Isaiah 41:13

This is the perfect bible verse for when you are feeling a bit alone or maybe not quite sure what to do. A perfect reminder that God has a plan for us, and he will help us to get to where we need to be.

For I am the lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

The simple ones are the best

Sometimes, the simple songs are the best ones, and the ones that resonate the most. I downloaded an album called ‘How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites Live from the Grand Ole Opry‘ from iTunes, and this song is on it The version on the album is by Vince Gill, but there was no video for that on YouTube. I did find this version which is very similar. There are not many words to the song, and no extra bells and whistles, but they are just not needed. A quiet song for reflection and praying – one of my new favourites.

Rocket Fuel for Breakfast?!

I don’t know what the White Sox had for breakfast yesterday but it must have been bloody good! 18-1 over the Athletics. Now I get that they aren’t the best team in baseball and it is still spring training, but that was pretty awesome!

I was watching the game on Gameday on my iPhone because it wasn’t available as a free spring training game, but I couldn’t stop watching. The 4th inning had to be the best, I think any time one guy bats twice in one inning, you know you’re having a good game!

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I was most pleased last night with Carlos Quentin. Now I don’t claim to be a baseball expert (or anything close), but I was starting to get a bit worried about Carlos this spring training, and he really picked himself up yesterday, leading the team with 4 hits.

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Also Gordon Beckham. He is my favourite player so I may be a bit biased, but he seems to be having a really good spring. I’m hoping he can get over last year and return back to his rookie of the year form.

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We are playing the Athletics tonight, so let’s hope we can carry on the good form and have a stonking game again tonight!

Now Reading: Jane Austen – Persuasion

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Now Reading: Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey

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Jesus Take The Wheel

This is one of my favourite Carrie Underwood songs. I love the words to it. None of us can do this on our own, we need to give Jesus control and let him guide us to what is right.

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can’t do this on my own
I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I’m on
Jesus take the wheel


Now Reading: Kathryn Stockett – The Help

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Philippians 4:6

My favourite bible verse is Philippians 4:13, but this one from earlier in the chapter is a very close second. It is very close in meaning to verse 13, which is probably why they are both my favourites.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

James 4:7

This quote was in Josh Hamilton’s book – Beyond Belief. It is a story of his descent into and recovery from drug addiction, and it was this quote that helped him to recover from the depths of crack addiction while living in his Grandmother’s house.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Samuel 16:7

I think this verse is particularly apt in our society, where so much value is placed on appearance. It may sound like a cliché to say “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”, but it’s so true.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.