year that's just too hard
There is love, love love love
There is love, love love love
There is love

After the last disgrace
After the last lie to save some face
After the last brutal jab from a poison tongue
After the last dirty politician
After the last meal down at the mission
After the last lonely night in prison
There is love, love love love
There is love

And in the end the end is oceans and oceans
Of love and love again
We'll see how the tears that have fallen
Were caught in the palms
Of the Giver of love
and the Lover of all
And we'll look back on these tears as old tales

'Cause after the last plan fails
After the last siren wails
After the last young husband sails off to join the war
After the last "This marriage is over"
After the last young girl's innocence is stolen
After the last years of silence that won't let a heart open
There is love, love love love
There is love

And in the end the end is oceans and oceans
Of love and love again
We'll see how the tears that have fallen
Were caught in the palms
Of the Giver of love
and the Lover of all
And we'll look back on these tears as old tales

'Cause after the last tear falls
(Love love love)
(Joy in the night, the King and the Kingdom)
Yes, after the last tear falls
(Love love love)
(Joy writes the song of innocence)
Only love
(Love love love)
(Joy in the night, the King and the Kingdom)
Only love
(Love love love)
(Joy writes the song of innocence, singing...)
After the last tear falls
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Come To The Table

January 12, 2020—

As we return from church services today, and most return to school or work tomorrow, take a moment to reflect on today’s song of the day: “Come To The Table” by Sidewalk Prophets.

Come to the table

Come join the sinners, you have been redeemed

Take your place beside the Savior

Sit down and be set free

As we begin another week, let us remember the freedom we’ve been granted—and share forgiveness with one another.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

We all start on the outside
The outside looking in
This is where grace begins
We were hungry, we were thirsty
With nothing left to give
Oh, the shape that we were in
And just when all hope seemed lost
Love opened the door for us

He said come to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table

Come meet this motley crew of misfits
These liars and these thieves
There's no one unwelcome here
And that sin and shame that you brought with you
You can leave it at the door
And let mercy draw you near

So, come to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Come to the table

To the thief and to the doubter
To the hero and the coward
To the prisoner and the soldier
To the young and to the older
All who hunger, all who thirst
All the last and all the first
All the paupers and the princes
All who've failed, you've been forgiven
All who dream and all who suffer
All who loved and lost another
All the chained and all the free
All who follow, all who lead
Anyone who's been let down
All the lost you have been found
All who've been labeled right or wrong
To everyone who hears this song

Come to the table
Come join the sinners, you have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Oh, sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Come to the table
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
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Burning In My Soul

January 11, 2020—

Sometimes we slip into complacency after attending church services again and again and fail to see God’s presence in front of us. Today’s song of the day reminds us of the presence of the Holy Spirit within us and in the community: Matt Maher’s “Burning In My Soul.”

There is power, power

Here in this hour, this hour

We’re all together, together

Waiting here as one

As we prepare for Sunday tomorrow, let us remember that our faith is lived in community in the Church—and pray that God makes his power known to us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

There is power, power
Here in this hour, this hour
We're all together, together
Waiting here as one
There is power, power
Here in this hour, this hour
We're all together, together
Waiting here as one

Whoa, hear the sound from heaven
Whoa, a mighty rushing wind
Whoa, we're calling for revival
God, let Your fire fall again
It's burning in my soul
Burning in my soul

All Your sons and Your daughters
Dreaming the dreams of their Father
Seeing the signs and the wonders
The kingdom of God, yeah

Whoa, hear the sound from heaven
Whoa, a mighty rushing wind
Whoa, we're calling for revival
God, let Your fire fall again
It's burning in my soul
Burning in my soul

I cannot contain it, this fire inside
I cannot contain it, so let it shine
I cannot contain it, this light of mine
It's burning in my soul...

Whoa, hear the sound from heaven
Whoa, a mighty rushing wind
Whoa, we're calling for revival
God, let Your fire fall again
It's burning in my soul
Oh, it's burning in my soul
Yeah, it's burning in my soul
Oh, start a fire in my soul
In my soul, in my soul, in my soul

There is power, power
Here in this hour, this hour
We're all together, together
Waiting here as one
It's burning in my soul
It's burning in my soul