A Month of Worship Music | Day 6,7,8

I had day six written and ready to post… and my internet connection failed. And then I headed off to my new job to start a few mildly stressful yet fun days of training. Now I’m relaxing at the beach and have the time and resources to connect again and (hopefully) make up for the lost time. Or maybe I should say I’m holed up in an under-lit, outdated hotel room while the wind howls and blows a cold drizzle outside ( #reality ). I hope your mornings haven’t been too mundane without me. πŸ˜‰

I wrote that yesterday. πŸ˜€ So this morning, I decided to get up and be productive. With my amazing sister helping me, I came up with a strategy to overcome the overwhelming feelings of life. She’s pretty great!

I figured out my power word, sentence, verse, and song. Basically, I now have a few things to read and think about that I know will always inspire me beyond just the next few seconds.Β  I’ll probably make all that into a completely different post, but I thought I’d make a note for now… πŸ™‚

So let’s pick up where we left off. I’m planning to post several songs a day so that y’all won’t have to miss any of the amazing ones I’ve picked out.

Your encouraging thought for the day:

“No matter what you’ve gone through, no matter what you’re going to go through, Jesus is always strong enough.”

 

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 5

Here’s an encouraging thought for your Wednesday:

“I am completely unafraid of the unknown, because nothing is unknown to my Father!”

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 4

Here’s an encouraging thought for your day: (even though I’m sure you’ve heard it “too many” times before – hey, it’s timeless! πŸ˜‰ )

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

~ Philippians 3:14 ~

We’re going praise and worship style with our fourth song. It’s calm compared to what a lot of this month’s music will be, but it has such a subtle underlying passion and energy that I absolutely love.

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 3

Good morning and happy Labor Day!

We all acquire a morning routine or some sort of regular habits after a while, even if your mornings always seem to be a little too hectic. I’d like for you to imagine for a moment, a kind of morning that could become your favorite while still doing the most important things. Maybe making a healthy breakfast? Going for a brisk walk/run? Just giving yourself a little more time before you rush to work?

My favorite morning routine is grab a quick and healthy breakfast, a cup of coffee, and my bible and devotional journal, proceed to my favorite spot, turn on worship music, and spend some time with Jesus.

Afterwards, I’ll do my makeup, catch up on emails, social media, blog work, etc. Then head to work.

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I like to encourage y’all to do something like that too (though I’ve only hinted at it previously πŸ™‚ ). Not only is it a great thing to look forward to every morning, it also starts your day in the right place! And it can take anywhere from five – ten minutes to a whole entire hour. Whatever fits into your schedule the best and how much time you want to take for it – go for it! Make time for Jesus. I’m sorry, you don’t have any excuse!

BUT… today is Labor Day! Crazy that I’m talking about this when most of us have off… πŸ™‚ Whatever. It applies whether you’re working or not!

Take one day at a time. Don’t mentally tackle a whole week (or month!) at one time. That’s too much for a normal human being to handle and chances are, it won’t go very well. I’ve personally tested that theory too many times! Enjoy your self. Enjoy your new morning. And definitely pause in your moment of life to enjoy it too!

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 2

Hey peoples! It’s great to see you up this early in the morning – or maybe it’s night by the time you’re reading this! πŸ˜€ Today is really exciting because… it’s Mandisa!! Okay, maybe your not as excited as I am because she is my favorite singer right now. She has a great voice that moves with such passion. Every song she sings is incredibly powerful. I hope you enjoy it too! Let the truth of her words sink into every part of your being.

Maybe this song can be your inspiration as you get up and ready on this beautiful Sunday morning. Hey, why not worship all day! πŸ™‚

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 1

Inspired by a friend and blogger, I thought it’d be a great idea to dedicate September as a month of worship music here at LoveNotes. I love listening to music at literally ALL times of the day so I’m pretty excited to share all of my favorites! Having a playlist of your favorite worship music on your phone is a great way to stay inspired and focused on Jesus all day long. And you can play it anywhere, anytime.

Let’s praise Jesus all month long (and beyond!) and set this world on fire with His love! Unless you already know someone really doesn’t like your music and you playing it all day, share it with them! It may be just what they needed that day or even right at that moment. So make sure to bless someone else!

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Dear Younger Self – A Letter to the Girl I Used to be

Hey y’all! I’m back after way too long. I’ve missed talking to you guys. This summer has been crazy but I’m finally learning how to bring some sort of balance to the craziness and squeeze in some time to chat with y’all. I finished school and started working full time. Probably enough explanation. I suppose it’s something a lot of high school grads have to figure out when they enter the workforce. πŸ™‚

Today is kinda different cause I really wanted to write a note to my younger self. If you have a younger person(s) in your life (which I’m sure you do), make sure to take a minute to encourage them, inspire them, tell them the truth about themselves. You don’t know how much that can impact a young mind – world changing!

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**Above: one of my senior pictures. That’s the girl who’s talking. **

I finally got to tell the younger me what I always wished someone would have. Writing it all down was somehow incredibly healing. Almost like I was able to go back in time and give that girl the advice and encouragement she really really wanted. It meant so much to be able to be that person. Yeah, it sounds weird, but that’s okay. πŸ˜€ Continue reading “Dear Younger Self – A Letter to the Girl I Used to be”

Quote Up!

Hey ya’ll! It’s time for the June Quote Up! post. I think we got some awesome ones in here (I mean, aren’t they every time? πŸ˜‰ ). A very common theme around here is inspiration and motivation. We need it. It’s not possible to live off of your own mind’s excitement forever. That’s why I’ve scraped this collection ofΒ  quotes to help you wake up, smile, and step forward with confidence every day.

Comm’on, let’s check ’em out! πŸ™‚

Quote up! June edition


“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.”

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Hey y’all! Summer is just almost here. Can you believe it? Ha ha, maybe it feels like it’s already been here for a while! πŸ˜‰

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I just love when it’s warm outside – so inspiring and amazing. Anyway, I wrote down a fun bucket list for this summer. I made it my own, but you can easily add more if you want to make it your own! Style like you.

There are a lot of super fun ideas as well as things that I’m completely serious need to get done! πŸ˜€ Such as, my office/desk area are so in need of help (hint: if y’all have any ideas for me, I would be sooo happy if you shared them with me). Continue reading “The Ultimate Summer Bucket List”

7 Ways to Gain More Freedom Every Day | Summer Edition

 

7 Ways to Gain More Freedom Every Day Summer Edition

Who likes to live burned out and exhausted? Yeah, I didn’t think anyone did. πŸ˜‰ Maybe you always feel the need to hurry or you can never get everything done. Sound familiar? Then these tips should help you out!

1. Wake Up Earlier

This has had an amazing impact on my own life. Having an extra half hour or hour in the morning will allow you to feel like you are in control your day rather than your day controlling you.

Make sure you are still getting seven to eight hours of sleep every night. You may need to adjust a little and go to bed earlier too (It isn’t as hard as you think!).

2. Take ten minutes to relax/reflect/pray

Put away your phone or computer or whatever your mind is on, and make the time to totally chill out for ten minutes. This is a great thing to do early in your morning. Refresh you mind and inner self, and you’ll find your brain and body much more inspired, refreshed, and equipped for the great day ahead. Continue reading “7 Ways to Gain More Freedom Every Day | Summer Edition”