A Wrinkle On Your Forehead 


Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead…..

This is your life…
Are you who you want to be?
…..Is it everything you’ve dreamed it would be? 

Today for Song Sunday we are going back a few years to a classic song by Switchfoot, This Is Your Life.  

As you listen to the song and really hear the lyrics…. Ask yourself…. 

Are You Who You Want To Be?

Is life everything you dreamed it could be? 


If not…… Then start making steps to change! 

Yesterday is dead and over….. 

Just a wrinkle on your forehead.   

Make a plan now for a better tomorrow! 

            ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Lyrics:

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead

Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken

Don’t close your eyes

Don’t close your eyes

This is your life and today is all you’ve got now
And today is all you’ll ever have

Don’t close your eyes

Don’t close your eyes

This is your life

Are you who you want to be?

This is your life

Are you who you want to be?

This is your life

Is it everything you’ve dreamed it would be

When the world was younger

And you had everything to lose?

Yesterday is a kid in the corner

Yesterday is dead and over

And this is your life

Are you who you want to be?


This is your life

Are you who you want to be?

This is your life

Is everything you’ve dreamed that it would be

When the world was younger

And you had everything to lose?


Don’t close your eyes

Don’t close your eyes

Don’t close your eyes

Don’t close your eyes


This is your life

Are you who you want to be?

This is your life

Are you who you want to be? Yeah
This is your life

Are you who you want to be, who you want to be? Yeah

This is your life

Are you who you want to be, who you want to be?


This is your life

Is it everything you dreamed that it would be

When the world was younger

And you had everything to lose?

You had everything to lose?

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I Don’t Dread Anything…

I don’t dread anything …

I don’t fear the unknowns…

I don’t live in anxiety about what will happen…

The specifics don’t really matter to me…

I KNOW that I will conquer, overcome and be victorious with and through Jesus Christ my Lord!

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us so much that He died for us. — Romans 8:37 AMP

—XXOO Michelle Bollom

Non, je ne regrette rien

Non, je ne regrette rien

No, I do not regret anything!

The latest Allstate commercial song has been ringing and resounding in my head …. so today I decided to Shazam it.

It’s a French pop song from 1987 by Edith Piaf.

Here are the lyrics in English and French. The song is sung in French.

No, nothing at all

No, I do not regret anything

Nor the good that was done to me

Nor the evil

All that I care

No, nothing at all

No, I do not regret anything

It is paid, swept away, forgotten

I do not care about the past

With my memories

I started the fire

my sorrows, my pleasures

I do not need them anymore

Swept away the loves

With their tremolos

Swept away forever

I go back to zero

No, nothing at all

No, I do not regret anything

Nor the good that was done to me

Nor the evil

All that I care

No, nothing at all

No, I do not regret anything

Because my life

Because my joys

Today

It begins with you

— Edith Piaf

Non, rien de rien

Non, je ne regrette rien

Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait

Ni le mal

Tout ça m’est bien égal

Non, rien de rien

Non, je ne regrette rien

C’est payé, balayé, oublié

Je me fous du passé

Avec mes souvenirs

J’ai allumé le feu

Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs

Je n’ai plus besoin d’eux

Balayé les amours

Avec leurs trémolos

Balayé pour toujours

Je repars à zéro

Non, rien de rien

Non, je ne regrette rien

Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait

Ni le mal

Tout ça m’est bien égal

Non, rien de rien

Non, je ne regrette rien

Car ma vie

Car mes joies

Aujourd’hui

Ça commence avec toi

Feast On His Faithfulness

Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on his faithfulness. – Psalm 37:3, The Passion Translation

A theme on the heart of the Father right now seems to be His FAITHFULNESS.  Everywhere I go, no matter who I speak to, others are being awakened again to the faithfulness of our great God.  People are marinating in the fact that every word that He speaks is true, and that He never lies or changes His mind (Numbers 23:19), and that He indeed keeps every promise that He makes.  

I love the way The Passion Translation articulates Psalm 37:3 here: “…Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on his faithfulness.”

The Lord has challenged me over the past few months to really look at His promises, and not just mindlessly declare them but really engage my heart with them. As The Passion Translation says, I have had to really “fix my heart” on His promises.

Fixing my heart on a promise means partnering with it, and being so secure in the conviction His words are true, that I can actually feast upon His faithfulness. He always keeps His promises, and every word that He speaks is unchangeable. He is the definition of faithfulness.

There are so many things in the “atmosphere” right now that would invite us to engage everywhere other than with His promises and especially with His faithfulness. At times, the focus tends to be more on the unfulfilled promises than the fact that HE IS FAITHFUL.

At times I have found myself just nibbling on the reality of His faithfulness, but not fully fixing my heart on Him, and thus I tend to get overwhelmed again by the things swirling about in the atmosphere around me. Right now, though, I feel such an invitation from the Lord to actually FEAST on His faithfulness, and not just nibble!

Feasting and nibbling are two different things. As sons and daughters of the King, we have the privilege of getting to FEAST upon His faithfulness. Psalm 23:5 even states that we get to do this in the presence of our enemies, at a table set up just for us by our own Father. And because He is such a good God, He will go one step further to bless us by not only giving us a feast, but doing it in a place where everyone can see that it is just for us.

Psalm 23:6 says that surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.  In Hebrew, that word “follow” actually means to chase down with a hostile intent.  Today, regardless of what I see or feel around me, I am choosing again to FEAST (not just nibble) upon the truth that His goodness and mercy (and faithfulness) are chasing me down.  I am going to fix my heart upon Him and His faithfulness, hold on tightly, and choose to not look elsewhere.  

Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]. – Hebrews 10:23, AMP

— Mandy Woodhouse