The F.U.N. Quotient… a non-traditional song for Advent- “God with us” by Mercy Me

Got holiday chores and plans? Here’s one that keeps my heart pumping and feet moving as I work out my list, and check it twice….

Mercy Me – God With Us (Official Music Video) from mercymemusic on GodTube.

Who are we
that You would be mindful of us
what do You see
that’s worth looking our way we are
free in ways that we never should be
sweet release from the grip of these chains
like hinges
straining from the weight
my heart no longer can keep from singing.

[chorus]
all that is within me cries for You alone be glorified
Emmanuel God with us
my heart sings a brand new song
the debt is paid these chains are gone
Emmanuel God with us.

Lord You know
our hearts don’t deserve Your glory
still You show a love we cannot afford
like hinges straining from the weight
my heart no longer can keep from singing. [back to chorus]

Such a tiny offering compared to Calvary nevertheless we lay it at your feet. [back to chorus]

The F.U.N. Quotient… the hamster thanksgiving

And just in case you are in total hamster cuteness mode… there’s this….

 

The F.U.N. Quotient… having fun at work edition…

Honestly, I went a bit weak in the knees watching these angles.

And just in case you needed something more lighthearted…

The F.U.N. Quotient… amazing astronomy, or that’s a God thing…

The F.U.N. Quotient… amazing astronomy, or that’s a God thing…

When I was kid I had a telescope and would go out in the backyard and look at the craters of the moon. It was the Space Age and many from my generation dreamed about working for NASA:  I was one of those children whose 1969 summer was punctuated by Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk.

I’ve been a fan of God’s Creation ever since, so when friends on Facebook started sharing the NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day, I just got lost for a while. I want to own a photo of the Helix Nebula, the “eye” you see at the top of the page. Popular culture has nicknamed it “the Eye of God” and it fits, if you ask me. Not that we ever confuse God with His Creation. But it is interesting that this object is very close to the earth — 700 light years away.

Other amazing photographs:

The Butterfly Nebula

The Crab Nebula (And the video measuring its expansion over time.)

Aurora over Acadia National Park in Maine.

The Milky Way over Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Supernova

Ultradeep Field – in which galaxies look like “colorful pieces of candy”.  

Finally, on a completely different note:  the sounds of space. 

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Banner: Image credit: C. R. O’Dell, (Vanderbilt) et al. ESANOAONASA

The F.U.N. Quotient…. make it a happy day!

I love this not only because I’ve visited Notre Dame in Paris multiple times, but I’m admiring the folks who braved the cold last winter to do this! Warms the heart! Love all the religious who are spreading their joy, too! H/T to Kathy Schiffer for sharing.