"If you want to feel rich, just count all the gifts you have that money can’t buy."

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Uche Uba shot by Josu Oliva for Fucking Young! Online

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We have a reason to celebrate life every single day because the God we serve is alive. His resurrection power didn’t end on the cross 2000 years ago; His power is still at work today. Not only did He resurrect Jesus from the dead, but He wants to extend His resurrection power into every single area of your life, too.

Maybe you have a dream to get out of debt, pay off your house or be free from a burden of lack, but it looks impossible. Business is slow. The economy is down. You’ve gone as far as your education allows. But God is saying, “I’m not limited by those things. I’ve got resurrection power. I can give you one break that will thrust you to a new level. I can open up doors that no man can shut. I can bring talent out of you that you didn’t know you had. I can cause people to go out of their way to want to be good to you for no reason.”

Today, get your hopes up. Get your expectancy up. Remember, He is risen, and He is alive. There’s a shift coming, and He is faithful to His Word. Let His resurrection power flow in every area of your life!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for Your resurrection power at work in my life. Today, I give You my broken dreams, disappointments, failures and setbacks, and I trust that You will breathe Your life into me. I trust that You have a good plan for my future, and You are leading me into total victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Raw Vegan Cherry Chocolate ShakeRECIPE


1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen cherries

6 cubes frozen coconut milk

1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk (or other non dairy creamy milk-help/soy vanilla)


Wednesday Matinee Day

The Voice of Dizzy Gillespie Speaks Out on Nuclear War

Earth Day is coming up, so we found a perfect item for you. Since this is the Mosaic Daily *Jazz* Gazette, it’s Dizzy Gillespie’s improvised dialog that’s most compelling in this 1962 animation, The Hole.

If you’re a film buff, you’re celebrating its Academy Award®. Not to mention that it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

I’m a jazz fan (and former record producer) and a movie lover, but I also make cartoons for a living, so I can add in my deep admiration for filmmaker John Hubley, who pushed the boundaries of their medium for over 50 years. (Baby boomers will fondly recall his creation of Mr. Magoo and “I want my Maypo!”).

Diz and John had a lot in common aside from this short. They were both born in the second decade of the 20th century, fueled by many similar aesthetic, artistic, and political influences. It led them to independently bring their 1940’s radical experimentation into the cultural mainstream by sheer force of talent, determination, and humor. And, not for nothing, they both kept improvisation at the center of their arts, John Birks with his trumpet and voice, John Hubley often using non-actors like his children in his pictures. It shouldn’t be surprising they got together on this commentary on the increasing worries of a nuclear accident.

The style of “The Hole” will seem somewhat muddy at the beginning; it certainly isn’t a bright, commercial cartoon. Hang in there, not just for the shocking ending, but to hear the only time I can recall Dizzy singing Howlin’ Wolf (via the Mississippi Sheiks).

-Fred Seibert

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Absolutely fantastic fit.

"Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will."

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