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12 Ways for a Praise Break

Feeling down and overwhelmed with the Holidays? Let’s take a Praise Break today. I know I need it. Here are some of my favorite Gospel and Praise Songs.  Praise can change the atmosphere! Praise can open the Heavens! Shake off that sadness. Shake off that depression. Praise your way out of the dark! (oh this was way too much fun!)

Here are 12 Ways for a Praise Break

 

1. SHAKE – Mercy Me

 

2.  SHIFTING THE ATMOSPHERE – Jason Nelson

 

3. PRAISES RISE – Ramey Whalen

 

4. VICTORY – Yolanda Adams

 

5.  IN THE SANCTUARY – Kurt Carr

 

6.  GRATEFUL – Hezekiah Walker

 

7.  THRIVE – Casting Crowns

 

8.  I AM NOT FORGOTTEN – Israel Houghton

 

9.  ALL THE PEOPLE SAID AMEN – Matt Maher

 

10.  LET THE HEAVENS OPEN – Kari Jobe

 

11. EVERY PRAISE – Hezekiah Walker

 

12. GREATER – Mercy Me

 

 

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Skip Rocks

Skip Rocks. Have you ever done that? What a great way to relax and reflect.  Funny the things we remember from growing up.  I used to do this as a kid at our old farmhouse. Here is a new song I am working on. 

 

Skip Rocks

Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

When she 12 he walked her home
Her first kiss was at her street’s dead end
the next day he said he had a new friend
Trampled underfoot like cobblestone

When she was 16 she went to the prom
Flowers in her hair and blue satin gown
Limousine, dinner, out on the town
Sparkling gemstone in a masterpiece

She took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
She went down to the creek – to skip rocks

When she was 22 she finished college
Money and cars and a new boyfriend
got busy with beer, a brand new career
tied the knot, but she missed her old spot

When she was 30 she had her first child
beautiful daughter, hair and eyes of brown
Skyscrapers and concrete all around
Suburban life of a city wife

She took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
She went down to the creek – to skip rocks

When she was 40 her parents passed away
died in their sleep, went to Heaven that day
She took her daughter back to the farm
They went down to the creek – to skip rocks

They took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
They went down to the creek – to skip rocks

Keeping Your Sense of Humor During the Christmas Season?

 

Keeping your sense of humor during the Holidays?  Or are you pulling your hair out?  Ready to string Santa up by those lights?  Or how about running over Rudolph?  Thought I would share some fun today, and hopefully put a smile on your face!

 

“He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and for, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness. (p. 119)”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

“Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.”
― Helen Steiner Rice

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”
― Andy Rooney

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
― Bob Hope

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”
― George Carlin

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ”
― Mary Ellen Chase

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
― Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”
― Janice Maeditere

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.”
― Dale Evans Rogers

“I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
― Charles M. Schulz

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
― Roy L. Smith

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.”
― Jay Leno