No Matter What (Guest Post)

(I’m so excited to share today’s guest post written by Lucia Zimmerman.)

 

The evening was perfect, one of those classic-movie summer nights when everything goes right. We had gone swimming until late in the evening, then drove the back roads, the wind blowing through our hair as we sang along to our favorite songs. A spontaneous stop at the ice cream shop and a fireworks show added icing to the cake.

But the really special thing about the evening?

 

no matter what -a story of hope and friendship

 

The memories came rolling back, of another night three years ago. This time, it was a cold winter evening ending with twisted metal and blood instead of ice cream and fireworks, sirens instead of music, and a helicopter lifting off from a roadside field with my friend inside. Continue reading “No Matter What (Guest Post)”

A Month of Worship Music | Day 30

This is the last installment in the “A Month of Worship Music” series. I’m relieved that probably the craziest month in my life (literally!) is just about over. At the same time I feel a little a mixed about it. I’ve learned and appreciated so many new songs this month. At the end of August, I made a list of songs for each day this month. Funny thing is, half of those got changed when I wrote the actual posts because I had found new ones that I loved even better and hit home stronger.

I am not afraid of anyone,

because I am BEST FRIENDS with GOD.

And He’s a whole lot bigger than the

entire world COMBINED.

I hope you all enjoyed following along. Thank you. If this is your first time here, welcome! It’s never too late to go back and replay the music.

Stay tuned for the October stuff I have planned… πŸ™‚

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 28

I’m doing something different than usual and posting two separate posts today rather than consolidating them into one.

Looking forward, I’m excitedly preparing for #inktober. It’s gonna be great! I love handwriting quotes and words, but it hasn’t been until very recently that I’ve tried drawing portraits with pen. We’ll see where that goes! The concept is the same, but the outcome very different and less detailed than the graphite portraits I’m used to doing.

I don’t like advertising a whole lot. I’m going to boldly do it this time though and recommend you subscribe in the sidebar so you don’t miss any of the upcoming posts! πŸ˜‰

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Song #28: “You Are More” – Tenth Avenue North

You are everything to God.

 

 

A Month of Worship Music | Day 27

I can hardly believe that we’re almost to the end of September. There are only three days left! It’s been an amazing month. Very challenging in so many ways, yet God has worked incredibly. I’m feeling pretty inspired about October – whatever that means. πŸ˜‰

If you’re working, relaxing, stressing out, and/or jumping for joy, remember…

You are loved,

You are whole,

You are complete,

You are enough for

God’s plan.

 

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 22 – 26

Hey there!

Today’s post is going to rather lengthy as we have five songs. And I’m pretty excited about them! I know this is a month of my favorite worship music, so each day previous were favorites, but today is some of my favorites of favorites. πŸ˜€

Excited too? Keep scrolling down!

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 9, 10, & 11

Hey y’all! I know that expression sounds pretty southern, but I’m really in the country/southern mood today. Not ashamed to say I’m a born and raised farm girlΒ  and country girl for life! Guess I have to switch gears from country music for a minute cause none of these songs really fit in that genre. πŸ˜€ Hey, it’s a good thing to like multiple styles – can’t get too stuck in the mud! (sorry, just had to throw that in there πŸ˜‰ )

Since today is another catch-up day, I’m sharing three songs again! Live your day right with hope, courage, and the knowledge that you are LOVED!

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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 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”