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DAY 122/365

My Dear Sister,

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. - Colossians 1:18

We can’t win without Him.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the only one who makes it possible for us to truly live, because in Him, we know where we’re headed. We know where we’re going!*

So as you get ready to graduate, start a new college, start a new job, or simply start a new day, remember who is at the head. Remember the one who is REALLY making things possible!

Christ is the one who brings about the fullness that we need in this life. We can’t win without Him. He is the head, and it is through Him that we find that balance and stability we are looking for. It is Christ alone that will center us!

So remember this today when you find yourself:

1. Comparing your progress to others
2. Constantly thinking about that one guy who takes forever to text back
3. Worrying about your finances and how God could possibly provide when you have so little
4. Wishing you were somewhere else
5. Wishing you had someone to talk to about what you’re going through
6. Reminiscing about the past and the way things used to be
7. Getting stressed out thinking about everything you have to get done today
8. Completely not in the mood for work or other tasks
9. Unmotivated and discouraged
10. Looking for validation from other people

When you start to feel that way, don’t forget The One who has extended His arm to you to give you all of the love, security and comfort that you need today. It is not a sin to desire earthly things or earthly relationships, but don’t for a moment take your eyes off the Eternal Love that comes from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Talk to Him today. Don’t overlook overlook the opportunity to talk to Him about both your troubles AND your dreams. You don’t win without Him! You need Him! Remember the beautiful truth that He is looking out for you, but He also wants you to be looking to HIM!

Biblical context + further reading: Colossians 1:15-23, *Philippians 3:14
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Revelation 1:4-8 (NASB)
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

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Nick Cave’s Tupelo (see below) has been a favorite for so long, it took me a few years of digging this Can track to realize Cave may have been consciously reworking it. Aside from the thunderclap sound effects, no particular sound between songs are the same. But the feeling of the playing is so close. These track are all about the tempo- a spine that they both use to hang fragmented musical ideas. Cave uses Barry Adamson’s bass riff, and Czukay uses the snare for the spine. Both songs have an amazing forward momentum that makes them feel lean, when they’re loaded with details.