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Thanksgiving. Day 12.

Today I am thankful for


Music gets down into the soul of a person
and reaches places nothing else can.






just about any type of music – except country
{but even then there are a few songs & artists I like}

Music relaxes me, always has.

My favorite radio station is Air1 Radio. This is the one my car is tuned to nearly 99% of the time. The 1% being the times I am listening to Christmas CD’s. ūüôā

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to participate in the

Grandest Band in ALL the Land
The Incomparable
Pride of Broken Arrow

Today I can look back at the shows we performed and see how far they’ve come and am so honored to have been a part of such a legacy. It was hard work getting there but it was well worth every bit.




Matthew 21:42

42 Jesus replied, ‚ÄúYou surely know that the Scriptures say, ‚ÄėThe stone that the builders tossed aside is now the most important stone of all. This is something the Lord has done, and it is amazing to us.‚Äô

Do you ever feel like the stone that has been tossed aside but has yet to become amazing? Have you seen stone statue and given anything to the piece of rock it was before someone took that rock into their hands and created a masterpiece? The amount of time spent getting each detail just right. Seeing the picture of how it will turn out before even getting the dust off. It’s incredible.

What may look like a piece of trash to many is a treasure to some.

People are¬†judgmental. That’s just the way it is. We are always judged on our clothes, where we’re from, how much money we make, the car we drive, the house we live in … and the list goes on. Many times we toss aside something, or someone, without fully seeing the potential there – and frankly not really wanting to.

There’s a process by which a stone becomes a masterpiece. First, the stone is chosen; we are all chosen!! Then large pieces of¬†unnecessary¬†stone are chiseled off and begins to take a very rough shape; when we start to figure out the obvious things that need to go out of our lives. Then other tools are chosen to whittle down the rough edges; the deeper we dig into God’s Word the more we will find about ourselves that we can change. Sometimes chalk or charcoal is used to mark where the lines should go; sort of like knowing how to get from point A to point B but not given the go ahead just yet. The shape of the stone becomes even more refined with smaller tools that require the skill of the masters hand; learning to trust Him and lean on him – not with our own understanding. Until finally a masterpiece is revealed; striving to reach our full potential in Christ – “I cannot be defeated and I will not quit” – pressing on, running the race, finishing in spite of what the world throws at us.

Matthew 7:24-29

Sand vs. Rock

24  “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.

25  The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because it had been founded on rock.

26  Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

27¬† The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!‚ÄĚ

28  Whent Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed by his teaching,

29  because he taught them like one who had authority, not like their experts in the law.

This passage of scripture reminds me of a song I sang as a child.

Don’t build your house on the sandy land. Don’t build it too near the shore. Well, it might look twice as nice but you’ll have to build it twice. So, you’ll have to build your house once more. You better build your house upon the Rock. Make a good foundation on a solid spot. Cause the storms may come and go but the peace of God you will know.

I¬†don’t know a lot of the specifics that go into building a safe and sturdy structure but I do know that sand is not the best foundation. Sand moves. It can sink in. It can wash away. None of those sound like anything I’d want my house built on.

In the same mindset, I don’t want¬† to go through life thinking everything is okay only to find out that my foundation for life is sand and not rock. I know 100% that God is my everything. He is my foundation for life.

Also, take into consideration, you can’t just assume what you’ve been told, or what you’ve grown up believing, is truth. You have to to dig and get the truth for yourself. Being told smething only plants the seed of either truth or falsehood. It’s up to us to do our own research. It’s up to us to stand firm in what we believe. But, how do we know what we believe without being firm in the knowledge of Jesus and what is written in the Bible? You have to know it; way down deep know it.

I want to be like the wise man who built his house on the rock. Where the storms may come full force at any time but I will still have the peace of God because I know my house is built on The Rock.

What kind of foundation do you have?

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